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Shoeiz
  • 57 months ago

Hey guys, I was wondering what the best system would be for gaming under 600$. MAX BUDGET! Please do not go over it. I do need a keyboard and mouse, wireless adapter, and an operating system. Thanks.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $73.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI A78M-E35 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $52.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $43.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB Superclocked Video Card $159.99 @ B&H
Case Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case $32.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $66.98 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Samsung SH-118CB/BEBE DVD/CD Drive $18.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $26.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $613.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-15 20:52 EDT-0400
  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I would honestly install a free OS like Linux as getting it will kill this build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4170 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $112.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $66.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $41.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 380 2GB Video Card $184.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case $32.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $55.99 @ SuperBiiz
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $26.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $609.89
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $569.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-15 20:45 EDT-0400

with OS it will be a little over, but I don't want to go lower on the GPU

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4170 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $112.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $66.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $41.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 950 2GB Video Card $149.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case $32.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $55.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) $86.89 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $26.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $666.79
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $621.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-15 20:47 EDT-0400
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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

That sub is not allowed here. Those keys are not legitimately distributed and break MS TOS.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $73.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI A78M-E35 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $52.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $41.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card $112.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Thermaltake Versa H22 ATX Mid Tower Case $33.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $65.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $15.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $37.24 @ Adorama
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $26.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $599.02
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-15 23:00 EDT-0400

This will be an okay start system but you will want to switch to an i3 and h97 mobo down the road. This wont be maxing intense games but will run things like LoL and dota maxed.

Any questions?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah actually, I like the build, a lot actually, I came up with this one, tell me what you think.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kPcHmG

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good you can get a cheaper case. And you don't need thermal compound comes pre applied on all stock coolers now a days.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I love AMD, but I would honestly recommend you going with the first build I posted that has an H97 and i3 with the R9 380. The only upgrade you would have to do down the road is an i5. Just a recommendation.... :)

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Could you send me a link to it.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4170 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $113.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $66.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $41.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 380 2GB Video Card $184.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case $32.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ NCIX US
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $26.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $619.79
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $559.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-18 13:40 EDT-0400
  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you add an os and the 4gb version of the os

  • 57 months ago
  • 0 points

You don't want cases that come with power supplies for gaming purposes. The importance of the power supply CANNOT be overstated. It is responsible for delivering clean beautiful power to all your components. If you get a poor quality one, what happens to your computer when there is a little power surge? When there is a brown out? These electronics are sensitive, hell, static electricity can kill most components! Get a good power supply or regret it. Let's examine the recommended ones shall we.

Aldrighetti - 520W Seasonic model. (Trusted Review)

pegotico - 550W XFX Model. (Another Sourced Review) (I am aware the review is for a Seasonic power supply. This xfx is a "rebrand" of the reviewed unit.)

So based on that alone, I would go with Aldrighetti's build as it has the best components UNDER $600. UNFORTUNATELY, the CPU is incompatible with that motherboard. :-( (Well, I mean, it could work if you had a supported richland or trinity CPU to use to update the Bios firmware. THEN you could use the newer Kavari chip....

Instead I tweaked the build a little to add my own little flair. This will all work together with no updates:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $73.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock FM2A88M PRO3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $56.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $41.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $50.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon R7 265 2GB Video Card $129.99 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake Versa H22 ATX Mid Tower Case $33.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $65.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $97.89 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $29.99 @ SuperBiiz
Keyboard Gigabyte KM5300 Wired Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $14.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $596.50
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-16 17:12 EDT-0400
  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for the laugh.... I needed one today :)

So based on that alone, I would go with Aldrighetti's build as it has the best components UNDER $600.

My build has a R9 380 and his has a GTX 750ti, the amd is much better and will give him better performance. My build has an i3 which obviously is much better than the 860k (reason why its also more expensive), and will let him upgrade in the future to an i5. SO honestly I don't see how can this be true. Maybe im stupid...

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Your build does not include an OS, which the OP needs. It also has some other components I am not comfy with like the devastator crap bundle. Mostly it is a build $120 over the OPs budget that made me consider the cheaper path.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

he can even use Linux which is free and later on get windows... but to call my build worst because of a crappy keyboard......... doesn't make sense. The build is 610 and with mail inrebate it goes down to 570.. His budget is 600. What do you expect a 50 bucks keyboard and a 60 bucks mice in this kind of budget.. Those are secondary, he can easily get a better one later on. Still intel is better than AMD as he will have a better upgrade path (i5 or i7). FM2+ doesn't offer any upgrade path. The i3 is much better than the 860k, and comparing the R9 380 to a 750ti would be absurd as the 380 already beats the GTX 960. So help me understand how can my build be worst.. I still don't get it. Even the PSU is made by seasonic which is excellent. Unless You want an EVGA G2 on this build.....

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