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After months of dealing with critical issues on my current build, I've decided that it might be time for a new computer using recycled money after selling what I have. Basically what I am going for is a console-sized build in a case similar to the Fractal Node 202 or RVZ cases, containing a parts good enough to drive 1080p/1440p games for the next few years. Not talking AAA games at highest settings, just want to stay in a comfortable area in terms of graphics and performance for a while. I am not looking to overclock (would like to keep hardware moderately cool), which is why I chose the chipset and processor in the list below.

 

I would like suggestions and changes to this little list I put together. Please share any cost-saving methods or hardware changes. Thanks!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($187.89 @ OutletPC) 
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler  ($29.99 @ Newegg Marketplace) 
Motherboard: MSI - H270I GAMING PRO AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($99.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($117.99 @ Best Buy) 
Storage: Western Digital - Blue 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($144.99 @ B&H) 
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GT OCV1 Video Card  ($299.00 @ B&H) 
Case: Fractal Design - Node 202 HTPC Case  ($69.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: Corsair - SF 600W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply  ($119.25 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $1069.09
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-02 21:57 EDT-0400

 

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i5 4278U, Intel Iris Graphics, 8GB 1600, 128GB SSD, 2560x1600 IPS display, Mid-2014 Model

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Just now, nerdslayer1 said:

go for a ryzen 1400 or 1600 

Ryzen m-itx is a thing now

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Just now, TrigrH said:

Sorry that CPU isn't on the worth buying list:

g4560, R5 1600, R7 1700, i7 7700K

Please explain

 

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i5 4278U, Intel Iris Graphics, 8GB 1600, 128GB SSD, 2560x1600 IPS display, Mid-2014 Model

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1 minute ago, Himommies said:

just some minor changes.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/4mFjM8

Do you think I'll be fine with that PSU? I doubt I'll overclock, so perhaps, but would I get close to using 450 watts?

 

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Just now, APrettyCoolWalrus said:

Do you think I'll be fine with that PSU? I doubt I'll overclock, so perhaps, but would I get close to using 450 watts?

Your not even close even with OC

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Just now, APrettyCoolWalrus said:

Please explain

i3s are outpriced by g4560

i5s are outperformed by r5 1600

i7 7700k for pure/mostly gaming

r7 1700 for gaming/mixed workloads

 

unless you really really dont want to OC or configure the CPU you could get the i5 7500 but its really the noob pick.

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Just now, Himommies said:

Your not even close even with OC

That's good to hear, thanks!

 

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i5 4278U, Intel Iris Graphics, 8GB 1600, 128GB SSD, 2560x1600 IPS display, Mid-2014 Model

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1 minute ago, TrigrH said:

i3s are outpriced by g4560

i5s are outperformed by r5 1600

i7 7700k for pure/mostly gaming

r7 1700 for gaming/mixed workloads

 

unless you really really dont want to OC or configure the CPU you could get the i5 7500 but its really the noob pick.

oh alright, I've been out of this a few years so this sort of help is needed, thanks!

 

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Don't get the Western Digital SSD, they're really quite awful.

I'd maybe consider going Ryzen, though I haven't looked at their temps too in depth so that would be something to consider.

I'd also consider the B series chipset, might be able to get away with something cheaper. Not sure on built in WiFi though.

4 minutes ago, nerdslayer1 said:

Gigabytes board is imo much, much better.

2 minutes ago, TrigrH said:

i3s are outpriced by g4560

i5s are outperformed by r5 1600

i7 7700k for pure/mostly gaming

r7 1700 for gaming/mixed workloads

 

unless you really really dont want to OC or configure the CPU you could get the i5 7500 but its really the noob pick.

It's not really a "noob" pick. The i5 is decently solid, there aren't any good Ryzen ITX boards out yet.

The i7 is a lot more money than an i5.

Current PC:

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CPU: Intel i3 4160 Cooler: Integrated Motherboard: Integrated

RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 16GB DDR3 Storage: Transcend MSA370 128GB GPU: Intel 4400 Graphics

PSU: Integrated Case: Shuttle XPC Slim

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

Budget Rig 1 - Sold For $750 Profit

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CPU: Intel i5 7600k Cooler: CryOrig H7 Motherboard: MSI Z270 M5

RAM: Crucial LPX 16GB DDR4 Storage: Intel S3510 800GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 980

PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

OG Gaming Rig - Gone

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CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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Just now, dizmo said:

It's not really a "noob" pick. The i5 is decently solid, there aren't any good Ryzen ITX boards out yet.

The i7 is a lot more money than an i5.

Its the noob pick cos its plug and play, no tweaking the BIOS required.

