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Posted: 12/19/2016 7:27:35 PM EST

NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black SECC Steel, ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

LG 32MP58HQ-P Black 31.5" FHD IPS Widescreen LED Backlight Monitor 5ms 1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1070 DirectX 12 GV-N1070G1 GAMING-8GD 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 ATX Video Card

CORSAIR RMx Series RM750X 750W 80 PLUS GOLD Haswell Ready Full Modular ATX12V & EPS12V SLI and Crossfire Ready Power ...

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Intel Z170 Platform Desktop Memory ...

ASRock Z170 Pro4S LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-6600K 6M Skylake Quad-Core 3.5 GHz LGA 1151 91W BX80662I56600K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 530

Windows 10 Home - 64-bit - OEM

DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm CAPTAIN 240EX CPU Liquid Cooler AIO Water Cooling Ceramic Bearing Pump Visual Liquid Flow with ...

ADATA Premier SP550 2.5" 960GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) ASP550SS3-960GM-C

Perixx PX-1100 Backlit Gaming Keyboard - Red/Blue/Purple Illuminated Keys

Subtotal: $1,700.73
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:30:31 PM EST
That's pretty good to go, the 1070 runs everything pretty damn smooth.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:33:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/19/2016 7:33:52 PM EST by Towely]
I plan on overclocking the CPU to about 4.0ish, maybe more if it handles 4.0 fine. I am not exactly in the loop on all the current hardware though. Is there anything I could scale back on or should bump up to avoid wasted performance in other components?

edit: Will this run the likes of Star Citizen on max settings or close to it?
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:34:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/19/2016 7:41:12 PM EST by bullf-16]
id upgrade the case and monitor to take advantage of the 1070.  144hz and 1440P at 28"

1440p has made a huge difference for me.  I also like a full tower case for max cooling, fury X's in crossfire  etc.  YMMV  JMHO.  Really easy to get my hamfists into when installing the little crap.



all else looks solid

ETA:  I just looked at that MB.  Id maybe upgrade it for ease of OCing.....again, just depends on what you want.  I became on OC junky on both my I76700 and Fury X's.  Lots of fans, room, great mobo etc and have hit 4.9 on the I7 and cant remember the data on my r9 Fury X, but with the current drivers and my OC im north of the 980TI by a good bit.  Im waiting for the new AMD graphics cards to come out.  
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:34:44 PM EST
Personally I like the Gigabyte Gaming series motherboards and I love the Skylake i7 at 4ghz. As long as that mobo is solid though, looks pretty gtg, and the 10 series cards are pretty amazing
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:34:53 PM EST
That's a nice parts list, but you will probably want to upgrade that monitor PDQ. A 1070 is overkill at that resolution and refresh rate, but you will easily max out every game out there right now. Maybe save up for an Oculus or a Vive.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:37:15 PM EST
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Originally Posted By MrZero:
Personally I like the Gigabyte Gaming series motherboards and I love the Skylake i7 at 4ghz. As long as that mobo is solid though, looks pretty gtg, and the 10 series cards are pretty amazing
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I honestly don't see the point in the i7 for gaming. I'm sure it's a little better but that's pushing my budget. I would think I could make that gap up a bit by liquid cooling(planned on liquid cooling either way) and overclocking the i5.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:37:20 PM EST
If you want a 32" monitor get one that's at least 1440p, that's way too big for 1080p.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:38:11 PM EST
go with an i7 or 9
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:39:12 PM EST
Any monitor recommendations? Preferably under 300 dollars and at least 28"
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:39:38 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ilikeporkchops:
go with an i7 or 9
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For what purpose? I don't think I have a game that uses any more than 2 cores.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:40:45 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ilikeporkchops:
go with an i7 or 9
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^This. Think longterm. You don't need it now, but in 5 years...
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:41:52 PM EST

I'm still using this, but I don't have much time for video games.



AMD 8 core 3.5 GHZ
Gigabyte MB
16Gb Crucial Ballistix
2x Raptor X 500Gb RAID 0
EVGA GTX 770
On-board Sound, NIC
Antec 11 Case

I'm not even sure of my specs honestly, I built it many years ago and it was a Dinosaur then, now it's a fossil.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:42:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/19/2016 7:44:38 PM EST by Blackhawk5]
With a 1070, i'd utilize it to its full potential and get at least a 1440p monitor. Multiple monitors too.

