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Re: [opensuse] Building a mid-range desktop PC - lower cost MB/CPU/video solution?
On 06/09/2016 09:55 AM, Greg Freemyer wrote:
Now I want to build one closer to $500, but I want to have as much
commonality as makes sense. Definitely the same case for cosmetic
reasons.

I'm hoping I can save a lot of money in the CPU/video selection, and
also I will use a lot less RAM this time.

Greg,

Just did 2 of these for my 2 girls (they needed 'gaming' PC's). Total was just
over $600

Motherboard: MSI Z170-A Pro LGA 1151 (w/PCIe M.2 SSD) ~$79
Processor : Intel Core i5-6600K 6M Skylake Quad-Core 3.5 GHz ~$219
RAM : G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8G) DDR4 3200 ~$79
Graphics : NVidia GTX460 1GB DDR5 ~$38 (eBay)
Drive : WD Black 1T WD1003FZEX ~74
PowerSupply: Corsair CX500M ~$55
Case : NZXT S340 ~$69
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total: $613

Everything was either Newegg or Amazon.

These boxes are blistering fast (even without the SSD, which would have been a
splurge for the kids). League of Legends at 507 FPS initial, 294FPS sustained
with all minions spawned, graphics, shadows & lighting turned as high as they
can go). Raw processing speed - Linux Kernel red_black tree, 10,000,000
insertions and erasures in 0.18603 sec -- that's twice as fast as my AMD FX-8350
Black.

Would I build another with the same parts -- you bet. My substitute a Gigabyte
board -- just depends what was cheaper for the same Z170 chipset.

Good Luck.

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David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
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