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Gaming PC build I'd like to piece together in next 4-6 months


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#1 chalup

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 12:49 PM

always been an avid gamer, put this together online recently. Was wondering if it looks ok, if I could save money anywhere? Will be used for only gaming and maybe video editing.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: *AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor  ($159.88 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: *Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($24.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: *MSI 970 GAMING ATX AM3+ Motherboard  ($89.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: *Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($41.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: *Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($60.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: *MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card  ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Case: *Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($55.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: *EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: *Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer  ($16.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $797.48
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-27 13:46 EDT-0400



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#2 Drillingmachine

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 03:28 PM

GPU to RX 480 custom.

 

Better PSU http://pcpartpicker.com/product/N6X2FT/evga-power-supply-220gs0550v1

 

Other parts look good, perhaps bigger SSD though?


Edited by Drillingmachine, 27 July 2016 - 03:29 PM.


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Posted 27 July 2016 - 07:32 PM

Better processor http://pcpartpicker.com/product/pGrG3C/amd-cpu-fd9590fhhkwof
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Posted 28 July 2016 - 12:20 PM

 

The motherboard he chose doesn't support that. If he did try to use it anyways, there is a chance it would literally catch his system on fire. The only board still manufactured that supports it is the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 R5.

 

 

 

I 2nd this. 

 

 if I could save money anywhere?

 

This might seem weird, but switching to a Intel i5-6500 for 200$. It'd also perform better. I know what you're thinking, "whhhattt how is it costing more saving me money?!?!?".

Well, Intel boards are cheaper since the CPU has a lower power draw, and because the CPU runs so cool it doesn't need a aftermarket CPU cooler like the FX chip does. 

 

Also you didn't include the price of the RAM with the build for some reason..... seriously go check. 

 

If we compare the changes made-

 

 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($47.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  ($29.99 @ Adorama) 
Case: *Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($55.98 @ Newegg) 
Optical Drive: *Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer  ($16.88 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $732.78
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-28 13:15 EDT-0400

 

 
CPU: *AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor  ($161.98 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: *MSI 970 GAMING ATX AM3+ Motherboard  ($77.98 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: *MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card  ($274.00 @ B&H) 
Case: *Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($55.98 @ Newegg) 
Optical Drive: *Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer  ($16.88 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $823.17
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-28 13:18 EDT-0400

 

Not only is the reconfigured system stronger, but also almost a whole 100$ cheaper to. 

The problem being that RX 480's aren't in stock right now, but if when you go to build it in a few months they certainly would be. 


Edited by SEANIA, 28 July 2016 - 12:22 PM.

99% of the time, I edit for type-o's and grammar. I'll note it if that's not the case. 

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 12:54 PM

This might seem weird, but switching to a Intel i5-6500 for 200$. It'd also perform better. I know what you're thinking, "whhhattt how is it costing more saving me money?!?!?". Well, Intel boards are cheaper since the CPU has a lower power draw, and because the CPU runs so cool it doesn't need a aftermarket CPU cooler like the FX chip does.


With Intel stock "cooler" CPU is almost guaranteed to work at least 80 degrees celcius under full load.

So aftermarket cooler is a must for Intel system too unless want to "enjoy" huge temps. So corrected Intel price with CoolerMaster cooler is $757.67. Also Intel motherboard is very low end one.

Made some adjustments for AMD setup:PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($134.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: *Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($70.88 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($32.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: *Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($41.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: *Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon RX 480 4GB Video Card ($200.00)
Case: *Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($72.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: *Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $715.46
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-28 13:53 EDT-0400

And now AMD setup is again cheaper.

Edited by Drillingmachine, 28 July 2016 - 12:54 PM.


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Posted 28 July 2016 - 01:11 PM

With Intel stock "cooler" CPU is almost guaranteed to work at least 80 degrees celcius under full load.

 

That use to be be the case with the 4th generation chips. That changed with 6th gen though. 

 

If you look around the highest anyone is reaching with the i5-6500 on the stock cooler is 65°. You also can't go by synthetic loads for temperature results. My i5 is @ 4.3Ghz, and using a 212 EVO for synthetic loads it overheats and has to do a emergency shutdown. However in GTAV, that pegs it 90%-100% the entire as it bottle necks my GPUs and I run at a uncapped frame rate (I race), it only ever gets to the low 70's. So in real world use it's actuality lower then 65°C. 

 

Point is. 80°C on a Intel stock cooler is not something that happens anymore, and you're more then fine using one if you're not overclocking. 

 

*EDIT* you also replaced the FX 8350 with the cheaper FX 8320. I mean, we could do this all day putting in lower priced CPUs. Could point to a i5-6400. 

 

*EDIT 2* here is the benchmark showing the unlocked variant, at stock speeds, on the stock cooler, hovers a little below 55°C

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/skylake-intel-core-i7-6700k-core-i5-6600k,4252-11.html


Edited by SEANIA, 28 July 2016 - 01:18 PM.

99% of the time, I edit for type-o's and grammar. I'll note it if that's not the case. 

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I do a lot of spacing for readability. Let me know if that makes my posts seem to big. 


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Posted 28 July 2016 - 02:03 PM

 

With Intel stock "cooler" CPU is almost guaranteed to work at least 80 degrees celcius under full load.

 
That use to be be the case with the 4th generation chips. That changed with 6th gen though. 
 
If you look around the highest anyone is reaching with the i5-6500 on the stock cooler is 65°. You also can't go by synthetic loads for temperature results. My i5 is @ 4.3Ghz, and using a 212 EVO for synthetic loads it overheats and has to do a emergency shutdown. However in GTAV, that pegs it 90%-100% the entire as it bottle necks my GPUs and I run at a uncapped frame rate (I race), it only ever gets to the low 70's. So in real world use it's actuality lower then 65°C. 
 
Point is. 80°C on a Intel stock cooler is not something that happens anymore, and you're more then fine using one if you're not overclocking.

 


OK, let's try google, first result: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-3135354/6500-stock-cooler-temps.html

That might be BS of course but...
 

*EDIT* you also replaced the FX 8350 with the cheaper FX 8320. I mean, we could do this all day putting in lower priced CPUs. Could point to a i5-6400.


 FX-8320 can easily overclock to match FX-8350 (just adjust CPU multiplier, FX-8350 = FX-8320 with different default multiplier), but i5-6400 cannot match i5-6500, because locked multiplier. So switching to FX-8320 does only lower price but switching to i5-6400 lowers performance.
 

*EDIT 2* here is the benchmark showing the unlocked variant, at stock speeds, on the stock cooler, hovers a little below 55°C
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/skylake-intel-core-i7-6700k-core-i5-6600k,4252-11.html


Due to reader feedback, we reverted back to our reference air CPU cooler

 

 

There is no stock cooler for 6600K or 6700K.
 



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Posted 28 July 2016 - 02:34 PM

Might be good idea to read topic better:
 

Gaming PC build I'd like to piece together in next 4-6 months

 

Prices and available parts change many times in 4 months so get back after 4 months or so.






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