New build - need advice!

Seamonk3y

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Hello,

It's time for my gaming computer of seven years to be replaced. I've had a browse around and have come up with the following build - does anybody have any suggestions/advice. I'm trying to find a middle ground between good value, but also future proofing and performance.

Thanks in advance!

PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/PxmWm8
Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/PxmWm8/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£215.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£29.98 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£129.95 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£87.50 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£86.98 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB Video Card (£219.95 @ CCL Computers)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox 5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£61.98 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit (£83.90 @ More Computers)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor (£221.98 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £1138.21
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-30 09:37 GMT+0000

Seamonk3y
 
Pretty good. My thoughts are below..

MB - If you want to skip the option to run multiple GPUs (SLI / CF), then you can save a bit and go with the Z170-P or K.
CPU COOLER - The Deepcool below is a better cooler than the 212 EVO and can usually be found for cheaper (although not apparently at the moment). Light reading => http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-cpu-coolers,4181.html
SSD - The Samsung is nice, but not at its current price. Look toward the Sk Hynix, Crucial MX300 or Sandisk X400.
GPU - The GTX 1060 is going to give you a bit more performance than the RX 480 at the same price point.
PSU - No. XFX, Seasonic, the EVGA G2 lineup or filter through the Tier 1 or Tier 2 list. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html
MONITOR - Instead of 1080 (1k) 144hz, consider a 1440 display (2k).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£215.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 74.3 CFM CPU Cooler (£29.69 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus Z170-K ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£108.11 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£87.50 @ Aria PC)
Storage: SK hynix SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£64.98 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB WINDFORCE OC 6G Video Card (£229.92 @ Ebuyer)
Case: BitFenix Neos Black/Blue ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£61.92 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit (£83.90 @ More Computers)
Monitor: AOC Q2778VQE 27.0" 2560x1440 60Hz Monitor (£206.00 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1120.00
 
Pretty good. My thoughts are below..

MB - If you want to skip the option to run multiple GPUs (SLI / CF), then you can save a bit and go with the Z170-P or K.
CPU COOLER - The Deepcool below is a better cooler than the 212 EVO and can usually be found for cheaper (although not apparently at the moment). Light reading => http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-cpu-coolers,4181.html
SSD - The Samsung is nice, but not at its current price. Look toward the Sk Hynix, Crucial MX300 or Sandisk X400.
GPU - The GTX 1060 is going to give you a bit more performance than the RX 480 at the same price point.
PSU - No. XFX, Seasonic, the EVGA G2 lineup or filter through the Tier 1 or Tier 2 list. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html
MONITOR - Instead of 1080 (1k) 144hz, consider a 1440 display (2k).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£215.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 74.3 CFM CPU Cooler (£29.69 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus Z170-K ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£108.11 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£87.50 @ Aria PC)
Storage: SK hynix SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£64.98 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB WINDFORCE OC 6G Video Card (£229.92 @ Ebuyer)
Case: BitFenix Neos Black/Blue ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£61.92 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit (£83.90 @ More Computers)
Monitor: AOC Q2778VQE 27.0" 2560x1440 60Hz Monitor (£206.00 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1120.00
 

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