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Building my first gaming pc

geodessi
  • 13 months ago

So, this is my first time building. My goals are to run Skyrim and The Sims 4 at max graphics with lots of mods.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600 3.1 GHz 6-Core Processor $289.00 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus - Prime Z370-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $279.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $46.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB G1 Gaming Video Card $299.89 @ OutletPC
Case Corsair - Air 540 ATX Mid Tower Case $115.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.89 @ OutletPC
Optical Drive Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $20.40 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.39 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1376.32
Mail-in rebates -$100.00
Total $1276.32
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-04 10:27 EST-0500

Do I need a cooling system for this? Am I going overboard with some parts? Is there any way to make this cheaper? Any help would be appreciated.

Comments

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

what resolution are you going to using?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

This fixes your build and gets a better processor, 16gb of memory and adds a SSD. The video cards are about the same.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $259.89 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Newegg Business
Motherboard Asus - TUF Z370 Pro Gaming ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $154.99 @ B&H
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $99.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $67.99 @ Adorama
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB OC Video Card $279.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair - Air 540 ATX Mid Tower Case $119.99 @ B&H
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $20.40 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.49 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1262.60
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-04 10:48 EST-0500

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