I am currently trying to find a build for some work computers, at around $2,000CAD. We mainly deal with Autocad for software, as well as the usual office stuff(emails,PDF,etc). My initial thought was the follow:
OS: Windows 7 64 Bit
CPU: intel i7 5820k
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 960
MOBO: LGA 2011-v3
SSD: 240+ GB
OPTICAL: Internal, CD/DVD/ RW
MEDIA: Internal SD Card Reader
COOLING: CPU Cooling system
CASE: Mini Tower/Mid Tower
If someone could help out with this, that would be greatly appreciated.
Looks like a good build and definitely has a good upgrade path. Not sure how much you're paying for that R9 380X, but if it's a similar price or just only slightly lower than the RX480, I'd pick up a RX480 instead. Lower power requirements, cooler running, faster performance, etc. Obviously if it's a substantial difference in price, keep the R9 380X. It's still a good card.
I would like around medium setting in games. The budget for the build is around £600 to £700.The build will mainly be for PC gaming and some college work.
The current build specs are:
CPU - Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core
Motherboard - ASRock B150M-HDV Micro ATX LGA1151
Ram - Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory
Hard drive - Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Graphics Card - Asus Radeon R9 380X 4gb
Case - Phanteks Eclipse P400 White Mid Tower Case
Power Supply - EVGA Super NOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX
Are these specs ok? Does this build have an upgrade path? can this PC run games like Civ, CSGO, GTA, and Planet Coaster? Or if you can suggest any other parts or builds you think would be better.
Yeah, that would be the idea. If your shop has a generous return policy.
Otherwise, I'd highly recommend upgrading your graphics card first. The GTX 680 is simply too old at this point. The rest of your system should do fine, but even if you can afford an AMD RX480 or GTX 1060 it should give you a good entry level VR experience. Of course, a GTX 1070 or GTX 1080 would be ideal.
I was very busy last night, thank you very much for your response.
if I understand correctly, you advise me to buy the oculus and see if it works, if I do that ,as I see that runs at 100%?
the application ran on my pc and said to buy new card, for now I do not want to spend more money on my pc.
in case of buying the oculos and not work so I can return?
Well since you already own the GTX 680, I'd purchase an Oculus to see if it'll work. You can also run Oculus Rift Compatibility Tool which will give you an idea of if your system is ready to go as well.
If not, Nvidia's recommended VR ready GPUs include the GTX 970, GTX 980, GTX 980 Ti, GTX 1060, GTX 1070, and GTX 1080. On the AMD side, the VR ready graphics card include the R9 290, R9 290X, R9 Fury, R9 Fury X, R9 Nano, R9 390, R9 390x, and RX480.
to start I want to apologize for my English.
Hello everyone,long time here helped me to build my pc.
I want to buy a Oculus, but I'm not sure if my graphics card works well for oculos.
info open to see my information, I can not climb the direct image.
Hi, I'm the CPU/Motherboards editor. After playing with the Wraith cooler for a while I think the Hyper 212 isn't really necessary. That 8 core should hold you pretty well for a while if you're doing web browsing and light gaming, (though the 8350 does keep up with the modern i5s when OC'd to around 4.5-4.8GHZ which that board and cooler should be able to get 4.4GHz)
For Memory I've had some issues with MSI AMD boards and HyperX, could have just been unlucky but this Gskill Kit always runs really well in AMD builds for me. Its about 4 or 5 dollars more but unless you're set on white RAM I'd switch it over.
For Storage the Tritons are okay. For super cheap drives they'll do the job, but for a few bucks more the Adata Premiere SP 550 is a pretty solid drive and it's what is on my system right now.
For the video card that's a great pick and not much I can really say there, good for most games at 1080P high-ultra 60+FPS
The case is another solid choice, our GPU editor recently got one with his AMD budget VR system and I've used it a few times in builds.
PSU again is a good choice and like Sam said, if you need to save money you can always drop the PSU to a 500, but I usually don't recommend cheaping out on PSUs.
Have a great day!
Looks fine to me. Only suggestion I have is to pick up a cooler since those chips run a bit warm. The Hyper TX3 or Hyper 212 is a great choice. Also gives you some cooling headroom in case you want to overclock the chips a bit. If you need to reduce budget, you can step down to something like a 500W PSU. EVGA's 500 W1 runs under $38. That RX470 is so efficient that you can probably even get away with a 430W PSU TBH but there's not a huge price difference between 500w and 430w.