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  • 55 months ago

Hello all,

I've got a computer that probably should fit me just fine, but it's been 4 years and I want a new one. I think the 2gb card is starting to wear out a little too, no performance issue, but I can't multi task as much as I've been trying to (lol) lately. Plus this should make a great gaming rig for the soon to be wife, so I can upgrade!

My budget is around 1500-1600$ USD. I don't really play too many graphic intensive games, but that doesn't mean I wont. I like mmo's mostly. I do have a few questions, Black Friday is only 11 days away, should I wait till then for some good deals? I've never purchased a computer close to BF, so not sure if there are good deals or not. Apparently also this 980 Ti card is the best thing since sliced bread. I've always had High end cards, but never ultra high as spending more than 400$ for a single part seems excessive, but screw it!

Not sure if there is a point in going away from Hazwell for Skylake, or if they're virtually almost the same? I've got mouse/keyboard, I'll keep one of my two monitors and probably get a 2nd, which makes my budget a bit crappier I guess.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $253.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H5 Universal 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler $46.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $114.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $47.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $85.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr Video Card $469.99 @ Micro Center
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $99.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $90.75 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer G257HU smidpx 60Hz 25.0" Monitor $259.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1605.55
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-16 19:36 EST-0500

With monitor and windows 10.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Good build but i think power supply needs to change. Sweet power comes first, especially for a high end system like this.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

What's the problem with it? I know it's not perfect but it seems pretty fine to me.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $215.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus H170M-PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $103.75 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $84.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $159.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $62.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card $309.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $97.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply XFX XTR 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $78.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $90.75 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1205.31
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-16 19:55 EST-0500

I gave you a skylake cpu but from the sounds of it your a general user that does not need the K for overclocking. With that you can use the stock cpu cooler and a h170 board which saves you a bit of money. I got you 16gb of ram so you have plenty for multi tasking. I got you a 970 which is a solid graphics card and a good case and power supply.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kWZHcf

I think you can't have a better deal than this. I am looking at the exact same build and should start ordering parts very soon. You are getting it for exactly 1600 USD. However since i live in Canada, it will cost 2000 CAD >_>

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for all the replies friends. Anyone have any black friday experience?!

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