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dns637
  • 53 months ago

I just use it for light gaming such as wow, d3, cs go. What do you guys think should be my next upgrade?

Need suggestions

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/47LR23

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally, that SSD is a little small... It should probably be 240-256GB instead and only incurs a $20 bump in price . That particular PSU is more expensive than it needs to be sticking with a tier 1 unit (save you about $40 easy). Also, you can get get faster RAM for the same price as what you picked. Graphics wise, if you wish low power, current market says the GTX960... performance says... Radeon R9 380. So, this build actually saves you some cash and gives you better performance.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $258.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $153.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 380 4GB NITRO Dual-X OC Video Card $223.98 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $129.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1096.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-20 16:58 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is an improved list IMO, you don't need to buy an K series i5 as you can BCLK over clock the regular i5 and it performs very well. This build also has a copy of windows 10, not sure if you need it or not. if not you can save an additional $95.00 off this build cost.

here is a video on this subject: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrfTcXQlsbs

The R9 390 and GTX 970 are close but I feel the R9 390 will age better with 8GB of V-Ram over the GTX 970's 4GB ( 3.5GB )

bench mark video compairing the two cards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udXCusTnRsY

The Phanteks Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case is gorgeous and has had great reviews.

Anyway have a look I think you will like the revisions. All the best with your build!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.98 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler LEPA AquaChanger 240 103.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $77.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock Z170 Pro4S ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $82.98 @ Newegg
Memory Avexir Core Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $85.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card $279.99 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.88 @ Mac Mall
Optical Drive LG GH24NSC0 DVD/CD Writer $13.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $94.99 @ Adorama
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1110.66
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-20 18:25 EST-0500
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