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Is this a good gaming PC build?

Here is what I have chosen for my gaming PC build. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/XLrrjc
I plan to use this PC for gaming and school (computer science and engineering major). I'm also into photoshop and video editing. I want to stick to intel chips and I think I'm fine with 4 cores. I don't care much for 4k gaming right now. I'll have to stick to a 60 Hz Acer monitor for some time anyways.

I've already bought the 1070 (however it's still in the amazon return window in case I change my mind).

I'm slightly worried about the motherboard because I read about some voltage issues but I hope that I'm not one of the "lucky" ones to get a defective board.

Thoughts?
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  1. Best answer
    it's a fine build.
    however currently there's a killer deal on the AsRock Fatal1ty K6 board apparently:
    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/rTVBD3/asrock-fatal1ty-z270-gaming-k6-atx-lga1151-motherboard-fatal1ty-z270-gaming-k6

    also you don't need a 850W PSU. 550W will easily suffice.
  2. Isokolon said:
    it's a fine build.
    however currently there's a killer deal on the AsRock Fatal1ty K6 board apparently:
    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/rTVBD3/asrock-fatal1ty-z270-gaming-k6-atx-lga1151-motherboard-fatal1ty-z270-gaming-k6

    also you don't need a 850W PSU. 550W will easily suffice.


    That's a damn good deal. Don't know much about ASRock even after some googling. I see that the k6 comes with 6 Sata 3 ports (unless utilizing an m.2 which I won't be for now) and also 2 m.2 ports. Kind of bothers me that the CPU fan header is at the bottom of the board but it's something I could live with. One thing I liked about the ultra gaming mobo is that it has 2 sata express ports. I know I won't be using these anytime soon but I liked having the option. Also the k6 has gigabit lan which the ultra gaming doesn't. Any other major differences that I missed that put the k6 ahead? I'd rather quality than price to be honest, especially on a major component like the motherboard. As for the power supply, I'd like to have the option for SLI but I might end up going with 550W.
  3. This build is so much better for over $180 less. Also the 1600 will be much better for editing and you can get even better by getting the 1700.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($197.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.78 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($86.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($131.88 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: ADATA - Ultimate SU800 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($136.69 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB DUKE OC Video Card ($514.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair - 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($149.99 @ B&H)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.69 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1468.87
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-19 21:36 EDT-0400
  4. Mike3k24 said:
    This build is so much better for over $180 less. Also the 1600 will be much better for editing and you can get even better by getting the 1700.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($197.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.78 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($86.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($131.88 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: ADATA - Ultimate SU800 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($136.69 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB DUKE OC Video Card ($514.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair - 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($149.99 @ B&H)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.69 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1468.87
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-19 21:36 EDT-0400


    Appreciate it mike. However I'm pretty set on sticking with an i7.
  5. 479 for a 1070 is steep. Better go for 1080 for a few dollars more like that Duke oc. U sure u need an optical drive? If not, phanteks p400s TG is a terrific case. And yes, I agree on going with fatalit1y k6 like isokolon said.
  6. But why? The 1600 is superior in editing and performs nearly identical in gaming, plus you get a better graphics card and a more future proof system. What is the point of sticking with the i7?
  7. Lucky_SLS said:
    479 for a 1070 is steep. Better go for 1080 for a few dollars more like that Duke oc. U sure u need an optical drive? If not, phanteks p400s TG is a terrific case. And yes, I agree on going with fatalit1y k6 like isokolon said.


    I agree, 479 is really steep for a 1070. EVGA did this to profit from the mining craze. I bought my evga gtx 1070 sc2 for 449, which I believe is still a bit overpriced for a 1070. I didn't know that 1080 existed to be honest. I'll think about the extra $65 for that 1080. No I do not need an optical drive 100%. Seems like a solid case, I'll definitely look into it. Maybe a full tower is too big for my build anyways.
  8. Mike3k24 said:
    But why? The 1600 is superior in editing and performs nearly identical in gaming, plus you get a better graphics card and a more future proof system. What is the point of sticking with the i7?


    It's just I've had good experiences with intel and really bad experiences with amd. Just one of those things where I'd rather not switch to something that's failed me time and time again.
  9. I'd like to hear "these bad experiences " with AMD. Not saying you're being untruthful or anything but most people are just very biased and cannot actually justify why. But Ryzen is a very successful platform currently and it seriously will last you longer than the current i7
  10. chrisk077 said:
    Isokolon said:
    it's a fine build.
    however currently there's a killer deal on the AsRock Fatal1ty K6 board apparently:
    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/rTVBD3/asrock-fatal1ty-z270-gaming-k6-atx-lga1151-motherboard-fatal1ty-z270-gaming-k6

    also you don't need a 850W PSU. 550W will easily suffice.


    That's a damn good deal. Don't know much about ASRock even after some googling. I see that the k6 comes with 6 Sata 3 ports (unless utilizing an m.2 which I won't be for now) and also 2 m.2 ports. Kind of bothers me that the CPU fan header is at the bottom of the board but it's something I could live with. One thing I liked about the ultra gaming mobo is that it has 2 sata express ports. I know I won't be using these anytime soon but I liked having the option. Also the k6 has gigabit lan which the ultra gaming doesn't. Any other major differences that I missed that put the k6 ahead? I'd rather quality than price to be honest, especially on a major component like the motherboard. As for the power supply, I'd like to have the option for SLI but I might end up going with 550W.




    SataExpress isn't a viable option as there is no reason to use it.
    that's why there aren't really any drives out there.
    M.2PCIe will be the future, SataExpress came a little bit too late (1-2 years) and offers too little

    the K6 is usually a 185-200$ board and from what I've read so far, excellent is just any department, offering a lot of board for the price tag.
    the MSI is fine for it's price tag, yet a class or two below
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