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#2247 PC Build Thread in Hardware

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-7600 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock B250M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($77.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill NT Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB ARMOR 8G OC Video Card ($214.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($38.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($43.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: AOC G2460PF 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor ($219.97 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K65 Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Wired Gaming Keyboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $980.75
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-03-22 14:16 EDT-0400

7600 is the 6600's successor. Slightly faster, same price.
Don't buy ITX mobos unless you are actually going for an ITX build. At that point you pay for them being smaller and having less features.
With micro ATX you can get 4 RAM slots (and you should) so you can get 2x4GB, use dual channel and still be able to upgrade.
Faster and cheaper HDD.
That PSU is currently on sale and much better. Deals will change though.
Don't buy the VG248QE. Also this monitor got FreeSync, which is nice.
Not a fan of Corsair keyboards, but let's not go down that rabit hole yet.

I'd stretch the budget a bit to include and SSD.

Also keep in mind that an i5 is usally not enough for streaming, unless you're willing to sacrifice a lot of fps and quality.
If you can wait until April get an AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (219$ afaik). 6 cores / 12 threads are much better for streaming than 4 cores / 4 threads. You can also oc it and get it to about the same speed as the i5-7600 so there's not many reasons to not get it instead of the i5.

posted 9 hours ago
#2244 PC Build Thread in Hardware

Well if you don't care about speed you should just get the cheapest SSD you can find. But I don't know why you'd want an SSD in that case.

EDIT: To clarify this is about capacity vs speed.
PCIe M.2 120GB = smaller but faster.
SATA 2.5" 250GB = larger but slower.
SATA M.2 250GB = same speed and size as 2.5" SATA but more expensive most of the time. Does not make sense.

posted 1 day ago
#2242 PC Build Thread in Hardware

No I mean do you want an SSD with actual PCIe M.2 or just a SATA SSD in another form factor that's more expensive?

posted 1 day ago
#2240 PC Build Thread in Hardware

Oc the CPU, oc the RAM a bit and then either get a new GPU or lower the settings.

See #2238, you need to post the correct link.

120GB with actual M.2 or 250GB with just SATA?

posted 1 day ago
#9 cpu not reaching max speed in Q/A Help

At those temperatures it will throttle.

With multicore rendering enabled multiple cores will be used. You can't get higher than 3.2 with multiple cores.

posted 1 day ago
#7 cpu not reaching max speed in Q/A Help

Proto with the big memes.

-protoive had no problems running tf2 and csgo, always hitting around 300 fps.

300 is the default cap. If you hit that the CPU doesn't need to clock higher. It would just waste power.

-protoshould be reaching 3.4 right?????????

No. this is "up to".
Only if the temperature is low enough and there's enough power budget left it can go to 3.4 (and only if it's actually needed).
Do you have a GPU or are you using the iGPU? That would be also part of the power budget. If you have a GPU then the power budget for the CPU itself might be set lower to conserve a bit of battery charge. Or simply the heat of a GPU next to the CPU is causing it to not go as high.

Also this is single core turbo. You can only get one core to 3.4. If you don't want all other cores to sit at 2.4 then you can either get 2 at 2.4 and 2 at 3.3 or 1 at 2.4 or 3/4 at 3.2 (depending on if the 4th is needed to clock that high).

Windows is bugged. Who knew. For example an i-4790K will show 4.12 GHz when everything is working perfectly fine. Doesn't sound right, I mean it should go up to 4.4. Well it's either 2 cores at 4.0 and 2 at 4.4 or all 4 cores at 4.2. Either way an average of 4.2. And windows doesn't really do math like normal people. 4.12 = 4.2. Lock all cores to 4.4 and it will display 4.32. Trust me, I've tried it.

So what's actually happening is all 4 cores are running at 3.2 which is indeed the max and windows is displaying 3.12 or something like that.

posted 1 day ago
#2234 PC Build Thread in Hardware

(he shouldn't have bought slow and most importantly incompatible DDR4 RAM either)

Not many reviews yet.

posted 2 days ago
#2231 PC Build Thread in Hardware

I am legitimately in pain.

posted 3 days ago
#2229 PC Build Thread in Hardware

Look at CPU and GPU usage to figure out what's the limiting factor.

1. Stock turbo is 3.8. You've underclocked it. Yes, overclock it. I mean you paid for a Z77 mobo and a cooler. Waste of money if you don't use them.

2. You mean that post where someone went from single channel 1333 MHz CL11 which is legitimately the slowest RAM that is sold to dual channel 2400 MHz CL11? Yeah, you're not going to see anywhere near as much of an improvement. If your RAM is on 1.5V you can oc it anyway.

3. Look at usage first.

posted 3 days ago
#72 nrg dream tf2 team in Other Games

3 reasons:
1. IDDQD got reasonably good internet (unlike numlocked), so combined with OW's "favour the shooter" netcode it's doable.
2. Numlocked just needs to swing a hammer with 5 meter range. If you can't hit that no matter the ping no one can save you. I mean he sometimes gets 100 ping to EU servers. Glorious 4G.
3. Like I said they are just scrimming for now, no tournaments until they've moved.

posted 4 days ago
#61 nrg dream tf2 team in Other Games

Actually they haven't moved yet.
But as it turns out the US uses the same Internet as Britain and Sweden, so you can actually play on the same server while being in different countries.

posted 6 days ago
#2227 PC Build Thread in Hardware

The link doesn't appear to be what you wanted to link.
I want to compare the prices to some other european shops.

posted 1 week ago
#2223 PC Build Thread in Hardware

There's a few local shops. Ebay depends on the seller.
Scan and overclockers as well as quite a few german shops that do EU shipping definitely ship to Malta.

Mindfactory and a lot of the bigger, cheap shop sadly don't, but I could obviously forward packages to you if you want.

posted 1 week ago
#19 Building new pc for the first time in Hardware

What do you want me to do? You already got the parts and the choices are not ideal, to put it mildly.

posted 1 week ago
#2221 PC Build Thread in Hardware

Amazon tends to be expensive.
Well you might have to pay for shipping multiple times, but the difference can be big enough to make it worth it. Not every part from a different shop, just 2 or 3 different shops.
Could you try to be a bit more specific than "EU"? The EU consists of multiple countries and not all shops ship to all of them and/or shipping rates are different.

posted 1 week ago
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