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Need help with first pc build for gaming

princeali

37 months ago

Hello, I need help with this build: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/Pj2VBP

This is my first build and will be mainly using it for games and running it at the highest possible level. I'm going all out on this but I want to keep a budget of $2700 including monitor. My goal is running the latest games at 1440p, Ultra, and 100+ fps. If possible I want to go 4k but that would require a second gpu and will be over the limit on what I'm willing to spend. In the future I would probably upgrade some of the parts, so with this current set up will I be able to upgrade in the future? If you had the same budget and would like the best possible build, what would you change?

Thank you very much, I appreciate any kind of help. All I want is just making this build worth it.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly this build looks pretty solid from what I am seeing. I also have heard that 1440p 144hz seems to be the sweet spot in terms of eye candy and feel. So you might not upgrade for a while unless something more crazy comes out in 4k res.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks I feel better about the list already. I'll stick to 1440p for a while, would you change anything for the best 1440p performance?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Not much more you can do! You have a pretty solid build. Also I believe Fry's is selling the 6700k for $309 it is on promo.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

That's good to hear, thanks a lot

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

you can do SLI in that budget. just have to trim down the cost of the other components. you can do so without sacrificing quality or performance too. either way, I'd get a mid tower and an air cooler. you could go the fancy route like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $328.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H5 Universal 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler $46.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD3 Ultra ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $175.00 @ NCIX US
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $94.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel 600p Series 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $96.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Toshiba P300 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $75.38 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB STRIX Video Card $629.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Glass ATX Mid Tower Case $189.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $106.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor Asus ROG SWIFT PG278Q 27.0" 144Hz Monitor $659.49 @ SuperBiiz
Other CableMod E-Series G2 & P2 Cable Kit - Blue $71.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2586.74
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $2576.74
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-24 11:10 EDT-0400

or the 4k/SLI route with an i5:

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 Thermalright TRUE Spirit 140 POWER 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI Z170A SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $89.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel 600p Series 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $96.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Hitachi 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.00 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card (2-Way SLI) $618.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card (2-Way SLI) $618.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Acrylic ATX Mid Tower Case $74.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $52.00 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $106.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Phanteks PH-F140SP_BK 82.1 CFM 140mm Fan $13.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Acer XB280HK 28.0" 60Hz Monitor $541.68 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2667.57
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $2627.57
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-24 11:20 EDT-0400
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks I think I'll stick to 1 1080 card. From the comments I think I'll stick to 1440p 100+ fps on ultra. I will use the ssd just for the OS and some games that I'll be mainly playing.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

As you are only using it for gaming save a hundred bucks by getting an i5 6600K. Hyperthreading does not have much affect on gaming. On the other hand, a 6700K is ideal for video editing and well within the price range. Still, for 4 to 5 more FPS, $100 is not worth it. For more info, I recommend checking out Science Studio's 3 or so videos on the i5 vs i7.

Otherwise, nice 1080, M.2, monitor, etc. I don't recommend SLI over a 1080 in this case simply because of SLI's minor issues. Upgradability is not a problem though you will probably be fine with a build like this for quite some time.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're NOT going SLI mode,This is what it should look like:

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 Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $104.99 @ B&H
Motherboard Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $142.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $88.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $88.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung SM961 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive -
Storage Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $119.98 @ Directron
Storage Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.99 @ Amazon
Video Card PNY GeForce GTX 1080 8GB XLR8 Video Card $599.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case $109.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ 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
Case Fan be quiet! Pure Wings 2 51.4 CFM 120mm Fan $10.90 @ Newegg
Case Fan be quiet! Pure Wings 2 51.4 CFM 120mm Fan $10.90 @ Newegg
Case Fan be quiet! Pure Wings 2 51.4 CFM 120mm Fan $10.90 @ Newegg
Case Fan be quiet! Pure Wings 2 51.4 CFM 120mm Fan $10.90 @ Newegg
Monitor Dell S2716DG 27.0" 144Hz Monitor $599.00 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2541.36
Mail-in rebates -$80.00
Total $2461.36
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-24 11:51 EDT-0400
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not going with SLI, my aim now is 1440p so thank you very much.

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