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My first Gaming PC thoughts

caltheduck
  • 52 months ago

http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/mh8Fcf

So this is what I've come up with so far, I'm looking to play 1080p games, I play a lot of Civ 5 and europa 4, but would like to be able to play games like the witcher 3 and GTA V, I don't need to run these games on the highest settings.

I would like to spend less than $1000, but would like to leave my options open if i want to upgrade in the future.

I would love it if someone could reassure me that these part will all go together before i go out and buy them. and if i have missed anything you think I would need.

Also Is my psu the appropriate wattage?

Any help is much appreciated :)

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  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $173.00 @ CPL Online
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B150M-D3H DDR3 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $135.00 @ CPL Online
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $77.00 @ IJK
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.00 @ Umart
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card $319.00 @ Umart
Case Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $55.00 @ Mwave Australia
Power Supply SeaSonic 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $99.00 @ Umart
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $987.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-25 15:00 AEDT+1100

Its more expensive, but way better. The fx series is old and is not upgradable.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot, that really helps.

I have revised based of your suggestions what are your thoughts of this set up, its slightly cheaper.

http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/JqV3K8

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

First of all +1 to iglitch2win for a solid build. Just needs a bit of optimization ;)

2133Mhz RAM is a must for a Skylake build. The PSU you selected is a tier 4(stay away if you can). You lowered the GPU down to a lower tier. The edits you made are not worth the 80AUD you saved.

Here is a more optimized version of glitch's build. You can buy a cheaper case, and motherboard(maybe 20AUD total) but other than that, this is the best computer you're going to get for 1000AUD. And it will be very good for 1080p gaming.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $173.00 @ CPL Online
Motherboard ASRock B150M Pro4/D3 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $115.00 @ IJK
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $77.00 @ IJK
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.00 @ Centre Com
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 380 4GB PCS+ Video Card $299.00 @ CPL Online
Case Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Mwave Australia
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $99.00 @ CPL Online
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $941.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-25 23:33 AEDT+1100
  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I watched some reviews on the r9 380 and it looks like a really good value graphics card. :)

can the mother board support 2133Mhz RAM though? i didn't think it could.

Also I'm not to sure what you mean by a tier 4 PSU.

Cheers for the help :)

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

That motherboard definitely supports 2133Mhz memory. ASROCK Support

As for the PSU. There are several "tier" lists floating around that rank Power Supplies on their overall quality(Just do a good search for "PSU Tier List". A quick rundown; tier 1 and 2 are considered "excellent" and Tier 3 are considered "Good". Tier 4 is considered "Ok". And Tier 5 is "Replace immediately". For a build like this I would recommend a Tier 3 PSU or higher. The EVGA 600B is a tier 3 PSU. If you have some extra money, you can always spring for a tier 2, but I don't think it's necessary for you setup as it uses very little power to run.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah yes you were right shouldn't have doubted you haha.

http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/8zZRLk

Can I get your thoughts on these few minor cost cuts?

Mainly do you think i need a 600w power supply?

Thanks again

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