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Is getting a crappy mother board , less ram , and a ugly case worth getting an i5 6400 over i3 6100

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  1. 6400 all day man.

    Check the couch cushions for enough scratch to get a Z170 mobo. Make sure it is a z170 mobo that still supports BCLK OC, i know EVGA does for sure. and your 6400 can get to 6700 level performance - no joke.
  2. greens said:
    6400 all day man.

    Check the couch cushions for enough scratch to get a Z170 mobo. Make sure it is a z170 mobo that still supports BCLK OC, i know EVGA does for sure. and your 6400 can get to 6700 level performance - no joke.


    Mycouch is empty
  3. greens said:
    6400 all day man.

    Check the couch cushions for enough scratch to get a Z170 mobo. Make sure it is a z170 mobo that still supports BCLK OC, i know EVGA does for sure. and your 6400 can get to 6700 level performance - no joke.


    Mycouch is empty
  4. If you sacrifice RAM (go with less than 8GB) to get an i5, your performance may get ruined by swapping and frequent reloading from HDD/SSD.

    I'd save until I can get an i5-6500 and at least 8GB RAM. Without overclocking or need for any fancy features, just about any motherboard from one of the popular brands will do.
  5. InvalidError said:
    If you sacrifice RAM (go with less than 8GB) to get an i5, your performance may get ruined by swapping and frequent reloading from HDD/SSD.

    I'd save until I can get an i5-6500 and at least 8GB RAM. Without overclocking or need for any fancy features, just about any motherboard from one of the popular brands will do.


    Im 14 so i have 400 dollar for entire rig except the gpu
  6. 6400, 2x4GB of DDR4 will not be slow. I'd go with that
  7. Get an inexpensive case. It's just a box. I know you are young and appearance may seem important, but getting the most bang for your buck on the components that really matter is the way to go.

    Don't cheap-out on the PSU. The poor quality ones can take out your entire system if (when) they fail. See the Tom's Hardware PSU Tier list. You don't need the most expensive or most powerful PSU, but stay away from the Tier 4 or Tier 5 units.

    Have you budgeted for an operating system, monitor, mouse, keyboard?
  8. greens said:
    6400, 2x4GB of DDR4 will not be slow. I'd go with that



    But will the performance be that b ig of adifference
  9. Best answer
    Colaterall915 said:
    But will the performance be that b ig of adifference

    Barely noticeable in most circumstances.

    With DDR3, going from 1066 to 1600 gives you well under 10% better performance in most cases and going from 1600 to 2133 may give you another 5%. Some highly sensitive performance metrics such as 0.1-percentile frame time may show larger improvements but those aren't necessarily perceivable. Going from 2133 to 2400 will yield even smaller gains.

    Unless you are a "0.1% frame time variance hunter" or have other similar niche optimization you want to target, high-end DDR4 is largely pointless and 2133-2400 will be perfectly fine. Technically, Intel's chips officially only support up to 2133MT/s anyway.
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