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novae1054 7 10 December 17, 2015 at 07:23 PM More Newegg Deals
Hello all: My husband and I are mostly MMO gamers, having issues with alienware alpha i3 machines (that we bought as a Slickdeal Stick Out Tongue). Looking to build our own, so this will be times 2. Any cost savings or better hardware advice is appreciated! This is our build:
[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wzWsdC) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wzWsdC/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/inte...662i56600k) | $283.98 @ Newegg
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cool...rb10212pg1) | $19.99 @ Newegg
**Motherboard** | [ASRock Z170 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asro...d-z170pro4) | $110.98 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [G.Skill NT Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gski...3c15d16gnt) | $74.99 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [G.Skill NT Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gski...3c15d16gnt) | $74.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sams...z75e250bam) | $77.88 @ OutletPC
**Video Card** | [MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-...70gaming4g) | $328.99 @ SuperBiiz
**Case** | [Thermaltake Chaser A31 ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/ther...vp300a1w2n) | $65.99 @ Directron
**Power Supply** | [EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga...20g20750xr) | $89.99 @ Amazon
**Sound Card** | [Asus Xonar DGX 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus...d-xonardgx) | $26.59 @ SuperBiiz
**Wireless Network Adapter** | [TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/tp-l...-tlwdn4800) | $39.75 @ OutletPC
| *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1234.12
| Mail-in rebates | -$40.00
| **Total** | **$1194.12**
| Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2015-12-17 22:17 EST-0500 |

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A few thoughts:

- 32GB memory seems like way more than you'd need. 16GB is plenty (frankly, 8GB is probably plenty, but memory is cheap enough that 2x8GB is probably a better place to start)

- I see you're not getting a data drive. Are you planning on taking one out of the old system, or are you going to try and fit everything in 250GB?

- Are you actually doing anything that requires a dedicated sound card? The motherboard already has 7.1 sound.

- You'd be fine with a 600W PSU, though I'm not sure there are particular savings in doing so.

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Just going to put this out there.

If you have access to MicroCenter, go there first. Trust me, a lot of these parts are cheaper from them sometimes especially CPU.

- Please get a Wi-Fi USB adapter that supports 802.11ac. It double your wireless network capacity.

Suggestion from Quotidian is fantastic!
- 32GB is too much. I got 20GB but even with VMW, WAMP, high end gaming, watching movies, and browsers (at the same time), I have never even come close to 20GB.
- Personally, i would not get a sound card. The onboard should be good enough.
- 600W would be fine. i5-6600K actually uses less power and same as the graphic card.
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Quote from xxtanisxx View Post :
- Please get a Wi-Fi USB adapter that supports 802.11ac. It double your wireless network capacity..
This is true only on the local network and then only if your access point / router supports 802.111ac
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If you do decide on 32GB of ram, go with one 32GB kit rather than 2 16GB. There are advanced timings that are tweaked by the manufacturer in matched sets. While most boards that support overclocking allow you to adjust these settings manually, they are far too advanced and complex for most users to truly understand what's being changed.

I'm not familiar with asrock boards. Have always used asus/gigabyte.

Do you really need a wifi card? No hardline to the router?
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What's the problem with the original machines? I would look at fixing those issues first, I mean an i3 isn't typically a gaming processor but depending on the games your probably ok for most if you have a higher end GPU.

I agree 32gb of ram is quite excessive for just games, you won't even come close to using that. 8 or 16 is more realistic.

$40 for a 3x3? non AC wireless card is not a good value in terms of money or technology. Even if you don't have an AC router today chances are the next one you buy will be.

Soundcard is most likely unnecessary assuming your motherboard has the appropriate connectors you need. If your in to high end sound most audiophiles take sound out of the case into an external DAC.

Storage - Only seeing the one SSD. Do you have plans to use additional hard drives you have now?

