The purpose of this build was to replace my laptop, an i5 3230M processor with a GeForce GT 640M. As my budget was low, I couldn't go with powerfull graphic cards or CPUs. So I did a lot of research and found out that an i3 processor, paired with a mid graphic card, such as an GTX 960 or a R9 380 (both 4GB), would do fine and allow me to play Full HD games.
Regarding the processor, my first tought was to go with the highest i3 available, wich came to be the 6320. I did a research about the other two i3 available, 6100 and 6300, and realized the 6320 was the best option as the 6100 has only 3M L3 cache, and the difference between 6300 and 6320 was only 10$. Some of articles that I read and made me choose an i3 (6320) instead of an i5: - http://techreport.com/news/28957/the-skylake-core-i3-6320-is-the-gamer-new-best-friend - http://www.hardwareunboxed.com/intel-pentium-vs-core-i3-vs-core-i5-vs-core-i7-what-do-gamers-get-by-spending-more/
The graphic card was chosen based on its price, as could go with either a GTX 960 or a R9 380. I found a promotion and a good price on the Sapphire Nitro R9 380 OC 4GB w/ Backplate, and that was the chosen one. I was happy to know that its performance is slightly better than the GTX 960.
The case was given to me by a friend, so I didn't pay for it. I know its big for the build and it doesn't have an USB 3.0 in the front (as stated in the compatibility check), but that's not a big deal for me and, again, I didn't pay for it. Besides that, it's a beautiful case, and the internal space should alow the air to flow better (not sure if it's really necessary).
The PSU was chosen for its good price. I don't think I could get anything better with 500W.
The HD is exactly what I needed, 1TB to install all the games, music and videos I want. I don't think SSDs worth the price (specially with my low budget). Could I get faster game loads with a SSD? yes! Are game loads something that bother me? definitely no!
Regarding the memory, I was thinking about 2x4GB, but the motherboard I choose has only 2 RAM slots, so I decided to go with a 1x8GB, and save one slot for a future upgrade.
And talking about motherboard, I took the chipeast available, but from a good brand. I only wanted something to work with my processor and graphic card, nothing fancy.
The entire build happens to be "all" black, which was not the intend, but I confess I like it.
Good choice for a low budget build. Depending on what you are going to run on your PC, this processor can be better than i5 6400, as the single core speed is higher.
Excelent BIOS! For its purpose of being an entry motherboard, it's fair and, I believe, the best option for the LGA1151 chipset. Be aware that it has only 2 RAM slots. Also when you plug your graphic card, you lost 1 PCI-E x1 slot.
After a month playing games with it, I can confirm it's an awesome graphic card! So far, I played Mad Max, Dying Light, H1Z1 (KOTK) and Rust. All of them on max graphics and 60fps (Rust actually at 50fps).