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New to pc building

Discussion in Hardware Hangout started by [pF] LuciD, Aug 24, 2016

  1. May 31, 2012

    Friend put this together for me. Was wondering if some of you tech savy folk have to say. On a bit of a budget so I was wondering if there were some parts I can dull down.
  2. Dec 30, 2006
    How much do you need to chop off?
  3. Jan 21, 2011
    Get a cheaper Mobo or go AMD
  4. May 31, 2012
    Gonna be over 1,000 with the monitor and OS and keyboard. Hoping I could cut off around 50-100.
    Post Merged, Aug 24, 2016
    How's that? Changed it based on the max ram and slots.
    [pF] LuciD, Aug 24, 2016 Last edited by [pF] LuciD, Aug 24, 2016
  5. Dec 30, 2006
    I would say get the non "k" SKU of the CPU. Unless overclocking is something you really need/want.
  6. Jan 21, 2011
  7. May 31, 2012
  8. May 31, 2012
    Huge thanks to both of you!
  9. Jul 8, 2012
    Only thing I would argue against is the 212. It's a good cooler, but unless you put it on first like a smart person it's a total bitch to try and fit into most cases. I spent way more time than I'd like trying to get that god damn thing to work.
  10. Mar 8, 2011
    Not a bad budget build, I would of gone with a I5-4690k and maybe a R9 270x, one of the best budget gpus on the market. also the extra 2gb of ddr5 will prove a whole lot and its only 15 bucks more. in the end it comes down to what you plan on using the pc for. if I was you I would switch out the GPU.
  11. Mar 31, 2010
    It's been years since Intel chips can't overclock for shit. Whether you have the "K" model or not, you'll be lucky to overclock 100mhz without stressing your PC out (and this, with a water cooler). Forget the "K" models, don't pay Intel more than they need for a lie they're trying to sell. (THIS IS UNLESS IT'S VERY CLOSE IN PRICE TO NON "K" MODELS).

    Also, I would get GeForce 1060 instead of GeForce 960.. For ~$100 more you'll get a card that's even stronger than a GeForce 980Ti (according to @Brett - who knows PC stuff way more than anyone I know). I really, really, really, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY recommend you to get the 1060 over the 960. Otherwise you'll be throwing money in the garbage (in my opinion).
    Conker, Aug 25, 2016 Last edited by Conker, Aug 25, 2016
  12. Jul 8, 2012
    I concur. Go with a current gen card.
  13. Mar 31, 2010
    You "conker"? hur hur hur
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    • Mar 8, 2011
      I would also stay clear of the EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W. , piss poor reviews and a lot hate them. V300 Series 60GB is really small and you will regret it in the future, get something atleast 128gb. the 960 2Gb is still a great card (and the card he has chosen is for a great deal), it wouldn't hurt to try and see if he can bag an RX 480 4Gb, or a 1060 3Gb. All he needs is $20 more.
    • Dec 6, 2011
      Your friend worries me.

      That CPU and GPU are old news, 6600k is updated version of 4690k, same with GPU, your main selection should only be RX480 (only 4GB version)/1060 (only 6GB version)/1070/1080

      I highly suggest this, I simply replaced parts since I don't know your budget:
      PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/YXzNcc
      Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/YXzNcc/by_merchant/

      CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($204.99 @ Newegg) (-$8 if bought w/ selected mobo, otherwise buy from OutletPC for $198)
      CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.88 @ OutletPC)
      Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B150M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($63.98 @ Newegg)
      Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
      Storage: A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($37.99 @ Newegg)
      Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.49 @ OutletPC)
      Case: NZXT H440 (Blue/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
      Power Supply: Corsair RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
      Other: GTX 1060 3GB Version ($199.00)
      Total: $674.31
      Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
      Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-25 18:54 EDT-0400

      $634.31 after $40 MIR from CPU cooler, PSU and Mobo

      HIGHLY suggest waiting for GTX 1060 3GB version to release ($199 MSRP) OR, wait for RX480 4GB version to drop back to $199 MSRP OR (RECOMMENDED) buy GTX 1060 6GB for extremely necessary futureproofing @ $249 MSRP, the price per performance is uncanny, and delicious VRAM mmm

      RX480 vs your selected 960: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1744?vs=1749
      GTX 1060 6GB vs your selected 960: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1744?vs=1771

      Replaced CPU with 6500 seeing as you don't seem to need the overclocking (but it's still there on the non-K 6500 believe it or not), replaced mobo with cheaper one that still has upgradeability (6 SATA slots, 4 ram slots), upgraded from 60GB ssd to 120GB ssd and saved like $10 (what?), didn't touch HDD but double check it before buying), assuming you own the NZXT case, PSU is a no brainer, 10 year warranty + cheaper.
      • Winner Winner x 1
        Brett, Aug 25, 2016 Last edited by Brett, Aug 25, 2016
      • May 31, 2012
        Finally built the thing, one problem though. Turns on, then turns off, then on, then off and so on. Any suggestions?