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ReloadFake 5 months ago

I can't go much higher than $1140. Here is the Perma-link https://pcpartpicker.com/list/NsF9gL

Don't know if it's good because it's my first build :D

Thanks for your help - RF

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Sainted 1 point 5 months ago
  1. No reason to go for an i5 these days. First, a new generation is coming in a couple of weeks. Second - a comparably priced AMD Ryzen 1600 will deliver pretty similar gaming performance, while completely humiliating this i5 in productivity tasks like video rendering.

  2. Liquid cooling for this processor is an overpriced gimmick. I'd recommend an air cooler, like a Cryorig H7.

  3. I'd use the money saved by getting Ryzen on an SSD. This is pretty much a must these days - install your OS / software / games on it, and you will be blown away by it's performance. Things will load up around 10 times faster, while general system's responsiveness will massively increase as well.

  4. You need a Full Windows licence, not an OEM. OEM locks itself onto your motherboard, thus forcing you into buying a new licence when you come to upgrade your system. A Full licence is transferable, essentially making it a lifetime purchase.

Below is my remix of your system. I did not include a cooler, since a Ryzen 1600 comes with a rather good stock one. You're more than welcome to get that Cryorig I mentioned though.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $196.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B350M BAZOOKA Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $87.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $148.89 @ OutletPC
Storage SanDisk - SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $84.00 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.87 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SC GAMING Video Card $274.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Phanteks - Enthoo Pro M Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Case $84.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $52.98 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.69 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $102.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1138.07
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1098.07
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-14 08:05 EDT-0400
Porkyville 1 point 5 months ago

Pretty good but $5 i would go for the samsung 250Gb

Sainted 1 point 5 months ago

Same here, actually, I simply grabbed the cheapest SSD I saw from a big brand. :-)

tragiktimes101 1 point 5 months ago

That is a horrible SSD compared to the other options around that price point:


Sainted 1 point 5 months ago

The article does not say it's 'horrible'. Inferior to some other products - yes, but only in particular scenarios.

tragiktimes101 1 point 5 months ago

Compared to the other drives near the price/storage point it is horrible. This SSD is cheaper and a lot better quality, not to mention likely to last longer.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
Storage SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $77.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $77.88
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-14 12:07 EDT-0400

Next time, don't list the first thing you see without doing any research on it, potentially leading someone to buy an inferior product due to your laziness. It's lazy and potentially unethical.

tragiktimes101 1 point 5 months ago

A SATA SSD will give you performance gains (around 5 times at most) but won't give you nearly 10x performance gains unless NVMe, which (as I have been screamed at numerous times) would probably be unnecessary unless doing some decently large file moving/using/writing.

Good HDD R/W hovers around the 100MB/s ballpark, whereas most SATA SSDs hover around the 400-500 MB/s ballpark.

DearRebel 1 point 5 months ago

hey i got a question on the windows site is win 10 so expensive with over 100 and on amazon they are under 20 can you tell me why that is ?

Sainted 1 point 5 months ago

Could you share a link to such an item for sale? Must be some mistake - pricing for W10 license is universal.

Sainted 1 point 5 months ago

Yeah, it's an OEM version, very likely to have come with a pre-built PC or delivered to a systems integrator who has not used it. Two issues with it:

  1. It's an OEM version, which means it's not transferable to any system beyond the one it was first installed on.

  2. There is a strong chance one installation has already been made from this media, which will make this DVD unusable. While I have purchased multiple Windows 7 DVDs like this one, I would still take caution.

So I would highly recommend getting a proper Full W10 and not bothering with offers like these.

Sainted 1 point 5 months ago

Yes, pricing policy of particular retailers. Which is fine within 10% of the vendors MSRP. But not 14 euros.

tragiktimes101 1 point 5 months ago

pricing for W10 license is universal

So now rather than being universal as you said, it's now within 10% of a universal price? Seems you could have said that a lot better in the first place.