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Old 01-20-2017, 08:41 PM   #1
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Sometimes new users come here and ask about build help. This post is designed to help those in need in such situations.

Iīve made so far 4 builds. The first 3 are quite normal, whereas the 4th one is a bit more high end, or enthusiast if you will.

Iīve disabled the Mail-in rebates for this ones so if the price on your screen is cheaper, thatīs probably the reason.

Letīs start:

350

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/b3F8zM
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/b3F8zM/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 845 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: *ASRock FM2A88M PRO3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($56.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: *Mushkin Essentials 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.98 @ Jet)
Storage: *Western Digital AV-GP 500GB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Video Card: *Asus Radeon RX 460 2GB Dual OC Video Card ($94.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: *Rosewill FBM-02 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($32.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $355.92

700

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

CPU: Intel Core i3-7100 3.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($118.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: *Gigabyte GA-Z270P-D3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($110.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: *Patriot Signature Line 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($97.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.55 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: *PowerColor Radeon RX 480 4GB Red Dragon Video Card ($184.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($62.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($42.69 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $718.94

1000

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kyW33F
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kyW33F/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 74.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($24.88 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($114.99 @ B&H)
Memory: *GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($88.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung 960 Evo 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.55 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: *PNY GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Video Card ($246.39 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($62.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($52.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1010.66

1900+

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/vF8JTH
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/vF8JTH/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($344.75 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($119.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: *Asus PRIME Z270-P ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($134.23 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Memory: *GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($88.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung 960 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($329.00 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($149.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: *Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 8GB AMP! Edition Video Card ($580.66 @ B&H)
Case: NZXT Phantom 530 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($108.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA P2 850W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($134.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1991.38

Notes:

1-All Computer Cases are just examples. You should choose the one you like the most and the one that fits everything you want.

2-Power requirements are suited for that build. If you plan to upgrade or change things in the future you will probably need to change your PSU. The 4th build has a 850W power supply just in case anyone wants to add another 1080. If you do not wish to do so you will probably want to get a smaller one.

3-All builds do not include operating system.

Plase do not hesitate to voice any concerns or questions you may have.
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I can tell you that the case for the 350 build is quite sweet. I have one for my i3 build. It has two cooling fans, one in lower front and one in upper rear.

My build started as a Celeron then later an i3, both Sandy Bridges. The Celeron was a surprising performer and converted this AMD guy.

The i3 just blew it away. Intel really has it together.
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I can tell you that the case for the 350 build is quite sweet. I have one for my i3 build. It has two cooling fans, one in lower front and one in upper rear.

My build started as a Celeron then later an i3, both Sandy Bridges. The Celeron was a surprising performer and converted this AMD guy.

The i3 just blew it away. Intel really has it together.
The last Intel I owned was a Q8400. Lasted forever and still does 8 years later.

The case doesnīt look like much but 2 fans for a mATX is great. Do you still have that one?

That non-modular PSU though... Ouch!
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Yeah I still have it in storage. That was my budget build so no modular.
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Yeah I still have it in storage. That was my budget build so no modular.
Haha! Same here!
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