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An in detail view of my gaming setup so far. Just want to see your guys' opinion, and how I can cut corners with not too much performance damage.

Desk - Ikea MALM Desk w/ Pullout Panel: Why am I showing off my desk? Idk, but it is a really good desk for a setup and cable control: http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/60214183/ (Canada Link) (Carry Over)

Case - Phanteks Eclipse P400 Black, Tempered Glass: Nice case with a tempered glass panel.
Case Lighting - NZXT Hue+: Got one for a nice deal not a long time ago, so I might as well put it to use.

Processor - Intel Core i5 7600k: It was a hard call to make - to wait for the new processors or go with the 7th gen one. I'm sure this Kaby Lake i5 @ 3.8 ghz will serve me more than enough. I don't think I'm going to downgrade to a 7600, but I'm thinking about it. No overclocking intended, btw.
Cooling - Hyper 212 Fan: Cheap, and effective.

Motherboard - H110 Chipset: Most mobos are good enough, and I'm only using 2 sticks of RAM, so this should be good enough.
RAM - 2x8GB DDR4 RAM @ 2133Mhz: Just some standard RAM, no need for any fancy RGB G.Skill RAM.

SSD - Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD: Already asked TPU if 240gb is enough, so I went ahead with it, but 10gb extra.
HDD - 1TB WD Blue: I won't be needing anything more than that.

GPU - Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060-6GB: Enough said?

PSU - EVGA 500 Watt 80 Plus: My system is under 500W, so this is good enough. I am trying to save money.,

OS - Windows 10: whats even the point of a pro version?

Mouse - Deathadder Elite: Great ergonomics, pairs with my keyboard, durable, and side buttons. All I need.

Keyboard - Razer Ornata Chroma: Membranes are kind of my thing, and so are those Razer wrist rests. Definitely cheaper than some Blackwidow, too.

Monitor - Acer 21.5 1080p HD Montior: Used the monitor before, enough graphics quality and size for me, and my desk. I might upgrade to dual or even triple monitors in the future, but nowhere soon. One is enough.

Conclusion:
And that's my full setup, or at least the essentials of it. No point in including what I use for my cable control, or speakers, etc. Total price is almost 1.9k in CAD plus shipping and everything (not shipping all parts). Anyways, opinion? Any way to save money, and neccessary or worthwhile upgrades?

Thanks,
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I really don't know what kind of opinions you want when most of that is personal choice. Honestly that screen to me is too small but again that's personal preference.
 
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What with the Canada computers avatar?

Anyway, keyboard, mouse, and monitor are personal, so i wont touch that. I'd rather have an i7 7700 than a i5 7600k. More threads will last longer, same peak turbo clockspeed for one core. 1060 id say is the minimum card for 1080.. get a 1070. Id also get a bit faster ram... like ddr4 3000 running jedec specs makes my eyes hurt.
 
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Lol I needed a temporary avatar and I was too lazy to replace it since then.

Anyways, I'll see what I can do about the CPU but not the 1070 and maybe the RAM. Thanks for advice.
 

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Clarity on the mobo and cpu combo, iirc a h110 and 7600K are a mismatch because the h110 can't oc it???
 
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He said he doesnt want to overclock.
No overclocking intended, btw.
Thats why i said for a pittance more to grab i7 7700 for more threads and similar speeds.
 
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7600k+h110 motherboard does not make sense, you can get triple the cores [edit: 1,5x the cores/3x threads] with R5 1600+B350 combo and you'll save a bit of money doing that. Also, you might need an older CPU in hand to upgrade the BIOS on the board since H110 does not support KL natively. I'd go with R5 1600.

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/8s62JV
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/gRfVkT
 
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The distinction between Pro and Home now is more about environment (as the name would suggest). Even power users pretty much have everything they need in Home.

If you're going for a small SSD, just get an nvme drive instead.
 
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When joining kaby lake CPU with h110 motherboard, go for 2400MHz RAM. If, of course, the prize difference is minimal. It will run at 2400MHz.

If PC is meant for typical gaming/internet/movies/music stuff, then prefer bigger SATA SSD instead of smaller NVMe one. NVMe gives almost nothing in those cases.

As mentioned before, K CPU for locked motherboard does not make much sense. Think about i7 6700 and i7 7700, even used ones.
 
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I would wait for coffee lake, it's only a few weeks until they should be on the shelves. One of the i3s or i5s would be fine, otherwise you can hope the prices for stuff like the 7700(k) get knocked down and you can get one of those. Seems like a pretty short wait for a good jump in price/performance. You might be able to get some parts second hand for a steal.

I would suggest a better (quality) power supply, and if you can fit it within budget you could step up to a 1070. I would stick with a board that has 4 RAM slots, I'm currently doing my head in about my ITX board which has too little conectivity, and only 2 ram slots, as I'd like to have upgraded to 32GB and got an extra SSD alongside a GPU upgrade. 3 years ago when I built it I felt the same about 8gb as you do now for 16...
 
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