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Gaming PC, first time building my own

xanthi

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Hey guys,

After thinking long and hard if I should build my own, or buy a complete system, I decided to build one myself. After reading up on it alot and hearing everyone say it's not as scary as it looks, I decided to give it a go.

Budget: around 1500$.

Used for: Nothing too special, mostly gaming.

Purchase date: Probably when the 10xx GFX models get more widely available. So pretty soon I suppose.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI/Crossfire: No

Monitor resolution: 1920x1080

This is what I've been looking at so far: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/yByhM8

Looking for some advice since I'm new to all this, I've done quite a bit of research though.
Still got some room in my budget so I'm open for sugestions.

Also looking for a new monitor (not included in this budget) and having issues figuring out if I should be going for GSync or not, seems to be very different opinions about it. So I'm also open for sugestions on a new monitor, budget is between 400$-500$

Thanks in advance!
 
Looks pretty good, got a few suggestions though.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($56.60 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z170 S ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($179.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($75.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($154.79 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($90.00 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1016.23

Better CPU cooler will help when overclocking.
Better motherboard will also help when overclocking.
The Founder's Edition cards are the reference ones, I strongly advise against buying them as within a month you'll be able to get aftermarket cards that will be significantly better for the same or even less money.

As for the monitor, the GTX 1070 isn't powerful enough to drive 144Hz on its own even at 1080p, so might as well go for a 32" 1440p monitor.
 
Looks pretty good, got a few suggestions though.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($56.60 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z170 S ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($179.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($75.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($154.79 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($90.00 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1016.23

Better CPU cooler will help when overclocking.
Better motherboard will also help when overclocking.
The Founder's Edition cards are the reference ones, I strongly advise against buying them as within a month you'll be able to get aftermarket cards that will be significantly better for the same or even less money.

As for the monitor, the GTX 1070 isn't powerful enough to drive 144Hz on its own even at 1080p, so might as well go for a 32" 1440p monitor.
 

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Without OS:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($98.00 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($150.88 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($59.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($40.14 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.49 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card ($719.99)
Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1523.46
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-06-19 10:49 EDT-0400

With OS:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($150.88 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($59.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($40.14 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.49 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card ($719.99)
Case: Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($83.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1522.24
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-06-19 10:51 EDT-0400
 

xanthi

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Thanks alot for the advice, after reading up on the 10xx cards it might indeed be better to wait a little while for the aftermarket cards.
 

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