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Thinking of building a new pc


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Hey guys,

I'm thinking of buiding a new pc and this is what im looking at . Let me know what you guys think.

Still other parts to come like ssd and maybe a vid card but not a rush.

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You get Z170 and then i5 without a K?

You get 32GB of RAM and i5?

 

C'mon, man, why not i7 6700k?

 

As SSD I can only suggest Samsung - as much as you can spend.

No PC case, no video card? Do you really enjoy the IntelĀ® HD Graphics 530?

 

What's this system meant for? What do you wish to do with it?


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Nice, Dahaka. I would like to add, though, that the i5-6600K is a nice alternative to the i7-6700K if you want to save a few bucks. The i7-6700K doesn't add much over the i5-6600K, but it is faster if money doesn't matter. Otherwise the i5-6600K is a really good processor. Definitely NOT the i5-6600.

 

And I would also like to recommend buying from Amazon, and then ONLY because their return policy is so damn good. Just select "defective or does not work properly" and THEY pay the return shipping. NewEgg charges a 15% "restocking" fee, regardless of the reason for the return, plus you have to pay for shipping.


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Only difference really of 6600k over 6600 is overclocking which i don't really care for. Ci5 is a great performer and 32gb is for video editing and future proofing, i guess i could go for 16gb to same some coin. Mind you for $50 more i could get the 6600k. Also did mention other parts to come. Case i already have 2 of them. One is a full tower thermaltake so no need for a new one.


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See: https://en.wikipedia...h_generation.29

 

The i5-6600 is rated at 3.3 Ghz and 65W while the i5-6600K is rated at 3.5 Ghz and 91W. The difference in power is negligible (think how bright a 25W lightbulb is), but if you're not going to overclock, I agree the small difference in performance won't matter. However, even automatic overclocking at the medium level (which your motherboard will provide) will enhance your performance significantly and make that $50 difference well worth it. And that moderate level of overclocking probably won't have any impact on the longevity of your components.

 

And that overclocking will really come in handy for that video editing you're planning for.

 

And again, regardless of what you end up getting, I highly recommend you purchase from Amazon. Their prices usually match NewEgg (or beat), and their return policy can't be beat.


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It depends on how fast you wish to encode videos - that's why I suggested i7.

As for the 32 gigs of RAM - it's a bit of an overkill and since you put it like this, why not go awesome all the way... ;)


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I would go for the I7 for your work, why get a gaming motherboard if you are not overclocking.


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ok honest to God, I've been through the first three generations of these cores.. if you doubt that sni5 for over locking doesn't work explain the i53570K, which box advertising about it screams it's unlocked and unleashed for maxing the oc. small warning for rma request. If you aren't ready to take time and overclock expect no refund or replacement just a burning smell. Know what you're going to work with
. And how about the motherboard.. a gigabyte whose model ends in OC. Its actually funny accurate. Designed for these to pair with somegskill ram, i got the best possible for motherboard and timings.. not cheap. The motherboard even has a second Bios! that means they mean it's meant to be pushed since they offer it for a backup in case it needs to restore
. That's smart it also said it's designed for ppl who oc and test limits. With a bios that lets you have full access to your unlocked and ready box for the mobo to use values... It rocks. Now the i7 when i bought it was oem manufactured.. and that model only offers hyperspeed or some similar name that just adjusts the amount of power and speed it used in order to maintain s fast system that is self programmed to adjust the values that you normally can enter yourself.. i7,. uses the most battery and speed values when it needs faster speed or less temperature.,,,It had been said that hyperspeed was the only real difference ib i7 ban four is that when plugged in sight. Losing my train of thought, l, i the 7 had more specs slightly and no overclock mm exsnpke. They grt the job doje.
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My vote for i5-6600K... I have a i5-2500K 3.3 GHz @4.4 GHz in a Asus P8Z77-V for a long time ago and works like a charm... :mrgreen:

