1st Build - Please let me know if this all works together?

First Comment
edited August 2020 in Help Choosing Parts
I put this parts list together and am looking for some advice.  I have a 1070 GPU that I plan on using.  Any suggestions would be great!   I plan on gaming, mostly Tomb Raider, Civ VI, CK2, and MOBAs.


  • TSTonyV
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    It's a solid build all around. I noticed you included three motherboards, obviously you only need one. Of the three listed I'd probably go with the MSI board since it's the least expensive of the three. There's a couple other things I'd change as well, but otherwise it looks good. 

    I'd personally go with a little beefier of a cooler for the 10600k, the NH-L9i you chose there is a low-profile cooler designed for lower-power CPUs. It would probably be okay for stock-only usage, but ideally you'd be overclocking since the 10600k is unlocked and it definitely wouldn't be enough for that. Personally I'd look at the Noctua NH-U14S and NH-D15, or an AIO liquid cooler like an EVGA Kraken X53 or Corsair H100i. I think I'd also go with the Fractal Design Meshify C instead, since it's got better airflow than the design S2. 
  • Emmafrost
    Hi Tony,  
    Thanks so much for your feedback on my two posts.  Yes, I had all three MOBOs in there so people could choose for me, haha.  Wasn't sure about that, but the MSI looks good and solid from reviews I read.  The cooler you are 100% correct.  I wanted the NH-D15 but my local Micro Center does not carry it right now, so I went with what they had.  I will make sure to buy the correct one for when I build.  Thanks for the case suggestion!  I'm all about airflow.
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