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sutyomatic #1 Posted 28 January 2017 - 03:22 PM

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Silky Smooth WoT on a budget!

 

Hello peeps!

 

Since I've been asked recently by multiple people in the past weeks for PC budget build for mainly WoT in mind, I started this thread for those who might be having the same question.

I'll be keeping this thread updated, if there is better bang for the buck to be had keeping budget in the mind the list will be updated.

 

The Build:

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CPU: Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor  (£55.20 @ Aria PC) 
Motherboard: ASRock B250M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  (£79.57 @ BT Shop) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  (£64.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: ADATA Ultimate SU800 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£50.01 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£41.98 @ Amazon UK) 
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 470 4GB G1 Gaming Video Card  (£157.29 @ BT Shop) 
Case: Zalman ZM-Z9 NEO WH ATX Mid Tower Case  (£55.99 @ Aria PC) 
Power Supply: FSP Group HEXA+ 500W ATX Power Supply  (£36.99 @ Ebuyer) 
Total: < £550
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-03-24 13:26 GMT+0000

 

Optional Parts:

CPU Cooler: be quiet! PURE ROCK 51.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler 

Monitor: Asus VX229H 21.5" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor

 

Updated: 2017/03/24

 

 


Edited by sutyomatic, 24 March 2017 - 02:28 PM.


CrySpy #2 Posted 28 January 2017 - 03:36 PM

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Well you can't be part of PCMR if you're on a budget m8 :trollface:

 

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EltvilleTiger #3 Posted 28 January 2017 - 03:45 PM

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That processor is at the low end of compatibility for many things.  I wouldn't go less than an i3 for a Windows PC even on a budget.  There are affordable I5's available if you look.  To me, that video card in your build is a hi-perf machine that is mated to a low-perf chassis.  That PS might be a little underpowered as well if you choose to upgrade the processor  I'd shoot for a 550W or higher.  At around 460GBP, I'd push to spend a bit more (around 600GBP) to get a better performer that will be compatible for a longer time. 

 

Mind you:  if you have an existing but older PC you are looking to replace, you can sometimes reuse older components to save on the build.  That could give you extra cash to put towards the build.

 

Good exercise!  thanks for posting.  I hope it generates some good information.



sutyomatic #4 Posted 28 January 2017 - 04:44 PM

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View PostCrySpy, on 28 January 2017 - 03:36 PM, said:

Well you can't be part of PCMR if you're on a budget m8 :trollface:

 

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View PostEltvilleTiger, on 28 January 2017 - 03:45 PM, said:

That processor is at the low end of compatibility for many things.  I wouldn't go less than an i3 for a Windows PC even on a budget.  There are affordable I5's available if you look.  To me, that video card in your build is a hi-perf machine that is mated to a low-perf chassis.  That PS might be a little underpowered as well if you choose to upgrade the processor  I'd shoot for a 550W or higher.  At around 460GBP, I'd push to spend a bit more (around 600GBP) to get a better performer that will be compatible for a longer time. 

 

Mind you:  if you have an existing but older PC you are looking to replace, you can sometimes reuse older components to save on the build.  That could give you extra cash to put towards the build.

 

Good exercise!  thanks for posting.  I hope it generates some good information.

 

Actually chaps, the Kaby Lake Pentiums come with Hyper-Threading too (behold: https://ark.intel.com/compare/97143,97455).

So the same basic setup as you get with i3, 2C/4T.  Granted the iGPU is weaker and you are missing out on some virtualization features, but these don't matter from a gaming perspective.

 

Ze Germans already put through the loops: https://www.computerbase.de/2017-01/intel-pentium-g4560-test-kaby-lake/2/#diagramm-gesamtrating-anwendungen-und-spiele-full-hd

You get 96% of the gaming power for almost half the price. Not bad ay?

 

PS.: The PSU is more then enough for the rig. Unless you are planing to upgrade to a graphics card that draws 225W+.
But I hear you... higher wattage with a tad lower quality would probably fare better in the long(er) run.

 


Edited by sutyomatic, 28 January 2017 - 04:52 PM.


CrySpy #5 Posted 28 January 2017 - 05:38 PM

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Huh, I stand corrected. But what virtualization features? VT-d and VT-x are both present.

 

Anyway, you may add an alternative with only a SSD for storage. 240GB in that case, for those that may not need much storage.



sutyomatic #6 Posted 28 January 2017 - 06:34 PM

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View PostCrySpy, on 28 January 2017 - 05:38 PM, said:

Huh, I stand corrected. But what virtualization features? VT-d and VT-x are both present.

 

Anyway, you may add an alternative with only a SSD for storage. 240GB in that case, for those that may not need much storage.

 

I've dug deeper a bit, preliminary info said they'll cut some virtualization feature. They've cut ECC RAM support on these new Pentiums, non-issue for personal use. Only affects people that would like to run some sort of server that would need the use of ECC RAM.


Edited by sutyomatic, 28 January 2017 - 06:47 PM.


CrySpy #7 Posted 29 January 2017 - 02:52 AM

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ECC on Pentium, u wot m8?

sutyomatic #8 Posted 29 January 2017 - 11:39 AM

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View PostCrySpy, on 29 January 2017 - 02:52 AM, said:

ECC on Pentium, u wot m8?

 

Well... to be fair some used the older Haswell based ones in NAS servers and the sorts.

Arxiereas_ #9 Posted 21 March 2017 - 04:51 AM

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Have you tried this msi gtx1050 ti? I'm considering adding this (or the gigabyte 1050ti oc g1) in my i7 6700k build as a budget solution but not sure if it will play wot in ultra graphics. 

 

Talking about budget PCs, I still enjoy constant 60fps (vsynced) with low graphics settings in my xeon x5460_s775_ddr3 8gb_ati5850 build. Cost for a whole pc made with these parts from the used market is maximum 200€ :p



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View PostArxiereas_, on 21 March 2017 - 04:51 AM, said:

Have you tried this msi gtx1050 ti? I'm considering adding this (or the gigabyte 1050ti oc g1) in my i7 6700k build as a budget solution but not sure if it will play wot in ultra graphics. 

 

Talking about budget PCs, I still enjoy constant 60fps (vsynced) with low graphics settings in my xeon x5460_s775_ddr3 8gb_ati5850 build. Cost for a whole pc made with these parts from the used market is maximum 200€ :p

 

It's a tad faster then a GTX 960, so it should be enough for WoT with your CPU. Or alternatively you can get an RX 470 4GB model for a bit more.

EltvilleTiger #11 Posted 24 March 2017 - 07:16 PM

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using the gtx 1050ti now.  full settings, hd client.  great card.

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G4560 is an amazing CPU, if you're on a budget, definitively use it. On another note, don't cheap out on the PSU.





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