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The last desktop I built had a pentinum 4 2.4c, so I need some input.

kwaipuak
  • 54 months ago

Ok, so for the last 10 or so years I have been using laptops as I bounce between countries, now I am back in the US with a 4 year old MSI laptop and want to play Fallout 4, and spend between 800-950 or so. I want to stay with intel for cpu, I don't care about gpu brand. For case I would prefer mid or smaller.

What I have already are: Acer XG270HU Logitech g15, Naga mouse If I had to I could temporarily take out the 256gb EVO 850 out of this laptop as well, but I plan on keeping this laptop for a few more years as I still travel.

Should I lean more to a 4690k and an r9 390x combo like http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sxq6GX or the 6600k and just the 390 (or equivalent) like http://pcpartpicker.com/user/kwaipuak/saved/c7YxFT

third option being scrap all of that and offer something better than I made.

I should have bought this a few weeks ago to save money, but I just found out about a relocation bonus coming to me.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

with an unlocked 6600k and a 390 i would get at least a 650 watts PSU as overclocking is a reality at some point. The EVGA B2 750 which is just 57 bucks on amazon without having to deal with mail in rebates is an excellent choice!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KFAFRW6?keywords=EVGA%20B2%20750&qid=1450973701&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1

@kwaipuak the 390x would only improve games by 9-10 FPS, so the R9 390 is really the sweet spot between those two..

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, despite Toms saying the 390 will have to have the graphics dialed back a bit compared to the 390x, but then it only scored 3fps more on the fallout 4 benchmark.

Looking at expanding my budget, sticking with the skylake right now I am at around $1050 for this build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tvJzJx

It's only $80 to go with the skylake vs the haswell and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157526

but I also get the usb type C port

Thanks for the PSU link.

@BoredandBuilding, thanks for responding so fast

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

just get it from amazon, the NCIX price is with a mail in rebate. Also consider getting the cryorig H7 which is smaller than the EVO (145mm vs 159mm) and outperforms it.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

There's no need to buy Haswell anymore

Lies. Haswell is Actualy Cheaper than Skylake(Measure Price petween 4790K and 6700K)

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  • 54 months ago
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Cus Overclockable Skylakes are Overpriced.

and a 10% Peformance increase? thats minor.

and compare the price between the 4790K and the 6700K

  • 54 months ago
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$40 more for the 6600k vs the 4690k, I won't be going i7, just i5

  • 54 months ago
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I know, I know. but its not worth it in my opinon(10% peformace increase)

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