62 months ago
This is a build for a friend and I was wondering if I could make it any cheaper while still having a solid build that can play games on medium-low settings at 30-60 FPS.
Go for a Cx builder Corsair PSU, A dual channel memory kit, a 4690/4690k and get a seagate barracuda at 7200 rpm
You shouldn't need the thermal paste if you're not buying a new cooler, the stock cooler that comes with the cpu should have thermal paste pre applied.
Do this instead. Should get be able to play games at ULTRA settings 30-60 fps maybe more.
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This will run games at ultra setting between 40-50FPS.
I like the case you chose but with it the build it was over $700. The Corsair SPEC-01 is a good case. If you want to keep the other case then the build will be $710 which isn't to much over budget.
Get a case that comes with power supply already. Cooler master thermal Master case with 500watt psu for $39 at micro center. bunch different ones on Amazon for about $32 by different makers.
I dont trust those ones. hard to know what PSU they give you, and without knowing, you could be getting something pretty dodgy. I have my new Evga 500W 80+ Certified White here in front of me and it's fantastic.. no heat coming from it at all. I would take this over any PSU that came with a case.
true the psu is not going to be great. i was looking at the budget aspect.
Cheap "reliable" brand over just cheap when it comes to the PSU. you can get cheap motherboards and cases to make up for the slight increase. Also dont forget the amound of 6-8 pin connectors your going to need. not sure how much the 280 takes but my 270x takes 2x6 pins to power it..thats not something a cheap 300-400W PSU can do.