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DinosaurThunder
  • 52 months ago

Salutations,

I am not overly savvy when it comes to part picking for a new PC. My last setup I spent over the hilt for (7ish years ago) and now it's past it's prime. I have a wonderful work computer that I use for all my media needs (photo/video editing, photoshop, illustrator etc) but I am not allowed to install games on. I am looking for build that will run CSGO at medium - high settings comfortably and won't lag out when a smoke is thrown or on larger maps. Only other use I will have for this PC will be excel for budget tracking and the occasional age of empires game. I would envision this build being the baseline and I can slowly upgrade it down the road.

If you feel what I am trying to achieve wont fit in this $300-400 budget, let me know and provide suggestions :)

Thanks in advance for your knowledge/help, I appreciate it!

DT

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $67.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Asus A68HM-K Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $37.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Avexir Budget Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $14.99 @ Newegg
Memory Avexir Budget Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $14.99 @ 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 $109.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $391.70
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $356.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-22 12:51 EST-0500
  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $64.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $45.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $36.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial BX200 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $63.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card XFX Radeon R7 250X 2GB Core Edition Video Card $85.98 @ Newegg
Case Rosewill Blackbone ATX Mid Tower Case $31.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $374.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-23 23:40 EST-0500
  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $67.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Asus A68HM-K Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $37.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Mushkin ECO2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $29.99 @ Newegg
Storage Toshiba Product Series:DT01ACA 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $39.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R7 370 2GB PCS+ Video Card $108.98 @ Newegg
Case Xion XON-310_BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case $22.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $19.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $382.80
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $327.80
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-23 23:54 EST-0500
  • 52 months ago
  • 0 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $67.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $58.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $37.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card $104.80 @ Newegg
Case Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $24.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $15.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $439.41
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $394.41
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-24 08:41 EST-0500
  • 52 months ago
  • 0 points

The 750 Ti is really a bad choice.

It's a full third less powerful than cards like the R7 370 which can be found at the same price point. The only place it's of any use is when trying to upgrade a big name box build without replacing the microscopic power supplies such units tend to include due to its very low TDP. There's no reason to use it for anything else when there are cards the same price that are far more capable.

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