Build me a PC!

by Riesu

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11-24-2015, 06:25 AM (This post was last modified: 11-24-2015, 08:49 PM by Riesu. Edit Reason: Forgot to mentioned about the PSU & HDD)
#29282 (1)
So I've been having quite a few conversations about different PC builds, saving me money, better performance and everybody had something different to change. I'm not really all that tech savvy so it's really hard for me to decide when I'm getting so many different opinions on things/parts. So I've decided to make this thread where you more computer tech wizards will put together a computer for me and if possible leave a little reason why you choose what you picked (not necessary, just helps me decide on what I would like). Feel free to keep any parts that are in my build to use in yours as well!

There will be no need to add a PSU since I plan on carrying over my current one. It's a InWin Desert Fox Commander III 800W PSU. I also plan on carrying over my 1 TB HDD from my current computer.

So what I'm after:

> Good performance

> Silent and doesn't heat up
> Be able to run games smoothly
> Doesn't take up too much room (case wise)  
> I don't plan on Overclocking

I'm looking to spend no more than $2,000 AUD, which would be about $1,442 USD (if I'm not mistaken).

What I currently plan on going with is this:
> http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/RRVtZL

If possible, could those that decide to do this be able to use this site and under Australia. <3
> http://au.pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/

I'm also doing this to be able to run Fallout 4 and some other games, preferably smooth and ultra quality.

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11-24-2015, 12:39 PM
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This looks pretty good! My only comment is: do you really need 16GB of RAM? Maybe you should just get 8GB and put the extra $70 into a better graphics card.
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11-24-2015, 12:53 PM
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Give me a minute.

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11-24-2015, 01:28 PM (This post was last modified: 11-24-2015, 01:29 PM by mayunaise.)
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Well,  17 minutes. @Riesu
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/CTNkYJ
Went with the new 6600k for multiple reasons.
- Newer architecture
- Allows for upgrades in the future since all the newer processors will be built on Skylake
- Has a slight single-core performance advatage over the 4690k
- allows for fast, modern DDR4 ram
- is actually cheaper than the 4690k right about now
Grabbed a rather large noctua cooler, since you wanted silence you could easily run this with the fans at low rpm with proper airflow
4X SP120s so you can run them all at low rpm, and have relative silence but still game.
LPX memory because personal preference.
350D case since you wanted a smaller computer overall.

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11-24-2015, 02:37 PM
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(11-24-2015, 01:28 PM)Rii Wrote: Well,  17 minutes. @Riesu
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/CTNkYJ
Went with the new 6600k for multiple reasons.
- Newer architecture
- Allows for upgrades in the future since all the newer processors will be built on Skylake
- Has a slight single-core performance advatage over the 4690k
- allows for fast, modern DDR4 ram
- is actually cheaper than the 4690k right about now
Grabbed a rather large noctua cooler, since you wanted silence you could easily run this with the fans at low rpm with proper airflow
4X SP120s so you can run them all at low rpm, and have relative silence but still game.
LPX memory because personal preference.
350D case since you wanted a smaller computer overall.

Nice work putting it together! really appreciate the input too! thanks! <3

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11-24-2015, 07:35 PM (This post was last modified: 11-24-2015, 07:41 PM by malmon.)
#29361 (6)
What resolution are you planning on gaming on?
If you're after silence, take a look at the Fractal Design Define Mini as well
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11-24-2015, 08:01 PM
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(11-24-2015, 07:35 PM)malmon73 Wrote: What resolution are you planning on gaming on?
If you're after silence, take a look at the Fractal Design Define Mini as well

1920x1080 is good enough for me, and I have been looking at them. They seem very nice.

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11-24-2015, 08:40 PM
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>>29363
Then for 60Hz, Rii's build looks pretty solid. Though I don't really know how quiet those corsair fans are, or how quiet the GPU cooler is for that matter, but at 0/low RPMs it should be pretty damn silent.
I assume you have a HDD as well? You might rather quickly struggle to make do with 256GB, at least, I would :P
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11-24-2015, 08:47 PM
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(11-24-2015, 08:40 PM)malmon73 Wrote: >>29363
Then for 60Hz, Rii's build looks pretty solid. Though I don't really know how quiet those corsair fans are, or how quiet the GPU cooler is for that matter, but at 0/low RPMs it should be pretty damn silent.
I assume you have a HDD as well? You might rather quickly struggle to make do with 256GB, at least, I would :P

Yeah, I got that covered. I plan on carrying over my current 1 TB HDD to my next computer as well as my PSU. I'll just need to move a couple of things to my SSD when the time comes. I should have probably mentioned about the HDD in the actual post, going to update that now.

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11-24-2015, 08:53 PM
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I was talking to one of my mates who recently helped his mate build his computer the other day too, this is what he got and probably what I might go ham for:
> http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/7T7rK8

Just another idea of course, I'm not 100% set on getting it just yet but it's up there.

