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albertofel 24 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $338.34 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus STRIX Z270-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $186.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $154.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $179.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus Radeon RX 580 8GB ROG STRIX Video Card $274.99 @ Amazon
Case Anidees AI-08BW ATX Full Tower Case $109.90 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $34.90 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.69 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $119.99 @ B&H
Case Fan Corsair Air Series Purple 2 pack 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $20.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer XF240H 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $220.98 @ Newegg
Keyboard Razer Ornata Chroma Wired Gaming Keyboard $94.98 @ Directron
Mouse Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse $59.99 @ Amazon
Other Tingkam Full Kit RGB 5050 SMD 2pcs 18leds 30cm LED Strip Light with 24 key Remote Controller for Desktop PC Computer Mid Tower Case (The 2nd Generation) $27.99 @ Amazon
Other Cmhoo The Holic Vintage Flag Gaming Mouse Pad Large with an Optimized Textured Surface/Non-slip Rubber Base Extended Mouse Mat|27.5" x 11.8" x 0.1" (Sky planet(70300.3cm)) $29.99 @ Amazon
Other E-3LUE flashy LED Lighting Hard Gaming Mouse Pad mat,multi-colored Backlight effect with autonomous on/off,365 x 265 x 5 mm ( 14.8"x10.5"x0.2" ) $69.99 @ Amazon
Other Sleeved Cables $50.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2048.37
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $2028.37
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-30 00:14 EDT-0400

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lolkk 3 points 23 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $338.34 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H5 Universal 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler $46.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $139.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $154.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $148.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.44 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $408.90 @ Amazon
Case NZXT S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.90 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $106.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Corsair SP120 RGB High Performance 52.0 CFM 120mm Fan $19.69 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer G257HU smidpx 25.0" 2560x1440 60Hz Monitor $219.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Corsair K65 LUX RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $99.99 @ Best Buy
Mouse Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse $59.99 @ Amazon
Other Phanteks 24 Pin/ 8pin (4+4) M/B, 8pin (6+2) PCI-E Extension Cable Kit 500mm Length, Black (PH-CB-CMBO_BK) $29.99 @ Amazon
Other [Cmhoo The Holic Vintage Flag Gaming Mouse Pad Large with an Optimized Textured Surface/Non-slip Rubber Base Extended Mouse Mat 27.5" x 11.8" x 0.1" (Sky planet(70300.3cm))](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/KM7CmG/cmhoo-the-holic-vintage-flag-gaming-mouse-pad-large-with-an-optimized-textured-surfacenon-slip-rubber-base-extended-mouse-mat275-x-118-x-01-sky-planet703003cm)
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1996.84
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-30 18:00 EDT-0400

Expanding on Vagabonds build a little bit

You want the PC for light gaming and general use.

H5 - Pretty good cooler, much better than the H7, could expect about a 4.7Ghz overclock, granted that you do at all.

Motherboard - Great looking motherboard, great features, RGB lighting, great price

GTX1070 - Chose the Strix, but you can go cheaper (EVGA for $360)

Monitor - Stunning Monitor for its price (25" @ 1440p, extremely crisp image), and you will want that for gaming and general usage. As vagabond said you dont need a 144hz monitor as that only makes sense for high fps gaming which the 580 you chose, wouldn't be able to achieve, [60-90fps] ,and for your needs "light gaming and general use", so its better you get a monitor with a supreme image quality.

PSU - Seasonic, 520W, fully modular

If you go with the $360 1070 you will have $40 to change around parts you want

Within budget with $4 bucks to spare to buy yourself some drinks for your hard work :)

SK6Blue 2 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

honestly looks like a pretty solid build...

if you are trying to reduce the cost (and don't do a lot of multi-thread intensive tasks, i'd look towards the Core i5-7600K, about $100 less), but it all come down to what your needs are.

depending on how far you plan to push the overclock, you might want to look at a slightly stronger cooling solution, and possibly a bit more headroom on the PSU. but for light overclocking should be fine as listed... if you aren't planning on overclocking then i'd ditch the 'OC-taxed' mobo and processor(Z and K series respectively) for their cheaper counterparts.

Good Luck with the build

albertofel submitter 1 point 23 months ago

The thing is I like to have the OC'ed components even though I most likely wont be OC'ing, because in case I do want to, I can. What cooling solution would you recommend? I would like to get a 550W PSU but no more because my estimated usage is 390W right now.

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Why two mouse pads? I would definitely get a mechanical keyboard, you would be insane not to if you can spend 2K and since it would cost about the same. You don't need a optical drive. That SSD is overpriced, get a Mx300 or something similar instead.

This is for light gaming? i.e as in casual gaming?

albertofel submitter 1 point 23 months ago

Hello again, Vaga lol I will remove one mousepad, didn't notice I kept them both. The keyboard I chose is mechanical, at least that's what it said on amazon. Benchmarking the 850 EVO against other SSD's made me stick with it. It's an overall better SSD than the Mx300 and others.

Yes, casual gaming

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Yes, casual gaming

Then why get a 144Hz monitor?

The keyboard I chose is mechanical, at least that's what it said on amazon.

