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£1000ish Gaming Build

HappyHambo

38 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £213.34 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler £67.25 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Asus Z170I PRO GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard £140.79 @ BT Shop
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £47.58 @ Amazon UK
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £139.99 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Strix Video Card £297.49 @ More Computers
Case Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX Mini ITX Tower Case £49.93 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £70.97 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan be quiet! SilentWings 2 60.4 CFM 140mm Fan £15.06 @ Ebuyer
Total £1042.40

Here is the part list for a build I'm planning. I'm wanting to know peoples opinions of it and if there's anything that I should change or just general feedback. A few things to note though:

I'm definitely needing an ITX build as it needs to fit in a small space under my desk (roughly 370x280x350mm is the maximum size for a case).

I'd really prefer to keep the Dark Rock Pro 3 as I love the look of it in small cases but I'd be willing to change if it provided a noticeable performance increase.

Needs to stay at about £1000 GBP (±£50).

I know the PSU is super overkill but I'm planning on getting a GTX 1080 in the future (possibly 1080Ti if pricing isn't too brutal).

I may wait for Kaby Lake to come out and see if they are better value compared to the 6600K.

So ja. Any help would be greatly appreciated as this will be my first build :)

Thanks

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good to me tho -

850 evo is not good value now imo.

As mobo only has 2 ram slots I would use 1 stick so you have the upgrade option down the road, makes no difference to gaming performance when you have a separate gpu.

planning on getting a GTX 1080 in the future (possibly 1080Ti if pricing isn't too brutal)

What kinda monitor are you running?

I may wait for Kaby Lake to come out and see if they are better value compared to the 6600K.

If supply limited like iirc skylake chips were they'll prolly be overpriced to start with, following on previous gens there'll likely be a ~10% performance bump over skylake.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £213.34 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler £67.25 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Asus Z170I PRO GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard £140.79 @ BT Shop
Memory Kingston Savage 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £46.28 @ Ebuyer
Storage Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £109.98 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Strix Video Card £297.49 @ More Computers
Case Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX Mini ITX Tower Case £51.31 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £70.97 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan be quiet! SilentWings 2 60.4 CFM 140mm Fan £15.06 @ Ebuyer
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1012.47
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-12 04:40 BST+0100
  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I never noticed the lack of 4 RAM slots but now that you point it out I think I will probably go with 1x8GB stick.

I'm not decided on a monitor yet but I was thinking about getting a Qnix QHD2730R (1440p, alright overclocking, Korean so nice and cheap). I understand that a 1060 won't be able to run all games at 1440p but I'd like the extra space on the screen for productivity as I also do some 3D modeling. Is there any other 1440p monitors I should be looking at?

I'll wait to see how overpriced the Kaby Lakes are then I'll make my decision (I'll probably end up sticking with the 6600K though).

Thank you for all the help

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

NP man :D

1070 is perfectly fine for a 1440p display btw, but I'm not a big monitor guy i don't have any recs in that regard I'm afraid.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is the build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £213.34 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler £39.99 @ Ebuyer
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £127.43 @ Amazon UK
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £62.99 @ Novatech
Storage Samsung 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £61.98 @ Ebuyer
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £42.99 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Palit GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GameRock Video Card £379.98 @ Amazon UK
Case Fractal Design Core 2300 ATX Mid Tower Case £44.37 @ Ebuyer
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £70.97 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1044.04
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-12 11:28 BST+0100
  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm definitely needing an ITX build as it needs to fit in a small space under my desk (roughly 370x280x350mm is the maximum size for a case).

Cough cough

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is the build:

[url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/MHCCwV]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/MHCCwV/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/gx648d/intel-cpu-bx80662i56600k]Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] (£213.34 @ Aria PC) [b]CPU Cooler:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/Lbhj4D/cryorig-cpu-cooler-c7]CRYORIG C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler[/url] (£29.99 @ Ebuyer) [b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/4RkwrH/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz170ngaming5]Gigabyte GA-Z170N-Gaming 5 Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard[/url] (£139.47 @ Scan.co.uk) [b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/jCL7YJ/gskill-memory-f42133c15d16gvr]G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory[/url] (£62.99 @ Novatech) [b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/Ck98TW/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz750250bw]Samsung 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive[/url] (£61.98 @ Ebuyer) [b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/nQPzK8/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1070-8gb-mini-itx-oc-video-card-gv-n1070ixoc-8gd]Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini ITX OC Video Card[/url] (£379.98 @ Ebuyer) [b]Case:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/GsZ2FT/fractal-design-case-fdcanode202bk]Fractal Design Node 202 HTPC Case[/url] (£69.99 @ Ebuyer) [b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/tfw323/silverstone-power-supply-st45sfg]Silverstone Strider Gold 450W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply[/url] (£81.48 @ Scan.co.uk) [b]Total:[/b] £1039.22 [i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i] [i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-12 18:21 BST+0100[/i]

Left out the HDD. You can add it down the lane when needed. 250GB SSD will be good for few months before it runs out of space.

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