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What do you think about this build?

Hello guys, i've built this pc at pcpartpicker.com and i'll be using their prices (may be different for each country)
Here are the parts of the pc: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/43Lxjc
The price is around 550£ (ebay can make it cheaper tho :p )
What do you guys think? The main goal of the pc is to play games like CS:GO without lag and high fps at decent quality. Any recommendations are accepted!!
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  1. 1) Get an Athlon X4 for the FM2(+) socket, once you get a discrete GPU there is no real benefit between A and Athlons.
    2) Unless that's the cheapest board you can get, I wouldn't worry much about buying such a small board for a large case.
    3) I would spare the SSD and invest it in a Radeon RX 470. At that budget, processing speed is better spent than on faster storage.
    4) You might wanna try a Pentium G4560 and a B250 motherboard with DDR4 RAM as it will be considerably better in gaming for the money. Might bring you a little over budget but will be worthwhile.
  2. PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/GPb6d6
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/GPb6d6/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor (£51.99 @ Ebuyer)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£67.21 @ Alza)
    Memory: ADATA XPG Z1 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory (£50.63 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£85.96 @ BT Shop)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£41.98 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card (£145.80 @ Alza)
    Case: Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case
    Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£32.88 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £476.45
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-14 19:59 BST+0100

    Ends up being less and you will get better performance out of this than the old AMD system.
  3. genthug said:
    PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/GPb6d6
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/GPb6d6/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor (£51.99 @ Ebuyer)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£67.21 @ Alza)
    Memory: ADATA XPG Z1 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory (£50.63 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£85.96 @ BT Shop)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£41.98 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card (£145.80 @ Alza)
    Case: Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case
    Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£32.88 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £476.45
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-14 19:59 BST+0100

    Ends up being less and you will get better performance out of this than the old AMD system.


    i read some articles about the performance of dual core cpu's vs quad core and, in this case since i want it to play csgo (mainly) , the quad cores have a better performance as far as i read. correct me if im wrong :)
  4. Justiceinacan said:
    1) Get an Athlon X4 for the FM2(+) socket, once you get a discrete GPU there is no real benefit between A and Athlons.
    2) Unless that's the cheapest board you can get, I wouldn't worry much about buying such a small board for a large case.
    3) I would spare the SSD and invest it in a Radeon RX 470. At that budget, processing speed is better spent than on faster storage.
    4) You might wanna try a Pentium G4560 and a B250 motherboard with DDR4 RAM as it will be considerably better in gaming for the money. Might bring you a little over budget but will be worthwhile.

    Thanks i'll look for a cheaper MOBO you are right about that! i'll see about the rest of the advices. thanks !
  5. While in theory a quad core should be faster than a dual core, it's more than core counts. Intel technology has a much better IPC than AMD, resulting in better individual core performance and overall better performance, especially when comparing older tech to new stuff.

    http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Pentium-G4560-vs-AMD-A10-7860K-APU/3892vsm83781
  6. Best answer
    Quad cores also benefit highly from the number of threads (as well as having physical cores, however thread count very much so comes into play), and the G4560 has the same number of threads as the A10 or x4 chips do. Not to mention the fact that even though the physical core count is halved, the G4560 still outputs better multithreaded performance than the A10 does... So even if the game utilizes all four cores, the dual core with hyperthreading enabled is still going to kick its teeth in. At a lower price point. I cannot recommend going with Intel enough for what you want to do with your machine. At the moment the lower end R3 processors are not out, otherwise I might consider recommending one, however as stated they are not, so Intel is going to dominate the lower price bracket. The G4560 and i3 6100/7100 are going to outperform anything AMD has to offer in that price bracket currently, so there is no reason to go with 4 and 5 year old technology.
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