I'm fairly certain everything is compatible with each other, but I worry about all the parts fitting in the case and I'd like help verifying my build since I don't trust myself and this is my first time attempting to dramatically upgrade my pc to the point where the only old parts are the ram and hard drive. I'm also open to suggestions if there are any parts that would improve performance. I'm not looking to overclock at all though.
PSU - Corsair RMx 750X
Motherboard - MSI Z97S Krait Edition
CPU - Intel i5-4690K Devil's Canyon
Case - Corsair Carbide Air 540
GPU - MSI GTX 1060 Armor 6G OC
As I mentioned earlier I didn't include ram and storage since I just plan on moving them.
The ram are a couple sticks of corsair vengeance whilst the memory is just some random HDD that came with my dumb pc I got from best buy. I still feel like I'm missing something though, so go ahead and chime in if I forgot something obvious or if you can strongly recommend a cpu cooler, etc.
You should really just go skylake, you can get an i7 6700 for the cost of the unlocked i5 and set yourself up for the long run much better
Otherwise shoot for an EVGA 650W GQ gold rated PSU, probably best thing for the money atm if it's still around $70
8 threads at 4ghz turbo is going to be better than 4 threads at probably 4.5ghz
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CPU: Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($297.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI B150M Pro-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($63.98 @ Newegg)
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CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($238.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.49 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z170A-X1/3.1 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($98.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Guess the sale on the 650W GQ is finally over
the 750W version is $90 though, so you could save like 10 bucks easy, why do you need a 750W PSU though?
I guess I was overcompensating with a 750W psu.
Also for anyone reading after this I had a major brain fart and forgot to include the graphics card I want to get.
GPU - MSI GTX 1060 Armor 6G OC
Also since you didn't say anything about the case not working I'll assume it should work just fine.
Functionally the case is probably fine, it's just pretty overpriced and not really worth it
if you want an ATX Cube the HAF XB is only $90 right now
What resolution are gaming at?
What were you going to upgrade to?
Because the 4gb 480 is where it's at for performance per dollar, within 10% in DX11, 10% faster in Vulkan/DX12 on average for $50 less, pretty solid for 1080p 60hz or 144hz gaming, in addition to the 144hz free-sync display being $100 cheaper
basically what I'm saying is you could easily save like $150-200 and get the same overall performance/experience
also why the overclocking i5? are you doing 144hz gaming? as the locked versions or haswell or skylake will be perfectly fine for 60hz gaming
I didn't know the i5 was overclocked, Which now that I know I'm thankful you informed me about the skylake processors since I do hope to do 1080p and 144hz gaming.
And I'll probably go ahead with the 1060 and air 540 since I'm going for a black & white themed build.
That and my sugar daddy of a grandma is splitting the bill of all the parts with me.
If you're going 144hz it's $209 for a 1080p TN free-sync display
and $379 for the same 1080p 144hz TN display, but with G-sync
Makes far more sense to go with a RX 480
and I'd for sure get the i7 6700 over an unlocked i5
the K means it's unlocked, and you need a Z series chipset to overclock it
but even when OC'd the overall performance isn't going to compare to the i7 for the long run
I'm not really worrying about the monitor since I already got a BenQ XL2411Z that does 144hz.
While I'm as excited about the RX 480 as anyone(maybe more than most). They don't exist. Probably will in a week or two, but you need to look at how much they'll(8gb) cost on release.
Much closer to the cost of a 1060.
Which is a damn shame.
Really hope those AIB versions overclock well cause past $260usd the price\performance ratio starts to flop.
AMD needs to get these things on the street.