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DerEnderKeks

First PC Build (i7 6700k, GTX 1060)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm going to build my first PC (upgrading from my laptop). I've already planned which components I want to use and would like to have some feedback, whether they will work together and whether anyone has better suggestions for components.

 

Here is the list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/gPGXVY (Updated list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/P7kJpb)

 

More information about the usage and stuff:

  • OS: Linux/Windows (Linux: development/games/browsing/the usual, Windows: only for games that don't run on linux (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻) - no need to buy an os
  • Budget: ~1400€ (EUR) / ~1500$ (USD)
  • Monitors: 2x QHD Monitor (probably Dell U2515H; I will buy them later(not included in the budget); I appreciate suggestions for equivalent/better monitors as well)
  • Peripherals: I've already got a mouse, a keyboard and a monitor. Should be fine (for now).
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1 minute ago, DerEnderKeks said:

I'm going to build my first PC (upgrading from my laptop). I've already planned which components I want to use and would like to have some feedback, whether they will work together and whether anyone has better suggestions for components.

 

Here is the list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/gPGXVY

 

More information about the usage and stuff:

  • OS: Linux/Windows (Linux: development/games/browsing/the usual, Windows: only for games that don't run on linux (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻) - no need to buy an os
  • Budget: ~1400€ (EUR) / ~1500$ (USD)
  • Monitors: 2x QHD Monitor (probably Dell U2515H; I will buy them later(not included in the budget); I appreciate suggestions for equivalent/better monitors as well)
  • Peripherals: I've already got a mouse, a keyboard and a monitor. Should be fine (for now).

why not a 6600k and a 1070? 

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  • Have you checked the reviews on that cooler?
  • I'd probably step up to a 1070 for the best 1440p experience.
  • That PSU looks pretty expensive, you can get one for around half that. Use extra money towards 1070.
  • Why so much RAM?
7 minutes ago, 8-Bit Ninja said:

why not a 6600k and a 1070? 

The 6700k shows sizeable improvements over the 6600k when used with DX12.


Current PC:

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*WORK IN PROGRESS*

 

Mothballed PC:

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CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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2 hours ago, DerEnderKeks said:

I'm going to build my first PC (upgrading from my laptop). I've already planned which components I want to use and would like to have some feedback, whether they will work together and whether anyone has better suggestions for components.

 

Here is the list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/gPGXVY

 

More information about the usage and stuff:

  • OS: Linux/Windows (Linux: development/games/browsing/the usual, Windows: only for games that don't run on linux (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻) - no need to buy an os
  • Budget: ~1400€ (EUR) / ~1500$ (USD)
  • Monitors: 2x QHD Monitor (probably Dell U2515H; I will buy them later(not included in the budget); I appreciate suggestions for equivalent/better monitors as well)
  • Peripherals: I've already got a mouse, a keyboard and a monitor. Should be fine (for now).

Instead of a 1060 why not this: https://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics-11247-03-40G/dp/B0196LWL3W/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1481582031&sr=1-1&keywords=r9+fury

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, dizmo said:
  • Why so much RAM?

Chrome.

5 minutes ago, MIXFUSED said:

I prefer Nvidia because of the better driver support for Linux. So I'd stick with a 1060 or 1070.

10 minutes ago, dizmo said:
  • Have you checked the reviews on that cooler?

I know someone that used it in some builds and he recommends it, also the reviews are mostly positive.

12 minutes ago, dizmo said:
  • I'd probably step up to a 1070 for the best 1440p experience.
  • That PSU looks pretty expensive, you can get one for around half that. Use extra money towards 1070.

Can you recommend me a cheaper PSU?

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2 hours ago, DerEnderKeks said:

I prefer Nvidia because of the better driver support for Linux. So I'd stick with a 1060 or 1070.

But like....its a fury for 250....

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9 minutes ago, DerEnderKeks said:

Chrome.

I prefer Nvidia because of the better driver support for Linux. So I'd stick with a 1060 or 1070.

I know someone that used it in some builds and he recommends it, also the reviews are mostly positive.

Can you recommend me a cheaper PSU?

Chrome doesn't use THAT much RAM. Unless you have like 200 tabs open or something.

Sure, I'd go with:

This if you're ok with SEMI modular. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/DPCwrH/seasonic-power-supply-ssr550rm

This if you want FULL modular. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/qYTrxr/evga-power-supply-220g20550y1


Current PC:

Spoiler

*WORK IN PROGRESS*

 

Mothballed PC:

Spoiler

 

CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
13 hours ago, dizmo said:

Chrome doesn't use THAT much RAM. Unless you have like 200 tabs open or something.

Sure, I'd go with:

This if you're ok with SEMI modular. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/DPCwrH/seasonic-power-supply-ssr550rm

This if you want FULL modular. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/qYTrxr/evga-power-supply-220g20550y1

Updated my list (https://pcpartpicker.com/list/P7kJpb). Added the SeaSonic PSU and a KFA2 1070.

Any other optimization ideas?

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8 hours ago, DerEnderKeks said:

Updated my list. Added the SeaSonic PSU and a KFA2 1070.

Any other optimization ideas?

I think the 32GB of RAM is a waste, but other than that looks good.


Current PC:

Spoiler

*WORK IN PROGRESS*

 

Mothballed PC:

Spoiler

 

CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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The power supply is a bit overkill. You only need 550watts.


A sieve may not hold water, but it will hold another sieve.

i5-6600, 16Gigs, ITX Corsair 250D, R9 390, 120Gig M.2 boot, 500Gig SATA SSD, no HDD

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