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Wanting to finish my new build! Help please!

So last year I started building my own PC, but never got to finishing it...

I currently have a Fractal Define R5 and a coursair 760w 80+ Platinum ATX PSU

Here is my current parts list...

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/MrWaster/saved/#view=XJXtt6

I own a web design business and so that requires a lot of multi-tasking and i would like to have a super machine to tear through whatever I throw at it. I would also like it to be able to dome some gaming (like civilization or planetary annihilation) for my down time...

Any suggestions to my build? I would like something a bit cheaper and more efficient if possible.
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  1. Swap those GTX970s for a single ASUS GTX1080 STRIX you will be saving $100+ by doing so.
  2. King Dranzer said:
    Swap those GTX970s for a single ASUS GTX1080 STRIX you will be saving $100+ by doing so.


    I saw that. Thanks! Heres my new list ive kinda updated..

    http://pcpartpicker.com/list/kcv8QV
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($328.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($149.99 @ B&H)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($184.99 @ B&H)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card ($396.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($84.88 @ OutletPC)
    Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($17.88 @ OutletPC)
    Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($17.88 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1366.46
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-06 21:21 EDT-0400
  4. Well, I don't know how much you already have in your system, but you probably don't need a motherboard that expensive. Here is another asus mobo that has similar features. It doesn't look as nice though. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/9L2rxr/asus-motherboard-z170p Or you could go even cheaper. This one looks pretty nice, but it doesn't have SLI support. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/kGcMnQ/msi-motherboard-b150mmortar

    Probably don't need liquid cooling but it is nice and quiet. I don't know much about cpu coolers so don't want to suggest any.

    You also probably shouldn't bother with SLI. It might look cool to have two video cards, but not all games were made to work with SLI and the ones that do work wouldn't get full performance out of both. If you have the money to buy both, just get one that is better. heck, just one gtx 970 isn't a bad card. (note: I only have a gtx 950 Wish I had the money for something better, but it works just fine for the old games i'm playing on it for now) I don't have Civilazation or planetary annihilation, but do they really need that much power? you could get one GTX 1070 for less than the price of two 970's. You could get one 1080 for about the same price. Or you could wait a month or two for the prices to go down. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/fKp323/msi-geforce-gtx-1070-8gb-video-card-gtx-1070-gaming-x-8g
  5. What is your budget??(MAX)
  6. King Dranzer said:
    What is your budget??(MAX)


    $1000 - $1200 for now. But I'd like to build it in a way that i can easily add on later. That's why I want an i7. (as well as its performance.)
  7. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($294.68 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B150M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($63.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($65.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: OCZ TRION 150 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($116.11 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Windforce OC Video Card ($204.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($84.88 @ OutletPC)
    Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($17.88 @ OutletPC)
    Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($17.88 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $936.37
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-06 21:31 EDT-0400
  8. Even for Red and Black build it is meaningless to get i7-6700K and a GTX1060 combo. Save some more money and get this.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($137.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($72.89 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.49 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB STRIX Video Card ($629.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased)
    Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($84.88 @ OutletPC)
    Case Fan: Fractal Design FD-FAN-SSR2-140 66.0 CFM 140mm Fan (Purchased)
    Total: $1402.09
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-06 21:32 EDT-0400
  9. King Dranzer said:
    Even for Red and Black build it is meaningless to get i7-6700K and a GTX1060 combo. Save some more money and get this.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($137.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($72.89 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.49 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB STRIX Video Card ($629.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased)
    Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($84.88 @ OutletPC)
    Case Fan: Fractal Design FD-FAN-SSR2-140 66.0 CFM 140mm Fan (Purchased)
    Total: $1402.09
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-06 21:32 EDT-0400


    I like it! But I think I might swap out the 1080 for a 1060. Would that still be good?
  10. Best answer
    Get atleast a GTX1070 instead of GTX1060. It will fit in your budget.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($137.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($72.89 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.49 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB STRIX Video Card ($414.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased)
    Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($84.88 @ OutletPC)
    Case Fan: Fractal Design FD-FAN-SSR2-140 66.0 CFM 140mm Fan (Purchased)
    Total: $1187.08
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-07 00:53 EDT-0400

    Or if you wanna stick with GTX1060 Then atleast go for better looking Motherboard which is ASUS MAXIMUS VIII HERO and upgrade to GTX1080 in near future.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($203.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($72.89 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.49 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB 6GT OC Video Card ($258.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased)
    Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($84.88 @ OutletPC)
    Case Fan: Fractal Design FD-FAN-SSR2-140 66.0 CFM 140mm Fan (Purchased)
    Total: $1094.10
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-07 01:05 EDT-0400
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