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Re: Buying/building a PC
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday, July 01, 2015, 08:04:15 AM »
Well, something came in the mail for me today :)



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Re: Buying/building a PC
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday, July 01, 2015, 08:34:56 AM »
CPU (at least not AMD):     i5 -> i7
GPU (very bad choice):      AMD -> nVidia
RAM:                                  OK
MB (very bad choice):        Asrock -> Asus
HD:                                     OK
PS:                                     OK
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Re: Buying/building a PC
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday, July 01, 2015, 11:22:44 AM »
CPU (at least not AMD):     i5 -> i7
GPU (very bad choice):      AMD -> nVidia
RAM:                                  OK
MB (very bad choice):        Asrock -> Asus
HD:                                     OK
PS:                                     OK
Of course, if you have the money, go for the best. I built a budget PC.


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Re: Buying/building a PC
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday, July 01, 2015, 12:26:39 PM »
CPU (at least not AMD):     i5 -> i7
GPU (very bad choice):      AMD -> nVidia
RAM:                                  OK
MB (very bad choice):        Asrock -> Asus
HD:                                     OK
PS:                                     OK
I'd like to have a nice nvidia powerhouse GPU but my budget won't allow it either. Plus, I don't like the idea of supporting them, they're really shitty with the way they do things. AMD takes the more opensource style of approach with new features and doesn't try to over-advertise and bash the competition.

As far as the motherboard, I don't know that ASRock was a bad choice. Personally, I prefer ASUS but that's because I have experience with them and know them to be quality (stick with what you know I guess). The ASRock boards I have seen haven't been terrible, surely a step up from the crap MSI makes.

As far as the CPU, don't worry about it. I have an Intel Pentium G3258 (shocking that a techie would have such a low end CPU, I know). It seems to do everything I need now that I got away from most games. Sure it's maxed at 100% during startup and some other tasks but when prices come down and I feel like putting money into my computer, I can drop in an i5. You don't have to go i7 or nothing unless you render hour-long HD or higher videos or demand the best 4k experience on the newest games. Even then... I've found memory to be far more important than CPU power. I've got a lowly dual-core but behind it is 16GB of memory and I've never maxed it out.
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Re: Buying/building a PC
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday, July 01, 2015, 12:33:48 PM »
What happened to your sofa - did the dog eat it ?  :D

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Re: Buying/building a PC
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday, July 01, 2015, 12:46:56 PM »
Nah, I'm just doing some renovations upstairs and ordered a new sofa, it's still in plastic since the renovations are not yet done - lazy me, huh? :D

Spanky, I'm surprised you didn't start praising the EVO  again :D


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Re: Buying/building a PC
« Reply #21 on: Wednesday, July 01, 2015, 13:00:41 PM »
All hail EVO!
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Re: Buying/building a PC
« Reply #22 on: Wednesday, July 01, 2015, 13:44:53 PM »
That's a nice system. Nvidia is somewhat better than AMD but in the end it might also depend on the games you play. On the other hand, any AMD cpu owners out there? Still got a x6 1055, planning on switching to Intel with a new system this year, tho.

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Re: Buying/building a PC
« Reply #23 on: Wednesday, July 01, 2015, 15:16:31 PM »
I'd like to have a nice nvidia powerhouse GPU but my budget won't allow it either. Plus, I don't like the idea of supporting them, they're really shitty with the way they do things. AMD takes the more opensource style of approach with new features and doesn't try to over-advertise and bash the competition.
Yeah, but there's a certain point where buying AMD just doesn't make sense anymore. For one, nvidia has a better product. The GTX 970 has roughly the safe performance (usually better) than the AMD 290x with a lot less power consumption and a lot less heat.
I'd also like to point out that it takes AMD a while to get their cards running well for big new games. I don't blame this on AMD though, as most of these new games are working with Nvidia the whole time and AMD is probably an afterthought for the developers. It just sucks to see how much developers are favoring Nvidia right now.

That's a good PC build though. Spanky will probably kill be for saying this but I honestly would have gone without the SSD and got a better GPU.

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Re: Buying/building a PC
« Reply #24 on: Wednesday, July 01, 2015, 16:16:22 PM »
while build it together, be sure you are not static loaded (how do you say, electrical powered). this is the most bad thing which can happen. also be sure that the cpu is correct built in. others is easy.
good luck. and if it makes bad noise while starting the first time   ....    just run away :D

good luck, good choice you did with the money. I had asrock once, its the budget label of asus. its ok for sure.

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Re: Buying/building a PC
« Reply #25 on: Wednesday, July 01, 2015, 17:59:04 PM »
Hello,

The extra percentages don't really matter.

As long as you get a good 30FPS at your monitors best resolution who cares as the rest is not visible.

And yes I have had a super high end machine and now have the lowest of the low, game play is way more important than graphics, and I still get 30FPS.

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Re: Buying/building a PC
« Reply #26 on: Wednesday, July 01, 2015, 21:44:36 PM »
Hello,

The extra percentages don't really matter.

As long as you get a good 30FPS at your monitors best resolution who cares as the rest is not visible.

And yes I have had a super high end machine and now have the lowest of the low, game play is way more important than graphics, and I still get 30FPS.

Steve

For PC gaming it's all about 60 fps. I don't like anything under 60. It looks choppy to me.

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Re: Buying/building a PC
« Reply #27 on: Wednesday, July 01, 2015, 21:54:24 PM »
50's about the cutoff for me, 60 with vertical sync is expert though.
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Re: Buying/building a PC
« Reply #28 on: Friday, July 03, 2015, 11:50:45 AM »
teddy, is the comp running now?
and tell us about your feelings - with a midi tower comp now and not a notebook :)

try also to install aa4 and have a look how it works. go to our server an aa2 maps and - enjoy the graphics :)

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Re: Buying/building a PC
« Reply #29 on: Friday, July 03, 2015, 13:12:51 PM »
50's about the cutoff for me, 60 with vertical sync is expert though.

60 fps on a regular 60 hertz screen is fine, BUT quality screens supporting higher frequencies are pretty nice anyway... once in a while i still play on my 15 years old Nec CRT which has a maximum75 hertz refresh rate. :P

 

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