These are almost as good as noctua but much cheaper
Well, for a truly barebones system it depends.
You need the power supply, Motherboard, Processor and Fan, RAM and Hard drive. There are some RAM modules that can work as a hard drive that plug into a PCI port but are expensive.
Assuming the Motherboard has a network card and video interface built in.
The case would be a really nice to have. But for functionality reduces clutter and provides more long term stability for the delicate parts. plus the power button is on it.
Choosing the processor is key if you don't want to buy a video card, you have to choose one that will have enough power (not many do and those that do are the highest end in price) to run your games.
The Optical drive is optional unless you have a physical copy of a game you want to play then it becomes necessary.
An alternative solution to a physical machine to play high end games is remote gaming where you have a low powered machine connect to the high end one with a service fee for the type of machine and data used. I have an AWS server for this purpose because i travel .... too much. So i just take the more portable laptop and remote desktop into the AWS server and enjoy my games for about $30/month for heavy usage(non internet based games). https://aws.amazon.com/gaming/
Sry Why not use your personal PC... You would have Much more graphical Power to mess around with and Much more frames then the 1060. I would find a way to Move you personal rig in a way you could also use it a your VR System. But If you must get a New PC id go for a EVGA super clocked 1060 3GB. This card will bring a impressive result for I believe $216 ATM. Heres a link to amazon for that https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KUADE3O/ref=twister_B01JA2DCKS?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 Also Your CPU Is kinda Old, if you have a larger budget Try to go for a New 8th Gen Cor I5 8400 or If your into overclocking the 8600K. 16GB of ram I think is a bit overkill but im not the best with Knowing how much ram is needed for VR. Anyway Hope this helps you man. I really need an Upgrade From my core 2 quad system Its so damn slow. Hope the info helps!!!
I have a similar problem where I have that type of 3.1 connector on my case but not on my MOBO and was able to use an adapter like this one, if you have a 3.0 connector free you can do the same.
then google somemore :)
You could get one of these adapters: Usb c adapter and I think it will work
If easy and affordable are your target, you cant beat this. I got two.
Oh, power supply! That's what I was forgetting, I knew there was something! I have a Corsair RM 550x. As for budget, I'd like to keep it at/under $300 since I still need to buy the Rift and it's not cheap.
I appreciate the help, will check out the rx570. This one looks promising, it says VR ready...
Ok so I learned some more. If this Mobo rates at AM4 socket for AMD Ryzen 2nd Generation/Ryzen 1st Generation/Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics Processors for CPU
That means I can never go higher to the AMD 3000 series?
It seems I may be ok with that and now being able to upgrade as I would try to wait another 1-2years.
To get another Mobo for around $100 and then the AMD 3000 series I see CPU for $200 and $250 which puts me over budget.
I think I'm ok because this should be able to run the games and by the time I upgrade maybe the AMD 7000 series would be down to this price. I mean at some point we are going to have super fast game rig but good price and not need to upgrade... But will it run Crysis? remastered lol
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler - YD2600BBAFBOX
Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
yeah the kelsus system is AIDS with the A8 in it forget that shit
as for the ebuyer one its ok, but you could look for a gtx 1060 instead of a 1050ti (15-25% extra performance in game) for the same price something like this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/ADMI-GTX-1060-GAMING-Pre-Installed/dp/B01IPOHSWA/ref=sr_1_8
-- it also has a 3-year warranty but you don't get any monitors with either the Amazon or ebuyer one.. but tbh fuck 19" monitors, ideally you want 24" +
--- also these machines only have 1tb HDD i know you said you don't wanna have to build but adding your own SSD even a 120gb to install windows on will make it much much more responsive. - or i suppose look for one with an ssd already
something like that. i have one made by startech with both nvme and sata m.2 ports so its pretty nifty to have around.
Cost a pretty penny but they're worth it. Put your Windows Operating System on one and it'll feel way snappier. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sabrent-Rocket-NVMe-Hochleistungs-Solid-State-Laufwerk-SB-ROCKET-512/dp/B07KGMBCKD/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=sabrent%2Brocket%2B512gb&qid=1599040521&sprefix=sabrent%2Brocket&sr=8-3&th=1&psc=1
This is a pretty good one. Granted it’s an extra $30 though
SSDs are 2.5 inch drives, never seen a 3.5 inch one. Some cases have slots for these, others only have 3.5 inch slots. If his case doesn't have a built in space for an SSD you can use something like this to secure a 2.5 inch drive into a 3.5 inch bay for 5 bucks:
As for the SSD itself, it looks like Amazon has plenty of 1TB SSDs available for around $100.
