1.    14 Jun 2016 #1
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    Building a New Gaming Computer


    So it's been a while since I've made a computer myself so I don't really know what's good or not. A while ago I asked a mate of mine who's a bit more up to date with computer parts to pick some out for me

    Link: PCPartPicker

    Although I do trust him to an extent, I figured that it's good to get a second opinion

    I posted this on another site and asked for their opinion and here's what I got from them until the topic derailed into a "my computer's/opinion 100000x better than yours" debate

    -Splurge a bit more for a better processor since Intel isn't a very good company
    -Try buying a cheaper brand of RAM from sites like Crucial. Also, maybe buy at least 16GB
    -Wait until the Nvidia 1080/70 releases and either buy that or wait until the graphics card I have listed drops in price
    -Possibly buy a more powerful power supply

    Any suggestions? And please, try to keep the conversation civil
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  2.    14 Jun 2016 #2
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    It looks pretty good but I could think of several things about it.
    First good, you (and me ) may not like Intel much but processor you chose is just about best buy for games nowadays. As much as I hate to admit it but for serious gaming it beets best AMD processors. With that cooler and MB you can OC it if need arises. There's new AMD processor, code Zen coming later this year that promises to at least equal Intel but remains to be seen.
    There's also AMD Rx480 coming out pretty soon that promises great performance for affordable price so if you can wait a moth or so it would be much better buy than R9 380.
    Get 16GB of RAM now if you can, 8GB may be considered as minimum nowadays.
    More than likely you are going to need another disk too so a 1 or 2 TB hard drive may still be best option to ad to SSD for data and backup. 240 GB can get filled up mighty fast. Murphy's law of warehousing: "What empty space there is, will be filled up".
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  3.    14 Jun 2016 #3
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    I have an old 1TB HDD I'm going to import and wipe from my old computer. If I need any more after that, I can always buy another/upgrade
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  4.    14 Jun 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by diedrichvk View Post
    I have an old 1TB HDD I'm going to import and wipe from my old computer. If I need any more after that, I can always buy another/upgrade
    That should be enough for now but make sure it's in fine working order or it can cause troubles even as secondary disk.
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  5.    14 Jun 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by diedrichvk View Post
    I have an old 1TB HDD I'm going to import and wipe from my old computer. If I need any more after that, I can always buy another/upgrade
    The only issue you will have with an older HDD is that your MB will likely be SATA 3 and the drive will not reach it's potential for data transfer.

    I have a Z97 Classified board (EVGA) and my 4 1Tb drives are SATA II, so I'm limited in bandwidth (But they were free and in good shape)

    A 1Tb SATA III drive can be had for less than $100 if you don't go SSD. I still have about 7Tb of drives available to me so right now I'm not going to move to a SATA III capable just yet.

    I'd get the Nvidia 1080 if you can afford it.
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  6.    14 Jun 2016 #6
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    That's not big concern with mechanical disks, even SATA3 HDDs can't saturate SATA3 controller and SATA2 is not going to be any slower.
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  7.    15 Jun 2016 #7
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    The nVidia 10X0 cards are out, but limited in availability. I've seen 1080s listed as in stock at Newegg, but not for long. Amazon has some at scalper's prices.

    If your budget for a graphics card is roughly $200, you may want to wait for the AMD RX-480 cards. They are supposed to become available on 29 June. No hard performance numbers are available yet, but they are supposed to compete with older cards that cost twice as much. (I'm no AMD fan, but if they manage to deliver high end performance at a low midrange price, good for them.)
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  8.    15 Jun 2016 #8
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    What about the card I have listed? In terms of quality, how well will it perform?
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  9.    15 Jun 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    That's not big concern with mechanical disks, even SATA3 HDDs can't saturate SATA3 controller and SATA2 is not going to be any slower.
    True, hence my non existant rush to grab SATA III discs when I have a drawerful of II's on hand
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  10.    15 Jun 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by diedrichvk View Post
    What about the card I have listed? In terms of quality, how well will it perform?
    It's quite good one too but after Rx480 comes out should be cheaper than what you'd pay for 380 now and prices for them should come down then.
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