Solved I'm building game pc, can you guys tell if it is good?

June 25, 2016 at 06:13:25
Specs: Windows 10, i5-4460 3,2-3,4 ghz 8 gb ram
Hi guys,

I need your help. This is the first time building a PC and i want to save money by building my own and not buy one pre-build.

Here are my parts, i hope you guys can tell me if it is a decent PC for games like rust, ark survival, cs go and some other games. If you can give some tips for choosing componements be free to give them ;)

Cpu: i5-4460 3,2-3,4 GHz quad core

Gpu: MSI GeForce gtx 960 GAMING 4g

Motherboard: msi-b85m-g43

Ram: Crucial CT102464BA160B 1x8gb ddr3 1,600mhz

Hdd: Seagate Desktop HDD, 1TB

Power supply: corsair-vs550

Monitor: AOC-i2367Fh-23-Inch-Frameless-LED-Lit

Case: Sharkoon VG5-W

I wonder if the parts are compitable with each other and can play these games flawlessly.

Ps: if you have the time, can you please look if the parts can fit in the case :)



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June 25, 2016 at 09:08:52
"can you please look if the parts can fit in the case"

I see no reason why they won't fit but I highly suggest that you reconsider the case & get one with the power supply mounted at the top. Here's why:

Besides the case choice, you should reconsider the motherboard & the RAM. The board you selected is based on the Intel B85 chipset. The "B" stands for "Business" & "Budget". It could also stand for "Bottom" or "Basement", lol. The Z87 or Z97 chipset would be the way to go.

RAM should always be installed in pairs to enable dual channel mode; & for best overall performance, it should be rated higher than 1600MHz. You can get 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 for under $40. Just be sure to manually configure the memory settings in the BIOS.

All that being said, if you can afford it, you might wanna reconsider the entire build & go with a Skylake CPU & DDR4 memory.

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June 25, 2016 at 09:11:04
BTW, whatever you decide to build, do NOT skip the bench test. It adds a little time to the build but can save you a ton of time in the long run in terms of troubleshooting.

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June 26, 2016 at 05:38:49
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riider pretty much stated what I would have. I would just like to add this:
Over many years I have had a number of factory installed hard drives fail and all of them were Seagate. Many years ago I went with Maxtor with very good results but after Seagate purchased them and I read some of the reviews (instead of learning the quality secrets from Maxtor they apparently applied their processes to the next generation of Maxtors. I have not seen them after that, I think they killed the line.), I switched to Western Digital. My preferred hard drive is their Black series for my machines. My latest build includes an SSD for the OS and programs and the 1tb black for the storage and it is very fast.

I understand riider's concern with the bottom mounted hard drives. I read a few things early on when I first got one of them and ont he chance that you may end up using one, here is what I learned:
1- Flip over the power supply so that it draws its air from the inside of the case rather than through the bottom outside. The bottom is blocked if put on carpet and even if not, the filters when used clog up and you will never know it. Overheating follows. Not using a filter is not an option.
2- If the case has a second exhaust fan option like on the top of the case, use it so it makes up for the extra heat the power supply fan would have removed. (Never use a side case fan, ever.)
3- For a high performance system or a gaming system, ditch the included fans and purchase fans with low noise (Db) and high air flow (CFM). I prefer dual ball bearing fans, some like fluid bearings, avoid sleeve bearings.
4- Make sure power supply has long leads when using with bottom mounted power supplies (though I have had good results with the Corsair brand on that score as well as their quality).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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June 26, 2016 at 09:30:13

Thanks for your help. I've chosen some better modules and i hope it is good now

Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Anniversary

Ram: G.Skill RipjawsX F3-2133C10D-8GXM 2x 4gb

I hope you can help me again :)

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June 26, 2016 at 09:44:17
Both are very good choices. Nicely done. :-)

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