Opinions on new PC parts

{IRISH}loxalot{IRISH}loxalot Posts: 64Player
If this is the wrong forum category please move it to the correct one.

I'm trying to put a new PC together. There are so many choices and not enough information.
The following 4 questions are mostly for those with experience building computers:
1. Will the items in my wishlist work with each other?
2. Are the items in the list the best options for the price point of $2k?
3. Is there anything in the list you would change? If so, what would you change and why?
4. Any other place that is cheaper?

https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=22737414
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  • [ENG]Uni-Sol[ENG]Uni-Sol Posts: 3,181Player
    edited October 2016
    Your link points to a login screen, I assume you copied it from a 'logged in' secure account from which won't be publicly viewable.

    Try a screenshot.. or you could always list them manually with price?
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  • Bear_82Bear_82 Posts: 358Moderator
    you'll need to make that wishlist public, and get us a link to it then
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  • {IRISH}loxalot{IRISH}loxalot Posts: 64Player
    Odd, it was already public and the link was from an email that I sent to myself from newegg.

    The list is longer than a screenshot will allow.

    I'll just paste:

    Corsair Graphite Series CC-9011059-WW White Steel ATX Full Tower 780T Full Tower PC Case ATX (not included) Power Supply
    Model #:CC-9011059-WW
    Item #:N82E16811139049

    ASUS TUF SABERTOOTH Z170 S LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Model #:SABERTOOTH Z170 S
    Item #:N82E16813132715

    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 DirectX 12 GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING 6G 6GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 ATX Video Card
    Model #:GeForce GTX 1060 GAM
    Item #:N82E16814137018

    EVGA SuperNOVA 1200 P2 220-P2-1200-X1 80+ PLATINUM 1200W Fully Modular EVGA ECO Mode Includes FREE Power On Self Tester Power ...
    Model #:220-P2-1200-X1
    Item #:N82E16817438029

    Intel Core i7-6700K 8M Skylake Quad-Core 4.0 GHz LGA 1151 91W BX80662I76700K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 530
    Model #:BX80662I76700K
    Item #:N82E16819117559

    SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 500GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-75E500B/AM
    Model #:MZ-75E500B/AM
    Item #:N82E16820147373

    Ballistix Sport LT 64GB (4 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) Desktop Memory Model BLS4K16G4D240FSE
    Model #:BLS4K16G4D240FSE
    Item #:N82E16820156116

    Seagate Barracuda STBD3000100 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Kit Retail Kit
    Model #:STBD3000100
    Item #:N82E16822148907

    CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 240mm
    Series: Hydro Series H100iColor: NoModel: TD02-E
    Model #:CW-9060009-WW
    Item #:9SIA85V46P7396

    If someone knows how to find the link to the public wishlist let me know. It shows as shared.
  • {IRISH}loxalot{IRISH}loxalot Posts: 64Player
    edited October 2016
    (tried a new link, didn't work - removed)
  • [ENG]Uni-Sol[ENG]Uni-Sol Posts: 3,181Player
    I'm no tech buff, but I do know good things when I see them :lol:

    A quick googling of the parts (that really matter) tells me it will be a very nice gaming rig :) plenty enough for today's games, I'm hesitant to say future proof considering how quickly tech changes but I reckon it will be more than enough to serve you well for at least the next few years.

    Everything will work well together, I can't help with price as you've neglected to add them but newegg are usually good on prices so you'd probably be hard pressed to find better deals anyway, unless you went pre-owned (used) or become an auction site lucker.

    As always with gaming the better the GPU the better the games will run at higher resolution and settings.. this is not to say a GTX 1060 aint good enough, because in reality it is plenty, especially if your still gaming happily on a 1920x1080 screen. Perhaps if your wanting really good looking games at smooth framerates on a 4K screen then i'd say shop around for a GTX 1070 or even GTX 1080.

    Tell you what though.. That Mobo will be screaming for a monster GPU to get plugged into it :)
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  • Bear_82Bear_82 Posts: 358Moderator
    you'll get all kinds of opinions from folks; ultimately if you're happy with performance & price, that's all that matters

    a couple of sites that may help in your search:

    https://pcpartpicker.com/
    http://www.tomshardware.com/

    in fact, for about $1200, the featured gaming build on pcpartpicker looks interesting
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  • Bashar_al-AssadBashar_al-Assad Posts: 579Player
    edited October 2016
  • frankoffrankof Posts: 995Moderator
    Why a 1200W PSU on a rig that's using less than 300W?
    You could go with a 550W and still have headroom for overclocking.
    It would also free up some funds for a faster video card.
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  • {IRISH}loxalot{IRISH}loxalot Posts: 64Player
    frankof wrote: »
    Why a 1200W PSU on a rig that's using less than 300W?
    You could go with a 550W and still have headroom for overclocking.
    It would also free up some funds for a faster video card.

