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$650-700 Build. What can be improved?

BURN447

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.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qjdcmG

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Go for a Cx builder Corsair PSU, A dual channel memory kit, a 4690/4690k and get a seagate barracuda at 7200 rpm

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Do this instead. Should get be able to play games at ULTRA settings 30-60 fps maybe more.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $168.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $74.78 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.68 @ Amazon
Video Card HIS Radeon R9 270X 2GB IceQ X² Video Card $154.99 @ Amazon
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $90.26 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $687.67
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-06 03:26 EST-0500
  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

This will run games at ultra setting between 40-50FPS.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $168.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B85M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $45.98 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda Green 1TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.99 @ Amazon
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card $169.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $18.98 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $660.88
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-06 13:33 EST-0500

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.

  • 62 months ago
  • 0 points

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.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

true the psu is not going to be great. i was looking at the budget aspect.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

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