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Excellent Gaming Build

by manirelli

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NOTE: A more recent version of this guide is available here.

Description

For the Excellent Gaming Build build we selected the Intel i5-6600k as our processor. If you're not building a workstation or professional machine, this is the de facto standard for overclockable gaming builds at the moment. To cool the i5-6600k while overclocking we selected the Corsair H100i v2. The updated version of the original H100i is an excellent choice for our build and will keep the temperature of the CPU cool while overclocking.

To allow overclocking on the processor, we set the parametric filters for ATX motherboards that support up to 64GB of DDR4 memory, six SATA 6Gb/s devices, multiple expansion cards, and crossfire or SLI functionality. With our increased budget and the dwindling cost of memory we selected 16GB of RAM. The parametric filter finds the best price on 16GB kits of memory that are within Intel’s recommended specifications. Using the parametric filters this build will incorporate an SSD with at least 480GB of space and a minimum 3TB of mechanical storage at 7200rpm.

With this budget we decided to go all out on the graphics card. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 is one of the single best cards on the market right now. At 1080p or even 1440p you will not have any problems with AAA games and the 1070 is perfectly suited for VR gaming as well. When using a GTX 1070 you should consider stepping up your monitor to a 120/144hz screen for the best gaming experience.

All of our components are housed in the Corsair Carbide 400C. This case has a gorgeous black or white finish depending on your selection, a large side panel window, room for enthusiast CPU coolers, watercooling radiators, and front panel USB3.0. For our power supply, we're using a parametric selection of well-reviewed fully and semi-modular units, all of which are 80+ Gold certified and provide more than enough power for this system while at stock clocks or overclocking.

We've created a build video using part selections from this guide.

Also, NCIX and Newegg have each put together some bundles around the parts featured in this build guide. If you're considering building a PC based on this guide, be sure to check them out!

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Compatibility Check: No issues/incompatibilities found.

Estimated Wattage: 367W
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CPU £175.37 £175.37 Amazon UK Buy
CPU Cooler £103.97 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime £103.97 Amazon UK Buy
Motherboard £105.98 £105.98 Ebuyer Buy
Memory
From parametric filter
  • Type: 288-pin DIMM
  • Size: 16GB (2x8GB)
£120.99 £120.99 Ebuyer Buy
Storage
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 480GB - 10TB
  • Type: SSD
  • Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
  • Form Factor: 2.5"
£121.00 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime £121.00 Amazon UK Buy
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 3TB - 10TB
  • Type: 7200RPM
  • Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
  • Form Factor: 3.5"
£69.50 £69.50 Aria PC Buy
Video Card £402.26 FREE £402.26 CCL Computers Buy
Case £83.98 FREE £83.98 Box Limited Buy
Power Supply £79.97 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime £79.97 Amazon UK Buy
Total: £1263.02
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* Some physical dimension restrictions cannot (yet) be automatically checked, such as cpu cooler / RAM clearance with modules using tall heat spreaders.

Comments Sorted by:

daddy_shammy 12 points 13 months ago

Hello, I have a few questions to ask because i very big noob and new to this master race of computers... Thanks in advance for answering them! (P.S. great build, i think)

1) Is a liquid cooler is required for this build? Will a "Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2)" not work?

2) Which WiFi adapter would you recommend with this build?

3) Which monitor would you recommend with this build?

Gooberdad 7 Builds 6 points 13 months ago

No, a liquid cooler is not required. That 212 EVO does a good job of cooling the CPU, just not as well as the liquid cooler listed.

You can use the Gigabyte pci witeless with blutooth adapter to get wireless ac and speeds beyond 450 Mbps it runs around $30- $40 right now. Here is a link to B&H

www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=1125125&gclid=CNjnnranws8CFQWLaQodQeME9A&is=REG&ap=y&m=Y&c3api=1876%2C92051678402%2C&A=details&Q=

This build can handle about any monitor you put to it. Obviuosly the lower resolution of say 1080x1920 will give super frame rates.

Have fun with it. The researching and deciding what components you are going to acquire is a blast.

GeoDashZorra 1 Build 7 points 13 months ago

This.

Disregard what sanctusmorti said about watercooling.

fupa_troopa 3 points 13 months ago

I have read online that for overclocking you need at least a 750 watt power supply, is the 550 watt really enough? I plan on getting the 6600k and overclocking it, then probably putting in a rx 480 down the road. I will also have a wifi card

LemonComputers 3 points 13 months ago

I have read online that for overclocking you need at least a 750 watt power supply, is the 550 watt really enough?

Wattage requirements for overclocking completely depend on a) the processor you're overclocking and b) how far you intend to overclock. Where did you read this? Because this is overgeneralized information.

Gooberdad 7 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Hmm. I hadn't read that. I don't lnow if the 480 pulls a lot more watts than a gtx 1060, but if they are similar then the 550 is close but I understand. I'm now the same way with the wattage. I doubt you ate going to pull an extra 100 watts by overclocking, but I'm no expert. I used 750 watt psu's on my kids first two "K" cpu builds, but really cheaped out on the little college pc we built with a 500 watt CX model, but it tests well enough below 400 watts while running Prime95 and the evga gpu load program. I got it about right on my youngest son's(but his is a locked cpu). The only thing negative I can think of is it will possible draw more power at idle by going to a higher psu. I would research it more getting the expected wattages under max loads and just add them up. I like a bir more power now and don't care if it has more of a pull at idle or asleep or whenever. I just want to make sure I do a better job on my PSU from here on.

santi.mazzzzz 5 points 12 months ago

in most case scenarios, 650w is the safest bet you can take :)

Gooberdad 7 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

Sounds good.

Marshall_Doyle 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

in my experience it's not the wattage that really affects over clocking, more of it is on strength and reliability, i.e. a 700 watt non certified power supply will be put under load initially when over clocking while a 600watt gold will be fine

LemonComputers 1 point 12 months ago

Are you saying that efficiency is more important than wattage when it comes to overclocking?

Marshall_Doyle 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Yes, if you do electrical conversions then you'll see that wattage difference between the usage of overclocking versus not is nearly nothing. if you look into power efficiency curves then you'll see that you'll have better performance with a higher efficiency.

santi.mazzzzz 1 point 12 months ago

the 480 will consume much more power than the GTX 1060-1070, but i have an i5 6600k-GTX 1060 combo which i always over clock to 4.4ghz and it never really gets me past 480watts.

WEEEEE 0 points 13 months ago

You only need a 750W psu if you are running CF/SLI setup, 550W is more than enough for almost all single GPU scenarios (even with OC). Check out this.

towerdivermp 4 points 13 months ago

I think that the power efficiency curve justifies higher watt PSU's see this for the curve

Marshall_Doyle 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

You seem to be the only person in the whole world that understands power supply efficiency rates, thank god you exist

WEEEEE 1 point 13 months ago

But at what cost? The extra wattage costs a 30% premium, for a 5% efficiency improvement at best. You may as well get a higher

TheOGKnight 0 points 13 months ago

dont get the rx 480 if you are planning to overclock

this card runs at very high temps so if you want a good overclock then its not going to happen. at most with good cooling you are only going to get a 100 or 150 mhz increase which will really only give you maybe 5 more fps which is not really worth it if the card is going to be running at under 80 degrees. there are is a youtube vid on this by JayzTwoCents if you have heard of him, but he actually overclocks the card and shows the results. honestly if you want a great graphics card go for the gtx 1060 this card runs cool and overclocks well two so ya there ya go

LemonComputers 2 points 13 months ago

Proof?

TheOGKnight 0 points 13 months ago

The video has all the proof u need just check out the video on JayzTwoCents channel

alexanderkick 2 points 13 months ago

Its hard to have fun when you are constantly wondering whether or not you are getting a good deal on the quality of hardware you are potentially going to spend hundreds of dollars on.

Gooberdad 7 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

I understand. I like to check the reviews of the components of manufacturers I'm not familiar with on Amazon, Newegg and google searches. Using this website's history of up to 2 years helps a ton as well on seeing if the current price is good. Once I've got them figured out and the money is right, I pull the trigger.

LemonComputers 1 point 13 months ago

Keep in mind that you shouldn't base your part choices fully on customer reviews. Customer reviews can be good for determining if there's a bad trend, but they're not a very good gauge of a product's quality.

Gooberdad 7 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Yep never fully on customer or claims by manufacturers. Not even just based on what a reviewer states. A mix of the data ;)

AethiopianDrakon 3 points 13 months ago

You can overclock with a cooler master hyper 212evo people do it all the time and get 4.4ghz plus overclocks

Techable 3 points 13 months ago

The Hyper 212 EVO will work great many professional you tubers use it and is totally fine for the 6600K I recommend an asus usb-ac56 as a wifi adapter for the monitor, if you are gaming I would go with an ASUS VG248Q https://www.amazon.com/VG248QE-1920x1080-144Hz-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B00B2HH7G0/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1476153076&sr=1-3&keywords=

Pyro2077 2 points 13 months ago

The Hyper 212 EVO, or any good air cooler, isn't going to be much of a difference in terms of temps under load. The main difference is size (closed loops tend to be much more low profile), and THE IMPORTANT BIT: load temp to idle temp time. While a good air cooler is going to get around the same max temps, a closed loop should get those temps back down once you go from load to idle much quicker.

Marshall_Doyle 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

I think I can help to answer some of your questions as well as help the builder out a little bit, a hyper 212 eve will be just fine, however you will be able to produce a higher and more stable over clock with the liquid cooler. For wifi the best think you can do is have AC wifi built into the board, otherwise get an AC usb wifi card, anything will do, if you know what the bluetooth receiver looks like on many logitech mice then it will look very similar to that. For monitor choose just make sure that you get one that will work for you, ex. if you view from an angle very oftn then an IPS monitor is a good choose, you want a MS response time well below ten, and lastly you want to make sure that the size will accommodate you. EX. don't video edit on a 20" non ultra wide, you might wan to invest in a 1440p monitor just because more and more games are being initially made for higher res. Hope all f that helps, BTW intel ftw

darkben9 0 points 13 months ago
  1. that just depends

  2. just plug your pc in to a wifi port

  3. as monitor I would recommend the

" Acer G246HLAbd 24.0" 60Hz Monitor" it is a good monitor

Sanctusmorti -6 points 13 months ago

Firstly I am not the OP but I believe I can answer your questions:

1) Liquid cooling is only required if you overclock the processor, if you do not intend to overclock the proc then I would suggest a cheaper 'locked' i5 processor. With the 6600k you are paying more for the overclock function. Without overclocking a cheaper heatsink/fan would be plenty.

2) Wifi? PC gaming is all about getting the best, wifi will never match the latency of wired (well, with our current technology) and I will run a 20 meter cable under carpets and through walls before my main gaming machine suffers the indignity of wifi but if you insist...

Almost any card with the IEEE 802.11 b/g/n standard will give you up to 300Mbps, there are some 'gaming' wifi cards that cost 5 times more than a cheap one but its up to you if that is worth it over a cheap one that are only marginally worse.

