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Gaming rig idea using Skylake i3

post #1 of 14
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So here is my idea (basing it off I want my computer to be long term!):

i3-6100

no GPU (using iGPU because it is still 96% more powerful than my current GPU)

stock cooler

(everything else is slightly irrelevant but 16 GB RAM, SSD boot drive etc)

So, hopefully you'll be thinking "WHAT BUFFOON HAS NO GPU, HAS I3 AND WANTS TO GAME?!"

My idea was to really cheap out on my first ever gaming build, with the knowledge I can upgrade later. I'm actually waiting for Pascal, and as soon as something that isn't the Titan is released, I'll probably snatch that up. Then a little bit further down the line again, I'll sell my i3, and get an i7 (I think intel will release another i7-6xxx core anyway that would use LGA1151). Hopefully the money saved makes this a more long term, but sustainable project. biggrin.gif

So, please go ahead and criticize me -I want some input please, incase I actually am a buffoon.
Edited by DrSebWilkes - 1/29/16 at 4:04pm
post #2 of 14
If you can tolerate gaming on the iGPU, go for it I guess. I couldn't go without an actual GPU though. Some Asrock boards seem pretty good at overclocking these locked CPUs using.
post #3 of 14
If you plan on getting an i7 down the road, make sure to get a higher end motherboard to support it better. This would be the lowest I would go for a board

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128841

Then if you have more dosh then that.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130873
post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by PsYcHo29388 View Post

If you plan on getting an i7 down the road, make sure to get a higher end motherboard to support it better. This would be the lowest I would go for a board

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128841

Then if you have more dosh then that.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130873

Thanks. I decided to have this as my list, but I'm really not sure if I should go for a 650W PSU which has enough cables for two GPUs if I ever SLI (I can't see myself doing that, but I suppose the option is always there).
post #5 of 14
that motherboard also allow non K overclock
http://overclocking.guide/intel-skylake-non-k-overclocking-bios-list/

if you get a video card you could try ocing the i3
  
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post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

that motherboard also allow non K overclock
http://overclocking.guide/intel-skylake-non-k-overclocking-bios-list/

if you get a video card you could try ocing the i3

Seems good!

Thanks for the support guys
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You might think its irrelevant when its not but what PSU is in that system?
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post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

You might think its irrelevant when its not but what PSU is in that system?

I gave a link in my previous post. I really have no idea what the future holds, but if I spend ~£15 more now getting the 650w version, it comes with another PCIe power connector ( I think) which would allow me to SLI.
post #9 of 14
Be aware that you can't use the iGPU if you plan on overclocking
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post #10 of 14
The RAM you picked is a bit slow and you can see some FPS gains if you move up to a higher speed kit.
Skylake is about the only platform i have seen that can actually use and take advantage of high seed RAM.

A 2400 or 2666 MHz DDR4 kit should not be all that much more.
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