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potatohop98
  • 55 months ago

I have been thinking about building a PC for about a year now. I don't have great PC knowledge but I now the basics (maybe a little more). Obviously I would like to have a pretty good Gaming PC for a decent price. I would like to keep the total around $400. I realize this doesn't give much wiggle room but I believe in you guys. If any of you have heard of the Potato Masher (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZR-a35sxLg) this is where I'm getting this idea from.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $68.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A78M-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $56.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Mushkin ECO2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $31.99 @ Newegg
Storage Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $43.00 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0 Video Card $139.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $33.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $31.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $406.84
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-17 12:06 EST-0500
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $97.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock 970M PRO3 Micro ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard $36.99 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $38.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $22.90 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card $209.99 @ Micro Center
Case Logisys CS206BK ATX Mid Tower Case w/480W Power Supply $28.54 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $470.18
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $435.18
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-17 12:21 EST-0500
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

That power supply in the case is pretty sketchy for a gaming build.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I do agree but this can be changed or saved up for, I wouldn't worry too much for first 6 months, after that it might go bang, depending on how they feel about rebates you could change it for a bronze psu

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
Case Thermaltake Versa H25 ATX Mid Tower Case $24.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $24.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $89.98
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $49.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-17 12:52 EST-0500
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I would worry about the other components going bang before the power supply does. Either way, it's not enough as it can't even provide 290W.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

It's 480w, poor yes but still enough and I offerd a better alternative for only a small amount extra

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

While it's rated for 480w it won't provide anymore than around 290w.

http://www.overclockers.com/logisys-ps480x2-review/

Over ~290 W load it would simply shut down and not restart until I lowered the load. That goes for hot or cold, and is despite hearing crackling sounds from inside the unit on two occasions.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $68.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock FM2A68M-DG3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $45.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Mushkin ECO2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $31.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 950 2GB Video Card $159.99 @ Micro Center
Case Rosewill FBM-02 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $21.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $28.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $432.73
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $402.73
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-17 12:35 EST-0500

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