Nope, it just says it has some wannabe mechanical but not actually mechanical switches.

enchmarking the 850 EVO against other SSD's made me stick with it. It's an overall better SSD than the Mx300 and others.

Not when it comes to real world usage, it performs very similarly.

http://techreport.com/review/30109/mushkin-reactor-1tb-ssd-reviewed/5

http://techreport.com/review/30267/crucial-mx300-ssd-reviewed/5

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $338.34 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Thermalright Macho Rev.B 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler $52.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus STRIX Z270-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $186.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $154.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $148.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.44 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus Radeon RX 580 8GB ROG STRIX Video Card $274.99 @ Amazon
Case Corsair Crystal 460X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case $139.99 @ B&H
Power Supply BitFenix Whisper M 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $88.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $106.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Corsair SP120 RGB High Performance 52.0 CFM 120mm Fan $19.69 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer XF240H 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $220.98 @ Newegg
Keyboard Corsair K65 LUX RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $99.99 @ Best Buy
Mouse Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse $59.99 @ Amazon
Other Phanteks 24 Pin/ 8pin (4+4) M/B, 8pin (6+2) PCI-E Extension Cable Kit 500mm Length, Black (PH-CB-CMBO_BK) $29.99 @ Amazon
Other Cmhoo The Holic Vintage Flag Gaming Mouse Pad Large with an Optimized Textured Surface/Non-slip Rubber Base Extended Mouse Mat|27.5" x 11.8" x 0.1" (Sky planet(70300.3cm)) $29.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2001.03
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-30 12:51 EDT-0400

It has a much better cooler, it has a bigger and cheaper SSD, it has a 1TB HDD, a much much better case with built in RGB fans so don't need a RGB strip, it has a better and bigger PSU, a cheaper copy of Windows that comes on USB, a another RGB fan for the rear, a better keyboard. I find it ridoucls to pay $50 for a single extension cable, sure its a very nice one and all, but for $30 you can get a whole set for them.

albertofel submitter 1 point 23 months ago

Why not get a 144Hz over a 60 or 75Hz? The 144Hz works best with my current components and getting the 60Hz seems like a cheap part to go with higher quality parts, imo. I would rather get the full benefit of my build than somewhat bottlenecking with a lower quality monitor.

I thought with PSU's you want to stay within a 100-150W range over you current usage? My current is approx. 390W which is why I am getting a fully modular w/ fan 550W.

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Why not get a 144Hz over a 60 or 75Hz?

Unless you are competitive and/or play twitch shooters imo you would be better off getting a 1440P or a 1080P ultra wide monitor. Plus this would save money on the CPU since you don't need anything as powerful.

getting the 60Hz seems like a cheap part to go with higher quality parts

Doesn't work like that. There is resolution and panel type too. You wouldn't call getting a 1440P or 4K or a ultra wide monitor cheap now would you?

I would rather get the full benefit of my build than somewhat bottlenecking with a lower quality monitor.

You RX 580 can do ~60FPS at max settings in games, its potential isn't being held back by a monitor.

I thought with PSU's you want to stay within a 100-150W range over you current usage?

No, more never hurts and you could use less perfectly fine if you don't mind the lack of headroom. With 650W you can comfortable do crossfire or SLI with any cards expect a 1080 TI which you would want 750W for just to be safe.

My current is approx. 390W which is why I am getting a fully modular w/ fan 550W.

PCPP wattage estimate is not accurate. You will be around 300W at the very most.

This is assuming you are now ok with not having a 144Hz monitor.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $217.55 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Scythe Mugen 5 51.2 CFM CPU Cooler $51.85 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI X370 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX AM4 Motherboard $173.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $154.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $148.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.44 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus Radeon RX 580 8GB ROG STRIX Video Card $274.99 @ Amazon
Case Corsair Crystal 460X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case $139.99 @ B&H
Power Supply BitFenix Whisper M 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $88.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $106.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Corsair SP120 RGB High Performance 52.0 CFM 120mm Fan $19.69 @ OutletPC
Monitor LG 29UM67 29.0" 2560x1080 60Hz Monitor $260.87 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer G257HU smidpx 25.0" 2560x1440 60Hz Monitor $219.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Corsair K65 LUX RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $99.99 @ Best Buy
Mouse Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse $59.99 @ Amazon
Other Phanteks 24 Pin/ 8pin (4+4) M/B, 8pin (6+2) PCI-E Extension Cable Kit 500mm Length, Black (PH-CB-CMBO_BK) $29.99 @ Amazon
Other Cmhoo The Holic Vintage Flag Gaming Mouse Pad Large with an Optimized Textured Surface/Non-slip Rubber Base Extended Mouse Mat|27.5" x 11.8" x 0.1" (Sky planet(70300.3cm)) $29.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2125.97
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-30 19:26 EDT-0400

You won't be able to use XMP since Ryzen doesn't support 3000Mhz RAM, you will need to manually adjust the clock speeds. If you don't want to just get the 2400Mhz version of this RAM. Went Ryzen since it trade blows wtih a i5 and both are more than enough for 60FPS in games and it has a lot more threads than it. It has a ultrawide 1080P monitor with freesync and a 1440P monitor. Both are IPS. Pick one.