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Maims
  • 53 months ago

Budget: I would like to keep it under 700. Location: I am in the Chicago(US) Use: Gaming, mostly LoL. Plus some 3D rendering. Peripherals: I have all the ones I need. OS: I got a copy for win 7 64.

My 8+ year old baby finally died, my GTS 250 went out last night. I did some light research and made a build, but I have not done research in a long time, any suggestions would be appreciated. I had some issues picking a processor and motherboard.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A10-7850K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $114.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-DS2H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $44.99 @ Micro Center
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $43.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 380 4GB PCS+ Video Card $183.98 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake VM30001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case $42.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer $14.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $631.68
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $601.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-16 20:44 EST-0500

Comments

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Goes a little over, but this thing will game VERY well, is EXTREMELY easy to upgrade, and has a huge upgrade path.

Also, it's designed so if you were to say, add an aftermarket cooler you could overclock it using non-K overclocking.

Also, what parts could be taken out of your old PC? The Optical Drive can for sure. How about the hard drives?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $183.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Z170 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $90.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $37.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 380X 4GB Video Card $218.48 @ Micro Center
Case Apevia X-Trooper-Jr (Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $28.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $726.18
Mail-in rebates -$75.00
Total $651.18
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-17 00:24 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Very much appreciated, made my purchase this morning.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

The DDR4 Skylake i5-6500 is ranked 52% better than the A10-7850K..

http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-6500-vs-AMD-A10-7850K-APU/3513vs2937

You can always add another 2-sticks of RAM later on..

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $99.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $43.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $69.99 @ Amazon
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 380 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card $169.99 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake Versa H23 ATX Mid Tower Case $33.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $38.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $711.81
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $656.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-16 21:02 EST-0500

Also it would be nice to overclock the 6600 using Motherboard BCLK if needed..

On second thought you could get a much better R9 380X for a few bucks more..

AMD Radeon R9 380X Performance Unveiled, 15% Faster Than The Radeon R9 380

380X vs 380 vs 960 Benchmarks..

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock B150M Pro4S Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $78.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $42.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $69.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 380X 4GB NITRO Video Card $233.98 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake Versa H23 ATX Mid Tower Case $33.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $38.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $733.90
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $698.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-16 21:06 EST-0500

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

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much for the response. Some of the reviews I read about both of the boards you suggested said they might have some issues with windows 7. Do you believe these will be easily worked around?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah.

Upgrade to Windows 10 for free.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I did forget to ask, but will I need some extra cooling? If so, any recommendations?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

The stock cooler would be fine for the 65 Watts i5-6500, but an After-market cooler is always a better option...

The CRYORIG M9i for about a 25 bucks or The CRYORIG H7 for a 43 bucks would be among the best performance for the buck options..

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