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Need help modifying $600 budget gaming pc

Gerrick1

63 months ago

Hi,

I need some advice if anyone could make my build better and cheaper to around $500? http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Gerrick1/saved/g4JBD3 It's around $600 right now and I was thinking of switching out the i5 for i3 but my friends say it's bottlenecking, cause of the graphics card. If you think it's a great budget pc right now then I'll stick with it. Btw I'm building a mini itx system because I like to it to be compact.

Thanks!

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

INTEL build (this is the better of the 2) you could easily upgrade the cpu later on. It would need to be overclock so it wont bottleneck the 760. You could buy something like an H60 or seidon 120v. But you could overclock some with stock cooler. The board already has wifi

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $69.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $84.99 @ Micro Center
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $71.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB ITX Video Card $203.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Cooler Master Elite 110 Mini ITX Tower Case $39.99 @ Mwave
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $569.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-13 06:59 EST-0500

amd mini itx build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $89.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard $93.29 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $91.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card $144.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master Elite 110 Mini ITX Tower Case $39.99 @ Mwave
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $570.22
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-13 06:55 EST-0500

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