38 months ago
This build is on a tight budget, <$580.
I will be replacing the GPU with a GTX 1050 when it comes out, just keeping that one there as a placeholder to get a close estamate for overall price.
Weird selections. Why not a i3 6100? A western digital blue hard drive is the same price and more trustworthy.
More expensive, (i3), dual core, .3 GHz less. As for the hard drive, a lot of people said the WD Blue died within a month or so. (~15% on NewEgg reviews, out of 1736 reviews, while the Toshiba has ~12% failure. I'll look for another drive, being neither of those.)
I3 has better single core performance than the x4. Also has an upgrade path rather than a dead socket. GHz isn't the best way to determine the performance of a CPU.
I would recommend the AMD FX 6300 and a better GPU and drop the RAM to 2 x 4GB. 16GB is overkill for this type of build. I'll see if I can come up with a list.
No thanks, I want this to be as mad as possible, yet still within budget.