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Building a PC for my nephew.

Voxus_Lumith

39 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G4400 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor $56.95 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H110M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $39.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card $98.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Cooler Master Elite 110 Mini ITX Tower Case $35.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.48 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $422.24
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $412.24
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-19 12:35 EDT-0400

So far, this is what I have. He's said he wants to play Minecraft and mod it some. I know he'll want to do a little more than just that, so I'm going to try and find some games he may like later and install them as well. I want to keep the MB and CPU Skylake if possible to allow him to upgrade as he goes. He says he really wants to get into coding and building computers so... I'm going to try and help him out if I can.

I wanted to keep it rather small to make sure it doesn't take up too much room. I know the 750 Ti shouldn't give me any problems heat wise, and neither will the CPU, but will the airflow be alright, or should I add those 80mm fans on the side that the case can take? And overall, is this an alright build?

Thank you in advance for any suggestions.

Comments

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Unless you need on-board WAN, recommend a B150 chipset Motherboard.

Recommend 1 x 8GB RAM in case of need to upgrade to 16GB.

Recommed 2Gb RX 460 over GTX 750Ti: http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-750-Ti-vs-AMD-RX-460/2187vs3641

Obviously an Core i3 will out-perform a Pentium CPU if affordable.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G4400 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor $56.95 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock B150M-ITX Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $71.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $34.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon RX 460 2GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card $116.95 @ B&H
Case Thermaltake Core V1 Mini ITX Tower Case $42.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.48 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $434.22
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-19 17:01 EDT-0400
  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. This looks a lot like what I previously had for him. I've been trying to configure this build for a while, and when he said that was all he wanted to play, I was trying to find the bare minimum and then build from there. I guess the build I had was simply that, and I didn't think farther ahead. Thank you very much.

This may end up being a replica of my wife's PC at this rate though. lol. I don't think he'll mind.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Best wishes

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