Upvote Upvoted 113 Downvote Downvoted
1 ⋅⋅ 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 ⋅⋅ 106
PC Build Thread
posted in Hardware
2311
#2311
3 Frags +

My father and brother's friend both want to build computers. Both want to build now and already have peripherals and monitors. Both want computers that will be fast for general use, web browsing and so on.

Father:

Will use it for development work, needs to run Visual Studio and SQL Server well. Also does some video and audio encoding. Doesn't play video games. Needs to drive two monitors, one 3840 x 2160 and one 2560 x 1440. Wants at least 16 GiB of RAM, the OS on an SSD and at least 4 TiB of storage. Wants a built in SD card reader.

Also specified he doesn't want the computer to be much larger than a standard prebuilt desktop.

Budget is £800 including Windows license, though would be happy to spend less. Doesn't want to overclock.

Brother's friend:

Will use it for gaming, mainly Ark: Survival Evolved, plus generic modern AAA titles. Wants to get good frames at maximum settings at 1920 x 1080. Computer needs to drive two 1920 x 1080 monitors but only one will be used for games. Wants the OS on an SSD and wants at least 1 TiB of storage.

Budget is £1300 including Windows license, though would be happy to spend less. Doesn't want to overclock.

Thanks for any help you can give

My father and brother's friend both want to build computers. Both want to build now and already have peripherals and monitors. Both want computers that will be fast for general use, web browsing and so on.

Father:

Will use it for development work, needs to run Visual Studio and SQL Server well. Also does some video and audio encoding. Doesn't play video games. Needs to drive two monitors, one 3840 x 2160 and one 2560 x 1440. Wants at least 16 GiB of RAM, the OS on an SSD and at least 4 TiB of storage. Wants a built in SD card reader.

Also specified he doesn't want the computer to be much larger than a standard prebuilt desktop.

Budget is £800 including Windows license, though would be happy to spend less. Doesn't want to overclock.

Brother's friend:

Will use it for gaming, mainly Ark: Survival Evolved, plus generic modern AAA titles. Wants to get good frames at maximum settings at 1920 x 1080. Computer needs to drive two 1920 x 1080 monitors but only one will be used for games. Wants the OS on an SSD and wants at least 1 TiB of storage.

Budget is £1300 including Windows license, though would be happy to spend less. Doesn't want to overclock.

Thanks for any help you can give
2312
#2312
0 Frags +

I'd be buying around the end of June early July. Looking at 1080p gaming and the $2k was just what I was willing to spend if it can be cheaper than thats great. I'm looking to have to upgrade as late as possible not within a year or two. About overclocking, I dont plan on it at the moment but might potentially do it in the future. Similar with streaming not a primary goal but would be awesome if I could do it in the future as well witbout needing to upgrade CPU or GPU

Edit: Wouldnt mind bring able to run newer games on high or very high settings especially with my budget

I'd be buying around the end of June early July. Looking at 1080p gaming and the $2k was just what I was willing to spend if it can be cheaper than thats great. I'm looking to have to upgrade as late as possible not within a year or two. About overclocking, I dont plan on it at the moment but might potentially do it in the future. Similar with streaming not a primary goal but would be awesome if I could do it in the future as well witbout needing to upgrade CPU or GPU

Edit: Wouldnt mind bring able to run newer games on high or very high settings especially with my budget
2313
#2313
1 Frags +

#2311
Father:
Refresh important? Integrated graphics could handle the resolution, but usually not 60 Hz on both.
Depending on CPU requirements he'd need one with >4 cores though and in that case there's no iGPU anyway.
Built in SD reader is possible, but a USB one might be more easily reachable.

Smaller is also an option.

Brother's friend:
Doesn't want to overclock as in not if it costs extra or just not at all?

#2312
Then let's wait and see what happens until then. Can't really make a partlist with parts that haven't been announced yet.

#2311
Father:
Refresh important? Integrated graphics could handle the resolution, but usually not 60 Hz on both.
Depending on CPU requirements he'd need one with >4 cores though and in that case there's no iGPU anyway.
Built in SD reader is possible, but a USB one might be more easily reachable.

Smaller is also an option.

Brother's friend:
Doesn't want to overclock as in not if it costs extra or just not at all?

