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Stingernd

38 months ago

First time builder! I'm going to use the rig for gaming and I'm at a 90% solution I think. I'm just looking for a sanity check before I start buying the components. Here are my main questions:

  1. Should I be concerned about my PSU being underpowered?
  2. I'm not real sure on my RAM selection, better options?
  3. SSD is pretty expensive but everything I've read says its the best, worth it?

I'm open to any suggestions/criticisms.

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 Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $104.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K6 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $144.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $89.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $157.30 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $73.80 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $434.98 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Define R5 Blackout Edition w/ Window ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $48.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1500.79
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1450.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-21 05:07 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points
  1. The PSU is enough for OC and 1 GPU. If you want SLI in the future, you won't be able to support that with this PSU, although the motherboard can handle quad SLI. So I'd get a PSU with 750 W at least to support 2-way SLI.
  2. Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory for $88.99 is a tiny bit cheaper but significantly faster. I'd pick this one over your choice.
  3. It depends on your budget. If you want the best, get the one you have.
  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Agree with Shakaron on all the points.

If you wanna be sure you can calculate how much power you will actually need for your system Link

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a useful link. Cheers. :)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

So I found the Corsair H115i 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler and Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory in a combo for cheaper than the original water cooler and memory.

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 H115i 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $100.04 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K6 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $144.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $84.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $157.05 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $73.80 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $434.98 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Define R5 Blackout Edition w/ Window ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $48.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1509.60
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $1449.60
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-21 13:46 EDT-0400

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