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Two builds to work on.

cjinx13

39 months ago

I'm trying to build a decent gaming PC. I plan on playing newer games like Fallout and Elder Scrolls, Witcher 3, No Man's Sky, etc. I already own several parts on the list such as my PSU, Case, Cooler fan, RAM and hard drives. Mostly what I'm looking for advice on is the main parts CPU, GPU and MoBo. Power consumption isn't really a concern for me but internal temps are. I'm planning to air cool (Hyper 212 EVO) and would really like to play with overclocking too.

Here are the two builds that I've put together one AMD and the other Intel/NVidia

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/c78pBP

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/vCQmD8

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  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Just so you know there is nothing wrong with going with intel cpu and AMD gpu.

With that said the AMD fx series is old and outdated and not worth buying as you wont have any upgradability. AMD zen coming soon, hopefully at the beginning of 2017 will..

Now with your intel build which is the better one..

You already have the CX750 psu but I would advise to get a better one

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/kz7CmG/evga-power-supply-210gq0650

Last get the H7 cooler which being smaller (145mm vs 159mm) outperforms the 212 evo and is also quieter..

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 CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $123.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Hitachi Travelstar 1TB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GAMING X Video Card $299.88 @ OutletPC
Case NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply Corsair CXM 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $0.00
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.88 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $29.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor Asus VX228H 21.5" 60Hz Monitor $109.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Logitech MK520 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard w/Laser Mouse $36.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1067.57
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $1022.57
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-18 16:19 EDT-0400
  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

The i5 build since the FX build is overpriced for its performance.

You can get a very similar GTX 1060 6GB for $250.

These power supplies are better choices for a similar price.

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