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sky22

29 months ago

Hello,

I've been looking into building a PC with a GTX 1070 and I7-7700k. I've been exploring different build options and I came across this ibuypower computer on amazon. I know pre-builts get a bad rep and everything but it seems like a fair price and I could be gaming on it within a couple days. Let me know what your guys opinions are. Much appreciated!

https://www.amazon.com/iBUYPOWER-Gaming-Computer-Desktop-AM900Z/dp/B073RKHY2H/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1505659044&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=gtx+1070&psc=1

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  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess that is a fair price. I'd recommend swapping out the motherboard and cooler later to fully utilize the 7700k.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually that's not a bad price, although if building yourself you could get a better motherboard and better cooler for the CPU for the same price!

Here's a quick part list I came up with that would be better in terms of the above: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $322.59 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - Z270-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $105.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $135.95 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.69 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card $434.89 @ B&H
Case Deepcool - TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $75.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $102.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1338.75
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1288.75
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-18 07:12 EDT-0400

Two more things: 1) what is your use for this rig? If it is simply gaming then the i7 could be considered a little overkill and you could save money but going with an i5 7600k instead. 2) neither the pre-built you posted or the part list I made have an SSD - something you may want to consider?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Mostly gaming on 1440p but I also might stream or make youtube videos for fun. I'm going to just build on, definitely want an SSD and don't want to skimp on the **** and mobo.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks a good build for your needs then. I've added an SSD.

The main change is for Ryzen 7 1700x though. This will keep up in games fine and the extra cores will give you better performance when streaming/editing youtube videos. It also comes with a good stock cooler so you don't necessarily have to buy one.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4GHz 8-Core Processor $348.48 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus - STRIX B350-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $86.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $117.37 @ Amazon
Storage SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $77.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.69 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card $434.89 @ B&H
Case Deepcool - TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $38.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $88.79 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $102.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1386.96
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $1341.96
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-19 08:07 EDT-0400

Also, when buying a motherboard I highly recommend at looking at the specs for one that suits your needs. You can overspend just for the 'best' when a cheaper one might suit you find. Likewise you can buy a cheap one but it not have all the features you like.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate your help very much!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem.

Please seen @Porkyville's comment below - you may actually have to buy a cooler for the 1700X.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

The 1700x does not come with a cooler.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for highlighting this!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

The M9I is smaller, performs a little better, and is cheaper than the EVO.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair comment. OP should get the M9I instead!

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