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Hey, Building computers for my nephews, they are going to game on them, but they don't need to be the best gaming computers.

Trying to keep it at a reasonable price...
Does this look reasonable or you think there is something better out there?

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/BvKW6s
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Here you go: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Zp9JWD

Better components overall and $15 saved. Also if they only play Minecraft, Rocket League or Fortnite and other such games it doesn't even need the graphics card as the iGPU is pretty powerful.
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Honestly, I'm not sure what they'll be playing, but I think some games they want to play will need a decent graphics card...I figured I'd start there though.

Thank you!
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Turns out they want to play PUBG as well...
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Turns out they want to play PUBG as well...

Then keep the graphics card :)
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Just gonna add on this...
Trying to OC my memory (use the XMP profile) currently using 1333, but when I use Profile 1 or 2 (1866), computer freaks out and won't start up and then brings me back to BIOS, any fix for this?'

I should mention, according to Mfg, I should be able to OC to 1866 and 2133 for MOBO and memory goes to 1866 (yes this is DDR3)
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(yes this is DDR3)


Usually when you increase the bandwith (Mhz) you need to raise the latency and/or voltage to compensate. XMP is designed to do that automatically, but due to the high high amount of different combinations of motherboard and RAM, it's impossible to have every XMP profile definitely work.

In your BIOS on the same page should be a number separated by dashes with a heading that says "CAS" or "Latency" or something similar. What is it currently at?

Additionally, what voltage does the RAM run at default? Better yet, can you tell me what exact RAM it is?
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Posted Mar 21, 19 · Last edited Mar 21, 19
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G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866
I think the "CAS" is at 9???
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G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866
I think the "CAS" is at 9???

OK, then the CAS is wrong. It needs to be 10.
1866Mhz
CAS 10
1.5v

Those are the settings it's validated for, no need for overclocking. Of course, if you OC the multiplier on your CPU the RAM will follow so just step it down. The trick is to overclock your CPU Multiplier enough for the "stepped down" RAM to catch up with its validated setting (which is 1866 CAS 10) - or you can do 1600 Mhz CAS 9 which is just as good.
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Stay away? Or good deals? Been having computer issues which is why I'm thinking of upgrading...

https://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.3885837&Description=motherboard%20cpu%20bundle

https://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.3885737
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