Looking at building a new PC, part by part

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Cliffy McEdgeface, Jul 28, 2018.


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  1. Cliffy McEdgeface

    Cliffy McEdgeface bitch I will cut you

    Jun 28, 2018
    So my current rig is really showing its age lately and I really need to start looking at building a new one sometime soon. Definitely going to have to run lean for cost, ideally under 1000 dollars fully built but I can probably go over a bit if need be, will just have to space out my purchases. Does anyone have part/build recommendations?
  2. TheHouseAlwaysWins

    TheHouseAlwaysWins Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Nov 28, 2015
  3. Cliffy McEdgeface

    Cliffy McEdgeface bitch I will cut you

    Jun 28, 2018
  4. TheHouseAlwaysWins

    TheHouseAlwaysWins Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Nov 28, 2015
    It is actually true however. The state of the gaming industry is such to where Doom is made for consoles first.
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  5. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    As someone who has a gaming PC and PS4, I have to say that @TheHouseAlwaysWins does have a point there.

    If you're looking for modern, mainstream gaming, chances are that getting a console is a cheaper and comfier solution in the long run. Most of the stuff out there is tailored for consoles, PC versions of games regularly get downgraded and there are very few great PC exclusives vs great console exclusives. Even small indie titles get console releases, so you really are not missing out unless you value modding to a greater extent, or plan on using your PC for something other than gaming (3D design for instance).
    My point is, you can get PS4 Pro for 400-500$ or so (that is without any discount), whereas PC, just the rig, will cost way more. Not to mention you will need a new monitor most likely, which in itself is another 150-200$. If you're on a 1000$ budget, it can get tricky.

    But since you've asked for PC specs, these are my recommendations:
    - GPU: nVidia GTX 1060 6GB. The whole GTX series is fantastic, and this one is magnificent for its price. I think that with the miner fad being over, it's got a more reasonable price once more (note that there is a 3GB version which is also great and significantly cheaper).
    - CPU: Intel i5 is in my opinion a very good choice that also doesn't come expensive. Don't bother looking at i9, that's insanely priced, along with most i7 CPUs. You can find great i5 CPUs, like 8400, 8600k. Even 6600k is still very good. Fair pricing.
    - RAM: No less than 16GB.
    - Be sure to get an SSD as opposed to regular HDD, it's way faster.
    - The rest of the stuff (motherboard etc.) well, anything that can carry all of this, for a reasonable price. Look around.
    - As much as I hate Windows, any other OS but Windows 10 is shooting your own foot.

    If you need a monitor, anything that is Full HD (1080p) will work. You can go for HD Ready (720p), but that's just lame.

    The whole rig should fit the maximum 1000$ budget, maybe exceeding it to 1200$ depending on prices around you. The most expensive thing is obviously the GPU, taking 1/3 of the budget on its own, but you asked for good stuff.


    Now, I'm not saying that this is the best rig you can build, or the most reasonably priced one or whatever. I'm just saying that this is a very good rig, I personally have been using a very similar one for some time now and am absolutely satisfied. My good friend has a rig like the one I've listed and it's fantastic.
    But obviously, no rush. You Murricans have that Black Friday thing and similar massive discount events, I guess PC components are also really cheap at that time too?

    And without any jesting, think about the PS4 (Pro) if you are tight on the budget (I assume you have an HD TV already) - XBox sucks in my opinion.
    If your priority is modern gaming and nothing else, latest gen of consoles is cheaper and more accessible way to gaming than building a PC. The horrible reality is that PC gaming is now playing a second fiddle to consoles, has been for a while and that won't change anytime soon, if ever. It will most likely just get worse. Sure, a great and upgraded PC will almost always beat console in terms of general usefulness, but if it's only gaming you're looking for, don't overlook this option because of "PC master race", "console peasants" or some other memes and bullshit.

    Take a step back and analyze your gaming preferences in detail, without any...prejudice. As I've said, I own a gaming PC, have been playing on PC for ages now, and have only recently purchased a console. Being in such position, I think the aforementioned advice is the best thing you can do.
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  6. a721402

    a721402 Played FPS for decades still suck at it.

    Mar 29, 2016
    Either get a gaming PC or a Nintendo Switch, most PS4 exclusives are those samey third personal shooter or action game and most Xbone games likely will have PC version.
    So far only Nintendo have actual great exclusives that actually may worth your money and time.
  7. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    This isn't true at all.
    Early PS4 exclusives were mostly shooters or action games, but the whole thing has expanded far and wide. You've got shooters, action games, RPGs, puzzles, platformers, driving games, various remasters of older PS1/2/3 games...there's a shitton of stuff, far more than Xbox can offer, and hardly any of them are "samey".
    Switch does have good stuff, though.
  8. Umri

    Umri Guest

    Wait one year.
    1. Coffee Lake doesn't have Spectre vulnerability fixed on hardware level.
    2. Both 7nm Ryzen and 10nm Cannon Lake are announced for 2019 with 25 per cent performance boost, which means much lower price for 14nm Ice Lake i7/i9.
  9. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    CPU: Ryzen 2600x (has 6 more threads than a coffee lake i5, slightly lower gaming performance, but more longevity in the long run)
    Motherboard: a B450 mobo is decent priced and would let you overlock/undervolt the cpu to your needs.
    GPU: A year ago would have been RX 580, but now the prices are much too inflated for 2 year old technology. It is rumoured that Nvidia will soon announce their new line of GPU's, so i'd wait for that to happen, which would lover the prices for current/old Nvidia/Amd gpu's.
    RAM: shit prices right now, so could potentially get 8gb DDR4 clocked to 2800-3000mhz and another 8gb stick later, when the companies responsible for fixing the prices lose in court (potentially).

    The cpu prices for the performance you get are very good at this time, it is a shame though that mostly everything else is inflated, so if you don't do much productivity with your pc, a console would be a potentially good alternative. The PS4 pro or the Xbox One X are the only ones i would look at, as they have the higher clocked cpu's and the current polaris gen amd gpu's similar to the RX 580.
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