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  Reply # 2106800 12-Oct-2018 14:46
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Hey guys, so I've been doing a little research and have decided on having the i5 8600K with a GTX 1060 6gb and 256/500gb ssd with a 1/2 TB hhd. in terms on the list on components listed above for an AMD and Intel build, would it differ much with these components I want to get it sub 2K?


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  Reply # 2106834 12-Oct-2018 15:42
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With the AMD list you could easily go down to a Ryzen 2600(x) and use the cash on a 2TB hard drive.

 

 

Personally I would stick with the Ryzen if you step down a tier as the 2600(x) has 6 cores 12 threads versus the 8600k's 6core 6 threads.

 

 

Could step down to 3000 CL16 RAM. A 256GB SSD would save you maybe $50 over a 500GB, but the extra fast space is certainly worth it. Remember you could save upwards of 10% with the holiday season sales coming up. That'll bring down your cost from 2k to 1.8k easily.

 

 

I would definitely not skimp on the PSU, the ones i've listed are very high quality, they should have 7 year warranties and they will certainly last that long. You'll be able to keep it for any future builds you do, same with the case.



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  Reply # 2106838 12-Oct-2018 15:47
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Ah ok, will have a look into it.

 

 

 

What should be the main sales I should look at? was thinking the main one is the pb tech black friday and cyber monday sales

 

 


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  Reply # 2106862 12-Oct-2018 16:52
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Pbtech, Playtech, Computer Lounge. Maybe a few other online retailers.

 

 

Things that'll likely come down are mobo, psu, ssd, hdd, case. CPU, RAM and GFX unlikely to see more than 5-10% unless something drops the price heavily.

 

 

Amazon of course being 'murican will have decent discounts happening on black friday, if you're up for that avenue of obtaining parts.

 

 

Also to add to my previous comment. Reason I recommend the ryzen for more threads is that some recent games use upwards of eight eg. the recent Battlefields. All current i7's (except 9700, its now the i9) have hyperthreading for 4c 8t which made them last longer than the i5's which stuttered at 4c 4t. All Ryzen 2xxx cpus have double threads and can clock to 4.2GHz which make them better on value in the mid-range, plus you can use the motherboard (AM4) for the next gen ryzen coming out around april next year.

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  Reply # 2106891 12-Oct-2018 17:40
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The gain from multithreading in gaming is not as big as the gain from using those funds for a better graphics card.  Especially as it is only beneficial in some games.

 

 

 

Pcpartpicker is the best place to put a build together and figure out pricing and compatibility 


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  Reply # 2107220 13-Oct-2018 12:07
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Heres a quick build i threw together,

 

 

 

you could shop around and find better prices possibly, Reducing the ram down to 8GB could be a good saving as well

 

 

 

You could also drop the fully modular power supply to save a bit more there. 

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MBDASU22215/ASUS-PRIME-B450-PLUS-ATX-For-AMD-Ryzen-Socket-AM4
https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/CPUAMD02600/AMD-Ryzen-5-2600-6-Core12-Threads-up-to-39-GHz-Max?qr=rec-view
https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MEMCRU21449/Crucial-Ballistix-Sport-LT-ASUS-TUF-Edition-16GB-K
https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/CHACOR73127/Corsair-CARBIDE-SERIES-270R-Silent-MID-TOWER-ATX-C
https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/HDDCRU30500B/Crucial-MX500-500GB-25-inch-SSD-7mm--560MBs-readin?qr=rec-view
https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/PSUEVG12651/EVGA-SuperNOVA-650-G2-650W-80-Gold-Full-Modular-Po
https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/VGAEVG6267/EVGA-GeForce-GTX1060-Graphics-Card-6GB-GDDR5-SSC-G

 

 


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  Reply # 2107267 13-Oct-2018 14:53
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panda123:

 

Hey guys,

 

 

 

So looking at building my own comp for around $1800. Don't need any peripheral hardware but wanting to have a GTX 1070 gfx and i5 3.6 cpu in the comp. is it possible to build a decent comp for 1800 with those in it?

 

 

absolutely, easy. are you still interested in this thread?





