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About to pull the trigger tonight, any changes you would recommend?

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Hey guys, you have always helped me in the past so thank you! I made this list on pcpartpicker and want to know what you think? Should I change anything or is it good as is? Just light gaming/family computer here! Thank you! smile.gif

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/kMKkTH
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/kMKkTH/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($110.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus H170M-PLUS/CSM Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($99.75 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($32.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6450 1GB Video Card ($32.98 @ Newegg) ****going to be a RX 480 I think/hope!****
Case: Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $451.69
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Personally, I would rather put a proper 2 x 4 GB dual channel memory kit on this motherboard. That is, if you want 8 GB. Or if you can get a good price, a 2 x 8 GB kit for 16 GB. However, I think I'm probably just being a little overkill. :) I mean, I don't really fully understand the differences to the user between single-channel and dual-channel, and perhaps this single memory module providing 8 GB would be more than good enough for this kind of a computer.

 

Other than that extremely minor thing, all I can say is wow. Nice. I mean damn, that's going to be a damn good light gaming/family computer, especially once that RX 480 is in it (or at least something similar, from what I'm guessing).

 

Nicely done.

 

 

Edit: I forgot to ask: what will you be using as the main storage/OS drive? I recommend finding a good solid state drive if you can find one at a reasonable price. A good solid state drive will enable the computer to feel super fast in comparison to any hard drive.


Edited by TwoCables - 6/28/16 at 9:30pm
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Toshiba 3TB P300 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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It's a computer!
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Toshiba 3TB P300 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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post #3 of 4
Great choices in everything in looking to get a great value. Having memory in single channel would irk me as well but I agree that isn't really that big of a deal. I can see a desire to have the ability upgrade to 32GB in the distance future even though I doubt you will even need the full 8GB haha. Once again they are all good picks...especially that Define R5 mhhhm so sleek.
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2x4GB would be faster than 1x8GB if both kits have the same specs.
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