Intel i5 Build: Good or Bad?

michaelzscott6969

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I've pretty much decided on a Ryzen 5 1600 build. But I'm just exploring my options and playing around with pcpp. So, this is what I came up with for an Intel i5 8600k build if I decide to go down the Intel path. Good or bad?

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor ($279.89 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - Z370M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($121.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX300 275GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($92.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($43.89 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SC GAMING Video Card ($264.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 3.1 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - EVO Edition 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1064.47
 

JalYt_Justin

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It's a fine build but I would rather cut back on the CPU to get a better GPU. 1060 is fine for 1080p gaming but a higher-end GPU will age better, especially with the new Coffee Lake platform.

i5-8400/GTX 1070 I think is a lot more appropriate for gaming.
 


Keep the K processor the ability to overclock can extend the life of the PC. When the processor no longer keeps up with demands you overclock the performance right back up instead of rebuilding again. You will need a new video card in a few years anyhow.
Change the cooler the M9i would work without overclocking but get better.
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4UF2DZ6565&ignorebbr=1&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleMKP-PC&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleMKP-PC-_-pla-_-CPU+Cooling-_-9SIA4UF2DZ6565&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIpdbdidmg1wIVSV6GCh0FWwpeEAQYASABEgIovfD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
The M9i.
https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/CRYORIG/M9i/6.html
 
How about this?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor ($279.89 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Scythe - Mugen 5 51.2 CFM CPU Cooler ($46.88 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus - TUF Z370 Plus Gaming ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($141.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($78.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Seagate - Constellation ES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Video Card: MSI - Radeon RX 580 4GB GAMING X Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Deepcool - EARLKASE RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - 750W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($58.89 @ Newegg)
Total: $1096.59
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-03 06:19 EDT-0400
 

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