PC Building a new gaming PC

JonBenetRamsey

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#1
I'm looking to build a new PC next month because gaming on a mediocre laptop is more infuriating than trying to make sense of a Fat Horse post. I've been researching this probably a bit too much, but here's the build I have in mind.

Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz LGA 1150 Boxed Processor
Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H LGA 1150 mATX Intel Motherboad
Sapphire Technology Radeon NITRO R9 380 Overclocked 4GB GDDR5 PCI-e Dual-X
WD Blue 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA III 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5"
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB(2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
Thermaltake V3 Black Edition ATX Mid Tower
AOC E2476VWM6 24" Class Professional Gaming LED Monitor
EVGA 500B 500 Watt ATX Power Supply

I'm trying to hold off until Black Friday since I'm near a Micro Center. They should have some good Brack Friday Bundurus. But all there is to debate is should I go to a processor that can be oc'd or does it not matter all that much for 1080p gaming?
 

Mags

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#2
Looks good but I'm not one to ask since I always go waaaay overboard.

I'd advise a 30" monitor if you can swing it. I'll never go below 30" again.
 

JonBenetRamsey

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#3
Looks good but I'm not one to ask since I always go waaaay overboard.

I'd advise a 30" monitor if you can swing it. I'll never go below 30" again.
I'm on a bit of a budget, hence the wait. I'm also looking for a monitor with a 1ms response time and the biggest MicroCenter has with that is 28". That would be great for porn and killing internet monsters if the price becomes right.
 
#4
Looks fine, personally I have gone to always buying an ASUS motherboard as they seem to never let me down and even outlast when you're done with it for a parent's PC or HTPC.

As for overclocking get a mobo designed for it and a quality power supply as they will be the the parts that stress to make the OC stable. Seems like CPU's are way ahead of what most games need anymore, not sure that OC is worth it. Of course a heatsink designed for OC and cooling fans in the case will help.
 

JonBenetRamsey

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#5
Looks fine, personally I have gone to always buying an ASUS motherboard as they seem to never let me down and even outlast when you're done with it for a parent's PC or HTPC.

As for overclocking get a mobo designed for it and a quality power supply as they will be the the parts that stress to make the OC stable. Seems like CPU's are way ahead of what most games need anymore, not sure that OC is worth it. Of course a heatsink designed for OC and cooling fans in the case will help.
Yeah, if I go the OC route, it'll be with a 4690k and z97 mobo. But you're right with processors being ahead of what games need. The only CPU intensive game I play is WoW and the 4590 looks to be more than enough for that old, poorly optimized game.
 
#6
I'm on a bit of a budget, hence the wait.
Can you cannibalize anything from an old PC? When I built my new system almost two years ago. I saved my 800 watt power supply and my GTX 560 graphics card.

Still using the power supply and I just got the GTX 970 Strix this March for witcher 3. Helped space the bills out a bit.
 

JonBenetRamsey

well shit the bed
#7
Can you cannibalize anything from an old PC? When I built my new system almost two years ago. I saved my 800 watt power supply and my GTX 560 graphics card.

Still using the power supply and I just got the GTX 970 Strix this March for witcher 3. Helped space the bills out a bit.
Nope. The only thing I can reuse is a mouse. And fuck that pussy 5 button shit! It's all about the 20 button Logitech G600.
 
#8
Nope. The only thing I can reuse is a mouse. And fuck that pussy 5 button shit! It's all about the 20 button Logitech G600.
I always just buy whatever 20$ wired mouse I can find. It breaks every year or two but fuck it.
 

JonBenetRamsey

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#9
I always just buy whatever 20$ wired mouse I can find. It breaks every year or two but fuck it.
If I'm building a fancy WoW machine, I'm getting a fancy WoW mouse. It's only $40 on Amazon which makes the extra keybinds worth it.
 

Mags

LDAR, bitch.
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#10
Looks fine, personally I have gone to always buying an ASUS motherboard as they seem to never let me down and even outlast when you're done with it for a parent's PC or HTPC.

