I have a build for a new computer but I want more input for what others think.

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/NQ7mLD These are all the parts I picked out for a new PC. I'm not that experienced on PCs yet. So I was hoping if anyone had any opinions on what I should switch out or keep. I just want the best out of my build so I can be happy with it. If anyone has any suggestions for what to change please comment. Thank you.
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  1. You gotta have 2 sticks of ram. 8GB is fine if that is all you want, but it would absolutely need to be 2x4GB sticks. 16GB is probably a better bet for your rig though to be honest. So FOR SURE 2 sticks of ram.

    Build looks GREAT. A perfect combination and will look great.

    EVGA isn't my first choice for power supplies, but shoot, if i trust their GPUs and Motherboards - why not?

    Great build.
  2. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($79.89 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($94.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.49 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card ($407.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($66.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($85.70 @ My Choice Software)
    Total: $1305.01
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-21 19:16 EDT-0400

    Here is a must better build for the price. I changed the CPU cooler to a better altenative, changed the 8GB of RAM (too little for today's games) to 16GB, threw in an SSD (a must have for any mid-range and up build; still kept the hard drive for a total 1.25TB of storage), and changed the bad-quality PSU to a much better and reliable model.

    Good luck! :D
  3. greens said:
    You gotta have 2 sticks of ram. 8GB is fine if that is all you want, but it would absolutely need to be 2x4GB sticks. 16GB is probably a better bet for your rig though to be honest. So FOR SURE 2 sticks of ram.

    Build looks GREAT. A perfect combination and will look great.

    EVGA isn't my first choice for power supplies, but shoot, if i trust their GPUs and Motherboards - why not?

    Great build.


    Umm, no.

    EVGA NEX Series PSUs are bad quality and should never be used in a build. He doesn't even use an SSD and 2 sticks of RAM is preferable but not necessary.
  4. Alright thank you guys for your comment. It's really helpful.
  5. There are better psu's for the price. Evga's aren't horrible but that's a g1 unit and the b2/g2 are better quality than their b1/g1 lineup. Maybe consider something like this one.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/product/sQbp99/seasonic-power-supply-ss650km

    Most people buy ram in dual channel kits but you don't 'have' to have 2x4gb. It will work just fine with a single stick and countless tests have been done that show nearly no perceptible difference in real world applications dual vs single channel. What may have a bit more impact is ram speed, maybe consider ddr4 2400 or ddr4 3000 depending on prices you're looking at. 2133 is at the bottom end of ddr4 speeds. Here's a dual channel kit at 2400 speeds for the same price as the ddr4 2133 you chose with shipping.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/product/PpgPxr/corsair-memory-cmk8gx4m2a2400c14

    Depending how far you're looking to overclock, a better cooler may help. Something like this in place of the 212 evo.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/product/93Crxr/cryorig-cpu-cooler-h7

    The yellow fan may be a bit offputting, not sure what you'd think of it. The cooling performance for the price is hard to beat though, competes with the nh-d14 for 2/3 the price.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/product/pGPzK8/reeven-justice-821-cfm-sleeve-bearing-cpu-cooler-rc-1204

    The 212 evo is alright, may not allow for max overclocks. I'm not fond of the way it mounts, it's a bit sloppy but does ok once it's mounted. Using one on one of my pc's, had the cryorig h7 been around when I put that system together I would have rather gone that route.

    Your build is good, the suggestions were just minor tweaks to get a bit more for the money you're looking to spend. Slightly better performing or better quality parts without adding to the overall price much.
  6. synphul said:
    There are better psu's for the price. Evga's aren't horrible but that's a g1 unit and the b2/g2 are better quality than their b1/g1 lineup. Maybe consider something like this one.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/product/sQbp99/seasonic-power-supply-ss650km

    Most people buy ram in dual channel kits but you don't 'have' to have 2x4gb. It will work just fine with a single stick and countless tests have been done that show nearly no perceptible difference in real world applications dual vs single channel. What may have a bit more impact is ram speed, maybe consider ddr4 2400 or ddr4 3000 depending on prices you're looking at. 2133 is at the bottom end of ddr4 speeds. Here's a dual channel kit at 2400 speeds for the same price as the ddr4 2133 you chose with shipping.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/product/PpgPxr/corsair-memory-cmk8gx4m2a2400c14

    Depending how far you're looking to overclock, a better cooler may help. Something like this in place of the 212 evo.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/product/93Crxr/cryorig-cpu-cooler-h7

    The yellow fan may be a bit offputting, not sure what you'd think of it. The cooling performance for the price is hard to beat though, competes with the nh-d14 for 2/3 the price.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/product/pGPzK8/reeven-justice-821-cfm-sleeve-bearing-cpu-cooler-rc-1204

    The 212 evo is alright, may not allow for max overclocks. I'm not fond of the way it mounts, it's a bit sloppy but does ok once it's mounted. Using one on one of my pc's, had the cryorig h7 been around when I put that system together I would have rather gone that route.

    Your build is good, the suggestions were just minor tweaks to get a bit more for the money you're looking to spend. Slightly better performing or better quality parts without adding to the overall price much.


    Alright, thanks for the comment. I appreciate it.
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