Is this PC OK?

November 6, 2017 at 16:36:18
Specs: Windows 10
So, I'm building a PC. My budget is somewhere in between 1.2k and 1.4k. I want to be able to play at 1080p, and I mostly play CSGO and Rocket League (because Ik my laptop wont run anything else). Here it is:


https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Fishy...

Lemme know if there is something I can fix or something that won't do. Just make sure it doesn't upset my budget too much.

NOTE: This is a base build, I will upgrade everything in the future!


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#1
November 6, 2017 at 22:01:01
Everything looks good.
"NOTE: This is a base build, I will upgrade everything in the future!"
Note that changing out a graphics card or adding more memory is no big thing, even adding a second graphics card is simple enough on a gaming MB but when you talk about upgrading everything then you really are doing a complete new build and all that entails and the cost. I would recommend if you plan on upgrading to a later generation MB/CPU then do that now!!! An 8th generation i5-8600K Coffee Lake with 6 cores will run you more though a Z370MB should not be too much more and the performance difference is great. Right now you would be in for an additional $100 or so for the CPU but if you can wait until supply catches up a little, that should settle down quite a bit to less than half that and save you a lot in the future.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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November 7, 2017 at 02:57:41
this is what i would do:

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/yM6tPs

windows 10 64 bit home:

https://softwarelicense4u.com/nl/wi...

make sure to install a trial version before hand so you can enter the windows activation code later

total cost 1010$ if i where you i would spend the rest of ur money on a rx vega 56/rx vega 64+high refreshrate freesync monitor OR a gtx 1070 ti/1080/1080 ti+high refreshrate gsync monitor&perhaps an i5-8600k+Z370MOBO

You would be golden for the next 10 years or so

i5-6600K@4.6GHz/4.2GHz cache@1.305v | 2x4GB Crucial-DDR4-2133@ 14-14-14-30 1T 2800MHz@1.34v | ASUS Z170-K | Samsung 250GB SSD 850 EVO | MSI Radeon RX 570 ARMOR 4GB@1268cc&2000mem | Corsair CX450 450W

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#3
November 7, 2017 at 06:04:07
"You would be golden for the next 10 years or so"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8C...


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#4
November 7, 2017 at 10:29:59
hidden: Why the Z170 MB instead of the Z270? There is no good reason to go back another generation chipset when the newer one has better advantages.

Fishy: Your picks are fine but if you are planning to upgrade anytime soon, it would make more sense to wait just a little and get the latest generation CPU/MB since there is a significant improvement thanks to newer competition from AMD that pushed Intel to release what is practically an X series CPU that might have sold for $500-$600 easily.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
November 7, 2017 at 15:17:14
I will look around more on Amazon. As I said base build, everything will be upgraded in the future. But, I'm keeping the "throwaway" parts. I'll sell some as well, but stuff like a Graphics card could help in the future

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#6
November 7, 2017 at 15:23:32
I have decided to go for an i5-7600k rather than a i5-6600k just because it is faster

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#7
November 8, 2017 at 11:12:31
The speed difference between the two CPUs is minor but the 7600k is newer. Being that they're both k-versions (meaning the multiplier is unlocked), either of them can be overclocked. Z170 & Z270 chipsets both allow overclocking, but I agree with Fingers about getting a Z270 board. Build it right the 1st time & there will be no "throwaway parts".

https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/a...


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November 8, 2017 at 13:36:56

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#9
November 9, 2017 at 21:11:04
I approve.
In my experience, upgrades to memory, graphics cards, even hard drives are simple and usually cost effective but if you put yourself in a place where you need to upgrade CPU and/or motherboard then you are getting costly and much more involved, often needing to reinstall Windows when replacing the motherboard.
If your core components are solid and current then you are in goods shape. Upgrading graphics card from a GTX1060 say to GTX 1070 or a a similar card with more RAM (if needed) and you can probably recoup much of your money reselling it, much more so than an older chipset motherboard. Even an older generation CPU loses its value faster.

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