Questions regarding gaming PC build

November 11, 2016 at 16:10:06
Specs: Windows 10
after years of desiring a new PC, to replace my fairly old one, I've managed to save funds for a new PC, and will likely buy one next month, but I've got some questions I'd like to ask before I purchase the new PC.

My first question is if the build I'm thinking of is good, or if not, which parts should be replaced.
Since I live in Germany, I'll be buying the parts from, which is known to have the cheapest prices regarding computer parts.

A bit over a year ago, I bought an MSI GTX 970 for my current PC, hoping to use it in the new one that I would get in a few months, which I didn't, and have to date in my PC. I intend to use it in my new build.

The parts I've chosen:
Intel Core i7 6700K - 340€
16GB G.Skill RipJaws VKB DDR4-3200 DIMM CL16 Dual Kit - 100€
2000GB Seagate Desktop HDD - 70€
Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-03 - 60€
be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 - 70€
Asus Z170 Pro Gaming Intel Z170 So.1151 Dual Channel DDR4 ATX - 150€
550 Watt Corsair CS Series CS550M Modular 80+ Gold - 85 €
500GB Samsung 850 Evo 2.5" - 155€

I'm not particularly wealthy, but I'd like to invest some money into a PC that will last a lot of years, with an GPU upgrade in 2 years. Feel free to tell me if I should replace a part due to it not being worth it/too expensive.

The second question if I could install Windows 10 on my new PC and use the Windows 7 key that I've had on my current PC since I bought it. (I've upgraded to Windows 10 and still use the same key)

Answers are much appreciated, and I thank you for reading my questions.

Kind regards

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November 11, 2016 at 20:57:52
I do not see any problems with your selections except that I personally have had better reliability experience with Western Digital HD's and prefer their Black series for the performance. If you need to save funds, the Core i5 6600K is an option.

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

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November 14, 2016 at 09:03:50

The build that you posted seems ok. I would also vote for i5 6600k instead of i7. U may need bit bigger PSU. Run some PSU calculator like this :

I have corsair 550 and fx-6300, gtx 660, had 3 disks in the past + dvd +3 fans + lots of usb and experianced shortage of power.

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November 14, 2016 at 13:53:46
The GTX 970 consumes 145W under full load - NVIDIA recommends a 500W PSU minimum - and assuming you make the switch to the Core i5 6600K, it's rated at 91W. SSDs, HDDs, optical drives, fans, etc consume very little power. It certainly wouldn't hurt to get a higher wattage PSU but I don't see an absolute need.

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