Guidance on components for my first build

Hi everyone,
I made a list of components that I would like to buy to make my first build. I'm not very knowledgeable about some components, so I was hoping to get some guidance.

This PC will be used for development (mobile app/VR games/etc..), gaming, and regular use.
So here are my parts:

CPU: intel core i7-8700k
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H60 54.0 CFM Liquid Cooler
Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z370M D3H (rev. 1.0)
RAM: Mushkin - Silverline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4
SSD: SanDisk - SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5"
HDD: Hitachi - 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Graphics Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB SC GAMING Video Card
Case: Corsair - Crystal 570X RGB
PSU: Raidmax - Scorpio 535W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

Is this looking good or does it need some modifications?

EDIT:


Here is my updated parts list:
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Cooler Noctua - NH-U14S 55.0 CFM
Motherboard ASRock - Z370 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
RAM G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400
SSD SanDisk - SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5"
HDD Western Digital - RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Graphics Card Palit - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Video Card
PSU SeaSonic - G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Fans Noctua - NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan <-- 2
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  1. Id go with a 6700k cpu isntead of the 8700k and put that $ towards a better GPU. i.e. a 1070.
    Not sure how much that case is but dont blow $ on silly RGB fairy light nonsense.
    Also is 1tb HDD enough? if you dont save video files / media then its ok, but you can probaly get 2tb or 3tb for only a few $ more.
  2. fredfinks said:
    Id go with a 6700k cpu isntead of the 8700k and put that $ towards a better GPU. i.e. a 1070.
    Not sure how much that case is but dont blow $ on silly RGB fairy light nonsense.
    Also is 1tb HDD enough? if you dont save video files / media then its ok, but you can probaly get 2tb or 3tb for only a few $ more.


    Thank you for your reply!
    I looked for i7-6700k and was surprised to find that it was actually more expensive than the 8700k.

    I also found this graphics card for only $6 more:
    Palit - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Video Card

    As for the case, I found this: Deepcool - DUKASE V2.
    Do you think I'll need to buy a fan if I go with this case? Because the previous one came with 3 front fans. This will only have CPU liquid cooler...

    The rest remains as is except for the HDD since I upgraded it to 2tb.
  3. sorry, i meant the i5-8600k.
    Yes, absolutely get the 1070 instead of the 1060.

    Case is very subjective. Get whatever you like, it was just a comment of not wasting money on looks so much if you have to compromise on $ for other parts.
    A case should have at least 1x intake and 1x exhaust. With liquid coolers, ideally you want to exhaust the radiator, not blow the hot air into the case.
    You can have it anyway as long as internal temps dont get too hot. See how you go and buy what you need. Dont load up on heaps of possibly unnecessary fans at the start.
  4. May I recommend not going cheap on the power supply and opt for a SeaSonic - S12II 520W
  5. If modularity is a concern, then go with the Corsair CX550M !
  6. True, also on the motherboard. Extreme 4 could be better if you overclock such high end CPU.
  7. 1 TB is usually enough. Stick with it for now.

    8700k tends to run a bit hot from my experience. H60 is a good cooler, but if you are doing an OC, go for the Noctua NH- U14s (Air cooler) or a H100iv2 should serve you well.

    RAM is okay. I have not heard of the brand, but if it is the cheapest, it should be good for now. A good 16gb kit from either of the big brands (Corsair, G.Skill, Kingston etc) would be preferable. 3000Mhz will help in development AFAIK.

    For 1080p gaming, 1060 6 GB should be good for now. Consider waiting as there is a GPU release this month which will increase your options.

    Raidmax is never a good choice. Do not risk your system with a shitty PSU. Get a PSU with good ripple control, especially if you are OC'ing.

    PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/jTWnRB
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/jTWnRB/by_merchant/

    Power Supply: Corsair - RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $99.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-03-07 07:17 EST-0500
  8. @fredfinks
    That was a really good tip for the CPU. I can't believe the performance of the two are almost identical but there is a 100$ difference.

    @zoltan.boese
    Thanks for that note. After looking into it, radimax psu's aren't that good. So I went with the Corsair one for modularity.

    @ohenryy
    I looked into that motherboard you suggested and it looks awesome(and is cheaper). Thanks for the suggestion.

    @ArchitSahu
    I went with your fan and RAM suggestion. I also, I changed the PSU to a corsair 550W as my current parts sum up to 376W and was guessing that 600W is too much I guess.(I heard it's good practice to get 100W over the expected Watts usage)
    By the way, do you mean that having RAM from a better brand would be better than upgrading my Graphics card to a 1070?


    Here are my new parts:
    CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor
    CPU Cooler Noctua - NH-U14S 55.0 CFM
    Motherboard ASRock - Z370 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
    RAM G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400
    SSD SanDisk - SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5"
    HDD Western Digital - RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
    Graphics Card Palit - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Video Card
    PSU Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
    Fans Noctua - NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan <-- 2
  9. trezcast said:
    @fredfinks
    That was a really good tip for the CPU. I can't believe the performance of the two are almost identical but there is a 100$ difference.

