First time building gaming PC

First time building a PC (will have help) but I wanted some advice on part shopping, IE anything I missed because I'm a newb when it comes to this:
https://pcpartpicker.com/user/St0ckp4rts/saved/#view=fBkcf7

Power supply will be https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Factor-Modular-Certified-Warranty/dp/B01CGGOXWQ

Not really looking to overclock, just looking to make a good gaming PC that can play VR sometime in the future.

You need:
Case
Power Supply: get one highly rated. 850 Watts will likely be more than plenty.
CPU/APU: If you are going to VR and want to be inexpensive but good, look into GTX 1060 or AMD RX 480 with 8 Gig DDR5
Motherboard. Typically comes with a cooler.
RAM (8 Gig min.)
Hard Drive
an OS.
Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor

Further:
Card reader
Sound card
Fans and a better CPU cooler than stock
and the single biggest thing:
An SSD flash drive. You put the OS on this, have another larger normal drive for storage. USB 3.0 external drives work even for games. I'd get an internal and use an external for backup.

The SSD made a huge difference when booting up.

Good luck!

Just to add my .02 about Gorfias' suggestions

You don't need an 850w power supply at all. I would recommend 650w.

Sound Card is completely optional as well. I am positive more people run without them than with them. But, might be important to you, I don't know.

Make sure you know how you're handling internet. Either through an ethernet cable or through a wireless network card (those USB dongles just don't cut it)

You don't need an I7 at all. The I5 6600 is going to give you pretty much exactly the same performance in games. Games don't take full advantage of I7 multi-threading

Thanks for the advice!

The difference between an I7-6700 and I5-6600 is about $67, I don't want to waste money but having that little bit of extra power seems worth it especially in the future.

As for the SSD Flash drive I was going to run my OS off an internal SSD ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147372 ), plus a larger HD for further storage.

I'll look up a higher rated power supply, better for future proofing.

With the internet I'm going wired eithernet it looks like the ASUS board has rear panel ethernet ports, would I be able to just directly plug the cable there to get internet?

For graphics card I'm going Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB, spending the extra money but I've been burned on shitty cards in the past so I want it XD.

I'm going with the built in sound card, maybe in the future but all my listening is through headphones that I keep rather low.

Once again thanks for the help!

I would say if you are budget conscious then go for a SSHD (traditional hard drive with a solid state cache) over a SSD and hard drive combo.

If you are running games from the traditional hard drive then you aren't going to see any real performance benefit and boot up time is not an issue due to Sleep/Hibernate.

SSDs are great if you have games on them but to me they are still fairly unneeded as a boot drive at the moment.

Or you can grab a MSI or ASUS ROG gaming laptop

EDIT: Opps bit of a necro, sorry.

Does the CPU/motherboard come with cooling?

NiPah:

With the internet I'm going wired eithernet it looks like the ASUS board has rear panel ethernet ports, would I be able to just directly plug the cable there to get internet?

Yes, as long as you have a network cable long enough to reach you router and it has an ethernet port.

 

Reply to Thread

Log in or Register to Comment
Have an account? Login below:
With Facebook:Login With Facebook
or
Username:  
Password:  
  
Not registered? To sign up for an account with The Escapist:
Register With Facebook
Register With Facebook
or
Register for a free account here