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1 minute ago, bleedblue said:

um..neither. Save up more. 4gb RAM is near unusable, 500GB HDD is too small.

4gb is more than enough to run CSGO/LoL.

 

@Dreadnought I'd go down the 4gb+SSD route so as to not have to go through the hassle of reinstalling windows at a later point. Although, there is a good chance your build can be tweaked to save you some money if you post your plan (and what you have/your budget).

Hi! Which one do you think is better, 4GB ram + 120GB SSD or 8GB ram vs 500GB HDD?

P.S. I only play E-sport games (LoL & CS:GO) and I'll eirther add more ram in the near future (if I decided to go with 4GB + 120GB SSD) or an SSD and migrate my OS there (if I decided to go with 8GB + 500GB HDD). Because currently I'm on a tight budget, so 8GB ram + SSD isn't possible atm.

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um..neither. Save up more. 4gb RAM is near unusable, 500GB HDD is too small.

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1 minute ago, bleedblue said:

um..neither. Save up more. 4gb RAM is near unusable, 500GB HDD is too small.

4gb is more than enough to run CSGO/LoL.

 

@Dreadnought I'd go down the 4gb+SSD route so as to not have to go through the hassle of reinstalling windows at a later point. Although, there is a good chance your build can be tweaked to save you some money if you post your plan (and what you have/your budget).

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I'm not sure why you chose to make a different topic about every single component because it'd be much easier for us and for you to consider everything and your budget all at the same time.

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4gb ram and SSD

 

Upgrade an additional 4gb ram when you can if you feel you need it.

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If you have to pick, 8GB of RAM. 4 is pushing it just to have some internet tabs open. You should be able to get a 1TB HDD for less than 50% more than a 500GB

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15 minutes ago, DocSwag said:

I'm not sure why you chose to make a different topic about every single component because it'd be much easier for us and for you to consider everything and your budget all at the same time.

Here's the detail:

4GB DDR4 $33 / Rp. 500.000 (New)

120GB Gigabyte SSD $30 / Rp. 450.000 (New)

TOTAL: $63 / Rp. 950.000

 

8GB DDR4 $53 / Rp. 800.000 (Used)

500GB HDD $13 / Rp. 200.000 (Used)

TOTAL: $66 / Rp. 1.000.000

 

I currently have $13 / Rp. 200.000, so saving $20 / Rp. 300.000 for another 4GB ram stick or $17 / Rp. 250.000 for 120GB SSD only takes a while for me, it's just about whether I start with 4GB + SSD or 8GB + HDD

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16 minutes ago, 79wjd said:

4gb is more than enough to run CSGO/LoL.

 

@Dreadnought I'd go down the 4gb+SSD route so as to not have to go through the hassle of reinstalling windows at a later point. Although, there is a good chance your build can be tweaked to save you some money if you post your plan (and what you have/your budget).

I completely agree with you, I think I can tolerate 4GB of ram for a while than booting from HDD and having to migrate my OS to an SSD in the future

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1 minute ago, Dreadnought said:

 Here's the detail:

4GB DDR4 $33 / Rp. 500.000 (New)

120GB Gigabyte SSD $30 / Rp. 450.000 (New)

TOTAL: $63 / Rp. 950.000

 

8GB DDR4 $53 / Rp. 800.000 (Used)

500GB HDD $13 / Rp. 200.000 (Used)

TOTAL: $66 / Rp. 1.000.000

 

I currently have $13 / Rp. 200.000, so saving $20 / Rp. 300.000 for another 4GB ram stick or $17 / Rp. 250.000 for 120GB SSD only takes a while for me, it's just about whether I start with 4GB + SSD or 8GB HDD

No I'm not talking about that. You've made like 5 topics. One for CPU choice, one for case, one for PSU, etc. You'd be better off just making one topic about your new PC so that we can consider part choices in the context of the whole budget and maybe suggest spending less in one area so that you could get more in another.

