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Very first budget gaming build. Help needed!

H4506

37 months ago

Hello everyone, I'm currently trying to build my very first gaming PC and I wondered if you could help me choose some of its parts. This computer will be mainly used for gaming (Witcher 3, CS:GO, Fallout 4...) and for everyday tasks.

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/cgXx2R

So I still need to choose a good (and budget friendly) motherboard and a case, I don't really care about aesthetics since the computer will be placed under my desk or somewhere on it.

In the future, I plan on adding another 8gb RAM stick, a 1Tb 7200RPM hard drive (salvaged from my current PC) and maybe a CPU cooler if needed. I might end up overclocking the GPU but I won't touch the CPU. A second hard drive will probably be added later on since I have a tendency to download a lot of movies, series and such.

Thank you and please forgive my poor English.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Added a nice budget mobo and case.

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 H170A-X1 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $53.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $53.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $79.54 @ NCIX US
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Windforce OC Video Card $199.99 @ B&H
Case DIYPC Zondda-B ATX Mid Tower Case $41.97 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $46.97 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $616.33
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $586.33
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-16 18:44 EST-0500

and maybe a CPU cooler if needed. I might end up overclocking the GPU but I won't touch the CPU.

Extra CPU cooler is not required is not required unless you plan to overclock, but you'd need a different cpu ('k' series) and mobo (z series) so you don't have that choice atm anyway.

You're English is really great btw, I wouldn't have thought it's a second language for you.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much for your help, however both the mobo and case aren't commercialized in my country (France). Could you please try to find another mobo that would fit this build? Don't mind the case since prices and availability seem to vary greatly between America and France, and after all a cheapo case from any famous brand could do the trick, I just need to pay attention to the dimensions and compatibility.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh yeah I meant to ask what country you were in but forgot...

Luckily there's a country filter (flag in the top right corner) for France so you can get local pricing & availability no problem :D

Hmm, the site page for the cpu says amazon is out of stock but the actual amazon.fr pages says in stock so I manually added the price, there's apparently no availability for the corsair psu you have selected tho?

Here's a good option if you need it, not modular -

Anyway, I added a cheap mobo and case again, ones that you can actually buy this time :D

The case comes with 2 fans standard (1 in at the front, 1 out at the back) which should prolly be enough but you might wanna think about adding another one in the front to get better airflow and positive pressure in the case which helps keep dust out.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor €117.00
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B150M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard €81.40 @ Amazon France
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory €58.42 @ Amazon France
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive €70.02 @ Amazon France
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Windforce OC Video Card €249.90 @ Amazon France
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mini Tower Case €47.99 @ Amazon France
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total €624.73
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-17 04:08 CET+0100
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, this case looks great (and available :D), as you said I will probably add another fan to get a good airflow. Don't worry about availability issues in my list, its just that I won't buy these part from Amazon but from another website since they're actually a little bit cheaper there. Actually there's something I want to ask and it might sound a little rude coming from a guy who's been asking for help, but why did you pick the Gigabyte GA-B150-DS3H over the Gigabyte GA-B150M-D3H? In France they're both available and they cost pretty much the same (well the D3H is a little bit cheaper but whatever).

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Nothing wrong with asking questions :D

There's not much difference between them really, I just like the expansion slots on the ds3h which are modern pcie vs the old pci slots on the other board.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh okay, thank you for the information, I'll take the DS3H then ^. Btw I know that one of the PCI slots will be used by the GPU, but what will the others be used for?

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