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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-01-2016, 10:05 AM - Thread Starter
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Hey everyone! It's that time to build a PC. I've been out of the game for 9 years so I'd like to do this right.

I'll be using this for heavy-duty gaming, video, and sound editing.

I have around $1,000 in Amazon credit that I'd like to use, with an additional $1,000 set aside if needed. Would love to buy most of it from Amazon if possible.

What I'd like to have in my PC.

Aftermarket Geforce GTX 1080 (Unless the 1070 is a much better deal)
At least 16-32GB ram with fast speeds
The NZXT S340 White case
I want a fast 500gb (is it much more to go higher?) SSD paired with at least a TB or two of another, cheaper drive for storage
Liquid Cooler to make it more silent (Is this needed?)
i7 6700k or higher (unless better bang for buck deal)
A power suppply to handle all of this
A cheap optical drive for (don't really care about this)
A good motherboard that can handle OCing and more ram space
A good wireless/wired network card (Doesn't the wired come with the motherboard?)

I have the monitor, M/KB, Speakers, Headset ect.
I use an external mixer with yamaha monitors, so I'm not sure if I need a soundcard (Or do i?)
I may OC

Sorry for all of this! It's been so long and I'm pulling my hair with all of this.
I really want this to last me a few good years while playing everything at max settings.

Thank you!!!

(Please move to proper area if I posted this in the wrong section.)

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-01-2016, 07:47 PM
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What resolution do you plan to be playing at?

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-03-2016, 08:42 AM - Thread Starter
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I'd like to make this powerful enough to play in 4k once the monitors start coming out.

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For the SSD I wouldn't pay more than 125 ish for the 500gb. Those are pretty cheap. have used a ton of Cruical SSD's that work just fine.

The Ram, I would recommend Kingston, DDR4 (That's cheap too! ) Most might recommend Gskill as they are fast and cheap as well.

For the PSU, I would recommend you this Thread and or do your own research from

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-07-2016, 01:02 PM - Thread Starter
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Is a valid resource to help me mix and match parts?

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-07-2016, 01:15 PM
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yeah. pcpartpicker allows to choose from a large variety of parts. there are some parts that arent on there but its still really good to choose what you want.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-09-2016, 10:44 PM
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This would be a heck of a gaming PC.

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($328.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H5 Universal 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z170 OC Formula ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($198.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($83.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($123.09 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card ($653.99 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1604.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-10 00:43 EST-0500

Being watercooled doesnt mean it will be more silent, even if you have no fans operating you will probably hear the annoying pump... rolleyes.gif
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Depends on the watercooling, but yea that cooler is pretty good and if you set at the lowest RPMs you barely hear it.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-25-2016, 11:11 PM
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What did you decide? That pcpartpicker linked by MadOver looks wonderful, and you could probably pull something together over this black Friday cyber Monday weekend for less than that.

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