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Hello all, im looking to build myself a gaming pc. My budget is $1750. I hope to get max fps and graphics out of this pc that can run any games (like dayz) and my monitor is 1080px1920. 

Would anyone be able to help me find the best parts for this pc? 

I was leaning towards "i7 4970k" for CPU and the "Zotac GTX 980 Ti" for GPU. Any thoughts? 

Thank you :)

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Hello all, im looking to build myself a gaming pc. My budget is $1750. I hope to get max fps and graphics out of this pc that can run any games (like dayz) and my monitor is 1080px1920. 

Would anyone be able to help me find the best parts for this pc? 

I was leaning towards "i7 4970k" for CPU and the "Zotac GTX 980 Ti" for GPU. Any thoughts? 

Thank you :)

 

 

Don't know if you posted on your phone or what but your text is black on a black background on my computer. 

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At the moment, if your sole drive for creating a PC is for DayZ performance, you will probably not acchieve your goal.  The game is still unoptimised, and appears to be more CPU heavy (contrary to most 'high-end' games out there that share or prioritise load to GPU).

 

Current technology at good price as a general specification to aim for would be, in my opinion

RAM:8GB DDR2+ (DDR3 is probably cheap enough now across the board to warrant prioritising)

CPU: i7 is a good bed.  3.5GHz are cheap enough

VRAM: 1024MB+ as starting point.  That's Nvidia 600+ series, although the 800's are probably within acceptable limits as part of the budget.  I prefer NV, though ATI may be your thing (and check with compatability of MOBO/CPU although most are quite OK i think)  2GB+ is probably something to consider subject to budget and this unit will factor into power consumption greatly.

SSD: This is an optional but i strongly suggest getting one.  You can tailor the storage to your budget needs, but as long as you can put your OS on it, and a few other programs/games you will see a marked improvement in boot and load speeds should you load OS and programs on this drive.

HDD: 1TB+ are cheap enough now for budget.

PSU: as per power needs.  More is usually better, this can be a considerable cost, I like corsair.

MOBO: I'd look into ASUS, but make sure it can accomodate the RAM configuration should you buy dual/triple channel.  Most slots support PCI-e nowdays i think, long gone are PCI.  If you are considering crossfire/SLI expansion, this will be something you'll need to check against also.  GPUs generally fit to most modern MOBO stock, but do your research nonetheless.

 

Peripherals:  These can be bought after if you already have some.  They can tend to blow your budget out if you don't look for specials/economy vs quality.

Case: buy bling at expense.  Cooling and capacity / future expansion can be accomodated as per budget.

Mouse + KBD: kbd can be generic unless you want a mechanical ($$) a good mouse can be found <100AUD~70USD.

Screen: $300+ for a good monitor.

 

Coolant:

Consider CPU/GPU cooling (fan) if you are considering overclocking or doing serious visual work.  Liquid is fancy for showoffs.  Lights and what not are much the same.  Ensure any coolant systems are of correct dimension and mounting to the parts which they will support.

 

OS: Windows is like 250$?

Antivirus: go free versions, I use AVG and have had no issue for the life of my computer but i'm not a pornohaulic or avid torrenter.

 

My rig (see sig for basics) is relatively outdated now, but would be a good starting budget buy, it also has quite a capacity for expansion.  That said, I bought it for <2000 around 2 years ago, and its still hitting the mid-high settings at 50-400FPS for most modern games.

 

DayZ FPS range is 11-40 average.

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Hello all, im looking to build myself a gaming pc. My budget is $1750. I hope to get max fps and graphics out of this pc that can run any games (like dayz) and my monitor is 1080px1920. 

Would anyone be able to help me find the best parts for this pc? 

I was leaning towards "i7 4970k" for CPU and the "Zotac GTX 980 Ti" for GPU. Any thoughts? 

Thank you :)

 

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess that you are using a more liberal interpretation of the guidelines for appropriate spending of federal student aid monies.  Good on you, stay in school.

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Hello all, im looking to build myself a gaming pc. My budget is $1750. I hope to get max fps and graphics out of this pc that can run any games (like dayz) and my monitor is 1080px1920. 

Would anyone be able to help me find the best parts for this pc? 

I was leaning towards "i7 4970k" for CPU and the "Zotac GTX 980 Ti" for GPU. Any thoughts? 

Thank you  :)

 

At the moment, if your sole drive for creating a PC is for DayZ performance, you will probably not achieve your goal.  The game is still unoptimised, and appears to be more CPU heavy (contrary to most 'high-end' games out there that share or prioritize load to GPU).

