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PostSubject: Re: PC Gaming   Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:32 am

This is the motherboard I bought to replace the MSI 970a G43 I did have. For some reason it decided to die on me last friday, much to my annoyance. had 4 days without a working pc, lol.

http://uk.msi.com/product/mb/970_GAMING.html#hero-overview

It is all hooked up and working great. The motherboard is quite nice to look at, so a shame I don't have a windowed case at the moment. The case I have isn't really built for cable management. Still, I have managed to get it fairly tidy regardless (no airflow restrictions for the case fans). Cleaned off the CPU, and applied some Arctic silver 5. I forgot how good Arctic silver is, my cpu temps have dropped noticeably at idle. I was getting 25c at idle beforehand, now I am getting 17c at idle. Will have to check again while under load, very interested to see if there is a difference there also. Still using the stock cooler for now, but I do plan to upgrade the CPU in the future. So I will most likely get a new case (for better cable management), and the all in one water cooler for the cpu I mentioned in an earlier posting. The whole system is a lot quieter than before also, so most of the fan noise must have been from the CPU cooler. Will be doing a proper test of things, and make sure everything is working as it should.

Edit: the temp in my room is currently around 17c, its gone fairly cold today.

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PostSubject: Re: PC Gaming   Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:54 am

I have a question about a gaming computer. What is the cheapest(lol) i can build one up? A 250gb harddrive is enough for me as i would only run rFactor and maybe ETS2 if i buy it.

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PostSubject: Re: PC Gaming   Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:06 am

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I have a question about a gaming computer. What is the cheapest(lol) i can build one up? A 250gb harddrive is enough for me as i would only run rFactor and maybe ETS2 if i buy it.

A 250gb hdd is around £65, a 3tb hdd is around £75. Seriously, spend that little bit extra for a 3tb+ drive. Otherwise you are into false economy territory.

As for a cheap gaming pc, it all depends on what your budget is.

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PostSubject: Re: PC Gaming   Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:37 am

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I have a question about a gaming computer. What is the cheapest(lol) i can build one up? A 250gb harddrive is enough for me as i would only run rFactor and maybe ETS2 if i buy it.

I bought 2 120GB SSD's thinking, "Oh, I'll only ever use maybe 100GB for a few games." I was wrong, I was very wrong.

I wound up getting 2TB of storage space and I put the SSD's into a raid array running only the programs I use a lot, OS, FL studio, etc etc.

Shoot for more storage than you think you need, best decision you can make.

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PostSubject: Re: PC Gaming   Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:43 am

Ialyrn wrote:
What will be going into my pc next, once I have the money saved that is.

http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cooling/watercooling/cw-9060014-ww.html

And a new case as well.

http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cases/cases/cc-9011053-ww.html


Why not get a full tower case if you going to use a 280mm water cooler? Just curious.

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PostSubject: Re: PC Gaming   Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:48 am

Dont like full towers, too big. I prefer mid towers, and I find they often look better.

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PostSubject: Re: PC Gaming   Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:55 am

Alright thanks guys i never really looked into so i didnt know that a terabyte had a small difference in price from a 250 lol

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PostSubject: Re: PC Gaming   Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:37 pm

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PostSubject: Re: PC Gaming   Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:42 am

How demanding it ETS2? I can play rFactor fine, but i dont know if my shitty laptop can take it.

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PostSubject: Re: PC Gaming   Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:57 am

I can run euro truck on my laptop at 60fps on the highest settings so it's not that demanding.

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PostSubject: Re: PC Gaming   Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:44 pm

Aight thanks

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PostSubject: Re: PC Gaming   Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:16 am

There's now a Nissan Silvia S13 mod in Assetto Corsa, and it's really fun.


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PostSubject: Re: PC Gaming   Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:43 pm

Well, I seem to have won the CPU lotto.

The AMD FX-4300 I have is a 3.8GHz cpu requiring 1.300v.

So today while messing around in the bios settings on my pc, I turned off all the AMD cool n quiet and turbocore stuff (everything on manual settings in other words). And I set to work lowering my cpu voltage. I would then boot into windows and run a stress test, and then repeat till it crashes.
After a while, I settle on a stable 1.192v, and still at the 3.8GHz default clock speed. I then decided to change the cpu multiplier for the fun of it. Stock for my cpu is a 200FSB with a x19 multiplier, so I set it too 200FSB and x20 multiplier........

So as I sit here right now, my CPU is undervolted and running a 200MHz overclock. Its a win win, an overlock with not only lower power consumption (minor), but also less heat generation (a far great thing). After an hour long stress test, my cpu temp didn't rise above 51c. That is on the stock AMD cooler too boot. I stress tested the system before I started all this, and the temps under full load was 62c. A stress test will cause a cpu to heat up more than under normal usage, and a stock cooler isnt always that great. I stated this whole endeavour off today for the lower temps, never expected the oc along with it.

