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GTX 1060 6GB mATX build

yhdks

37 months ago

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/yhdks/saved/qJHhMp

This is my first time building a desktop. Opinions please.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Without knowing exactly what you intend to do with it, this seems a perfectly reasonable build. If you want to cut cost more, you really only need 8gb ram for gaming (assuming that is the intent of the build given the parts).

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Decrease your RAM to 8GB and get an i5 6500 instead. Also get an HDD, the Western Digital 1TB for like 50 bucks will do just fine.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Is i5-6400 noticeably worse than 6500?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a bit better, not that much, but here's what I meant.

Cheaper RAM, a slightly better CPU, an HDD, a cheaper SSD, all for a better price. You can't really store much with only an SSD, boot the OS on the SSD, and HDD uses everything else.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $234.94 @ Vuugo
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H170M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $114.95 @ Vuugo
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $72.20 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $57.99 @ Newegg Canada
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Mini Video Card $309.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $78.99 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ NCIX
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1034.04
Mail-in rebates -$15.00
Total $1019.04
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-24 02:14 EDT-0400 PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

This is also a solid option. With the SSD you have in your build it will store the OS, necessary programs and a few games. And you can always grab more storage later if you need it. But this will definitely give you pretty much all the space you need from the get go without needing the upgrade later.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd second this build, definitely a better upgrade for somewhat the same price.

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