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

04 Jan 2017   #41
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Well yea gigabyte well it might be more interesting than an asus Tommy had way too much fun with his and went with a asrock
My SkyLake 6700k Journey

Can't hardly go wrong with an asus but the actual asus board I believe on the site you posted was more I don't know anything about the 170A post a link to it if you can.

Otherwise the msi was my favorite and the price was fairly good compared to the others and it was in stock like all the other parts.
Good that you have a psu to use saves for other items


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07 Jan 2017   #42
looked

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry for late replay to anyone helping me to build this system, I was busy with New Year celebrations plus an incoming wedding.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
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

https://ark.intel.com/products/88188...up-to-3_90-GHz
I'm looking at the H170 chipset so will I be able to do this trick with this motherboard?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
The money you save here you can spend there etc
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Tommy had way too much fun with his and went with a asrock
As I said above I'm looking at the H170 chipset because I will always only use one GPU also I will not overclock.
A part these differences between the Z170 and the H170 chipset like GPU ports and overclock, will I miss anything important?
So if I buy the i5 6600 non K and the H170 motherboard I could save around $80, not bad!
What do you guys think about this Asus H170? Amazon.com: ASUS LGA1151 DDR4 DisplayPort HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 H170 ATX Motherboards H170 PRO GAMING: Computers & Accessories
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07 Jan 2017   #43
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I believe Newegg has better spec's for it than amazon does and you will have to choose different memory 2133 not 2666
ASUS H170 PRO GAMING LGA 1151 Intel H170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com
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              Learn more about the ASUS H170 PRO GAMING

                   Model

BrandASUSModelH170 PRO GAMINGSupported CPU

CPU Socket TypeLGA 1151CPU TypeCore i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1151)Supported CPU TechnologiesTurbo Boost Technology 2.0Chipsets

ChipsetIntel H170Onboard Video

Onboard Video ChipsetIntegrated Graphics Processor - Intel HD Graphics support
Multi-VGA output support: DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI, D-sub ports
Supports DisplayPort 1.2 with max. resolution 4096 x 2304@60Hz 
Supports HDMI 1.4b with max. resolution 4096 x 2160@24Hz 
Supports DVI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200@60Hz 
Supports D-sub with max. resolution 1920 x 1200@60Hz
Supports Intel InTru 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider
Supports up to 3 displays simultaneously
Maximum shared memory of 512MB

Multi-GPU support
Supports AMD 2-Way/ Quad-GPU CrossFireX TechnologyMemory

Number of Memory Slots4288pinMemory StandardDDR4 2133Maximum Memory Supported64GBChannel SupportedDual ChannelExpansion Slots

PCI Express 3.0 x161 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
* For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
(All of the PCI Express slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)PCI Express x14 x PCI Express 3.0 x1Storage Devices

SATA 6Gb/s4 x SATA 6.0Gb/s ports (gray)SATA Express1 x SATA Express port (gray, compatible with 2 x SATA 6.0Gb/s ports)M.21 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIe3.0 x4 modes)*
* When the M.2 Socket 3 is operating in SATA mode, SATA port 1 will be disabled.SATA RAID0/1/5/10Onboard Audio

Audio ChipsetSupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODECAudio Channels8 ChannelsOnboard LAN

LAN ChipsetIntel Gigabit LAN 
Anti-surge LANGuard
GameFirst technologyMax LAN Speed10/100/1000MbpsRear Panel Ports

PS/21 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse portVideo PortsD-Sub + DVIHDMI1 x HDMIRJ451 x RJ45DisplayPort1 x DisplayPortUSB 3.12 x USB 3.1 ports (1 Type-A, red; 1 Type-C, black)USB 3.02 x USB 3.0/2.0 portsUSB 1.1/2.02 x USB 2.0S/PDIF Out1 x OpticalAudio Ports8-channel audio I/O portsInternal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB2 x USB 3.0 connectors supports additional 4 USB 3.0 ports
3 x USB 2.0 connectors support additional 6 USB 2.0 ports (one connector via ROG_EXT header)Other Connectors1 x System panel header
1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
1 x CPU fan connector (4-pin)
1 x CPU optional fan connector (4-pin)
3 x Chassis fan connectors (4-pin) for both 3-pin (DC mode) and 4-pin (PWM mode) coolers control
1 x Thermal sensor connector
1 x EXT_FAN header
1 x COM connector
1 x TPM header
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1 x 8-pin EATX 12V Power connector
1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header
1 x CPU_OV
1 x Standby Power LED (red)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper (2-pin)Physical Spec

