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Ready to let go of $1500 for my first gaming build

DangeresqueAgain

37 months ago

I've been trying to decide what I need for a strong gaming build. Heres a list of some parts that I'm thinking of using.

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/rXNp3F

Any suggestions?

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  • 37 months ago
  • 3 points

Here's my suggestion. Has a much nicer motherboard, faster ram, a larger SSD, a GPU with better power delivery and cooling capacity, and a top notch power supply.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $240.98 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $104.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $139.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $119.98 @ Directron
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB STRIX Video Card $424.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor Asus VG248QE 24.0" 144Hz Monitor $250.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1426.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-31 02:33 EDT-0400
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply. I'm definitely going to take a look at this.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry I went 100$ over the budget but this is a much better build http://pcpartpicker.com/list/RbfZ2R

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the 1080 really important?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Well yea its a much better gpu 4k will run at max setttings. The diffrence between the 1070 and 1080 in devision in 4k is 30vs 50fps

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Monitor's recommended resolution: 1920 x 1080

4K?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

For 1080p you will destroy ewery game with ower 100fps in most if not all games the good thing with the gtx1080 is that eawen when you upgrade to 4k you wond need to change the gpu it will play games good on 4k but if you want ower 60fps in 4k thenyou will need to get another gtx1080

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

It's still a waste. A 60Hz monitor basically caps the FPS at 60. Also, a common problem is screen tearing, which is associated with high-end cards that yield an average FPS much greater than 60--while using a 60Hz monitor. Hopefully, enabling v-sync and adjusting the buffering settings can resolve this. Presumably, a 1080 is more likely to cause problems, compared to a 1070.

A monitor is easier to replace than a GPU, so there's little value saved in not having to replace the GPU... More importantly, GPU prices fall quickly over time, so buying a 1080 now for an expected benefit 2 years from now is a waste of money.

OP is completely fine with a 1070. The extra $300 for a 1080 has more valuable uses (e.g. a much better monitor, now).

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

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 Scythe FUMA 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z170A Tomahawk AC ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $119.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.95 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB STRIX Video Card $629.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Deepcool DUKASE V2 ATX Mid Tower Case $51.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Acer GN246HL 24.0" 144Hz Monitor $188.83 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1537.71
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1497.71
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-31 03:54 EDT-0400
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

How good is that HSF? Seems well-priced.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

It beats the Noctua NH-D15 in cooling and pricing and even has a better bang-per-buck than the Cryorig H7 (but don't forget, H7 is a 1-fan cooler)

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

God damn! I gotta test out one of those Scythe's! Thanks

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