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gratefulned

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Good day,

This is my first post to the forum. I bought a PS4 last november, and tried to play Fallout 4 with it. Not only did it crash more than 5 times, the game had extreme framerate issues at all times, even just walking and running around. "Solid 30fps in game" is a joke, I got maybe 10-20 when doing fights or sprinting. Total ****. I sold the console on eBay, and started researching.

This video is what I'm basing my build off of, and I'm wondering if the following setup he put together is the best for my needs, and if there's any better ways of doing anything. He did include an overclocking tutorial, which boosts the G3258 to I believe 4.2ghz. He says temps stay in the green even when pushing it with stock cooling, but I'm probably going to opt for a coolermaster 212 evo to be safe.


♦US Links♦
Intel G3258 CPU: http://amzn.to/1SMNcdL
ASUS H81M-A: http://amzn.to/1SMNcuo
Crucial Sport 8GB Ram: http://amzn.to/1KMsXKn
Seagate 1TB Hard Drive: http://amzn.to/1TYrzX9
Zotac GeForce GTX 750 Ti: http://goo.gl/f1zh2T
Rosewill FBM-01 Case: http://amzn.to/1TYrBye
EVGA 500W Power Supply: http://amzn.to/1SMNktW

The video -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCyoNp56iAE

Thanks everyone.
 

RollingThunder

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Good day,

This is my first post to the forum. I bought a PS4 last november, and tried to play Fallout 4 with it. Not only did it crash more than 5 times, the game had extreme framerate issues at all times, even just walking and running around. "Solid 30fps in game" is a joke, I got maybe 10-20 when doing fights or sprinting. Total ****. I sold the console on eBay, and started researching.

This video is what I'm basing my build off of, and I'm wondering if the following setup he put together is the best for my needs, and if there's any better ways of doing anything. He did include an overclocking tutorial, which boosts the G3258 to I believe 4.2ghz. He says temps stay in the green even when pushing it with stock cooling, but I'm probably going to opt for a coolermaster 212 evo to be safe.


♦US Links♦
Intel G3258 CPU: http://amzn.to/1SMNcdL
ASUS H81M-A: http://amzn.to/1SMNcuo
Crucial Sport 8GB Ram: http://amzn.to/1KMsXKn
Seagate 1TB Hard Drive: http://amzn.to/1TYrzX9
Zotac GeForce GTX 750 Ti: http://goo.gl/f1zh2T
Rosewill FBM-01 Case: http://amzn.to/1TYrBye
EVGA 500W Power Supply: http://amzn.to/1SMNktW

The video -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCyoNp56iAE

Thanks everyone.

Posting a budget would help mainly because adding an SSD would be to your benefit if it's within your budget.


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"Going to Build A Gaming Rig for $350"
 
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Witchdoctor

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$ 350.00 is tough, the 750 will struggle along with that dual core

with this budget the best it to look at a used ivy bridge system
 
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gratefulned

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I'm not opposed to spending a little over 400 if i can get pretty significant performance improvements. I should say i'm mainly looking at playing BF4, CS:GO and Insurgency, but maybe some GTAV in the future. As long as it can keep a stable 30 frames a second and run the newest smoothly at 1080, im satisfied.

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I debated a Samsung EVO850 but the 250gb was $90, already pushing it to $420. Which is fine, but i decided i probably need more space since most games clock in at ~40gb. The Seagate 7200rpm seemed to be the most popular choice
 

EarthDog

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I would have kept the PS4 with that budget...

750Ti isn't exactly a barn burner at 1080p... you are around 30FPS in many titles honestly. Of course it depends on the game and settings, but, if you need to turn settings down to reach well over 30 FPS, its going to look just the same as your PS4.

The dual core CPU will also struggle in some games, and not be able to play a few others, period. Most it should be ok though.

You really need to be looking at a GTX 960 to make things 'worth it'.
 
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gratefulned

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I would have kept the PS4 with that budget...

750Ti isn't exactly a barn burner at 1080p... you are around 30FPS in many titles honestly. Of course it depends on the game and settings, but, if you need to turn settings down to reach well over 30 FPS, its going to look just the same as your PS4.

The dual core CPU will also struggle in some games, and not be able to play a few others, period. Most it should be ok though.

You really need to be looking at a GTX 960 to make things 'worth it'.


What about the Gigabyte AMD R7 370? 129.99 on Amazon, definitely willing to spend the extra 25 bucks if it's a little better.
 

