I want to build a PC

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Recommendations please.

  • 4K output for my Vizio 70" TV
  • No disk drive wanted
  • HDMI
  • Supports wireless keyboard and mouse
  • Low profile case for living room
  • Windows 10
I want fast and power but don't want to break the bank. Piece by piece I want to build it.
 

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$200 - Intel i5 or higher is highly recommended. Even entry-level Intel i5 will do wonders. Go AMD only if you are really on a budget.

$250 - NVIDIA 1060gtx is great for 4k gaming for big games like The Division.

$100 - MSI Z78i AC ITX motherboard

$140 - Fractal Design Node 202 case + Integra 450W PSU

Everything else is just whatever you want.

Here is an overview of the pc case:
 
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I am a living room gamer who hooks everything(including my PC's) up to my 75 inch Z9D and my 7.2 AVR

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I wouldn't go less than a GTX 1070 and even though I am a Intel i7 fan a i5 is a cheaper but more than enough alternative.

If you want it to be relevant for years to come you might wanna spend some doe.
You could wait and see about AMD's new offerings which should/could be powerful and cheaper than a nVidia/Intel combo.
 

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$250 - NVIDIA 1060gtx is great for 4k gaming with 40-60fps for big games like The Division.


I'm sorry, but he's not going to be seeing anything remotely close to "40-60fps for big games like The Division" at 4k with a gtx1060. He would need to pony up close to $600 for a 1080(which I suggest) AND dial down the settings to the "high" preset to reach those numbers. The 1060 is simply not a viable 4k GPU.
 

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I'm sorry, but he's not going to be seeing anything remotely close to "40-60fps for big games like The Division" at 4k with a gtx1060. He would need to pony up close to $600 for a 1080(which I suggest) AND dial down the settings to the "high" preset to reach those numbers. The 1060 is simply not a viable 4k GPU.
GTX 1080 minimum for "meh" framerates at 4K. Really I'd wait and wait for 1080 Ti or Vega, or get a Titan X.

You're going to be breaking the bank at 4K60fps, but "breaking the bank" is all opinion..........
 

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This is a great start guys thank you. I'm gonna begin with a case and do it one item at a time. I'm gonna try to find a low profile case but can take in all the latest hardware and make sure it can handle the required power supply.
 

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You could get the case,power supply,cpu(that includes integrated video)ram,hdd/ssd,win 10/peripherals/accessories ie kb/mouse for now and wait (with me) for the upcoming GPU's that could run 4k/60fps in most games.

OR do some of the above but wait on AMD for the CPU(GPU?)
 
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AMD Ryzen stuff is supposedly coming first quarter. Their 8 core stuff might be a little overboard but 4 core is sounding like it might be a bit more mainstream in use and price.
 

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Well, I don't want to spend $5000 for a PC. But if I was in the up to $3000 range, that would be my max.
3000 is going to very very doable. I would buy most of your components like case, power supply, SSD/HDDs, fans, disk drives, etc. BUT id say to wait to see what Zen does CPU wise and also wait for GPU since we are in a time of transition to new hardware.
 
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Yeah, and as the video shows, the psu can support a 980gtx. So as long as you have a graphics card with equal to or less than a 980gtx, you are in good shape with that power supply. But if you are aiming for a $2000 budget, you might just buy the case and get the psu separately and make sure it is compatible with ITX cases and of like 600W.
 
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Yeah, and as the video shows, the psu can support a 980gtx. So as long as you have a graphics card with equal to or less than a 980gtx, you are in good shape with that power supply. But if you are aiming for a $2000 budget, you might just buy the case and get the psu separately and make sure it is compatible with ITX cases and of like 600W.
Well, I would want a power supply that can handle all the best gpu/cpus. So you are saying go with 600W to make sure I am covered?

I need:

  • Tower
  • PSU
  • CPU
  • GPU
  • Motherboard that has HDMI
  • Motherboard that has wifi and bluetooth (I assume that exists?)
  • Motherboard with USB 3.0
  • Wireless/Bluetooth keyboard and mouse
  • Windows 10 digital (since I won't want a optical disk drive)
  • 4TB HDD or bigger
Do you think that would do it for everything I need?
 

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Well, I would want a power supply that can handle all the best gpu/cpus. So you are saying go with 600W to make sure I am covered?

I need:

  • Tower
  • PSU
  • CPU
  • GPU
  • Motherboard that has HDMI
  • Motherboard that has wifi and bluetooth (I assume that exists?)
  • Motherboard with USB 3.0
  • Wireless/Bluetooth keyboard and mouse
  • Windows 10 digital (since I won't want a optical disk drive)
  • 4TB HDD or bigger
Do you think that would do it for everything I need?
Don't forget RAM.

I wouldn't worry bout wifi on the mobo, going for a sperate card will likely be better.

As long as you aren't overclocking a good 600w PSU is plenty.
 

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My buddy who had a 600 watt PSU,when running Dark Souls 3 4K his PC kept shutting down.
He grabbed his 700 watt PSU and things were fine.

A little extra doesn't hurt anything but can cost extra and if the few dollars more isn't a problem...go for it.
But if you ever want to SLI or Cross Fire... you would need even more.
 

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Well, I would want a power supply that can handle all the best gpu/cpus. So you are saying go with 600W to make sure I am covered?

I need:

  • Tower
  • PSU
  • CPU
  • GPU
  • Motherboard that has HDMI
  • Motherboard that has wifi and bluetooth (I assume that exists?)
  • Motherboard with USB 3.0
  • Wireless/Bluetooth keyboard and mouse
  • Windows 10 digital (since I won't want a optical disk drive)
  • 4TB HDD or bigger
Do you think that would do it for everything I need?
Yeah 600W. But I think I agree with Valliance that 650W-700W will give you more wiggle room.The case actually only supports SSD I believe tho.
 
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