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First PC Build!: Can this do everything and what would you change and why?

First PC BUILD! Tell me what you guys think. I will be using this for 1080p/1440p gaming, music recording/producing, video editing, streaming, 3D modeling, and eventually maybe some Oculus action.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($150.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($62.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.49 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair Carbide 400C White ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($76.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1390.42
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-17 17:26 EDT-0400

I know i could save money by going with the cooler master evo 212 for cooling but i really like the corsair h100vi2 and want to be able to push the cpu to the max down the road. Also know i could save money with the case, but i really like it. Same with the motherboard, but i wanted the most flexibility to do sli or crossfire down the road.

I chose to go with the GTX 1070 instead of the 1080 because i believe there will be a better option for 4k gaming down the road (cheaper than titan etc) once 4k becomes more mainstream, and the 1070 is obviously capable of handling everything i want to do (even dabbing in some 4k). I chose the asus rog strix version of the card over the g1 extreme gaming version because i prefer asus as a company and many reviews said their performance was pretty even, even though the extreme gaming is listed as a higher base clock etc.

Any other suggestions or potential problems you see?
Thanks!
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  1. should be fine, though you could also do well with a 'big air' cooler like the beQuiet Dark Rock 3 or the Noctua NH-D14
  2. I see your motherboard has an M.2 so I suggest upgrading the ssd to the 10 times faster Samsung 960evo 250GB. The 960evo is only $129 so its a good price for performance. All the rest looks great.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820147593
  3. heres a revised with a few tweaks for optimum quality and upgrades in future ;)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII RANGER ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($182.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($94.95 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($184.99 @ B&H)
    Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.68 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card ($434.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic G-750 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($93.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $1631.55
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-17 17:49 EDT-0400

    lmk ur maximum budget can retweak the build :)
  4. ScrewySqrl said:
    should be fine, though you could also do well with a 'big air' cooler like the beQuiet Dark Rock 3 or the Noctua NH-D14


    Thanks! I think the liquid cooling is cooler :), as in neat, not actually colder....although it may be lol
  5. elbert said:
    I see your motherboard has an M.2 so I suggest upgrading the ssd to the 10 times faster Samsung 960evo 250GB. The 960evo is only $129 so its a good price for performance. All the rest looks great.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820147593


    Isnt the SSD i have already capable of boosting my start up times to about 15-20 seconds? 10x better would be 1.5-2 seconds? Is it really worth double the price? Or am i missing something. Definitely cool but i think i can handle the 15-20second start up. My budget was originally $500 lol so my absolute max is $1400, gotta cut corners some places. i can always add the m2 later on right?
  6. BigJohnnyTwoToes said:
    elbert said:
    I see your motherboard has an M.2 so I suggest upgrading the ssd to the 10 times faster Samsung 960evo 250GB. The 960evo is only $129 so its a good price for performance. All the rest looks great.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820147593


    Isnt the SSD i have already capable of boosting my start up times to about 15-20 seconds? 10x better would be 1.5-2 seconds? Is it really worth double the price? Or am i missing something. Definitely cool but i think i can handle the 15-20second start up. My budget was originally $500 lol so my absolute max is $1400, gotta cut corners some places. i can always add the m2 later on right?



    would u like me to make a 1400$ build for ya?
  7. iceclock said:
    heres a revised with a few tweaks for optimum quality and upgrades in future ;)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII RANGER ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($182.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($94.95 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($184.99 @ B&H)
    Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.68 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card ($434.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic G-750 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($93.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $1631.55
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-17 17:49 EDT-0400

    lmk ur maximum budget can retweak the build :)


    Thanks! max budget is $1400, started at $500, then $900, then $1000, the $1300, now $1400 final lol. What advantages does the Maximus board provide? I think the asus z170a is sufficient for my purposes but ofcourse you didnt know my budget ; ).

