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So I'm deciding to try and build a gaming PC for my next upgrade since the GTX 1070 is coming and I want to step my game up. I'm pretty sure I have all the parts I need. I need help finding better deals on any components that would serve me better in terms of performance. If you find a better deal or any problems for this build, please tell me. In addition, I don't know how much the GTX 1070 costs. I've heard around 379 dollars. Everything added up will result in 842.44. THIS IS VERY EXPENSIVE FOR MY BUDGET. My original plan was to try to stay below $700. I ONLY WANT TO PLAY GAMES ON MY 2560x1080 WIDESCREEN. The only upgrade I plan on doing is on a 1440p widescreen or something. I don't give a crap about 4k lol. Unless someone can give me a reason to upgrade to 4k vs widescreen because i heard that the 1070 can still to 4k pretty well.
GAMING PC LINKS
RAM: Kingston HyperX FURY Black 8GB Kit (2x4GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL14 DIMM Desktop Memory (HX421C14FBK2/8) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TY6A1P0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_uUctxb01P97PK
CASE COOLER: Rosewill 120mm Long Life Sleeve Case Black Case Fan For Computer Cases, 4-Pack Cooling ROCF-13001 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KB8CB9O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_L7ctxb3MM13CN
CASE: NZXT Source 210 Computer Case Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005869A7K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_a8ctxbET1QZB8
THERMAL PASTE: Arctic Silver 5 AS5-3.5G Thermal Paste https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000OGX5AM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_z8ctxb2HT670X
HEATSYNC: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005O65JXI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Z8ctxbMBK6ZYZ
CPU AND MOBO BUNDLE: AMD FX-6300 Processor and ASUS M5A97 R2.0 Motherboard Bundle https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X97LX2U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_z9ctxbYQS3ND1
SSD: Western Digital 1TB SATA 7200 Rpm 64MB 3.5in 6GB/S, Color Caviar Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_WmdtxbMBMMYF7
PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 650 GS 80+ GOLD, 650W Continuous Power, ECO Mode Fully Modular NVIDIA SLI and Crossfire Ready 5 Year Warranty Power Supply 220-GS-0650-V1 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UVN20AO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_TndtxbV2736ZR
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  1. Hell, no! that CPu will bottleneck teh crap out of a 1070. Don;t invest in that dead platform.
    you're better off getting an i3.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i3-6300 3.8GHz Dual-Core Processor ($140.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: *Gigabyte GA-B150M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($57.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: *GeIL EVO POTENZA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($30.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.49 @ OutletPC)
    Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($43.98 @ Newegg)
    Other: GTX 1070 ($400.00)
    Total: $721.42
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    *Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-30 09:23 EDT-0400
  2. I no longer recommend AMD FX. I agree that it's a dead platform. And even if I did think that FX was a good way to go, I would want the 990FX chipset to go with it. I agree with Hlsgsz's build, although I wouldn't trust his choice of power supply for more than three years or so. I'm not saying it's bad, but I've had bad experiences with XFX
  3. weberdarren97 said:
    I no longer recommend AMD FX. I agree that it's a dead platform. And even if I did think that FX was a good way to go, I would want the 990FX chipset to go with it. I agree with Hlsgsz's build, although I wouldn't trust his choice of power supply for more than three years or so. I'm not saying it's bad, but I've had bad experiences with XFX


    The TS is made by Seasonic and is quite reliable. It's teh cheapest i would recommend, though a Seasonic s12ii 620w would indeed be better for $20 more.
  4. Hlsgsz said:
    Hell, no! that CPu will bottleneck teh crap out of a 1070. Don;t invest in that dead platform.
    you're better off getting an i3.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i3-6300 3.8GHz Dual-Core Processor ($140.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: *Gigabyte GA-B150M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($57.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: *GeIL EVO POTENZA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($30.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.49 @ OutletPC)
    Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($43.98 @ Newegg)
    Other: GTX 1070 ($400.00)
    Total: $721.42
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    *Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-30 09:23 EDT-0400

