GTA can be CPU intensive and can utilise up to 8 threads according to this thread,
As much as you might want to jump on the RTX bandwagon the high-end GTX will offer more bang for your buck and can probably handle games at higher than 60fps.
RTX is for if you want to do 4k gaming at 60fps but you will suffer the early adoption cost. You can run all the same stuff as a GTX at the higher framerates also but only if you turn off the ray tracing which totally negates the point of having the newer card in the first place.
Has anyone got information on the performance of CPU's like the AMD FX 6000-8000's on GTA 5? I'm thinking of buying this tomorrow but worried about the performance, I fear that Rockstar didn't optimize it for more than 4 CPU cores...
I'm in no way an expert on the topic though.
As far as I can tell all modern cards can run all modern games at least low settings as long as you don't botteneck your system.
For the record, i can play Dark souls 3 and and metal gear solid V on my optimus III with a GTX 765
I would assume the pre built ones have the graphics, ram, cooling and processor sensibly built.
Where you might want to tinker is the storage, the SSD and HD if you like to suit your needs. Its likely you probably have a lot of your own disks and only need a small SSD to hold the OS and just slot in your own SATA drives you own already which is what I did .
Im waiting on a new laptop from here and I got the bare minimum 128GB SSD to simply hold the OS
AMD's Ryzen 5 2600 pushes six execution cores into a $200 price point. But it's only $20 less expensive than the 95W Ryzen 5 2600X. As a result, Ryzen 5 2600's 65W TDP seems to be the CPU's main differentiator.
The prebuilt PCs that PCS offer are all built from the same components as the custom-spec ones.
The advantage of a custom spec is that you can tweak things. For instance with the Apollo Pro (if it's this one: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/computers-for-next-day-delivery/942/ ) I would very strongly recommend faster RAM, and 16gb RAM in 2x8gb configuration. Ideally a B450 motherboard, a better case, and a 550W PSU. Maybe a faster SSD as well, depending on pricing.
Ryzen CPUs can benefit a lot from faster RAM, and dual channel RAM (i.e. having 2 sticks rather than just 1). The better motherboard, PSU, and case can increase your upgrade options for the future, saving money in the long run.
You said the budget is between £700-£1000. Does that need to include a monitor, keyboard and mouse?
We can then suggest a custom spec, and explain why it's being suggested.
The components all come from the same 'menu' of parts ultimately, PCS won't let you order anything incompatible, and users on the forums can make suggestions about where the best bang for your buck is. PCS build and fully test all systems before shipping.
FRACTAL FOCUS G BLACK GAMING CASE (Window) Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Six Core CPU (3.4GHz-3.9GHz/19MB CACHE/AM4) Motherboard
Gigabyte B450 AORUS ELITE: DDR4, USB 3.1 - RGB Ready Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2933MHz ~ (2 x 8GB) Graphics Card
6GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1660 Ti - HDMI, DP - GeForce GTX VR Ready! 1st Storage Drive
2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 256MB CACHE 1st M.2 SSD Drive
256GB INTEL® 760p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (upto 3210MB/sR | 1315MB/sW) DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NOT REQUIRED Power Supply
CORSAIR 550W VS SERIES™ VS-550 POWER SUPPLY Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead) Processor Cooling
STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD) Wireless/Wired Networking
WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS Operating System
Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KK3-00002] Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365 (Operating System Required) Anti-Virus
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only) Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI) Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 6 to 8 working days Quantity
I need a monitor, keyboard and mouse. I don't really have a budget but i don't really want to spend a ridiculous amount on them. I would probably be willing to spend between £150 - £200 on a monitor but again i am not too sure whether this would get me a good quality monitor. For a keyboard and mouse i would probably just add one of the sets that PCS offer.
The Cooler Master Devastator set (~£30) seems decent for an opening KB + M. You can always buy ultra expensive ones in the future if you decide you want that sort of thing
For a monitor, the 1660 ti is decent for 1080p high refresh (144hz monitor) or 1440p 60/75hz.
Since the games you listed are shooters, maybe 1080p 144hz.
The AOC G2590PX that PCS stock is an option (or you can buy elsewhere if you find it cheaper).
The AOC G2460PF is a similar kind of spec and is on sale for £165 on another store (normally ~£200+)
Whatever you get, you'll want it to have Freesync ideally, now that Nvidia (mostly) support freesync. Freesync (adaptive sync) matches the monitor's refresh rate to your GPU's framerate to help get rid of tearing and stuttering. Both of the ones I suggested there have Freesync.
I was just looking at a monitor here, I have had a look at some of the things you mentioned like free sync and this appears to have it, could you confirm if this monitor would be suitable? It’s a MSI Optix MAG241C Full HD 23.6" Curved LED Gaming Monitor - Black