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Is this a decent gaming rig?

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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

Im looking for a decent gaming rig to run mostly: 

all of the older call of duty (bo1, WaW)

cs:go

gmod

world of warcraft

maybe some skyrim special edition

 

will this build be good enough? I have around £300-£380 budget

 

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/23vL7h

 

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is this any better?      http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4vMPzM

 

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Let's switch the PSU to a better one, and the build looks fine. Don't even think about OCing the Athlon on that motherboard.

 

Don't bother with the 4GB 460, it doesn't have the power to drive settings that require 4GB anyway.

 

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CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£68.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Biostar Hi-Fi A70U3P Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  (£39.95 @ More Computers)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  (£39.15 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£14.20 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 460 2GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card  (£95.64 @ CCL Computers)
Case: BitFenix Nova ATX Mid Tower Case  (£26.99 @ Novatech)
Power Supply: XFX TS 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (£38.74 @ More Computers)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN781ND PCI-Express x1 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter  (£9.32 @ Amazon UK)
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1 minute ago, psycoUSA said:

i would go with a more trusted brand of power supply

XFX is a trusted brand. But the XT series isn't that good.


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I would say save up just a little more for a 1050ti


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I'd see if you can get the Seasonic G 500w. It shouldn't be much more but is considerably better quality wise.

I'd try and maybe save up a little more for a better GPU, but it should run most of your titles just fine.

33 minutes ago, Megah3rtz said:

Wouldnt it make more sense to go with a pentium g4400 if you're getting a graphics card? 

Because dual core CPU's have trouble running a lot of games, and a great deal the can't run at all.


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Just now, dizmo said:
42 minutes ago, Liampv said:

cs:go

gmod

world of warcraft

maybe some skyrim special edition

Because dual core CPU's have trouble running a lot of games, and a great deal the can't run at all.

 


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4 minutes ago, Megah3rtz said:

 

Skyrim. It's unplayable on a G4400.

Plus, he might want to try another game some day. GTA. Division. Etc. It'd be nice if he could at least open the program.


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2 minutes ago, dizmo said:

Skyrim. It's unplayable on a G4400.

Plus, he might want to try another game some day. GTA. Division. Etc. It'd be nice if he could at least open the program.

why would developers stop coding for 2core processors if intel is still making updated versions


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3 minutes ago, dizmo said:

Skyrim. It's unplayable on a G4400.

Plus, he might want to try another game some day. GTA. Division. Etc. It'd be nice if he could at least open the program.

g4400 has a good upgrade path tho


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4 minutes ago, RadiatingLight said:

g4400 has a good upgrade path tho

true, he could easily get a i3-6100-i5 6500 or a kaby lake in the future if he wanted. with the a4 hes kind of forced to upgrade almost everything. 


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1 hour ago, Megah3rtz said:

why would developers stop coding for 2core processors if intel is still making updated versions

What? That makes no sense.

That's like saying there's still leaded gas, so why don't they allow it in cars?

There's simply better things out there. They code for more cores, because most people have more cores.

Intel makes 2 core CPUs, because believe it or not, not everything is developed around gaming.

1 hour ago, RadiatingLight said:

g4400 has a good upgrade path tho

Yeah but...if he can't play the games he wants now, what's the point?

It'd be better for him to save up for a higher tier Intel CPU, than get something partially unusable now.

People always seem for forget money isn't finite.

22 minutes ago, Liampv said:

Would this would this be a better setup?:

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4vMPzM

Better by a long, long shot.

I'd try to get this: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/DPCwrH/seasonic-power-supply-ssr550rm

Apparently it's more expensive on your side of the pond, but you don't have very many if any quality lower tier power supplies.

The PSU powers everything. It's important to get a decent one. Plus you can move it to your next build no problem.

 

If you can't manage that, these are also excellent.

https://www.alternate.de/Corsair/VENGEANCE-550M-550W-PC-Netzteil/html/product/1258752?

 

 


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32 minutes ago, Liampv said:

Would this would this be a better setup?:

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4vMPzM

yes, by alot. 

 

5 minutes ago, dizmo said:

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it may not run well, but youre trying to scare him into believing that his games won't even work with a 2core processor which isnt true. you may not mean that but it might help to clarify instead of just bluntly saying the processor is unusable. 


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27 minutes ago, Megah3rtz said:

yes, by alot. 

 

it may not run well, but youre trying to scare him into believing that his games won't even work with a 2core processor which isnt true. you may not mean that but it might help to clarify instead of just bluntly saying the processor is unusable. 

Really?

On the 4400 Skyrim plays around 10-15 fps. It's super notchy, to the point of being unusable.

I believe that's on a lower res monitor, as well. If he wants to play with any kind of mods? He's absolutely SOL.

If he wants to play newer games like The Divison etc they absolutely will NOT run on a dual core CPU. I tried on one of my word processing systems when the game came out. It simply starts with a black screen.

I'm not trying to scare him. I'm informing him of real possibilities.


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36 minutes ago, dizmo said:

Really?

On the 4400 Skyrim plays around 10-15 fps. It's super notchy, to the point of being unusable.

I believe that's on a lower res monitor, as well. If he wants to play with any kind of mods? He's absolutely SOL.

If he wants to play newer games like The Divison etc they absolutely will NOT run on a dual core CPU. I tried on one of my word processing systems when the game came out. It simply starts with a black screen.

I'm not trying to scare him. I'm informing him of real possibilities.

you completely disregarded my comment 

 


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26 minutes ago, Megah3rtz said:

you completely disregarded my comment 

 

Your reading comprehension is appalling. I answered it entirely, by showing you that what I said was correct.


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38 minutes ago, dizmo said:

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first off don't insult me, insult my argument. keep it civil, yeah? 

 

1 hour ago, dizmo said:

it may not run well,

 

1 hour ago, dizmo said:

On the 4400 Skyrim plays around 10-15 fps. 

 

thats exactly my point. also, unrelated what benchmark for skyrim did you reference  

4 hours ago, Liampv said:

 

Im looking for a decent gaming rig to run mostly: 

all of the older call of duty (bo1, WaW)

cs:go

gmod

world of warcraft

maybe some skyrim special edition

 

all of these games will work on a 2core processor. work =/= good fps. they will run the game. skyrim and world of warcraft might not do well, but I don't see how csgo, gmod, and black ops 1 could do terribly.


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8 hours ago, dizmo said:

Really?

On the 4400 Skyrim plays around 10-15 fps. It's super notchy, to the point of being unusable.

I believe that's on a lower res monitor, as well. If he wants to play with any kind of mods? He's absolutely SOL.

If he wants to play newer games like The Divison etc they absolutely will NOT run on a dual core CPU. I tried on one of my word processing systems when the game came out. It simply starts with a black screen.

I'm not trying to scare him. I'm informing him of real possibilities.

I probably won't be playing skyrim I've got my PS4 for bigger games I just want to play the ones I can't play on my PS4 with this

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