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Yeah, and the MOBO could also be cheaper
Could be, but that motherboard has amazing ratings. If you plan to use it for a long time, do extreme overclocking, use multi-GPU setup, I would stick with it.
Otherwise yeah, go for a cheaper gamer board, e.g.: MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X for $129.99 .
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I personally don't think a full tower is needed these days, if you are set on having an optical drive then I'd suggest the Fractal Design Define R5 or Cooler Master Mastercase Maker 5 (or Pro 5) as a case instead of a full tower.
You also don't need such a large power supply and the 650W EVGA SuperNOVA G2 has a great deal on in the US as its $59.99 which is amazing value for such a great PSU with a 10 year warranty.
I'd suggest a much better CPU cooler than the Evo for your build. You've selected a great SSD but you don't need a hybrid hard drive really.
If you dropped the optical, went with a different case, and/or used a slightly cheaper motherboard you could fit a GTX 1080 into your budget.
thanks! what cpu cooler should i get and i need a bluray player because i have a huge collection of them and i'm gonna do what you said and im also gonna change the motherboard to an asrock. since i'm asking for the gpu for christmas i cant go over 450 dollars :/
ok so i changed my mobo to an asrock for around 170, im getting a 650w psu instead, i changed the hybridssd hdd to a normal 7200rpm 2tb,
the only thing is i have no clue what cpu cooler for overclocking to get if you can recommend me any that would be great and i'm not woried about the price
It could be a beast air cooler like the scythe fuma or a noctua one. They perform as well as an AIO water cooling option. Or you could go for a 240 or 280mm radiator AIO like the NZXT Kraken X61 or Cooler Master Nepton 240.
so is a water worth getting or will it be a pain to deal with in the future?
An All-in-One Water Cooling option like the NZXT Kraken 61 requires installing, and mounting and then should be good for the future. It has a 6 year warranty.
i read the reviews and some people said the kraken leaks i found a thermaltake water cooler with good reviews i'll probably just go with it Thanks for helping me! you were able to make my pc 170 dollars cheaper
nvm i read recent reviews and it also leaks! is there any cpu cooler that doesn't ******* leak
I'd be interested to read the reviews about the NZXT Kraken leaking. It's always a chance. A very low chance. Also know that if something like that happens you're more likely to leave a bad review and complain than for all those where it didn't. If you're worried about a leak get a tpp quality air cooler instead but you will need low profile RAM like the Corsair lpx