 

If he cant find a suitable ryzen mobo and cant afford a 7700k then sure. 

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1 minute ago, dizmo said:

Don't get the Western Digital SSD, they're really quite awful.

I'd maybe consider going Ryzen, though I haven't looked at their temps too in depth so that would be something to consider.

I'd also consider the B series chipset, might be able to get away with something cheaper. Not sure on built in WiFi though.

Gigabytes board is imo much, much better.

It's not really a "noob" pick. The i5 is decently solid, there aren't any good Ryzen ITX boards out yet.

The i7 is a lot more money than an i5.

OK, noted with the SSD.

I'm not familiar with Ryzen, saw a video or two and decided (at the time) that it wasn't worth paying attention to.

And yeah, I felt the 7500 was quite a decent chip for someone not looking to OC.

 

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2 minutes ago, TrigrH said:

Its the noob pick cos its plug and play, no tweaking the BIOS required.

 

If he cant find a suitable ryzen mobo and cant afford a 7700k then sure. 

I quite like plug n play

 

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i5 4278U, Intel Iris Graphics, 8GB 1600, 128GB SSD, 2560x1600 IPS display, Mid-2014 Model

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10 minutes ago, TrigrH said:

Its the noob pick cos its plug and play, no tweaking the BIOS required.

 

If he cant find a suitable ryzen mobo and cant afford a 7700k then sure. 

You're not a noob if you like plug and play. I like plug and play because I don't have the time to sit and fiddle to get it right where I want it. I could, but if I can pay more to not have to, I'm all for it.

8 minutes ago, APrettyCoolWalrus said:

OK, noted with the SSD.

I'm not familiar with Ryzen, saw a video or two and decided (at the time) that it wasn't worth paying attention to.

And yeah, I felt the 7500 was quite a decent chip for someone not looking to OC.

Yeah, it was a little rough at inception. TBH I can't remember how it performs against an i5 but I remember it being quite similar.

If you're targeting 60fps you'll be fine with an i5. Might be worth seeing if you can find a used 7700? All Intel chips have warranty regardless of proof of purchase, so there's really no risk. Even a 6700 would be worth it over a 7500. I've seen some quite cheap here and there.

To get the most out of Ryzen you need to play around with it a bit. I don't think it'll play too nicely in a case like that, either.

Current PC:

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CPU: Intel i3 4160 Cooler: Integrated Motherboard: Integrated

RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 16GB DDR3 Storage: Transcend MSA370 128GB GPU: Intel 4400 Graphics

PSU: Integrated Case: Shuttle XPC Slim

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

Budget Rig 1 - Sold For $750 Profit

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CPU: Intel i5 7600k Cooler: CryOrig H7 Motherboard: MSI Z270 M5

RAM: Crucial LPX 16GB DDR4 Storage: Intel S3510 800GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 980

PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

OG Gaming Rig - Gone

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CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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Just now, dizmo said:

 

To get the most out of Ryzen you need to play around with it a bit. I don't think it'll play too nicely in a case like that, either.

ok gotcha

 

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I doubt it makes much a difference, but I should be a little more specific with what this build is for. It's just for gaming. I don't stream, I'm not on a schedule when rendering video projects, I just play games. To be more specific, CPU/GPU balanced games such as Squad and CPU-heavy ARMA 3. 

 

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i5 4278U, Intel Iris Graphics, 8GB 1600, 128GB SSD, 2560x1600 IPS display, Mid-2014 Model

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All the parts are here, just need to get customized cords to connect the motherboard to the front panel.

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2 minutes ago, TrigrH said:

7700K or bust

A locked 7700 or 6700 would be fine, and be better for this style build.

Current PC:

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CPU: Intel i3 4160 Cooler: Integrated Motherboard: Integrated

RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 16GB DDR3 Storage: Transcend MSA370 128GB GPU: Intel 4400 Graphics

PSU: Integrated Case: Shuttle XPC Slim

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

Budget Rig 1 - Sold For $750 Profit

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CPU: Intel i5 7600k Cooler: CryOrig H7 Motherboard: MSI Z270 M5

RAM: Crucial LPX 16GB DDR4 Storage: Intel S3510 800GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 980

PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

OG Gaming Rig - Gone

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CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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4 minutes ago, TrigrH said:

7700K or bust

Is that so? It seems to me that an i5 would still be just fine even in ARMA

 

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i5 4278U, Intel Iris Graphics, 8GB 1600, 128GB SSD, 2560x1600 IPS display, Mid-2014 Model

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All the parts are here, just need to get customized cords to connect the motherboard to the front panel.

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