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Amazing build that performs as good and sometimes better than a Playstation 4. Build comes in at an amazing sub $450 price!! (~$550 with OS and Optical drive included) Guys please tell me what you think about my new build :)

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  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry guys but the inside of the computer is really untidy because of bad cable management so I don't really want to show :(

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

WHat games and hows performance?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I get over 30 FPS in all games I've tested at 1080p running in medium-high settings. Pretty good PC I like it :DD

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Just do you know guys, most PlayStation 4 games run at 1080p 30FPs who knows what settings. This PC can run most games at 1080p on high settings at more than 30 FPS. Also remember than consoles get their fully modified rendering settings and sometimes lower resolutions. Filters are used to make them look good on consoles like DOP and Motion blur. Therefore making PS4 games look and run well, without having powerful hardware. The PS4's GPU is a 7790, check the specs if you don't believe me.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 0 points

Console technology is old and sucks. They claimed the GPU was mid-range at the time of release, but now it's all low end.

"Games that are properly optimized run at 1080p on a PS4", on ultra low settings in order to achieve 60 fps of course, with many filters for good looks.

Having advanced graphics technology doesn't matter because the CPU on both Xone and PS4 is total garbage, bottlenecks in most cases. Even an Intel Pentium processor kicks their teeth out in basically any situation, which leads to outperforming an unbalanced system.

You are going to be stuck with 720p 30FPS in a year or 2, because of the massively outdated technology and poor performance. Just what happened to the PS3 and Xbox 360. It's unfortunate how you are still in the phase of denial. Face it mate, consoles have no spot in the gaming industry.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

'PS4 is the 1080p box'. Pfft, yeah, for ******* indie and arcade games. Even Battlefield 4 doesn't run at 1080p. Most of the newly released games that are actually demanding don't run at 1080p on the PS4. And if you think it is still the 1080p box, well not for much longer. I never said the R9 270X is garbage, because clearly the PS4 doesn't ******* have one.

Soon enough you will start to see how poor the technology will be on the PS4 for more demanding titles. Even PC's tech get ******* outdated and perform poorly, not only saying that against the consoles. Anyways this is my ******* build so you can **** off now, little boy.

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have to update the BIOS out of the box with the Pentium G3258? Because I'm doing a build with it and that MOBO and I've been getting worried because some forums have been saying that I need another CPU to update the BIOS before I can use the G3258.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

WOW! Best gaming PC EVA! FOR THAT CHEAP WOW!

Anyway, I think that the Rosewill 450Watt should be upgraded into a 500 Watt/ 600 Watt PSU. Just because the R7-260x needs a 500 watt PSU to run it. Please Upgrade if you need to.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you do any overclockingon the CPU? I heard that when OC'ing that specific CPU you can get some monster performance out of it.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

its really good

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

I disagree. I am a console gamer atm (PS3) so I'm no PC gaming fanboy but the 260x should outperform the APU in a PS4 and hardly any games use more than 2 cores but all games benefit more from clock speed, and that CPU can crank up to 4.5GHz quite easily. Also, this is much more upgradable than a console, can play games from all eras and can be used for normal work as well. In this day and age, pretty much everyone who can afford one uses a PC, and the pentium with 8gb RAM is just fine for word processing/internet browsing. Basically, for the price of the r7 260x - $100 or £60, you are turning a much needed computer for everyday life into a gaming capable machine, which I think is really good. Imho, I think the OP has done a really good job for the budget.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Still, not all games are fully optimized to DirectX. Also, games like BF4 can benefit from mantle, and I'm sure if you look at benchmarks, this rig will outperform the PS4 or at least they will be constantly be trading blows.

The most important point imho which makes PC gaming a bit more practical than console, is the fact that everyone needs a PC. He would have spent a few hundred pounds or dollars on a PC anyway, regardless of whether he's gaming or not. In my eyes, he's only spent the £60 or $100 for a gaming machine, rather than buying a PS4 for £300 or $450. He can also upgrade whenever he feels the need to and breathe more life into his system for another $100-200 in a few years time instead of having to spend $450 on a PS5. He'll also be able to play all the games the PS2 and the PS3 and PS4 and then the PS5 can play, all on one rig, since all PC games are backwards compatible, whereas consoles are not.

Also, on a PC, you can crank up the resolution to 4k if your monitor and GPU can handle it, or go as low as you possibly want, whereas with console, you can't even get 1080p.

The only reason I still play console is because more of my friends have it but in a year or so, my PS3 will inevitably be incapable of running newer games so I'll shell out £150 to buy a GPU for my already running PC that I use for general work etc and I'll be able to game on that instead of spending double the amount on a next gen console.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

PS4 caps out at 900p and I'm almost certain that other than a handful of low graphically demanding titles, 99% WON'T run at 60fps.

Linus Tech Tips recently did a video on gaming on a budget at 4k and proved that to play the vast majority of popular games at 4K at very decent fps, your entire system can come in at under $1000, and I'm almost certain that was including the monitor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4xDfEOGONw

That build was sponsored by AMD, Kingston and MSI though, so I might have changed the parts a little bit to spend less on the MoBo, Case and PSU and more towards the GPU, but that's a different story anyway. Point being, you don't have to spend $2000 on GPUs alone for 4k.

Also, most people won't have heard of Gaikai and I honestly don't know how it works/how well it works so I can't comment on that but backwards compatibility on PC works flawlessly as it is technically still the same generation of hardware.

You certainly don't need an i7 for gaming, that's a load of rubbish (no offence). An i5 or even lower is more than capable of playing almost any game without bottlenecking. An AMD FX-6300 is a very popular choice for budget gamers and although is slightly weaker in performance per core compared to an i5, it still performs about as well at half the price. There is only a couple of fps difference tbh.

The technology that Sony are working on may well be amazing and in due time, may make consoles have better performance for the price compared to PC, but PC is also rapidly developing. When GPGPU is released, this argument may be a different way around, but as for now, I still stand by my opinion.

The point I keep stressing but you fail to understand is that he only spent $100 more than he would have anyway to basically buy a gaming platform, whereas to buy a console, you have to dish out $450. Everyone uses a PC anyway, if they can afford one, so they can turn it into a gaming machine comparable to a console for less than a third of the price. If one wanted to spend more of the $450 the console would have cost as an alternative, one could buy a GTX 970 for £250 or $350 and have performance than would blow a PS4 out of the water and still not bottleneck the pentium G3258 which you keep criticizing, as it is a really really good budget CPU.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

i agree with your opinion about the build but you came across as very omniscient in a rude way. just sayin'

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

a little, i might have even sounded rude lol. sorry if i did.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

All this PC really needs to beat a PS4 is a better GPU, the PS4 runs games on what a PC would consider normal settings at 30fps; PC games normally run at 60FPS and I don't see why it cannot run on high at 1080p at that FPS. He can also overclock the snot out of this CPU to easily make up for any processor margins. But in general I agree with you this is not exactly the best CPU to try to go against the PS4 and XBone, you would be better served with an i5 or FX-6300 for that.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

1 stick of RAM for exactly that reason. The mobo only support up to 2 sticks, so having 1 stick of 8GB RAM I can add 8GB more in the future without having to fully replace and waste money on a kit :)

  • 63 months ago
  • -2 points

I agree, your build doesn't really compare to the power of a PS4.

However, if you are looking at the computer by itself it's not a bad build. you did a pretty good job for a budget of $450, well done.