As for overclocking get a mobo designed for it and a quality power supply as they will be the the parts that stress to make the OC stable. Seems like CPU's are way ahead of what most games need anymore, not sure that OC is worth it. Of course a heatsink designed for OC and cooling fans in the case will help.
I've been playing Total War: Atilla and its processor heavy. I'm squeezing all I can out of my 4770k/Z87 with a .9 overvoltage on air cooling.
 

Bobobie

Registered User
#11
I'm looking to build a new PC next month because gaming on a mediocre laptop is more infuriating than trying to make sense of a Fat Horse post. I've been researching this probably a bit too much, but here's the build I have in mind.

Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz LGA 1150 Boxed Processor
Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H LGA 1150 mATX Intel Motherboad
Sapphire Technology Radeon NITRO R9 380 Overclocked 4GB GDDR5 PCI-e Dual-X
WD Blue 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA III 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5"
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB(2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
Thermaltake V3 Black Edition ATX Mid Tower
AOC E2476VWM6 24" Class Professional Gaming LED Monitor
EVGA 500B 500 Watt ATX Power Supply

I'm trying to hold off until Black Friday since I'm near a Micro Center. They should have some good Brack Friday Bundurus. But all there is to debate is should I go to a processor that can be oc'd or does it not matter all that much for 1080p gaming?
1080P isn't going to give that Graphics much of a workout, so you should be able to get something cheaper and play at 1080P easily. AMD driver support sucks balls, every time I've gone back to them I'd end up getting screwed somehow down the line. I'd get an NVIDIA Graphics Card, even if the AMD card seems like more bang for your buck.
 

JonBenetRamsey

well shit the bed
#12
1080P isn't going to give that Graphics much of a workout, so you should be able to get something cheaper and play at 1080P easily. AMD driver support sucks balls, every time I've gone back to them I'd end up getting screwed somehow down the line. I'd get an NVIDIA Graphics Card, even if the AMD card seems like more bang for your buck.
The frame rates are similar on the gtx 960 and 380 so I may opt for that then. The only thing that steered me towards AMD was the current direct x 12 support. But if it gets cheap enough, I'll go for the 970 because those benchmark videos I watched made my nipples hard.
 
#13
IDK if you have started buying parts yet but I would highly suggest waiting until black friday...Newegg had some sick sales last year that I never pulled the cord on but I am doing it this year...There were complete systems for $500+ off...so it ends up cheaper than the parts...so you buy the complete system to use it for parts...
https://blackfriday.com/stores/newegg/ads/black-friday/page-4
 

JonBenetRamsey

well shit the bed
#14
IDK if you have started buying parts yet but I would highly suggest waiting until black friday...Newegg had some sick sales last year that I never pulled the cord on but I am doing it this year...There were complete systems for $500+ off...so it ends up cheaper than the parts...so you buy the complete system to use it for parts...
https://blackfriday.com/stores/newegg/ads/black-friday/page-4
I haven't purchased anything yet. I'm awaiting the black friday deals at Micro Center since there's one fairly close to me. From my obsessively filling shopping carts on newegg, tiger direct, amazon and micro center, Micro Center is way cheaper than the rest.
All I've done for this is load Windows 10 onto a USB and then I'll just buy a key for far cheaper than the retail version. The installing a cracked version of 7 for he free 10 upgrade sounds tempting, but I'd rather not deal with any bullshit or complications.
 
#15
Microcenter is the best place for the CPU by far... $20+ cheaper...but then it's higher for other things...but yeah I know the feeling of the ole cart "what would this cost"
 
#16
I haven't purchased anything yet. I'm awaiting the black friday deals at Micro Center since there's one fairly close to me. From my obsessively filling shopping carts on newegg, tiger direct, amazon and micro center, Micro Center is way cheaper than the rest.
All I've done for this is load Windows 10 onto a USB and then I'll just buy a key for far cheaper than the retail version. The installing a cracked version of 7 for he free 10 upgrade sounds tempting, but I'd rather not deal with any bullshit or complications.
I've never even heard of micro-center.

The googled image makes it look like newegg/best buy. Only all the best buy crap was thrown in the dumpster, where it belongs.