3) Monitors are a subjective experience and my recommendation would be based on a number of factors. However, as this build is listed as a gaming machine I would recommend: Budget 1080: Asus VG248QE Budget 4k: SAMSUNG UE590 Best but not cheap: Acer Predator Z35

Obviously, this is an opinion and may not match other answers but I hope it helps.

vagabond139 5 Builds 3 points 13 months ago

Liquid cooling is only required if you overclock the processor,

You definitely don't need a AIO to overclock. A ~$50 HSF could allow for a very high overclock, like 4.8Ghz with a i5 6600K.

daddy_shammy 1 point 13 months ago

Hey man, thanks a lot, it really does help! Here are some more questions for your entertainment... (i joke, it would be great if you, or anyone else out there could answer them)

Is this a fine wifi adapter http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704140&cm_re=usb_wireless_adapter-_-33-704-140-_-Product ?

Is this a fine monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009728&cm_re=acer_g257hu-_-24-009-728-_-Product ? I was thinking of this monitor because it is 1440p and this pc build can run games in 1440p, i think...

Many thanks in advancements!!!

Here is an edit:

See I would think of running a cable from the WiFi thing to the PC, but then I would have to drill through the wall. Would drilling through the wall be worth the effort?

And i do plan to overclock, so i shall stick with the liquid cooler...

Just checking, does Newegg offer black friday sales, because I was hoping to reduce the price for this build to a bit closer to $1000?

GeoDashZorra 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

You can certainly overclock with the hyper 212 evo. People have gotten to 4.2 ghz with it. If you are lucky on the silicon lottery, maybe even further.

Disregard what Sanctusmorti said.

Gooberdad 7 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

There you go. Right on.

SilverWolf149 1 point 13 months ago

That's a pretty good monitor. However, if you want a wireless adapter I would recommend getting a PCIe one unless you don't have the space on your mobo. Like this one is pretty good and it comes with Bluetooth if you want to use a wireless keyboard or something. However, keep in mind that this will look pretty ugly through a case's side window, so if you're super concerned with looks, that usb adapter might be worth the performance loss. If you're drilling through a wall to get an ethernet cable to your computer, I would depend on how far you'd have to travel the cable and if you're willing to go through with the effort.

MatthewGehrmann 0 points 13 months ago

Great help and suggestions

pcboii 2 points 13 months ago

i'ts so beautiful

Saddenscars 2 points 13 months ago

Hello, I'm looking to build my first gaming computer and this is looking really solid. I don't have a budget since I'm saving up money to just buy everything at once. I play a lot of games and looking to play more and I was looking to stream so that my friends can watch as well. Would this build hold up for all of that? Would I need to upgrade to the i7-6700k and if so, what would need to be changed in this build to make it still work like motherboard and etc..? Any suggestions for monitors, wireless network cards for this build if nothing needs to be changed?

ShriyansM 1 point 12 months ago

As long as the motherboard has an lga 1151 socket then you're good! Also an i7 is always recommended over an i5 if you have a higher budget. And make sure the monitor you have has a resolution of 1080p or higher, since I bought a 720p monitor once and it was not a fun experience. Would you like a parts list so I can show you a decent build for your needs?

mblboss 2 points 12 months ago

Why not just get an i7 6700k with a 212 evo for $30 more!?

Junior_CSL 2 points 12 months ago

Hello Everyone, I'm relatively new to PC parts and I am planning on building a new one this holiday. I'm pretty confident that this build will be my guide but I just had a few questions as well, and apologies if my questions are repetitive from the comments section.

1) My friend, who has a lot of knowledge about building PCs briefly commented that the Solid State Drive would probably be a bottle-neck and will limit the potential performance of this build. He is too technical for me to understand why, but does anyone have any second thoughts? Would it be worth investing a bit more for a better replacement?

2) I just purchased a 28 inch 4K 60Hz monitor. I don't edit videos nor do I have multiple monitors, but I do play some games, which I expect the monitor (with my future PC that I will build) to run smoothly at least on a 1440p resolution setting. I understand that it depends on the game, but "very generally speaking", would this build be able to support the full potentials of my new monitor?

3) My monitor has 'Freesync' but based on my research, the latest ACM Graphic Cards are not even nearly close to the GTX 1070 or at least the ones that are in the similar price range. It would be better to stick to the GTX 1070 right?

4) I realized that taxes are not calculated on the list. I usually use Amazon for purchases but do the website suggested for purchases not charge taxes? It's a week away from Cyber Monday and I'm hoping to get a better deal and I hope I don't need to increase my budget any more than the amount listed above due to taxes :)

Sorry for the really 'general' and lengthy questions. Any opinions or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for your time and thoughts in advance guys!

amin511 2 points 12 months ago

Im a big noob this will be my first pc build. Do i need anything else before i start using it such as a wifi adapter?

Ad4pt 2 points 11 months ago

So, small problem here. Was considering to build this list but here's the problem. I live in the Netherlands, so shipping from the US is not an option. So I switched to Germany. List changed after picking Germany. It now looks as follows.

CPU: Same as US CPU Cooler: Same as US Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard Memory: Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory Storage: Sandisk SSD PLUS 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive & Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive GPU: Same as US Case: Same as US PSU: Same as US

Question is, are there downgrades? Or what is recommended to change? Not sure about MOBO etc. Know some about parts, but this is a step to high. All help appreciated! -Ad4pt

Gooberdad 7 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Nice setup. I keep putting in a 6700k thinking I'll get better performance in my saved builds. I have to remember the 3570k in my son's pc running easily at 4.5 ghz and kicking butt. Here's to the current unlocked i5.

mikehebner 1 point 13 months ago

I am leaning towards this for my first build. Other than a monitor, mouse and keyboard, what else will I need in order for it to be 100% operational. I plan on running an Ethernet cable, will I need a wired adapter?

InvaderGir 4 points 13 months ago

You will need an OS and the motherboard has an Ethernet port.

brisko_mk 1 point 13 months ago

Nice build. I want to install plex media server and use it as media server too, playing anything from 720p to 4k Will the CPU be enough for this or should I consider a better one?

santi.mazzzzz 1 point 12 months ago

many games these days are very gpu dependent.....the i5 6600k is more than enough ;)

ATONESIR 1 point 12 months ago

I wish I could save a few bucks and go with an i5, but I stream alot of flight sims, and those games are optimized to pound on the cpu. Had to spend the extra and go with an i7 k-series.

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jeff0078 4 Builds 3 points 13 months ago

I'm guessing you don't know what Plex is. Yes, this i5 is fine for a Plex Server. How well is in the details. Read below for more info:

https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/201774043-What-kind-of-CPU-do-I-need-for-my-Server-

LemonComputers 3 points 13 months ago

When he said "This type of computer cannot handle it," he could have been referring to parts other than just the processor.

jeff0078 4 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

And he still would've been wrong. :)

GeoDashZorra 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Thank you lemon.

GeoDashZorra 1 Build 3 points 13 months ago

I wasn't talking about the processor. I was talking about the hard drive. The hard drives in the parametric filter can't be left on 24/7 for a server. Plex is a NAS program from my understanding. The hard drive will likely being written and read many times, and these desktop hard drives can't handle that 24/7.

HorseMouth 1 point 13 months ago

Hi, please help. can i fit a sound card to this build. if so what would you recommend? would one have use external cd drives with this build? please help, i'm really nervous about spending all this money and hardly knowing what i'm doing. :-) thanks, H

Cazza_ 3 points 13 months ago

Ok, what do you plan on using the sound card for? Also what is you question about the external drives? If you wanted to install an optical drive you would have to change the case, or you could buy an external drive but I am not sure which is good, you would have to do some research on wheter you wanted DVD or DVD and Bluray or whatever. You can install a soundcard in one of pcie slots, and once you answer i will recommend one :D

HorseMouth 1 point 13 months ago

I plan to set up an internet radio station so i'm assuming i will need a sound card to process the music with. I'll be converting quite a lot of it from vinyl records, some from CD's hence my query about cd drives. I may also drive my own speaker system from the pc and want the best possible output quality for the internet radio station, (stratches and all) :-) I'm also wondering about how one would load games onto the pc if it doesnt have built in cd drives. Let alone install the operating system. Really appreciating your help with this. If you can recommend a soundcard that would be great. If you can recommend a case to take cd drives that would be great too. Once again, thanks for any help you can give me, H

Cazza_ 2 points 13 months ago

Ok, I do not really have much experiance with internet radio stations, but you are definitely right in thinking that you would need a soundcard for that. And yes for either 5.1 or 7.1 speakers are soundcard is definitely worth it. I was going to recommend any of the Asus soundcards, but they are more gaming orientated. As for loading games and the os, they just assume that nobody buys games on disc anymore, and that everyone can just buy the usb version of windows. For a case, what colour, do you want it to be silent, room for anything etc. :)

HorseMouth 1 point 13 months ago

Hi Cazza, thanks for your reply. I'm really not too worried about the colour but yes i would like it to have room for updating, memory expansion, dvd drives etc. As for the Asus soundcard would a game spec card cover my needs re music. if so i'd be quite happy with it. again if you can recommend anything i would be most grateful. thanks again, H

Cazza_ 1 point 13 months ago

http://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/wWNp99/aerocool-case-xpredatorx3devilr http://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/7f98TW/be-quiet-case-bgw02 two i found that stick out. As for the sound card really sorry but I as do not use one never had because i jsut use my mobo usb ports for usb headset, but i found this site http://www.triobest.com/5-best-soundcard-for-music-production/ maybe check out the ones there :) And yeah I am not sure about the asus whether it would cover your music needs.

Pyro2077 1 point 13 months ago

I really don't know anything about internet radio stations, but for outputting sound, a good DAC/AMP setup would most likely be better than a soundcard. Also, for loading games, physical PC games aren't that common, mostly they come through a Steam/Origin. As for the OS, it's a pretty simple matter to turn a USB into a bootable installer as long as you have access to a computer to do it on. All of that said, it never hurts to have an optical drive, so do what you think is best.

InvaderGir 2 points 13 months ago

Yes you can but I don't know much about them. You wont have to use an external CD drive as long as you have a USB drive to install your OS on. The disks that come with the parts usually have drivers on them but it's best just to download the drivers from the manufacturers website because the ones on the disks might be out of date.

Trav_X 1 point 13 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/hmymCy

Changed some stuff and personally made it better overall :)

jaydonsein 1 point 12 months ago

thanks buddy

matteolayo 1 point 13 months ago

Hello PcPP, I'm very new to building PC's and also very confused.

My main goal is to build myself a PC that can stream games at high quality (smoothly), and also be compatible with my Elgato capture card so I can stream from my Xbox as well. I was looking at this build and it's definitely in my price range. I really just want to comfortably stream on twitch with my webcam in the corner, and I want a nice and smooth experience for the person watching. I also want to be able to edit my videos and upload them to youtube

The problem is because I'm so unfamiliar with what each graphics card can do, and what each processor can do, I'm not sure I'm not exactly sure what I'm looking in the right direction. I'm sorry that I'm ridiculously noob to this environment.

I'm looking at alienware's website (don't ban me for mentioning them) and they have an Alienware Aurora with an i7 6700 and a geforce GTX 970. That runs around 1200 dollars. Between this build and the Alienware build, what makes this one so much better ? In my mind the i7 would be better for video editing and streaming (I think?)

Any help is greatly appreciated and thank you for your time.

