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$600 Upgradable Build Needed...

DerrickD63
  • 53 months ago

I have been tinkering around with part lists for a bit now, thing was I had no idea what I was doing and I still don't. I need help with starting out the "Beginning" of my upgradable build.

My goal: -Skylake Build - Start off with i3-6100 -Overclocking at some point, would like a Z170 board, but I can deal with the other boards as well. I can live with needing to upgrade it later. -GPU does not have to be powerful I will be upgrading that first very likely. -2×4 8BG ram? Maybe? -Case: I would just love to have this one - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xigmatek-case-ccd14awwu01

Thank you in advance.

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  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $129.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Z170M Pro4S Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $89.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $36.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 380 2GB Video Card $179.99 @ Amazon
Case Xigmatek Aquila MicroATX Mini Tower Case $74.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $55.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $613.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-09 02:11 EST-0500

Here's a skylake build with the case you wanted!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd recommend the exact same build! With that build, I don't think you'll need to upgrade your graphics card anytime soon. The upgrade I'd suggest would be to get an SSD for your OS and applications.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Just a note for that case, it is horrible to build in.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gcbswP

upgrade ready while staying as close to the budget as possible

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $128.08 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus Z170I PRO GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $157.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $44.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $69.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 950 2GB Video Card $147.99 @ Micro Center
Case Thermaltake Core V1 Mini ITX Tower Case $34.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply Thermaltake SMART 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $50.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $689.91
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $634.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-09 08:35 EST-0500

An {EXCELLENT AWARDED](http://us.hardware.info/productinfo/317474/asus-z170i-pro-gaming/testresults) Z170i board..

http://us.hardware.info/comparisontable/products/317474-317314

A 9.2 rated PSU on Tweaktown.. what a budget PSU, eh ??

Also the fact that a SSD is helpful in reducing game-lag is very much taken over by the Seagate HYBRID drive with 7.8GB HYBRID CACHE... So SSD level Game-performance AANNDD lower booting times..

http://www.storagereview.com/seagate_desktop_sshd_review

Infact PCPARTPICKER actual users have reported 5-10s booting times with the Seagate HYBRID DRIVE...

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dx001

PS. Do take a look at that Killer-case.. :-D

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