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looking for critique/further advise on 600 euro budget build.

dandydesmond

37 months ago

Hey all,

I've decided that I'm gonna build a budget gaming pc, because in terms of bang-for-buckness I realized it dominates gaming laptops, of which I currently own one. Atm I'm mainly playing overwatch & skyrim, so these are my reference games. My goal is to be able to play these on medium-high quality graphics with at least 60 fps, yet having a somewhat future proof build is also something I wanna keep in mind.

My preliminary build is thus:

CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 / 3.7 GHz - 3 MB cache (120,-) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110M-S2PV DDR3 (55,-) GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX470 Nitro+ 4G (237,-) HDD: WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB (55,-) Ram: Crucial Ballistix Sport 2 x 4GB (50,-) Power supply: Corsair VS450 (44,-) Case: Corsair Carbide Series 100R Window (55,-)

total costs ( via https://azerty.nl/ (netherlands)): 616,-

*alternative cpu-motherboard combination: CPU: AMD FX-6300 Black Edition - 3.5 GHz (99,-) Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 R2.0 (89,-) GPU: tips?

total costs with this build: 630 ,-

what do you guys think? is this overkill for what I want to accomplish, or would downgrading and saving some extra money hurt me in the future proof department? Also, does anyone have a suggestion for a cheaper GPU that could do the trick? I looked into the rx 460, but from what I understand its not exactly a mind blowing GPU.

Looking forward to ur opinions!

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  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor £92.91 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler £29.99 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £127.99 @ CCL Computers
Memory Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £32.98 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £45.48 @ Amazon UK
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB GT OC Video Card £189.07 @ CCL Computers
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case £54.98 @ Novatech
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £49.99 @ Novatech
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £623.39
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-24 18:35 BST+0100

CPU: i3 6100 one of the best budget skylake beast or get the i5 6500 if your budget permits. Cooler: Just felt like adding it but you can remove it. MOBO: Got you one of the best reviewed Z170 Motherboard for future proofing reasons since it is easier to change everything else. RAM: Cheaper from the same company. GPU: 1060>470 Case: Cannot find the 100r so i got you this one which is the same as 100r

Made this using UK prices so i'm not sure if the price is the same with Netherlands.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks a lot man!

I'm definitely gonna pick up the advice on the RAM and the GPU. As far as the motherboard goes, I feel that within my budget (+/- 600 (and prices in netherlands are a bit higher than in uk)) it will be a bit too expensive, and nevertheless still feel the gigabyte h110m will provide me with all the basics i need. Other than that, do u believe the i3 will drastically bottleneck the rx 470 or for that matter the 1060?

Thanks again for the effort ;).

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

The i3 will not bottleneck the 1060 it's a strong CPU and one of the best gaming CPUs that is budget friendly.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

on a side note, I have a question: how can i format my build list like u did in ur post above? can't figure out how to do it :s. thx in advance.

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