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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Black Beauty lol First Build you guys haha its an overkill HAHAHA PC MASTER RACEEEE !!!!!"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

If I were a millionaire... hell yeah, I would build this.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Black Beauty lol First Build you guys haha its an overkill HAHAHA PC MASTER RACEEEE !!!!!"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Benchmarks

GPU: Absolute Overkill CPU: Absolute Overkill Everything Else: Absolute Overkill

It's a server-based PC, funnily enough. But it just so happens it can be used for gaming.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Black Beauty lol First Build you guys haha its an overkill HAHAHA PC MASTER RACEEEE !!!!!"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

This makes a lot of PCs look weak. This is the definition of unnecessary and overkill xD

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Trying to help a friend but haven't built a computer yet."

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Scythe FUMA 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $119.99 @ B&H
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $93.99 @ Jet
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $94.75 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Turbo Video Card $251.99 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus MG278Q 27.0" 144Hz Monitor $349.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1428.44
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1388.44
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-29 22:34 EST-0500

I know your friend said that he wouldn't budge on the monitor, but I found a monitor that is better and cheaper. Same size, but 144Ghz and 1ms response time. The NEX PSU is an outdated PSU and overpriced. Swapped that out for a much better one. I took out the peripherals because those are the things you get last for a PC. Just use a basic mouse and keyboard until you get the money to get them. I got you a much better CPU cooler, so you have room to overclock.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build, need opinions"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

SSD's are great. But I don't think an M.2 256gb is worth 250 USD. I can get a 250gb SSD SATA for 90$ and 5tb HDD for 200$. It's not a matter of disliking the M.2, but a matter of saving money. Yes, the M.2 is faster, but you're only going to use an SSD mainly for boot times. If you're constantly transferring big files over, then yeah, an M.2 would be for you. But if you're gaming, you should save your money on something else unless you have money to spare.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build need opinions"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem, mate! Here to help! :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build, need opinions"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You could, if you had the extra 200$. I would rather save some money and gain some mass storage by getting 5tb. That's just me, I think it's a better solution.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Black Beauty lol First Build you guys haha its an overkill HAHAHA PC MASTER RACEEEE !!!!!"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Overkill? I don't think so, but it's a good build.

This build right here is downright overkill, lol

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E5-2699 V4 2.2GHz 22-Core OEM/Tray Processor $4694.20 @ Amazon
CPU Intel Xeon E5-2699 V4 2.2GHz 22-Core OEM/Tray Processor $4694.20 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $69.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $69.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Asus Z10PE-D8 WS SSI EEB Dual-CPU LGA2011-3 Motherboard $539.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory $700.19 @ Jet
Memory Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory $700.19 @ Jet
Memory Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory $700.19 @ Jet
Memory Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory $700.19 @ Jet
Memory Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory $700.19 @ Jet
Memory Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory $700.19 @ Jet
Memory Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory $700.19 @ Jet
Memory Crucial 64GB (1 x 64GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory $700.19 @ Jet
Storage Intel DC P3608 4TB PCI-E Solid State Drive $7999.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 4TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $1374.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 4TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $1374.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 4TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $1374.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Enterprise Capacity 10TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $523.81 @ Jet
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X 12GB Video Card (4-Way SLI) $1510.32 @ Amazon
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X 12GB Video Card (4-Way SLI) $1510.32 @ Amazon
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X 12GB Video Card (4-Way SLI) $1510.32 @ Amazon
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X 12GB Video Card (4-Way SLI) $1510.32 @ Amazon
Power Supply Super Flower Leadex 2000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply -
Optical Drive Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $119.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $98.99 @ My Choice Software
Software Microsoft Office Home and Student 2016 Software $119.00 @ Amazon
Software Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 Software $79.95 @ B&H
Software Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium (1 Year Subscription) Software $29.99 @ Newegg
Sound Card Asus Essence STX II 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card $232.95 @ Jet
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-3000 PWM 158.5 CFM 140mm Fan $32.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-3000 PWM 158.5 CFM 140mm Fan $32.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-3000 PWM 158.5 CFM 140mm Fan $32.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-3000 PWM 158.5 CFM 140mm Fan $32.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-3000 PWM 158.5 CFM 140mm Fan $32.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-3000 PWM 158.5 CFM 140mm Fan $32.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-3000 PWM 158.5 CFM 140mm Fan $32.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-3000 PWM 158.5 CFM 140mm Fan $32.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer Predator X34 34.0" 3440x1440 100Hz Monitor $1199.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer Predator X34 34.0" 3440x1440 100Hz Monitor $1199.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer Predator X34 34.0" 3440x1440 100Hz Monitor $1199.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Razer BlackWidow Chroma Wired Gaming Keyboard $119.99 @ B&H
Mouse Asus ROG Spatha Wireless Laser Mouse $149.99 @ B&H
Headphones Superlux HD681 Headphones $27.99 @ Amazon
External Storage Seagate Expansion 4TB External Hard Drive $99.99 @ B&H
Other Supermicro Superchassis Cse-732D4-903B 900W Mid-Tower Sever Chassis $225.49 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $39527.17
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-29 22:14 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build, need opinions"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I know that, but I feel an M.2 is entirely unnecessary. A standard SSD will do everything you need at fast speeds. I would rather get 5 terrabytes of total storage rather than 256gb of an SSD that is only used for bootup and load times.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "first time build"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

