37 months ago
I will be using this for 1080p 60fps gaming and some heavy excel usage. Any advice would be great.
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.
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i was just thinking getting the z170 board i could use faster ram, or wouldn't thank make much of a difference?
It wont make a huge difference at all, 2133MHz is plenty fast.
Looks good! However, I would get a PSU with a lower wattage output, say around 450-500W.