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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:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
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
Total £940.52
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.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

What all do you plan to use the system for, and what is your Max Budget ?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I want to play the Witcher 3, XCOM 2 (this one mainly, it's very taxing for some reason - badly optimised it seems) and also be future proofed as much as possible. My previous PC i've had for 6 years...

I would likely upgrade the video card on this one down the line, much like I recently went from a gtx 460 to gtx 960. But I want a decent processor in there that will last, aswell as SSD etc.

My budget was about £1000, now I've already bought a PSU that was near enough £100, the EVGA 750W G2 PSU (https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/MfJwrH/evga-power-supply-220g20750xr), so subtract that I guess.

The budget is a little flexible though, and I may get a new monitor, I have a 19" 1080p 60Hz currently, pretty old and nothing special, again about 6 years old now. I would get a monitor separate to the rest of the "budget" of £900 or so.

Let's say tops £1000 for everything other than the monitor. I would prefer closer to £900.

Please include a video card in that, although I'm undecided as I say.

Main things I want input on are:

  • SSD
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
  • Hard Drive Storage

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