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What do you think of this build?

zeromisery00

37 months ago

Hey. So I'm planning to build this December. I will overclock and I will use this mostly for gaming. Here's what I got:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $236.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $29.90 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $137.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $89.99 @ B&H
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $94.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 8GB AMP! Extreme Video Card $398.53 @ Amazon
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1220.15
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1200.15
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-08 20:23 EST-0500

Here are some of my considerations:

  • should I get a better gaming monitor?

  • should I postpone my build and wait for the release of the upcoming AMD Zen and/or Intel Kaby Lake?

  • limited selection of parts as I do not come from US e.g. Monitor, Case, etc.

Thanks!

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're set on 144hz 1440p gaming you'll need to step up to a 1080 GPU. The 1070 can run 1440p at 60Hz, but you need the better GPU for the 144Hz. I'd also suggest a better power supply than the NEX unit

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm actually quite okay with anything higher than 60 FPS, not necessarily need to be 144hz. How about for this alternative PSU? SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

To add, I have an alternative budget build which I will have to resort to if I don't meet my budget building around an AMD Card mixed with a 24" FreeSync Budget Gaming Monitor. Here's what I got:

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor - $236.99

CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler - $114.99

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard - $109.58

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory - $89.99

Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive - $94.89

Western Digital Blue 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive - $69.89

Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 480 8GB ROG STRIX Video Card - $299.99

Case: NZXT H440 v2 (Matte Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case - $118.21

Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply - $69.89

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit - $98.99

Monitor: AOC G2460PF 24.0" 144Hz Monitor - $199.99

Total - $1498.76

(c) via PCPartPicker

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I only copy pasted the parts based from PC Part Picker. I already own the Operating System, by the way.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

up

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, RespberryPiFan! This is actually my first build. So I'm sorry for the not-so-good parts.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Will take note of this. Thanks. I don't think some parts you listed are available in my country (Philippines). Only the popular brands are usually sold here so I doubt with some of the items listed such as the Storage, Monitor. Is this monitor better than a 27"?

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the 1080 would be an overkill. Would this be any better than the first build I made or close to the one you got:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $236.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $29.90 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $137.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $94.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 8GB AMP! Extreme Video Card $398.53 @ Amazon
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1219.15
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1199.15
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-08 19:36 EST-0500

I removed the Monitor as I'm not quite sure yet which one to get and the Operating System since I already own it. Also changed the case as the card is too big for the H440 and some drive bays may be blocked.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't like how Mini ITX builds look, unfortunately. I prefer Mid-Full Tower builds.

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