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Entry Level Gaming Build

by ThoughtA

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CPU

Our CPU of choice for this budget is the Intel Pentium G4560. While it features only two cores, the G4560 also employs hyperthreading to help close the gap between it and a 4-core i5. Hyperthreading adds an additional logical core for each physical core, which is handy for streaming, video editing, and multi-tasking CPU-intensive tasks. The G4560 includes a stock cooler, so a 3rd-party cooler isn't necessary.

Motherboard

We're using a parametric filter to constantly select the best-priced motherboard while meeting selected criteria. In this case, we are filtering for B250 chipsets and 4 DDR4 DIMM slots for future expansion. The compatibility engine will filter out anything not compatible with the build. The motherboards are also capable of using the CPU's integrated GPU, in case you need to RMA your GPU or are waiting for a sale or upgrade.

Memory

A parametric filter is being applied to choose the best priced 2x4GB kit of memory within Intel's recommended specifications. With this selection, we have space on the motherboards for 2 more sticks of RAM, leaving room for future expansion.

Storage

We're also using a parametric filter to select the best priced SSD available that is at least 240GB. The SSD can be used for your OS and a handful of games. Additionally, we're using a parametric filter to select the best-priced 1TB drive. Everyone's needs are different, so feel free to increase capacities or remove a drive to fit yours.

GPU

We're going with a filter for the best-priced AMD Radeon RX 470. This will run modern games at 1080p quite well. If you'd like to squeeze a little more performance out of your build for more money, you can check out the Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 1060 3GB to see if their prices look appealing to you.

Case

The Thermaltake Versa H15 is a smaller mid tower case that is compatible with all of our components. It has several cable management holes, and the side panel the mounts behind the motherboard is bumped out to make cable management easier back there. You'll find 2 USB ports on the front panel of the case - 1 USB 3.0 and 1 USB 2.0.

The case also features 3 drive bays that case be used with either 3.5" mechanical or 2.5" solid state drives, and if you're looking to use an optical drive, the Versa H15 does include an externally accessible 5.25" bay.

Cases tend to be highly personal choices, so make sure you browse our listed cases to see what suits you.

PSU

For the PSU, we're using a parametric selection of a few well-reviewed semi-modular and modular units, which are all rated for good power efficiency and can provide plenty of power for this build.

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Compatibility Check: No issues/incompatibilities found.

Estimated Wattage: 269W
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Motherboard
From parametric filter
  • Form Factor: Micro ATX
  • Chipset: Intel B250
  • RAM Slots: 4 - 16
  • RAM Type: DDR4
$69.89 $69.89 OutletPC Buy
Memory
From parametric filter
  • Type: 288-pin DIMM
  • Size: 8GB (2x4GB)
$55.49 FREE $55.49 Newegg Buy
Storage
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 240GB - 10TB
  • Type: SSD
  • Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
  • Form Factor: 2.5"
$79.99 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime $79.99 Amazon Buy
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 1TB - 10TB
  • Type: 7200RPM
$33.45 $5.49 $38.94 Amazon Buy
Video Card
From parametric filter
  • Chipset: Radeon RX 470
$168.99 $168.99 SuperBiiz Buy
Case $38.85 $38.85 OutletPC Buy
Power Supply $49.99 FREE $49.99 Newegg Buy
Base Total: $556.64
Shipping: $5.49
Total: $562.13
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* Some physical dimension restrictions cannot (yet) be automatically checked, such as cpu cooler / RAM clearance with modules using tall heat spreaders.

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kajager2 3 points 1 month ago

Does anyone know if this could run overwatch on at least high setting?

Megarocket16 1 point 1 month ago

I'm pretty sure it can run ultra. The gpu is good enough.

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Yes it can at a great FPS. You will be able to play at max settings at over 60FPS.

N7_HEA 3 points 20 days ago

Hi there. New to the forum. Looking to get into pc gaming. Will this be capable of running Player Unknown: Battlegrounds? If so, would it run well, or just barely? Same for The Division, and Civ 6. Thanks!

