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Budget Gaming Build Max $550

Kingfirejet

37 months ago

Making a build for a friend on a budget. Just would like other opinions. I feel like the CPU could be better, but I'm unsure of what to suggest. Notes Most demanding games he will play are The Evil Within, Metro Last Light, and Ark Survival. We need Windows 10, separately and cheap if someone can suggest where to buy it. * Don't need keyboard or mouse or monitor.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 880K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $92.34 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard ASRock FM2A88M PRO3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $62.38 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $53.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ B&H
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB SC GAMING Video Card $199.99 @ Newegg
Case Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $38.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Rosewill Stallion 400W ATX Power Supply $31.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $529.67
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-19 14:23 EST-0500

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

There si nothing wrong per say with your build but you are actually setting yourself up on a dead socket and poorer performance for some of the titles you mentioned (ARK is a CPU hog).

You would be better off going with an i3-6100 and an RX 470 which would be plenty of power for your goals and would be able to get a better PSU and a 120GB SSD as well within your budget.

If $550 is including tax, just cut the SSD and acquire it later.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $104.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI H110M PRO-VD PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $44.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $39.95 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.98 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon RX 470 4GB Triple X Video Card $169.99 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake Versa H25 ATX Mid Tower Case $46.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $545.77
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-19 14:35 EST-0500
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

There si nothing wrong per say with your build

Cough scary PSU cough

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Its not the greatest but nothing that would cause any real damage. I agree that removing the SSD and going for a 450CXM could be a good idea though.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

It doesn't have a active PFC and the OEM is Solytech, neither one of them is promising when it comes to the PSU being in spec.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

That PSU is total crap and could cause damage to your build. WAY too much for that CPU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $104.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI H110M ECO Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $58.89 @ B&H
Memory *Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $39.95 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.98 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 470 4GB ARMOR OC Video Card $173.98 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Core 2300 ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $556.66
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-19 14:53 EST-0500

It has a non sketchy PSU, it has a MUCH better CPU, a decent budget motherboard, a SSD, and a better case.

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