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Build me a computer, but for serious this time.

Post by pinback » Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:47 pm

I've gotten the go-ahead, in the midst of crippling debt, to get a new computer.

The only requirements are that it must run Windows 10, it must run Cygwin, and it must run Planet Coaster smokin' fast on Ultra.

Tell me what to buy.

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Post by pinback » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:21 pm

In very briefly looking into this, the real bottleneck here is Planet Coaster.

I have it on good authority that a GTX 1060 will do fine to run it on Ultra. However, it's also a CPU hog.

I don't know nothing about CPUs. So, I think we're comfortable with the graphics card, but the CPU is a mystery.
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Post by pinback » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:47 pm

I feel like this would do it? Something like this?

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... -_-Product
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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:38 pm

OK, if you say "build me a computer," we're gonna do that.

This is $827.19, no hard drive, but three terabyte hard drives are $89 on Newegg:

https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/2gmPxr/m ... ming-build
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Post by Billy Mays » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:11 pm

The only thing I don't like about the computer Pinback linked is that it has a HDD instead of a SSD. Fast loading times are really nice to have.

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Post by pinback » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:37 am

I agree with that.

I agree with all of this!
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Post by pinback » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:57 am

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Post by Jizaboz » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:10 am

As far as CPU goes, just stick to whatever the current version of Intel7 that is going for around 300$ Looks like the last one you linked has that covered.

I'm still running an I7 based setup I built in this case https://www.nzxt.com/products/source-530 and it works fine for Resident Evil 7 and other modern games.

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Post by RealNC » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:24 am

Due to the release of the GTX 1070 Ti, the normal 1070 has received a price cut today. Might take some days for this to propagate to retailers though.

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Post by RealNC » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:24 am

(The new MSRP being $329.)

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Post by ChainGangGuy » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:05 pm

Only the BEST for our pal, Pinback!

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Post by Tdarcos » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:27 am

My understanding is AMD'S Ryzen processors are serious competition to anything Intel is releasing. But don't go lower than quad or six core, as most games are requiring at least dual core and we can expect this to go up.
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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:35 am

How are they for handling overfull inboxes?
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Post by AArdvark » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:15 am

A-hahahaha ahhhh that was great.

So did the steam key get through?

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Post by pinback » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:30 pm

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Post by Billy Mays » Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:00 am

That looks like a really nice computer, let us know if you decide on it and how much you like it when it arrives. This thread has motivated me to start parts researching for my next build to replace my frankenpotato pc that's on its last leg.

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Post by AArdvark » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:16 am

Is the daring design of the tower part of the appeal of this machine?

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Post by pinback » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:33 am

No, the fact that it had better tech for less money than the other ones I was looking at.
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Post by RealNC » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:21 am

I thought you wanted to *build* a computer, not buy a pre-built one.

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Post by pinback » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:07 am

I changed my mind.
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