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Partlist that costs less than this Acer PC but with similar or better specs?

nickwrocks1
  • 52 months ago

I am fine with not being able to run extreme settings on games, as long as 1080p runs smoothly on most next generation games then it is fine but the specs on this Acer seem really good for such a cheap price. Can anyone top it's specs/performance for a similar or cheaper price?

http://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model/DT.B1HAA.003

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Well the problem is that that PC only has integrated graphics so you'll have to step down in RAM and CPU power, especially once you factor in the cost of a windows license.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, he might be better off buying it and slapping in something like a 750 ti. Any build at $600 might have to have just an i3-6100 in it to fit the GPU.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I disagree with this. By going with the Acer and slapping a 750 Ti into it, it will cost at least an extra $90-120 or so (depending on where you get it and which 750 Ti it is), which is just as much as a Windows 10 license. The extra RAM doesn't matter for gaming, either... so that wouldn't really save money.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I was actually able to put in an i5 and a 950 while saving $100 for Windows 10. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4jKJYJ

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

That build looks like it costs $550 to me. Isn't the target price overall $600? :/

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

$525, If I put in i3-6100 then you can surely fit in Windows

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $183.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $53.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Team Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $37.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 380 4GB PCS+ Video Card $184.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $50.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $591.83
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-09 15:13 EST-0500
  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

The only problem with that is that the cost of buying windows (which isn't in that list) would increase the price by $80-100

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're ok with using a 750 ti or 950 then I have a list for $525

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $124.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI H110M ECO Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $62.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $33.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 950 2GB Dual WindForce Video Card $148.98 @ Newegg
Case Corsair Carbide Series 88R MicroATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Fractal Design Edison M 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer $18.06 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $88.08 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $611.05
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-09 15:22 EST-0500
  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

So far, all the proposals have gone with Intel CPUs. Why has nobody suggested AMD yet? This is one of those times where it might actually make sense. Yes, the FX-8320E's cores might be slower individually than those of an Intel, but the extra four cores make it better at juggling other running applications while gaming (so, use case dependent). In tandem with this machine's SSD and dedicated GPU, it will blow that Acer out of the water while costing only $30 more. Granted, the AM3+ socket is dying, so this build's a dead end if you want to upgrade.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320E 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor $126.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI 760GMA-P34(FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $49.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $32.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $43.94 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB Superclocked Video Card $139.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $43.26 @ Mac Mall
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $55.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $88.08 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $631.12
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-09 15:58 EST-0500

And here's an Intel build with SteamOS. This will also destroy that Acer, but trying to fit Windows into this thing will involve too much sacrifice IMHO.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $183.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $53.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $43.94 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB Superclocked Video Card $139.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $43.26 @ Mac Mall
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $55.99 @ SuperBiiz
Other SteamOS
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $611.04
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-09 15:37 EST-0500
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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

._.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm aware it was a joke. :P

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

So I think I'm going with an Intel processor, but should I choose the i5-6500, the i3-6100, or the i3-6300?

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

That goes over budget because he wants to buy windows. so it would be like $700 now.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Cut $50 off the HDD and its $600, I dont think he really needs 2TB of storage and a WD Black drive.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, its up to the OP if he can spend the extra $50, but you have a good point. :)

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