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BenSharp

38 months ago

I'm about to start purchasing parts for a new heavy gaming build. It is my first build so I just wanted to make sure everything looked ok on here. I used the Great Build offered by the site as a template and changed things from there. I don't care about price that much, but if there are better and cheaper options feel free to tell me. Thanks!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $194.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard *Gigabyte GA-B150M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $63.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $99.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $157.30 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $157.30 @ Newegg
Video Card *Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card $389.99 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply *SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $62.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Pioneer BDR-209DBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $59.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $84.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VX228H 21.5" 60Hz Monitor $109.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard $11.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1493.28
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1463.28
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-27 18:52 EDT-0400

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  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $194.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H170A-X1/3.1 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $79.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $73.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $157.30 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING Video Card $388.99 @ NCIX US
Case Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply *SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $62.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Pioneer BDR-209DBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $59.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $84.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VX228H 21.5" 60Hz Monitor $109.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard $11.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1364.47
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1344.47
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-27 19:23 EDT-0400
I changed the Ram, removed an SSD and replaced it with a HDD, and I changed the motherboard. You won't see huge gains in gaming with 3200 Ram and a 500gb SSD. That is why I removed them, but if you are doing a lot with this build make sure to check the ram speed and motherboard.
  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your reply. What makes this new motherboard superior to the old one?

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Question would be do I need those features for the increase in price? I don't know what the additional features are.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't want to overclock this so I was going to just go with the stock CPU cooler and wouldn't need a Z-series motherboard. I think I'm fine with the graphics card since its only a little bit large and I won't be needing those drive bays anyway. The other suggestions I will strongly consider though. Thank you!

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