Possible future build

this would be my first build please tell me what you think, any feedback is appreciated


I feel like you might be able to do more with 2k but I want to know what you want to do with this. Gaming? Video editing? Internet browsing? Art?

The pcpartpicker link is from Australia, parts are pretty expensive and this is approximately $1600 USD.

Good, that was looking terrible for a 2 thousand dollar build

Everything looks good, perhaps you might want to add a 1 or 2 TB HDD for extra storage. I am assuming this is primarily a gaming build with possibly some video editing as well.

Another option for ya, this one has a 21:9 Free-sync display in it, it also supports a dual GPU config later on

PCPartPicker part list: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/RH6GZL
Price breakdown by merchant: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/RH6GZL/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($456.00 @ Centre Com)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($65.00 @ CPL Online)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($279.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($87.00 @ IJK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.00 @ IJK)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB Nitro Video Card ($499.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Case: Cooler Master HAF XB EVO ATX Desktop Case ($135.00 @ Umart)
Power Supply: Fractal Design Newton R3 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($139.00 @ CPL Online)
Monitor: LG 29UM67 60Hz 29.0" Monitor ($449.00 @ Scorptec)
Total: $2180.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-29 14:17 AEST+1000

Also power supply pricing is weird in AUS, you can get a 1000W Platinum rated PSU for cheaper than you can here

The only thing I would say is look into the performance difference between the 390x and the 390. I sometimes see people choosing the non-x version due to it being cheaper and the performance difference being something that does not bother them.

I also here (sorry nothing but vicarious experience) that asus coolers are not the best.

These are just things you could google around if you feel like.

Otherwise, it is nice seeing people still utilizing the z-97 chipset, Enjoy!!

p.s. If you plan to stick to gaming, maybe you could downgrade 2x 4GB sticks, and then further down the line pick up the other 2 stick for a total of 16GB.

If you are looking to render something more demanding than gaming, then ignore what I just said.


thats exactly what it is for primarily gaming, but optional video editing for my guild when the need arrives (not often).

Asus coolers? i included the NH D15 from noctua, and about the ram my laptop has 16gb and im aware that 8gb is enough or people say it is but dunno 8 just feels like downgrading, dunno rather have the 16gb from now

ill definitely look at this build maybe make a hybrid from both since ill eventually need a monitor, this build is very interesting. what is the report on quality and support from gigabyte? i went with asus and msi primarily in the build since ive had them in the past and have had no issues.

This one's basically the same board, just from last gen, it has pretty decent reviews


The board in the build

Asus cooler on the gpu* sorry.

ah ok, i could swap it for the msi 390x

I heard the problems stem from Asus prioritizing silence over minimum temps, allowing the temps to get up higher before ramping up the fans. Not necessarily a problem, especially if you change the fan curve yourself. If you ever plan on watercooling then it will definitely not be a problem.

Either way, you got an awesome rig coming your way, enjoy!

To be honest, I really like your build the way it stands. You could also go for Skylake if you want - 6700k, Z170, 2x8GB DDR4 if you can afford it. Otherwise good ol' Haswell will work just fine.

The only questionable selection is the power supply. It's not really enough to allow the addition of another GPU, but it's completely overkill for a single GPU.

Something like these would be good for one GPU:

For another 390X, go for 850w.

i would personaly grab a 390 over a 390X, of course the 390X does perform slightly better, but the diffrence between a 390 and 390X are so minimal that it cannot realy justify the extra $100,- for the 390X.
In allot of games they perform equaly, and some games the the 390X edges out the 390 with just 2 or 3 fps.

For the cpu i would grab a 6700K + a nice Z170 mobo, if this rig is mainaly for gaming.

taking some of your suggestions i came up with this skylake build


added the 1k psu to allow for space later on to upgrade graphics

I'd suggest a bit of a change to the storage to start:


Might want to take a look into mobos a bit more too, I'm not an expert in that area.
Besides that, looks like a solid build for solely gaming. If you're doing streaming and the like though, the xeon 1231v3's a good cost effective option (it's essentially a 4790 without the iGPU at the price of a 4690k).

thanks but i already have a hdd thats why i didnt include it before, any word in how reliable are the crucial ssds?