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PostSubject: Re: PC Gaming   Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:26 pm

The AE86 and GT86 are coming to Assetto Corsa. I'm so hyped up for it!

http://www.isrtv.com/assetto-corsa/assetto-corsa-toyota-license/


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PostSubject: Re: PC Gaming   Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:07 pm

Wait, is assetto corsa still beta? Or is it finished?

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PostSubject: Re: PC Gaming   Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:10 pm

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The AE86 and GT86 are coming to Assetto Corsa. I'm so hyped up for it!

http://www.isrtv.com/assetto-corsa/assetto-corsa-toyota-license/


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PostSubject: Re: PC Gaming   Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:14 pm

Assetto Corsa just got even better, cant wait for the AE86. Time to start tweaking my controller settings!

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PostSubject: Re: PC Gaming   Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:25 pm

All right! Probably gonna be picking this up soon now.

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PostSubject: Re: PC Gaming   Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:15 pm

Ialyrn wrote:
Well, I seem to have won the CPU lotto.

The AMD FX-4300 I have is a 3.8GHz cpu requiring 1.300v.

So today while messing around in the bios settings on my pc, I turned off all the AMD cool n quiet and turbocore stuff (everything on manual settings in other words). And I set to work lowering my cpu voltage. I would then boot into windows and run a stress test, and then repeat till it crashes.
After a while, I settle on a stable 1.192v, and still at the 3.8GHz default clock speed. I then decided to change the cpu multiplier for the fun of it. Stock for my cpu is a 200FSB with a x19 multiplier, so I set it too 200FSB and x20 multiplier........

So as I sit here right now, my CPU is undervolted and running a 200MHz overclock. Its a win win, an overlock with not only lower power consumption (minor), but also less heat generation (a far great thing). After an hour long stress test, my cpu temp didn't rise above 51c. That is on the stock AMD cooler too boot. I stress tested the system before I started all this, and the temps under full load was 62c. A stress test will cause a cpu to heat up more than under normal usage, and a stock cooler isnt always that great. I stated this whole endeavour off today for the lower temps, never expected the oc along with it.


So ialryn, you seem to be running the most ideal pc setup. If possible, do you have a parts list? And whats the total cost on your pc build?

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PostSubject: Re: PC Gaming   Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:33 am

You wouldn't wont to build my pc, as it was originally built on a budget of £330 over a year ago. And I was only able to do that, because I used hard drives in the build that are 6/7 years old. There are far better parts available, and you don't really want to be spending less than £600 for a gaming capable setup.

This was my pc specs originally

AMD FX-4300 Quadcore 3.8GHz cpu
MSI 970a-g43 motherboard
8GB Corsair Vengeance red PC3-12800/1600MHz
Nvidia Gforce GT630 2gb GDDR3
2x Samsung SpinPoint T Series HD501LJ 500GB hard drives
a dvd reader/writer (not really needed anymore on a gaming rig, as windows can be installed from a USB thumbdrive, and games are all available digitally)
A basic case
500watt OCZ CoreXstream power supply

I seriously wouldn't recommend copying the build though, as the CPU just isn't as strong a contender now as it was a year ago. If you go AMD side, then you really need to look at an FX-8320 Octacore. Just don't go for the FX-8350, as it is the same CPU; just factory overclocked to a very slightly higher clock speed. It is something that should be 100% capable to achieve on the 8320 at the stock core voltage.

Recently I have added a Nvidia GTX780 to the system, which alone cost more than my entire pc at £350. Since then I have had to replace the PSU with a Corsair CS750M semi modular for an extra £80, as the graphics card I have needs a 600watt PSU minimum to run properly. I also had to replace the motherboard with an MSI 970 Gaming for a cost of around £80.

If I had the money, and just wanted a new gaming capable pc right now. I would go with an Intel i5 k-series cpu and 8gb of DDR3 1600MHz ram. and a minimum graphics card of a GTX760 or ATI R9 280. Though you would ideally want a GTX780 or ATI R9 290, as you would get longer out of it before needed to replace it.
If I had the money, and wanted a pc capable of rendering video faster, and providing better performance with digital art. Then I would go with an Intel i7 k-series cpu and a minimum of 16gb DDR3 1600MHz ram.

Intel Core i5 4670k 3.4GHz Socket LGA1150 (£167.99)
Corsair H80i liquid CPU cooler (£74.99)
ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VII RANGER Intel Z97 (Socket 1150) Motherboard (£129.98)
G.Skill RipjawsX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 PC3-14900 1866MHz Dual Channel Kit (£126.98)
Seagate Barracuda 3tb hard drive (£74.99)
Nvidia GTX 780 (£350)
Corsair CS750M 80+gold power supply (£71.99)
Corsair Carbide AIR 540 (£100.99)

Total (£1100.91)

That is what I would personally buy right now for gaming on, assuming I had a grand just laying around spare. That price can be brought down a little though by going with a cheaper Z97 motherboard, a GTX760 or ATI R9 280, and using the stock Intel cpu cooler that comes with the CPU. Instead of buying the Corsair H80i liquid cooler. and a much cheaper case. I am only considering that case, as I am very very tempted to do a custom watercooling setup. And the AIR 540 has a ton of space behind the motherboard tray to hide things you don't want on show.

