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Laquer Head

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the i5 can run some higher end games? (that seems like a question everyone asks lol)
i5 with a good GPU yes!! :)

It's all about the long run man. That i7 6700k is about as bulletproof as you can get for the next 5 years.
I hear yah, but in this scenario, I think he wants to be more conscious of overall budget/value. Plus hes gonna need to add in a monitor and might be a few things hes adds like fans or a sound card, for example
 
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Intel_man

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I wouldn't bother wasting money on fans just to look cool. Function over form with his budget.

Personally, I'd get this monitor. It's at $139, which is around $40 more expensive than the AOC one but you get more options to connect to it and is VESA mount compatible for when you want to get a monitor mount that clamps onto desks and free up desk space underneath.

https://www.amazon.com/BenQ-GL2460HM-24-Inch-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B00IKDFL4O?ie=UTF8&tag=pcpapi-20

If you want to get that, I won't blame ya for dropping to the i5 6600k because that's a pretty good monitor. That and because the 6600k is still a pretty dope ass processor... just not as bulletproof as the 6700k.

No, that thing's usb connected.
 

Laquer Head

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Thinking about getting an SSD later.
One thing we didnt talk about was the OS. You will need to get Windows 10 licence, and I assume your gonna be putting Windows on the SSD, so make sure you get those at same time or you'll be looking at a box of pretty parts!! :)

Absolute agree, if you can make room for an M.2 then its def. what you should do over the sata3 SSD. Those Samsung M.2 absolutely decimate any SATA3 drive
 
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Intel_man

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I WILL HUNT YOU DOWN!!!!:mad:
BWUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.



Will 120GB be fine for office and windows 10? (I already have office) And what is a samsung 950??? Is it RAM?
I wouldn't go with 120GB. That'll be very tight. 240-256GB is the minimum I'd go with nowadays. The Samsung 950 Pro is a harddrive. It's an absolute beast and will demolish any SSD that is connected to the SATA3 standard.
 

TreeHobo7

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BWUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.




I wouldn't go with 120GB. That'll be very tight. 240-256GB is the minimum I'd go with nowadays. The Samsung 950 Pro is a harddrive. It's an absolute beast and will demolish any SSD that is connected to the SATA3 standard.
but damn it's expensive!
 

Laquer Head

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Will 120GB be fine for office and windows 10? (I already have office) And what is a samsung 950??? Is it RAM?
I'd recommend a 250GB for OS and programs, but technically a 120GB would work, but I like to have alot of space and not be restricted, bogging down SSD will kill performance!

The Samsung 950 he mentioned is a type of SSD called an M.2 its a small form factor and runs using pcie lanes, rather than the sata3 connection.

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