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aero29
  • 49 months ago

Ok so after doing a lot of research I ended up with this build and ready for purchasing so I will be needing all the help from the computer experts

Gaming and Media Build (getting gtx 1080)

Do I really need I7 or cut down the cost by getting I5 skylake?

Should I go for AIO??

get a 650W instead of 750W?

My choice of ram ok?

Thank you.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $343.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler -
Motherboard MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING R6 SIEGE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $162.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $69.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $148.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.98 @ OutletPC
Case NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $118.99 @ SuperBiiz
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
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $29.99 @ SuperBiiz
Other Nvidia GTX 1080
Other GTX 1080 $700.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1820.58
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1790.58
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-16 02:53 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

If you're not doing editing, rendering, or 3d modelling, an i5 is certainly enough.

What you have looks great, though the H7 won't allow for the types of overclock you can get with a board of that quality.

I personally would go with something more like this for a white/black build. The CPU cooler is also available in Black with white accents, and there is a stronger version of it as well for more money.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $233.75 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Phanteks PH-TC12DX 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus SABERTOOTH Z170 S ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $172.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $67.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $148.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.98 @ OutletPC
Case NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $118.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $84.99 @ NCIX US
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $29.99 @ SuperBiiz
Other Nvidia GTX 1080
Other GTX 1080 $700.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1754.54
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-16 03:18 EDT-0400
  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been eying that asus mobo too thanks for reminding me I heard its good for overclocking :D, that fan looks cool so white! I guess that means you prefer air cooling? I'll definitely consider that ripjaws. thank you.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I have never used liquid cooling, and honestly I forgot about it since I was so caught up in the color scheme, haha

But the Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate is a fantastic black/white AIO. And there's always the Kraken X61. More expensive options, but great options too.

I forgot to mention exactly, but the more powerful form of that Phanteks cooler is the TC14PE. It also runs a bit quieter, but it costs $75.

Overall, I think the amount you expect to overclock should dictate the cooler you end up using. For maximum overclocks, an AIO or the TC14PE would be better. For medium overclocks, the TC12DX or the H7 should be great.

The RAM change was a pretty minor one. I just went with the least expensive black or white ram that was at least 3000MHz.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I see the only thing that's holding me up from getting an AIO is because of the horror stories (leaking) so yeah thanks man!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

oh yeah one more question 650w or 750w?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Either one should be fine. If you plan to add a second 1080 later on, you'll want at least 850w on the power supply since you'll be overclocking.

But between 650 and 750, it doesn't really make much difference

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