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$1550 Budget Gaming PC - Australia

DylanDrurrie

37 months ago

Hey guys, so I've recently finished adjusting my Gaming Pc build that has a budget of around $1550. I'd like any opinions on how to better my build if I can towards the gaming perspective or if the build I currently have is good enough to buy the parts and build now. Any help is appreciative, thanks!

Build - http://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/sXn22R

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $317.00 @ Shopping Express
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler $69.00 @ PCCaseGear
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $199.00 @ Shopping Express
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $119.00 @ Centre Com
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $95.00 @ Shopping Express
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $97.00 @ IJK
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB G1 Gaming Video Card $399.00 @ Shopping Express
Case Aerocool Xpredator Cube Red MicroATX Mid Tower Case $49.00 @ CPL Online
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $122.00 @ CPL Online
Optical Drive LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer $19.00 @ CPL Online
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1485.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-08 22:34 AEDT+1100
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

It appears you are not overclocking as you selected the locked i7. I would just go with an i5 and GTX 1070 which would be a better combination and will have better performance than the i7 plus GTX 1060.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $268.00 @ Centre Com
Motherboard MSI B150M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $128.00 @ Shopping Express
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $109.00 @ Centre Com
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $95.00 @ Shopping Express
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $97.00 @ IJK
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini ITX OC Video Card $599.00 @ IJK
Case Corsair Carbide SPEC-M2 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $64.90 @ Skycomp Technology
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $85.00 @ CPL Online
Optical Drive LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer $19.00 @ CPL Online
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $44.00 @ Shopping Express
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1508.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-08 22:40 AEDT+1100
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm fairly new to building PC's and have no idea how to overclock, so that's kind of out of the option right now. Do you think it would be better to go with the overclockable i5-6500 for future purposes once I know more information on overclocking? Also would you know by any chance on how much better it would perform on graphic heavy games between the i7/GTX 1060 and i5/gtx 1070. Thanks for the help btw!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

If you can afford the i5-6600k, Z170 motherboard and cooler, it will definitely last you longer. You can look for benchmarks of games you will play but the 1070 performs slightly better than the 980ti and performance of GTX 1060 will be between the 970 and 980. At 1080P the 1060 will perform slightly better than the 980 but at higher resolutions the 980 would perform slightly better, so that should give you an idea.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

What Z170 motherboard would you recommend for the budget and pc build I have right now? What cooler would you recommend aswell if you wouldn't mind me asking?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

It would increase your budget by 80 bucks

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $317.00 @ Shopping Express
CPU Cooler CRYORIG M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $35.00 @ PCCaseGear
Motherboard MSI Z170M Mortar Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $179.00 @ Mwave Australia
Memory Kingston FURY 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $96.00 @ CPL Online
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $95.00 @ Shopping Express
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $97.00 @ IJK
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini ITX OC Video Card $599.00 @ IJK
Case Corsair Carbide SPEC-M2 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $64.90 @ Skycomp Technology
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $85.00 @ CPL Online
Optical Drive LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer $19.00 @ CPL Online
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $44.00 @ Shopping Express
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1630.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-09 04:04 AEDT+1100
  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for all the help man! I'll update my build with the information you gave me, I appreciate it alot dude, thanks!

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