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Sub 500 build. What do you think?

Clockwork97

37 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $65.02 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler CRYORIG M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $19.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B85M-DS3H-A Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $43.02 @ Amazon
Memory Team Vulcan 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $43.00 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $40.00 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $19.90 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon RX 460 2GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card $106.04 @ Directron
Case NZXT S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $90.04 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $63.02 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $489.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-29 12:06 EDT-0400
I plan on icing the Pentium to 4.5 and using the rig for gaming. I chose the s340 elite because it looks badass and cable management is amazing! So... What's the verdict?

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

The aftermarket cooler is not necessary for a system like this; I'd cut that to save cost and stick with the stock Intel CPU Cooler.

Everything else looks OK, you can maybe spend the additional money saved on the cooler on a bigger HDD. A WD or Seagate 1TB HDD floats around $45 usually.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey that's pretty good

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I would get a cheaper csae for sure, not point in spending ~$100 on a case for a entry level build. I would also ditch the SSD. With that I would put the money into the CPU and the GPU and the HDD storage.

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-VD PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $48.98 @ Newegg
Memory *Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $35.99 @ Directron
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.33 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 470 4GB Video Card $184.98 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $24.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.97 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $513.23
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-29 12:16 EDT-0400

Its a bit over, the PSU price should drop about ~$15 soonish judging by its price history. It has a better CPU that isn't two gens old, it has a insanely better GPU. The case is definitely a downgrade but you can't have it all. It doesn't have a SSD but you can live without and always add one in later. I wouldn't make a huge cut back in the CPU or the GPU for it.

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