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PC Upgrade Advice needed

Parkenshaw

37 months ago

Hello All, was doing a search and found this awesome portal, and was hoping if I could grab some help and advice. It's about that time where I'm ready to upgrade, usually I go for something middling and it lasts my purposes for a while. This time around, I'd like to go above middling a bit, and would like opinions on these builds as I've never really ventured into this territory (particularly to be VR ready for the next few years).

My current build (what I'm upgrading from): PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor -
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard -
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $45.88 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card -
Case Cooler Master HAF XB EVO ATX Desktop Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $62.98 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $244.73
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $224.73
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-09 03:24 EST-0500

The case and power supply are staying for my forward move and are consistent below. This is meant to be a gaming rig, with allowances for some hobbyist 3d Modeling and similar tasks. I'm trying to gauge that need for the i7 6800k other than simply wanting the largest numbers, and also longevity (my current build's lasted me about 4~5 years (swapped ram and psu in that time). Honestly I'd like to stay middling for the price.... but I do want something with some more longevity (and VR readiness, very important).

My Option One (just above middling?): PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $328.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $137.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $184.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $404.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Cooler Master HAF XB EVO ATX Desktop Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $62.98 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1264.80
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1214.80
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-09 03:19 EST-0500

And the higher end, still trying to keep my budget down: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $428.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI X99A Raider ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $177.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $184.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 8GB AMP! Edition Video Card $582.82 @ Amazon
Case Cooler Master HAF XB EVO ATX Desktop Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic EVO Edition 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $103.69 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1623.34
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1573.34
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-09 03:20 EST-0500

Any input or wake-up slaps are welcome!

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

get a different cooler.

sorted by price

  • Cryorig H7
  • Scythe FUMA
  • be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3
  • Phanteks PH-TC14PE
  • Noctua NH-D15
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Both lists look largely fine to me. However, I suggest these two parts instead of the CPU cooler and PSU in your lists. The Scythe Fuma is an outstanding performer, capable of outperforming the D15 and many $100+ liquid coolers. The PSU is a super solid unit with an outstanding 10 year warranty. The SeaSonic EVO is kinda old and is easily outperformed by the competition nowadays. It's not bad, but it's just not competitive anymore

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Cooler Scythe FUMA 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $129.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-09 03:32 EST-0500
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the feedback. I am seeing some pretty good deals on the 2011-v3 socketed boards. I'm curious, is it viable to grab this socket type for semi longevity? What's the usual fall-off? Or should I stick with the 1151 sockets....

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

So I ended up trying the Scythe out as my first time using an after market cooler. A good thing as well as my i7 didn't come with a fan! It's been so long since I bought a processor I thought that was still a thing.

Anyway, the Scythe's rather large, hanging over the RAM by about 2/3. I'm thinking to give another a shot, any cost efficient but "cool" suggestions?

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