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Is this a good gaming pc for a beginner?

kylexiii

37 months ago

I'm thinking about getting a gaming pc and just wanted to know if this was good for a beginner.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon II X3 450 3.2GHz Triple-Core Processor $89.50 @ Vuugo
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $37.95 @ Vuugo
Motherboard ASRock 970M PRO3 Micro ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard $64.00 @ Vuugo
Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $114.98 @ DirectCanada
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $62.95 @ Vuugo
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon RX 460 4GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card $148.99 @ NCIX
Case Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Newegg Canada
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $22.99 @ Newegg Canada
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $117.75 @ shopRBC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $814.09
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $764.09
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-06 19:39 EST-0500

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't chose a PC based on your eperience/how long you been using it...

As for how the build is not good. The CPU is of poor value. You don't need 16GB of RAM. You don't need a optical drive. The PSU is of poor value.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $110.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock Z170A-X1/3.1 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $62.98 @ Newegg
Memory A-Data XPG Z1 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory $41.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.33 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB OCV1 Video Card $169.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Core 2300 ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $84.89 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Cooler Master OCTANE Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $39.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $733.14
Mail-in rebates -$90.00
Total $643.14
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-06 19:43 EST-0500

Only a bit more than your build. It has a much better CPU, a much better GPU, a much better PSU.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I strongly agree. I was just about to give him these suggestions. Good job, vagabond.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, but it's a bit out of my price range since I'm in Canada which makes it over $1000.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $152.50 @ shopRBC
Motherboard ASRock H110M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $43.98 @ NCIX
Memory *Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $47.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $62.93 @ Vuugo
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 470 4GB ARMOR OC Video Card $229.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case Corsair 100R ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ NCIX
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.98 @ NCIX
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $117.75 @ shopRBC
Keyboard Cooler Master OCTANE Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $54.99 @ Memory Express
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $855.10
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $800.10
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-06 20:11 EST-0500

Similar although I did have to do some downgrades although it is still miles better than your build.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot, this is a much better price and I will consider buying. Much appreciated!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

This topic has been moved from "General > General Discussion" to "Systems > Part List Opinions Wanted".

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