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Need Help ~800$ Gaming PC with Monitor, OS, and Keyboard

SlipperySlime
  • 53 months ago

I'm planning on building a gaming PC, and I think that this community could come up with a much more price-effective build than I could. I have a budget of around $800. Obviously if there is a large improvement that may go over-budget I would go for it, as long as it does not go past $900 or so.

NOTE: The build must contain a monitor, OS (Windows 10 if possible), and keyboard (I already have a mouse for it).

Thank you for your help!

~ SlipperySlime

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  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

I have two build options I put together for you, none of them use any mail in rebates. 1st one comes to $910.00, with this build I would add 1 more stick of 8GB ram, and an SSD down the road. 2nd build is on the lower end of your price range at $810.19, as with the last build I would add one more stick of 8GB ram. All include a monitor, OS, and keyboard. All the best with your build! :)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $257.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B85M-GAMING 3 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $57.98 @ Newegg
Memory Avexir Core Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $34.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Pipeline HD 500GB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive $34.95 @ Newegg
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 960 4GB Video Card $202.98 @ Newegg
Case DIYPC Solar-M1-R ATX Mid Tower Case $39.79 @ Newegg
Power Supply Sparkle 400W 80+ Platinum Certified ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer $12.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $102.98 @ Newegg
Monitor Dell E2414HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor $99.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard HEC HGX300 Wired Gaming Keyboard $15.38 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $910.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-31 15:46 EST-0500

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $130.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $51.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $37.99 @ Newegg
Storage Silicon Power S60 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Pipeline HD 500GB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive $34.95 @ Newegg
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 960 4GB Video Card $202.98 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Sparkle 400W 80+ Platinum Certified ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer $12.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $102.98 @ Newegg
Monitor Dell E2414HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor $99.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard HEC HGX300 Wired Gaming Keyboard $15.38 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $810.19
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-31 15:43 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $232.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $32.50 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $62.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $29.99 @ Newegg
Storage Patriot Blaze 60GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $34.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 390 8GB SOC Video Card $289.99 @ Micro Center
Case NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case $31.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $32.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor $110.98 @ Newegg
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $21.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1026.36
Mail-in rebates -$95.00
Total $931.36
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-31 00:31 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, yes. This goes over the limit. But I can assure you that it's worth it. If needed, you can buy the HDD and/or CPU cooler at a later time. Everything in this list has great value, and the price to performance ratio of this machine will be extremely high.

As for the operating system, you can buy a legitimate and 100% legal Windows install from local dealers for lower than $20. Check Craigslist.

I wish you luck with your build.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi Slip..

Even tho' the Performance of the Xeon & the i5-6500 is nearly the same.. http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Xeon-E3-1231-v3-vs-Intel-Core-i5-6500/m11040vs3513, I'd recommend the newer and more importantly upgrade-able DDR4 skylake build..

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99 @ B&H
Motherboard ASRock B150M-HDV Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $41.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $69.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 380X 4GB DD XXX OC Video Card $199.99 @ Newegg
Case Enermax ECA3212-BL ATX Mid Tower Case $19.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $43.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor $129.99 @ Best Buy
Keyboard Cooler Master OCTANE Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $34.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $985.68
Mail-in rebates -$85.00
Total $900.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-31 01:07 EST-0500

AMD Radeon R9 380X Performance Unveiled, 15% Faster Than The Radeon R9 380

http://wccftech.com/amd-radeon-r9-380x-official-performance-price-specifications/

See some benchmarks GTX 960m 380, 380X.. http://us.hardware.info/comparisontable/products/312849-288093-329461

You could always go for the GTX 950 if u want a lesser GPU to reduce costs, also the fact that a SSD is helpful in reducing game-lag is very much taken over by the Seagate HYBRID drive with 7.8GB HYBRID CACHE... So SSD level Game-performance but a little longer booting time..

http://www.storagereview.com/seagate_desktop_sshd_review

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

SCDAS, I am liking your build the best so far. I am thinking of saving a bit more and replacing the monitor with an ASUS VG248QE 24", 144Hz. Other than that, I think this is a great build for my purposes. I will most likely have it reviewed by others and tweak it, but I very much appreciate the help.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for allowing us to share... Best wishes & Seasons greetings dude.. Have a good one.. :D

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