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    Question Help with Gaming Box from PBtech

    Hello all

    My current Gaming Machine is getting on a bit so I want to update it and cycle it into my media server

    PBtech have a good sale and finance deal on at mo. and I only need a box (no screen etc) - I knew what I was doing 10 years ago but now not so much.

    Could I have any recommendations please?

    Thanks!

    Baz

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    Default Re: Help with Gaming Box from PBtech

    What games, what resolution, what budget? you are not giving us much to go on.
    Toms hardware has a regular article on best CPU for the money and best GPU for the money for gamers, it's a good place to start. The also have hierachy charts so you can compare.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-cpus,3986.html
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gpus,4380.html
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...rchy,4388.html
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...rchy,4312.html

    For a short version IMHO get an i5 8 series, 16GB of RAM, and the best GPU you can afford - a GTX 1060 6GB or RX580 would be my entry level cards. If that doesn't break the budget look at SSD's and i7s.
    Beware of pre - built "gaming" rigs that don't have at least a GTX 1060 or better, you will be dissapointed.
    Ryzen 2700X, 16Gb DDR4RAM, 512GB M.2 NVME SSD, MSI GTX1070

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    Default Re: Help with Gaming Box from PBtech

    I'll second dugimodo's thoughts, though if you're on a _real_ budget, you can get the 1050Ti (It won't do all games at full 1080P though so try for a 3GB 1060 at least). Skimp a bit on the RAM if you need, 4GB is the minimum these days if you're content to close down most extra apps while you game, and 8GB being generally sufficient for entry-level gaming
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    Default Re: Help with Gaming Box from PBtech

    Quote Originally Posted by dugimodo View Post
    What games, what resolution, what budget? you are not giving us much to go on.
    Toms hardware has a regular article on best CPU for the money and best GPU for the money for gamers, it's a good place to start. The also have hierachy charts so you can compare.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-cpus,3986.html
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gpus,4380.html
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...rchy,4388.html
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...rchy,4312.html

    For a short version IMHO get an i5 8 series, 16GB of RAM, and the best GPU you can afford - a GTX 1060 6GB or RX580 would be my entry level cards. If that doesn't break the budget look at SSD's and i7s.
    Beware of pre - built "gaming" rigs that don't have at least a GTX 1060 or better, you will be dissapointed.
    Hello there

    Thanks for your help on an earlier post about a PC.

    I have put together a new Gaming PC using your advice - https://www.pbtech.co.nz/build/369

    Can I be super cheeky and ask you to have a look at the build I have before I buy.

    Thanks in advance

    Barry

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    Default Re: Help with Gaming Box from PBtech

    Quote Originally Posted by Chilling_Silence View Post
    I'll second dugimodo's thoughts, though if you're on a _real_ budget, you can get the 1050Ti (It won't do all games at full 1080P though so try for a 3GB 1060 at least). Skimp a bit on the RAM if you need, 4GB is the minimum these days if you're content to close down most extra apps while you game, and 8GB being generally sufficient for entry-level gaming
    Hello there

    Thanks for your help on an earlier post about a PC.

    I have put together a new Gaming PC using your advice - https://www.pbtech.co.nz/build/369

    Can I be super cheeky and ask you to have a look at the build I have before I buy.

    Thanks in advance

    Barry

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    Default Re: Help with Gaming Box from PBtech

    Ooops and now added a 4TB hard drive to the build....

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    Default Re: Help with Gaming Box from PBtech

    And don't go to PBTech, they have a bad reputation with after sales service.


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    Default Re: Help with Gaming Box from PBtech

    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    And don't go to PBTech, they have a bad reputation with after sales service.


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    Cheers for those names - looking at PC Force - a $3k build was

    Case Options - AEROCOOL Project 7 Tempered Glass Case
    CPU Options - Intel CoffeeLake Core i7 8700 3.2GHz
    CPU Cooler Options - DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm Assassin CPU Cooler
    Graphic Card and PSU Options - Nvidia GeForce GTX1070 8GB GDDR5 With 550W PSU
    RAM Options - G.SKILL Ripjaws V 16GB DDR4 RAM 3000Mhz
    SSD Add On - Samsung 860 EVO 250GB SSD
    Hard Drive Options - 4TB SATA3 Hard Drive
    Optical Drive Options - None
    Wi-Fi - ASUS AC 867 MBPS Wi-Fi & Bluetooth included
    Case Cooling Upgrade - One extra case fan
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    Default Re: Help with Gaming Box from PBtech

    Quote Originally Posted by taxboy4 View Post
    Cheers for those names - looking at PC Force - a $3k build was

    Case Options - AEROCOOL Project 7 Tempered Glass Case
    CPU Options - Intel CoffeeLake Core i7 8700 3.2GHz
    CPU Cooler Options - DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm Assassin CPU Cooler
    Graphic Card and PSU Options - Nvidia GeForce GTX1070 8GB GDDR5 With 550W PSU
    RAM Options - G.SKILL Ripjaws V 16GB DDR4 RAM 3000Mhz
    SSD Add On - Samsung 860 EVO 250GB SSD
    Hard Drive Options - 4TB SATA3 Hard Drive
    Optical Drive Options - None
    Wi-Fi - ASUS AC 867 MBPS Wi-Fi & Bluetooth included
    Case Cooling Upgrade - One extra case fan
    Operating System - Windows 10 Home 64bit
    Microsoft Office - None
    Anti-Virus - None
    Warranty - Two Years Warranty
    Kind a missing one important Item in the list --THE MOTHERBOARD ??
    Update / Upgrades = Replace old bugs with new ones.

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    Default Re: Help with Gaming Box from PBtech

    Hello Wainuitech - think it is

    Gigabyte GA-AX370-Gaming 5


    Supports New Generation AMD Ryzen™ Processors
    Fast 4 USB 3.1 Gen 2 with USB Type-C™ and Type-A
    2-Way Graphics Support with Dual Armor and Ultra Durable™ Design
    NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 U.2 Connector
    Ultra-Fast PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 with PCIe NVMe & SATA mode support
    Creative® Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 support
    Dual ALC 1220 with Front & Rear 120dB SNR HD Audio with Dual Smart Headphone Amps
    Killer™ E2500 Gaming Network + Intel® Gigabit LAN
    USB DAC-UP 2 & 4 Front USB 3.0 Ports with Adjustable Voltage
    RGB FUSION with Multi-Zone LED Light Show design
    Swappable Overlay for Accent LED
    Smart Fan 5 features 9 Temperature Sensors and 8 Hybrid Fan Headers

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