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    Graham Millichap
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    @columbo1977

    Hi All

    A friend has asked for recommendations for a gaming PC, been a while since I built/bought one. Whats good now?

    He wants to :

    1. play COD/Rainbow 6
    2. Make you tube videos.

    They are not sure on budget but don’t want to pay a fortune…..

    Any suggestions?

    G

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  • #13814

    Dave Rice
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    @ricedg
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    Looking at these specs for COD WW2

    GTX1060 £185

    Kaby Lake Core i5 7400 3.0Ghz (Turbo 3.5Ghz) CPU, ASUS Prime B250M-A Motherboard & 16GB 2400Mhz Crucial DDR4 RAM Pre-Built Bundle £380 at Amazon

    or Kaby Lake Core i5 7600K 3.8Ghz CPU (Turbo 4.2Ghz), ASUS Prime Z270-P Motherboard & 16GB 3200Mhz Corsair DDR4 RAM Pre-Built Bundle £490 at Amazon

    450 watt+ PSU £40 case £40

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    #13817

    The Duke
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    @sgb101
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    I’d add

    If your doing youtube, you’ll want to make sure whatever video software you use to edit and render the yt video supports the gpu you purchase. A 10min YouTube video can take a few hours to tender on a cpu, 20mins on a gpu.

    For example an hours worth of game capture will be 30gb plus in size, at just 1080p at a decent bit rate. If your going for larger than the 1080, your gonna need some real hardware.

    You don’t need the best gpu for rendering, so pick the one that is needed for your games, the double check it works with the video software. Then either change the software or the gpu, which ever cheaper.

    You’ll save a fortune on eleccy.

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    #13818

    Dave Rice
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    @ricedg
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    Knew I forgot something – the drives 😵

    An SSD for sure, 240ish GB is a sweet spot @ £75. I believe both of the Asus motherboards linked to have an M2 slot, so something like the WD 240 GB M.2 SSD – Green

    If more storage is required a 1TB 3.5″ spinner is about £40, 2TB is £60.

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    #13821

    Graham Millichap
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    @columbo1977
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    Hey

    This isn’t for me so needs to include drives and OS as they will not know how to install/configure.

    G

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    #13827

    Dave Rice
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    @ricedg
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    StormForce Lux Gaming PC £800 E-Buyer

    Intel Core i5-7400 3GHz
    8GB DDR4 + 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD
    NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060 3GB
    WIFI + Windows 10 Home
    3 Year Warranty

    Primal GS8 Intel Gaming PC £779 Dino PC

    Intel® Core™ i5 7500 processor
    8GB DDR4 2133mhz RAM
    NVIDIA™ GeForce® GTX 1060 3GB graphics card
    120GB SSD
    1TB Seagate Barracuda Storage
    Asus H110 motherboard
    Windows 10
    CIT Dragon3 ATX gaming case
    AeroCool 500W 80+ Bronze PSU
    Wi-Fi connectivity
    5 Year Standard Warranty

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    #13828

    The Duke
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    @sgb101
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    Christ decent pc’s have gotten cheap. When I built mine they came out at about that. 10 years ago!!

    And at that time, I was saving about 400£ by building. I doubt you could match the rrp today.

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    #13829

    Dave Rice
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    @ricedg
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    Getting Windows off E-Bay as I do, the savings would be about £100 going for a like for like 8GB.

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    #13830

    tadka
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    @tadka
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    If he wants to make YT videos of the games he plays then it has to be powerful enough to handle both simultaneously – the game and the video creating software. My PC has no problems with games but it struggles if I try to make a video.

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    #13831

    Dave Rice
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    @ricedg
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    Maybe a Ryzen then? Starts bumping the price up but it is 16GB.

    Primal GSR AMD Ryzen Gaming PC £989

    AMD RYZEN™ 5 1600 processor (6 core, 12 thread, 3.2Ghz, 3.6Ghz Turbo)
    16GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM
    NVIDIA™ GeForce® GTX 1060 3GB graphics card
    128GB SSD
    1TB Seagate Barracuda Storage
    Asus PRIME B350M-A motherboard
    Windows 10
    Corsair Carbide SPEC-04
    Corsair 650W 80+ PSU
    Wi-Fi connectivity
    5 Year Standard Warranty

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    #13832

    The Duke
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    @tadka if you install a second drive (ssd) to use a  ‘scratch disk’ it will help alot.

    My lad does Yt vids, I spit his games on to a 240gb ssd, the operating system to a 120gb ssd (iirc) and a chucked on my ancient 30gb ssd to use to record to.

    His system is old i5 750, with a gtx970, once the ‘scratch dust went in it really upped the quality he could capture. Though iirc he still captures at 720p but at a higher bit rate.

    I can’t really the capture software we decided on, it’s japanese, some don’t like it but it worked best for us. He uses Sony vagus to edit. As his school gives out licences, and teaches that. No way I’d by it when Blender is free.

    Dxtory is the recording sw he uses. Iirc it cost 25£ ish, it had to be purchased in ¥ at the time. Which was about 5 years ago.

    My lad renders on a second pc with a gtx 460 in it as 1. The 970 wasn’t supported, (probably is now) 2. His pc could not handle gaming, capture AND rendering. 3 dad is to tight to buy him a new pc. Though I think next year I’ll update his rig. It’s worked hard for a long long though like the i7920 I use to game, it just keeps working and well. I’ve been saying for 5 plus years, it’s probably going this year.

    CPU intensive games like city builders (my type of game) does start to slow once pops get so big. Other than that I don’t have many games that suffer. Both project racing and gta 5 still run 1080p at over 60fps. Which I’m more than happy with.

    If your struggling, try a third old ssd to record onto.

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    #14227

    Wheels-Of-Fire
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    @grahamdearsley
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    All the above specs look good so can I just recomend a supplier.

    I use the custom config option on the Palicomp website and most of the time I find them the cheapest for a prebuilt PC.

    Their after sales support is good too.

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