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killshaot

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.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

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?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

$600 And I want to game

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

And what is weird about motherboard and PSU.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Any recommendations on PSU and mobo?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $190.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock H170A-X1 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $72.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon RX 470 4GB HS Triple X Video Card $169.99 @ Newegg
Case DIYPC Ranger-R8-G ATX Mid Tower Case $31.92 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $609.75
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-23 17:06 EST-0500
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $190.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B150M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $50.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Dual Video Card $169.99 @ Newegg
Case DIYPC Ranger-R8-G ATX Mid Tower Case $31.92 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $632.75
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $577.75
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-23 17:03 EST-0500
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $104.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI H110M PRO-VD PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $40.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage AMD Radeon R3 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $59.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.00 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB WINDFORCE OC 6G Video Card $234.99 @ Newegg
Case DIYPC Zondda-O ATX Mid Tower Case $25.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $640.91
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $610.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-23 17:12 EST-0500

I would go with something like this.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Errr, I never advised on a Z170 motherboard. I said a H170, and you've still picked a B150 anyway. All very confusing.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

That's funny.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

No worries, its quite amusing really.

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