Build A vs Build B, which is stranger for gaming, and how much?

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by LambentTyto, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. LambentTyto

    LambentTyto Member

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    A: So my first build thoughts are matching up to this: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/xxpJbX

    B: But somebody else is recommending this: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/9mvCLJ

    I just don't know. I'd really rather go with a smaller (physically) build for portability, but if the second build is a lot stronger, I might be persuaded to sacrifice size and a few hundred bucks. What do you think? Noticable difference or what?

    I'm looking to play games at 1080p, preferably at 60 frames.
     
  2. Cromewell

    Cromewell Administrator Staff Member

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    Both look about the same, the biggest gaming factor will be the video card and both are using the a 1060, which is fine @1080.

    Unless you have a case and psu already for the mini build, you are missing those in the build. Also, on the tower build you have a much larger hard drive. I do not think the costs are as far off as you think, probably about the same all in - case and PSU will about make up the difference.
     
  3. Agent Smith

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    The 8600k would be more powerful according to Passmark. Plus it has a higher turbo boost. The desktop build has a platter and I would upgrade that to a SSD of at least 256GB and then get a 1 TB platter as spill over. If you want portability, check out the case in my Sig. It has a handle at the top so you can easily take it to LAN parties or what ever. The handle has come in mighty handy for me personally since I had to move my desktop to my work bench so many times to do things in my computer. Like upgrade RAM, video card and install and mess around with a fan controller.
     
  4. LambentTyto

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    How much more?
     

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  5. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    Note that Ryzen 2600 comes out in 3 days so would go that route over the 1600. Honestly unless you're trying to dig through benchmarks either the 1600/2600 or the 8600K is going to do just fine for you. If you're wanting to overclock get the 8600K since it'll go higher but if not something you intend to mess with then a 2600X would be a better route in the long run since it's multi threaded and has a better stock cooler.
     
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  6. Cisco001

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    Wait for 2nd gen ryzen.

    If you want Intel instead, you can still get itx if you want, but personally won't OC on itx build.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor ($178.90 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock - B360M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($99.97 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($87.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($94.89 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.79 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Mini ITX OC Video Card ($319.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Thermaltake - Core V1 Mini ITX Desktop Case ($45.89 @ OutletPC)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $942.41
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-04-17 05:01 EDT-0400
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2018
  7. Margrave Brandenburg

    Margrave Brandenburg New Member

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    You left out one important piece: the OS !
     
  8. LambentTyto

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    Yeah. Windows 10, free version, lol.
     
  9. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    Did you end up getting anything or are you still looking?
     
  10. LambentTyto

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    Looks like I'm going to end up settling on this, or something very close to it.

    https://pcpartpicker.com/user/LambentTyto/saved/PCHccf

    I decided to downgrade on the GPU and just wait till general prices come down (hopefully). I may go with a 1060 3GB (non ti) which seems to go for about $250 when you can get a deal. But even with the 1050 ti 4GB I can play new games like Far Cry 5 on Medium, which isn't too bad.
     
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  12. LambentTyto

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    I would get a better processor, but by the time I do that, and then get the slightly better GPU, I'm out another $100. I'm trying to cut costs. As you can see, there's no case there. That's because I'm going to build a semi open case out of wood and glass. Shipping costs for me are $10 a pound, so I'm saving about $100-100+ on the case. The CPU cooler is actually going for $60 on Amazon right now.
     

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