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1021
#1021
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Setsul
#1016/#1018
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Could go with only SSD or HDD for a lower total.
As always performance depends on settings.

so if i take out the hard drive within my current pc (http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03143256) can i just cut off the 46 dollar internal hard drive off the list and be fine?

[quote=Setsul]

#1016/#1018
[url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dXtVxr]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dXtVxr/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]



Could go with only SSD or HDD for a lower total.
As always performance depends on settings.

[/quote]

so if i take out the hard drive within my current pc (http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03143256) can i just cut off the 46 dollar internal hard drive off the list and be fine?
1022
#1022
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I'm looking to upgrade my computer mainly my GPU which is horribly outdated. I was looking at a gtx 960 and was wondering if it would work with the rest of my pc our if I would need to replace parts

CPU: AMD FX-8350
MoBo: Asrock 970 extreme4 atx am3+
PSU: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply
RAM: DDR3 (Need to get new ones since 4gb out of my 8gb is broken

I was looking at these. Also what's the difference between them. If they work with my current build which one would be the best one?

I'm looking to upgrade my computer mainly my GPU which is horribly outdated. I was looking at a gtx 960 and was wondering if it would work with the rest of my pc our if I would need to replace parts

CPU: AMD FX-8350
MoBo: Asrock 970 extreme4 atx am3+
PSU: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply
RAM: DDR3 (Need to get new ones since 4gb out of my 8gb is broken

I was looking at [url=http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UOYQ5LA/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=1HYNIDB9QV13K&coliid=I2OUPQ47B7921C&psc=1&tag=teamfortresst-20]these[/url]. Also what's the difference between them. If they work with my current build which one would be the best one?
1023
#1023
3 Frags +

#1020
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4170 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($107.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI B85M-E45 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($62.88 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($81.49 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270 2GB TurboDuo Video Card ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $473.20
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-28 06:05 EST-0500

If the RAM sale ends: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f31600c9d8gab

#1021
Yes. In that case you can probably afford going for the 250GB version of the SSD. 15$ more for twice the capacity is a good deal.

#1022
For what games? A better GPU won't help in TF2.
Amazon is fairly expensive.
Also the 285/380 is faster and cheaper.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 380 2GB Video Card ($166.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $166.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-28 06:08 EST-0500

#1020
[url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/MDjJhM]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/MDjJhM/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i34170]Intel Core i3-4170 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor[/url] ($107.99 @ NCIX US)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-b85me45]MSI B85M-E45 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard[/url] ($62.88 @ OutletPC)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f32400c11d8gab]G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory[/url] ($29.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz75e250bam]Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive[/url] ($81.49 @ OutletPC)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003]Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($45.88 @ OutletPC)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-axr92702gbd5tdheoc]PowerColor Radeon R9 270 2GB TurboDuo Video Card[/url] ($89.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-nse200kkn1]Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case[/url] ($29.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx430m]Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] ($24.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Total:[/b] $473.20
[i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i]
[i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-28 06:05 EST-0500[/i]

If the RAM sale ends: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f31600c9d8gab

#1021
Yes. In that case you can probably afford going for the 250GB version of the SSD. 15$ more for twice the capacity is a good deal.

#1022
For what games? A better GPU won't help in TF2.
Amazon is fairly expensive.
Also the 285/380 is faster and cheaper.
[url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8BWsFT]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8BWsFT/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-strixr9380dc2oc2gd5gaming]Asus Radeon R9 380 2GB Video Card[/url] ($166.99 @ SuperBiiz)
[b]Total:[/b] $166.99
[i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i]
[i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-28 06:08 EST-0500[/i]
1024
#1024
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I'm looking to upgrade my cpu since my current won't overclock.
How a big a difference would an i7-6700K make as opposed to an i7-4790K for playing mainly TF2/CS:GO and a bit of streaming/video editing?

I'm looking to upgrade my cpu since my current won't overclock.
How a big a difference would an i7-6700K make as opposed to an i7-4790K for playing mainly TF2/CS:GO and a bit of streaming/video editing?
1025
#1025
2 Frags +

What do you mean it won't overclock? What's your current CPU anyway?
And no, pretty much no difference. DDR4 though. No, I still haven't tested it.

