17 months ago
Since Im probably getting a job this summer, I want to finally build a gaming pc, somewhere in the middle or a max of 1k, what would be some good parts?
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
This is what I would go with.
Thanks, ill make sure to check it out and get back to you later
Do you need OS or monitor or keyboard/mouse? Location?
I can handle the OS and keyboard and mouse, I just need a budget list for the parts themselves, and by location do you mean my physical one?
No just country so we know where to get from.
Ill reply later if I need anymore, cheers
Surprised you fit in that 1070 considering the current prices
Fair point, 16 seems to be the new meta
Until I get low on ram I feel 8GB should be enough for now, and then I may upgrade to 16
The problem is also that it's single-channel. 8 GB would be fine if it's dual-channel, but single-channel will feel even slower.
I would be interested to see articles proving that single vs dual channel has a significant impact on latest gen Intel chips. AMD I would agree due to infinity fabric connecting modular core architecture running at ram speed and the higher bandwidth of dual channel helping more.
See http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/does-dual-channel-memory-make-difference-in-gaming-performance/7/ older games but still reliable reference.
I see, dual channel would be better for a gaming PC, on a side note, would investing in a SSD next to a Hard Drive worth the money?
Although they are reliable, they're quite pricey as well, would it be worth buying it with the rest or maybe later on
So what would be the impact of getting it now vs putting it off
Clock speed can not be compared across architectures. The ipc advantage of Intel, actually means the i5 is still a more capable cpu for gaming.
You can add another stick when needed. Intel is not as reliant on dual sticks as AMD. I would really advocate an ssd over 16gb ram, I have not seen any game suffer with 8gb, unless the gpu has a low vram overhead, since uses board ram as a buffer. An ssd not only aids boot times, but also system responsiveness and not getting bogged down like a hdd during software updates which are more important, I see too many systems having system/gaming lag whilst updates operate in background on rust drives. An ssd in my eyes is a must for a modern system. Look how many articles are online talking about the first port of call to improve system speed.
Just looked at those games you mentioned see your point, consuming up to 11GB of system ram. Down to op to check which games he wants to play.
Regarding the 1600 vs 8400. Surprisingly even with its lower clock speed, the i5 8400 performs equivalent or better in games. See https://www.techspot.com/review/1514-core-i5-8400-vs-overclocked-ryzen-5-1600/page6.html.
With current prices and new b360 chipset prices it makes a more compelling reason for this chip. Though saying that an overclocked r5 1600 is still very capable chip and good alternative like you suggested if budget counts.
I'm using 1 8gb stick of ram at the moment and i don't suffer at all with games like fortnite, pubg or any other game I play.
Hitachi drives are known to not be as reliable so I would go Seagate or Western Digital for a few bucks more.
Ive seen a lot of western digital, I wanted to get one of them as well
You mean those cheap Hitachi drives. They are always loud, and often used and abused and out of warranty.
Thanks for the build btw, Ill be using it as my basis, might swap a part or 2, but its really good