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First Time PC Build Questions

Ninjaman8706

38 months ago

This is my first time building a pc but I have some experience helping others put them together. The goal is a pc that runs games well at 1440p and cost around 2000 dollars. I have a parts list put together but had a couple main questions.

The List:

Intel Core i7-6700K

MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX Motherboard

G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB DDR4-2400 Memory

MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB

EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W

My main question is if there is any point in getting the 6700k if I plan on using the pc mostly for gaming and some video work. I probably won't be upgrading the cpu for a while so would the 6700k be more future proof? The alternative option is a 6600k which would save me about 100 dollars.

The only other thing would be any opinions on the parts I've chosen.

Thanks is advance.

Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly it depends on how much you plan to do video work and how fast you want it done. The extra threads will help out with the video work but will not help much in games. Overall i would probably just save the 100 bucks and get the 6600k because although it is more future proof, the times wont be that different and the extra cores of the 6700k wont give you much boost performance in games today.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Still might need a Monitor, Keyboard, and Mouse..

Dropped in a Case that I know is Easy to Build in because I just finished a build with it recently Grin..

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $329.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212X 82.9 CFM CPU Cooler $39.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $173.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $66.54 @ NCIX US
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.98 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial MX300 1.1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $247.40 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $425.56 @ Amazon
Case Corsair 780T ATX Full Tower Case $176.34 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1609.77
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-16 21:32 EDT-0400

If the System is used Just for Gaming an i5 Will save you a bit of cash as others have stated..

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