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First Gaming PC build, any advice?

gn13

37 months ago

Here's my build it's my first time building a PC and its going to be a gaming PC. I'd appreciate any advice on the parts I've picked I've done some research and have been constantly updating and refining the build.

I decided to go with a Scythe Fuma cpu cooler instead of a Noctua one simply because the colours suck on the Noctua range. When im spending this much money I want my pc to look good, especially when the case I've picked has a tempered glass panel.

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 Scythe FUMA 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler £48.77 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £148.69 @ BT Shop
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory £69.98 @ Novatech
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £142.80 @ Novatech
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £43.82 @ Amazon UK
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card £657.99 @ Ebuyer
Case NZXT S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £86.99 @ Eclipse Computers
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £86.95 @ CCL Computers
Monitor Acer XB271HU bmiprz 27.0" 165Hz Monitor £529.99
Keyboard Corsair STRAFE RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard £132.69 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £2265.65
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-16 01:06 GMT+0000

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

This is really dang good for a first PC build, and even at 1440p 144hz you probably won't need to upgrade for 4-5 years, except maybe the graphics card.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man I thought I'd go all out, I was gonna get a GTX 1070 but then I thought hold on...why am I spending so much on a monitor and being cheap on the GPU so I thought fk it lets do it lol.

Nice name btw I really like it :)

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! It's the name of a character that I was writing about in a story and I liked it.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I was also going to get the NZXT Hue+ so I could have LEDs but I heard that they're frying people's PCs so that's a shame but im not risking a £2.2k build over LEDs.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for mentioning the hue plus problems I was thinking about getting one after doing some research not even going to think about it.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I know lol **** that im not risking my build for some lights, I'll patiently wait for them to fix it but damn I was really looking forward to getting some LEDs the effects are so sick, oh well I guess we'll have to wait.

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