37 months ago
My plan was to get an i7 6700k and give it a gentle overclock to 4.4-4.5. I'm an audio guy, so really don't want to spend much on a GPU. Although I do occasionally game, so if I could run some fairly recent games at 1080p, medium settings, I wouldn't complain.
I have just purchased 16 GB DDR4 RAM and already have a couple of HDD and SSD's.
So I started to add bits and pieces together and came up with a remaining price of just under £800, which unfortunately is more than I planned to spend. So the question is, say if I want to cut £50-150 off that price...would I be best off:
- Getting a 2nd hand GPU, in which case, which one?
- Forgetting the whole overclock thing and getting a much cheaper mobo? 2b. Perhaps I can then get away with a cheaper PSU as well?
- Maybe a cheaper case as well?
I mean, if I can save a fair bit of money by running the CPU at 4.0 Ghz, then to be honest, I'll probably be ok skipping the whole overclock thing.
|CPU||Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor||£309.98 @ Aria PC|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler||£29.10 @ Eclipse Computers|
|Motherboard||Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard||£129.99 @ Ebuyer|
|Video Card||MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card||£89.99 @ Novatech|
|Case||Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case||£54.98 @ Novatech|
|Power Supply||Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply||£60.24 @ Aria PC|
|Optical Drive||LG GH24NSC0B DVD/CD Writer||£18.99 @ Amazon UK|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit||£84.98 @ Novatech|
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