PC Build Help!

PC Build Help!

Thread started by Tragiks on Saturday, 11:18am April 11th with 4 replies. Views: 1,037


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11:18am Apr 11th 15 and edited 11:28am Apr 11th 15

Hey guys,

I have $1500-$2000 to spend on a new PC. I have no clue on what to buy and what helps what to run properly... if someone could give me a hand and tell me what the best build I can get for the money I'm paying.

Games I play at the moment


Ps I would like to be able to stream as well without getting any fps lag? I have the internet to stream but my laptop is shit so I have never been able to. Would I be able to get a pc for 1500/2000 and be able to stream?


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11:52am Apr 11th 15

There you go, if you had more $$ I'd buy either an SSD or a CPU cooler based on what you need most.



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11:55am Apr 11th 15

somehow you suggested a 2k build with no ssd...........


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12:40pm Apr 11th 15

Well I'm not sure if you are looking to simply buy a PC or put one together. If you looking for an assembled system, check out the ones on pccasegear. http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1411&vk_sort=4

If you would like to build and this is your 1st time putting together a PC, the easiest way is to simply read what socket each component requires. For example, if you want an AMD cpu of lets say the FX series, you'll be needing an AM3+ socket motherboard. e.g. http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=138_803

But for your budget and what you want to do with the pc I'd assume you'd be looking at a higher end Intel cpu. So an i7 will serve you well (as your looking to stream also. in comparison to just game, for which an i5 would suffice) and I'd assume you won't be doing any sort of overclocking so no need to get a k series i7.

(In the future with directx12, even current AMD cpu's may reward you with big performance increases over what they are currently achieving. They might provide the best cost/reward equation out there and arguably they currently do.)

As for RAM, DDR3 1600+mhz of 8gb or more for your budget and purpose. e.g.http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=186_538_913&products_id=27405

For GPU, GTX970 or GTX980 or if you want to go with amd/ati an r9 290x would do.

(Check the power consumption of major components (CPU + GPU) and get an appropriate PSU from a good manufacture.

And yes as mentioned for your money, do get a good SSD. The Samsung SSD's are getting good results on benchmarks so I'd recommend them.

If unsure about anything, the easiest thing to do is simply google it and. If comparing parts do the same, google it and read benchmarks.