add arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up authorcheckmark clipboard combo comment delete discord dots drag-handle dropdown-arrow errorfacebook history inbox instagram issuelink lock markup-bbcode markup-html markup-pcpp markup-cyclingbuilder markup-plain-text markup-reddit menu pin radio-button save search settings share star-empty star-full star-half switch successtag twitch twitter user warningwattage weight youtube

My Gaming/"productivity" build - Red/Black Themed

Stewpotgames

37 months ago

Build: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/FBgKcc

Curious for opinions on this build, please note I've added stuff that I'll potentially buy. Such as additional 16gb RAM, 500GB SSD, i'm still debating between 1070 and 1080 for budget wise, but I'm currently convincing myself to go with 1080.

PC Purpose Gaming/Streaming 60-70% "productivity" 40-30%

Basic use for the PC will be gaming at 1440p and livestreaming to produce content for my YouTube channel and Twitch Channel with "productivity" programs to aid in creating content such as; Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, After Effects, 3DS Max Design etc. Some of these programs will be used to develop my skills and knowledge in said programs.

Would love more feedback to get a better general consensus for the build

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, not knowing your budget, here's what I made.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor £313.08 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler £75.95 @ CCL Computers
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 Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £142.80 @ Novatech
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £81.98 @ Novatech
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card £429.98 @ Novatech
Case Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £99.99 @ Ebuyer
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £86.95 @ CCL Computers
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer £17.94 @ YoYoTech
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit £84.98 @ Novatech
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1565.33
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-11 22:05 GMT+0000

Few notes: First off, a 1070 is more than enough for 1440 gaming, the 1080 is just overkill. Secondly, an 850W PSU isn't needed unless you plan to SLI in the future, 650 should be fine. 16 GB RAM is fine, but if you find that you manage to eat it up, you can always add more. Also, don't know if you read the reviews on that CPU Cooler yet, but it's rather large, interferes with the first slot on motherboards. If that doesn't bother you, then it's fine, just a fair warning.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Really depends on what resolution you're playing at on 1440p. 60hz is fine with a 1070 for now, 144hz it really struggles. I agree with the other points though

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

My budget is between £1500-£2000, ideally lower is going to be better as it may l;ead to a sooner build.

That's mainly why I went with LPX as it's low profiled which should fit? Or am I wrong in this regard.

As for the 1070, from various benchmarks an potential future game releases I thought the 1080 will be worth it given the context I'll be using to aid in YouTube/Twitch content as I'll be able to play games with better quality settings which in return leads to better content as viewers get to see the game in better detail.

We'll see if i actually go with 1070.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Seems good to me. I like the red/black theme ;)

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I have a MSi laptop I'm replacing so I thought I'd keep the MSi Black/Red theme with the PC Build.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Keeps the 1080, replaces the ugly Noctua unit with a very good beQuiet unit, and has a more appropriately sized PSU

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor £313.08 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler £68.39 @ Novatech
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 Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £108.50 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £81.98 @ Novatech
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card £614.92 @ More Computers
Case Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £99.99 @ Ebuyer
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £86.95 @ CCL Computers
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer £17.94 @ YoYoTech
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit £84.98 @ Novatech
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1708.41
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-11 22:12 GMT+0000
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

How does BeQuiet compare to Noctua interms of performance as Noctua D15 reviews are just insanely good and i'm willing to sacrifice some aesthetic to gain better and quieter cpu cooling.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't had any issues with mine. The Noctua performs slightly better (emphasis on slightly)

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I did some research on this, it would appear to be 4-5 degrees better, thats quite the difference but given the performance of H100i v2, not too sure what i'll do plus that frees up some cool RAM to add extra flair to the build.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's a more budget friendly, I could still lower it by £50-£70 if I need too

Still Black/Red

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 be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler £62.88 @ 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 Kingston Savage 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £127.98 @ Ebuyer
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £60.98 @ Novatech
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card £429.98 @ Novatech
Case NZXT Noctis 450 ATX Mid Tower Case £99.89 @ Ebuyer
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £97.23 @ BT Shop
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit £84.98 @ Novatech
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1512.58
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-15 14:07 GMT+0000
[comment deleted]
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I do like the Phanteks Enthoo Pro case but I have also been looking at NZXT Noctis 450 due to red theme

[comment deleted]

Sort

add arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up authorcheckmark clipboard combo comment delete discord dots drag-handle dropdown-arrow errorfacebook history inbox instagram issuelink lock markup-bbcode markup-html markup-pcpp markup-cyclingbuilder markup-plain-text markup-reddit menu pin radio-button save search settings share star-empty star-full star-half switch successtag twitch twitter user warningwattage weight youtube