    That looks like a great build! I've been hearing the term bottlenecking and I feel like I should know what that means if i'm gonna do anything with PC shopping
  5. bazeroni said:
    Hlsgsz said:
    Hell, no! that CPu will bottleneck teh crap out of a 1070. Don;t invest in that dead platform.
    you're better off getting an i3.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i3-6300 3.8GHz Dual-Core Processor ($140.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: *Gigabyte GA-B150M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($57.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: *GeIL EVO POTENZA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($30.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.49 @ OutletPC)
    Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($43.98 @ Newegg)
    Other: GTX 1070 ($400.00)
    Total: $721.42
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    *Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-30 09:23 EDT-0400

    That looks like a great build! I've been hearing the term bottlenecking and I feel like I should know what that means if i'm gonna do anything with PC shopping


    Simplistically, a PCs performance is reduced to the the performance of the weakest part. However powerfull your GPU is, if the CPU can't feed it the information it needs, you will have performance issues as the GPU sits idle and waits for the CPU(the proverbial neck of the bottle).
  6. Also, i wholeheartedly recommnd that you also get an SSD for your OS. Even a small one will make a world of a diference in your computing experience, even if it doesn't accelerate games
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/a-data-internal-hard-drive-asp550ss3120gmc
  7. Hlsgsz said:
    bazeroni said:
    Hlsgsz said:
    Hell, no! that CPu will bottleneck teh crap out of a 1070. Don;t invest in that dead platform.
    you're better off getting an i3.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i3-6300 3.8GHz Dual-Core Processor ($140.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: *Gigabyte GA-B150M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($57.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: *GeIL EVO POTENZA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($30.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.49 @ OutletPC)
    Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($43.98 @ Newegg)
    Other: GTX 1070 ($400.00)
    Total: $721.42
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    *Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-30 09:23 EDT-0400

    That looks like a great build! I've been hearing the term bottlenecking and I feel like I should know what that means if i'm gonna do anything with PC shopping


    Simplistically, a PCs performance is reduced to the the performance of the weakest part. However powerfull your GPU is, if the CPU can't feed it the information it needs, you will have performance issues as the GPU sits idle and waits for the CPU(the proverbial neck of the bottle).

    This is great. Although my price is still eh. Keeping in mind i'm playing on a 2560x1080 monitor, is there any way we could reduce the price of this build?
  8. Hlsgsz said:
    Also, i wholeheartedly recommnd that you also get an SSD for your OS. Even a small one will make a world of a diference in your computing experience, even if it doesn't accelerate games
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/a-data-internal-hard-drive-asp550ss3120gmc


    Ok let me get organized here.
    1. Do I need anything other than third party accesories such as mouse and keyboard for my PC
    2. Do I have any parts that I don't need such as fans or stuff
    3. IS THERE ANY WAY TO REDUCE PRICE I JUST WANT EXCELLENT 2560x1080 GAMING
  9. Best answer
    bazeroni said:
    Hlsgsz said:
    Also, i wholeheartedly recommnd that you also get an SSD for your OS. Even a small one will make a world of a diference in your computing experience, even if it doesn't accelerate games
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/a-data-internal-hard-drive-asp550ss3120gmc


    Ok let me get organized here.
    1. Do I need anything other than third party accesories such as mouse and keyboard for my PC
    2. Do I have any parts that I don't need such as fans or stuff
    3. IS THERE ANY WAY TO REDUCE PRICE I JUST WANT EXCELLENT 2560x1080 GAMING


    3. The price could only be cut if you get a lower end GPU and i wouldn't do that. Everythign else is bare minimum.
    Better wait and save to get what's needed than get someting that will be obsolete in a couple of years.
    2. no
    1. try to salvage a case and peripherals or find a deal for cheap ones. they are dirt cheap after all.
  10. You could alternatively wait to see what AMD has coming out, as they may bring something that can do that resolution for the foreseeable future to a lower price point.
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