Windows 10: PC Gaming Upgrade Help

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  1.    27 Jun 2017 #11

    Raner said: View Post
    If your wanting a gaming PC and don't want to your wallet to get to thin... Go with AMD.
    If money is no object then go Intel...
    Make sure you do your home work on the motherboard, how much ram it will accept and what speed, what CPU's are compatible, and if your going to use more than one video card make sure you have enough spacing between the video cards. The new cards are thick and almost a foot long and last but not least a good power supply and if your going to water cool you need to get a suitable case...
    That is some great points - and getting us to think some good questions: especially about the size required for the graphics card.

    Appreciate the help!
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  2.    27 Jun 2017 #12

    I looked at those Passmark CPU ratings.

    They seemed to be based on multiple core performance. I doubt their relevance to gaming. Their number one CPU is a 20 core Xeon - not a popular choice among gamers.

    I wonder about your son's desire for a 9000 Passmark score. Where did that requirement come from?
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  3.    28 Jun 2017 #13

    Winchesterstoke, Looks like Newegg does ship to the UK. Here is just an example of a (AMD) combo deal. You may consider digging around Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, and More - Newegg.com to see if you can find something that may fit your needs. (Take the time to compare the individual item (item's) price to the combo deal and choose whichever is the best deal).
    Side Note... If you go with (AMD) get the black edition CPU, There not restricted comes in very handy if ever want to over-clock it...
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       28 Jun 2017 #14

    Newegg has a UK store Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more - Newegg.com. If you ship from US to UK, don't forget to factor in Shipping and Customs as well. It usually takes any savings out of buying from the US.
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       28 Jun 2017 #15

    A Passmark score of 9000 is totally unrealistic. We have a Benchmarking section and there are some super (and expensive) builds there. One of the benchmarks is the Passmark Bench. There is only 1 9000 passmark score on it. No offense to anyone, but there is not an AMD CPU in the top 10. I'm only pointing out that a 9000 Passmark score is unrealistic and not even close to what is needed to play any game. There are some excellent gaming rigs that won't score much more than half that score.

    As an example, this guy scored about half of the 9000 score. In the bottom left. click my system specs and look at his. It will play any game out there with very good framerates.
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  6.    28 Jun 2017 #16

    @essenbe, I thought he just wanted the CPU around 9k, not the overall rig. I might be mistaken.
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       28 Jun 2017 #17

    @pparks1, maybe you are right, I may have misread it.
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  •    01 Jul 2017 #18

    Many thanks - I (and we!) really appreciate the excellent advice and help.

    I'll see where my son wants now.
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