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Old 06-17-2016, 12:27 PM   #1
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Trying to get a new gaming PC with among the following specs:
Intel i7 processor
2.5 Ghz+
Preferably quad-core
8+ GB RAM
Preferably above GTX 960
Operating system doesn't have to be included

My budget only allow me to go upto 500; I already have my monitor, keyboard, speakers and mouse sorted.
I'll be playing games such as Battlefield 1 and Dishonored 2.
Please help me out as I am relatively new in analyzing PC's.
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Old 06-17-2016, 09:20 PM   #2
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Trying to get a new gaming PC with among the following specs:
Intel i7 processor
2.5 Ghz+
Preferably quad-core
8+ GB RAM
Preferably above GTX 960
Operating system doesn't have to be included

My budget only allow me to go upto 500; I already have my monitor, keyboard, speakers and mouse sorted.
I'll be playing games such as Battlefield 1 and Dishonored 2.
Please help me out as I am relatively new in analyzing PC's.
I'd recommend an i7 6700k with a GTX 1070. ATLEAST. Dishonored 2 look really intense, and both CPU and GPU usage will probably skyrocket.
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Old 06-18-2016, 10:45 AM   #3
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I went on some websites that predicted the requirements for dishonored 2 and most of them say that a GTX 950 would be enough and regarding the CPU, I honestly don't the difference in i7's such as the difference between 4th and 5th gen. I'm considering building a new PC but I'm not sure that 500 would be enough.
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Old 06-20-2016, 03:39 AM   #4
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Please don't buy the 960. Wait a little for the 1060. It's just right around the corner. (or buy the 1070 now. It's an amazing card)
You can also save on the CPU and go for an I5. There is gonna be zero difference in gaming performance.
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Old 06-20-2016, 07:13 AM   #5
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I've been doing some research myself and have chosen not to pursue the i7 as such a specification forces me to go over my budget. Would be really helpful If you guys could help me pick one of the PC's below or could suggest a new one.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01DOAOK...REA9R3LJ&psc=1

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00SJAYN...I34DUQSPAHR3N3

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B011EDFL...=I558A9EXYIYXB
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So your choices are as following.

1: The "PALICOMP NVIDIA Gaming PC" comes with an acceptable CPU but crap GPU.
2: The "PC Gaming PC Quad Core intel i5" comes with a good CPU but crap GPU.
3: The "ADMI GAMING X4 860K" comes with a crap CPU but decent GPU.

I you forced me to buy one of them, i'll go with the second one and then replace the GPU as soon as possible.

But I would rather buy ether this
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Graphics-16...6499101&sr=1-2

or this
https://www.amazon.co.uk/GAMING-Grap...6499101&sr=1-1

They both perform the same, but case is different.
They step down the CPU just a little bit compared to the second of your 3 computers, but adds the graphic card from the third system. And that graphic card is actually decent for modern gaming.

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If you can wait 2 month or so, you will get a better deal on a computer with the upcoming 1060.
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I'm guessing AMD's are generally not good for gaming but they are the only way I will be able buy a PC with a good GPU. However, I am going to be waiting around 2 months before getting one so one might be available buy then. I also managed to find this one which I've seen runs games like battlefield 4 on 40-50 fps on ultra so should be decent.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01FKZZ5...3V7H75A7&psc=1

Thank you for replies though, really appreciate them.
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That's also a fine computer. It's the same GPU as the 2 i posted.

AMD's perform fine for gaming. But these days Intel is simply ahead in terms of architecture designs.
And you can always find a similar performing CPU for the same or close to the same price as an AMD.
Doesn't mean that AMD's are by default a bad choice.
That AMD CPU in the system you found, is still pretty good.
Gonna be performing about the same as the CPU in the 2 PC's i linked to.
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I also managed to find this PC after some searching.

