Which PC Build is better?

ViciousWafflez

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I want the best PC build for games to run at an average of 60fps 900p/1080p and to run Skyrim modded heavily.

I am aware of the case and the OS, I have that covered.

My budget is at max 690$ Canadian dollars and if possible lower keeping the CPU and GPU.

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PCPartPicker part list: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/8kZxTH
Price breakdown by merchant: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/8kZxTH/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($139.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($84.80 @ Amazon Canada)
Memory: *Avexir Core Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($61.98 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Mini Video Card ($255.98 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $637.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-25 16:28 EST-0500


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PCPartPicker part list: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/YWhV2R
Price breakdown by merchant: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/YWhV2R/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($243.98 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($84.80 @ Amazon Canada)
Memory: *Avexir Core Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($61.98 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Mini Video Card ($183.81 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $669.55
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-25 16:29 EST-0500
 
I went through the part to see what I could do for your budget. I picked a better tier 2 PSU and a faster quad core.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($262.75 @ Vuugo)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($59.75 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Memory Express)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card ($184.98 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($53.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Total: $676.45
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-25 17:18 EST-0500
 

ViciousWafflez

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Thanks man!

Also, are you saying that this build is better than the i3 gtx 1060?
 

ViciousWafflez

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I wouldn't be missing out on much taking the i3-6100 over the i5, right?
 
It really depends on the games dependiancy on CPUs. This isnt everything as you may upgrade the GPU in two years. Which CPU will you want at that point. The 6100 only has 2 cores which any later more powerful card may see bottlenecks. In the end the quad core is more feasible for a GPU upgrade.
 

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