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#1500

Hello, I'm not Setsul but I pretend to know a bit about computers every now and then.

- Do you really need an i7?
- Why do you have a K CPU but no cooler? If you don't want to overclock, go for a non-K CPU, otherwise I'd suggest a Noctua NH-D14.
- Why a single stick of ram?
- Tbh I was never a fan of SLI when there are better single card solutions out there. Plus it would also allow you to get a cheaper Motherboard and PSU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($332.00 @ Centre Com)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($99.00 @ Newegg Australia)
Motherboard: ASRock Z170 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($169.00 @ CPL Online)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($55.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($119.00 @ Umart)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($97.00 @ PLE Computers)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB Video Card ($439.00 @ CPL Online)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.00 @ CPL Online)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Total: $1399.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-11 19:10 AEST+1000

I included a 250GB SSD, since the 128GB variant is only 20$ cheaper. You should be able to get this PSU for 100$(I hope), if not try to go with a GS 550.

P.S.: I have no idea about aussie prices so if there's a cheaper alternative for a certain part feel free to call me out on it.

#1500

Hello, I'm not Setsul but I pretend to know a bit about computers every now and then.

- Do you really need an i7?
- Why do you have a K CPU but no cooler? If you don't want to overclock, go for a non-K CPU, otherwise I'd suggest a Noctua NH-D14.
- Why a single stick of ram?
- Tbh I was never a fan of SLI when there are better single card solutions out there. Plus it would also allow you to get a cheaper Motherboard and PSU.

[url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/gmjnLD]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/gmjnLD/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/gx648d/intel-cpu-bx80662i56600k]Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] ($332.00 @ Centre Com)
[b]CPU Cooler:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/46tCmG/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhd14]Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler[/url] ($99.00 @ Newegg Australia)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/43tWGX/asrock-motherboard-z170pro4]ASRock Z170 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard[/url] ($169.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/xjp323/gskill-memory-f42400c15d8gvr]G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory[/url] ($55.00 @ PCCaseGear)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/3kL7YJ/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz75e250bam]Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive[/url] ($119.00 @ Umart)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/KyCwrH/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st2000dm001]Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($97.00 @ PLE Computers)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/PmrcCJ/msi-radeon-rx-480-8gb-video-card-rx480-8g]MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB Video Card[/url] ($439.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/kx3RsY/bitfenix-case-shinobi]BitFenix Shinobi ATX Mid Tower Case[/url] ($89.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/qYTrxr/evga-power-supply-220g20550y1]EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url]
[b]Total:[/b] $1399.00
[i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i]
[i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-11 19:10 AEST+1000[/i]

I included a 250GB SSD, since the 128GB variant is only 20$ cheaper. You should be able to get this PSU for 100$(I hope), if not try to go with a GS 550.

P.S.: I have no idea about aussie prices so if there's a cheaper alternative for a certain part feel free to call me out on it.
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#1502
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#1500
"rebuild" how does that even work? If you're going to get it built it sounds like a new build.

Anyway it's bullshit.
Your pc is definitely not dying as whole. Figure out what's wrong and fix it.
Buy another 8GB stick of RAM.
Done.

Maybe replace the RM650 since it's literally the PSU antichrist. It would've been overpriced if it actually worked. But it took Corsair two recalls and revisions and one manufacturer switch to even get it working.

Also why would you want 2 different GPUs?

#1500
"rebuild" how does that even work? If you're going to get it built it sounds like a new build.

Anyway it's bullshit.
Your pc is definitely not dying as whole. Figure out what's wrong and fix it.
Buy another 8GB stick of RAM.
Done.

Maybe replace the RM650 since it's literally the PSU antichrist. It would've been overpriced if it actually worked. But it took Corsair two recalls and revisions and one manufacturer switch to even get it working.

Also why would you want 2 different GPUs?
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#1503
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#1501
thanks for that, the cooler and the ram are the ones I'm currently looking at aswell but I messed up in my post and didn't specify what i was doing properly, I'm rebuilding from that pc. really sorry about that man.

#1501
thanks for that, the cooler and the ram are the ones I'm currently looking at aswell but I messed up in my post and didn't specify what i was doing properly, I'm rebuilding from that pc. really sorry about that man.
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#1504
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#1503

Ah, fair enough. Feel free to ignore my post then.

