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What could be improved upon in my rig?

rosenberg_d_a

37 months ago

I am planning on purchasing a computer to play games and want it to be as future proof as possible. I have spent alot of time going through every part but if I missed anything i'd really appreciate a comment or two on what I should change in my build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $235.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Scythe FUMA 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $124.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $84.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $123.09 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card $653.99 @ B&H
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $105.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ B&H
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $106.99 @ SuperBiiz
Wireless Network Adapter Netgear A6210-100PAS USB 3.0 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $54.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Dell S2417DG 23.8" 165Hz Monitor $446.61 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2086.48
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-07 11:23 EST-0500

Thank you

p.s. I already have a mouse, keyboard, and headset.

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks solid to me, only thing I would change is spend the extra $20-$30 and get a 500gb Samsung 850 Evo SSD instead of the Crucial MX300.

Also could probably get away with a cheaper network adapter to negate the cost of the pricier SSD. I have a $100 ASUS pcie adapter and put a $7 TP-Link USB adapter into my brothers pc. They do the same thing.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I changed a few things. Firstly I got a different gpu that has more solid reviews. I also researched a bit more and found out that g-sync works mainly when the fps are low around 60fps. So I got a different monitor with 144hz and regular resolution. If there is anything else anyone can think of I will check for a new post here.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $235.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Scythe FUMA 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $124.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $84.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $157.10 @ Newegg
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card $599.00 @ Amazon
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $105.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ B&H
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $106.99 @ SuperBiiz
Wireless Network Adapter Netgear A6210-100PAS USB 3.0 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $54.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Acer GN246HL 24.0" 144Hz Monitor $188.83 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1807.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-07 17:03 EST-0500

Thanks

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't really know (other people would have to say), but wouldn't the 1080 kind of bottleneck the 6600K? I have no clue, I'm moderately new at this and am just curious.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

To DDRueter. From what I understand a 1080 graphics card only needs a decent i5 processor. Upgrading to an i7 won't do very much. But upgrading the graphics card when possible, is preferable as the bottleneck is the GPU in most cases. So in other words, an i5 is just fine.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok! It makes sense, I was just curious.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Forgot. This is only with games and stuff. Some applications like rendering or others can be tough on the processor. If you are doing certain things, forget what, then a better processor can help. Seek further information on this if you suspect that some of your applications might benefit more from a better processor.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

OK, thanks. I will only be doing gaming if I ever build a computer. I currently have a Lenovo B570 laptop and want to upgrade from, but don't want to have buyer's remorse. How would an i5-6600K paired with a 1060 3GB do in games (not the newest stuff, not AAA, but maybe CS:GO and Evolve Stage 2, etc.)?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

It depends on what resolution monitor you will have.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a 1366x768 monitor currently. Possibly gonna get 1920x1080 monitor soon, but maybe only a 900p monitor

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I would maybe go for a higher hertz ram. 3000 or 3200 maybe

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