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2 minutes ago, DocSwag said:

No I'm not talking about that. You've made like 5 topics. One for CPU choice, one for case, one for PSU, etc. You'd be better off just making one topic about your new PC so that we can consider part choices in the context of the whole budget and maybe suggest spending less in one area so that you could get more in another.

Wow, really? I tought I post in the topic of "CPUs, Motherboard, and Memory" since I'm talking about RAM, I was a bit confused between this Topic and "Storage" one since I'm also talking about SSD & HDD, but I choose this topic :D

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1 minute ago, Dreadnought said:

Wow, really? I tought I post in the topic of "CPUs, Motherboard, and Memory" since I'm talking about RAM, I was a bit confused between this Topic and "Storage" one since I'm also talking about SSD & HDD, but I choose this topic :D

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11 minutes ago, DocSwag said:

No I'm not talking about that. You've made like 5 topics. One for CPU choice, one for case, one for PSU, etc. You'd be better off just making one topic about your new PC so that we can consider part choices in the context of the whole budget and maybe suggest spending less in one area so that you could get more in another.

Oh, you mean my other posts? I've made a post like that in Tom's Hardware, but no one reacted to it, I think it's because my post was so long and people doesn't bother to even read it. So I think separating it like this is more efficient, and it actually works ?

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Oh, you mean my other posts? I've made a post like that in Tom's Hardware, but no one reacted to it, I think it's because my post was so long and people doesn't bother to even read it. So I think separate it like this is more efficient, and it actually works ?

Yeah but making them in one post makes it easier for us to choose specific components based on your overall budget. For example maybe you allocated too much money to mobo or something and not enough to storage/ram. If you made individual posts we would have no idea but putting it in 1 post means we can easily see it if that makes sense

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12 minutes ago, DocSwag said:

No I'm not talking about that. You've made like 5 topics. One for CPU choice, one for case, one for PSU, etc. You'd be better off just making one topic about your new PC so that we can consider part choices in the context of the whole budget and maybe suggest spending less in one area so that you could get more in another.

This will probably be my last post about my new PC build, because everything has been dediced. This is my last dilemma

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Based off the games you said you tend to play, I would go the 4GB+SSD route. Based off my experience with CS:GO (and quite honestly a lot of 2014 and prior AAA games), 4GB is fine so long as you have an SSD for swap.

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2 minutes ago, Dreadnought said:

This will probably be my last post about my new PC build, because everything has been dediced. This is my last dilemma

Yeah ok, your choices overall look pretty balanced it's just ideally you would've had a bit extra budget so you could grab an SSD+8gb RAM here. If you're not someone that has a bunch of tabs open in the background while you game I'd go 4gb+SSD for now so you could grab 8gb in the future.

 

I would recommend in the future though to put your recommendations togehter though :) 

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16 minutes ago, DocSwag said:

Yeah but making them in one post makes it easier for us to choose specific components based on your overall budget. For example maybe you allocated too much money to mobo or something and not enough to storage/ram. If you made individual posts we would have no idea but putting it in 1 post means we can easily see it if that makes sense

If you want to know my final decision:

Pentium G4560 $56

Apacer 4GB 2666MHz DDR4 $33

ASUS Prime H110M-C $36

ASUS RX 460 OC 2GB  $73

Be Quiet System Power U9 400w $43

Gigabyte Pro UD 120GB SSD $30

Phanteks P300 $70

TOTAL: $341

 

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LG 24MP68VQ $112

TOTAL: $453 (with monitor)

 

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6 minutes ago, DocSwag said:

Yeah ok, your choices overall look pretty balanced it's just ideally you would've had a bit extra budget so you could grab an SSD+8gb RAM here. If you're not someone that has a bunch of tabs open in the background while you game I'd go 4gb+SSD for now so you could grab 8gb in the future.

 

I would recommend in the future though to put your recommendations togehter though :) 

Yeah I've decided to start with 4GB rather than 8GB RAM + 500 HDD and having to start with an HDD plus having to migrate my OS to an SSD in the future ?

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