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Anyone has a partlist that can beat this prebuilt at $700?

tdang
  • 55 months ago

I was going to buy this prebuilt computer CyberpowerPC gaming Xtreme H145 at at $800.

Here are its specs: (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883230031&cm_re=cyberpower_pc_gamer_xtreme_h145-_-83-230-031-_-Product)

  • i5 4460 3.2 Ghz
  • 8 Gb DDR3
  • AMD R9 380
  • 2 TB storage & 120 Gb SSD
  • 600 W power supply

Anyone can help me build a computer as strong as this one (stronger-even better) at the price mark of $700 (because I have to buy mouse-keyboard for $25, and Window 10 for $90). Thank you

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  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Perhaps this as a baseline? I didn't put a huge amount of effort into looking for a good, cheap mobo on this list, but it looks to me like that prebuilt's fairly cost-competitive at its current pricing.

I'd still go with something like this, because I can't tell what PSU or SSD that prebuilt has (and I do not like to gamble with PSUs), but I'll admit that prebuilt is a reasonable deal.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $173.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $80.85 @ OutletPC
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $34.99 @ Newegg
Storage OCZ ARC 100 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $55.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $66.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 380 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card $163.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $26.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $718.57
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $663.57
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-26 21:46 EDT-0400
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Do I need any CPU coolers or case fans? Sorry I'm very new to this

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

As for CPU cooler: no. The i5-4460, like most boxed CPUs, comes with a stock cooler which is perfectly sufficient for stock speeds, if a bit noisy. Overclocking requires an aftermarket cooler, and some server CPUs (and the i5-6600K/i7-6700K) lack stock coolers, but generally your CPU will come with a stock cooler and thermal paste.

As for case fans: I can't say for certain, but I suspect you'll be fine with the two which come with the case. You can always add more later.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah alright. Thank you.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your partlist

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Much better CPU and Graphics card. I even added a USB wifi dongle and a keyboard/mouse bundle. Couldn't add an OS without going way over the $700 budget though.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $182.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $55.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $56.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier Pro SP600 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $47.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card $174.99 @ NCIX US
Case Thermaltake Versa H23 ATX Mid Tower Case $29.00 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $19.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer $15.89 @ SuperBiiz
Wireless Network Adapter Edimax EW-7811UTC 802.11a/b/g/n/ac USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $14.01 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $24.99 @ Micro Center
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $727.62
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $667.62
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-26 22:35 EDT-0400

Here is what it would look like with monitor and OS added.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $182.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $55.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $56.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier Pro SP600 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $47.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card $174.99 @ NCIX US
Case Thermaltake Versa H23 ATX Mid Tower Case $29.00 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $19.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer $15.89 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.89 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Edimax EW-7811UTC 802.11a/b/g/n/ac USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $14.01 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor $119.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $24.99 @ Micro Center
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $937.50
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $877.50
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-26 22:41 EDT-0400
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your part list. I have a noob question. Is the GTX 960 supposed to be comparable to R9 380?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. Take a look at this link...

http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=2819&gid2=2266&compare=geforce-gtx-960-evga-supersc-acx-2-0-2gb-edition-vs-radeon-r9-380

There isn't much difference between them, but nVidia cards perform better than AMD cards overall.

  • 55 months ago
  • -1 points

And we have a NVIDIA fanboy! Sorry to bust your bubble, but the entire GTX series excluding the 980Ti and the Titan X/Z are ALL outperformed by the AMD rivaling cards:

  • The GTX 750Ti is outperformed by the R7 265
  • The GTX 950 is outperformed by the R9 270X/R7 370 OC'D
  • The GTX 960 is outperformed by the R9 380
  • The GTX 970 is outperformed by the R9 390
  • The GTX 980 is outperformed by the R9 390X

RIP NVIDIA. The R9 FURY X2 is coming out as well, and this card will alone can slaughter 2 GTX Titans in SLI.

GG'

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait..I thought was the "fanboy" ? lol

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not on a fanboy, I was just stating facts. I don't really like one over the other, I was just telling you that AMD is currently dominating the GPU market.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a pretty good deal honestly...

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah ****, I found out why I did a bad job of trying to out class this : I didn't see it was the 2gb Vram card.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

VRAM isn't much when it comes to GPUs.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

What is your maximum budget? Cause honestly that thing is honestly a pretty good prebuilt. Like crap it's kind of hard to beat.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

My maximum budget is around $1000. Nonetheless, I still have to buy a monitor (~$150), a sound card, and UBS adapter for wireless too

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

This is your best bet :

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Mz8HHx

It has an i5 4590 and a better power supply than the build above( all though Starman does have a pretty good build to be honest.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

There's three major mistakes in that build.

1) An aftermarket cooler is unnecessary on a locked CPU.

2) One of the worst SSDs on the market.

3) A Corsair CX-series PSU, which is basically a badly overpriced budget-level PSU.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

K I'll change it

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

You chose a worse PSU. Try XFX/SeaSonic/Antec.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't need a sound card unless you're doing audio production. Most motherboards have great onboard audio.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

OK that's a relief. Does computer case also come with its fan? or I have to buy it separately?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

yes, most cases do come with fans. Good brands like NZXT, Thermaltake, Cooler Master, and Corsair have great cases that come with pretty solid (and quiet) case fans already built in.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I see. Thank you

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $173.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI CSM-H87M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $69.99 @ NCIX US
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $34.99 @ Newegg
Storage OCZ ARC 100 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $55.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $66.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card $319.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $32.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $93.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair CO-9050015-BLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $10.89 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $979.49
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-27 00:03 EDT-0400

This will severely outperform that pre - built system. You are looking at 100FPS+ Ultra settings on all games at 1080P. I included a case fan because YOLO.

:D

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd maybe switch things around a bit, get that XFX PSU (with the amazing MIR it's got going now) and plug a bit of money into a slightly higher-end SSD... but good job sneaking a Skylake processor into there. Should've tried that myself.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the i5 6500 compared to the i5 4460 and i5 4690k? I couldn't find it on CPUboss. If I don't ever need the SSD, is there a better video card I can get?

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

In your build, between the GPU and CPU, which is more likely to bottle neck?

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you really sure the 970 is worth chucking the SSD?

And I would try to avoid having a first-time builder try to work in a mini-ITX case with a mini-ITX mobo.

EDIT: Slight case misrecognition issue.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Aaaand can he afford a 1440p monitor on that sort of budget?

I'd rather have snappy boot times and an overall more pleasant everyday experience than try to max out gaming performance, but maybe it's valuing things slightly differently.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm googling how to do it right now xD

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

So basically, I just but the parts, fill out the forms, and send them back to the manufacturers?

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah ok. Thank you.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, OS usually comes preloaded on those computers

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm currently using Linux Mint as my only OS. Even though I love it, I'd still prefer Window for gaming only, and use Linux for everything else.

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