Any suggestions for changes to this build?

shorekid

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I am building my first computer, and want something that is going to last me through college. I'm going to use it for school, as well as some gaming. I've got a budget of about $1400 (already have a monitor).

CPU: i5 7600k - $219
MB: AsRock Fatal1ty Z240 Gaming K6 - $150
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC GAMING 6gb - $280
RAM: GSkill RipJaws V DDR4 2133 16GB - $137
SSD: Samsung 960 EVO NVMe PCI-Express 250 GB - $120
HDD: Seagate Constellation 1TB 7200 RPM - $50
CPU Cooler: Hyper212 - $30
Case:phanteks P400S - $90
PSU: Raidmax Scorpio RX635 635W - $50

I'm coming in at a little over $1100, so I have some room.

Are there any changes anyone would suggest? Is this too much?

Any help/suggestions would be appreciated.
 
With 1400, you can build a beast:) good for any gaming:)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($196.44 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI - X370 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX AM4 Motherboard ($126.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($166.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.69 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Mini Video Card ($539.89 @ OutletPC)
Case: NZXT - S340 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($81.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1392.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-25 21:41 EDT-0400
 

blankcr8

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Get a different power supply, the raidmax scorpio psu's are pretty bad. On a budget would recommend Seasonic's S12II/M12II or for a bit more you can get something like a Seasonic Focus Plus or EVGA SuperNova G2/G3.
 
With 1400, you can build a beast:) good for any gaming:)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($196.44 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI - X370 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX AM4 Motherboard ($126.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($166.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.69 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Mini Video Card ($539.89 @ OutletPC)
Case: NZXT - S340 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($81.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1392.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-25 21:41 EDT-0400
 

blankcr8

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Depending on monitor resolution and refresh rate a 1060 may be completely fine.
 

shorekid

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Is the Ryzen better than the i5?
 


Yes, 6 cores and on par or better performance with lower cost :)
 

shorekid

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Ok.

What about the Coffee lake? is that just a kaby refresh?
 


If you want to stick with Intel, get coffee lake i5:) much better than 7th gen
 

shorekid

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Not stuck with Intel. I just want something that won't be completely outdated when I finish college in 4 years.
 


Ryzen shouldn't be since they are completely new :)
 

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