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New Build, New Builder!

cherryben

37 months ago

Hi Guys,

I have never built a PC before, I'm making the switch from Apple... However, I've decided I want a decent, relatively future proof gaming machine. Please could you take a look at my parts list before I put the orders in, just to check for any incompatibilities etc.

Much appreciated!

Updated to reflect suggestions below

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor £310.00 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £100.47 @ Scan.co.uk
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £221.49 @ Scan.co.uk
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory £104.10 @ Amazon UK
Storage Kingston Savage 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £143.89 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £46.13 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card £614.99 @ Ebuyer
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Acrylic ATX Mid Tower Case £78.50 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £79.99
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit Purchased For £0.00
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I REV 4.2 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter £29.99
Monitor BenQ GW2765HT 27.0" 60Hz Monitor £294.01 @ Amazon UK
Keyboard SteelSeries Apex M800 Wired Gaming Keyboard £133.00
Mouse SteelSeries Rival 700 Wired Optical Mouse £59.99
Other SteelSeries Arctis 5 Gaming Headset - Black £109.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £2326.54
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-03 15:47 GMT+0000

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

This will be future for awhile! Nice build! Welcome to the non apple world!

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

I would recommended this cooler.... I have heard the arctic leaks sometimes... https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/v4DzK8/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rln24m24pkr1

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the suggestion, will change it :)

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

No problem! I would also look at some air coolers

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Your build looks pretty good, altough I've some changes I would make.

Imo you spending too much on the motherboard. You can get a motherboard that has almost the same features for much less. For example the Gigabyte GA Z170X Gaming G7. That's also why I went up with the RAM frequency, because that one doesnt supprt 3000 but 3200.

There was once an article about Kingston SSDs where they gave out bad ones or sth like that can't find it now. Adata is very decent and cheaper too. Also think about getting a 500 GB SSD since I have a 250 one and I can tell you it's not very much.

I'm no expert when it comes to Liquid coolers, but i haven't heard much about yours. The Corsair one has plenty of good reviews, so maybe consider getting that one.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor £316.98 @ Novatech
CPU Cooler Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £95.95 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £189.95 @ Amazon UK
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory £89.99 @ Novatech
Storage A-Data Premier Pro SP600 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £69.07 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £45.78 @ Misco UK
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card £614.99 @ Ebuyer
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Acrylic ATX Mid Tower Case £70.99 @ More Computers
Power Supply Corsair RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £109.99 @ Novatech
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1603.69
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-03 11:48 GMT+0000
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, thanks for the heads up on the motherboard and SSD. To be honest I only chose that MB because it had built in bluetooth. I guess I could get a PCIe module for that anyway? Also I wanted the best MB to match the GTX 1080.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

There are very cheap bluetooth PCIe modules or USB sticks. So it's not worth it wasting that much more money for that single feature.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

GA-Z170X-Gaming G1: Support for DDR4 3866(O.C)/3733(O.C)/3666(O.C) /3600(O.C.) /3466(O.C.) /3400(O.C.) /3333(O.C.) /3300(O.C.) /3200(O.C.) /3000(O.C.) /2800(O.C.) /2666(O.C.) /2400(O.C.) /2133 MHz memory modules

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I know that, but I meant if he would take the motherboard I suggested. The Gaming 7 doesn't support OC that high.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I understood that wrong :/

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, please could you confirm if I went with the Gaming 7 MB as you suggested, would I need 3000mhz or 3200mhz ram to work with it?

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

It's not like it wouldn't work with 3000mhz at all, but you'd only be able to overclock to 2800. But since the price jump from 3000 to 3200 is not really high, you should get the 3200mhz RAM. Ofc you could also just get 2800mhz RAM but I recommend going with 3200mhz.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool, thank you. I'll stick with 3200mhz then :)

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor £316.98 @ Novatech
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £115.98 @ YoYoTech
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £189.95 @ Amazon UK
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £82.99 @ Novatech
Storage PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £72.24 @ CCL Computers
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £45.78 @ Misco UK
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card £614.99 @ Ebuyer
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Acrylic ATX Mid Tower Case £70.99 @ More Computers
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £86.99 @ Novatech
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1596.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-03 12:03 GMT+0000
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm also thinking to buy GIGABYTE Gaming 7.

but the reviews all over are confusing me

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply, I need help like this, that's why I asked before going ahead with the order! Will look at other options for the MB...

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