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  • 54 months ago

I just sold my Xbox One to rejoin the PC *Gaming community and I need some help. I want the budget at about 400, but I suppose it can exceed to about 450 USD. I will be using this PC for small graphics design/rendering and gaming. I already have a mouse, keyboard, and monitor so I just need the PC build. OS isn't a big issue with me, I have no preference. If you guys could help me out here I would greatly appreciate it!

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  • 54 months ago
  • 3 points

intel 2 core build PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $49.99 @ Micro Center
Motherboard MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $45.98 @ OutletPC
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $23.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
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 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $38.49 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $94.99 @ Adorama
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $439.30
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-08 21:38 EST-0500

Or a AMD 4 core build PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $68.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-DS2H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $44.99 @ Micro Center
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $23.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
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 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $38.49 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $94.99 @ Adorama
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $457.20
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-08 21:42 EST-0500
  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for taking the time man. I am looking at these two and highly suggesting them. Can you share like a pro and con of each as to why I would pick one over the other please?

  • 54 months ago
  • 3 points

intel build can be overclocked and has a upgrade path to a i3 - i5- i7. the amd build is a Quad-Core Processor which lets you play all the newest games that needs a Quad-Core Processor to run them this build has no upgrade path.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I think I decided to go with the intel build, but would it work if I used the i5 quad core with the intel build? WOuld that kind of **** anything up?

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Would be limited by the 270, you would want a better gpu to go with the i5.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Any you'd prefer? I really don't know much, this is my first build alone.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

A hair over.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $72.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $67.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $34.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 380 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card $172.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ Directron
Power Supply Fractal Design Tesla R2 500W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $456.80
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-10 01:22 EST-0500
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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

First of all thank you! But if I were to go along the lines of this build, what would be so upgradable?(my own English) I'm open minded price wise so I can dish out the cash later on.

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Basically you'll want to upgrade the CPU, the video card, and you'll need a more powerful power supply. If you go with nayrnayr1's build, I suggest just getting the more powerful power supply now. 500W is the standard and can be bought for a similar price as the 350W one he suggested.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I would get the R7 265 at that price.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Or 370.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

The cheapest 370 costs $120 right now and the 265 performs very closely, so yeah.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

The 370 is a rebadged 265. So they should perform the same and cost about the same.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm pretty sure that there's some slight differences.

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