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Saracu
  • 52 months ago

Me and my brother are looking to build a gaming pc that would be able to run CS:GO and H1Z1. We are fairly new to PC gaming so we are starting from scratch. Our budget is around 400 but we can be fairly flexable. We are located in the U.S.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Wait, ignore the first one I posted. I came up with a better idea. :P

  • CPU: Because of the tight budget, the AMD FX line is eminently suitable for your use case. This will have better overall capabilities than Intel's offerings at the same price point, which opens up the money to cram a better GPU into the computer.
  • RAM: 8 GB is enough for just about any game and is recommended for many.
  • GPU: The 750 Ti is an eminently capable card for a budget gaming machine.
  • Storage: It's a little small but it should be enough and is inexpensive. This is easy to upgrade later.
  • Case: I picked one that's oversized and has somewhat better cable management than cheaper ones, so building is a bit easier.
  • Power supply: This is a solid budget power supply that is tested and known to be reliable.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $98.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $64.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $32.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $29.95 @ Amazon
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card $104.99 @ Amazon
Case Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $47.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $32.74 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $412.43
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-28 21:07 EST-0500
  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

What monitor and keyboard do you recommend?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

This is unfortunately where my knowledge ends. I can give you specs for the machine itself, but know little about monitors and keyboards. :/

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

^ I'd do this. But up the 950 to this: https://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-axr93802gbd5dhe

This would give some perspective on performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhN-xd22Fkc

Drop the 1tb drive to a 500gb if you have to (only place I can think to cut).

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Dunno about that Pentium... I'm worried it's too slow for H1Z1.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I was going to agree, but this was promising: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l7mUn_S1Wg

With a 380 instead of a 750ti, I would think FPS would be just shy of 60.

Granted, the video was with OC, but the G4400 stock is pretty decent and faster RAM helps, too.

This would be my recommendation, but it certainly stretches the budget:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G4400 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor $59.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper T4 70.0 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler $14.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z170-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $79.99 @ Amazon
Memory GeIL EVO POTENZA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $49.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $30.70 @ Amazon
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 380 4GB PCS+ Video Card $159.99 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake Versa H25 ATX Mid Tower Case $24.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $550.63
Mail-in rebates -$70.00
Total $480.63
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-28 21:42 EST-0500

Can OC the Pent, the faster RAM gives a big performance boost and there's a better upgrade path.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a Pentium G3258 though, and it's overclocked.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Hm, that's a fair point, actually.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, I'm not sure. Your 6300 build is definitely the safest route. I just don't like recommending AM3+ on a new build right now.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, that's the only issue I have with my own suggestion. :/

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