EarthDog

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Its a little bit faster, but, still not exactly what I would call a good 1080p gaming card that will get your better performance/image quality than a PS4.

As I said, you need to pony up a bit more cash and look at GTX 960 or AT LEAST a R9 285 or r9 380.
 

EarthDog

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One has integrated graphics, the other two have the same GPU, a 750ti, or a WORSE GPU in r7 360...

The guy needs a much larger budget is really the deal here if he wants to reach goals.
 

ITAngel

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Intel G3240 + 960 GPU @ $352.93 after rebate
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9hCGvK

That is the lowest I think I can get that system. XD

Here a list just for Amazon
CPU = Intel Pentium Processor G3240 @ 58.99
RAM = Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB Kit (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 @ 34.99
MOBO = MSI Intel H81 LGA 1150 DDR3 @ 51.90
GPU = EVGA GeForce GTX 960 Superclocked Gaming ACX 2.0 2GB @ $129.95
HDD = Seagate Barracuda 7200 160 GB 7200RPM @ 23.00
PSU = EVGA 430 W1 80+, 430W @ 29.99
CASE = Rosewill Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case SRM-01 @ $29.99

Total: $358.81
 
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EarthDog

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Yeah, the guy just needs a bigger budget really. I wouldn't run with only 4GB these days (and in single channel), and that PSU has some QC issues. It reviewed well at JG, but the sample [H] got, they failed it.
 

Janus67

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And all things considered this doesn't even list an operating system for the computer.

Ugh, a biostar motherboard, unless they've come a long way it's hard to recommend their stuff, just like something from ECS.

Unfortunately, I think putting something closer to $500 will get something that is remotely powerful in comparison to the PS4 that the OP sold in order to play anything at 1080p smoothly.

The minimum that I would consider for a machine if it isn't going to be upgraded again soon with more money: quad core CPU, 8GB of RAM, GTX960 (or AMD equiv), 500GB HDD minimum (due to size of OS, app, and game installs), a corsair or EVGA PSU sporting 450W-ish, and a motherboard that is from a reputable brand and model.
 

ITAngel

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And all things considered this doesn't even list an operating system for the computer.

Ugh, a biostar motherboard, unless they've come a long way it's hard to recommend their stuff, just like something from ECS.

Unfortunately, I think putting something closer to $500 will get something that is remotely powerful in comparison to the PS4 that the OP sold in order to play anything at 1080p smoothly.

The minimum that I would consider for a machine if it isn't going to be upgraded again soon with more money: quad core CPU, 8GB of RAM, GTX960 (or AMD equiv), 500GB HDD minimum (due to size of OS, app, and game installs), a corsair or EVGA PSU sporting 450W-ish, and a motherboard that is from a reputable brand and model.

I agree with you, I am assuming he has an OS in mind, a TV to plug this but still need a mouse, keyboard, DVD Drive or USB with another system to load the OS in etc... Personally I won't build anything unless I have over $600 and I purchase some used items or $800+ that is just me. Plus like you guys said 8GB min I would be happier at 16GB as I seen the OS eat up a lot of GB in an 8GB setup specially running games.

On a site note I was just recently selling a system for a friend that I parted out.

FX8350 @ $115
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 @ $115
Noctual NH-D14 @ $60
TeamXtreme 16GB DDR 1600 @ $40
EVGA SuperNova 1000w PSU @ $130
2x XFX R9 270X 2GB GPU @ $130.00 each


He kept the EVGA SuperNova 1000w PSU and drop a XFX 850w, a case, a 1TB HDD, and OS and now he is selling it. XD
 
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gratefulned

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And all things considered this doesn't even list an operating system for the computer.

The minimum that I would consider for a machine if it isn't going to be upgraded again soon with more money: quad core CPU, 8GB of RAM, GTX960 (or AMD equiv), 500GB HDD minimum (due to size of OS, app, and game installs), a corsair or EVGA PSU sporting 450W-ish, and a motherboard that is from a reputable brand and model.


Alright, you've sold me, I'm going to shell out the extra cash. Everything for the PC is about $450 after the $20 rebate on the ASUS STRIX Radeon R9 380 Overclocked 2 GB GPU for $159 instead of the 750i for $105.

Will this larger GPU fit in that Rosewill case still?