Edit: I should also mention you'll want an internal SSD, not external. If it is listed as internal or SATA, that's what you're looking for.
Would that one be better?
Corsair CX650 Bronze
Also if you ditch the heatsink and get this power supply
Corsair CX Series 550 Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Modular Power Supply (CP-9020102-NA) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B72W0A2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_lXGBAbR5909K3
You can go water cooled
Cooler Master MasterLiquid Lite 120 All-in-one CPU Liquid Cooler with Dual Chamber Pump, INTEL/AMD with AM4 Support https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XZ99XZY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_g3GBAb6KQXFS4
I'd say don't get the Rom drive either. Unless you really really want it. For that price plus not buying the hdd, you can get this m.2 drive. Less storage but much faster speeds.
Crucial MX300 525GB SATA M.2 (2280) Internal Solid State Drive - CT525MX300SSD4 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01L80DH4G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_zRGBAb0XWZ7H6
ViewSonic XG2401 24" 144Hz 1ms 1080p FreeSync Gaming Monitor HDMI, DisplayPort https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01A0ZRR50/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_QzenAbSQ57V63
Close to $250, great screen, it’s what I own currently.
Sceptre's 32" 144Hz Curved should be going on sale for $300
27" 144Hz Curved for $250 for Black Friday
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B2HH7G0/ref=twister_B074KVMVRF?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&th=1 is the model I was talking about. I've heard that there is quite alot of Backlight Bleed and defects in the one you're looking at. It's a 24" monitor instead of a 27".
Is that the correct monitor? It appears that the specs are in order to what I'm looking for..? I appreciate your assistance.
Alright check this out why not buy the 3D card and eventually upgrade everything else than use the new 3D card i get now with the whole new system. Right now its actually not terrible. I turned the performance up and smoothness down and am not having any issues just with SC2. If it was 3 v 3 I might pause alot. I have a 150 amazon gift card through work so it wont cost me anything really.
More cores are better. If you have a good mobo, go with the skylake i7. I just got this 6700 that is on sale for $249. I haven't seen it his low yet, but I've only been watching for a few months. I also have a Z170m Mortar board I use it with and I couldn't be happier. Using a guide on the web, I OC'd it to 4.4GHz and it's stable. I didn't want to go too crazy, as this is my first computer.
Just my two cents...
Found this for 149.00 and got good reviews. Any suggestions or info on this card let me know. EVGA
EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SC GAMING,
If I got that would that make a huge difference or should I just keep saving up for the 400-500 ones?
should i buy this monitor: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01HEUN154/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&psc=1
or this one: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01GXEI56C/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A19N3NI8X4F24J&psc=1
is freesync and 75hz worth the extra $60?
And when I say it sounds loud, it sounds like a fan. But I've tested all of my PC fans, one way or another, and none of them seem to be the source. It appears to be the hard drives making the fan-like noise. Is there a way to combat this? I'm awaiting a new case soon, and maybe that will combat the noise a bit?
I built my first PC in December and using this network card does the job for me. I know on the Amazon page where it talks about compatibility it only goes up to Windows 8 but I've had no issues with it on my PC running Windows 10 worked right out of the box. It came with an installation disc but I didn't even need it Windows recognized it and I was able to connect to my internet.
I will say though I don't play too many online games but the few I have it's been solid and games from Steam and Origin download pretty fast and I watch YouTube, Twitch, Netflix all in HD just fine.
Here's the monitor I'm using!
And yeah, I kind of figured the sockets wouldn't be compatible.
Unreliable: sorry if I was unclear. I was using US prices where Amazon sells the i7 3770K for $459. It sells the i7 6770K for $342. As usual, Amazon in the UK, like in the US, is cheaper with the 6700K 299 GBP – about US$379. I don't know about tax and VAT and stuff.
they can ask what they like look at whats sold. 1 in 5 components sell because people put they up for far to much (on eBay, and granted that's normally used) - it looks like someone did buy a 3770 this year but it doesn't say for how much.
-- and that's the K variant
The razer kraken chroma 7.1 is on sale on amazon for 80 bucks.