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I don't have one but you are probably better off getting an i5-6500/7500. It isn't that much more and both perform better because they have physical cores instead of hyperthreads. Watch Linus and JayZ reviews.


"You think your Commodore 64 is really neato! What kind of chip you got in there a Dorito?" -Weird Al Yankovic, All about the pentiums

 

PC 1(Lenovo S400 laptop): 

CPU: i3-3217u

SSD: 120gb Super Cache mSATA SSD

HDD: Random seagate 5400rpm 500gb HDD

RAM: 8GB Crucial DDR3-SODIMM

OS: Windows 10 education

 

PC 2(2014 Mac Mini):

CPU: i5-4260u

HDD: 5400rpm 500gb

RAM: 4gb DDR3 (soldered on :( )

OS: MacOS Sierra/Windows 10 pro via bootcamp

 

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So the i3 7350K is only good if your budget only allows for that CPU. Otherwise save up and get something nicer. What's your budget, resolution, and/or intentions for this PC with this processor?


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Right now I'm looking to get something "newer". I don't game, I work from home, MULTIPLE spreed sheets running, Several online apps running. Budget for board,cpu and ram is around $ 300 US maybe a bit more.


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Its not really great value it is more like a toy for OCing! ;) (if it is the first time you ever have OCed then its probably safer to buy just in case you do a tremendous mistake!)


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6 minutes ago, JimSmith1962 said:

Right now I'm looking to get something "newer". I don't game, I work from home, MULTIPLE spreed sheets running, Several online apps running. Budget for board,cpu and ram is around $ 300 US maybe a bit more.

You only need ram cpu and board? do you already have storage and PSU?


"You think your Commodore 64 is really neato! What kind of chip you got in there a Dorito?" -Weird Al Yankovic, All about the pentiums

 

PC 1(Lenovo S400 laptop): 

CPU: i3-3217u

SSD: 120gb Super Cache mSATA SSD

HDD: Random seagate 5400rpm 500gb HDD

RAM: 8GB Crucial DDR3-SODIMM

OS: Windows 10 education

 

PC 2(2014 Mac Mini):

CPU: i5-4260u

HDD: 5400rpm 500gb

RAM: 4gb DDR3 (soldered on :( )

OS: MacOS Sierra/Windows 10 pro via bootcamp

 

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1 minute ago, JimSmith1962 said:

Correct. I have a Samsung 1tb SSD and a Corsair 750 PSU.

Ok. If you are just looking for cpu, board and ram, this will be the best value for what you are looking for.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-7400 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($188.75 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($73.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Team Elite Plus 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($48.98 @ Newegg) 
Total: $311.71
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-02 15:34 EST-0500

 

If you can afford it, 16gb of ram would really benefit you but that's up to you


"You think your Commodore 64 is really neato! What kind of chip you got in there a Dorito?" -Weird Al Yankovic, All about the pentiums

 

PC 1(Lenovo S400 laptop): 

CPU: i3-3217u

SSD: 120gb Super Cache mSATA SSD

HDD: Random seagate 5400rpm 500gb HDD

RAM: 8GB Crucial DDR3-SODIMM

OS: Windows 10 education

 

PC 2(2014 Mac Mini):

CPU: i5-4260u

HDD: 5400rpm 500gb

RAM: 4gb DDR3 (soldered on :( )

OS: MacOS Sierra/Windows 10 pro via bootcamp

 

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1 minute ago, JimSmith1962 said:

Looking into that, really appreciate the effort!

 

No problem.


"You think your Commodore 64 is really neato! What kind of chip you got in there a Dorito?" -Weird Al Yankovic, All about the pentiums

 

PC 1(Lenovo S400 laptop): 

CPU: i3-3217u

SSD: 120gb Super Cache mSATA SSD

HDD: Random seagate 5400rpm 500gb HDD

RAM: 8GB Crucial DDR3-SODIMM

OS: Windows 10 education

 

PC 2(2014 Mac Mini):

CPU: i5-4260u

HDD: 5400rpm 500gb

RAM: 4gb DDR3 (soldered on :( )

OS: MacOS Sierra/Windows 10 pro via bootcamp

 

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1 hour ago, JimSmith1962 said:

Right now I'm looking to get something "newer". I don't game, I work from home, MULTIPLE spreed sheets running, Several online apps running. Budget for board,cpu and ram is around $ 300 US maybe a bit more.

You can get a i5 7500 with motherboard for $299.

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53 minutes ago, TomR said:

You can get a i5 7500 with motherboard for $299.

He wants ram too. If he doesn't mind paying $40 more, that would be better 


"You think your Commodore 64 is really neato! What kind of chip you got in there a Dorito?" -Weird Al Yankovic, All about the pentiums

 

PC 1(Lenovo S400 laptop): 

CPU: i3-3217u

SSD: 120gb Super Cache mSATA SSD

HDD: Random seagate 5400rpm 500gb HDD

RAM: 8GB Crucial DDR3-SODIMM

OS: Windows 10 education

 

PC 2(2014 Mac Mini):

CPU: i5-4260u

HDD: 5400rpm 500gb

RAM: 4gb DDR3 (soldered on :( )

OS: MacOS Sierra/Windows 10 pro via bootcamp

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Been researching this. With a new account at Jet.com you can get 15% off an order up to $30 using  triple15 code. using 3 different orders I can get the i5-7600k for 198.92, an MSI Z270-A PRO for 94.58 and 2x4 Ballistix for 53.79 making my total 347.29. How does that sound?

