38 months ago
Edit: link to my parts list-http://pcpartpicker.com/list/4MfnGf Please feel free to give suggestions/critiques Hey guys, I'm new to the PC building process, and this rig is what I'm looking to produce. I was wondering if the composition would be overkill for my everyday pc activities such as playing league of legends and school related work. I am transferring from my mac to pursue a better and smoother gaming experience, as well as acquiring the ability to open more than 2 apps at one time.
Budget: $1.4k My tentative parts list: The MSI Z170A SLI seems like a great mamaboard for its relative cheapness, and compatibility with my build.
I found the intel core-i5 6500 was a well rounded and well priced cpu, and I believe it is sufficient for my simple needs.
I tentatively plan to purchase the MSI GeForce GTX 1060 GPU mainly because of the decent $220 price. The 1060 seems like a solid performer, and it's made by MSI to credit it further. Looking at performance records the 1060 only performs a little better than the 980, which makes me think I'm not getting the bang for the buck I'm looking for. My alternative is to get the more expensive 1070, which I believe can handle more contemporary high end games, and future games to come.
I went with 1TB HDD and 250GB SSD because that combination would facilitate the game I play now, and potentially higher-end games in the future. I chose the Caviar blue and Samsung EVO-series based off of popularity and reviews.
I went with 2x4gb ram because I was working with 4gb during my mac experience, and my memory was not an issue.
I'm going with a 500w PCU because this website said my build with the 1060 would only require 300w. The extra 200w is a safety net I suppose because I've come across many comments saying all gaming pc's should have at least 400w, and that 500w is a sweet spot for most purposes.
I'm also looking for a reasonably priced 144hz. monitor for the setup, but I don't know much about monitors. I'm looking for a black or black/purple monitor with an installed camera (if possible).
I really liked the sleek black design of the Corsair Carbide 400c, it may be too roomy for my build, but hey it looks nice. I plan to accessorize the case with flower pc case skins. Are there any custom pc case skin websites out there? Or any site that has flower skins/stickers ?
Do I need any case fans for this build? I don't plan to overclock anytime soon so there won't be additional stress on the pc.
Finding the parts was really fun, and I'm sure the actual build will be a blast. Thanks for reading and helping me out with my build. I want to buy the parts during black friday/cyber monday where the prices will hopefully go down. Hopefully I can afford a badass monitor with some kickass peripherals.