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Will this build work for me?

Joshuax

37 months ago

I do a lot of personal work at home. This is replacing a 2011 macbook pro I'm currently using. I would like to run photoshop/3d programs without too much issue. To be honest I know very little about PCs so please feel free to give some advice. I would say this is going to be used for 80% work/20% games. And just to note I usually have Netflix/movies in the background consistently.

Here's my novice reasons for choosing these components:

i7 6700 - Heard it would benefit my photoshop/3d use. Not looking to overclock

Motherboard- Fits my price range/looks good/looks like it will do the job?

Kraken x61 - Reducing noise is something I'm looking for/looks good

RAM- Honestly don't know , placeholder for price range

SSD - speed/because people say so

WD 1TB - extra storage

GTX 1050 - Don't game too much. If I do it's blizzard games or CSGO. Nothing too demanding. Can upgrade in future. Will this work ok?

NZXT s340 Elite - I'm picky and like how this looks

PSU - Don't know, place holder

Would like to keep this around the $1,000 mark. Leaving OS/monitor/keyboard/etc out of the price. Would like to find some deals during the holidays, just need to know what I should be looking for.

Thanks!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $289.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $114.99 @ B&H
Motherboard MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $124.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $94.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SC GAMING Video Card $259.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.27 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1074.00
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1054.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-18 02:52 EST-0500

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

You chose quality parts, that's good.

But you chose a Z170 MOBO which usually goes with an unlocked CPU (i7-6700k ; i5-6600k)

A B150 or H170 MOBO will be totally fine

Most air coolers are more silent than AIO water coolers. (a m9i is fine for an i7-6700)

The Cooler Master Nepton 240M is a quiet AIO water cooler.

RAM should be fine with 2 x 8GB

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, appreciate the feedback!

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