TomatoeThePotato 3 points 14 days ago

From what I have seen, it will play nice 60 fps from medium to high settings but there is a chance there will be a couple hiccups and frame drops. Hopefully this helps :)

N7_HEA 1 point 13 days ago

Thanks for getting back to me.

Lobsterareawesome 1 Build 2 points 5 days ago

yeah. if you are on a budget this will run most games really smooth :D

Kranzer 1 point 12 days ago

Honestly, if you want something a little more reliable (but may cost a few more bones), I would strongly recommend switching to an i5 CPU. This way the longevity of your build would last a year or two before you would need to upgrade. This would also give you a good boost to your frame rate compared to the Pentium. Honestly would be worth it, but that's just my humble opinion.

infrasonic 2 points 1 month ago

An article on Techspot regarding the G4560 said the following: "Technically, on a non-Z motherboard the G4560 can only be paired with DDR4-2400 memory but we have found this has a minimal impact on performance for these lower-end processors." http://www.techspot.com/review/1325-intel-pentium-g4560/

I am not very knowledgeable about these things, but the above setup chooses DDR-2800. Issues?

526christian 1 point 1 month ago

Issues?

No, you just won't be able to run the memory above DDR4-2400.

Rexper 1 point 1 month ago

The motherboards automatically downclocks the ram to the motherboard's highest supported frequency, which 2400MHz in that case.

Man3500 2 points 1 month ago

Ho tradotto questa guida in italiano, se a qualcuno serve essa si trova nel mio account nella sezione Build Guides.

JustMike18 1 point 1 month ago

Do you know if I can streaming with this pc XD?im new in this world

Qwertylops 2 points 1 month ago

What kind of streaming? Like streaming to Twitch? You should be able to stream but that depends more on your internet speed. If you're talking about watching steams you'll have no issues.

JustMike18 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks yeah like twitch

Gershom77 1 point 1 month ago

what if i am the streamer. would it work?

Qwertylops 1 point 1 month ago

In my bit of experience with streaming the actual streaming is not very intense for the streamers PC. It's very intense on your upload for your internet. You should do a speed test. I think to get good quality streaming you need at least 5mbps for what would be "HQ" and probably 8-10 for good 720-1080p streaming. This is streaming at 20-30fps by the way. When streamers have full 60fps 1080p they must live in area with 100-1000mbps options.

Of course it's hard to know until you test. Best way to find out is to mess with it and have a friend help you know what quality and settings with best.

warlock_dthpunch 1 point 1 month ago

Well if it comes to watching streams, then its gonna have no problems at all... but when it comes to streaming live games from your pc to twitch or some other similar services then you may have troubles coz the cpu is just a dual core with hyper threading and a decent speed. You might have to run your games at a lower setting or resolution depending on your game and you will also have to lower down the stream settings just to not put too much load on your cpu and lower your gaming performance. for streaming i would recommend an i5 or higher. or you can wait for the ryzen 5 to be released and buy the ryzen 5 1400 which has 4 cores and 8 threads for just $169 which is at least equivalent to an older i7 3770K or i7 2700K

JaySanabria417 2 points 1 month ago

You will have 0 problems streaming as long as your internet is fast enough. I have a GTX 1050 and theG4560 and I stream H1z1, CSGO, and a few other games with no issues at all.

Qwertylops 1 point 1 month ago

Just FYI on that Zotac SSD the parametric will likely choose. I tried ordering one a couple months ago. Waited a full month and got no progress on the order(basically they will sleep the 1-2 months promise). Ordering that could put the build out 3 months even with prime. I don't know if it's Zotac or Amazon but just wanna let people know to bump up the $1-10 or so for the (lower quality) SanDisk SSD. The Zotac had great specs and is the better kind of storage I believe, but you'll be waiting for a while for it. I should also note it's technically on sale so when that changes this comment shall be void anyways.

Qwertylops 1 point 1 month ago

Keep* the 1-2 months promise

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Itzmo 1 point 1 month ago

What difference between zotac ssd and Samsung 250gb (I know 10gb difference) but is Samsung is faster or something?

