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37 months ago

Which build should I choose to get the best 1080p gaming performance, and I want this PC to be as future proof as possible. The 6600k build may or may not be overclocked initially, but once it ages it will be so I can get the extra life out of it. What is the best for performance to future proof ratio? I personally have been leaning heavily on the 6600k because it reminds me of the 2500k, which is still a great processor due to it's overclock ability, but I need extra opinions. Also, I will not build this until around Christmas, so would it be worth the wait to Kaby Lake and get a i5 7600k? I'm not in a big hurry quite yet because I am working a lot and I currently have an old PC I can use (amd a6 3500 and gtx 750 1gb) :P PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $194.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI B150M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $67.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $48.88 @ OutletPC
Storage PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $64.99 @ B&H
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card $389.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $75.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $962.69
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $907.69
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-01 20:00 EDT-0400

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $236.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z170A SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $92.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $42.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $64.99 @ B&H
Video Card XFX Radeon RX 480 8GB GTR Video Card $264.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $75.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $923.79
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $878.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-01 20:12 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Go with the 6600k build due to the fact with a z170 motherboard you can upgrade to higher end cpu's and get better overclock ability. Also this is a more obvious pick due to the performance to future upgrade ratio. How much RAM do you intend to max out at?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll start with the 1x8 and see how well it fits my needs, but I am planning on adding another matching stick in the future.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Good thing! Dual channel is better than one, one stick doesnt have to be relied on for memory. It's a lot of work :p

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