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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($364.99 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($119.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($153.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 760T White ATX Full Tower Case ($144.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Corsair 850W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($154.99 @ Directron)
Total: $1043.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-24 15:06 EDT-0400


I will have to use my current GPU - 6950 (don't judge me) until I get more funds in a week or two max. I want to game with VR in mind and will be getting a 1440p monitor in the next few months. I'm really asking if this seems like a good build because I haven't been keeping up with hardware up until about a month ago. So if you know of a better product that is out that I could switch please feel free to chime in! This is my first Intel build and I'm really excited to get back into overclocking and gaming at great speeds once I get a new gpu thumb.gif!
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memory:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231892&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=IGNEFL102315&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL102315-_-EMC-102315-Latest-_-DesktopMemory-_-20231892-S1A3C

cheaper, faster, and is just 2 sticks. which gives you the option to upgrade to 32gb down the road, and will place less stress on the memory controller.


I feel like you are spending a lot of money on the power supply. Gold vs platinum efficiency is negligible. if I were to buy a platinum 850w model, i'd probably go with this one to save $26 bucks (10% off w/ promo code RMNMBL151019 & rebate). http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194098
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For a bit cheaper you could get the 860W Seasonic Platinum or the EVGA 850W Supernova P2, both very good power supplies. If you plan on running only one card though you could get away with a good 600 watt. Corsair cases are good, but they tend to be a bit inflated for what you get.

It's often overlooked (I didn't think about it during my first few builds) but good fans can make a difference in your thermals especially on a big radiator. I would suggest getting enough to fill all the fan slots on your case and replacing the stock ones on the X61. Rosewill Hyperborea 140mm's go on sale on newegg often for less than $10 and will serve you quite well.

Edit - Don't forget good thermal paste either! The best non-liquid metal right now is Thermal Grizzly Kyronaut which you can get a small tube of for under 15. Seems expensive but it is well worth it.
Edited by compy532 - 10/24/15 at 9:41pm
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Great advice guys! Thanks for the heads up on the cheaper psu and ram. Ram I'm not too worried about, but I had no clue on the PSU. I honestly picked out what had good reviews and looked best. I've always been a big fan of seasonic so thanks for that!

Ya know, I didn't even think to get upgraded fans for the case and cooler. Would noctua be overkill? I'm not opposed to spending a wee bit extra an some good air flow. As far as thermal paste goes, I have an unused tube of as5 that is about 2 years old. Looks like I need to throw some new stuff in the basket!!

Thanks for the assistance guys. I really appreciate it! Probably going to buy this stuff on Monday. Next is the GPU! That's always fun!
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Ya know, I didn't even think to get upgraded fans for the case and cooler. Would noctua be overkill? I'm not opposed to spending a wee bit extra an some good air flow. As far as thermal paste goes, I have an unused tube of as5 that is about 2 years old. Looks like I need to throw some new stuff in the basket!!

If the 140mm Noctua Redux's (what I use) were still 15 a pop I'd recommend them in a heartbeat, but at near 20 now they are falling in line with some other premium fans. I used Rosewill Hyperboreas on my last build and had no complaints whatsoever since I got them for 8.99 on a newegg sale. If you buy a non reference gpu (no blower cooler) better fans will matter more as your gpu will blow it's heat inside the case. If you do get a reference design the bulk of the heat will be pushed out the back and you will only need good fans for the radiator.
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