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700$ Budget Gaming Desktop

turtle328

61 months ago

This one I have about $130's to spare, feel free to upgrade the parts that need the most upgrading. Make sure there is no bottlenecking tho. it can't exceed more than 750, at least try not to.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $69.98 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $26.75 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI A88X-G45 GAMING ATX FM2+ Motherboard $108.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $60.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $39.99 @ Best Buy
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Superclocked Video Card $129.99 @ Newegg
Case Raidmax Viper GX ATX Mid Tower Case $54.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $25.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $88.98 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill RNX-N150UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $12.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $619.64
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-20 13:41 EST-0500

This is the build I made :P

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $69.98 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $26.75 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI A88X-G45 GAMING ATX FM2+ Motherboard $108.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $60.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $39.99 @ Best Buy
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card $169.50 @ Newegg
Case Raidmax Viper GX ATX Mid Tower Case $54.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $25.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $88.98 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill RNX-N150UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $12.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $659.15
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-20 13:53 EST-0500

Last but not least

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $69.98 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $46.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A88X-UP4 ATX FM2+ Motherboard $82.98 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $60.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY Optima 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $73.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $39.99 @ Best Buy
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 280 3GB Dual-X Video Card $164.99 @ Newegg
Case Raidmax Viper GX ATX Mid Tower Case $54.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $88.98 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter TRENDnet TEW-805UB 802.11a/b/g/n/ac USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $24.99 @ Micro Center
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $743.86
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-20 13:54 EST-0500

If you want to make suggestions or make your own part list, it must have Wi-Fi, an OS, cool looking case like the Viper GX, and most importantly fit within the budget. Max budget is ~$750.

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Here is this, the 970 comes with a free game too.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $69.98 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $26.75 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock FM2A88X+ Killer ATX FM2+ Motherboard $89.99 @ Micro Center
Memory G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $65.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.85 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card $329.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $729.52
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-20 01:32 EST-0500
  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

very nice build I must say.. some might say that the GPU is too powerful for the CPU but u got one hell of a GPU which will serve you for years to come.. Asrock also has a a88x extreme 4 board version as well which comes around 60$ or so if u want to save more bucks.. but for me, I would go for Asus A88x Pro/Asus A88x Gamer/Gigabyte A88x UP4/MSI A88x-G45.. but your base is really good.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Damn! That's incredible, but with Wi-Fi need and Windows 7 to install that's about another 90 dollars to the total, but for $820 that's not so bad... I mean the 970 is like the 3rd best graphics card, the one I had before had 2 cores and like a ranked 20th according to benchmarks. I'll discuss it over my dad and see what he thinks.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Just throwing out more options, this one used the FM2+ socket like you wanted. Any good? I'll probabably get this if I can't get your setup.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A10-7700K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $109.27 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $26.75 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI A88X-G45 GAMING ATX FM2+ Motherboard $108.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.85 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card $169.50 @ Newegg
Case Raidmax Viper GX ATX Mid Tower Case $54.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $88.98 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill RNX-N150UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $12.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $738.30
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-20 01:43 EST-0500
  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

and don't go with the EVGA 970.. lots of coil whine complaints.. best versions of 970 are the Gigabyte G1 Gaming and MSI Twin Frozr 4G. All the best!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

no, the Kaveri APUs are not that great right now. Plus, the GTX 760 won't pair with the iGPU inside the 7700k.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

You really sound like you know what your doing, can you make your version of the part list please? :)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think you could make a part list for me, with that version of the 970? Try to make it at the very most 740-750$ if you can't i'll try to convince my dad to increase the budget. Remember has to include Wi-Fi and OS.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I would love to mate.. need a bit of time though.. watch the space.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I can wait :) Thanks so much!

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

I tried to make a list with the i5 4690k, but the 750$ cap made it quite impossible with other components. Anyway, here you go..

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JsvfRB

CPU | AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor | $69.98 @ OutletPC CPU Cooler | Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $46.99 @ Newegg Motherboard | Gigabyte GA-F2A88X-UP4 ATX FM2+ Motherboard | $82.98 @ OutletPC Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | $60.99 @ Newegg Storage | PNY Optima 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $73.99 @ NCIX US Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $51.85 @ OutletPC Video Card | MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card | $169.99 @ Newegg Case | NZXT Phantom 240 ATX Mid Tower Case | $66.99 @ Directron Power Supply | Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply | $34.99 @ Newegg Operating System | Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) | $88.98 @ OutletPC Wireless Network Adapter | TRENDnet TEW-805UB 802.11a/b/g/n/ac USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter | $24.99 @ Micro Center | | Total | Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $772.72 | Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-20 05:16 EST-0500 |

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

That looks great! I saved the build thanks! I also made a build based on like all the builds already made on the thread, check the OP I edited it to put the build i built :)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

GTX 750 Ti is too weak and you would asking for more performance after a couple of days.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree, I looked at the benchmarks a while back certainly on the weak side of the things I could get. Made a new thread: http://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/64244-750-gaming-desktop

It includes your list I also got 3 listed there, yours is still prob best.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Far Cry 4 and Dragon Age Inquisition.. both latest titles asking for a quad core processor..