Form FactorATXDimensions (W x L)12.0" x 9.6"Power Pin24 PinFeatures

FeaturesASUS Gaming Features

Gamer's Guardian
DIGI+ VRM
DRAM Overcurrent Protection
ESD Guards on VGA, LAN, Audio, KBMS and USB3.0/2.0 Ports
Highly Durable Components
Stainless Steel Back I/O
Q-Design (Q-DIMM, Q-Slot, Q-Shield, Q-LED)

Performance Level Up
DIGI+ VRM   
AI Suite 3
Fan Xpert 3 featuring Fan Auto Tuning function and multiple thermistors selection for optimized system cooling control
UEFI BIOS (CrashFree BIOS 3, EZ Flash 3)
RAMCache: Speed your game loads

ASUS Exclusive Features
USB3.1 Boost featuring speedy USB3.1 transmission
Media Streamer
Push Notice
Disk Unlocker
AI Charger+
ASUS CPU-Z

BIOS:
128MB  Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI 3.0, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 5.0,  Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning  Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, F9 Quick Note, F12 PrintScreen  function and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information

Manageability:
WfM 2.0, DMI 3.0, WOL by PME, PXE

Support DVD:
Drivers
ASUS Utilities
EZ Update 
Anti-virus software (OEM version)

Operating System Support:
Windows 10*
Windows 8.1*
Windows 7
*64-bit supported onlyPackaging

Package ContentsAccessories:
4 x Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s cables
1 x User manual
1 x I/O shield
1 x M.2 Screw package
1 x PRO GAMING Cable Labels
1 x Support DVD
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08 Jan 2017   #44
looked

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
I believe Newegg has better spec's for it than amazon does and you will have to choose different memory 2133 not 2666
Thanks for help, yes I understand I'll need a 2133 memory, but a part this what do you thing about this motherboard and what memory brand/model do you suggest?
It's disappointing that Amazon doesn't show the specification for any of its listed products.
By the way, I cannot order either from Amazon nor from Newegg because I don't want to spend ~$40 for delivery.
In Australia the best price I found is $179 and I can pick up!
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08 Jan 2017   #45
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by looked View Post
Thanks for help, yes I understand I'll need a 2133 memory, but a part this what do you thing about this motherboard and what memory brand/model do you suggest?
It's disappointing that Amazon doesn't show the specification for any of its listed products.
By the way, I cannot order either from Amazon nor from Newegg because I don't want to spend ~$40 for delivery.
In Australia the best price I found is $179 and I can pick up!
Excuse me for butting in again, but I wouldn't want to spend $40 for shipping either. But the same board is $118 on Amazon + $40 shipping is $158, which even with shipping is $20 cheaper. If all of your parts are similar, you could save a lot of money and get more choices by going that route. Am I missing something?
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08 Jan 2017   #46
looked

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This is my temporary parts list, what do you guys suggest?

Coolermaster CM690 case $119
Asus H170 Pro gaming motherboard $179
Intel i5 6500 $299
Corsair 2x8GB CMK16GX4M2A2133C13 $155
Samsung 500GB SSD 850 EVO $219
GPU??
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08 Jan 2017   #47
looked

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Excuse me for butting in again, but I wouldn't want to spend $40 for shipping either. But the same board is $118 on Amazon + $40 shipping is $158, which even with shipping is $20 cheaper. If all of your parts are similar, you could save a lot of money and get more choices by going that route. Am I missing something?
You are very very welcome to make any suggestion, please.
I checked the price and with the delivery ($14 wowww) so total is $132 BUT there is the currency exchange that kills any deal for us poor Australians!
With the current exchange I would pay ~US180 delivered while on the Australian web site is listed at AU179!
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08 Jan 2017   #48
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You don`t need a ssd that large, an 850 Pro 256 GB or 850 Evo 250 GB is more then enough for windows.
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08 Jan 2017   #49
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You don`t need a ssd that large, an 850 Pro 256 GB or 850 Evo 250 GB is more then enough for windows.
If being used as a boot drive with only the OS and programs on it, a 120-128GB SSD would be plenty big for Windows unless one is a gamer; then the size of the SSD needed would probably be larger, the actual size depending on the number and size of games one has. This is assuming that there will also be one or more HDDs data storage. However, if the SSD is going to be the only drive in the machine and will be used for booting and data storage, even 500GB may not be large enough.
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08 Jan 2017   #50
looked

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You don`t need a ssd that large, an 850 Pro 256 GB or 850 Evo 250 GB is more then enough for windows.
It depends on what you do with Windows.
I currently have a 500GB hard disk with around 50GB free space and of course I store files on separate drivers.
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