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#1 Meowingtons

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 11:32 AM

I've been checking out a bunch of different sites for good value components and products I should buy. I'm really inexperienced with the hardware side of computing so any help is appreciated.

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 11:34 AM

A price range would help us with offering pieces of hardware to you.
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Posted 01 July 2015 - 11:42 AM

View PostiPickedScout, on 01 July 2015 - 11:34 AM, said:

A price range would help us with offering pieces of hardware to you.
Woops! Meant to add that to the post, pretty much a max of £1500 ($2300).

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 12:25 PM

Well, if you're looking for something that won't need to be upgraded for a while, for the video card i'd go with the GTX 980, or something similarly powerful. Last time I checked it's ~$650 USD, so you'll still have a good chunk so spend on a nice CPU/motherboard/RAM. Blind is usually good with making builds though, and he sticks with Radeon iirc, just wait for him to post.
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Posted 01 July 2015 - 12:34 PM

View PostiPickedScout, on 01 July 2015 - 12:25 PM, said:

Well, if you're looking for something that won't need to be upgraded for a while, for the video card i'd go with the GTX 980, or something similarly powerful. Last time I checked it's ~$650 USD, so you'll still have a good chunk so spend on a nice CPU/motherboard/RAM. Blind is usually good with making builds though, and he sticks with Radeon iirc, just wait for him to post.
Yeah, I was actually thinking on the 970 as, correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe it's the best value for money card (whilst still being good). No idea for a processor or a mother board though.

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 12:37 PM

View PostMeowingtons, on 01 July 2015 - 12:34 PM, said:

Yeah, I was actually thinking on the 970 as, correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe it's the best value for money card (whilst still being good). No idea for a processor or a mother board though.
Yeah, 980 is currently overboard imo, 970 would do just fine for almost everything, but if you're going to be keeping the rig for a while, might as well get the upgrade.
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Posted 01 July 2015 - 01:01 PM

View PostiPickedScout, on 01 July 2015 - 12:37 PM, said:


Yeah, 980 is currently overboard imo, 970 would do just fine for almost everything, but if you're going to be keeping the rig for a while, might as well get the upgrade.

I'm using the 970 right now and I can tell you it will quite literally do anything provided you have everything else upgraded to the same level(motherboard, processor, ect). I'm very pleased with it.

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 02:27 PM

I've heard a lot of good things from Samsung Branded SSDs, mainly the 840s/850s
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Posted 01 July 2015 - 03:25 PM

Yeah the 970 is a good card, my brother runs gta5 on it everything maxed without AA at 1080p and it stays above 60fps. So that's a pretty solid choice as far as I'm concerned. However a 290x could outperform it by a little I think for a bit cheaper, but that's like a 2012 card. So the 970's support for newer graphics API's and shit is probably better, but I'm no expert on the matter so don't quote me on that.

As for a cpu, I would currently lean towards a top tier i5. Though purely for gaming an 8350 up to a 9590 (with sufficient cooling!) will probably deliver more bang for the money.

Motherboard is kind of subjective imo. You can cheap out and it'll work just fine, but you might encounter some annoying things down the line or listed features that don't work. But don't go overboard either, it won't affect performance one bit. You just might have a better quality of life experience with the thing.

Memory I don't fucking know anymore. I guess just get some 1600mhz dd3 with good latencies from a not-shitty vendor.

Also if you're looking for an SSD, as RK mentioned, the Samsung 850 pro is probably your best bet right now.

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 04:56 PM

View PostZongo, on 01 July 2015 - 03:25 PM, said:

Yeah the 970 is a good card, my brother runs gta5 on it everything maxed without AA at 1080p and it stays above 60fps. So that's a pretty solid choice as far as I'm concerned. However a 290x could outperform it by a little I think for a bit cheaper, but that's like a 2012 card. So the 970's support for newer graphics API's and shit is probably better, but I'm no expert on the matter so don't quote me on that.

As for a cpu, I would currently lean towards a top tier i5. Though purely for gaming an 8350 up to a 9590 (with sufficient cooling!) will probably deliver more bang for the money.

