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Old 07-07-2016, 08:26 AM   #31
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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.
base on your specs is abit hard to go with the needs u want, cos u want a 4 channel ram, but also want a build in wifi, i would say base on normal gaming u can go for dual channel, but if u still need 4 channel u have to forego build in wifi .
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Old 07-07-2016, 09:48 AM   #32
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Hi all,

i would like to ask for some help with a budget gaming pc build:

Budget: 1k
Exclude: Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, OS, SSD

Must have: i5-6500, RX 480
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Old 07-07-2016, 10:57 AM   #33
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base on your specs is abit hard to go with the needs u want, cos u want a 4 channel ram, but also want a build in wifi, i would say base on normal gaming u can go for dual channel, but if u still need 4 channel u have to forego build in wifi .
hi there,

i see, if i was going dual channel (being 2x 8GB) what would be the recommendation? after making my posts yesterday, i have went to read up on some of the latest graphics card out there which are good and have noted that there are some very good competition out there for cards.

GTX 970 // GTX 1070 // RX 480

Thus i am lost between choices, as there are some builds out there that recommend 1070 with i5-6500 and some older builds recommend the 970.
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 07-07-2016, 11:01 AM   #34
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Hi all,

i would like to ask for some help with a budget gaming pc build:

Budget: 1k
Exclude: Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, OS, SSD

Must have: i5-6500, RX 480
MSI B150m Bazooka + i5 6500 @428
Kingston DDR4 8GB @50
RX 480 @388
FSP Hexa plus 550W@68
Cosair Spec-01 @79

Total: 1013

All prices are quote from PCThemes.
Well the prices is slight over by $13 but still ok right
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Old 07-07-2016, 11:06 AM   #35
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hi there,

i see, if i was going dual channel (being 2x 8GB) what would be the recommendation? after making my posts yesterday, i have went to read up on some of the latest graphics card out there which are good and have noted that there are some very good competition out there for cards.

GTX 970 // GTX 1070 // RX 480

Thus i am lost between choices, as there are some builds out there that recommend 1070 with i5-6500 and some older builds recommend the 970.
the mobo u can go with will bt itx board. like MSI H110i PRO AC, MSI B150i GAMING PRO AC, ASUS B150i PRO GAMING AURA, GA-H170N WIFI.

as for gaming depends on the games and resolutions u are playing.
all 3 are capable of handling 1440p and high settings, but the best will be GTX 1070 which is the 2nd card in this current competition in 1440p.

other than that will be the budget you can fit into it or not.
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Old 07-07-2016, 12:34 PM   #36
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the mobo u can go with will bt itx board. like MSI H110i PRO AC, MSI B150i GAMING PRO AC, ASUS B150i PRO GAMING AURA, GA-H170N WIFI.

as for gaming depends on the games and resolutions u are playing.
all 3 are capable of handling 1440p and high settings, but the best will be GTX 1070 which is the 2nd card in this current competition in 1440p.

other than that will be the budget you can fit into it or not.
tqvm for your honest opinion. I might try for onboard wifi version because previously my PCI-E wifi card gave me alot of problems and unable to detect card/wifi and required me to plug/unplug reboot PC for it to detect.

Going with 1070 will burst my budget, however i might reuse my 750w PSU and hope it can reduce some costs. Thanks again, might visit SLS this weekend for purchase

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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 07-07-2016, 01:03 PM   #37
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Looking to get a new pc, will not be OC-ing.

Some components that I wish to have:

Mobo: No idea here. Would like one with wifi + bluetooth
CPU: i7-6700
GPU: Single GTX 1070 (Palit SJS? $688) no need multiple gpu
Storage: 250GB SSD + 1TB HDD
RAM: 8? or 16?
Casing: Looking for mid-tower. Window not necessary, white colour preferably

can anyone advise on the other components (no need peripherals, monitor)? hopefully the total price can be lesser than 2k (the lower the better ) likely will just go to PCT and get all from there

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Old 07-07-2016, 03:59 PM   #38
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MSI B150m Bazooka + i5 6500 @428
Kingston DDR4 8GB @50
RX 480 @388
FSP Hexa plus 550W@68
Cosair Spec-01 @79

Total: 1013

All prices are quote from PCThemes.
Well the prices is slight over by $13 but still ok right
Thanks, I will work around with this list. Is it okie if I change the mobo to mortar?
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Old 07-07-2016, 04:28 PM   #39
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Thanks, I will work around with this list. Is it okie if I change the mobo to mortar?
ya can, so long u can up your budget
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Old 07-07-2016, 04:28 PM   #40
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Hi looking to get parts for a new PC.

