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Building my first gaming computer?


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#1 mark580d

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 08:43 PM

Are these specs gooed enough to run most gameswell?  (Civ,gta,csgo).

 

cpu - i3 6100
 
motherboard - msi z170-a pro atx 
 
memory - corsair vengence lpx (2 x 4 gb) ddr4
 
power supply - evga 650w gq
 
case - phanteks p400
 
gpu - rx 470 xfx 
 
Hdd - 1tb western digital blue
 
Thanks for your help,

Edited by mark580d, 17 August 2016 - 08:48 PM.


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#2 RolandJS

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 09:28 PM

Don't forget Macrium Reflect or Acronis True Image or any backup/restore program of your choice, and whatever external media is to you affordable and reliable.


"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  -- Ben Franklin revisited.

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 06:14 AM

I'd go for an RX 480 or at least a GTX 1060, you are also missing a Windows license.  I would go for a Gigabyte or Asus board due to their quality.  A GIGABYTE GA-Z170XP-SLI would be a good choice.  An i5 CPU would also be preferable for those games.  An Intel Core i5-6400 or Intel Core i5-6500 would be excellent choices.  Due to supply shortages, the GTX 1060 and RX 480 are sometimes out of stock or sold at high prices.  You can get either one, such as the GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1060.  I don't recommend paying more than $250 though.  As for Windows, here is the license you need.


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Posted 18 August 2016 - 06:36 AM

Add an UPS if playing for high score records -- I just had a split-second brown/black-out, if it wasn't for my UPS, if I were in the midst of a high score game record attempt, then that split-second power loss would have cost me not only connectivity but also the game.  [For the record, I'm not a game person, I'm trying to pretend that I am in your shoes for a moment.]


Edited by RolandJS, 18 August 2016 - 06:37 AM.

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Posted 20 August 2016 - 10:11 AM

Hi- The I3 6100 will be plenty for CS GO and CIV. (I havent played GTA on PC so I cant comment on that.) There is no need for you to get an i5 6400 as the I3 6100 is pretty much identical.  ( The i5 6400 does have 4 cores, but in games such as CS GO, a strong single core performance is better than multiple cores).

 

the RX 470 should also be more than capable to run these. I built my friend a PC recently to play CS GO that has an I5 6500 with GTX 750 TI and he told me he gets near 300 FPS most of the time.

 

With your CPU being at around the same performance as an I5 6500, and your graphics card being better, you should have a solid PC to play the games you want to.

 

The build looks fine.

 

EDIT: refer to this video for performance on GTA V, his system specs are almost identical to yours.


Edited by Voidz, 20 August 2016 - 10:38 AM.


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Posted 20 August 2016 - 10:25 AM

Hi- The I3 6100 will be plenty for CS GO and CIV. (I havent played GTA on PC so I cant comment on that.) There is no need for you to get an i5 6400, for example as the I3 6100 is better. ( The i5 6400 does have 4 cores, but in games such as CS GO, a strong single core performance is better than multiple cores).


Forget CPUBoss, useless site with tons of wrong information. This time they messed up with CPU frequency as i5-6400 has turbo core frequency of 3.3 GHz and i3 has no turbo at all.

For any future games, i5-6400 is much better choice.

Edited by Drillingmachine, 20 August 2016 - 10:45 AM.


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Posted 20 August 2016 - 10:37 AM

I agree, I will remove the CPUboss link. Thank you for informing me of this.

 

I also agree that i5 6400 is better for future games ( due to some games being better coded for multi core CPUS) but for games like CS GO that he mentioned, it's better to have strong single core performance than multiple.

 

I5 6400 vs I3 6100 will most likely be in hot debate for a while, since performance is identical and I3 is cheaper.

 

To OP: If you've got the money, you can get an I5 6400 but there wont be a noticable difference from the I3 6100.


Edited by Voidz, 20 August 2016 - 10:42 AM.


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Posted 20 August 2016 - 10:46 AM

Thanks. For CS:GO, i3 s OK but it's good to remember that CS:GO engine is 12 years old.

I have never played CS and so don't understand it well.

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Posted 20 August 2016 - 04:20 PM

CS is not very resource demanding. It runs on a 12 year old engine and I have run it well on a Pentium.


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Posted 01 September 2016 - 02:12 PM

I agree, I will remove the CPUboss link. Thank you for informing me of this.

 

I also agree that i5 6400 is better for future games ( due to some games being better coded for multi core CPUS) but for games like CS GO that he mentioned, it's better to have strong single core performance than multiple.

 

I5 6400 vs I3 6100 will most likely be in hot debate for a while, since performance is identical and I3 is cheaper.

 

To OP: If you've got the money, you can get an I5 6400 but there wont be a noticable difference from the I3 6100.

 

Yeah, but does it matter? Will there really be an framerate loss from an i3 to an i5? CSGO is well over 10 years old, it may be more suited for single core chip, but that does not imply a multi-core will perform below sub par. I think OP would be better off with the i5 since it "future-proofs" the machine.



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Posted 01 September 2016 - 04:16 PM

I'd go for an RX 480 or at least a GTX 1060, you are also missing a Windows license.  I would go for a Gigabyte or Asus board due to their quality.  A GIGABYTE GA-Z170XP-SLI would be a good choice.  An i5 CPU would also be preferable for those games.  An Intel Core i5-6400 or Intel Core i5-6500 would be excellent choices.  Due to supply shortages, the GTX 1060 and RX 480 are sometimes out of stock or sold at high prices.  You can get either one, such as the GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1060.  I don't recommend paying more than $250 though.  As for Windows, here is the license you need.

 

Second on this (the GTX 1060). 



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Posted 03 September 2016 - 02:20 PM

Thanks for all the feedback. 






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