So new gaming builds are getting cheaper and cheaper

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I upgraded my PC 4 years ago for $1000, didn't even get a new powersupply or case or graphics card, and here we are today I was able to make a part list for a brand new from scratch PC WITH graphics card for only $1100


https://pcpartpicker.com/list/sgVB6s


Can't wait for Intel to finally release their 12nm chips, I'm sure there's going to be a huge price / performance increase! And most importantly of all a power efficiency increase! : )
 
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I upgraded my PC 4 years ago for $1000, didn't even get a new powersupply or case or graphics card, and here we are today I was able to make a part list for a brand new from scratch PC WITH graphics card for only $1100


https://pcpartpicker.com/list/sgVB6s


Can't wait for Intel to finally release their 12nm chips, I'm sure there's going to be a huge price / performance increase! And most importantly of all a power efficiency increase! : )
Meanwhile the 2080 ti is more expensive than that computer...
 
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I upgraded my PC 4 years ago for $1000, didn't even get a new powersupply or case or graphics card, and here we are today I was able to make a part list for a brand new from scratch PC WITH graphics card for only $1100


https://pcpartpicker.com/list/sgVB6s


Can't wait for Intel to finally release their 12nm chips, I'm sure there's going to be a huge price / performance increase! And most importantly of all a power efficiency increase! : )
You might wanna go with a better cooler since you got an unlocked processor. Maybe a dark rock or noctua?

Also, I love that case. I was gonna build one with an h500i myself.

And you can save about a 100 on your motherboard and maybe grab a better gpu or cpu!
 

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whats wrong with that cooler lol, it keeps my current cpu at 20C

also, overclocking is silly. you get marginal performance increases alongside a waste of electricity that increases exponentially.
 

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That's pretty weird. With the cryptomining phase ongoing I saw the priced of graphics cards and CPUs skyrocket.

Is the craze for cryptocurrency finally dying down?
 
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whats wrong with that cooler lol, it keeps my current cpu at 20C

also, overclocking is silly. you get marginal performance increases alongside a waste of electricity that increases exponentially.
I disagree. I feel like there is no reason not to overclock if you're getting an unlocked processor unless you're not running any demanding apps/tasks. You can easily gain a chunk of performance and I recommend against the 212 evo because it will only net you a mild overclock. Overclocking will also help you in the future when hardware requirements increase and will essentially make your cpu dominate games for longer. If you don't really do demanding tasks, ignore everything and don't get a K processor unless you actually plan on overclocking in the future.
 

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can easily gain a chunk of performance
nahhh waste of power. I get whatever cpu delivers the best performance for the price regardless of it being unlocked or not. And it has to be efficient.

Not even getting a new computer, was just observing prices for a friend.

I'm fine with my laptop cpu running at 50% speed since it uses 2 watts of power vs 25 watts of power at full speed

The power to performance ratio dramatically increases the faster your clock speed.
 
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nahhh waste of power. I get whatever cpu delivers the best performance for the price regardless of it being unlocked or not. And it has to be efficient.

Not even getting a new computer, was just observing prices for a friend.

I'm fine with my laptop cpu running at 50% speed since it uses 2 watts of power vs 25 watts of power at full speed

The power to performance ratio dramatically increases the faster your clock speed.
Ah, overclocking has definitely helped me play bfv, siege, GTA, overwatch, and others more smoothly since I need >144fps. Guess if you're looking for performance/power, you'll be excited for the lower nm chips :D
 

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overclockers contribute to higher electricity bills city-wide : O
 

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I upgraded my PC 4 years ago for $1000, didn't even get a new powersupply or case or graphics card, and here we are today I was able to make a part list for a brand new from scratch PC WITH graphics card for only $1100


https://pcpartpicker.com/list/sgVB6s


Can't wait for Intel to finally release their 12nm chips, I'm sure there's going to be a huge price / performance increase! And most importantly of all a power efficiency increase! : )
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Honestly, you might wanna go with Ryzen, more all around CPU. For 1K, I feel like the GPU should at least have 6GB of ram, not just 3. I would definitely cheap out on some other parts to make that happen. The CPU coolers that come with the Ryzen are pretty decent, and the Ryzen 5 2600X I believe costs 60 dollars less than what you are paying for for that intel CPU. After deleting that cooler, you net save around $130 that you can spend on a juicy CPU, maybe even a 1070. I feel this is a better bang for your buck. Especially since you aren't overclocking, the Ryzen cooler will do just fine. A bit hard to put on your Mobo though.
 
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