38 months ago
I've already bought an EVGA 750W G2 PSU, and a GTX 960 4GB about 9 months back to tide me over till Pascal.
My CPU is a first gen i3 clarkdale, 2.93 ghz dual core with hyperthreading. Well past it, that and the rest of the part are almost 6 years old now.
The cpu is holding me back and no ssd too.
I'm thinking as follows:
|CPU||Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor||£220.00 @ Novatech|
|CPU Cooler||CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler||-|
|Motherboard||Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard||£129.99 @ Ebuyer|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory||£75.60 @ Kustom PCs|
|Storage||Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive||£84.99 @ Ebuyer|
|Storage||Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive||£45.49 @ CCL Computers|
|Video Card||Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB NITRO+ Video Card||£244.49 @ Scan.co.uk|
|Case||Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case||£54.98 @ Novatech|
|Optical Drive||Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer||-|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit||£84.98 @ Novatech|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts|
|Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-30 16:13 GMT+0000|
I posted this list about 6 months back but didn't buy at the time but am looking to do so now, prices have gone up since here in the UK.
I may keep my gtx 960 4gb for now, forego the rx480/gtx1070, and buy all the rest. I feel the cpu and lack of ssd is causing real issues now. Possibly bottlenecking even the 960 with what I have.
I haven't researched if some better parts are available now so i'm all ears.
Should I wait to buy - will black friday/cyber monday around November 25th actually give decent discounts? I kept an eye on prices last time but didn't see noticeable shifts on anything decent last year.