Author Topic: Pc Noob needs help fed up waiting for console release  (Read 710 times)

PSYCHOPAFF

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So its been a few years since i watched the NEXT CAR GAME trailer on youtube and have been paciently waiting in the wings for the console release ... well im done waiting and i have decided to make the move over to pc and i wanna build my own as a first time build i dnt wanna go crazy so i have set a budget of around £500.

What should i be looking at to run wreckfest smooth im not looking the ultimate 4k solid 60fps rig ... just something that will fill my urge to play this ... im also intrested in beamng drive and my summer car games.

So far just from some reserch i was looking at

Intel i7 ... What version ?
Gtx780 ... any better bang for buck ?
8gb or 16gb ram ?
DDR5 ... will DDR3 run the above games ?
SSD or hardrive ?

As i said im a noob and the above is just a rough guide of bits i have been reading on.

Thanx for any replies this whole building a pc seems daunting but willing to give it ago.





sam223

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https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/ and https://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/ are good ways of checking prices and getting bargain deals

Intel i7 ... What version ? not sure on that, depends on whats on sale and if you plan on overclocking. K series come with built in multiplier for overclocking
Gtx780 ... any better bang for buck ? Depends whats on offer at the time, see sites above for deals,varies day to day
8gb or 16gb ram ? 8gb is fine,you wont notice much difference by having 16gb unless you plan on running 1000 tabs in your web browser and a bunch of other stuff at the same time as the game.
DDR5 ... will DDR3 run the above games ? DDR3 is fine
SSD or hardrive ? Both, SSD for windows+ regular used games. HDD for just storage
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St. Jimmy

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Well at first: This is the worst time to get in to PC gaming. Many GPUs are overpriced (AMD RX 400 and 500 series, Nvidia 1060 and 1070) because of crypto currency miners that have bought the stores empty on those stuff. SSD and RAM are also more expensive because of NAND shortage.
Buying something like 780 new isn't likely good thing. Already pretty old card (2 generations) and it can be get likely cheaper used. It's like 100£ worth card now.

i5 should be enough or go for AMD Ryzen. Hyper threading that i7 provides isn't that big improvement in gaming. Newer CPUs and Motherboards use DDR4 memory.

Buying used naturally is cheaper. SSD and HDD shouldn't really be bought used. Everything else is usually good to go.
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Purple44

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Decided on what video card you want to go with, then you can decided on how much you got left for MB+CPU. I'm still using my 5 year old i5 2500 CPU.

When I build my next gaming computer, I budget $200-$300 for video card, but I have a $1200 Budget for whole computer.

I would stay way from Nvidia 700 series video cards, 700 series GPU has issues with Wreckfest. On the AMD side, some new cards R9 have issue with smoke and dust bleeding through car so have turn off MSAA until Bugbear get around to fixing this problem.

My old 660 handle Wreckfest ok on medium graphic settings. My 960 handle Wreckfest pretty good. But Newegg want more now for a new 960 than I paid for a new 960 in Sept 2015. So might be better to buy a 1060 now. But looking at Newegg, the 1060s GB3 are on the expensive side for me and probably more than what you would want to spend:


https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=1050&ignorear=0&N=-1&isNodeId=1

But with your budget, you may have to settle for a 1050 but you do get 4 GB vram which Wreckfest will use.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=1050&ignorear=0&N=100007709%20600007787&isNodeId=1


Here a benchmark of a variety of video cards running DIRT Rally to give you an idea where the 1050 and 1060 stand:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/11278/amd-radeon-rx-580-rx-570-review/6

Side by side comparison of the specs of the 1050 4GB and 1060 3GB:

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BattleXer

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...also, reading the guides on PC Gamer will give you a good starting point for your first build.
They're being updated every so often when new hardware hits the market, so they should be fairly up-to-date.

http://www.pcgamer.com/hardware/features/

Good luck!
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Purple44

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...also, reading the guides on PC Gamer will give you a good starting point for your first build.
They're being updated every so often when new hardware hits the market, so they should be fairly up-to-date.

http://www.pcgamer.com/hardware/features/

Good luck!

From the pcgamer link, I see this MSI 1050 4GB OC video card: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M27X836/ref=asc_df_B01M27X8365058501?tag=hawk-future-20&creative=395261&creativeASIN=B01M27X836&linkCode=asn&ascsubtag=pcg-297020373-20

I like getting MSI video cards ( if at good price ) because they pick good parts that can be over clocked a little.

I don't bother trying overclock video cards myself these days, to just get a few more FPS. But if I can buy a good video card that already overclocked a bit, I will take it.   :D
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