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BlackSpidr
  • 54 months ago

New to the Gaming Pc world looking to buy for $500 something small for Christmas but my little brother really wants one, Looking to play games such as arma 3, Fallout 4, Ark Survival Evolved im new to the whole gaming pcs so not to sure what to look for any advice would be nice dont need a mouse/keyboard, or a monitor if you can an operating system would be nice but not necessarily needed whatever helps for the best performance i appreciate anyone who takes the time to help me out.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

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 A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $34.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.99 @ Amazon
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 270 2GB TurboDuo Video Card $109.99 @ Newegg
Case DIYPC DIY-N8-BK MicroATX Mini Tower Case $42.88 @ Newegg
Power Supply Fractal Design Tesla R2 500W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $94.99 @ Adorama
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $498.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-09 21:02 EST-0500
  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Canada? US? UK?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

This is the best I could do keeping it under $500 with Windows 10 (he won't be able to run very many games with a free OS like SteamOS or Linux.) The case has a built-in power supply, I'm not sure of the quality but it should be fine. This will run anything he wants at medium-high settings.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $130.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $46.98 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $37.99 @ Newegg
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 Logisys CS206BK ATX Mid Tower Case w/480W Power Supply $28.54 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $94.99 @ Adorama
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $495.35
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-09 20:44 EST-0500
  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

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 01:00 EST-0500
  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I managed to fit in a 120 GB SSD and Windows 10. :-)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G4400 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor $62.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $46.98 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $37.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $41.99 @ NCIX US
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 $27.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Antec 450W ATX Power Supply $32.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $94.99 @ Adorama
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $501.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-10 05:34 EST-0500
  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

how do you install the operating system without an optical drive?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Using a USB flash drive.

http://www.wikihow.com/Install-Windows-from-a-USB-Flash-Drive

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/9585/how-to-setup-a-usb-flash-drive-to-install-windows-7/

I'm not exactly sure how to do it. You may be able to get some help in the Operating Systems section of the forums.

  • 54 months ago
  • -1 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Celeron G1820 2.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $36.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $104.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $38.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Superclocked Video Card $129.88 @ OutletPC
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $50.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $461.59
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-09 22:28 EST-0500
  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Why a Celeron? Why a 750ti? Why a 600W PSU? Why a overclockable motherboard?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I have used it and it runs all my games and does great on video. runs cool and I do not over clock . and its $36.99 . Topic was $ 500 Gaming PC . Why over clock ? Iam now running http://pcpartpicker.com/p/YsC6GX

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Because this build really really sucks.

Crappy, low end processor processor that will not run many newer games these days (Quad Cores only, plez).

Needless enthusiast grade motherboard that costs 3x as much as the CPU it's paired with.

Poorly chosen ram and HDD that are not the best price to performance ratio.

A weak and overpriced GPU that only is good as an upgrade for big box computers by people afraid to replace the power supply.

The case is okay, but honestly it's much more box than you'll need for a PC in this price point.

A tier 4 power supply that provides almost three times the system's total power draw.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

You Are Wrong.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

No, I'm not. It's frankly one of the most poorly optimized I've ever seen.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I kind of have to agree with Psyckosama for once. It's not very good.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

tier 4

While the PSU isn't great, it's not terrible.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I said Tier 4, which is basically "Safe to use but not very good"

Not Tier 5 which is basically "Might as well save yourself the trouble and set it on fire yourself."

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

This Is Not Your Daddy's Celeron !

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