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1st build Streaming/Gaming PC Build Help

Hello everyone I was wondering if anyone could help me, I was planning on buying a new pc mainly to stream/game with also Photoshop and some slight video editing but I keep hearing its alot cheaper to build one. Im no computer whiz but I feel comfortable working on them so I think I can build one. Thank you for reading.

Approximate Purchase Date: Hoping to build it within the next month and a half

Budget Range: 1000-1500 (little more if I can build a pc which I dont have to upgrade for a while)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Streaming, gaming, Photoshop, video editing, surfing the web

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any

Location: Fresno, California

Parts Preferences: Not sure I hear i7 is the best but if I can get something as good for less im for it

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No idea what this means

Additional Comments: would like to have a window and some cool light accents like how you see in most gaming pcs no a days, Would like to get a case similar to the NZXT s340 something simple and sleek Want to be able to run ELGATO HD60 smoothly, Photoshop and games like R6: SIEGE Would like it to run as quietly as possible
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  1. Maybe something like this? Maybe switch out the 250gb ssd and 500gb had for a single 500 gb sdd.
    This one for example: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/x28H99/sandisk-ssd-plus-480gb-25-solid-state-drive-sdssda-480g-g26

    PCPartPicker part list: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/ZQ4wJV
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/ZQ4wJV/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($386.99 @ Amazon Canada)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Motherboard: MSI - Z270-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($156.75 @ shopRBC)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($169.99 @ Amazon Canada)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($134.94 @ shopRBC)
    Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($60.50 @ Vuugo)
    Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card ($199.50 @ Vuugo)
    Case: Corsair - 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($62.98 @ Amazon Canada)
    Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ NCIX)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($119.50 @ Vuugo)
    Monitor: Acer - G226HQLBbd 21.5" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor ($132.99 @ PC Canada)
    Total: $1549.12
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-21 14:57 EDT-0400
  2. LevenIce2 said:
    Maybe something like this? Maybe switch out the 250gb ssd and 500gb had for a single 500 gb sdd.
    This one for example: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/x28H99/sandisk-ssd-plus-480gb-25-solid-state-drive-sdssda-480g-g26

    PCPartPicker part list: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/ZQ4wJV
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/ZQ4wJV/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($386.99 @ Amazon Canada)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Motherboard: MSI - Z270-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($156.75 @ shopRBC)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($169.99 @ Amazon Canada)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($134.94 @ shopRBC)
    Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($60.50 @ Vuugo)
    Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card ($199.50 @ Vuugo)
    Case: Corsair - 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($62.98 @ Amazon Canada)
    Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ NCIX)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($119.50 @ Vuugo)
    Monitor: Acer - G226HQLBbd 21.5" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor ($132.99 @ PC Canada)
    Total: $1549.12
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-21 14:57 EDT-0400


    I think there might of been some confusion, I put Fresno, CA as in California my bad. I see all parts you posted in Canada. Ill look up the parts still thank you for this I now have a good idea where to start.

    Also I have a 1 TB WD Cav blue laying around i can do the 250gb SSD you put and put in my HDD as well
  3. Best answer
    If your doing more than gaming, Ryzen perhaps better choice!
    The software your going to use makes better use of more cores...

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

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4GHz 8-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Scythe - Mugen 5 51.2 CFM CPU Cooler ($61.72 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock - X370 KILLER SLI/ac ATX AM4 Motherboard ($126.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: GeIL - EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($106.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($127.99 @ B&H)
    Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($488.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT - S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($61.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA P2 650W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Jet)
    Total: $1494.52
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-21 18:03 EDT-0400
  4. SliceT said:
    If your doing more than gaming, Ryzen perhaps better choice!
    The software your going to use makes better use of more cores...

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

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4GHz 8-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Scythe - Mugen 5 51.2 CFM CPU Cooler ($61.72 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock - X370 KILLER SLI/ac ATX AM4 Motherboard ($126.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: GeIL - EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($106.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($127.99 @ B&H)
    Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($488.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT - S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($61.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA P2 650W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Jet)
    Total: $1494.52
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-21 18:03 EDT-0400


    Going to go ahead and go with this build because of the extra cores and love the that NZXT case, only question I have is about the CPU cooler will that be enough or should I buy extra fans or maybe a better cooler, maybe liquid?

    Just ordered the case, motherboard and CPU btw ordering more stuff mid week
  5. SliceT said:
    If your doing more than gaming, Ryzen perhaps better choice!
    The software your going to use makes better use of more cores...

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

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4GHz 8-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Scythe - Mugen 5 51.2 CFM CPU Cooler ($61.72 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock - X370 KILLER SLI/ac ATX AM4 Motherboard ($126.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: GeIL - EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($106.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($127.99 @ B&H)
    Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($488.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT - S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($61.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA P2 650W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Jet)
    Total: $1494.52
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-21 18:03 EDT-0400


    CHIINO said:
    SliceT said:
    If your doing more than gaming, Ryzen perhaps better choice!
    The software your going to use makes better use of more cores...

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

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4GHz 8-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Scythe - Mugen 5 51.2 CFM CPU Cooler ($61.72 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock - X370 KILLER SLI/ac ATX AM4 Motherboard ($126.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: GeIL - EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($106.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($127.99 @ B&H)
    Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($488.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT - S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($61.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA P2 650W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Jet)
    Total: $1494.52
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-21 18:03 EDT-0400


    Going to go ahead and go with this build because of the extra cores and love the that NZXT case, only question I have is about the CPU cooler will that be enough or should I buy extra fans or maybe a better cooler, maybe liquid?

    Just ordered the case, motherboard and CPU btw ordering more stuff mid week


    Yes that is a good cooler, it will work as long as you don't start overclocking.
    Adding an extra fan to the case won't make much of a diffirence, maybe 1-3 degrees. Which 12 $+ isn't really worth
  6. LevenIce2 said:
    SliceT said:
    If your doing more than gaming, Ryzen perhaps better choice!
    The software your going to use makes better use of more cores...

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

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4GHz 8-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Scythe - Mugen 5 51.2 CFM CPU Cooler ($61.72 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock - X370 KILLER SLI/ac ATX AM4 Motherboard ($126.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: GeIL - EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($106.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($127.99 @ B&H)
    Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($488.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT - S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($61.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA P2 650W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Jet)
    Total: $1494.52
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-21 18:03 EDT-0400


    CHIINO said:
    SliceT said:
    If your doing more than gaming, Ryzen perhaps better choice!
    The software your going to use makes better use of more cores...

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

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4GHz 8-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Scythe - Mugen 5 51.2 CFM CPU Cooler ($61.72 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock - X370 KILLER SLI/ac ATX AM4 Motherboard ($126.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: GeIL - EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($106.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($127.99 @ B&H)
    Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($488.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT - S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($61.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA P2 650W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Jet)
    Total: $1494.52
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-21 18:03 EDT-0400


    Going to go ahead and go with this build because of the extra cores and love the that NZXT case, only question I have is about the CPU cooler will that be enough or should I buy extra fans or maybe a better cooler, maybe liquid?

    Just ordered the case, motherboard and CPU btw ordering more stuff mid week


    Yes that is a good cooler, it will work as long as you don't start overclocking.
    Adding an extra fan to the case won't make much of a diffirence, maybe 1-3 degrees. Which 12 $+ isn't really worth


    Thank you just waiting for stuff to start arriving to, and will order the rest next week. More questions a buddy of mine has an asus crossfire VI hero he not using says I can have it for for 180 you think it would be better to buy that one and return the asrock x370 killer, wondering if it would be better for future upgrades
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