Intel I5 4460 Quad Core Gaming Pc Computer 1tb 16Gb Nvidia GTX 960 2GB ZT3 | eBay

The reason I tried to find an Intel PC is because multiple recommended that I atleast try to find a cheap intel CPU with a good GPU thus I found this one
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Pretty much the same specs as the 2 i found, but with more ram (that you don't need) and a more boring looking case.
But it's cheaper. So bang for the bug, it's a better computer than what i found.
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I assume you don't mind playing these games on low to medium settings? Because that's what you'll be playing Dishonored 2 and Battlefield 1 at. Then again, DX12 optimizations could and should improve frame rates across the board. The 960 is DX12 capable. I would definitely recommend getting a better GPU than the 960 even so.
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I agree very much with Jarl.
I was trying to see it from a discount point of view.
But gaming demands are on a rise right now.
I means, just looked at mirrors edge. It fuckes my GTX 980TI to shame.
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I agree very much with Jarl.
I was trying to see it from a discount point of view.
But gaming demands are on a rise right now.
I means, just looked at mirrors edge. It fuckes my GTX 980TI to shame.
It also depends heavily on what resolution you're playing at. I play at 1080p. I can max out most games (even the Witcher 3) with my GTX 970 and get in the mid 50's fps, never dropping below 45 or so. I would wait for the GTX 1060, or you could go with the AMD rx480 at 230 bucks or the rx470 which will be less than that (maybe 190-200?). Those cards drop on the 29th of June. For now I would wait and see what comes out and how things perform rather than going for the 960 now.
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It also depends heavily on what resolution you're playing at. I play at 1080p. I can max out most games (even the Witcher 3) with my GTX 970 and get in the mid 50's fps, never dropping below 45 or so.
Indeed. I play at 1440p. That takes away a good chunk of the performance.
I play mirrors edge on Ultra, with Textures at Hyper (max). So total graphic settings would be at around 85%.
My fps goes between 50 and 60. And my card is heavily overclocked.
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Well I don't think you need an i7 I picked up a second hand i5 4670 off eBay for 85 and it runs everything on ultra also you should be able to pickup a cheap second hand 970 soon so if you don't mind waiting I would wait for that, also check an app called shpock you can pick up some bargains on there too hope this helps

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I bought CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme GXi760 3 weeks ago.
https://www.bestadvisor.com/best-gaming-pcs
It can run H1Z1 ultra 100 fps
Gta V ultra 60 fps and all my other games run amazing
Also, it comes with a great keyboard and mouse, though I already had a nicer gaming mouse for WoW beforehand. For someone with a somewhat limited budget and no experience with desktops, I highly recommend this one!
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Boring case? Lol. Does the look of the case really make a difference in playing a game? How much time do you spend looking at the case while playing anyways? I tend to look at the monitor so the monitor I the only part that the apearance makes an appreciable difference.

Boring case, that made me laugh, thanks. Hey, I bet his cables are boring looking too.
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That is a good one. I am also planning to get a new gaming PC. My old one had flickering and glare because of it I had dry eyes and headache. I had undergone a dry eye treatment from a clinic in Toronto. Now I am planning to get a new one which is not much harmful to eyes.
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The 2080 ti will be built on the same processor as the current Titan X is, the GP102. When that is released later this year, they are also issuing a refresh of the 1060 70 and 80 as 20XX models and will be a lot cheaper than the current models and will use higher clock speeds and be based on the GP 104.


WCCFtech GTX 2080 Ti GTX 2080 GTX 2070 GTX Titan X GTX 1080 GTX 1070
Architecture Pascal Pascal Pascal Pascal Pascal Pascal
GPU GP102 GP104 GP104 GP102 GP104 GP104
Memory 12GB GDDR5X 8 GB GDDR5X 8 GB GDDR5X 12GB GDDR5X 8 GB GDDR5X 8 GB GDDR5
Memory Speed 10Gbps 10Gbps 10Gbps 10Gbps 10Gbps 8Gbps
Memory Interface 384-bit 256-bit 256-bit 384-bit 256-bit 256-bit
Memory Bandwidth 480GB/s 320GB/s 320GB/s 480GB/s 320GB/s 256GB/s
Launch 2017 2017 2017 2016 2016 2016

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That is a good one. I am also planning to get a new gaming PC. My old one had flickering and glare because of it I had dry eyes and headache. I had undergone a dry eye treatment from a clinic in Toronto. Now I am planning to get a new one which is not much harmful to eyes.
This is genius, you can write off your new monitor as a medical expense...*starts rubbing eyes and calling for a doctors appointment*
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GTX 2080 Ti? Even all info about GTX 1080 Ti are still predictions and speculations. I wouldn't trust any sources claiming stuff about it. I think WCCFtech is just looking for ratings and views.
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