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Computer Upgrade 3

Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 9:02 am
by xXSlayDriver1Xx
Decided that I should instead get something with more power....

Specs of my new PC
CPU: Intel Core i7 - 7700K. $299.99 USD @Micro Center
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Motherboard: ASRock B250M Pro4 MicroATX. $43.99 USD @Micro Center
Memory/RAM: Patriot Viper Elite DDR4 2133 8GB. $52.88 USD @NewEgg
Storage: Western Digital 500GB HDD and Seagate 250GB. Already have
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6GB GDDR5. $259.99 USD @Micro Center
Case/PSU: Logisys CS380BK Windowed ATX w/ A 480W Power Supply Combo. $39.99 USD @Micro Center (This saved me alot of money..)
OS: Windows 10 Home. Already have
Monitor: (This disapoints me) V7 1280 x 1024 monitor. Already have, Asking my dad for my bday if he can get me a 1080p monitor...
Keyboard/Mice Dont know but they are HP branded. Already have
Headset: Corsair VOID Wireless Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound RGB Gaming Headset (Yellow Jacket Editon). Already have (Might I add the best Headset I ever had. Costed $130, Got them for christmas)

ALL TOTAL UP TO $709.33 USD MINUS the stuff I have..

Re: Computer Upgrade 3

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 5:02 am
by [Rw]Joel
You're buying a 7700k but not a motherboard that allows overclocking.
Either go for the 7700 or Z270 series motherboard (more expensive) if you want the full potential of 7700k.

I also think that RX 580 may be a better pick over the 1060 as it has similar to better performance for a lower price.

Also, if you're pure gaming then 7700k is the best, but if you wanna do any multi threaded app do consider Ryzen 5 1600. It allows you to upgrade your GPU while also allowing you to have better minimum frame rates because of the extra 2 cores 4 threads. You can overclock it to 4ghz using the STOCK AMD cooler which allows u to save the money for the 1070.

The build I have is still 800 dollars. Slightly worse CPU performance in terms of clock speed but more cores, and a way better GPU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($218.55 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI - B350M GAMING PRO Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($78.88 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill - NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card ($379.83 @ Amazon)
Case: BitFenix - Nova ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($36.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $794.12
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-06 00:02 EDT-0400

Re: Computer Upgrade 3

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 11:44 am
by Peter
i5 vs i7 gaming performance difference is negligible.
You only need an i7 if you are getting a GPU that is going to max it out (1070 or higher might do that on an i5).

With the GTX 1060, grab either an AMD Ryzen 5 or Intel i5 7600k (use savings to buy an OC motherboard and better CPU cooler).

Re: Computer Upgrade 3

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 11:29 pm
by xXSlayDriver1Xx
the board is only a temp until i save with my job same goes with the GPU this is just a temp fix and i might even go for a 1080 later in the year (maybe even a 1080 ti) I also mostly game so the 7700k should be just fine however i do browse the web from time to time (Youtube, etc) but it shouldn't be a issue, Also when i do get a 1070 or 1080 (ti) i could also save my brother some money because he a has a 1050 (smh)