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Opinions on $700 dollar build

jbBuilder

39 months ago

Hello just wanted your opinions on this build to see if there are better options. It's for a friend of mine who wants to get into PC gaming. He not looking for something pretty(ultra gaming not a necessity). He will be playing at 1080p and wants the smoothest performance possible at a $700 or close to $700 dollar budget. No overclocks.

My main concern here is that if the i5 goes turbo can the H110 board handle it. Thanks in advance.

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/CwxZJV

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  • 39 months ago
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List?

  • 39 months ago
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Opps my bad

  • 39 months ago
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Edited posting to include link.

  • 39 months ago
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Okay. Same thing Amazian said but I recommend you get 16GB of RAM instead because your Mobo only has 2 slots.

  • 39 months ago
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Is 16GB of ram necessary to run games nowadays? I've been informed that 8 GB should be more than enough.

  • 39 months ago
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8GB is enough. However in the future it might not be enough.

  • 39 months ago
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I'll take that into consideration. Thanks so much.

  • 39 months ago
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Can always buy a 1x8gb stick now and add another down the line

  • 39 months ago
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I recommend the i5-6500 instead as it has a better value. Since you are not going to OC, the stock cooler would be fine and you can drop the aftermarket cooler to save some money. I suggest spending a bit more on the PSU and getting the XFX TS 550W to power your rig.

  • 39 months ago
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Thanks. I was on the fence about the 6500. Might just go for that. Though the 550W XFX I am wary about, since the minimum power recommended by the GPU is 500W.

May I ask how is the XFX 550W different from the Corsair 600W? I see that they are both bronze+ and no modular feature.

  • 39 months ago
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Better design and quality components such as capacitors. 550W is still fine even if you were going to OC.

  • 39 months ago
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Thanks. I swapped out the PSU for XFX 550W but, the Gold rated one. It was only about $ 4.00 U.S. dollars more.

  • 39 months ago
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So after careful considerations of all of your suggestions I have decided to finalize the part list here. I decided not to go with a 16GB RAM since I couldn't fit an extra $30-$40 dollars on the budget. But, that is an easy upgrade in the future if necessary.

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/cKf8QV

Thanks everyone. You have all been helpful.

  • 39 months ago
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may i suggest going with 1x8Gb stick then to give you the option to upgrade without buying all new ram.

  • 39 months ago
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Good idea.

  • 39 months ago
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Done. Dropped the price too.

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/vL9Jnn

  • 39 months ago
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Maybe go with this PSU as well cheaper and top quality. http://pcpartpicker.com/product/qYTrxr/evga-power-supply-220g20550y1

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