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Need to replace old gaming PC

Dougyfresh88
  • 53 months ago

So I have the following build which I made about 7-8 years ago. Ithe finally bit the bullet (I'm guessing mobo or gfx card.)

Live in USA

Budget: not set in stone, but goal of 600ish.

Use: Mainly gaming, I've moved to ps4 for a lot of my gaming but still play League and like to play MMOs (Wow and some f2p) wouldn't mind future proofing the system if the cost isn't too rough.

Old build: (only parts I think I would reuse are power supply, a new hard drive I got 3 years back and maybe case). Would not need peripherals but need new OS

OLD BUILD: ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-2014L1T LightScribe Support

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders

EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0

Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale Dual-Core 3.16 GHz LGA 775 65W BX80570E8500 Processor

Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-12G - OEM

ARCTIC Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2, CPU Cooler - Intel & AMD, Multi-Directional Mount, 92mm PWM Fan

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3750330AS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

EVGA 896-P3-1262-AR GeForce GTX 260 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

Comments

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Slightly over budget but you could drop the mobo down to a cheaper one if you wanted. This mobo does however support both overclocking of locked intel processors and is crossfire compatible if you decide to get another video card down the road. I would use 2666 ram but it makes you even more over budget however that speed seems to be the sweet spot for gaming. You could also change the processor to a cheap i3 processor and they are pretty awesome for gaming however cpu intensive games tend to bog down. Again this mobo can overclock the i3 and could help reduce this effect but you would require an aftermarket cooler. Hyper 212 plus or evo can handle it fine at 20-30 bucks. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $189.99 @ Micro Center
Motherboard ASRock Z170 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $100.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $38.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $85.00 @ Amazon
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R7 370 4GB PCS+ Video Card $119.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $87.95 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $652.90
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $622.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-26 14:40 EST-0500
  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I suggest this build, it comes with all the parts you need (don't need to reuse any old ones) and is under your budget. It should be able to handle anything you throw at it in decent settings.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $124.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $49.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $34.99 @ Newegg
Storage Patriot Blaze 60GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $36.98 @ Mac Mall
Storage Western Digital RE3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $39.54 @ Amazon
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 380X 4GB DD XXX OC Video Card $213.98 @ Newegg
Case DIYPC Solo-T1-BK ATX Mid Tower Case $23.89 @ Newegg
Power Supply Thermaltake TR2 500W ATX Power Supply $15.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $580.25
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $540.25
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-28 09:53 EST-0500
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