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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Elite Gaming PC"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're gaming at 1440p 144hz or 4k 60fps, then it's a good build. Few things to consider: Why a 6500RPM HDD? Get a 7200RPM HDD. If you're just gaming, you only need 16GB max. You will also be fine with a 750w PSU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Games under 10 bucks~ Steam"

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Terraria, Stardew Valley, Torchlight 2, Life is Strange, Titan Quest. Barring LiS, these games should give you over 30+ hours easily.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Game recommendations"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Terraria, Life is Strange, Tomb Raider, Binding of Isaac, TF2, CS:GO, Castle Crashers, DOOM, Stardew Valley, Undertale, ARK. Some of the games off the top of my head.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Would like advice"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Better CPU, GPU, went with 1 x 8GB in case you want to add another 8 GB stick in down the line.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $191.91 @ Jet
Motherboard ASRock H110M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $46.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Avexir Core Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $40.99 @ Amazon
Storage PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.60 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon RX 480 4GB Red Dragon Video Card $191.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Rosewill TYRFING ATX Mid Tower Case $42.02 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $43.89 @ OutletPC
Optical Drive LG UH12NS40 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $34.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cooler Master Devastator II Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $721.25
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $711.25
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-14 04:28 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My first Build Help needed"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Get the cheapest between the 1060 and 480. There is little difference between the two performance wise right now. Check different benchmark sites if you want. That said, AMD cards are known to improve in performance over time.

Windows 10 cost £83.54.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My first Build Help needed"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Any questions, ask away.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor £185.75 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard ASRock H110M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £49.52 @ More Computers
Memory Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £86.69 @ CCL Computers
Storage ADATA Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £63.98 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £44.99 @ Eclipse Computers
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB GAMING X Video Card £264.97 @ CCL Computers
Case BitFenix Nova ATX Mid Tower Case £26.99 @ Aria PC
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £76.84 @ CCL Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £799.73
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-09 10:45 GMT+0000

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Grim Dawn"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Just bought the game this week - I'm loving it so far. It's based on the Titan Quest engine. I would say it's like a fusion between TQ and Diablo. If you liked either game, you would probably enjoy GD.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "This is my final decision"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $324.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $43.53 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock Z170M Pro4S Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $99.98 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $76.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY CS1311 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card $679.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT Noctis 450 ATX Mid Tower Case $136.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $82.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1585.24
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1575.24
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-15 10:06 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "advice on build ty"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $198.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI B150M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $32.98 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $37.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.49 @ NCIX US
Video Card *XFX Radeon RX 470 4GB Triple X Video Card $199.99 @ Amazon
Case Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Antec 450W ATX Power Supply $31.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $777.16
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $747.16
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-15 05:39 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ive got an idea, but would like advice."

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

The AMD FX-8350 is an outdated architecture that's 4 years old. I wouldn't recommend getting it. The i5-6500 beats is quite easily, source. The Skylake CPU also runs a lot cooler in comparison. To keep as close to your budget, I went with 1 stick of 8GB RAM. This will be fine for gaming however if you multitask while you game, you might want to consider adding another stick. Any other questions, ask away.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $198.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI B150M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $32.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.49 @ NCIX US
Video Card *XFX Radeon RX 470 4GB Triple X Video Card $199.99 @ Amazon
Case Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Antec 450W ATX Power Supply $31.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $739.17
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $709.17
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-15 05:08 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Buying parts on the 20-23 only have 1250 bus get for monitor and windows"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

They are not legit. The keys they sell will probably end up being disabled after some time. The only copies that are available are Retail or OEM. You might as well save the hassle and buy a legit copy for full price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Buying parts on the 20-23 only have 1250 bus get for monitor and windows"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great although I'd be wary of that WIN10 Key.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help for my AMD to INTEL upgrade"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build PC (my late rites of passage)"

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey mate,

Gaming wise, the performance gain is minimal to justify the extra 100 Euros. The i7-6700 shines due to it's hyper threading which is useful if you do a lot of editing and rendering. In your case you mentioned "light photoshop work" - the i5 will do just fine. Your better off investing that extra 100 into a better GPU or storage space. And no, the slower RAM won't make much of a difference. Hope this helps.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build last check"

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

I think you meant to choose the 6600k? The motherboard is fine, Gigabyte are a good brand. Motherboards are sturdy, don't worry about the size - as long as they slot in properly you won't have any issues. Added a better CPU Cooler and PSU. Not sure why you had two 1TB HDD's? I just got a you a 2TB one. If you can spare another $50-$60 dollars, I'd recommend getting an SSD.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $227.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3P ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $104.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card $399.99 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design Define S ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1042.81
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1032.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-09 11:35 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help for my AMD to INTEL upgrade"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

If you can afford the extra, yes.

