Building new for BF1 and WoW...sort of.

Discussion in 'PC Hound System Builder' started by Badcop1124, Dec 9, 2016.

  1. Badcop1124

    Badcop1124 Limp Gawd

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    Hey all, I been using the rigs in my signature for a while now thanks to the help I got here.

    It seems like it's time move on so I can play BF1. Still play WoW as well.

    Looking at keeping my case, PSU, monitor, mouse, keyboard, Windows 10 and video card (MSI Radeon R9 380 4G).

    This (https://pcpartpicker.com/list/hpZnyf) is what I was thinking of purchasing at my local Micro Center in Cambridge MA:
    Intel i7 6700k
    Gigabyte X170X Ultra Gaming
    Corsair Vengeance 16gb (2x8) DDR4-3000 PC4-2400
    Samsung 850 Evo 500gb

    Obviously RAM will be selected from compatibility list. Would like to keep it at around $700ish. I will probably be doing 2 of these builds.

    Does anyone see any issues (bottlenecking and RAM selection confuses me still) with this build? Better RAM needed?
    Any suggestions on components or anything are greatly appreciated. Hope I posted this in the right section.

    Thanks in advance!

    Edited to include more info.
     
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  2. zpackrat

    zpackrat Gawd

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    not sure what the Ultra Gaming provides over the Gaming 5, I went with this from MicroCenter
    6700K
    Gigabyte GAz170x Gaming 5
    2 x 8GB Corsair Vengeance 3200Mhz

    Newegg
    Sapphire RX480 Nitro+ 8GB

    Jet.com
    2 x 525GB m.2 Crucial mx300 with coupon 190 to my door

    Personally, I would save the money on the board and upgrade to the 6700k and 390 should be more than enough for 1080 to 1440 with BF1, With my setup I play at 4k with scaling set to 75% and I get 60+ FPS with high to ultra settings.
     
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  3. schlitzbull

    schlitzbull [H]Lite

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    I would consider grabbing a 2600k/2700k ($150 on ebay) and a new GPU. Or even just start with the CPU and see how your current GPU handles it. What resolution are you playing at? I upgraded my 2500k to a 2700k earlier this year and with my gtx 1080 my WoW minimums were around 55fps at 4k with most of the eye candy turned up.
     
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  4. Badcop1124

    Badcop1124 Limp Gawd

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    Just playing at 1920x1080 on an Acer H233H.
     
  5. zpackrat

    zpackrat Gawd

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    I would go for the gaming 5 version of the gigabyte z170x board, at Microcenter it's cheaper and has more, 2 x m.2 instead of 1 is a big one.
     
  6. Iching

    Iching [H]ard|Gawd

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    But why? It makes no sense. Buy i7-3770 or 2600k, upgrade the video card and monitor to g-sync/freesync. You're still playing on a potato monitor at 60Hz. I second what schlizbull said.
     
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  7. vmaddogv

    vmaddogv [H]Lite

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    Personally, I just went from a 3550 to 3770k. Made a big difference in frames and I didn't have to swap out ram or mobo. Sandy Bridge is not that old... I would try a proc swap before going all out.

    And I am referring to BF1 specifically. It seems that game takes advantage of an i7 more than maybe others.
     
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