Intel Core i5 4670k 3.4GHz Socket LGA1150 (£167.99)
ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VII RANGER Intel Z97 (Socket 1150) Motherboard (£129.98)
G.Skill RipjawsX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 PC3-14900 1866MHz Dual Channel Kit (£126.98)
Seagate Barracuda 3tb hard drive (£74.99)
AMD R9 280 Gigabyte windforce 3gb GDDR5 (£149.99)
Corsair CS750M 80+gold power supply (£71.99)
basic case (£30)

Total (£751.92)

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PostSubject: Re: PC Gaming   Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:47 am

Ok with the ae86 added to the lineup ill get this asap

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PostSubject: Re: PC Gaming   Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:53 am

Thanks!!!! I have a wayyy better idea now

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PostSubject: Re: PC Gaming   Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:11 pm

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PostSubject: Re: PC Gaming   Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:48 pm

Ialyrn wrote:
You wouldn't wont to build my pc, as it was originally built on a budget of £330 over a year ago. And I was only able to do that, because I used hard drives in the build that are 6/7 years old. There are far better parts available, and you don't really want to be spending less than £600 for a gaming capable setup.

This was my pc specs originally

AMD FX-4300 Quadcore 3.8GHz cpu
MSI 970a-g43 motherboard
8GB Corsair Vengeance red PC3-12800/1600MHz
Nvidia Gforce GT630 2gb GDDR3
2x Samsung SpinPoint T Series HD501LJ 500GB hard drives
a dvd reader/writer (not really needed anymore on a gaming rig, as windows can be installed from a USB thumbdrive, and games are all available digitally)
A basic case
500watt OCZ CoreXstream power supply

I seriously wouldn't recommend copying the build though, as the CPU just isn't as strong a contender now as it was a year ago. If you go AMD side, then you really need to look at an FX-8320 Octacore. Just don't go for the FX-8350, as it is the same CPU; just factory overclocked to a very slightly higher clock speed. It is something that should be 100% capable to achieve on the 8320 at the stock core voltage.

Recently I have added a Nvidia GTX780 to the system, which alone cost more than my entire pc at £350. Since then I have had to replace the PSU with a Corsair CS750M semi modular for an extra £80, as the graphics card I have needs a 600watt PSU minimum to run properly. I also had to replace the motherboard with an MSI 970 Gaming for a cost of around £80.

If I had the money, and just wanted a new gaming capable pc right now. I would go with an Intel i5 k-series cpu and 8gb of DDR3 1600MHz ram. and a minimum graphics card of a GTX760 or ATI R9 280. Though you would ideally want a GTX780 or ATI R9 290, as you would get longer out of it before needed to replace it.
If I had the money, and wanted a pc capable of rendering video faster, and providing better performance with digital art. Then I would go with an Intel i7 k-series cpu and a minimum of 16gb DDR3 1600MHz ram.

Intel Core i5 4670k 3.4GHz Socket LGA1150 (£167.99)
Corsair H80i liquid CPU cooler (£74.99)
ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VII RANGER Intel Z97 (Socket 1150) Motherboard (£129.98)
G.Skill RipjawsX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 PC3-14900 1866MHz Dual Channel Kit (£126.98)
Seagate Barracuda 3tb hard drive (£74.99)
Nvidia GTX 780 (£350)
Corsair CS750M 80+gold power supply (£71.99)
Corsair Carbide AIR 540 (£100.99)

Total (£1100.91)

That is what I would personally buy right now for gaming on, assuming I had a grand just laying around spare. That price can be brought down a little though by going with a cheaper Z97 motherboard, a GTX760 or ATI R9 280, and using the stock Intel cpu cooler that comes with the CPU. Instead of buying the Corsair H80i liquid cooler. and a much cheaper case. I am only considering that case, as I am very very tempted to do a custom watercooling setup. And the AIR 540 has a ton of space behind the motherboard tray to hide things you don't want on show.

Intel Core i5 4670k 3.4GHz Socket LGA1150 (£167.99)
ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VII RANGER Intel Z97 (Socket 1150) Motherboard (£129.98)
G.Skill RipjawsX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 PC3-14900 1866MHz Dual Channel Kit (£126.98)
Seagate Barracuda 3tb hard drive (£74.99)
AMD R9 280 Gigabyte windforce 3gb GDDR5 (£149.99)
Corsair CS750M 80+gold power supply (£71.99)
basic case (£30)

Total (£751.92)

Christ, $1800 for a good PC? I thought my Toshiba laptop was decent...It can run Garry's Mod at 60 FPS, as well as TF2 on medium-low settings (Given that the server has good ping)

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