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400$ skylake system possible?

Enarisam
  • 54 months ago

Would like budget skylakeall rounder work horse for normal work ( Microsoft office, very light photo editing,, some screen recording for lesson plans, skype,, play sc2 sims 4 and half life black messa. Hl2. High settings So nothing too taxing.

I will intend to upgrade processor. As needed in about 6 months and prolly start with 8 gigs ram move up to 16. Mobo can be nicer to give upgrade paths. Micro atx. Please.

Nice to haves (not needs) would be display port, case with 3.0 on front at least 1

Essentially I want a real cheap base start to do the things listed above with intent To upgrade as I get the money and prices drop and as needed.

If a non crap monitor can be included in the 400 amazing. No OS Needed thanks and good luck

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G4400 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor $62.95 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock H110M-HDV Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $61.99 @ Amazon
Memory Avexir Core Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 950 2GB OC Edition Video Card $144.99 @ NCIX US
Case Xion XON-310_BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case $24.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $410.78
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-21 10:22 EST-0500
  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

You can also save some money by going with an R7 370 instead.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Go with this, it seems to be the best skylake wise for $400

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

If you are doing work and not heavy gaming you might want to go AMD Fx instead. For work you will get better performance at a lower price. More cores will help with multitasking, also i would recommend going for a aftermarket cooler soon if you get this.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $98.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $39.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $38.99 @ NCIX US
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 $112.99 @ NCIX US
Case NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $36.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $38.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $451.90
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $416.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-21 10:34 EST-0500
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