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notoriousX55
  • 54 months ago

Budget:700-800 Location:California,USA Use (Gaming, Rendering, etc):playing mmo games and some rendering Peripherals required (monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc): monitor only Operating System: I need windows 10.

This build is for playing new mmo like Blade and Soul,gw2, and Black Desert at like high settings.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $209.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock H170M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $84.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $37.99 @ Newegg
Storage Toshiba P300 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB SSC ACX 2.0 Video Card $139.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Fractal Design Tesla R2 500W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $94.99 @ Adorama
Monitor AOC I2421VWH 60Hz 24.0" Monitor $109.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $797.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-08 00:19 EST-0500

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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 PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $69.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $35.99 @ Newegg
Storage Toshiba P300 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB SSC ACX 2.0 Video Card $139.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Fractal Design Tesla R2 500W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $94.99 @ Adorama
Monitor AOC I2421VWH 60Hz 24.0" Monitor $109.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $813.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-08 00:23 EST-0500

Add another 1X8GB later. Upgrade to an SSD someday.

  • 54 months ago
  • 0 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $109.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $28.54 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $54.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $29.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R7 370 2GB WINDFORCE 2X Video Card $133.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $41.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $50.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $94.99 @ Adorama
Monitor Acer G226HQLBbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $89.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $681.33
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-07 20:45 EST-0500

The only reason I went with an AMD processor over intel is because you mentioned video rendering. The greater amount of cores in AMD rigs will be better for video stuff, but intel is going to be better for straight up gaming. You might need some more RAM in the future. This build is also overclockable.

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Not a bad start. It's tough to get a rendering computer in this price range with an intel processor, so I think the 8320 is a decent choice here. However, there are better ways to spend some of the money. The two major improvements I see right off the bat are PSU and GPU. For GPU, a 950 is the best price/performance card available, and it fits perfectly in this budget. Additionally considering that some MMOs tend to play better with NVidia drivers, the 950 is a better choice yet. Additionally, the 600b is an alright power supply, but it offers poor voltage regulation which makes it unsavory for overclocking. The Tesla R2 is a reliable PSU available at a great price.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $129.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $28.54 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard $69.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $79.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB SSC ACX 2.0 Video Card $139.99 @ Newegg
Case Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case $38.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Fractal Design Tesla R2 500W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $94.99 @ Adorama
Monitor AOC I2421VWH 60Hz 24.0" Monitor $109.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $778.23
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-07 21:19 EST-0500
  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

All that being said, I managed to make an Intel build happen. The weakest point in this list is the motherboard, which offers some lackluster VRM heatsinks, but it should still offer stable and reliable performance, and the system is on par with a locked i7 rendering system.

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 Alpine 11 Plus Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $9.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $45.98 @ OutletPC
Memory Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $57.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB SSC ACX 2.0 Video Card $139.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Fractal Design Tesla R2 500W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $94.99 @ Adorama
Monitor Acer G226HQLBbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $89.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $797.78
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-07 21:25 EST-0500
  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice builds man. For some reason I thought the limit was $700, but oh well, your builds are better. Love the xeon.

I need to learn more about what makes PSUs good. I favorited the telsa you recommended.

  • 54 months ago
  • 0 points

Learning about the good PSUs means research.

To make it simpler on you, Antec, SeaSonic, XFX, and Super Flower make good supplies at any level. Many other manufacturers rebrand supplies from those manufacturers (XFX is actually SeaSonic rebrands). Some of the quality OEM manufacturers are (as previously mentioned) SeaSonic and Super Flower, as well as ATNG, FSP, and CWT.

Another handy tool is the PSU tier list. It's a great guide, but it does have its shortcomings. There are many good supplies that aren't listed, and there are some supplies that shouldn't be placed where they are (much more rare than the other instance): http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html

It's a good tool to get a handy and quick reference on the more common supplies you can find.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally, I would only use the tier list to quickly learn the OEM of a PSU. I think its flaws are too many and too great to recommend to even the most inexperienced.

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Clock for clock, a non-hyperthreaded haswell core achieves about the same execution throughput as a piledriver module in heavily threaded workloads, so there's actually very little advantage to the FX-8320 here for rendering over an i5-4460 unless overclocked, which is something that can't really be done on that motherboard anyway.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

you will never need more than 8gb especially when 92% of games still use 32bit engines.

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