Building new gaming PC, how will performance be?

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  1. williamholden2

    williamholden2 Active Member

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    So for Christmas I am going to be building a gaming PC, I am on about a £350 budget and I have saved quite alot of money under £350, (which is a good thing since my Birthday is 3 months later so I can upgrade some components) and I was wondering what my performance will be like?

    The parts I have chosen are:

    APU: AMD A10-5800K Quad Core 3.8Ghz APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 7660D

    RAM: HyperX Fury Black Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600Mhz Memory

    Motherboard: Asus A58M-E Micro ATX Motherboard (AMD A58, DDR3, SATA 300, 1x PCI Express 3.0x 16, DVI-D VGA, Socket FM2+ )

    Hard Drive: Generic Hard Disk Drive 250GB SATA II, SATA 300, minimum of 2MB of cache and maximum of 16MB of cache, 7200RPM, 3.5"

    PSU: Probably going to be using a previous power supply I had which is a 480w, so should be way overkill for this build.

    Now as you can see I have gone for an extremely budget build coming in at £150. In my opinion I think this is a pretty solid build for a entry-level budget PC. So the games I will be playing are most likely going to be basic Source Engine games, like CS:GO, Left 4 Dead 2, also stuff like Killing Floor 1 and 2, maybe GTA V, Codename CURE, I already get 40-90 FPS on Codename CURE on a low spec Toshiba laptop. I will be occasionally playing modern titles like Star Wars Battlefront, Battlefield 4 but I won't be playing those too often.

    Also, I would like to ask how would this build handle DPC latency? (Audio handling, the higher, the more audio dropouts and crackles you will get, 0-300 is very good. Google "DPC latency" )

    So my question is what FPS will I be getting in the games I will be playing?
     
  2. CalculuS

    CalculuS Ancient Guru

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    I'd really look into some higher speed ram with that APU.

    Check this video out, the benefits of higher speed RAM combined with an apu is retardedly high.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv57qDXpEPU

    FPS in games like KF1/L4D/CS:GO will most likely be around 50-70 depending on settings.

    However battlefield 4/GTA 5 will have to be played at pretty low settings to get 30fps.
     
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    this, high speed ram is great with apus. but games wont run great, save a bit more and get a dedicated graphics card. and also get a new psu if the one you have is no name or low quality
     
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    williamholden2,

    Perhaps you should post performance in specific game requirements at what settings. It would possibly save you a bunch of time picking out parts. That way you might land on the conclusion that you can/cant with specific hardware.
     

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    update, i understand that your on a tight budget, so ive decided to build a pc on pcpartpicker for around 400 pounds because it will be worth it over spending 350 pound http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/ms2LRB, as for os go to g2a or something like reddit.
     
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    Yeah, seen that video before, what RAM speed would you recommend, 1866, 2133 or 2400 what should I pick? Also, would it be necessary to buy another stick of RAM for the games I will be playing?
     
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    williamholden2 Active Member

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    Thanks for the build, will keep these parts in mind for future, but I am going to have to save about £90 for the monitor and £30 for the Windows 8.1 CD-KEY from G2A.
     
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    williamholden2 Active Member

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    I will probably be playing CS:GO, L4D and KF1-2 at mostly low to medium settings, I am not really one for eye candy, I am just interested in smooth gameplay. Gameplay > quality.
     
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    xeph Master Guru

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    no problem
     
  10. williamholden2

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    So I have added up all the parts (including the monitor and OS) and it's coming in at 270 pounds, and I still have 80 pounds left, I am going to buy instead of a single 4GB 1600Mhz module, an 8GB 1866Mhz module, which then the build will only be 283 pounds. I might OC the RAM to 2133 or 2400, but it might not be necessary. Now I will need a keyboard and mouse, and I still have quite a bit of money left, so I can buy some proper peripherals, (NOT those cheap, rubbish £20 bundles you find on Amazon)
     

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    Buy 2 rams sticks for dual channel, 1 stick will be in single channel, though dont know much about amd cpu`s.
     
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    Why should I go dual channel? Is there any difference in performance or anything? Because a single module of 8GB is cheaper than 2 modules of 4GB.
     
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    And actually yeah with the money I have left I think I might just get an EVGA 500W or Corsair 430W.
     
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    dual channel is better. there will be better performance increase and no stutters in games
     
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    Ok thanks for the info.
     

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