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DyingF8
  • 53 months ago

Hi! I am hoping for a gaming of to run newer games (star citizen, shooters, halo 5 etc) I have a budget of $600ish for the pc only. These are my current ideas:

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/DyingF8/saved/CskYcf

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/DyingF8/saved/tjp6Mp

Thanks for any advice or for helping me start a new build!

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  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $174.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock B85M-ITX Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $47.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $31.99 @ Amazon
Storage Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $41.95 @ Amazon
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 380X 4GB DD XXX OC Video Card $213.98 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake Core V1 Mini ITX Tower Case $34.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $640.77
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $600.77
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-13 00:18 EST-0500

This is a really good build in this range. It's mini ITX so it'll be small or portable. It's got an i5-4460 and an R9 380X. This is a really good combination. The power supply is extremely reliable and gold certified, with fully modular cables which will be very easy to manage in such a small case. The rest is just basic stuff: 8GB 1600MHz CL9 memory, 1TB 7200RPM HDD. This build will handle most things nicely for a low price. Hope this helps you.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

The PSU is arguably reliable but I wouldn't put it near something like the G2 series.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

The NEX is a very reliable unit. The G2 is even more reliable, but it is more expensive. I've read a lot of PSU tests and reviews and I've done my research. Thank you though.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Just tweaked around ur bit a li'l bit..

The i5-6500 DDR4 skylake much better than the i5-4460..

http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-6500-vs-Intel-Core-i5-4460/3513vs2310

http://ark.intel.com/compare/80817,88184

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.98 @ OutletPC
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $4.55 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock B150M-HDV Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.98 @ Newegg
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 R9 380X 4GB DD XXX OC Video Card $213.98 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake Versa H25 ATX Mid Tower Case $24.99 @ 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) $683.33
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $638.33
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-13 14:12 EST-0500

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

For a skylake cpu, the min is the b150 chipset, don't use the single-channel RAM H110 chipset based on the older DMI 2 Bus, 5 GT/s Transfer speed and ability to support a max of 2 displays..

http://ark.intel.com/compare/90590,90592

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

380X vs 380 vs 960 Benchmarks..

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