Also for $10-20 more, you should get a mechanical keyboard. It makes all the difference.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:43:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/19/2016 7:47:06 PM EST by SDSG]
Originally Posted By Towely:

NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black SECC Steel, ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

LG 32MP58HQ-P Black 31.5" FHD IPS Widescreen LED Backlight Monitor 5ms 1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1070 DirectX 12 GV-N1070G1 GAMING-8GD 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 ATX Video Card

CORSAIR RMx Series RM750X 750W 80 PLUS GOLD Haswell Ready Full Modular ATX12V & EPS12V SLI and Crossfire Ready Power ...

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Intel Z170 Platform Desktop Memory ...

ASRock Z170 Pro4S LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-6600K 6M Skylake Quad-Core 3.5 GHz LGA 1151 91W BX80662I56600K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 530

Windows 10 Home - 64-bit - OEM

DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm CAPTAIN 240EX CPU Liquid Cooler AIO Water Cooling Ceramic Bearing Pump Visual Liquid Flow with ...

ADATA Premier SP550 2.5" 960GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) ASP550SS3-960GM-C

Perixx PX-1100 Backlit Gaming Keyboard - Red/Blue/Purple Illuminated Keys

Subtotal: $1,700.73
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I would spring for a 1440p monitor with that combo, or at the very least 144hz response time (if not both). If you only want to game at 1080p 60fps the 1060 is a better choice.

I prefer a nice air cooler over a cheap water cooler. Quiter and more reliable. I have a Noctua DH14 that is super ugly, but my i5-6600k is at 4.8ghz with head room.

RGB keyboards are gay. Personal preference.

edit: people have been talking about hyperthreading and i7's for gaming for... years. Yes, it will become mainstream one day, but it still hasnt happened yet on a major scale. i5's are just fine for a dedicated gaming rig. Hell, 7+ year old i5's are still fine for a dedicated gaming rig. Spend the difference towards a 1440p 144hz gsync/freesync monitor.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:44:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/19/2016 7:46:32 PM EST by bullf-16]
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Originally Posted By Towely:
Any monitor recommendations? Preferably under 300 dollars and at least 28"
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I thought the same thing till i got my Benq XL2730Z with freesync since i use AMD cards.  It puts my 279 dollar 28" ASUS 1080 p monitor to shame for a couple hundred more.  I dont

Go with 1440P and 144hz especially with that 1070.  
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:44:45 PM EST
Wait until AMD's Zen drops next month. Prices on Intel CPUs will drop in response.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:44:56 PM EST
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Originally Posted By SDSG:


I would spring for a 1440p monitor with that combo, or at the very least 144hz response time (if not both). If you only want to game at 1080p 60fps the 1060 is a better choice.

I prefer a nice air cooler over a cheap water cooler. Quiter and more reliable. I have a Noctua DH14 that is super ugly, but my i5-6600k is at 4.8ghz with head room.

RGB keyboards are gay. Personal preference.
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I don't know dick about keyboards, I just picked something cheap that got high reviews.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:48:06 PM EST
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I don't know dick about keyboards, I just picked something cheap that got high reviews.
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Monoprice makes a mechanical keyboard for like $40 that is well reviewed. No frills like usb ports, media buttons, rainbow lights, etc.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:50:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/19/2016 7:50:39 PM EST by Towely]
edit: nevermind
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:51:08 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Towely:
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Spending $1700 on a machine only to actually USE it on a cheap monitor is like buying a premium brand AR and putting a tasco red dot on it. The monitor is the only part you actually see while gaming.

