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Need some advice for a gaming pc (first build)

Mechtadyne

37 months ago

Australian btw, budget is around 1800AUD.

I've never built a PC before but I've been doing a bit of research and this is what I've come up with that I like the look of so far: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/2VJpm8

As I said though, I've never built a PC so I wanted some feedback on parts + the power of the PC. I have a feeling I'm completely overshooting what I want in terms of power but I based this off a couple of other builds I've seen here and there. If you could recommend changes to bring it down to the lowest price possible I'd appreciate it!

Some more info: I don't intend on overclocking. I'm interested in Dragon Age Inquisition on Ultra settings, Battlefield 3 on Ultra, etc basically any recenti-sh PC games on ultra/max settings, 30-60fps Trying to shop only on Umart and PLE Computers to save on shipping.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's some different choices that should work to get you a combo of more modern CPU, mobo and RAM, along with a gold PSU and a bigger monitor. Oh, and it's 10 bucks over, oops.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $325.00 @ Umart
CPU Cooler Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 74.3 CFM CPU Cooler $35.00 @ Umart
Motherboard ASRock Z170 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $159.00 @ Umart
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $75.00 @ Umart
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.00 @ Umart
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $133.00 @ Umart
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB WINDFORCE OC 6G Video Card $389.00 @ PLE Computers
Case Cooler Master N300 ATX Mid Tower Case $58.00 @ Umart
Power Supply Corsair CSM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $135.00 @ Umart
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $139.00
Monitor ViewSonic VX2457-MHD 23.6" 60Hz Monitor $169.00 @ Umart
Speakers Logitech Z506 155W 5.1ch Speakers $94.00 @ Umart
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1810.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-22 20:56 AEDT+1100
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the build! Will 8GB RAM be enough to run the games I'm interested in at max settings? Also what's the advantages to having a more modern CPU and motherboard? I assumed they'd last longer? Also what's the difference between the two video cards? Sorry for all the questions, I'd like to learn more about all this as well :)

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

8GB could be enough, but I have 16GB, so it's hard to tell!

A Z170 board will give you access to more modern 14nm CPUs, including potentially the brand new Kaby Lake processors, so think of it as more efficient for the same power plus a good potential upgrade path.

GPU difference is $10! ;) They're very similar really, might be worth googling reviews of both.

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