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Mini Gaming and Unreal Engine 4 Development PC

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Budget (including currency):  $1500 at most

Country: United States

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Minecraft, Unreal Engine 4

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): 1080p @ 60fps

 

My brother makes games in Unreal Engine 4 as a hobby and his existing laptop (a Dell XPS X15 with a GTX 960m) really struggles with it. It typically gets too hot after a while and starts to thermal throttle causing performance to suffer. He also plays games occasionally but nothing too demanding. He wants a fairly small tower computer (NOT a laptop) that would be relatively easy to transport around a few times a year (between college and home). He already has two 1080p monitors and has no interest in anything above 60fps. It's not uncommon for Unreal Engine to utilize both the CPU and GPU fairly heavily at the same time. He also needs an NVIDIA GPU because there are some other applications he runs that require CUDA and simply will not function at all without an NVIDIA card. He made it clear that he doesn't want a full-sized tower case.

 

Taking all of this into consideration, these are the parts that I think would be good for him, but I'm not completely sure if they are all compatible (I don't even know if they would all fit in that case or not).

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ZYyJrV

 

Please scrutinize every last detail, or if there's anything I've forgotten. I'd love to hear all your suggestions. Thanks.

 

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Just quickly glancing at it:

 

1. Get a small(er) SSD and second HDD; more storage for the same/less money

2. Ventus cards have quite shit coolers iirc

3. Case doesn't look very high-quality

4. You can get a mobo with built-in wifi for far less than the $60 extra dollars a USB adapter adds

 

I  personally hate MMO mice and think that keyboard is terrible, but peripherals are highly subjective so take that with a grain of salt.


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SPECS:

CPU: Xeon X5650 OC'd to 4.4GHz @ 1.36V (courtesy of @XR6) Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X58 RAM: 4x4GB G.Skill DDR3 1866MHz GPU: Asus RX 570 Strix Storage: WD Blue 1TB and a 128GB Kingston UV400 PSU: EVGA 600B Case: Fractal Design Define C Monitor: 3x Dell P2210 on a Steelcase Eyesite triple monitor stand Mouse: Logitech G403 Prodigy Wireless Keyboard: It changes, but usually Focus FK-9000 Mousepad: Steelseries QcK XL Headphones:  Sennheiser HD598SE

 

 

 

 

i use arch btw

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Posted · Original PosterOP
50 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

Just quickly glancing at it:

 

1. Get a small(er) SSD and second HDD; more storage for the same/less money

2. Ventus cards have quite shit coolers iirc

3. Case doesn't look very high-quality

4. You can get a mobo with built-in wifi for far less than the $60 extra dollars a USB adapter adds

 

I  personally hate MMO mice and think that keyboard is terrible, but peripherals are highly subjective so take that with a grain of salt.

Thanks. Do you have any particular components you'd recommend instead of the ones I chose?

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