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Posted · Original PosterOP

My old pc is just ridiculously long in the tooth (built 6 years ago).  

 

Main uses - everything - games, work (office), browsing, Photoshop, etc.  Do plan to OC.  

 

Already have - Corsair Air 540 case and Swiftech X220 X2 cooler.  Current monitor is 1080p not upgrading any time soon.  

 

Would like to keep around the 1200-1300 range.  Open to any feedback/suggestions as it's been awhile :)  

 

 
Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($159.98 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card  ($333.98 @ Newegg) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit)  ($95.00 @ Amazon) 
Total: $1290.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-19 11:34 EST-0500
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My old pc is just ridiculously long in the tooth (built 6 years ago).  

 

Main uses - everything - games, work (office), browsing, Photoshop, etc.  Do plan to OC.  

 

Already have - Corsair Air 540 case and Swiftech X220 X2 cooler.  Current monitor is 1080p not upgrading any time soon.  

 

Would like to keep around the 1200-1300 range.  Open to any feedback/suggestions as it's been awhile :)

 

 
Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($159.98 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card  ($333.98 @ Newegg) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit)  ($95.00 @ Amazon) 
Total: $1290.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-19 11:34 EST-0500

 

This looks fantastic. You got yourself a sweet build there for your purpose.


Intel Core i7-6700k | 2 X Gigabyte 4GB GTX 970 Overclocked Edition | 16GB (4X4GB) DDR4 2133MHz Corsair Dominator Platinum | MasterCase Pro 5

ASUS Z170 Deluxe Motherboard | 256GB Samsung 840 Pro + Seagate 2TB Storage | Corsair Hydro H80i GT | Windows 10 Pro 64bit | Corsair HX850i

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My old pc is just ridiculously long in the tooth (built 6 years ago).  

 

Main uses - everything - games, work (office), browsing, Photoshop, etc.  Do plan to OC.  

 

Already have - Corsair Air 540 case and Swiftech X220 X2 cooler.  Current monitor is 1080p not upgrading any time soon.  

 

Would like to keep around the 1200-1300 range.  Open to any feedback/suggestions as it's been awhile :)

 

 
Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($159.98 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card  ($333.98 @ Newegg) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit)  ($95.00 @ Amazon) 
Total: $1290.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-19 11:34 EST-0500

 

Dominator Platinum is a premium product where you're charged extra for the looks alone - you could save money here buy getting cheaper RAM (even with same spec).

 

390 is a little overkill for 1080p, a 380 or 380x would be fine too.


 Almost as cool as my temps  

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I actually never realized how cheap 16gb Dominator RAM has become

 

thank you for that! :)


CPU: Intel i5-2400 Mobo: ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z RAM: 8GB G.Skill DDR3 1333MHz GPU: Sapphire R9 280x Tri-X Case Corsair Obsidian Series 350D PSU: EVGA 500w 80+ Certified

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Very nice build, you could save money with a less premium Ram and have the same performance. 30-60$ back in your pocket.

The 500gb ssd is nice but you could save money with a smaller unit since you will run a 2tb drive. That's a other 50-80$ in your pockets.

Those are just my opinions... The ssd should run windows and maybe the game you play the most.

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My old pc is just ridiculously long in the tooth (built 6 years ago).  

Should go Xeon 1231v3 over Skylake

 

Also includes a 1440p display, you're best off upgrading, more pixels is always better for productivity

Also ya to the above guy, that RAM is a huge waste of money

 

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BkqnYJ

Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BkqnYJ/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($242.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($62.98 @ Newegg)

Memory: Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($81.95 @ Amazon)

Storage: Sandisk Ultra II 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($133.99 @ Amazon)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($49.98 @ OutletPC)

Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 390 8GB PCS+ Video Card  ($299.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($59.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Monitor: Acer G257HU smidpx 60Hz 25.0" Monitor  ($254.10 @ B&H)

Total: $1185.97

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-19 22:30 EST-0500


I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

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What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Really appreciate the feedback, I'll def grab different ram to save money, don't need to throw money away for nothing :)  

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