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Budget Console Killer

by AidanMurray4433

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25 Comments

Details

Date Published

April 20, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.1GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.18GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.4GHz

Description

So for the past 2 years ive been gaming on an 11 inch macbook air with an i5 clocked at 1.7 ghz and 4 gb of ddr3 ram. It was good for running games like League, Minecraft, and CS:GO. As my birthday rolled around I decided to get myself a PC. It had to have 2 things; Be under $350, and be able to Rec my Xbox One. I bought an HP Compaq 6200 that had an i3 2100 clocked at 3.1 ghz, as well as having a WD Blue 250GB hard drive with windows 7 installed. It had 4GB of ram that I basically just threw out, lol. I went to my local Micro Center and picked up a cheap mobo, RAM, Case, and CPU cooler. I bought the graphics card on Ebay second hand for $70, which was an absolute steal. Overall after having this pc for around 2 weeks now I am very happy with it and havent used my Xbox One except for 1 or 2 Races. Overall I am very happy with this build and would recommend this to anyone starting out or wanting a budget PC/Console Killer.

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Craftsman_2222 1 Build 6 points 27 months ago

Ugh, Macs. People at my school think they're the best thing to game on. I..I..Just, they're dumb..

Beckeeri 1 point 19 months ago

Oh look at my new mac is super fast. 5 years later- MY MAC ITS SO SLOW I NEED TO BUY THE 1500 DOLLAR ONE Oh look at my new mac is super fast. 5 years later- MY MAC ITS SO SLOW I NEED TO BUY THE 1500 DOLLAR ONE

ajpinton 11 Builds 5 points 27 months ago

Welcome to the PCMR. You can now put that mac in its proper place on a desk, as a mouse pad. :P

MaxTheMoose 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

The only think macs are good for is scrubbing through footage at 4k or renders if you make a hackintosh tbh

ajpinton 11 Builds 3 points 27 months ago

I will agree with that. Reluctantly. It will still be a mouse pad in my house. :P

FACUNDO 13 Builds 3 points 27 months ago

Delicious!

+1

D0RAW 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

I know right

+1

Mason54 23 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

Nice find on that 750ti and well done of the great budget build.

AidanMurray4433 submitter 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

Thanks :3

g7hsro 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

You could've gotten a current gen i3 for the same price but oh well

AidanMurray4433 submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

I bought the all in one so saved a few bucks!

Cpt_Jkeys 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

good build man! were on the same page. im so done with consoles. i now understand why people would always say pc is the master race ;)

AidanMurray4433 submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

Ahhh

Bexy 5 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

Just started building our console replacement :) using silverstones FTZ01 case I love these kind of builds :)

alexriley088 2 points 27 months ago

Nice build, im doing the same thing as you however i dont have enough money for a 750 ti so im gonna get a gtx 650 1gb... its not as good but oh well i dunno what other gpu to get, the 650 1gb is £55 with £7.50 delivery on amazon. Its a shame since the 750 ti is a very good mid range card.

m52nickerson 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

Nice.

potatomanflavor 3 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

swagalicious

VonKessler 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

That moment when your PC can achieve a higher framerate at 1080p than a console..... for less.

nuked24 4 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

I'll let you in on a little secret: consoles don't run games at 1080p.

VonKessler 1 Build 3 points 27 months ago

that's the joke.

FuhneePC 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

I built one like this with the same processor! I used a Radeon HD 6870 instead so its very loud haha

paulmg 2 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

i3 2100 is a nice Sandy Brige CPU for general purpose, mine is going for retirement after almost 5 years o great service, but for what I need it I think is a great CPU with enough power, It's a shame that I can't buy a new mobo with SATA3 and USB 3.0 for it : ( Except for hard core gamers, and profesional audio, rendering or video editing anything more than i3 is waste of money.

Murrey 1 point 21 months ago

why did you buy almost the same cpu cooler that comes with the i3? if you were to buy a "Upgraded" cpu cooler buy a hyper t2 or a hyper 212 evo xD not that thing, that's the same as the stock cooler.

AidanMurray4433 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

it was $3 at micro center, i forgot to change it. the cpu cooler that came with the system was a passive cooler that wouldnt have been able to handle gaming

latc1956 1 point 3 months ago

+1 on your very economic build. Aidan I'm very late for your party, but better late than never? I was surfing PCPP and came across your very good build. I wonder how much this would cost today(March 2018) to build with an i3-6100? The best Intel deals today seem to still be with the 6th & 7th generation setup. If you see this comment - Is this beast still running today and are you happy with the performance. I like Windows 7 and I know Windows 10 mines ALL your data, so stick with W7 if at all possible. Thank You for sharing your build with us! Praise The Lord and Godspeed to you all - Romans 1:9!!

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