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Posted 04 March 2017 - 02:14 AM
Posted 04 March 2017 - 07:23 PM
Posted 05 March 2017 - 06:32 AM
That is a lot of money for merely a base 7700 (not overclockable, a few less hundred MHz than 7700K) and such a low range video card. (video card is so low performing in games, I don't see why they bother to include one at all, as a 7700K and the right mainboard gives access to more than adequate integrated video for a desktop, and low /mid-res gaming on most 3-4 year old games at least.... (Perhaps if they were including some full install of Office 2016 Pro that might account for the $500 'too high' in price, I might understand)
I will leave out a GPU of the following build, you decide if having it is needed...
$49 Corsair 100R case
$56 Corsair CX600 PSU
$165 Asus Z270A Prime
$89 Noctua DH15 (it does fit in the Corsair100R case with about 5 mm to spare!)
$108 16GB GSkill Ripjaws DDR4/3000 (you might opt for more if planning heavy workloads editing/rendering)
$250 500 GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVME
The above totals a tad over $1050, but you can save $100 or so by stepping down to the 7600K if needed, and, you can knock off $100 from storage by opting for an 850 EVO instead instead of the M.2 drive.....; be sure to allocate $92 for Win10 Home, unless running MInt18 for free, of course!. If you need an optical drive, pick one up off of Amazon for $30 or so....
(I have pretty much the same rig as above, but with 32 GB of RAM; my cpu runs at 23C while surfing and watching youtube, and, at only 59C under stress-testing with cpuburn and stresstest from within Linux. Win10 Pro is on order!)
Good luck whichever rig you choose....
(The Dell you chose would likelly work 'fine' work, it just seems under-equipped at that cost, IMO, but, that is typical of today's store-boughts; you could certainly assemble faster for less money)
Asus Z270A Prime/7700K/32 GB DDR4-3200/GTX1060
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