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Question: would all of these parts add up to be a decent gaming computer?


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#1 Boog33

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:14 PM

Would all of the parts at http://pcpartpicker.com/p/86fBbv put together be a decent computer for playing video games such as Minecraft of Valve games?


Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 06 July 2014 - 07:04 PM.
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Posted 06 July 2014 - 07:17 PM

Hi and welcome to the forum Boog33, the parts list that you have provided can certainly play Minecraft and Valve games at medium or high settings although is there a specific budget you're working with here?


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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 21 July 2014 - 12:01 AM

Hi and welcome to the forum Boog33, the parts list that you have provided can certainly play Minecraft and Valve games at medium or high settings although is there a specific budget you're working with here?

Yeah, $550 or less, but i would definately prefer to have something that could play those type of games at medium settings for as low of a price aspossible.



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Posted 21 July 2014 - 01:00 AM

Based from the list, you could cut down the hard drive to 500GB and lower the monitor to a cheaper model, then you will meet the $550 or less the target.


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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 22 July 2014 - 11:12 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9ntBGX

 

Should easily outperform your earlier build because of the superior integrated graphics. Considering MS plans to shift focus from Windows 7 I'd grab a copy of 8.1, but they basically cost the same so swap them if you're not willing to choose it. Did not get RAM in dual channel (superior option btw) because I'm assuming you plan to grab another 1x4 stick later, if that's not the case and you don't plan on upgrading anytime soon grab 2x2GB RAM. Get RAM running at 1866/2133 Mhz as the iGPU on the APUs can really make use of that, unlike most other processors.


Edited by Jeremiah Fish, 22 July 2014 - 11:19 AM.


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Posted 28 July 2014 - 09:52 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9ntBGX

 

Should easily outperform your earlier build because of the superior integrated graphics. Considering MS plans to shift focus from Windows 7 I'd grab a copy of 8.1, but they basically cost the same so swap them if you're not willing to choose it. Did not get RAM in dual channel (superior option btw) because I'm assuming you plan to grab another 1x4 stick later, if that's not the case and you don't plan on upgrading anytime soon grab 2x2GB RAM. Get RAM running at 1866/2133 Mhz as the iGPU on the APUs can really make use of that, unlike most other processors.

 

What about a graphics card?



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 12:27 AM

Adding the graphics card is not possible due to the tight budget but the integrated graphics in the AMD is capable of playing minecraft and other Valve games.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 29 July 2014 - 09:33 AM

That build over at PCPartpicker is good, but I would aim for a different motherboard.  That board is low cost, but sacrifices SATA 6 and USB 3.0.  SATA 6 is good if you plan to upgrade to an SSD at a later date.  For a little more, the GIGABYTE GA-F2A88XM-D3H FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X has SATA 6 and USB 3.0 due to the higher-end chipset.  A slightly less expensive motherboard is the GIGABYTE GA-F2A78M-HD2 FM2+ AMD A78 which also has USB 3.0 and SATA 6 without some of the PCI-Express performance the A88 chipset has, which explains the price difference.


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 01:51 PM

Adding the graphics card is not possible due to the tight budget but the integrated graphics in the AMD is capable of playing minecraft and other Valve games.

I know this probably sounds like a "noob" question, but don't I need a cooling fan?

 

This is my fist time attempting to build my own computer, so... yeah.

 

Would http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9ntBGXa have all of the parts I need to build a computer, not including a keyboard and such?


Edited by Boog33, 29 July 2014 - 01:55 PM.


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 06:20 PM

The cooling fan itself is already included with the CPU and the case itself includes case fan by default. The link you have provided unfortunately does not open.


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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 30 July 2014 - 01:49 PM

The cooling fan itself is already included with the CPU and the case itself includes case fan by default. The link you have provided unfortunately does not open.

Sorry, the link is http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9ntBGX



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 04:11 PM

Thanks for the fixed link and it seems you have all the parts required to build your own desktop and it is all fully compatible! 


>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 30 July 2014 - 04:20 PM

Thanks for the fixed link and it seems you have all the parts required to build your own desktop and it is all fully compatible! 

Thank you very much for all of your help, and I think I figured out how to actually assemble a desktop now. I found an old Del Dimension 8200 and took it apart and put it back together.
 
One final question: How is the OS installed without a Disk drive?


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 04:59 PM

You'd have to put Windows 8 installer on a USB stick and boot from that.  Or add an optical drive, they are pretty cheap.


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 08:51 PM

Thanks for the fixed link and it seems you have all the parts required to build your own desktop and it is all fully compatible! 

Ummm.... I have a problem.

 

At http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9ntBGX , the motherboard is out of stock. What should I do?

 

Edit: Oh, nevemind. superbiiz has it for $2 more, I think I can cough it up :P


Edited by Boog33, 30 July 2014 - 09:59 PM.





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