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Gaming PC bare necessities

BackWoodz19

20 months ago

Hey guys new to posting here so please forgive me if I make some newbie mistakes.

This is my first time attempting to build a gaming pc and I would really love some input and feedback. Please feel free to be brutally honest and if I'm crazy just say so. (I am definitely taking a different approach)

I want to build a gaming pc literally only for gaming. I have another computer that runs everything else so i wantted to build this computer for legit only two games PUBG and Skyrim ( Weird ? Maybe but this is what I want. And okay I might throw one or two more games on there) The point is I don't want to waste any extra money for streamabliaty video editing etc etc whatever b/c 90% of what Ill be doing is on those two games

So what I'm wondering is what are the bare minimum parts I need to be able to run these games smoothly and have it look great at the same time while pinching pennies anywhere possible.

I would like to run something like an i5 intel core or higher and a gtx1070 or higher. Dosnt even have to be those specifically just some numbers to ball park the quality I'm looking for.

Again I know this is a weird approach but I think it's kind of a cool challenge for me to really not splurg like I did When buying my first pc and just build what's important.

Other than the computer I'm thinking about buying another 24inch benq zowie 144hz monitor unless someone talks me out of it.

As far as budget i just want to keep cost down as much as possible while keeping it running smooth and looking great. So in the end it's gunna cost what it cost but I just wantted to get some ideas/ opinions from yall on how / where I can save some money without killing the quality.

(I'm sure I messed up somewhere in here/ hopefully this makes sense)

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Backwoodz19

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  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is my first approach. What are your thoughts?

PCPartPicker part list / [Price breakdown by merchant] (https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JCCVsJ/by_merchant/)

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $295.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Corsair - H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $94.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI - Z370-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $111.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $181.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $84.99 @ B&H
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ROG STRIX Video Card $554.98 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Focus G (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $54.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair - RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1581.79
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $1536.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-12-06 13:06 EST-0500

My 2nd approach. Again thoughts? Also you need to buy a separate mounting adapter for the h100i v2.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $219.58 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Corsair - H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $94.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard $84.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $189.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $84.99 @ B&H
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ROG STRIX Video Card $554.98 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Focus G (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $54.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $107.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1514.18
Mail-in rebates -$75.00
Total $1439.18
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-12-06 13:19 EST-0500
  • 20 months ago
  • 0 points

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Kendozin/saved/TcLf8d

I looked up PUBG and RAM usage and it looks like 16GB would benefit. I'm not sure about Skyrim, but it would run really smoothly with the i5-8400 and the 1070 ti. The 1070 ti is like $30-$40 more than a 1070 so I would just get it, because it is like a 15% increase in performance. (about 90% of the GTX 1080s performance)

It would definitely be able to run at 144Hz @ 1080p, unless you have a lot of mods. Probably can even do 4k @ 50-60 fps. RAM is hugely expensive though. I tried to keep everything similar colors at least, and the cheapest RAM is really ugly (if you don't care about that, get it), but I put the cheapest 2x8 black modules I could find (of DDR4-2666). Also, if you don't need 500GB of space on your computer, you can cut costs down by getting the 250GB version, or you can just add in a HDD. Anyways, hopefully this helps!

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