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Haris73

New Member
Joined
Jun 29, 2016
Hello all,

I have put together the following build designed around the G-Sync 1440p 144hz monitor (I understand that I won't hit higher than 60fps on newer titles, but I am ok with this) and would appreciate any advice from anyone here:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.98 @ DirectCanada)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX 200 37.2 CFM CPU Cooler ($9.88 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: Asus H110M-C D3 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($75.20 @ shopRBC)
Memory: Avexir Core Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($59.88 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Corsair Force LE 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($142.49 @ Amazon Canada)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($589.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.50 @ Vuugo)
Power Supply: EVGA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX)
Monitor: Acer XB270HU bprz 27.0" 144Hz Monitor ($728.88 @ Canada Computers)
Total: $2030.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-06-29 15:04 EDT-0400
 

Itachiii

Member
Joined
Nov 17, 2014
Hello all,

I have put together the following build designed around the G-Sync 1440p 144hz monitor (I understand that I won't hit higher than 60fps on newer titles, but I am ok with this) and would appreciate any advice from anyone here:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.98 @ DirectCanada)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX 200 37.2 CFM CPU Cooler ($9.88 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: Asus H110M-C D3 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($75.20 @ shopRBC)
Memory: Avexir Core Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($59.88 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Corsair Force LE 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($142.49 @ Amazon Canada)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($589.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.50 @ Vuugo)
Power Supply: EVGA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX)
Monitor: Acer XB270HU bprz 27.0" 144Hz Monitor ($728.88 @ Canada Computers)
Total: $2030.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-06-29 15:04 EDT-0400

What's your budget? Are you OC'ing? I guess you will just use it for gaming right?
 
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Haris73

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Jun 29, 2016
Budget is $1600-$2100 CAD

I do not plan to OC (forgive me), and yes I will just be using it for gaming primarily.

Edit: I plan to OC the GPU moderately, but I don't think I will be touching the CPU
 
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ATMINSIDE

Sim Racing Aficionado Co-Owner
Joined
Jun 28, 2012
It's a bit more money, but only a hair ($20) over your budget:
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/48MD8K

- No need for the CPU cooler, locked i5's come with one.
- Changed to a better motherboard and DDR4.
- Changed to a cheaper, but still high quality, PSU.
- The Dell monitor is a lot better than the Acer you had selected.
 
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Haris73

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Jun 29, 2016
It's a bit more money, but only a hair ($20) over your budget:
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/48MD8K

- No need for the CPU cooler, locked i5's come with one.
- Changed to a better motherboard and DDR4.
- Changed to a cheaper, but still high quality, PSU.
- The Dell monitor is a lot better than the Acer you had selected.

Thank you for your suggestions. I think the PSU you selected did not get saved as it seems to be the same as my old build.

Will definitely go with the DDR4.

For the CPU cooler - are there any disadvantages for getting one? I had read that some people did have complains about the stock cooler, and if I can get even marginal gains for $10 I'm down for it:
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2950865/intel-core-6500-stock-cooler-cpu-cool.html

Why is the dell monitor superior? For me a major selling point was that the Acer was IPS panel vs TN. I understand that they have QC issues, but if I get a bad model I will simply return it and try the Dell one you mentioned (I had not seen it before - thanks!)

Edit: Will I be able to safely OC my GPU (moderately?)
 

ATMINSIDE

Sim Racing Aficionado Co-Owner
Joined
Jun 28, 2012
Sorry about that! If you're already buying from Newegg.ca it might cut down some of the $10 shipping too.
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/wDjhqk

You won't be able to OC much, if any, on the 6500.
To overclock you need a CPU ending in "K" and a Z170 motherboard.