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First build. Help me get into the Mustard Race :v

K1N5L4Y3R

38 months ago

What do you think of this build I'm planning to do as my very first?:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/JgJdbj Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/JgJdbj/by_merchant

Is it good for the budget? Is it good for upgradability? How / how far could I overclock it?

I appreciate any tips you may have. Thanks

Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

If I'm going AMD, I'm going no less than an FX-8320e. For this price point, you could easily squeeze an i3-6100 instead which outperforms the current line of AMD processors and is on the latest 6th Gen Sylake platform.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $110.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z170A PC MATE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $97.68 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $36.67 @ NCIX US
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $63.24 @ NCIX US
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB AMP! Edition Video Card $279.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ B&H
Power Supply Corsair CXM 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $65.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $714.44
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-02 20:55 EDT-0400

This is if you are dead set on overclocking. (Ideally, I'd stick with non-overclocking for now)

If you want to stick with AMD, I'd take this route

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320E 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor $118.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler $29.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock 970A-G/3.1 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard $73.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Team Elite Plus 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $33.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $63.24 @ NCIX US
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB AMP! Edition Video Card $279.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ B&H
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.00 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $714.07
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-02 21:01 EDT-0400

Right now, 8 GB is more than enough and recommended on a budget build until you figure out if you are going close / over 8GB. You're going to prefer this motherboard as it has onboard USB 3.0 headers.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

agreed and i would definitely go with the skylake build

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I do not like your build.

No. No. Just no.

Here is an alternative build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $197.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H170A-X1 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $78.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $64.48 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $63.24 @ NCIX US
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GAMING Video Card $249.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ B&H
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $48.05 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $772.62
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $762.62
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-02 20:59 EDT-0400
  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for answering. I probably must have mentioned that I'm limited to some parts because of my location. But I'll try to check alternatives.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point
  1. What's your budget?

  2. What will you use the pc for?

  3. Where do you live?

  4. I'm asumming you don't need peripherals and os, am i right?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point
  1. < 1000 USD
  2. Software dev. and gaming
  3. México
  4. I will need peripherals but I can give them a look later
  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Since you mention some limitation about part availability, i will only give you rough sketch about what to look for

CPU - i5 6500

Mobo - some B150m or h170m that support DDR4 memory

Memory - 1x8GB DDR4

Storage - ~250GB SSD and 1-2TB HDD

Video card - GTX 1060 6GB

Case - your choice

Power supply - 430-500W 80+ bronze certified from a reputable brand

Optical drive - any cheap one will do

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

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