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Getting a custom build ..

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Decided to go ahead and finally start saving up to get myself a custom build. I know that I can improve on a lot of these units but I needed something that was budget friendly yet wasn't a complete dinosaur.
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/mv6t9W

I am thinking of changing the i3 to an i5 if I can get a hold of some more money and/or I figure out what the difference between the i5's are from one another lol. I also might change out my motherboard but I am not sure yet since I don't really know how those work. Same thing for the tower but I heard that the one I have now is fine as is even though there isn't much fans, but I don't think I'll need it so bad. i was going to get 2 sticks of 8gb RAM so 16gb in total but those ended up being like $90 even though my friends and my brother who all have 16gb said it was like $30ish.
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These are all pretty good specs for an entry level considering the i-5 and the 1050 GTX. I noticed you have the HDD included. But have you considered getting an SSD as a primary hard drive instead of the traditional toaster? For a 240GB variant they're pretty budget friendly like the OCZ ARC 100 or whatever their latest flagship SSD is now. OCZ is a subsidiary for Toshiba so they've got a good rep.
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(12-24-2016, 06:59 PM)Someone Wrote: These are all pretty good specs for an entry level considering the i-5 and the 1050 GTX. I noticed you have the HDD included. But have you considered getting an SSD as a primary hard drive instead of the traditional toaster? For a 240GB variant they're pretty budget friendly like the OCZ ARC 100 or whatever their latest flagship SSD is now. OCZ is a subsidiary for Toshiba so they've got a good rep.

Personally I have no idea the difference, lmao. I had someone else make for me and then another check it off to double check lol. I have already but the HDD however. I was going to refund it but I decided I'll buy the i5 and then refund it on Amazon lol.
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Sounds good.

Just in gaming all in all the experience of using an SSD is phenomenal over an HDD. Like for instance if you had to load a big multiplayer map such as conquest in a game like Battlefield 1 or BF4 you'd have to take 10x as longer to load it with a traditional conventional hard drive versus the solid state drive.
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(12-23-2016, 09:37 PM)Soup Wrote: Decided to go ahead and finally start saving up to get myself a custom build. I know that I can improve on a lot of these units but I needed something that was budget friendly yet wasn't a complete dinosaur.
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/mv6t9W

I am thinking of changing the i3 to an i5 if I can get a hold of some more money and/or I figure out what the difference between the i5's are from one another lol. I also might change out my motherboard but I am not sure yet since I don't really know how those work. Same thing for the tower but I heard that the one I have now is fine as is even though there isn't much fans, but I don't think I'll need it so bad. i was going to get 2 sticks of 8gb RAM so 16gb in total but those ended up being like $90 even though my friends and my brother who all have 16gb said it was like $30ish.

The different i5's are basically just different quality of chips or "binned differently".

The slower i5's, (i5-6400, i5-6500) have different core speeds this just means they ended up a few more imperfections in the die than say a i5-6600k which had very few imperfections thus had enough headroom on the core to allow users to overclock (the "K" denotes unlocked multiplier, used for overclocking)

As for the Ram I don't know of any 16GB kit that will be less than about $60, that is about the rate... (assuming USD)

If you go for an unlocked CPU ("K" sku) then I would suggest a "Z" chipset motherboard to take advantage of the overclocking potential of the CPU.

The case has spots for 6x 120mm fans, I believe it comes with 1 fan, Last time I built in that case was last summer....  If you want more you can add more.
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