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Mofos be asking me all the time SQUISH BUILD ME A PC. Here's a partslist.
This will change as new parts come out.
EDITED LIST AUG 7, 2016 AT 10:30 PM GMT -6, During US Daylight Savings Time.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($235.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($157.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 730 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($138.87 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 7K6000 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($185.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($464.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($49.98 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit ($129.95 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 24.0" 144Hz Monitor ($264.98 @ Newegg)
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-07 23:26 EDT-0400
This is a general go-to build that will play most any game at max settings, with good fps, with good quality parts where it counts, while being as future proof as you can in this industry (See 32GB of RAM, the K Series processor and the over-the-top Corsair liquid cooler) cutting *some* corners for cost where acceptable in my mind for price (Rosewill R5 case and LG drive in particular, I have both. Both work fine.) Use this as a general pointer, feel free to sub parts in and out as you desire.
Explanation of parts:
Intel CPUs are top dog as of right now for gaming.
Seasonic is the ONLY brand of PSU I trust. Corsair PSUs come from Seasonic last I checked.
Intel SSDs have the longest warranty I know of in the industry.
Hitachi Drives were reviewed as the best for reliability, consistently, for the past few years.
nVidia's Pascal series is top dog right now, though AMD does offer competition in this area, the driver issues are something that I've been burned by in the past and prefer to avoid.
Why EVGA? Best customer support in the industry, bar none.
Why Windows 10 Pro and not Home? There are things that power users/gamers will want to do on Windows that you can do in Pro, but not Home. If you're a power user, you'll go looking for it, if you're not, Pro is the better choice in my opinion and experience, though Home is okay, it's significantly more locked down compared to Pro.
The ASUS monitor is outdated, but still manufactured, and IMO is best bang for buck for a "gaming" monitor. That's one of the few parts I'd recommend subbing out, but I'm too lazy to go looking for a monitor to replace it with that will do just as well if not better. Panel Type (TN, IPS, AH-VA, etc.) will matter. Do your research on that. Response time (measured in milliseconds, will be represented by 1ms response time or 5ms response time, go no higher than 5ms for gaming) will also matter. Refresh Rate (Hz) also matters to some extent, to some people. This is a rig that will push most any game that will use all 4 cores of that i5 beyond 60fps at max settings, without anti-aliasing, at 1080p.