I picked this up for $450 after rebates on slickdeals about 6 months ago. Best PC investment I've ever made besides jumping to SSD's

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Gaming-S2716DG-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B0149QBOF0?tag=vglnk-c102-20?tag=vglnk-c102-20?tag=vglnk-c102-20https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Gaming-S2716DG-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B0149QBOF0?tag=vglnk-c102-20?tag=vglnk-c102-20?tag=vglnk-c102-20

$500 is better budget number IMO.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:51:22 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Towely:


For what purpose? I don't think I have a game that uses any more than 2 cores.
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I think mspaint likes more cores. Handy for the crime scene and photoshop threads here on gd

Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:54:02 PM EST
Looks good except for the monitor and you're going to run out of room on the ssd if you're not careful. I use a 500 gig ssd for windows and operating programs and drivers, games get put on a 2 TB 7200 rpm WD Black. My next purchase is going to be a good monitor (144 hz, IPS, gsync). The 1000 series cards are pretty serious hardware and you're gonna be pissed when you see a side by side of that LG with a good 27" gaming monitor. Not sure on the cpu cooler, I run a Corsair H110i GT. Not sure on the keyboard either.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:58:39 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Towely:
I honestly don't see the point in the i7 for gaming. I'm sure it's a little better but that's pushing my budget. I would think I could make that gap up a bit by liquid cooling(planned on liquid cooling either way) and overclocking the i5.
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I don't completely understand the differences, but the i5 and i7 are very similar in capability except for the i7 has more capability in hyperthreading.

Link Posted: 12/19/2016 8:00:06 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Towely:
I plan on overclocking the CPU to about 4.0ish, maybe more if it handles 4.0 fine. I am not exactly in the loop on all the current hardware though. Is there anything I could scale back on or should bump up to avoid wasted performance in other components?

edit: Will this run the likes of Star Citizen on max settings or close to it?
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I'm at 4.2ghz rock solid on stock vcore.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 8:06:01 PM EST
Alright I swapped out the i5 for an i7 at 4.0ghz stock. Got a 2k 27" monitor. Bigger case.

So all in all you guys have cost me about 400 dollars.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 8:06:53 PM EST
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 Will this run the likes of Star Citizen on max settings or close to it?
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If you plan to Star Citizen you should really look into a i7, preferably a 6 core version. If you want to save some money wait until AMD releases their Zen CPU.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 8:07:00 PM EST
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For what purpose? I don't think I have a game that uses any more than 2 cores.
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You're not going to notice the difference unless you try to push numbers on benchmarks. Going with the i7 will "future proof" it to a degree, but the i5-6600k will handle any game that you throw at it without an OC.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 8:09:58 PM EST
Looks good, but yeah as others have said, I would upgrade the monitor. If it were me I would get two smaller monitors, preferably 1440p 144hz for the primary one. Also a mech keyboard (I prefer mx blues, or brown if you aren't a fan of the noise).

I don't really see the need for water cooling. A decent air cooler would be fine for mild overclocking.

Also if you happen to have a Microcenter nearby I would check them for deals. They have 6600k's on sale for 189, plus another 30 bucks off if you bundle with a mobo. I recently got my 6700k from them for $259
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 8:11:01 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Leisure_Shoot:
I don't completely understand the differences, but the i5 and i7 are very similar in capability except for the i7 has more capability in hyperthreading.
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Main difference is that i7's can run two threads per core (hyperthreading) and have more L3 cache. Very few games are threaded to take full advantage of the i7 so there's not much of a benefit generally for games. A higher per core clock i5 will perform better in most games than the more lower clocked cores of an i7.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 8:26:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Towely:
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ASUS ProArt PA329Q more than 300 but well worth the price
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 8:47:32 PM EST
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ASUS ProArt PA329Q more than 300 but well worth the price
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I'm finding it for 900-1000 dollars. Not happening. My goal is to keep this buy under 2300 dollars. Buying it with paypal credit now that my vehicle is paid off. Paying it off over the next 6 months.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 8:51:04 PM EST
I would not go bigger than 24" if going for only 1080P. It will look to pixelly at 31"

go with 4k if you want 31"

otherwise dual 24" monitor is good for 1080P
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 9:28:03 PM EST
I have dual Dell 27" 1080 monitors.  I got them for $149 ea.
I sometimes wish I had bought the larger resolution, but often.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 9:48:06 PM EST
get a cooler master haf xb case if you're gonna spend a lot of time fucking around inside.
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