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.
Terraria, Stardew Valley, Torchlight 2, Life is Strange, Titan Quest. Barring LiS, these games should give you over 30+ hours easily.
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.
Better CPU, GPU, went with 1 x 8GB in case you want to add another 8 GB stick in down the line.
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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.
Any questions, ask away.
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.
The AMD FX-8350 is an outdated architecture that's 4 years old.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.
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.
Looks great although I'd be wary of that WIN10 Key.
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.
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.
If you can afford the extra, yes.
Yes, theres Kaby Lake which I believe has just released.
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.
The build is good however I would suggest getting a higher quality PSU - either the SeaSonic M12II 520 or XFX XFX TS.
The deadline was 29th July.
It's the same price as per my build.
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.
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?
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.
I did consider that one at first however the yellow parts put me off. How about this Thermaltake?
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).
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
Another source. This is a good read as well.
With Titan X. Memory speed does make a difference :)
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.
Agree with the motherboard comment however the RAM statement isn't true. With Skylake, you'll gain 5-10fps with faster RAM (Source).
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.
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.
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.
If his gaming mostly, the 6700k is more than enough. He'll need 16GB RAM, added SSD, 7200RPM HDD, and higher quality PSU.
You'll be fine. When you use the M.2 slot, the two SATA ports won't be usable. Just use the others.
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.
Do you need peripherals?
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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 :)
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.
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.
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.
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.
£27 over but managed to get a GTX 1070. Swap to the GTX 1060 if you cannot go over.
550W is enough for that build. Seasonic PSU is higher quality. Other than that, it's a nice build.
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".
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.
All AAA games at 1080p 60hz.
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.