better yet, get the Scythe FUMA. Extreme cooling performance for the price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build, need opinions"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a fairly solid build. Though, I would personally get a 5 TB HDD instead of an M.2 SSD.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "General music thead."

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

For me? Metal for days. Metallica, Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Children of Bodom, Sabaton... the list goes on. Metallica and Iron Maiden are probably my two favourites.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build need opinions"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler From my research, it's probably the best Air Cooled Cooler out there for what it costs Scythe FUMA 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $115.98 @ Newegg
Memory It's better to utilize dual channel anyway, plus, if one stick fails, you still have another. Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $47.98 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $77.95 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $34.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Opted for a cheaper 1070. Still extremely powerful. Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Series Video Card $369.99 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $98.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply The NEX is bad. Using outdated technology. Swapped out that for this Corsair here. Corsair RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $46.89 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Cooler Master Devastator II Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $28.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1226.72
Mail-in rebates -$65.00
Total $1161.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-29 21:54 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Doctor, what's the prognosis? OR Potential issues?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

You didn't do too bad, actually. I would've personally bought a PCI-E SSD rather than an M.2. Other than that, it's fairly decent, though I can't say for sure for the CPU cooler. I don't like water cooling and I don't know much about it. I feel as if you spent a little too much on the motherboard, though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build, give me every criticism you have!"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want your build to last awhile, then get a larger HDD. Storage will pile up over time, so might as well prepare for it now.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "High end gaming and workstation"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Windows 10 is better.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Worth or not?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

In the parts list I suggested. Your build won't fair as well.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$800 Gaming Pc"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $104.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler ARCTIC Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $18.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI B150M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $65.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $53.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $94.75 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 480 4GB GAMING X Video Card $179.99 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $56.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.51 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $84.58 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $803.55
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $763.55
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-29 12:38 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget Build"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $104.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Asus H110M-E/M.2 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $36.98 @ Newegg
Memory Team Elite Plus 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $40.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Video Card $109.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $46.97 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $485.79
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $455.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-29 12:15 EST-0500

About 25$ more, but much better performance.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions Wanted Please"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You've got a be quiet! Case fans and PSU. Might as well get the Dark Rock Pro 3. Though, if you really want cooling performance, then get the Scythe Fuma. Though I would personally recommend getting an ATX motherboard instead of a microATX. You get more space to work with, and typically more features.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Worth or not?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on the titles. Games like XCOM 2, Stellaris, and Battlefield 1 can easily run on this system.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Worth or not?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

If you just play LoL, then you'll be just fine. This system is waaaaaay more than enough to run it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1st time Builder"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Scythe Fuma and 16gb. 16gb is way more than enough for your needs.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "is my list good?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Right. I would ditch the cooler. A locked processor has no need for a cooler, it has a stock one. Get an 13-6100, instead. Save yourself nearly 100$

Comment reply on Forum Topic "is my list good?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

You could probably get a cheaper PSU, but that one is fine enough. I would recommend, not required, that you get a 120gb SSD and install your OS into. That would drastically reduce boot up times.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Worth or not?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $190.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI B150 Gaming M3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $90.98 @ Newegg
Memory Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $71.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $41.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Windforce OC Video Card $199.99 @ B&H
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.51 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $699.34
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-29 11:26 EST-0500

Don't get AMD. They're outdated. They use outdated Motherboards using the outdated DDR3. Intel is the way to go until AMD comes out with their new chipset. I removed the CPU cooler because locked processors come with a stock cooler, which do good enough. You can always get a CPU cooler later if you want to keep temperatures under control better.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1st time Builder"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Motherboards often come with the hardware necessary for sound. A soundcard is more of a peripheral than a necessity. So, yes. You should be able to use the speakers.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "please roast my first build's parts list"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You can't SLI 1060s. Nvidia only supports SLI for the 1070 and 1080.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A console peasant converting to pc master race. I'm looking for 1440p/60fps on high to ultra detail"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Scythe FUMA 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard MSI Z170A SLI PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $132.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $93.99 @ Jet
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $72.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $429.99 @ Jet
Case Corsair SPEC-03 Red ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair RM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1214.80
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $1169.80
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-29 00:26 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I'm Going To Pull The Trigger In A Few Minutes! $800 Full Gaming Setup Build (Including OS, OD, KBM, Monitor, PC) Need Last Minute Recommendations!"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Its only going to bottleneck on both GPU and CPU intensive games, like GTA V. Battlefield 1 will have no issues.

