Description

I have always wanted to build a PC but have always been on the fence until about last week. It was 2am and I just started buying and started anxiously waiting for my parts.

I bought the monitor from my friend for $100 so that saved me some money for a 1440!

I was unsure about going for this GTX 1080 (https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Support-Graphics-08G-P4-6183-KR/dp/B01GAI6478/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1491635796&sr=8-2&keywords=evga+gtx+1080) because I didn't think it was necessary for the time being.

Also I was thinking about going for the i7 7700k (https://www.amazon.com/Intel-Desktop-Processor-i7-7700K-BX80677I77700K/dp/B01MXSI216) but was fine with the i5 7600k. What do you guys think?

I am currently waiting for my Corsair K95 Platinum keyboard with Cherry MX keys, the Logitech 502 mice, and teh Corsair RGB mouse pad!.

Honestly what do you guys think about my build? Any questions or advice on what I could've done better I am open for suggestions!

Comments

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Your PC looks great, clean and simple. For me though, I did had the 1070 for a week, before I decided to return it, and spend the extra $70 for a 1080 (from ($440 to $510). I was running 1080p at the time and it was smooth but when I moved to 1440p, I wanted those few extra frames for Witcher 3 while on ultra =P. I'm also running an i5, though the skylake one and was considering getting the i7. But the i5 was bought a year earlier and before the 1080, but so far everything is running 60fps on ultra for every game I'm currently playing like Mass Effect: Andromeda and Witcher 3 and Very High on Ghost Recon Wildlands, so going to hold off on the i7 as well. Otherwise good choice in accessories as well, the monitor especially for that price, and I love the G502 mouse... hope you will too. Hopefully that was some insight into the choices you made.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I will inevitably go to the 1080 but not anytime soon!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

You've made some nice choices! The 7700k would be better for gaming, but the i5 is perfectly fine. With a 1440p 60hz monitor, there isn't much point in getting a 1080, but your friend is nice for giving you a 1440p monitor for just $100. I wish he was my friend!

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

7600k is fine for gaming. The 7700k is only better in certain titles.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I know he recently got that Costco Acer Predator for $400 and didn't want his old one!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

just purchased an i5 7600k over the i7 770k. for gaming there isnt much of a difference and it only really matters for streamers of editing videos etc. purely for gaming the 7600k is perfect.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Heck, I have a 6500 and video editing, streaming, and gaming work just fine.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Welcome to PCMR! Your pc looks great, however, i wished you had more pictures showing how awesome it looked.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Like what kind of pictures, i'll update when my peripherals come in but for the meantime what did you want to see?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I really appreciate the fact that you replied to me. I'll love to see pictures of your whole setup, and close up shots of the parts and peripherals. I've also been a pc gamer, however, i'm thinking of maybe a little console gaming. Do you mind giving me your e-mail, so i can get some info about some essential info.

  • 29 months ago
  • 0 points

He PC looks great! Overkill for a starter build, but if you're bumping up to 1440p than it's necessary!

Welcome to PCMR!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, I'm glad to be here!

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  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

lol true, haven't touched my ps4 since then!