What do you mean it won't overclock? What's your current CPU anyway?
And no, pretty much no difference. DDR4 though. No, I still haven't tested it.
1026
#1026
-1 Frags +

I dunno, I make the changes in BIOS and then it just doesn't take effect when I save and reboot.
Its an i5-4670K and my mobo is Gigabyte Z97M-D3H.
My PSU is pretty bad, which may have an effect I guess (I'm not really an expert as you can tell)

I dunno, I make the changes in BIOS and then it just doesn't take effect when I save and reboot.
Its an i5-4670K and my mobo is Gigabyte Z97M-D3H.
My PSU is pretty bad, which may have an effect I guess (I'm not really an expert as you can tell)
1027
#1027
4 Frags +

Well you're doing something wrong.
PSU can't prevent the BIOS from saving settings. You either got power or you don't.
For an i7-6700K you'd need at least a new motherboard even if you want to keep your DDR3 RAM, so forget about that.
i7-4790K would help with streaming but not for just TF2 on its own.
Honestly throwing money at this problem won't solve it. If you can't figure out how to save settings in BIOS on your own then the whole trial & error process of overclocking isn't for you. I mean you're willing to throw 300 quid at a new CPU but can't be asked to google your problem.

Also if your PSU is so bad that you're concerned about it interfering with your oc why did you buy it in the first place?

Well you're doing something wrong.
PSU can't prevent the BIOS from saving settings. You either got power or you don't.
For an i7-6700K you'd need at least a new motherboard even if you want to keep your DDR3 RAM, so forget about that.
i7-4790K would help with streaming but not for just TF2 on its own.
Honestly throwing money at this problem won't solve it. If you can't figure out how to save settings in BIOS on your own then the whole trial & error process of overclocking isn't for you. I mean you're willing to throw 300 quid at a new CPU but can't be asked to google your problem.

Also if your PSU is so bad that you're concerned about it interfering with your oc why did you buy it in the first place?
1028
#1028
1 Frags +

Mainly for TF2 And being able to stream. I don't really play any other graphic intensive games. I've been getting around 60 fps which may be in part because I have an AMD cpu but my graphics card (radeon 7850) is pretty bad as well.

Mainly for TF2 And being able to stream. I don't really play any other graphic intensive games. I've been getting around 60 fps which may be in part because I have an AMD cpu but my graphics card (radeon 7850) is pretty bad as well.
1029
#1029
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#1028
A better GPU won't help.
You should still get more than 60fps, even with an FX-8350 so something else is wrong.

#1028
A better GPU won't help.
You should still get more than 60fps, even with an FX-8350 so something else is wrong.
1030
#1030
1 Frags +

I noticed recently that my cpu was only clocking at 2 ghz instead of the 4 it is supposed to have. I've tried trouble shooting and trying different fixes. Would you perhaps know what could be causing that?

I noticed recently that my cpu was only clocking at 2 ghz instead of the 4 it is supposed to have. I've tried trouble shooting and trying different fixes. Would you perhaps know what could be causing that?
1031
#1031
4 Frags +

#1030
My crystal ball says overheating.

#1030
My crystal ball says overheating.
1032
#1032
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Okay so I went back to it today and suddenly it worked - I thought I tried everything last time. You literally must have magical powers Setsul. Thanks!

Okay so I went back to it today and suddenly it worked - I thought I tried everything last time. You literally must have magical powers Setsul. Thanks!
1033
#1033
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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/C2H8f7
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/C2H8f7/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock B85M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($74.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card ($319.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.88 @ Mac Mall)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($89.88 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer XB240H ABPR 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($349.99 @ Micro Center)
Total: $1355.55
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-28 18:42 EST-0500

Just want to upgrade my 10 year old comp, is this good enough?
Budget is around $1400, just looking for high fps in games like tf2/overwatch

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/C2H8f7
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/C2H8f7/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock B85M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($74.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card ($319.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.88 @ Mac Mall)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($89.88 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer XB240H ABPR 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($349.99 @ Micro Center)
Total: $1355.55
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-28 18:42 EST-0500

Just want to upgrade my 10 year old comp, is this good enough?
Budget is around $1400, just looking for high fps in games like tf2/overwatch
1034
#1034
3 Frags +

#1032
Check it anyway. When was the last time you cleaned it?

