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  • 54 months ago

My brother took one look at my build and got jealous - http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/824Hcf

He now seriously wants a desktop, my issue is he has such a tight budget in comparison. He I working with a budget of $1,000 - $1,100 (CAD, taxes included)

He would mainly be using the rig for playing WoW at 60 fps on max settings. And occasionally using it for youtube. I don't think he is overly concerned with OC, as for upgradeability, he is hoping this computer will last him a long time, and this is a massive purchase to him. so upgradeability would be a huge pro without compromising performance.

The issue I have is that I need the build to include the following parts. http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/qrC7Vn I have all the peripherals taken care of as well.

I appreciate the help that anyone is able to give me.

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  • 54 months ago
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Why does it need those parts specifically?

  • 54 months ago
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apart from the cooler, I know I need those parts, and that that is what I will be paying for those parts. his budget is not very flexible at all.

  • 54 months ago
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Need seems a strong word. The HDD is expensive when compared to comparable drives. The SSD is a luxury. The optical drive surely can be left out..

The cooler won't be needed as you most likely wont be achieving an overclocking build within the budget.

At that point, you need some sort of HDD, a OS and a wireless card or capability.

I have no idea how your taxes work as I'm not from around there but if you can take the PCPP price close to the budget then a haswell i5 and GTX 970 could be on the cards, an R9 390 at a real push as long as you are willing to run a 550W PSU or a weaker higher output unit.

It would look like a bit like this

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $225.71 @ Vuugo
Motherboard MSI H81M-E34 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $59.98 @ NCIX
Memory Mushkin ECO2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $48.98 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $55.98 @ DirectCanada
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card $408.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case Thermaltake Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $43.68 @ DirectCanada
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $82.99 @ NCIX
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) $119.99 @ NCIX
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $35.97 @ NCIX
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1082.27
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-22 12:15 EST-0500

I doubt it will fit the budget in the end and it's a bit... no frills.

I would in this came aim at a skylake i3 build with the newly released R9 380x.

  • 54 months ago
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Thanks, I guess taxes would be needed. tax rate is 13%

honestly was going to buy the ssd for my brother as a present anyways. unfortunately the build you created is about $100 - $150 too much. if you were able to redo the list, I would be eternally grateful..

as per my build, I knew what I wanted and the cost kept growing but I had a large amount stashed in the bank, so I bit the bullet and paid the price. my brother unfortunately does not have that luxury.

  • 54 months ago
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already did one below and suggested how to make it cheaper if need be.

  • 54 months ago
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $165.50 @ Vuugo
Motherboard MSI B150M BAZOOKA Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $114.99 @ Newegg Canada
Memory Avexir Core Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $68.98 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $55.98 @ DirectCanada
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 380X 4GB PCS+ Myst. Edition Video Card $331.98 @ Newegg Canada
Case Thermaltake Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $43.68 @ DirectCanada
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $82.99 @ NCIX
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $122.00 @ shopRBC
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $21.99 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1008.09
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-22 12:32 EST-0500

That type of thing, some parts like the mobo can be drastically cheaper but it seemed to be heading in a black and white direction and it fit the colour scheme as well as being quite a lovely board.

However for $40 less you can get an H110 board which will work all the same. Same for the RAM, basic crucial ram will save you about $10. If you need to save a chunk I would drop the 380x to a 380 4GB.

  • 54 months ago
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apologies, did not see that, don't know how. greatly appreciated

  • 54 months ago
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Here is my build with a Skylake i3 for upgradeability, and a r7 370. You can upgrade the CPU to an i5 later on.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $165.50 @ Vuugo
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $36.71 @ Vuugo
Motherboard Asus H170-PLUS D3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $126.00 @ Vuugo
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $54.95 @ NCIX
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $105.98 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $87.71 @ Vuugo
Video Card XFX Radeon R7 370 2GB Core Edition Video Card $174.99 @ NCIX
Case Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case $74.98 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply SeaSonic 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $84.45 @ DirectCanada
Optical Drive LG GH24NSC0 DVD/CD Writer $17.94 @ DirectCanada
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) $119.99 @ NCIX
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $35.97 @ NCIX
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1085.17
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-22 15:45 EST-0500

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