#1503

Ah, fair enough. Feel free to ignore my post then.
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#1502
I edited the post so that should answer most of these questions, sorry.

for the things that doesnt answer though

SetsulYour pc is definitely not dying as whole. Figure out what's wrong and fix it.

I've been planning on updating my pc stuff for awhile now anyways but the main issues are;
-temp problems
-front ports on case don't work
-doesnt take audio input and i have no fucking clue why even after ages of trying to fix, tried multiple mics in ports and all i get is a fucked noise every now and then of some movement or just no noise (might be back ports on mobo)
-total freezes while I'm playing or if I have like chrome + spotify open where i can't do anything but manually turn pc off (probs a ram or cpu heat issue)

SetsulMaybe replace the RM650 since it's literally the PSU antichrist. It would've been overpriced if it actually worked. But it took Corsair two recalls and revisions and one manufacturer switch to even get it working.

tbh in 3 years I've had no problems, but I might take your word for it and replace it anyway.

SetsulAlso why would you want 2 different GPUs?

Because I'm planning on getting a new one regardless and I see no harm in having dedicated render/ physx card

#1502
I edited the post so that should answer most of these questions, sorry.

for the things that doesnt answer though
[quote=Setsul]Your pc is definitely not dying as whole. Figure out what's wrong and fix it.[/quote]
I've been planning on updating my pc stuff for awhile now anyways but the main issues are;
-temp problems
-front ports on case don't work
-doesnt take audio input and i have no fucking clue why even after ages of trying to fix, tried multiple mics in ports and all i get is a fucked noise every now and then of some movement or just no noise (might be back ports on mobo)
-total freezes while I'm playing or if I have like chrome + spotify open where i can't do anything but manually turn pc off (probs a ram or cpu heat issue)

[quote=Setsul]Maybe replace the RM650 since it's literally the PSU antichrist. It would've been overpriced if it actually worked. But it took Corsair two recalls and revisions and one manufacturer switch to even get it working.[/quote]
tbh in 3 years I've had no problems, but I might take your word for it and replace it anyway.

[quote=Setsul]Also why would you want 2 different GPUs?[/quote]
Because I'm planning on getting a new one regardless and I see no harm in having dedicated render/ physx card
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#1505
Temp problems in Australia aren't terrible surprising I guess.
Check to be sure. There's lots of software that can log to a file so you don't have to pay any attention, just wait until it freezes and look at the log after rebooting.

What's your current fan setup? As in which fans and where and what CPU cooler.

Did you plug in the front ports?

Audio might just being onboard being onboard. If your mics require a pre amplifier then you're simply fucked with onboard. It just doesn't have that.

There's two possibilities with the RM650:
1. It's actually working.
2. It just never happened until now. The thing is the problem is mostly overheating. Go above half load and it'll shut down. But with the 4770K and a 770 you probably never went above 50% load.

No point in replacing it if your new build doesn't trigger OTP either. Just warning you that it might happen, especially if you run 2 GPUs.

Now about that, it would lock you in to nVidia. Why do you need a render card? Because a 770 certainly isn't worth it for PhysX. Basically nothing even uses it on the GPU. It's all on the CPU anyway.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_games_with_hardware-accelerated_PhysX_support
Take Fallout 4 as an example. There's bullet collison debris. That's it.
From the top of my head another example. Mirror's Edge. PhysX but it's on running on the CPU.

#1505
Temp problems in Australia aren't terrible surprising I guess.
Check to be sure. There's lots of software that can log to a file so you don't have to pay any attention, just wait until it freezes and look at the log after rebooting.

What's your current fan setup? As in which fans and where and what CPU cooler.

Did you plug in the front ports?

Audio might just being onboard being onboard. If your mics require a pre amplifier then you're simply fucked with onboard. It just doesn't have that.

There's two possibilities with the RM650:
1. It's actually working.
2. It just never happened until now. The thing is the problem is mostly overheating. Go above half load and it'll shut down. But with the 4770K and a 770 you probably never went above 50% load.

No point in replacing it if your new build doesn't trigger OTP either. Just warning you that it might happen, especially if you run 2 GPUs.