After mouse keyboard hdmi cable and mouse pad, im right at $500, which i'm fine with. Oh, and then i have to find windows 8.1, which i read can be done for $20 on reddit


Intel G3258 CPU: http://amzn.to/1SMNcdL
ASUS H81M-A: http://amzn.to/1SMNcuo
Crucial Sport 8GB Ram: http://amzn.to/1KMsXKn
Seagate 1TB Hard Drive: http://amzn.to/1TYrzX9
Rosewill FBM-01 Case: http://amzn.to/1TYrBye
EVGA 500W Power Supply: http://amzn.to/1SMNktW
ASUS R9 380 http://www.amazon.com/Radeon-Overcl...rue&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
 

ITAngel

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Alright, you've sold me, I'm going to shell out the extra cash. Everything for the PC is about $450 after the $20 rebate on the ASUS STRIX Radeon R9 380 Overclocked 2 GB GPU for $159 instead of the 750i for $105.

Will this larger GPU fit in that Rosewill case still?

After mouse keyboard hdmi cable and mouse pad, im right at $500, which i'm fine with. Oh, and then i have to find windows 8.1, which i read can be done for $20 on reddit


Intel G3258 CPU: http://amzn.to/1SMNcdL
ASUS H81M-A: http://amzn.to/1SMNcuo
Crucial Sport 8GB Ram: http://amzn.to/1KMsXKn
Seagate 1TB Hard Drive: http://amzn.to/1TYrzX9
Rosewill FBM-01 Case: http://amzn.to/1TYrBye
EVGA 500W Power Supply: http://amzn.to/1SMNktW
ASUS R9 380 http://www.amazon.com/Radeon-Overcl...rue&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

If $500 is your budget I will see if I can put something together with a better GPU, more ram and CPU cores.
 

RollingThunder

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Will this larger GPU fit in that Rosewill case still?


Intel G3258 CPU: http://amzn.to/1SMNcdL
ASUS H81M-A: http://amzn.to/1SMNcuo
Crucial Sport 8GB Ram: http://amzn.to/1KMsXKn
Seagate 1TB Hard Drive: http://amzn.to/1TYrzX9
Rosewill FBM-01 Case: http://amzn.to/1TYrBye
EVGA 500W Power Supply: http://amzn.to/1SMNktW
ASUS R9 380 http://www.amazon.com/Radeon-Overcl...rue&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Geez, it's gonna be tight if it fits at all. Depending if you have a PCI slot at the bottom part of the board it might fit but a slot higher up on the MB I don't think it's going to fit.

Case dimensions (H x W x D) 13.86" x 6.89" x 15.16"
Card Dimensions (L x H)10.67" x 5.47"
 

ITAngel

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Check this two out let me know what you guys think. All on amazon by the way could be cheap if the parts were purchased from different areas but is a good example of what you can build with $500.00 over $350. XD I am at work so I can't spend to much time looking at different sites.



AMD FX Build
CPU = AMD FX-6300 6-Core Processor Black Edition @ $98.95
MOBO = Gigabyte AM3+ AMD DDR3 1333 760G HDMI USB 3.0 Micro ATX Motherboard GA-78LMT-USB3 @ $54.99
RAM = Crucial 8GB kit (4GBx2) DDR3-1600 @ $33.99
GPU = XFX Double Dissipation R9 380 990MHZ XXX OC 4GB DDR5 @ $209.99 (4.53 inches x 9.21 inches x 1.5 inches)
HDD = Seagate 500GB Desktop HDD SATA 6Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5-Inch $39.63
PSU = EVGA 500 W1 80+, 500W Continuous Power @ $39.15
CASE = Rosewill Dual Fans MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case FBM-01 @ $23.26
OS = ???

Total: $499.96



Skylake Build
CPU = Intel Boxed Core I5-6400 FC-LGA14C 2.70 Ghz 6 M Processor Cache 4 LGA 1151 BX80662I56400 @ $189.99
MOBO = Gigabyte LGA1151 Intel H110 Micro ATX DDR4 Motherboard GA-H110M-A @ $55.99
RAM = Crucial 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR4-2133 MT/s (PC4-17000) CL15 SR x8 @ $29.99
GPU = ASUS STRIX GeForce GTX 750TI Overclocked 2 GB DDR5 128-bit @ $139.99
HDD = Western Digital Caviar Blue 320 GB @ $24.97
PSU = EVGA 430 W $29.99
CASE = Rosewill Dual Fans MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case FBM-01 @ $23.26 (
OS = ???

Total: $494.18

I personally would encourage to find some of the parts used in this site from members.
 
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