Motherboard is kind of subjective imo. You can cheap out and it'll work just fine, but you might encounter some annoying things down the line or listed features that don't work. But don't go overboard either, it won't affect performance one bit. You just might have a better quality of life experience with the thing.

Memory I don't fucking know anymore. I guess just get some 1600mhz dd3 with good latencies from a not-shitty vendor.

Also if you're looking for an SSD, as RK mentioned, the Samsung 850 pro is probably your best bet right now.
Thanks a lot for that, good to know I don't have to worry so much for the motherboard.

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 05:25 PM

View PostiPickedScout, on 01 July 2015 - 12:25 PM, said:

Well, if you're looking for something that won't need to be upgraded for a while, for the video card i'd go with the GTX 980, or something similarly powerful. Last time I checked it's ~$650 USD, so you'll still have a good chunk so spend on a nice CPU/motherboard/RAM. Blind is usually good with making builds though, and he sticks with Radeon iirc, just wait for him to post.

Bear in mind when giving prices in USD from US stores, that everywhere else has to pay a premium for not being America. Europe gets shafted on tech prices, not so much the UK, but we're not immune.

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 05:38 PM

View PostMeowingtons, on 01 July 2015 - 04:56 PM, said:

Thanks a lot for that, good to know I don't have to worry so much for the motherboard.
Just see what other people have to say about it too. I'm not like an expert or anything, I just kinda keep up with hardware stuff so I have no hands on experience.

Basically if I'd build a pc (which I'll have to do quite soon I fear), I'd go with a mid range 120€-ish Z97 (or upcoming Z107) or AMD equivalent board. I'd also go with either Asus, MSI or Gigabyte but I guess you don't have much else to choose from.
(not a big fan of ASRock, even though they seem to be making decent quality stuff lately)
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Posted 01 July 2015 - 07:17 PM

Here's a suggestion for a pricey GPU

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814125787


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 02:06 PM

My rig costed around $500-$600, and it handles Battlefield 4, can mostly run Arma 3 on high-ish settings, and run most other games fine.

Motherboard: MSi 970A-G43
GPU: nVidia GTX660
CPU: AMD FX-4300 Quad-Core @ 3.8 GHz
RAM: 8 GB (G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL)
CD/DVD drive: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827135204
Power Supply: Rosewill RD500-2SB
Case/Tower: Rosewill Challenger ATX Mid-Tower

Let me know if I forgot something, because I don't remember everything that went into my PC. I think they might be more expensive now because they had deals and sales going on when I got it, but this is most of my hardware. The LED's are kind of cool, but they are just for show. This is a decent budget-oriented rig, but I am sure you can find better stuff for the same price, if not a little cheaper.
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Posted 03 July 2015 - 11:03 PM

View PostMeowingtons, on 01 July 2015 - 12:34 PM, said:

Yeah, I was actually thinking on the 970 as, correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe it's the best value for money card (whilst still being good). No idea for a processor or a mother board though.

>3.5gb

Go straight for a 980 ti.

I can put a build together by the end of the weekend if you want.
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Posted 04 July 2015 - 02:19 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($339.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i GTX 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($221.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory  ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($56.37 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card  ($689.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($128.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 850W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor  ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2169.25
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-04 19:32 EDT-0400

I have vendors set to Newegg and Amazon only, there may be lower prices in third-world websites and countries.
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EDIT: shitty AMD + 980ti SLI edition

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 05:33 PM

View Postblind7125, on 03 July 2015 - 11:03 PM, said:

>3.5gb

Go straight for a 980 ti.

I can put a build together by the end of the weekend if you want.
I'd appreciate it. Please bare in mind my budget has to account for a decent monitor if possible (thus not wanting to spend a shit ton on a GPU)

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 09:07 PM

Here ya go.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DX7nBm

You can either keep the SLI 980's or go for a single 980 ti (SLI 980's are $200 over your budget).
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Posted 16 July 2015 - 03:24 AM

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/FyWWvK This is a PC I was planning on building. You could probably change the graphics card to a 980Ti and add some nice LED fans.


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