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New Build Opinions Please

ROrtwein

38 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/RnPLyf

New to building a gaming PC. Something my son has decided he wanted to do as a project together. Would appreciate any tips, or suggestions on the parts list. Also do I have everything covered? Or are there parts I am missing?

thanks in advance.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

What's your budget? Is he just going to be doing gaming or will he need to also worry about heavy multi-threading performance (eg: Adobe Suite)? Which games is he planning on playing and what kind of fps screen resolution is he expecting to play them at? eg: 1080p 60fps, 1440p 75fps, 4k 144fps, etc?

Not knowing any of that, here's my suggestions: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $196.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock Z170M Pro4S Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $77.99 @ Newegg
Memory *Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $37.50 @ Amazon
Storage *Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB 6GT OC Video Card $249.00 @ B&H
Case Cooler Master HAF 912 USB3.0 ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Rosewill Hive 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $48.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $84.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $879.71
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $859.71
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-14 20:33 EDT-0400

Notes: Get an i5-6500 instead, it is only a few dollars more for a lot faster clock speeds. The video card I've listed is slightly cheaper. With your current build you really don't need a 650w power supply unless you plan on upgrading things soon. I didn't change your case, because I think cases are just a matter of mostly taste so I leave it up to you (I will say however that right now is a bad time to buy that particular case, look at it's price history, it's nearly doubled in price since the summer).

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the input. He mostly plays Overwatch. Probably be playing Titanfall 2 when it comes out. Most of the games he plays are FPS. Trying to keep things under $1K for overall price. I know he wants to run things as close to the max has he can as far as resolution and fps. But I also know with the overall price that might not be obtainable.

As for the case I just picked one that I had seen on another build. I just want something that is easy to work with.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Does he have a high hz monitor? (Most are usually only 60hz, so anything past 60fps is not going to be visually noticeable on such a monitor). If so, then you may want to consider a gtx 1070 instead for more fps. If not, keep in mind a nice monitor (say 27inch with 144hz) is probably at the very least a $400 investment. Overwatch itself is not a very demanding game, so this build will more than perform at 1080p. At higher resolutions it may struggle to stay above 70fps, but will still do pretty good. Titanfall 2 looks like you may want a little bit more RAM (developers are recommending 16GB).

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