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First Gaming PC Build for 1080p and Future Upgrades. Thoughts and Advice?

Hello people of Tom's Hardware. Planning to build my first gaming PC and would like your thoughts and advice. Just to give you guys an idea on what I want, I filled out the form below. I have also selected parts which are below the form.

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next 3 months

Budget Range: $1500 - $2000 NZD ($1000 - $1400 USD)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing the net, Day to day work, etc

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes. Windows 10 Home

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any reliable sites that ship to New Zealand

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1080p. Will upgrade in the future.

Additional Comments: Mainly looking to build a gaming PC to run most if not all games in 1080p on high/ultra settings such as Battlefield 1, GTA V, The Witcher 3, etc. with room to upgrade in the future.


Below are the parts I have chosen. Prices are based off various New Zealand retailers and are rounded for simplicity.


CPU: Intel i5 7500 3.4Ghz Quad-Core Processor ($319 NZD ($227 USD))
Motherboard: Asus PRIME H270-PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($218 NZD ($155 USD))
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($147 NZD ($105 USD))
Storage 1: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB SSD ($148 NZD ($105 USD))
Storage 2: WD Blue 1TB 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79 NZD ($56 USD))
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB SC ($465 NZD ($331 USD))
Case: Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($185 NZD ($132 USD))
Power Supply: Corsair RMx 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($175 NZD ($125 USD))
OS: Windows 10 Home ($171 NZD ($122 USD))

Total: $1907 NZD ($1358 USD))

Again, this is my first build so I'm open for change. Any help and advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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    Good build ,the nex g1 psu you picked isnt a great model though mate
    Swap it out for the rmx550 , slightly cheaper too.

    http://nz.pcpartpicker.com/product/3zNypg/corsair-power-supply-cp9020090na

    Everything else is absolutely rock solid so good job there.
  2. madmatt30 said:
    Good build ,the nex g1 psu you picked isnt a great model though mate
    Swap it out for the rmx550 , slightly cheaper too.

    http://nz.pcpartpicker.com/product/3zNypg/corsair-power-supply-cp9020090na

    Everything else is absolutely rock solid so good job there.


    Thanks for the suggestion. Looked into the PSU and have updated the build.
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