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Andyisnotsupport

38 months ago

With the help of friends, I've put together this build. Is this fine? Will the parts work together? Let me know if I should change something, this is a budget entry level gaming PC build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $198.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.71 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon RX 460 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card $109.99 @ Newegg
Case Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ SuperBiiz
Other Corsair CX430 CP-9020046-NA - ATX Power Supply 430 W, bronze $49.20 @ Amazon
Other Gigabyte LGA1151 Intel H110 Micro ATX DDR4 Motherboard GA-H110M-A $62.83 @ Amazon
Other Ballistix Sport LT 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC4-19200) DIMM 288-Pin - BLS2K4G4D240FSB (Gray) $46.14 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $572.74
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $552.74
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-28 17:38 EDT-0400
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-28 17:37 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

For gaming, spend more on the GPU. You'll also want a SSD. This PSU is better.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $110.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $44.99 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $35.98 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $62.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.71 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 380 4GB Video Card $147.99 @ Newegg
Case Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $578.63
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $538.63
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-28 17:42 EDT-0400
  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

This is the build I'd recommend. That Radeon card is currently a really good value. The only thing I might would change is 1 8GB stick instead of the 2x4, being as he only has two slots and if he ever wants to upgrade in the future (for whatever reason) he'd have the extra slot and wouldn't have to buy a whole new set.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Would this also allow me to stream?

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

People always preach that you need an i5 for streaming, but I don't think it's necessary. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5z-lYuyo8g

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

My friend said he just mixed up both of our builds. What do you think? PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $110.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $46.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $33.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.71 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 380 4GB Video Card $147.99 @ Newegg
Case Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $515.63
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $465.63
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-28 18:25 EDT-0400
  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it's fine, but I very strongly recommend keeping the SSD. Either keep both SSD and HDD or drop the HDD and pick one up later as storage needs demand. It's much easier than moving your OS and everything over. Also, the Seasonic PSU is a much higher-quality unit for only $10 more (and fully modular).

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I see. Thank you very much! You've been very very helpful :)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Wouldn't really suggest something from the CX line of PSU's, they've gained a bit of infamy 'cause they're very cheaply made compared to other stuff from Corsair. I'd go with the EVGA 500B if I were you.

http://pcpartpicker.com/product/zNK7YJ/evga-power-supply-100b10500kr

Other than that sort of nitpick, looks good. Your CPU is a bit overkill for your GPU but you probably won't have to upgrade it for awhile down the road and it'll go fine with pretty much any GPU you throw at it. Maybe consider stepping up to a 6600/k if you can catch a deal on it.

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