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Take a look at my pcpartpicker PC

by lhtanh / June 10, 2016 8:43 AM PDT

Hi. As I want to build a new PC, I've chosen all the necessary components on pcpartpicker. However, this is the first time I build a PC, so any piece of advice/suggestion/criticism would be greatly helpful.

Please take a look:

This computer will be used for schoolwork (college), light gaming, and video editing.

Also, I have 2 questions that I think you guys can help me with:
1/ I haven't chosen a CPU Cooler yet. Do you think that I need one in this, and if yes, which one would you recommend.
2/ If I want a Thunderbolt 3/USB Type C, how can I have one? I just want the computer to be somewhat future-proof. Do you think that is needed at all?

Thank you all in advance.

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I did not check compatibility.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 10, 2016 9:04 AM PDT

But this is a bleeding edge gamer rig. Good move on the SSD size. Nice to start seeing folk skip the 120GB models.

As to the CPU cooler I rarely use other than the stock cooler.

Post was last edited on June 17, 2016 12:18 PM PDT

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by Andzx / June 17, 2016 12:02 PM PDT

Looks like a solid build, you really don't need anything other than the stock cooler if you're not going to OC. I would however wait a bit and get either RX 480 gpu, it will retail at $199 and be strong enough for entry level VR and pretty much fits in your budget. Lastly i've used the PSU in 2 builds and do like it, it's solid but with a mini case cable management will be a pain and a fully modular psu is nice (i'd recommend a EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550w should be around 70).

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