Hardware Good build?

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CPU: Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($169.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card ($429.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.97 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1050.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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So yeah, if anyone could make changes as they see fit or recommend some other options I would be happy to hear them. Obviously the 1070 is out of stock so I would have to wait for that.

I already have an 850 EVO SSD so no extra storage is needed.
 

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Eh...
I've got an I5 2320 | GTX 770 and 8GB DDR3 RAM.. so ... Your PC will be good for some years
 

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It's pretty sweet build, if I were you, I'd spend less on the motherboard and PSU and invest on a Xeon e3 1230v5.

Why?
Since you won't be overclocking anyway, the Xeon gives i7 6700K performance for much less. More on that later if you're intrigued.
 

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I can totally see sense in buying Z170 motherboard with non-K Skylake CPU. You can still overclock it with motherboard BIOS mod, and you don't need to pay extra for it. But if you are planning on overclocking your CPU, you might aswell save up and get i5-6400 or 6500 because once overclocked to the same clockspeed, all of these CPU's will offer identical performance. I own i5-6500 myself and I'm planning to get Z170 motherboard one day just to overclock it (don't need it right now as stock performance is good enough for me). The point is, you don't need to pay extra for "K" letter, as long as you have basic overclocking experience.

The other change I would make in this build is getting Cryorig H5-Ultimate instead of Hyper 212, especially if you decide to overclock your CPU at some point as it is generally a better CPU cooler at still reasonable price.
 
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This is the desktop PC I was thinking about building. It's moving into enthusiast area with DDR4-3200 and overclocking the i5-6600k. It's a bit more powerful and more pricey depending on what GPU I buy. Otherwise its not all different from your build @endoverend.
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AMD RX480 part list / nVidia GTX 1070 part list

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($238.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Nepton 240M 76.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($119.07 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z170M Pro4S Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston HyperX Fury 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($73.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB Video Card ($269.99 @ B&H)
Case: Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($58.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1355.87 CAD ($1093.98 USD)
If you get a 2nd RX480 $319.99 CAD ea Total: $1704.87 CAD ($1363.97 USD)
If you get GTX 1070 $599.99 CAD Total: $1641.87 CAD ($1272.99 USD)
*You could also go for ASRock Z170M Extreme4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $179.99 CAD for SLI
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Alright, wasn't sure if it was entirely worth it
It's really only worth it if you're planning on overclocking. If you are then yeah, get the 6600K, but if you aren't I'd honestly recommend getting a 6500 with an H170 board (just because I'm a cheapskate that likes saving every dollar I can if I'm not going to use a feature)
 

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