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Building my First GAMING PC. Waiting for Black Friday

TyBit

37 months ago

Hello everyone,

Currently building my first GAMING PC. My budget is roughly $1100 (Without Windows). Below are my parts. Please let me know if this is a solid build. Any tips would be appreciated! Thanks!

Updated: 10/25

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 Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Z170 Pro4S ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $82.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $95.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $94.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 8GB AMP! Edition Video Card $413.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $82.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.98 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1257.67
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1247.67
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-25 15:59 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

What resolution are you planning on playing at? Also, you should spend a bit more and get a better cooler, such as the Cryorig H7. That motherboard doesn't offer much of a future path for upgrading, given the lack of SATA ports and (almost) unnecessary 2 SATA Express Ports included. Also don't offer SLI support.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

As of now, planning on a 1080 monitor. Thanks for the tip about the mobo. I will look at other options.

And I am seriously considering the H7. Thanks for the recommendation! Much appreciated.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

For the 1070, I recommend a 1080p 144hz monitor.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

The m9i performs about the same as the 212 evo and is smaller, cheaper, and quieter. The h7 is better in every way except price.

if you want to save some money you can go with an i5-6500 and an h170 mobo, the only thing you'll lose is overclocking ability.

That's all I really have to complain about.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

oh yeah, and note. the 1070 is way overkill for 1080p

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 on the H7.

  1. Because it kills the Hyper EVO performance wise.
  2. Because it looks better.
  3. Because I have it.

:)

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point
  • Better cooler

  • Better motheboard

  • Cheaper RAM

  • Cheaper SSD with more space

  • Cheaper, just as good if not better GPU

  • Better case with sound dampening and RGB led's.

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 $97.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $75.18 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.95 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card $409.99 @ Amazon
Case Phanteks ECLIPSE P400S ATX Mid Tower Case $73.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $82.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.98 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1230.04
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-25 16:34 EDT-0400
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you InvaderGir!! This helped a lot. I am leaning more towards this build than my original! I really appreciate it!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem, glad I could help!

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