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Re: My turn.

Post by IRAZORI » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:38 pm

Maybe get a water cooler for the cpu. You can overclock it then in the future. Or get the water cooler later then overclock when it gets a bit older. If you're gonna spend an extra 300 might as well go 1080ti. It's a bit overkill for 1080p but it will smash the fuck out of most games on ultra and will last a fair few years in terms of future proofing. I got a 980ti two years ago and it still plays most games maxed out. The only thing I recommend keeping is your hard drive for a bit of extra storage but still get an SSD or an M2 card. M2 cards are rapid but are bloody expensive.
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Post by IRAZORI » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:39 pm

Some people don't like using scan.co.uk but I've never had a problem with them. They also do finance if you need to spread the cost out.
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Post by WarGanisM » Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:23 pm

Overclockers recently put out a relatively good build on offer.
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/ocuk-gam ... b6-og.html

Its not a too shabby build for what you would probably need. I'm not saying to buy this specific build, but its quite a good idea of spec/price ratio. I mean if you individually scouted the parts and built your own, you can save some cash there. On that build the only things that stand out to me is to up the ram, and a 1060gtx is plenty suffient imo but you could jump up to 1070 for some more gfx juice.

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Re: My turn.

Post by Age. » Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:29 pm

Some nice ones in here, assuming Jack isn't building it for you?

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Post by Spawnsy » Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:04 pm

Jack will. If I ask him.
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Post by 0v3rz34l0u5 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:02 pm

I’ve alwaya built my own. I buy from Dabs (now BT), Overclockers and Amazon. I tend use OC to “build”a system then shop around.
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Post by Gorlami_Raverderche » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:51 pm

As promised, here goes my extended advice, in which I will try to help simplify the choices you need to make, in terms that you can easily relate without knowing too much technical background. Still it will be a long read, as a disclaimer! Price estimations are in EUR, so you will need to roughly convert it yourself.

1. First decision point: upgrade or new?
You got an aged pc, after upgrading GPU to GTX950, still struggles to provide the minimum performance you need, to play the game(s) you wanna play, and to make your 144hz monitor useful. I briefly heard about the specs, and there is no much room for further valuable upgrade. The old i5 is already bottlenecking the GTX950, and the system is sitting on a DDR3 platform, which thickens the neck of the bottle. All in all, there is close to 0 appeal to go this route.

2. Second decision point (assuming going for new build): can any parts be re-used?
As we discussed, the only component that can be physically re-used, is the PSU. I would not recommend this, given the mileage it served, and the year it was manufactured. The mileage matters because a PSU's peak output capacity will degrade overtime, and along with its output stability, this can put a big dent on performance, low fps, or stutterness etc. Being to old of a PSU might also mean that it might just lack one or two of the connectors you need when building a new pc. PSU is one of the least costly parts, 100ish eur can get you a decent one.

3. Now comes the main question, what level of gaming experience you want to achieve?
To answer that, you need to know the following (I'm gonna prefill them from what I know to make my case clear):
a. Your favorite genre = Tactical FPS. This translates to stable fps, in recent, current, and upcoming titles. Also you wanna be able to sustain that for at least 3 years down the road with this build.
b. Are you planning to explore VR? No.
c. What kind of display environment you gonna be using in those 3 years? 1920x1080 @144hz.

Now I can put your requirements roughly in a more confined spec range:
(note that this part is be based on my personal experience, and I have been only on the Intel and nVidia side)

Architecture (CPU Socket): 1151(Sky Lake-S or Kaby Lake-S), as flagship Intel architecture, you have a wide range of CPUs and motherboards to choose from.
CPU: mid-range i5 with at least 3.2Ghz clock, with "K". So you can easily overclock with no safety concern. Recommend i5 7600K (3.8Ghz), solid performance at stock state, can easily overclock to help future proof. Costs about 250 Eur.
GPU: GTX1070 or GTX1080Ti, based on current pricing, 500 EUR to 850 EUR. A choice between price and pleasure, but 1080Ti offers most bang for the buck here, at least 100% more performance of 1070, for 70% more price. Do consider the length of time each card will stay relevant in the years to come. I leave 1080 out because they only cost about 100 EUR less than Ti. Pretty pointless.
RAM: 16Gb (2x8Gb) DDR4 clocked between 2400mhz to 3000mhz, minor price difference. But choose 2x8 instead of 4x4 to leave room for potential upgrade. Cost around 150 EUR.
Motherboard: ATX not uATX or miniATX, if you have the room. Recommended brands are ASUS, MSI, and ASRock. Get one that supports SLI, even if you don't have a plan to use it. Most mobo nowadays have SLI or Crossfire support, and so it's not gonna cost you anything extra if you are going for a decent quality mobo, but the model variants do target AMD and nVidia users separately, so just make sure you are getting the right one. Other than that, make sure it has m.2 socket, so you can use them once the m.2 SSD prices drop a bit more. Those SSDs are no joke, they can be tens of times faster than HDD, they might even be cheap enough to consider already. 100 to 150 EUR can get you a decent Mobo.
Storage: 1x500GB SSD (system+games), for about 200 EUR, 2 to 4TB HDD (music, movies.. or porn!), 80 to 180 EUR.
PSU: 750w minimum. No need to go just above the line with power. Costs roughly under 100 EUR. Look for "80PLUS" for reliable models.

The rest are pretty standard, CPU-fan or Watercooling (40 to 100 EUR), Case (50 to 100 EUR)

And you need to do the final math.

P.S. Why I didn't recommend Pre-builds if you ask?
Well, cuz the business is all about putting together systems with the cheapest components you can find, put into an ok-looking case, and marketed at a maximum price that the average inexperienced customer can accept. To me that's no good deal.

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Re: My turn.

Post by Ztranier » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:45 pm

puhh, Monster Statement gorlami!!!, thats whats all about,
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Re: My turn.

Post by eyzpick » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:32 am

holy moly, Gorlami, that's a hell off a replay mate !!!

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Re: My turn.

Post by Spawnsy » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:42 am

Thank you Gorlami, that is exactly the response this noob required. I really appreciate you taking the time to write it all down for me.
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