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BoyScout June 24, 2016

In our latest video, we put together a PC based on this month's Great Gaming Build Guide, including a GeForce GTX 1070 video card!

You can read details on the part selection by checking out the build guide and check below to see our final part choices after we locked in selections based on the parametric filters.

[Update] We've posted a completed build to share some more pictures and a few benchmarks results for the build.

PCPartPicker part list:

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $197.99
Motherboard MSI B150M BAZOOKA Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.99
Memory Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $61.99
Storage Sandisk Z400s 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $64.88
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $64.95
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Founders Edition Video Card $449.99
Case Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $58.99
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.99
Total at time of filming $1043.77

This month, two retailers have graciously offered up deals based on this guide. Our friends at NCIX and Newegg have put together some great deals to help make this build your own for a little less cash!

Note: Since the GeForce GTX 1070 has limited availability, these deals are based on our guide, but without the GPU unless otherwise noted. You can still get a great deal on the core components, then select your video card based on what might be available at the time you purchase.

First up, NCIX is offering a bundle based around the Gigabyte GA-B150M-DS3H motherboard. It's available from both NCIX Canada and NCIX US now through July 31st, 2016!

Next, Newegg has put together a SuperCombo based on the MSI B150M BAZOOKA. They are offering a version of the SuperCombo with and without the EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Founders Edition graphics card and these deals are available now through September 30, 2016! Newegg SuperCombo with GTX 1070 | Newegg SuperCombo without the GTX 1070

A big thanks to NCIX and Newegg for making these deals available!

Additionally, we want to give a special thanks to MSI for providing the MSI B150M BAZOOKA motherboard we selected to use for this build.

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rhali8 2 Builds 8 points 12 months ago

Another awesome build. Can I request that the next build will feature the RX 480? :)

kan18 6 points 12 months ago

A gtx 1060 maybe?

esewey 1 point 11 months ago

That's a good choice, probably the best bang for the buck right now

legonate416 2 Builds 4 points 12 months ago

Yass. Sapphire Nitro 480 pls :D

Geode1010 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Mmm... I would rather see a XFX 480 because of the high clock speed.

legonate416 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

But overclocking :V

And looks :V

BiaxialObject48 1 point 11 months ago

I want to see the XFX RX 480 Black Edition (look it up). It has a sick backplate that would look godlike in a red/black S340 build.

Geode1010 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Totally, I would call it "More than a first build beast" XD

joelhowell 1 point 12 months ago

Sapphire over XFX :D

Sapphire looks dope and I mean yeah

diddy303 1 point 12 months ago

Yeah it's a great budget PC that is still very powerful

alplayer01 2 points 12 months ago

Why do you have Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory when using a non "Z170" motherboard?

your motherboard only supports 2133 memory !

BoyScout staff submitter 14 Builds 5 points 12 months ago

If you take a look at the guide, you'll see our parametric criteria is compatible 2x8GB RAM with a Black/White color scheme. Sometimes higher speed RAM is the cheaper option, which it happen to be the day we picked our final parts for the video.

alplayer01 0 points 12 months ago

aha, I understand now! ;)

Berfs1 1 Build -4 points 12 months ago

But was it necessary to get 16 GB of RAM? I mean, you have a pretty large SSD (storage), so you could just have 8 GB of RAM (2 x 4 GB) and use 8 GB of the SSD to get 16 GB of total memory (8 GB RAM + 8 GB Virtual Memory).

legonate416 2 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

Ram is actually quite a bit faster than an SSD. So I don't think that would work nearly as well as you think it would

Berfs1 1 Build -2 points 12 months ago

but it would help, as 8 gb is already a lot, but paired with an SSD, it would be cheaper, and it would be an actual "1000$ build".

legonate416 2 Builds 3 points 12 months ago

True.

Just saying that 8gb of SSD acting as RAM isn't exactly the same thing as actual RAM.

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tustus0191 5 points 12 months ago

because they are about same price on the market right now. Furthermore, if you are planing to upgrade the CPU and Mobo in the future, you won't have to buy another pair of RAM.

Berfs1 1 Build -2 points 12 months ago

That is a good point.

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boo2290 2 points 12 months ago

Do all of the black cables come with the components or do you get them separately?

boo2290 2 points 12 months ago

And if you do need to get them separately, what cables do you need?

Chillsabre 2 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

All the Semi or Fully modular PSUs like the one used here come with cables similar to these.

Theres slightly different looks form one manufacturer to the other but theyre all the same.

BoyScout staff submitter 14 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

Yes, the cables shown came with the components -- SATA data cables came with the motherboard and the PSU came will the assorted power cables.

mohamed97 2 points 12 months ago

i think the video will be useless without doing any benchmarks and gaming fps test on the build after finish it....i know that building the pc only is fun...but when you buil a pc and you don't know how it performe it is just a bad feeling

BoyScout staff submitter 14 Builds 3 points 12 months ago

It took us a bit longer than we expected, but benchmarks have now been posted as part of a Completed Build. Check it out and let us know what you think. If folks like seeing it, we'll try to do this more in the future.

