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My second try at Enthusiast grade, ~$900-$950 (sorry for the last post, this is the legit one)

leulassamenew

39 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $227.88 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI B150M BAZOOKA Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $84.88 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $77.02 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB SC GAMING Video Card $259.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link Archer T4U USB 3.0 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $37.95 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $943.45
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $913.45
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-16 23:56 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

goals for the build? for gaming at 1080p this will be amazing, 1440p on medium setting it will run at 60fps, mild editing will be fine with this build but if its serious editing you might want to jump to an i7 cpu

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

that being said, why such a cheap case at this price range?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

For the system it would be primarily for gaming at 1080p and at 4k if possible at lower settings (a little future proof). For the case I just wanted a micro atx case and I have heard good reviews about the case. the case lists at $29.99, but in actuality it is around the $50 price range. Do you have a better micro atx case to recommend?

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

i like the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv iTX because its a great looking case and is built very well. its not on pcpp for some reason but look it up on amazon or something.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

and the case you chose isnt bad i just think at this budget you can get something that looks really cool.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the advice. I wasn't looking for anything fancy when choosing a case, just something that works well. I'm not the type of person who likes to show off my $70 case with an open window and pretty lights just to show off to my friends like other people on the internet.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

ok thats fine then, i respect that. as an artist and a gamer i like things that look nice and perform nice

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

btw 4k? i hate to break it to you but you arent going to do well at 4k. 1440p you would be fine but i would jump up to a 1070 if you want to have a decent go at 4k lower settings

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess i'll consider upgrading to a 1070 if I have the money.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

why 4k might i ask? the 1060 could handle mild 1440p settings just fine and that would look great.

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  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess I will go with the i5 6500. Do you think the motherboard needs to be changed, or should I just keep the one I have if I don't plan on overclocking? Wouldn't getting rid of the ssd be better so that I have more space and buy the ssd later? Do I need a motherboard to be able to overclock if I want to overclock my graphics card?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

This is my revised build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $198.88 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI B150M BAZOOKA Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $84.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $71.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $77.02 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB SC GAMING Video Card $259.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link Archer T4U USB 3.0 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $37.95 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $916.45
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $886.45
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-17 16:31 EDT-0400
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  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I ended up putting the i5 6600k back in my build with a gigabyte z1-70m D3H Micro ATX motherboard. Will those two suffice? This might be a dumb question, but does overclocking the cpu mean you also have to overclock the motherboard?

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  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm hesitant to add your motherboard because your motherboard is a little overpriced for me, so I found another gigabyte motherboard that wasn't as heavily priced. For the CPU isn't overclocking a non k like the i5 6500 going to shorten the lifespan of the CPU?

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