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First set of upgrades to my PC. Originally had AMD FX-4170 4.2GHz, 32GB DDR3-1600 8x4 RAM, and MSI 970A-G46 mobo, changed to the Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz quad core, PNY Anarchy DDR4-2133 8x2 RAM, and MSI B150 Gaming M3 ATX, as well as some case fan additions. Plan is to first replace current HDD that is near death, then upgrade GPU (Most likely to an AMD Radeon R9 390), also change to 240mm water cooling system (probably Corsair), add a 140mm front fan to augment current 140mm front fan already in place, and add another set of PNY Anarchy DDR4-2133 8x2 RAM. Any suggestions are appreciated! Will provide better-quality images soon, current ones were spur-of-the-moment.

Note: Components that are listed as $0.00 are parts that are the same, i.e. weren't changed out.

Comments

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

High end CPU, cheap locked mobo, cheap graphics card...

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

He's planning on upgrading the GPU and he might not want/know how to overclock so he opted for a cheaper motherboard to save money.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Then.... why the K processor?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe because it's faster than the non K out of the box? That's the reason that comes to mind.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Non K is 3.4GHz vs K at 4.0GHz. Mobo should support OC, but I haven't looked into it, yet.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Everyone forgets the boost clock speeds. I get it. Non-Z type board, don't get a K skew processor. BUT the K skew processors are typically higher clocked out of the box even without OC. That's worth it to some builders.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Mobo was a friend's who didn't need it as he had later purchased a better one, so I ended up getting it for free.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

GPU is next to get upgraded, most likely an AMD R9 390

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

480 is coming though at $200 cost

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah wait for the 480. It will be the new price/performance card probably. Gotta wait for the reviews and benchmarks to come out.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I remember seeing a PC Gamer article come across my newsfeed at some point about it. Need to check on release date...

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

When I was about to click the build from the homepage of the website I saw that it was a $557 build with an i7. I was like DAMNNNNNN, then I saw the price list. Other than that great build. Would reccomend a better graphics card. And why do you need to buy a cooler, isn't the stock good enough?

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

6700K doesn't come with a stock cooler and maybe didn't have an old cooler to throw on it.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought it did. My bad,

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Right on the money. Have a Cooler Master Seidon 120M water cooler, but it was fitted to the AMD.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty weird PC parts choice.... I LIKE IT!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. Will make improvements over the next few months, will have a better GPU and water cooler for CPU by that time...possibly more RAM as well, but that depends

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

what do u think of this monitor input lag

i mean while playing BF4 when u move the mouse. DOES the screen move at the same time?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

what do u think of this monitor input lag

i mean while playing BF4 when u move the mouse. DOES the screen move at the same time?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

On which monitor? Currently running single monitor, the 23.6" one. I have also significantly upgraded the PC since I posted this. New case, PSU, GPU, motherboard, RAM, cooling system for the CPU, etc.

running an MSI Z170A Gaming M7 mobo. Have achieved a stable 4.6GHZ OC, with 4.7GHZ possible but only with a voltage round 1.380v-1.400v...

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

yes i mean the 23.6 what do u think of its input lag

i mean while playing BF4 when u move the mouse. DOES the screen move at the same time?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly haven't noticed anything, though that could be because it's the only monitor I've really used. If I were to run a different monitor, I could probably tell you if I notice it.

  • 44 months ago
  • -1 points

why go with the 6700k if u are getting a B150 Mobo and Cooler, it makes no sense.u should have gotten get a B150 Mobo get a 6700 that comes with a stock, or get the 6700k with Z170 Mobo and Cooler. You either go big or go home

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Can the B150 not handle OC'ing? I've done a fair amount of reading on it, but haven't read up much on OC'ing with it yet

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Non technically. When the skylake processors came out you had the ability to psudo-overclock the processor by increasing the clock speed on the chipset, but Intel patched that out. Z series chipsets are the only boards officially supported for overclocking.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the info. Not familiar with Intel boards and overclocking with them, so wouldn't have known otherwise.

  • 44 months ago
  • -3 points

Aswell why the hell did u have 32gb of ram with a CPU that could only handle 8gb properly. thinking u either disassembled some servers or u obviously dont know how to build a Balanced Pc

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm no mathematician but calculator.exe tells me that 8+8=16.. also, what skylake CPU can only handle 8gb?

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

I think he was talking about the previous cpu, He said "Originally I had AMD FX-4170 4.2GHz, 32GB DDR3-1600 8x4 RAM"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I was refering to the AMD Cpu the 4170 FX Line

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Aswell why the hell did u have 32gb of ram with a CPU that could only handle 8gb properly

https://i.imgur.com/fZMTgt5.gifv

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you referring to the AMD CPU and RAM? Current build has the i7 Skylake and 16B DDR4 2133...

  • 44 months ago
  • 0 points

And u honestly should have forked out the extra cash u would have had saved from going with the 6700 and stock cooler for a better PSU, to be honest the one u got looks very unreliable

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Also if i am correct that Case has Cable management holes, why didnt u use them. sorry if im being a bit harsh but these are the first things that come to mind when im assessing a build.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

First-time build and it the original parts were not put in by me. I could have taken longer to fully disassemble and manage the cables better, but I didn't want to attempt too much out of the gate. And I accept the criticism, will help me with future upgrades/builds

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

You should do some research before taking stab at the PSU.

edit: checked out your rig and are using a £40 PSU...lol VS 550! Really?

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol true i havent updated that one failed and i bought a 750 G2, telling him this as i have had bad experiences with bad PSU's

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

thumbs up! for getting the G2... but what is a bad PSU? one that actually fails when used outside operating limits? One that doesn't fail outside operating limits? "non-japanese caps"?

I get concerned when claims are made about PSU's...it's the choices we make that are bad not the PSU's themselves imo.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

This person should have also done more research on their motherboard and cpu, considering they bought an unlocked i7 and a b150 motherboard.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

They probably bought the 6700k over the 6700 for the faster out of hr box speed.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably because their age is showing now. For myself, probably going to get the AMD RX 480 when it launches later this month.