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thoughts on this mid range build

Velox33

37 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $270.34 @ NCIX
Motherboard MSI H110M Gaming Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $80.10 @ NCIX
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $50.05 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.06 @ Newegg Canada
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 470 4GB ARMOR OC Video Card $230.28 @ Newegg Canada
Case Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $79.09 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $40.05 @ NCIX
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $837.97
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $807.97
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-08 20:48 EST-0500

do you think this build is good? Is there anything you think should be changed like mobo or psu?

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree with HeadJanitor. Also you can get RAM at lower frequency. Your motherboard only supports 2133mhz anyways.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

You do realize the CXM is a good PSU right? Unbeatable for its price.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

It is a good one, not gonna deny it. But if he can afford it why not get a better one. He didn't say what price range he wants it to be so why not up it a little bit for future improvements? I would atleast shoot for 500 watt and a gold certified PSU.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Efficiency means nothing when it comes to PSU's. It doesn't equal performance nor quality and not even really saving money outside of extremes. With the CXM iirc it get can do gold or gets very close to it.

You could upgrade the PSU but that definitely isn't the first place I would upgrade. There is the motherboard , a SSD which is lacking in this build, and GPU that could be upgrade and would make a lot more of a difference than a better PSU would.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Keep your PSU, its a good unit. Everything looks good to me provided this is the highest you can go price wise.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Name one PSU for $40 that is better than the CXM. You aren't going to name one, its light years better than any Evga PSU in its price range and better than the S12II/M12II. Brand means NOTHING when it comes to PSU's. Same for efficiency. Also the wattage doesn't determine the lifespan.

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