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

OK! Any recommendations? Try not to go above 700, if you do feel free to make a part worse, but no bottlenecking lol

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

the cheapest i5 which might go over your budget, Athlon x4 860k is the best bet.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't do Athlon not compatible with my setup, bought the cheapest i5. But **** dude, it's about 780 dollars, unless you make this cheaper somehow I might just buy a gaming desktop from bestbuy: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ibuypower-desktop-amd-fx-series-8gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-black/5574049.p?id=1219143550897&skuId=5574049

That one looks really good it has a decent GPU with a great CPU and all the other specs look great too. Only for 740 LMK if you got any better options.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Trust me when i say you need a better GPU. Your CPU is actually fine, I have a friend who has a G3258 and an R9 280 and he can run FC4 at very high at 50 FPS. Upgrade your GPU to a GTX 780 or 680 and you'll see better gaming results.

EDIT: my friend has an OC G3258 at 4.2 GHz so if you don't OC you may wanna go for an 860k (quad core). Also those fm2+ boards can be DIRT CHEAP for excellent quality (ASRock in particular) so that gives you more room for say an SSD or a BLACK series WD HDD.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

80$ above budget, can I get this any closer to 700?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't use any AMD cpu's not compatible, I don't know how to OC I've heard it's time consuming and I don't think I should do it for my first build PC.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Guys you gotta understand budget is 700...

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

u already have an i5? if so which one and for how much ?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Dang sorry about that completely phrased that wrong, I meant I put it in the part list, but I later removed cause someone else said it wasn't necessary. Sorry guys this whole thing is confusing, one saying CPU is too weak and get a better one and the other says CPU is fine and get a better GPU both end about being about 780 whereas budget is 700. Maybe you rebuild your own setup and link it on the forum. Or I can rebuild I think I can make it better.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2416307/cry-runs-pentium-g3258-oced.html many games turn of features when it detects a dual core and that's how games run in dual cores..

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

AMD Athlon x4 860k an A88x motherboard and pair it with a decent GPU, of course 80-90% games are GPU bound.. that's where the major chunk of the budget should go.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I made a new part list, this one has a CPU with 6 cores :) Any no compatibility issues with AMD thankfully (I think it was the motherboard preventing me from using AMD in the other setup).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $96.69 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper T4 70.0 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler $19.99 @ Micro Center
Motherboard Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $98.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.85 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card $169.50 @ Newegg
Case Raidmax Viper GX ATX Mid Tower Case $54.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $88.98 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill RNX-N150UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $12.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $708.96
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-20 01:11 EST-0500
  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

this is a good build mate but AMD is focussing on FM2+ socket, 2015 is the end of AM3+ socket.

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

The CPU is going to be lagging behind the GPU. I recommend the superclocked GTX 750 Ti for this type of build.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, gonna update it! I have 2 part lists I really like, I'll be posting both!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

OK. ;)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's the intel side of things: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $70.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard *Gigabyte GA-B85M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $55.98 @ Newegg
Memory Team Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $57.99 @ Newegg
Storage Corsair Force LS 60GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $44.99 @ Amazon
Storage Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 1TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.40 @ Amazon
Video Card *PNY GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card $282.98 @ Newegg
Case Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case $33.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply *XFX TS 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $25.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $88.98 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Edimax EW-7811UTC 802.11a/b/g/n/ac USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $16.69 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $694.98
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-20 18:27 EST-0500

Since the per-core performance of even a pentium generally beats the crap out of any AMD, it should work out fine for gaming. If you're worried, I would just upgrade the CPU to an i3, like so: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $99.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard *Gigabyte GA-B85M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $53.98 @ OutletPC
Memory Team Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $57.99 @ Newegg
Storage Corsair Force LS 60GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $44.99 @ Amazon
Storage Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 1TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.40 @ Amazon
Video Card *PNY GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card $282.98 @ Newegg
Case Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case $33.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply *XFX TS 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $25.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $88.98 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Edimax EW-7811UTC 802.11a/b/g/n/ac USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $16.69 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $750.98
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-20 18:29 EST-0500

The nice thing about the motherboard is that it accepts all the way up to an i7 4970, so you can always go up a tier if you need to.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow thanks! I'll add this to my other thread and add this to my Saved Part Lists! Thank you! Always looking for improvements! :)

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