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Hello! First time builder here!

MXBazt3rd

38 months ago

So... I decided to make the leap to PC Gaming, and so I started planning my build for a PC that would last me at least 4-5 years under a certain budget. I'm not expecting 4k ultra settings gameplay, but rather 1080p with steady framerates at high/ultra settings (atm I'm mostly playing Overwatch).

My build is mostly based on the modest and great build guides, however I had to switch some parts due to the availabilty and price in my country (I chose a GTX 1060 over a 980 mostly because of the price tag, and because I'm under the belief that the 1060 has VR potential).

So here's the list:

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/TWBMFd

So... What do you think? I'm specially concerned about compatibility and space for my parts. Am I missing anything? Can I reduce costs somewhere?

Thanks in advance!

P.D. I'm still lacking a monitor and a keyboard, but I'll get to those later.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is what I'd do: (Well I'd spend $50 more and get a 480gb SSD but I wanted it to be comparable to what you selected.

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 M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $19.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $100.66 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston FURY 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $73.67 @ NCIX US
Storage OCZ TRION 150 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $67.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.89 @ Directron
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB AMP! Edition Video Card $275.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT Phantom 240 ATX Mid Tower Case $67.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $82.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $984.16
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $974.16
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-19 17:32 EDT-0400

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