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Advice on a first build

Marcus-44

37 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $190.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI B150 PC Mate ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $81.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $78.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $64.99 @ B&H
Storage Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card PNY GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Video Card $219.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Thermaltake 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $56.00 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer $13.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $863.81
Mail-in rebates -$65.00
Total $798.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-16 13:56 EST-0500

I'll be using this for gaming and photo editing mostly. I was budgeting $800-1000. I'm looking for something that also gives me a little room to grow with. Yes I know that a 750w power supply is more than I need, but currently it has a great price, and allow for most builds in the future. I could use a lot of help when it comes to motherboards, I'm fairly lost.

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Usually motherboards are not as big of a deal as long as they have all the features you need. They're kinda like cases; You definitely need one but it doesn't matter which one as long as it works, mostly up to personal preference. If you're budgeting up to $1k, consider lowering your memory speed to 2400 and capacity to 8GB (isn't this a budget build?), and use the rest of the money to get a nicer SSD. I have that DVD/CD writer and have no problems with it. It was super loud at first but after one or two uses it is relatively quiet. Maybe get a nicer HDD and look at more quality cases. That's all I can say.

P.S. I have 16GB of RAM in my build which is very similar to this one and I must say I never have seen more than 8GB of it being used at once. Unless I was exporting/rendering Video from Premiere and doing a ton of other stuff at the same time, and still there my CPU was the crutch. Go for 8GB instead and spread the wealth. Check out my build for parts I would recommend as replacements. I sort of did your build but with quality Storage and Case.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd look at a better quality PSU than that one. The 750B2 from EVGA is usually priced well as an idea

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

The i5 6600k is less than $50 more and a motherboard like the Asus z170-k paired with the i56600k will give you more options for upgrading later as well as overclocking.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I'll look into the power supply. As for the storage, I have an excessive amount of external hard drives, for both work and personal use. And it just takes me asking for another one to get it. Not quite the same; but I'm not too worried about it.

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