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GamingKevin

First PC build (Gaming)

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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

Just picked this off the build guide as a base because I'm new to this and have ZERO clue to what's good or not.

 

I'm open to improvements if needed! My Budget is 1200 USD$

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ZHy68Y

 

Edit 1: Sorry for not being very specific. I would like it for gaming and every day use. Budget is only for the builds and I will take care of peripherals on the side!

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What games are you looking to play?  What monitor do you have, or WANT TO have?  Monitor resolution determines GPU required, in simple terms. Only gaming?  Do you want to do video editing, streaming, etc?

 

What else do you need?  Monitor?  Keyboard?  Mouse?  Speakers/headset?  Does this all come out of the $1200?

 

One of my mistakes when building my first PC 20+ years ago was not including the peripherals in my budget.  So I was using a free cheap keyboard, mouse, speakers, etc. for years :)

 

Edit:  Lol, just beat me to it.  I'd swap in the 6GB 1060 for a bit higher framerates, but otherwise I like the above build.


i7 8700K @5.0Ghz - Gigabyte AORUS Z370 Gaming 5Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate - G. Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 3200Mhz - Gigabyte AORUS 1080Ti - 750 EVO 512GB + 860 EVO 1TB M.2 + Toshiba P300 3TB - EVGA Supernova 650 P2 - Fractal Design Define R6 - AOC AGON 35" Ultrawide - Logitech G910, G502, G933, Z5300 - Cooler Master Universal Graphics Card Holder

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mATX only, or ATX will do?

 

base build, can add more stuff.

 

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/LXTfvn
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/LXTfvn/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor  ($298.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: ASRock - B360M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($69.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: GeIL - EVO FORZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory  ($158.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: ADATA - Ultimate SU800 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($64.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Toshiba - 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($49.99 @ Newegg Marketplace) 
Video Card: Asus - Radeon RX 580 4GB Dual Video Card  ($254.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: Cooler Master - MasterWatt 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($31.65 @ Newegg) 
Total: $929.59
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-05-16 12:28 EDT-0400


Studying abroad, ditched the crappy laptop for a mobile workstation/gaming laptop double WITH CRAPPY THERMAL PASTE THAT 1/2 THE CINEBENCH SCORE

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (1700MHz 0.812V) RAM: 12GB DDR4-2666 CL19 (timings are so loose, might as well have lower frequency). Storage: 128GB Toshiba NVMe SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172) Monitor: 1080p 120Hz IPS G-sync

 

The best thing to do is reading the clock speed that doesnt end in a pair of zeros. Software voltage readings are wrong if your motherboard's not a high end model

CPU: i7-2600K 4493MHz (multiplier: 43x) 1.35V (software) --> 1.4V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 104.5MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 10-11-11-30 2T 2133MHz, custom: 10-11-10-30 1T 2229MHz) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 2 exhausts Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (OC'd 150Hz) TN Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Results: Cinebench R15 Single thread:159 Multi-thread: 770 (thx Meltdown Spectre patch) Super Pi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.11s 1M: 8.4s 32M: 7m 45.9s

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, jstudrawa said:

What games are you looking to play?  What monitor do you have, or WANT TO have?  Monitor resolution determines GPU required, in simple terms. Only gaming?  Do you want to do video editing, streaming, etc?

 

What else do you need?  Monitor?  Keyboard?  Mouse?  Speakers/headset?  Does this all come out of the $1200?

 

One of my mistakes when building my first PC 20+ years ago was not including the peripherals in my budget.  So I was using a free cheap keyboard, mouse, speakers, etc. for years :)

 

Edit:  Lol, just beat me to it.  I'd swap in the 6GB 1060 for a bit higher framerates, but otherwise I like the above build.

I'd like for gaming and everyday use.. Been doing FPS all my life with the occasional Single player games like Uncharted series and Fallout! I will handle the peripherals on the side.

 

Edit: Uncharted is Playstation exclusive my bad lol

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