Sgt Biggs

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Question: Is this a decent starter PC for gaming? 

 

AMD A6 7400K APU processor

Onboard AMD Radeon R5

8GB DDR3 1600mhz RAM

1TB hard drive

AeroCool 500W 80+ Bronze PSU

 

https://www.dinopc.com/gaming-pcs/primal-ge0-amd-gaming-pc

 

 


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3rd Battalion, 1st Marines


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personal preference but id stick with intel and nvidia, can get a 4770 and like a 760 for a budget build. 

 

Using that link, I found this that would make for a nice starter PC, little more expensive then the one you linked but IMO its got slightly better hardware which is the price increase. 

Intel® Core™ i3 7100 processor

8GB DDR4 2133mhz RAM

NVIDIA™ GeForce® GTX 1050 2GB graphics card

1TB HDD

Gigabyte H110 motherboard

 

https://www.dinopc.com/gaming-pcs/primal-gen-gaming-pc

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3 hours ago, Sgt Biggs said:

Question: Is this a decent starter PC for gaming? 

 

AMD A6 7400K APU processor

Onboard AMD Radeon R5

8GB DDR3 1600mhz RAM

1TB hard drive

AeroCool 500W 80+ Bronze PSU

 

https://www.dinopc.com/gaming-pcs/primal-ge0-amd-gaming-pc

 

 

 

No sir, as an ArmA player you're going to go a different route. The important part is an Intel processor. I know AMD has their new Ryzen lineup, but these are 8-core CPUs and ArmA utilizes little more than three. An on-board graphics card will not bring you success in the FPS department. 

 

I've thrown parts together for a few people so I like to think I'm good at this, if you throw me a budget I can put something together for you. Should only take 10-15 minutes.

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3 hours ago, Sgt Biggs said:

Question: Is this a decent starter PC for gaming? 

 

AMD A6 7400K APU processor

Onboard AMD Radeon R5

8GB DDR3 1600mhz RAM

1TB hard drive

AeroCool 500W 80+ Bronze PSU

 

https://www.dinopc.com/gaming-pcs/primal-ge0-amd-gaming-pc

 

 

Avoid at all costs.

This would be a far better starter kit (pre-built)

 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883221274


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2 minutes ago, 1stLt Robb said:

Avoid at all costs.

This would be a far better starter kit (pre-built)

 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883221274

 

If he's dead set on a prebuilt I'd agree, but for $550 you could get what is effectively the same processor, a much better graphics card, and save at quite a bit of money. On the other hand if he has $800-$900 to spend, I can throw him a much better build on PCPartPicker.

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i may just build that myself

 


GYSGT D. CARIDDO | 15M1540
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Posted (edited)

There is no real budget here, but take in to account that anyone looking to purchase a new gaming rig is also considering the alternatives presented by the Xbox One and PS4 for ~$400.  

The build that @dmorrison2k picked https://pcpartpicker.com/list/srpZd6 here is actually quite amazing, and beats both Xbox One and PS4 specs hands down for an extra $100. Well worth it if you ask me.

 

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One thing to keep in mind, is there is an issue with Ryzen processors where they completely freeze desktops. I hear they have no intentions to release a patch, but instead are waiting for the their next BIOS update to fix it.

 

The build @dmorris but together is a decent entry level gaming build, but I personally wouldn't put my OS on a 1TB HDD.

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@J.Norton why not? I have my OS on a 1tb, obviously its slower then an SSD, but am i missing something that makes you not want to put it on? or is this just personal preference? 


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Just much faster. 

 

Certainly not cheaper.😎

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There is nothing wrong with using such a large drive to put your OS on. Its just a personal preference to use something much smaller

and typically suggested, and here is why.

 

Anything that will access the whole drive at once will take much longer, i.e. Anti-Virus scans, defragmentation, formatting, etc.

Boot up times will be much slower as well.

 

Putting your OS on a smaller HDD will make your software and OS load much faster.

 

I'm currently using a 480gb SSD HD. Just to give you an idea of how fast it is;

My PC completely boots up in 11 seconds. That's from completely off to fully booted up ready to go with all startup software loaded.

Defraging my SSD HD takes about a minute.

Ant-Virus scans take about a minute as well.

 

The SSD's are a bit more expensive like @1stLt Robb said.

 

I'm just sharing my opinion as a computer nerd. 

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2 hours ago, J.Norton said:

There is nothing wrong with using such a large drive to put your OS on. Its just a personal preference to use something much smaller

and typically suggested, and here is why.

 

Anything that will access the whole drive at once will take much longer, i.e. Anti-Virus scans, defragmentation, formatting, etc.

Boot up times will be much slower as well.

 

Putting your OS on a smaller HDD will make your software and OS load much faster.

 

I'm currently using a 480gb SSD HD. Just to give you an idea of how fast it is;

My PC completely boots up in 11 seconds. That's from completely off to fully booted up ready to go with all startup software loaded.

Defraging my SSD HD takes about a minute.

Ant-Virus scans take about a minute as well.

 

The SSD's are a bit more expensive like @1stLt Robb said.

 

I'm just sharing my opinion as a computer nerd. 

Boot up time on my laptop is now 3 seconds.

 

I have no fucking idea why other than SSD.


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I got ya, was just curious if there was a reason other then SSD being better. 


GYSGT D. CARIDDO | 15M1540
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India Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines

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On 18.05.2017 at 1:48 AM, GySgt Cariddo said:

I got ya, was just curious if there was a reason other then SSD being better. 

Loading times makes another reason to buy an SSD. It tooks about 2-3 minutes to load a Battlefield 3 map on HDD, about 10sec on SSD. 

 

For Arma, i noticed that there is no lag/freezing when you open your scope.

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