#1033
A few outdated parts. Should be 850 Evo and Skylake instead of 840 Evo and haswell.
Also the 390 is faster and cheaper than the 970. Bonus: FreeSync monitors are cheaper than G-Sync monitors. Do you even need a monitor with adaptive refesh rate though? I mean the point of this build should be to get more fps than your max refresh rate. What settings are you going for in Overwatch? Depending on that you might also be able to drop down to a 380.

Anyway here's an improved build. A bit faster and a bit cheaper:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B150M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($81.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($81.49 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card ($294.99 @ Micro Center)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($89.88 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: AOC G2460PF 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1199.16
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-29 05:38 EST-0500

#1032
Check it anyway. When was the last time you cleaned it?

#1033
A few outdated parts. Should be 850 Evo and Skylake instead of 840 Evo and haswell.
Also the 390 is faster and cheaper than the 970. Bonus: FreeSync monitors are cheaper than G-Sync monitors. Do you even need a monitor with adaptive refesh rate though? I mean the point of this build should be to get more fps than your max refresh rate. What settings are you going for in Overwatch? Depending on that you might also be able to drop down to a [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-strixr9380dc2oc2gd5gaming]380[/url].

Anyway here's an improved build. A bit faster and a bit cheaper:
[url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mcBzt6]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mcBzt6/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80662i56600]Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] ($219.99 @ SuperBiiz)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gab150md3h]Gigabyte GA-B150M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard[/url] ($81.97 @ Newegg)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f42400c15d8grr]G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory[/url] ($39.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz75e250bam]Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive[/url] ($81.49 @ OutletPC)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003]Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($45.88 @ OutletPC)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-strixr9390dc3oc8gd5gaming]Asus Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card[/url] ($294.99 @ Micro Center)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-nse200kkn1]Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case[/url] ($29.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-210gq0650]EVGA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] ($54.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Operating System:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-kw900140]Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit)[/url] ($89.88 @ OutletPC)
[b]Monitor:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/aoc-monitor-g2460pf]AOC G2460PF 144Hz 24.0" Monitor[/url] ($259.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Total:[/b] $1199.16
[i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i]
[i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-29 05:38 EST-0500[/i]
1035
#1035
0 Frags +

I got around to building the PC based on the advice in #1005 (thanks again for that btw), going with the 350W PSU. Everything went about as smoothly as you would expect, save for a bit of a scare when the rig wouldn't post, which in retrospect I think was due to RAM not being seated properly, although I ended up reinstalling all the non-essential components anyway. Thanks to the fellow that posted the https://www.reddit.com/r/microsoftsoftwareswap link, no problems there either. Dunno what kind of performance I'm getting yet as it's just now loading Steam games, but there's no reason to worry.

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bonus picture: how to not do your cabling

http://imgur.com/kd1nOlh
I got around to building the PC based on the advice in #1005 (thanks again for that btw), going with the 350W PSU. Everything went about as smoothly as you would expect, save for a bit of a scare when the rig wouldn't post, which in retrospect I think was due to RAM not being seated properly, although I ended up reinstalling all the non-essential components anyway. Thanks to the fellow that posted the https://www.reddit.com/r/microsoftsoftwareswap link, no problems there either. Dunno what kind of performance I'm getting yet as it's just now loading Steam games, but there's no reason to worry.

