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My future PC list face off

LordSamy

37 months ago

After countless searches and list making I have finally narrowed down my future PC to these two lists

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/PBQvbj And http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/rJqKhq

I need a good gaming PC that can run almost everything on high 30-60p and have a quality quad core for virtual machines with a budget of no more than 900-1200$ With a screen and windows included.

More about the first list-> this is my most recent build and I'm quite proud of it as, the gpu should be good enough for now as I won't be playing AAA games but I'm looking to upgrade it to a 1060 or 1070

More about 2nd build -> This one is just a mix of compatible parts from a shop not far for me I'm confused whether I should replace the 1080Ti with a gtx 950 2gb windforce instead

Can someone give his/her opinion on which is better value for me? This is my first build so I'm quite paranoid of something going wrong although I've read and watched countless guides.

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm confused. One of your builds is set to pricing for Canada, and one to the US. Not sure where you're located (which affects pricing greatly obviously). I'm gonna assume Canada I guess. If it's US I can suggest a different build. Your builds are not very balanced. Pairing a 6600K with a 460 isn't really using your budget effectively to reach the best possible gaming performance. Here's a more balanced build that should suit you just fine.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $262.75 @ Vuugo
Motherboard Gigabyte G1.Sniper B7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $99.99 @ NCIX
Memory Kingston FURY 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $56.50 @ Vuugo
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.99 @ Newegg Canada
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card $189.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case Phanteks ECLIPSE P400 ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ NCIX
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.98 @ DirectCanada
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $128.99 @ PC Canada
Monitor Asus VX228H 21.5" 60Hz Monitor $144.99 @ Newegg Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1133.17
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1113.17
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-15 04:10 EST-0500

This is a pretty balanced build that would allow for easy GPU upgrades in the future. You don't need a 650/750 watt PSU, especially for builds where you wouldn't be overclocking. 8 GB ram is plenty for gaming. You can always upgrade in the future if you need it. You could sneak a 1060 3GB into the budget and get it about 15-20$ under 1200 still, but I left the 1050ti as it seems you were looking to spend a little less now and upgrade later.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty awesome build! I'm actually located in neither US or Canada, I was just using PC part picker as a compatibility guide and price reference.

How good would a gtx 1060 be compared to the 1050 ti? Is it worth the few hundred $ ? Especially at 1080p

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

It's definitely worth it if you are looking to max/near max settings at 1080p 60fps and you can fit it into your budget. The 1060 holds steady at 60fps or better in a lot more games at ultra quality than the 1050ti. The 1050ti isn't bad though. It can still get 60fps in many games, just more likely at high/medium settings. And it can run most of them on ultra, just expect to be closer to 30-45 for your average framerates depending on the game.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm sounds pretty good I guess I'll just go with the 1060 as it sounds perfect for me thanks for the help!

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

same as cage, which currency ?

USD:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $235.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $29.90 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $106.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $86.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.99 @ Best Buy
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB ARMOR 8G OC Video Card $250.00 @ B&H
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $109.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $84.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer GN246HL 24.0" 144Hz Monitor $188.83 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1272.23
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $1212.23
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-15 04:32 EST-0500
  • first upgrade: HDD
  • second upgrade: 2nd GPU for crossfire
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty cool too! but is it really worth it to crossfire?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

watch this from 06:00 minutes

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice seems like a logical upgrade I'll have to see if I can find it for sale next to me thanks for the help

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