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First Time Build on a budget. Need advice/help

Hey. I'm saving up for a gaming PC. I will also be editing and recording videos, so I'll need to be able to run big games at 1080p 120fps (since recording halves your framerate). These will be my specs. What I am mainly asking is if there are any other parts that perform similarly or better for a better deal or price. I'm new to pc building, so if any of my parts aren't compatible, etc... please tell me. I'm sort of on a budget, and 2,700 is a large sum of money. If I could lower it to around 2,000, that'd be great.

Specs:

Processor: Intel Core i7-7700K (Socket 1151)
Cooler: Enermax Liqmax 120s
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Killer (1151 Slot)
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (DDR4)
SSD: SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 1TB
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 3TB
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 750W
Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 DirectX 12
Case: Not sure right now. If you have any suggestions, please tell me.
Windows 8.1

These are some other things I'll be buying. I don't care if you answer them or not, but if you have any recommendations, that would be nice.

Monitors: Acer GN246HL, Acer GN246HL
Mouse/Keyboard: Razer Deathadder, Redragon Karura
Mic: Audio Technica AT-2020
Headphones: Audio Technica ATH-AD700X

Thanks.
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    Damascus_1 said:
    Hey. I'm saving up for a gaming PC. I will also be editing and recording videos, so I'll need to be able to run big games at 1080p 120fps (since recording halves your framerate). These will be my specs. What I am mainly asking is if there are any other parts that perform similarly or better for a better deal or price. I'm new to pc building, so if any of my parts aren't compatible, etc... please tell me. I'm sort of on a budget, and 2,700 is a large sum of money. If I could lower it to around 2,000, that'd be great.

    Specs:

    Processor: Intel Core i7-7700K (Socket 1151)
    Cooler: Enermax Liqmax 120s
    Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Killer (1151 Slot)
    Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (DDR4)
    SSD: SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 1TB
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 3TB
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 750W
    Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 DirectX 12
    Case: Not sure right now. If you have any suggestions, please tell me.
    Windows 8.1

    These are some other things I'll be buying. I don't care if you answer them or not, but if you have any recommendations, that would be nice.

    Monitors: Acer GN246HL, Acer GN246HL
    Mouse/Keyboard: Razer Deathadder, Redragon Karura
    Mic: Audio Technica AT-2020
    Headphones: Audio Technica ATH-AD700X

    Thanks.


    Appears to be a very good build, especially for a first time. I'm not sure about the Cooler because I don't know that particular brand/model, but I'm sure it's fine.
    For an easy to work with case, I bought a Corsair Carbide 300R Windowed Version, buut there are some better ones out there. The Corsair 300 is just good for first time building.
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  2. Nonpossible said:
    Damascus_1 said:
    Hey. I'm saving up for a gaming PC. I will also be editing and recording videos, so I'll need to be able to run big games at 1080p 120fps (since recording halves your framerate). These will be my specs. What I am mainly asking is if there are any other parts that perform similarly or better for a better deal or price. I'm new to pc building, so if any of my parts aren't compatible, etc... please tell me. I'm sort of on a budget, and 2,700 is a large sum of money. If I could lower it to around 2,000, that'd be great.

    Specs:

    Processor: Intel Core i7-7700K (Socket 1151)
    Cooler: Enermax Liqmax 120s
    Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Killer (1151 Slot)
    Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (DDR4)
    SSD: SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 1TB
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 3TB
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 750W
    Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 DirectX 12
    Case: Not sure right now. If you have any suggestions, please tell me.
    Windows 8.1

    These are some other things I'll be buying. I don't care if you answer them or not, but if you have any recommendations, that would be nice.

    Monitors: Acer GN246HL, Acer GN246HL
    Mouse/Keyboard: Razer Deathadder, Redragon Karura
    Mic: Audio Technica AT-2020
    Headphones: Audio Technica ATH-AD700X

    Thanks.


    Appears to be a very good build, especially for a first time. I'm not sure about the Cooler because I don't know that particular brand/model, but I'm sure it's fine.
    For an easy to work with case, I bought a Corsair Carbide 300R Windowed Version, buut there are some better ones out there. The Corsair 300 is just good for first time building.


    Thanks for the help!
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  3. Could I also suggest you get Windows 10 64-bit instead of 8. Windows 10 just can't be beat.
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  4. Nonpossible said:
    Could I also suggest you get Windows 10 64-bit instead of 8. Windows 10 just can't be beat.
    I heard Windows 8.1 was the best for gaming...
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  5. Damascus_1 said:
    Nonpossible said:
    Could I also suggest you get Windows 10 64-bit instead of 8. Windows 10 just can't be beat.
    I heard Windows 8.1 was the best for gaming...



    Not certain who you heard that from but Windows 10 outperforms 8. Also, Microsoft's plan is to phase out older OS's and cease support for them.

    I've used every version of Windows from Win95 to now and I love Windows 10 the most. I'd say my top three are Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 98.
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  6. On a budget!!! Your parts are extremely expensive! But hey, if you have the money then go ahead you will run AAA games on more than 120fps.
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