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**Looking for opinions on my build**

SamFerris

39 months ago

So I've been looking around on what to put into a decent gaming computer and came up with this build. PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/dtN6QV

And was wondering if id be better off with an I5 6500 and an asus radeon r9 380 instead.

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  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Try that paste again. :)

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

did it work this time?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't paste, but the link works. If you want to include it, just click the little button that looks like a drawer opening up. Then right-click -> copy.. you know..

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Avoid the NEX G1 PSU which is not a good choice. I wish there was some sort of sticky for this.. Drop the cooler as stock will be fine with locked cpu, get a cheaper and still good psu, and get the i5.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $255.95 @ Vuugo
Motherboard MSI B150 PC Mate ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $109.99 @ Memory Express
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $69.99
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.85 @ Vuugo
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB SC GAMING Video Card $354.99 @ Memory Express
Case Zalman Z11 NEO ATX Mid Tower Case $89.95 @ DirectCanada
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $42.98 @ NCIX
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer $14.99 @ Amazon Canada
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $115.48 @ DirectCanada
Monitor Asus VX228H 21.5" 60Hz Monitor $159.99 @ Newegg Canada
Mouse Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse $89.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1383.14
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1363.14
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-24 00:06 EDT-0400
  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

But wouldnt a cooler extend my cpu life?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Stock cooler will be fine, remember the cpu is just 65 watts TDP. Obviously Stock will be louder and warmer but nothing will happen to the cpu. Check this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkEiD9tCqBk

You wont be overclocking anytime soon.. Later on you can purchase an aftermarket cooler. Also a cheaper cooler would do fine

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/3jTmP6/arctic-cooling-cpu-cooler-ucacoap11301bua01

https://www.arctic.ac/worldwide_en/alpine-11-plus.html

This one is rated to cool cpus with TDP up to 100 watts. So no need to spend money on 212 evo which is meant for overclocking.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

oh ok then thx!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

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