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Cheapest 720p Gaming Build.

BlooDy
  • 54 months ago

Hi there, i want to build a new gaming PC.

I want to play games on two different resolutions which are : 1024x768 and 1280x720. I will mostly play games like GTA V, Metal Gear Solid V, Batman Arkham Origins and Knight (stuttering/problems and low fps are okay), Hitman Absolution, Need For Speed, Assassin's Creed, NBA 2K16/2K15, Far Cry 4 etc.

I was thinking of like a Pentium G3250 CPU but im not sure if thats good enough. Budget is 400$-450$, no need for OS, monitor or any pheripherals. Just one disclaimer, i dont live in the US so some parts may not be available where i live, but dont worry you can include the parts that are availabe in the US too. Thanks in advance!

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Where do you live? PC parts picker can be set to multiple nations.

And the Athlon 4X 860k is better at this price point.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I live in South Europe, Albania which cannot be set on pcpartpicker, and i forgot to mention (sorry for that) that i don't have the AMD Athlon X4 760K and 860K CPU's here. Anyways if you want you can make a build with the US price since the prices are pretty similiar here.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

And here's a build... though it's not a 720 gaming build. It's a very solid 1080p build that's within budget after rebates, and only 4 dollars over before.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $68.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI A68HM-E33 V2 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $35.98 @ Newegg
Memory A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $32.99 @ Newegg
Storage Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $42.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 380 2GB Double Dissipation Black Edition Video Card $163.98 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $31.78 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $37.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $454.08
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $414.08
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-02 17:37 EST-0500
  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I would suggest just adding some sites that you can buy parts from since US prices are lower than usual due to sales going on.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

We actually have sales here too, i checked today still similiar prices.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $65.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $45.98 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $29.99 @ Newegg
Storage Hitachi Ultrastar 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $34.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 950 2GB Video Card $138.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $48.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $394.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-02 19:08 EST-0500

You won't have any stuttering problems here.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

If you can find a setup like this you'd be fairly well off..

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4170 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $114.89 @ B&H
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B85M-DS3H-A Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $52.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $29.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital RE4 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $68.00 @ Amazon
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 270 2GB TurboDuo Video Card $109.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $445.83
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-02 23:44 EST-0500

To summarize...

i3 haswell or haswell refresh. Whichever model is cheapest.

Select a budget B85 chipset motherboard. Some are better than others but it's hard to know exactly what you'll have access to.

2X4GB DDR3 RAM from any mainstream brand. If you can get an older ripjaw kit like this, or ballistix, or mushkin, that's ideal as most of them will be dual ranked for rank interleave.

If the implementation price of skylake i3-6100 is similar on a B150 board with DDR4, that's a good option.

1TB 7200RPM 3.5" hard drive. Aim for performance oriented drives rather than mainstream storage drives for best results. Previous generation 2X500GB platter drives are the best performers as system drives and often cheap. Enterprise/server drives are typically tuned for better performance. The RE4 in the build above is one of many possible examples. Look for Seagate constellation or WD RE, SE, or Black.

Video card should be anything GTX650 or HD7750 or better. There's usually a lot of price compression in GPU so very often there's something like the R9 270 (which is more than twice as powerful as the HD7750) for only slightly more money.

Look for a microATX case you like the look of for cheap.

At this budget, you'll probably be selecting a PSU like the EVGA 500B or 600B. However, if you can find a better quality PSU for similar price go for it, there often are superior choices, especially from Seasonic, XFX, Antec, or SuperFlower.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the build, really like the case btw. And could i possibly downgrade the motherboard to a for ex. H97? Im sure i wont overclock either the CPU or the GPU. EDIT : The PSU is missing :p

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