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  • Looking to build mainly a Linux gaming box

    Okay so far i have this but i want to see if i can make it cheaper without losing too much performance.
    https://www.aria.co.uk/WishList/RJaL...Bw13DUGKOe9Q,,

    My games of choice are:
    Left 4 Dead 2
    Starcraft 2
    Killing Floor
    Minecraft
    Urban Terror
    Dota 2

    So i need it to run them really well.

    Prefer NVIDIA over AMD graphics.

    Help meeeee!
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  • #2
    Only way to make it cheaper would be to drop to the i3. Dual-core is still good for most games imo, especially if it frees up a bit more for the GPU... could maybe stretch to a 560 or 560-448core, especially if you consider 2nd hand
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    • #3
      SC2 has a Linux client?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Terbinator View Post
        SC2 has a Linux client?
        No it doesn't i will be dual booting for that one, that's why my post title is "mainly linux" not only
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        • #5
          I'd drop to an i3 as Spaceboy said and get a better GPU.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Terbinator View Post
            SC2 has a Linux client?
            WINE.

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            • #7
              I hate to say it buy the 560Ti 448 is only about 85 on a competitors site. Poke RawZ and see if he can sort something out for you.
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              • #8
                640 is a waste of money, try older generations, as tMDM said, ask RawZ about the 560 448, miles better than the 640.
                Bargain at that price really.

                If not try second hand
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                • #9
                  I'm trying to lower the price as much as possible, those cards are double the price.

                  Originally posted by Dillon View Post
                  640 is a waste of money, try older generations, as tMDM said, ask RawZ about the 560 448, miles better than the 640.
                  Bargain at that price really.

                  If not try second hand
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                  • #10
                    In that case you're going to have to go with an A10 build instead.

                    How are AMD's Linux drivers now?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mr Banana View Post
                      I'm trying to lower the price as much as possible, those cards are double the price.
                      The card is more expensive but it is more than twice as good I would say. Plus, if you drop to an i3 which is more than adequate for those games, you would have a very well balanced system.
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                      • #12
                        Could even look around for a GTX460 around that price - might struggle to find new though.
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                        • #13
                          I don't seem to be able to find an 85 GTX560TI 448 anywhere!!

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                          • #14
                            They ran out of stock.
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                            • #15
                              The new piledriver cores are better than the i5 under linux.. Just putting that out there.. I know you chose an i3 but linux can really use those extra cores unlike windows and blows them away if I was going with linux over windows on a budget I wouldn't go intel..
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