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$650 Gaming Pc (First Build)

Revise102
  • 54 months ago

Budget-$650

Location-United states

Peripherals-none

Use- Gaming and light browsing

Form factor- atx mid tower

Info- I mainly want this gaming pc to being able to play the latest games at 1080p on high/ultra settings. I want to play games like crysis 3, witcher , fallout 4 and csgo with no problems. Also I play a lot of mmos as well.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $186.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI B85-G43 GAMING ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $69.99 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $36.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $69.99 @ Amazon
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 380 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card $189.99 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake Versa H23 ATX Mid Tower Case $36.00 @ Newegg
Power Supply XFX TS 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $63.80 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $653.74
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-21 19:28 EST-0500

Price includes shipping on all parts.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe this can give you some ideas, I hope you like green! PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4170 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $111.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $114.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $48.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card $198.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Raidmax ATX-502WBG ATX Mid Tower Case $62.99 @ Directron
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $667.91
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $627.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-21 16:11 EST-0500 o
  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Reasons I wouldn't suggest this build:

  1. Dual Core CPU - I provided a Quad Core which in return is better performance
  2. CX 430 vs XFX 550 - My Build is ready for future upgrades and overall is a better PSU than the above
  3. GTX 960 - In my list I gave a R9 380 which *costs less AND preforms much better than the 960
  4. My build does not include mail in rebates. Mail in rebates cost more money initially then usually only give you store credit back.

Just some facts.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

TinyTim / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $73.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock FM2A78M-ITX+ Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard $56.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Trident X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $51.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Patriot Ignite 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital RE3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $39.95 @ Amazon
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 380X 4GB DD XXX OC Video Card $233.98 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX Mini ITX Tower Case $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 400W ATX Power Supply $25.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $662.63
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $622.63
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-22 14:30 EST-0500
  • 54 months ago
  • 0 points

Here's my suggestion: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/T4dKzy

If you have any comments/questions/concerns about why I chose the parts I did or how to build a PC just ask :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 3 points

Reasons I wouldn't suggest this build:

  1. This build actually costs $690 to the door.

  2. The MSI B85-G43 GAMING current costs less.

  3. The WD10EZEX is a very poor performing mechanical drive for use as a system/software drive. seeking/access performance is dismal.

  4. If we're going to spend $40 on a 2X4GB kit, it should be for a kit with dual ranked DIMM's for best possible performance. Otherwise, there's an equally configured ripjaw kit for $10 less.

  5. There's almost always a 4GB version of the 380 for around or under $200. No reason to buy the 2GB version here.

  6. With shipping that PSU is $65. The more efficient P1-550G-TS3X version of this PSU is actually a dollar cheaper.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Where are you finding the access times for hard drives?

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Google search for HD tune benchmarks done by review sites or submitted by users on forums etc.

Or, when possible, I test drives myself if I have them or have had access to them.

  • 54 months ago
  • 0 points
  1. 4GB is unnecessary at this level of 1080p and thus there's no reason to buy it.
  2. There's nothing wrong with this WD blue. It offers large amounts of storage for under $50.
  3. Where are you getting this "$690" from?
  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

4GB is unnecessary at this level of 1080p and thus there's no reason to buy it.

Gaming computers are unnecessary.

There's actually a 4GB model for same price as the 2GB model you picked out. So why compromise?

In fact, it has been demonstrated that the 4GB model suffers from less stutter, even at 1080P in numerous modern games that wind up texture swapping on only 2GB.

There's nothing wrong with this WD blue. It offers large amounts of storage for under $50.

Yes, it's a great storage drive, but you've implemented it as a system drive, there's a difference between storing things, and the drive that makes up part of the active memory subsystem of a computer where all software is launched from. The blue drive loads and boots software slower than many mechanical drives from 5+ years ago.

Where are you getting this "$690" from?

CPU at superbiiz is $175 + $5 shipping.

Motherboard at superbiiz (your vendor selection) is $80 + $7 shipping

HDD @ OutletPC is $50 + unknown shipping costs. Lowest price with shipping is from best buy for $53.

The Case is $60 + $17 shipping from Microcenter, your vendor selection for this item.

The PSU is $56 + $9 shipping from superbiiz.

That's $41 in unrepresented shipping costs. If we change the motherboard to newegg and the case to amazon it would be $34 more than shown. Either way, the build has a lot of hidden costs in it.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

So why isn't PCPP showing shipping costs?

There's nothing wrong with the drive.

Gaming computers are unnecessary? Really? No. 4GB isn't needed.

  • 54 months ago
  • 3 points

So why isn't PCPP showing shipping costs?

PCPP can't show shipping costs for websites unless the shipping cost is free or published in a manner that is consistent and easy to mine/integrate. When shipping costs aren't revealed until checkout, there's no way for PCPP to integrate this.

There's nothing wrong with the drive.

It's a poor choice of drive for a system/application drive. The drive itself is fine in and of itself.

Gaming computers are unnecessary? Really? No. 4GB isn't needed.

If you try to use the "unnecessary" argument with me you'll get nowhere.

A gaming computer is not a necessity, is is well into the realm of entertainment and novelty. There's no reason to select an inferior product that doesn't save a dime here.

Does selecting the GPU with less VRAM save baby seals or something?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

In fact, it has been demonstrated that the 4GB model suffers from less stutter, even at 1080P in numerous modern games that wind up texture swapping on only 2GB.

And a few games actually get more FPS at the same settings and everything compared to the 2GB. Although uncommon, they still exist.

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