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Upgrading from Lenovo Y50 to Desktop

nmcvicke

38 months ago

I'm upgrading from a laptop with an 860m. I'm mostly hoping to build a PC that has longevity to upgrade my GPU later down the line. How did I do?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $227.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI B150I GAMING PRO AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $106.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $37.50 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $105.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Mini Video Card $244.98 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $42.49 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor Acer GN246HL 24.0" 144Hz Monitor $188.83 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1138.13
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1128.13
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-13 19:26 EDT-0400

Thanks!

Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

How did I do?

Several issues with your build..

You have an unlocked i5-6600K with a B150 motherboard. If you are overclocking you will need a Z170 board. If you are not planning on overclocking then just get the i5-6500.

The 840 evo is way outdated, reason why it has a very expensive absurd price. Get the MX300 which is cheaper

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/rrvZxr/crucial-mx300-275gb-25-solid-state-drive-ct275mx300ssd1

You have a mini itx motherboard with a large case. Makes sense to either get a smaller case or micro atx motherboard.

You can get a better PSU and GPU. What is your total budget and are you planning on overclocking?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the tips, no I don't plan on overclocking. I've updated a few of the things you said. As far as case vs. motherboard would an upgrade motherboard make more sense or should I just downgrade my case? Looking for longevity.

Thanks!

Nic

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want it to last longer the 6600k would have the advantage of overclocking to get more out of it later on when needed. This build has a better motherboard, better PSU, cpu cooler performs on par with EVO, better GPU and 16gb of ram. Only thing missing is wifi which i dont know if you need.. If you want longevity then go with something like this..

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $227.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $19.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $129.96 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $66.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.95 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SC GAMING Video Card $259.99 @ Amazon
Case Corsair Carbide SPEC-M2 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $54.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $42.49 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer GN246HL 24.0" 144Hz Monitor $188.83 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1109.67
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-14 14:08 EDT-0400

or this with a GTX 1070

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $196.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI B150I GAMING PRO AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $106.99 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $37.50 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.95 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini ITX OC Video Card $384.98 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX Mini ITX Tower Case $59.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $42.49 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer GN246HL 24.0" 144Hz Monitor $188.83 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1166.21
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1136.21
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-14 14:56 EDT-0400
  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

new build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $196.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI B150M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $79.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $37.50 @ Amazon
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $44.39 @ OutletPC
Storage Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.00 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SC GAMING Video Card $259.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $42.33 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer GN246HL 24.0" 144Hz Monitor $188.83 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $965.91
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $955.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-14 14:18 EDT-0400

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