LemonComputers 2 points 13 months ago

The problem is because I'm so unfamiliar with what each graphics card can do, and what each processor can do, I'm not sure I'm not exactly sure what I'm looking in the right direction. I'm sorry that I'm ridiculously noob to this environment.

The CPU and GPU in this build are good choices.

I'm looking at alienware's website (don't ban me for mentioning them) and they have an Alienware Aurora with an i7 6700 and a geforce GTX 970. That runs around 1200 dollars. Between this build and the Alienware build, what makes this one so much better ? In my mind the i7 would be better for video editing and streaming (I think?)

The CPU in this build is somewhat comparable to the one in that build, and the GPU in this build is more powerful. There are also probably numerous other differences too.

matteolayo 1 point 13 months ago

Thanks for the info, anyone else share their wisdom ?

Pyro2077 1 point 13 months ago

The Alienware is so expensive because it's an Alienware. The only game I've heard of the GTX 1070 not being able to run at 1440p/60fps/max settings is Crysis 3. The i5 is a great CPU, though you'd probably want an i7 if you're doing a lot of video editing (hyperthreading would help a bit with that). I've got an ASUS Z170 PRO GAMING myself, so I can vouch for the chipset.

Matthew83 1 point 13 months ago

I'd say this build is better because it includes a k processor, a Z motherboard, faster RAM, an ssd and a liquid cooler. Yes an i7 would be a little better for editing/rendering/streaming. If you wanted, you could swap the GPU in this build for a 1060, which is better than a 970, and upgrade the cpu to an i7. If it were my pc, I would keep the 1070 with the i5. It might take a little longer to edit and render videos, but the finished product will look better. Then in the future, if you feel like the i5 is holding you back, upgrade to the i7 6700k and sell your old i5. Also, smooth streaming is more dependent on your internet upload speed and stability than it is to your computers CPU.

Katherine1994 1 point 13 months ago
LemonComputers 1 point 13 months ago

Can somebody tell me if this case http://www.corsair.com/en-us/carbide-series-88r-microatx-mid-tower-case

Corsair Carbide Series 88R MicroATX Mid Tower Case and MSI Z170A SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard are not compatible.

LemonComputers 1 point 13 months ago

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB is a poor quality HDD from what I've heard. If anyone disagrees with this, please provide proof that disputes Backblaze's or the class action's data.

https://www.hbsslaw.com/cases/seagate

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3028981/storage/seagate-slapped-with-a-class-action-lawsuit-over-hard-drive-failure-rates.html

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/222267-seagate-faces-lawsuit-over-3tb-hard-drive-failure-rates

Basshead301 1 point 13 months ago

I have gigabit internet, should I get a wireless card or run an ethernet cable approximately 20-25 feet....if I should get a wireless card which one do you recommend?

LemonComputers 1 point 13 months ago

What's your budget for a wireless network adapter?

Basshead301 1 point 13 months ago

About 100...would probaly spend more if it got me faster speeds....also what router should I get....budget of 300 for a router

Basshead301 1 point 13 months ago

So are you saying wireless over wired?

StarBlazer457 2 points 13 months ago

Those are some of the best wireless routers. You can go the wired route if you want, those should have ethernet ports on them so you still use it wired and wirelessly. Hope I helped! :)

SpiderCenturion 1 point 13 months ago

Novice PC guy here...couple quick questions:

1) Building a PC for VR gaming (either CV1 Rift or HTC VIve) and for video editing (think 2 - 3 hour home movies). Is this build "elite" enough to get me a good long lasting build?

2) If I want sound through a headset, but sometimes speakers too, will I need a sound card for this build?

3) I have overclocked before and have anxiety doing it (lol), if I just leave the GPU as is, will it be enough for good VR performance?

4) I will have to use a Wifi connection rather than ethernet, this motherboard doesn't have Wifi built in does it?

InvaderGir 2 points 13 months ago

Building a PC for VR gaming (either CV1 Rift or HTC VIve) and for video editing (think 2 - 3 hour home movies). Is this build "elite" enough to get me a good long lasting build?

Yes it will, you could also go for an i7 to help with video editing but the i5 will work fine.

If I want sound through a headset, but sometimes speakers too, will I need a sound card for this build?

The motherboard comes with six audio ports at the back so you shouldn't need one.

I have overclocked before and have anxiety doing it (lol), if I just leave the GPU as is, will it be enough for good VR performance?

Yes the 1070 is more than enough for VR even without overclocking.

I will have to use a Wifi connection rather than ethernet, this motherboard doesn't have Wifi built in does it?

No, you will need either an external USB wifi adapter or an internal one.

SpiderCenturion 1 point 13 months ago

Thank you!

Pyro2077 1 point 13 months ago

Basically what InvaderGir said, except one thing (and this is because of personal bias)-- I would recommend a DAC/AMP setup and a good pair of headphones and a mic rather than a soundcard and a headset.

ThatStupidSodaJerk 1 point 13 months ago

Newbie here, Will this build be ok enough for streaming mostly csgo but maybe some overwatch? Will any of the other prebuilt ones do it? I'm trying to read around but im clueless and cant really afford to go extreamly insane crazy with the money. Also will these builds that have been posted they have no audio cards right? does that mean I cant use headphones or?

LemonComputers 1 point 13 months ago

Will this build be ok enough for streaming mostly csgo but maybe some overwatch?

Yes.

Will any of the other prebuilt ones do it?

Yes, but a custom built PC would totally beat a prebuilt PC.

I'm trying to read around but im clueless and cant really afford to go extreamly insane crazy with the money.

If this build doesn't fit in your budget, you can use a less expensive build. There are all kinds of varying budgets in the PC building world.

Also will these builds that have been posted they have no audio cards right? does that mean I cant use headphones or?

If you're talking about sound cards, they're not really necessary unless you want to do heavier or professional kind of audio, although I'm not very knowledgeable in this category.

Pyro2077 1 point 13 months ago

Modern motherboards have integrated soundcards. Most people want a discrete sound card for better quality and other features. It really depends on your needs/preference, but I am always a proponent of a DAC/AMP setup.

rivermotos 1 point 13 months ago

This is my first build, and I'm wondering 2 things: How do I install an Operating System on this? How do I connect a sound card? I hope you can get back quickly

InvaderGir 1 point 13 months ago

How do I install an Operating System on this?

You would need to install it via a USB 4GB or more. You could either buy the version that comes with a USB or do it yourself using Microsoft's media creation tool.

How do I connect a sound card?

You would connect it to an available PCI slot. This motherboard comes with onboard audio and six audio ports so you wouldn't need an internal sound card, but you can still get one if you want.

davisman 1 point 13 months ago

I'm new to computer building and I was curious why you would put a SSD and a disk hard drive on the same computer? Ive seen lots of builds with both and I was wonder what the pros and cons were of having both versus one or the other.

LemonComputers 2 points 13 months ago

An SSD is good as the boot and operating system drive. Having one will greatly increase the speed and performance of your computer. At the same time, an HDD is good for mass storage (generally anything over a terabyte or so).

davisman 1 point 13 months ago

Ok Thankyou!

LordVissie 1 point 13 months ago

I'm pretty new to hardware stuff, I like the build but I think the cooler is a bit overkill.

Or am I wrong here? :)

StarBlazer457 1 point 13 months ago

No, you are about right but really there is no such thing as overkill cooling. Lol. But it also depends on what you are doing.

LemonComputers 1 point 13 months ago

It's an excellent CPU cooler for this level of build, and while not being completely necessary, it's a very nice part to have.

StarBlazer457 1 point 13 months ago

Is there a difference between the 6600k and the 6600 non-k? Besides overclocking and would the i5 6500 be the better value over the 6600 non-k?

towerdivermp 2 points 13 months ago

The 6500 is more than enough to survive but a K will blow the 6500 out of the water when overclocked, as well as stay relevant longer. Also, In this case, the objective value of the 6500 is more than the 6600k, but the preference is worth the price

StarBlazer457 1 point 13 months ago

It's not the price of it, it's the price it's gonna be(91 TDP not OC) I started thinking if I'm gonna to do my build it's gonna add $200-600 more dollars a year to electricity. So I'm debating on it and the 6500 is only like 65 TDP that can make all the difference.

towerdivermp 1 point 13 months ago

I'm going to be honest, but I never thought about my power bill when picking my pc parts. I thought the difference was negligible, as my pc is "high end" and draws barley over 300 watts idle and about 500 under full load. To be honest, an overclocked GPU would be the bulk of the power draw.

To answer your question, I don't really know, but the 6500 has a better value than the 6600k overall .

StarBlazer457 1 point 13 months ago

Alright, thanks!

LemonComputers 3 points 13 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $328.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock Z170M Extreme4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $114.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $84.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Crucial MX300 525GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $119.99 @ Amazon
Storage Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.95 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card $396.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Deepcool DUKASE WHV2 ATX Mid Tower Case $46.74 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CXM 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus BW-16D1HT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $79.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1327.50
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-22 23:35 EDT-0400
davisman 1 point 13 months ago

Will this computer perform just as well if I only put a SSD in it? I would put a slightly larger one of course but I have no need for a 3TB hard drive.

StarBlazer457 1 point 13 months ago

You don't have to have a HDD if you can afford a larger SSD than that should be fine. :)

SoloMid 1 point 13 months ago

I'm a noob to computers but would this work with the asus gtx 1070 strix?

Pyro2077 1 point 13 months ago

As long as it fits the case (which it definitely should), pretty much any PCIe card is going to be compatible with this build.

bsalman 1 point 13 months ago

Never built a PC before, but I want to do this one. I like the parts, and that a video comes alongside it! Question: is this build powerful enough to stream with? I'd be playing League of Legends, Overwatch, and other similar competitive games while streaming to Twitch.

Thanks!

ElkSmash 1 point 13 months ago

Let me preface by saying this is my first time building a PC and I'm really excited! Watching the build video made this look like a piece of cake, but I've got a few questions if any of you veterans have some wisdom to impart.

  1. I've always heard talk about thermal paste and didn't see any mention of that in the build video. Is this something that's relevant to this build or something I can skip/opt out of?

  2. How future proof is this for future GPU upgrades? I feel pretty comfortable with the CPU overclocked, but if I plan on upgrading to a "1080 Titan" or whatever in the future for VR functionality, will I just be able to swap out the 1070 or is it a start from scratch situation?

I really appreciate your time if you get a chance to take a look at this post. Having a PC that can run almost everything at max without paying the egregious prices of prebuilt PC's has been a dream of mine forever and I'm stoked to give this a stab.

steve_y78 1 point 13 months ago

Other than gaming, would this build be good for graphics.... illustrator, photoshop, fusion 360?

jamingarner21 1 point 13 months ago

Questions 1) Can this build support streaming? 2) is there a way to have this built and sent to you?

LemonComputers 1 point 13 months ago

Questions 1) Can this build support streaming?

Yes.

2) is there a way to have this built and sent to you?

Yes, if you can find the right person to do it for you.

YaBoiJohnny 1 point 13 months ago

I really don't play a variety of games and don't really plan to download a lot of stuff. If I were to scrap the HD and upgrade the SSD while not skyrocketing the price, how many GBS should the SSD be?

LemonComputers 1 point 13 months ago

That completely depends on how much storage you need.