Yes, theres Kaby Lake which I believe has just released.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help for my AMD to INTEL upgrade"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Since you do a lot of streaming then get the i7-6700. Since you're getting a locked CPU, you won't need the Z170 Motherboard. The MSI B150 PC Mate has a M.2, USB 3.1 & 3.0 slots. You could even get something even cheaper if you don't needs these features.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $288.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B150 PC Mate ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $88.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $77.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $454.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-09 11:02 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time self build PC"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

The build is good however I would suggest getting a higher quality PSU - either the SeaSonic M12II 520 or XFX XFX TS.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1000 Build with 1080p monitor and windows"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

The deadline was 29th July.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1000 Build with 1080p monitor and windows"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

It's the same price as per my build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build PC (my late rites of passage)"

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

If you're not planning to OC the CPU then the aftermarket cooler won't be required. The i5-6500 comes with an Intel stock fan which is enough. Like you mentioned you can get a cheaper Motherboard. I went with the B150 PC Mate since it has features like M.2, USB 3.1 & 3.0 slots. I changed the RAM as well since generally only Z170 Motherboards will support faster RAM (over 2133mhz).

In regards to the SSD, I just want to point out that the 850 EVO is a premium SSD. It's more expensive because of it's speed and quality while also coming with a 5 year warranty. You probably won't notice the difference too much if you get a cheaper alternative like A-DATA or PNY which are still good but just not as fast. It's up to you on the size you want. Usually you want an OS installed and games that have frequent loading times - that's when you notice the difference. 240GB will allow room for your OS and 3-4 AAA title games.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor €202.37 @ Mindfactory
Motherboard MSI B150 PC Mate ATX LGA1151 Motherboard €87.49 @ Amazon Deutschland
Memory G.Skill NT Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory €75.23 @ Mindfactory
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive €96.90 @ Mindfactory
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive €135.83 @ Mindfactory
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card €458.53 @ Mindfactory
Case Fractal Design Define R5 (Titanium) ATX Mid Tower Case €105.89 @ Amazon Deutschland
Power Supply Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply €86.94 @ Mindfactory
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter €30.48 @ Amazon Deutschland
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total €1279.66
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-09 13:31 CEST+0200

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1000 Build with 1080p monitor and windows"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

There is a marginal difference between the performance of the i5-6600 and 6500. Best bang for your buck will be the 6500. Either get 8GB or 16GB with RAM. Added higher quality PSU. An extra $37 will get you an SSD for your OS for faster loading times. If it's too much over your budget you can always get it afterwards. Not sure why you want WIN8 as well?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $198.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H110N Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $74.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $32.98 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.33 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB ARMOR OC Video Card $279.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Thermaltake Core V1 Snow Edition Mini ITX Tower Case $49.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.48 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor BenQ GW2760HS 27.0" 60Hz Monitor $169.00 @ B&H
Speakers Logitech Z313 25W 2.1ch Speakers $31.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1048.51
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1038.51
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-09 05:00 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First gaming PC - U.S."

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't manage to get back to you ealier but note the below. An aftermarket cooler isn't needed. Skylake is pretty power efficient so it runs cooler and with the fans on the original build you will be more than fine.

The Seasonic PSU I included in the original build is more than enough. Seasonic are a reliable brand when it comes to PSU's. The recommended watt by Nvidia is 400w so you could save money by going for a cheaper one.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First gaming PC - U.S."

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I did consider that one at first however the yellow parts put me off. How about this Thermaltake?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First gaming PC - U.S."

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $198.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte G1.Sniper B7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $83.99 @ NCIX US
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $32.98 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $58.97 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.33 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB ARMOR OC Video Card $279.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case BitFenix Neos White/Purple ATX Mid Tower Case $57.59 @ B&H
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.48 @ NCIX US
Case Fan Corsair Air Series Purple 2 pack 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $17.27 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair SP120 57.2 CFM 120mm Fan $12.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $854.58
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-08 05:44 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build PC (my late rites of passage)"

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Another option to the cooler is the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3. Although the Noctua is great, I don't really like the color scheme. The be quiet cooler looks amazing and offers the same tempts but also quieter (as the name suggests!) - it's slightly more expensive though.

