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This isn’t one of those comedy videos where I run Arena on ancient technology. I actually mean how cheap is it to build an actually respectable gaming desktop with all brand new parts and still run Arena smoothly. The final price may surprise you and the performance level for the price will definitely surprise you!
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Guys this little magic here and i thought why not try something a little different different for today’s video. If you’ve been paying attention to the tech scene as reported by tech youtubers you’ll know that amd is absolutely kicking intel’s square in the face their new desktop cpus are so absolutely insane they’re probably gonna cost intel at least 10 billion dollars. And that’s fine with me so looking at the performance of my absolute garbage 2nd.
Gen i. 5 laptop trying to run arena. I thought what is the absolute cheapest yet still respectable and reliable pc.
That you could build to run arena. Because obviously laptop that’s boring. It says oh look here’s this model blah done video over boring.
So i thought any desktop. Why not plus. If you want a game don’t buy a laptop just ask anybody don’t buy a laptop.
So i don’t want to reveal the final price. But let’s just say it is impressive and it absolutely crushes the console market crushes it so first let’s start with the board and i’m going all brand new retail yes you could go refurb or open box. I won’t recommend it and you could go use to save a couple dollars on ebay or something i also wouldn’t recommend it i mean i could have bought a cheaper crappier motherboard from a less reliable brand has just said no we’re going cheapest.
But i said cheapest actually good reliable pc. Something that would run for seven plus years. That was my baseline.
So a used motherboard that who knows what the past user did to it not a good idea. So this is the msi pro be 450m pro vdh. Plus motherboard.
It’s amd based. Obviously. It’s the second gen chipset.
But it will take third gen chips. If you flash. It that’s a whole nightmare spoiler alert.
Because of that because of pricing. I used a 2nd gen chip for this build so i mean you get four dims you get a steel reinforced pci express slot. I mean.
It’s just nice you get cooled mosfets you get japanese polymer caps. I think those are emma sighs. I see chokes.
It’s just nice and trust me you’re not over stressing this motherboard with this build. So this was my choice. It’s a whopping 80.
And i am just ignoring shipping. Because i mean i don’t know where you live. And it varies and you might have i mean you might get these all on amazon instead not pay shipping.
If you have prime.
I mean. Some of you don’t even live in america or pay us dollars. So this isn’t a particularly accurate number regardless.
But the best part is this still has onboard vga in case you want to use an absolute potato for a monitor. And it also as i believe six or eight usb ports clearly i shouldn’t have closed the tab. But yeah not many shortcuts were taken on this i think there’s a grand total of one spare fan controller on there.
And it’s for the system fan on the mid left that’s it that’s all you get. But also this entire system runs under 100 watts. So one fan not to do it okay the one that comes with the system next.
We’ve got the case and of course. It’s my all time favorite go to case. I love this thing.
It’s the deep cool tesseract. Oh. I had to have built at least like three or four computers.
In this case. The entire front is like a dust filtering sieve. You got spots for to 120 fans on top which are unnecessary.
There’s a shot on the inside. You get the bottom mount to power supply that’s a slide out filter on the bottom you get the nice insulated feet to not have a static issue on the ground does still have spots for optical drives aka dvd drives which i didn’t include to this build. Because you don’t need one to play.
Arena honestly you probably don’t need one at all does have usb 30. On the front one three one two just nice leds nice buttons upward facing it’s just nice it’s a nice case it’s on sale right now for 35 this or the white. One is almost always on sale for between 35 and 37.
But for this one there is no avoiding shipping almost regardless of where you get it if you get it on amazon. They’ll probably just build it in so i just put 41 on there. Cuz they said 599.
So for 41 bucks. You can get that case amazing next up. I did go pre owned for this one.
Because the price is very consistent and reliable. So the low to average price on a rise in three which is not the third gen. It’s a second jenny.
I know confusing 2200 g. Is about 80 bucks. I think i got one for 70 not too long ago so it may be cheaper.
But you are going to need the heatsink and fan that comes with it so make sure that you do get that you can probably find it with no cooler for like 70. But then you’ll just have to buy a cooler for more so yeah. This one it’s used and it comes with the cooler.
And it’s 79.
So there you go also can’t make this up this ebay. Listing was from renton washington aka wizards of the coast headquarters. Well.
I mean that’s that’s their city. I don’t mean this is literally being sold from their headquarters. Although i don’t know that it’s not mark did you list this so the gene.
The model number stands for graphics. Because it comes with a what is it vega 8. I believe graphics built in so it’s technically an apu which is a cpu with a gpu core.
But anyway. Yeah. That’s that’s exactly what you want because this is by far fast enough to run arena.
