Critique this Setup, pls

Mickdrew

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Oct 10, 2016
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Greetings, a complete novice here.

I just started research for building my first PC for gaming etc, and there is definitely a lot to lose yourself in.
Based on some digging, I've reached the point where I have a good idea what my budget is - I won't say because I live in Canada. A $1000 spent here gets you much less than in the US due to our dollar.

Nonetheless, I've got a basic idea, and would appreciate feedback over whether this is a consistent setup:

AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor
16GB RAM (2 x 8GB)
MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

Any potential bottlenecks? What would you recommend to change as an entry level build?
 

Kartajan

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Feb 26, 2001
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multi-thread capable games, good start.
single thread games, i3 is better for similar price.

SSD for the OS drive (Regular HDD for storage)
 

Ketchup

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So your budget is for $1000 CAD? Is that for everything? Just hardware? You should be able to get a better Intel rig for that.
 

Ketchup

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PCPart Picker has a nice little build that is really close to your budget:

CPU:
Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($254.98 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: *MSI H170A PC Mate ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($131.50 @ Vuugo)
Memory: *Patriot Signature Line 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($42.99 @ NCIX)
Storage: *A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.98 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: *Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: *Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Mini Video Card ($329.95 @ Vuugo)
Case: *Deepcool DUKASE V2 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: *SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $1084.37
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-12 10:14 EDT-0400

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/7nRLcc
 

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