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First time gaming pc build need advice.

Here is the build. The only things that are set in stone are the cpu/gpu, case, and that is have at leas a 500gb ssd other than any suggestions are welcome. Especially on the liquid cooler (weather or not I need one at all) and the motherboard. ( I don't know much about motherboards). budget 1700$

Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor

NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler


MSI H110M Gaming Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard


Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory

Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive


MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card

Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case


Corsair RMx 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply


Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer


Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit


Asus Xonar DGX 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card
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  1. With a "K" series chip you're gonna want a Z170 motherboard. That way you can overclock. If you're set on the "H" motherboard, no need to splurge on a "K" series chip, also, if you're not overclocking, water is overkill, the AIO you have is pretty decent as AIOs go, so no worries about keeping the 6700K cool. If you only plan on a mild overclock, a Cryorig H7 I think it is is the cooler for budget air, the Noctua dual tower coolers are great for big air and cheaper than an AIO and probably around just as good depending on what you're aiming for.
  2. I would prefer using "Z170 Chipset" board rather than H110 series, because most of intel gamer using "Z170" for their gaming pc. Just for information "Z" is for enthusiast "B" for Busines and "H" for Home.
    for example.. here is affordable premium "Z170" board :
    http://pcpartpicker.com/product/LL2rxr/asrock-motherboard-fatal1tyz170gamingk6

    there is still plenty of good Mobo but I think the one above is have reasonable price/performance.
  3. http://pcpartpicker.com/list/yZCvZ8

    When your ready buy another 1080 for SLI!!!!!!!!!!
  4. jossrik said:
    With a "K" series chip you're gonna want a Z170 motherboard. That way you can overclock. If you're set on the "H" motherboard, no need to splurge on a "K" series chip, also, if you're not overclocking, water is overkill, the AIO you have is pretty decent as AIOs go, so no worries about keeping the 6700K cool. If you only plan on a mild overclock, a Cryorig H7 I think it is is the cooler for budget air, the Noctua dual tower coolers are great for big air and cheaper than an AIO and probably around just as good depending on what you're aiming for.

    I am not planning on OCing how ever i may change my mind and I game usually 4+ hours a day just want something thats gonna keep it cool under all loads
  5. also if anyone can recommend z170s boards preferably under 150$ thatd be great too.
  6. You have a really good build but the RAM and CPU won't be used efficiently if you don't get a z170 board if you really want to get a cheap board get the gigabyte Z170 D3H if you could spend more then get the ASUS z170 gaming board of you don't want to spend on the mobo then you could save some money by using a 2133 MHz RAM coz the 3200Mhz will be down clocked anyway and the k series CPU is useless without a z170 so you can get a non k like the i7-6700 or the i5-5600/6600
  7. Best answer
  8. Arun05 said:


    I just give the tread maker advice, since he asking for it.
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