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ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level Gaming Build

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suhailskhan 1 point 4 months ago

The motherboard listed above has an Intel B150 chipset, and while this won't really affect you, B-series chipsets are not intended for a standard consumer PC. It is listed to be "meant for business" on Intel's website. But I guess it doesn't matter to you so I guess it's fine. It works just fine with a 7700/7600. Also, a quick heads-up, the list only contains one 240GB SSD. Add a second 7200 RPM drive with more capacity to actually store things on since you may want to be using the SSD exclusively as a boot drive. Other than that, I think it's just fine! :)

EDIT: If you choose to stay with the B150 board, there's a chance you'll have to update its BIOS before using either of the two processors with it. I'd rather just avoid the hassle and get a newer H270/B250 motherboard that will work right out of the box.

Here's how I would do the build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/2YHNWX

I put an i5, but feel free to replace it with an i7-7700. I think the i7 may be beneficial for a slightly higher cost (if you can afford it) considering you're going to be doing CAD.

silentsquid 1 point 4 months ago

Thank you for the very helpful input. Will update you if all goes well. Cheers!

suhailskhan 1 point 4 months ago

Oh yeah, forgot to add the RAM, here you go: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ytrVCy And my mistake, the i7-7700 costs sigificantly more, but it's still your choice if you want it. Happy building and good luck! :)