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Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:42 pm Post subject: a question
a friends daughter will be making games when she gets out of school, running a lot of 3d programs. she's also a gamer. she was asking what kind of pc would be best. she's looking around $400 for a cpu. the 6-core i7-5820 or a 4-core i7-6700k. i'm thinking the 6-core would be better for her??? she also said she wanted 16gb of ram. i'm thinking 32gb for what she wants to do would be better. and storage, is a 500gb ssd good enough or will she need a lot more?
i don't know anything about making games. i'm assuming it's like video editing so the more cores and ram would be better.
any help would be appreciated, thanks
Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:34 pm Post subject: Re: a question
i have a 6600k a z170 deluxe, a 580 gtx (old i know), H110i cooler, 800w Corsiar PSU modular w/ the flat cables, 760T Graphite case, 256GB 950 Pro M.2 NVMe SSD for OS, and 16gb DDR4 Gskill. In OSX (hackintosh) i get almost 17000 geekbench score. and ITS FAST with the ssd. I've had my 6600k OC'd to about 4.8 ghz. Before temps got a little too hot for my taste. all in all the build was 1400ish (minus the 580, which was 90 on ebay).
Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:59 am Post subject: Re: a question
Hey, Kenny. Making games is my wheelhouse!
Is she a programmer or an artist? I'm guessing artist making models & textures from what you said above.
The things that Gimp and Nightmare said are absolutely 5000% correct. Spend as much as possible on the Motherboard, CPU and Power-supply as you can justify. I would suggest saving money on RAM and using that cash to get a really good 1000W Power supply. Then things like graphics and memory can be further expanded when they are actually needed. (This is why a good power supply is critical to begin with, as those future RAM/GFX/SSD expansions start to suck more and more juice)
PS: 16Gig-RAM is waaaAAAAAaaaaAAAAAAAaaaaay plenty.
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