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Advice for first build.

skeezyE

37 months ago

I will be using this for 1080p 60fps gaming and some heavy excel usage. Any advice would be great.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

A number of things:

Pairing a non "K" CPU with a Z170 board is useless- an overclocking Motherboard with a non-overclocking CPU is a waste of money. Also, would get better RAM.

I would also get a smaller, cheaper, and better PSU.

You could say the 1060 is a little overkill for 60fps gaming, but if anything it means it'll last for a few years.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $299.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI B150 PC Mate ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $78.89 @ OutletPC
Memory GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $83.89 @ OutletPC
Storage PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $64.99 @ Jet
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.78 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GAMING X Video Card $276.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Phanteks ECLIPSE P400S ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1009.51
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $999.51
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-04 19:36 EST-0500
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

i was just thinking getting the z170 board i could use faster ram, or wouldn't thank make much of a difference?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

It wont make a huge difference at all, 2133MHz is plenty fast.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good! However, I would get a PSU with a lower wattage output, say around 450-500W.

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