    I dont think upgrading to 3200 ram is necessary because as far as i know (based on my research) there is no real observable benefit for things i would be doing. Please correct me if I am wrong.

    same thing with the m2 solid state, i dont think i need to boot up any faster than 15-20s for twice the price.

    I think i only need 1 TB for hard drive but why is the 2 TB black more than double the 1 TB blue series?

    The 750w power supply is still gold and not much more so seems like a good switch to me to have some extra power for the future. I really appreciate your help, please work with me a little bit further so i can order this stuff!!!
  8. iceclock said:
    BigJohnnyTwoToes said:
    elbert said:
    I see your motherboard has an M.2 so I suggest upgrading the ssd to the 10 times faster Samsung 960evo 250GB. The 960evo is only $129 so its a good price for performance. All the rest looks great.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820147593


    Isnt the SSD i have already capable of boosting my start up times to about 15-20 seconds? 10x better would be 1.5-2 seconds? Is it really worth double the price? Or am i missing something. Definitely cool but i think i can handle the 15-20second start up. My budget was originally $500 lol so my absolute max is $1400, gotta cut corners some places. i can always add the m2 later on right?



    would u like me to make a 1400$ build for ya?



    yes please, i responded to your message right after this one!
  9. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.95 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H90 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($150.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($78.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($62.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ B&H)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card ($389.00 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair Carbide 400C White ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ B&H)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1320.89
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-17 19:20 EDT-0400
  10. I don't know what these guys are talking about, your original build is actually perfect for you. No change needed!
  11. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.95 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG A40 83.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($103.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($150.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($95.00 @ B&H)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.49 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB ACX 3.0 Video Card ($404.89 @ OutletPC)
    Case: Phanteks ECLIPSE P400S ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1331.27
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-17 19:50 EDT-0400
  12. Berkin said:
    I don't know what these guys are talking about, your original build is actually perfect for you. No change needed!


    the memorys not rated as high as he could use. got him a western digital black better hd.

    higher wattage powersupply for sli or crossfire down the road.
  13. Berkin said:
    I don't know what these guys are talking about, your original build is actually perfect for you. No change needed!


    Thanks man! Im glad i did well.
  14. iceclock said:
    Berkin said:
    I don't know what these guys are talking about, your original build is actually perfect for you. No change needed!


    the memorys not rated as high as he could use. got him a western digital black better hd.

    higher wattage powersupply for sli or crossfire down the road.


    Thanks for all of your help! I basically kept my exact build except I switched out the memory i picked for the nicer 3200 Gskil you selected as well as the higher wattage power supply for sli or crossfire down the road. You had switched the ASUS ROG Strix version of the GTX 1070 out for a stock asus 1070 which i did not want to do (whether you did intentionally or not im not sure). I did not switch the HD because some of the pricing on partpicker right now is not accurate in terms of missing shipping or minor price changes so i would have been over the $1400 if i did. I am confident that the difference between the two is not that big of a deal and i can always buy a nicer one down the road if necessary. Ended at about $1387 after actually getting everything in purchasing carts. SO PUMPED! here it is:

    http://pcpartpicker.com/list/DHjrGf
  15. Best answer
    BigJohnnyTwoToes said:
    iceclock said:
    Berkin said:
    I don't know what these guys are talking about, your original build is actually perfect for you. No change needed!


    the memorys not rated as high as he could use. got him a western digital black better hd.

    higher wattage powersupply for sli or crossfire down the road.


    Thanks for all of your help! I basically kept my exact build except I switched out the memory i picked for the nicer 3200 Gskil you selected as well as the higher wattage power supply for sli or crossfire down the road. I did not switch the HD because some of the pricing on partpicker right now is not accurate in terms of missing shipping or minor price changes so i would have been over the $1400 if i did. I am confident that the difference between the two is not that big of a deal and i can always buy nicer one down the road if necessary. Ended at about $1387 after actually purchasing everything. SO PUMPED!


    glad i could help my friend :)
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