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New PC 2.0

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Eilyfe, Aug 26, 2017.

  1. Eilyfe

    Eilyfe Headmaster

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    My father is looking to buy a new computer. He can assemble it himself once he has all the parts.

    His budget is about 400 €, maximum 500 € if it can't be avoided. He would like to have a SSD and if I understood him right he doesn't require much HDD space as such since he uses extern drives for the most part.

    He's also a casual gamer but the PC is mostly for work I believe. The games he plays are old titles like AoE II and the likes but I think that's owed to his old rig. I think he would play more hardware demanding strategy titles if he had the system for it.

    Anyway, since I'm not too knowledgeable, I thought you could help.
     
  2. Skykes

    Skykes Minister of Magic DLP Supporter

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    What parts do you already have? I.e. Monitor, sound, keyboard/mouse, case?
     
  3. Sacro

    Sacro Seventh Year

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    Yeah, do tell what you already have.

    As for recommendations, could do something like that:

    Intel Pentium G4620 - 89,81€
    MSI B250M PRO-VD - 56,85€
    8GB Crucial CT8G4DFD8213 DDR4-2133 - 59,65€
    Gainward GeForce GTX 1050 - 111,05€
    275GB Crucial MX300 - 89,05€
    450 Watt Cooler Master G450M - 53,17€
    Total: 459.58€ (German prices)

    RAM can later be upgraded with another 8GB stick. You can take a look at some benchmarks for the 1050 - it should be able to handle most modern games if you reduce details/resolution. If you want something less gaming orientated, you can drop the GPU alltogether.
     
  4. Eilyfe

    Eilyfe Headmaster

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    Monitor, sound, mouse/keyboard are already available. He'll use his old case.

    I gave him the list of items, and he said he'll look through it.
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2017
  5. Genghiz Khan

    Genghiz Khan Unspeakable

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    @Sacro Why not recommend a Ryzen part at this time? Wouldn't the performance per euro be higher?
     
  6. Sacro

    Sacro Seventh Year

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    Ryzen is a bit more expensive, and I wasn't sure if a case would need to be squeezed into the budget. Also many small AM4 boards only support the Ryzen 3, so you can't upgrade to a Ryzen 5 or something later, wheras on the MSI intel board an i5 shouldn't be a problem. Since an old case will be used Ryzen is also a possiblity now though.