 

Current technology at good price as a general specification to aim for would be, in my opinion

RAM:8GB DDR2+ (DDR3 is probably cheap enough now across the board to warrant prioritising)

CPU: i7 is a good bed.  3.5GHz are cheap enough

VRAM: 1024MB+ as starting point.  That's Nvidia 600+ series, although the 800's are probably within acceptable limits as part of the budget.  I prefer NV, though ATI may be your thing (and check with compatibility of MOBO/CPU although most are quite OK i think)  2GB+ is probably something to consider subject to budget and this unit will factor into power consumption greatly.

SSD: This is an optional but i strongly suggest getting one.  You can tailor the storage to your budget needs, but as long as you can put your OS on it, and a few other programs/games you will see a marked improvement in boot and load speeds should you load OS and programs on this drive.

HDD: 1TB+ are cheap enough now for budget.

PSU: as per power needs.  More is usually better, this can be a considerable cost, I like corsair.

MOBO: I'd look into ASUS, but make sure it can accommodate the RAM configuration should you buy dual/triple channel.  Most slots support PCI-e nowdays i think, long gone are PCI.  If you are considering crossfire/SLI expansion, this will be something you'll need to check against also.  GPUs generally fit to most modern MOBO stock, but do your research nonetheless.

 

Peripherals:  These can be bought after if you already have some.  They can tend to blow your budget out if you don't look for specials/economy vs quality.

Case: buy bling at expense.  Cooling and capacity / future expansion can be accomodated as per budget.

Mouse + KBD: kbd can be generic unless you want a mechanical ($$) a good mouse can be found <100AUD~70USD.

Screen: $300+ for a good monitor.

 

Coolant:

Consider CPU/GPU cooling (fan) if you are considering overclocking or doing serious visual work.  Liquid is fancy for showoffs.  Lights and what not are much the same.  Ensure any coolant systems are of correct dimension and mounting to the parts which they will support.

 

OS: Windows is like 250$?

Antivirus: go free versions, I use AVG and have had no issue for the life of my computer but i'm not a pornohaulic or avid torrenter.

 

My rig (see sig for basics) is relatively outdated now, but would be a good starting budget buy, it also has quite a capacity for expansion.  That said, I bought it for <2000 around 2 years ago, and its still hitting the mid-high settings at 50-400FPS for most modern games.

 

DayZ FPS range is 11-40 average.

This^ is excellent advice.

 

I will put it in my own words, maybe that will help as well. 

 

CPU: 

 

Intel core i5 or better, 4xxx series or better. For DayZ the AMD FX series is not a great option, while the average frame-rates are quite competitive you will most likely experience frequent and noticeable frame drops (this from a guy who has run both Intel and AMD to play DayZ on many different platforms). Other games like BF4 or anything heavily multi-threaded will love an FX chip (especially if you are streaming) but DayZ at the moment relies heavily on single core performance. Developers have stated their work with the renderer is intended to allow multi-scheduling, but that day is not today and on this day Intel smokes AMD in per core performance. 

 

Graphics Card:

 

Nvidia: 660 series or better, so think 660, 660ti, 680, 750ti, 760, 770. 780. 950, 960, 970, 980 Get the best deal you can within this range. A GTX 780 or 970 being optimal. (But if you have the cash, grab a 980ti, nothing can touch it).

 

Radeon: I would look at the R9 290, 290x, 390 and 390x. These cards smoke GTX 780's at half the price, the later "300" series trucking 8gb of ram for 4k gaming.

 

Sli:

 

This feature is overrated, even today it is wrought with bugs and micro-stuttering and games like DayZ don't really support it, you are better off to get the best single card you can afford.

 

Color coded by performance Good, better, best, Super Mega Ultra

 

 

Hard Drives:

 

250gb or greater SSD. Look up the read/writes as they vary greatly. Again, the best deal you can find with the fastest read/writes you can find. Use a large mechanical drive to store you movies and/or music along with any programs or files that slow read/write speeds will go unnoticed. 

 

Motherboards and Memory:

 

The most important part of any motherboard is the chip-set ensure you grab a mid-range (I personally would never) to enthusiast chip-set based board. Otherwise no matter how great and powerful your other components are you will be forced to bottleneck them through substandard system buses, most modern boards will support at least 16GB of ram with is plenty for a gaming enthusiast. Unsure you configure it to run dual channel (think two sticks of the same size and speed). So if you want to start with 8gb and plan of upgrading again soon, then get one 8gb stick and buy a second 8gb later. But if you have decided to stick with 8gb get two 4gb sticks. Be wary, however, a lot of high end boards can be quite expensive, packaged with various bells and whistles seldom used by the average (even enthusiast user) look for a high end chip set paired with a modest (yet complete) set of features. You will pay out the nose for fancy colored PCB's and weird bios interfaces that do very little to enhance performance and stay hidden away inside your case. 

