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Is my PC build suitable for gaming or is there a better alternatives?

Greeting! Forgive me for being a noob but this is my build good enough for gaming? I want to play games like Total war, Xcom, EUIV (and other paradox 4x), Ash of singularity, etc. I am worried if I cannot get the best performance with my current budget or there are better hardwares that have better price/performance. This is my first build and my dad gave me about 1200$ (reward for passing medical school exam) and I am really nervous about it (first time i hold that much money in my hand). I did some researches on gpu and cpu but the rest of the components, not so much which is why I would like some guidances from experienced PC builders. I might do some abit overclock just to experience it unless told otherwise. :D Thanks

CPU : Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard:MSI Z170-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
GPU: Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card
Case: Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case
PSU: Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Monitor: Asus VX228H 21.5" 60Hz Monitor

This is the site I used: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/87sjnn
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  1. I made a couple of changes for the better. Better cooler, motherboard, RAM, and most importantly, a better psu.


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($227.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($132.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($71.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.71 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card ($399.99 @ B&H)
    Case: Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VX228H 21.5" 60Hz Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1113.62
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-27 03:51 EDT-0400


    Note- this build is way overkill for a 60hz 1080p monitor. If you can afford it, get a better monitor.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/product/PmyFf7/acer-monitor-umfg6aab01


    or a 1440p
  2. CTurbo said:
    I made a couple of changes for the better. Better cooler, motherboard, RAM, and most importantly, a better psu.


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($227.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($132.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($71.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.71 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card ($399.99 @ B&H)
    Case: Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VX228H 21.5" 60Hz Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1113.62
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-27 03:51 EDT-0400


    Note- this build is way overkill for a 60hz 1080p monitor. If you can afford it, get a better monitor.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/product/PmyFf7/acer-monitor-umfg6aab01


    or a 1440p


    Thank you for the fast reply. I knew experienced rig builder can make it cheaper! (i am stingy...every $ count :D ) As for the monitor, I might follow your suggestion but is the improvement between 144hz and 60hz noticeable?
    And the 1440p, I don't think I can afford it. The cheapest i can find is 244$ ;__; I will definitely go for a 1440p if it is on sale.
    Lastly, i thought i would go abit higher than gtx1060 since i want to have massive battles in total war games (minus Atila, since i see a youtuber called Pixelated Appollo complained about lag during seige battles)
  3. Lag in total war will be down to CPU grunt not the GPU mate .
    The 1060 6gb is plenty for 1080p.
    Just get a better 23 inch + screen in that build, an ssd, a better case (IMO) & drop to a 1060 6gb.
  4. madmatt30 said:
    Lag in total war will be down to CPU grunt not the GPU mate .
    The 1060 6gb is plenty for 1080p.
    Just get a better 23 inch + screen in that build, an ssd, a better case (IMO) & drop to a 1060 6gb.


    thank you! I just learn something new! and sorry! I accidentally click downvote when i tried to upvote you. Stupid firefox just scroll upward when i was about to click upvote ;___; I tried to change it but it won't let me.
  5. No worries mate, I do it all the time on mobile touch screen :-/

    In budget, includes os & optical drive , 27inch screen ,good quality ssd, better case.

    People would argue 27 inch is too big for 1080p but I'd disagree especially in games like total war where the HUD can't be scaled.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($227.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z170A-X1/3.1 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($97.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($71.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($72.89 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.71 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 6GB WINDFORCE OC 6G Video Card ($249.00 @ Amazon)
    Case: Deepcool KENDOMEN Red ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($13.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($84.88 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: AOC I2757FH 27.0" 60Hz Monitor ($169.99 @ Best Buy)
    Total: $1174.39
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-27 04:57 EDT-0400
  6. Best answer
    Here is an alternative. I dropped overclocking which isn't really THAT useful anyway, kept the GTX1070 and was able to get a 1440p with the money saved by not overclocking.


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($213.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H170A-X1/3.1 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($79.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($71.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.71 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card ($399.99 @ B&H)
    Case: Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: AOC Q2778VQE 27.0" 60Hz Monitor ($260.99 @ Best Buy)
    Total: $1162.63
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-27 14:06 EDT-0400
  7. Thank you both of helping me! I will go buy it at the end of this month or maybe next month (religion holiday in my country) hoping to get discounts even more than that since my country is kinda...shitty when it comes to electronic imports tax :D ( hurray for corruption LOL) and bro, i thought I would upgrade to 1440p when i save enough but you solved it just save 7$ from not eatting lobsters! (yes, lobster is cheap here.
    Actually, food is cheap in developing countries like mine, Cambodia. If you watched men in black, you will understand ;D )
    This is going to be an extremely big upgrade for me since my current PC is....a bit lacking.. (core i3 2100 3.1 GHz, no gpu, 6gb of drr3 ram, it is dell pre-built. ;__; you understand how i feel to have this PC and run CSGO in 25-15 fps right? right? ;__;)
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