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37 months ago

I'm about to buy the parts for my first build and I wanted anyone's opinion on it. I have been researching parts for the past 5 or so months. I want to keep it under $1500, but any suggestions are welcomed, I'd just like to hear other people's ideas.

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 Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $148.98 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $91.88 @ OutletPC
Storage OCZ TRION 150 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Strix Video Card $309.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $85.70 @ My Choice Software
Case Fan NZXT RF-FN122-RB 45.0 CFM 120mm Fan $8.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan NZXT RF-FN122-RB 45.0 CFM 120mm Fan $8.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Asus VG248QE 24.0" 144Hz Monitor $239.64 @ Amazon
Keyboard AZIO MGK1 RGB Wired Standard Keyboard $74.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1477.49
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-01 11:21 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks good. A couple of buts (only)...

Looks like the Mobo doesn't support DDR4-3000 according to PCP (which says DDR4-2133 / 2400 / 2666 / 2800 / 2933 / 3200 / 3300 / 3333 / 3400 only). Double check by downloading the Mobo manual and QVL lists at the Asus support site.

If you can squeeze your budget up by $100 you could get a 1070 to get the best out of that monitor, e.g. http://pcpartpicker.com/product/Tv38TW/evga-geforce-gtx-1070-8gb-sc-gaming-acx-30-video-card-08g-p4-6173-kr

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Gotcha, I'll have to check the manual out then. Thanks for the help

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree with the 1070 for that monitor if you can, and also the SSD at 120GB will go quick. Up it to 250GB if you can as a minimum.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I only plan on using it as a boot drive, I can deal with the extra times to load up most games and programs

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

I was able to get a GTX 1070 without changing MUCH....

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow thanks I'll look into this some more

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