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avatar ninja defuse 15th May 2017, 12:45 PM

Bulding a pc rig - 600~ euros...

Hello summoners (no wait hello twhl) :)
i am planning to build a new pc (finally, actually mine is 7 years old)

can u help me? i want propositions with/without GPU. I might think about building a rig for 600 euros without GPU which i will buy 2-3 months later.


avatar rufee says: 15th May 2017, 13:54 PM
Id go with Ryzen 5 + GTX1060 for your budget.
A 1060 is ~200eu, and i believe its the bare minimum for some "futureproof'ness" and a really good gaming experience now. I'm running one now with a 7700k (what an underkill compared that my rig was 10x the price of the 1060 :D ).

Anyway I recommend AMD now for budget builds because they have come back to screw Intel with low cost, high core count medium-end chips.
avatar ninja defuse says: 15th May 2017, 15:01 PM
i have started to explore hardware forums and i have just build something:
i will buy GPU next(?) month so far i got an old GPU radeon hd6850 1gb ddr5 :| money

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547,32 EUR~
avatar rufee says: 15th May 2017, 15:23 PM
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X - 200eu (4 cores 8 threads compared to i5's 4/4)
Asus B350M-A - 80eu

Food for thought if you decide to go the AMD route.

Why the DVD drive ?
avatar ninja defuse says: 15th May 2017, 16:02 PM
i am reading about ryzen 5 1500x. It is much better than i5-7500 when it comes to software and i have been working in blender, gimp and programming but is ryzen good in gaming?
i think that i spend more time in software than games.. :O
well i need dvd drive, i have a lot of backups and games on dvd's :)
avatar rufee says: 15th May 2017, 17:51 PM
It's comparable to the 7500 and way better in multicore performance if you use blender you will appreciate that. Though i have not done a ton of research on it since it is quite new.
avatar Striker says: 15th May 2017, 19:08 PM
From what I've observed in benchmarking videos, Ryzen performs the same or slightly less than Intel processors, but the key difference is that Ryzen is not fully occupied (50-60% only), while the intel ones go to 90% CPU utilization.

I think Ryzen cpus are excellent for multitasking.
avatar rufee says: 15th May 2017, 21:38 PM
Yeah AMD really got back in the game this generation, i have always been an Intel fanboy, but it seems that the tables are at least turning :)
avatar ninja defuse says: 30th July 2017, 19:28 PM
hey guys i don't know if u remember that journal but i have decided to get into Ryzens :)
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