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First build, red theme, need help with feedback.

Sevolix

37 months ago

Hey, how does this build look? Wanna play newer games with high - ultra on all settings. Don't know if I need overclocking? Is it worth it? It's a gift for my bf, so I'm trying to find the perfect parts for the right price. Budget 1000-1300$. Here's my build so far. Anything else I need? Does the case have good enough room for it all? We're trying to hold a red/black theme, cause that's his favorite colors. He might need the wireless thing too.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $236.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI B150A Gaming Pro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $91.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $93.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Sandisk Z400s 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $73.80 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $469.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair RMx 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $84.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1353.28
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1313.28
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-27 18:32 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

I made some changes that will increase performance, and I made it cheaper because I chose components that have free SHIPPING.

Pro tip: Wait FOR Black Friday

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

This is quite a good build. Only problem is that though everything (CPU, CPU cooler, RAM) supports overclocking, the motherboard does not.

I would go with some pretty good gamer grade overclocking motherboard, such as the ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard for $129.89.

If you think he'd love to have 2-way SLI in the future (2 GPUs in the PC), go for the Corsair RMx 650 W PSU at least.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, okay. Thanks for info! I'm quite new to all of this. I've been working a little bit on it now, cause I have a budget. Would like to have it around a maximum of 1200, but that kind of seems impossible.

What do you think about this build? Would you still go for the Corsair RMx 650? What do you think about the ASRock Fatal1ty H170 motherboard? Would you still go for the other one? And is there any good storage out there which is a good as the one I have, but cheaper? For example the Hitachi HUA723020ALA641?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $236.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $129.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $84.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk Z400s 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $73.80 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $418.39 @ Amazon
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $84.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1295.70
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1275.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-28 08:02 EDT-0400
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it's a good build.

The H170 Fatal1ty is also a good motherboard, but we chose Z170 chipset to support overclocking. Only Z170 allows you overclocking on Skylake CPUs.

If you believe he would not care for multi-GPU setup, 550 W is enough.

The Hitachi HUA723020ALA641 could be fine too, though I myself have never had a Hitachi drive.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay! Thank you so much.

This is probably a silly question, but what does multi gpu setup do? Is it a big difference to have 2 instead of 1?

Hmmm.. I would have to do more research about that then.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, and by the way is the gtx 1070 just overkill? Would the 1060 do the job? Also, do I need case fans?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

The GTX 1060 is enough for 1080p gaming on 60 fps on ultra settings.

The GTX 1070 is needed if you want 1440p or 144 Hz monitor with ultra settings in games. Or if you opt for a GTX 1070 right now, you can keep it longer than the GTX 1060 to experience games to their best.

4K would typically need the GTX 1080 or GTX 1080 TI or even the Titan X (Pascal) to max out game settings.

The multi-GPU setup (called SLI with NVIDIA cards, CrossFire with AMD cards) is to enhance the performance of the GPU. E.g. a single GTX 1080 may not give you sufficient computing power for 4K gaming on ultra settings, then you may buy a second one and connect them in SLI.

The problem with SLI is that the games have to support it, and it depends greatly on the game. In theory, you can get close to double the performance of a single graphics card of the same type but in practice it hardly ever happens, so scaling is a problem.

If you want to save money, go with the GTX 1060. If your boyfriend is OK with lowering game settings in a couple of years, then the GTX 1060 is probably a better choice. If he wants all or nothing, only the best, then you may want to stick with the GTX 1070.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, alright. Well I would want him to play on "Very high - Ultra" settings for most games. So maybe I should stick with the msi 1070? Should I get case fans? And do I need to buy cables for anything? I'm so sorry for all my "amature" questions, but I have just started doing learning about all of this.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

How is this? Starting to get better?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $236.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $129.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $84.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk Z400s 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $73.80 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $418.39 @ Amazon
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $84.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1295.70
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1275.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-28 08:02 EDT-0400
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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Aren't Seagate Barracuda HDDs bad?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

1 and 2 TB drives are OK, just don't get the 3TB variation

sorry for answering 3 day after, but th thread popped up again

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

let me guess, 4chan or reddit?

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