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Windows 7: New ~$1,500 gaming/everyday build: Intel Skylake forcing me go to AMD?

04 Jan 2017   #31
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

$355 is awfully high for that CPU, I would look around some more. But I guess everything is higher there.

And don`t rush this, take your time

If you get an MSI board I would get MSI video cards, here are 2 suggestions. These cards are beautiful.

3 GB card MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 3GB Video Card - Umart.com.au

6 GB card MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6GB Video Card - Umart.com.au

The 1070 is very expensive.

MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X 8GB Video Card - Umart.com.au


Mike`s suggestion of getting 2 sticks of memory now is excellent, then in 6 months or a year you could get another set of the same exact model and have 32 GB

Corsair Dominator Platinum is the best memory you can buy.

When you finally do start getting parts, DO NOT throw away any of the boxes.

You are also going to need a Solid State drive to install Windows on. All your current hard drives can be used for storage.

850 Evo 250 GB Access Denied

850 Pro 256 GB Access Denied


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04 Jan 2017   #32
looked

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
What about the Gigabyte GA-Z170X and the Asus Z170-A, on Amazon and NewEgg they are the top discussed and best sellers and cost less in Australia.

I already have a Corsair HX 650W, is that ok for a medium/high performance gaming system?
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04 Jan 2017   #33
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Your 650 will be fine, just make sure it has an 8 pin cpu power connector for the motherboard. I just pulled my HX750 out of the closet to check and it does, just make sure your 650 does.

You can`t go wrong with Gigabyte or Asus, but Mike`s choice is a good one. I had an MSI board and it never gave me 1 problem.

Plus they look great
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04 Jan 2017   #34
looked

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
$355 is awfully high for that CPU, I would look around some more. But I guess everything is higher there.

And don`t rush this, take your time
I might buy the i5 6600 non K version and save a little since I don't plan to overclock.

But many shops here are out of stock of the most common parts so maybe it's better I wait for the end of the Chinese New Year.
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04 Jan 2017   #35
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Very smart idea, and all you have to do is sync all the cores to 3.9 GHz in the bios, that way you will get the most out of your i5 6600

The money you save here you can spend there etc

https://ark.intel.com/products/88188...up-to-3_90-GHz
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04 Jan 2017   #36
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The Corsair HX-750 is OK. People have had problems with the Corsair HX-750i (despite the almost identical part numbers, the two are not the same).
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04 Jan 2017   #37
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The I just stands for Intelligence meaning you can monitor the Power Supply.

He has an HX 650 he`s going to use.
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04 Jan 2017   #38
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
The I just stands for Intelligence meaning you can monitor the Power Supply.

He has an HX 650 he`s going to use.
The "i" is for Corsair Link. It does a bit more than just monitoring according to this, from Corsair"

"Corsair Link Digital for advanced monitoring and control

Connect the included cable to a motherboard USB header and download the free Corsair Link Dashboard application for Windows and you can monitor performance and efficiency, toggle single rail or multi rail mode, and control fan speed directly from your desktop."

Also, the HX -750 is made by Seasonic, a manufacturer with an excellent reputation. Someone else makes the HX-750i. People on the Corsair Forums have reported a lot of trouble when trying to use Corsair Link.

However, this is moot if he is going to use an HX-650.
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04 Jan 2017   #39
AddRAM

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04 Jan 2017   #40
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

That review didn't test the Corsair link which has given a lot of people grief. The PSU is basically a slightly beefed RM series unit. For very little more, one can buy the much superior AX760 (not the i version, which is inferior). Even the old HX750s are better.
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