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I normally play on PS4, but since I am a big fan of strategy game, I built this budget PC for strategy gaming. mainly this is for games like Civilization VI, Total War Warhammer, etc..

And so far the games I play on it all run on ultra settings, with extra mods and visual enhancers and I get a minimum of 40 fps and an average of ~65... and some games even have more than this

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not just use the regular i3-6100 as opposed to the 6098P? I didn't even know that existed until this build quite honestly.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, this build seems recent enough, an intel g4560 would have been an even better value buy for a budget build. Also, I'm quite uncertain of the purpose of the 120GB Zotac, unless it's from the previous PC.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Gents. I am only now pursuing the business of my first ever budget gaming build for a PC, almost entirely for the same purposes as the creator of this build (old RTS and MOBA games such as LoL and Heroes of the Storm.) Would this build be viable for such purposes?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, it would. I would recommend getting an SSD and hard disk (2tb+) combination instead of the double SSD's here should you ever use it for more than a little while.

Also, make sure you use a platform which you could upgrade over time (Preferably Kaby Lake or the cheaper Ryzens when they launch) so you can avoid having to do a completely new build next time around.

Good luck on your future build, and if you ever have any questions, myself or thousands of other users are happy to help you.

Praise GabeN

-Sockens

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

It depends on your budget as well. The build in this post aims at 1080p 60fps even for new games. If you are just looking to play old games and MOBA like lol and mainly use the computer as an office PC, you'll be fine using just the iGPU of the CPU with ram on dual channel mode. Aim for a CPU with HD 630 in that case though, like the i3 7100 or i5 7500. Then in a few years, after you have some budget to spend and want to play the then current AAA games, you can then get a better graphic cards than the current offers.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely.. It runs the newest strategy games on ultra settings with an average frame rate of 65... And even with added graphics mods..

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The Zotec 120 GB was a money decision.. I was being depleted and since I only play strategy games, it wasn't a big problem.. However I added a crucial 275 GB to it now for a total of 380GB

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I was going to, but my retailer said this one overclocks better than the i3-6100 and to be honest I don't see much of a difference

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Fascinating... Either you didn't get the better end of the silicon lottery, or you have been bamboozled it seems.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, maybe. But so far it is performing well. So, I am not sad.. And I think the next upgrade to my build will be in the i5 range

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Fair enough. If you are going to do any serious overclocking though, and I'm beating the skeletal remains of this dead horse by saying this, but you probably want a Z170 board.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah, it's cool.. I think I have a good deal with my parts guy.. he said he can replace any part and make me pay a price difference.. so whenever I have some money aside, I can see where is the shortcoming and get it upgraded

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