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Vitus
Warrant Officer I
Warrant Officer I

Joined: Oct 24, 2013
Posts: 588
Location: Fresno

PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:36 am Reply with quote
So I have a friend that wants a gaming PC. <$1500 with or without a monitor (this could be upgraded at a later date.)

He would like both a Intel and AMD configurations, this is a complete build from the ground up.

GO GO GO!!!!!!

Give him your best 'Part picker link' or whatever that I can foreword to him!!

This is from the ground up. He has nothing other than a TV to plug into it, he will upgrade it at a later date, unless you can provide a cool build the includes it.


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Otroud
Command Sergeant Major
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Joined: May 12, 2012
Posts: 3106
Location: metairie , louisiana

PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:33 pm Reply with quote
if he goes amd it will be slower and at a higher cost than intel atm. amd is trying to compete with intel and its bad. atleast i think it is.

http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-7600K-vs-AMD-Ryzen-7-1800X/3885vs3916

if i do a cheap new core amd one it might not be good enough i would think cause i mean the 1800x doesnt even beat the i5 7600k and thats half the price of the ryzen.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Lmy7jc

i run almost the same exact system it came out to $1441.34 the motherboard and cooler are both rgb which is cool. im playing expyrion with atleast 30 frames just from the cpu graphics my gtx 970 gave out finally so now i gotta buy a 1080 this coming up month.

if you have any questions just come find me in TS plz.
 
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lonrya
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Joined: Sep 10, 2011
Posts: 180

PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:44 pm Reply with quote
This is not my build but it is one listed on pcpartpicker that should run great

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/dbvnTW

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ShadowViper
Command Sergeant Major
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Joined: Mar 04, 2010
Posts: 700
Location: Rancho Cucamonga, California

PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:04 am Reply with quote
Things I would ask him if he may or may not need.
Keyboard, mouse, speakers/headset, case, If he has copy of windows already and if he wants to reuse an old hdd/ssd

Using otrouds part picker link the os and storage is like 250 bucks alone that may not even be needed.

Also not sure how old his current systems graphic card is but that's another part that could be reused and upgraded later.

I would start with http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-cpus,3986.html and if he does need a graphics card - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gpus,4380.html
These two items are usually the main chunk of any budget. After the above is decided a descent motherboard and descent power supply to match and then save where you can from there since they are easier to "upgrade" down the road.
 
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Sirius
Master Sergeant
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Joined: Feb 06, 2014
Posts: 1261

PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:59 am Reply with quote
Here's 2 build I just made real fast. http://www.userbenchmark.com/PCBuilder/Custom/S45568-M208556.153864.19175.160390.89317vsS45568-M208556.141989.19175.160390.89317?tab=GPU I would suggest the first one so that he can focus on other stuff he may not have (mouse, headset, keyboard, and monitors).
 
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Blabber123
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Joined: Sep 07, 2014
Posts: 136

PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:14 am Reply with quote
I'd honestly suggest that he wait until the mid-ranged to high-ranged GPU's prices lower. Due to everyone buying cards for cryptocurrency mining, it's drove the prices of pretty much every single card up in some way, at least from what I've seen. Currently cards that are usually ~230, could be anywhere from ~300 - ~600. AMD's RX series is what started this scarcity, due to something with it's new technology.

Along with Otroud's opinion, I would not get a Ryzen processor if I were him, but not because it's shown to have lower stats on some user benchmark website, but because Ryzen, specifically their high-end processors, are more workstation (video rendering/editing) based, as seen on the ratings for each individual chip on that website, unlike that Intel card which is gaming based.

But moving on, here is my list. It's on the higher end, but still narrowly in that price range.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($308.89 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI - Z270-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($109.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($124.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($104.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card ($434.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT - S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($71.87 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: AOC - G2260VWQ6 21.5" 1920x1080 75Hz Monitor ($124.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1400.14
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-12 19:10 EDT-0400
 
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Vitus
Warrant Officer I
Warrant Officer I

Joined: Oct 24, 2013
Posts: 588
Location: Fresno

PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:35 am Reply with quote
You guys are awsome!!!! I just got BeefyToes on our forums so he is checking all these out now!!
 
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Vitus
Warrant Officer I
Warrant Officer I

Joined: Oct 24, 2013
Posts: 588
Location: Fresno

PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:32 pm Reply with quote
Just over 1500, see you you think buddy

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/EElwess/saved/#view=P7MRBm
 
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Otroud
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Joined: May 12, 2012
Posts: 3106
Location: metairie , louisiana

PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:41 pm Reply with quote
the motherboard, cpu and graphics are the 3 main things i wouldnt cheap out on. im referring to the MB. i would spend atleast 150 on a board. the better the board the better the pc. the reason i chose the asrock fatality z270 is because it was awarded ''2017 Tom's Hardware Editor Approved, TweakTown Best Value'' by newegg and im using the board now it even comes with soundblaster cinema 3 which is way better than any onboard soundcard imo.
 
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