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My first(ever)gaming PC build.

Goodmorning everyone!

As i said im looking to build a pc(FINALLY!!)and i wanted to ask a few question,some on,some kinda off topic.
So,thing is im from EU,and my country has limited variety on parts plus the prices are kinda crazy.
My cousin is going to new york next month and i asked him to buy me a few things for my pc.
Actual questions now!
I was thinking on buying the gpu/cpu from there since they are the most expensive parts,or should i buy something more?(case/monitor excluded)
After some reading i thought going with the new gtx 1070(MSI)?
I dont know much about the new skylake cpus so could you guys suggest a good one for gaming/pairing with the 1070?
Also my cousin is staying in manhattan,you guys know of any shops that he can buy them from,or do i have to pre-order them and have them send there or something?(this is my biggest issue because he doesnt want to go anywhere else besides manhattan).

Finally about the money for my build money is not an issue(dont wanna go overkill though..).

Thanks a lot in advance guys!
P.S:So happy forums like these exists for newbs like us to get free help! :D
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  1. there are two micro center stores near ny city. they have great combo deals on cpu and parts.
    http://www.microcenter.com/
    see if you have to pay any import taxes if the parts come from the us into your country.
    in the us he have to pay the state sales tax on the parts.
    if he has a credit card when he in the us he can pre order parts then pick them up inside of micro center store.
    http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4336996c#/4336996c/1
    this months flyer
  2. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/tqk4qk
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/tqk4qk/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($344.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($45.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($199.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($64.99 @ Adorama)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($90.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Founders Edition Video Card ($449.99 @ B&H)
    Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case ($75.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1434.79
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-22 05:14 EDT-0400
  3. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/xWysZ8
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/xWysZ8/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($238.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($45.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus Z170-AR ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($158.75 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($64.99 @ Adorama)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($90.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Founders Edition Video Card ($449.99 @ B&H)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($88.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $1315.56
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-22 05:19 EDT-0400
  4. if you have the funds go with the i7. if not look at the i5 cpu and mb combo deals.
  5. I feel like u should go with the i5-6600k, just because if you are only doing gaming its a perfectly good cpu for that, and you get the option for overclocking if you feel like it or just want to try things out. I recommend putting ur money on a proper motherboard which has the tools for overclocking (if u feel like it ofc ) like the asus z170-A (i have the msi gaming pro carbon bcs leds and stuff :D) they are around 130-170€ at europe so i bet u could get one cheaper over there. Most of the msi "gaming" boards have the necessary features that you may want or find appealing, just make sure that the board has the correct socket (lga 1151) and and the features u may want (wifi, audiochip etc).
  6. smorizio said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/xWysZ8
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/xWysZ8/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($238.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($45.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus Z170-AR ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($158.75 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($64.99 @ Adorama)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($90.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Founders Edition Video Card ($449.99 @ B&H)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($88.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $1315.56
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-22 05:19 EDT-0400


    i wouldnt go for the founders edition 1070 if he is willing to pay for the board partner cards, like the msi gaming x or armor OC, or the gigabyte windforce, just becouse they perform a bit better and run a lot cooler. just my opinion though!
  7. problem with parts picker micro center store not listed anymore there. also with new parts there a delay on them getting onto parts picker. right now i just tossing up good partd build that he can look at and then look on micro center flyer and online.
  8. Thanks for the replies guys!

    Now the main issue is how to get them from manhattan.
    I saw that microcenter does not have a shop there so..theres nothing else that can be done??
    Also the tax thing you mentioned,even if he buys the parts there and bring them with him on the plane
    he has to pay tax for them??
    Sorry if im asking dumb questions,never done this before... :/
  9. look online on your country import duty tax laws. some countries say you have to have x amount of goods before you declare some of them for tax.
    https://www.google.com/maps/dir/MANHATTAN/71-43+Kissena+Boulevard,+Flushing,+NY+11367/@40.7593118,-73.9232474,13z/am=t/data=!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x89c2588f046ee661:0xa0b3281fcecc08c!2m2!1d-73.9712488!2d40.7830603!1m5!1m1!1s0x89c260f5ade8a2b1:0x67e67ef3a90bfd32!2m2!1d-73.814724!2d40.7287534!5i2
    looks like there a bus that get hiom to the store if he cant get he parts shipped to the hotel. there should be a lot of local carriers in nyc that pick up the pre paid order and drop it off at the hotel. same if he ordered all the parts and paid for usp/fed to the hotel just have him contact the hotel to let them know there going to be a delv to the hotel in his name. another online store is newegg
  10. http://www.dutycalculator.com/popular-import-items/import-duty-and-taxes-for-computer-parts/
    each country has it own laws and taxes on goods. if your lucky there may be no import tax.
  11. Well i saw the calculator and i kinda dont get how it works(as in the final price)
    Im from Greece by the way.
    I thought these things counted only when you where ordering online not when you go and
    get them then bring them back yourself....sigh
  12. Digigraman said:
    Well i saw the calculator and i kinda dont get how it works(as in the final price)
    Im from Greece by the way.
    I thought these things counted only when you where ordering online not when you go and
    get them then bring them back yourself....sigh


    i would also recommend going for a i5 6600k and z170 A , just because i7 would be an overkill for gaming. Just go for 2666/3000 Mhz ram to enjoy max performance . Also Since you cant get the monitor imported , i would suggest to first check what monitor deals are available to you. Since for a 1080 p 60 hz monitor , 1060 is enough. In order to reap the benefits of 1070 you go for a monitor with either a G-sync or 2k or both. So check the prices for these and an approximate budget quote is still helpful , because you shouldn't be importing from US if money is not an issue. SSDs are quite cheap in The US btw and very easy to carry.
  13. Digigraman said:
    Well i saw the calculator and i kinda dont get how it works(as in the final price)
    Im from Greece by the way.
    I thought these things counted only when you where ordering online not when you go and
    get them then bring them back yourself....sigh


    country specific laws , cant say much . But if one carries seal packed items , hes bound to pay proper import duties and fines too if he did not declare. Open box items have flexible policies and you might even have to haggle with the Customs for the duty (at least in my country India , it works like that.) .
  14. Well taxing aside my main problem is how to get them,as in still cant find anything on manhattan,tried to contact
    newegg customer support but they are not responding.
    Does amazon sends parts to hotels or do they have a local retailer or something?
  15. The only thing i could come up with is this

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/

    It's actually in manhattan you guys know it?
    It looks like it has a good variety of pc parts plus the one i need!
    Asking about the tax thing in another site they said i only have to play their sales tax on purchase,
    is that included on the price listed or is it something extra?
    Dont wanna sound like a boor i just wanna have it kinda sorted out and dont confuse my cousin too much when he's there..
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