BoyScout staff submitter 14 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

The timing for getting this video out didn't allow us to show a benchmark run, but we can post some results with the completed build write-up we are planning to do later this week. I'll update this post once they are available.

mohamed97 1 point 12 months ago

nice..... it shouldn't be in the same video if you don't have the time...... it can by in a some like a bounce videos where you show us the numbers or just upload it here on the website.....so...good luck with the nice build you do ☺

CRikhard 1 point 12 months ago

This wasn't added to the "Builds" playlist on the YouTube channel.

RIP.

BoyScout staff submitter 14 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Oops -- fixed. Thanks for letting us know.

amiadomer 1 point 12 months ago

What monitor would you recommend to a build like this?

Gooberdad 7 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks. Nice to see a current tech build guide at $1000 that should rock games.

Gooberdad 7 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Holy cow i commented on this 2 weeks ago.....memory fading

gibson2828 1 point 12 months ago

This is my first time building a pc and a powerful one at that.im going with the 1070. I don't plan on over locking much, but should I get a water cooler. I'm on a budget.

tasty_geezer 1 point 12 months ago

I'm a n00b researching my first build....everything I've read states you don't need an aftermarket cpu fan if not overclocking. Cheers and good luck!

custardonmynipps 1 point 12 months ago

Great budget gaming PC build for sure I don't think I could do better myself finding parts. I would recommend a 1060 build when it releases but until then maybe a GTX 970 build?

Wesopeso 1 point 11 months ago

Hey guys I'm thinking of getting this build as my very first gaming pc ever. I just wanted to know if I could use a different case to put all of these parts in instead? I just don't like the look of it. Is it possible to fit all of this in a case like this ?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1251373-REG/deepcool_tesseract_sw_rd_tesseract_mid_tower_case_black.html

I'm a complete noob with computers so let me know ! thanks!

boatyo 1 point 11 months ago

This awesome build made me feel so salty.

I'll have some salt with my salt

Krodin 1 point 11 months ago

I can make a better build for 700$ lol a lot of unneeded things

shern 1 point 11 months ago

Can I use a different case? Any recomendations for a different case?

maxeh34 1 point 11 months ago

I know this a dumb question but are all the cables included

BoyScout staff submitter 14 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Yep. The SATA data cables come with the motherboard and all the power cables you should need will be included with the PSU.

maxeh34 1 point 11 months ago

Thank you, also why is there no price for the Team dark memory

BoyScout staff submitter 14 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

It looks like it's just sold out at the moment. You can also check out the build guide for alternate memory options.

death9251 1 point 11 months ago

That is an amazing price for a DDR4 build with a 1070 GPU. This makes everything very affordable if you have a limited budget.

jerhms 1 point 11 months ago

imo, a 6700k would still be worth it considering the extra $100 to even furthermore future proof it

coreywebb1 1 point 11 months ago

lovee

Geode1010 2 Builds 0 points 12 months ago

Why the z400s?

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Geode1010 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Seriously! You are kids with a trigger happy downvote button.

Geode1010 2 Builds 0 points 12 months ago

Why are you downvoting me? if you are unhappy with something I said, state your opinion instead of hiding behind a downvote button.

POPOPO 2 points 12 months ago

Why are votes so important to you?

Geode1010 2 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

They aren't... If someone was to downvote me, they should give me a reason why. They can't, so they are just downvoting me...

rhali8 2 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

Because people judge you based on your karma. On top of that, we PCPP-ians are waiting for a karma store to be opened! :P

rhali8 2 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

Exactly. I absolutely hate people who downvote you and don't say anything about it.

mattimeo -5 points 12 months ago

Naw bruh, we dun' apreciate your comments.

Geode1010 2 Builds 3 points 12 months ago

I just showed why other, sometimes cheaper alternatives are better.

rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

You can talk.

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Geode1010 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
Storage Zotac Premium Edition 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $54.99 @ Best Buy
Storage OCZ TRION 150 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $62.99 @ Amazon
Storage Sandisk Z400s 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $72.99 @ Directron
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $265.96
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-03 13:28 EDT-0400

The middle two are about the same as the Z400s, with each having their small pros and cons over each other, but much cheaper, according to userbenchmark. Also userbenchmark says that the zotac SSD is better, and it's similarly priced.

Trion 150 vs Z400s

Pny 1311 vs Z400s

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Geode1010 2 Builds 0 points 12 months ago

But dat 3D v Namd though...

DeltaForceGM01 0 points 12 months ago

not bad, i think hat an amd-fx9590 would be better for cheaper builds or a amd fx-8370 if colling is an issue

coralfumes 0 points 11 months ago

Ya but it's microatx.....

logicgamingYT -1 points 12 months ago

Personally I think intel is overpriced and overrated compared to amd cpus

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geardeath -1 points 11 months ago

1k build stock cooler

Darth_Venator 1 Build -5 points 12 months ago

Wouldn't a I5-6500 botteneck a GTX 1070?

ejrdrifter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

no

Geode1010 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Dude, do you even use this site?

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Psyanide 2 points 10 months ago

Agreed!

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