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£650 new specs - your recommendations

Postby Achtung Englander » Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:08 pm

Hi

So following on from my previous thread about a melting PC, I will need to upgrade. This is what I had in mind so any recommendations would be great

Motherboard = £200 that supports Serial ATA drives
CPU = £150
GPU = £200
SSD HD PCI-E = £100

Ideally I want to reuse case, PSU and DDR 3 Ram but will upgrade to DDR 4 dependent upon the motherboard

I might have to increase budget to £750 but that is my max

Below is the high build from PC gamer:

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This is the mid build:

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Thanks for any advice
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Re: £650 new specs - your recommendations

Postby Quietman » Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:05 am

If you're just gaming you'll never need an i7 over an i5. Most games don't make use of Hyper-threading anyway.

If you want to go Skylake then I think almost all mobos will be DDR4. I'll have a bit more of a think once I get to work if no one else puts up something more comprehensive.
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Re: £650 new specs - your recommendations

Postby DjchunKfunK » Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:04 am

My initial thoughts are that if you can wait a bit I would. There is new graphics tech due to hit this year that will be a big upgrade on what is currently on the market, especially in terms of power usage and size. If you really can't maybe try and get by with your current graphics card and upgrade the other stuff, then spring for a new card in the summer.

CPU wise that i5 6600K looks like a good shout, but you might be hard pressed to get it for £150, an alternative is the i5-6500 which can be had for around £150. I would question the need to spend £200 on a motherboard, you can get a good one for around £100.
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Re: £650 new specs - your recommendations

Postby Tichinde » Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:36 am

This is part of something I knocked up for a friend 2 months ago.

Mobo - Gigabyte GA-Z170M-D3H £100
CPU - I5 6600 - £188
Memory - 8GB Corsair DDR4 Vengeance £42
SSD - 250GB 850 EVO M.2 £76

Thats £406.

Apply GPU of choice up to price range (or hold out for Pascal as DJ said).

If you're planning on overclocking I'd up the motherboard to something tried and trusted (and get the K CPU).
If you want fancier cooling (which you will for overclocking) on the CPU, get whatever the most recent Corsair H80 successor is .

I'm assuming the PSU, Case, peripherals, Windows, other hard drives and monitor are all staying from the old PC.
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Re: £650 new specs - your recommendations

Postby Me » Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:01 pm

Solid advice all round. Those M.2 SSD's loook sexy as hell n the speed front, I'd take Tich's build and DJ's advice on the GPU front, should be the largest GPU power jump since 2011 I think.

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Re: £650 new specs - your recommendations

Postby Achtung Englander » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:10 am

thanks for all the advice
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Re: £650 new specs - your recommendations

Postby Tichinde » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:17 am

Me wrote:Solid advice all round. Those M.2 SSD's loook sexy as hell n the speed front, I'd take Tich's build and DJ's advice on the GPU front, should be the largest GPU power jump since 2011 I think.


Remember the jump from Q6600's to Snadybridges?
Fingers crossed we get that from Pascal :D
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Re: £650 new specs - your recommendations

Postby Quietman » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:20 am

People were saying that about AMDs fancy new VRAM... :P
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Re: £650 new specs - your recommendations

Postby Me » Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:28 am

Tichinde wrote:
Me wrote:Solid advice all round. Those M.2 SSD's loook sexy as hell n the speed front, I'd take Tich's build and DJ's advice on the GPU front, should be the largest GPU power jump since 2011 I think.


Remember the jump from Q6600's to Snadybridges?
Fingers crossed we get that from Pascal :D

Hopefully it'll be big enough so the mid range can run VR ^_^

Anyone tried PC part picker? thats pretty decent at putting a build together, lists the cheapest sell of a part and makes sure you can only put a compatiable PC together. I'm thinking of getting the below with a new gen GFX card.

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/HWhFFT


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