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Would like to lower cost, I think this pc might be too much for my needs.

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38 months ago

Hi! I am in the process of planning out my PC for Nov black friday sale. I do like the current specs of my build, but I was seeing if there was anything I can cut to lower the cost. I will be using the PC to play games like Overwatch, LoL, GTA5, and other steam games. I do also will use this PC for some school work, but most of that will be done on my MBP. I am looking for this computer to last me several years and still stay competitive with requirements for future games. Thanks for taking the time to read this post and comment! All help is very much appreciated, and constructive feedback is very welcomed. This is also my first PC, so I might not understand the lingo.

There are also two compatibility issues: The Fractal Design Core 2300 ATX Mid Tower Case supports video cards up to 380mm long, but video cards over 200mm may block drive bays. Since the EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card is 241mm long, some drive bays may not be usable.

The motherboard M.2 slot #0 shares bandwidth with a SATA 6.0 Gb/s port. When the M.2 slot is populated, one SATA 6Gb/s port is disabled.

Not sure what these mean, but i think it'll be okay haha

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $305.75 @ Vuugo
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $194.99 @ Newegg Canada
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $99.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $194.98 @ DirectCanada
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card $457.45 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fractal Design Core 2300 ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ NCIX
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ NCIX
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $115.95 @ shopRBC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1524.08
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1514.08
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-23 23:39 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

You don't really need 16gbs of ram, but there's no harm in being prepared. As for the 970, you could buy a GTX 1070 for the same price. Might want to research those two and see which one is more worth it. Might want a larger PSU, like a 600W because of that CPU/GPU combo.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Damn it, everything is so much more expensive in Canadian currency.

If you're just gaming, 8GB will be fine. If you want to OC, then get a beefier air cooler like this Phanteks fan for example (http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/gc8Zxr/phanteks-cpu-cooler-phtc12dxbk). This one will give you some more OC headroom, though be mindful it's not a Noctua NH-15D.

I would also get a better PSU. EVGA's X1 series are not recommended, in this case it's a B1.

I don't trust that case. I never trust those no-frills cases.

The Canadian dollar is working against me here and if you really want to lower the cost then forget about overclocking.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $286.98 @ DirectCanada
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard Asus B150 PRO GAMING/AURA ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $132.98 @ NCIX
Memory Kingston FURY 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $49.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $194.98 @ DirectCanada
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Series Video Card $528.99 @ NCIX
Case Phanteks ECLIPSE P400S ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ NCIX
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Newegg Canada
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $115.95 @ shopRBC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1584.84
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1534.84
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-24 01:32 EDT-0400

Please note the total price if you don't get those mail-in rebates because of the 1070. If that's too big a pill to swallow then try this build with a GTX 980.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $286.98 @ DirectCanada
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard Asus B150 PRO GAMING/AURA ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $132.98 @ NCIX
Memory Kingston FURY 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $49.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $194.98 @ DirectCanada
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card $449.99 @ Memory Express
Case Phanteks ECLIPSE P400S ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ NCIX
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Newegg Canada
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $115.95 @ shopRBC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1485.84
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1455.84
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-24 01:31 EDT-0400

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