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I am ordering my 1000 dollar gaming pc build this weekend, does this look like it will work.

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posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 10:43 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

That's true. The main reason is that I don't have a solid internet connection at home so I am planing on taking it to friends houses to game. So its not like when I am at home if I feel like playing something I have deleted, then I could just re-download it, same with movies.

Also I don't have a desktop currently, just a laptop so no old hdd to scav.

I guess i can keep my programs streamed enough to do the 256gb That is still a lot of room. SDD seems like the sure thing.




posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 10:43 PM
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I agree that you might want to look into an SSD for your boot drive, the performance increase is amazing. I'm still not 100% sold on having an SSD as my bulk storage device, so I'd keep the 1TB spinning rust as well. I've had 3 SSD's crash on me now and lost the data contained on them, so I'm a little bitter - but, I'm still using one as my boot/resource-intensive game drive. The rest of your rig looks pretty good. Liquid cooling might be worth it, though. If you have the extra money to work with, you'll never be sorry about putting it into your graphics card. Above all however, make sure you get a good warranty on your parts. Technology is never 100% reliable - I work in IT, this is my mantra



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 10:44 PM
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a reply to: bananashooter

This is what I did after some quick tweeking:
pcpartpicker.com...



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 10:45 PM
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originally posted by: SBMcG
What -- no flux capacitor?


That got replaced by Mr. Fusion a long time ago. Didn't you get that memo?



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 10:46 PM
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originally posted by: bananashooter
a reply to: AtypicalJ

I know< I have been eyeing the i7 but Its a 100 more, is it really that much better? Would it show more gaming performance with 100 dollars more in gpu or cpu?


I think so, if you are making this much of an investment, go for the better CPU. That is just my opinion.

You will also see a significant performance boost with the SSD. I built a PC last summer. It boots into windows faster than it POSTs.



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 10:47 PM
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originally posted by: bananashooter
a reply to: digital01anarchy

Haha, you must be speaking from experience. The poor mans super cooler!

I did something like that into my OCd P4 back in the day. Running half-life. Those were the days.


Never! Did i ever do that lol! but on a serious note yeah i did that it works really well its not pretty with a bunch of leds and clear case but it works if you want to got virtual in the future i would fork out the money for the better processor i might be mistaken but i think you need it for virtual reality
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posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 10:48 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

AMD video card? I never liked their control center much. You like them better then nvidia, if so why?

Also, is it better to match brands with mobos and gpu's, do they talk to each other better then if you mixed say asus and msi?



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 10:48 PM
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originally posted by: AtypicalJ

originally posted by: bananashooter
a reply to: AtypicalJ

I know< I have been eyeing the i7 but Its a 100 more, is it really that much better? Would it show more gaming performance with 100 dollars more in gpu or cpu?


I think so, if you are making this much of an investment, go for the better CPU. That is just my opinion.

You will also see a significant performance boost with the SSD. I built a PC last summer. It boots into windows faster than it POSTs.


For your average gamer who only games and uses the internet, the ___Lake i5's are plenty powerful. Even at work where I use CAM and CAD software on top of my other general usage stuff, the i5 6600k has been just fine.



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 10:49 PM
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You can get a lot more bang for the buck if you look at a refurbished "workstation". My wife and I both have refurbed Dells with 8-core Xeon processors. Wicked fast... for $500. With the money we saved, we both got high end graphics and audio cards.



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 10:49 PM
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a reply to: bananashooter

I would not spend 1k and get anything under a 1070.



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 10:50 PM
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a reply to: digital01anarchy

The pretty stuff is on the screen, plus I want it to look cheap so my girlfriend doesn't give me crap for dropping a G on a gaming rig. Uh yeah it cost me 300 bucks honey.



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 10:51 PM
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AMD video card? I never liked their control center much. You like them better then nvidia, if so why?


Right now, they are a better bang for your buck. You have a spending limit so this is important. New tech just came out so the newest Nvida line is overpriced abit. I'm not a fanboy to either. Also, you could as another user stated, go with a 970. Should be able to dig one up for cheap and they are still great cards.

Mixing brands is an old wives tale from what I've encountered. There was/is talk IIRC about AMD's newest Zen architecture to have some sort of enhanced capability with their own cards when they launch later this year (unconfirmed). Otherwise, no.



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 10:52 PM
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a reply to: madmac5150

yeah but those aren't really optimized for gaming are they? Sounds like a bottleneck neck nightmare.



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 10:53 PM
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originally posted by: AtypicalJ
I think so, if you are making this much of an investment, go for the better CPU. That is just my opinion.

You will also see a significant performance boost with the SSD. I built a PC last summer. It boots into windows faster than it POSTs.


What is your reasoning behind CPU over GPU? The only real difference between a same generation i5 and i7 is hyperthreading, which doesn't help much in gaming (games are notoriously single threaded, even to this day). Rather than looking at the difference between a i5 and a i7, I'd be looking for the highest default clock speed. All other things being equal, a single threaded 4ghz CPU will blow away a 2ghz eight thread CPU in terms of gaming.



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 10:53 PM
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a reply to: Antipathy17

How?



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 10:57 PM
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originally posted by: bananashooter
a reply to: digital01anarchy

The pretty stuff is on the screen, plus I want it to look cheap so my girlfriend doesn't give me crap for dropping a G on a gaming rig. Uh yeah it cost me 300 bucks honey.


Ha your learning young padawan! Just wait the lessons get harder the second you have a wife and kid. My rig is at work and I always seem to work 1 or 2 hours overtime lol. I swear though if she caught me it would be like the scene from knocked up where the wife thinks her husband is cheating and hes actually playing fantasy baseball.



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 10:59 PM
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a reply to: digital01anarchy

Forgiveness is easier than permission.

Words to live by!!



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 10:59 PM
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a reply to: digital01anarchy

Haha, I know what you mean. My other girl is a gaming rig!



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 10:59 PM
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originally posted by: bananashooter
a reply to: madmac5150

yeah but those aren't really optimized for gaming are they? Sounds like a bottleneck neck nightmare.


They are optimized for damned near anything. I have never had any problem with bottlenecks... 3D gaming in HD, video and audio. Never had an issue. I can drive both a DVI monitor, and HDMI TV with zero overheating. "Workstations" are a different breed of PC.



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 11:01 PM
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a reply to: madmac5150

Well I will do some research on this! I know nothing of the xenon processors.




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