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37 months ago

This is my first build, I wanted to put together an expensive gaming machine, that I can use for 1080p gaming. I can spend a little bit more if needed, but like to keep the price reasonable.

all feedback is much appreciated :) PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $263.75 @ Vuugo
Motherboard MSI Z170-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $104.99 @ NCIX
Memory Kingston FURY 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $56.50 @ Vuugo
Storage Samsung 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $104.99 @ Memory Express
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $61.53 @ Vuugo
Video Card PNY GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Video Card $327.98 @ DirectCanada
Case *Deepcool DUKASE V2 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $38.98 @ NCIX
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1063.71
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $1028.71
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-19 16:22 EST-0500

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think you need to spend so much money on a z170 motherboard as you don't have an unlocked processor and have standard speed RAM.

You may want to put a size minimum on your video card as a mini one won't be as good at cooling which will limit its boost and performance.

Finally I have seen people slate the AMD SSD. Look into it before buying.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback, i'll look into different GPU and SDD options for sure.

As for the Mobo, I looked into different M150 options, but the price savings is at most $20. Is there a particular model you would recommend?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Apologies. Not familiar with Canadian prices. That !motherboard is probably great value considering the other options available and prices.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I would suggest a Corsair CXM, its a lot cheaper and its better.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

It is better. The only upside to the S12II/M12II is possibly the caps.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=475

This makes it cheaper than Corsair's own CX600 there, as well as the EVGA 600B, Antec HCG 520W, and Seasonic S12-II 620W. It is the same price as the BeQuiet Pure Power 9 500W and a few others in that power range. You know what? Nothing at this site competes for that money.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showpost.php?p=125935&postcount=12

https://pcpartpicker.com/comments/thread/2046613/

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

And the ripple suppression of the Corsair is way higher than the Seasonic one at the +12V relay.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/05/18/seasonic_m12ii620_power_supply_review/8

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=475

The S12II is higher.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Same platform, yes. But the CX-M has a longer AVL for the capacitor vendors so there's no guarantee you're getting all Japanese caps. Also, CX-M is a single +12V rail.

Its the same platform. The only difference is in possibly the caps and the 12V rail.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

That is very different according to Jonny's review and the ones on tomshardware. They did something very wrong since its very very different than all other reviews.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/corsair-cx650m-psu,4770-9.html

The one on Johhny is iirc 18mv and the one on toms is ~31v which is way way below 90mv and even the 450 watt RM which is around 23mv.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/80-plus-gold-power-supply-performance,3822-4.html

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

quick question about the RAM, does it make sense to go with 2x4gb instead?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

You have 4 slots so you can still go to 16GB in future with 2x4GB. Additionally the motherboard wuses dual channel memory so 2 sticks would have a performance benefit I believe.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I'm little bit cautious about Gigabyte Mobo's, from what I've heard there is higher chance failures with them, I'll definitely consider the SSD and the Ram you are suggesting though.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm barely familiar with Mobos, I've asked around and did some research, so Z170 looks like a good future-proof option, I think my logic is I am not familiar with the market so I'm willing to spend more to have a piece of mind.

Would you be able to recommend something cheaper with 4 memory slots?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Z170 will have more features and I/O options than cheaper chipsets. The H110 chipset is more limited than a B150 or a H170.

http://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/2099-intel-chipset-comparison-z170-h170-h110

This is a comparison of typical features

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

OP says he could spend more so in that case I think we should recommend that OP gets the 6600k

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