My uncle wants a custom gaming PC for Christmas, can you guys help out?

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  1. RemixDeluxe
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    Hes only getting one PC but asked for two builds of it. One $700 build and one $1k build.

    Do not include the OS, monitor, keyboard, and mouse as I have that covered. Hopefully the money saved from that can go towards stronger parts.
     


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    Any special requirements? (space constraints, no ethernet access, etc.)
     
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    Not at all. It can be a full tower case and it doesn't necessarily need an optical drive. I'm pretty sure I can install Windows 10 from a USB port (never actually done it before though.)
     
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    I have, it's entirely possible. Any size he would prefer or just whatever fits the price constraint?
     
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    Yeah just make it fit the budget and just keep in mind the components not to include. Thank you.
     
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    For the $700 build, let's say a i5-6400 (or around that), GTX 1060, 12-16GB RAM. For the $1000 build, same but with a 1070.
     
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    Does anyone want to try to make this better?
     
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    Get a nice crucial or sandisk ssd in. He will be grateful
     
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    a sshhd might work better. slightly more, but the extra oomph will be noticeable as the OS will be on thia drive.

    edit:oooo m.2 support, might want to add a samsung 950 pro m.2 ssd, or something cheaper, fors super fast harddrive action.
     
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    if you can find the m.2 version of the 850 ssd for around the same price, i'd go with that one instead. but otherwise looks good.

    the plextor M8Pe 128GB is about the same price for more speed, though i'm not sure how much off the top of my head
     
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    That case is really outdated these days
     
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    Could you recommend one that doesn't blow the budget? Preferably full tower.
     
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    The Corsair Carbide SPEC-02 (or -01 if you don't want a window) is my personal favorite for budget cases
     
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    I see what you did there with the K and the z170A, but seriously your uncle will need to fully unlock the cpu's overclock?

    There's plenty of mobos with 1151 socket and the H110 chipset (which admits soft overclock to non-K cpus) and paired with a non-K intel will suit your uncle better and free up a hundred bucks in the process, which you could certainly use in that graphics card to go gtx1070 in about a thousand.
     
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    I have a Corsair 200r. might not be the most visually appealing case, but it's very roomy and is great for a budget build cost me around 50$ iirc. I would also recommend getting 16gb of ram. I have 8gb and its just not enough for me.
     
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    Feel free to put something together for under $1k. Remember to disregard the things from the first post.
     
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    Heh, time has passed since I did my last build cherrypicking parts but hey, not too shabby: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/p9HGnn

    Pros:
    • GTX 1070! (For real!)
    • Gigabyte build (low speccy but sturdy af!)
    • Cooler master air cooling for cpu!
    • 16 GB of Corsair Vengeance DDR4-2133, expandible to 32 GB in the future
    • 250 GB of ssd for the main system and 2TB of barracuda drive for steam libraries and general garbage
    • Plenty of space in a roomy yet small zalman stylish case (up to 5 drives and liquid cooling compatible!)
    Cons:
    • 993 $, and you can get a meal at mcdonals/burguer king with the rest
    • 600W Corsair PSU is just OK for this system. It may need a 700 W one if more ram/disks/liquid cooling/leds/fans are installed.
    • Custom air cooling just covers up the little overclock the mobo lets do to the selected cpu.
    • It can become rather noisy. Specially when the 1070 revs up.
    I think I can not adjust any better to it. The build is trying to solve as many problems for you as for your uncle, as is going more for durability (tanky) than gaming.
    It has a bit of everything. If you consider the ssd is not necessary, I personally would use that money for an extra fan and a better PSU.

    Happy building!
     
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