Please check my hardware list for my first PC build!

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by TreeHobo7, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. Laquer Head

    Laquer Head Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't bother.

    Your gonna want something with minimum 4GB and given that the 10-series Nvidia are trickling out to market now, all 9 series will be dropping in price and eventually be phased out as stock disappears.

    The GTX1070 and GTX1080 are Nvidias top dogs and a new line from AMD will be hitting the market on the 27th

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    As for the rest, with a good budget like that, you can assemble a pretty slick i5 Intel Z170 setup, with 16GB DDR4 ram, SSD, and top end graphics
     
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  2. TreeHobo7

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    Thanks

    I also have the dilemma, windows 7 or windows 10?
     
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  3. johnb35

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    Windows 10 hands down
     
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  4. TreeHobo7

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    OK thanks
     
  5. zRetire

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    I would go for Windows 7 but you should go for Windows 10. I love Windows 7 but it is a pain to keep the Windows 10 update off of the PC.
     
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  6. Laquer Head

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    No Dilemma... hands down ..10
     
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  7. TreeHobo7

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    Games like the Witcher 3 and GTA V recommend graphics cards like the GTX 770, and even the 660. Isn't waiting for the GTX 10 series a bit overkill?
     
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  8. Laquer Head

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    Well, thats ultimately up to you. If AMD release is anything like Nvidia, don't expect a card to be on store shelves on the 27th, but there is no denying the fact that AMD have aggressively priced their RX480... it really seems like a steal, and even though I'm an Nvidia guy, on a budget build,...the AMD offering is a no brainer!
     
  9. TreeHobo7

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    Sorry I edited the question lol.
     
  10. Laquer Head

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    Right now, due to me donating my video card to a deserving person, I'm running a 750Ti on the backup PC and also a 970M on the laptop, both run GTAV well, 40-50 fps, but most settings at default.

    Witcher3 looked like trash on the 750Ti, but on the 970M played very well- albeit at minimum settings.

    I'd recommend you wait on the RX480 from AMD or if you cant stomach the 10 series Nvidia prices, look at a 960 or 970 on sale.. Even the 980 and 980Ti are on sale at a few locales here (southern Ontario, Canada) so I'm sure US resellers are offering similar deals, but at US prices..

    I wouldnt say the 1080 is overkill for a new build, as it will carry you through for a long, long time..your literally getting on at the ground floor with the 10 series cause they just launched a few weeks ago (May 27 and June 10) for the 1080 and 1070 respectively.
     
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  11. Intel_man

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    Depending on what resolution you play, a GTX 1080 might be needed. But for most people, the RX 480 for US$200 MSRP is pretty damn impressive. The GTX 1070 seems like the king for 1440p gaming right now without costing you a left kidney like the GTX 1080 is right now.
     
  12. TreeHobo7

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    I got a 1080p monitor picked out, which is why I think I am gonna wait for the RX 480
     
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  13. Darren

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    The RX 480 is the ideal card for you based off what you've described. You should be able to pretty much max out GTA V at 1080p with that card. I have an R9 390 and the 480 is supposed to be at least on par if not faster than the 390. I run GTA V at 1440p on mostly high/max settings at 45-60FPS. 1080p would be like butter for me. Just wait a few weeks. :)
     
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  14. Intel_man

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    I'd probably want to grab the 8GB version of the RX480 just to be on the safe side.
     
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  15. TreeHobo7

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    That's great.
     
  16. Darren

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    Agreed. But if the 4GB is the only thing you can afford then it's still a solid choice. I haven't closely monitored my VRAM usage but I don't think I ever really eclipse 4GB of usage on my 390 at 1440p... yet.

    Also I'm fairly certain my 45FPS dips in GTA V are from my 8320. Wish I had an Intel chip to see how it actually would perform without a bottleneck. :D
     
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  17. TreeHobo7

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    You think the i5-4460 will do well in conjunction with the RX 480
     
  18. Intel_man

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    Does AMD have an equivalent to nvidia's DSR? The extra vram would be very handy with that.
     
  19. Darren

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    Yes. VSR. Virtual Super Resolution. Never used it though.
     
  20. Intel_man

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    Then, the extra VRAM would be very useful.
     

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