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Craft my new best friend for me !

RealMrUnreal
  • 56 months ago

Hello everyone ! Thanks for stopping by. I was wondering if someone more experienced could help me pick out parts for my new PC. ( The old one just died of age yesterday ) .

Budget: 1400 Euro

Location: UK

Use (Gaming, Rendering, etc): Gaming, Coding, Heavy simulations

Peripherals required (monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc): None

Operating System required: W7

Other important information has to include that this PC will be shipped relatively frequently and therefore a sturdy case (no glass/plastic on the side) is required. My novice attempt is the following : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4tYHyc .

Thank you for your time

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

The i7-4790K is old news.. Even the latest DDR4 i5-6600K beats it comfortably..

http://us.hardware.info/comparisontable/products/220715-315137

This portal -- CPU.USERBENCHMARK.COM (link given below), a real-time ACTUAL-USER benchmarking portal ranks the i5-6600K better than the i7-4790K by 3%

The i5-6600K is ranked 1st ( Desktop 104%, Gaming 104%, Workstation 59% )

The i7-4790K is ranked 3rd ( Desktop 100%, Gaming 101%, Workstation 68% ) !!

http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-4790K-vs-Intel-Core-i5-6600K/2384vs3503

This my friend has all the necessary traits of becoming your best friend..

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £196.99 @ Ebuyer
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U14S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler £48.12 @ CCL Computers
Thermal Compound Coollaboratory Liquid Pro 0.15g Thermal Paste £8.67 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £116.20 @ More Computers
Memory Kingston Savage 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory £60.88 @ Ebuyer
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £67.78 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £34.74 @ Aria PC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 980 4GB STRIX Video Card £389.98 @ Amazon UK
Case Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £85.80 @ Aria PC
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £64.98 @ Novatech
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1074.14
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-05 13:19 BST+0100
  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey ! Thank you for your suggestion I really appreciate it, going to take a throughtout look !

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely dude.. Best wishes :))

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Slightly weird way to do it.

I have purposely given you a non overclocking board with an overclocking chip since it's the best skylake has to offer but the case + cooler probably won't yield worthwhile overclocking anyway. Plus if you are doing serious work with it stability will be key.

It's relatively small and thin, there are other ways to do it small and boxy (Silverstone SG13 is a good option for that). Since you need to be shipping it around it seems easier to do it this way.

Just an idea, disregard if you wish.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor £309.98 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Scythe BIG Shuriken 2 Rev. B 45.5 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler £46.32 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard ASRock H170M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard £89.42 @ More Computers
Memory Kingston FURY 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory £84.98 @ Novatech
Storage Sandisk SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £54.29 @ Scan.co.uk
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card £249.54 @ Aria PC
Case Silverstone RVZ02B HTPC Case £86.59 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Power Supply Silverstone 500W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply £67.80 @ Scan.co.uk
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM (64-bit) £67.95 @ Ebuyer
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1056.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-05 14:52 BST+0100
  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the suggestion ! :) Investigating the details now ! :P

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