#2312
Then let's wait and see what happens until then. Can't really make a partlist with parts that haven't been announced yet.
2314
#2314
0 Frags +

Father would like to drive both monitors at 60 Hz, and wants to have SD and micro SD slots built in.

In terms of size: he doesn't need it to be particularly compact. I think he was just worried that by building a computer he would end up with something stupidly oversized, and doesn't want that. A normal sized desktop would be fine.

I double checked with both whether they would be willing to overclock, and both stated that they would but it isn't a requirement.

Father would like to drive both monitors at 60 Hz, and wants to have SD and micro SD slots built in.

In terms of size: he doesn't need it to be particularly compact. I think he was just worried that by building a computer he would end up with something stupidly oversized, and doesn't want that. A normal sized desktop would be fine.

I double checked with both whether they would be willing to overclock, and both stated that they would but it isn't a requirement.
2315
#2315
2 Frags +

That means he'll definitely need a GPU. So Ryzen is an option. Does he want/need ECC?

I don't know what his definition of normal sized is though.

Good.

That means he'll definitely need a GPU. So Ryzen is an option. Does he want/need ECC?

I don't know what his definition of normal sized is though.

Good.
2316
#2316
0 Frags +

He doesn't want or need ECC.

His current PC in 44 cm x 36 cm x 18 cm. My PC is 52 cm x 45 cm x 23 cm and he thinks it's too big.

Honestly though the size requirement isn't too important, and he could probably be persuaded to go with a larger case if there would be some benefit to doing so. I'll tell him the dimensions of whatever case you recommend and if he's adamant that it's too big I'll say so.

He doesn't want or need ECC.

His current PC in 44 cm x 36 cm x 18 cm. My PC is 52 cm x 45 cm x 23 cm and he thinks it's too big.

Honestly though the size requirement isn't too important, and he could probably be persuaded to go with a larger case if there would be some benefit to doing so. I'll tell him the dimensions of whatever case you recommend and if he's adamant that it's too big I'll say so.
2317
#2317
1 Frags +

No persuasion needed. The point of building a pc is that he can get whatever he wants.

Rough sketch:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor (£199.99 @ Novatech)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£64.98 @ Novatech)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory (£111.60 @ Kustom PCs)
Storage: SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£73.90 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Toshiba - X300 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£116.74 @ More Computers)
Video Card: Asus - Radeon RX 460 2GB Dual OC Video Card (£71.94 @ Aria PC)
Case: Fractal Design - Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£33.98 @ Novatech)
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£48.36 @ Ebuyer)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£83.94 @ Aria PC)
Total: £805.43
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-29 19:05 BST+0100

6 cores are nice.
Mobo allows overclocking, stock cooler is good enough for that as well, so if he wants to bump it up a few hundred MHz he can.
Could go for slightly slower = cheaper RAM. Mobo does have 4 slots so capacity upgrades are possible later.
SSD could go for an 850 Evo instead. Slightly more expensive and I wanted to stay within budget.

HDD is a bit tricky. The Toshiba X300 is cheap and basically a rebranded server HDD, so it is fast, but it does make the old school HDD noises on random reads. N300 should be quieter, but so far no reviews to confirm that. Then there's two versions of the Seagate Barracuda Compute. The ST4000DM005 is one of those weird low rpm 1.33TB platter experiments. No idea about performance or reliability. The ST4000DM004 appears to use SMR* and that comes with its own set of problems. WD Blue is also a thing, but definitely the slowest of all options.

There are cheaper GPUs, but mostly low profile and what good is a GPU that could do 2x 4K 60 Hz but doesn't have the connectors for it? DVI-DL = 2560x1600 60 Hz + HDMI 2.0 = 4K 60 Hz + DP 1.4 = 4K 120 Hz (or 240 Hz with compression) so getting both displays to run is pretty much guaranteed.

That case is 44.1 cm x 35.8 cm x 17.5 cm. There are many alternatives and also options to go smaller. Just an example.

There's cheaper options, but nothing modular. Is he willing to deal with the cables?

Went with Windows 10 even though it's shit, but only 8.1 is cheaper on pcp.

*There's some fuckery going on. Some claim it uses PMR, the datasheet says nothing but explicitly states 2 platters (and 4 for the 8 TB version). Also it uses a 256 MB buffer which so far have only appeared on enterprise and SMR drives and that thing sure ain't enterprise at that price. I'm pretty sure it's SMR otherwise Seagate could offer 14 TB PMR and 20 TB SMR drives and they definitely won't do that for a while.