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  Reply # 2107484 13-Oct-2018 23:19
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Hey, yep i am. just currently spending some time looking around online to come up with a build


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  Reply # 2107493 14-Oct-2018 00:31
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Depending on price differential, may be better to go with a 1070ti than a 1070




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  Reply # 2126956 15-Nov-2018 09:02
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Update:

 

hey guys, so pretty much have decided what my final build was and getting ready to buy parts on black friday but heres the issue. there not really that many z370 mobos available on pb tech as the new z390 are out. would the z390 work with the i5 8600k and is it worth spending an extra $50-100 on a z390 or should i get the z370 form like mighty ape etc?


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  Reply # 2126983 15-Nov-2018 09:34
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panda123:

Update:

 

hey guys, so pretty much have decided what my final build was and getting ready to buy parts on black friday but heres the issue. there not really that many z370 mobos available on pb tech as the new z390 are out. would the z390 work with the i5 8600k and is it worth spending an extra $50-100 on a z390 or should i get the z370 form like mighty ape etc?

 

 

Yes z390 will work with coffeelake. No it's not really worth it unless you can quantify the expensive with a mobo that has better features eg. high speed usb or better power delivery. Can look at amazon if you finding limited availability.

 

 

To be honest, the motherboard is the hardest piece to pick given how much is bundled in to it.

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  Reply # 2127246 15-Nov-2018 15:16
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panda123:

 

Update:

 

hey guys, so pretty much have decided what my final build was and getting ready to buy parts on black friday but heres the issue. there not really that many z370 mobos available on pb tech as the new z390 are out. would the z390 work with the i5 8600k and is it worth spending an extra $50-100 on a z390 or should i get the z370 form like mighty ape etc?

 

 

Before you go buying a low cost Z390 check this out - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZcqw-K1drY&t=0s

 

Honestly if your only looking at an I5 and not even a 9th Gen one, the Ryzen 2600X would give you a similar gaming performance but improved productivity and a longer life platform for less upfront .. says the guy who just build a new I7-7700 rig coz he could get the 7700 cheap 2nd hand 


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  Reply # 2127256 15-Nov-2018 15:45
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GoranZ:

panda123:

 

Update:

 

hey guys, so pretty much have decided what my final build was and getting ready to buy parts on black friday but heres the issue. there not really that many z370 mobos available on pb tech as the new z390 are out. would the z390 work with the i5 8600k and is it worth spending an extra $50-100 on a z390 or should i get the z370 form like mighty ape etc?

 

 

Before you go buying a low cost Z390 check this out - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZcqw-K1drY&t=0s

 

Honestly if your only looking at an I5 and not even a 9th Gen one, the Ryzen 2600X would give you a similar gaming performance but improved productivity and a longer life platform for less upfront .. says the guy who just build a new I7-7700 rig coz he could get the 7700 cheap 2nd hand 

 

 

This mobo info doesn't just apply to z390. Every platform will have boards that are inconsistent with power delivery quality. You often have to search deep to get comparisons of boards.

 

 

Same reason why you can't really just go with a power supply by the number of Watts on the sticker (or the bronze/silver/gold rating). You have to take a good look at how it performs versus the watts/price ratio.



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  Reply # 2127554 15-Nov-2018 21:31
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So I've made up my mind and going for this build:

 

 

 

 

 

 

CPU

 

i5 8600K

 

 

 

Motherboard

 

??

 

 

 

CPU Cooler

 

Cooler Master Hyper 212 X CPU Cooler

 

 

 

GPU

 

Gigabyte Windforce GeForce GTX1060 6GB

 

 

 

RAM

 

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2666Mhz CL15 1.2v

 

 

 

SSD

 

Samsung 860 EVO MZ-76E500BW 500GB

 

 

 

HHD

 

WD 1TB Blue Edition 3.5" SATA3 Internal HDD 7200RPM

 

 

 

CASE

 

Phanteks Eclipse P300 

 

 

 

PSU

 

EVGA SuperNOVA 550 G2 550W 80+ Gold Full Modular

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now the question is, with what is left on mighty ape, playtech, computer lounge and PB. What would be ab decent Z370 mobo without breaking the bank? I initially wanted MSI Z370 TOMAHAWK or ASRock Z370 Extreme 4 ATX Motherboard but can't seem to find them anymore.

 

 

 

Also would the 550W be enough? some people I've asked said it will be fine with this build.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2127557 15-Nov-2018 21:36
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