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PC build help

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Doreo
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Posted On: 04/09/2016 at 05:43 PM

I am trying to decide what to upgrade my PC with. As of now THIS is what I have. The RAM is 3 sticks of 4gig ram with off the wall Manufactures. No idea how i acquired it. 

 

I am looking at the I5- 6600K, Gskill Ripshaw V 16GIG DDR4, and Asus z170-a 1151 Mobo.

Or this combo form newegg for about $100 more. 

 

Figure this brings me to team Intel and allows for a better/newer CPU. Im really noobish at CPU's and more so on MOBO's so if you have better ideas please toss em my way. 

 

 

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Sekkerhund
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Replied On: 04/10/2016 at 12:19 AM PDT
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If you're looking at primarily gaming, maybe even getting into streaming/video edits, then go with the newegg deal, if it's in your budget.  The I7 > I5 alone is worth the $100 extra and will have longer legs to help carry future games.

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Morusil
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Replied On: 04/11/2016 at 07:11 AM PDT

Agreed with Sekkerhund.  Also I know that friends have used this:  https://pcpartpicker.com/

I have personally never used it but I mostly just stalked the newegg page for weeks looking for good deals.

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Sekkerhund
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Replied On: 04/11/2016 at 07:42 AM PDT
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PC Part Picker is a nice tool, especially if you use it to shop better deals than what it pulls.  That's what I did, even wound up beating it's suggestions by $100 in rebates.

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Doreo
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Replied On: 04/11/2016 at 04:00 PM PDT

I used both :) 

ended up with the I7. Figured why not lol. Thanks for the input :) I liked the simplicity and prices in the AMD choices, But im sure ill be in a far better place with a newer processor.  Thanks for the input

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Replied On: 04/13/2016 at 11:15 PM PDT
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Cool.  I5 is bestbang4buck if you want to "just game", but the I7 allows you to game and do other stuff, simultaneously, without having to worry about bottle-necking resources.

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