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Building Mid-Range ~$1300, want advice

barronpb

37 months ago

Wanted advice on my current build. I know I don't have a case picked, wanted pros and cons for a Mid Tower; don't know difference between $60 and $120 case, etc. I wanted advice specially on memory, version of GTX 1070, and any other additions necessary. Also I'm not interested in overclocking at the moment, but would possibly think of SLI in future. Thanks.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $195.79 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z170A SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $89.98 @ Newegg
Memory *GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $73.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $119.98 @ Directron
Storage *Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $84.80 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card $408.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $82.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $48.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $106.99 @ SuperBiiz
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $29.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1252.38
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1242.38
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-24 23:40 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Also not interested in overclocking right away and possible SLI in future.

Is the "and" carrying the "not" from the first half of the sentence, or does the "and" start a new logical sentence?

Overlcocking = no

SLI = yes/no ?

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 H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z170A SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $89.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $119.98 @ Directron
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $92.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card $408.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic X Series 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $48.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $84.89 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I REV 4.2 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $28.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1334.56
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1294.56
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-25 00:25 EDT-0400
  • Don't waste money, buy the overclockable CPU right now, just don't overclock it yet
  • best bang per buck cooler
  • MOBO is allright, though it has 2 PS2 ports
  • Overclockable RAM (like above, buy it now, but don'T overlcok it yet
  • 3TB Seagate Barracuda
  • 850W PSU to easily handle a possible SLI. Freaking SeasSonix X-Series. for 70 bucks... dope
  • You got an ODD, why buy windows on USB?
  • WIFI card should fit between GPU1 and GPU2 (if not, you gotta buy a PCI-E extension cord and do some rerouting.
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I clarified my post so it could be more easily understood. Also what case would you recommend?

-How difficult is applying thermal paste to a K processor?

-What is wrong with 2 PS2 ports? What would you recommend instead?

-Why the Seagate 3TB?

-It was leftover from a previous version, also I heard that Windows Full is worth the money?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point
  • there is no difference in applying between a K and a non-K version. There are 5 technigues you should know. 3 of them are apply and push, 2 of them are manual spread. 1. Apply a pea size drop of thermal paste and push down the cooler. 2. Apply a string in the middle and... 3. A cross in the middle and... 4. Apply paste and spread it with a little scraper/shovel. 5. Apply paste and spread it with your index-finger. Video 1 Video2 at 11:30 Video3. Persoanlly I use the spread method with a hard-plastic-blister-cut-out.

  • 1 PS2 port is allright to be able to handle BIOS if somehow your USB ports don't recognize mouse and keyboard. However, 2 PS2 ports nowadays is a waste of PCI-Lanes.

  • I have to rechoose the Seagate HDD. I didn't know that the 3TB version actually has a higher failure percentage.

  • At this point I don't know what you mean with Windows "Full"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is my updated build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $195.79 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z170A SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $89.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $76.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $119.98 @ Directron
Storage *Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $84.80 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card $408.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5 ATX Mid Tower Case $110.50 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $82.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $48.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $106.99 @ SuperBiiz
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $29.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1365.88
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1355.88
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-25 10:34 EDT-0400

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