[spoiler]bonus picture: how to not do your cabling

http://imgur.com/kd1nOlh[/spoiler]
1036
#1036
0 Frags +

After getting all my holiday money i have enough to build a new computer
Thought about this. Have a budget of 600
I have a harddrive
Planning on play rust csgo and tf2
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6LNWHx
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6LNWHx/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: ASRock B150M Pro4S Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($78.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R7 265 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Enermax 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $573.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-30 19:28 EST-0500

After getting all my holiday money i have enough to build a new computer
Thought about this. Have a budget of 600
I have a harddrive
Planning on play rust csgo and tf2
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6LNWHx
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6LNWHx/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: ASRock B150M Pro4S Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($78.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R7 265 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Enermax 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $573.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-30 19:28 EST-0500
1037
#1037
1 Frags +

#1035
Cable management actually looks ok.

#1036
6600 is obviously a possible upgrade with the higher turbo.
There's way cheaper 265s/370s (same card). Not sure how much rust needs though. You haven't said anything about settings. Anyway for the price of that 265 you could get a 380 (=285).
There's a lot of good cases, I just use the N200 as a placeholder. But honestly the Source 210? No USB 3.0, no dust filters, that'st just poor.
Some nice PSU deals atm. 600B is actually cheaper than the 500B but I don't know how long that'll last and it'd be overkill + lower efficiency.

Anyway here's 2 builds.
370 (=265) + SSD:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B150M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($81.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($81.49 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R7 370 2GB PCS+ Video Card ($113.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $597.40
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-31 09:07 EST-0500

380 (=285) but no SSD:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B150M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($81.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 380 2GB PCS+ Video Card ($163.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($38.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $579.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-31 09:07 EST-0500

#1035
Cable management actually looks ok.

#1036
6600 is obviously a possible upgrade with the higher turbo.
There's way cheaper 265s/370s (same card). Not sure how much rust needs though. You haven't said anything about settings. Anyway for the price of that 265 you could get a 380 (=285).
There's a lot of good cases, I just use the N200 as a placeholder. But honestly the Source 210? No USB 3.0, no dust filters, that'st just poor.
Some nice PSU deals atm. 600B is actually cheaper than the 500B but I don't know how long that'll last and it'd be overkill + lower efficiency.

Anyway here's 2 builds.
370 (=265) + SSD:
[url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/YgJPP6]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/YgJPP6/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80662i56600]Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] ($219.99 @ SuperBiiz)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gab150md3h]Gigabyte GA-B150M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard[/url] ($81.97 @ Newegg)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f42400c15d8gvr]G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory[/url] ($44.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz75e250bam]Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive[/url] ($81.49 @ OutletPC)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-axr73702gbd5ppdhe]PowerColor Radeon R7 370 2GB PCS+ Video Card[/url] ($113.98 @ Newegg)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-nse200kkn1]Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case[/url] ($29.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx430m]Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] ($24.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Total:[/b] $597.40
[i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i]
[i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-31 09:07 EST-0500[/i]

380 (=285) but no SSD:
[url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/k9Gwxr]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/k9Gwxr/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80662i56600]Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] ($219.99 @ SuperBiiz)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gab150md3h]Gigabyte GA-B150M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard[/url] ($81.97 @ Newegg)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f42400c15d8gvr]G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory[/url] ($44.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-axr93802gbd5dhe]PowerColor Radeon R9 380 2GB PCS+ Video Card[/url] ($163.98 @ Newegg)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-nse200kkn1]Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case[/url] ($29.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-100b10500kr]EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply[/url] ($38.98 @ Newegg)
[b]Total:[/b] $579.90
[i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i]
[i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-31 09:07 EST-0500[/i]
1038
#1038
0 Frags +

Thanks Setsul, it appeared my cpu fan stopped working and when I checked the temps in the bios it was idling at 80 Celsius. Ordered a new fan and will see if that fixes it on Saturday

Thanks Setsul, it appeared my cpu fan stopped working and when I checked the temps in the bios it was idling at 80 Celsius. Ordered a new fan and will see if that fixes it on Saturday
1039
#1039
3 Frags +

#1038

Setsul#1030
My crystal ball says overheating.

PRAISE THE CRYSTAL BALL!

