38 months ago
Options are great. But when you don't know about hardware conflicts or incompatibilities, it can be a bit overwhelming. I got a great build suggestion here and I have slowly started purchasing the parts needed. I inquired on the quality of the motherboard because I found conflicting reviews and wanted to make sure that I make a good purchase. The issue with the fan ports and adequate cooling came up - so a fan controller was suggested. But how do I know if the fan will fit my case? Does this affect the other parts that I've decided on? I'm so, so lost.
Long story short, my son wants to build a gaming system. I'm happy to support this idea but I want to make sure we have all the right pieces and I want to make sure that the system is solid. I have a budget of $900-$1000. He likes the cases with the clear panels and wants to integrate LCD lighting to be a fancy pants. Besides that, we're hoping to keep everything in a compact case.
I would be grateful if someone could have a look at my list and give suggestions on any issues you may foresee.
TL;DR : $900-$1000 budget. Are these parts adequate for a solid gaming system?
CPU : Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (http://pcpartpicker.com/product/xwhj4D/intel-cpu-bx80662i56500)
Motherboard : Gigabyte GA-B150M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/product/my4NnQ/gigabyte-motherboard-gab150mds3h)
Fan Controller : (https://pcpartpicker.com/product/dQ8Zxr/nzxt-fan-controller-acsen3b1)
Memory : GeIL SUPER LUCE 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (http://pcpartpicker.com/product/wd98TW/geil-memory-glw416gb3000c15adc)
Storage : Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (http://pcpartpicker.com/product/rrvZxr/crucial-mx300-275gb-25-solid-state-drive-ct275mx300ssd1)
Storage : Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (http://pcpartpicker.com/product/MwW9TW/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex)
Video Card : Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 6GB WINDFORCE OC 6G Video Card (http://pcpartpicker.com/product/7RKhP6/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1060-6gb-windforce-oc-6g-video-card-gv-n1060wf2oc-6gd)
Case : Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Acrylic ATX Mid Tower (http://pcpartpicker.com/product/vVwqqs/phanteks-case-phes515pabk)
Power Supply : SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (http://pcpartpicker.com/product/TgW9TW/seasonic-power-supply-m12ii520bronze)
Operating System : Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (http://pcpartpicker.com/product/wtgPxr/microsoft-os-kw900140)