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I'm trying to build a gaming PC

I'm not looking for anything uber powerful just something to play my games and upgrade as needed. I think i figured out the right components but i figured i'd ask the experts. Just want to make sure it all works together and i'm not wasting any memory or computer power or anything. I'm buying all this off amazon too.

Intel i7 Processor

MSI Z170-A LG 1151 Motherboard

Corsair Vengence 4 pck 8GB DDR4 Ram

Western Digital Desktop Performance 2 tb SATA hard drive for operating system

Western Digital 500GB SSD for game storage

MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 SLI DirectX 12 VR Ready Graphics Card (GTX 1070 GAMING X 8G)

EVGA 500 Bronze 500w power supply

Corsair Carbide series 300r atx mid-tower case

Thanks for any help

P.s. Budget is roughly $1200 but would rather do less if possible
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  1. Price up a ryzen 1600 and gtx 1070.... Would be far better for gaming than i7+ 380
    Reply to burgessanthony
  2. Best answer
    A bit different setup :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($336.89 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($46.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI - Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($145.95 @ Amazon)
    Storage: SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.95 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.88 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB AMP! Edition Video Card ($279.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Thermaltake - Commander G42 ATX Mid Tower Case ($62.80 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1197.43
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-27 03:23 EDT-0400
    Reply to Lucky_SLS
  3. i would use the ssd for operating system for boot times and the 2tb sata for game install as ssd wont make much differance on the games.
    Reply to grangler
  4. Something cheaper,

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($289.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock - X370 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard ($129.89 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($87.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.88 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB AMP! Edition Video Card ($279.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400 ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($72.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1110.70
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-27 10:39 EDT-0400

    You could do the Ryzen 1600 with this as well.Saw your best answer,could look like this,

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($197.43 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock - X370 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard ($129.89 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($87.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.88 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: PNY - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB XLR8 Video Card ($409.99 @ Best Buy)
    Case: Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400 ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($72.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1148.14
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-27 10:41 EDT-0400
    Reply to Vic 40
  5. Ryzen 5 and a 1070 is the better system for gaming. No question.
    Reply to burgessanthony
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