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Is this build worth it?

Hey folks, I do a fair amount of Blizzard gaming (Overwatch, WoW, HoTS), as well as Rise of the Tomb Raider, Xcom2, Civ 6 and the like. I do a bit of productivity work but primarily gaming. What are your thoughts on this build and what would you change while keeping the budget the same? PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/Nvc64C

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  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Added an SSD (Can be removed, though), changed CPU to 6600k (Slightly better value for money), since you're grabbing a Z170 motherboard, you might as well overclock. If you can't do that, you can stick with a 6500. Also changed Power supply, just cheaper and semi-modular rather than fully-modular. You can also save money by going with a different 1070, but that might be your aesthetic choice. Added 8GB of RAM since you do some productivity work.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $236.98 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler CRYORIG C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler $26.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $112.98 @ Newegg
Memory Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $85.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $38.88 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $36.00
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $400.00
Case NZXT S340 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $100.00
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Newegg
Monitor AOC U3477PQU 34.0" 60Hz Monitor $578.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1696.80
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $1661.80
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-05 13:15 EDT-0400
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

why such an expensive monitor?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a 3440x1440 ultrawide. They sadly don't come much cheaper.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

yes, but do you really need a monitor that big XD.

not saying its bad just, its a big cost to the build

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there a good 1440p monitor you would recommend that would be a better option? I personally love the idea of an Ultrawide

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd recommend This. It's a really nice-looking monitor, and I'm quite pleased with it so far. $228 cheaper, 2560x1440, IPS, internal speakers.

Also, try to find the Ultrawide monitor at Micro Center if you stick with it. They have some discounts on some stuff.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Ultrawide - 3440 x 1440, IPS panel, and has built-in speakers.

Edit : Never mind, typed this before I reloaded the page and saw other comments.

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