 

Power supplies:

 

An often neglected but ultra/uber/super/extra/wicked important. You want (in my opinion) a Gold Certified power supply of 750w or greater (you do not "out of the gate" need this much wattage, but if you add another card or overclock you will be glad to have this extra juice, plus its better to over-power than under-power).

 

Case:  

 

Another thing often neglected where it counts, you want and need good airflow, hard core gaming heats that bugger up and you need an effective way to exhaust that heat. Looks are all well and good, but a good case serves a specific function. 

 

Sound:

 

Unless you are the most extreme of audiophiles what comes on the board will suffice.

 

Optical drives:

 

Suite to your taste.

 

Monitor:

 

Do not order these online before going into an actual store and comparing the image quality, this is what you will be spending 100% of your time looking at and a large portion of it is subjective to your taste, so take you time and choose wisely. You do not have to buy from there, but you do need to see which monitor looks best to you.

 

Networking:

 

Do everything in your power to hard-line your connection, LAN connections are full duplex which means it can transmit and receive data at the same time, WI-FI can only do one or the other at any given moment and in BIS games with so much information packeted this will reduce lag and give you a far more responsive experience. 

 

Keyboard and mouse:

 

These again vary greatly by taste, but the important things to pay attention to are(in the case of mice), how they feel in your hand, do they have enough buttons for the game you wish to play and dpi. Keyboards, should be mechanical and have n-key rollover i like back lit keys but i don't think its a make or break feature. 

 

 

Extras:

 

I am a huge fan of liquid coolers, even low budget ones that parallel air cooled solutions in their ability to dissipate heat. Liquid coolers run extremely quiet, and free up space inside your case for airflow. One can also liquid cool your GPU It all depends on how deep down the rabbit hole you wish to go. 

 

Ram has been proven time and time again in modern times to be insignificant in relation to gaming performance (think ddr3 1333 vs 1600 vs 1866 etc etc). Provided you run them dual channel (or quad channel depending on fancy a board and chip-set you have) there will be a difference of performance equal to the margin of error. 

Edited by B@ker

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^ as per above ;)

With optical drives, i'd reccomend a DVD-R as minimum. Consider Blu-ray +/-R as the general rule is the tier above accomodates read/write to all lower tiers (and CDs are basically gone the way of Beta-max at this point).  Most mobo have USB/Firewire and sometimes even floppy support, so a case with 2+ expansion slots for optical is a good bet, especially if you're doing writing from disc-disc, although given the freeware software like PowerISO there is no need for two optical drives today for the average user.

 

Networking is important, but imo, if your MOBO is good enough onboard, you can think about getting a peripheral WiFi.  Aus has trash internet to begin with, but i see no real performance issues, pinging sub 60 to most servers. I use a USB TP-LINK High Gain 150Mbps wifi adapter which comes with a 3ft cable and adjustable antenna to allow for better positioning and more effective gain.

 

Also, once you have sourced the parts, I strongly reccomend you invest a few hours in youtube vids and even ping the DayZ website (either here and wait for it to be moved, or in Off Topic forum) and ask for help in building your own/assembling the parts yourself.  if you have a tech friend who's willing to help all the better.  I built mine from scratch, completely ignorant save for a few hours on Youtube and studious note taking, and I've not had an issue.  BIOS setup is generally as easy as on-screen prompts or following a manual, and most if not all good hardware parts have visual and text instructions as to installation and setup.  16year olds are doing this, or younger so there is no justification for paying someone to do it save for supporting local business at your expense.

 

There are several critical steps that can cost you a part or the whole system depending on how bad you fk up, but the mitigation strategy is easy and ultimately you need to be doing naughty things to your PC to cause damage, as long as you are patient, study a few hours and have a steady hand.  This will save you $100 minimum and will give you a more intimate understanding of your system (and of course that golden feel in your heart).

 

Exciting times for a young survivor :)

edit: it would look like someone has moved your post here to tech/prog so I'd say this would be the place to ask questions when you get around to building your own (you will be building your own won't you? ... ;))

Edited by q.S Sachiel

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I don't know where you are from but for that money, in Ireland, you could build a top of the line gaming rig that will run any game on the planet at max settings. The above advice is good. You have money for a very good intel/nvidia setup or an out of this world AMD/ATI system. I'm selling the one in my signature for about $1200 at the moment so you should be fine.

 

Although, you will still get pretty low framerates in cities comparable to other games/environments. But that is not the computers fault (most of the time).

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