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need expert opinion on my first gaming build

hi,
i wanted to read someone else opinion before starting to buy anything.
http://pcpartpicker.com/list/Ns3Y9W

just a couple things to note:
i will use another HDD (not in list) and i already have a 250 Gb SSD.
i will use a 750W power supply (not in list).

all opinions and suggestions are welcome.good or bad
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  1. There is zero reason to use a 750W power supply with a system that should be about 225-250W when gaming. It is counterproductive because it'll be less efficient, so higher electricity bill, and it'll produce more waste heat. On the other hand, you can get a 550W unit or 450W unit for a cheaper price which is just as good and will be more efficient.
  2. turkey3_scratch said:
    There is zero reason to use a 750W power supply with a system that should be about 225-250W when gaming. It is counterproductive because it'll be less efficient, so higher electricity bill, and it'll produce more waste heat. On the other hand, you can get a 550W unit or 450W unit for a cheaper price which is just as good and will be more efficient.

    in that case i think i will go with the 650 W. i will be using some lights and other stuff that will also need some power :) 20$ saved
  3. That's an awfully expensive unit the be quiet is. A Corsair RMx would be fine. Just as good and cheaper. In America Be Quiet tends to be overpriced.
  4. Your list looks nice, only thing I can suggest is maybe down grading to a I5 6600k cpu. I'm upgrading from an AMD cpu soon so I been watching vids and 1 my fav LinusTechTips had a great video last week comparing ALL Intel cpu's, and he explains why a i5 is more then enough for most gaming rigs, and he gives u a few reasons why it might be worth it for the i7. Not saying ur pick is wrong, just a video that offers food for thought, good luck! https://youtu.be/toZ_t88bPBU
  5. Also lights use like 1W of power. Fans use like 2W. Solid state drives use like 2W.
  6. Best answer
    Don't see any reason for Windows 10 Pro, so I would recommend Windows 10 Home. I'd also look at a different power supply.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.50 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($142.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($79.88 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Seagate 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($130.48 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card ($719.88 @ OutletPC)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($179.65 @ B&H)
    Power Supply: FSP Group Hydro X 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($81.30 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($88.88 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: AOC G2460PG 24.0" 144Hz Monitor ($379.99 @ B&H)
    Total: $2187.53
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-03 13:45 EDT-0400

    That's $100 in savings over your current build.

    -Wolf sends
  7. Wolfshadw said:
    Don't see any reason for Windows 10 Pro, so I would recommend Windows 10 Home. I'd also look at a different power supply.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.50 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($142.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($79.88 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Seagate 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($130.48 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card ($719.88 @ OutletPC)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($179.65 @ B&H)
    Power Supply: FSP Group Hydro X 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($81.30 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($88.88 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: AOC G2460PG 24.0" 144Hz Monitor ($379.99 @ B&H)
    Total: $2187.53
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-03 13:45 EDT-0400

    That's $100 in savings over your current build.

    -Wolf sends

    i went for the pro instead of home because it was a small difference.
    as for the power supply i changed for a corsair RM550.
  8. ^^I like the Hydro X 650, great unit. Also RM550 is not the same as RM550x.
  9. turkey3_scratch said:
    ^^I like the Hydro X 650, great unit. Also RM550 is not the same as RM550x.


    i picked the RM550x. but didnt even notice there was another one with similar name :)
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