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TooManyChoices

37 months ago

So please have a look at my parts lists and let me know your thoughts... I'd love to bring the price down a bit more.

Thanks very much in advance. This site has been so very helpful as I try to put together a new build for my wife. I've not built a system since the one I'm using today (I'm not a gamer). It's a:

Asus P8Z68-V LX Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz Sandy Bridge RAM = Kingston 4x2GB DDR3 SDRAM PC3-12800 Running on-board video Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000

She is crazy into Overwatch and her current machine is a Lenovo Y70-70 Touch. It has serious heat management issues and no matter what I do it lags like mad and is sometimes almost unplayable despite the high end spec's. Anyway this build is a replacement for that.

While I have your attention... how would you upgrade the i5 machine. I salvaged a GTX 9800+ and after moving my drives around put it in and got it running (despite only finding 1 power plug available on my OCZ StealthXstream 600W PSU).

Thanks very much

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

This just for Overwatch?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Primarily

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

The CPU is a stupid amount of Overkill. 32GB of RAM is a huge waste for game. The SSD is of awful value for your needs. The HDD is of awful value. You don't need a full tower case.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler CRYORIG M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $19.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard Asus Z170 PRO GAMING/AURA ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $140.99 @ Newegg
Memory ADATA XPG Z1 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory $42.50 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $70.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $429.99 @ Jet
Case Corsair Carbide 400C White ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ B&H
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.27 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus ROG SWIFT PG248Q 24.0" 180Hz Monitor $0.00
Keyboard Corsair K70 RAPIDFIRE Wired Gaming Keyboard $109.99 @ B&H
Mouse Corsair M65 PRO RGB FPS Wired Optical Mouse $44.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1307.47
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-19 21:06 EST-0500
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it... about $100 less than the lower cost list I put together but uses a 1070 instead of the 1060 which is great.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

So I wanted to say THANKS for the suggested part changes... I still went with the other cooler only because newegg couldn't assure the shipping time due to it being from the "marketplace" and not shipping direct from newegg.

Here's the final parts list (minus an Overwatch mouse pad I got from eBay).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z170 PRO GAMING/AURA ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $140.99 @ Newegg
Memory ADATA XPG Z1 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $77.40 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $66.50 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $429.99 @ Jet
Case Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $38.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.27 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus ROG SWIFT PG248Q 24.0" 180Hz Monitor $350.00
Keyboard Corsair K70 RAPIDFIRE Wired Gaming Keyboard $96.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Corsair M65 PRO RGB FPS Wired Optical Mouse $44.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1623.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-20 20:46 EST-0500
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

The above is the less expensive thought I had... the below is what I was initially thinking

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $299.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $131.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $77.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $77.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $119.99 @ Jet
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $68.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $429.99 @ Jet
Case Corsair 760T White V2 ATX Full Tower Case $169.99 @ B&H
Power Supply Corsair RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Asus ROG SWIFT PG248Q 24.0" 180Hz Monitor $0.00
Keyboard Corsair K70 RAPIDFIRE Wired Gaming Keyboard $109.99 @ B&H
Mouse Corsair M65 PRO RGB FPS Wired Optical Mouse $44.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1671.78
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-19 21:00 EST-0500
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