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dgtots

37 months ago

Here is my gaming/streaming build. Any pointers appreciated. Have purchased some parts already. Thanks

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $328.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $103.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Professional Gaming i7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $152.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory Purchased For $99.99
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $94.99
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $49.99
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card $669.99 @ B&H
Case Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Glass ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $179.99
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $105.49 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $98.99 @ My Choice Software
Monitor BenQ XL2411Z 24.0" 144Hz Monitor $319.77 @ B&H
Keyboard Corsair K65 RGB RAPIDFIRE Wired Gaming Keyboard $139.99 @ Best Buy
Mouse Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse $57.51 @ Amazon
Other Elgato HD60 Pro $199.95
Other Phanteks GTX 1080 GPU BLOCK $129.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2752.60
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $2732.60
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-13 14:02 EST-0500

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Avoid the EVGA cards right now. They've been having a lot of issues regarding cooling. Gigabyte, ASUS and MSI are all good options

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

ok thanks. Don't know if I need a 1080 or not. Open to other suggestions

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

My 1070 runs a similar monitor extremely well. I made two small changes including adding a good 1070, though the ASUS Strix card or the MSI Gaming series would both match your color scheme and perform equally well (goes for either the 1070 or 1080) I also switched the cooler to another option which has a much better look than the corsair unit, and is cheaper. It's a very effective AIO though.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $328.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler LEPA AquaChanger 240 103.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $73.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Professional Gaming i7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $152.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory Purchased For $99.99
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $94.99
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $49.99
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card $394.99 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Glass ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $179.99
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $105.49 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $98.99 @ My Choice Software
Monitor BenQ XL2411Z 24.0" 144Hz Monitor $319.77 @ B&H
Keyboard Corsair K65 RGB RAPIDFIRE Wired Gaming Keyboard $139.99 @ Best Buy
Mouse Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse $59.99 @ Newegg
Other Elgato HD60 Pro $199.95
Other Phanteks GTX 1080 GPU BLOCK $129.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2465.08
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $2430.08
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-13 14:09 EST-0500
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

You do know that even with those issues EVGA FTW is still the best 1080. Also they without a doubt have the best warranty / customer service available. If the one he buys has the issue which I think EVGA would get all the ones at stores to fix this, but worst case scenario he only has to ship the card and they send one so no waiting. They will also send the pads needed to solve the issue and if you were to damage it, still EVGA will take care of you. Even if you decide to water cooled the card you don't loose the warranty. Its one of the times you can feel peace with a company. With Asus its totally the contrary, their RMA is hell and MSI is average.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

The cooler design runs the hottest. I don't know about the 'fixed' ones, but there's not a chance I'd buy an EVGA card unless I could get benchmarks showing they were better

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