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sorry for the trouble, but if u could help me take a look @ this.

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An optical drive is not needed to install Windows. That can be done with a usb stick.

 

For a non-overclocking build an NH-D15 is not optimal. The Hyper 212 EVO will do a great job.

 

An H170 motherboard saves a bit without affecting performance.

 

I would go with an ssd. Save the M.2 slot for a 4-lane PCIe 3.0 drive. The OP M.2 unit is not really any faster than the 3.5" ssd model. An M.2 (M) ssd OTH is significantly faster. Also more expensive. The Samsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2-2280 for example is more than US$180.

 

While Sapphire suggests a 750W psu, it is not necessary for this build. Something around 650W is more than enough.

 

Go with a less expensive Windows license.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($219.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus H170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($124.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  ($92.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($77.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($119.75 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB Nitro Video Card  ($340.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case  ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($78.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit)  ($92.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1278.54
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so, another friend was looking for help in terms of coming up with a pc build. looking towards gaming, and he gave some input of what he might want in terms of parts. (he wants an optical drive, so i told him to grab the cheapest one in the store.)

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($219.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler  ($89.85 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($164.99 @ Micro Center) 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($87.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB Nitro Video Card  ($325.98 @ Newegg) 
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case  ($99.99 @ Amazon) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM (64-bit)  ($179.98 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $1510.49
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-23 23:08 EST-0500
 
would the dh-15 be an overkill? was thinking of hyper212 but oh well. any improvements that can be made within similar budget?

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yeah, overkill. drop the dh 15 and grab a 6600k and a 212 evo

and you really dont need a 750W psu

if your planning to crossfire grab a 850w else get a 600-650w

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The dh-15 is a bit over kill, but it will keep pretty much any cpu silent.

Get the OS from g2a and use the money saved to get a 6600k instead, then overclock that puppy and you're in business.

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An optical drive is not needed to install Windows. That can be done with a usb stick.

 

For a non-overclocking build an NH-D15 is not optimal. The Hyper 212 EVO will do a great job.

 

An H170 motherboard saves a bit without affecting performance.

 

I would go with an ssd. Save the M.2 slot for a 4-lane PCIe 3.0 drive. The OP M.2 unit is not really any faster than the 3.5" ssd model. An M.2 (M) ssd OTH is significantly faster. Also more expensive. The Samsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2-2280 for example is more than US$180.

 

While Sapphire suggests a 750W psu, it is not necessary for this build. Something around 650W is more than enough.

 

Go with a less expensive Windows license.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($219.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus H170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($124.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  ($92.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($77.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($119.75 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB Nitro Video Card  ($340.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case  ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($78.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit)  ($92.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1278.54
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-24 00:47 EST-0500

80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.

 

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An optical drive is not needed to install Windows. That can be done with a usb stick.

 

For a non-overclocking build an NH-D15 is not optimal. The Hyper 212 EVO will do a great job.

 

An H170 motherboard saves a bit without affecting performance.

 

I would go with an ssd. Save the M.2 slot for a 4-lane PCIe 3.0 drive. The OP M.2 unit is not really any faster than the 3.5" ssd model. An M.2 (M) ssd OTH is significantly faster. Also more expensive. The Samsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2-2280 for example is more than US$180.

 

While Sapphire suggests a 750W psu, it is not necessary for this build. Something around 650W is more than enough.

 

Go with a less expensive Windows license.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($219.99 @ SuperBiiz)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($29.99 @ Amazon)

Motherboard: Asus H170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($124.99 @ Micro Center)

Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  ($92.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($77.88 @ OutletPC)

Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($119.75 @ OutletPC)

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB Nitro Video Card  ($340.98 @ Newegg)

Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case  ($99.99 @ Amazon)

Power Supply: EVGA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($78.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit)  ($92.99 @ NCIX US)

Total: $1278.54

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-24 00:47 EST-0500

Maybe he's like me and still uses disks. :P

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Maybe he's like me and still uses disks. :P

 

there are steam games we can get at a lower price. and those come in compact disk.  :P  :P

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got a feeling i clicked on the wrong ssd. but for the psu, friend said he wanted something with more oomph, which is why he want a 750W. i do believe we can get a cheaper windows license ard here, i just wanna present that he prefers win7 rather than win10. but overall, i kinda like wad u presented. shall show him that.

| cpu: i5 4460 | cpu cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 EVO | MOBO: MSI H97 Gaming 3 | ram: Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz (4GBx2) CL9 | GPU: SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 390 8G D5 | Case: Shar Koon T28 | Storage: Samsung Evo 120GB SSD + WD 1TB blue 64mb sata3 | psu: Seasonic S12II non modular 620w | 

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got a feeling i clicked on the wrong ssd. but for the psu, friend said he wanted something with more oomph, which is why he want a 750W. i do believe we can get a cheaper windows license ard here, i just wanna present that he prefers win7 rather than win10. but overall, i kinda like wad u presented. shall show him that.

 

The system will only draw as much power as it needs. A 650W unit would have about 18% more capacity than the max system draw. But if you are more comfortable with a 750W unit, go for it. The Seasonic X-750 (KM3) is a very good psu. EVGA 220-G2-0750-XR is as good or better and less expensive.

 

Windows 7 is several years old. It will eventually go the way of Windows XP. Going with Windows 10 means a longer useful life.

80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.

 

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The system will only draw as much power as it needs. A 650W unit would have about 18% more capacity than the max system draw. But if you are more comfortable with a 750W unit, go for it. The Seasonic X-750 (KM3) is a very good psu. EVGA 220-G2-0750-XR is as good or better and less expensive.

 

Windows 7 is several years old. It will eventually go the way of Windows XP. Going with Windows 10 means a longer useful life.

 

yeah. looking @ my setup, im running a 620w for the r9 390, no issues. i guess the thing abt win10 is that he still doesnt feel it is stable enough. he got that free upgrade with his current win7, and after using it for less than a week, went back to win7

| cpu: i5 4460 | cpu cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 EVO | MOBO: MSI H97 Gaming 3 | ram: Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz (4GBx2) CL9 | GPU: SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 390 8G D5 | Case: Shar Koon T28 | Storage: Samsung Evo 120GB SSD + WD 1TB blue 64mb sata3 | psu: Seasonic S12II non modular 620w | 

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