Not sure where you originally got this list of parts. Please share more and we can go from there.
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Thanks for all the help and advice. We ended up going down to two paired 8gb memory. Going over to an AC wireless card (our router supports it). We have not ability to hardline in to the router. Since the games we play are MMO we don't need much storage on the actual machine it self. Also pulled the sound card, and switched to a 600W power supply. We pulled the trigger, and spent about $1000 per computer with all your suggestions. Even got price matching on NewEgg so we ended up with being able to use my Shoprunner so we will get everything before Christmas!

The parts list came from some research we had been doing on high end gaming computers. What were the best components that will last us for years. Also utilizing the old computers wasn't an option because they have an actual processor and graphics issue with the game we are currently playing (even at the lowest settings). However never fear, we have already found buyers for our machines (sold them for $300 each, paid $349).

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/inte...662i56600k) | $289.99 @ B&H
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cool...rb10212pg1) | $19.99 @ Newegg
**Motherboard** | [ASRock Z170 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asro...d-z170pro4) | $117.99 @ SuperBiiz
**Memory** | [G.Skill NT Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gski...3c15d16gnt) | $74.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/king...00s37a240g) | $77.68 @ OutletPC
**Video Card** | [MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-...70gaming4g) | $328.99 @ SuperBiiz
**Case** | [Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rose...challenger) | $53.98 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cors...ply-cx600m) | $54.99 @ Newegg
**Wireless Network Adapter** | [Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/giga...-gcwb867di) | $29.89 @ OutletPC
| *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1088.49
| Mail-in rebates | -$40.00
| **Total** | **$1048.49**
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Too late now but you should have gone with the standard i5-6600 and save yourself a couple of bucks since I assume you aren't planning on overclocking.
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Quote from novae1054 View Post :
Thanks for all the help and advice. We ended up going down to two paired 8gb memory. Going over to an AC wireless card (our router supports it). We have not ability to hardline in to the router. Since the games we play are MMO we don't need much storage on the actual machine it self. Also pulled the sound card, and switched to a 600W power supply. We pulled the trigger, and spent about $1000 per computer with all your suggestions. Even got price matching on NewEgg so we ended up with being able to use my Shoprunner so we will get everything before Christmas!

The parts list came from some research we had been doing on high end gaming computers. What were the best components that will last us for years. Also utilizing the old computers wasn't an option because they have an actual processor and graphics issue with the game we are currently playing (even at the lowest settings). However never fear, we have already found buyers for our machines (sold them for $300 each, paid $349).

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/inte...662i56600k) | $289.99 @ B&H
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cool...rb10212pg1) | $19.99 @ Newegg
**Motherboard** | [ASRock Z170 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asro...d-z170pro4) | $117.99 @ SuperBiiz
**Memory** | [G.Skill NT Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gski...3c15d16gnt) | $74.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/king...00s37a240g) | $77.68 @ OutletPC
**Video Card** | [MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-...70gaming4g) | $328.99 @ SuperBiiz
**Case** | [Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rose...challenger) | $53.98 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cors...ply-cx600m) | $54.99 @ Newegg
**Wireless Network Adapter** | [Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/giga...-gcwb867di) | $29.89 @ OutletPC
| *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1088.49
| Mail-in rebates | -$40.00
| **Total** | **$1048.49**
very comparable to my new pc build! it's posted in gamers lounge. Enjoy
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Don't need 4GB graphics memory or 16 GB RAM to play MMOs. They're designed to be played by the crappiest computers so they get as many paying customers as possible.
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the prices you are paying for all the parts are way overpriced... especially the video card and cpu. think the cpu only costs like $250 at microcenter. amazon is like $280?
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Quote from naruto02 View Post :
the prices you are paying for all the parts are way overpriced... especially the video card and cpu. think the cpu only costs like $250 at microcenter. amazon is like $280?
The prices were representative part picker didn't let me change things for what we had actually paid. The CPU was actually $208 and the video card was $246. We ended up paying a total of $1026 per computer, roughly.
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