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Help me reduce my Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Rig's Price

caleb50
  • 71 months ago

When I set out on this mission to make my first gaming Rig, my set budget was $800... I had several AMD builds drawn up, three in particular

  1. [AMD FX-6300] Which effectively stayed far below my budget (about 720)
  2. [AMD FX-6300] Another that borderline (about 785)
  3. [AMD FX-8320] And one that exceeds (about 848)

The rig is being designed for this:

Types of games: Minecraft, Sims 4, Elderscrolls (Skyrim, not online elderscrolls), Valve (half-life, portal), Real-Time Strategies (Age of Mythology, Anno, etc), some steam games, etc.

Streaming video, recording video, editing video

However, I am slowly being won over to Intel.... If I am wrong just go head and let me know that I should stick with AMD, however... If you think I need to stick with this Intel CPU, help me lower the price of the build a bit. Also, I am aware there is no OS (I am a student, so I will get the $70 Windows 8.1 Pro):

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $76.66 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $74.99 @ Micro Center
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.91 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Dual-X Video Card $249.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $59.62 @ Mwave
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor AOC E2360SD 60Hz 23.0" Monitor $113.36 @ B&H
Keyboard Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $14.18 @ B&H
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $878.67

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  • 71 months ago
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $184.94 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $74.99 @ Amazon
Memory VisionTek 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $68.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 270 2GB Dual-X Video Card $159.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $59.62 @ Mwave
Power Supply Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Monitor AOC E2360SD 60Hz 23.0" Monitor $113.36 @ B&H
Keyboard Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $14.18 @ B&H
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $726.06

This should run all those games and more at 1080p at 60+ FPS

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