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need thought on sOOOOOOper cheap gaming build $270

derekiswise

62 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/derekiswise/saved/wYzH99 Need thought on the parts and if there are any ways to get it for cheaper... thanks, I am a kid with not much money for gaming so i wanted to try..

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  • 62 months ago
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This is a pretty cool build. I'm looking into the something very similar (targeting $150, lol).

If cost is really a concern, you might want to look at bumping down to a AMD A6-6400k.

The SSD will help your load times, but won't add anything to your frame rates. Also, 128gb might be light on storage if you would like to keep multiple games installed at any one time.

You could probably get by a little more cheaply on the motherboard, too. Between that and swapping out the processor, you could probably get a decent discrete video card. The A6 is still a cool processor and one of the best in the price range, so I'd probably keep it even with a discrete card.

You'd get better performance with the discrete card, but it did turn out to add about $15: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A6-6400K 3.9GHz Dual-Core Processor $49.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard $24.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $57.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 160GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $20.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card $94.99 @ Newegg
Case Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case $21.00 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $15.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $285.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-26 11:17 EST-0500

Here's the sOOOOOOper cheap version:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A6-6400K 3.9GHz Dual-Core Processor $49.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard $24.99 @ Newegg
Memory *Kingston Fury Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $36.86 @ SuperBiiz
Storage *Western Digital Caviar Blue 160GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $20.99 @ Amazon
Case *Rosewill R103A ATX Mid Tower Case w/350W Power Supply $27.00 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $159.83
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-26 11:21 EST-0500

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