I believe the past merck rating of the average vega 8 chip is about 1800. Which is you know obviously not great but that’s enough to play like minecraft facebook games hd video playback. Definitely what else arena uh and a lot of older games to like you could easily play follow three.
I’m at now obviously. The weak point is that this uses system ram. Which means it sure is bandwidth with like the entire rest of the system and all of the software running including windows itself.
Whereas a dedicated graphics card has its own processor and its own dedicated memory. But i said cheapest that will run arena within reason and without being crap and that’s what it is so the parents were upgrading of the cpu itself being a average forty six watt peak. 65 watt quad.
Core at 35. Gigahertz with the turbo boost to three point. Seven.
Is seven thousand three hundred and thirteen making it roughly equivalent to like an older i5 so not bad for 79. I mean that’s pretty nuts now the pass mark rating of the third generation version the 3200 g. Which is by the way about a hundred dollars.
It’s i think about four hundred points better so ooh five percent increase for way more than five percent. More money that’s why i went with this one and plus. Then you don’t have to flash.
The firmware on the board. Which requires an older chip. Which means you have to buy a second gen.
One anyway or get the kit from amd and wait a couple weeks. Yeah no thanks oh or drop like 160 minimum on a third generation. Board with the x5 70.
Chipset. Oh. No oh and for the record i should point.
Out if you were to just straight up get a 2200 g brand new from new egg.
It’s only 85 so do saving. 6 bucks to get pre owned with that said. I just dropped 70 on one we were rebuilding it for my friends and and won’t spoil alert.
We built this system that’s my making this video and with so many people have written to the absolutely insane higher end. Chips in the third. Generation a lot of 2200.
G’s are going to hit the market. So my next week. Or the week after this might even be like a 65 chip.
You never know that’s why i went with it that’s why i went with it used i should say you know what dumb ass is on ebay tend to bend the pins just get the brand new one screw it i’m changing the price turn. It was such a nice even number so that’s the logic behind in the reveal of the important stuff. Let’s just burn through the rest best power supply.
My only parameters were quiet not ugly. Respectable brand. Single rail and bronze certified or better and that lands us with cougar and they’re decent.
It wouldn’t be my first choice. But still it’s a b certified. It can’t be that inefficient or that bad.
And it’s pretty good review. So 45 bucks not bad and yes. I just said the whole system runs at about a hundred watts.
Why not get like a 300 watt power supply because they’re all crap. I mean why not get a 400 watt because those are crap too. If you can find a cool master elite 400.
Those are pretty decent and if you buy the cooler. Master elite. 3.
For two case. It just comes with a 400 watt elite power supply. So that is an option too.
But don’t get like some low end corsair. Crap or raid. Max.
You’ll burn your house down. It’s not worth it next up the ram now i know some people are gonna disagree with this but remember your video ram is your system ram. So i went with a single ate of two thousand eight hundred megahertz ddr4 on that frequency is half.
The story the cast latency on this thing is. 15 it’s above average voltage at. 125 just remember ddr4 goes down to 12.
So this is really pumping through the power to get that performance.
It is technically 15 16. 16 for the timings and then 35. But yeah.
This is some screamin fast ass ram. The only better ram you can get is like tried inter flare and don’t even think about buying a different brand of juice cal. It seems like even.
The longtime ram makers are having some issues getting rammed that actually works to the. Customers especially. Corsair so.
Yeah 40 for a 28. Gigahertz stick of ddr4. Which that board.
And that chip should have no problem running it and cast latency 15 guys. I’ve seen 2400 maker. It’s ddr4 with cast latency.
17. It’s a disgrace to computing. So since all those damn ram looks the same i got the model number on the bottom there so.
Then what are we gonna do for storage. Well if you don’t run your primary operating system your primary drive on an ssd. What the hell are you even doing don’t even think about putting a mechanical drive into any computer for any use any task.
I don’t care what you’re using before if you say i literally just surf the web. I don’t do one website. It’s still too slow for that also once you see what i chose for this one.
I think you’ll be convinced not to buy a 50 one terabyte or whatever the hell they’re at now. I didn’t even look i don’t even care. I present to you the brand new intel 660 p.
Series. Which uses quad level flash. I believe it’s called which.
Yes it’s less. Durable but i believe these are rated for 3000. Terabytes of writes so you’re good another one past that this is a 512 gigabyte nvme quad channel.
That’s right it uses almost said three because it obviously uses three. But four pci express lane and vm e ssd in an m2 form factor. 2280 length.
And yes. The board has an m2 slot. I know somebody’s gonna ask it’s actually under the main pci express slot who heat rises.
What a concept kind of makes me hate my motherboard so this absolutely insane beast of a solid state allegedly uses four pci express lanes and the reason for that is because your sata controller.
