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Budget gaming pc for my friend.

ronnronn15

61 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $108.98 @ DirectCanada
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $30.98 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $89.99 @ NCIX
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $99.95 @ Vuugo
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $82.89 @ DirectCanada
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99 @ Canada Computers
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card $249.99 @ Memory Express
Case NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case $69.98 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply Corsair RM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $117.48 @ DirectCanada
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $17.75 @ Vuugo
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $98.98 @ DirectCanada
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1026.96
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-31 19:59 EST-0500

So my friend wants to build his very first computer gaming with a tight budget so i made this list for him im pretty sure this price would increase to its normal price since most of the parts right now is on boxing day or Christmas sale. Please let me know if you find something more cheaper but with the same quality than my list THANKS!

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

i got the same ASUS MB and did my build last night. turned out MB was a coaster. returning it to amazon on friday. i'm going with ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard instead. its $7 dollars more then the ASUS and was rated a 2014 gaming favorite. other than that i got the same cpu,storage and memory. Oh, i got the GTX 770 but its only 1GB. never the less, i think you picked a good list.I learned going cheap on your list is a bad idea. Cheers!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor $122.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $84.49 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $70.97 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.85 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card $345.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $13.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1034.22
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-31 20:57 EST-0500

-Better and more overclockable CPU

-Better mobo, IMO

-Slightly better memory at a cheaper price

-Much better GPU, period

-The case... Well that's kinda down to personal opinion. You can stick with your current chosen one if you wish.

-SeaSonic makes the best PSU's, this is no exception

[Edit: Format issues]

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

2nd option same budget only diff is no SSD but better CPU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $228.92 @ Newegg Canada
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H97M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $102.50 @ Vuugo
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $147.98 @ DirectCanada
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.98 @ DirectCanada
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 280 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card $219.99 @ NCIX
Case NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case $69.98 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.00 @ TigerDirect Canada
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $17.75 @ Vuugo
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $98.98 @ DirectCanada
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1025.08
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-31 21:17 EST-0500
  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont get how a thousand dollars is a tight budget

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