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Harvsta
  • 57 months ago

Alright so I need some feedback on this £500+ Gaming PC. It will be purely used for gaming and I was wondering how many FPS I would get on Minecraft for example? Thanks http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/wb9J3C

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

So this is generally something you post in the parts list opinions section. But id say this isn't the build for what youre looking to do.

FX 8350(factory overclocked 8320) isn't the best CPU for this.

And I was completely unaware they made a 4gb 750ti... So here's my suggestion.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4160 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor £84.95 @ Ebuyer
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H97M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £67.39 @ CCL Computers
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £36.36 @ Ebuyer
Storage Sandisk Solid State Drive 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £40.39 @ Aria PC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £29.94 @ Aria PC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB Superclocked Video Card £156.49 @ Aria PC
Case Thermaltake Versa H22 ATX Mid Tower Case £26.70 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £64.34 @ Scan.co.uk
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer £9.38 @ CCL Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £515.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-14 22:56 BST+0100

Better CPU. Better gpu(will play much more demanding games at great fps at medium to high), better psu. All for bit less money. Down the road you can upgrade to an i5. Any questions?

Ps this should run Minecraft maxed 100+ fps.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

And I was completely unaware they made a 4gb 750ti...

Lol same here bro I was like wtf... XD

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah think I looked at that like 12 times. Must be a special region thing.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha really? I did the same thing. It must be a region thing.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok here's my take its a bit over budget but I doubt you can beat it for value for money.

Benchmarks have shown the 950 to be pretty much on par to the 960 and has a few extra features.

I5 can't get much better than that especially at this price for gaming.

Couldn't fit an ssd but I think it isn't particularly needed and you can easily save £40 for later on if you ever need it.

Gold standard power supply much more reliable than the one you chose.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £178.57 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler £23.70 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard ASRock Z97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £61.79 @ Ebuyer
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £32.49 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £29.94 @ Aria PC
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 950 2GB Video Card £127.90 @ Aria PC
Case Thermaltake Versa H22 Window ATX Mid Tower Case £26.94 @ Aria PC
Power Supply XFX TS 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply £37.99 @ Amazon UK
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer £9.38 @ CCL Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £528.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-14 23:10 BST+0100
  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Your GPU is really bad for the quite good CPU you have I would think that the CPU is to powerful for this type of budget

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's my suggestion: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/vdZRmG

It's a bit over but it's well worth it!

This is why you should go with my build compared to Aldrighettie and yours:

-Better PSU better for OC and future upgrades -Higher Clocked CPU -Higher Clocked RAM -Better CPU (compared to yours) for applications that only use a few -MUCH better GPU a GTX 960 cannot out perform a R9 380. The R9 380 kills it by far. -Much better case. Corsair is a trusted case company they make great cases with awesome cooling options and cable management options.

If you have any questions at all please feel free to ask me! I'm always here :P

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your suggestions and helpful information, I'll look into this.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm really glad to help out!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree your build is great for the moment but if he or she wants to upgrade in the future they will need to change the cpu and gpu more and more games are demanding at least quad cores to run and that will only get more common with time. Yes my gpu might lag a little behind in gaming performance but it does have a few nice features plus any time he or she wants to upgrade its the only thing that needs changing.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I've made a few adjustments by removing the SSD and upgrading the motherboard and graphics card. I also switched out the power supply and the case.

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/Harvsta/saved/B73G3C

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I would go with the build I posted its pretty much better in every way. I'll repost it here again

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £178.57 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler £23.70 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard ASRock Z97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £61.79 @ Ebuyer
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £32.49 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £29.94 @ Aria PC
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 950 2GB Video Card £127.90 @ Aria PC
Case Thermaltake Versa H22 Window ATX Mid Tower Case £26.94 @ Aria PC
Power Supply XFX TS 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply £37.99 @ Amazon UK
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer £9.38 @ CCL Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £528.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-15 00:05 BST+0100
  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

You get a great cpu and overclocking capably.

Great power supply for the price.

A really efficient and feature packed little card.

The only thing I would change is the cpu cooler and case in my build but I did those to keep cost down.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Seems great, thanks. I'm not exactly an expert on computer parts so could you possibly tell me the difference between an i5 and an AMD FX? I thought the more ghz the better and more cores the better, or is that not relevant ?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

An 8350 is basically an over clocked 8320. You are wasting your own money plus an i3 can out preform an 8320/8350 in most games that only utilize a few cores. You are making a big mistake.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

change the cpu and gpu

The GPU I have chosen out performs your parts list by miles my friend. This CPU is still very solid.

What type of features does your GPU have that mine does not?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I know your gpu out performed mine I said that, yes your cpu is solid but many games are picking up a 4 core minimum requirement so while an i3 is great right now but dual core is being replaced by quad core as a minimum requirement in many games and there is no denying an i5 4690k is much better.

950 features: http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-950/features

And when I said change the cpu and gpu I meant in the future as an upgrade if the 950 or the 380 don't cut it you only have to upgrade the gpu in my case whereas in AAA titles the i3 won't cut it so you'd also have to replace that.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I think there are a couple of ways to use your budget that have been touched on perhaps but not clearly shown. So this build utilises an i5 (locked) which gives you all the gaming power you likely need for now and future releases for a couple of years and gives you a 4GB version of the 380 which is the only 380 worth buying imo. Otherwise the 950 makes for an excellent lower cost, low power card but I will come to that in a different build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor £140.97 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Asus Z97-P ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £65.66 @ Dabs
Memory GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory £24.54 @ Amazon UK
Storage Sandisk SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £34.98 @ Dabs
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £29.94 @ Aria PC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 380 4GB PCS+ Video Card £165.97 @ More Computers
Case Thermaltake Versa H22 Window ATX Mid Tower Case £26.94 @ Aria PC
Power Supply XFX TS 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply £37.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £526.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-15 02:15 BST+0100

You could leave the ssd for now and go under £500. You don't need it, they are just nice to have, same with the optical drive as you simply dont need them anymore.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

This way maximises gaming potential around the same budget but leaves little room for upgrades.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor £140.97 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Biostar B85MG Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £42.38 @ Ebuyer
Memory GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory £24.54 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £29.94 @ Aria PC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card £239.98 @ Dabs
Case Thermaltake Versa H22 Window ATX Mid Tower Case £26.94 @ Aria PC
Power Supply SeaSonic ECO 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £29.99 @ Scan.co.uk
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £534.74
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-15 02:21 BST+0100
  • 57 months ago
  • 0 points

And this was is a revision to DaeRana's build using parts I would buy myself as things like the motherboard and cooler were not to my taste and could be considered low quality.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £178.57 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler be quiet! Shadow Rock Slim 67.8 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler £30.98 @ Novatech
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97P-D3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £63.16 @ Amazon UK
Memory Kingston Savage 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £35.63 @ Ebuyer
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £29.94 @ Aria PC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB Superclocked Video Card £125.99 @ Aria PC
Case Cooler Master N400 ATX Mid Tower Case £34.99 @ Scan.co.uk
Power Supply XFX TS 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply £37.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £537.25
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-15 02:29 BST+0100

Oh and I know I have used it as well as others but this power supply is OOS and mostly likely never will be back in as its an older model. Just fair warning. There are Be Quiet! and XFX units around at about £50 to replace them otherwise you drop to circa 400W

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