    I'm trying to make it furture-proof but I see your point.
  • POTATO.rzintegraPOTATO.rzintegra Posts: 46Player
    [/quote] I'm trying to make it furture-proof but I see your point.[/quote]

    I just build a I7-4970K system and is overclocked to 4.5GHZ stable. This was a budget build not a future-proof system that I'm planning on replacing within the next 2 to 3 years.
    If I where to build a future-proof system I would spend more on the processor and Motherboard to go with it. I would look into the:
    Intel Core i7-6850K 15M Broadwell-E 6-Core 3.6 GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W BX80671I76850K and the Mainboard to match it.
    One of the plus on this processor beside the extra cores will be the 40 Lanes PCIe 3.0 (2x16+1x8).
    The 40 lanes will give you the option in the future to add a second video card of the same older model that you buy right now and do a SLI/Crossfire at full speed to give you more video performance if you need it.
    What's your budget?
    Anyways Just my opinion, I build a few gaming machines with some of them been used for more than five years.
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  • {IRISH}loxalot{IRISH}loxalot Posts: 64Player
    Thanks Potato. I was around $1200 now I'm up to $2200. Not sure if this is going to happen.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/list/yp9b2R
  • =IK=Doba==IK=Doba= Posts: 2,789Player
    Future proofing in a PC world is next to impossible.. Sure you can get a higher core CPU for when that times comes when more cores are used, but by then, you'll want something even better and have many many options.

    ATM I'd spend more on GPU and less on CPU, a 4790K will handle 4K @144hz (the dream) with easy and is half the price of a 6850K, so save that money and go gtx1080>1060 ... which will still need upgrading to get to 144hz on 4K in a few yrs.
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  • SSKnecaboSSKnecabo Posts: 2,721Player
    Funny that you mention 144Hz because that is what I was thinking about when I saw this setup. Great specs and everything but a 32" 60Hz monitor? To each their own but this seems like wasted experience to me.
  • frankoffrankof Posts: 995Moderator
    "More cores" are not likely to happen in games, the scaling will quickly come to halt, even quicker than apps that scale well.
    So with the diminishing return of adding cores, adding more of them will not "futureproof" a pc.
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  • =IK=Doba==IK=Doba= Posts: 2,789Player
    SSKnecabo wrote: »
    Funny that you mention 144Hz because that is what I was thinking about when I saw this setup. Great specs and everything but a 32" 60Hz monitor? To each their own but this seems like wasted experience to me.

    Probably by the average consumer the most overlooked feature... I build around that 120-144hz.
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  • Twitchr.Carbon8Twitchr.Carbon8 Posts: 288Player
    edited October 2016
    Remember that a 2nd gen i5 still is not bottle-necked by today's games., and its mostly reliant on a beast GPU. You could save a ton of money not buying a water cooler, overclockable Mobo, and high watt PSU. Those could always be "future upgrades" and the only money potentially waisted would be the $30-$40 on motherboard.

    My suggestions is to look for the 550-700W 80+ Gold or Platinum rating, from a reliable MFR. You really don't need to spend much money to play new AAA titles at 60FPS high settings. I would defnitely suggest a 1070>1060. It doesn't make sense to me to spend over 1k on a PC and have a "low end" graphics card.

    Also, if you can wait till next month, theres always super deals around Black Friday.

    Fully agree on monitor, the 120hz refresh rate is such a big deal. And gsync if you can afford it.



  • =IK=Doba==IK=Doba= Posts: 2,789Player
    I would defnitely suggest a 1070>1060. It doesn't make sense to me to spend over 1k on a PC and have a "low end" graphics card.

    Are you calling the 1060 a low end card ? :-1:
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  • Twitchr.Carbon8Twitchr.Carbon8 Posts: 288Player
    The low end of the new series. I guess the 1050 will be the lowest, but i don't know if thats even out yet.

    Didn't mean it to be offensive! Don't get me wrong, this "low end of the 10xx" series is more powerfull that most cards out there. from what I recall, its about on par with the gtx970
  • frankoffrankof Posts: 995Moderator
    edited October 2016
    =IK=Doba= wrote: »
    Are you calling the 1060 a low end card ? :-1:
    Its a mid range card, even if its faster than previous gen high end cards ;)
    (its running neck 'n neck with 980/r9 fury @ 1080)
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  • =IK=Doba==IK=Doba= Posts: 2,789Player
    Exactly. . Even with a 980.. and that makes it a higher end card.. top of the food chain would be the 1080 followed by 1070, but the 1060 is still high end..

    Im more than satisfied with my 970 and will be for another couple years
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