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post #11 of 20
Oh, damn... ... 4K gaming.

Okay... I was actually just on another thread advising someone about a 4K gaming machine, and their budget is $1500. I'm having trouble suggesting something that can universally game in 4K 60Hz.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1628567/4k-gaming-rig-need-help

Anyway, the build you have right now cannot play all of the latest triple A games at 4K 60Hz... although it'll blaze though a lot of them.

So it comes down to your budget, your priorities, and the games you want to play. Have you factored in peripherals?
Regardless, you didn't mention physical appearance as something of interest, so I'd ditch the expensive cases and tempered glass. Most importantly... how much do you have to spend....?
post #12 of 20
^^^Exactly, that and that chassis will choke any 4K ready GPU setup, and be noisy while it's at it:
https://www.hardwareluxx.de/index.php/artikel/hardware/gehaeuse/40964-das-glasgehaeuse-corsair-crystal-series-570x-im-test.html?start=5
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post #13 of 20
Thread Starter 
I guess I screwed the pooch on the case, but i can fix that down the road. My budget is around 1500$ and priced my build as such. When it comes to triple A games I'm not sure what really fits into that category, but i can tell you I'll be playing games like Killing floor, CSGO, BF1, Destiny 2, and really any game that just seems interesting to me. As of now I'm trying to get a solid foundation to build off of down the road, I already have a 4k monitor that i use for my PS4. My switch to PC gaming is actually driven by my disgust for how linear console gaming has become.

Edit* I should also add that I don't have to have true 4k capabilities. I know thats out of reach for my budget. I know right now I've chosen the Intel I7 as my CPU because of its hyper threading and power, but when it comes to gaming what are the benefits of AMD and Ryzen vs Intel? this is an area where I'm both confused and conflicted of the pros and cons.
Edited by Traffic95 - 4/23/17 at 3:34pm
post #14 of 20
Ah, that changes things. If you want a system that has a solid foundation for upgradability in the future- then the priorities should be things like your motherboard, case, PSU, and perhaps the CPU cooler. PCIe and 288-pin DIMM aren't going anywhere, and allow more freedom to modularize. Just pop in and out a GPU when you need an upgrade. Also, the LGA 2011-3 socket is going to be replaced in the next generation of Intel enthusiast CPUs (Coffee Lake I think) with the LGA 2066 socket for X299 motherboards. Not that this matters, unless you were planning to buy an X99 motherboard and LGA 2011-3 CPU... as then you would have to buy a new motherboard to upgrade post-2017. Shouldn't matter for LGA 1151 processors, from what I can tell.

The games you listed don't seem particularly taxing in 4K. CS:GO is nothing, BF1 is excellently optimized, and Destiny and Killing Floor seem like they should be playable, however I have no reference for how the latter two fare at all. They're not Crysis or Tomb Raider, so that's what matters.

How much do you have left to spend, when you've factored in everything you've already bought? Thought you said you already purchased the case.

Also, what model of monitor are you using?
post #15 of 20
Thread Starter 
I use an ASUS PB287Q, and the budget is 1500$ for the total build excluding monitor, keyboard and mouse.
post #16 of 20
Fantastic monitor.
As for the i7, it will be noticeably better than the i5... it's more a question of where you want your money:
This is a build I suggested to someone on another thread (I posted the link in an earlier comment)

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/cQdrf8
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/cQdrf8/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD RYZEN 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($317.66 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: *Patriot Viper Elite 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($97.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 600p Series 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($108.98 @ Directron)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.26 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Gaming OC 11G Video Card ($684.79 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($141.01 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1590.56
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-23 20:05 EDT-0400

Don't mind the case, it's what they picked out. Replace the $140 for the H440 for your case.
post #17 of 20
Could also get a 850 Evo/SM951 for the price of that 600p and get negligibly better real world performance, or a 960 Evo for another $20.

Edit: Also HGST 7200rpm for $10 less than the Barracuda drive thumb.gif
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post #18 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thanks again for the input!biggrin.gif After delving deeper into Ryzen vs Intel for myself i have switched over to Ryzen for its gaming capabilities. Ill pretty much be mirroring the other gaming build with a few minor tweaks hear and there! I will be posting updates as the full build comes together!
post #19 of 20
Awesome! Glad to hear the list suggestion helped. And yeah, do all that stuff claes suggested- I was simply picking the least expensive stuff that PCPartPicker had listed.

but make sure you get M.2 there's no excuse to not get it with a $1500 budget
post #20 of 20
Thread Starter 
Both of you have been a huge help in working out the kinks thumb.gif
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