New Build Advice REquired

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  1. Posts : 208
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
       #1

    New Build Advice REquired


    Been thinking of upgrading my old desktop for a new one,Been looking at various sites for something that would be on the line for what I would require.
    We have a local small computer shop nearby,I gave him an idea in what I had in mind.He came back to me this morning with a detail of the build and of course the total cost of the job.
    Could I Please have some advice on the specs that I have been given to see any additions or some other options maybe can add or delete.
    Many thanks to all who read this .

    Item in question specs....

    Quad Core i7-6700K Processsor 4Ghz.
    Artic Freezer Cooling Assembly.
    16Gb DDR4 2133 Ram (2x 8Gb Modules)
    250Gb Kingston Fury SSD
    2Tb Western Digital HDD
    Gigabyte H110 (Intel Chipset) Mainboard
    Intel HD 530 Graphics
    Dual Layer DVDRW
    Multi Card Reader
    Wireless
    4x USB 3.0
    3x USB 2.0
    Corsair 600w PSU
    Realtek 7.1 Channel HD Audio.
    CoolerMaster Silencio Enthusiast Chassis
    Choice of Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 64bit
    Our Price: 1050.00
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  2. Posts : 12,732
    Windows 11 Pro
       #2

    Just at first glance, not mentioning personal preferences, If you are not going to overclock, you do not need a "K" CPU. Save the money for something else. If you are going to overclock, you need a Z series Motherboard. He has you spending a little extra on an overclockable CPU and a non overclocking motherboard. Just go one way or the other.
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  3. Posts : 208
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Hi,Thanks for the reply.
    Can you please explain to me what you mean by overclock
    If you are going to overclock, you need a Z series
    Thanks.
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  4. Posts : 12,732
    Windows 11 Pro
       #4

    Running the CPU faster than it is designed to run. Also, what do you intend to do with the computer? What type of activities do you normally to do and what is your budget?
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  5. Posts : 208
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thanks for that.
    What I use the desktop for.
    I do quite a bit of photography.Word documents,Online banking well it's just general every day use.
    The only thing I don't do is play games.Youtube downloads etc.
    What would you say to that,Am I looking to much into that system specs for what I do.
    Your advice is much appreciated.
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  6. Posts : 12,732
    Windows 11 Pro
       #6

    For general use, you could do very well with an i5 instead of an i7. It will run office, email and web browsing just as well as an i7. You wouldn't notice a difference. If you do serious Photo editing or video encoding or CPU intensive things such as that, an i7 will help out. An i5 will still do those things, just an i7 would do them faster.
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  7. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #7

    essenbe said:
    If you do serious Photo editing or video encoding or CPU intensive things such as that, an i7 will help out. An i5 will still do those things, just an i7 would do them faster.
    What is the difference between "serious" and "intensive"?
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  8. Posts : 17,349
    Windows 11 Pro
       #8

    dafydd said:
    Thanks for that.
    What I use the desktop for.
    I do quite a bit of photography.Word documents,Online banking well it's just general every day use.
    The only thing I don't do is play games.Youtube downloads etc.
    What would you say to that,Am I looking to much into that system specs for what I do.
    Your advice is much appreciated.
    My personal opinion is that spending over $1,500 US on a computer to do what you intend to use it for - without even a monitor yet, is way too much money. Do you have any large retail stores there that sell retail computers off the shelf?
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  9. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #9

    NavyLCDR said:
    My personal opinion is that spending over $1,500 US on a computer to do what you intend to use it for - without even a monitor yet, is way too much money
    Spot on @NavyLCDR. If you have $1500 spend $1000 on a TV or monitor. You will never regret that.

    Then spend 400 on the graphics card and the last 100 on the rest.
    Last edited by lx07; 12 Jan 2016 at 10:15. Reason: lots of %%%
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  10. Posts : 208
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Okay thanks to all,Been having second thoughts after reading all u'r advice.

    The one thing that I would like to have is a ssd for the c drive then all documents etc on another internal drive.

    Do you have any thoughts on this on.Please.



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