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Old 05-07-2016, 07:38 AM   #16
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Hello, planning to upgrade my specs (current ones are listed at the side) to something that supports GTX 1080. Any recommendation for CPU & mobo? Budget <2k.
Will be re using psu,ram,hdd,monitor
anyway can i ask are u going to play OC or not? if not u wanna get i5?

as for casing are u reusing?
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Old 05-07-2016, 08:06 AM   #17
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need help here on a new pc.

going to get a new pc after my old one bailed on me so a fresh new start. wanting to future-proof my pc a little bit so my budget incl a 27-inch monitor is around 2k-ish?

dont really play much games, usually only DOTA2 but would maybe like to try overwatch. watch alota movies with my gf when she's around so i would like to get a really good monitor with a card.

so would like some help over here

thanks in advance for help over here!
MOBO + CPU: Gigabtyle GA-H170-D3H + i5 6500 @473
RAM: Kingston DDR4 16GB (2x8GB) @100
GPU: ZOTAC AMP Edition GTX 1070 @728
SSD: ZOTAC 480GB 2.5" Premium SSD @179+3
HDD: WD Blue 2TB @115
PSU: SF Ledex 650w Gold @159
ODD: Samsung 24x DVD-RW @25
speakers: audioengine 2+ (need to check with t258jn)

Total: 1782 (not inclusive of the speaker)

All prices are quote from PCThemes.
Lazada product are inclusive of shipping fees.
As for monitor i dunno how big u want...so maybe u might want to take a look at your own.

well tbh u dun need such a powerful card to play both of the game, but still depends on the monitor resolution u are playing.
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Old 05-07-2016, 10:28 AM   #18
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MOBO + CPU: Gigabtyle GA-H170-D3H + i5 6500 @473
RAM: Kingston DDR4 16GB (2x8GB) @100
GPU: ZOTAC AMP Edition GTX 1070 @728
SSD: ZOTAC 480GB 2.5" Premium SSD @179+3
HDD: WD Blue 2TB @115
PSU: SF Ledex 650w Gold @159
ODD: Samsung 24x DVD-RW @25
speakers: audioengine 2+ (need to check with t258jn)

Total: 1782 (not inclusive of the speaker)

All prices are quote from PCThemes.
Lazada product are inclusive of shipping fees.
As for monitor i dunno how big u want...so maybe u might want to take a look at your own.

well tbh u dun need such a powerful card to play both of the game, but still depends on the monitor resolution u are playing.
So it's ok for me to get 970 instead of 1070?
Processor
Intel Core i5 760 LGA1156
Mainboard
MSI P55-GD65
Graphics Card
MSI 460GTX HAWK 1GB GDDR5
Memory
PC3 12800/1600 Corsair CL9 4GB
Storage
WD 1TB 32MB (Caviar Blue) SATA3
Casing
CoolerMaster 430 Black Elite
PSU
Seasonic X Series 650W Modular 80+ Gold
Audio
Bose Companion 3 2.1
OS
Windows 7 Ultimate

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Old 05-07-2016, 11:28 AM   #19
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So it's ok for me to get 970 instead of 1070?
Well I still think you are better off with a RX 480 or maybe GTX 1060.
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Old 05-07-2016, 11:49 AM   #20
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Well I still think you are better off with a RX 480 or maybe GTX 1060.
How bout MSI 1070gtx gaming x?
Processor
Intel Core i5 760 LGA1156
Mainboard
MSI P55-GD65
Graphics Card
MSI 460GTX HAWK 1GB GDDR5
Memory
PC3 12800/1600 Corsair CL9 4GB
Storage
WD 1TB 32MB (Caviar Blue) SATA3
Casing
CoolerMaster 430 Black Elite
PSU
Seasonic X Series 650W Modular 80+ Gold
Audio
Bose Companion 3 2.1
OS
Windows 7 Ultimate

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Old 05-07-2016, 11:54 AM   #21
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How bout MSI 1070gtx gaming x?
Not much difference from the one reco you, but u will have to pay abit more (not sure how more than the one I reco)
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Old 05-07-2016, 12:31 PM   #22
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Not much difference from the one reco you, but u will have to pay abit more (not sure how more than the one I reco)
1 more qn, is the z170 an upgrade over the h170 ? Asus or GB?
Processor
Intel Core i5 760 LGA1156
Mainboard
MSI P55-GD65
Graphics Card
MSI 460GTX HAWK 1GB GDDR5
Memory
PC3 12800/1600 Corsair CL9 4GB
Storage
WD 1TB 32MB (Caviar Blue) SATA3
Casing
CoolerMaster 430 Black Elite
PSU
Seasonic X Series 650W Modular 80+ Gold
Audio
Bose Companion 3 2.1
OS
Windows 7 Ultimate