Went with a low profile RAM and black to keep with the color scheme. In regards to the wifi, having an adaptor is fine. I have the same the motherboard and adaptor which works great. It's cheaper but has all you want (multiple usb ports including 3.1, M.2 slot, SLI/CF, etc).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor €238.21 @ Amazon Deutschland
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler €76.99 @ Aquatuning
Motherboard MSI Z170A SLI PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard €131.99 @ Amazon Deutschland
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory €85.84 @ Mindfactory
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive €99.27 @ Mindfactory
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive €135.83 @ Mindfactory
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card €458.59 @ Amazon Deutschland
Case Fractal Design Define R5 (Titanium) ATX Mid Tower Case €105.89 @ Amazon Deutschland
Power Supply Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply €86.94 @ Mindfactory
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter €30.48 @ Amazon Deutschland
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total €1450.03
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-08 10:38 CEST+0200

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build PC (my late rites of passage)"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

You can still see improvements on the i7 albeit less. I think the small investment in faster RAM is worth the extra couple of fps. I think we will have to agree to disagree here :P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build PC (my late rites of passage)"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Another source. This is a good read as well.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build PC (my late rites of passage)"

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

With Titan X. Memory speed does make a difference :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build PC (my late rites of passage)"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

They're using a dGPU otherwise they wouldn't be getting those FPS on the tested games. It's just Digital Foundry never list the parts.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build PC (my late rites of passage)"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Agree with the motherboard comment however the RAM statement isn't true. With Skylake, you'll gain 5-10fps with faster RAM (Source).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What are your opinions on trumps wall?"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Quotes from him "My stance is we’re going to build a wall, and Mexico’s going to pay for the wall. It’s very simple"

Apparently this wall would cost an approx. $8Billion. How did he get Mexico to agree to pay all of this? This sounds like BS and a very bad idea.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need PC Build **<650**"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, with less demanding games like rocket league, csgo, and overwatch. With more demanding games you will have to reduce the settings to medium/low for 60fps.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need PC Build **<650**"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

This covers all your requirements. The monitor doesn't have HDMI but has DVI so it will work with the GPU. There is no quality difference.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $110.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock H110M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $32.98 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $38.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.33 @ OutletPC
Video Card *PowerColor Radeon RX 460 2GB Red Dragon Video Card $111.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor LG 20M37D-B 19.5" 60Hz Monitor $60.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $667.01
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $647.01
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-06 06:48 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build for a friend, how did I do?"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

If his gaming mostly, the 6700k is more than enough. He'll need 16GB RAM, added SSD, 7200RPM HDD, and higher quality PSU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $324.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $94.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $138.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $74.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $157.79 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $93.49 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $449.94 @ NCIX US
Case Fractal Design Define R5 Blackout Edition w/ Window ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.88 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $29.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1687.71
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1657.71
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-05 11:43 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Compatibility issue"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

You'll be fine. When you use the M.2 slot, the two SATA ports won't be usable. Just use the others.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Good build for a first time builder?"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

http://hwbench.com/vgas/radeon-rx-470-vs-geforce-gtx-950. An RX 460 would be fine for those games as well but in case you want to play more demanding games, I went for the 470. If you recon you don't need it, you can swap it for the 460 and add back your case.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $147.98 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard ASRock H110M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $39.98 @ NCIX
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $44.99 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.75 @ Vuugo
Video Card *Sapphire Radeon RX 470 4GB Video Card $259.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $55.37 @ DirectCanada
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $115.90 @ DirectCanada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $798.95
Mail-in rebates -$25.00
Total $773.95
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-05 09:55 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "can someone help me with my build"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you need peripherals?

PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/list/ndVjZ8) / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $324.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $129.89 @ OutletPC
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $6.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $147.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $82.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $157.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $90.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card (2-Way SLI) $719.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card (2-Way SLI) $719.88 @ OutletPC
Case Thermaltake Core P3 ATX Mid Tower Case $131.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair RMx 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Full 32/64-bit $199.99 @ B&H
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan $17.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan $17.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan $17.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2886.88
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $2866.88
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-05 07:02 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New PC under £1300, how to improve?"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

There you go. A few things to point out: Gaming wise, i7 is only slightly better than an i5-6500. You will only really only notice a difference in tasks that require more hyper threading like video editing or streaming. I changed the RAM since only Z170 motherboard support higher than 2133/2400mhz.