MopYou literally must have magical powers Setsul. Thanks!
#1038
[quote=Setsul]#1030
My crystal ball says overheating.[/quote]
PRAISE THE CRYSTAL BALL!
[quote=Mop]You literally must have magical powers Setsul. Thanks![/quote]
1040
#1040
0 Frags +

Looking to buy a BENQ XL2430T 144hz monitor in the near future (in time for MM) and would like to know if I will need upgrades to run TF2 in DX9 at 144 or 288 (unrealistic?) FPS. The computer is in storage at the moment, so I can't give current performance benchmarks, but hoped that some advice could be given. I'm aware that the GPU is on the low end, but don't plan on playing much beyond Source engine games.

Processor: Core i5-3570k (gift from friend, but not overclocked)
Cooler: CM Hyper 212 EVO
GPU: NVIDIA GT 730 1GB
Mobo: Asus z77 sabertooth (LGA 1155)
Power supply: Cooler master silent pro gold 800W
RAM: Kingston HyperX 16GB

Looking to buy a BENQ XL2430T 144hz monitor in the near future (in time for MM) and would like to know if I will need upgrades to run TF2 in DX9 at 144 or 288 (unrealistic?) FPS. The computer is in storage at the moment, so I can't give current performance benchmarks, but hoped that some advice could be given. I'm aware that the GPU is on the low end, but don't plan on playing much beyond Source engine games.

Processor: Core i5-3570k (gift from friend, but not overclocked)
Cooler: CM Hyper 212 EVO
GPU: NVIDIA GT 730 1GB
Mobo: Asus z77 sabertooth (LGA 1155)
Power supply: Cooler master silent pro gold 800W
RAM: Kingston HyperX 16GB
1041
#1041
2 Frags +

#1040
Apart from the GPU there's nothing worth upgrading.
You should definitely try overclocking though.

#1040
Apart from the GPU there's nothing worth upgrading.
You should definitely try overclocking though.
1042
#1042
0 Frags +

I'm thinking of overclocking my CPU to get better performance when streaming TF2 and in-game. What should I upgrade and what do you recommend?

CPU- i5 4690k w/ stock cooler
GPU- MSI 970 4GB
RAM- G.Skill 8GB (2x4)
PSU- 700W Corsair
MOBO- MSI SLI Z97

I'm thinking of overclocking my CPU to get better performance when streaming TF2 and in-game. What should I upgrade and what do you recommend?

CPU- i5 4690k w/ stock cooler
GPU- MSI 970 4GB
RAM- G.Skill 8GB (2x4)
PSU- 700W Corsair
MOBO- MSI SLI Z97
1043
#1043
2 Frags +

#1042
You should probably get an aftermarket cooler and no, not the 212 Evo.
What would be your budget and what overclock are you going for?

#1042
You should probably get an aftermarket cooler and no, not the 212 Evo.
What would be your budget and what overclock are you going for?
1044
#1044
0 Frags +

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/8WQnbv

Opinions?

Don't really want to spend over £700 atm

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/8WQnbv

Opinions?

Don't really want to spend over £700 atm
1045
#1045
0 Frags +
Setsul#1042
You should probably get an aftermarket cooler and no, not the 212 Evo.
What would be your budget and what overclock are you going for?

Probably going for 4.2 since thats what I have heard of most people doing with my CPU.
If not the 212 EVO, what do you recommend? My budget is somewhere around $40 CAD maximum ($30 USD).

[quote=Setsul]#1042
You should probably get an aftermarket cooler and no, not the 212 Evo.
What would be your budget and what overclock are you going for?[/quote]
Probably going for 4.2 since thats what I have heard of most people doing with my CPU.
If not the 212 EVO, what do you recommend? My budget is somewhere around $40 CAD maximum ($30 USD).
1046
#1046
3 Frags +

#1044
Previous gen CPU (or 2 gens old, depending on how you count), locked, then a cooler and a Z mobo. I'm not sure what you're going for but I don't think it'll work out.

