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Do you think this is a pretty good build?

So my original computer that I built not too long ago has been running great and all, but it doesn't feel like my creation as I had a pretty constricting budget and I had my friend help me build it (aka I watched him build it pretty much). So I've set out to create a more powerful computer in the the Skylake architecture and to create a more personal and visually appealing build (Black and White theme) that I can say I worked and payed for this computer myself, and the finished product is of my creation.

Budget- I didn't really set out with a budget in mind when I first got this idea for a new build, but all previous and current iterations of the build have always been $960 USD or less, with my current one being $927.05 after shipping (Not including taxes).

The main uses for my current computer, which would be replaced by this new has been Gaming, and schoolwork, such as Microsoft word, Graphing programs, etc.

I already have all of my peripherals, Video card (From my current PC), the case, and OS purchased and/or owned.

The sites that I have been using are Newegg and Amazon, as I have a premium account with both of those stores, and I live near to a Microcenter, so I have been using their price for the CPU.

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Micro Center)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.50 @ Newegg)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Cooling MX4 4g Thermal Paste ($7.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($154.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($104.95 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($87.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($70.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Video Card (Purchased For $0.00)
Case: Corsair 450D ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $0.00)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($133.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($20.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) (Purchased For $0.00)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series White 2 pack 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($20.25 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series White 2 pack 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($20.25 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series White 2 pack 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($20.25 @ Amazon)
Fan Controller: NZXT Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller ($29.94 @ Amazon)
Total: $927.05
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-25 15:27 EDT-0400

Any suggestions, criticisms, and/or concerns are greatly appreciated!
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    Hi Eden,

    That is an excellent build.

    Good CPU, PSU, RAM, and motherboard. That's a home-run build, all components work together and are good choices within their respective fields.

    You'll also have plenty of room to upgrade your graphics card in the future if you want to. Your power supply and CPU will both allow for a much more taxing GPU, which a great place to be for upgradeability.
  2. glamdringfh said:
    Hi Eden,

    That is an excellent build.

    Good CPU, PSU, RAM, and motherboard. That's a home-run build, all components work together and are good choices within their respective fields.

    You'll also have plenty of room to upgrade your graphics card in the future if you want to. Your power supply and CPU will both allow for a much more taxing GPU, which a great place to be for upgradeability.


    Thanks! That's great to hear!
  3. No problem, happy building! :)
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