Solved Game computer limitations when used as a home computer

October 8, 2018 at 14:34:09
Specs: Windows 7 Home, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-860 quad-core processor, 6GB DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM
I am going to buy a new PC soon. I usually get a 'home' computer, but this time I am considering buying a 'game' computer because I would like to run a couple of pieces of software that require a high level of graphics performance. This will be approximately 15-20% of time. Most of the time I will use this computer as a home computer.

Are there any limitations in using a game computer as a home computer?

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October 9, 2018 at 04:57:07
"Photoshop, Premiere, possibly Autocad" for those you can use CUDA acceleration
so you can focus more on the GPU side of the build instead of the CPU side.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/CLKzCb

the link above will give about double the GPU performance for roughly 1050$, windows 10 not included

but you can save about 75$ on the OS this way:

get an USB-stick with a capacity of 8GB or more, then use the "windows media creation tool":
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sof...

To boot off the USB-stick and install windows 10.
Once windows is installed je simply activate the windows licence which you can purchase online, from a site like:
https://www.kinguin.net/category/19...

I have bought one before for 25~30 euro, the key was send to my mail in about 1min.

i5-6600K[delid]@4.7GHz/4.3GHz@1.376v LLC=6 | 2x4GB Crucial-DDR4-2133CL15@14-14-14-28 1T 2700MHz@1.35v
MSI Armor RX 570 4GB@1260Mhz core@1.000v/2000MHz



#1
October 8, 2018 at 15:49:29
Specs can vary widely & you really didn't give us anything to go on. In many cases, if you add a gaming graphics card to a 'home computer', you will have turned it into a 'gaming computer'.

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October 9, 2018 at 01:25:04
I need a budget, a list of applications you will be using and would you like to overclock the CPU and RAM?

Building it yourself will safe you about 100$ to 200$, tho costing you about 1~2 hours worth of time if you are a first timer, this includes watching some tutorial videos on lets say Youtube.

I'll give you a little preview, but the price may be a little higher than you expect:
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/nKX4J8

for 850~ish $, you can save about 50$ on the MOBO and case, but I won't recommend it.
this is without a monitor, thinking You already have one (im guessing 1080p 60Hz)

i5-6600K[delid]@4.7GHz/4.3GHz@1.376v LLC=6 | 2x4GB Crucial-DDR4-2133CL15@14-14-14-28 1T 2700MHz@1.35v
MSI Armor RX 570 4GB@1260Mhz core@1.000v/2000MHz


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October 9, 2018 at 04:12:42
Thanks for your reply.
My budget for the computer only is $1,000, possibly $1,200. I already have a good monitor. I prefer not to build and not to overclock.
The software that I will be using (home computer) is pretty standard: Microsoft Office including Visio and Project, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Premiere, possibly Autocad at a later time, other applications for making drawings, the usual web browsers, YouTube.
One of the concerns that I have about the game computer is that it may not come with enough ports and adapters.

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October 9, 2018 at 04:57:07
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"Photoshop, Premiere, possibly Autocad" for those you can use CUDA acceleration
so you can focus more on the GPU side of the build instead of the CPU side.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/CLKzCb

the link above will give about double the GPU performance for roughly 1050$, windows 10 not included

but you can save about 75$ on the OS this way:

get an USB-stick with a capacity of 8GB or more, then use the "windows media creation tool":
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sof...

To boot off the USB-stick and install windows 10.
Once windows is installed je simply activate the windows licence which you can purchase online, from a site like:
https://www.kinguin.net/category/19...

I have bought one before for 25~30 euro, the key was send to my mail in about 1min.

i5-6600K[delid]@4.7GHz/4.3GHz@1.376v LLC=6 | 2x4GB Crucial-DDR4-2133CL15@14-14-14-28 1T 2700MHz@1.35v
MSI Armor RX 570 4GB@1260Mhz core@1.000v/2000MHz


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