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Poll: Which of these components you would use for your gaming PC? (18 members have cast votes)

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Which of these CPU's you would use for gaming PC?

  1. Intel i5 4570 - 170€ (7 votes [38.89%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 38.89%

  2. Intel i7 4770k - 300€ (11 votes [61.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 61.11%

Which of these motherboards you would use for gaming PC?

  1. ASRock H81M-HDS - 44€ (4 votes [22.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 22.22%

  2. Gigabyte Z87M-HD3 - 88€ (14 votes [77.78%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 77.78%

Which of these RAM's you would use for gaming PC?

  1. 8gb DDR3 1333mhz - 60€ (5 votes [27.78%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 27.78%

  2. 16gb DDR 1866mhz - 160€ (13 votes [72.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 72.22%

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ValveHead #1 Posted 29 November 2013 - 01:04 PM

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Hello
I am qurious to see what PC components you would choose out of the choises in the poll.  :smile:
Thx for answering.

basin79 #2 Posted 30 November 2013 - 08:47 AM

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Don't bother with an i7 for gaming. Hyper threading isn't supported in games. Buy an i5 and use the money you've saved and put it towards a better graphics card.

Dazzerjeep #3 Posted 30 November 2013 - 01:07 PM

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View Postbasin79, on 30 November 2013 - 08:47 AM, said:

Don't bother with an i7 for gaming. Hyper threading isn't supported in games. Buy an i5 and use the money you've saved and put it towards a better graphics card.

I couldn't agree more and don't forget a decent PSU

ValveHead #4 Posted 30 November 2013 - 01:59 PM

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:smile:  I made this topic to see how smart people are. I personally have a good PC and I know thing or 2 about PC's.
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So far I can say from the poll that most people think that bigger numbers mean better and more powerful stuff but the truth is....
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1) CPU
even tho i7 is more powerful you will get only 0-5fps more in 99% of the games. So buying a i7 for gaming PC is waste of money. ( well atleast some people know this. Which is nice  :smile: )
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2) 44€ motherboard will do the job as well as the 88€ one. For more money you can just get like extra PCI-e 16 slot or few more sata 3 and usb3 connectors. Even a 300€ motherboard will barely affects the gaming performance.
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3) RAM is quite interesting  :smile:  99% of the games will not use more than 4gb of ram and with the system and other applications usage on my PC maxes out at 6-7gb. And what most people don't know is that memory speed has no affect on gaming performance in 99% of the cases. 1333mhz and 1866mhz fps difference is around 0-0.5fps.

Edited by ValveHead, 30 November 2013 - 01:59 PM.


Yag0 #5 Posted 30 November 2013 - 03:27 PM

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View PostValveHead, on 30 November 2013 - 01:59 PM, said:

:smile: I made this topic to see how smart people are. I personally have a good PC and I know thing or 2 about PC's.
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So far I can say from the poll that most people think that bigger numbers mean better and more powerful stuff but the truth is....
.
1) CPU
even tho i7 is more powerful you will get only 0-5fps more in 99% of the games. So buying a i7 for gaming PC is waste of money. ( well atleast some people know this. Which is nice :smile: )
.
2) 44€ motherboard will do the job as well as the 88€ one. For more money you can just get like extra PCI-e 16 slot or few more sata 3 and usb3 connectors. Even a 300€ motherboard will barely affects the gaming performance.
.
3) RAM is quite interesting :smile: 99% of the games will not use more than 4gb of ram and with the system and other applications usage on my PC maxes out at 6-7gb. And what most people don't know is that memory speed has no affect on gaming performance in 99% of the cases. 1333mhz and 1866mhz fps difference is around 0-0.5fps.

Don't agree on your intent of the thread and some of the technical points .
A cheaper motherboard is more likely to bottleneck (dependant on chipset to a degree) , and also have a shorter life dictated by the lower quality of components especially in the psu section .
Higher priced mobos often have better thermal management too .

There are projections of RAM usage that indicate 16g as norm and will fall short in a few years .

