1 hour ago, Mecronmancer said:
CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($99.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.88 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970M PRO3 Micro ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($41.98 @ Newegg)
The problem with actual Amd Cpu is that they “gived up”.
New cpu line from amd will come late this year and if the price will be right it will have awesome performance x $. But atm, buying any cpu from AMD is a waste, APU ok (expecially the new ones on AM4 socket which is already compatible with incoming new gen), if you need an “office” pc or a multimedia center.
The fact is the new i3 cpus (not the g4400) on single core performance are better or on par with any FX out there. The price is close and also the whole system, since the chipset is old, is outdated (no ddr4, old pci ex, no native usb3 or sata 3).
On gpu side instead, rx480 8gb and 1060 6gb are on par, the choice really depends by the price (and atm the prices are nuts, both sides, so if you find a special offer: take whatever offer the best compromise). Why I specified the ram? 'cause both gpu have different specs with lower ram as I already said. (Yes even the rx 4gb have diff specs than the 8gb, but at least it is a little downclock on memory (- 2/3% less perf.), not like the “bait” 1060 3gb which have 10% less “core power” than a regular 1060 and the same name). Btw during time both have done such bs…
1 hour ago, HBZK100 said:
BTW…This is just a “for fun” build. I’m not actually planning on building this system for myself. ![:D](<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/006j.png “:D”)
The reason why I went with a 950 over a rx 470 is because SC is INSANELY easy to run. Heck, I’m running star conflict at 96fps 1440P ultra settings 8x MSAA on my GTX 1060 without any problems. I’d probably hit 150fps if i turned V Sync off.
Yeah i picked the most expensive 950, a mistake on my end.
I like the other builds ya’ll have posted.
On SC or any other FPS I would never use Vsync, even if my gpu is able to handle it, the fear of getting imput lag while I pew pew is the reason for me to let the fps and power drain runs free ![:p](<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/004.png “:p”)
But I get what you mean, you wanted to show a “minimum requirements” to let Sc be good looking and smooth. But tbh that combo g4400 and 950 got me chills ![:p](<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/004.png “:p”)