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  • 42 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U14S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler Purchased For £49.99
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GAMING X Video Card Purchased For £249.99
Case Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For £76.73
Power Supply Corsair 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For £99.99
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM 64-bit Purchased For £70.43
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 FLX 68.0 CFM 140mm Fan Purchased For £17.19
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 FLX 68.0 CFM 140mm Fan Purchased For £17.19
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 FLX 68.0 CFM 140mm Fan Purchased For £17.19
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £598.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-03 23:15 GMT+0000

Becuase of the currency issues here in the UK, the prices on most items are up around 20%, so budgeting is delicate.

The main parts that need to be bought are the CPU, motherboard and RAM. My instinct is to get a CPU for around £200-£300, a z-type motherboard and 16GB of RAM.

CPU - in that range there is everything from i5-4690k to xeon E3-1231 to i7-6700k. What are the main differences between hyperthreading and overclocking and what benefits most from each. Comparing like for like, much notable difference between 4690k and 6600k and the same for the 4790, 4790k and 6700k.

Motherboard - all the usual, but it NEEDS to look pretty.

RAM - 16GB (8GBx2), but this will take care of itself, once the CPU pick is decided.

I have a spare SSD and HDD I can use from my other build to fill those gaps, but ideally I would like to get a new SSD in future, maybe 2 if I'm lucky (one for OS/programs and one for games library).

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  • 42 months ago
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CPU - 4690K vs 6600K Go for 6600K. The motherboard will also support Kaby lake..

Motherboard - Asus Z170 A is always a solid choice: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/Q9Gj4D/asus-motherboard-z170a

Ram - https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/MYH48d/corsair-memory-cmk16gx4m2b3000c15 if you have the money

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