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First Build. Midrange, future proof-ish.

jbedry

39 months ago

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/YGCqHN

Basically, I am trying to build a reliable, 1080p gaming machine that will run great for the next few years. Stuck between the 480 and the 1060. Leaning towards to 480, because of the inevitable shift toward directx 12. Opinions please. Keeping in mind, I already have the cpu, mobo, ram, psu, and cpu cooling.

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  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, price is in CAD

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd recommend this. (i know you said that you have a few parts. but if its not too hard id swap them out).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $314.99 @ NCIX
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $35.37 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $174.99 @ NCIX
Memory Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $79.99 @ Memory Express
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99 @ Newegg Canada
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Mini Video Card $319.95 @ shopRBC
Case NZXT H440 (Matte Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $149.99 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99 @ NCIX
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $115.48 @ DirectCanada
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $44.99 @ Memory Express
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1495.73
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1475.73
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-28 09:52 EDT-0400

Saves $300. Cheaper mobo. No reason to pay for the expensive one besides looks. Faster ram for less. Faster SSD. Case is subjective so i left that. EVGA g2 psu is cheaper and just as high quality. Cheaper wifi card that will give you amazing speeds still.

Now its about the gpu. I recommend the 1060 6gb. In fact you really have the money to get even faster components if you save the $300 cad like i recommended. But back to the numbers. The 1060 6gb is slightly faster than the rx 480 8gb. Even in a few "DX12" games (and a couple the 480 wins, but there are only like 7 games atm that support dx12 and one of them is dota freaking 2). Vulkan/DX12 are going to take a long time to implement correctly into games. Sure you can have a game that just slaps in on as a feature. But to get the real performance you need engines and games that were made using dx12 from the ground up. I think this will take probably around 1-2 years (1 for rushed games 2 for decent games maybe. just speculation). So by the time dx12 really makes a huge difference, you will be better off buying a new gpu anyway. So I would not let dx12 change your on gpu. We dont even know what games are going to support dx12 in the future. and basically every game currently does not use dx12. So if you play on only buying games that use dx12 sure maybe look at the rx 480. But if you want to play current games then get the 1060.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Noted. Thanks for the info! I will grab the 1060, instead.

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  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, I've got the i5 6600k. In Canada, the 8gb 480 and the 6gb 1060 are roughly around the same price ($399).

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