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Jul 08, '16, 7:10am

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Chaz2132005 wrote:huh? The maximum speed the motherboard has is 32 and i only have 16gb of ram? am I missing something haha


The RAM you selected can run up to 2400 MHz (hence the name DDR4-2400). Your board supports DDR4 2133 (so 2133Mhz). As a result your RAM will only run at a maximum of 2133MHz (as that is the max supported value by your mother board), not the 2400 MHz it is advertised with. Does that make sense? This is the kind of info I intentionally left out of the guide in the OP because it's a little confusing and only really matters if you are tweaking for maximum performance out of your hardware.

Chaz2132005 wrote:whats overclocking? Does that make me need a cooing thing? and how much of a difference will i get for the extra 150?

Also a thing I left out of the OP because it is more of a performance thing and not needed to just play games.

Overclocking is when you tell the computer to run hardware at a higher rate of performance than it's default performance. As an example my CPU's default is 3.5GHz, but I have it running at 4.1GHz. Certain hardware isn't designed to be overclocked and when you overclock you run the risk of shortening the hardware's life or breaking it. It's not something I'd recommend if you just want to build a machine to play games on, but it can help you get more out of less.

Chaz2132005 wrote:i tried looking this up but i dont understand what im reading haha

Benchmark(ing) is a test (or set of tests) you run against a piece of hardware to evaluate how effective it is at doing what it's designed to do. For GPU's specifically it can measure how effectively the GPU can process and render images to the screen. Think of it like a test to help you evaluate the potential of a piece of hardware, so you are better able to determine if it meets your needs.

Does any or all of that make sense?
I tried to keep everything as simple as possible so it is clear and easy to understand.



it makes sense. thanks for explaining it. i kinda figured thats what benchmark meant but when i looked at waht it was testing is when i got confused haha. also apparently nvidia is releasing a gtx 1060 that wont be much more than the rx480 so by the time i buy my graphics card(probably october) i hope you will know which is better haha
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Jul 08, '16, 7:25am

Chaz2132005 wrote:it makes sense. thanks for explaining it. i kinda figured thats what benchmark meant but when i looked at waht it was testing is when i got confused haha. also apparently nvidia is releasing a gtx 1060 that wont be much more than the rx480 so by the time i buy my graphics card(probably october) i hope you will know which is better haha


There probably won't be a huge difference between the 2, though Nvidia cards tend to consume less electricity and AMD cards tend to support more RAM (compared to the Nvidia card's they are directly competing with).

I'll let you know once I can take a look (won't be able to at work).
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Jul 08, '16, 7:26am

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Chaz2132005 wrote:it makes sense. thanks for explaining it. i kinda figured thats what benchmark meant but when i looked at waht it was testing is when i got confused haha. also apparently nvidia is releasing a gtx 1060 that wont be much more than the rx480 so by the time i buy my graphics card(probably october) i hope you will know which is better haha


There probably won't be a huge difference between the 2, though Nvidia cards tend to consume less electricity and AMD cards tend to support more RAM (compared to the Nvidia card's they are directly competing with).

I'll let you know once I can take a look (won't be able to at work).


the 1060 benchmark tests cant released until the 19th when the embargo ends
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Jul 08, '16, 7:27am

Chaz2132005 wrote:the 1060 benchmark tests cant released until the 19th when the embargo ends


Ha. Well hopefully I remember to check them then. XD
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Jul 08, '16, 7:28am

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Chaz2132005 wrote:the 1060 benchmark tests cant released until the 19th when the embargo ends


Ha. Well hopefully I remember to check them then. XD


dont worry im sure i will ask you what the difference is again haha
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Jul 11, '16, 9:12am

I bought myself an ASUS ROG PG279Q SWIFT monitor and MAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNN is that thing a big upgrade from my old 19" Philips.

My rig is complete, and I couldn't be happier with PC gaming! Having so much fun, and I can't imagine going back, now. Thanks, all, for all of your help!
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Chaz2132005 wrote:the 1060 benchmark tests cant released until the 19th when the embargo ends


Ha. Well hopefully I remember to check them then. XD


embargo is up today
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Chaz2132005 wrote:embargo is up today


Go with the 1060.
Costs a little more upfront, but lower power consumption will (likely) make it the cheaper option in the long run. It also seems to perform a smidgen better.

Ribnax wrote:I bought myself an ASUS ROG PG279Q SWIFT monitor and MAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNN is that thing a big upgrade from my old 19" Philips.

