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New PC gamer, looking for advice

Barriga

37 months ago

I'm new to gaming pc's and i'd like to know if this build is good or if it could be better, for a budget of around 1000£, i'm considering the possibility of slight overclockling in the future and that's the reason for some of the components. I want solid 60+ frames at 1080p. Thank you in advance for taking your time to help me!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £218.28 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler £29.99 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £145.14 @ More Computers
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £82.99 @ Novatech
Storage Samsung 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £68.95 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £44.34 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB WINDFORCE OC 6G Video Card £232.98 @ Ebuyer
Case NOX Hummer ZS ATX Mid Tower Case £40.00
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £76.99 @ Novatech
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £939.66
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-10 23:24 GMT+0000

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it looks all right. It can be tweaked a bit, but it is a good choice in general.

  • Invest £4 more in RAM and get 3200 Mhz @ 15 CAS
  • The Samsung SSDs are great but overpriced. Similar performance can be acquired for a cheaper price. You could fit an SSD of double that capacity in your £1000 budget: Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive for £108.60.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £218.28 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler £29.98 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £145.20 @ Amazon UK
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory £86.99 @ Novatech
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £60.90 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £42.89 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB WINDFORCE OC 6G Video Card £232.98 @ Ebuyer
Case NOX Hummer ZS ATX Mid Tower Case £40.00
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £76.99 @ Novatech
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £934.21
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-11 11:33 GMT+0000
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I never used SSD's so im not so sure of their capability, so i was unsure if it would be worth buying one right now and buying a bigger HDD, and when i saved a bit more money and when their prices drop a bit, i'd go for a better SSD, with a bigger capacity.

Also, i thought 3000MHz DDR4 was a bit overkill, isn't the 3200 too much?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

It all depends on the applications. Some benefit from more/faster RAM, some do not. But I don't think the price of a meal deal is that much when you need to invest a bit in your PC you're going to use for many years. :)

SSD is basically good when you want to read/write data fast. HDD is better if you don't care much about read/write times, but want a large storage cheaper.

I personally like my games load faster. I'm not talking about a game requiring 5 seconds to load, but 30 seconds, 60 seconds or even more. Like multiplayer games. Having an SSD can reduce the load time considerably (e.g. half than of an HDD). But again, it all depends on the application (game) you're using.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £218.28 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Scythe FUMA 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler £50.27 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £148.69 @ BT Shop
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £82.99 @ Novatech
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £56.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £38.33 @ Aria PC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB WINDFORCE OC 6G Video Card £232.98 @ Ebuyer
Case NOX Hummer ZS ATX Mid Tower Case £40.00
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS UK 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £73.48 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £942.01
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-11 19:06 GMT+0000
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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

The PC won't just be for games, and i have a tendecy of having a lot of programs open at the same time, so i think 16Gb is a bit too much but will last a few good years and worth the cost. Also doesn't the Mobo need to support 3000MHz? Yeah, that SDD will be replaced. The case price was based on my country's price, which is cheaper then amazon's

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, that HDD is a must, ty! But considering possible OC in the future isn't 450W enough?

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm taking all your suggestions into consideration, im also using amazon prices because they're around the price i get on my country, just a bit cheaper, except on the RAM, which is 20€ more, and especially on the GPU, which in my country is more expensive then the 1070

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