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$1400 CAD build, constructive criticism welcome!

jwnn

41 months ago

I already have a case. Ignore the prices, they are from a local buisness. Is part selection good for this price range?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $300.00
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $43.00
Motherboard MSI H170A PC Mate ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $150.00
Memory Kingston FURY 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $85.00
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $90.00
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $65.00
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card $390.00
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $105.00
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $140.00
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $25.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1393.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-06-20 22:53 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Get a Z170 motherboard with the unlocked i5-6600k. If not overclocking just get a locked i5-6500 and drop the cooler master evo as the stock one will be fine.

Get a good ssd, avoid the V300

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/7v38TW/pny-internal-hard-drive-ssd7cs1311240rb

Fpr aorund that price this are much better choices for PSU

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/6p8H99/evga-power-supply-220p20650x1

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/3zNypg/corsair-power-supply-cp9020090na

You might want to wait for the RX480 release around the end of this month.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice catch on the MOBO, can't believe I missed that. I am planning to overclock.

I was already considering waiting for the RX480, it seems that it's going to be an amazing value card!

Those PSUs, at the location I would buy them would cost a bit more, so for the price i think mine fits in just nice!

Does this look better?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $300.00
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $43.00
Motherboard MSI Z170A PC MATE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $160.00
Memory Kingston FURY 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $85.00
Storage PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $100.00
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $65.00
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $105.00
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $140.00
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $25.00
Other RX 480 $300.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1323.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-06-21 00:49 EDT-0400
  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes... :)

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree with what he said and im not familiar with Canadian pricing but all your components do looks good, saying wait for these new gpus does feel lame and availability does tend to be hit or miss but I do feel waiting for the rx 480 and greater 1070 availability is wise

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