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Is This A Good High End Gaming PC Build?

Hello all. I’m getting a new gaming PC. I’ve saved up $3000 Canadian (which I think equals about $2500 American) and want to get the most powerful one that I can afford. Something that can run the latest games smoothly with high quality graphics settings on. I’ve done some research online and have come up with a list of parts that I think can be built into a really high end gaming machine. I showed it to a friend and he said that that it looked like it would work, but I wanted to check with more than one person. I don’t have a lot of computer hardware knowledge (I don't have a lot of knowledge about computers in general, I know how to surf the internet and play games but that's about it) and want to make sure that all the parts I’ve listed will work together and will make a computer that will give me the kind of performance I’m looking for.

This is the list:

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bB3w8K
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bB3w8K/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($344.75 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($102.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($194.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($109.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($169.49 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($117.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB STRIX Video Card ($659.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 530 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($108.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($107.49 @ OutletPC)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.80 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($88.58 @ OutletPC)
Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Zx 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Wired Network Adapter: TP-Link TG-3468 PCI-Express x1 10/100/1000 Mbps Network Adapter ($11.89 @ OutletPC)
Wireless Network Adapter: Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter ($29.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($129.99 @ Corsair)
Mouse: Corsair Sabre RGB Wired Optical Mouse ($49.99 @ B&H)
Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Headset ($68.99 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Logitech Z506 155W 5.1ch Speakers ($69.99 @ Best Buy)

Total: $2494.67

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-21 22:22 EST-0500

So what do you guys think? Is this a good gaming computer build? If not then I would very much appreciate advice on what parts I should use instead.

I would also appreciate it if you guys could suggest a reputable company or technician that can assemble it for me. I’ve heard that you can assemble the parts yourself but like I said earlier, I don’t have a lot of computer knowledge and I don’t want to throw away $3000 dollars in PC parts by screwing it up.
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  1. The only thing I have to say is that you will need to update the bios on that motherboard before you can use your 7700K. You will need a Skylake processor to do this. If you have one just update the bios using that processor, than switch it out with the 7700K. If you do not have a Skylake processor, I recommend you choose a Z270 board. Other than that, this is an extremely high end build. It will run any modern game at max settings no problem. It will be able to play all games at 1440p and most at 4k.

    Seriously, this is a kick ass build. You did a really nice job choosing the parts

    Here is a list of Z270 boards to choose from, if you need to

    https://pcpartpicker.com/products/motherboard/#c=119
  2. Best answer
    the CPU you choosed is good as of 2017 it's the greatest CPU for gaming.

    CPU Cooler is very very good if you are not overclocking.

    the motherboard is something you should change. as "Sir_Lagsalot" sad this motherboard needs a bios update but if just want to buy and play, then buy Asus STRIX Z270 it's a reliable and Great mothrboard you won't be doing a disservice by picking up this motherboard. go for it it has all the features you want for your rig.

    Ram is what you want for your rig. it's a good choice.

    SSD and SSD are the best on the market. you will get a amazing performance.

    GTX 1080 is the most powerful gaming graphics card you can get you will get flawless 4K with your build.

    Case is something you must consider, because it's full tower, look if you have pleanty of room for it. if you don't it can make your living uncomfortable. but the case you choose is ideal for this build and future upgrades.

    PSU is ideal for the current config and for the future upgrades. go for it!

    Optical drive nothing to say about it.

    Windows 10 home yeah its great.

    Sound card is very good you'll get very good experience with it.

    both NetAdapts are excellent go for it.

    Keyboard, Mouse stereo and headsets are your choice btw i want to say that you can get something better than that in his price range.

    this build is not a High-End Build but it's a Extremely High-End build. it will run any game you throw at it not only for now but for next 2-3 years it a monster. you won't be disappoint by it.
    because you said you you don't have much pc knowledge than i would recommend you to look around for some tutorials about pc building. on youtube, TechSource, Peanutbutter25j, and Tech by Matt are some channels you should watch. believe me you can build this pc it will take you only 5-6 hours to build it and get it up and running. but still if you want to get it assembled than contact some local computer shops or any of your friends who know about PC's bribes of food or money are always welcome.

    Hope you found it useful, Sorry for mt bad english :)
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