Still some details to work out, but that's the general idea.

I thought I could easily come up with at least a rough idea for both builds this evening but there's a slight problem: Ark: Survival Evolved
Because apparently on epic a 1080 Ti gets you 40 fps. Unless that fits your brother's friend's definition of "good frames" that seems like an unsolvable problem.
By the way, yes, he could get a 1080 Ti.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£166.74 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£64.98 @ Novatech)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory (£111.60 @ Kustom PCs)
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£85.69 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£37.99 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB GAMING X Video Card (£659.90 @ Alza)
Case: Cooler Master - N200 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£43.18 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£48.36 @ Ebuyer)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£83.94 @ Aria PC)
Total: £1302.38
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-29 20:18 BST+0100

Again he can pick whatever case he likes.

No persuasion needed. The point of building a pc is that he can get whatever he wants.

Rough sketch:
[url=https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/wncCnn]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/wncCnn/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/mV98TW/amd-ryzen-5-1600-32ghz-6-core-processor-yd1600bbaebox]AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor[/url] (£199.99 @ Novatech)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/sfcMnQ/asrock-ab350m-micro-atx-am4-motherboard-ab350m]ASRock - AB350M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard[/url] (£64.98 @ Novatech)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/zCL7YJ/gskill-memory-f42800c16d16grr]G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory[/url] (£111.60 @ Kustom PCs)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/MZJkcf/sk-hynix-sl308-250gb-25-solid-state-drive-hfs250g32tnd-n1a2a]SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive[/url] (£73.90 @ Ebuyer)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/bZmxFT/toshiba-x300-4tb-35-7200rpm-internal-hard-drive-hdwe140ezsta]Toshiba - X300 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] (£116.74 @ More Computers)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/sL98TW/asus-radeon-rx-460-2gb-dual-oc-video-card-dual-rx460-o2g]Asus - Radeon RX 460 2GB Dual OC Video Card[/url] (£71.94 @ Aria PC)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/TkkD4D/fractal-design-case-fdcacore1100bl]Fractal Design - Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case[/url] (£33.98 @ Novatech)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/FQ648d/corsair-power-supply-cp9020101na]Corsair - CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] (£48.36 @ Ebuyer)
[b]Operating System:[/b] [url=https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/96RFf7/microsoft-os-kw900139]Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit[/url] (£83.94 @ Aria PC)
[b]Total:[/b] £805.43
[i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i]
[i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-29 19:05 BST+0100[/i]

6 cores are nice.
Mobo allows overclocking, stock cooler is good enough for that as well, so if he wants to bump it up a few hundred MHz he can.
Could go for slightly slower = cheaper RAM. Mobo does have 4 slots so capacity upgrades are possible later.
SSD could go for an 850 Evo instead. Slightly more expensive and I wanted to stay within budget.

HDD is a bit tricky. The Toshiba X300 is cheap and basically a rebranded server HDD, so it is fast, but it does make the old school HDD noises on random reads. N300 should be quieter, but so far no reviews to confirm that. Then there's two versions of the Seagate Barracuda Compute. The ST4000DM005 is one of those weird low rpm 1.33TB platter experiments. No idea about performance or reliability. The ST4000DM004 appears to use SMR* and that comes with its own set of problems. WD Blue is also a thing, but definitely the slowest of all options.

There are cheaper GPUs, but mostly low profile and what good is a GPU that could do 2x 4K 60 Hz but doesn't have the connectors for it? DVI-DL = 2560x1600 60 Hz + HDMI 2.0 = 4K 60 Hz + DP 1.4 = 4K 120 Hz (or 240 Hz with compression) so getting both displays to run is pretty much guaranteed.

That case is 44.1 cm x 35.8 cm x 17.5 cm. There are many alternatives and also options to go smaller. Just an example.

There's cheaper options, but nothing modular. Is he willing to deal with the cables?

Went with Windows 10 even though it's shit, but only 8.1 is cheaper on pcp.