Qwertylops 2 points 1 month ago

Not much. I believe they both have similar speed ratings, and specs for storage structure. Just the Zotac takes a while to ship.

GeorgeI 1 point 1 month ago

Hey, I'm new to building pcs but I want to build my own gaming pc and this seems really good. Does this pc run games like minecraft well I want it to run at at least 60fps average.

Thanks

Megarocket16 7 points 1 month ago

If you're running Minecraft, you can take out the graphics card, and it will still run over 60 fps.

Corope 3 points 28 days ago

Not unless you have the complete potato I have. ;u;

eryhaker 3 points 1 month ago

Of you're only playing Minecraft, this is way more than enough.

CurtisThePerson 1 point 1 month ago

Yes

Jokin_Is_Here 1 point 1 month ago

Oh this can run it at like 130-190

Megarocket16 1 point 1 month ago

500+ i bet

PresentsPC 1 point 1 month ago

This computer can run most Triple A games at 60 FPS so yeah. Minecraft would be no problem. A potato could run that game.

Chillzy 1 point 1 month ago

Does it have windows or I have to buy one?

Qwertylops 1 point 1 month ago

That depends on if you have a Windows licence. You'll likely need to buy one. Although technically if you have Windows 7 you may be able to reuse it if you retire the old parts. I'd highly suggest just buying the windows 10 and not hassling with license transfer and activation issues.

Chillzy 1 point 1 month ago

Thank you I would rather buy windows 10 you are so right

Megarocket16 1 point 1 month ago

you have to buy windows, it's only, like... a little, easy $115

NoahCole1 1 point 1 month ago

Do all intel cpu's come with a stock cooler. I'm looking at the i5 6500 and wondering if it comes with a cooler.

ThoughtA staff submitter 1 point 1 month ago

No, not all. The i5-6500 and i5-6600 do come with one. The i5-6600K does not.

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Uh... Isn't it i5-6600k?

ThoughtA staff submitter 3 points 1 month ago
WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Haha, nice!

+1

ThoughtA staff submitter 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks, by the way :)

Uprising 1 point 1 month ago

This is my first time building a PC, I was wondering if when I buy all the parts if they come with the screws for everything and spacers for the motherboard

Derpp_Elite 2 points 1 month ago

Yes, every PC case should come with screws for the Motherboard, drive cage and PCI-Express slots. Your welcome :D

Uprising 2 points 1 month ago

Ty haha

BoxPie 1 point 1 month ago

Would this build work with a GTX 980 ti or a ASUS pheonix geforce GTX 1050?

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

It will work with a GTX 980 TI unless its a super high end model that needs 3 PCI-E 8 pin connectors and it will work with all GTX 1050's although it will be a massive downgrade.

BoxPie 1 point 1 month ago

I'm just trying to run Team fortress 2 and my friend said a GTX 980 will run it at 100 fps.

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Integrated graphics could run it at 100FPS which is insanely weaker. That is easily one of the, if the THE, easiest run to popular game out there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fim4Iku4Dac

A RX 470 will decimate TF2 at any resolution and settings.

Jokin_Is_Here 0 points 1 month ago

Yes but it may bottleneck the 980 ti

Megarocket16 1 point 1 month ago

you mean bottleneck as in the 980 ti will outrun

the hell out of it?

Jokin_Is_Here 0 points 1 month ago

Pretty much.. the cpu will just limit how much the gpu can do. It is not a bad cpu either, but a 980 ti is still one of the most powerful cards available.

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago
nathanbruce11 1 point 1 month ago

What will happen if the motherboard only supports ddr4 2133 an 2400 RAM but i out ddr4 2800 in it?

Megarocket16 1 point 1 month ago

If I understood your question, the ram will work, but it will just run slower, so buying faster ram like ddr4 2800 won't help. It'll just run at 2400.

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

It will just downclock the RAM.

Banana_Toothpaste -3 points 1 month ago

Your ram wont work I think. You'd have to get different ram or a different mobo

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BoxPie 1 point 1 month ago

Would this be powerful enough to run Team Fortress 2?