 

JonBenetRamsey

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#17

JonBenetRamsey

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#18
I've never even heard of micro-center.

The googled image makes it look like newegg/best buy. Only all the best buy crap was thrown in the dumpster, where it belongs.

Their whole order online and pick up in store option is delightful when you want your new toys immediately.
 
#19
There is one in Cambridge Ma. that I hit if I am in Boston for something but I don't like to make a specific trip because tolls...$5.20 plus $7 in gas and my time...So I have to save more than $20 for it to be worth it...but then I can get some good food in the city too...
 

Mags

LDAR, bitch.
Donator
#20
I just ordered an ASUS STRIX GeForce GTX 980 Overclocked 4 GB DDR5

It arrives tonight. (Drool).
 

Hog's Big Ben

Getting ass-***** in The Octagon, brother.
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#21
I'm on a bit of a budget, hence the wait. I'm also looking for a monitor with a 1ms response time and the biggest MicroCenter has with that is 28". That would be great for porn and killing internet monsters if the price becomes right.
Response time is absurdly overrated. If you're using a wireless keyboard or mouse, you might as well not even consider response time at all. If response time was the only reason you chose that monitor, you'd be better off looking at other specs. If you've never played a game at a resolution higher than 1920x1080 or a refresh rate higher than 60 Hz, you might want to check out native 120/144 Hz screens. Higher resolution is really sweet, too.

I bought a Qnix 1440p overclockable monitor from Korea via Newegg for $300 that arrived on a Monday after ordering on a Friday. It's fucking amazing. I can only overclock it to 100 Hz, but even that is just sick compared to 60 Hz. The higher refresh rate is completely useless outside of gaming, but the extra screen real estate is wonderful. Now I wish I had spent the extra to get a 4K monitor.

Bumping up either of those specs would be infinitely more noticeable than a response time that's ridiculously low just for the sake of being ridiculously low.
 
#22
I gotta ask the stupid question here. Do you intend to use this for more than just WoW?

I know you said thats mainly what you want it for, but you can spend a whole bunch less if all you need is WoW running smooth.
 

JonBenetRamsey

well shit the bed
#23
Response time is absurdly overrated. If you're using a wireless keyboard or mouse, you might as well not even consider response time at all. If response time was the only reason you chose that monitor, you'd be better off looking at other specs. If you've never played a game at a resolution higher than 1920x1080 or a refresh rate higher than 60 Hz, you might want to check out native 120/144 Hz screens. Higher resolution is really sweet, too.

I bought a Qnix 1440p overclockable monitor from Korea via Newegg for $300 that arrived on a Monday after ordering on a Friday. It's fucking amazing. I can only overclock it to 100 Hz, but even that is just sick compared to 60 Hz. The higher refresh rate is completely useless outside of gaming, but the extra screen real estate is wonderful. Now I wish I had spent the extra to get a 4K monitor.

Bumping up either of those specs would be infinitely more noticeable than a response time that's ridiculously low just for the sake of being ridiculously low.
I'm looking at that monitor because it's 24" and a sweet price. I'm only aiming for 1080p since that's within my price range. If I found a 120+Hz monitor in my price range, I'd suck it's dick before taking it home.
I have no intention of using a wireless keyboard or mouse because that's just silly.
 

JonBenetRamsey

well shit the bed
#24
I gotta ask the stupid question here. Do you intend to use this for more than just WoW?

I know you said thats mainly what you want it for, but you can spend a whole bunch less if all you need is WoW running smooth.
I definitely intend to use this for more than WoW. FIFA 16, gta 5 and Fallout 4 are going to be immediate purchases. Witcher 3 is enticing me since it's used in damn near every nerd's benchmark videos.
 
#25
Witcher 3 is enticing me since it's used in damn near every nerd's benchmark videos.
Its also the best game I've ever played, and I believe its probably going to be game of the year.

All of it hinges on Fallout 4's story. Bethesda is pretty consistent gameplay wise, I know what to expect, but the story is what Bethesda has always lacked in.

The intro of fully voiced main characters will be the game changer here. Beating Witcher 3 is god damn tough, but I'll give them a puncher's chance.
 
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