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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-06-2018, 05:01 PM - Thread Starter
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Well past time to upgarde

Hello OC... I haven't posted here in so long my account was deleted and i had to re-set it up.... ohh well. The important thing is i remembered where to go for good advice .


Onto the topic at hand... The machine i'm using currently is about 7 years old? Honestly shocked i've had the same PC this long, but also pretty damn impressed with this setup.
It's time for something new. I got a copy of Fallout 4 as a gift and i can't even run it .
In those 7 years i've completely left the IT field and fallen hopelessly out of touch with PC hardware, so i'm absolutely drowning in information when trying to look at pre-builds and custom builds. I did do some reading on Tom's and some personal comparisons and it seems that the prebuilts (IBuyPower etc) are actually pretty economical at this point (+$100 over "parts only" is money well spent), and it would save me a lot of research some i'm open to this option. I'm also fully capable of assembling a home-build, just not speccing one at this point.

Here's what i'm looking for:
1080P is fine.
Want to play current games on ~high graphics (no extreme needed).
Looking to spend ~$800.
Want to stay with current or -1 generation step so it's upgradeable.
Looking for case + internals, no peripherals needed.
Looking for full set of new internals, what i have now is likey suspect.
If you going to suggest a home-build, please cover all bases and include the ~$150 for Windows.

I did some looking at Dell outlet as well, and as ashamed as it makes me feel, those scratch&dent Alienwares seem like serious steals. This in particular seems like a real steal, although the 2GB GPU memory had me doing a double-take.

Questions, just ask.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-07-2018, 07:46 AM
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Hi,
As far as the the Dell you linked too
Needs an ssd for os.

Only has 1x8gb stick of 2666 memory really needs 2 minimum for dual channel as listed as only single channel probably upgrade #1 from factory minimum otherwise you'd have to buy a 2x8gb kit else where costing more/ more/ more !

Power supply also probably needs upgrading 460w seeing it only has a 2gb radeon in it
Now days 4gb ddr5 is best costing the amount of your budget

Dell is usually a hard item to upgrade power supplies on.

With a 800.us budget it's tough to say what to buy frankly

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-07-2018, 08:25 AM
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As far as new home-built PCs go:

Be prepared to spend at least $200 on a decent video card for 1080p gaming; GPU prices are still kinda high.

Same goes for RAM. An 8GB kit can easily cost $100, but that's something you can always upgrade to a higher capacity in the future.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-07-2018, 02:16 PM - Thread Starter
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Hmm... not exactly the response i was expecting... Previous poster in this sub-forum posted 2 pre-builds that I thought were pretty decent machines both in the ballpark of $800.
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ckc023z6x00053
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B6H4GNY...vert-amazon-20

The cyberpower seems spot on for a "decent machine".
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Hi,
There you go

CPU
i9-9940x With Heatkiller IV Pro and VRM Plexi-Copper water block
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ASUS x299 Rampage VI Apex
GPU
Titan Xp with copper Water Block
RAM
Trident Z 3600C16 4x8gb's b-die default timings 16-16-16-36
Hard Drive
Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500gb M.2/ Samsung 850 Pro 256gb for os and 500gb evo for favorite games plus other wd hdd's for data and backup's
Optical Drive
LG Blu-Ray WH16NS40
Power Supply
evga 1200-P2
Cooling
2-280GTX Black Ice Nemesis rads with D5 pump-res combo and D5 top before and after rads.
Case
corsair 450D with added 2nd floor to house radiator on top
Operating System
Win-7 pro & 10 pro Win-7 Primary os.
Monitor
ASUS VG248QE 24" 144Hz
Keyboard
Logitech G910 Orion spectrum
Mouse
Redragon Perdition
Audio
Built in realtek and Insignia 2.0 soundbar HSB318
CPU
i7-5930k with Heatkiller IV Pro Plexi-Copper and koolance vrm water blocks
Motherboard
X99 Sabertooth
GPU
EVGA 1080ti FTW3 with Water block
RAM
Trident-Z 3200C14 4x8gb's b-die default timings 14-14-14-34
Hard Drive
Samsung 970 Evo 500gb M.2/ Samsung 850 Pro 256gb for os and 500gb evo for favorite games plus other wd hdd's for data and backup's
Power Supply
EVGA 1000-P2
Cooling
2-240 GTX Black Ice Nemesis rads/ D5 pump-res combo and D5 top before and after rads.
Case
Corsair 450D with added 2nd floor to house radiator on top
Operating System
Win-7 and 10 pro Win-7 Primary os.
Monitor
AOC G2460PG 24"G-Sync 144Hz
Mouse
Red Dragon Perdition
Audio
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-13-2018, 06:32 PM
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If you're buying new theres zero point buying into intels older platforms as coffee lake upped core counts and quad cores won't be that relevant in a couple of years when you want to upgrade and top tier chips like a 7700k don't lose that much value in that time.

I'd stick to coffee lake or AM4.

I'd also ignore advice on single vs dual channel as frequency makes a bigger difference

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Dude....

Cyberpower.com is your friend.

Its a lot like ibuypower.com but its better and IMO better deals too.

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