LeoFish657 3 points 1 month ago

A potato could run tf2

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Yes, TF2 is designed for weaker hardware in mind. You could play it on a potato if you wanted to or cheaper a craptop/netbook.

kryssie228 1 point 1 month ago

I am new the PC building world, and I have no idea how to really know what I want. I want to be able to run FFXIV at a decent fps, so will this be enough?

Megarocket16 1 point 1 month ago

it's an old game, it should run very well (60+) but idk, I never played. Try searching some benchmarks

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Easily. This will be able to max it out at 1080P at over 100FPS. FFXIV is not a demanding game.

Qwertylops 1 point 27 days ago

Entirely depends on the settings. You will sure be able to run it, how well depends on maybe if you upgrade the CPU and graphics card. The graphics card being the better more efficient upgrade.

Jokin_Is_Here 1 point 1 month ago

Couldnt you have gone with a cheaper psu? Also... is an ssd really necessary for an entry level gaming pc? Enlighten me

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

You could go with a cheaper PSU but it would be a worse unit which I wouldn't recommend doing. A SSD isn't necessary but its a very nice thing to have since it make boot and load times a lot faster and makes the OS/system feel more snappy.

Jokin_Is_Here 1 point 1 month ago

True but the title implies that it is an entry level gaming pc

Jokin_Is_Here 1 point 1 month ago

I mean.. you could save like 5$ for a psu that is the same thing but by a different brand like enermax or rosewill

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

A different PSU wouldn't be the same thing. They would be totally different. There is a LOT more to PSU's than just brand (which largely means nothing) and wattage. For a vast idea of how much just take a quick look at the links below.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/how-we-test-psu,4042.html#p1

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supplies-101,4193.html

Anything cheaper the CXM is going to the be likely significantly worse besides the S12II/M12II which is only slightly worse.

Jokin_Is_Here 1 point 1 month ago

I understand, but there are psus with 80+ bronze certification and are semi modular, and those can be a little bit cheaper. I have a cx650m of my own, its a great piwer supply, but anything else with 80+ bronze certification and is semi modular should be just fine. (Though it will only save you like 5 dollars)

shreduhsoreus 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

There's much more to power supplies than 80+ certification(which tells you literally nothing but power efficiency). Cheap power supplies use cheap capacitors, thinner gauge wiring that is often badly designed, have poorer soldering jobs, less quality control, poor ripple suppression and voltage regulation, etc. Hell, some of them don't even technically meet ATX specification which is FAR more important than 80+. There are 80+ bronze PSU's that are higher quality than some 80+ gold.

I won't even think about buying a power supply that Jonny Guru hasn't dissected and fully reviewed(which still gives me a few hundred to choose from).

infrasonic 1 point 1 month ago

Can I continue with the stock fan for this CPU or do I need an aftermarket cooler?

Megarocket16 1 point 1 month ago

depends on how hard you... never mind the motherboard is trash, not very overclockable. You'll be fine with the stock.

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vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

The stock cooler will do just fine.

kyle23cavs 1 point 1 month ago

guys i have no idea what any of this **** is honestly i just want a gaming computer good enough to run h1z1 king of the kill at 60 fps (i heard thats decent but tell me if thats wrong) with a budget of $450. Is that possible?

Dynamite_Jason 1 point 1 month ago

Is the Nvidia GTX 1050 ti better than the AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB Red Dragon Video Card?

vagabond139 5 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

No, it is a LOT worse.

Dynamite_Jason 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks. I'll switch to that in my build. Would you like to "rate" my build?

Lobsterareawesome 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

The gtx 1050 Ti is not a LOT worse. its still good. I have one and it works really nice ;)

But yeah.. If the money isnt an issue then go with the rx470 for sure ;)

Dynamite_Jason 1 point 1 month ago

Yeah. I'm going with an RX 580 xD. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/cQ8T9W

shreduhsoreus 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Eh, it sits closer to the 1050 than the RX 470 in terms of performance, but in terms of price it's closer to the 470. If it wasn't $150 the 1050 Ti would be a good GPU, $125-130 is where it should be.