SSD there's better choices, PSU there's cheaper or better options, etc. ...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£159.98 @ Novatech)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B150M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£64.79 @ Aria PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£41.12 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£55.71 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£34.98 @ Novatech)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card (£249.59 @ Aria PC)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case (£39.19 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£41.76 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £687.12
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-02 20:43 GMT+0000

#1045
You should actually be able to do that with the stock cooler.

#1044
Previous gen CPU (or 2 gens old, depending on how you count), locked, then a cooler and a Z mobo. I'm not sure what you're going for but I don't think it'll work out.

SSD there's better choices, PSU there's cheaper or better options, etc. ...

[url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/tKhLMp]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/tKhLMp/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80662i56500]Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] (£159.98 @ Novatech)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gab150md3h]Gigabyte GA-B150M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard[/url] (£64.79 @ Aria PC)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f42400c15d8grr]G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory[/url] (£41.12 @ Amazon UK)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz75e250bam]Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive[/url] (£55.71 @ Amazon UK)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003]Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] (£34.98 @ Novatech)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr939wf28gd]Gigabyte Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card[/url] (£249.59 @ Aria PC)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-nse200kkn1]Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case[/url] (£39.19 @ Amazon UK)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-100b10500kr]EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply[/url] (£41.76 @ CCL Computers)
[b]Total:[/b] £687.12
[i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i]
[i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-02 20:43 GMT+0000[/i]

#1045
You should actually be able to do that with the stock cooler.
1047
#1047
0 Frags +
Setsul#1045
You should actually be able to do that with the stock cooler.

Are you sure? I'm going up from 3.5? That's 0.7 ghz?

[quote=Setsul]
#1045
You should actually be able to do that with the stock cooler.[/quote]
Are you sure? I'm going up from 3.5? That's 0.7 ghz?
1048
#1048
3 Frags +

#1047
You have to keep in mind that the max turbo is 3.9GHz (1/2 cores, with 3 cores it drops to 3.8, 4 to 3.7). So you can get that on all 4 cores without any added voltage and from there it's just 0.3GHz.

#1047
You have to keep in mind that the max turbo is 3.9GHz (1/2 cores, with 3 cores it drops to 3.8, 4 to 3.7). So you can get that on all 4 cores without any added voltage and from there it's just 0.3GHz.
1049
#1049
0 Frags +

http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/n3GT23
Could someone help me populate this build with solid components, I really have no idea what kinds of ram, mobo and psu I should be getting.
I'm thinking 16gb, 2x8gb since I'm not sure how many ram slots mATX motherboards have

It would be nice to have some kind of extra expansion slot in case I need a wifi card at some point (hopefully never)
For storage I'll probably get the currently recommended 250ish gb ssd plus a 2tb harddrive

I'll probably overclock a bit but my main aim for this build is silence.
I'm planning to buy a Korean 1440p monitor to overclock, so I'll be trying to game at 1440p

Sorry if I'm asking too much, I did have a quick look through the recent pages and I didn't really find a 6700k build that I could steal.

http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/n3GT23
Could someone help me populate this build with solid components, I really have no idea what kinds of ram, mobo and psu I should be getting.
I'm thinking 16gb, 2x8gb since I'm not sure how many ram slots mATX motherboards have

It would be nice to have some kind of extra expansion slot in case I need a wifi card at some point (hopefully never)
For storage I'll probably get the currently recommended 250ish gb ssd plus a 2tb harddrive

I'll probably overclock a bit but my main aim for this build is silence.
I'm planning to buy a Korean 1440p monitor to overclock, so I'll be trying to game at 1440p

Sorry if I'm asking too much, I did have a quick look through the recent pages and I didn't really find a 6700k build that I could steal.
1050
#1050
0 Frags +

#1049
Any decent mobo, µATX or full ATX, will have 4 slots, so 2x4GB should do.
Why an i7?
Why not non-K overclocking, if you're only going for a minor overclock.

And most importantly: Budget?

#1049
Any decent mobo, µATX or full ATX, will have 4 slots, so 2x4GB should do.
Why an i7?
Why not non-K overclocking, if you're only going for a minor overclock.

And most importantly: Budget?
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