*There's some fuckery going on. Some claim it uses PMR, the datasheet says nothing but explicitly states 2 platters (and 4 for the 8 TB version). Also it uses a 256 MB buffer which so far have only appeared on enterprise and SMR drives and that thing sure ain't enterprise at that price. I'm pretty sure it's SMR otherwise Seagate could offer 14 TB PMR and 20 TB SMR drives and they definitely won't do that for a while.


Still some details to work out, but that's the general idea.


I thought I could easily come up with at least a rough idea for both builds this evening but there's a slight problem: Ark: Survival Evolved
Because apparently on epic a 1080 Ti gets you 40 fps. Unless that fits your brother's friend's definition of "good frames" that seems like an unsolvable problem.
By the way, yes, he could get a 1080 Ti.
[url=https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/Kht6Z8]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/Kht6Z8/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/VtFXsY/amd-ryzen-5-1500x-35ghz-quad-core-processor-yd150xbbaebox]AMD - Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] (£166.74 @ Aria PC)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/sfcMnQ/asrock-ab350m-micro-atx-am4-motherboard-ab350m]ASRock - AB350M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard[/url] (£64.98 @ Novatech)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/zCL7YJ/gskill-memory-f42800c16d16grr]G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory[/url] (£111.60 @ Kustom PCs)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/3kL7YJ/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz75e250bam]Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive[/url] (£85.69 @ Amazon UK)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/44Gj4D/seagate-barracuda-1tb-35-7200rpm-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm010]Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] (£37.99 @ Aria PC)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/YNVBD3/msi-geforce-gtx-1080-ti-11gb-gaming-x-video-card-geforce-gtx-1080-ti-gaming-x-11g]MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB GAMING X Video Card[/url] (£659.90 @ Alza)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/T3rG3C/cooler-master-case-nse200kkn1]Cooler Master - N200 MicroATX Mini Tower Case[/url] (£43.18 @ Amazon UK)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/FQ648d/corsair-power-supply-cp9020101na]Corsair - CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] (£48.36 @ Ebuyer)
[b]Operating System:[/b] [url=https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/96RFf7/microsoft-os-kw900139]Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit[/url] (£83.94 @ Aria PC)
[b]Total:[/b] £1302.38
[i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i]
[i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-29 20:18 BST+0100[/i]

Again he can pick whatever case he likes.
2318
#2318
0 Frags +

Looking to build a pc this coming summer. i dont have any experience with it so far, my current one is a 5 year old pre build. I desire to play tf2 and overwatch at 1080p with consistent +144 frames, my budget is about ~900€ but if needed i can spend a bit more on it.

edit: dont care about eye candy, focus is on performance 100%

Looking to build a pc this coming summer. i dont have any experience with it so far, my current one is a 5 year old pre build. I desire to play tf2 and overwatch at 1080p with consistent +144 frames, my budget is about ~900€ but if needed i can spend a bit more on it.

edit: dont care about eye candy, focus is on performance 100%
2319
#2319
0 Frags +
NUTSLooking to build a pc this coming summer. i dont have any experience with it so far, my current one is a 5 year old pre build. I desire to play tf2 and overwatch at 1080p with consistent +144 frames, my budget is about ~900€ but if needed i can spend a bit more on it.

edit: dont care about eye candy, focus is on performance 100%

asking setsul questions:

do you have any parts that you can use from your old build e.g. a good hard drive or ssd?

Do you have your peripherals already, or is it needed in the budget?

[quote=NUTS]Looking to build a pc this coming summer. i dont have any experience with it so far, my current one is a 5 year old pre build. I desire to play tf2 and overwatch at 1080p with consistent +144 frames, my budget is about ~900€ but if needed i can spend a bit more on it.

edit: dont care about eye candy, focus is on performance 100%[/quote]
asking setsul questions:

do you have any parts that you can use from your old build e.g. a good hard drive or ssd?

Do you have your peripherals already, or is it needed in the budget?
2320
#2320
0 Frags +
KiNGNUTSLooking to build a pc this coming summer. i dont have any experience with it so far, my current one is a 5 year old pre build. I desire to play tf2 and overwatch at 1080p with consistent +144 frames, my budget is about ~900€ but if needed i can spend a bit more on it.

edit: dont care about eye candy, focus is on performance 100%
asking setsul questions:

do you have any parts that you can use from your old build e.g. a good hard drive or ssd?

