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What do you think of this PC?

Triplevvv

37 months ago

Hey, so this build is for Gaming, and in the future maybe streaming/recording. I play games in 1080p, and the setup has 2 monitors. I would also like to "futureproof" this build (relatively), which is why I went with a 1070. (originally I had a 1080 in the build, but people said it was way to overkill.). Please let me know of your opinions, changes you would make, or just general insight on this build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $299.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $96.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $144.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $93.99 @ Amazon
Storage PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $64.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.97 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $479.99 @ Amazon
Case Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX ATX Mid Tower Case $159.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair Air Series White 2 pack 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $16.09 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1496.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-18 23:51 EST-0500

Thanks!

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Unless your going to crazy OC your graphics card, get the Gaming X flavor of the gtx 1070, much cheaper.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

The i7 6700K is probably overkill, I'd go with the i5 6600K, it's cheaper and will give you only a slighter lesser experience. If you have the money then by all means go with the i7. Otherwise looks quite good!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Even that is a bit overkill, a i5 6500 can run a 1070 no biggy.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Any CPU can run any GPU...

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Not all cpus can keep up with higher end gpus.

ie. a i3 6100 will bottleneck two titan xs

and money

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

That isn't how bottlenecking works. Any CPU can bottleneck any GPU under the right circumstances. Bottlenecking isn't a simple yes or no thing like it is made out to be. Bottlenecking all depends on the games and the graphical settings. Plus it is meaningless if you are happy with what you get and/or if you chose your parts correctly.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

For gaming, the i5 6500 is a good pair for the 1070 cuz of price

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

if you are "future proofing" your build, then i would recommend another 1TB hard drive or going for a 2TB one instead

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