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My Compact Gaming PC Part List- First Timer

Choppychop

39 months ago

Hey, First time PC builder here but long time gaming enthusiast.

For the longest time I've been gaming on my late 2011 MacBook Pro I got as a Christmas gift back in high school. It certainly did the job for me then but as I got older and wanted to play more games I found it lacking. I'm currently a junior in college and I'm ready to finally shelve my laptop from its gaming career and use it strictly for school/entertainment purposes.

I've done my research and decided I want to create a decently powered gaming PC with requirements that it be compact and quiet without sacrificing too much power. I'm posting here because I want to get some feedback on what I've put together so far, and seeing as how I'm new to this, make sure I didn't overlook and compatibility issues, hardware issues, etc.

Without further adieu, here is the list.

Some other information...

The monitor I'm using is a Samsung SyncMaster 2494hm

Some games I'd like to be able to play on it would be Skyrim (ideally on ultra, but high would work as well [additionally would I be able to have many mods or not with this build]), Battlefield One, WoW, BioShock Infinite, and ARK.

When making my decisions on parts I took from this video and this reddit topic for inspiration and suggestion.

Please ask questions for clarification or provide feedback: but keep in mind I'm new to this whole process!

Thanks!

Comments

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

So this build isn't terrible but why not use more recently released components?

What budget are you looking to stick to? I can put something together for you

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $198.88 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler CRYORIG C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock H110M-ITX Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $67.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $35.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus Radeon RX 460 4GB STRIX Video Card $139.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Cooler Master Elite 110 Mini ITX Tower Case $38.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $32.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Redragon Karura K502 Wired Gaming Keyboard $36.13 @ Amazon
Headphones Logitech G230 Headset $34.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $671.81
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $661.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-21 00:44 EDT-0400

This is near your build cost but I'd say quite superior the cooler isn't required bit it will keep CPU nice and cool during long game sessions

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I wasn't aware I was using older components, so thank you.

I'm looking to go no higher than $750 with $600-700 being my preferred range.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Well then my build fits perfectly. You could squeeze anot ssd in as well

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd go like this for 700$

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $198.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H110M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.98 @ Newegg
Memory Avexir Core Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $31.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB GAMING Video Card $199.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Cooler Master Elite 110 Mini ITX Tower Case $38.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $38.99 @ SuperBiiz
Keyboard Redragon Karura K502 Wired Gaming Keyboard $36.13 @ Amazon
Headphones Corsair Raptor HS40 7.1 Channel Headset $40.24 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $701.07
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-21 00:48 EDT-0400

maybe just get a scrap keyboard (9.19$ shipping) and invest some money into other parts

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $198.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H170M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $97.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston FURY 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $34.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB SC GAMING Video Card $209.99 @ B&H
Case Cooler Master Elite 110 Mini ITX Tower Case $38.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $38.99 @ SuperBiiz
Headphones Corsair Raptor HS40 7.1 Channel Headset $40.24 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $705.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-21 00:54 EDT-0400

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