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Budget Gaming Build for Brother

tomliginyu

38 months ago

I'm building a budget gaming pc for my brother, and I'm looking for 2nd opinions. To be used primarily for gaming.

CPU: Skylake i3 is enough (custom price from MicroCenter) Mobo: Cheap reliable (custom price from MicroCenter) RAM: Only needs 8GB OS: Student Discounts are Great

Notes: I am thinking of selling the 780 ti and buying a 1050/460, which would also lower the cost of my psu. I also have a standing offer for a i3-2100 + Mobo for $40 which would save me $100. Any thoughts?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $110.00
Motherboard MSI H110M Pro-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $25.00
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $35.98 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card Purchased For $100.00
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case $50.00
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $64.98 @ Amazon
Other Toshiba 1TB $40.00
Other Windows 10 Education $0.00
Other Some Keyboard/Mouse Combo $30.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $455.96
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-05 12:23 EDT-0400

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Notes: I am thinking of selling the 780 ti and buying a 1050/460, which would also lower the cost of my psu.

No!

The 780 Ti is a far more power GPU.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't sell the 780ti, it's more powerful than the 460 / hypothetical 1050. The 780ti is somewhere around the 970/1060 level of performance. Looks pretty good otherwise, a good upgrade for your brother later along the line would be changing the CPU to a 6500, since it would be a better pair for the 780ti. 6100 is still an awesome budget processor for gaming.

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