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First Build for a reasonably priced gaming rig

LepageJason

37 months ago

I'm trying to stay under 1.5k I've been using this hp envy for the last 3 - 4 years: http://www.samsclub.com/sams/hp-15-6-in-envy-nb/prod11320064.ip

And I wanted to finally upgrade to my own tower but I want something much better then retail generic, with that in mind is there any advice or changes I should make to this build?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $261.24 @ Vuugo
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $35.98 @ DirectCanada
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $6.98 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $64.99 @ NCIX
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $99.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.75 @ Vuugo
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini ITX OC Video Card $522.25 @ Vuugo
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $44.99 @ NCIX
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $47.99 @ NCIX
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $115.95 @ shopRBC
Monitor Asus VS229H-P 21.5" Monitor $157.99 @ PC Canada
Keyboard AZIO L70 Wired Gaming Keyboard $24.99 @ NCIX
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1478.09
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $1443.09
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-01 23:31 EDT-0400

Updated part listing

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $261.24 @ Vuugo
Motherboard ASRock B150M Pro4V Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $94.00 @ Vuugo
Memory GeIL SUPER LUCE 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $84.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99 @ Newegg Canada
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING Video Card $528.99 @ NCIX
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $44.99 @ NCIX
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $62.98 @ DirectCanada
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $115.95 @ shopRBC
Monitor LG 24MP48HQ-P 23.8" 60Hz Monitor $164.99 @ Newegg Canada
Keyboard AZIO L70 Wired Gaming Keyboard $24.99 @ NCIX
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1478.11
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1438.11
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-02 00:32 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 0 points

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/9LMhjc

This build is a couple hundred bucks cheaper than yours and is equal in performance so check it out. No need for aftermarket coolers or thermal paste with a locked cpu

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

thx! I wasn't sure if it was or not or whether or not it would be cool enough. I'm more of a software guy so hardware is a little new to me. Dropping the keyboard but putting in the monitor and extra hard drive (Ill need the space for my other stuff) put me over into 1550$

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks, 120$ for w10 is not ideal. That said you got to watch 3rd party sellers for possible head aches down the road.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

No you can't. Those keys are non legit and aren't allowed on this site.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Sale of software and keys from that site often violates the ToS or are resold licenses purchased via fraudulent credit card. Recommending, suggesting, advising, encouraging, hinting, or in any way implying these keys as a solution or option is not allowed on this site.

  • 37 months ago
  • 0 points

You do not need a CPU cooler or thermal paste. That motherboard has a weak power delivery considering that you chose the i5-6500 processor. The memory and storage drive are not the best deals right now. The video card is puny. The power supply is low quality. Finally, the monitor is too small.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $261.24 @ Vuugo
Motherboard ASRock B150M Pro4V Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $109.99 @ Newegg Canada
Memory GeIL SUPER LUCE 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $84.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99 @ Newegg Canada
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING Video Card $528.99 @ NCIX
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $53.98 @ DirectCanada
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $62.98 @ DirectCanada
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $115.95 @ shopRBC
Monitor LG 24MP48HQ-P 23.8" 60Hz Monitor $164.99 @ Newegg Canada
Keyboard AZIO L70 Wired Gaming Keyboard $24.99 @ NCIX
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1463.09
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-01 23:59 EDT-0400
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I was debating on the 1070 trying to figure out which was the best bang for my buck (keeping under my price point) as for the monitor as long as it's 1920x1080 isp with hdmi I don't care to much about the size.

You mention power supply but chose a lower wattage them the one I had, even though both were 80 bronze, reason as to why?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

There is a LOT more to PSU's than just efficiency, in fact efficiency is really meaningless when it comes to PSU since it only means efficiency and even then outside of extremes isn't that meaningful.

  • 37 months ago
  • 0 points

Do not let the numbers fool you. The EVGA 500W is built with lower quality components than the power supply I recommended. Plus, the Corsair 450W is semi modular which is a nice feature to have.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

good point and I'm glad I asked!

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