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  • 54 months ago

I'm on a tight budget for awhile and was hoping to pick up a computer around the 400-500 dollar area that could possibly play games like fallout 4 and witcher 3 at playable framerates.

It's solely for gaming purposes and nothing else. I generally prefer nvidia cards and intel CPUs.

I'd also like to know if theres an upgrade path for the build for perhaps putting in a higher priced CPU and maybe the next generation nvidia pascal cards coming out soon.

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  • 54 months ago
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $70.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $49.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $29.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon R7 265 2GB Video Card $103.98 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $28.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $93.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $468.69
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-21 18:01 EST-0500

Sup! I included windows in this build. If you don't need a copy of windows, let us know and I'll make something better for you. This build is going to outperform a ps4 by a bit. It should run all modern games well if you tweak the settings a bit. The CPU is not going to be upgradable without a motherboard switch, sadly. But the 860k is still a good processor. The GPU is upgradable.

  • 54 months ago
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oh i'm all set with windows. Sorry forgot to mention that

  • 54 months ago
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since you already have windows i would go with something like this 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-B150M-D3H DDR3 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $71.99 @ SuperBiiz
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 Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $28.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $62.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $485.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-21 19:04 EST-0500
upgrade path i always recommend getting an SSD i like the 850 evo series for Samsung they seem pretty solid .
i was able to weasel in an i3-6100 but if you want to start off with a pentium then upgrade to a i5-6500 that would be good as well
psu can handle most graphics cards pretty reliably so you should be set when pascal line up comes out unless it uses something other than the pcie slot then we are all in trouble
  • 54 months ago
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Thank you! Huge help man

  • 54 months ago
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your welcome bro hope you have a good one

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