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550 usd - 2200 PLN
2500k - 500 pln
290 - 900 pln

no need for a fancy mobo or cooler or fast ram, the cpu will not be that much taxed
case will also be used
psu will be new, xfx 550W (~230 pln)

like I said, this build will mostly use 2nd hand parts.
Edited by Klocek001 - 2/28/16 at 2:29am


You're not definitely not getting 4k out of that if you don't care about your mobo and RAM. Each component is an integral part, the better of each part, the better the whole system is as a whole - skimp on a part and the whole PC suffers. You have to deal with what you have, but your system build is much closer suited for 1080p than 4k unless you get considerably faster RAM and an adequate motherboard. There are simply no 'skimpy' 4K builds at this time that yield acceptable results, IMO. Maybe in a few more years.
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You have to deal with what you have, but your system build is much closer suited for 1080p than 4k unless you get considerably faster RAM and an adequate motherboard.

What constitutes an inadequate motherboard? I think it's absolutely fair to view motherboard and RAM as two areas that can be de-emphasized with minimal impact, especially in what will inevitably be a heavily GPU limited situation.
Edited by Oubadah - 3/1/16 at 5:34pm
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Exactly... Even if the 980ti I think you'd be lucky to push 40fps consistently with medium setting on todays latest titles... I guess it really depends on what you're trying to play.

I play most of my games at pretty high settings and easily pull 40+. For games that I want 60 in I have to drop more, but, it's doable.

Review sites need to put more effort into benchmarking a larger range of settings.
     
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Yea, it isn't often that I think AMD. With this budget and res in mind though, I think AMD would be the way to go.

Just, get better ram then that. tongue.gif

*Ah, forgot. AMD GPU's don't support HDMI 1.2. I don't think they can do 60Hz 4k over HDMI. Has to be DP. Not that you'd be running at 60 much with the setup.
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Only thing I have to say is he said console quality 4k. That's not taking a computer and putting it on 4k ultra settings. That's like 4k, medium preset and still turning off a few features. Now I also agree that it's still tough to pull off on the cheap, but it depends on what games as well. Is he playing battlefield? WoW? What?

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Only thing I have to say is he said console quality 4k. That's not taking a computer and putting it on 4k ultra settings. That's like 4k, medium preset and still turning off a few features. Now I also agree that it's still tough to pull off on the cheap, but it depends on what games as well. Is he playing battlefield? WoW? What?

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Doing a UHD on the cheap doesn't really makes sense because you're likely to pay $1000 + on just the monitor, more than the entire PC is worth.
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Doing a UHD on the cheap doesn't really makes sense because you're likely to pay $1000 + on just the monitor, more than the entire PC is worth.

If you already have a 4k tv in the living room then building a budget 4k rig would work. You'll be playing it from the sofa with a controller most likely. You'll be less sensitive to lower fps and visuals from a distance.

You'd want a GPU that can do 4k 60Hz over HDMI 1.2 for 60 fps 4k though.
     
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If you already have a 4k tv in the living room then building a budget 4k rig would work. You'll be playing it from the sofa with a controller most likely. You'll be less sensitive to lower fps and visuals from a distance.

You'd want a GPU that can do 4k 60Hz over HDMI 1.2 for 60 fps 4k though.

It is kinda odd to have a 4K TV just lying around and not thinking of getting good hardware to play on it, yes.
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It is kinda odd to have a 4K TV just lying around and not thinking of getting good hardware to play on it, yes.

Not really. 4k TV's can be had relatively cheaply if you don't mind sacrificing panel quality and other features. We're talking like $400 cheap. OP already has a dedicated gaming rig, and just wants another box to play games with from the sofa.

Regarding original question: I would think a budget i5 would be fine along with a 290x. You can find a 290x for sub $300 new if you're willing to buy from places like jet.
    
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