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38 months ago

Hey guys, Going to build me a new-beaut pc, but wanted opinions on which parts list to use. Please use AU prices.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $272.00 @ Centre Com
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $55.00 @ PCCaseGear
Motherboard MSI B150M MORTAR ARCTIC Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $139.00 @ PLE Computers
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $59.00 @ Umart
Storage Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Seagate Barracuda 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card $679.00 @ Shopping Express
Case NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $109.00 @ PLE Computers
Power Supply XFX TS 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $119.00 @ CPL Online
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1432.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-24 17:18 AEST+1000

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $322.00 @ Shopping Express
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $55.00 @ PCCaseGear
Motherboard MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $239.00 @ CPL Online
Memory Avexir Core Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $66.00
Storage Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Seagate Barracuda 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Strix Video Card $489.00 @ Shopping Express
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $105.00 @ CPL Online
Power Supply XFX TS 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $119.00 @ CPL Online
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1395.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-24 17:20 AEST+1000

I know that I have spent a bit more than I needed to on aesthetics, but since I won't be getting a new rig in a while, I wouldn't be able to stand it if my build didn't look as good as it could.

I could shell out the extra 40 bucks for the first build, but if it won't give me a great deal of a performance increase, I won't worry about it.

My monitor is a crappy Samsung 1080p/60Hz, but I'm hoping to upgrade sometime soon to something that looks better (where I can't see the pixels), but it will probably still be 1080/60 (unless someone dumps an extra $300 bucks on me from somewhere).

I will (attempt to) play Star Wars Battlefront 3, CS:GO, Borderlands 2, and Fallout New Vegas and Fallout 4, and possibly some Just Cause eventually.

Cheers

P.S. Please ignore the RAM and Case changes. I will be using the AVEXIR (2x4gb) ram at $66 AUD, and the S340 White at $109 AUD.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd recommend getting the one with the 1070. You'll get more frames with a better gpu, than a better cpu.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thought so. Thank you.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the advice. It scored pretty highly on all the reviews I checked (jonnyguru, techpowerup), the only thing seeming to let it down was the fact that it was non-modular. I have been looking at other units, but since the s340 has a psu cover I wasn't going to worry about that. The closest competition to that price is an EVGA g2 but that's another 30 bucks more expensive for only a 550w unit (even though that should be enough for my system). I will keep looking though. Thank you.

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