Scagnetty 1 point 13 months ago

Would it be worth it upgrading the 1070 to a 1080? Genuinely want to know, me being a pc build scrub lord and finally popping my cherry.

LemonComputers 1 point 13 months ago

If you have the extra money to spend, yes. Otherwise, no.

rmonsterz 1 point 13 months ago

I love the build and am planning on building this within the next few months as a first custom pc, but I'm really big on aesthetics and the minimal RGB lighting on the GPU isn't really tickling my fancy. Is there any else I can do to make the most of the side panel on case? (fans, ram, etc. lighting)

Also, I see people talking about the power supply and how it may not be able to get you the most out of the GPU. What would be the next best thing if that's the case? And, I plan on bumping the system to an i7 6700k, but is there anything else that may be upgraded as well so that I may get the most of everything? Also, I'm new to building computers and was just wondering about whether or not I'd have to get a some sort of wifi adapter? Not sure if the motherboard had one built on it.

LemonComputers 1 point 13 months ago

but I'm really big on aesthetics and the minimal RGB lighting on the GPU isn't really tickling my fancy.

You can use the Asus ROG STRIX GTX 1060 which has Aura RGB lighting functionality.

Is there any else I can do to make the most of the side panel on case? (fans, ram, etc. lighting)

Definitely add an NZXT Hue+ and maybe case fans like Corsair ML's or NZXT Aer's.

Also, I see people talking about the power supply and how it may not be able to get you the most out of the GPU.

The video card I recommended should go fine with the power supply in this build guide. The problem is that some video cards have higher wattages and exceed the wattage that the power supply can deliver or cut the buffer too close. Therefore you want to have a good amount of wattage buffer when picking a power supply.

And, I plan on bumping the system to an i7 6700k, but is there anything else that may be upgraded as well so that I may get the most of everything?

You can upgrade pretty much everything for better performance, but at some point it will exceed your budget...so what's your budget for your build?

Also, I'm new to building computers and was just wondering about whether or not I'd have to get a some sort of wifi adapter?

Since the motherboard doesn't have integrated wireless networking, you would need to add a wireless network adapter if you want to use wireless networking functionality. Otherwise, you don't need one. (Many people don't use wireless...)

Not sure if the motherboard had one built on it.

...It does not.

rmonsterz 1 point 13 months ago

Thanks for the reply! Really appreciate it!

Well, as for the graphics card I was kinda set on gigabytes 1070 as well as the motherboard selected in the build. As for the some lighting, I did run across NZXT's Hue+, but it does seem a little costly compared to some other cheaper options although they may not be as customizable. As for a budget, I really wanna get the important stuff out of the way and eventually work on the aesthetics. But one of my main concerns is if I were to stay with the same motherboard and graphics card and upgrade the i5 to an i7, would it be better for me to bump my power supply to a 750? Also, if I could go wired I would, but unfortunately I can't get any cords running to my room.

LemonComputers 1 point 13 months ago

Well, as for the graphics card I was kinda set on gigabytes 1070 as well as the motherboard selected in the build.

I thought you said...

but I'm really big on aesthetics and the minimal RGB lighting on the GPU isn't really tickling my fancy.

Anyways,

As for the some lighting, I did run across NZXT's Hue+, but it does seem a little costly compared to some other cheaper options although they may not be as customizable.

The NZXT Hue+ is a great choice and that would be my recommendation. Which other options are you looking at?

As for a budget, I really wanna get the important stuff out of the way and eventually work on the aesthetics. But one of my main concerns is if I were to stay with the same motherboard and graphics card and upgrade the i5 to an i7, would it be better for me to bump my power supply to a 750?

If doing so increases the wattage your PC uses to a considerable amount, then yes. You can create a parts list with your modifications and I'll check your wattage headroom with the power supply.

Also, if I could go wired I would, but unfortunately I can't get any cords running to my room.

Totally makes sense. In that case, you'll definitely need a wireless network adapter? What's your budget for one?

rmonsterz 1 point 13 months ago

Hahaha, I know I said that, but after thinking it over for a while I figured I should get the important stuff out of the way instead. And as for some other aesthetics, I found that I may just end up getting some lower end led strips at some point after the computer is built.

Anyway here's what I have so far. http://pcpartpicker.com/list/KZgK7h

Pretty much only thing different like I mentioned before was just a bump in the processor. And as for an SSD, I actually have a 500gb samsung 840 evo that I'm using currently that I'll end up reusing.

As for a wifi adapter budget, maybe like around 40-80 dollars. However, the cheaper the better and basically something that'll get me the most bang for my buck. But if you have one in my that you recommend that is out of that budget then by all means feel free to share it with me.

LemonComputers 1 point 13 months ago

Hahaha, I know I said that, but after thinking it over for a while I figured I should get the important stuff out of the way instead. And as for some other aesthetics, I found that I may just end up getting some lower end led strips at some point after the computer is built.

Which kind of cheaper LED strips are you planning on purchasing?

Anyway here's what I have so far. http://pcpartpicker.com/list/KZgK7h

Looks good to me!

As for a wifi adapter budget, maybe like around 40-80 dollars. However, the cheaper the better and basically something that'll get me the most bang for my buck. But if you have one in my that you recommend that is out of that budget then by all means feel free to share it with me.

At your budget, the Asus PCE-AC56 would be a good choice.

rmonsterz 1 point 13 months ago

One more thing! What would be an alternative motherboard that includes wifi and bluetooth that gets me the most bang for my buck?

MrSlick1015 1 point 13 months ago

Is it required for me to get the cooler if I am not planning on over clocking?

Dman123 2 points 13 months ago

If you get the i5-6600k, you'll need an aftermarket cooler of some sort (the K CPUs don't come with a stock cooler). A Hyper 212 EVO would suffice as a cheaper option, and you can do moderate OC with it just fine.

Or you could go for the cheaper i5-6500 and just use the stock heatsink. Good budget CPU, but if you have the funds, the i5-6600k is a little more "future proof", as you could overclock it down the line.

LemonComputers 0 points 13 months ago

No. The stock cooler should be sufficient if not overclocking.

Blitzkrieger 1 point 13 months ago

Hello i was wondering if this would be a good and sturdy machine. Look at it here

LemonComputers 1 point 13 months ago

It's a solid build, but I recommend posting in Parts List Opinions Wanted for part opinion requests in the future because more users will probably see it there.

CYJoshua042701 1 point 13 months ago

Nice Build Very Helpful THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!

Matthew111 1 point 13 months ago

what currency is this coz it says 1335 for me (New Zealand)

greylli 1 point 12 months ago

It should cost around 1,678.26 in New Zealand's currency.

PDBDinnertime 1 point 13 months ago

Hello,

First time builder here. Used this exact parts list, assembled everything this morning, and when I plug in to test I don't get any power. No fans moving, lights turning on, nothing. The GFCI did trip when I plugged in the monitor and PC.

Any help is appreciated. I'm new to this, so please let me know if any more information is needed to troubleshoot.

LemonComputers 1 point 13 months ago

Can you conduct a paperclip test to check your power supply?

IamSessy 1 point 13 months ago

Hello i love you build how is your CPU working work ?

LemonComputers 1 point 13 months ago

It's a great CPU, but I don't the staff have built this guide (yet).

anksuator 1 point 13 months ago

One suggestion I would make is to not use an ASUS motherboard. Any other main brand (MSI, Gigabyte, ASRock, etc..) should work better.

LemonComputers 1 point 13 months ago

How so?

jackamick 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

This is pretty much the same as my build, although I used a 212 instead. Will probably watercool eventually.

dannymalt 1 point 13 months ago

Any chance I could install Mac (Hackintosh) on this as well? Would be really cool to have this custom baller gamer PC + Mac in one device. Willing to change a few parts if needed.

Bape 1 point 13 months ago

Hi, i have slightly modified this build for my own preference. It is my first build so if anyone could point out any problems please help me know! Looking to play games such as ARMA 3/Bf1/other AAA games.

http://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/hwR3RG

Will be overclocking the i5 to about 4.3Ghz and potentially the GPU as well. Cheers

CoolCow247 1 point 13 months ago

Hey, I made a build like this but a bit less expensive. Let me know what you think! Also, the only weak point to me is the cooler but I have no idea where to get a better one..... PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $227.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $19.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $150.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston Savage 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $88.99 @ B&H
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 8GB AMP! Edition Video Card $418.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair 100R ATX Mid Tower Case $42.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $85.60 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1251.89
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1231.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-17 20:39 EDT-0400
LemonComputers 1 point 13 months ago

Your CPU cooler actually isn't bad, and is about comparable to the popular 212 EVO. The weakest part of your build would be the mediocre quality EVGA 600B power supply.

Matthew83 1 point 13 months ago

Is the EVGA less reliable, or just less efficient?

LemonComputers 1 point 13 months ago

EVGA as a whole is not a bad brand, but the 600B power supply in particular is mediocre and isn't as good as a competing Corsair CX650M.

CoolCow247 1 point 13 months ago

SO would you recommend that one instead?

LemonComputers 1 point 12 months ago

Yes.

Booper 1 point 13 months ago

rig #1

Cosemawn 1 point 13 months ago

I am new to building PC's, so forgive me if this is an obvious question. If I swapped the i5 for an i7-6700k, would it be advisable/necessary to switch any of the other parts?

*EDIT: I also don't intend to overlock it...

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

If you don't plan to OC, just grab a 6700.

Cosemawn 1 point 13 months ago

No need to select a different motherboard, can I ditch the extra cooling?

LemonComputers 1 point 13 months ago

Not if you're going to overclock...

Cosemawn 1 point 13 months ago

I don't plan on it, i suppose if i changed my mind down the road I could add the extra cooling. Thanks for the help.

LemonComputers 1 point 13 months ago

Nope, you don't need to change any other parts to upgrade to an i7.

rmonsterz 1 point 13 months ago

First custom based off this build. Help please!

https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/vYqqqs/first-custom-help

Gamingbull 1 point 13 months ago

So i am band new to building a gaming pc and stuff. so i am thinking can i buy this computer built already and sent to my house or do have to assemble everything?

LemonComputers 1 point 13 months ago

There are some community members that will build and ship a PC to you, as well as some professional services that do the same, but other than that it's a matter of selecting parts and building the PC yourself.

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block1 1 point 13 months ago

First computer I'm going to assemble, do I need thermal paste or whatever it's called? Also what tools will I need?

Dman123 1 point 13 months ago

You won't need thermal paste if your using H100i AIO cooler from this build. Most popular air coolers come with some as well (like the Hyper 212 EVO, Cryorig H7), but some opt to use Arctic Silver 5 instead, as it is somewhat higher quality paste.

LemonComputers 1 point 13 months ago

Thermal paste should be provided with the CPU cooler. You'll only need to purchase separate thermal paste if you want slightly better cooling performance, but that's not necessary.

madagaming111 1 point 13 months ago

All the haters you build a good PC on budget that performs well

InfernalSin 1 point 13 months ago

Is this all I need (For the tower. I know about monitor, keyboard, mouse, external devices, etc.) or do I need case fans or anything like that? should I get thermal paste? I'm building a pc soon and I want to make sure I don't mess It up if i'm getting an expensive pc.

gorbsmalorbs 1 point 13 months ago

I think the hard drive doesn't need to be 3TB. Everyone I know only needs 1TB. Also, the GTX 1070 is very pricy. $400? I can get a card that good for $300. Even a 1060 6GB VRAM for $200. Other than those, this build is perfecto!

