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ITX Gaming build - sweetspot price/performance i3 6100 / rx 480

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm building this for someone else but I'm wondering if this build is balanced and compatible? It will mostly be used for playing action/fps triple A games. I had a 1060 in there previously which was about €20 cheaper but I like the gains the rx 480 is showing in dx12 and Vulkan.

 

Is it possible to overclock the 480 with this build? 

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All parts will be ordered from https://azerty.nl 

 

 


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1 minute ago, Maudima said:

I'm building this for someone else but I'm wondering if this build is balanced and compatible? It will mostly be used for playing action/fps triple A games. I had a 1060 in there previously which was about €20 cheaper but I like the gains the rx 480 is showing in dx12 and Vulkan.

 

Is it possible to overclock the 480 with this build? 

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All parts will be ordered from https://azerty.nl 

 

 

What's the PSU? Picture isn't working for me since on school wifi.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Starelementpoke said:

What's the PSU? Picture isn't working for me since on school wifi.

Corsair CX450M


CPU: i5 3570K  4.2 GHz   GPU: MSI GTX970  |  Case: Fractal R4  

Keyboard: Pok3r MX Brown   Mouse:  Razer Deathadder

 

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Just now, TheRandomness said:

Don't get a reference 480. The i3 will bottleneck it in CPU intensive games.

That actually isn't the reference one.


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The motherboard is mATX. Won't fit in the case.

 

If the GTX 1060 6GB is cheaper, get that. DirectX12 and Vulkan adoption isn't going to be immediate so I'd rather get better performance now instead of maybe getting it later.


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1 minute ago, HKZeroFive said:

The motherboard is mATX. Won't fit in the case.

 

If the GTX 1060 6GB is cheaper, get that. DirectX12 and Vulkan adoption isn't going to be immediate so I'd rather get better performance now instead of maybe getting it later.

 

It actually was a 3GB 1060, would that change your view? 


CPU: i5 3570K  4.2 GHz   GPU: MSI GTX970  |  Case: Fractal R4  

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Just now, Maudima said:

It actually was a 3GB 1060, would that change your view? 

Was it? In that case, keep the RX 480.

 

I don't recommend the 3GB model because a) it's a cut down chip of the 6GB model and thus has worse performance and b) 3GB of VRAM can be fairly restrictive at times.


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Just now, HKZeroFive said:

Was it? In that case, keep the RX 480.

 

I don't recommend the 3GB model because a) it's a cut down chip of the 6GB model and thus has worse performance and b) 3GB of VRAM can be fairly restrictive at times.

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11 minutes ago, HKZeroFive said:

The motherboard is mATX. Won't fit in the case.

 

If the GTX 1060 6GB is cheaper, get that. DirectX12 and Vulkan adoption isn't going to be immediate so I'd rather get better performance now instead of maybe getting it later.

 
 
 

Wow thanks! The site I made the list on doesn't have a compatibility filter. Do you have a suggestion for a mobo/ case combo that would fit the same budget? Doesn't even have to be itx but would be nice. Now I think about it, would the GPU even fit?


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The RX 480 is a good choice, but the i3 will bottleneck it in CPU heavier games. I recommend an i5-6500 for that.


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9 minutes ago, Maudima said:

Wow thanks! The site I made the list on doesn't have a compatibility filter. Do you have a suggestion for a mobo/ case combo that would fit the same budget? 

After some digging around (this website's sorting mechanics are rubbish and made this process a lot more harder than I expected), I found this ITX motherboard: https://azerty.nl/8-6462-910661/msi-h110i-pro-moederbord.html

 

If you can spare an extra €10, get it and everything should now be compatible.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, Morgan MLGman said:

The RX 480 is a good choice, but the i3 will bottleneck it in CPU heavier games. I recommend an i5-6500 for that.

 

3 minutes ago, Kevinhkn said:

not sure about the i3, pretty sure you need a 4 core i5 or something like that, maybe i5 6500?

The reason I went for the i3 was budget and because no cpu heavy games are going to be played on this pc. I also checked out some benchmarks and as long as it can hit 60 it's good enough. The only way I could stretch the CPU up would be to get a lower tier GPU, I don't know if that would be worth it unless there are benchmarks that show another story!


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Just now, Maudima said:

 

The reason I went for the i3 was budget and because no cpu heavy games are going to be played on this pc. I also checked out some benchmarks and as long as it can hit 60 it's good enough. The only way I could stretch the CPU up would be to get a lower tier GPU, I don't know if that would be worth it unless there are benchmarks that show another story!

No, this is not a good idea... Eh, this is weird. i3's stutter, that's another problem which doesn't show up in FPS benchmarks. Two hyperthreaded cores make the games stutter unlike four, full cores. You might get more average FPS than with an FX-6350, but it will stutter and the overall gaming impression will be worse because it would run smoother on another CPU.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
21 minutes ago, HKZeroFive said:

After some digging around (this website's sorting mechanics are rubbish and made this process a lot more harder than I expected), I found this ITX motherboard: https://azerty.nl/8-6462-910661/msi-h110i-pro-moederbord.html

 

If you can spare an extra €10, get it and everything should now be compatible.

 
 

Thanks! Yeah the site is a bitch. 

 

15 minutes ago, Morgan MLGman said:

No, this is not a good idea... Eh, this is weird. i3's stutter, that's another problem which doesn't show up in FPS benchmarks. Two hyperthreaded cores make the games stutter unlike four, full cores. You might get more average FPS than with an FX-6350, but it will stutter and the overall gaming impression will be worse because it would run smoother on another CPU.

 

Thanks for telling me this. I found this DigitalFoundry video which stresses the importance of faster Memory. I'd rather go that way to squeeze the most out of the i3 instead of downgrading the GPU. 


CPU: i5 3570K  4.2 GHz   GPU: MSI GTX970  |  Case: Fractal R4  

Keyboard: Pok3r MX Brown   Mouse:  Razer Deathadder

 

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