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$1100 gaming setup is it good

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  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

The CPU is a terrible choice. The case fans are crap and aren't needed. Too much for that case. You don't need a fan controller. Get a cheaper monitor. Do you really need a pro copy of WIndows. Get a cheaper headset. You don't need 16GB of RAM. That PSU likely isn't good. Its very messy build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $190.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Z170 Pro4S ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $99.88 @ OutletPC
Memory ADATA XPG Z1 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory $42.50 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $66.50 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 480 4GB GAMING X Video Card $209.99 @ B&H
Case Phanteks ECLIPSE P400 ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $56.97 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $85.70 @ My Choice Software
Monitor AOC G2260VWQ6 21.5" 75Hz Monitor $120.98 @ Newegg
Keyboard Cooler Master Devastator II Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.99 @ Newegg
Mouse Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse $57.51 @ Jet
Headphones Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset $56.85 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1133.64
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-20 18:59 EST-0500

It has a much much better CPU, a SSD, a much better case, a much better GPU, a much better PSU, and it costs about the same. I downgraded the keyboard, i went with the keyboard over the mouse since the mouse is more imporant than the keyboard for a gaming build. I also downgraded the heatset. I ditched the Pro copy of Windows since its pointless for a just gaming build and I'm doubting you would use anything extra it offers.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/KYVFKZ this is all the changes ive made, the headset and mouse are still there along with the fans so ignore those

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

The case fans aren't good and are pointless since they won't help any, you don't need a fan controller and they are pretty much pointless anymore, the PSU isn't good, the case is of bad value, you don't need a pro copy of Windows, DRR3 RAM will damage the CPU and cause it to die at some point, you have a locked CPU with a not so cheap Z170 board. 16GB of RAM isn't a must have. What is your real budget? Do you want to overclock?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

budget is about 1400 i already switched to home get 8g of ram?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Still have the pointless pro copy of Windows, the CPU, motherboard, and RAM issue and the PSU issue still. Do you want to overclock?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $190.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Z170 Pro4S ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $99.88 @ OutletPC
Memory ADATA XPG Z1 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory $42.50 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $66.50 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card $379.49 @ SuperBiiz
Case Phanteks ECLIPSE P400 ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.27 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $85.70 @ My Choice Software
Monitor Acer GN246HL 24.0" 144Hz Monitor $188.83 @ B&H
Keyboard Cooler Master Devastator II Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.99 @ Newegg
Mouse Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse $57.51 @ Jet
Headphones Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset $56.85 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1393.29
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-20 19:14 EST-0500
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

if you have any recommended changes do tell

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

dont go for peripherals that are high end yet tbh. focus more on the parts and get a keyboard mouse combo so more money can go towards parts.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

okay thanks, any recommendations?

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Cooler Master Devastator II Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse its loud to type with but it works and its cheap. this way you can focus on parts and then save up for keyboard and mouse after you get your build

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you need windows pro

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

What?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

You have windows 10 pro do you need that

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

i use 10 home

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea you only need pro if your a company

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

oh okay, thanks

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

also just an fyi i use AMD cpu as well and they run somewhat hot.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

so should i change or will my cpu fan help wit that

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

tbh i would go with intel now because they are about same amount for better

i only went with AMD because im getting a water cooler so i can slight OC.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

alright, thanks

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

actually thats better than the intels on partpicker for that price

it depends on how much you are looking to spend

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, i try to go in to change it and it only shows me AMD's, is that a compatibility issue

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

yes you need to change your motherboard and other components

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

thats because the motherboard is an AM3+ intel takes a different socket

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Scythe FUMA 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $121.99 @ Newegg
Memory GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $67.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $66.50 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card $379.49 @ SuperBiiz
Case Phanteks ECLIPSE P400 ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $46.97 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1088.80
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1068.80
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-20 18:28 EST-0500
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

this isn't mine but its a really good build

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

You forgot the headset, OS, keyobard, and mouse....

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

A few things I would change.
1. Intel i5-6400 or above (you will have to change mobo as well)
2. GTX 1050ti, 1060 3gb or 1060 6gb. If you can afford the 1060 6gb will be very good.
3. Cheaper peripherals, put more towards the other parts.
:)

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks man

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

no problem :)

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

FYI you can buy windows 10 cd keys all over for 15$ you do take the slight chance of getting scammed but I've done it and I still use it to this day.

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