My rig is complete, and I couldn't be happier with PC gaming! Having so much fun, and I can't imagine going back, now. Thanks, all, for all of your help!


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Chaz2132005 wrote:embargo is up today


Go with the 1060.
Costs a little more upfront, but lower power consumption will (likely) make it the cheaper option in the long run. It also seems to perform a smidgen better.


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Jul 19, '16, 6:19am

Updated GPU recommendation in OP to reflect the current offerings on the market. A 2GB card will still work, but getting a 4GB+ card is becoming rather inexpensive with the newer cards that are being released.
I should probably look and see if I can find any update building guides for 2016...

Chaz2132005 wrote:Your awesome


Just trying my best to help where I can. :kinda
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My build is coming along should be completed in a few days just waiting for the CPU + Cooler.

EDIT: Forgot the specs...

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Jul 20, '16, 6:20am

OperativeDarg wrote:My build is coming along should be completed in a few days just waiting for the CPU + Cooler.


Looking good so far!
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Well my parts arrived sooner than I thought...

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Thank you very much :)

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Aug 02, '16, 4:08pm

Best Friends, I need some advice.

I'm still pretty new to the PC gaming realm, and even though I built a pretty middle-of-the-road gaming PC with a friend I still really don't know what I'm doing. I'm looking at pre-built rigs to see if there's anything worth buying and upgrading down the road. I saw what appears to be a pretty good deal at Best Buy (I'll link below), but I'd like your opinions on it. Price-wise it seems cheaper than what I scoped out with similar specs on PC Part Picker, which seems weird to me given that building a tower is usually the cheaper road. What am I missing?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-deskto ... Id=5070700

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Aug 02, '16, 4:11pm

Weidleface wrote:Best Friends, I need some advice.

I'm still pretty new to the PC gaming realm, and even though I built a pretty middle-of-the-road gaming PC with a friend I still really don't know what I'm doing. I'm looking at pre-built rigs to see if there's anything worth buying and upgrading down the road. I saw what appears to be a pretty good deal at Best Buy (I'll link below), but I'd like your opinions on it. Price-wise it seems cheaper than what I scoped out with similar specs on PC Part Picker, which seems weird to me given that building a tower is usually the cheaper road. What am I missing?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-deskto ... Id=5070700


would you happen to have the pc parts picker saved? It would make it easier to see why its more expensive
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Aug 02, '16, 4:18pm

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Weidleface wrote:Best Friends, I need some advice.

I'm still pretty new to the PC gaming realm, and even though I built a pretty middle-of-the-road gaming PC with a friend I still really don't know what I'm doing. I'm looking at pre-built rigs to see if there's anything worth buying and upgrading down the road. I saw what appears to be a pretty good deal at Best Buy (I'll link below), but I'd like your opinions on it. Price-wise it seems cheaper than what I scoped out with similar specs on PC Part Picker, which seems weird to me given that building a tower is usually the cheaper road. What am I missing?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-deskto ... Id=5070700


would you happen to have the pc parts picker saved? It would make it easier to see why its more expensive


http://pcpartpicker.com/list/3WVsqs

That's what I have so far in terms of building a comparable rig to the Asus one. And that's not including a case, power supply, keyboard/mouse, or optical drive (which I don't necessarily need, but the other one has).

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Aug 02, '16, 4:28pm

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Chaz wrote:
Weidleface wrote:Best Friends, I need some advice.

I'm still pretty new to the PC gaming realm, and even though I built a pretty middle-of-the-road gaming PC with a friend I still really don't know what I'm doing. I'm looking at pre-built rigs to see if there's anything worth buying and upgrading down the road. I saw what appears to be a pretty good deal at Best Buy (I'll link below), but I'd like your opinions on it. Price-wise it seems cheaper than what I scoped out with similar specs on PC Part Picker, which seems weird to me given that building a tower is usually the cheaper road. What am I missing?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-deskto ... Id=5070700


would you happen to have the pc parts picker saved? It would make it easier to see why its more expensive


http://pcpartpicker.com/list/3WVsqs

That's what I have so far in terms of building a comparable rig to the Asus one. And that's not including a case, power supply, keyboard/mouse, or optical drive (which I don't necessarily need, but the other one has).


just looking at everything it doesnt make sense why building it would cost you more than the pre-built one which is 1k but maybe Frosti, Mavryk or OneShot will be of more help. I've been researching pc stuff since I'm starting to transition into doing more pc with my ps4 and nx being my exclusives machines but I'm still nowhere near as knowledgable as those 3. they helped me in icking everything to build a PC

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