LemonComputers 1 point 13 months ago

You might not need 3 TB of storage, but many people do.

Dman123 1 point 13 months ago

Yeah, everyone's storage needs will vary. I won't even need a hard drive whatsoever, as the only data files I store are some MP3's that are on a WD 1 TB external hard drive. In that case, a 500 GB SSD should be more than enough to start with.

But if you need at least 1 TB for storage, get a hard drive, as 1 TB SSDs aren't worth it for data storage.

anishyasa 1 point 13 months ago

Can this run games in 1440p at 60 fps?

grachi365 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

yes, absolutely , if you check my build I have on here I have pretty much the exact same build. You will get 60fps easily on High and even Ultra on most games.

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Hey, as long as you have the Newegg SuperCombos...

Eggcelent Gaming Build

chrisvdb85 1 point 13 months ago

I'm probably missing something, but how did you install the OS without an optical drive?

ThoughtA staff 1 point 13 months ago

You can use a USB drive to install the OS.

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Dman123 1 point 13 months ago

Oh ok, sorry didn't know that :-)

ajstnizzle 1 point 13 months ago

Can this handle Overwatch on best settings at 60fps or more? Or even games like We Happy Few? How powerful is this build? I've never built a PC before, and I am considering doing this because I've gotten into hardcore gaming and I need something powerful without spending thousands of dollars, is this that machine?

grachi365 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

I run Overwatch at 2560x1440, everything on Ultra settings except for post-processing effects and fog on Low, and I don't dip under 120 FPS. So yes, i5 6600k and GTX 1070 will easily do what you are asking. You could probably even run on Epic settings and still get above 60fps.

Atomic_Ram 1 point 12 months ago

I made a list with a similar budget and wanted your guy's input on it http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Atomic_Ram/saved/ghKBmG

I got the "Incompatibilty Notes" thing to pop up for the GPU but it's only 4mm longer than the suggested "294mm". Should I select a different graphics card or will I be fine w/ the current one now?

LemonComputers 2 points 12 months ago

Looks good except the EVGA SuperNOVA NEX PSU. You should replace it with a G2 instead.

Atomic_Ram 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks for the recommendation. Quick question, what's the difference between the G1 and G2 for the EVGA power supply. Is it the warranty life?

LemonComputers 1 point 12 months ago

The G2 is a much better quality power supply than the G1.

Mankiller1855 1 point 12 months ago

Why did you go with such high end cooler if ur not going with an i7? you don't need such good cooling for such a moderate CPU.

Loganed16 1 point 12 months ago

I'm just getting into PC gaming and I have a limited budget (below $1400). This build looks good and I don't want to order a pre-built PC to save as much money as possible. I've heard of overclocking but I am not sure how complicated it is and if it will be worth it. I'm also not quite sure as to how. Would it just be better to get an I5 6600 locked and save money on the cooling system and on the CPU as well. I would like the build to last me a decent amount of time so I'm not sure if overclocking it would extend the life of the PC. Any advice and/or tips are greatly appreciated!

LemonComputers 1 point 12 months ago

Overclocking is the process of increasing the clock speed of your processor for extra performance. Overclocking does not increase or extend the lifespan of your computer. Overclocking does shorten the lifespan of your computer to a slight extent but it will be obsolete anyway by that time.

elijahjustin 1 point 12 months ago

can this build handle league or overwatch streaming on twitch?

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Easily.

maxman1830 1 point 12 months ago

Not bad at all. Feature more of your builds like this!

jasonmoises29 1 point 12 months ago

What do you guys think about my build http://pcpartpicker.com/list/nzyVBP please respond

LemonComputers 1 point 12 months ago
  • The EVGA SuperNOVA NEX is a mediocre power supply and should be replaced with a G2 or RMx.
  • Just don't get McAfee. It is a terrible antivirus.
Musu123 1 point 12 months ago

Im looking to get this build but I have some questions

  • The liquid cooler is that good? I really prefer the air coolers, im looking to get the Noctua nh-u14s
  • Why you selected that ram? Because the low price? idk anything about ram :v
LemonComputers 1 point 12 months ago

The liquid cooler is that good? I really prefer the air coolers, im looking to get the Noctua nh-u14s

Yes.

Why you selected that ram? Because the low price? idk anything about ram :v

The parametric filter selected the RAM because it's the cheapest compatible kit that fits within the specified criteria.

coolwhip27 1 point 12 months ago

no its not that good man.. the Noctua DH-14 actually cools better than the h105 by 4c and costs over 30$ less. A lot don't understand that you don't NEED watercoolers for efficient cpu cooling.. having an air cooler also comes with the advantage of not having to worry about leaking.. The ram type you pick has to be compatible with the motherboard you choose and if you click a motherboard on here it will tell you what type of ram and the speed it supports for that type ( it says it somewhere on the left section of the page)... examples of ram speeds : 2400,3000,3200 etc.. the higher it is the faster it is lol... btw heres a link to a build that I made that costs 80$ less than this one and would be 150$ less if you remove the ssd, add a WD 1TB CAVIAR BLUE HDD and has basically the same specs...(a little better even) - https://pcpartpicker.com/user/coolwhip27/saved/#view=dRQZLk

source for benchmarks of cooling : http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2244713/corsair-h75-intel-4790k-clocked-cool.html (look at bottom of thread for benchmarks)

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Musu123 1 point 12 months ago

This is my build http://pcpartpicker.com/list/d222r7 Any suggestions?

The case is the best I can get for the price in my homeland :`v I think I will get the cheaper SSD in black friday

LemonComputers 1 point 12 months ago

Nope. Looks good to me.

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

I'd go with a 2 x 4GB RAM kit just for OCD and symmetry, but that doesn't really matter.

Looks good to me as well.

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

I know that AMD's processors and sockets are pretty old now... But what about an Ultimate AMD Build?

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

We will likely revisit them when Zen is released next quarter.

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Ok. Cool.

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Also, a bit random, but is Peppermint Filling next in line on the feature list? ;-)

LemonComputers 1 point 12 months ago

As far as I know, the best performing AMD processor is the FX-9590 which is extremely hot for its performance. I'd say AMD's processors aren't really worth considering for ultimate or high end builds until Zen is released.

iLLixer404 1 point 12 months ago
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Shals0686 1 point 12 months ago

Hi I really appreciate this build guide and plan on getting all the parts and building it myself soon but I have a few questions. Due to my current residence downloading games while not impossible will only be available to me between two and eight in the morning since thats when my satellite internet uses its extra data limit. So i would like to know if I really needed too if i could have a disk drive in this build as well also what disk drive would best fit this build. Wired interent also really is not an option either so could you reccomend the part i would need for a good wifi adaptor or whatever it is I need to use wireless internet? I apologize for my ignorance on all this right now but a reply would be greatly appreciated once again thanks for making this guide its been very helpful.

LemonComputers 1 point 12 months ago

So i would like to know if I really needed too if i could have a disk drive in this build as well also what disk drive would best fit this build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $240.98 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $104.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard *Asus Z170-E ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $109.99 @ Amazon
Memory *GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $69.89 @ OutletPC
Storage *Mushkin ECO3 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $104.99 @ Newegg
Storage *Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $84.80 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card $408.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply *SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $76.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1205.51
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-29 17:27 EDT-0400

Wired interent also really is not an option either so could you reccomend the part i would need for a good wifi adaptor or whatever it is I need to use wireless internet?

Asus PCE-AC68 or AC-88 are good choices depending on your budget.

ZowieBlaze 1 point 12 months ago

Hello! My laptop is currently wearing out on me, so I decided to give a shot at building a computer that can support my gaming and art habits. I'm absolutely clueless about it, though, so a friend recommended me to this website. Do these build guides include all of the required parts for building a computer, or are there pieces left out?

And are the "completed builds" generally complete, as well (as it seems they are made by other customers, and not by the site). Thank you!

luffyaraujo 1 point 12 months ago

1) Yes, you will get a fully functional build with this guide, just make sure you get yourself a Keyboard, mouse and monitor that fit your needs.

2) The completed builds are from the users, you can read the descriptions, check the most relevant ones, etc.

oldflyguy 1 point 12 months ago

Is there a wireless module you can suggest that would work with this. Very interested in building it but have no direct connection available where I would be placing it...

Thanks!

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Personally, I'd look towards powerline (if your situation allows) as it is a superior option to wireless.

oldflyguy 1 point 12 months ago

I think I'm OK with that - AC nearby? If so, what would you suggest that would work with that case. Or is it an outboard type thing?

Again, thanks!

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Best bet would be to ask on the forums for specific models for varying internet speeds. All the major modem/router companies should have an offering.

oldflyguy 1 point 12 months ago

Never mind! Got it.

matteolayo 1 point 12 months ago

Hey friends, I plan on running with this build, however I'm far too new to the scene to be overclocking responsibly. I do however plan on doing some video editing and want a rig that can handle this. I gathered that buying an i7-6700k would be a better bet for me. With that being said, is there anything from this build I can now 'cheapen' out on. Or do you recommend that I stick with the liquid cooler and everything else already in the build ? Also is there anything I need to upgrade in order to run the i7 ?

tl;dr I ain't overclocking, what do

LeoMiami 1 point 12 months ago

sorry man, this is way better for $25 more....

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/gQ3vZ8

johnhyungoh 1 point 12 months ago

Hey manirelli,

I recently built my PC with slight variations made in regards to this build guide. It's working fantastic and I want to thank you for this awesome writeup!

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Awesome! Have fun with your new build.

RolloutG 1 point 12 months ago

I am interested in building this machine, but I was wondering if there was any changes I could make so it could run Sony Vegas/AfterEffects good and be able to render stuff quickly. Thanks.

RolloutG 1 point 12 months ago

And if there is anything to knock down the price in any way, perhaps there is something listed that can easily be replaced with something else with a lower cost but same effect.

DCox88 1 point 12 months ago

I would advise getting the SSD in a 240GB size. 480GB is quite a lot, and outside of booting the OS and a few choice programs, a HDD will be fine

krabos 1 point 12 months ago

Hello, and thank you for the excellent build, i just have one question, is it require or 'best practise' to apply Thermal Paste on the cpu installation or it's not needed any more?

LemonComputers 1 point 12 months ago

Thermal paste is still needed but these days thermal paste is often provided with either your processor or your CPU cooler.

tangzhnju 1 point 12 months ago

It's very help. Thanks!

AndrewWaples1 1 point 12 months ago

Does the motherboard support wifi? What equipment do I need in order to build this? Note: I don't plan on overclocking this build, I also need every type of part under the sun. So, that includes: monitor, keyboard, etc, etc... is overclocking hard?

LemonComputers 1 point 12 months ago

Does the motherboard support wifi?

It does not have integrated wireless networking but you can add a wireless network adapter if you want to use wireless.

Note: I don't plan on overclocking this build, I also need every type of part under the sun. So, that includes: monitor, keyboard, etc, etc...

What's your budget for the peripherals?

is overclocking hard?

Depends on your overclocking goals and experience.

AndrewWaples1 1 point 12 months ago

Max? $1500ish

LemonComputers 1 point 12 months ago

For just peripherals?

