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Need opinions on a 1440p gaming PC.

Kolton0726

28 months ago

I'm trying to build my first PC again but before I start purchasing parts I would like to have some opinions about what I've chosen, more specifically on the CPU and the graphics card, I'm not 100% sure I made the right choice here. I'm going for a gaming PC and I play any types of games hoping for 1440p with at least 60 frames. Any advice will help, thanks in advance. And keeping the price around $1500 is a must, if there is any way to go lower that's great.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $228.98 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B250 PC MATE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $79.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $129.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - Blue 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.69 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB ROG STRIX Video Card $299.00 @ Amazon
Case NZXT - S340 Elite (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $89.89 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte - GC-WB867D-I REV 4.2 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $29.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Corsair - CO-9050017-BLED 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan $14.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair - CO-9050017-BLED 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan $14.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus - VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $258.99 @ SuperBiiz
Keyboard EagleTec - KG010 Wired Gaming Keyboard $39.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Razer - Mamba Tournament Edition Wired Laser Mouse $67.03 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1624.05
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1584.05
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-20 12:01 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you bump a 13 minute old topic lol

Anyways, if you want to play at 1400p, you'll need a 1440p monitor. To run that monitor (depending on your games), a 1070 would more than likely be better suited for your rig. Also if you go for a 60Hz monitor, I would recommend going for Ryzen. Could drop the cooler at that point as well.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

lol I was concerned no one would reply. And I'll try to look at different monitors really quick.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

The 6600K is a questionable choice now that Ryzen's CPUs have been released. For a bit less money, you can get a Ryzen 5 1500X and OC it on a good B350 motherboard for a much better performance in games (compared to your unlocked CPU on a locked motherboard) and leagues ahead in anything else.

The MSI B350 Gaming Pro Carbon is a really good model of motherboard and its super cheap right now.

Also, if you prefer 1440p 60fps, you can easily change the monitor. The 1060 6GB shoudl be ok at 1440p if you tweak your graphical settings a bit but a 1070 would be a better pick (or Vega 56 if it wasnt so overpriced).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $169.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI - B350 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX AM4 Motherboard $103.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $129.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - Blue 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.69 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB ROG STRIX Video Card $299.00 @ Amazon
Case NZXT - S340 Elite (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $92.99 @ B&H
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte - GC-WB867D-I REV 4.2 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $29.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Corsair - CO-9050017-BLED 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan $14.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair - CO-9050017-BLED 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan $14.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer - G257HU smidpx 25.0" 2560x1440 60Hz Monitor $257.39 @ Amazon
Keyboard EagleTec - KG010 Wired Gaming Keyboard $39.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Razer - Mamba Tournament Edition Wired Laser Mouse $67.03 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1545.67
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-20 12:44 EDT-0400
  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey thanks for laying it all out for me, when I get home from work I'm gonna really look into this and this might be the way I'll keep it, I didn't even consider an AMD CPU because intel is all I've known but I'm guessing it's time for a change.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I went a little over your budget. Sorry about that. This build should be pretty solid for 1440p, although you may have to lower some settings in some games.

I added a powerline adapter as it's much lower latency/ping than wifi, if it peaks your interest. Otherwise just exclude it from the list to lower cost about 30 bucks.

You could also scrap the liquid cooler for the CPU to save about 100 bucks if you dont plan on high OCs. You could also switch the MoBo to a B350 chipset if that's the case.

There was a 1060 6GB by PNY that would match black and red very well for about 10 dollars more, but I don't really know too much about PNY and wouldn't trust them without more information.

And the only other recommendation that I have is that you consider getting windows 10 on trial through Microsoft. It will remain in the trial for 3 months (at which time they will begin to annoy you with messages saying it's a trial). But this would allow you to put 100 dollars towards hardware while waiting for software. I never recommend sacrificing hardware for software.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $196.74 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Deepcool - CAPTAIN 240 EX 153.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $99.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $129.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Team - Night Hawk RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $163.99 @ Newegg
Storage SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $77.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Constellation ES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.00 @ Newegg Marketplace
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GAMING Video Card $279.99 @ B&H
Case Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400 TEMPERED GLASS ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic - G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $68.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $102.99 @ SuperBiiz
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte - GC-WB867D-I REV 4.2 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $29.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor AOC - Q2577PWQ 25.0" 2560x1440 60Hz Monitor $292.68 @ PCM
Keyboard EagleTec - KG010 Wired Gaming Keyboard $39.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Razer - Mamba Tournament Edition Wired Laser Mouse $67.03 @ Amazon
Other ZyXEL 600 Mbps Mini Powerline AV2 Gigabit Adapter, Starter Kit - 2 Units (PLA5205KIT) Purchased For $34.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1719.23
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-20 12:55 EDT-0400
  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Ill take a look at this one too, thanks!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a problem.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

For 1440 at high settings I'd look at the 1070. It's pushing a 1060 really, and current 6gb 1060s are overpriced anyway.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

For the GPU a GTX 1070 is ideal for 1440p but with current prices the 1070 is close to the GTX 1080 prices. The 1080 maybe the better buy depending on where you plan to buy.

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