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First gaming PC build - $2000~ budget

Blackwing86
  • 34 months ago

I have never built a PC before and would love some feedback and edits from more experienced builders. 1) This PC is for high-end gaming/ and light video editing. 2) Budget is around $2000. 3) I already have peripherals and a monitor.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $323.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus - STRIX Z270-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $199.00 @ B&H
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $131.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $104.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB FTW3 GAMING iCX Video Card $739.99 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks - Enthoo Pro M Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Pioneer - BDR-209DBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $58.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $119.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1971.36
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1941.36
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-18 16:00 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

My ONLY suggestion with a build of this budget would to increase your overall storage (I would aim to double both our SSD and your HDD). A larger SSD will allow you to have your OS and more than just 1-2 games on it for fast load times. You could probably find a more affordable Mobo or drop down to a non-K CPU if you don't plan on over clocking to increase your Storage (especially your SSD storage). Could also keep your eyes out for the new Intel Optaine memory when it becomes available to boost your HDD speed

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the suggestions. I currently have no experience with overclocking, but I plan on learning. Good point with the SSD. I'll replace it with one with a bigger capacity.

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I may just do that.

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