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Building my first PC


#1

Hey everyone,
I’m hoping to throw my console off of the roof and build my first pc.
Any suggestions based on this build would be awesome!
I’m not really in a rush and will wait to see ryzen price point
I’m trying not to go over $1400
Thanks!

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/mqshBP
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/mqshBP/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.88 @ OutletPC)

CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.88 @ OutletPC)

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($152.89 @ OutletPC)

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($91.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Sandisk SSD PLUS 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($136.94 @ Adorama)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.33 @ OutletPC)

Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($394.99 @ Amazon)

Case: Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ NCIX US)

Power Supply: Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($82.03 @ Amazon)

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.80 @ OutletPC)

Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($17.49 @ Newegg)
Total: $1324.21


#2

Do you already have a monitor? Other than waiting for Ryzen, that’s a pretty solid build. If anything, maybe change the PSU to something like https://pcpartpicker.com/product/g63RsY/evga-power-supply-120g10650xr for a fully modular PSU, and save a couple extra dollars at that; but if you want something now, that’s going to kick your console in the teeth. Supposedly Ryzen is launching early March?


#3

Hey thanks so much for the response,
Yea I’m going to try to post on here after the Ryzen release and re-evaluate my options. I’m thinking I might build around the low or mid-range ryzen cpu depending on price
The evga PSU seems like a no-brainer tho, thanks for the tip!
For a monitor I was thinking:
BenQ Zowie xl2411 ($286 @ Amazon.com)
Or
Asus VG248QE ($280 @ Amazon.com)
So including the monitor, I guess my budget is about $1600


#4

you could go through the hell i have since xmas and wait to see whats up with vega and the likes


#5

I’m gonna wait it out.Tho I’m real tired of my xbox dropping to 17 fps playing overwatch…so excited for my first build


#6

make sre you prep an area worst having 10 boxes and nowhere to put them


#7

Looks good. My OCD tells me to get black ram to keep the colors the same though.


#8

sounds good, thanks guys. Do I need anything for the assembly besides a screwdriver? Thermal paste? Is an anti-static pad necessary? Does the case come with straps or ties for cable mgmt?


#9

All you need is a philips screwdriver, cutter pliers, some zip ties and mayyybe thermal paste, but there’s already some with the aftermarket coolers.


#10

Depending on the cooler, there’s thermal paste already applied, or a tube provided. Having some extra on hand is never a bad idea, though

I’ve never used an anti-static mat, or an anti-static wrist strap when building my PC’s, and I’ve built somewhere between five and ten PC’s over the years. That being said, I also haven’t rolled around or gone sliding around the house in my socks, nor have I unnecessarily touched the components or PCB’s.