(I can bring down the price below $2,000 AUD to buying the parts from this other site: https://www.umart.com.au/umart1/pro/index.phtml?bid=5)

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11-24-2015, 09:45 PM (This post was last modified: 11-24-2015, 09:46 PM by CompaIsMyWaifu.)
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You mentioned that you are not all that tech-savvy, so might I make a suggestion to make things easier? You could just do what me and my roommate did: purchase a new non-gaming PC with decent specs, then upgrade it yourself with a handful of parts. (We basically just added a video card and power supply to our towers) It was ridiculously easy, and we each only spent about $600 total for our machines. If you were to do this, all you would need to purchase is your video card and any external accessories like your keyboard/mouse.

The only downside to this is you lose the customization you would get from selecting every part individually like those fancy see-through cases. Otherwise the cost is almost the same, as even the most basic new PCs come with enough RAM and processing power to keep things going. All you really need for playing video games is a video card and the power supply to back it up. (which you already have a PSU, so that's one less piece to buy)

I'd say just walk into your nearest electronics store and check out the pricing on their non-gaming desktop PCs, and look for the following specs:

-Processor with 8 cores
-8GB RAM
-additional HDD slot to add your own HDD

Then find yourself a video card with 2GB RAM, and (optionally) buy a gaming mouse/keyboard if you don't already have any.

All of this together should cost you somewhere in the range of $600-$800 USD, possibly less. It's a hell of a deal compared to your original figure of $1400 though. Then you'll have lost of money left over for video games!

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11-24-2015, 09:53 PM
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(11-24-2015, 09:45 PM)CompaIsMyWaifu Wrote: You mentioned that you are not all that tech-savvy, so might I make a suggestion to make things easier? You could just do what me and my roommate did: purchase a new non-gaming PC with decent specs, then upgrade it yourself with a handful of parts. (We basically just added a video card and power supply to our towers) It was ridiculously easy, and we each only spent about $600 total for our machines. If you were to do this, all you would need to purchase is your video card and any external accessories like your keyboard/mouse.

The only downside to this is you lose the customization you would get from selecting every part individually like those fancy see-through cases. Otherwise the cost is almost the same, as even the most basic new PCs come with enough RAM and processing power to keep things going. All you really need for playing video games is a video card and the power supply to back it up. (which you already have a PSU, so that's one less piece to buy)

I'd say just walk into your nearest electronics store and check out the pricing on their non-gaming desktop PCs, and look for the following specs:

-Processor with 8 cores
-8GB RAM
-additional HDD slot to add your own HDD

Then find yourself a video card with 2GB RAM, and (optionally) buy a gaming mouse/keyboard if you don't already have any.

All of this together should cost you somewhere in the range of $600-$800 USD, possibly less. It's a hell of a deal compared to your original figure of $1400 though. Then you'll have lost of money left over for video games!

Seems like a solid idea, I'll pop around a few PC stores and see what they have to offer. Thanks for the tips, very much appreciated! <3

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11-25-2015, 11:45 AM
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>>29377
>  Then find yourself a video card with 2GB RAM, 
Do they even make decent GPUs with only 2GB of memory anymore?

>and (optionally) buy a gaming mouse/keyboard if you don't already have any.

Gonna have to vouch for a mechanical keyboard :P
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11-25-2015, 02:44 PM
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(11-25-2015, 11:45 AM)malmon73 Wrote: >>29377
>  Then find yourself a video card with 2GB RAM, 
Do they even make decent GPUs with only 2GB of memory anymore?

>and (optionally) buy a gaming mouse/keyboard if you don't already have any.

Gonna have to vouch for a mechanical keyboard :P

I'd say the 960 is a good card with 2 gigs of vram. But 2 gigs of vram is not really enough for today's triple A titles anymore.

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11-25-2015, 03:17 PM
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http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/yYwVkL

I cut out the new Skylake cpu because it's not much faster than the previous gen. Same 22nm architecture as Haswell. I also took out the i7 and made it an i5 because hyperthreading isn't used (currently) in games. Kept the kickass samsung 850 ssd and the Gigabyte windforce 980. Got a kickass EVGA 750 watt gold rated power supply.

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11-25-2015, 09:30 PM
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>i5
intel > AMD but the performance difference is negligible for gaming. I use a xeon 1265l v3 because muh 8cores/45w TDP
>$200 mobo
max is probably around 150ish. I got my mini itx for $60 and has plenty of features (and OCing on a haswell xeon!)
>16GB RAM
sure. I would use low profile crucial 8gb 1.35v 1600mhz dimms if you aren't going above 1600
>250gb SSD
I'd think it's worth it to go with this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6820228136
>970
good GPU, asus is a good brand. $500 is a lot for a gpu. I would go with a used one though because capable GPUs can be found for the $200-$300 range with equal performance (380X?)



Really you shouldn't spend more than $800 on a tower. Any more and you are either losing cost effectiveness or getting too much of something for a specific use (like a RAID array or eyefinity 6).

It would be a lot more cost effective to go with an ivy bridge intel or wait for zen. Also double SSD capacity for less money.