Now about that, it would lock you in to nVidia. Why do you need a render card? Because a 770 certainly isn't worth it for PhysX. Basically nothing even uses it on the GPU. It's all on the CPU anyway.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_games_with_hardware-accelerated_PhysX_support
Take Fallout 4 as an example. There's bullet collison debris. That's it.
From the top of my head another example. Mirror's Edge. PhysX but it's on running on the CPU.
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Setsul#1498

Sorry for the delayed reply.

I don’t think I skipped anything, I just got the sense that it would be quite a hassle getting it but now that you’ve made it clear it’s aight from my view.

Option 1 seems better seems better initially but what sort of size would the TV for option 2 be? I’m assuming that it being cheaper means it would be around 32” which is a bit small for what I’d want it for.

For prices, I’m not entirely sure. Denmark seems to sell everything at 1.5x the price of the UK so prices are a pain, but getting them shipped in from Germany isn’t really possible for me right now. komplett.dk seems to be the best option for computers.

[quote=Setsul]#1498[/quote]
Sorry for the delayed reply.

I don’t think I skipped anything, I just got the sense that it would be quite a hassle getting it but now that you’ve made it clear it’s aight from my view.

Option 1 seems better seems better initially but what sort of size would the TV for option 2 be? I’m assuming that it being cheaper means it would be around 32” which is a bit small for what I’d want it for.

For prices, I’m not entirely sure. Denmark seems to sell everything at 1.5x the price of the UK so prices are a pain, but getting them shipped in from Germany isn’t really possible for me right now. komplett.dk seems to be the best option for computers.
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#1506
All stock cooling, so heat is most likely it.

I've had the PC for 3 years so yeah they should be plugged in, even in back mobo ports it doesn't work as of late.

I'm still looking to buy a new GPU regardless, looking into it further i might just use it for a second monitor, also in my drivers I can choose what processes physx but it still seems like it has such little impact, always thought it was pretty taxing but I never looked into it, thanks for that info.

In short tho I'm mainly just looking for what parts are good as I've been wanting to rebuild for ages

currently I'm looking at these parts but I still need a case and a motherboard and I have no clue about them, thanks for the info though, going to try and get crash logs tomorrow and test my RAM while I'm at it.

#1506
All stock cooling, so heat is most likely it.

I've had the PC for 3 years so yeah they should be plugged in, even in back mobo ports it doesn't work as of late.

I'm still looking to buy a new GPU regardless, looking into it further i might just use it for a second monitor, also in my drivers I can choose what processes physx but it still seems like it has such little impact, always thought it was pretty taxing but I never looked into it, thanks for that info.

In short tho I'm mainly just looking for what parts are good as I've been wanting to rebuild for ages

currently I'm looking at [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/fqC8JV]these[/url] parts but I still need a case and a motherboard and I have no clue about them, thanks for the info though, going to try and get crash logs tomorrow and test my RAM while I'm at it.
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#1507
Don't worry.

Forgot to mention that, still 40" for option 2. You said you wanted 40" so that's what you get. There are definitely some deals available. They won't be high end models obviously.

Mind if I ask why shipping from Germany isn't possible?

Either way it should still be possible with danish prices. ~245€ for the i5-6600 on komplett.dk vs ~215€ min in Germany. Assuming the other prices are similar the build should end up at ~1000€, that's still well below your 1300€ budget. So you could still move a little of that left over budget to the 40" 4K TV and we're golden.

I'll have to inquire some Danes if there's better or at least other options than komplett.dk.

#1508
Yeah, that might explain it.

4770K is just in that list so the build's complete, you're not going buy a new one, right?

EDIT:
Anyway you probably noticed that pcpartpicker doesn't show any mobos. That's because the 4770K doesn't support DDR4.

Assuming your RAM still works it should look something like this:
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/3KfdD8
Don't get the Z97 Anniversary, the socket doesn't line up with the mobo tray on most cases so big coolers with a backplate are a hassle.

http://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/TgDwrH/asrock-motherboard-z97extreme4
Different mobo with a bit better audio. Supports SLI. Doesn't really matter directly since you'd be running two different GPUs but the higher bandwidth on the second PCIe slot is nice if actually do some rendering on the 2nd card.
Are you going to do that though?