With the optical drive, couldn't you just buy windows on a USB and install that way? You don't need to buy one just to install Windows. You can buy any cheap one if you need to anyway - just look out for the reviews :)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $294.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI B150M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $79.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $63.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $156.73 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card $429.00 @ Amazon
Case Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5 ATX Mid Tower Case $119.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.49 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1314.06
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1304.06
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-02 13:16 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New PC under £1300, how to improve?"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're going to overclock, you don't need a Z motherboard. You also don't need a K processor and a CPU cooler. The locked CPU will come with a stock cooler. You can also get a lower watt PSU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for some advice on this build"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I assume this reply to me was by mistake.

Edit: Nevermind, I've just seen it. I didn't realise OP had it on his build. I originally just edited part of his build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for some advice on this build"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

The FX-8350 is a 4 year old platform which is pretty much dead and so it the AM3+ chipset. Any intel i5 will crush it. Below is a better build. While I left them in there, you don't need all those fans - I assume it's there for aesthetics. This build doesn't allow for overclocking so it will run cooler.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $198.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H110M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $53.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $61.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $58.98 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB SC GAMING Video Card $259.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.49 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive LG GH24NSC0B DVD/CD Writer $13.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN881ND PCI-Express x1 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $17.08 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan $5.99 @ NCIX US
Case Fan Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan $5.99 @ NCIX US
Fan Controller Kingwin FPX-001 Fan Controller $13.88 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Cooler Master OCTANE Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.99 @ Newegg
Speakers Logitech S120 2.3W 2ch Speakers $11.98 @ NCIX US
Other Monitor off ebay $60.00
Other Overwatch $40.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1003.09
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $983.09
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-02 11:48 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New PC under £1300, how to improve?"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

That build is good as well. Unless you need the extra features offered by the Asus Z170A, the SLI PLUS is a solid motherboard that's cheaper. I have it and it's been great. Comparison.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New PC under £1300, how to improve?"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

£27 over but managed to get a GTX 1070. Swap to the GTX 1060 if you cannot go over.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor £293.88 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler £28.98 @ Ebuyer
Motherboard MSI Z170A SLI PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £104.72 @ Amazon UK
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £74.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage PNY CS1311 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £104.73 @ BT Shop
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £42.79 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card £416.28 @ Aria PC
Case Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5 ATX Mid Tower Case £129.95 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £79.99 @ Amazon UK
Optical Drive LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer £51.60 @ CCL Computers
Monitor BenQ XL2420T 24.0" 120Hz Monitor -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1327.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-02 15:11 BST+0100

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AUD $1500 Core i5 6600k + GTX 1060 Black and White build"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

550W is enough for that build. Seasonic PSU is higher quality. Other than that, it's a nice build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $329.00 @ Centre Com
CPU Cooler Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler $55.00 @ CPL Online
Motherboard MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $239.00 @ IJK
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $139.00 @ CPL Online
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $98.00 @ CPL Online
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Dual Video Card $455.00 @ Umart
Case Cooler Master MasterBox 5 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.00 @ CPL Online
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $122.00 @ CPL Online
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1536.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-02 22:51 AEST+1000

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC Build"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't need an optical nowadays - you can download everything online. You can buy Windows 10 in a USB format. Plug it in and once you boot up go into your PC's BIOS then select "boot from USB". Follow the instructions and install on your SSD. You will need to download the drivers (audio, LAN, CPU drivers etc) for your motherboard on their website to get everything working. If you have another PC, you can download them into a USB and install on your new PC. Once you have everything running, remember to go back into the BIOS and select "boot from SSD".

Comment reply on Forum Topic "£650 Gaming PC"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah

Comment reply on Forum Topic "£650 Gaming PC"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

GTX 970 or the more expensive GTX 1060. The former is older architecture at roughly the same price while the later is newer but more expensive. Personally I'd recommend the RX 480 as it's the sweat spot for 1080p@60hz.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "£650 Gaming PC"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

All AAA games at 1080p 60hz.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "£650 Gaming PC"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

A few quid over but that's due to the 240GB SSD. If you can't go over it, you can reduce the size to the 120GB version which is £35.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor £181.90 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard ASRock H110M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £49.33 @ More Computers
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £25.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £55.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £41.99 @ Novatech
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 480 4GB NITRO+ 4G Video Card £198.99 @ Ebuyer
Case Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case £31.98 @ Ebuyer
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £70.97 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £657.14
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-01 16:50 BST+0100

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