AndrewWaples1 1 point 12 months ago

That budget meant for everything. So that includes: pc, parts, monitor, peripherals, etc etc

melloke 1 point 12 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/hNKvZ8

What do you guys think of this variation for my very first build?

LemonComputers 1 point 12 months ago

Looks good.

Beb 1 point 12 months ago

Would it be ok to upgrade to an i7? Or at this point, would it just be overkill in this build?

LemonComputers 1 point 12 months ago

Yes, it would definitely be OK, as long as the i7 in question is Skylake (otherwise you'd need to change the motherboard), but the extra performance benefit may not be worth the extra cost. An i5 is already enough for most games.

Pulk87 1 point 12 months ago

Is this build good for 4k gaming?

Marnez 1 point 12 months ago

Can somebody please answer these questions I have about the build?

1) Would it be possible to replace the liquid cooler with a Cryorig H5 (https://www.amazon.com/CRYORIG-Ultimate-Tower-Cooler-Intel/dp/B0154AXB4C/?tag=logicaincrem-20) and maintain good overclocking speeds?

2) Is the 550W power supply enough? Since I'll be getting this cheaper 1TB HDD that fits my needs (https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Internal-ST1000DM003/dp/B005T3GRNW/?tag=logicaincrem-20), with the money saved from the cheaper HDD and cheaper cooling, would you recommend getting a higher wattage power supply like 660W or even 750W? I plan on overclocking the Video Card as well if possible.

Other than the cooler and power supply concerns, this build is a dream come true! I can't wait to start buying the parts.

Thank you.

LemonComputers 1 point 12 months ago

1) Would it be possible to replace the liquid cooler with a Cryorig H5 (https://www.amazon.com/CRYORIG-Ultimate-Tower-Cooler-Intel/dp/B0154AXB4C/?tag=logicaincrem-20) and maintain good overclocking speeds?

That would depend.

2) Is the 550W power supply enough? Since I'll be getting this cheaper 1TB HDD that fits my needs (https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Internal-ST1000DM003/dp/B005T3GRNW/?tag=logicaincrem-20), with the money saved from the cheaper HDD and cheaper cooling, would you recommend getting a higher wattage power supply like 660W or even 750W? I plan on overclocking the Video Card as well if possible.

Can you make a parts list with your new parts?

Marnez 1 point 12 months ago

Yes, thank you.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU *Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $236.98 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler *CRYORIG H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler $46.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard *Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $151.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory *PNY Anarchy 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $84.37 @ Amazon
Storage *Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $157.30 @ Newegg
Storage *Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card *Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card $409.98 @ Newegg
Case *Corsair Carbide 400C ATX Mid Tower Case $87.49 @ Newegg
Power Supply *EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1329.47
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $1284.47
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-04 02:07 EDT-0400
LemonComputers 1 point 12 months ago

Your current PSU in your list is plenty enough.

Samwise_Gamgee 1 point 12 months ago

Will this list work? This will be my first build, thank you. http://pcpartpicker.com/list/g3H64C

Mighty_Duck 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Hi all. As i live in the UK does anyone know anywhere we I could purchase these parts either in the UK or abroad without a crazy postage ?

MasterofTag 1 point 12 months ago

Wow do you really need 3TB of hard drive space? Theres already an SSD in there and if I was spending that much on a hard drive i'd have two 1TB drives in raid.

assortednoise 1 point 12 months ago

For those who built this computer - did you use standoff screws when mounting the motherboard? I only received 1 motherboard standoff screw with the case. I installed the motherboard on the raised pegs that were already inside the case but the screws pop off the bottom edge of the motherboard.

PrinceCadance 1 point 12 months ago

Would the following swap be acceptable?: CPU: Core i7-6700K Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

I would want to overclock the cpu, would this cooler be sufficient, and would the current power supply included in this build list be sufficient? I don't mind if this cooler runs louder, I just need to know it will keep it cool enough even when overclocked. thanks

Also, any way I could edit the build to add in an optical drive? I would prefer to have a bluray/dvd/cd drive but this case isn't compatible with optical. any suggestions?

Urbantech-Kyle 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

If you want to swap the cooler try to go with a more quality one such as the corsair H60. Also the swap would be great if you want the 6700k.

PrinceCadance 1 point 12 months ago

Would that cooler be able to cool and i7 overclocked?

Urbantech-Kyle 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

With the cooler I recommended, you will be able for a 4.3, 4.4, maybe up to a 4.5 overclock.

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Would the following swap be acceptable?: CPU: Core i7-6700K Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

Yes it would, but if you are staying air cooled in that price range the Cryorig H7 is better than the 212 Evo. It is also $30.

Also, any way I could edit the build to add in an optical drive? I would prefer to have a bluray/dvd/cd drive but this case isn't compatible with optical. any suggestions?

You can make your own parts list with the parts included, add an optical drive before the case and if you have compatibility mode selected it will only show you cases that will work with these parts+an optical drive. That way you can choose the case you want on looks/features/price.

PrinceCadance 1 point 12 months ago

Will the Cryorig H7 be able to handle overclocking? I am looking for a lower price thats all

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

The Cryorig H7 is basically a better performing Hyper 212 Evo

PrinceCadance 1 point 12 months ago

but can it handle overclocked i7? I don't know a lot about the coolers :s

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

I have been running an overclocked i7 on a Cooler Master V8 GTS for 2 years with great temps and an absolute sickening amount of gaming lol.

The V8 GTS and Cryorig H7 are similar so I say yes.

Amazing-Tater 1 point 12 months ago

Im wondering if i can use a different power supply, and tower from my dad's old computer . Im asking this because it has floppy disc drives. Will that affect the capacity of parts inside the pc, or should i just buy a new tower???

arts1000 1 point 12 months ago

HI ...................... After two years limping along with bootcamp windows I knew it was time . Thanks Manielli for publishing this build ..... it will be my first as I wait now for my treasures to arrive . Question : Is there any workaround to plug an " Apple Cinema Display " into this PC build. I have done all the scouring I can manage and just come away empty handed . Will need to upgrade soon in any case . ...............................

Skinny_Panda 1 point 12 months ago

Hi, can I use i7-6700k for this build?

Skinny_Panda 1 point 12 months ago

And one more question. This is gonna be my first build. How can I install operating system without optical drive?

Urbantech-Kyle 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT0KFR09Svc watch this for a tutorial.

Yes you can change i a i7 6700k

Skinny_Panda 1 point 12 months ago

Thank you

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Windows sells OS' on USB drives now. Paired with a good SSD/USB 3.0 total system install time takes ~7 minutes. It is wonderful.

SpicyCat69 1 point 12 months ago

this is a dope build... what do you guys think of my parts list though? i dont know if its over kill you know? 6600k vs 6700k, gtx1070vs1060 kinda thing im stressin on.

Slurth 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Honestly I think an H100i is a bit overkill for this system, it would save you quite a bit of money if you got a cheaper CPU cooler and you didn't overclock as heavily. Other than this is a great build.

hunttter 1 point 12 months ago

so i know this is kind of typical but im having a really hard time trying to decide what to use for a build. if anybody could help me out that would be terrific. so i have around a 1200 - 1300 flexible budget. i would like to be able to run AAA games along with the smaller ones like csgo and dayz and etc. if at all possible i would like to be able to comfortably play these games at 1440 but 1080 is fine too. id like to stay away from water cooling considering im not at all capable of fixing something if it were to break. if somebody could explain to me what 'overclocking' is aswell and why everybody talks about it so much. please link me or comment back if you can help me at all, thanks so much(:

Fruspus 1 point 12 months ago

Hey, I am pretty a complete noob to this so if my question is stupid feel free to tell me. With that said I have one question.

I want a better power supply, could I use a 650-750W power supply instead? Thanks!

zelifcam 1 point 12 months ago

Could I use my existing Corsair CX750 Builder Series ATX 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Power Supply in place of this?

Also, would this system run Battlefield 1 well?

Tr8rJoe 1 point 12 months ago

Just an FYI for the MOBO Parametric filter: You chose (and used) the Fatal1ty Asrock board in this build which is Crossfire but not SLI compatible. There are a lot of boards that are similar build quality which are SLI compatible. This will not be important when you purchase but it just may be awesome to have a year or two after you've built it.

Other than that, I love this build and will be using the basic foundation for my own. Thank you!

PrinceCadance 1 point 12 months ago

What would you recommend for a monitor? Looking for a under 600$ budget.

InvaderGir 1 point 12 months ago

This Dell is pretty good.

mrgraysen 1 point 12 months ago

would this be overkill for world of warcraft on max settings? i'm looking to purchase and build in the next couple weeks.

InvaderGir 1 point 12 months ago

It's a bit overkill for WoW. This would probably be best - Link

Skinny_Panda 1 point 12 months ago

Do I need sound card and wireless/wired network adapter for this build?

InvaderGir 1 point 12 months ago

The motherboard has a built in sound card.

It has wired support through Ethernet but no wireless. You could install a WIfi adapter into one of the free slots on the motherboard.

Skinny_Panda 1 point 12 months ago

Thank you

SquigChicken 1 point 12 months ago

2 Questions and thanks in advance!

1: Will I need any extra fans?

2: Is the power supply enough? I've seen some concern.

InvaderGir 2 points 12 months ago
  1. No, you shouldn't.

  2. Yes, if you are not planning on using multiple GPU's, but you can always get a bigger one instead.

Blakerzzz 1 point 12 months ago

Ok, So this will possibly be the first PC I will be building. So I have a few questions : 1. How do you install the windows software onto the hard drive/ssd when it is completely blank? 2. Also do you need water cooling for this? Thanks, Blake!

InvaderGir 1 point 12 months ago
  1. You use Microsoft's installation media to download windows onto a USB drive, then use that to install windows onto the new pc.

  2. No. You can get an air cooler instead.

partpicks 1 point 12 months ago

What tools do I need to build this PC? This will be my first build.

InvaderGir 1 point 12 months ago

Mainly just a screwdriver but you can check out this video on other useful items to have.

MinnesotaSteve 1 point 12 months ago

Does this build support having a second monitor for keeping other apps open (Twitch, etc.)?

InvaderGir 1 point 12 months ago

Yes, just plug it into a compatible port on your GPU.

CardinalJake 1 point 12 months ago

May I recommend that you add a small tube of thermal paste to the list? I dunno, I always freak out about safety lol

Plexol 1 point 12 months ago

Is it possible for you to benchmark the CPU and tell us what the statistics are for this build? Personally I think you can lower the RAM to only 8GB as most games will only require 8GB, unless of course your wanting to play VR games. The build overall though is very well designed and i would recommend anyone who doesn't know much on custom builds, buy this pre-set.

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

On a higher end gaming machine I would absolutely recommend going to 16GB. For example, I was playing Infinite Warfare the other day and the game along was pushing 11GB.

