add arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up authorcheckmark clipboard combo comment delete discord dots drag-handle dropdown-arrow errorfacebook history inbox instagram issuelink lock markup-bbcode markup-html markup-pcpp markup-cyclingbuilder markup-plain-text markup-reddit menu pin radio-button save search settings share star-empty star-full star-half switch successtag twitch twitter user warningwattage weight youtube

First Gaming Build ~$600 budget

soloist28
  • 71 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $174.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus H81M-D PLUS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $52.98 @ Newegg
Memory PNY XLR8 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $72.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $59.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 270X 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card $162.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $19.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $595.90

Any thoughts or suggestions? I'm aiming to run games like Civ 5, Skyrim, Diablo 3, and DayZ on mid-to-high settings with upgrade capability in the future. I'm also wondering what tools I need to purchase in addition to the parts (screwdriver, thermal paste, ESD bracelet, etc?).

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks ok to me, I like a better quality psu (seasonic) but that'll totally bust your budget...

You shouldn't need any tools really, maybe a small/medium phillips screwdriver but you'll get thermal paste applied to the cooler & I've never used an esd bracelet myself...

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for looking over it! And yeah, I realize the psu is a bit lower quality, but the price is unbeatable right now. When I start upgrading, that will be one of the first things on my list.

Sort

add arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up authorcheckmark clipboard combo comment delete discord dots drag-handle dropdown-arrow errorfacebook history inbox instagram issuelink lock markup-bbcode markup-html markup-pcpp markup-cyclingbuilder markup-plain-text markup-reddit menu pin radio-button save search settings share star-empty star-full star-half switch successtag twitch twitter user warningwattage weight youtube