First PC Build & Over Budget----NEED HELP

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by Newfiestang50, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. Newfiestang50

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    Well as the title states I am trying to put together a list of parts to build my first PC and its to be a gaming PC. Now just to be clear, I am by no means versed in all the details of the PC building world thus any advice no matter how minor please dont hesitate to suggest changes. I kind of copied the build from another thread on here and all components are from NCIX Canada.

    Also, I am way over budget as my limit was $1500 CDN but the components below are approaching $2000 and i still dont have Windows 10 added yet. If anyone can suggest changes that will reduce my cost to within budget it would be appreciated.

    PC Components:
    http://www.ncix.com/detail/intel-core-i5-6600k-3-50ghz-6m-e0-110591.htm?promoid=1805
    http://www.ncix.com/detail/evga-geforce-gtx-1070-sc-f3-132464.htm?promoid=1714

    http://www.ncix.com/detail/gigabyte-z170x-ud3-ultra-lga-a6-133204.htm?promoid=1957

    http://www.ncix.com/detail/fractal-design-define-r5-atx-70-102216.htm?promoid=1714

    http://www.ncix.com/detail/corsair-cx-series-cx650m-650w-d4-125719.htm?promoid=1714

    http://www.ncix.com/detail/g-skill-ripjaws-x-16gb-2x8gb-25-73133.htm?promoid=1714

    http://www.ncix.com/detail/western-digital-caviar-blue-1tb-87-74462.htm?promoid=1714

    http://www.ncix.com/detail/samsung-850-evo-mz-75e250b-am-250gb-67-120450.htm?promoid=1714

    http://www.ncix.com/detail/cooler-master-hyper-212-evo-6a-64385.htm?promoid=1714
     
  2. AMD_man

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    If you want to reduce your budget you could get a GTX1060. Not too much performance loss, but no SLI. Everything else seems standard.
     
  3. Laquer Head

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    Asus Dual 1070 and Black Ed. EVGA Sc 1070 are both 529 on newegg.ca so thats 20-30 saved right there without dropping from a 1070

    Same with the mobo, drop to a gigbyte g1 or msi m3 on newegg..both are $25ish less..

    if you need to, drop to a single 8GB ram stick, or better 4GBx4GB and save there too.. all these little concessions will pay towards the o/s
     
  4. AMD_man

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    Hey your RAM is DDR3. Just noticed. That´s not compatible with your motherboard.

    Also in the spirit of savings without downgrading you could get a cheaper motherboard and case:

    https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/GWVcGf
     
  5. Laquer Head

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    Yeah good call on the RAM.. didn't even notice that. Certainly need DDR4!

    Newegg was doing an intel cpu/windows o/s combo bundle thing just before the weekend...not sure if thats still on..

    The 6600K was one of the cpus listed!!

    just need a ssd, assuming he still wants one.. other than that your really skimping on parts..thats pretty close to 1500$
     
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  6. Newfiestang50

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    Can someone tell me what the difference is in SLI and PCI-E.
     
  7. Laquer Head

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    PCI-E is the bus you connect a device to, SLI is a technology for link 2 or more graphics cards together..
     
  8. Newfiestang50

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    So with this part picker toll and AMD Mans post is this total in CDN $$
     
  9. Laquer Head

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    Yes, @AMD_man linked to the .ca version and I'm also in Canada, yes this is CDN$

    obviously there is still provinical taxes and shipping costs to factor in over and above.
     
  10. AMD_man

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    An SSD sounds good, but that would be up to him I guess, keeping in mind that an SSD would be making the budget at least $100 more expensive.

    I don´t know if the budget looks good now.

    Original: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/dFd92R

    Now: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/CccbTH

    Don´t really see much difference.

    If you really want to reduce your budget you are going to have to swap GPUs or CPUs.

    I didn´t understand what you meant by that. Did you mean that the price didn´t change much?
     
  11. Newfiestang50

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    Ok well I can say that I have no intention in getting that serious with gaming so can you guys recommend some good quality non SLI components.
     
  12. AMD_man

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    GTX-1060 right now is one of the most cash efficient units. The only thing is that it has no SLI. If you still feel it´s too much you could go for the 1050 or the 1050ti.
     
  13. Laquer Head

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    Just don't buy a second graphics card...boom ...no SLI

    I'm wondering if you even need a K-series CPU. If your not into overclocking just get a normal, locked version...save money there too!
     
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  14. Newfiestang50

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    Sounds good, I definitely wont be overclocking either....so I guess thats the difference of the 'K' designation. So based on that, should I stay with an i5 or should I move to an i7.
     
  15. Laquer Head

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    Honestly grab a non-K i5, and go to a gtx 1060 with 6GB and I think thats a better focused build for you. With the GPU savings, you could throw in that SSD for the operating system..

    I think the K-series CPU and 1070 is too much for your needs and its putting you past your budget for no reason.

    Maybe @AMD_man would mind making a revised partpicker build with these changes and a new total?
     
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  16. AMD_man

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    If it´s just for gaming, I5. And like @Laquer Head said, get the 6Gb version of the 1060.

    Missed that.

    https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/kRjZ9W

    Note that some are from parametric filters. Not bad choices, but you can dance within those specs and have no issues.

    PS: It´s been fun using the Canadian page. Every time I look for an item I get shocked because of the prices and then remember it´s the Canadian version of the page. Nuts.
     
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  17. Newfiestang50

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    I've updated AMD man's build but there are a few compatibility notes at the bottom of the build, please take a look and let me know if these are a real concern.

    - I didnt downgrade the processor as I really didnt see no big price drop by going down to a non 'K' processor.
    - Changed the GPU to a non SLI GTX 1060 but there are a few there to choose from hopefully what I selected is ok.
    - Will I need an network adapter, I assume yes so please help me select a suitable card.
    - I added Windows 10 Home, can someone please give me the basic difference of the PRO version.

    I will need a CD/DVD drive, a suggestion on this as well would be appreciated.

    Also, is there anything else needed for this build, I have a monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc from my old Dell so i assume that will still work fine. I do plan on upgrading those devices later.
     
  18. Newfiestang50

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    I've created an account in pcpartpicker but how do i copy my build here for all you guys to see without sharing my login info. I assume if i past the link here from my build its going to prompt you to log in.
     
  19. AMD_man

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    There is a thing that says "permalink".

    Paste that link. No need to login for us.
     
  20. Newfiestang50

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    Ok....got it. That site is great if you know what parts you are looking for lol.

    https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/Newfiestang50/saved/NRJMpg

    Also, as mentioned in previous post

    I've updated AMD man's build but there are a few compatibility notes at the bottom of the build, please take a look and let me know if these are a real concern.

    - I didnt downgrade the processor as I really didnt see no big price drop by going down to a non 'K' processor.
    - Changed the GPU to a non SLI GTX 1060 but there are a few there to choose from hopefully what I selected is ok.
    - Will I need an network adapter, I assume yes so please help me select a suitable card.
    - I added Windows 10 Home, can someone please give me the basic difference of the PRO version.

    I will need a CD/DVD drive, a suggestion on this as well would be appreciated.

    Also, is there anything else needed for this build, I have a monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc from my old Dell so i assume that will still work fine. I do plan on upgrading those devices later.
     
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