Hey , what so I know though , I'm just a fart-about :)

zipy124 #6 Posted 30 November 2013 - 05:53 PM

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8gig of ram not 16 dont listen to the poll. unless you are video editing the extra RAM wont make a difference get a higher clock 8gig.

basin79 #7 Posted 30 November 2013 - 07:46 PM

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View Postzipy124, on 30 November 2013 - 05:53 PM, said:

8gig of ram not 16 dont listen to the poll. unless you are video editing the extra RAM wont make a difference get a higher clock 8gig.

Very true. But at the moment you get double the ram for not more much money. It will come in handy. I'd sooner spend a bit more on a M/B.

Not sure why you made this thread really op.

ValveHead #8 Posted 30 November 2013 - 08:15 PM

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View PostYag0, on 30 November 2013 - 03:27 PM, said:

Don't agree on your intent of the thread and some of the technical points .
A cheaper motherboard is more likely to bottleneck (dependant on chipset to a degree) , and also have a shorter life dictated by the lower quality of components especially in the psu section .
Higher priced mobos often have better thermal management too .

There are projections of RAM usage that indicate 16g as norm and will fall short in a few years .

Hey , what so I know though , I'm just a fart-about :)
Well yes cheaper ones have cheaper components and this means shorter life and worse thermal managment and probably means you can't overclock CPU but if you don't do anything stupid the mobo will last for years and the performance difference is not very noticeable when it comes to gaming. Yes specialized benchmark tools can measure the difference but for a normal gamer it does not matter. And overclocking CPU is not necessery.

Yes more and more games and programs use more RAM but the sad truth is that there are more and more badly optimized programs that are ram hogs and don't do anything useful with it. For Example Skype on idle uses 130mb of ram... for what? And chrome uses at the moment 500mb of ram... wtf? I remember the days when I had only 4gb of DDR2 800mhz ram and I never felt like I did not have enough of it. Nowdays that 4gb of ram is comparable to 8 gb of ram.

View Postzipy124, on 30 November 2013 - 05:53 PM, said:

8gig of ram not 16 dont listen to the poll. unless you are video editing the extra RAM wont make a difference get a higher clock 8gig.
I know  :smile: 8gb of ram is more than sufficient for gaming. I even manage to render videos and 3D with 8gb. Hell if you had 128gb of ram rendering would still use all of it and ask more.

View Postbasin79, on 30 November 2013 - 07:46 PM, said:

Very true. But at the moment you get double the ram for not more much money. It will come in handy. I'd sooner spend a bit more on a M/B.

Not sure why you made this thread really op.
Well here where I live ram is kinda expensive at the moment... 30€ 4gb... while just a year ago I got 8gb for 28€.

The point of this thread was to see how many people would choose "bigger numbers"  :trollface: Basically it all started from arguing with couple of guys on one other forum where I was told that you can't build a decent gaming PC for less than 1000€ and they sayd to newbies that if you want a good gaming PC you should spend ~1400€. Which is really stupid considered that you can build a very good gaming PC for 600-700€.

DingIsHere #9 Posted 30 November 2013 - 08:46 PM

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clock speeds on ddr3 make very little difference unless you are benchmarking, numerous tests have been done and for 3x the price you get 3% increase for MOST applications, not noticeable enough...

Core i5 quad at a decent clock will be fine for almost anything

your mobo will let you get that clock.. as in overclock... my i5-2500k runs at 4.5 ghz

buy a decent gfx card, other stuff is secondsry really..

and as another said, GET A GOOD PSU!!!

and make sure you vent the case well to get rid of the cooker...

Tonyb1968 #10 Posted 01 December 2013 - 07:27 AM

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Buying an i7 isnt a waste of money but you wont utilise it unless you do more than just gaming with your pc (I have an i7 rig but i do photography pics and some other bits on there as well as gaming), the i5 is the better choice if you just want a gaming machine though.
Mother boards, also look at Asus, damned fine boards and memory you will have to look at what you can support, sometimes putting too high a mhz in can hinder you or your mobo will automatically drop it down.

clanmcwood #11 Posted 02 December 2013 - 12:23 PM

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Wheres the AMD options? I run a quad core AMD Phenom black edition and run the game flawlessly with a steady 70-100 FPS




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