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Hi I play Xbox and am looking to build a pc. I’m going to buy one from overclockers because I’m paying half up front and paying the rest off over the year.. My limit is about £2000.
I’m looking for someone to help build a pc that runs at around 120+FPS if possible..
I’m no good with parts and everything and have no idea what parts I need to run.
Every little bit of help will be appreciated
 
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Hi I play Xbox and am looking to build a pc. I’m going to buy one from overclockers because I’m paying half up front and paying the rest off over the year.. My limit is about £2000.
I’m looking for someone to help build a pc that runs at around 120+FPS if possible..
I’m no good with parts and everything and have no idea what parts I need to run.
Every little bit of help will be appreciated
I've never heard of them before, maybe since I'm in the US. Anyhow, are you asking for us to build you a pc for you to build or to pick parts off their website for them to build?
 
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I've never heard of them before, maybe since I'm in the US. Anyhow, are you asking for us to build you a pc for you to build or to pick parts off their website for them to build?
Overclockers is in the UK..

Good luck OP. :wink:
 
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I've never heard of them before, maybe since I'm in the US. Anyhow, are you asking for us to build you a pc for you to build or to pick parts off their website for them to build?
I need someone to build one for me, using their website haha.
Like I need a list of parts and I’ll just put it all together myself.
 
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I can't be bothered going to the site, so I'll just put my thoughts.

£2000 is more than enough of a budget for a powerful build.

Aim for a GTX 1080 Ti GPU, i7-8700k CPU, 16-32 GB RAM (whatever you want), watercooling if you're going to overclock your CPU (and for that budget, you should, especially given the lesser clock speed of the 8700k).

For storage, you definitely should get an SSD as they are far more reliable than regular HDD's, and are much faster. I'd recommend maybe getting a 1TB SSD which will store your operating system, most used apps, and games, and a 2TB+ HDD for everything else.

What brand should you get? That's up to you. If it were me, I'd probably go with the following:

Western Digital or Seagate for HDD, you should aim for 7200 RPM HDD's or more.
Samsung for the SSD.
MSI or EVGA GTX 1080 Ti.
RAM doesn't really matter, basically go with whatever you think looks better as long as it's DDR4 and not DDR3, and for your budget you should aim for 16GB of it minimum. You'll generally be choosing between HyperX, Corsair, and G.Skill

Here's a quick base list I made on PCPartPicker.

PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/DptXfH
Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/DptXfH/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor (£303.59 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£97.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus - Prime Z370-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£154.79 @ Alza)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£183.28 @ More Computers)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£50.39 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING OC Video Card (£825.59 @ Aria PC)
Case: Thermaltake - View 71 TG RGB ATX Full Tower Case (£179.98 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Total: £1795.61

Please note that this is just a base list for you to work with, you could probably cut down the price and maybe even add a few better components if you wanted to. It's just to give you an idea for the parts required. This list doesn't include things like optical drives (which are sorta' obsolete anyway), monitors, speakers, other peripherals, etc.
 
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Cooler & mobo are bad options for the price thats an out dated Cooler.


GPU is overkill getting a 1070ti is far better price performance ratio. Or a Vega 56 + Freesync monitor.

Getting a future proof CPU like a 2700X is far superior option.
 
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Cooler & mobo are bad options for the price thats an out dated Cooler.


GPU is overkill getting a 1070ti is far better price performance ratio. Or a Vega 56 + Freesync monitor.

Getting a future proof CPU like a 2700X is far superior option.
It would depend if this person wants to make use of all of his money.

CPU is definitely a subjective thing as well. I won't go with AMD until they are proven to be as good or better than Intel at single core performance (again, subjective, my use case requires this) of which they aren't. But as you said, it would be future proofing it.

Agreed with cooler.
 
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CPU is definitely a subjective thing as well. I won't go with AMD until they are proven to be as good or better than Intel at single core performance (again, subjective, my use case requires this) of which they aren't. But as you said, it would be future proofing it.

Agreed with cooler.
Intel & AMD have similar Single core performance. Gaming performance is pretty much the same. And AMD's core count means far superior performance when you go to real world scenarios where people run background tasks like youtube, browsers, skype, discord, streaming, recording, etc.

IPC in non AVX workloads is 99% similar. AMD wins in some, Intel wins in some Intel prob has like a 1-2% lead in non AVX applications. Intel does win in clock speeds though giving a slight single core edge to Intel.

AMD's SMT is far superior to Intels and even when AMD loses in Single core performance they can win in multi-thread even at same core counts due to better SMT implementation.

Its not like its FX era where AMD chips were far slower than Intel, but i5's cost more than double AMD chips. Its far less extreme price & performance differences now.

Gaming basically gives no **** about your CPU as long as you are on some modern chip. You are always going to be GPU limited. And if you chose an AMD GPU your CPU will matter even less due to not offloading scheduling to the CPU.



TPU seemed to get a bad sample from AMD their overclock actually was worse than running stock lol
(Maybe 1 or 2 cores was unable to hold over 4.3)

Anyways stock to stock we see basically no difference.

Notice how in raw gaming basically no CPU makes any difference in high end gaming? Infact if you discount Wolfenstein the chips are like .1% difference


*Disclaimer Real world scenarios have more background tasks running the lower thread i3 and i5's would fall behind i7 and 2700x

If you grabbed an i5 from Skylake a few gens old vs an i7 or Ryzen 2600X in most titles there are practically no differences between the 3 chips.

With the higher thread chips being able to run more background tasks & being more future proof.



If Intel released Coffee lake before Ryzen 1 it would have been fine but the issue is Coffeelake was so late and still just 6 cores.
 
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