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tzhan37

38 months ago

As the title says, this will be the first real gaming PC that I have ever built and it will prob be my last so I wanted the best CPU, GPU that fit within 2000 dollars. The motherboard and RAM were selected by the system and I wanted to go with a black/white design with blue lighting.

I do some work in 3ds max so I choose the 6700K rather than the 6500K, but I just wanted to make sure that this build is at least okay.

I am also not going to OC and am reluctant to put in liquid coolers. for my cooling, the case comes with 1 fan on the back, but I'm thinking 2X top -exhaust 1X back- exhaust 2X front- intake

with the faster fans in the intake and the others in the top.

As a last note, I wanted to ask about whether the 650W PSU is enough. I've tried to leave an extra 200W in the PSU in case and I wanted to know if I should go up to a 700W or 750W instead.

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 H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Newegg
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $5.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard *ASRock Z170 Pro4S ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $82.98 @ Newegg
Memory *GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $73.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $165.25 @ Amazon
Video Card *Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB TURBO Video Card $599.99 @ B&H
Case Deepcool DUKASE V2 ATX Mid Tower Case $42.50 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $84.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan NZXT Air Flow Series 83.6 CFM 140mm Fan $12.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan NZXT Air Flow Series 83.6 CFM 140mm Fan $12.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Scythe Slipstream 110.3 CFM 120mm Fan $6.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Scythe Slipstream 110.3 CFM 120mm Fan $6.88 @ OutletPC
Fan Controller NZXT Sentry Mesh Fan Controller $23.88 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Thermaltake Commander Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Laser Mouse $28.99 @ SuperBiiz
Other DEEPCOOL RGB 350 Computer Lighting Kit LED Strip Multi Color and Patterns with Remote Controller $16.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1619.05
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1609.05
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-25 09:45 EDT-0400

Thanks

Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

If I use a closed water cooler like

CPU Cooler | Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $49.99 @ Newegg

would it be possible to OC a 6700K somewhat? or does my MB hold me back from doing that.

I had some misconceptions about water cooling and decided that a closed loop may be better for me.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You can OC on any cooler, to varying degrees. Your board isn't an OC-focused model, but will still probably push 4.4 GHz on any decent cooler, water or air, as long as your chip is up for it (most are, I'm led to believe). I'd stay on air and put the difference into 3000 MHz RAM.

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