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New PC for Christmas Thoughts?

Thisisslap

37 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $398.50 @ Vuugo
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $214.99 @ NCIX
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $114.99 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $109.99 @ NCIX
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $116.98 @ DirectCanada
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case NZXT S340 Elite (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $134.99 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply Corsair CXM 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $0.00
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $117.75 @ shopRBC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1228.19
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1208.19
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-17 09:52 EST-0500

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

What will this be used for?

  1. You could stand for a better PSU at this price. I know you already bought it, but it's still Bronze-rated, and a CXM. Perhaps return/sell it for a better one.

  2. If you're using this for gaming and you want to save $$$, go with an i5 6600K. The difference is only hyperthreading which has little to no effect on gaming. If you regularly edit videos (or similar) on the other hand, and i7 6700k will not disappoint.

  3. Perhaps you can save on a cheaper MOBO as that one is rather pricey.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

What MOBO would you recommend in the black/red colour theme? I do photo editing and a little video what processor should I go with?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

*Face Palm

Canadian Prices differ from the US. That MOBO should be fine.

If you edit videos as or job or everyday, then get an i7. Otherwise, an i5 6600K will be fine. Since you're getting a Z170, why not get an unlocked "K" Processor?

I also noticed that you need a cooler, whether that be liquid or air. Maybe pick one out for ~$40-70.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Should I get the unlocked i7 because it's almost $100 more than the locked one.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you should just save with the i5 6600k, put some of the money towards a better cooler than the stock Intel cooler.

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