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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, CUDAcores89 said:

You came to a forum about building PCs and are asking what PC to buy.

 

Okay mate, maybe we can help you at least pick something that can be easily upgraded later.

that would be good

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3 minutes ago, _elliot_ said:

here are my specs

 

Intel Core i7-2600k @3.40Ghz
8GB RAM
Radeon R9 270X 2GB GFX Card
Z68 Gen 3 Motherboard
1TB WD HDD
550W Hexa Series Power Supply

 

is it good for $249 and will i be able to run fortnite well

Although upgradability on the CPU is pretty low, that equipment will probably be fine. I say probably because it has an R9 270X. If I were you, I'd separately purchase something like a GTX 1050Ti, or even maybe a 6Gb model of the GTX 1060 if you have the budget.

All in all though, that's a nice price.

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Just now, NPDPdev said:

although upgradability on the CPU is pretty low, that equipment will probably be fine. I say probably because it has an R9 270X. If I were you, I'd seperately purchace something like a GTX 1050Ti, or even maybe a 6Gb model of the GTX 1060 if you have the budget.

All in all though, that's a nice price.

thanks man could i play fortnite

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3 minutes ago, _elliot_ said:

here are my specs

 

Intel Core i7-2600k @3.40Ghz
8GB RAM
Radeon R9 270X 2GB GFX Card
Z68 Gen 3 Motherboard
1TB WD HDD
550W Hexa Series Power Supply

 

is it good for $249 and will i be able to run fortnite well

For $250 AUD, that's a great price. The mobo, CPU and RAM are worth that alone. If that kind of machine was available near me, I would just buy it.

 

Other upgrades you could do later is a better graphics card and an SSD. For the love of god get an SSD. You will never be able to go back to using a computer with a spinning drive as your daily driver after that.

 

Did said individual also happen to have any pictures of this PC?

 

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1 minute ago, _elliot_ said:

thanks man could i play fortnite

Yeah, you can get relatively good performance on Fortnite. Apex is going to be a bit slow, and you'll probably have to turn down the settings very low (I am unexperienced with how this game performs because I have not played it yet).

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2 minutes ago, CUDAcores89 said:

For $250 AUD, that's a great price. The mobo, CPU and RAM are worth that alone. If that kind of machine was available near me, I would just buy it.

 

Other upgrades you could do later is a better graphics card and an SSD. For the love of god get an SSD. You will never be able to go back to using a computer with a spinning drive as your daily driver after that.

 

Did said individual also happen to have any pictures of this PC?

 

yeah atm i have like zero dollars but scice im 13 im starting a paper round to earn some money

 

and that pc is up the road from me

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1 minute ago, NPDPdev said:

Yeah, you can get relatively good performance on Fortnite. Apex is going to be a bit slow, and you'll probably have to turn down the settings very low (I am unexperienced with how this game performs because I have not played it yet).

thanks aswell

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Just now, _elliot_ said:

yeah atm i have like zero dollars but scice im 13 im starting a paper round to earn some money

 

and that pc is up the road from me

you'd better get money together quick because I could see that PC being snatched up by someone else.

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1 minute ago, CUDAcores89 said:

you'd better get money together quick because I could see that PC being snatched up by someone else.

yeah my mum said she might put some money towards it for me

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10 hours ago, _elliot_ said:

All i know ( like smarty i guess ) is that the cpu does all main computer decisions like transfering data 

Does anybody really *know PC?
 


But all jokes aside, welcome to the forum, I hope we can help.


Teacher: Does anyone have a thin ruler?

Students: No.

Teacher: Ok. Does anyone have a nail file.

Students: Why do you need a nail file?
Teacher: I have a staple I need to remove.

Student: Oh. I have a staple remover...

 

People don't want power drills, they want holes.

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13 hours ago, _elliot_ said:

here are my specs

 

Intel Core i7-2600k @3.40Ghz
8GB RAM
Radeon R9 270X 2GB GFX Card
Z68 Gen 3 Motherboard
1TB WD HDD
550W Hexa Series Power Supply

 

is it good for $249 and will i be able to run fortnite well

If you can get SSD to that, its really good basic gaming PC. Better GPU is next on the list if you think of upgrades.


