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Chuck38

37 months ago

Hey all,

I'm thinking about maybe buying some new parts and building an ITX system. I already own the GPU and storage, so no need to worry about those parts. Is there anyway to bring the price down a bit?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $236.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler CRYORIG C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler $26.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $134.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $49.99 @ Newegg
Case Silverstone Sugo SG13B Mini ITX Tower Case $45.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $564.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-10 13:31 EST-0500

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Based on your usage (light gaming, etc.) I doubt that you'll need the power of the i5-6600k. You could save ~$50 by going with the i5-6500 and no CPU cooler instead (not to mention a cheaper motherboard as well). Something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $191.91 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock H170M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $97.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $49.99 @ Amazon
Case Silverstone Sugo SG13B Mini ITX Tower Case $39.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $449.86
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-10 13:43 EST-0500

Your current build is fine, of course. You might just not need to spend that much.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply.

Since the 6500 isn't overclockable (which I wasn't planning on doing anyway) would it be better to go with a H170 board, like you put in, or a H110 or B150?

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

H170 is the best chipset of the three for sure. I personally would avoid H110, but B150 is okay.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, and this system will be used for some light gaming, web browsing, and other basic everyday tasks.

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