New System Build Suggestion - Budget $800

Shwetank

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Hi Folks,

I need your suggestions in building my new PC. I already have a PSU as CM GX-750 & a HDD 1GB Seagate SATA and currently using i5 2400s with GTX 560Ti.

I would like my new PC to run all the upcoming games at Full HD 1080p with Ultra or Very High settings. 4K would be a plus if possible.
 
You'd need like $1000+ for the graphics cards alone to play 4k at ultra high at the moment. 1080P is a lot easier though, $800 is plenty for that.

I wouldn't keep the PSU, it is average quality and even for good quality ones it is recommended to replace them in a new build. I'd just keep the hard drive.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock B150M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($60.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial BX200 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($63.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card ($319.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($40.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($48.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $774.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-10 11:51 EST-0500


I'd look at something like that, an i5/GTX 970 combo is more than enough power for 1080P at the moment.
 

Shwetank

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The motherboard you suggested isn't available at my location, How about this one?

GIGABYTE GA-B150M-D3H LGA 1151 Intel DDR4 B150 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
 

turkey3_scratch

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I would avoid the Seasonic S12ii 430W Bronze for this build. It uses a multi-rail design with 17A on the 12V1 rail, so about only 204W for the GTX 970. An overclocked GTX 970 under heavy load can get near 200W. Then if you take into consideration derating due to heat, and other factors, this power supply may not be able to hold up. Technically it can, but once there is load on the other rails, the 12V1 rail will have less possible maximum amperage.
 

Shwetank

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I am going for the intel build you suggested, Please help me choose a PSU as well. Also If I can get more options for the Tower!
 
Use the power supply you have .

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z170M Extreme4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($124.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial BX200 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($63.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card ($318.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $802.43
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-10 21:30 EST-0500

Overclockable , compact , powerful
 

Shwetank

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ok, both the above suggested builds look solid, I am confused in case of Motherboard, How are B150M and Z170M different from each other if they have the same 1151 socket?
 

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IIRC the Z series boards are set up for overclocking the CPU, and tend to have a few more features than either a B or an H series board
 
Z series boards have more PCI-e lanes than B series. B150's only have 8 lanes so high end graphics cards will run a bit slower on those boards due to being bottlenecked. Then if you have any other PCI-e devices like wi-fi cards they will run even slower.

B series don't allow overclocking whereas Z series do as well.

Also Z series will have more USB 3.0 and/or 3.1 ports than B series.

Z series have RAID built in as well whereas B series don't.


Basically B series is fine for a home/office or entry level gaming PC. For a performance PC like a mid/high end gaming machine or a workstation you're better with Z
 

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