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What part line up is better?

Author : Theo

Submitted : 2017-10-20 22:38:24    Popularity:     

Tags: part  line  

I am going to build a gaming pc. I want to know which part lineup is better overall. PART LIST 1 GPU GeForce GT 730 4GB DDR5 Pentium G4600 Kaby Lake 3.6 GHz Motherboard ASRock B250M-HDV LGA 1151 Intel B250 RAM G.SKILL Aegis 8GB 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4

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The G4600 is a better processor than the 860K. The 860K is on an older platform using DDR3 RAM, which is now on the way out, though at this moment in time that RAM is much cheaper than the equivalent amount of DDR4 RAM. The G4600 can potentially be replaced with a much more powerful Core i5 or i7 down the road, but the 860K is pretty much the top of the line in performance for its platform. The 860K was probably the best budget gaming processor about 1-2 years ago, but now it's being phased out.

They both have the same GT 730 video card, which means that they are equally crappy. You will likely have to replace it with a GT 1050 down the road, in either case.

8GB of RAM is the sweetspot for RAM right now, it doesn't really make a huge difference if it is DDR3 or DDR4, you need to use one type or another depending on which platform you get.

neither are anywhere close to a gaming pc, that video card is useless

intel iris graphics beats that gt 730. get the 1050ti, its cheap and good. if you dont want to spend just $140 on a graphics card, then dont get one at all

so what I am gathering is that the first one is better but the graphics card is crap so I should just get a better GPU and be able to run modern games

The first setup with the g4600 is better but the GT 740 is practically useless. The g4600 about matches a Core i3 since it has Hyperthreading. It has more processing power than the Athlon 860k. Overall the g4600 is better in every way because it's more powerful and has a far superior upgrade path. A GTX 1050 would be recommended if you want enough graphics power to run games at 1080p.

The GT 740 and GT 730 in both situations wont help you very much since Intel's HD 630 integrated graphics are about on par with a GT 740 with 2gb of DDR3 memory. Keep in mind that the g4600 has HD 630 integrated graphics. The only reason the GT 730 is useful in the 2nd setup is because the Athlon 860k has no iGPU. Other than that the GT 740 would be hard pressed to run games at 720p. A GT 1030 can run older games at 1080p and some newer games at 1080p low settings. However with a game like BF1, you would have to turn the resolution down to 900p in order to play it.

In any case a Ryzen 3 1200 and a GTX 1050 or RX 560 would be good entry level picks. At the bare minimum you can get a Ryzen 3 1200, 8gb of RAM, and a GT 1030 but youre faced with not being able to play everything at 1080p. Your only other option is to wait for Raven Ridge.

Just keep in mind that the GT 730 and GT 740 are a couple generations old and they were never meant to be used for Gaming in the first place. These arent even entry level cards. Even getting one with 4gb of GDDR5 RAM wont do much to boost gaming performance. Take those cards off your list. As I said about the GT 1030, its not very good and you would end up upgrading it soon. Getting a larger 520w to 620w Seasonic power supply and buying a used GTX 670, GTX 770 or GTX 780 would be a much better option. Going with a Seasonic 520w and a GTX 1050ti would also be a smart move.

I recommend using https://pcpartpicker.com to compile a parts list.

When going with a budget build, it's usually best to go with a CPU socket that isn't dead, like you did with the G4600 on the 1151 socket. I'd definitely go with the G4600 then upgrade to an i5 or i7 when it seems the G4600 isn't cutting it years later.

As for the GPU, the GT 730 isn't a gaming card, it's an office card. It's actually slower than the integrated graphics on the G4600, so you'd save yourself some money not even getting a graphics card now and buying one later. Graphics cards are absurdly high priced right now anyway...

Benchmarks for your GPUs:
G4600's graphics (score of 1214)
https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.p...

GT 730's graphics (score of 921)
https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.p...

And finally, use PC Part Picker, it's an awesome site and you can save parts lists and post a link here.

Neither would be good for gaming. The 730 is below the minimum requirements for almost all newer games. Based on your part choices, I assume you're going for the cheapest possible gaming PC right? This would be a much better option: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/F3Z9gL

The first one, it at least has the potential to be upgraded to an i5 or i7 later.....the socket FM2+ system is pretty much a dead end for a processor upgrade.
A far better choice would be (using the first system) to go with an i5 and not get the GT 730. The GT 730 is pathetically weak and will not run most modern games. Then, when you can afford a graphics card, get at least a GT 1030 (preferably a GTX 1050 or better). The GT 1030 is around a 200% improvement over the GT 730 and will at least run some modern games on the lower settings.
http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php...

Since you are going with bargain basement parts it really doesn't matter.....the only diff is that the G4600 does out perform the amd ......



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