Please check my components - about to do a new Build

Hello ! What a great forum, wanted to ask a favor.

Can the audience look at these components and tell me what you think. This is a first-time build of a "mid-range" Gamers PC. Below parts via Amazon will set me back $1100. (Wanted to be $1000 or less but almost made it)

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (4x4GB) DDR4 DRAM 2666MHz (PC4-21300) C16 Memory Kit - Black

Seagate 1TB Desktop HDD SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive (ST1000DM003)

EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G1 80+ GOLD, 650W Continuous Power, Fully Modular 10 Year Warranty Power Supply 120-G1-0650-XR

Samsung 850 EVO - 250GB - 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E250B/AM)

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-02 Mid Tower Gaming Case

MSI GAMING GeForce GTX 970 4GB OC DirectX 12 VR READY (GTX 970 GAMING 4G)

Intel Boxed Core I5-6600K 3.50 GHz, 6 M Processor Cache 6 for LGA 1151 (BX80662I56600K)

ASUS LGA1151 DDR4 DisplayPort HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 H170 ATX Motherboards H170 PRO GAMING

Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, pending selection

Any advice, suggestions, any "gotchas" with the above ?

OS ? Buy Windows 8 then upgrade to 10 ? Or buy Windows 7 ?

Thank YOU

:)
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  1. Do all of the parts HAVE to be from amazon??? The first thing that stands out is that psu is not very good. I'm curious what the price of that 970 is. You've selected a cpu that's made for overclocking but a motherboard that doesn't support overclocking. You could save money there by dropping to the i5 6500.

    Overall, it doesn't LOOK like it should cost $1100.
  2. This build would be considerably better for $250 less.


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H170-GAMING 3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($77.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($37.88 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.49 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GAMING Video Card ($284.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($62.17 @ Amazon)
    Total: $840.46
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-01 16:35 EDT-0400
  3. Does not NEED to be from Amazon, but preferred since I can order it all via one website, obviously I want best prices tho

    GTX 970 is $289.99 from Amazon
  4. 970 is not a option these days, you have both 1060 and 480 with new tech now.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/vqhNqk
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/vqhNqk/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H170 Performance/Hyper ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($99.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($37.88 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.49 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon RX 480 8GB Red Devil Video Card ($269.00)
    Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($45.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $830.29
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-01 17:25 EDT-0400

    With this mobo you can even overclock with nonK CPUs , also the 480 is the custom design with much better build.
  5. $289 is a terrible price for a GTX970 since the GTX1060 is $5 cheaper and outperforms the GTX980.
  6. good to know, thank you
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