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Ive already decided I want to get an i5 7600k 3.8ghz, I already have a case picked out but now need help on ram and a mobo. In total for motherboard and ram I would like to spend around 250ish USD.

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(I already have a video card, PSU, memory)
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Gigabyte Z270N Wifi + 8GB Ram
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davidhepworth wroteGigabyte Z270N Wifi + 8GB Ram

Overpriced mITX board.

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Motherboard: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($129.89 @ OutletPC)
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Total: $237.88

The price leverages depending on RAM cost, don't know the GPU would've helped a little considering you could grab a Xfire or SLI only board cheaper then one with support for both.
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You already have memory, as in storage?

I'd recommend grabbing a Ryzen 5 CPU and a nice B350 chipset motherboard instead of going Intel. Unless you're looking to play at 1080p 144Hz, in which case you'll want to go with an i7.
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davidhepworth wroteGigabyte Z270N Wifi + 8GB Ram

Overpriced mITX board.

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Motherboard: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($129.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($107.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $237.88

The price leverages depending on RAM cost, don't know the GPU would've helped a little considering you could grab a Xfire or SLI only board cheaper then one with support for both.


Gpu I have is an MSI Rx 480 8gb, I dont plan on ever running SLI, tried it for a few months and it wasnt really my thing.
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13 wroteYou already have memory, as in storage?

I'd recommend grabbing a Ryzen 5 CPU and a nice B350 chipset motherboard instead of going Intel. Unless you're looking to play at 1080p 144Hz, in which case you'll want to go with an i7.


Sorry should have clarified, memory as in a HDD, im good on that front.
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I'd recommend this;
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Motherboard: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($84.99 @ B&H)
Memory: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Case: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($99.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $294.96
and get a Ryzen 5 1600 with it. If you must go with the S340 instead of the Eclipse P400S, get the S340 Elite. The P400S has better fan/rad support and cable management though, which is why it always gets my vote over the S340.

If you're determined to go Intel instead of AMD;
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Motherboard: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($96.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($98.88 @ Newegg)
Case: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $285.86

Get a 6600k, not a 7600k. Keep in mind that neither the 6600k or 7600k come with any cooler so you'll need to buy a CPU cooler if you go with Intel.

Here's a couple of nice cooler choices;
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or, a Be Quiet! Pure Rock(Slim) if you just want a budget cooler to do the job.
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