    @zoltan.boese
    Thanks for that note. After looking into it, radimax psu's aren't that good. So I went with the Corsair one for modularity.

    @ohenryy
    I looked into that motherboard you suggested and it looks awesome(and is cheaper). Thanks for the suggestion.

    @ArchitSahu
    I went with your fan and RAM suggestion. I also, I changed the PSU to a corsair 550W as my current parts sum up to 376W and was guessing that 600W is too much I guess.(I heard it's good practice to get 100W over the expected Watts usage)
    By the way, do you mean that having RAM from a better brand would be better than upgrading my Graphics card to a 1070?


    Here are my new parts:
    CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor
    CPU Cooler Noctua - NH-U14S 55.0 CFM
    Motherboard ASRock - Z370 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
    RAM G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400
    SSD SanDisk - SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5"
    HDD Western Digital - RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
    Graphics Card Palit - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Video Card
    PSU Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
    Fans Noctua - NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan <-- 2


    If it comes down to having to trade off the GPU for RAM, I would drop the idea and upgrade the GPU.

    For the CPU cooler, good choice. It is overkill for the 8600k but should do good. However, not too sure if it will require a bracket to adapt to the mb.

    Also, why a Micro ATX mobo? With that case, take an ATX mobo.

    Input your parts here: pcpartpicker.com to make sure whether you need the adapter.

    PSU is better than before, but could be better. Take a 550W unit which is well rated. With such a good system, you want it to be well protected.

    PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/hVLPqk
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/hVLPqk/by_merchant/

    Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($75.55 @ Newegg)
    Total: $75.55
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-03-07 09:13 EST-0500

    or

    PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Qp3mGX
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Qp3mGX/by_merchant/

    Power Supply: SeaSonic - G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($67.59 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $67.59
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-03-07 09:14 EST-0500

    or

    PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kJF7QV
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kJF7QV/by_merchant/

    Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Platinum 550W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $74.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-03-07 09:14 EST-0500

    ^ The last PSU is literally the best choice. If you can pick it up, you are essentially set.
  10. Can confirm the noctua u14s fits. the thing is its quality and longevity. Theyll send you any future socket mount kits (if required) anywhere in world for free.
    Ive had to throw away other brand's coolers in the past bc they drop support. The noctuas lifespan is indefinite. (plus their fans are guaranteed for 6 years)
    Not aware of any other company that comes close
  11. ArchitSahu said:
    trezcast said:
    @fredfinks
    That was a really good tip for the CPU. I can't believe the performance of the two are almost identical but there is a 100$ difference.

    @zoltan.boese
    Thanks for that note. After looking into it, radimax psu's aren't that good. So I went with the Corsair one for modularity.

    @ohenryy
    I looked into that motherboard you suggested and it looks awesome(and is cheaper). Thanks for the suggestion.

    @ArchitSahu
    I went with your fan and RAM suggestion. I also, I changed the PSU to a corsair 550W as my current parts sum up to 376W and was guessing that 600W is too much I guess.(I heard it's good practice to get 100W over the expected Watts usage)
    By the way, do you mean that having RAM from a better brand would be better than upgrading my Graphics card to a 1070?


    Here are my new parts:
    CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor
    CPU Cooler Noctua - NH-U14S 55.0 CFM
    Motherboard ASRock - Z370 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
    RAM G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400
    SSD SanDisk - SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5"
    HDD Western Digital - RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
    Graphics Card Palit - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Video Card
    PSU Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
    Fans Noctua - NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan <-- 2


    If it comes down to having to trade off the GPU for RAM, I would drop the idea and upgrade the GPU.

    For the CPU cooler, good choice. It is overkill for the 8600k but should do good. However, not too sure if it will require a bracket to adapt to the mb.

    Also, why a Micro ATX mobo? With that case, take an ATX mobo.

    Input your parts here: pcpartpicker.com to make sure whether you need the adapter.

    PSU is better than before, but could be better. Take a 550W unit which is well rated. With such a good system, you want it to be well protected.

    PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/hVLPqk
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/hVLPqk/by_merchant/

    Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($75.55 @ Newegg)
    Total: $75.55
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-03-07 09:13 EST-0500

    or

    PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Qp3mGX
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Qp3mGX/by_merchant/

    Power Supply: SeaSonic - G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($67.59 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $67.59
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-03-07 09:14 EST-0500

    or

    PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kJF7QV
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kJF7QV/by_merchant/

    Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Platinum 550W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $74.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-03-07 09:14 EST-0500

    ^ The last PSU is literally the best choice. If you can pick it up, you are essentially set.


    As you and other users suggested, ATX is better and my mobo is now ATX. My power supply is also 550W, but it was corsair, and after a search it turns out seasonic is better so I got the series g semi-modular one.

    Thanks for all the help!
  12. fredfinks said:
    Can confirm the noctua u14s fits. the thing is its quality and longevity. Theyll send you any future socket mount kits (if required) anywhere in world for free.
    Ive had to throw away other brand's coolers in the past bc they drop support. The noctuas lifespan is indefinite. (plus their fans are guaranteed for 6 years)
    Not aware of any other company that comes close


    Oh that's really great to know! Thanks for the help :)
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