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Wanted to build a budget gaming PC for my daughter with as many open box items as I could from Microcenter. I was looking for something that would be capable of playing minecraft, roblox and other games for her. I was able to get all the parts from Microcenter since I live fairly close to 2 of them. So the final price was about 60 dollars cheaper than this shows. The motherboard and GPU were the only open box items I was able to get but everthing else was either on sale or cheaper. Hoping to complete mine later this year!

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  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I am running the same processor and it is one little powerful dual core! Hopefully she will enjoy! +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! She has so far.

  • 42 months ago
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How does the 710 handle games? I was thinking of getting the same card

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

730 is kind of better

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Generally speaking, cheaper is worse and more expensive is better (if it is the same series of products)...

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok I will probably get 2gb gigabyte r7 250 or 1gb zotac gt 740. Which one should I get?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Neither get an r9 270 if u want bang for no money

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Just get a 750ti

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Neither. Buy r7 360

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I wouldn't try and run any graphic heavy games on it...but it handles the game she plays with ease and really good graphics. I tried playing Rocket League just to see how it would work and it handled it very well on high performance.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Great budget build!! love it!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points
I'm curious about why you did not let the integrated graphics of the I3-4160 be set to 512MB or 1GB and could have grab a dedicated graphics later on, if needed to. Would have suggest a GTX 750 Ti / GTX 950 or a R7 250X / R7 360 / R7 370 GPU for a tight budget.
Even though I am aware you mentioned about Minecraft, Roblox (and other games which I am not sure what that could be but possibly capable enough to work with this). What were Microcenter's good deals? I wish I had such a place. :)
Regardless, this is a great budget build for your daughter. Thanks for sharing! +1
  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you for the feed back. I got the GPU for around $35 open box deal from them...I wanted to make a complete build so we could work on doing a whole build. I will more than likely update the GPU once I find another good deal at Microcenter.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points
No problem. Oh! I see, makes sense now. Of course and no worries, whenever you see another great deal at Microcenter for another graphics card. Again, good job with this. I'm certain your daughter is enjoying her new computer, thanks to you!
  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points
Awww hope you little girl is happy! :-)

+1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you...she's having so much fun!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

+1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

is this good? if you can make for me a budget pc

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  • 42 months ago
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Ah, is that the i3-4370? I can barely see it from this image until you mentioned the intel HD 4600. Good eye and yes you are correct for certain. My mistake for thinking it was an i3-4160 which that is an Intel HD 4400 integrated. One has to look carefully on the image, or basically saying myself. Even my prescription glasses could not see this too well and my eyes were never good to begin with. Again, you are right about the HD 4600 is better than the GT 710.
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  • 42 months ago
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Actually, now that you mention it I wasn't aware that different Haswell i3s had different iGPUs. I just assumed they all had HD 4600.

It is all good. I know the i3-41## processors have Intel's HD 4400. So when you mentioned HD 4600, those would be the i3-43## processors.

But I did zoom in on the image, and the i3's last two digits aren't '60', that's for sure. Definitely a '70'.

However I don't think it's a 4370 as all the boxes I can see for a 4370 have a special 'Mcaffee' offer label right underneath the model number, as seen here:

http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/19-117-446-TS?$S640$

If I were a betting man, I would bet that this is the 4170. So unfortunately I was incorrect in my guess that it was an Intel HD 4600.

Oh, I see on what you mean about the MacAfee logo underneath the I3-4370's text. You have a very good eye to notice this too. So it may be indeed the i3-4170.

However, regardless, even if it is the Intel HD 4400, the 4400 still massively outperforms the GT 710.

Indeed. I agree with you there too.
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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point
No worries and thank you. Indeed, same here. :)
  • 42 months ago
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I've been thinking I could eventually upgrade the GPU...I got it for like $35 open box so I'm not too worried about it.

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  • 42 months ago
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******** dont listen

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  • 42 months ago
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I didn't want to go overboard with it...when she finally decides to move up to better games I'll let her pick out her own parts and build.

  • 42 months ago
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Basiclty ur tellin him to go out and spend more money..... Appreciate what he has

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  • 42 months ago
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Lmao cba to explain to a potato

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  • 42 months ago
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Maybe do some research on cable management? Your build is fun y

  • 42 months ago
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I have 20years IT experience maintaining a type 23 frigates IT systems. Sorry if my research isent done potato man x

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