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1000$ light gaming build

seb8stien
  • 52 months ago

I got about 1000$ and live in Canada. I will be using it for light gaming and everything else a 14 year old does. No peripherals or os needed and I already have a 2 TB HDD. My dad thinks I should go intel skylake. Thanks

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  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Owe you a quarter:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $277.19 @ Vuugo
Motherboard ASRock Z170M Pro4S Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $133.50 @ Vuugo
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $60.28 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $113.19 @ Vuugo
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 380 2GB Video Card $254.98 @ Newegg Canada
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $57.25 @ Vuugo
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $103.86 @ DirectCanada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1045.25
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $1000.25
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-20 22:26 EST-0500
  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

To get a bit of extra performance I would scrap the SSD and go to the i5 6600k. The performance gain with an overclock will negate the slight drop in read/write access to disk staying with the 2TB drive he has.

If keeping the SSD is a must, dropping to a $50-$75 64gb SSD for the OS and main applications will suffice, and still leave money on the table to go for the unlocked chip.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Ehhh, I disagree with this. There is no performance "left on the table" with a $200 chip that will not bottleneck his GPU for the foreseeable future compared to the 6600K, a $250 chip that also needs a $30 cooler. Not to mention that the locked i5 is capable of a BCLK OC with the Z170 board I picked if the OP decides he needs more speed later on (not likely with a 380). I have a hard time recommending the 6600K to ANYONE unless they are very explicitly asking for the best OC possible. It just isn't worth the money.

The $80 saved is much, much better spent on an SSD. The processor speed gains from a 6600K over a 6500 will have 0 effect on boot times, seek times, load times, file transfer, etc. That's just not what a CPU does. No computer built today should omit an SSD unless it's on a totally shoestring budget.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Overclocking?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

nah I don't think i'll need overclocking

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