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Basic GamingPC, First Build - opinions and advice appreciated

CounterGo

39 months ago

Hi, I'm looking to play games like Dead by Daylight, CSGO, and Evolve Stage 2 as a starting point, other games in future. I've put together my first build of a gaming computer, and would appreciate any recommendations to this build, that are not too costly. I'm not concerned that the motherboard does not have USB 3.0 headers, which is noted as a compatibility issue.

Thank you for your time and help.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $89.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U9S 46.4 CFM CPU Cooler $57.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $41.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $32.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data S510 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card -
Case BitFenix Neos Black/Blue ATX Mid Tower Case -
Power Supply EVGA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $77.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $84.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor Samsung S24A350H 24.0" Monitor -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $395.61
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $385.61
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-21 19:59 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a very old style build, whats your budget? Half of the items on that list dont have a price most of the time meaning that they arnt being sold anymore.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking to spend no more than $500. Thanks for the info about the no prices meaning not sold anymore. -edit update - I already have two Samsung monitors, 24" model 2494SW, that weren't listed on the parts listing to choose from, and will make use of them instead of having to buy them.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is my suggestion to you, save up a bit more money and get this build, it will work great for csgo and low end games. Then what I would do is go get a cheap 20+ inch monitor from the local goodwill or other store akin to it. Look for name brands, dell, acer, asus, aoc, benq, eizo, lenovo, lg, panasonic, viewsonic, most will probably be around the 1080p range if not around 1440x960 or something like that. I used to own a old dell monitor back in the day that wasw the above resolution and it still kicks *** for how old it is. Be sure that if you do take that option to plug it in at the store and let whatever logo or no input popup move around the screen and see if you can see any deficiencies in it.

I'm not the best at budget builds but I hope you like this :)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $89.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler CRYORIG M9a 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $19.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock FM2A88X PRO3+ ATX FM2+ Motherboard $57.55 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Value Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $32.98 @ Newegg
Storage Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.00 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 950 2GB Dual WindForce Video Card $123.98 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake VO545A1N2U ATX Mid Tower Case w/450W Power Supply $50.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $84.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $558.25
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $513.25
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-21 20:31 EDT-0400
  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks very much for the build recommendation. I think saving up some additional money is needed. I appreciate your help!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

The GTX 690 is about 3 or 4 gens old now. The 860K is a poor CPU for its price. What is your max budget?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

~$500 for the basic build.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks like the EVGA GeForce GTX950 is around $160. Would that be a better choice? I was thinking it would be good to have a CPU cooler, but maybe not necessary, so a thought to not get that.

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