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!!!! BUDGET BUILD PLEASE !!!!

chrisf11
  • 55 months ago

I am looking for a budget build for gaming. My budget is $300. I already have all the other peripherals, so I just need the pc. I do not need a Os either. Since black Friday is tomorrow I was thinking that maybe there will be some good deals today. I will repost this tomorrow to see if the prices get any lower. Thanks to whoever helps me.

Preferred sites

Amazon.com (PRIME) (1st) Microcomputer (2nd) New Egg (3rd)

Comments

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldnt wait and also $300 wont get you anything maybe a graphics card and thats all you need at least $600-700 to game well. Prices will only get higher from now out, if you live near microcenter or frys just go thats where i go when i get the chance to drive 3 hours north of where i live to the closest frys.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320E 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor $99.99 @ MicroCenter
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $19.99 @MicroCenter (combine with CPU for $40 off).
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $32.99 @ Amazon
Storage Toshiba P300 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Used HD7770 or similar $50.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $327.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-26 11:59 EST-0500

Look for a used low mileage 500-1000GB hard drive for $20 to help reign this into budget.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Could drop a better CPU in when money allows but I would do something like this.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor $42.50 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $35.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $29.99 @ Newegg
Storage Hitachi Ultrastar 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $34.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card $93.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $36.55 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $304.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-26 12:28 EST-0500

It does limit some highend gaming that refuse to work on dual cores (without work arounds anyway) but largely gives you great gaming performance for the money.

That said a used build will possibly yield much better gaming results depending on what you can pick up cheap.

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