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New Budget Gaming PC Help

svjfm
  • 53 months ago
  • Budget: ~$600
  • Location: Boston (USA)
  • Use: Gaming
  • Peripherals required: None
  • Operating System required: MS Windows 10 64-bit

The computer I built 6 years ago is starting to show its age in its gaming performance, and I'm looking to replace it with something that will run without hiccups

  • Distrust for APUs, will not consider a part list with an AMD A-Series
  • Looking to run games such as ETS2, GTA V, NFS (when it is released) on high settings
  • Case size is not important
  • Optical drive will not be used, case does not need 5.25" bays
  • USB 3.0 preferred
  • Air CPU cooler preferred
  • Ability to upgrade in the future is important
  • Looking for parts that follow a red/black color scheme (omit if aesthetics compromise perf/value)

Comments

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Let me cook something up for you real quick.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Here ya go man. It's $10 over budget, but you'll have no problem running these games, and it's in red and black.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $68.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Asus A68HM-Plus Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $52.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $29.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 380 4GB PCS+ Video Card $203.98 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake Commander MS-I Epic Edition (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $48.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $44.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $609.71
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-16 20:20 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Possibly better going the i3-6100/950 route for future upgrade-ability as he/she wants.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, but he wants to play GTA V, if I remember correctly, you need a quad core processor.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't Need a quad core, it runs fine on a dual core i3 with hyper-threading so it's basically a quad core. Source As you can see it runs perfectly well on a dual core with hyper-threading.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Hmm, well then, I stand corrected.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

:)

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $128.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus B150M-K Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $78.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 950 2GB Video Card $143.98 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $40.99 @ NCIX US
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 $618.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-16 20:32 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is a very similiar system running some games:

Star Wars Battlefront

GTA V

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is $11.20 over budget it is short on HD space, however its much easier to add another HD when this one fills up then it is to change your CPU/Video card etc and is the reason I added such a small HD. Also you may be able to use an HD from your old CPU as well if you still have it. Anyway its another option to consider have a look. All the best with your build.

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 21:20 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 0 points

Going balls to the walls on the CPU and GPU is great, but for sacrifical of 1. the PSU 2. the HDD and 3. the case isn't good. All parts should have quite some equal quality, and 250GB HDD fills up so quick.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I disagree with you. The case is cheep but will work fine and still has USB 3.0 up front. The PSU will run this set up no problem, and an HD is easy to replace and cheep so why not start with a small one and buy another to get an i5 and R9 380 4GB? It is much more expensive to replace a CPU or GPU and to me makes no sense.

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