First Time Gaming Build

melodude907

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Hi All! I was looking for some input on building a new gaming PC this coming fall. I've been doing some research trying to creating a compatible setup that would last me well into the next 5+ years. I'm an avid gamer so I was looking for a system that would play games such as CS:GO and The Witcher 3, but also edit higher quality photos as well as minor video editing. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated as to whether or not I'm overdoing it with the build.

Thanks!

Approximate Purchase Date: September 2016; I want to find components up through then with lower prices


Budget Range: ~$1200-1500

Parts Preferences:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/FLthM8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/FLthM8/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 74.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($164.88 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($74.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($154.79 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Founders Edition Video Card ($449.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($118.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA P2 750W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit ($129.95 @ B&H)
Total: $1410.46

Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Additional Comments: Any feedback about this build would be greatly appreciated
 

CTurbo

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Looks great. I would probably get a 250GB ssd and a 1TB hard drive instead of a single 500GB ssd that's more money. Other than that, I would get a better cpu cooler. I really like the CRYORIG H7 and H5.
 

melodude907

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Thanks for the feedback. I was wondering if 500GB was too much for running the OS and other apps I would be installing. I will also do more research on a CPU cooler. I was trying to focus on a smaller fan but I didn't want to overheat my CPU with my plan on over clocking.

I'll post an updated build soon.
 

melodude907

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Jun 19, 2016
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Here's what I quickly updated.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/xRvXLD
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/xRvXLD/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($64.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($164.88 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($74.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($87.59 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Founders Edition Video Card ($449.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($118.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA P2 750W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit ($129.95 @ B&H)
Total: $1465.24

Another issue I'm concerned about is whether or not I need to purchase additional cooling fans for the case to ensure the temperature inside is regulated.
 

melodude907

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I want to say that's the latest pricing on PCPartPicker. I'll keep on eye on the market to buy it around the $30 price range. Most of the parts I'm going to check daily and hopefully save an additional 10%-15% on overall costs. If anything drastically changes from now until this fall I'll update my build.

Thanks again for the help!
 

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