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700$ USD gaming tower challenge

Desert_Dunes
  • 53 months ago

i need an i5 skylake processor, a z170 chipset motherboard, an r9 390 graphics card, a DVI cable, and 8GB minimum of DDR4 2400, the parts also need to be high quality not likely to fail/fry the rig, what i don't need is: monitor, mouse, keyboard, optical drive, SSD, OS

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the z170 chipset?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Same as your other post xD

Btw. Why DDR2400?! There is like 2133, I would only really concider low end 2133 and high end 3000+ Mhz

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $173.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Z170 Pro4S ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $82.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $38.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card $259.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ Directron
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ Newegg
Other AmazonBasics DVI to DVI Cable - 6.5 Feet (2 Meters) $8.45
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $749.24
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $709.24
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-20 16:06 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

looks ok, but the PSU worries me, electronics aren't 36$ unless there a Pi or low quality (very low) or low end , the z170 chipset is so i can OC the skylake,

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

DDR4 2400 is kinda right in the middle of performance and cost, DDR4 3000 is faster, but costs a bit more per GB of RAM, 2133 is cheap, but also slow

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I did alot of research into this because I was really considering getting expensive RAM, but 2133 and 2400 have the exact same performance, almost.

If Johnny guru says its good than its good. Which he does. And I wouldn't worry too much about PSU so long as you don't stress it too much, which you won't. I have a friend working on a 500w EVGA PSU, which doesn't have a proper name and its fine. Johnny Guru did a review on it, the ripple of that was about 90Mv and danger is around 120Mv. So loads of room there. The one I suggested is way down at 50Mv.

The AX1500i is at 9Mv. :0

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

this is turning into the build from crazy land, first 4 runs through the wringer to reduce the cost, then a swap of the CPU and GPU without a huge spike in cost, now its really packing the gaming power,

heres the list i made from your list:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $173.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Z170 Pro4S ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $82.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card $259.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ Directron
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Rosewill RFA-120-RL 74.5 CFM 120mm Fan $4.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Rosewill RFA-120-RL 74.5 CFM 120mm Fan $4.89 @ OutletPC
Other dvi cable $9.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $761.56
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $721.56
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-20 16:24 EST-0500

now i just need to convince the person who will be doing the buying that the small increase over budget is worth it..

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have an old computer that you can sacrifice the fans from? I would give you two of my old 120mm but I'm in Britain. :D

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

i have a window fan that has 2 fan units at almost 240MM/a fan (edge to edge of the blades) talking the family relative who i live with into letting me mod the fan isen't going to be the easiest, but if i can sell them on this build i might be able to do it, talking them into letting me mod the case is going to be a bit trickier

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Whats wrong with the 600B? Which part of it are you concerned about?!

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Another build option to consider. Its short on HD space but if you have a HD from an old computer use that otherwise its a lot easier to buy another HD a few weeks/months down the road, or when this one fills up then it is to buy a new video card or CPU. Also you can add a nice CPU cooler if you decide to BCLK over clock this CPU in the future, for now the stock cooler is fine. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Z170 Pro4S ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $82.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $34.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $19.95 @ Amazon
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card $279.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $55.99 @ SuperBiiz
Other DVI to DVI cable 3ft $3.57
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $712.44
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-21 14:24 EST-0500

Edit If you stick with the lower end i5 6400 this build can be under $700.00 USD, however for the extra few dollars I would strongly recommend getting the i5 6500. You can still BCLK over clock the i5 6400 by adding a after market CPU cooler.

Under $700 build.

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 Pro4S ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $82.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $34.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $19.95 @ Amazon
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card $279.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $55.99 @ SuperBiiz
Other DVI to DVI cable 3ft $3.57
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $696.34
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-21 14:26 EST-0500
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