Plexol 1 point 11 months ago

A good point you have, however it also depends on the video settings in game. Low to Medium settings I would recommend only 8GB required. Today the games are starting to be 60 Fps in video processing so yes, High video settings i would recommend upgrading to 16GB. Bringing up early access games, if you want to play them i would recommend at least 16GB before buying them as they are of course in "Early Access" or open beta stages, and warn you of possible stability issues, but 8GB should still be good. So yes 16GB is good but if your new to gaming and do not have a good budget i would lower to 8GB, because MOST games today only require 8GB of RAM.

svrtalkad 1 point 12 months ago

What are alternatives to the Video Card, Toshiba Internal Hard Drive, and the CPU Cooler? Preferably cheaper components of those and a Video Card that's below $200 CAD.

jwaxeman 1 point 12 months ago

If I end up ordering in, say, a week or two (going to be away for Thanksgiving, don't want parts shipping while i'm gone) will Newegg and NCIX still have the convenient bundles, or do they stop selling those after a time?

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Generally the bundles stay up for quite a while. That being said, they are obviously in charge of running the deals/combos and can end them at any time.

jwaxeman 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks. I was waiting for a build like this in my $1,000-ish price range because you included the awesome build video, which I need because I'm so new to building! Fingers crossed that I can make an order in a week or two.

Shadowriser609 1 point 12 months ago

I have a question. I am putting together a build very similar to this but different CPU, Cooler, Case, PSU, and MB. This is the link for reference http://pcpartpicker.com/list/6BHYLD. My question is about the SSD port in the case. Where is it. I have no clue what so ever about it.

Sonic12310PlaysMC 1 point 12 months ago

What would the SSD be for, would it be were the OS will be at and computer files and the other harddrive is for Gaming files, Documents, and other stuff is that what is for or what?

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

OS and commonly used games/programs.

arbitdudi 1 point 12 months ago

Hello. I am a complete noob, looking to build my first PC. Most of my time on this PC would be to 1. Try VR gaming. Complete starter here as well. 2. I am trying to go into GPU programming with CUDA. So need suggestion if this good for some video or image processing. I have some OpenCV experience but it was on my laptop. 3. Try some intensive computing, putting virtual machines on top and creating a virtual cluster. I haven't figured out everything, but some data intensive calculations.

I am looking to spend around this built range, won't mind in spending couple of hundred more. I may have to squeeze a monitor too. Any input is appreciated. Thank you very much for your time.

arts1000 1 point 12 months ago

I just finished putting this build together ( first one ) ........ but not before many hours of frustration . A whole day on a power finicky switch .I got that working with a hot wire technique but the computer had yet another idea in store . I finally figured out the GPU is a problem . Each time I add it to the build I get nothing on screen . The cart itself fires up in a j theatrical sort of way but refuses to fire up the monitor . If I remover the card the on-board vid jumps to attention . ................... I updated the drivers on the board . Tried to install the cards drivers as well but ..no card means no install . No chicken No egg . I have read a thousand pages on the net and it seems as ever an endless configuration of angles ( problem solving ) . What I really need is a second computer for testing . I think its a must . This stabbing around in the dark is a true slog. Perhaps the the Card is faulty . I read that it happen often ..... The parts that are working are a please for sure .

JakeKing 1 point 12 months ago

How do u use an antistatic wrist strap

Plexol 1 point 11 months ago

You put the wrist strap on and put one clip to the computer case. If you have a anti-static mat then you put one clip to the computer and one to your anti-static mat.

JakeKing 1 point 11 months ago

you can put the elegator clip in the psu too and plug it in the wall but turned off! thx any way

ten8yp 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Sorry but this build is so vanilla and the GPU is overpriced for the machine. Still dont get how this is the featured build compared to some of the beautiful ones I've seen recently. Nothing personal and I hope my opinion doesn't offend. I am rather partial to that motherboard/CPU combo though. You like it? I've been thinking I wish I had gone with the Sabertooth S.

sevenpsths 1 point 12 months ago

Hi, I am really new to computers and parts, but I am assuming that if we originally use this build, we can always upgrade the parts if we have the money? ie get a better graphics card.

Also, is the price displayed the Australian price or do we need to convert this?

Plexol 1 point 11 months ago

Yes, you can upgrade any parts if there compatible. The RAM is perfectly fine, however if you are wanting to upgrade; the mother board supports up to 64GB of RAM and can hold 4 RAM Chips, he only has 2 RAM Chips that equal 16GB (2 x 8) of RAM. So buy 2 more of the EXACT same RAM chips and install them.

jmiller459 1 point 12 months ago

Is this the original SSD from the build video? I thought the video showed a Kingston....and now it's ADATA which is $$$

Any idea what the Kingston was?

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

The SSD is on a parametric filter and automatically selects the least expensive model based on our set criteria. It may be a different model but the process is the same.

tidus2013 1 point 12 months ago

very new to this website and was wondering if someone would give me pointers because i really like this build just need more explanation if you can

Skinny_Panda 1 point 12 months ago

Can I install optical drive on corsair carbide 400c white mid tower case? Thank you

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Nope. The case does not have any external 5.25" drive bays.

Skinny_Panda 1 point 11 months ago

Thanks

Bomcjoe1 1 point 11 months ago

Hi, relatively new pc builder here. I was wondering if this config would work well? http://pcpartpicker.com/list/tbvvqk Any suggestions on how to make it better, cheaper, etc? Thanks in advance!

adamSNMN 1 point 11 months ago

Thanks for this really helpful video - was my first time building so was really useful to have this to go on, and gave real confidence that what you thought you should do is the right thing, and what order to do it in - thank you!

Just a suggestion that if you do a video some of the 'obvious' things for experienced builders weren't pointed out for us newbies (such as actually putting the power shroud back on!) and picking the right standoffs for the liquid cooler (I put the wrong ones on, and couldn't get the thumbscrews to take, which lent to some awkward unscrewing and replacement late in the build!) I was also super paranoid the slots were in different places since the motherboard suggestion changed so I was checking the MSI manual against what you were showing the whole time!

Bronkiin 1 point 11 months ago

If you follow up the "Novatech" links the prices are different...

lifeforceprime 1 point 11 months ago

How efficient would this build be for Streaming/Recording gameplay?

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 1 point 11 months ago
alexanderkick 1 point 11 months ago

Why is the Newegg black combo deal a little more expensive than the white? The cost of the ram for each is different by a few dollars but the total difference is ~$70. This is dont understand.

jasonmoises29 1 point 11 months ago

Which Windows 10 should i pick cause i am confused

qqwtf 1 point 11 months ago

Hey, I assembled this build but I am running into a significant issue that prevents me from installing Windows 7 on it. I've talked with numerous Microsoft support agents over the phone and through an online chat with no luck. I already made a troubleshooting thread regarding it but I'd appreciate if anyone experienced with this build can offer some insight: http://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/196230-installing-windows-7-a-required-cddvd-drive-device-driver-is-missing

For further information, I put together the PC and I'm booting from a USB 3.0 bootable flash drive, although I didn't install any drivers beforehand (I wasn't told I was needed to?) According to the error, that is the issue - but according to Microsoft, it is something entirely different. (They think my motherboard is compromised even though there are no red status LED's going off that would indicate failure in a particular area - the green LED that indicates the motherboard is receiving power is lit, and the BIOS settings show up whenever I turn on the PC) I think my motherboard is fine, and if that is the case: any ideas?

Gluedog 1 point 11 months ago

I'm new to building and this looks like a great starter build for me. Anything else I need to buy such as cables, case fans, ect...?

I heard you need OS? Will I need to get an optical drive?

lifeforceprime 1 point 11 months ago

I am a little confused on buying the parts. Is the build centered around the parts showed in the parts list.

Example for the SSD it shows the 480GB - 10TB is the build centered around the 480GB SSD or is it simply a pick and choose for whatever you want?

Sorry if hard to explain XD

RYANITE 1 point 11 months ago

Is this everything I will need? Is it all compatible? Will it run well?

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Other than an OS this has everything you need, is compatible, and will easily handle AAA games.

Gluedog 1 point 11 months ago

Can I use the EVGA supernova power supply for this?

johnharwell1 1 point 11 months ago

Is there a place where i can put a disc drive in this build if i get a disc version of Windows?

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

This case does not support an optical drive but if you are just installing windows you can hook it up outside the case and remove it after the install.

FutureTrunks 1 point 11 months ago

Does this build need a wifi adapter? and OS? sorry im new to pc's and was thinking of building my just like this.

SaschaSmash 1 point 11 months ago

Hi, since I'm a newbie in the glorious pc master race I thought about getting this one as a starter. I heard only good about the parts and the price is just right for me, but is it possible to change the case? I would like to have an optical drive, but I'm afraid that other cases won't be compatible with the specs.. Can anybody recommend a good looking case, which fits the rest? Also, would it make big differences when building the pc? It will be my first time and I wouldn't be able to follow the tutorial video..

Hope you will be able to help a noob in need! ;)

Edit: Also I'm from Germany and when I switched to the German page, some parts changed and it became more expensive :(

Changes: Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 to MSI Z170A SLI ATX LGA1151 Memory: Team Elite Plus 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 to Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Storage: Sandisk Ultra II 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive to Silicon Power S60 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Does this changes anything?

MachaAnu 1 point 11 months ago

I was sent here by a friend who ultimately will be building this pc Im building. I know really next to nothing about building a pc but All I really wanna know is will this build Run Witcher 3, Dragon Age Inquisition, Mass Effect Andromeda, Civ VI, Mirrors Edge and all the newer higher quality type games. Preferably in ultra?. So that I know before I even start purchasing the parts heh. Does anyone know. Sorry for the noob like question.

Dill-Doog 1 point 11 months ago

Hey can somebody help me, or just give me some advice on my first pic build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $190.99 @ SuperBiiz
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $6.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard *Gigabyte GA-H170-GAMING 3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $80.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $94.99 @ Newegg
Storage *ADATA Ultimate SU800 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage *Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $56.00 @ Amazon
Video Card *Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB WINDFORCE OC 6G Video Card $234.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Noctis 450 ATX Mid Tower Case $130.72 @ Amazon
Power Supply *SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $62.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor Asus VS247H-P 23.6" 1920x1080 Monitor $124.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Redragon S101 Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $28.46 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1128.98
Mail-in rebates -$57.00
Total $1071.98
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-29 13:50 EST-0500
Dill-Doog 1 point 11 months ago

I would like to play games like ark, terraria, planet coaster, and other games with the better settings.

Dill-Doog 1 point 11 months ago

I have never had a pc before, I've only ever owned a console. But I'd like to join the master race

Gluedog 1 point 11 months ago

Can I still use the gigabyte motherboard and sport lt ram you listed earlier while still following your video guide exactly?

Also is the gig mobo still good?

epicunicornpro 1 point 11 months ago

I'm new to this whole build your own PC thing. I would like to know if there are any downgrades I could do for cost. The price is ok but if something is not necessary with all things considered then It would be nice to know. Thanks

CarpetShark2 1 point 11 months ago

Your video was excellent and contained the perfect level of detail. One minor addition - if you are using only a single GPU, and the "SeaSonic G-750 SSR-750RM 750W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply", the additional PCI-E power connector was not required.

Lastly, the chassis fan cable was only barely long enough to reach behind the motherboard around to the CHA3 header. Unfortunately it makes the cable management on the backside of the case less pretty.

RYANITE 1 point 11 months ago

The parts keep changing, Why?

RYANITE 1 point 11 months ago

For the case it gives me the option of white or black, are they different? Which one should i get for this build

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

The parts automatically update to the lowest priced option based on the filters in place. Black and white are the same exact case simply painted differently.

