37 months ago
Okay here is the deal I Have two builds one with a i-5 and one with a i-3 which one would be best.
i-5 build https://pcpartpicker.com/list/3DQxbj
i-3 build https://pcpartpicker.com/list/6WHbCy
Better CPU or GPU.
To be honest I wouldn't go with either. Both have weird motherboard, memory speed and PSU choices. Why does one have a 1TB HDD and the other a 2TB HDD?
What is your budget and what do you want to do with the machine?
And I want to game
And what is weird about motherboard and PSU.
A bit strange to go H110 for one build and B150 for the other. H170 would be my choice for a non-overclocking Skylake build, it brings advantages over the H110 and the B110. The maximum memory speed you should be going for is 2133.
That PSU is simply not a very good one.
Any recommendations on PSU and mobo?
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
I would combine them and drop to the 3gig 1060, for a 1080p monitor, if that's what you have, performance is near enough the same while being considerably cheaper.
Correct ram speed for those mobos is 2133, the lower latency they have should make it fractionally quicker than the 2400 too.
Upgraded psu to seasonic 550w g series, likely better quality and the gold rating will save you money on your electricity bill. I guess it's so cheap as it's prolly going to be replaced soon, hope it's still the same price in a few months when I can afford one...
Add an ssd for quick boot & all round improved system response if you can bust your budget a little, here's a small selection of good budget options.
I would go with something like this.
All of your builds are very helpful.
I took the PSU that Xpat recommended https://pcpartpicker.com/product/DPCwrH/seasonic-power-supply-ssr550rm.
And RedWhitemonkey's advice to get a Z170 MOBO.
This is what I up with https://pcpartpicker.com/list/DbDTzM
Tell me if this is ok.
Errr, I never advised on a Z170 motherboard. I said a H170, and you've still picked a B150 anyway. All very confusing.
No worries, its quite amusing really.