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144hz csgo build economy edition

biignastyy
  • 54 months ago

Hi guys I'm looking to build a pc for gaming. I'm kind of a moron when it comes to builds so I was hoping you could help. I'm really only concerned about being able to play csgo at 144hz on high settings. I would like a pc that is water cooled (mostly for noise) and somewhat upgradable in case I ever feel like trying any other games. I do not need a case I'm going to Jimmy rig my own out of an old case. I have all my peripherals including a monitor so I'm really just looking for the actual pc parts. I'm hoping to achieve this for around $800 high end. Thanks for the help.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

I would like a pc that is water cooled (mostly for noise)

In actuality, what you probably want is nicely implemented liquid heatpipe cooling.

Mechanically pumped liquid ( "water" ) coolers are rarely quieter or better performing than liquid heatpipe coolers until we get into a size class that can't be strapped to a CPU socket and a price class that makes no sense for your intended budget.

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

If you want to use all $800 of your budget:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $214.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Phanteks PH-TC12DX 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $112.98 @ Newegg
Memory Mushkin Stealth 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $41.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY CS2111 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $134.45 @ Amazon
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 380 2GB PCS+ Video Card $162.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $792.37
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-14 17:05 EST-0500

This will do ~300FPS when overclocked, pretty much assuring a 144hz sync at all times with ease.


If you want to be more conservative:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $129.46 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock B150M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $83.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $42.99 @ Newegg
Storage G.Skill Phoenix FTL 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $74.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI Radeon R7 265 2GB Video Card $103.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply XFX TS 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $59.00 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $494.41
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-14 17:12 EST-0500

That can also do the trick.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $174.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $92.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston Savage 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $40.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card $319.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $118.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $917.90
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $887.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-14 13:53 EST-0500

Use this except the case then

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

A GTX950 can do 200FPS+ in this game at 1080P-ultra.

The R9 390 is a complete waste for this build.

CS:GO high FPS goal builds are much more CPU dependent than GPU dependent. As such, the memory subsystem on the CPU will effect performance. Having the memory subsystem connected to the CPU crippled to a single channel configuration will hurt those FPS minimums.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B150M BAZOOKA Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $84.99 @ Amazon
Memory Avexir Core Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $77.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB Superclocked Video Card $151.49 @ SuperBiiz
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $42.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $55.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $653.32
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-14 16:56 EST-0500

More than enough for your build, but it could be made with a cheaper case, mobo and storage if you wanted to. Could save about $100 by reducing those those parts to bargain basement.

750GB Hitachi HDD ($35) Fractal Core 1100 ($27) and Gigabyte H110 mobo ($44)

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

I love how MSI has embraced their explosive past with motherboards by simply naming them after weapons.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I did feel a heavy dose of irony when I was first presented the GRENADE A68 board. Must save I've fallen in love with them though, especially the TOMAHAWK AC. If I still build ATX systems I'd be all over that.

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