First gaming PC build

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  1. kalunmiles

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    Hi guys, I'm looking to build my first gaming PC and was after some more experienced opinions. I've done a few weeks of research and complied a list of parts on PCcasegear.com. I'd like this to be easily upgraded in the future via overclocking/ adding more ram or possibly a second gpu. Feel free to give me your opinions/ constructive criticisms on this build.

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    Thanks!
    Kalun
     
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    What monitor will you be using?
     
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    To start with, an old one I have laying around, but I will be upgrading that in the future too.
     
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    If you can't afford a new monitor then I recommend reigning back your system as you have a lot of unnecessary aesthetic items.

    A 144hz 1080 or 1440 monitor should be #1 on your list, anything less and the system might as well be a budget system.

    If you provide your budget we could build something inc monitor.
     
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    I was thinking because I already have a monitor, it would make more sense to build a pc with the parts to support a 144hz 1080 monitor so in a month or so I'll upgrade just the monitor and not pull everything apart again. But, for now my budget is about 2,500 on internal parts (fans/ LEDs and case are upcoming birthday presents)
     
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    I'd love some advice on a build including a monitor for ~ $2500 - $3000
     
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    My advice would be to look at PC Case Gear's prebuilt systems, have a look at what they cost and what they include. They include some things I don't use (optical drives) which you can choose to not include if you build it yourself. Compile the list of parts included in one of their systems, change it up to suit yourself, then bam at a monitor and some peripherals and you got yourself a setup.

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    BAM

    http://imgur.com/a/K79J2
     
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    Your Avatar states you are in Perth.

    If so, why the hell are you buying from PC Case Gear which is almost 5000kms away so you get hit with the freight tax when you can just buy from MSY and build yourself?

    You build looks ok but the fluff stuff is a waste of dollars in my opinion.

    Here is the parts list from MSY:

    6700K - 455
    Seagate 3.5" BarraCuda 6Gb/s - 98
    Intel 600P M.2 256GB - 135
    Corsair H100i V2 - 155
    OEM 64 bit MS Windows Home 10 - 129
    16G Kit (8Gx2) 3000 Corsair Vengeance Black/LED White - 145
    Corsair RM750x Modular 80 Plus Gold Power Supply - 175
    Asus Z170-PRO-GAMING - 224
    ASUS Dual GeForceĀ® GTX 1070 - 605
    Coolermaster MasterCase Pro 5 - 185

    Total - 2306

    I think MSY charge like $50 to build it for you, but hell do it yourself.

    Monitor is a personal thing but as stated above, 27" 1080p or 1440p 144Hz FTW.....
     
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    STOP wait for 2017 CPU releases - AMD may actually be bringing a game changer in the 1st 1/4.

    To emphasise a point:
    http://www.pcgamer.com/amd-confirms-zen-processors-launching-early-2017/
    IMHO I would wait at least a month before buying any Intel CPU - do some research on AMD 'Ryzen' and you will find it is generating a lot of interest.
    http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/amd-ryzen-specs-performance-release-date
     
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    Awesome, thanks! As I said this is my first build so didn't even know there was any decent stores around. I'll take a look there and PLE
     
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    I've never had any issues returning items to MSY in Balcatta. I find them cheapest the majority of the time.

    I put something together which I would buy with items from PLE.

    The monitor is Freesync however it's still amazing. Otherwise if you want Gsync you'll need to spend ~$150 more. 1440p is definitely the way to go.

    You could upgrade the CPU, cooling and maybe get a 1080 if you wanted to stretch your budget.

    https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/YKLzXH
     

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