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XtremePlayZ_

38 months ago

Hey this is my first build and the main focus of this build is gaming and looks. I'm trying to go for that red/black look. i've kinda already maxed budget but let me know if there is room for improvement, also I'm planning on doing Crossfire in the future so if you recommended any other motherboards make sure they are crossfire compatible and has to be a sleek red color.

one more thing, I seriously don't care about a fast boot time with an SSD i would rather save the money and have a longer boot time than save a couple mins a week on boot time.

I will be getting these case fans when they come out https://www.nzxt.com/products/aer-rgb-hue

Here is my build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $110.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus B150 PRO GAMING/AURA ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $91.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $51.48 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.00 @ B&H
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 480 4GB GAMING X Video Card $229.15 @ B&H
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $84.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor Nixeus NX-VUE24A 24.0" 144Hz Monitor $264.99 @ Amazon
Other LG USB 2.0 Super-Multi Portable DVD Rewriter with M-DISC Model $24.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1094.46
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1054.46
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-19 18:24 EDT-0400

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $110.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus B150 PRO GAMING/AURA ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $111.12 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $51.48 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.00 @ B&H
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 480 4GB GAMING X Video Card $229.15 @ B&H
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $62.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $85.70 @ My Choice Software
Monitor Nixeus NX-VUE24A 24.0" 144Hz Monitor $269.98 @ Newegg
Other LG USB 2.0 Super-Multi Portable DVD Rewriter with M-DISC Model $24.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1082.39
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-19 18:22 EDT-0400

The Black HDD is of awful value. That motherboard is of bad value. A Corsair CXM would be cheaper and better. Do you really need a optical drive. Also a SSD will make your system more responsive and can significantly decrease game boots times. Once you use one you won't want to go back.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

NZXT S340 (Black/Red)

sigh

Also:

Asus B150 PRO GAMING/AURA ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $111.12

You can get a z170 for this price, or change it to a cheap H110 and get a 6500

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes i do need a optical drive, i have a good amount of stuff that i still use with an optical drive for. also would you recommend any HDD and/or motherboard that would be better??

Thanks.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $195.79 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z170A SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $113.98 @ Newegg
Memory Avexir Core Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $42.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 480 4GB GAMING X Video Card $229.15 @ B&H
Case Phanteks ECLIPSE P400 ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $42.49
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $84.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer GN246HL 24.0" 144Hz Monitor $188.83 @ B&H
Other Phanteks Multi-Color LED Strips 1 Meter Enthoo Luxe Case Upgrade (PH-LEDKT_M1) $15.98 @ Newegg
Other LG USB 2.0 Super-Multi Portable DVD Rewriter with M-DISC Model $24.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1077.57
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1047.57
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-19 19:09 EDT-0400

It has a better CPU, a better motherboard, better and cheaper RAM, a better PSU, a better case with LEDs for inside of it, and its cheaper. Also if you aren't doing XF right away there is no point in considering it a future option since you would just be better off upgrading to a better single card like a GTX 1070 or one of AMD Vega cards.

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