New PC build 2017

June 29, 2017 at 02:02:32
Specs: Windows 10
Other PC build threads are ancient-time old so pardon me to open one.

I'm building a new PC for both work and gaming. I use multiple chrome tabs and excel ..etc but concerning games, I pay much attention to the graphic card. I prefer Nvidia and my budget is about this set https://thegreatsetup.com/builds/be...

One problem, is the set optimized? core i3 chipset? Or is another $100 worth it to go for Corei5 in the $700 set? https://thegreatsetup.com/builds/

Many thanks, guys


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#1
June 29, 2017 at 10:10:56
For gaming, you want nothing less than an i7, and I would throw 16 gigs of RAM in there also.

Just my 2 cents, the author of this website hasn't got a clue. Claiming that an i3 is going to work good for gaming is like claiming that a Chevy Volt is good for drag racing. Also stating that you need a 2 terabyte hard drive or your screwing yourself out of money. I seriously doubt most people need that much storage. You would be much better off buying a smaller size SSD and gain speed.
Bottom line, I wouldn't buy from this site, look around for better deals and someone who knows what they are talking about.

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#2
June 29, 2017 at 13:11:30
A better motherboard would be helpful too. The B250 is considered a business chipset.

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#3
June 29, 2017 at 21:02:31
Start with this as your core:
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb...
or something similar with an i5 like the 7600 and Z270 chipset. add:
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...
then start with:
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...
and a later upgrade as needed.

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


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#4
July 6, 2017 at 03:49:11
Hi, I actually went for the $1000 on that site. You guys are right, I later realized 2TB HDD would be a waste, I instead plugged in a 1TB HDD and 128GB SSD, the system works so well.

As of the chip, I feel pretty cool with i5, it handles well my games.


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