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First time future proof build.

TheAcornBender

38 months ago

I'm a first time builder and I've done plenty of research, I'm looking to build a gaming PC that not only performs well, but is also aesthetically pleasing, I have no intention of video editing/streaming. I know I have overkill on the cpu and power supply, but I want to make my PC as future proof as possible, whereby I only ever need to change out the graphics card and possibly add RAM so I've gone for quality components. the Rx 480, or possibly gtx 1060 will be a temporary solution, my eventual aim is to be playing AAA games at 4K 60fps (so a motherboard with DisplayPort is needed), I'm hoping that will be in about a years time. (Which is why I have the powerful processer and mega power supply).

Is there anywhere where I can improve on my part list, this is about my budget at the moment. I'll also be adding extra case fans and a hue+ sometime after I build it. Thanks.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor £293.95 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £107.99 @ Novatech
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £116.99 @ Amazon UK
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £69.32 @ BT Shop
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £72.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £93.99 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB Video Card £219.99 @ Ebuyer
Case Corsair Carbide 400C ATX Mid Tower Case £81.99 @ Ebuyer
Power Supply Corsair RM 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £140.39 @ BT Shop
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit £71.98 @ CCL Computers
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter £28.20 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1297.78
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-11 21:38 BST+0100

P.S. Would I be able to save money and not buy the temporary graphics card? Can Intel HD 530 integrated graphics run games like witcher 3 if I have settings at 720p and low graphics?

Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You can save some money by downloading Windows 10 of the Microsoft website. Onto a USB drive to use for your PC for free. If your not sure just YouTube it.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll be getting/ building my PC in August, after the free download date for Windows 10, so would it still work?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

There is no free download other than the way swaggy said lol. Theres a free ipgrade from windows 7 or 8 but u still needa buy the os if u wanna do it legit

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes as long as you install the operating system onto any USB before the deadline date.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

1000W is a bit much for 1 card. 750W/850W is more then enough for future crossfire. If you don't plan to crossfire 550W/650W is more then enough. Also get the corsair RMx or RMi series. The RM is already an older version. RM has 5 years warranty while the Rmx and RMi series have 10 years warranty.

Rest looks great to me.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Reason I went for 1000 watts is because I plan to sli two 1080s, I know 750w would be fine for that, but, if nvidia bring out a new card in the next 6 months with a tdp of 300W+ (rumours of a Titan P) I'd plan on sli'ing them instead which would require a massive power draw

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

no problem but the main thing is that you should get the RMi http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/w9Jkcf/corsair-power-supply-cp9020084naseries or RMx http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/Vq38TW/corsair-power-supply-cp9020094na. They are newer, better and have longer warranty.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool. I'll change it to one of them, thanks.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You have a sizable budget.

But your putting all your money in the wrong places.

For gaming you can make something a lot more powerful. And keep your upgradability without having to compromise on performance in the short term.

I can rework your build if you like.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Ŵhat would you suggest?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/6KwyXH

This will play anything you want.

Let me know what you think.

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