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Recently built this, Want opinions.

kazini
  • 52 months ago

This is a pc I built for my fiancée for streaming games. I Got a good deal on an older i7 and 32 gigs of ram.

Yes I know I should have gotten a better Psu Yes I know the ssd is garbage Yes I know The case is Garbage as well.
I Got the Case,mobo,cpu,wifi card, and ram for $300 used off of someone who never oc'ed or anything and never put the system under full load minus a few benchmarks im pretty sure.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For $80.00
Motherboard ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard Purchased For $80.00
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Purchased For $80.00
Storage Corsair Force LS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $48.98
Storage Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $66.97
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 380 4GB Video Card Purchased For $199.99
Case Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $30.00
Power Supply Corsair RM 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $109.99
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Full - USB (32/64-bit) Purchased For $189.99
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter Purchased For $30.00
Keyboard AZIO MGK1-K Wired Gaming Keyboard Purchased For $84.98
Other Blue Yeti Blackout Microphone $108.88
Other Logitech C920 Webcam $68.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1178.71
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-30 13:41 EST-0500

My Question is do you think this was an alright build or should I have dove into a skylake build for a few hundred more at this point with an i5 maybe something like this.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $254.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $30.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $204.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $77.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $64.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Noctis 450 ATX Mid Tower Case $121.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA P2 850W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $139.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $99.98 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1070.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-30 13:45 EST-0500

As a foot note, I want to eventually build a brand new build and take this old build for somebody who doesn't do as much heavy duty gaming just light stuff, so no big deal either way just wanted some opinions.

Comments

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

well, no need for 16g ram , 8 is more than enough for extreme gaming with 2 monitors ,2nd thing mother board better get M5 for 150 $ not much change, change the hard disk to blue edition you got black here and no need for black ,last change the Ps from this one to the gold one . the 2nd build you could save a lot of money sry for bad English

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

I Like 16 because sometimes 8 gb of system ram is not enough for some higher end modpacks or high res texture packs in minecraft which she actually plays quite a bit of. so I figure if I can get 16Gb cheap enough then i'd rather be safe than sorry. And I meant to put the g2 on their instead of the P2 platinum one lol.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

oh well, minicraft keep this 16g XD

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

xD, not only that but multi tasking I was considering dropping in on an i7 6700k and overclocking it

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

The second build doesn't include the costs of the r9 380 GPU.

The second build is a lot better though and will most likely have an upgrade path in future.

What are you needing the 850W power supply for? seems overkill with a single card especially a r9 380

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

already bought the 380, I would like to be able to upgrade her rig down the road and go with a bigger gpu and such, or upgrade to a closed loop liquid cooler, also oc'ing I wanted a buffer as far as power goes.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

750W should be plenty for any single card setup and has overclocking head room

Highly recommend this: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g20750xr

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