Gaming PC for CS:GO

I need a gaming pc primarily to play csgo. Need a 144hz monitor as well.
Around 1500 budget.


  • Might be worth including a budget and other requirements.

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    Shoot me your steam name :)

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    Requirements are relatively low for CS:GO. If you want quick and easy, wait for for techfast deal though some of the component selections are questionable.

  • CSGO will run on close to a fax machine - up until last year, I was on a gtx660 and it hardly dipped to below 60 frames per second. The question inevitably then becomes "what else do I want to run on this" and that's where you'll have to decide for yourself what you want to do. As others have said, knowing your budget would be helpful.

  • Almost anything lol.
    Depends if you wanna go down the path of new parts + second hand GPU which is what I do and ends up saving me a heap.
    Something like this: with a $40-$50 case, $80 PSU, 500GB SSD for $100, 2TB HDD for $100 then slap a gtx 1080ti on it second hand and done.

    • I heard it's more CPU demanding than GPU, if this is all the OP is planning to play on it then a 1080ti is overkill

      • do you want 300fps or not buddy?

        • Not really since the monitor is at 144Hz

  • I was in a similar situation I think, normally use macbook pro, but friends wanted to start playing cs casually. so I bought something from techfast with 1660ti last year for less than $700 from memory. fps has always been over 100.

    • I personally found fps less than 288 get way less competitive advantage in CSGO. Also I personally would avoid Techfast as they always using cheap nasty stuff on EVERYTHING except CPU and the core of GPU.

      Like they use no additional cooling, slow RAM, cacheless SSD, good GPU core but with the cheapest cooling possible, PSU that have just enough power, no extra fan, most basic chasis.

      Getting good CPU and shit everything, although the price is lower than if you source all cheapest stuff yourself, is not a bargain to me.

      • The PSU the supply is MORE than the power the systems require, however they're often listed as a non-brand, which is where it gets bad.

        If purchasing from TechFast you'll either want to wait for deals where they include upgraded MOBO, 3200+ 16gb RAM, branded gold+ PSU, better options on cases and so on, or just upgrading these components at extra cost.

        • hmmmm not necessary. A good example would be 500w OEM Thermaltake PSU (which is probably better than what they use, they likely dare to use even smaller brand), refer to Thermaltake website

          This is retail at $49 at different stores (MSY/PCCG/MWAVE etc), so it probably cost $39 to them(reasonable guess).

          This is a dual rail PSU, 12v1 = 17A, 12v2 = 14A at total effective power output combined max at 372w.

          But dual rail means the 17A only goes to CPU/motherboard/RAM/HDD, the 14A to the GPU.

          Let's do some math: on 12v1(204w), everything less CPU all combined might be like 30~40w, which leave CPU 174w, an Ryzen/Intel 6 core CPU should use max out 90~120w, so I will give it a pass(in this case user can use about 78% of the designed power at max on 12v1). but also keep in mind GPU can still draw up to 75w from PCIe slot, which should be out of 12v1.

          on 12v2 (PCIe power line), you've got 168w, generally speaking they tend to use GPU like GTX1660(super), rX580 kind of level on system without good PSU, which would either draw 125w (1660 super), or 185w (rx580), which is about just enough (if the card draw from PCIe slot too)

          but leaving a rail run at it max power deign is NOT GOOD.

          And keeping in mind this is already a good scenario(there's just enough power), they could use PSU that's way worse, which wouldn't surprise me ——- a average user don't tend to put system to full stress at all.

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