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Old 13-07-17, 03:09 AM   #1
 
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I got a budget about $500-700, don't ask me why I got it ... and buying a new PC set for gaming.

I was recommended having a GTX1060 and I liked it since I previously had a GTX760. But the thing is, I have no idea how to plug in other parts.

If you have some sets/parts that pop-up with such budget, feel free to force me to buy here. thanks
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First off, welcome to Teen Forumz If you have any issues, just shout.

$500 is more than enough for a PC that'll beat any console on the market today. Have a look here https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrac...ki_the_crusher and because you have a PSU and case, you can probably swap out the CPU for at least an i3 (I highly recommend that, as Pentiums are not great).

If you use Reddit, I'd highly recommend talking to some people on the Subreddit I linked, as they can tell you what to get, and where to get it, so you can build the best possibly PC without spending $1 more than you need to.








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First off, welcome to Teen Forumz If you have any issues, just shout.

$500 is more than enough for a PC that'll beat any console on the market today. Have a look here https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrac...ki_the_crusher and because you have a PSU and case, you can probably swap out the CPU for at least an i3 (I highly recommend that, as Pentiums are not great).

If you use Reddit, I'd highly recommend talking to some people on the Subreddit I linked, as they can tell you what to get, and where to get it, so you can build the best possibly PC without spending $1 more than you need to.
That's a great build, thanks.
I'm aiming for this $600 set here https://thegreatsetup.com/builds/. It has core i3 and GTX1060 as I heard GTX1050Ti is under performance.
And, their set with $700 has a processor i5-7400 (sounds better ...) but everything's the same. Can you tell if another $100 is worth it?
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If you are going to buy from the site, I'd tell you to stop right there, since you can possibly save $100 by building it yourself.

But otherwise, unless you really want an nvidia card, I don't know why, I'd argue you should go for the AMD alternative, simply because AMD are always cheaper, and last a lot longer (from my experiences). Then you have the money to put into a better CPU.

I currently have an i7-6700, but an i5-7400 is a solid choice if you are thinking of mainly using your PC for gaming
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yepp. As I considered buying an new PC, desktop, I choosed an configuration based on an AMD processor (AMD FX-9590 Vishera 8-Core 4.7 GHz ).

Anyone I asked for inspiration, told me to go for an i7-4 core sys, cause that would be the better choice. But such a system would have cost 300-400 €uros more ... rather expensive.

Anyway, I'd to pay for the configuration of my choice at least 1800 €uros.

And what can I say, the AMD runs well. And it's really fast.

Even if I don't use it for the newest games, but mainly for jobs with Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere, and 3D stuff, I think I could recommend such a system well as an Intel alternative for a gamer PC.
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Geez 1800 Euro? How does one even.

Mine came to £1200 and that was using the newest and bestest everything I could get my hands on - apart from using HDDs instead of SDDs (honestly for £200 extra per drive it doesn't seem worth it IMO), and stopping at 16gb of RAM instead of future-proofing to the nth degree and getting 64gb








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I can't claim having chosen the latest and best components.

My criteria were such simple:

I needed a PC that can process datas very fast and has a high memory capacity and a good graphical performance. And that as cheap as possible.

In doing so, I paid particular attention to the fact that the components are cheap. Seen in relation perhaps of course.

The PC-case is already oversized, because I can install up to 14 or 15 drives.

The main memory is of 64gb RAM and the 2 SSDs have capacities of 128-256gb. Beside a new BR drive there are still 2 HDDs with capacities of 4-8TB installed.


The motherboard has 5 PCIe' expansion slots, 15 usb slots ( internal / external), an implied graphics card based on the latest AMD technology. Is synonymous somehow connected to the CPU, idk. In the end it just counts, that it's running very fast.

However, also a liquid cooling system is still installed in the PC.



In sum, including the PC-case, the core components aren't more expensive than 400 or 500 euros.

The other components instead pushed the price up. Especially, besides a high computing performance, because I mainly put value on a higher amount on storage and memory capacity.


Ahh, minus the 4TB HDD I took from my older PC and installed it in the new one.


I also saved two, almost three years to be able to afford this PC.

When my GF saw the PC for the first time she wasn't very impressed, cause I often raved about it, because it looks like a good old fashion office PC.

"For someone who wants to study design, your computer looks quite ordinary!", she commented succinctly.
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To people who don't understand PCs they take it all at face value.

My old PC had a "gamer style" case, and my new one would almost fit in perfectly in an office (if it didn't have LEDs on the front), so when I got it my mother said "If you got a PC for gaming, why did you get a work PC" There was a lot of cringing that happened that day
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If you are going to buy from the site, I'd tell you to stop right there, since you can possibly save $100 by building it yourself.

But otherwise, unless you really want an nvidia card, I don't know why, I'd argue you should go for the AMD alternative, simply because AMD are always cheaper, and last a lot longer (from my experiences). Then you have the money to put into a better CPU.

I currently have an i7-6700, but an i5-7400 is a solid choice if you are thinking of mainly using your PC for gaming
Oh ... I actually ordered the set $700
Good new is, the GTX1060 is plugged in with core i5-7400 (yay high five) as the $600 I mentioned earlier has core i3.

The main reason I prefer Nvidia is that I've previously owned some, especially GTX760, I've had a history with him a few years ago and second, some games do really prefer Nvidia.
AMD vs Nvidia to me is just like comparing the driving experience of Mercedes vs BMW, or electronic drum yamaha vs Roland. I mean, there's nothing wrong with AMD cards, it's just sometimes personal perference.
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Some games will run better on 1 card compared to another on release. For example, Saint Row will run better on AMD on release than nvidia. Why? Because it's what the game devs mainly work with.

It's scummy, but it just means some games take a few weeks to get parity before they work as well on another card.

Personally I would use nvidia if the cards stood the test of time like AMDs do, or they weren't as expensive as they are, but each to their own.
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