Regards... ;-)


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My vote for i5-6600K... I have a i5-2500K 3.3 GHz @4.4 GHz in a Asus P8Z77-V for a long time ago and works like a charm... :mrgreen:
Regards... ;-)

to echo that i have to say we use the same similar hookup. a z77 overclock worthy motherboard (actually rma needed for that Asus, and i got instead gigabyte z77x-UDH3. So our setups are mad identical like. and thus i agree it's my vote for those reasons
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Ok so i'll most likely go for the i5 6600k. Also reason i went for that board it's that it's fully loaded and the price is damn good compared to others with same specs. That's my opinion anyways. Too bad ddr4 is still so damn expensive. Now for the hd was thinking ssd into the m2 connector instead of regular sata and memory will be 16gig.


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Now for the hd was thinking ssd into the m2 connector instead of regular sata...

"You have it, use it", is my thoughts on this, and I'm sure that you'll be happy that you did.


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OK, now that you've got the motherboard, CPU and RAM down, don't forget a CPU water cooler and Artic Silver 5 thermal paste.

 

Also, a cheap GTX 970 video card will boost your performance even if you don't game. If you do game, get 2 and connect them using SLI. This card is a steal at $300, and it'll run a 4k monitor: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NNXVPS2


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I have a MSI Z97 gaming 3 MB that was given to me by an owner that didn't want to mess with the no power on . I sent it to MSI and they replaced it within a week. This unit still has design problems as the M.2 slot runs at 1/3 of the rated speed of the Samsung 950 SSD M.2. I've been talking with MSI TS but they don't have any answers yet. I'll try them again in another month.

I solved the problem by installing the 950 in a Lycom DT 120 M.2 to PCIe adapter. It now runs at 2405/1900 and is used as the boot drive.

I use a Samsung 840 PRO 1 TB as my image storage drive and it runs at 5550/4500 using Intel's rapid mode, which ONLY works with Samsung drives. I installed an I7-4790K with 32GB of Corsair 2400Mhz memory and the MB runs at 4.4 Ghz with no problems.

I don't play games but I do process a lot of still images but the I7-4790K according to CPUID is running at 98% of an I7-6700K.

By using my DDR3 memory, the Quadro K420 and the SSDs from my old Z77 MB I have saved about $900.00 for almost the same speed.

 

My observations from both using the MSI board and reading the web pages about their problems lead me to the conclusion that I would never purchase an MSI MB. For the few more dollars the Asus MBs are much better designed, and over the years I have never had a failure or a functional design problem. Granted some things could be done better, but that is a personal selection of how I would design a given function.


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I used to be an Asus fan but seems lately QA is lacking there. So many boards are getting bad reviews. I have an Msi board at work in my pc which i built and it's got issues which i tried to get fixed talking with them and still not running how it should but it is running. As far as video is concerned i will wait. Your $300 gtx is not the same price in Canada.


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Your $300 gtx is not the same price in Canada.

 

Oooh, Canada. Sorry, didn't know. But don't forget the CPU water cooler and the Arctic Silver 5.


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Yeah Canada that card is $500... I already have arctic silver 5 and would like to try my coolermaster v8 on that puppy see if it keeps it cool if it fits on it...


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ASUS, MSI - all get mixed / bad / good reviews. It all depends on the specs...

 

My observations from both using the MSI board and reading the web pages about their problems lead me to the conclusion that I would never purchase an MSI MB. For the few more dollars the Asus MBs are much better designed, and over the years I have never had a failure or a functional design problem. Granted some things could be done better, but that is a personal selection of how I would design a given function.

 

Well spoken, and I agree 100%. Nothing is perfect, but then again, if there are product issues - that's what's warranty for.



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Just stay away from anything Gigabyte revision 1.0. Learned that one the hard way. They always have motherboard problems and they quit supporting it with bios and driver updates fairly quickly before bringing out the next revision of the motherboard.
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