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superhawk115
  • 71 months ago

So I've decided to build a ITX system as my first budget PC build and these are the parts I've chosen for it. have I forgotten anything? And does anyone know how well this system will run?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3240 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor $69.00 @ Mwave Australia
CPU Cooler Arctic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $21.00 @ CPL Online
Motherboard MSI B85I Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $109.00 @ CPL Online
Memory Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $92.00 @ CPL Online
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 750GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $75.00 @ CPL Online
Video Card XFX Radeon R7 240 2GB Video Card $109.00 @ PLE Computers
Case Cooler Master Elite 110 Mini ITX Tower Case $48.00 @ CPL Online
Power Supply Antec Basiq 350W ATX Power Supply $42.00 @ Mwave Australia
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) $109.00 @ Mwave Australia
Monitor AOC E2360SD 60Hz 23.0" Monitor $159.00 @ CPL Online
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $833.00

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  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

what is this system being used for?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

It's being used for gaming, video rendering and school work. will it do or are there things I need to add to it? I'm also trying to limit the budget to $850

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

It will be able to handle the school work and some light gaming, but not much more. If you want to improve your gaming capability without greatly increasing the cost, I'd look into dropping the video card and buying a high-end APU/fast RAM. If you want to improve the rendering, I'd drop the 240 and switch over to a 750 Ti.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Hello,

Great idea with a budget ITX build :-)

I do think you can save a bit here and there though. You probably won't feel any difference between the CPU cooler you listed and the standard one that comes with the CPU. So you can scratch that from the list.

You're also spending a bit extra on a 2.5" HDD, when the case can accommodate 3,5" drives. You can save a bit here too.

Finally, you can save a bit by going with an AsRock motherboard instead of MSI - they use the same chipset.

The savings can then be put towards a higher quality power supply. You can get a higher quality unit, and still have money to spare over the original build.

You're not really stating what the PC is to be used for, so it's not easy to tell whether it will perform well or not :-)

If you're intending on playing games, the EVGA GTX 750 should perform quite a bit better than the XFX R7 240 in your list - and the remaining savings from CPU cooler, motherboard and HDD could be put towards this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3240 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor $69.00 @ Mwave Australia
Motherboard ASRock B85M-ITX Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $95.00 @ CPL Online
Memory Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $92.00 @ CPL Online
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $67.00 @ CPL Online
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 750 1GB Video Card $129.00 @ PCCaseGear
Case Cooler Master Elite 110 Mini ITX Tower Case $48.00 @ CPL Online
Power Supply Silverstone Strider Essential 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $59.00 @ CPL Online
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) $109.00 @ Mwave Australia
Monitor AOC E2360SD 60Hz 23.0" Monitor $159.00 @ CPL Online
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $827.00

This would be my recommendation - let me know if anything is unclear :-)

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome thanks, this build should be perfect for what I need now. :)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Alrighty,

I changed your build a lot omg at Australian selection this was mind boggling lol... This build I put together is much better than what you had, while still being on budget at the 850$. It will handle everything pretty well! Here you go, try to keep your RAM above 1333 (at 1600) makes a big difference.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $118.00 @ CPL Online
Motherboard Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $81.99 @ Mwave Australia
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $94.00 @ PLE Computers
Storage Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $57.00 @ CPL Online
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card $145.00 @ PCCaseGear
Case Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case $45.00 @ CPL Online
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.00 @ CPL Online
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) $109.00 @ Mwave Australia
Monitor AOC E2260SWDN 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $129.00 @ CPL Online
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $847.99
  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha sorry about the hassle with Australia, thanks for the design :) this design should be great for what I need.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

np! enjoy!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

This isn't itx, it's matx.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

derp hes right XDDD

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

not all that much difference between the two though, think mini ITX is just a bit smaller?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes ITX is a bit smaller. It doesn't matter unless OP needs his PC to be really, really, really small.

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