Specifications for a good Pc Gamer?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by PandixYT, May 4, 2017.

  1. hi! I need Specifications for a good Pc Gamer. That I can build
  2. Check out https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/, and http://www.logicalincrements.com/

    The minimum for gaming without limitations currently:
    6th-gen+ intel pentium CPU (60$), Intel (duh), or AMD Ryzen 5 1400 (150$ roughly) if you plan on doing more than gaming and browsing
    mATX or ITX (small form factor) motherboard (around 60$), MSI, Gigabyte, Acer, Asrock
    mATX or ITX case with good airflow, layout and filtering (50-100$), cooler master, fractal design are good cheap brands.
    8GB DDR4 RAM (50$), G.Skill, Corsair or another trusted brand
    RX 560 or GTX 1050 Ti graphics card (560 is a better deal) (about 90-120$), Any brand that is cheap and well-reviewed
    240GB SSD (about 70$) Crucial, Samsung
    1TB HDD (35$), Hitachi, Western Digital
    1080p 75Hz monitor (about 100$), LG or Dell
    Wired KB&M (15$) Logitech; is indestructible, razer is shit, gaming keyboards are a scam, can always get a logitech G600 mouse or such for 30-40$ if you need macros.
    some good speakers such as logitech z200 (20$)

    Disclaimer: You do not need an i7 7700K, you do not need a geforce GTX 1080Ti, or a titan XP, or an intel xeon, or 32GB of ram, or a sound card, or special thermal paste, or water-cooling, or oil-submerged tank cooling, or LED strips, or 4 curved 180 surround 4K monitors.

    What resolutions, framerates and games are you aiming for? Usually 600$ is fine for running modern games on high/ultra graphics, but you can get it as low as 400$ or up to 800-1000$ for some fancy accessories or higher resolution.

    If you detail what you plan on doing, i can give you the most efficient build capable of it.
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  3. This sentence right here is probably the most detail you'll get.
  4. Second language issues does not mean someone is a flailing skid at least 30% of the time.
  5. Wow great! Thank you very much, I see that I will need a lot of money. XD
  6. I have a rather top-line gaming pc and it cost me around $1,800.
    I don't remember all of the parts I have, however I remember the important ones.
    CPU: Intel i7-6700k 4.00GHz
    Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Ranger
    GPU: GeForce GTX 980
    16 GB / RAM
    1920 x 1080 , 60 GHz (monitor)

  7. My current system has an Asus ROG Maximus Hero 8 , Asus ROG Strix OC GeForce gtx 1070, i7 6700k @4GHz, 64GB RAM @2666MHz

    I paid 1400€ last year. RAM bought @300€ currently it cost 500€.

    I only wanted to say that you don't have to pay 1800$ ~ 1657€. Or at least you'll get a better and energy efficient graphics card.

    By the way it can run Mac OS.
  8. Why did you waste over 1000$ on a 1080p 60Hz monitor.
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  9. Gaxan


    I'm ashamed to say I probably spent $1500+ on my nvme's and GFX cards alone. :oops:
  10. Why NVMes?! They have no real-world performance increases in almost all situations.

  11. Gaxan


    I just had to have them... lol

    Seriously, it increases load times on a few games, thats about it. Were they worth $400+ each, probably not.
    I really don't notice an increase over an 850 Pro compared to the 950 Pro unless I'm copying large files between the 2 NVMe's.

    Edit: Not to mention they consume 4 SATA ports per NVMe so I only have 2 ports left for storage HDD's. I actually use 2TB firecudas in Raid 0 for storage.
    #11 Gaxan, May 11, 2017
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  12. > Seagate products in RAID 0.

    What is that, a 25% per year failure rate? I hope you have backup.
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  13. Gaxan


    Yes, I have a 6TB Network back up drive.

    It was actually 43% for 3TB or larger. The firecuda was one of the new Hybrid's Seagate released in 2016 that was supposed to be a totally new build with low failure rate. At the time they were $104 each.

    So far these are doing good, I've already had them almost a year with no issues.

    As you can see Seagate has improved since the 2013-2015 issues.

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  14. Strahan


    Brave man, using Seagate :) Even having improved they aren't exactly stellar. My server has sixteen drives, all HGST.
  15. Gaxan


    Well this is a desktop, so no need for server quality hardware such as HGST. Oddly HGST is owned by western digital, but their desktop drives now have a higher failure rate than Seagate and Toshiba.
  16. Well... I didn't even post all of my specs because I don't recall all of them, and my computer is definitely worth $1800-ish. I can't remember the exact numbers but it was worth the money.
    #16 roygator14, May 11, 2017
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  17. Strahan


    Maybe back when you bought it, but not today. Also I would call it good, not top of the line.

    He did mean $1000 because that's what he typed in there, not $10k lol.
  18. A). It runs everything I need it to 60fps on maximum graphics settings, while recording 1080p. (i.e. Games like GTAV, BF1)
    B). Apologies, typed that when I was sleep deprived, could've sworn it has another zero.
  19. Strahan


    Yea, I'm not saying it isn't good, it's a fine box. It's just not "top of the line" with a 1080p monitor and video/CPU both a generation out of date.
  20. Gaxan


    EF6413BB-FC8A-4569-8020-58E1069C723F-570-000000A263FE6AAF.png 6700K is still a top of the line CPU even if it's not 7th gen.
    It's really not worth it to upgrade from a 6700K to a 7700K for an unnoticeable increase of 2% in performance and a 20 degree hotter CPU.
    #20 Gaxan, May 11, 2017
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