Also a soundcard is probably a cheaper and better fix for your audio troubles.

Last but not least: You don't need a second GPU for a second monitor. Since it barely does anything for PhysX it'll be just extra heat. You could try to sell it instead or use it to upgrade another pc.

tl;dr
My suggestion: See part list. Not sure about GPU and case yet.
Keep the old RAM as well.
Sell the 770.

#1507
Don't worry.

Forgot to mention that, still 40" for option 2. You said you wanted 40" so that's what you get. There are definitely some deals available. They won't be high end models obviously.

Mind if I ask why shipping from Germany isn't possible?

Either way it should still be possible with danish prices. ~245€ for the i5-6600 on komplett.dk vs ~215€ min in Germany. Assuming the other prices are similar the build should end up at ~1000€, that's still well below your 1300€ budget. So you could still move a little of that left over budget to the 40" 4K TV and we're golden.

I'll have to inquire some Danes if there's better or at least other options than komplett.dk.

#1508
Yeah, that might explain it.

4770K is just in that list so the build's complete, you're not going buy a new one, right?

EDIT:
Anyway you probably noticed that pcpartpicker doesn't show any mobos. That's because the 4770K doesn't support DDR4.

Assuming your RAM still works it should look something like this:
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/3KfdD8
Don't get the Z97 Anniversary, the socket doesn't line up with the mobo tray on most cases so big coolers with a backplate are a hassle.

http://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/TgDwrH/asrock-motherboard-z97extreme4
Different mobo with a bit better audio. Supports SLI. Doesn't really matter directly since you'd be running two different GPUs but the higher bandwidth on the second PCIe slot is nice if actually do some rendering on the 2nd card.
Are you going to do that though?

Also a soundcard is probably a cheaper and better fix for your audio troubles.

Last but not least: You don't need a second GPU for a second monitor. Since it barely does anything for PhysX it'll be just extra heat. You could try to sell it instead or use it to upgrade another pc.

tl;dr
My suggestion: See part list. Not sure about GPU and case yet.
Keep the old RAM as well.
Sell the 770.
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Setsul#1507
Don't worry.

Forgot to mention that, still 40" for option 2. You said you wanted 40" so that's what you get. There are definitely some deals available. They won't be high end models obviously.

Mind if I ask why shipping from Germany isn't possible?

Either way it should still be possible with danish prices. ~245€ for the i5-6600 on komplett.dk vs ~215€ min in Germany. Assuming the other prices are similar the build should end up at ~1000€, that's still well below your 1300€ budget. So you could still move a little of that left over budget to the 40" 4K TV and we're golden.

I'll have to inquire some Danes if there's better or at least other options than komplett.dk.

In that case option 2 seems really appealing, though what impact would that have on the PC itself? As you said, it'd need a better GPU.

Mail gets sorted, stuff that looks like wires and electronics usually get turned away. Thinking about it I'd have the same problem with getting the parts from either Germany or Denmark, since the issue is on the receiving end. If German prices are significantly cheaper than DK, then shipping would be the better idea and I'd just have to sort something out to stop them getting sent off.

[quote=Setsul]#1507
Don't worry.

Forgot to mention that, still 40" for option 2. You said you wanted 40" so that's what you get. There are definitely some deals available. They won't be high end models obviously.

Mind if I ask why shipping from Germany isn't possible?

Either way it should still be possible with danish prices. ~245€ for the i5-6600 on komplett.dk vs ~215€ min in Germany. Assuming the other prices are similar the build should end up at ~1000€, that's still well below your 1300€ budget. So you could still move a little of that left over budget to the 40" 4K TV and we're golden.

I'll have to inquire some Danes if there's better or at least other options than komplett.dk.[/quote]
In that case option 2 seems really appealing, though what impact would that have on the PC itself? As you said, it'd need a better GPU.

Mail gets sorted, stuff that looks like wires and electronics usually get turned away. Thinking about it I'd have the same problem with getting the parts from either Germany or Denmark, since the issue is on the receiving end. If German prices are significantly cheaper than DK, then shipping would be the better idea and I'd just have to sort something out to stop them getting sent off.
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#1511
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#1510
It doesn't have have any effect. You could obviously still just play in 1440p in the 4K monitor. But if you've got it you might as well use it.