It's basically 15-20% faster than the 1050, while the RX 470 is around 50% faster than the 1050 Ti...

Irnsy 1 point 1 month ago

Hi, I'm new to building PC's... I'm hoping this build will work for me because it is right in line with my budget.

Does anybody know if this can run diablo 3 or Warcraft seamlessly or close to it?

LEROY_JEEENKINS 1 point 1 month ago

It will run them flawlessly I play those games on a 200$ laptop pretty good

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

This will easily max those games out. This is capable really playing all games out there.

Lobsterareawesome 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Yeah it'll work really good.. but remember that you still have to get Windows 10

MrSock 1 point 1 month ago

Would I be able to play rust ?

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Yes.

FlatCrackerGuy 1 point 1 month ago

Im a real noob when it comes to this. how good will this pc run games like Arma 3 and battlefield?

broderick.smth 1 point 1 month ago

It should be able to run those games at 1080p low or medium settings.

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

It will be able to max out BF1 at over 60FPS. For Arma I would say high settings, not max, at around 40FPS or so.

broderick.smth 1 point 1 month ago

Hey, isn't this the Boson 4.0 by Austin Evans? I know it is, only with a few parts added. You should give credit to the youtuber.

ThoughtA staff submitter 1 point 1 month ago

I've never watched it, so I couldn't tell you. I can tell you nothing's been taken from anyone. It's a pretty straightforward build, so I wouldn't be surprised to find similarities with others' builds.

broderick.smth 1 point 1 month ago

Okay. You're fine. Glad you saw it.

DrewDubs22 1 point 1 month ago

No, the only similarities between the two are the CPU's and the case, and as these two items are budget based, it doesn't surprise me to see them here.

Anordysoccer 1 point 1 month ago

I'm a real noob when it comes to computers and stuff would this one be good for csgo at like above 100 fps? And some other games like h1z1

Anordysoccer 1 point 1 month ago

I was also wondering which is better this or the hp omen x?

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

What exact Omen X?

Anordysoccer 1 point 1 month ago

the 600 dollar one

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

That is only the case so it doesn't have any parts in it....One with parts in it costs about 1K more.

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

It will be play it at max settings 1080P at over 170FPS so pretty good. No idea about H1Z1 though but I would say it should max it out at 1080P at around 60FPS if not higher.

Anordysoccer 1 point 1 month ago

wait so would it be better if im on a mac right now and know nothing to buy this one or a little bit more expensive one bc i have no idea how to add parts and stuff or should i just go with a prebuilt and do u have any ideas?

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Just build this. If you can follow basic directions and take a day or so to watch videos on how to build a PC you can build a PC.

Lobsterareawesome 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Yeah. Its not that difficult. Just be careful when building it. Watch a couple of YT videos on yt. then you'll be fine.

JCMsergox 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

You could take the GPU out of this machine and still probably get over 100FPS is CSGO. As for H1Z1, it'll run just fine.

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Zuquan 1 point 1 month ago

Hey, im really new to PC building, will any monitor work? Or ill have o buy a specific one? And does this come with WIndows?

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

will any monitor work? Or ill have o buy a specific one?

It will be a display connection that is compatible with the GPU i.e you couldn't use a monitor that only has a VGA connector but you could use one that has a HDMI, DVI, or DP.

does this come with WIndows?

No. You will need to download and install Windows yourself. Also if you want a key/to activate it you will need to buy a key for it too.

Jinxedvoid46z 1 point 1 month ago

How well will this run Counter strike Global offensive?

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

It will be play it at max settings 1080P at over 170FPS so pretty good.

cecil14 1 point 1 month ago

What do you guys think of my beginner build? Just an entry gaming/all-round. Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. I understand SSD would improve booting speeds but any other benefits?

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/x4hCkT

Man3500 1 point 1 month ago

RX470 (230$)-> RX480 (230$) or RX470 (230$) -> RX470 (190$) G4560 (72$) - i3 7100 (114$)

i3 7100 link amazon.com : https://www.amazon.com/Intel-i3-7100-Desktop-Processor-BX80677I37100/dp/B01NCESRJX/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1492533582&sr=1-1&keywords=i3+7100

Lobsterareawesome 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Seems good ;)

elicode 1 point 1 month ago

If I want ti change the gpu for a nitro+ 470 does it still work fine, no difference or am i better buying a 480?

