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$900-1300 CDN | FIRST BUILD | CASUAL/GAMING PC | PLEASE HELP

vncvr

37 months ago

Hello,

This is my first build I am planning to purchase on black friday or cyber monday to hopefully save a few hundred dollars. I don't have any colour theme as the case I have selected covers everything. I mostly plan on playing CS:GO however I want a PC that will be able to play newer titles (Overwatch, COD) and still look great. I am hoping for this computer to last me a while and I do not plan on overclocking.

Please let me know if you have any recommendations on some ways to save money without hindering performance. I have picked these parts because they seem to be quite reliable online.

Location: BC, Canada

Budget: $900-1300 CDN

Use: Casual & Occasional Gaming

Peripherals Required: none

OS Required: windows 10

Form Factor: ATX

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $307.74 @ Vuugo
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $32.25 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $199.98 @ DirectCanada
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $124.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $119.98 @ DirectCanada
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $62.94 @ Vuugo
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Dual Video Card $214.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $123.98 @ DirectCanada
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $94.99 @ NCIX
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1296.84
Mail-in rebates -$15.00
Total $1281.84
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-15 13:51 EST-0500

I am pretty set on the case, I know it is expensive but I haven't found a case that looks and performs like this

I really need some suggestions on the GPU (the one i have selected isn't out yet in BC, Canada)

I am contemplating on putting in 32GB (2x16GB) of DDR4 memory. I know this will be a $100 price hike but will leave flexibility to upgrade to 64gb and max out my mobo capacity. I know that this may be overkill and would like some thoughts/reasoning on why 32gb would suffice my usage.

Thanks!

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Made a few changes to reduce cost or improve quality, if you're not going to overclock spending money on parts that are specifically needed for oc is redundant, I did keep a z series mobo so you can use the faster ram tho.

Even 16gig ram is overkill for a gaming pc unless you're streaming/recording game play too (in which case an i7 is also recommended), more ram is only really needed if you're doing very heavy photo/video editing or other intensive non-gaming tasks.

1050ti is fine for some games at 1080p/60hz but i think a 1060 would be abetter choice for new/more demanding titles like cod blop3 for example -

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $262.74 @ Vuugo
Motherboard ASRock Z170A-X1 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $90.50 @ Vuugo
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $124.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $62.94 @ Vuugo
Video Card PNY GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Video Card $329.98 @ DirectCanada
Case Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $123.98 @ DirectCanada
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.65 @ DirectCanada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1219.77
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $1184.77
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-15 13:42 EST-0500

edit. to post a list table go to the partlist page & copy & paste all the "markup" text with the pcpp logo just above the list in the middle of the page.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

if anyone knows how to paste your build so it shows up in the forum post please let me know :(

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