A package full of pc parts from a pc retailer? I'm confident Danish postal services and customs will be able to figure that one out.

I think I completely forgot to ask when you're going to build it.

#1510
It doesn't have have any effect. You could obviously still just play in 1440p in the 4K monitor. But if you've got it you might as well use it.

A package full of pc parts from a pc retailer? I'm confident Danish postal services and customs will be able to figure that one out.

I think I completely forgot to ask when you're going to build it.
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I think my psu broke so I need a new one, suggestions?

I had a 700w cooler master if that matters

I have an i7 4770k, gtx 770

I think my psu broke so I need a new one, suggestions?

I had a 700w cooler master if that matters

I have an i7 4770k, gtx 770
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#1513
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#1512
What do you mean you think it broke? Have you actually tested it? If it turns out to be something else you're wasted some time and money.

Old PSU doesn't really matter. Especially since 700W Cooler Master tells me about as much as "it's 230V".

What would be your budget?

#1512
What do you mean you think it broke? Have you actually tested it? If it turns out to be something else you're wasted some time and money.

Old PSU doesn't really matter. Especially since 700W Cooler Master tells me about as much as "it's 230V".

What would be your budget?
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I tested it with the paperclip thing, tried everything else too, budget not too high I just want a good psu

Edit: my friend recommends a be quiet pure power 9 700w

I tested it with the paperclip thing, tried everything else too, budget not too high I just want a good psu

Edit: my friend recommends a be quiet pure power 9 700w
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#1515
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#1514
What is "not too high"?
What qualifies as "good PSU"?

Your build draws around 350W max, a 700W is a waste of money.

#1514
What is "not too high"?
What qualifies as "good PSU"?

Your build draws around 350W max, a 700W is a waste of money.
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#1516
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100 or less, idk what a good one is that's why I'm asking here :D

Edit: so the 500w one should be enough?

100 or less, idk what a good one is that's why I'm asking here :D

Edit: so the 500w one should be enough?
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#1517
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#1516
Even 400W would be enough. If you mean the model I think you mean however then I wouldn't buy either. It doesn't support Haswell C6/C7 states. In case you don't know what that means: They are idle states, e.g. when you're doing absolutely nothing because you're afk the CPU will draw only 2W. At that point some older PSUs think the PC is turned off and cut the power. So either you disable C6/C7 or your PC might "randomly" shut off.
Considering that the Pure Power 9 was released 2 months ago I think it being unusable (without changing some settings that most people don't know about) with any CPU less than 3 years old is quite embarrassing.

tl;dr
Pure Power 9 is a piece of shit. Don't buy it.

Here's some alternatives
https://tweakers.net/pricewatch/486667/corsair-cx450m.html
Finally a good budget PSU again. Might actually reach 80 Plus Silver efficiency, same as the Pure Power 9. Better in all other aspects.
https://tweakers.net/pricewatch/317760/seasonic-g-series-450-watt.html
A bit more expensive, more efficient and a bit quieter.

#1516
Even 400W would be enough. If you mean the model I think you mean however then I wouldn't buy either. It doesn't support Haswell C6/C7 states. In case you don't know what that means: They are idle states, e.g. when you're doing absolutely nothing because you're afk the CPU will draw only 2W. At that point some older PSUs think the PC is turned off and cut the power. So either you disable C6/C7 or your PC might "randomly" shut off.
Considering that the Pure Power 9 was released 2 months ago I think it being unusable (without changing some settings that most people don't know about) with any CPU less than 3 years old is quite embarrassing.

tl;dr
Pure Power 9 is a piece of shit. Don't buy it.

Here's some alternatives
https://tweakers.net/pricewatch/486667/corsair-cx450m.html
Finally a good budget PSU again. Might actually reach 80 Plus Silver efficiency, same as the Pure Power 9. Better in all other aspects.
https://tweakers.net/pricewatch/317760/seasonic-g-series-450-watt.html
A bit more expensive, more efficient and a bit quieter.
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I just got a new gtx 1060, and my cpu right now is a FX 6300 (oc'd). I dont think it has enough power, so what should I upgrade to?
Is a i5 6600k a good idea?

