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Kyle6858

Gaming PC for the wife

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello everyone, my wife and I are excited for Anthem. I have convinced her to ditch the xbox and go with the amazing world of PC gaming. I have a budget build for her that will get things started and down the road upgrade the GPU. Let me know if there are any glaring issues, besides the hard drive, I have a 1T hard drive for her, that would just be for the OS and a game or two. I am hoping this will get her high on 1080p or even 1440p for Anthem with 60 fps.

 

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Don't buy MSI ARMOR cards, they use cheap cooler. Get Sapphire or Asus. RX580 won't really do 1440p though, its a 1080p card. For 1440p I would go with RTX2070/GTX1080.


Main system: i7 8700k 5Ghz / Asus Prime Z370-A / Corsair Vengeance 2x8GB 3000Mhz / Gigabyte RTX2080 Aorus Extreme / EVGA 750W GQ / Fractal Design Meshify C

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CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 hours ago, Jurrunio said:

Would this be upgrade able down the road in 3-5 years? While I am on a budget, you hit the mark. Also, do you think this would be a enough for Anthem? I saw the recommended specs and these meet it but I just don't want 30fps.

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8 minutes ago, Kyle6858 said:

Would this be upgrade able down the road in 3-5 years? While I am on a budget, you hit the mark. Also, do you think this would be a enough for Anthem? I saw the recommended specs and these meet it but I just don't want 30fps.

AM4 will be supported for Zen2 CPUs. We expect a new platform in 2021, but we're not sure exactly what AMD will be doing on Desktop. So, yes. That's a good build for a future BIOS update to put in a next-gen CPU and a GPU swap.

 

Looking at Anthem's Minimum & Recommended specs, a 1070/RTX 2060 seems to be the entry-price if you want to play 1440p. We simply won't know until we get independent reviews, but when they're recommending a GTX 1060/RX 480, we know it's going to be heavy on the GPU.

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31 minutes ago, Kyle6858 said:

Would this be upgrade able down the road in 3-5 years? While I am on a budget, you hit the mark. Also, do you think this would be a enough for Anthem? I saw the recommended specs and these meet it but I just don't want 30fps.

in 3 to 5 years you most likely need to buy used CPUs for upgrade, and this board wont be good for overclocking CPUs with higher core count than 8. Just a Zen 2 8 core (from what we've seen) should be plenty already though (compared to the cost of a high end graphics card I expect you to pair).

 

As for the graphics card, Anthem should be fine on medium or high at 1080p, we'll see in benchmarks. The budget isn't really enough for faster cards without seriously cheaping out on other stuff, which just means more things to upgrade.


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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