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what is overkill and whats not when building gaming pc?

#1galaticcgodPosted 4/25/2014 3:40:39 PM
im going to have a friend build me one, im a noob. he lives far away so i wont be able to upgrade anything myself later on. i saw one topic that said help me build one for 1000 but a couple people said thats over kill and a waste of money. if thats true let me know so i know my spending lemit.i wont to play dayz on high with good fps and same with Rust and guild wars 2. also any new game that comes out in 2015.
#2galaticcgod(Topic Creator)Posted 4/25/2014 3:41:58 PM
oh and last thing hows the quality of pc gaming when connecting it to your tv? cause shouldnt i just get that cord instead of a good moniter?
#3WerdnAndreWPosted 4/25/2014 3:44:47 PM
You want a balance of a good GPU and CPU. Don't go crazy on the motherboard and 8gb of ram is enough for most people. A good quality 500-600w PSU is enough for for any single GPU.
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#4The_Count_FooPosted 4/25/2014 3:55:28 PM
Well it depends on what you're willing to spend. For what you said you want performance wise I would go for a 2GB gtx 770 graphics card, B87 motherboard, i5 4570, decent 80 plus certified 500w-600w power supply and 8GB of dual channel (dual channel means two 4GB sticks) 1600 ram. Also I much prefer a monitor over a tv for my computer. My TV might just suck, but when I hook into my TV the text fonts look like crap.
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#5WyzeGyePosted 4/25/2014 3:56:21 PM
Overkill is whatever point you start noticing that when you or money in, you're not seeing a performance: price ratio that you yourself don't agree with, as far as being worthwhile to you is.
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#6SouIgainPosted 4/25/2014 4:05:31 PM
For your builds:
-8GB of RAM is enough
-A 4670K is enough for a PC
-500-600w PSU for a single GPU
-2GB of VRAM is enough for a single GPU
-Liquid Cooling is unnecessary for most people

As for price, you really shouldn't be spending $2k+
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#7IzicialPosted 4/25/2014 4:19:17 PM
It depends on the pixel density of your tv/monitor and such. Generally a monitor will look better simply because it is smaller but a large tv can look fine if you do some adjustments on settings to make things like text appear better.

For building specs look at the other posts they are all pretty good :)
#8overkillwfo1978Posted 4/25/2014 6:44:02 PM(edited)
<-------- THIS is Overkill. lol


Here is a general (NOT SPECIFIC!!) layout for PC @ 1080p:

6-900: Entry Level (will play 1080p better than consoles but will not completely max a lot of newer games
901-1100: Mid level (Max some games, any demanding open world game will cause you to drop settings though)
1101-1500: Very High performance (max most games, only games like M:LL and Crysis tier will cause you to drop settings)
1501-2000: Enthusiast Build. (you will be able to Max/60fps basically everything on the market maybe aside from max AA on the highest tier of games)
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#9NathanisDrakePosted 4/25/2014 6:46:07 PM
"Overkill" is spending a good chunk of your budget on unnecessary components that games will hardly utilize, such as a 6 core Intel CPU.
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#10VIP86Posted 4/25/2014 6:54:53 PM
Some people consider a SSD a non-essential, but I feel like it is.
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