I should say each sata channel uses one pci express lane on the while the controller’s built into the cpu these days and those have a maximum practical speed of about 570 megabytes. A second so if you want to go faster. Than that you need multiple lanes well they haven’t invented a santa that goes faster than that although.
I think they have it’s a long story. It’s not really out yet unless you have a server whatever so you just strap. It directly to the motherboard and run it down the pci express bus that sounds really technical hopefully get the gist of it.
But um basically. The sata controller or the hard drive. Controller is just built into this device and then it just straps in like you would a graphics card which by the way uses sixteen pci express lanes so this insane ssd which we bought and tested for my friends seventy plus year old ant to go on facebook and played card games with can read sequential vials at one and a half gigs a second if you were to open like the average dvdrip of a full length movie in vlc.
It would load it into memory in one second now. What the hell reads a linear files that means nothing to me and by the way they’ll write a gig a second holy crap um. The random scattered as they call it reads.
Which is 84 of what you do in a day on a computer is 90000. Input up or input output operations per second wait that would that be i ups okay i don’t actually know what iap stands for. But it’s basically how many files it can read per second kind of that’s not quite how it works.
But pretty much then if you think that’s a typo next to random. Writes at 220000. Hobbs.
It just cheats. It has a little miniature stick aram on there. I don’t know how big.
It is probably 512. Meg’s of i think ddr3 ram. It just writes to that and then that writes it to the flash later.
So. That’s what they call buffered writes. So it looks like it couldn’t do 220 thousand.
I ops until the buffers fall. Very secure. Very high tech drive.
I love it and you read that right that’s not even on sale. 60. Guys.
5999. Us. Dollars for a 512 gigabyte.
Solid. State drive that runs at triple the speed of the average two and a half inch solid state drive and it’s intel. So it probably won’t fail so with that chip that ram and this ssd.
It should load windows in about four to five seconds from a cold boot.
I can load all of arena in under one second as well so the last part just to be fair is you know an mk 120 set. It’s basically the go to reliable durable and nothing special. But still accurate mouse and key fifteen dollars baby always has been always will be seriously.
These things have been 15 for like eight years. I’m actually using a k1 20 right now because i damaged another mechanical keyboard my bad oh it’s it’s an m1 20 mouse in a k1 20. Keyboard.
So it’s an mk 120 set just in case. You didn’t catch on to that i mean the most is 800 dpi. Attracts well on multiple surfaces not much more to say about it so what are we missing well we’ve got the monitor.
Which i mean you’d have to be out of your damn mind to pick up a brand new monitor for basically any build. I mean the pawnshops are on me 50 60 bucks for like a twenty one just sayin. But also i just assume you have either a monitor laying around you can get one you can get one at a thrift shop for 10 bucks.
I told you this board has a vga hookup that’s old school blue 15 pin three row. You know screw it on with two screws thing that your grandma uses so i mean you could find a monitor. But i also assume you probably have a tv just hook up your tv.
I’m taking some liberties with this one well sabrina looks totally ball around her tv and also i didn’t add speakers and hdmi carries audio. So i actually cheated twice if you really want some speakers. Logitech g.
130s can’t do much better than that for under 20 bucks also you might have noticed no copy of windows is included well type in to google windows 10 media creation tool download the installer for windows 10 put it on a flash drive. I think they even let you burn it to a disc. If the actual downloader doesn’t just check save as iso and then burn it to a disc with like image burn or like whatever cool you now have an installer for windows 10.
Now just install it and when it asks for a key just hit skip that will give you a 30 day trial of windows 10 after that you could buy a license from the microsoft store for 99 dollars or you could just say screw. It and keep using it and it’ll just bug you every time you log in and every couple hours. That you are a terrible person.
And maybe a victim of software counterfeiting or you might just not give a about your black desktop that they locked you out changing the wallpaper on and you don’t mind it making you every once awhile about activating in which case unlike xp and vista you can use in perpetuity. It will never ever lock you out you basically get a limited free trial of ten forever. And that is honestly a better solution than trying to download any kind hacked copier.
Cracked. Whatever installer. They all contain viruses don’t even mess with that crab.
Now. I can’t tell you about other licensing loopholes. But i can mention just this is completely unrelated to anything in the video that um any windows 7 tag from any computer of any kind will be accepted at the windows.
10 install screen and converted to a tenth license. Which is really handy if your hard drive blew up on your windows 7 laptop and then you read the tag off the bottom and actually install 10 on it instead because it was given up for free as a free upgrade in the past anyway. And it will actually take an upgrade to ten after which case it will disregard the license and then memorize the serial numbers of the parts on the motherboard and the motherboard now contains the license for windows 10.
