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Looking for a good gaming pc under 600$

TheNoob2351
  • 53 months ago

I am VERY new to pc building i have watched many many youtube videos on pcs and i think i understand the main parts of pc building (how to build it and what not). I just dont know what would be a good build. Im looking for a pc that could play most new games at medium to high 1080p at least. Also any pc building tips would be much appreciated as i am nervous to spend 600$ then mess something up although many people say it is easy :/. Pre installed OS would be awesome. I already have keyboard, mouse and headset. Thank you for your time and help :)!!

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  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Price includes shipping on everything:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $126.98 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock H110M-HDV Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $54.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $34.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.62 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 950 2GB Video Card $143.98 @ Newegg
Case DIYPC MA08-BK MicroATX Mini Tower Case $28.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic 450W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $94.99 @ Adorama
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $593.52
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-12 00:41 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

why the GTX 950 and not a R7 370? just a question not trying to offend you.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

alright i see

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

The R7 370 is just an overclocked HD7850. Relatively old technology. The GTX950 has a lot more to offer. Better compute efficiency, much more advance fixed function hardware video decoder, superior API/Driver implementation for DX9-11 compute overhead, superior multi-monitor support, superior render throughput, superior DX12 feature level support.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

well your not wrong but the r7 370 i still think is good choice but he can make that choice

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

You seem to be advocating the use of an old overpriced GPU that has been re-branded 3 times.

Right now, the best deal on a 370 is only a few bucks cheapers than the best deal on a 950. Makes absolutely no sense to go with the 370.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

well I use the 290X right now and i have a little love for radeon but the GTX950 well it doesn't make sense to me. I never would buy one i would just save an extra $50 up and get a good GTX960 or a Radeon 280x which could be possible if you drop the i3 and go AMD processor

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Best bang for the buck no reason to get on the skylake stuff yet go with the basic's

tips:

don't be nervous its only going to make you mess up.

follow a video your first time and you be fine.

be careful hold parts carefully and your really fine.

video suggestions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw&list=PLKE-qx94IW5Igta7vzH42x-KcyiIpTMRL

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $98.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper T2 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $16.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI 760GMA-P34(FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $49.95 @ OutletPC
Memory Mushkin Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $28.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 380 2GB Video Card $186.99 @ NCIX US
Case DIYPC FM08-Blue ATX Mid Tower Case $32.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $50.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $601.65
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-16 00:45 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I've actually re-did my part list not because it was bad but because i think this could do better

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $68.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper T2 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $16.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock FM2A68M-HD+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $49.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Mushkin Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $28.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 380 4GB NITRO Dual-X OC Video Card $223.98 @ Newegg
Case DIYPC FM08-Blue ATX Mid Tower Case $32.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $50.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $608.78
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-16 15:27 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

FYI, with shipping this build is $640.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

uh what might want to recheck that

  • 53 months ago
  • 0 points

My mistake. $634 with shipping.

(superbiiz normally chargest ~$9 for shipping on PSU's, they have the shipping price marked down to $3 for that PSU right now. missed that).

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

well i hope he would have some shopping sense then if the psu is $9 shipping it cheaper to buy it for full price which $5 more then superbiiz and get free shipping with B&h

the cooler is only $3 i looked

and the board he should buy from Amazon it free shipping for an extra 3 cents

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

works fine yeah it cheap but with 4 star reviews its basic and works he's not really going to Overclock yet i hope even know he has a after market cooler

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

well the case doesn't supply the best airflow so better to keep a lower board its not going to burst into flames

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Another option to consider. It is short on HD space but it is not hard to add another HD or if you have an old computer you could always take an HD out of it to add to this. Its much easier to add a hard drive then buy a new CPU or video card. Also the PSU is not great but it will work. other then that you get an i5 and an R9 380 4GB.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $174.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H81M-H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $40.98 @ Newegg
Memory Mushkin Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $28.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $19.90 @ Amazon
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 380 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card $189.99 @ Newegg
Case Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $27.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $38.47 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $611.20
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-16 21:25 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 0 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $126.98 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $49.99 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R7 370 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card $124.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $55.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $593.80
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-12 00:08 EST-0500

Should be great! :)

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

i like yours but i think the case should be cheaper and get a better GPU its possible or a after market cooler

just my suggestion (not attacking you on your list)

  • 53 months ago
  • 0 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock B150M-HDV Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $67.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $34.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 380 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card $169.99 @ Newegg
Case Xion XON-310_BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case $21.98 @ Newegg
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) $619.80
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $579.80
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-16 15:55 EST-0500

An 8.4 rated PSU on Jonnyguru.. So should be fine...

See if u can get a R9 380X for $220ish..

380X vs 380 vs GTX950 vs GTX960 Benchmarks..

PC building is easy-easy.. Chk out this guide:

Build your own PC 2015: workshop -- A step by step guide on building your own PC

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

your missing a OS its ok i made the mistake but i caught it. giving you a heads up and the PSU is a tier 3 no offense

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

That tier-list has a lot of discrepancies.. If an 8.4 rated PSU is a tier-3, then the tier-list itself is questionable..

He could always see if he is eligible for a Students free copy of Windows & Office, a .edu mail is needed for US & other regions

Windows 10 Education for Students

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

most likely he's going to need to buy it himself man i was being nice so do the same. i tried for the student copy of windows & office and i didn't get it. and it took them 3 months to even reply to me not worth the time

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey dude.. trust me, its very easy, just call up microsoft us support and give the name of the school where u are studying..

Also if u don't believe me, ask ALLAN_M_SYSTEMS.. that psu tier list has a lot of shortcomings.. The EVGA GS which is not so very good is listed as tier-1 etc etc.. The best option is to look around for reviews of the particular PSU.. The best reviewer by far for PSUs is Jonnyguru, he doesn't give out his opinions lightly.. Techpowerup, Tweaktown, Tomshardware, Anandtech. Hardocp, etc etc reviews are also considered reliable but they review all hardware.. I believe Jonnyguru was the original one long-back who started PSU reviews..

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

The rails aren't great tho and the cable quality is short and badly braided the hardware might be good but it barely passes atx standards makes 5 watts under what it said it can do. not just the hardware that gives the rating i don't trust it all i said.

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

The PSU of choice isn't in my book as trust able only a tier 3 at best not great for Overclocking or long term use. i suggest dropping the board a little bit and getting something a little better.

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

that a choice I approve on

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