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$400ish Micro Gaming PC - 2014

Tikkuls
  • 71 months ago

Hello to any and all,

First time PC builder here. Looking to put something small together on the cheap that will suffice without issue for most current games. I can handle knocking the graphics settings down a bit to get it to run smooth.

Have an extra OS sitting around, as well as all the peripherals. A 450 watt power supply comes with the case for an extra $20. The video card and cpu are the two things that I the least confidence of my selections but I welcome any helpful suggestions. Please let me know what you think and where I may have strayed off the path.

I do not have a hard budget line but would like to stick close to where I am if that is possible to meet my expectations.
Thanks a bunch!

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/p8H2WZ

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

You could go with the Athlon X4. It's the same CPU has A10 but AMD disabled the integrated graphics. You can get the 760K at 84$ http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-ad760kwohlbox

Also integrated PSUs are not very good. You're taking a risk. If you can replace that do it

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Good call. Totally agree and an oversight on my part. Thanks for catching that and providing a suitable alternative.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm a first timer just like you, looking for the same thing, and this is what I think I'm going to put together:

Part List

I used the Rosewill Line-M because it is a nice looking case

The reason I didn't go Mini ITX is because it is expensive

(BTW this build is $500. I highly recommend pushing your budget up to $500 because it will definitely pay off. My budget used to be $400 too.)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the sample build. After looking it over, this is where I am now with mine:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/g6Jyt6

Managed to keep it closer to 400 than 500 and I dont think I am cutting too many corners. I think I can get away with some stock fans on the case too. Supposed to be pretty quiet with good air flow.

Thanks again.

  • 71 months ago
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