Complete Gaming Rig For ~1400

Discussion in 'New Build / Upgrade Advice' started by Froggy35, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. Froggy35

    Froggy35 Geek Trainee

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    Hey guys!

    I´m planning on setting up a PC for gaming and just wanted to ask if the following setup is OK or if you have better suggestions:

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6600, 4x 3.30GHz, boxed
    Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K6
    GPU: Sapphire Radeon R9 390
    RAM: Crucial DIMM Kit 16GB, DDR4-2133
    HDD: Seagate Desktop HDD 1TB, SATA 6Gb/s
    SSD: Samsung SSD 850 Evo 250GB, SATA
    Monitor: Dell Professional P2416D, 23.8" (2560x1440)cCa
    Case: Nanoxia Deep Silence 3, black
    Keyboard: Sharkoon Skiller Pro+
    PSU: Enermax Platimax 850W

    The reason for the 850W PSU is that I whant to keep me the Crossfire Option open since I plan on using this setup for at least 5 years or so. But due to the higher resolution of the monitor sooner or later I will need a better GPU or Crossfire. I heard many negative things about Crossfire/SLI, but the ones who get it to work properly seem to have no regrets.

    I don´t necessarily plan on overclocking, but maybe I will give it a try if needed one day.

    The keyboard is not the best, but since I´m very happy with my Sharkoon mouse I thougt to just give them another try.

    I hope to have provided all necessary information; sorry for eventual mistakes, I´m not a native speakter.
    many thanks in advance
  2. Big B

    Big B HWF Godfather

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    If you think you might overclock, then it would be a wise idea to invest in a CPU cooler. The Intel ones are fine for stock---nothing spectacular, but they do the job fine for the purpose.
    Do you have an OS? If not, factor that in.
  3. Froggy35

    Froggy35 Geek Trainee

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    The OS seems to be kind of a trouble in terms of installation. I have a windows 7 home enterprise disk and plan on installing this and then upgrade to win 10. for USB-installation a patcher would be needed, but as for the disk installation the information wasn´t distinct.

    Also is overclocking with a non-k CPU possible? There too I found different answers on the net.
  4. Wicked Mystic

    Wicked Mystic Big Geek

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    You cannot raise multiplier so for overclocking K models are much better. I also would avoid TLC drives, like Samsung 850 Evo. Samsung already have two crap TLC models (840 and 840 Evo).

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