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Posted · Original PosterOP

He has an idea of what he wants with a budget of $2000 CAD and wants 1080p 144Hz

Anything that could be improved on or save on?

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($257.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
CPU Cooler: Phanteks - PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler  ($69.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME Z270-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($172.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Memory: Team - Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($179.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Storage: Crucial - MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($117.04 @ Amazon Canada) 
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($75.95 @ Vuugo) 
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card  ($539.99 @ Memory Express) 
Case: NZXT - S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($94.50 @ Vuugo) 
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($130.99 @ PC Canada) 
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link - TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter  ($49.50 @ Vuugo) 
Monitor: Asus - VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor  ($329.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Total: $2018.92
 

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Honestly, that looks pretty good to me!

 

Also, those RAM prices!!! When the heck did that get so expensive? I remember getting 16GB for £70 (CA$120) earlier this year...

Edited by Gunner23
Changed to Canadian dollars...

Main rig: CPU: Intel Core i5 6600k | GPU: EVGA GTX 1070 (FE) | Mobo: Asus Z170-A | RAM: 16GB 2666MHz Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 | Storage: 512GB Crucial SSD (Win10), 128GB SanDisk SSD (Win7), 500GB WD Blue (Linux Ubuntu) | Case: Corsair 400C |

Laptop: 2013 MacBook Pro 13" - Core i7 dual core | 16GB DDR3 | Intel Iris Pro

NAS: Synology DS916+ | Synology DS415play

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2 minutes ago, Gunner23 said:

Honestly, that looks pretty good to me!

 

Also, those RAM prices!!! When the heck did that get so expensive? I remember getting 16GB for £70 (CA$120) earlier this year...

the was more than enough but the mobile market has eaten ddr4 ram lately and now there is a shortage, probably until to 2019 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Gunner23 said:

Honestly, that looks pretty good to me!

 

Also, those RAM prices!!! When the heck did that get so expensive? I remember getting 16GB for £70 (CA$120) earlier this year...

I bought 16GB of 3000 for $210 :/ on black friday

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1 minute ago, Gazebo said:

I bought 16GB of 3000 for $210 :/ on black friday

Yowch... I feel for you!


Main rig: CPU: Intel Core i5 6600k | GPU: EVGA GTX 1070 (FE) | Mobo: Asus Z170-A | RAM: 16GB 2666MHz Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 | Storage: 512GB Crucial SSD (Win10), 128GB SanDisk SSD (Win7), 500GB WD Blue (Linux Ubuntu) | Case: Corsair 400C |

Laptop: 2013 MacBook Pro 13" - Core i7 dual core | 16GB DDR3 | Intel Iris Pro

NAS: Synology DS916+ | Synology DS415play

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1 minute ago, Gazebo said:

I bought 16GB of 3000 for $210 :/ on black friday

I personally don't like the case as it as 2 exhaust fans from the factory but yea 


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1 minute ago, ricksteendam1 said:

I personally don't like the case as it as 2 exhaust fans from the factory but yea 

2 fans from the factory is better then the 1 I got 

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6 minutes ago, Gazebo said:

2 fans from the factory is better then the 1 I got 

but both in exhaust come on just help newbies and put one in the front one in the back. but I personally like this case more as it has RGB, rubber grommets (instead of just a big hole with a metal slap) and better water cooling support 


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Don't get the 7600K. The 8400 costs less, and is significantly more powerful. It also comes with a stock cooler, which should be fine. 

You can get 3000 MHz RAM for the same price-$5 more. It will improve the performance.

The 850 Evo costs less than the MX300, and is a better SSD. 25GB less storage on the SSD, though.

Are you sure you want the S340? Imo, better case choices are the 400C, P400/S and Define/Meshify C. The S340 is a good case, but it usually costs less than those, and it's older.

650W is way more than you need. 450W is plenty, all overclocked. The Focus Plus Gold, TXM, G2 and G3 are available for less than the 650W.

Do you really need Wi-Fi? If you do, at least get one of the best supporting ac.

There are cheaper 1080p 144Hz monitors, if you want.


 

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Women. They are a complete mystery.

-Stephen Hawking

 

I think the hoomans put their builds here?

Why do you hoomans give your builds a name? Here's my build, which I shall call "Do as I Say, Not As I Do" (seriously, don't get this build)

Spoiler

Ryzen 1500X @3,925 GHz

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo + ML120 + NF-F12

MSI B350 Tomahawk Arctic

2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000 MHz CL15 (Micron B-die) @2933 MHz

Sapphire Radeon R9 280 Dual-X @1120 MHz / 1450 MHz

120GB 850 Evo

500GB WD Blue

Cooler Master Elite 430

Seasonic Prime Titanium 650W

Logitech G710

Logitech G502/G303

HyperX Cloud

And my laptop, which I shall call "If It's Stupid But It Works" (It can actually play CS:GO at 50 FPS, and Civ V at 25 FPS)

Spoiler

Lenovo Thinkpad L460

Intel Core i3 6100U

4GB (probably) DDR4 2133 MHz

Intel HD Graphics 520 0.3-1.0 GHz

128GB Samsung MZ7LF128HCHP

Corsair M65 Pro RGB (worst mouse I've ever had)

Sennheiser CX 5.00G

And here would be where I would put a picture of me. But apparently, images are not allowed here. So take this instead (*ΦωΦ*)

Hello fellow night theme users

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2 minutes ago, seon123 said:

The 8400 costs less, and is significantly more powerful.

