Problem solved. Help me with PC parts <3

Discussion in 'Technology' started by MouseCake, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. MouseCake

    MouseCake Uncharitable Spy

    Steam:

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mV7nxr

    Got tired of using a Mac > want pc (but huge noob)

    Can anyone suggest anything for me?

    Also, if you are able to offer some cheaper but offer close performance for some parts, that would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. DaivdBaekr

    DaivdBaekr Moderator Contributor

    Steam:

    Is ~$600 your budget?
     
  3. MouseCake

    MouseCake Uncharitable Spy

    Steam:

    Yea, I really want it around $550 if possible (not that it is a huge difference)
     
  4. 185db

    185db Legendary Skial King

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883266535

    That is what I have. I got it for $450 (normally $550) about a year ago so the price has probably gone down. This is out of stock, but I highly recommend you search around and try to find one. I did hours upon hours of research for a good pc in your (and mine) price range, this is what I came up with. It's premade too, and has windows 7, which you can upgrade to windows 10.

    You will need to get a graphics card though, and probably a new power supply because the stock one only has like 220 watts or something. The power supply is not too big of a deal though, and a new graphics card is pretty standard for pre-built.
     
  5. Chance

    Chance Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    I'd recommend an Nvidia card over AMD as AMD users seem to get screwed over a lot of times with optimization.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KCcFvK

    He should not look around for one, that's overpriced for what comes in it.
    Buying the parts yourself is always cheaper and gets you more power for price.
     
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  6. DaivdBaekr

    DaivdBaekr Moderator Contributor

    Steam:

  7. Chance

    Chance Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    I was gonna say to get the 8350 but that goes over the budget a bit.
     
  8. DaivdBaekr

    DaivdBaekr Moderator Contributor

    Steam:

    I don't really understand the disparity between AMD cards' specs and their benchmark performance
     
  9. Chance

    Chance Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    There really isn't a huge difference in the 6300 and 8350 performance wise, but the 6300 will bottleneck the 960 in some games while the 8350 doesn't. Of course there aren't a lot of games that the cpu will bottleneck it but it's something most people just like to try and avoid. In fact I still need to upgrade to an i5-4690k because the 8350 bottlenecks the fuck out of my 980 is a bunch of newer games.
     
  10. 185db

    185db Legendary Skial King

    Well, he did say he was a noob, so putting together a pc can honestly be a pretty daunting task. I like the pre-built just because you don't have to worry about all the little things like the sound card or internet box or whatever it is.

    It's up to him though, I got that pc for $450 and the processor, hardrive, ram and os alone cost $350 so $100 for the rest and being pre-built was a pretty good deal in my eyes. I don't know how much they run for now.
     
  11. Chance

    Chance Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    Yeah, it's up to him, but building a pc is actually fairly simple once you watch a few tutorials.
     
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  12. StantoMacGuffin

    StantoMacGuffin Positively Inhumane Poster Contributor

    Steam:

    Get a raspberry pi 2
     
  13. MouseCake

    MouseCake Uncharitable Spy

    Steam:

    I appreciate the suggestion but one of the main reasons why I wanted to ask for help with parts and construct my pc is the actual learning process of a computer. I really want to actually build one by myself and learn about it.

    But I still appreciate you recommending that product


    I was looking around and people seemed to be really happy with the performance of the cheap but efficient processor.
    In my case, I don't particularly enjoy playing any games that are single player focused (basically games that require a shitload of graphics)
    I mainly try to focus on TF2 so I thought this would be enough for my desire.

    Your opinion?


    Can you elaborate on optimization? I'm not quite sure I understand (still a noob)
     
  14. 185db

    185db Legendary Skial King

    Are you playing with a 60 hz or 120 hz+ monitor? This is the refresh rate of the monitor. If you don't know what it is, then if the monitor is under $200, chances are it is 60 hz. This makes a big difference in the parts that you want.

    I also suggest nividia.
     
  15. Chance

    Chance Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    A lot of newer games sometimes end up running worse with AMD GPUs than Nvidia, not sure if it's just the devs being lazy or deals made with either company but it sucks for AMD users.
     
  16. Katpolice

    Katpolice Somewhat Threatening Sniper

    Steam:

    That's not a bad built you got there..

    Bit confused, you going to sell your mac THEN buy the pc?
    Or you going to keep the Mac and buy the pc? Er. I would buy a Nvidia over AMD because their alot better overall and can last longer.
     
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  17. MouseCake

    MouseCake Uncharitable Spy

    Steam:

    Looked up a little on it.

    Would a 60hz be significantly worse than a 120hz or 144hz? Like is it noticeable to the point where I should just break the 60hz monitor?
     
  18. Chance

    Chance Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    60hz is just fine, unless you already use 120hz or 144hz you won't notice. If you have used it for a while before it could be difficult going back.
     
  19. 185db

    185db Legendary Skial King

    It's noticeable without a doubt. I owned a labtop for about a year when I started to play tf2, when I got a 144 hz monitor I instantly got way better. A 60 hz will handicap you, there is no way around it. You can play well without it, but a 144 will make so much difference. If you are interested, I can give you a few ideas, just start a conversation. The game plays better, it looks nicer, and it makes aiming so much easier. It's kind of hard to explain, but it goes beyond just making it look nicer.
     
  20. Chance

    Chance Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    more than 60hz won't make you better at the game, aiming won't get much easier, if you're shit you're not getting good just because of higher hz. It's just a smoother feeling.
     
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