 


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2 minutes ago, JimSmith1962 said:

Been researching this. With a new account at Jet.com you can get 15% off an order up to $30 using  triple15 code. using 3 different orders I can get the i5-7600k for 198.92, an MSI Z270-A PRO for 94.58 and 2x4 Ballistix for 53.79 making my total 347.29. How does that sound?

 

That sounds like a great deal. I would recommend swapping the 2x4gb ram to 1x8gb so ram upgrades will be less expensive later. Other then that, it's great 


"You think your Commodore 64 is really neato! What kind of chip you got in there a Dorito?" -Weird Al Yankovic, All about the pentiums

 

PC 1(Lenovo S400 laptop): 

CPU: i3-3217u

SSD: 120gb Super Cache mSATA SSD

HDD: Random seagate 5400rpm 500gb HDD

RAM: 8GB Crucial DDR3-SODIMM

OS: Windows 10 education

 

PC 2(2014 Mac Mini):

CPU: i5-4260u

HDD: 5400rpm 500gb

RAM: 4gb DDR3 (soldered on :( )

OS: MacOS Sierra/Windows 10 pro via bootcamp

 

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2 minutes ago, JimSmith1962 said:

Will check that out real quick, thanks for all the input

 

No problem 


"You think your Commodore 64 is really neato! What kind of chip you got in there a Dorito?" -Weird Al Yankovic, All about the pentiums

 

PC 1(Lenovo S400 laptop): 

CPU: i3-3217u

SSD: 120gb Super Cache mSATA SSD

HDD: Random seagate 5400rpm 500gb HDD

RAM: 8GB Crucial DDR3-SODIMM

OS: Windows 10 education

 

PC 2(2014 Mac Mini):

CPU: i5-4260u

HDD: 5400rpm 500gb

RAM: 4gb DDR3 (soldered on :( )

OS: MacOS Sierra/Windows 10 pro via bootcamp

 

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4 hours ago, Abyssal Radon said:

So the i3 7350K is only good if your budget only allows for that CPU. Otherwise save up and get something nicer. What's your budget, resolution, and/or intentions for this PC with this processor?

Not even that really, he should just buy b250 and a g4560 which will be cheaper than a z270 and the i3. It should prove to be be good enough for a year at least, playing older games, esports, etc... giving time to save up cash for an i5 7500 or i7 7700 if he wants to later, [sadly] the i3 has a terrible value for what it offers, it could have been a different story if any mobo still overclocked though.


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12 minutes ago, JimSmith1962 said:

G.Skill Aegis 8GB 48.83 with Promo. SO that would help the budget by 5 buck also!

 

Do it. Best deal I have seen in awhile considering that RAM prices skyrocketed in the past month and that is now the price of cheap ram and that is really nice ram.


"You think your Commodore 64 is really neato! What kind of chip you got in there a Dorito?" -Weird Al Yankovic, All about the pentiums

 

PC 1(Lenovo S400 laptop): 

CPU: i3-3217u

SSD: 120gb Super Cache mSATA SSD

HDD: Random seagate 5400rpm 500gb HDD

RAM: 8GB Crucial DDR3-SODIMM

OS: Windows 10 education

 

PC 2(2014 Mac Mini):

CPU: i5-4260u

HDD: 5400rpm 500gb

RAM: 4gb DDR3 (soldered on :( )

OS: MacOS Sierra/Windows 10 pro via bootcamp

 

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20 minutes ago, JimSmith1962 said:

Sweet. Thanks again. Will update when I have everything. Should be end of next week or the beginning of the following. Waiting will be the hardest part.

 

Great. Enjoy your PC.


"You think your Commodore 64 is really neato! What kind of chip you got in there a Dorito?" -Weird Al Yankovic, All about the pentiums

 

PC 1(Lenovo S400 laptop): 

CPU: i3-3217u

SSD: 120gb Super Cache mSATA SSD

HDD: Random seagate 5400rpm 500gb HDD

RAM: 8GB Crucial DDR3-SODIMM

OS: Windows 10 education

 

PC 2(2014 Mac Mini):

CPU: i5-4260u

HDD: 5400rpm 500gb

RAM: 4gb DDR3 (soldered on :( )

OS: MacOS Sierra/Windows 10 pro via bootcamp

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Not everything goes as planed. The original motherboard I has planned on purchasing was sold out, so I had to upgrade. Oh well,,,, (Really hurt my feelings) For about $15 dollars more I picked up the MSI Z270 Tomahawk. After moving from one case to another and a fresh install of windows 10, everything is together and working great. Thanks for everyone's input.


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On 2/17/2017 at 10:00 AM, JimSmith1962 said:

Not everything goes as planed. The original motherboard I has planned on purchasing was sold out, so I had to upgrade. Oh well,,,, (Really hurt my feelings) For about $15 dollars more I picked up the MSI Z270 Tomahawk. After moving from one case to another and a fresh install of windows 10, everything is together and working great. Thanks for everyone's input.

I just realized, you have a CPU cooler right? The 7600k doesn't come with one. if not, The arctic freezer pro rev 3 is supposedly decent for the price although I haven't looked into it much. You can also go all out with a Cryorig H7 Universal if you want.


"You think your Commodore 64 is really neato! What kind of chip you got in there a Dorito?" -Weird Al Yankovic, All about the pentiums

 

PC 1(Lenovo S400 laptop): 

CPU: i3-3217u

SSD: 120gb Super Cache mSATA SSD

HDD: Random seagate 5400rpm 500gb HDD

RAM: 8GB Crucial DDR3-SODIMM

OS: Windows 10 education

 

PC 2(2014 Mac Mini):

CPU: i5-4260u

HDD: 5400rpm 500gb

RAM: 4gb DDR3 (soldered on :( )

OS: MacOS Sierra/Windows 10 pro via bootcamp

 

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