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TirgA 24 months ago

Hi this is my first time building a computer and just wanted some opinions on the parts I chose or any faults with compatibility I might have missed. I chose these parts with the goal of best value for its price. Will be used mostly for gaming and browsing (league and dota). Thank you!


CPU Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $229.00

Fan Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO $40

Motherboard Asus PRIME B250-PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $98.99 B

Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $62.99

Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $94.89

Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SC GAMING Video Card $239.99

Case Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99

Power Supply EVGA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.99

Keyboard Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $14.49

Buy Total: $845.33

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Crigaas 1 point 24 months ago

Intel's only CPU's worth buying these days are the 7700k, and the G4560. By going with the Ryzen 5 1400, you save $100 over the 7600k and cooler. I went with a fairly simple, good looking MOBO, but if you liked the Asus Prime board that you originally had, there's a version of it for Ryzen. The 570 I've picked out will give you about 90% of the performance of a 1060, for $70 less. Plus, Freesync is fantastic when you get a Freesync capable monitor. I always recommend an S340 case for most builds, because it's a great case for it's price, and looks fantastic. I didn't include the KB+M. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 1400 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $165.98 @ NCIX US
Motherboard MSI B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC ATX AM4 Motherboard $118.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $71.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $94.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon RX 570 4GB Gaming 4G Video Card $168.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Rosewill 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $730.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-25 01:39 EDT-0400
SK6Blue 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

why pay the OC tax on a processor, if you aren't going to get a mobo that allows you to OC?