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Suggestions for my Gaming Build

Hey everyone!

 

I am building my friend their first ever PC and would love some input on the hardware choices.

This unit will be for gaming, their interests are in Overwatch and a lot of Blizzard games, though I full expect that to change throughout the years. My budget to work with is $1500 CAD, and plan to wait for a lot of things to go on sale before buying them so the list below probably has some room to move

 

I did some very basic research on CPU's and came to the conclusion from multiple ad placement "reviews" that the Intel i5-8400 is the best for gaming, but I do assume this is true.

I am not personally comfortable with overclocking but I am willing to learn if that is the suggestion, I dont think OCing in this type of build is needed personally, so I have not looked into any K-series processor.

 

I am not sure what to really look for in motherboards, I want the availability of m.2 just for future proofing, but other than that I have no idea what to look for

 

Thanks for any input!

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Z370 enables overclocking so you need only a b360 or h370 board. I also personally recommend the ryzen 5 2600 or 2600x on a B350 board instead, because it's a lot better value at this price point.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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Cooler and Z370 board are unnecessary, use stock and get a B360 board instead.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Palit RTX 3060 Ti Dual RAM: Corsair DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Asus X570-P case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor  ($413.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
CPU Cooler: RAIJINTEK - AIDOS 48.6 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($26.02 @ Amazon Canada) 
Motherboard: MSI - B360-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($99.99 @ PC-Canada) 
Memory: Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($154.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Storage: Kingston - SSDNow UV400 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($79.99) 
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($47.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card  ($299.99) 
Case: Corsair - Carbide Series 275R (White w/Tempered Glass) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($99.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Power Supply: Rosewill - Capstone 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($79.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit  ($119.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Total: $1422.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-12 22:05 EDT-0400

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Palit RTX 3060 Ti Dual RAM: Corsair DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Asus X570-P case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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The cpu cooler is far more than what is needed by a locked i5. If you don't want to use the stock cooler, get something like a Cryorig H7.

 

A H370 motherboard is a better pairing for a locked cpu. Z370 motherboards are better used with unlocked cpu that will be overclocked.

 

The cpu would do much better with DDR4-2666 memory.

 

You might consider a Ryzen build. It presumes you can get the gpu for the OP price.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz 8-Core Processor  ($398.74 @ Amazon Canada) 
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($114.50 @ Vuugo) 
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($180.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($110.87 @ Mike's Computer Shop) 
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($47.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card  ($299.99) 
Case: Fractal Design - Meshify C Mini Dark TG MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($119.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($75.99 @ PC-Canada) 
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit  ($119.75 @ Vuugo) 
Total: $1468.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-13 00:43 EDT-0400

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On 10/13/2018 at 10:50 AM, fasauceome said:

2600x on a B350

But... but.. the BIOS...

Rest In Peace my old signature...                  September 11th 2018 ~ December 26th 2018

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Try this on for size. Prices are USD.

 

 

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor  ($160.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($103.13 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($86.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($58.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB DUKE Video Card  ($432.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($61.00 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($75.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1125.06
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-15 03:47 EDT-0400

 

Rest In Peace my old signature...                  September 11th 2018 ~ December 26th 2018

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