I just got a new gtx 1060, and my cpu right now is a FX 6300 (oc'd). I dont think it has enough power, so what should I upgrade to?
Is a i5 6600k a good idea?
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#1519
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#1518
Overclocking yes/no?
Budget?

#1518
Overclocking yes/no?
Budget?
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#1520
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Overclocking: Yes
Budget £200 max

http://www.newegg.com/global/uk/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117561&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleUKAdwords-PC&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleUKAdwords-PC-_-pla-_-Processors+-+Desktops-_-N82E16819117561&gclid=Cj0KEQjw57W9BRDM9_a-2vWJ68EBEiQAwPNFK8hAAIRJJLFXrPSnMthFh1hr9o44-0WAytf0jAqcwJIaAo5I8P8HAQ

Overclocking: Yes
Budget £200 max

http://www.newegg.com/global/uk/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117561&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleUKAdwords-PC&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleUKAdwords-PC-_-pla-_-Processors+-+Desktops-_-N82E16819117561&gclid=Cj0KEQjw57W9BRDM9_a-2vWJ68EBEiQAwPNFK8hAAIRJJLFXrPSnMthFh1hr9o44-0WAytf0jAqcwJIaAo5I8P8HAQ
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#1520
The i5-6600K is most definitely not happening on that budget.
I think that price is without VAT.
http://skinflint.co.uk/intel-core-i5-6600k-bx80662i56600k-a1290376.html?hloc=uk

So a) the CPU alone is not within your budget
b) you need a new motherboard
c) if you're going to do it properly you'd need new RAM as well.
d) if your cooler isn't compatible with LGA1151 (mostly a problem if you're been using the stock AMD cooler) you'd need a new one.

EDIT:
Some more ranting:
You really should have thought about the CPU becoming a bottleneck before you bought the 1060. You could've afforded the i5-6600K (or at least a non-K i5) and still gotten 80% of the GPU performance with an RX 470.

On a more helpful note:
Maybe you should figure out if it's a CPU bottleneck at all. People throw that word around and don't know what it means most of the time.

#1520
The i5-6600K is most definitely not happening on that budget.
I think that price is without VAT.
http://skinflint.co.uk/intel-core-i5-6600k-bx80662i56600k-a1290376.html?hloc=uk

So a) the CPU alone is not within your budget
b) you need a new motherboard
c) if you're going to do it properly you'd need new RAM as well.
d) if your cooler isn't compatible with LGA1151 (mostly a problem if you're been using the stock AMD cooler) you'd need a new one.

EDIT:
Some more ranting:
You really should have thought about the CPU becoming a bottleneck [b]before[/b] you bought the 1060. You could've afforded the i5-6600K (or at least a non-K i5) and still gotten 80% of the GPU performance with an RX 470.

On a more helpful note:
Maybe you should figure out if it's a CPU bottleneck at all. People throw that word around and don't know what it means most of the time.
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#1522
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CPU:Intel i5 6500
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0
PSU:Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX
Mobo: MSI B150M BAZOOKA Micro ATX
Case: Fractal Design 1500 Micro ATX
Storage: Sandisk SSD PLUS 240 GB 2.5 Inch
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2x4) DDR4 2133 Memory
Mouse: Razer Deathadder Chroma
Wifi Card: TP-Link TL-WN881ND
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm Quickfire Rapid Cherry MX Red Switches
Moniter: Acer G236HLBbd 23.0"

Total: ~900 USD

CPU:Intel i5 6500
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0
PSU:Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX
Mobo: MSI B150M BAZOOKA Micro ATX
Case: Fractal Design 1500 Micro ATX
Storage: Sandisk SSD PLUS 240 GB 2.5 Inch
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2x4) DDR4 2133 Memory
Mouse: Razer Deathadder Chroma
Wifi Card: TP-Link TL-WN881ND
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm Quickfire Rapid Cherry MX Red Switches
Moniter: Acer G236HLBbd 23.0"

Total: ~900 USD
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#1523
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pine4ppleGPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0

But which one? Tell me your secrets!

[quote=pine4pple]GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0
[/quote]
But which one? Tell me your secrets!
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#1524
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Setsulpine4ppleGPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0But which one? Tell me your secrets!

