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Budget build with room to expand - $400 - BF4 Gaming

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  • 54 months ago

I'm looking for a build that is going to be about $400 USD max.

The only games I'm looking to run will BF4 and FO4. I want to have enough room that I can always upgrade when I have money to do so.

I do not have a preference on any brands or anything.

Things I wont need: OS Keyboard Mouse Monitor(I have hdmi tv only)

Comments

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Anything you build at this price is going to have a "throwaway" (~$50) motherboard in it anyway, so don't bother spending bucks on an upgrade path. Spend those bucks on the best possible out-of-box performance and quality. The system will be much better for it. When its time to upgrade, move on to a newer/better platform.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $63.56 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A78M-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $51.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $34.99 @ Newegg
Storage Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.50 @ Amazon
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 270 2GB TurboDuo Video Card $109.99 @ Newegg
Case DIYPC MA08-BK MicroATX Mini Tower Case $28.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply XFX TS 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $59.00 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $393.01
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-13 17:42 EST-0500
  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

So it would be better to make a new build when the time comes?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

yes

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes.

If you can bump up the budget about $100, then a motherboard worth upgrading on could be afforded, and a CPU worth bothering with on that board could be afforded.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

$30 over but I did not use any rebates. Could do a better w them. I always get my rebates. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $63.56 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock FM2A88M PRO3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $62.38 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $34.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 950 2GB Video Card $149.99 @ Amazon
Case Deepcool TESSERACT WH ATX Mid Tower Case $35.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Antec 450W ATX Power Supply $37.30 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $432.20
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-13 22:18 EST-0500
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