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$600 Build for light gaming and internet

Leon117

61 months ago

Hey guys, so my friend wants to build a desktop after seeing mine and my brothers build. He can't spend much but I told him you can get more bang for your buck by building a desktop. So luckily I have windows 8 so don't worry about the OS. Pretty much he needs everything but I want to get him good hardware, before the monitor, speakers, keyboard and mouse, so that it will last.

I was planning on getting the keyboard mouse combo (CMstorm) for 30 and some cheap speakers. Maybe buying a used monitor till he has enough money to get a better one. He plays mostly Dota 2 and will use for internet and some music applications. Also, I don't know if you can squeeze a SSD in there but I was thinking just getting that instead of getting a 1TB hard drive, and buy one in the future for more storage. Give me your lists and give me some good news. Thanks for the help and happy holidays!

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's what I came up with, hope you like it :-D

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4360 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $129.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $89.78 @ OutletPC
Memory Team Dark 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY Optima 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $73.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R7 260X 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card $109.99 @ Newegg
Case Zalman ZM-Z9 U3 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $51.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic 450W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $13.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $589.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-27 01:08 EST-0500
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