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Building friend a computer

kevinjinha

38 months ago

I'm trying to build my friend a computer that can run overwatch in high settings and play games casually. He is a gamer but he is not into hard-core demanding graphic games. I was wondering if this was a decent build because his budget is below $400. I am giving him the bit fenix prodigy case for free so he can afford it.

Let me know if this is ok.

CPU:Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor

Motherboard:MSI H110I Pro Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard

Memory:Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory

Storage : Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card :Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card

Case:BitFenix Prodigy (Red) Mini ITX Tower Case

Power Supply:EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply

TOTAL: $461

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/kevinjinha/saved/#view=yJLD3C

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  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $110.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI H110I Pro Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $74.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $37.50 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon RX 460 2GB Red Dragon Video Card $89.98 @ Newegg
Case BitFenix Prodigy (Red) Mini ITX Tower Case $78.99 @ 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) $516.93
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $481.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-10 03:29 EDT-0400
  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

So you think its a good idea to switch the GPU to a RX 460? I've never used an AMD card. Any differences? I'm curious

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

the 750ti is quite an old card. I'd choose a GTX 950, but the RX 460 gives around the 950 performance and it is cheap.

Nvidia and AMD cards work different.

To make this easy, a Nvidia card works like a high frequency needle and a AMD card works like a shotgun.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

For $100, it seems that the RX 460 is best. It's slightly better than the GTX 950 (75W), but I'm not sure how it compares to the normal-sized 950.

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