The 960! I forgot to say lol

[quote=Setsul][quote=pine4pple]GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0
[/quote]
But which one? Tell me your secrets![/quote]
The 960! I forgot to say lol
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#1525
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http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/43zXbj
Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE

Posting for a friend, thoughts on this build?
He wants to be able to play games like CS:GO, GTA5, Just Cause 3, TF2 etcetc on ultra/max quality. His budget is £1750..

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/43zXbj
Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE

Posting for a friend, thoughts on this build?
He wants to be able to play games like CS:GO, GTA5, Just Cause 3, TF2 etcetc on ultra/max quality. His budget is £1750..
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#1526
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#1525
I think the obvious thing to improve would be the RAM. It's the reason why pcpartpicker isn't showing the mobo. It's DDR3 but the mobo (and the CPU, at least officially) only support DDR4. The CPU not supporting it is more of a legal thing, Intel also doesn't support overclocking yet they happily sell overclockable CPUs for a premium. The mobo however is physically incompatible. DDR3 won't fit.

Next up: The 212 Evo.
WHYYYYYYYY?!
http://www.teamfortress.tv/post/626834/computer-has-lost-its-processing-power
Am I stuck in the fourth circle of hell?

But I'll repeat it once more:
The 212 Evo is a budget cooler. When it's not on sale there's cheaper coolers that perform the same or better.
Outside of the US it is never on sale that cheap.
When you're not looking for a budget cooler there far better coolers.

So lets see: You're outside of the US, have virtually no budget constraint on the cooler and want to overclock properly (I guess?). Yeah, the 212 Evo makes absolutely no sense here.

You could get something faster and/or larger than the 850 Evo 250GB. Sandisk Extreme Pro is faster and the 850 Pro is even faster than that.

Why two 1 TB HDDs instead of one 2 TB HDD? Why the WD Blue? More expensive, older and slower than Seagate's or Toshiba's alternatives in that price range.

1070 is newer and faster than the 980 Ti unless I'm terribly mistaken. Same price so no reason for the 980 Ti.

A mediocre 750W 80 Plus Gold PSU isn't what you want for a 450W build. Especially when better ones are cheaper or at least the same price.

So here's some improvements:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£210.00 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler (£56.90 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock Z170 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£90.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Team Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£62.60 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£72.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£56.97 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Palit GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GameRock Premium Video Card (£406.98 @ Ebuyer)
Case: NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case (£64.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£70.97 @ Amazon UK)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter (£24.93 @ Amazon UK)
Monitor: BenQ XL2730Z 27.0" 144Hz Monitor (£435.50 @ Kustom PCs)
Keyboard: Corsair K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard (£89.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1643.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-13 16:46 BST+0100
Didn't change the SSD yet.

WiFi and monitor depend on what he needs/wants. Can figure that out later for him but I'll have to ask him some questions (same for the SSD).

There' usually better/cheaper options than Corsair for mech keyboards.
Again, depends on what he wants.
https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/wiki/buying_guide

Also with some minor changes you could add SLI capabilites to the build above
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4wVfPs
RMx 650 because it's slightly better than the G2 650 and only 2£ more.

#1525
I think the obvious thing to improve would be the RAM. It's the reason why pcpartpicker isn't showing the mobo. It's DDR3 but the mobo (and the CPU, at least officially) only support DDR4. The CPU not supporting it is more of a legal thing, Intel also doesn't support overclocking yet they happily sell overclockable CPUs for a premium. The mobo however is physically incompatible. DDR3 won't fit.

Next up: The 212 Evo.
WHYYYYYYYY?!
http://www.teamfortress.tv/post/626834/computer-has-lost-its-processing-power
Am I stuck in the fourth circle of hell?

But I'll repeat it once more:
The 212 Evo is a budget cooler. When it's not on sale there's cheaper coolers that perform the same or better.
Outside of the US it is never on sale that cheap.
When you're not looking for a budget cooler there far better coolers.

So lets see: You're outside of the US, have virtually no budget constraint on the cooler and want to overclock properly (I guess?). Yeah, the 212 Evo makes absolutely no sense here.

You could get something faster and/or larger than the 850 Evo 250GB. Sandisk Extreme Pro is faster and the 850 Pro is even faster than that.

Why two 1 TB HDDs instead of one 2 TB HDD? Why the WD Blue? More expensive, older and slower than Seagate's or Toshiba's alternatives in that price range.

