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$550 to $600 - Gaming Build for a 12 year old's Christmas present

TrevorHollenbeck

37 months ago

My co-worker happened to mention to me the other day that her son has wanted to build a computer for a long time. He's 12 years old and wants to play call of duty, battlefield and Minecraft games. Being that I've built a few computers and tend to look at parts and builds daily I thought I would help.

Is there any way to get this down closer to or under $550?

Any other suggestions?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $109.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock H110M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $48.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $47.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card $139.99 @ B&H
Case Thermaltake Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $38.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $82.00 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $570.69
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-16 15:41 EST-0500

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't see any way of lowering price without lowering performance maybe find windows cheaper somewhere else.

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