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August 11, 2014 10:17:07 PM

Hey, I am planning on building my first PC and was wondering if this is a good build to play games like DayZ, rust, arma 3, etc and get decent FPS. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/djrGhM
Also, if someone could recommended a good budget monitor(21-24") that would be great! Thanks.

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August 11, 2014 11:08:52 PM

BowToALEX said:
Hey, I am planning on building my first PC and was wondering if this is a good build to play games like DayZ, rust, arma 3, etc and get decent FPS. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/djrGhM
Also, if someone could recommended a good budget monitor(21-24") that would be great! Thanks.


Look at this: I put in a CPU cooler because the fx series chips run very hot and I put in a really better mobo, probably the best amd 970 chipset mobo out there. And I put in a semi modular 80+ gold certified PSU. I think its on some kind of sale coz its going for only 30 bucks. Whatever you do I suggest you place an order for the psu right now. Because the sale might end any time now and its a great bargain. And I also put an AOC 23" full hd monitor which costs 120 bucks. Apart from that its essentially the same build. I suggest increasing your budget by 50 more bucks and getting the r9 270 coz its a much better card. Anyways, here's the build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rWkDQ7
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August 11, 2014 11:50:01 PM

I'm not planning on doing any overclocking, and I heard the stock cooler was fine for the 6300. But if you recommend a CPU cooler, I'll definitely buy the one you chose.

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August 11, 2014 11:56:30 PM

BowToALEX said:
I'm not planning on doing any overclocking, and I heard the stock cooler was fine for the 6300. But if you recommend a CPU cooler, I'll definitely buy the one you chose.



Even if you don't OC, the chip still will run really hot. Just to be safe and cool it. The cooler only costs 16 bucks.
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August 12, 2014 2:33:56 AM

these games have very low system requirements
so your build is good for it

though i will suggest some changes just to make it more power efficient and better in single or double even triple threaded tasks ( or tasks that can utilize upto 3 cores efficiently )


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4370 3.8GHz Dual-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-E33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N10 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($11.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $640.40
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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August 12, 2014 2:35:00 AM

truegenius said:
these games have very low system requirements
so your build is good for it

though i will suggest some changes just to make it more power efficient and better in single or double threaded tasks


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4370 3.8GHz Dual-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-E33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N10 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($11.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $640.40
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Personally I wouldn't go with the CX Series.
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August 12, 2014 2:45:23 AM

Joeteoh99 said:
truegenius said:
these games have very low system requirements
so your build is good for it

though i will suggest some changes just to make it more power efficient and better in single or double threaded tasks


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4370 3.8GHz Dual-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-E33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N10 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($11.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $640.40
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Personally I wouldn't go with the CX Series.


+1 ^ The cx series are not very good
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August 12, 2014 2:51:54 AM

truegenius said:
these games have very low system requirements
so your build is good for it

though i will suggest some changes just to make it more power efficient and better in single or double even triple threaded tasks ( or tasks that can utilize upto 3 cores efficiently )


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4370 3.8GHz Dual-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-E33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N10 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($11.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $640.40
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-12 05:31 EDT-0400

sorry, I'm new to a lot of this. but what does single-triple threaded tasks mean?

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August 12, 2014 3:20:49 AM

Joeteoh99 said:
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truegenius said:
these games have very low system requirements
so your build is good for it

though i will suggest some changes just to make it more power efficient and better in single or double threaded tasks


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4370 3.8GHz Dual-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-E33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N10 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($11.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $640.40
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-12 05:31 EDT-0400


Personally I wouldn't go with the CX Series.


in reviews i saw very less ripple at +12v and good ratings at online shops and in reviews
and since this setup will use ~200W max thus this smps will be very efficient
so this is why i choose that
though if you don't like it then you can suggest any other PSU to OP according to OP's needs

BowToALEX said:
Spoiler
truegenius said:
these games have very low system requirements
so your build is good for it

though i will suggest some changes just to make it more power efficient and better in single or double even triple threaded tasks ( or tasks that can utilize upto 3 cores efficiently )


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4370 3.8GHz Dual-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-E33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N10 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($11.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $640.40
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-12 05:31 EDT-0400

sorry, I'm new to a lot of this. but what does single-triple threaded tasks mean?



for simplicity consider thread like a queue and cpu cores like a counter ( rail ticket counter or shop counter )
any programs creates a thread ( queue ) containing instructions ( like peoples in a queue ) to be processed by cpu cores ( like rail counter )

to process all the peoples faster, we can either increase number of counter or we can hire people which process people's order faster ( for the counter )

here single threaded means that we are creating only 1 queue which will be processed by only one counter thus here number of counters won't give us performance boost as they will be doing nothing
just like this double means 2 queue and triple means 3 queue

now, i3 have 2 cores but they can process 50% faster than fx6300 thus i3 will perform in tasks which don't create much queues, but fx6300 have 200% more cores thus it will perform better in multi threaded tasks

but many daily tasks are less threaded ( that is they use only 2-3 cores ) and the system requirements of the game you listed is low thus i3 is good for you and consumes less power too (33% less power in comparison to your build )
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August 12, 2014 3:36:27 AM

wow, thank you so much! it all makes since now! and I was actually considering the i3 when I made my build, but I do YouTube and would also like to start streaming so I figured 6 cores would be best for that, and I read the 6300 was a great CPU for that.
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August 12, 2014 3:54:26 AM

BowToALEX said:
wow, thank you so much! it all makes since now! and I was actually considering the i3 when I made my build, but I do YouTube and would also like to start streaming so I figured 6 cores would be best for that, and I read the 6300 was a great CPU for that.


So pick best solution and close the thread.
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