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16 hours ago, CUDAcores89 said:

You came to a forum about building PCs and are asking what PC to buy.

 

Okay mate, maybe we can help you at least pick something that can be easily upgraded later.

correction, this forum is all things tech .. majority is components and build help, but that's not all the forum is meant for


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7 minutes ago, MrFixitBlankFace said:

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On 2/16/2019 at 5:12 AM, GeoSquigg said:

correction, this forum is all things tech .. majority is components and build help, but that's not all the forum is meant for

thanks

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I got into it knowing nothing more than CPUs are the brains, and prebuilt units were expensive and didn't always have what i wanted .. used Techquickie's as fast as possible to get into the custom PC world. If he used a term i didn't know, paused the video and searched for an as fast as possible episode on that term. Eventually I had so many tabs open i couldn't find my original video .. but hey, it was all worth it bc now I'm 2 years in and know plenty about it, but don't ask about anything prior to kaby lake and FX lol


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8 hours ago, GeoSquigg said:

I got into it knowing nothing more than CPUs are the brains, and prebuilt units were expensive and didn't always have what i wanted .. used Techquickie's as fast as possible to get into the custom PC world. If he used a term i didn't know, paused the video and searched for an as fast as possible episode on that term. Eventually I had so many tabs open i couldn't find my original video .. but hey, it was all worth it bc now I'm 2 years in and know plenty about it, but don't ask about anything prior to kaby lake and FX lol

thats good to know thanks

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i found a new pc is it good?

 

Intel Core i7-2600k @3.40Ghz
8GB RAM
Radeon R9 270X 2GB GFX Card
Z68 Gen 3 Motherboard
1TB WD HDD
550W Hexa Series Power Supply

 

oh its the same one from before its $349 AUD so $249 US

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On 2/15/2019 at 10:14 AM, _elliot_ said:

here are my specs

 

Intel Core i7-2600k @3.40Ghz
8GB RAM
Radeon R9 270X 2GB GFX Card
Z68 Gen 3 Motherboard
1TB WD HDD
550W Hexa Series Power Supply

 

is it good for $249 and will i be able to run fortnite well

dont do this boy, this is a really old, and i mean REALLY OLD computer, seriously dont, fortnite and low fps 720p maybe yes, but boy i doubt you can even launch apex mate, this is so damn old, just build a new one, gives us your budget we can help you configure one 

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15 hours ago, jonathancccc said:

dont do this boy, this is a really old, and i mean REALLY OLD computer, seriously dont, fortnite and low fps 720p maybe yes, but boy i doubt you can even launch apex mate, this is so damn old, just build a new one, gives us your budget we can help you configure one 

ok my budget is prob around $400 AUD so $300 USD

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16 hours ago, _elliot_ said:

ok my budget is prob around $400 AUD so $300 USD

what kind of games would you want to play, what settings and what fps are you wishing to achieve, do you currently have a monitor too? if so, what is the refresh rate of that 

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On 2/14/2019 at 8:55 PM, MrFixitBlankFace said:

RAM also contributes to speed.

The more RAM you have the faster it is.

Not always, no.  RAM is where the information is stored for the computer to be able to access.  If there is not enough RAM, Windows will use a pagefile to swap the data in and out of that it needs.  Sure, more RAM is better, but there gets to be a point where you have too much RAM, and it's just sitting there unused.  Sure, you aren't swapping out to the pagefile, but if you're only consistently using less than 8GB of RAM, there's no need to waste money on upgrading to 32GB.

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6 hours ago, jonathancccc said:

what kind of games would you want to play, what settings and what fps are you wishing to achieve, do you currently have a monitor too? if so, what is the refresh rate of that 

no monitor but i can pick one up for $100 AUD so $71 USD

 

GAMES

  • Fortnite = 60-140 FPS High Settings
  • Maybe Apex Legends = 30-60 FPS Low Settings
  • Maybe PubG = 30-60 FPS Medium Settings
  • And Just Some Steam Games
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