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Need opinions/advice on my first gaming rig

PCnewbieR

31 months ago

Hi everyone. This is my first attempt in building a gaming rig (mainly for fps game might pick up some other games in future), i have been doing my research for the past few weeks and finally came up with the list( still quite newbie). Need your opinions on the following (to cut some cost for monitor) (1)Any other cheaper B250 motherboard to consider as the B250F is quite expensive in my area. Asus B250M-K/A or any other cheaper brand? (2)Which would be a better option for a PSU for price/performance wise? -Seasonic S12II/M12II 620W -FSP HEXA PLUS 550W 80+ -Corsair CXM 550W 80+ -SF LEADEX 550w SILVER 90+ (3)If i include in a DVD drive, will there be enough ports for me to connect? Any other advice/feedback would be much appreciated thanks! PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $188.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus STRIX B250F GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $129.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Kingston FURY 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $127.49 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $177.92 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini Video Card $359.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 100R ATX Mid Tower Case $47.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $56.89 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.58 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer XB241H bmipr 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $393.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1631.62
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1621.62
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-19 03:18 EDT-0400

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Better quality power supply and case, more SSD storage for a cheaper price, and a bigger GPU to look a bit better in the new case too.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $188.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus STRIX B250F GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $129.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $107.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $143.85 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card $374.00 @ Amazon
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.79 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.58 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer XB241H bmipr 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $393.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1641.96
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1621.96
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-19 04:31 EDT-0400
  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for your advice, will look into it. what are your thought on Acer XB271H? worth the price for IPS 27 inch 1440p features? because it cost twice as much as the XB241H in my area.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly I don't know enough about monitors to give you an accurate judgement, I'm not the right person to answer your question.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

1080p 144 Hz is the best bang for buck you can get as of now bud. You can always invest in another monitor later down the line. I am going for a 1080p 144 hz too. For FPS games, i think it makes all the difference. I never got the 1440p hype anyway. So my suggestion is to stick with the 1080p 144hz. You would not get enough FPS to enjoy 144hz in 1440p anyway.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Guess i will stick with my original decision then, thanks for your reply!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

So i'm going to respond to Attunes sugesstions as well as your questions... nothing wrong with the quality of a seasonic s12 II. nothing wrong with a G2 either(it's my goto), but thats a $25(almost 50%) increase in price to basicly go modular(since you wont notice the difference between bronze and gold at the power consumption of the listed parts)... s12 II is an excellent PSU as long as modularity isn't a concern(it will have no problem with an added optical drive) honestly you'd be fine with the slightly cheaper SeaSonic S12II 520watt(100 watt lower rating and one less chain of 3 sata power connectors(total of 6 instead of 9))

525 v 500, is minimally bigger and happens to be a considerably slower drive, and has a two year shorter warranty (its a fair toss up on how much you value the speed difference and warranty, but a long shot from a definitive improvement)

the other two recommendations are purely a matter of budget and preference. its spending more for a different look. that said if you stick with the non modular PSU the S340 does a much better job of keeping the cables out of sight.

the asus b250F is literally their most expensive b250 chipset board... without knowing exactly what features you value i can't really say what would be better/acceptable for you... but just about any other b250 mobo will be cheaper.. lost of good options pop up when searching parts here just by putting "b250" in the search field. if there is a specific reason you initially selected the b250f let me knon and I'll see if i can find a cheaper board that fits that criteria.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi thanks for your response. There is actually a bundle set for a Techware Alpha Case (cant search it on pcpartpicker) and Seasonic M12II 620w for roughly 120 bucks. So if its currently out of stock i will consider getting other PSU.

For the B250F, initially i thought its a motherboard which says gaming so might as well just get it (after checking the price.......nope) After looking through its spec i figured a ASUS PRIME B250M-A would do just fine. So taking B250M-A as reference, is there other alternatives? *FYI I looked up only on ASUS motherboards first because i read reviews that ASUS make excellent solid board and having a longer lifespan.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

after a look around... my personal recommendation for a B250 would be https://pcpartpicker.com/product/NdtWGX/msi-b250-pc-mate-atx-lga1151-motherboard-b250-pc-mate

But because of how prices happen to be at the moment, i wouldn't go with a b250 chipset. for about $15 more than the above(and $25 less than the b250F you originally listed ) you can future proof with the h270 chipset https://pcpartpicker.com/product/3Phj4D/asus-prime-h270-plus-csm-atx-lga1151-motherboard-prime-h270-plus-csm

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