Do you have your peripherals already, or is it needed in the budget?

i have an intel i7-2600 CPU @3.4ghz i could scavange, however i would like to get an all fresh new pc. just need a new pc, got peripherals on deck.(if you are meaning mice, monitor and such with peripherals)

[quote=KiNG][quote=NUTS]Looking to build a pc this coming summer. i dont have any experience with it so far, my current one is a 5 year old pre build. I desire to play tf2 and overwatch at 1080p with consistent +144 frames, my budget is about ~900€ but if needed i can spend a bit more on it.

edit: dont care about eye candy, focus is on performance 100%[/quote]
asking setsul questions:

do you have any parts that you can use from your old build e.g. a good hard drive or ssd?

Do you have your peripherals already, or is it needed in the budget?[/quote]

i have an intel i7-2600 CPU @3.4ghz i could scavange, however i would like to get an all fresh new pc. just need a new pc, got peripherals on deck.(if you are meaning mice, monitor and such with peripherals)
2321
#2321
0 Frags +

He will probably tell you to wait until vega and new releases, which will lower prices (probably)

He will probably tell you to wait until vega and new releases, which will lower prices (probably)
2322
#2322
1 Frags +

#2318/2320
2600 or 2600K?
I'll be honest don't expect too much of an improvement for TF2.
In Overwatch you're probably GPU limited, so just a new GPU would be enough.

When would "this coming summer" be? No use in making a partlist months in advance.

#2318/2320
2600 or 2600K?
I'll be honest don't expect too much of an improvement for TF2.
In Overwatch you're probably GPU limited, so just a new GPU would be enough.

When would "this coming summer" be? No use in making a partlist months in advance.
2323
#2323
0 Frags +
Setsul#2318/2320
2600 or 2600K?
I'll be honest don't expect too much of an improvement for TF2.
In Overwatch you're probably GPU limited, so just a new GPU would be enough.

When would "this coming summer" be? No use in making a partlist months in advance.

id probably start making moves around august/september. its a 2600. not really expecting an improvement on tf2, however its the only game i can really run besides csgo maybe since to my knowledge they are more cpu heavy i guess. like i said id love to make a complete new build and just gift this old one to a friend or sell it for a few bucks.

[quote=Setsul]#2318/2320
2600 or 2600K?
I'll be honest don't expect too much of an improvement for TF2.
In Overwatch you're probably GPU limited, so just a new GPU would be enough.

When would "this coming summer" be? No use in making a partlist months in advance.[/quote]

id probably start making moves around august/september. its a 2600. not really expecting an improvement on tf2, however its the only game i can really run besides csgo maybe since to my knowledge they are more cpu heavy i guess. like i said id love to make a complete new build and just gift this old one to a friend or sell it for a few bucks.
2324
#2324
1 Frags +

Some potentially interesting things happening until then, wait and see.
Yeah, just meant that if you want a cheap upgrade GPU only would do.

Some potentially interesting things happening until then, wait and see.
Yeah, just meant that if you want a cheap upgrade GPU only would do.
2325
#2325
0 Frags +

I have a cousin that needs a new pc for his architect work.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01K1JU56S/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza

this is the pc he would like to get, but I like to ask help from here first

Here are the requirements needed:
Intel Core i7-6700
16gb ram
Atleast Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070
Good cooling
Cd player (idk why but he really wanted it)

Thanks in advance

I have a cousin that needs a new pc for his architect work.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01K1JU56S/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza?tag=teamfortresst-20


this is the pc he would like to get, but I like to ask help from here first


Here are the requirements needed:
Intel Core i7-6700
16gb ram
Atleast Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070
Good cooling
Cd player (idk why but he really wanted it)

Thanks in advance
2326
#2326
1 Frags +

Does it have to be an i7-7700?

Does it have to be an i7-7700?
2327
#2327
0 Frags +
SetsulDoes it have to be an i7-7700?

im autistic i meant 6700, (though he would like it a lot)

[quote=Setsul]Does it have to be an i7-7700?[/quote]

im autistic i meant 6700, (though he would like it a lot)
2328
#2328
2 Frags +

Does it have to be an i7-6700?

Does it have to be an i7-6700?
2329
#2329
0 Frags +
SetsulDoes it have to be an i7-6700?

yes

[quote=Setsul]Does it have to be an i7-6700?[/quote]
yes
2330
#2330
2 Frags +

Why?