1070 is newer and faster than the 980 Ti unless I'm terribly mistaken. Same price so no reason for the 980 Ti.

A mediocre 750W 80 Plus Gold PSU isn't what you want for a 450W build. Especially when better ones are cheaper or at least the same price.

So here's some improvements:
[url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/dnnXbj]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/dnnXbj/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/gx648d/intel-cpu-bx80662i56600k]Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] (£210.00 @ Amazon UK)
[b]CPU Cooler:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/46tCmG/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhd14]Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler[/url] (£56.90 @ Amazon UK)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/43tWGX/asrock-motherboard-z170pro4]ASRock Z170 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard[/url] (£90.99 @ Amazon UK)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/cLs8TW/team-memory-tlred416g3000hc15adc01]Team Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory[/url] (£62.60 @ Amazon UK)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/3kL7YJ/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz75e250bam]Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive[/url] (£72.99 @ Amazon UK)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/fpCwrH/toshiba-internal-hard-drive-dt01aca200]Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] (£56.97 @ CCL Computers)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/ZxH48d/palit-geforce-gtx-1070-8gb-video-card-ne51070h15p2-1041g]Palit GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GameRock Premium Video Card[/url] (£406.98 @ Ebuyer)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/tD38TW/nzxt-case-cas340wbr1]NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case[/url] (£64.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/qYTrxr/evga-power-supply-220g20550y1]EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] (£70.97 @ Amazon UK)
[b]Wireless Network Adapter:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/G4H323/tp-link-wireless-network-card-tlwdn4800]TP-Link TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter[/url] (£24.93 @ Amazon UK)
[b]Monitor:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/D8KhP6/benq-monitor-xl2730z]BenQ XL2730Z 27.0" 144Hz Monitor[/url] (£435.50 @ Kustom PCs)
[b]Keyboard:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/Ltp323/corsair-keyboard-ch9000114na]Corsair K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard[/url] (£89.99 @ Amazon UK)
[b]Total:[/b] £1643.81
[i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i]
[i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-13 16:46 BST+0100[/i]
Didn't change the SSD yet.

WiFi and monitor depend on what he needs/wants. Can figure that out later for him but I'll have to ask him some questions (same for the SSD).

There' usually better/cheaper options than Corsair for mech keyboards.
Again, depends on what he wants.
https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/wiki/buying_guide

Also with some minor changes you could add SLI capabilites to the build above
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4wVfPs
RMx 650 because it's slightly better than the G2 650 and only 2£ more.
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#1527
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Dad needs a new computer for music production, video editing and some lightweight games. Budget 600 - 700 euros. Already have a case, and all the peripherals.

Dad needs a new computer for music production, video editing and some lightweight games. Budget 600 - 700 euros. Already have a case, and all the peripherals.
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#1528
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Hey, its me again, got my psu installed and all and everything works again yay.

But I'm thinking of getting a new case (currently using coolermaster something idk what its called)
What info do you need in order to know what a good case would be for me?

Hey, its me again, got my psu installed and all and everything works again yay.

But I'm thinking of getting a new case (currently using coolermaster something idk what its called)
What info do you need in order to know what a good case would be for me?
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#1529
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#1527
What case? Need to know for size?
8 or 16GB RAM?
Rough idea how much GPU power he needs for those games?

#1528
Mobo size (ATX or µATX) and cooler height (or model).

Some general idea what you're looking for in terms of design.

Sound dampening yes/no?
Budget?

#1527
What case? Need to know for size?
8 or 16GB RAM?
Rough idea how much GPU power he needs for those games?

#1528
Mobo size (ATX or µATX) and cooler height (or model).

Some general idea what you're looking for in terms of design.

Sound dampening yes/no?
Budget?
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#1530
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Atx, 138.5mm

No idea, I would like some color (orange preferred) on it, maybe some rounded edges.

Would like to, but only if it doesn't cost too much.

Preferred around €100 but could go to €150 if its necessary.

Atx, 138.5mm

No idea, I would like some color (orange preferred) on it, maybe some rounded edges.

Would like to, but only if it doesn't cost too much.

Preferred around €100 but could go to €150 if its necessary.
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