My first build I'm going to do in 8 years what do you guys think?

uunitdwestnd

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Hi my name is ryan,

I have been a computer geek on and off since 11 years old when i shoveled snow for a week to buy my first 0286 pc for 450$ out of the 475$ i made. I remember using dial up 2400kbs modem and playing on bbs servers before the internet.
I became fascinated with computers and took it apart,made it crash and had my friends father fix it as he was a programmer and it guy 2 houses down.
From there i learned basic knowledge of windows and dos commands as well as a passion for tony larussa baseball lol
Over the years i had made many builds all with amd processors and either graphics card at best price point.
I read the a plus book and read endless hours online about computers.
The build i was most proud of was making two identical computers for a linux noded 2 system setup i could tinker with, using my old identical athlon xp processors and asus motherboards before there was even dual core chips.
I took almost a year of programming and office in college.Life had other plans for me.
I have done some more builds in between but my plumbing and heating career took over my time and lead me away from my passion and hobby in pc building, networking and gaming.
This is my first build im gonna do and my most affordable that will allow me next year to put in i7 skylake and another r9 380x and upgrade psu.
Tell me what you guys think!

case-rosewill challenger u-3 usb 3.0 black gaming case with 3 fans @59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power supply-thermal take tr2 500 watts sli/xf support @24.99
i purschased at radio shack while getting my son batteries on clearance .
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153165

Motherboard and cpu combo- asrock z170 pro 4s with xf capabilities and ddr4 with i3 6100 skylake cpu @214.98

cpu-i3 6100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.2728706

motherboard-asrock z170 pro 4s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.2728706

Memory-ddr4 3200 geil potenza 8 gb 2x4 @35.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820144928

Graphics card- Powercolor pcs+ radeon 380x 4gb ddr5 dx12 w/free ashes of the singularity game
@222.99 with discount promo @20=202.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681413

Hard drive- Seagate hybrid refurbished 2tb+8gb 64 mb cache hd @54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178563

Dvd Writer- Samsung 24x dvd internal sata @21.99 with 7$ discount @14.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168271

Mouse and keyboard- cm devastator 2 blue led keyboard wired gaming combo @29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823129045

Thermal paste- Arctic mx-4 carbon based non electricity inducing paste @7.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186038

Total cost after instant rebates and promos=619.91
shipping from newegg with premier=6.99
psu i bought on clearance= 24.99
total all together=651.89

I know what everyone will say about psu i am going to upgrade it asap and put this in my sons dell xps pcfor him. But it should get me going for now.
In the future i think im gonna buy evga bronze 850 watt psu and do crossfire first.
Then next year i will upgrade cpu to i7 6700k and buy a liquid cooler.

Please give me any feedback i would love to hear what you guys think, i think it is the way to go as it will seem like a whole new computer next year but be functional for my home office and gaming for now.
 

Anonymous09

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Don't buy the cm storm combo, absolute pieces of cheap crud. Get something much better.

As for everything else, what is your budget for this year, I know you want an i7 next year, but what is your budget right NOW, and what do you plan to use the pc for over the next year? This way, we can get an idea of what to buy inside the budget.

Also, there isn't much merit to doing crossfire/sli atm. Better off getting a very good single gc for the best price to performance ratio.
 

uunitdwestnd

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[quotemsg=17792788,0,2035285]Don't buy the cm storm combo, absolute pieces of cheap crud. Get something much better.

As for everything else, what is your budget for this year, I know you want an i7 next year, but what is your budget right NOW, and what do you plan to use the pc for over the next year? This way, we can get an idea of what to buy inside the budget.

Also, there isn't much merit to doing crossfire/sli atm. Better off getting a very good single gc for the best price to performance ratio.[/quotemsg]

 

uunitdwestnd

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Sorry wrong button,
Hi anonymous thanks for replying i havent been on these forums since athlon xp days.

i have been diagnosed with a reare spinal cord disease and cant do my job so im probably gonna transition to the office and run the company when done with doctors so my budget is really 500$-600$, but im trying to stretch it so that im not wasting money on junk and have a pathway to upgrade with, im even willing to maybe get another 380x or a better video card next year or 2 years along with i7 next year. i am only looking to do office work and also have a computer to play ashes of the singularity,civilization and maybe some cod again, instead of on my xbox. I also have the shield tv pro i do some games on ,netflix, hulu etc. i have logitech mouse keyboard combo wireless right now. I have been trying many different configurations and also maybe getting the refurbished acer i5 4460 tower on ebay for 349.99 and just put in video card in it. I just want to have shot at top tier performance next year though. I cant build an amd pc for under 550 with specs i want. I also cant afford better z motherboard from asrock to get nvidia cards for sli instead. I just want a 1080p pc with high to ultra settings capability , 4k netflix, hulu on my 4k tv and 380x comes with the game i want and am kinda building this around. should i just wait to get better wireless combo because i really cant stand wired and ive always used logitech. the mouse and keyboard is what im trying to skimp on because i can just give to my son with the psu when i change that.


I appreciate your time and our conversation
 

Anonymous09

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Well building it around the 380x helps, do you plan on doing any sort of oc'ing? If you aren't, you can skip on a z series mb and just go for an h series. And if you want a path to upgrade later next year, getting that prebuilt acer is definitely going against that idea.

What you should do is get a good psu and mb now, and go cheap on the cpu and everything else, that way you have a solid foundation to build upon. But not cheap enough where you can't play your games, for example the 380x is a good card for that, along with the i3 6100. Kaby lake and subsequently cannon lake, will be using the same socket as skylake. And I shouldn't need to mention that skimping on a psu, and then handing it off to someone else isn't exactly a good idea. The one part you should splurge on every single time you build a pc is the psu.
 

uunitdwestnd

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ok this is what i went with for now to be able to do office work and upgrade psu and buy graphics card later next month.


1 x DIYPC Alnitak-BK Black USB 3.0 ATX and Micro-ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case with 3 x 120mm Blue Fans (Pre-installed)

1x Intel Core i7-6700 8M Skylake Quad-Core 3.4 GHz LGA 1151 65W BX80662I76700 Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 530

1 x ASUS DVD-Writer Black SATA Model DRW-24F1ST - OEM

1 x ASRock Z170 Pro4S LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

1 x Team Dark Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3333 (PC4 26600) Desktop Memory Model TDPRD48G3333HC17CDC01

1 x Seagate Hybrid Drive ST1000DX001 1TB MLC/8GB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s

1 x ARCTIC MX-4 (4g) Carbon-Based Thermal Compound, Non-Electricity Conductive, Non-Capacitive

think that should work rather nicely

might need help with windows 7 install from what im reading about muse compatability with that and the asrock mobo

think i made the right choice it cost me 621$ like that for now and seeing as i need monitor i think the 530 graphics will b half decent on my 1280x1024 monitor for a month

my computer keeps having some issues now with either video or ram modules im scared to lose the info i backed company stuff to disk for now