Why?
2331
#2331
0 Frags +
SetsulWhy?

It's what his thing required idk. he didn't make it nor did i

[quote=Setsul]Why?[/quote]

It's what his thing required idk. he didn't make it nor did i
2332
#2332
1 Frags +

I have the sneaking suspicion that a faster CPU might be acceptable.
The question is what would be more beneficial: Higher clockrate or more cores?

I have the sneaking suspicion that a faster CPU might be acceptable.
The question is what would be more beneficial: Higher clockrate or more cores?
2333
#2333
0 Frags +

I'm looking to build a gaming system with potential streaming capabilities. I need a build within grounds of a $2400 AUD budget, 250GB SSD / no HDD needed, 240hz monitor (XL2540?), needs to be minimal noise, requires a graphics card that can accommodate for 2 monitors running above 144hz, I may need to overclock although I'm not sure of the benefits involved. Games typically run would be TF2, Overwatch. Thanks.

I'm looking to build a gaming system with potential streaming capabilities. I need a build within grounds of a $2400 AUD budget, 250GB SSD / no HDD needed, 240hz monitor (XL2540?), needs to be minimal noise, requires a graphics card that can accommodate for 2 monitors running above 144hz, I may need to overclock although I'm not sure of the benefits involved. Games typically run would be TF2, Overwatch. Thanks.
2334
#2334
1 Frags +

Minimal noise would be passive cooling, I don't think you want to go there.
Why would you need to overclock if you're not sure what it does?
Any pc will run TF2 and Overwatch. The question is how many fps at which resolution and settings do you want?

Minimal noise would be passive cooling, I don't think you want to go there.
Why would you need to overclock if you're not sure what it does?
Any pc will run TF2 and Overwatch. The question is how many fps at which resolution and settings do you want?
2335
#2335
0 Frags +

1. Fine.
2. Well would it help in my situation?
3. I'd like to get 140 fps+ constant at 1080p in source games / overwatch. I play games like GTA5 and Rust, so
let's say I want those to run at 140 fps+ even on high / ultra settings.

1. Fine.
2. Well would it help in my situation?
3. I'd like to get 140 fps+ constant at 1080p in source games / overwatch. I play games like GTA5 and Rust, so
let's say I want those to run at 140 fps+ even on high / ultra settings.
2336
#2336
0 Frags +

Well now that's something I can work with.
When do you want to build it?

Well now that's something I can work with.
When do you want to build it?
2337
#2337
0 Frags +

Toward the end of 2017, perhaps October or November.
Thanks again.

Toward the end of 2017, perhaps October or November.
Thanks again.
2338
#2338
0 Frags +

Ok then maybe we should wait with a partlist until all the parts that will be released in June, July, August and September have been released.
Knowing the prices greatly simplifies the budgeting.

Ok then maybe we should wait with a partlist until all the parts that will be released in June, July, August and September have been released.
Knowing the prices greatly simplifies the budgeting.
2339
#2339
0 Frags +

I just want some suggestions on this parts list. Mostly for TF2 while multitasking (discord, mumble, chrome, spotify). Would like to keep 200+ fps while using a graphics config. I still want to have dx90 or dx91, shadows, and maybe a few other things i'm forgeting. Also, some light video work in DaVinci Resolve. I added the aftermarket cooler so I could hopefully overclocked to 4GHz without a ton of noise.
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/D2zctJ

I just want some suggestions on this parts list. Mostly for TF2 while multitasking (discord, mumble, chrome, spotify). Would like to keep 200+ fps while using a graphics config. I still want to have dx90 or dx91, shadows, and maybe a few other things i'm forgeting. Also, some light video work in DaVinci Resolve. I added the aftermarket cooler so I could hopefully overclocked to 4GHz without a ton of noise.
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/D2zctJ
2340
#2340
0 Frags +

I would've said get an RX 570 but the miners are back with a vengeance.
You can just use the stock cooler and buy a better one later if you're not sure about it.
PSU wattage is a bit overkill.

I would've said get an RX 570 but the miners are back with a vengeance.
You can just use the stock cooler and buy a better one later if you're not sure about it.
PSU wattage is a bit overkill.
1 ⋅⋅ 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 ⋅⋅ 106
Please sign in through STEAM to post a comment.