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Help me build a beat 1080p machine

morganking
  • 51 months ago

I have a 1080p 60hz IPS monitor, and all my peripherals i just need help with the tower I need a PC that can get me 60+ on all games at max, I've already bought skyrim in the boxing day sale to mod a metric crap tonne out of so use that as a reference if you like, the main goal is performance with anything i throw at it with no unneeded costs, thanks in advance for anyone who lends a hand

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  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Questions.

  • Budget?
  • OS included?
  • Overclocking?

Start with those and I will build you up something awesome and then we can tweak from there.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

as i said performance is the main goal, on a 1080p monitor this isnt all that difficult , if we're aiming for ultra on 1080p we should look at 970 gpu's so say £1000 MAX, os included and this would be my first build so lets say overclocking (eventually)

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Mine is mostly the same as AiMax-PC's except mine has more storage, Lower CAS/Dual channel memory but lower speed(none of this matters all that much), a GTX 980 instead of a 970(I would go with 390 over 970 nowadays) a 390X instead of a 970, but most importantly his has the H170 which doesn't support overclocking. Also, 750W is a bit overkill and while the GQ units are good, The G2 are better.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £199.99 @ Dabs
CPU Cooler Scythe Kotetsu 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler £27.74 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard ASRock Z170 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £91.31 @ Amazon UK
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £34.18 @ Novatech
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £64.89 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £40.99 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 390X 8GB Video Card £329.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case £49.99 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £74.99 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) £74.99 @ Ebuyer
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £989.06
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-01 12:44 GMT+0000

EDIT: Totally didn't listen to you about Windows.. I edited the build to add OS and downgrade GPU from 980 to 390X(slight downgrade to allow windows and stay under 1k quid)

EDIT 2: AiMax-PC corrected his build to have a Z170 board for overclocking.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good but i've never really looked at AMD products, i always just assumed nvidia was the goto brand so is there any chance you could provide me with some comparison benchmarks for that card and is that the one youd personally recommend for what i want it for?

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

I personally own a GTX 970 so I am by no means an ATI fanboy.. But if I were to buy a GPU today, I would go with the 390 primarily because of it's 8GB of VRAM. Games that use HD textures can topple 4GB even at 1080p.. While those games are few and far between, they are becoming more common and GPUs will start coming out with more memory to compensate. In this case, the 390X is even more powerful than the 390 and 970. But here are a few benchmarks and then an "overall" chart that covers all of the games tested. The 390X in these tests is the MSI, the one in your build is the STRIX which is actually a bit more powerful.

Note: The Witcher and WoW are both known to heavily favor the Nvidia drivers and the 390/390X still outperforms the 970 in those games.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

does that stand for all 970 or would something like the newer xtreme 970 from gigabyte yield different results again? if the 390X is still better than that card then what 390X would you suggest

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Man, you're asking the real questions!

The 970 in the graph is unfortunately the 970 reference card(stock clocks), but even still, the 390X reference is still above it and scales just as well or better with aftermarket clocks such as the Gigabyte G1/Asus Strix/etc.

I've been finding benchmarks that show the 970 way ahead of the 390X and I've been finding benchmarks that show the 970 being absolutely pummeled by it.. I trust TechPowerUp as my source of solid information as they truly have no bias towards one or the other. And their tests show the MSI 390X being 10% faster than the Strix 970 in Battlefield 4, 25% faster in Crysis 3, and 18% faster in Bioshock infinite. I didn't use WoW because the benchmarks used different games so the results would be inconclusive. The test system was the same, but the drivers are different(390X review is much more recent) so this could vary the results a bit. But not that much.

Note: In some games that favor Nvidia drivers, the 970 is still very powerful and ahead of the 390X. But the same could be said about games that favor ATI drivers where even the last generation 290X was more powerful than the 970..

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/X9pQFT

this is the list i just put together, i may alter some stuff all im missing is a motherboard with wifi, if you could help me find that within the budget, we may just have found my build

  • 51 months ago
  • 0 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £199.99 @ Dabs
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H5 Universal 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler £45.99 @ Ebuyer
Motherboard MSI Z170-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £84.31 @ Amazon UK
Memory Kingston FURY 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory £31.52 @ More Computers
Storage Sandisk Z400s 128GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive £36.99 @ Ebuyer
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £40.99 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card £248.33 @ Aria PC
Case BitFenix Nova ATX Mid Tower Case £26.99 @ Novatech
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £76.99 @ Novatech
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full (32/64-bit) £84.90 @ More Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £877.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-01 12:45 GMT+0000
  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

H170 - No overclocking. Oversight?

  • 51 months ago
  • 0 points

Edited & thanks! miss out the Z one XD

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