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Old 05-07-2016, 12:37 PM   #23
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1 more qn, is the z170 an upgrade over the h170 ? Asus or GB?
well if u need a few extra features, definitely go for z170, but if u are just budget gamer, u should put in money for gpu and cpu. as for mobo can get a b150 or h110 or h170.

well both are ok, have their issues as well, just that weather you are lucky or not to get all these issues.
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Old 06-07-2016, 01:21 AM   #24
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anyway can i ask are u going to play OC or not? if not u wanna get i5?

as for casing are u reusing?
No bro, not going to oc. As for casing yes i probably will be reusing.
Eh no idea if budget allows i dont mind getting an i7

EDIT: Most likely changing case to phantek p400 or anything similar

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Processor
Intel Core i7 920 @ 4.0ghz 1.35v
Mainboard
Gigabyte EX58-UD3R
Graphics Card
Zotac GTX 1060 Mini 3GB
Memory
G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 16GB (8GBx2)
Display
BenQ XL2430T @ 144Hz | Dell U2312HM @ 60hz
Storage
Crucial M4 128GB; WD Black 1TB; WD Green 1.5TB; WD Essential 2TB
Optical Storage
LG 24x DVD-RW SATA
Casing
NZXT Phantom 410
PSU
FSP Aurum 80 PLUS Gold 750w Modular
Audio
Creative Gigaworks T3 w/ Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD
OS
Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit

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Old 06-07-2016, 06:56 AM   #25
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No bro, not going to oc. As for casing yes i probably will be reusing.
Eh no idea if budget allows i dont mind getting an i7

EDIT: Most likely changing case to phantek p400 or anything similar
so right now ur budget is below 2k and its only for mobo+cpu (u might need to get a new ram as well) and casing right?

but how old is ur psu? if above 5 years still preferable that u upgrade as well.
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Old 06-07-2016, 11:37 AM   #26
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so right now ur budget is below 2k and its only for mobo+cpu (u might need to get a new ram as well) and casing right?

but how old is ur psu? if above 5 years still preferable that u upgrade as well.
No idea but should have at least 3 years liao
Processor
Intel Core i7 920 @ 4.0ghz 1.35v
Mainboard
Gigabyte EX58-UD3R
Graphics Card
Zotac GTX 1060 Mini 3GB
Memory
G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 16GB (8GBx2)
Display
BenQ XL2430T @ 144Hz | Dell U2312HM @ 60hz
Storage
Crucial M4 128GB; WD Black 1TB; WD Green 1.5TB; WD Essential 2TB
Optical Storage
LG 24x DVD-RW SATA
Casing
NZXT Phantom 410
PSU
FSP Aurum 80 PLUS Gold 750w Modular
Audio
Creative Gigaworks T3 w/ Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD
OS
Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit

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Old 06-07-2016, 04:22 PM   #27
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No idea but should have at least 3 years liao
GIGABYTE GA-H170-D3H + i7 6700 @638
Palit SJS GTX 1080 @999
Kingston DDR4 ram 8GB @50
SF Ledex Gold 650W @159

Total: 1846

All prices are quote from PCThemes.
As for psu is abit optional, cos i dunno how many watt is ur psu.
At least this psu should be able to handle some OC for the GPU.
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Old 06-07-2016, 09:01 PM   #28
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hi i would also like to build a new system, old pc bailed on me probably mobo and cpu too hot and dead (about 4years system). My usage mainly internet surfing, movies and gaming (Dota, Witcher3, Assasins Creed). No graphic editing work and no overclocking needed. System will need to run dual screen setup (dual DVI or dual HDMI is ok).

I have came up with the following system about $2000. Please suggest/comment if my system is fair enough for my use. thank you

Samsung 850EVO 500GB @259
CM Gold 750w @158
Radeon RX 480 @399 // or GTX970 @420??
Corsair 4chan 16GB @199
i7-6700+mobo @700 (no mobo selected yet, please suggest, only need i7)
Cooler Master Case @150
Win10 Home @149

No optical drives, and no HDD needed. Preferably to have built in LAN card on mobo for connecting to wifi.

Last edited by xiaozozo; 06-07-2016 at 09:15 PM..
Processor
Intel i7-6700 | iD-Cooling Frostflow 240L
Mainboard
MSI Z170 Krait Gaming
Graphics Card
HOF GTX 1070 8GB
Memory
2x 8GB Corsair Vengeance 2400mhz DDR4
Display
Dual Samsung S27F350 27"
Storage
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5" | 3TB WD Blue
Optical Storage
Asus PCE-AC56 AC1300
Casing
Fractal Design R5 White
PSU
Superflower 650W Gold
Audio
Logitech G933 Artemis
OS
Windows 10 64bit

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Old 06-07-2016, 09:15 PM   #29
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Old 06-07-2016, 09:28 PM   #30
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This thread like no updates liao
Well I think TS is busy with his life lol. No time to do any changes to it.
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