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#1 yoco

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 16:48

Hi! As requested in previous topic, I opened my own one. I'd like to ask you guys, experts, for a little help. I'm looking to buy a new gaming pc (budget 1000€). I don't know what components are best because I haven't done this in years. Is i5 still best for gaming? About oveclocking, does it make any big difference? I don't need a monitor, already got one. Anyway, I hope some of you will land me your help :D




#2 suprNOVA

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 16:51

http://www.logicalincrements.com/



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Posted 02 August 2014 - 21:43

Hi! As requested in previous topic, I opened my own one. I'd like to ask you guys, experts, for a little help. I'm looking to buy a new gaming pc (budget 1000€). I don't know what components are best because I haven't done this in years. Is i5 still best for gaming? About oveclocking, does it make any big difference? I don't need a monitor, already got one. Anyway, I hope some of you will land me your help biggrin.png

We need to know if you know how to overclock and want to overclock so we can give you a compatible setup for that.

As for other information: https://www.neowin.n...computer-builds. That will give you some more information on what information you need to provide.

i5s are good for gaming but more and more games are using multi-core/threads so i7 will increasingly become the best choice.

 

Although that site is interesting and is accurate, the setups are generalized and most setups needs to be created on a case to case basis.



#4 OP yoco

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 22:20

Has oveclocking changed? I did it a few times, when AMD Athlons were still using :D



#5 Mindovermaster

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 23:59

Yeah, Yoco.. If your into advanced stuff, there's so many variables. But if you just want a little OC, shouldn't hurt.



#6 farmeunit

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 01:03

I'm running a Core i5 3570 and can run most games on Very High at 1920x1080 using a Radeon 7870.

 

Actually similar to Mindovermaster's rig.

 

I've tried overclocking in the past and it USED to help out in certain circumstances, but I typically don't bother anymore.  I've been very happy with the performance on mine.  I just built it about a little over a year ago.  The only thing I want now is a 1TB SSD for my games.  I put OS and most other programs on my 120GB Samesung 840 Pro, then games on the spinning drive.  My Steam folder is about 900GB or so.

 

You'd be better off putting your money into a decent video card, than an i7.  You could pretty easily get into an i7 and decent card, though if you don't have a huge need for storage and cut down on RAM, etc.  8GB is a good number to be at.  Skimp a little on case, etc..

 

Here is a cheaper build as well.  (Note: I would definitely spend more than these, but goes to show you that you can play current goes on a budget.)

http://www.gamespot....t/1100-6418829/

 

There are a ton of others if you look up "budget gaming build" or "mid-range".



#7 suprNOVA

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 02:16

Honestly though when we're talking Gaming PC from a non-enthusiast stand point, just grab an i5 (if you wanna spend some more get i7), LGA1150 Mobo, 600W PSU or lower depending and a GTX660. Or work your way from this base gaming build. 



#8 mastercoms

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 02:51

Anyway, OP, I'll make a parts list for you if you want, detailing the reasoning behind each component, but I'll have to do it in a few days.



#9 McKay

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 03:01

Generally an i5 is considered better for gaming because games never took advantage of the i7, resulting in barely any performance difference for a larger cost. However this is beginning to change. The Cryengine, Frostbite and new Unreal Engine can all take advantage of the multiple threads the i7 has over the i5. But still its generally better to get a decent i5, and a nice beefy video card. 



#10 OP yoco

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 07:30

Ty all for your answers. Really appreaciate it. :)

Knowing me, I'll probably try and overclock sometime in future :D

Someone said I should get a Xeon proc and mobo H97. Are xeon's really that good?

 

 

Anyway, OP, I'll make a parts list for you if you want, detailing the reasoning behind each component, but I'll have to do it in a few days.

That'd be great :D

 

I'll probably buy on this site. http://www.funtech.si/si/konfigurator/ (not sure if can be in english).



#11 Ravensky

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 07:51

http://www.pcpartpicker.com

 

Here ya go, in English =)



#12 OP yoco

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 09:46

How does this look?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6jQFbv

 

All i need is case and power supply.



#13 Ambroos

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:11

Not bad, but please take a mainboard with a Z97 chipset. It'll save you the trouble of having to update the BIOS before your CPU works properly (although you still should update it with the Haswell Refresh CPUs).



#14 +PeterUK

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:20

1TB by Seagate just a good
http://pcpartpicker....ive-st1000dm003
Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI newer Z97 and work with ATi and supports CrossFire if needed.
http://pcpartpicker....board-gaz97xsli

for a PSU
http://pcpartpicker....r-supply-cx750m
http://pcpartpicker....r-supply-cx600m



#15 OP yoco

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:46

Is 600W PSU enough? 

This mobo ok, http://www.funtech.s...ntel-1150/32586

And can you help me decide which case is best suited?

In store I'll buy they only have this SSD from samsung http://www.funtech.s...ssd-diski/26779  Is it still good?

What about this graphic card http://www.funtech.s...ti-radeon/27730