need help with build

need help with build

need help with build

Thread started by jylan on Sunday, 11:38pm November 8th with 9 replies. Views: 1,108

jylan

2 posts

11:38pm Nov 8th 15

ok so im horrible with computers and im trying to build one. take in mind im aussie so when u see the price know that everything cost more for us.

cooler - CoolerMaster Hyper 212X CPU Cooler

ssd - Samsung 850 EVO Series 250GB 2.5in SSD

memory - Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK8GX4M2A2133C13 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4

case - Be Quiet! Silent Base 600 Case with Window Black

mother board - MSI Z170A Krait Gaming Motherboard

cpu - Intel Core i5 6600K

hd- Seagate Barracuda 2TB ST2000DM001

power supply - EVGA SuperNOVA G1 Gold 650W Power Supply

graphics card - EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB


its $2258 with OS included

how decent is that? i wanna be able to smash games on ultra for as long as possible. my budget is basically that as well.

Pattoh

866 posts

1:24am Nov 9th 15

All good everything will work, I would choose a different PSU, something with more power so you can do SLI in the future, you have the board to do SLI so why not.

Budget

www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_535&products_id=28100

Cheese

www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_535&products_id=33122

Both will be good enough for SLI and are by good manufacturers.

l_w_88

6,678 posts

11:06am Nov 9th 15

Don't know why you want the 6600k, or the 980.

Go i5 6400 and 390x.

jylan

2 posts

11:22am Nov 9th 15

whats the difference

Darkey

2,984 posts

11:30am Nov 9th 15


whats the difference

Quote from jylan on the 9th of November 2015

I7 has virtual cores I5 only has physical cores, 980 has 4gb VRAM 390x has 8gb VRAM

Honestly with that build have you just gone for what ever is shinny and expensive ? Because DDR4 is stupidly priced for very little performance increase compared to its counterpart, same as the skylake CPU not a huge performance increase for the price gap

Pattoh

866 posts

12:30pm Nov 9th 15 and edited 12:41pm Nov 9th 15


whats the difference

Quote from jylan on the 9th of November 2015

You wont be able to overclock with a i5 6400, you will save $150+, because its a locked CPU and you can drop down to a cheaper board cause you don't need most the features the Z170 chipset offers. Personally I think overclocking is worth the experience, pushing the CPU and getting the most out of it is great, you see good gains of performance in the right games as well.

GTX 980 is a superior card at 1440p and 1080p, but they are pretty close in price for performance in the long run, the 980 will save you money on your power bill because its much more power efficient, 980 will have more overclocking headroom, better multi GPU, 4GB of VRAM though is a downside, the R9 390x performs better at 4k.

Both are fine choices of cards, I think the 980 edges out for me.

l_w_88

6,678 posts

5:59am Nov 10th 15

But it's $100 cheaper for the same frame rate or better in basically every game tested at 1440p. Seeing as he said he wants the computer to last, the 390x will do a better job if/when he does upgrade to 4k too.

Unless you're playing one of a few specific games overclocking has no benefit for games proportional to the cost. It's a hobby thing, not a performance thing. Don't waste money on it when you're not sure why you're doing it.

i5 6400
r9 390x

get a sound card and good headphones/speakers or some digital surround like the Z906, or maybe save the money and go for a 1440p 144hz ips or something

the money is better spent on other areas of the computer unless you have a specific reason for wanting to spend more money on those parts, which it doesnt appear you do

Pattoh

866 posts

1:19pm Nov 10th 15


But it's $100 cheaper for the same frame rate or better in basically every game tested at 1440p. Seeing as he said he wants the computer to last, the 390x will do a better job if/when he does upgrade to 4k too.

Unless you're playing one of a few specific games overclocking has no benefit for games proportional to the cost. It's a hobby thing, not a performance thing. Don't waste money on it when you're not sure why you're doing it.

i5 6400
r9 390x

get a sound card and good headphones/speakers or some digital surround like the Z906, or maybe save the money and go for a 1440p 144hz ips or something

the money is better spent on other areas of the computer unless you have a specific reason for wanting to spend more money on those parts, which it doesnt appear you do

Quote from l_w_88 on the 10th of November 2015

I don't know what benchmarks you are looking at, the 980 is clearly superior even at stock clocks in most games at 1440p and 1080p, on most of the benchmark sites I have seen. 4GB is still good for 4k on a single monitor, triple monitor then its better to go the R9 390x, the R9 390x is the end game it cant go any further, but the 980 can be pushed a lot further and when the cards are at their highest limits I have no doubt the 980 is the outright superior card even at 4k when overclocked. The $100 extra spent on the 980 will show in the years of power usage that it would be not much of a cost difference to the R9 390x.

Its a bit of both overclocking, hobby and performance, CPU bound games will see the most out of it, hard to say how much depends on the game. But I stand by it when you have a 2k+ budget.

B

1,203 posts

6:27pm Nov 13th 15

I wouldn't touch the 6400. 6500 is $25 more and 500Mhz faster.

senator

420 posts

8:16am Nov 14th 15



But it's $100 cheaper for the same frame rate or better in basically every game tested at 1440p. Seeing as he said he wants the computer to last, the 390x will do a better job if/when he does upgrade to 4k too.

Unless you're playing one of a few specific games overclocking has no benefit for games proportional to the cost. It's a hobby thing, not a performance thing. Don't waste money on it when you're not sure why you're doing it.

i5 6400
r9 390x

get a sound card and good headphones/speakers or some digital surround like the Z906, or maybe save the money and go for a 1440p 144hz ips or something

the money is better spent on other areas of the computer unless you have a specific reason for wanting to spend more money on those parts, which it doesnt appear you do

Quote from Pattoh on the 10th of November 2015

I don't know what benchmarks you are looking at, the 980 is clearly superior even at stock clocks in most games at 1440p and 1080p, on most of the benchmark sites I have seen. 4GB is still good for 4k on a single monitor, triple monitor then its better to go the R9 390x, the R9 390x is the end game it cant go any further, but the 980 can be pushed a lot further and when the cards are at their highest limits I have no doubt the 980 is the outright superior card even at 4k when overclocked. The $100 extra spent on the 980 will show in the years of power usage that it would be not much of a cost difference to the R9 390x.

Its a bit of both overclocking, hobby and performance, CPU bound games will see the most out of it, hard to say how much depends on the game. But I stand by it when you have a 2k+ budget.

Quote from l_w_88 on the 10th of November 2015


The 390x actually costs more to manufacture but is sold for less, the 980 has overclocking headroom whereas the 390x almost has none. 390x should perform better on dx12 titles because of the cpu overhead reduction, right now nvidia cards/drivers deal better with the dx11 cpu overhead than amd.