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joemash83

38 months ago

I'm trying to build a nice budget gaming pc. This is the setup I'm thinking of going with. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/joemash83/saved/vD7WZL My budget is around $700 for this build, let me know if you can improve on it

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  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

An i3 6100 build would be better at this budget.

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 H110M PRO-D Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $58.99 @ 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 MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB GAMING X Video Card $264.98 @ Newegg
Case Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case $55.99 @ Best Buy
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $76.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $674.93
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $654.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-19 21:30 EDT-0400
  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You can get a nice and much cheaper case (200R, Source 210). You can get an 240GB SSD at that price range, so if the extra storage isn't needed, get an SSD. You got an overclocking motherboard, one of very high quality, but you didn't even get a Hyper 212 EVO or something. If you actually do plan on overclocking, get an FX-8320E (more cores!) and a nice CPU cooler. If you don't, you can get away with a motherboard like this and also an FX-8320E. You can get this RX 480 for $40 less. Seriously, there's not going to be any performance deficit using 4GB instead of 8GB on moderately low-end card.

Nice job on picking a PSU though.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $204.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B150M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $63.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $41.99 @ B&H
Storage PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon RX 480 8GB Red Devil Video Card $259.98 @ Newegg
Case Raidmax Viper II ATX Mid Tower Case $24.99 @ Newegg
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) $759.40
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $709.40
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-20 00:45 EDT-0400

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