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Justafriendlytrashcan

38 months ago

So I'm looking to build a tower for the first time ever-- I'm not coming from a place of much knowledge, I started getting into this kind of thing pretty recently. I have done some research and talked to some friends about brands and stuff, so here's what I'm thinking at the moment, opinions? https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Justafriendlytrashcan/saved/

I'm looking for it to last me a long time, and it will be used primarily for gaming, and I also have a YouTube channel so it'll be used for recording and editing.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

It looks okay to me but you cpu & gpu are old gen now, and 1000w psu is way more then the build needs.

This is what I would change to -

A gtx 1060 might be an option, that's a more direct replacement for the 970 but tbh with a high refresh monitor you'll prolly be better off with the 1070, this review has fps data for 970, 1060 and 1070, amongst others -

Build might be a little cheaper once you take the no price for the z87 mobo into account?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $339.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler ARCTIC Liquid Freezer 240 74.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $75.55 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $137.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $79.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.58 @ NCIX US
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING Video Card $394.98 @ Newegg
Case Corsair Air 540 ATX Mid Tower Case $129.79 @ B&H
Power Supply SeaSonic 660W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $104.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $46.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $109.98 @ My Choice Software
Fan Controller NZXT Sentry Mesh Fan Controller $23.95 @ Amazon
Monitor Dell U2412M 24.0" 60Hz Monitor $226.58 @ B&H
Keyboard Rosewill RGB80 Wired Gaming Keyboard $49.99 @ Newegg
Mouse Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse $48.44 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1856.67
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $1821.67
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-11 21:49 EDT-0400

edit. oh you have a 60hz monitor, my bad I got mixed up with another build I was looking at, gtx 1060 is prolly sweet spot for you atm.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Here an idea, x99 platform for more cores :-D

Plus check out the core count on some of those compatible CPUs, just uh, don't look at the prices :o

And that's the new seasonic bad boy, review due at jonnyguru in a few weeks but they've already done 750w/850w models and they're good, really really good :-D

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor $368.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler ARCTIC Liquid Freezer 240 74.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $75.55 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Asus X99-A/USB 3.1 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $163.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $79.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.58 @ NCIX US
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB 6GT OC Video Card $258.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair Air 540 ATX Mid Tower Case $129.79 @ B&H
Power Supply SeaSonic PRIME 650W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $154.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $46.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $109.98 @ My Choice Software
Fan Controller NZXT Sentry Mesh Fan Controller $23.95 @ Amazon
Monitor Dell U2412M 24.0" 60Hz Monitor $226.58 @ B&H
Keyboard Rosewill RGB80 Wired Gaming Keyboard $49.99 @ Newegg
Mouse Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse $48.44 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1837.68
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1807.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-12 02:47 EDT-0400
  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not use the Skylake lineup? If so, you'd have to upgrade to at least an i7 6700k (if you do a lot of video editing, otherwise, i5 6600k), a Z170 chipset, and DDR4 RAM. I'd also recommend that you get a GTX 1060 (for 1080p) or 1070 (for 1080 144hz or 1440p) as they are newer. You could also stand for an at least 1 TB harddrive, maybe from Western Digital. That keyboard is also very iffy, so either pay more for RGB or pay less for the RED Red Dragon Kumara.

You're on the right track, but the parts are not the most recent.

ADDITIONAL: You shouldn't be able (as far as a know) to fit the Optical drive in with the Fan controller. Since your monitor is low-rez, the most you'll need is a 1060. You also way don't need 1000 watts. Downgrade to maybe a 550-700 Gold-rated PSU.

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