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light gaming/enigineering software PC

Bermuda_187
  • 55 months ago

Hi guys, im looking at doing my first PC build in a month or so after school ends and was looking for some advice. I'm looking for something that can do light gaming, mostly just the regular steam games. Also something that can run a hefty program like solidworks well. The skylake cpu's look very good, but are more expensive than say the 4790k. What would be best for what I previously stated as well as multitasking? 16Gb of RAM required.

Budget: $1000-1500 Location: New York Use (Gaming, Rendering, etc): gaming/rendering/multitasking Peripherals required (monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc): Intel and Nvidia for cpu/gpu. Preferably a monitor with the build, Operating System required: windows 10

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Form factor?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you want a certain kind of monitor? You can add it yourself if you want, here is my build for you:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $242.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $82.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Team Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $66.98 @ Amazon
Storage Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $43.50 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB 100 Million Edition Video Card $338.89 @ OutletPC
Case Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX Tower Case $43.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.00 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $91.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1045.21
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-05 21:35 EST-0500
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

best build

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  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Wasn't sure how demanding the games were that he played. Also, go with the 950 instead in that case.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi bud..

The Latest DDR4 i7-6700K, IS DEFINITELY much better than the DDR3 i7-4790K

BENCHMARK1: http://us.hardware.info/comparisontable/products/220715-315132

BENCHMARK2:

See the DDR4 i7-6600K ranked ahead of the i7-4790K by a whopping 12% in effective speed by CPU.USERBENCHMARK.COM, A real-time uploaded ACTUAL-USER data benchmarks portal:

The i7-6700K is ranked 0th ( Desktop 112%, Gaming 112%, Workstation 74% )

The i7-4790K is ranked 3rd ( Desktop 100%, Gaming 101%, Workstation 68% )

http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-4790K-vs-Intel-Core-i7-6700K/2384vs3502

STILL NOT CONVINCED ?? Straight from the Horse's Mouth -- The official intel comparison:

http://ark.intel.com/compare/80807,88195

(In the Official intel comparison above, do check out the 21.3 GB/s vs 34.1 GB/s Memory bandwidth (Skylake vs Haswell), 8 GT/s (Giga Transfers per sec) for the skylake vs 5 GT/s for Haswell, 14nm Manuf vs 22 nm..)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $369.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.50 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $154.99 @ Micro Center
Memory Kingston Savage 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $116.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $87.23 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB FTW ACX 2.0 Video Card $339.99 @ NCIX US
Case Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $48.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $91.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VX228H 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $139.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1544.43
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $1489.43
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-06 00:55 EST-0500
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Also something that can run a hefty program like solidworks well.

Xeon 1231 V3 for i7 like performance in multi-tasking and creativity applications and ECC memory support.

ECC memory for maximum reliability and stability.

FirePro graphics for proper Solidworks support. As a gaming GPU, the W5100 will run visual quality on par with an R7 260, plenty of gumption to run most mainstream steam games.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeHei6qmzM0

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $242.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Arctic Cooling ACFZ11-LP Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $17.39 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock Rack C226M WS $170.00
Memory Wintec Server Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $109.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $134.99 @ Newegg
Video Card AMD FirePro W5100 4GB Video Card $323.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Core 1500 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $55.99 @ Directron
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $84.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $93.91 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer G257HU smidpx 60Hz 25.0" Monitor $271.49 @ Mac Mall
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1505.73
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-06 03:05 EST-0500

Any questions?

  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

i7-4790k is more bang for your buck than Skylake IF you're going to use a dedicate graphic card (and you are going to use one so... i7-4790K). Here's my take for around 1k

pcpartpicker PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $312.95 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Seidon 120V 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $49.99 @ B&H
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $128.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $77.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $87.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 380 4GB Video Card $219.99 @ Micro Center
Case Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive LG GH24NSC0 DVD/CD Writer $13.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1046.65
Mail-in rebates -$65.00
Total $981.65
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-05 21:54 EST-0500
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, they are better in INTERGRATED graphic performance. We are using dedicated graphic, so the 20% increase performance is going to waste :) So a cheaper CPU and motherboard with the same clock speed would be a better choice

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Right dude,, carry on, sorry for disturbing you..

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