You happen to know where would one could find one of these processors?


Intel i7-7700k @ 5.1ghz | Asus ROG Maximus Hero IX | Asus ROG Poseidon Platinum 1080ti @ 2126mhz | 64gb Trident-Z DDR4 @ 3600mhz | Samsung 960 Pro 1tb @ 3500mbps/2500mbps | Crucial 240gb SSD | Toshiba 4tb 7200rpm HDD w/ Crucial 128gb SSD cache | Corsair Hx1000i PSU | EK 360mm Coolstream XE Radiator | EK-Supremacy Evo Waterblock | EK-DDC 3.2 PWM Elite Edition Pump | EK-RES X3 150 RGB Reservoir | Primochill AdvancedLRT Clear Tubing | Primochill VUE UV Blue Coolant | Corsair 570x Crystal RGB Case | 4x 30cm CableMod UV/RGB Widebeam Hybrid Led Strip | 3x 120mm Corsair SP120 RGB Fans | 3x Noctua NF-A14 iPPC 3000rpm Fans | 3x Noctua NF-A12x15 Fan | CableMod ModFlex PSU & SATA Cables | Asus ROG Swift 27" 4k IPS w/G-Sync & LG UD68 27" 4k IPS w/Freesync |

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26 minutes ago, PETRGangKing said:

You happen to know where would one could find one of these processors?

It's usually back in stock every ~2 weeks. 

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/LHYWGX/intel-core-i5-8400-28ghz-6-core-processor-bx80684i58400


 

Quote

Women. They are a complete mystery.

-Stephen Hawking

 

I think the hoomans put their builds here?

Why do you hoomans give your builds a name? Here's my build, which I shall call "Do as I Say, Not As I Do" (seriously, don't get this build)

Spoiler

Ryzen 1500X @3,925 GHz

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo + ML120 + NF-F12

MSI B350 Tomahawk Arctic

2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000 MHz CL15 (Micron B-die) @2933 MHz

Sapphire Radeon R9 280 Dual-X @1120 MHz / 1450 MHz

120GB 850 Evo

500GB WD Blue

Cooler Master Elite 430

Seasonic Prime Titanium 650W

Logitech G710

Logitech G502/G303

HyperX Cloud

And my laptop, which I shall call "If It's Stupid But It Works" (It can actually play CS:GO at 50 FPS, and Civ V at 25 FPS)

Spoiler

Lenovo Thinkpad L460

Intel Core i3 6100U

4GB (probably) DDR4 2133 MHz

Intel HD Graphics 520 0.3-1.0 GHz

128GB Samsung MZ7LF128HCHP

Corsair M65 Pro RGB (worst mouse I've ever had)

Sennheiser CX 5.00G

And here would be where I would put a picture of me. But apparently, images are not allowed here. So take this instead (*ΦωΦ*)

Hello fellow night theme users

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5 hours ago, seon123 said:

Yeah I had seen it in part pocket, just no one has it in stock here in the US. I ordered 10 from Newegg and they only had 9 in stock, so I'm now I'm searching for the tenth

 


Intel i7-7700k @ 5.1ghz | Asus ROG Maximus Hero IX | Asus ROG Poseidon Platinum 1080ti @ 2126mhz | 64gb Trident-Z DDR4 @ 3600mhz | Samsung 960 Pro 1tb @ 3500mbps/2500mbps | Crucial 240gb SSD | Toshiba 4tb 7200rpm HDD w/ Crucial 128gb SSD cache | Corsair Hx1000i PSU | EK 360mm Coolstream XE Radiator | EK-Supremacy Evo Waterblock | EK-DDC 3.2 PWM Elite Edition Pump | EK-RES X3 150 RGB Reservoir | Primochill AdvancedLRT Clear Tubing | Primochill VUE UV Blue Coolant | Corsair 570x Crystal RGB Case | 4x 30cm CableMod UV/RGB Widebeam Hybrid Led Strip | 3x 120mm Corsair SP120 RGB Fans | 3x Noctua NF-A14 iPPC 3000rpm Fans | 3x Noctua NF-A12x15 Fan | CableMod ModFlex PSU & SATA Cables | Asus ROG Swift 27" 4k IPS w/G-Sync & LG UD68 27" 4k IPS w/Freesync |

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