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Hi all,

I know there are threads like these quite often, and I did search, but was not able to find a recent one that would be similar to mine.

I've been pretty inactive when it comes to hardware and computers in general for several years now due to studies and such, but now with BF1 around the corner I would like to build a new rig. I have no idea what are the best bang for your buck components which is why I turn to you guys.

The idea is to hopefully keep it within 600-700 USD like the title says. Some criterias would be that I definitely want to go with intel and nvidia, I don't plan on overclocking so no additional cooling needed and I don't care how the case looks so the cheapest possible will do.

Also, is newegg still the best place to shop?

Thanks in advance
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Every one is going to say wait till new Tech is released in just a few months. Both Intel and AMD will have some new stuff on the market to choose from.

So save some more moneys until then Q4 - Q1 17' so you cna have a larger budget and get some new NEW hardware.

At least that's my advice for the time being. Keep saving..... I am! tongue.gif
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What do you have now and is the new build only for BF1 or is it urgent?

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Every one is going to say wait till new Tech is released in just a few months. Both Intel and AMD will have some new stuff on the market to choose from.

So save some more moneys until then Q4 - Q1 17' so you cna have a larger budget and get some new NEW hardware.

At least that's my advice for the time being. Keep saving..... I am! tongue.gif

And then new GPU's will be out in 5 months and people will say to wait. It's a never ending cycle.


I haven't been following Intel's CPUs for a while but unless the next series brings in a new socket / chipset, just start building now. We don't know anything concrete about Zen and from what we do know, it's not bringing anything new...

I can post up a list later on today of some parts.
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I bought my machine for 715, and that was with 290x before RX 480 release.

You might be able to do something similar pending the current prices of things.
    
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are you looking to build the whole thing ie including monitor, keyboards mouse etc...
have you considered to buy used? you can get lots of deals in the market place here and you know most of it been taking care of well...

also be nice if you tell us what kind of games you plan on playing with this...
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I'm actually building two of these right now for a side project I'm working on... needed a couple of boxes to run 3-4 instances each of a game client about 20 hours/day.

Using that template a baseline you can knock the i5 down to an i3, drop the H170 mobo to H110, swap the 480 for a GTX 1060, swap out the SSD for a 1TB HDD, and maybe swap the case for something cheaper. Should be good plenty for BF1 at 1080p, and will get you in at under $700 (albeit with no OS or peripherals).
Edited by Sorphius - 8/25/16 at 12:18pm
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Originally Posted by ShrimpBrime View Post

Every one is going to say wait till new Tech is released in just a few months. Both Intel and AMD will have some new stuff on the market to choose from.

So save some more moneys until then Q4 - Q1 17' so you cna have a larger budget and get some new NEW hardware.

At least that's my advice for the time being. Keep saving..... I am! tongue.gif

And then new GPU's will be out in 5 months and people will say to wait. It's a never ending cycle.


I haven't been following Intel's CPUs for a while but unless the next series brings in a new socket / chipset, just start building now. We don't know anything concrete about Zen
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and from what we do know, it's not bringing anything new...

I can post up a list later on today of some parts.

Oh ZEN's desktop cpu will be up to 8 cores and 16 threads. That's pretty new. At least to the desktop.

Sure new Tech arrives quite soon after builds. But these suggested Intel i5's and i3's may just come down in price AND make room for a larger GPU.

I dunno. I'm running Haswell and DDR3 still myself. Before I jump the DDR4 bandwagon I figure see what AMD really has at release time and weigh my options based on that.

Gotta spend $$ wisely now a days. Ain't like the 80's when Dollars where worth more.... globally,
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1. Oh ZEN's desktop cpu will be up to 8 cores and 16 threads. That's pretty new. At least to the desktop.

2. Sure new Tech arrives quite soon after builds. But these suggested Intel i5's and i3's may just come down in price AND make room for a larger GPU.

3. I dunno. I'm running Haswell and DDR3 still myself. Before I jump the DDR4 bandwagon I figure see what AMD really has at release time and weigh my options based on that.

Gotta spend $$ wisely now a days. Ain't like the 80's when Dollars where worth more.... globally,

1. No, I'd argue that isn't anything new to the desktop space. 8C /16t have been around on the desktop platform for nearly 10 years. Not once have they provided anything more than a 4c in gaming scenarios. This is from a user with a 12t PC.

2. Tech always arrives throughout the year. New hardware, new software, new peripherals (monitors etc). You can always wait and get something better but at a point, you have to stop and just jump in.

3. I'm not saying it's smart to just jump in and make purchases without having knowledge of the market. Especially if you have a modern computer such as your Haswell computer. We could wait for Zen and see what value it has to offer. The issue with that is, we don't have proper information about Zen. Only that they have a chip that competes with Brodwell-E. We don't know costs or SKU's. Is this going to be a consumer chip? (200 -300$) Or will that be their highest offering?

In any case, we should provide the OP with a list of what they can get as of TODAY. Hardware we have today, especially CPU's for budget builds are VERY capable. We can put an asterisk * to remind them that new cpu's will be coming out but I believe it will be irrelevant.
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Seems like this will just be a budget gaming computer, no need for any thing fancy expect a decent GPU and you should be set. I would recommend you actually buy used on parts were you will save money and use that extra money on a better GPU in the end.
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