Gaming Pc help?

Hey guys I'm building a new pc and was wondering if you could give me any tips on what to buy and just in general I'm getting a 4gb Kingston hyper X ddr3 stick of ram, an i5 7500 3.40ghz quad core 6mb, an EVGA 1060 6gb superclocked gpu and possibly a new case. Any tips on what motherboard I should get or anything else would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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  1. You're getting a very good gpu but if you go with that cpu you will likely be bottlenecked by it a lot.

    I would suggest you get At least ivybridge or preferably Has well i5. If you're on a budget. Get at least an i5 2400 or 2500k sandy bridge with a z68 series motherboard. Of course newer the better.

    About the memory, you might want to add one more of that stick to ensure smooth game play and benefits of dual channel.
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  2. DDR3 and Kabylake do not work together. And I agree with above, 4GB is not enough RAM today.
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  3. Carl_245 said:
    Hey guys I'm building a new pc and was wondering if you could give me any tips on what to buy and just in general I'm getting a 4gb Kingston hyper X ddr3 stick of ram, an i5 7500 3.40ghz quad core 6mb, an EVGA 1060 6gb superclocked gpu and possibly a new case. Any tips on what motherboard I should get or anything else would be greatly appreciated. Thanks


    If you're buying a KabyLake processor I suggest DDR4, as that is what the majority of boards will be set up for with the better chipsets, and 8GB min.

    As for the bottleneck mentioned above I find that HIGHLY suspect as I ran a i5 4670k with a STRIX 1070OC and never had problems pushing 80-90-100 frames in games at 1440p. Even IF it did it wouldn't hold it back from real world performance.
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  4. NHS2008 said:
    You're getting a very good gpu but if you go with that cpu you will likely be bottlenecked by it a lot.

    I would suggest you get At least ivybridge or preferably Has well i5. If you're on a budget. Get at least an i5 2400 or 2500k sandy bridge with a z68 series motherboard. Of course newer the better.

    About the memory, you might want to add one more of that stick to ensure smooth game play and benefits of dual channel.



    How would an i5 7500 bottleneck a 1060? That's a good pairing.
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  5. Just make sure you get a 200 series motherboard to avoid any BIOS issues with kaybylake.
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  6. Corwin65 said:
    NHS2008 said:
    You're getting a very good gpu but if you go with that cpu you will likely be bottlenecked by it a lot.

    I would suggest you get At least ivybridge or preferably Has well i5. If you're on a budget. Get at least an i5 2400 or 2500k sandy bridge with a z68 series motherboard. Of course newer the better.

    About the memory, you might want to add one more of that stick to ensure smooth game play and benefits of dual channel.



    How would an i5 7500 bottleneck a 1060? That's a good pairing.


    It wouldn't....unless you are using some off the wall crazy synthetic benchmark or something maybe?
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  7. NHS2008 said:
    You're getting a very good gpu but if you go with that cpu you will likely be bottlenecked by it a lot.

    I would suggest you get At least ivybridge or preferably Has well i5. If you're on a budget. Get at least an i5 2400 or 2500k sandy bridge with a z68 series motherboard. Of course newer the better.

    About the memory, you might want to add one more of that stick to ensure smooth game play and benefits of dual channel.

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  8. Hey man thanks, I've already got a 4gb stick of RAM so I should be good :)
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  9. Woww...this thread is in a mess. Carl, whats your budget and location???
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  10. Guys I'm sorry I mistook his processor for first generation i7.
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  11. Hellfire13 said:
    Woww...this thread is in a mess. Carl, whats your budget and location???


    Hey man I'm on a budget of £500-£550 and I'm in the UK
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  12. LanzoCommando said:
    Carl_245 said:
    Hey guys I'm building a new pc and was wondering if you could give me any tips on what to buy and just in general I'm getting a 4gb Kingston hyper X ddr3 stick of ram, an i5 7500 3.40ghz quad core 6mb, an EVGA 1060 6gb superclocked gpu and possibly a new case. Any tips on what motherboard I should get or anything else would be greatly appreciated. Thanks


    If you're buying a KabyLake processor I suggest DDR4, as that is what the majority of boards will be set up for with the better chipsets, and 8GB min.

    As for the bottleneck mentioned above I find that HIGHLY suspect as I ran a i5 4670k with a STRIX 1070OC and never had problems pushing 80-90-100 frames in games at 1440p. Even IF it did it wouldn't hold it back from real world performance.


    Hey man I dont think I'm buying the Kabylake model but in case I'm dumb here's a link to the one I intend to buy https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01MZZJ1P0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ARWFG41TXG1LU
    If I where to buy the processor that I linked you, would I still need to buy DDR4 RAM? Thanks
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  13. Skylake.....

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£180.00 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: MSI H110M PRO-VD PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£42.30 @ Novatech)
    Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory (£60.41 @ CCL Computers)
    Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£37.99 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 4GB G1 Gaming Video Card (£158.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Zalman ZM-T4 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£22.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£51.05 @ Ebuyer)
    Total: £553.73
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-03-18 13:38 GMT+0000


    Kabylake.....

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£187.99 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B250M-D2V Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£62.80 @ Aria PC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£59.30 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£37.99 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 4GB G1 Gaming Video Card (£158.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Zalman ZM-T4 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£22.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£51.05 @ Ebuyer)
    Total: £581.11
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-03-18 13:41 GMT+0000


    Price difference around 20 quid. Performance difference around 7% to 10%. Take your pick.
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  14. Hellfire13 said:
    Skylake.....

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£180.00 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: MSI H110M PRO-VD PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£42.30 @ Novatech)
    Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory (£60.41 @ CCL Computers)
    Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£37.99 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 4GB G1 Gaming Video Card (£158.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Zalman ZM-T4 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£22.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£51.05 @ Ebuyer)
    Total: £553.73
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-03-18 13:38 GMT+0000


    Kabylake.....

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£187.99 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B250M-D2V Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£62.80 @ Aria PC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£59.30 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£37.99 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 4GB G1 Gaming Video Card (£158.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Zalman ZM-T4 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£22.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£51.05 @ Ebuyer)
    Total: £581.11
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-03-18 13:41 GMT+0000


    Price difference around 20 quid. Performance difference around 7% to 10%. Take your pick.


    Hey man thanks for all of that it was a big help but I have a question would this motherboard be ok? http://www.ebuyer.com/769891-msi-b250-pc-mate-intel-socket-1151-atx-motherboard-b250-pc-mate?mkwid=sWA3N2WiH_dc&pcrid=51630194939&pkw=&pmt=&gclid=CjwKEAjwtbPGBRDhoLaqn6HknWsSJABR-o5st5asS5BIqmIaXmP-3Vr_ycn-Ude5NNzhaERgOnYHgBoCDVzw_wcB
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  15. Should be fine.
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  16. Hellfire13 said:
    Should be fine.


    Hey man thanks for all the help
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  17. welcome
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