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IndiePhunq

38 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/IndiePhunq/saved/KP8RsY Hermes will be my third build. My last PC, Ares, is pretty outdated. I want new gaming rig to be as practical as much as a "nice thing." I'm trying to aim towards a white and black build, and include a GTX 1080 and i7-6700K. My budget for the PC alone will be $1,500. My part list went over the budget, mostly because I'm notoriously bad at budgeting. I'll only use cablemod if I can. Only the processor, graphics card, and case are final. Any advice would be appreciated. I just want some help staying under budget.

Edit: I'll probably wait until the i5-7600k is released.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Ditch the i7 6700K, you aren't going to need it only a few more FPS for $100 more which is a easy way to save money. Ditch that AIO since its of terrible vavlue and is out done by HSF's that cost about half as much. Ditch the cablemod cables to save money, you can always add them later on in the build or get some nicer cables from elsewhere. I would also get cheaper RAM and I would get a Evga G2. You can't have it all and be at your budget, you have to make sacrifices.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $227.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Scythe FUMA 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $140.13 @ Amazon
Memory Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Corsair Force LE 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Video Card $651.00 @ Amazon
Case Corsair Carbide 400C White ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ B&H
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $82.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $85.70 @ My Choice Software
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1526.26
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-16 13:45 EDT-0400
  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually didn't realize EVGA made PSU's. Anyways, the i7 is important because of its hyperthreading. When I stream, I have 8 threads, and more threads means it's easier to to run the game and upload the footage at the same time. Also, I just realized that I already have a copy of Windows, so that shaves off $85.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

A overclocked i5 6600K would still do good while streaming.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

OK, I'll take your word for it.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Also if you have a copy of windows installed on your current PC you likely can't reuse that key.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

No, it's an ujused copy.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I should also add that I'll be using it for streaming. It needs to look cool too.

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