RYANITE 1 point 11 months ago

Anybody recommend a good fan to use instead of using liquid cooling? I'm not planning on overclocking

lifeforceprime 1 point 11 months ago

Does the case have a disc drive? If not how do I install operating system?

vinimaciel01 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

TheNewegg SuperCombo (Corsair Carbide 400C Black) - with all parts included, comes all set or have to do the assembling? I never ordered that way. Thanks.

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

You will still need to assemble it.

Katherine1994 0 points 13 months ago

So I have a couple questions. Does the Motherboard have a slot where I can input wifi by wire? Also Where's the slot where I can input CD's? Does this case not have one? Also I play high graphic MMO games like ArcheAge and Black Desert and I'm trying to save as much money as possible but still have something that will perform very well for a long time. I'm not planning to get a new PC for a VERY long time after I get a new one soon so should I stick with the i5 6600k or just go straight for a i7 6600k? Note that I have a XFX R7 260x graphics card and a i5 3330 CPU @ 3:00 GHz atm and in Archeage it's gets really laggy during raids where there's 50+ players around during raids and such at only mid settings.

StarBlazer457 1 point 13 months ago

This may be a little late but as said by Appachi "Same with the i5 6600k. Don't worry about performance." Yes the i5-6600k when overclocked and maybe not even OC will run like almost anything you throw at it(not including all the rendering and stuff) than you would want the i7-6700k that's for about everything else. Am I missing something or is this correct?

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donciukas159 0 points 13 months ago

I just built this pc and one thing you should know before is do not install the 3TB hard drive right away do it after you install windows because you will not be able to use full 3TB. Unless there is a way that i don't know.

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

The HDD must be formatted using GPT and not MBR to access the full 3TB.

Gamingbull 1 point 13 months ago

hey i am new. so if i buy this computer do i have to assemble it or does it come assembled. because i am going to make gameplay vids and i need a computer

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

PCPP only gives links to parts and the ability to make partlists, they don't sell anything themselves. If you ordered parts you would get parts, not a assembled build.

LemonComputers 2 points 13 months ago

That's not how it works. There are two, well actually, three things going on here:

  • Any installation of Windows will consume some space on your hard drive, leaving less free space usable.
  • After formatting your hard drive, slightly less free space will be available. However, formatting is unavoidable if you want to use your HDD.
  • Windows measures 1 TB as 1,024 GB, while hard drive manufacturers measure 1 TB as 1,000 GB. Therefore a completely empty hard drive will be displayed as less capacity in Windows than labeled.

None of the above are exclusive to 3 TB hard drives in any way and also apply to 1 TB, 2 TB, 4 TB, 5 TB, or any other capacity hard drive.

...Or I might be misunderstanding your statement. You want to install your boot system and operating system on your SSD and leave everything else on your HDD.

GaryWombat -8 points 13 months ago

Since my original comment has been locked from editing: here is a much better part list I whipped up in about 5 minutes. A lot more bang for your buck.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $227.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z170-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $82.98 @ Newegg
Memory Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 1.1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $236.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING Video Card $399.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $36.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1179.80
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $1134.80
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-04 21:17 EDT-0400
vagabond139 5 Builds 4 points 13 months ago

This is a all around worse build.

unicykle 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

trolling is a art.. ;)

GeoDashZorra 1 Build 3 points 13 months ago

I'm sorry, but this is not better than the original guide. Also, that PSU sucks.

InvaderGir 1 point 13 months ago

Wont last more than 5 minutes with that PSU either.

Jokes aside I dont see how this is a better build, your getting essentially the same performace, its just cheaper. You also have a Tier 3/4 PSU, cant remember which, where as the guide has a Tier 1/2.

GaryWombat -2 points 13 months ago

Well, that's kind of the point. Save $100, get the same performance, get 600GB more SSD, because who wants to use a slow disk in 2016 anyway?

MjolnirThunder 6 points 13 months ago

At this budget, who wants to drop almost $240 on 1TB SSD storage when 1TB WD Blues go for $50 right now? Sure you won't get ultra dank SSD speeds but most people don't need that for general file storage. If you're someone who does need that, this guide probably isn't for you then.

Also, never ever ever skimp on your PSU. The amount you save is nothing compared to the cost of needing to replace every component because a **** PSU fried your system.

unicykle 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Pretty much my sentiments.

InvaderGir 2 points 13 months ago

There is always a way to save money, it all depends on your budget. If I have a budget of $1300 im gonna use every bit of it to make sure I get the best I can whithout sacrificing or skimping out on anything.

because who wants to use a slow disk in 2016 anyway?

You do know the majority of people still use HDD's right?

GaryWombat -7 points 13 months ago

The majority of people still use Intel integrated graphics, what's your point?

Cazza_ 2 points 13 months ago

I get you point, but there is no point on getting a great cpu and gpu and skimping out on the psu and cpu cooler. And anyway, 7200 rpm hdds are plenty fast, mate i run my os on a 120 gb ssd and all my games on a 3tb 7200rpm and then one game which i play esl for on my ssd, and honestly i cannot notice difference in speed

LemonComputers 1 point 13 months ago

Can't tell if you're trolling or not.

Most people, if you're talking about the general public, do use Intel integrated graphics since many prebuilt computers have no discrete graphics. However, most users on this site have a separate, discrete video card and do not run on Intel integrated graphics, even if they have an Intel processor with integrated graphics.

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GaryWombat -10 points 13 months ago

I'd give this a 6/10. No idea why you are splurging so much on storage and PSU to then get an ASROCK mobo and literally the cheapest 1070 in a pointless form factor (for your case). Nice try with the RAM, but if you click the link you will notice that it was a pricing error, and is actually $82.99.

For $1300 you should be getting a 1080 and/or 6700k. A 6700k with a $20 air cooler would be the same cost as this setup and perform better and be more future-proof. I would skip the 3TB all together, downgrade to a $40-$50 PSU, downgrade to a $50-$60 case, downgrade to 2133MHz RAM, get a better SSD and get a different mobo.

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GaryWombat -3 points 13 months ago

The PSU is important but being Seasonic isn't. Good rule of thumb is that if you aren't atleast buying the best graphics card available you don't have the budget for a "luxury" PSU.

ASROCK isn't bad but it isn't good either. No reason to save $10 getting a lower quality part that if it fails may cost you $200+ to replace in the future.

Future proof absolutely does exist. People who built high end Sandy Bridge machines in 2011 are still happily chugging away. Big difference to those who bought 2600k vs 2500k. Also ignoring the fact that the setup I proposed is better right now regardless of whether it's better in the future.

Not an argument.

unicykle 3 Builds 4 points 13 months ago

I totally agree on future proof - I'm still gaming hard out on my Intel 4004.

rhali8 2 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Yep. I've got Windows 10 installed on my 4MB Floppy drive and get fantastic boot times. I'll brb, gonna go on a world tour, hopefully its restarted by the time I'm back.

vagabond139 5 Builds 4 points 13 months ago

Joke?

Good rule of thumb is that if you aren't atleast buying the best graphics card available you don't have the budget for a "luxury" PSU.

You shouldn't ever cheap out of the PSU. If you have lets say a $750 budget you definitely should be spending about $80 on a very good PSU.

ASROCK isn't bad but it isn't good either.

Myth.

Future proof absolutely does exist.

No it doesn't. Look up proof.

LemonComputers 1 point 13 months ago

The PSU is important but being Seasonic isn't. Good rule of thumb is that if you aren't atleast buying the best graphics card available you don't have the budget for a "luxury" PSU.

First of all, the PSU in the parts list is a good PSU. It wasn't chosen just because it is a SeaSonic PSU. Second, the G series is a middlegrade PSU, not a luxury PSU.

ASROCK isn't bad but it isn't good either. No reason to save $10 getting a lower quality part that if it fails may cost you $200+ to replace in the future.

Complete myth. ASRock is not bad. If you disagree, please provide proof.

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iLLixer404 1 point 12 months ago

why are you talking about Moore's law? everyone seems to act like a mathematician or a pysicist

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GaryWombat -2 points 13 months ago

It's just pointing out that once you get wattage from your PSU, it stops providing any benefit. A 500W EVGA and a 500W Seasonic will power a 300W build exactly the same amount as well, at very different prices. If the EVGA dies in 5 years and the Seasonic dies in 7 it won't matter to you because chances are you already upgraded or sold it. (I've never had a PSU fail, even a free Diablotek I got from Microcenter powering a 24/7 server).

You can RMA a board while it's under warranty, not after that. Motherboards are the component I see fail most frequently on aging builds.

And they don't plan on doing anything with it in the next 5-6 besides add more cores and increase power efficiency, either. Making hyperthreading even more important.

LemonComputers 2 points 13 months ago

It's just pointing out that once you get wattage from your PSU, it stops providing any benefit.

Absolutely not. Wattage is FAR from the only factor when it comes to PSUs.

A 500W EVGA and a 500W Seasonic will power a 300W build exactly the same amount as well, at very different prices.

That completely depends on the specific PSU. You're completely forgetting about ripple, voltage regulation, and many other factors. Wattage is far from everything.

(I've never had a PSU fail, even a free Diablotek I got from Microcenter powering a 24/7 server).

That doesn't make it a good idea to purchase a Diablotek or any other cheap PSU.

You can RMA a board while it's under warranty, not after that. Motherboards are the component I see fail most frequently on aging builds.

...but do you have any proof that ASRock is in particular not as good as others?

And they don't plan on doing anything with it in the next 5-6 besides add more cores and increase power efficiency, either. Making hyperthreading even more important.

How do you know this?

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LemonComputers 2 points 12 months ago

1) Would it be possible for me to upgrade to the Core i7 6700k without making any other changes?

Yes.

2) I was interested in also adding an optical drive, but I was unsure if it's possible.

As far as I can tell you cannot install optical drives in that case.

This will be my first build and I am a noob to all of this, so please any input on my list would be much appreciated!

I would recommend changing your 840 Pro to an 850 EVO or 850 Pro.

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LemonComputers 1 point 12 months ago

That's a really nice SSD.

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StarBlazer457 1 point 13 months ago

times 1.2 = 440 and that gives you enough room for upgrades and overclocking.

LemonComputers 1 point 13 months ago

Just because your power supply is capable of supplying more power than your PC needs does not mean the PSU is in any way bad, mediocre, or undesired. The largest drawback of using a much higher wattage PSU than you need is efficiency, and it all stops there...anything else completely depends on the specific PSU model and has nothing to do with wattage.

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ThoughtA staff 1 point 12 months ago

This is spam. Don't spam.

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manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

We also added in the combo deals and put out the build guide video. We were pretty set on this part list but some things got a bit delayed.

fupa_troopa 1 point 13 months ago

I have read online that for overclocking you need at least a 750 watt power supply, is the 550 watt really enough? I plan on getting the 6600k and overclocking it, then probably putting in a rx 480 down the road. I will also have a wifi card. sorry for asking twice, i was just hoping to build it soon.

SuperGojira2001 3 Builds 7 points 13 months ago

You don't need a 750W PSU to overclock.

andy_na 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

650w psu for my 6600k and overclocked 4.6ghz 1.395v totally fine after 10 months

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CoreyTM 1 point 12 months ago

yes. It should easily smash Arma 2

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