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Opinion/advice on my first gaming build

wickedgrape

37 months ago

Planning to use this PC for : FPS, MOBA Gaming, Streaming and VR. Ideally the latest AAA titles on highest settings. Don't have a 4k monitor yet. I have a budget of $1300, +/- $150. I live in the US (IL)

Here is the draft of my build so far : http://pcpartpicker.com/list/V2N6qk

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $179.99
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper T4 70.0 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler $14.99
Motherboard MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $99.99
Memory Team Dark Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $79.99
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $94.77 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 8GB AMP! Edition Video Card $529.73
Case Thermaltake View 27 ATX Mid Tower Case $54.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $73.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1212.32
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $1177.32
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-20 13:26 EST-0500

The prices mentioned above for the CPU, Motherboard and CPU cooler are from Microcenter (taking into account the combo prices and MIR). The price for the GPU is from Jet (with SHOP10 coupon code). None of these modified prices have taken taxes into consideration. Any suggestions for better deals (Black Friday / Cyber Monday) or for better parts would be appreciated. I have purchased only the case (there was a good deal on Newegg) so far.

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Great setup. However, get a better cooler. You won't be getting the full overclocking potential with that cooler. Get a Dark Rock 3 or a UH-15 if you want air or a water cooler.

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