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DquafIce 35 months ago

So I'm doing a build for a friend and have it down to 3 builds. https://pcpartpicker.com/user/DquafIce/saved/T4szK8


Or a 4690k instead of the Xeon

Also over clocking isn't a necessity but may be used. He will be gaming and some streaming and light video editing.

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fellway 1 point 35 months ago

This list will be the best balance. You might take a hit during streaming unless it's a low-demand game, but it offers the best overall performance

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $233.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.49 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $142.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill NT Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $53.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $65.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $63.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $67.49 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $84.99 @ NCIX US
Other white cablemod psu extension kit $29.95
Other gtx 1070 $380.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1152.86
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-11 17:43 EDT-0400
DquafIce submitter 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

Thanks so the first build I linked?

fellway 1 point 35 months ago

No. The PSU in it is awful for the price, and it offers horrible voltage regulation.

526christian 2 points 35 months ago

Normally when one says horrible they're talking about out of spec or very close to out of spec...

DquafIce submitter 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

Well it only really needs 500w

fellway 1 point 35 months ago

So? The 500B is a poor choice, and for roughly the same budget, you can get a great PSU.

DquafIce submitter 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

Why is it so bad all the reviews are good on pcp and newegg but I was thinking about instead using a cx500 because it's semimodular and I have one which has served me well.

CoopBro 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

You're probably going to want to get the Xeon, so I will judge that build. There might be some for the Z170 platform.

Single fan AIO are not worth the price, if you're getting a basic cooler the CRYORIG H7 is a great choice

You should get an ATX mobo for an ATX case

You're going to want a much better PSU, something like the EVGA G2 series if possible

If they're playing 1080p gaming a 390 would probably be all they need, and with the money saved get an SSD and a better PSU