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Budget Rig (Input Needed)

PelicanJak

37 months ago

This rig will be primarily used for web surfing/ school work, YouTube/Netflix, and occasionally some gaming. Usually stuff like Warframe or D&D Neverwinter but sometimes Skyrim or Borderlands 2. My goal is to be able to use a 29" 2560x1080p monitor at 60 Hz with Freesync to eliminate screen tearing. Here are the builds that I have come up with so far....

Rig 1: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/8K9NgL CPU would be overclocked to 4 GHz and GPU would be overclocked to 1 GHz if possible. Rig 2: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/J6JfFd Same overclocks would be applied.

Question 1: Would these rigs meet my goals? Question 2: How could they be improved while not exceeding a MAXIMUM budget of $800 USD? Question 3: Which would be better? Any other useful advice is appreciated!

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Answer one: yes. Answer 2:Can you overclock a non K Intel CPU? I don't think so, could be wrong tho. N/s about amd's equivalent. For a slight OC, go for a http://pcpartpicker.com/product/hmtCmG/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2 not a ******* $50 liquid cooler. Go for a bronze 80+ as it's cheaper. operating system? Answer 3: Rig 2.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont think the 212 Evo will fit in the case that i chose and I read somewhere that you could overclock the i3 6100 with a z170 mobo. Thanks for your input tho!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I tried :( sorry for **** advice

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

All good and I missed your last question. Yes I already have an OS.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

This is what I would say you should get, assuming you don't have any other specific needs.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $190.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B150M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $51.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $77.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $64.99 @ B&H
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card PNY GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Video Card $219.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair Carbide Series 88R MicroATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Other Monitor $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $814.71
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $774.71
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-19 23:49 EST-0500
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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I already have the ssd and hdd from a previous computer that I upgraded a while ago (one of those old hp computers) sorry I didn't reflect that in the builds. I was trying for a smaller form factor because I need it to be relatively portable. I posted the monitor that I was thinking about getting which has freesync which is why i was looking at an AMD GPU. Should I just get a monitor without any gsync or freesync and get an Nvidia card?

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