Would greatly appreciate if you could help
NO OC/SLI needed. Mainly used for gaming + photo editing.

Parts that I would need recommendation for are.

Casing - If possible compact/small but to be able to fit in 1080.
Mobo - onboard WIFI
Processor -
RAM - 16gb

If possible, would like to budget those 4 mentioned parts to below 1k.
Already have PSU/GFX/SSD/HDD
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Old 07-07-2016, 05:29 PM   #41
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Looking to get a new pc, will not be OC-ing.

Some components that I wish to have:

Mobo: No idea here. Would like one with wifi + bluetooth
CPU: i7-6700
GPU: Single GTX 1070 (Palit SJS? $688) no need multiple gpu
Storage: 250GB SSD + 1TB HDD
RAM: 8? or 16?
Casing: Looking for mid-tower. Window not necessary, white colour preferably

can anyone advise on the other components (no need peripherals, monitor)? hopefully the total price can be lesser than 2k (the lower the better ) likely will just go to PCT and get all from there
MSI H110i PRO AC + i5 6500 @418
Pailt SJS GTX 1070 @688
Kingston DDR4 8GB @50
SF Ledex 550W Gold @139
Samsung 850 evo 250GB @139
WD 1TB @75
Corsair 450D@ 179

Total: 1688

All prices quote from PCThemes.

Well i downgrade ur cpu cos if u dun need to work with that high cpu or not.
As for mobo there are many but choose cost saving for u.
Casing wise u might need to check, cos i know this have white verison.
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Old 07-07-2016, 05:40 PM   #42
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Hi looking to get parts for a new PC.

Would greatly appreciate if you could help
NO OC/SLI needed. Mainly used for gaming + photo editing.

Parts that I would need recommendation for are.

Casing - If possible compact/small but to be able to fit in 1080.
Mobo - onboard WIFI
Processor -
RAM - 16gb

If possible, would like to budget those 4 mentioned parts to below 1k.
Already have PSU/GFX/SSD/HDD
MSI H110i PRO AC + i7 6700 @583
Kingston DDR4 16GB @100
Thermaltake Core V1 @79

Total: 762

prices quote from PCThemes.

casing i base on FE, since u did not indicate ur gpu/
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Old 07-07-2016, 05:57 PM   #43
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MSI H110i PRO AC + i7 6700 @583
Kingston DDR4 16GB @100
Thermaltake Core V1 @79

Total: 762

prices quote from PCThemes.

casing i base on FE, since u did not indicate ur gpu/
Thanks ! Using an existing gpu at the moment. But most prob be changing to the palit 1080 in the near future
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Old 07-07-2016, 06:14 PM   #44
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MSI H110i PRO AC + i5 6500 @418
Pailt SJS GTX 1070 @688
Kingston DDR4 8GB @50
SF Ledex 550W Gold @139
Samsung 850 evo 250GB @139
WD 1TB @75
Corsair 450D@ 179

Total: 1688

All prices quote from PCThemes.

Well i downgrade ur cpu cos if u dun need to work with that high cpu or not.
As for mobo there are many but choose cost saving for u.
Casing wise u might need to check, cos i know this have white verison.
Was thinking of i7 because I read that dx12 games will be able to make use of multi core? Unless i5 will be good enough.
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Old 07-07-2016, 06:48 PM   #45
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Was thinking of i7 because I read that dx12 games will be able to make use of multi core? Unless i5 will be good enough.
well i5 also the same cores as i7 just that i7 have HT. but i still believe that i5 is still acceptable in gaming.
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