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(Very) Budget Light Gaming PC

lilmac

37 months ago

This is the final parts list I've arrived at after a couple months research, I live in NZ so not all parts are available here and our dollar is $1.40 to every USD :( Overall budget was around $850 NZD. Here's the list:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $170.20 @ PB Technologies
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H110M-S2H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $107.00 @ Paradigm PCs
Memory Corsair 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $59.00 @ 1stWave Technologies
Storage Sandisk SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 460 2GB Video Card $193.00 @ DTC Systems
Case Corsair Carbide Series 88R MicroATX Mid Tower Case $84.76 @ Aquila Technology
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $92.80 @ DTC Systems
Case Fan Corsair CO-9050015-BLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $19.95 @ Computer Lounge
Case Fan Corsair CO-9050015-BLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $19.95 @ Computer Lounge
Other LED Strips $20.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $766.66
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-15 14:37 NZDT+1300

Would like to mention the actual GPU I'll get is another variant of the 460 that's $10 cheaper (link: http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=3803395#rparams= ). The SSD is $65 NZD.

Any opinions or comments on if/what I need to change up will be welcomed warmly!

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

What's your budget? $750 NZD?

Please make sure to put your budget in the description next time. ;-)

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah forgot to add it in :0 It's around $850 NZD. Gonna add it in now.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool. That gives me a lot more room to work with.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Here you go :

Your pricing is pretty interesting...

Better RAM (Aesthetics), more storage, and a different case.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $170.20 @ PB Technologies
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H110M-S2H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $107.00 @ Paradigm PCs
Memory Kingston FURY 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $74.00 @ 1stWave Technologies
Storage Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $65.00 @ 1stWave Technologies
Storage Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.22 @ Aquila Technology
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 460 2GB Video Card $193.00 @ DTC Systems
Case Cooler Master Silencio 352 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $108.00 @ Paradigm PCs
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $92.80 @ DTC Systems
Other LED Strips $20.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $879.22
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-15 14:59 NZDT+1300
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Go look on Amazon US or something, too.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Looked at buying with Amazon but shipping is horrendous from what I hear, and if the parts are DOA I don't want to be waiting another 2+ weeks for it to arrive.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

True... =\

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

The 88R doesn't have a front fan, though.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem, but I noticed there was one fan when I was looking at the pictures a few months ago.

But seriously Corsair? The Elite 130 has more fans.

Also, from my experience, their PSU cables suck. (At least on the RM550x)

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thought I might mention the fans aren't the actual ones I'll buy - haven't actually decided on fans but that's the rough price I'll look to pay on them so it was good to include them in the list, even though they won't be in the actual PC.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the Kingston SSD much faster than the Sandisk?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

No, quite a bit slower actually. The SanDisk is a better deal, but it doesn't show as having a price on PCPP NZ.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Will look into the motherboard. What would the first thing you upgrade be? I'll be adding a 1TB HDD when I've earned a bit more money. Good to see the months of planning has (sort of) paid off!

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