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Gtx 960 2gb or gtx 960 4gb VRAM

PCRizz
  • 54 months ago

This is my build so far should I spend $20 more to get 4gb and should I get i5 4460 or 4590?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VMhQmG

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

for around the same budget you can get the newer skylake and DDR4. The i5-6500 is a great choice!

This is my build so far should I spend $20 more to get 4gb

no, the 4gb doesn't really improve performance (its so little), get the 2gb version

and should I get i5 4460 or 4590?

the 4460 is fine but if you want to spend the extra just go with the i5-6500 and a B150 or H170 motherboard and DDR4

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

2 gb is becoming more and more of a limitation in modern games. It can be the difference between medium settings @ 1080p and cranking it up to high or even ultra. games like gta v or the witcher 3 can simply not run well with only 2 gb of vram, and 4gb models are just the logical choice if you want to play new titles as soon as a few months down the line. 2gb is becoming obselete, and the extra $20 will go an incredibly long way down the road, whereas 2gb will be playable in only the extremely near future. Also, the 4 gb vram gigabyte model of an r9 380x is $5 cheaper and provides a LOT more performance than the 4gb model of the 960. In battlefield benchmarks on youtube, the difference i have seen is usually from 15-30 fps higher on r9 380x, and will save you 5 dollars to pocket. i5 4460, a safe and good choice, is the norm for these mid range budgets, with good reason.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow thanks for this response can u either link me the ideal gpu or share a build with me

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Here, I altered your build and added a 4gb 380 (there wasn't a 380x option but the 380 is still much better than the 960). Just add 15 dollars or so to estimate the price of a cheap 380x. Also, since amd gpus are more power hungry, I upgraded to a 600w SeaSonic power supply. Your moniter was a little expensive for the value so I added a 2ms 24" BenQ Moniter for a ridiculous price of $129. It is incredibly cheap right now and usually 150-175 dollars. I also exchanged your motherboard for an msi motherboard which is red and lack, and has some extra perks, one of them being raid support if you ever want to pursue that option. The color scheme (in my humble opinion) looks nicer now, and I saved.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool send me the link

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Woops... thought I did. Sorry! Here:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B37QmG

Reply with an questions or concerns.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good but I would really like to stay with Nvida can u make me a build with the evga 960 4gb?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr938xg1gaming4g

Forgot to add the 380x to list! This is it.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Fixed:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $129.78 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock Z170 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $110.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $43.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $66.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 380X 4GB WINDFORCE 2X Video Card $219.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $80.64 @ Amazon
Power Supply OCZ ZT 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $62.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $32.96 @ Amazon
Monitor LG 23MP47HQ 60Hz 23.0" Monitor $100.98 @ Newegg
Keyboard Thermaltake Commander Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Laser Mouse $29.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $879.29
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-20 02:28 EST-0500

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