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Hi,
I have two builds and I don't know which of them is better.

First build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/vvW88K

Second Build:
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/hk6Fm8

I want to run games on high 1080p and want to run games like gta v, csgo, etc.

Thanks
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  1. Best answer
    You really need a GTX1060 to hit high on 1080p. Not so much CSGO unless your playing my maps. On GTA V tho you need the 1060.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($97.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.78 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB GAMING Video Card ($198.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($47.98 @ B&H)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($88.58 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" 1920x1080 Monitor ($130.99 @ Best Buy)
    Total: $994.15
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-18 10:42 EST-0500
  2. The Z170 board w/ the non k series processor isn't a good match ... both builds are CPU heavy and GPU light

    The PSU is improved over last CX version but still better available for the price

    Storage subsystem is very slow

    I am assuming that you have a $1,000 budget to work with. This woill be far better:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    Overclockable K series processor

    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.88 @ OutletPC)
    Same as your pick

    Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    MoBo supports K series and does SLI, also has ALC 1150. Make sure that you don't get stuck with a substandard ALC 892 or even worse 887.

    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Same as your pick

    Storage: Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($69.88 @ OutletPC)
    has built in SSD and is 2.5 times faster than your pick
    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/hdd-charts-2013/-17-PCMark-7-Gaming,2915.html

    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB GT OC Video Card ($201.97 @ Jet)
    50% faster than your pick and card is not a mini which has reduced performance

    Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Great case. No need to "go cheap" here.

    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($47.98 @ B&H)
    Jonnyguru 9.7 rating

    Monitor: Samsung C24F390 24.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor ($169.99 @ Best Buy)
    Same pick

    Total: $1011.66
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


    Instead of the $339.98 MoBo and CPU separate;ly, buy them in the combo for $312.99, saving $26.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.3070190

    This brings you down to $984.67
  3. Ok I like that. Is there a way you guys can make a build under $600?
  4. PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/nvXBzM
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/nvXBzM/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($191.91 @ Jet)
    Motherboard: MSI B150M Pro-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($57.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Windforce OC Video Card ($199.99 @ Jet)
    Case: Xion XON-310_BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($24.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($47.98 @ B&H)
    Monitor: Acer KN242HYL 23.8" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $747.82
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-18 20:48 EST-0500
    $750.

    PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8tMxxY
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8tMxxY/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H110M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($46.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: PNY CS1111 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.27 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.78 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Windforce OC Video Card ($199.99 @ Jet)
    Case: Xion XON-310_BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($24.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($47.98 @ B&H)
    Total: $623.97
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-18 21:04 EST-0500

    650.
  5. WiiUMasterGman said:
    PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/nvXBzM
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/nvXBzM/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($191.91 @ Jet)
    Motherboard: MSI B150M Pro-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($57.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Windforce OC Video Card ($199.99 @ Jet)
    Case: Xion XON-310_BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($24.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($47.98 @ B&H)
    Monitor: Acer KN242HYL 23.8" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $747.82
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-18 20:48 EST-0500
    $750.

    PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8tMxxY
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8tMxxY/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H110M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($46.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: PNY CS1111 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.27 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.78 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Windforce OC Video Card ($199.99 @ Jet)
    Case: Xion XON-310_BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($24.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($47.98 @ B&H)
    Total: $623.97
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-18 21:04 EST-0500

    650.

    ENCORE
    - 1000VA UPS
    - Cherry brown mechanical keyboard + High DPI gaming mouse
    - Wireless headphone
  6. ShanGaming said:
    Ok I like that. Is there a way you guys can make a build under $600?


    Yes $600 is easy even with an intel quad i5.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($191.91 @ Jet)
    Motherboard: MSI B150M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($75.18 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($46.99 @ Jet)
    Storage: Western Digital RE3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($36.00 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 470 4GB ARMOR OC Video Card ($173.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($47.98 @ B&H)
    Total: $612.03
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-19 11:23 EST-0500
  7. ShanGaming said:
    Ok I like that. Is there a way you guys can make a build under $600?


    How'd yu go from $1000 to $600 ? :)

    yes, one could make a $600 build.... but it will be gimped in almost every category, with little upgrade / improvement options ... your $600 build will be struggling in a relatively short time whereas the $1000 will have a much longer shelf life. You could reasonable get by with minor upgrades for 4 years making that a $250 per year investment. A $600 build will start to feel tired after just 2 years, storage upgrades are a certainty.

    It's not that a $600 build isn't worth building, if that's what ya got to spend, then that's what ya got. But you had a $1,000 budget and now are thinking $600 be aware that the lower budget machine will come with some surprises beyond the obvious speed sacrifices ... it closes off many options that will no longer be available to you

    Most MoBos in this price range will come with a substandard audio / LAN solution ... no SLI ... or even CF options if certain slots are used.

    Can't improve the CPU performance by overclocking when system starts feeling tired 18-24 months down the road

    RAM is problematic when trying to add more down the road, the new kits might not play well with the old. Also, never a god idea to put 1 stick or RAM in a dual channel (dual means "put 2 in") Motheboard.

    Aside from losing a storage subsystem that is 2.5 times faster, the HD compromise you make can be crushing in other ways. Windows will grow to an 80 GB footprint before long, GTAV takes up 95 GB... Witcher 3 takes up 40 GB before you install the 16 DLCs and multiple expansion oaks. Be aware, due to the marketing folks re-defining what a GB is to make things look bigger, your 500 GB HD only fits 465 GB ... leave the recommended 15% free and you down to 395 GB ... Windows will eat 80 GB within 6 months. you now down to 315 GB, GTAV takes you down to 220 GB. Not much room for more games.

    On the plus side, GTAV won't get you quite to 60 fps with a < $200 GFX card, but it will be very close ... but that came out in 2013 for PS4 and 21 months ago for PC... GTA VI is rumored for 2107. Of the 15 games in TPUs test suite, you will be able to get 60 fps in 7 of them

    The case that will typically fit cost wise in a $600 build, you likely won't want to reuse 3 years from now when you upgrade to a $1000 build.

    So, again, the only reason I mention these is that if you had certain expectations going into a $1000 build, those need to be adjusted for th $600 build. If you could somehow squeeze that up to $800 or so, you would not experience most of those.
  8. All intel 100 chipset family support up to i7 6700K, it happens to be a GTX 1060 or below doesn't equipped with SLI, for 1080p display any any 1060 or RX 480 be best pair.
  9. DDR4 2133 already provide handful high bandwidth data for skylake, a premium DDR4 3200 (won't good for H100 & B150) is consider to be enthusiast piece of hardware.
  10. Yes, performance demand cost, for 1080p a GTX 1050 Ti + i3 6100 is common choice (price/performance) and ultra image quality setting GTX 1070 would be best pair with i5 6600.
  11. As jack said, if you're a gamer, the top priority is graphic card.
  12. I disagree with jack "gimped, struggling in a short time" the 100 chipset family soon will be replace, if you're not in a hurry, Intel promises wider PCIe Lane + faster devices inter-connectivity, something that AMD platform longing.
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