But it is an i3. Powerful as is, it's only a dual core. Meaning it won't perform as well on CPU based games. Like XCOM 2 or Stellaris (end game).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I'm Going To Pull The Trigger In A Few Minutes! $800 Full Gaming Setup Build (Including OS, OD, KBM, Monitor, PC) Need Last Minute Recommendations!"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. The 1060 is a very powerful card, and the I3-6100 is a great budget CPU. But it's simply not fast enough to keep up with the GPU. The GPU has to slow down so the CPU can finish processing its queue. So, the 1060 won't be at its full potential. It's better to get a 1050ti. It's a very powerful budget card. Combined with the i3-6100, it can run Battlefield 1 on ultra setting 1080p at around 70 FPS.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I'm Going To Pull The Trigger In A Few Minutes! $800 Full Gaming Setup Build (Including OS, OD, KBM, Monitor, PC) Need Last Minute Recommendations!"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You can either go with this build, which is more expensive, but more capable. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $190.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI B150M BAZOOKA Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $55.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $57.45 @ Jet
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $34.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB WINDFORCE OC 6G Video Card $234.99 @ Newegg
Case Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case $19.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $79.98 @ NCIX US
Monitor Acer H226HQLbid 21.5" 60Hz Monitor $118.88 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Logitech Wireless Combo MK270 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $18.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $926.11
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $881.11
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-28 21:00 EST-0500

Or this. It's cheaper, has a GPU that won't bottle neck, and has a small SSD to put your OS and one or two games in.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $104.99 @ B&H
Motherboard MSI B150M BAZOOKA Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $55.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $57.45 @ Jet
Storage ADATA Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $37.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $34.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Mini Video Card $129.99 @ Newegg
Case Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case $19.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $79.98 @ NCIX US
Monitor Acer H226HQLbid 21.5" 60Hz Monitor $118.88 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Logitech Wireless Combo MK270 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $18.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $758.10
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $728.10
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-28 21:02 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "please rate my pc!"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem, mate.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "please rate my pc!"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Other than recommending the Scythe FUMA as your CPU cooler, it's a solid build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Time Actually Building"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheaper and more capable PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Scythe FUMA 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard MSI Z170A SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $95.98 @ 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 $72.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card $134.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $85.58 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $10.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $914.27
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $874.27
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-28 20:00 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time build. Any Suggestions?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $328.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler This will definately keep your unlocked CPU nice and cool, especially if you're going to overclock Scythe FUMA 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard It's cheaper, and still supports 2400 RAM ASRock Z170 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $78.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage You don't need just 500gb. Dropped the SSD to 250gb. Just put your OS and most played games in here. Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $72.99 @ Amazon
Storage You're better off having a 1TB HDD rather than just 500gb total SSD. Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Series Video Card $364.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Something cheaper and less wattage. Corsair RM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1224.70
Mail-in rebates -$85.00
Total $1139.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-28 19:15 EST-0500

Note: Never fully fill your SSD. It causes its performance to drop by a good bit.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "hey guys need to know the best fit motherboard under £100 for a amd fx 6300 and a msi gtx 1060 6g buying tonight any help much appreciated thanks :) also if you spot any problems let me know"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You could. You seem really adament to get AMD, and that's fine. So long as you're aware that they're outdated and they're coming out with a new generation in a few monthes. I strongly advise Intel but it's ultimately your choice.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "hey guys need to know the best fit motherboard under £100 for a amd fx 6300 and a msi gtx 1060 6g buying tonight any help much appreciated thanks :) also if you spot any problems let me know"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, if you're going for AMD, you can't get DDR4 RAM. Intel products are much better for gaming. (The I3-6100 can run Battlefield 1 at ultra, no problem). And it's going to bottleneck no matter what. The FX 6300 simply isn't fast enough for the GPU. When a CPU bottlenecks the GPU, it means that the GPU has to slow down and wait for the CPU to finish processing whatever is in its queue. You might as well downgrade the card to something cheaper if you're sticking with the 6300.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Extreme budget build (Any ideas welcome)"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Then continue to save up. Save up to 500-600$. By that time, AMD will have came out with newer CPUs (Hopefully) and you'll be able to afford the 1050ti (A superb budget card.)

