49 months ago
Hey,o you think anything can be improved within this budget?
What is your budget? Is this a strictly gaming build? And do you plan on overclocking?
Yeah just gaming and yes I plan on overclocking. its currently £960 dont really want to go up anymore!
Here you go, updated it to a skylake build for better performance and messed around with a couple of parts. Changes:
CPU: Skylake locked cpu as I doubt you will do overclocking.
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG is one of the best up and coming computer cooling brands I have seen. Their stuff is top notch for a amazingly low price.
Mobo: Switched it out with a new z170 mobo that has overclocking ability encase you ever upgrade your cpu. Mobo's are probably the longest lasting main component in a computer as many company's make their stuff backward compatible for a long time. (Intel with haswel)
Ram: 8gbs of super fast ddr4 ram, very reliable and nice looking without being super tall either.
GPU: Ok so this is the biggest change in my opinion. The r9 390x used to be just a bit under the 980ti but with more and more driver updates it keeps inching closer to how it performs. Recently with the amd crimson driver update performance from what I hear has yet again jumped up. So really this card rivals the 980ti at a lot cheaper of a price.
PSU: Swapped it out with a cheaper but just as reliable psu. Its not fully modular but it will work just as well as the evga psu for a bit cheaper price.
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Thats it, If you have any questions feel free to ask :D
Edit: Just saw in the last reply you made that you do plan on overclocking. With that said I would go with the unlocked i5 6600k. I5 is really all you need for gaming when it comes down to it. Its around 30 more but if you are willing to save up that much more money this would probably be the best build for you. :)
the CX is not good and of all the CX the 750 watts is the worst. The OP has an excellent PSU which honestly is the most important component inside a build as everything depends on it
Oh snap, someone actually pointed this out to me yesterday but its was super late. I guess I reversed the two or something. +1 for catching that haha thank you :)
Was a little difficult, but I was able to get you updated to Skylake and keep the price almost the same. This would give you a little more bang for your buck and it is even overclock capable. Could always upgrade the GPU later on.