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Opinions wanted on a mftore realistic build

Master-Zixx
  • 45 months ago

For all I've been dreaming of building my GF one hell of an enthusiast build (loads better than my own, even)...£1600 is just extremely unrealistic. Plus... she doesn't need too much either. She doesn't care about ultimate graphical performance and won't be doing much more on it other than play WoW and study.

So I've been looking at a simpler build. I would like some thoughts on it. I don't want to go too much higher than £700 (incl. 1080p monitor).

I would also like to note that I probably won't have £700 spare until Dec/Jan which sort of works out for Xmas/Bday. And I know the GTX 10 series will be out by then. So for all I have added a 950. That will probably be changed to a 1050.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor £97.26 @ CCL Computers
CPU Cooler CRYORIG C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler £19.98 @ Ebuyer
Motherboard MSI B150I GAMING PRO AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard £77.44 @ Amazon UK
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £31.07 @ More Computers
Storage Samsung SM951 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive £95.83 @ CCL Computers
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 950 2GB Video Card £118.98 @ Ebuyer
Case Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX Mini ITX Tower Case £56.58 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £69.72 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan Corsair CO-9050017-WLED 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan £12.98 @ Novatech
Monitor BenQ GL2460HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor £111.77 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £691.61
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-14 07:02 BST+0100

Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't really need a cooler because that cpu comes with a cooler. Also i would take 1x8GB of RAM so if needed in the future you can add another one for example: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-hx421c14fb28. Rest looks great!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought about 1x8 but from sources I trust I have been advised to replace and not upgrade ram due to the risk of the dual channel not working. Or worse the 2nd stick not being recognised at all.

As for the cooler. I know the stock is fine. I have the stock on my i5-6500 and it works great! I just can't resist making it look good. And for £20 while staying within budget I think that's acceptable :-)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

As long as the second stick of RAM you add is the same it should be no problem. But none the less thats up to you.

I understand about the cooler am the same really ;)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll give it a try. She'll probably want an upgrade to 16GB in the future anyway.

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