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zero64 wrote:
Jul 4th, 2019 12:11 pm
Tough decision, but I'm gonna hold out for Sunday since there doesn't seem to be any rush on this sale.
Some real talk here: who thinks it's a good idea to release CPUs on a Sunday? On God's holiest of semi-conductor fabrication days.
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I need to build my kid a rig that just plays Fortnite at high or full graphics.
What are the lowest priced components I can buy and not compromise performance?

Just looking for a cheap CPU, CPU cooler & Mobo
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NavieM wrote:
Jul 4th, 2019 12:20 pm
I need to build my kid a rig that just plays Fortnite at high or full graphics.
What are the lowest priced components I can buy and not compromise performance?

Just looking for a cheap CPU, CPU cooler & Mobo
Not sure how the new Ryzen 5 3400g performs, but it should be good enough to run Fortnite at desired settings.

The included Wraith Spire cooler is decent, and any old supported motherboard is sufficient.

I'm assuming you don't have a GPU already though.
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NavieM wrote:
Jul 4th, 2019 12:20 pm
I need to build my kid a rig that just plays Fortnite at high or full graphics.
What are the lowest priced components I can buy and not compromise performance?

Just looking for a cheap CPU, CPU cooler & Mobo
System requirements for Fortnite are pretty low. Both my kids are playing it on CPUs that are 5+ years old with no problems. The GPU in one of the machines is a lowly GT 1030.
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NavieM wrote:
Jul 4th, 2019 12:20 pm
I need to build my kid a rig that just plays Fortnite at high or full graphics.
What are the lowest priced components I can buy and not compromise performance?

Just looking for a cheap CPU, CPU cooler & Mobo
2600X
350 Motherboard
500GB SATA SSD
XPG 16GB RAM (Amazon.ca)
GTX 1660
Case + PSU
Windows 10 Pro license for $5 (off eBay)
Mom & Pop Computer builder - $50 max

Off the top of my head.

Use: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/
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rugerty100 wrote:
Jul 4th, 2019 12:53 pm

Not sure how the new Ryzen 5 3400g performs, but it should be good enough to run Fortnite at desired settings.

The included Wraith Spire cooler is decent, and any old supported motherboard is sufficient.

I'm assuming you don't have a GPU already though.
I have a 660 ti sitting around somewhere, but the PC he's currently using has a GTX 860m. It runs Fortnite at med without issues except fans get super loud
Looks like the Vega 11 is pretty close to the 860m which I'm fine with, too, since all I really want to do is upgrade to a bigger case with better airflow
zero64 wrote:
Jul 4th, 2019 1:04 pm
System requirements for Fortnite are pretty low. Both my kids are playing it on CPUs that are 5+ years old with no problems. The GPU in one of the machines is a lowly GT 1030.
I have one of those Alienware Alpha pc's right now but with Fortnite, it runs super hot and loud. I was thinking of maybe just upgrading to a regular sized PC with better airflow
redflagdealsguy wrote:
Jul 4th, 2019 1:07 pm
2600X
350 Motherboard
500GB SATA SSD
XPG 16GB RAM (Amazon.ca)
GTX 1660
Case + PSU
Windows 10 Pro license for $5 (off eBay)
Mom & Pop Computer builder - $50 max

Off the top of my head.

Use: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/
I have RAM, Case, and SSD already. But 2600x and B350 will probably work for what it's going to be used for
Will have to pick up one of these cheap keys as well since there's no way i'm paying full price lol
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redflagdealsguy wrote:
Jul 4th, 2019 12:12 pm
Some real talk here: who thinks it's a good idea to release CPUs on a Sunday? On God's holiest of semi-conductor fabrication days.
I was thinking it was kind of odd but not for religious reasons hahaha. Why Sunday?!!
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redflagdealsguy wrote:
Jul 4th, 2019 1:07 pm
2600X
350 Motherboard
500GB SATA SSD
XPG 16GB RAM (Amazon.ca)
GTX 1660
Case + PSU
Windows 10 Pro license for $5 (off eBay)
Mom & Pop Computer builder - $50 max

Off the top of my head.

Use: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/
Assuming 1080p, 60hz, that's a little overkill when one is looking for lowest priced.

It's good to have headroom in case the kid goes for other games like Apex Legends though.

Personally, running a Ryzen 3 1200 with a RX 570, I have no issue with optimal Fortnite competitive settings, and it could manage ~144 FPS without issue.
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feminazi wrote:
Jul 4th, 2019 1:22 pm
I was thinking it was kind of odd but not for religious reasons hahaha. Why Sunday?!!
...Just guessing:
Sunday is the first day of the week.
People can buy and test the CPUs, Youtubers to write reviews...etc in time for Monday for AMD stock price to have a strong start to kickoff the week.
..and, in the years to come, they really want people to remember that AMD is the first to bring 7nm to the desktop for the masses. 7/7 is easy to remember.
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chatbox wrote:
Jul 4th, 2019 1:56 pm
...Just guessing:
Sunday is the first day of the week.
People can buy and test the CPUs, Youtubers to write reviews...etc in time for Monday for AMD stock price to have a strong start to kickoff the week.
..and, in the years to come, they really want people to remember that AMD is the first to bring 7nm to the desktop for the masses. 7/7 is easy to remember.
I think you are right that 7/7 was the main reason . . . (7nm/7/7 then or 7/7/7). They made it out like launching on 7/7 was a big deal (oooh!) at Computex I think it was.

Marketing.
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NavieM wrote:
Jul 4th, 2019 1:17 pm
I have RAM, Case, and SSD already. But 2600x and B350 will probably work for what it's going to be used for
Will have to pick up one of these cheap keys as well since there's no way i'm paying full price lol
Let's get you setup properly.

2600X:
https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... _id=120459

B450 Mobo:
https://www.amazon.ca/GIGABYTE-B450M-DS ... 07FWVJSHC/

I'd say stick with the B450, the B350 pricing isn't that much more competitive.
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feminazi wrote:
Jul 4th, 2019 2:03 pm
I think you are right that 7/7 was the main reason . . . (7nm/7/7 then or 7/7/7). They made it out like launching on 7/7 was a big deal (oooh!) at Computex I think it was.

Marketing.
I really hope that this is the comeback we've been waiting for from AMD. Intel has been screwing with us for the past decade.
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chatbox wrote:
Jul 4th, 2019 2:10 pm
I really hope that this is the comeback we've been waiting for from AMD. Intel has been screwing with us for the past decade.
The Sandy Bridge CPUs like my 2500K are legendary. Has Intel released a chip on its level since then? I am ignorant as I haven't been following PC hardware very closely for quite some time but it was worth it because it helped to reduce my desire to upgrade a LOT. I did my due diligence before I bought my 1060 6 GB in 2016 (Pascal was something compared to what came before, wasn't it?).

I think I will continue to monitor PC hardware but more casually after this system is built. It looks like I will have to monitor the impact of Navi and the 2xxx series refresh on the new and used GPU market for awhile yet though . . .
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Random question: 3600 or 2700, let's assume same price for everything with a b450/x470 board. Might have to wait after the reviews for this one.

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