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Super cheap gaming pc opinions needed

thewill
  • 71 months ago

i want this to last atleast 1.5-2 years any suggestions make it cheaper or better quality items? price range is 450-550.. and also buying off amazon only since i got prime

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 740 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $74.24 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus A55BM-E Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $41.99 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $79.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $37.74 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card $108.99 @ Amazon
Case Rosewill R363-M-BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case w/400W Power Supply $48.00 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer $14.99 @ Amazon
Monitor AOC e2050Swd 60Hz 19.5" Monitor $89.99 @ Amazon
Wireless Network Adapter Encore ENEWI-2XN45 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $17.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $513.92

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey there

I would really not recommend getting a case with an included power supply. They are cheaper for a reason :-) Always get a power supply from a reputable brand - that will increase the probability of your system lasting for years significantly.

I also think you can get a better graphics card in that price range - the R7 260 should be quite a lot faster than the GTX 650, I think.

Apart from that, I think you're well on track for a budget build. I made some changes here and there, as you can see, but nothing major. If you can afford an extra $10 or so, you can get a full 1TB HDD - that might be worth it, I think.

Anyway - this would be my suggestion:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $79.50 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus A55BM-E Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $41.99 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $75.71 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $33.49 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI Radeon R7 260 1GB Video Card $111.99 @ Amazon
Case Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $29.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer $14.99 @ Amazon
Monitor AOC e2050Swd 60Hz 19.5" Monitor $89.99 @ Amazon
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN725N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $8.88 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $526.52
  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks man!! looks almost perfect haha ;-)

but the adapter is going to be good enough? im 50ft away from the router

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the adapter should be okay - but then again, the price difference to the PCI-E one in your list with real antennas is quite small. So perhaps playing it safe it best :-)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

also is therea another type of motherboard i could get that has 4 ram slots and and supports crossfire?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

There are motherboards like this, but they cost about $20 or more extra. The cheapest would be this: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-a78me45

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

also this memory cost pretty much the same but its 1866 would it be better? http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-hx318c10frk28

P.S THANKS SO much you've helped TONS! ;-D

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

It's 1866MHz, but is CAS 10. They'll probably end up at the same performance if not worse than the 1600MHz CAS 9 kit :-)

Glad to help!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

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