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Upgrading my current desktop
« on: August 03, 2016, 10:02:20 AM »
So, i'm planning on upgrading my current desktop

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Sadly my budget is going to be about 400-600$, the goal is to run FO4 and the next warcraft xpac,if not Civ VI. Here are a couple of builds i've been tinkering with :

Number 1:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($215.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H110M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($51.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  ($29.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($43.95 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB SSC ACX 2.0 Video Card  ($153.98 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Nova ATX Mid Tower Case  ($49.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA 400W ATX Power Supply  ($27.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $573.78
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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number 2:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor  ($98.88 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970M PRO3 Micro ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard  ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($67.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 380 4GB Video Card  ($203.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($59.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($49.89 @ Newegg)
Total: $597.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-03 09:57 EDT-0400





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Re: Upgrading my current desktop
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2016, 10:58:38 AM »
If you're building it as a gaming PC, I'd honestly do a little fiddling with the first build. You can get a i3-6100 + a GeForce 1060 for $249 for $375 vs the $370 i5 + 950, and you'll be far more future proofed from a gaming side of things.

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Re: Upgrading my current desktop
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2016, 12:20:18 PM »
If you're building it as a gaming PC, I'd honestly do a little fiddling with the first build. You can get a i3-6100 + a GeForce 1060 for $249 for $375 vs the $370 i5 + 950, and you'll be far more future proofed from a gaming side of things.

And the i3 will run FO4? I'm going for school work/gaming

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Re: Upgrading my current desktop
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2016, 12:33:30 PM »
Here's benchmarks for a closely comparable chip (it's the less power hungry version). And generally with a slower GPU, so look for the ones labelled 770 GTX.

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Re: Upgrading my current desktop
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2016, 06:40:35 PM »
That doesn't help me answer my question because i don't really understand the information presented

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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2016, 07:01:41 PM »
Basically, how performant the chip is when paired even with a slower GPU. The numbers for each of the games are presented in frames per second

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Re: Upgrading my current desktop
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2017, 07:52:29 AM »
so a year later and this is what I ended up getting:

Processor
AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz
Processor Main Features
64 bit 6-Core Processor
Cache Per Processor
8 MB L3 Cache
Memory
8 GB DDR3 1600
Storage
1 TB HDD + 120 GB SSD
Optical Drive
24x DVD+-R/+-RW DUAL LAYER DRIVE
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB GDDR5

It's allowed me to play Fo4 and I'm getting FPS of up to 100 on WoW,when I used to get below 20