So that if you ever had to reinstall you can hit skip at the license key entry burn the old tag and it will still activate ten. But you definitely should not because. This is an illegal use of a license transfer take a windows 7 take from a broken laptop and use it on your brand new desktop build that you definitely should not do because that’s not allowed.
According to microsoft anyway time for the big reveal what is the final price if we got the cpu at 85.
I changed it brand new new egg. Whatever don’t get it use people just bend the pins. It’ll be a whole thing that we got the 60 crazy asses do you get the 4100 tesseract case which does include shipping then we’ve got the 75 really nice board 40 for the ram 45 on the power supply.
I know they’re really high right now and an mk 120 peripheral set for fifteen legrande total is three hundred and sixty one dollars. Even that does put it just below the one terabyte version of the xbox one ass as far as i could find so hooray for killing consoles pc. Master race for life theon.
The console. I own right now is actually a ps2 and a wii. And it has always been my opinion that playing a first person shooter with a joystick should be considered a mental illness you should seek help immediately and start using a mouse you dirty filthy console peasant with your peasant station fours which yes i know you can use a mouse with now that’s kind of really honestly reinforcing my point.
If you think about it. But a arena ain’t on consoles. Oh.
I know you already typed comment. Linux people. But you could put linux on the system.
Too they are happy. I don’t know how her rena runs on linux if people doing it. But um.
You know hey whatever. It’s free free operating system alternative to windows. The case never heard of it i recommend boom.
Not sure if there’s vega eight drivers for a moon. Though just a little catch there so if i remember correctly. I think in a fer mark test.
Which is that little fuzzy donut that used to try to blow up your graphics card. I got at 1080p with this system i think around like 20 something frames per second and that would be like it kind of tries to synthesize the worst possible game you could run because it’s like a variable moving donut with hair on it all on a moving background. There’s no dynamic lighting or shadows.
Though so you kind of want to give it 60 fps. But also it absolutely blows away arena at 60fps at least that’s what it looked like to my eyes. I was using a dell ultrasharp that i got for free not exactly the premier gaming monitor.
But kind of reinforcing my point that i didn’t put a monitor on this build but that cpu does meet the minimum requirements for every game. I could find i think pub g and apex legends are some of the most cpu hoggish games. I could find and it does just barely meet the minimum or i think even recommended requirements for those games.
So this is actually fast enough to be a true gaming pc. Eight gigs is pretty much enough. Although i will say two gigs will be permanently allocated to the graphics.
So you actually have a six gig machine that’s cutting it close so. If you wanted to truly make this an actual gaming machine not rely on basically onboard graphics. I hate to say that because it’s a pu.
It’s not technically really onboard graphics.
I would go to ebay and get a used 1063 gig. Because you can get them for a hundred bucks. The average pass park rating on those is 8989.
Which would play skyrim at max it’ll play fallout. 4. At probably close to max.
It’s only 120 watts. So that power supply would have no problem with it i might add maybe one extra fan to the case. But it won’t run that hot so the dollar versus performance level of these ten sixties is so far out of whack.
It’s. Insane if you wanted to even go up to a card rated like 13000. You got to drop like 250 so 50 more speed for 250 percent.
More money that’s why. The 1060 is the one to go there are way too many of them floating around because of the bitcoin mining boom from like two years ago. I want to say and i’ve personally gave none in ten sixty they are fast and then the only other thing is i’d probably add more ram.
So you had 461 right now you just double the ram to a kit. That’s about about 84 bucks or hell just order two single one separately. They’re 40 apiece.
I don’t know why the kit cost for more that would bring the to five hundred and one dollar. So i’m gonna call it the 500 option and i will say take a look at the risin like 2600 x.’s those things are dirt cheap right now they’re between like 150 175.
I think especially used those are beastly fast that would run any game made in the next five years guaranteed and that adds not much more to the price and shanti’s checked. It adds about 75 bucks to the price. That’s not bad and then you’ve got like a real actual game of demeter.
There you go so. Hopefully. I’ll you tech enthusiasts out there got very interested in this video.
The fact that you could run like an actually like faster than almost anything you buy on the shelf. Reasonably computer. For under 400.
And it would just absolutely crush arena and if you’re looking at something more serious. I mean you can go straight up 3600 acts ago. And the one terabyte ssd go with like a 1660 super.
And you’re still under 1000. It is a fantastic time to build a gaming pc. I actually even the computer building spirit lately because i built one for my friend’s aunt and one for my aunt actually her small form factor optiplex running a middle of the road 4000 series core 2 duo with three gigs of ram and 32.
Bit vista got nuked during the thunderstorm hallelujah. We built her a replacement with these specs for four hundred and forty dollars and then we built virtually the same one for my friends. An and the performance was like face melting.
So have fun. All you tech enthusiasts. Thanks for watching leave.
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