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Gaming Desktop UPGRADE within 600-700 USD

Looking for a decent Processor, Mobo (should have USB 3 front port access) alongwith Corsair 16+16 slot, already running corsair vs550 and coolermaster K281. Will get a GPU too. Please advice. Very low informed about today's specs!
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  1. For gaming only. The board has every thing you asked for + lots of connectivity options, overclocking potential and features like superior audio codec with headphone amps, bluetooth and wifi...

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($323.11 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.89 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus - STRIX Z270-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($130.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $678.98
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-29 13:30 EDT-0400

    If you can wait a month or two, Intel is coming up with its next gen processors with more cores and better performance for gaming.
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  2. Does your 600-700 include the purchase of a GPU or do you have separate money set aside for that.
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  3. Hey thanks for the reply! Can you give me an idea of the ryzen family? Also you did not figure in the requirement for a GPU, hence my budget constraints
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  4. It includes the budget for the GPU. I can wait two months only if they are under my budget, else it's Moo!
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  5. DinoME said:
    Hey thanks for the reply! Can you give me an idea of the ryzen family? Also you did not figure in the requirement for a GPU, hence my budget constraints


    I though you had a separate budget for GPU, my bad. If you wanna go Ryzen, then get this...

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($197.43 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX AM4 Motherboard ($122.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB WINDFORCE OC 6G Video Card ($274.79 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $720.19
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-29 13:46 EDT-0400
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  6. Will ryzen be a good option if im not going for an i7..?
    And can you help me out with everything under 600..?
    And the RAM is one 16gb stick right?
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  7. Best answer
    If i7 gives you 135fps for 3yrs in most games, Ryzen will give you 100fps for 5yrs on most games due to the extra cores. Beyond 60odd fps, its not even differentiable to the naked eye, unless you put a counter on your screen. Where it will shine is, if you have 30 other tabs of Chrome open or 2 other programs open simultaneously, it will not affect gameplay like i7.
    That RAM is dual stick as it is beneficial to run dual channel on a dual channel board.
    To get it under 600, you will have to make some sacrifices...

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($197.43 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($91.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB SC GAMING Video Card ($219.88 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $594.28
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-29 14:05 EDT-0400
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  8. Hellfire13 said:
    For gaming only. The board has every thing you asked for + lots of connectivity options, overclocking potential and features like superior audio codec with headphone amps, bluetooth and wifi...

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($323.11 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.89 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus - STRIX Z270-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($130.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $678.98
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-29 13:30 EDT-0400

    If you can wait a month or two, Intel is coming up with its next gen processors with more cores and better performance for gaming.



    a.Will the MSI Z270-A Pro be a better option than the ROG you suggested? If not can you suggest another ROG board, in the same price bracket as the MSI?
    b.I have a CM old processor fan running like a gem, will that work with this board or do I Have to get the cooler?
    c.Thinking of going ahead with the 1050TI OC edition, if that's okay with this build.

    And as far as the next gen processors go, two things are discouraging me the Price and Availability. Please let me know, Thanks in advance!
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  9. Some of the more popular boards in your price range... https://us.hardware.info/comparisontable/products/375790-379957-379964-378880-382889-379913-378882-375788-379620-379617-378879-373693-378883-378866
    Get the ASUS Prime z270a if you can. Else, any of them should work.
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