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  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

By getting a cheaper case, cpu cooler, psu, and motherboard you can get a gtx 1070. I also added a 1tb HDD because 120gb SSD alone won't be enough.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $235.49 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $29.90 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $106.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $49.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $40.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card $379.99 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design Core 2300 ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $46.97 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1008.98
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $978.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-15 11:17 EST-0500
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

The PSU is right on the limit to support the GPU and the rest of the stuff, considering that is a Bronze one, you'd need to get at least a 550w otherwise at full load you may have issues.

Then the point of getting a 6600K CPU, is to overclock, so why you would take 2400-DDR4 if you get a Motherboard and CPU that support OC?

IMO, you can go with your original option and get a GTX 1060, that would be more than enough to run a good gaming rig, and you should still be under the 1000 $USD mark.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

The PSU is right on the limit to support the GPU and the rest of the stuff

I used to think this was the case but that is inccorect. The psu itself will output its 450w, the 80% efficiency means it will draw 20% more than 450w from the wall.

Its also 90w+ over the estimated max system draw, overclocking everything won't eat up that much more power.

Bronze, silver, gold, platinum is basically an energy star rating.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed, but it's not only about efficiency but peak current protection, filters, etc.

You can go with Bronze, no problem, but for a rig that you may run at full load with games, I prefer to use Gold certified, just to be sure the PSU is not to be blamed once the GPU/Memory/HDD dies from a current peak.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

He can get a non modular 550w psu for the same price. I prefer using modular especially in small cases.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

In general I'd agree, but this one is semi-modular, and you only have attached the main MB supply 24pin and the CPU main supply, rest is modular.

You are going to need those either way, :).

Typically unless semi-modular bring any PCE connector or something like that, you should be good and save a bit compared to the fully modular ones. The full modular ones are for people trying to change all the cables to a different colour for example.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Have a look to this link here:

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

For a GTX 1070, at least 500w PSU is recomended. For a GTX 1060 450w, I'd got for a 550w anyway considering the difference in pricing.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/LHg97h

Have a look at that one. Still right at 1000$ and give you plenty more I think.

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