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Gaming PC for a friend - ~$1500

dmandras

38 months ago

My friend wants to finally build his own computer after having to deal with a prebuilt computer for a few years. He told me that he wanted to mainly game on it (Overwatch, lots of Valve Source games), and he also wants to stream/edit video/record. I tossed this together based off of personal knowledge, but I wanted to be sure that he has a computer that he won't have to worry about upgrading for the next few years or more.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $234.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard *Asus Z170-E ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $103.98 @ Newegg
Memory *GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $66.99 @ Newegg
Storage *Sandisk SSD PLUS 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $110.99 @ Amazon
Storage *Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.50 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card $408.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair Carbide Clear 600C ATX Full Tower Case $129.55 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $84.89 @ OutletPC
Other NZXT Hue Advanced $79.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1518.73
Mail-in rebates -$70.00
Total $1448.73
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-18 20:35 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

not bad, but I'd change some things.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, suggestions are more than welcome

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd go for a case with the standard layout, a better SSD, cpu cooler and faster ram: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $234.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler $46.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z170A SLI PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $119.90 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $78.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $119.99 @ Newegg
Storage Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.50 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card $408.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Acrylic ATX Mid Tower Case $74.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer $14.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $84.89 @ OutletPC
Other NZXT Hue Advanced $79.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1474.09
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1444.09
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-18 20:53 EDT-0400
  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think an i7 would be unnecessary in this case?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

most likely. if you wanna go with one, can't hurt.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $240.98 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $69.90 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z170-E ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $103.98 @ Newegg
Memory Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $67.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $119.99 @ Newegg
Storage Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.50 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card $408.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $74.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $82.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $84.89 @ OutletPC
Other NZXT Hue Advanced $79.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1450.07
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1420.07
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-18 21:56 EDT-0400

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