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RubeLK

38 months ago

This is a budget setup. Since i do not have anything for a desktop. This will be used for gaming. Mostly CS:GO maybe Cod or battlefield. I keep seeing the word "bottlenecking", can someone explain what that is to me. Thanks http://pcpartpicker.com/user/RubeLK/saved/kHkTWZ

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  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

One of your parts (RAM, CPU, GPU) is always "worse" or "underpowered" than the other two. That's the bottleneck.

Let's say you have a 1000 MBit internet connection, your router and PC support 1000 Mbit, but the cable between router and PC only supports up to 100 MBit. The cable is the bottleneck.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks. So what is bottlenecked in my build?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

i3-6100 + 1x8GB RAM + GTX 1060 3GB

It is a solid combo, however, 2x4GB RAM would work faster, BUT your MOBO has only 2 slots, so for the sake of upgrading, 1x8GB is the way to go.

There are games that need a lot of CPU-processing power (your CPU will be the bottleneck)

And there are games that need a lot of GPU power (GTX 1060 3GB will be the bottleneck) to shine at max settings + high fps

The CPU issue will appear on games that want 4 true CPU cores.

The GPU issue will appear on graphic intense games.

But srsly, a GTX 1060 is as strong as a GTX 970, which handles all games really well at 1080p resolution. And the CPU is not a bad unit, it is better than many of those 6-core and 8-core AMDs... The single-core power and the Intel cache-architecture make it so strong.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think i should change anything?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

depends on your wallet :)

Tell me your budget and I pick you a solid combo

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Trying to stay under $700

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point
  • i5-6500 is a true 4-core, best bang per buck solution
  • B150 MOBO with 4-RAM slots
  • 2x4GB RAM (one of the fastest CAS you can get)
  • 120GB SSD. New PCs running Windows 10 are a pain without a good SSD
  • RX 480 8GB - This GPU will run games at 60 fps for a long time to come. You could even go with a RX 470 4GB if you like (and use the money to sweaten up other parts)
  • Solid case on sale, helps keeping the build cheap.
  • 2x LED fans for intake (airflow)
  • 22" 1080p 60Hz monitior with IPS

Things to add later, when you got money again:

  • 1TB or 2TB HDD
  • a cheap cooler like the m9i (20$). The Intel stock cooler works, but the m9i will keep it way cooler than that.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $204.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B150M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $63.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $41.99 @ B&H
Storage OCZ TRION 150 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.99 @ Amazon
Video Card PowerColor Radeon RX 480 8GB Red Devil Video Card $239.99 @ Newegg
Case Raidmax Viper II ATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan $5.99 @ NCIX US
Case Fan Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan $5.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor AOC i2267Fw 22.0" 60Hz Monitor $99.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cooler Master OCTANE Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $34.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $874.76
Mail-in rebates -$75.00
Total $799.76
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-13 00:58 EDT-0400
  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I know i said $800 first but i meant to type $700 sorry

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $174.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI H110M Pro-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $53.44 @ Amazon
Memory Team Elite Plus 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $34.99 @ Newegg
Storage OCZ TRION 150 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.99 @ Amazon
Video Card PowerColor Radeon RX 470 4GB Red Devil Video Card $189.98 @ Newegg
Case Zalman ZM-T1 PLUS MicroATX Mini Tower Case $24.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer $13.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan $5.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor AOC i2267Fw 22.0" 60Hz Monitor $99.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cooler Master Devastator II Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $733.33
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $698.33
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-13 01:11 EDT-0400

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