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$1300 Budget gaming PC for a friend!

ehx

61 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $281.00 @ CPL Online
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $36.00 @ CPL Online
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $94.00 @ PLE Computers
Memory Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $88.00 @ CPL Online
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.00 @ CPL Online
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $68.00 @ CPL Online
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card $499.00 @ PCCaseGear
Case BitFenix Shinobi ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.00 @ IJK
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1264.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-09 06:43 EST+1100

This build is for a friend that just wants to game and watch movies and stuff. I have some questions:

  1. Is the motherboard any good for a system that isn't overclocking? If not, what do you recommend?

  2. Is everything compatible with each other?

  3. Will the case fit all this?

  4. How is the graphics card? If there are better options please say so!

  5. Will the PSU be fine, if not which do you recommend?

Thanks for taking a look at my build! Please leave any other suggestions or advice below.

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

1.yes 2.should be 3.only one way to know...check the specs lol 4. I have that card except it's the FTW edition it's wonderful 5. If you aren't overclocking it should be fine 6. No monitor?

  • ehx
  • submitter
  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Monitor, keyboard and stuff already got it, so it's fine. Thanks for answering the questions :D

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I cN build a better system for you if you feel like it but I need to know what games he plays

  • ehx
  • submitter
  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

It's honestly random but it consists of Dayz, csgo and other games. Not really sure though.

would appreciate another build though.

  • 61 months ago
  • 0 points

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Fuzzy-Pickle-Gaming/saved/NfmWGX Okay so that's a really solid build better than the one listed above you spent too much where you shouldn't have i made it a red & white theme with LEDs and its liquid cooled too should be running cool for hours :D

  • ehx
  • submitter
  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Remember, I am in Australia. The build you linked me is $1550 over here. xD

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh crap Facepalm

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Well to be honest I don't think your build is bad but if I could I would have him save the 250 for that pc will look more aesthetically pleasing and run smoother WAYYYYY smoother ;)

  • ehx
  • submitter
  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

When I buy a PC I usually prefer it to be slick and clean. With a Silencio case or something. Quiet and doesn't stand out like crazy.

However it would be a good change of pace to have a crazy looking PC haha. Could you help me with options for $1300 budget.

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