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[New Build] Looking to build a new PC for around $1300 - $1,500

Hello,

I was looking to build an entirely new build and deciding to make it an white build with silver/gray accents. I am looking to overclock to as high as possible. I would be using this as a workstation(Adobe suite) and for gaming as well, possibly for 1440p as well. I'm looking for the most optimized build for my price range.

So far, these are the parts I have:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Enermax ETS-T40-W 105.9 CFM CPU Cooler -- Conflicted between the two coolers :/
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z170 S ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($182.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($81.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($94.00 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Founders Edition Video Card ($427.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($154.47 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($82.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1465.29

Thanks in advance :)
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  1. Here is a better build for 1440p:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($227.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Enermax ETS-T40F-W 105.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z170 S ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($179.99 @ B&H)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($81.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($72.89 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.88 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FTW DT GAMING Video Card ($649.88 @ OutletPC)
    Case: NZXT H440 (Glossy White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($108.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: Corsair RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1494.59
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-21 04:06 EDT-0400

    GTX1070 is hardly able to hit 60fps at ultra setting in some games and it will become worse in coming year. Get a GTX1080 as it will perform lot better than GTX1070 and give you better results for long time.

    i5-6600K and GTX1080 combo will perform lot better than i7-6700K and GTX1070 combo. If you still require i7 I would recommend to wait for some time push your budget bit further and get i7-6700K and GTX1080 combo.

    The only reason we are not able to fit in i7-6700K and GTX1080 in that budget is because of that color theme. If you want Black and White theme we can fit in i7-6700K and GTX1080 in that budget.
  2. King Dranzer said:
    Here is a better build for 1440p:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($227.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Enermax ETS-T40F-W 105.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z170 S ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($179.99 @ B&H)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($81.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($72.89 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.88 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FTW DT GAMING Video Card ($649.88 @ OutletPC)
    Case: NZXT H440 (Glossy White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($108.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: Corsair RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1494.59
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-21 04:06 EDT-0400

    GTX1070 is hardly able to hit 60fps at ultra setting in some games and it will become worse in coming year. Get a GTX1080 as it will perform lot better than GTX1070 and give you better results for long time.

    i5-6600K and GTX1080 combo will perform lot better than i7-6700K and GTX1070 combo. If you still require i7 I would recommend to wait for some time push your budget bit further and get i7-6700K and GTX1080 combo.

    The only reason we are not able to fit in i7-6700K and GTX1080 in that budget is because of that color theme. If you want Black and White theme we can fit in i7-6700K and GTX1080 in that budget.


    Thanks for the suggestion, I might opt out of 1440p for a bit before delving into it.. It's just a possibility, how do you feel about 1440p?
  3. Best answer
    Going for 1440p is a good decision as 1080p is fading out but to go for 1440p you will be needing a good GPU that can handle that resolution without a problem and the minimum requirement GPU is GTX1080 not GTX1070. GTX1070 is hardly able to provide 60fps in some games at 1440p and it will become worse in a year.
  4. Ahh, thanks for the suggestion
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