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6 Desktop PCs with New Intel Skylake CPUs

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Intel’s long awaited Skylake Intel Core i5 CPU was unveiled last week, and computer builders have been quick get the processor into their new builds. Here are six SKUs that are available for pre-order and will be set to ship by August 24.

These performance-minded PCs have a decidedly enthusiast look to them, which makes sense considering Skylake’s specifications. Intel’s new Core i5 6600 is built for performance, and works with new X99 motherboards and more efficient DDR4 memory. This CPU-memory combination has broken overclocking world records in early benchmark tests.

But unless you already have a DDR4 and X99 motherboard in your system, a complete overhaul is required to harness Skylake’s power. Some enthusiasts have been lukewarm about purchasing the CPU as a straight system upgrade. Users that want the latest Intel processor might be inclined to look at purchasing a whole new desktop PC.

Each of these Skylake PCs comes with Windows 10 Home, at least 8 GB of DDR4 RAM, and storage specs that feature at least a 1 TB hard disk drive with some models adding a solid-state drive in tandem.

Bargain hunters should note the discounted price on the ABS model at the bottom—$200 off regular price at time of publishing.

And now the SKUs!

The Cyberpower Gamer Xtreme S101 offers Skylake performance for well under $1,000 for budget-minded early adopters.

 

Skylake_GamerExreme

 

Price $920
CPU Intel Core i5 6600K (3.50GHz)
Memory 8 GB DDR4
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti (2 GB)
Storage 1 TB HDD
Case Corsair SPEC01 Windowed Black Gaming Case

 

 

The Cyberpower Stealth Ronin S10 levels up the GPU and RAM specifications.
skylake_Ronin

 

Price $1,120
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K (3.50 GHz)
Memory Corsair Vengeance 16 GB (2 x8 GB) DDR4 2400
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 4 GB
Storage 1 TB
Case NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 4 GB

The Cyberpower Stealth Raider is the deluxe option, fully stocked with a big-time 2 TB hard disk, upgraded GPU, and a slick-looking Cooler Master case.

 

Skylake_Raider

 

Price $1,600
CPU Intel Core i5 6600K (3.50GHz)
Memory Corsair Vengeance 16 GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB
Storage 2 TB HDD
Case Cooler Master Elite 431 Black Gaming Case

 

 

The iBUYPOWER Phantom NE722D3-SL is the company’s lower cost Skylake offering, and features 8 GB of DDR4 memory, a 1 TB hard disk drive, and a mid-level graphics card.

Skylake_iBP

 

Price $1,150
CPU Intel Core i5 6600K (3.50GHz)
Memory 8 GB DDR4 2400
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2 GB
Storage 1 TB HDD
Case NZXT Phantom 240 Gaming Chassis

 

 

The next-level iBUYPOWER Phantom 410 adds a 120 GB SSD for an extra performance boost and a GPU upgrade over the budget model.

 

Skylake_iBP_plus

 

Price $1,250
CPU Intel Core i5 6600K (3.50GHz)
Memory 8 GB DDR4 2400
GPU NVIDIA Geforce GTX 970 4 GB
Storage 1 TB HDD + 120 GB SSD
Case NZXT Phantom 410 White and Black

 

 

Check out this ABS desktop PC for a lower-cost option for getting a Skylake processor and an SSD.

 

Skylake_ABS

 

Price $1,050
CPU Intel Core i5 6600K (3.50GHz)
Memory 8 GB DDR4 2400
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2 GB
Storage 1 TB HDD + 120 GB SSD
Case
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6 Desktop PCs with New Intel Skylake CPUs

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6 Desktop PCs with New Intel Skylake CPUs
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6 Desktop PCs with New Intel Skylake CPUs
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The first Intel Skylake CPU (Core i5-6700) is available for pre-order, and so are six desktop PC that feature Intel's latest processor.
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Adam Lovinus

Adam Lovinus

A tech writer and Raspberry Pi enthusiast from Orange County, California.

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