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Can I get some suggestions for my first pc build?

Hi, so I am new to building pc's and I want to see if the build that I have created on PCPartPicker is a good one. I do not want to use my money on a pc that may not even be that good. So if you have a chance can anybody give me some suggestions on how my build is? I will mostly be using this pc for gaming. (https://pcpartpicker.com/list/6vMwf8)
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  1. Very nice build.
  2. Two obvious suggestions are HDD for data files and more RAM. If however you are limited by budget, those would be considered first upgrades. You could also use faster RAM, although performance bonus is not that big.
    Otherwise, good build with no weak points.
  3. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Very nice build.
    Thanks! But one question about the Windows 10 OEM key, I don't know if I should get the OEM key (as I heard it only works on one motherboard once installed) or the Full version (I heard it works on the pc no matter what you change). This topic confuses me a little.
  4. DRagor said:
    Two obvious suggestions are HDD for data files and more RAM. If however you are limited by budget, those would be considered first upgrades. You could also use faster RAM, although performance bonus is not that big.
    Otherwise, good build with no weak points.

    I have somewhat of a budget, if I add an HDD how large should I get it (as I have a 512gb SSD). I will probably upgrade my RAM at a later time.
  5. Windows 10 OEM key can be moved to a new build , but can only be active on 1 computer.
  6. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Windows 10 OEM key can be moved to a new build , but can only be active on 1 computer.

    What would you suggest is the easier way to go?
  7. Giovanni P said:
    if I add an HDD how large should I get it (as I have a 512gb SSD)


    Entirely depending on your needs. If storing only personal files plus few games and the like stuff, 1Tb is more that enough.
  8. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.49 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Scythe - Mugen 5 51.2 CFM CPU Cooler ($46.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI - Z270 GAMING M3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($139.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Team - T-Force / Night Hawk 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial - MX300 525GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($159.88 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.44 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: PNY - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB XLR8 Video Card ($379.99 @ Jet)
    Case: Fractal Design - Focus G (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1419.14
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-01 12:26 EDT-0400
  9. Giovanni P said:
    SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Windows 10 OEM key can be moved to a new build , but can only be active on 1 computer.

    What would you suggest is the easier way to go?


    OEM is fine , I use it on all my builds.
  10. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Giovanni P said:
    SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Windows 10 OEM key can be moved to a new build , but can only be active on 1 computer.

    What would you suggest is the easier way to go?


    OEM is fine , I use it on all my builds.

    Ok thanks
  11. DRagor said:
    Giovanni P said:
    if I add an HDD how large should I get it (as I have a 512gb SSD)


    Entirely depending on your needs. If storing only personal files plus few games and the like stuff, 1Tb is more that enough.

    Would a Western Digital 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive do the job?
  12. Giovanni P said:
    DRagor said:
    Giovanni P said:
    if I add an HDD how large should I get it (as I have a 512gb SSD)


    Entirely depending on your needs. If storing only personal files plus few games and the like stuff, 1Tb is more that enough.

    Would a Western Digital 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive do the job?


    WD Blue with those specs is a great choice.
  13. Best answer
    I would supplement the storage with a HDD. (2 TB would be best size to price ratio)

    I would get the Samsung 960 EVO instead of the Intel 600p.
    The price is almost the same but the performance is NOT.

    Other than that suggestion it looks like a well balanced/priced system.
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