That's what I'd do.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "hey guys need to know the best fit motherboard under £100 for a amd fx 6300 and a msi gtx 1060 6g buying tonight any help much appreciated thanks :) also if you spot any problems let me know"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Hm. Arguably. It will bottleneck, most definitely. But even when it's bottlenecked, the GPU power is still more than that of the 1050ti.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "hey guys need to know the best fit motherboard under £100 for a amd fx 6300 and a msi gtx 1060 6g buying tonight any help much appreciated thanks :) also if you spot any problems let me know"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

It's older, and the I3 is roughly 30% better. The I5 that Zurus suggested is about 50% better. The 6300 will most definitely bottleneck. AMD products also only support DDR3 RAM.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrading my old build?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $104.99 @ B&H
Motherboard MSI Z170-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $89.99 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $57.45 @ Jet
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card -
Case Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply XFX Core Edition 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $342.42
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $332.42
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-28 13:29 EST-0500

Swapped the AMD CPU for Intel. Swapped the Mobo and RAM. With this CPU, you can only use DDR4, so you have 2x4gb sticks. 8gb is really all you need for most tasks, anyhow.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "hey guys need to know the best fit motherboard under £100 for a amd fx 6300 and a msi gtx 1060 6g buying tonight any help much appreciated thanks :) also if you spot any problems let me know"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

A 1060 is considerably more powerful than a 1050ti. I would argue that it isn't better as far as GPU performance goes. CPU performance, definitely.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "hey guys need to know the best fit motherboard under £100 for a amd fx 6300 and a msi gtx 1060 6g buying tonight any help much appreciated thanks :) also if you spot any problems let me know"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor £105.59 @ Novatech
Motherboard MSI Z170-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £87.60 @ Amazon UK
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £62.99 @ Novatech
Storage PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £39.47 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £41.99 @ Amazon UK
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GAMING X Video Card £249.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Thermaltake Suppressor F31 ATX Mid Tower Case £57.78 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair CXM 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply -
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer £21.39 @ BT Shop
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit £84.98 @ Novatech
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter £23.09 @ BT Shop
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan £11.10 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan Corsair ML120 Pro LED Red 75.0 CFM 120mm Fan £13.99 @ Amazon UK
Other led
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £799.96
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-28 18:19 GMT+0000

Avoid AMD products. Although cheap, they're outdated and can't compete with Intel products at the moment. Swapped out your CPU for an i3-6100, a motherboard under 100£, and DDR4 RAM.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget Build $460 opinions"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $104.99 @ B&H
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B150M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $50.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $47.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Mini Video Card $129.99 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake Versa H22 ATX Mid Tower Case $35.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $25.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan $6.99 @ Directron
Case Fan Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan $6.99 @ Directron
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $488.79
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $458.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-28 10:55 EST-0500

Steer away from AMD for now. At least until they come out with their new generation of CPUs. Had to make some changes to compensate for the I3. It's a better core, anyway. Got a cheaper PSU and one additional 120mm fan (To create positive air flow). Swapped out the Mobo for one that supports the I3 and got the cheapest DDR4 RAM sticks. You won't have an SSD, but it's better to have 1tb of total storage rather than 120gb. You can always get an SSD later. The I3-6100 comes with a cooler, which does a good enough, but just good enough, job. It also comes with pre-applied thermal compound, so you don't need that. I also swapped out the RX 460 for the GTX 1050ti. It's an overall better card.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Office/Minecraft build?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $190.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler ARCTIC Alpine 11 Pro Rev. 2 36.7 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $9.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B150M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $50.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $57.45 @ Jet
Storage PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $90.22 @ NCIX US
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Video Card $109.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair Carbide Series 88R MicroATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $678.36
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $638.36
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-28 01:22 EST-0500

Dropped your price down by 31$. You honestly will not need a 1TB SSD. It's not necessary. That money is better spent getting a 120gb SSD and a big HDD. If all your father is playing minecraft, then just put that and the OS in the SSD and you're good to go. Everything else can go into the HDD. You can always get another SSD later. And since you have a locked CPU, I put in a quiet, but better than the stock cooler, CPU cooler. It's cheaper, too.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anyone see any issues with this build?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

It's a good board, and that card is good as well. As far as incompatibilities go, I am not sure. If you're really concerned about issues, you could make the switch to EVGA. (Little bit biased as I really like EVGA)

And if you're going for multiplayer gaming, it's always best to get wired connections. They're almost always faster.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anyone see any issues with this build?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, you'll need a fan controller then. Motherboards only, usually, support 3 fans maximum. Three fans is enough, any more you get negligible gains in cooling. Two 140mm fans in the front and one 120mm fan either on the top (Because heat rises, so why fight physics?) or in the back. Any more than 3 fans is really more for eye-candy unless your case has horrid airflow, which most more high-end cases have good airflow.

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