AwkwardBlue 1 point 1 month ago

Pretty cool build but I would've swapped out the ssd for a better cpu if it's entry level gaming.

Lobsterareawesome 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Dude.. The Pentium is a beast for the Price. And the SSD is also a game changer. Swapping out the SSD for a better CPU would be like shooting yourself in the knee

Dynamite_Jason 1 point 1 month ago

Well...instead of swapping the SSD for a better CPU you could swap it out for an RX 480/580.

mark99g 1 point 1 month ago

Would this be a good build for football manager and h1z1 king of the kill to run well? New to pc building and I will be playing a good variety of games but those two are my most desirable games to play.

Dynamite_Jason 1 point 1 month ago

Personally...I would go with the Intel Core i3 7100. I also would drop the SSD and switch the graphics card with a AMD Radeon 480 or 580 (if yr into AMD)

shreduhsoreus 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

I wouldn't. Not worth paying double the price almost for an extra 400 MHz. I have a 6100 in one of my PC's(which sits right in between the 2 performance wise), had I known this Pentium was coming out, I would have waited a few months and saved $50.

http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Pentium-G4560-vs-Intel-Core-i3-7100/3892vs3891

Dynamite_Jason 1 point 29 days ago

The Pentium would bottleneck the gpu so you would not have a great experience.

JQuell 1 point 1 month ago

I'm just getting into pc builds, and I would like to know how many standoffs the motherboard needs.

guest2 1 point 13 days ago

As many as the motherboard has holes for them is ideal. You could probably forgo one or two if your case/motherboard tray doesn't have the holes to place them, however.

Wubsomearc116 1 point 1 month ago

Can this run total war warhammer in the mid range graphic ability of it if you know what I'm trying to say

Zynetu 1 point 1 month ago

what about the OS? Do I need to get windows 10 or just use linux?

Zynetu 1 point 1 month ago

do i need to buy windows 10 for this build?

kippers 1 point 29 days ago

Yes you will need to buy a windows product key to activate it

MossyGTM 1 point 1 month ago

Would this be able to run Player Unknown, Rainbow Six Siege, and DayZ at solid frames? Thank you for responding

shreduhsoreus 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

This will run basically all games at a good frame rate. The majority at high(and some ultra) settings at 60 FPS.

MossyGTM 1 point 29 days ago

Oh ok thanks man I'm new to this whole pc master race race thing lol

SaucyBoy 1 point 14 days ago

Same man, I'm looking forward to building this

DoyleG 1 point 28 days ago

Hello, Completely new to PC Builds and PC Gaming. Will this run VR and 4K gaming or am I asking too much? I'm looking to build something that will be on par or better than the new Xbox Scorpio Console for £600. Thank you.

MossyGTM 1 point 28 days ago

You are asking way too much. You would be looking for a way more expensive build. I am new to this as well but I have done my research. You would be looking at about 1000 dollars for 4K and VR. You could build one cheaper but it would give you a headache if it's frames are below 90. This is all from my research.

MoodyPlayz 1 point 28 days ago

What all can this build run? As in what games at high?

dxzzy 1 point 20 days ago

Portal 2, L4D2, Ark, Dragon Ball Xenoverse, Tales of Berseria, Far Cry Primal, Overwatch, How to Survive, TWDG and Heroes of the Storm all run on High/Ultra 60fps. These are all of the games I've tested so far.

SaucyBoy 1 point 14 days ago

I've heard it can also run R6, and I believe BF4 (nobody benchmarks BF1 for whatever reason) CS GO can run at over 170 fps at highest settings (obviously).

iamzeusfearme 1 point 28 days ago

I'm totally new at this and have no idea what I'm doing. Do I need a Wireless Network Adaptor? Or is this setup already able to connect to my Wi-Fi?

dxzzy 1 point 20 days ago

You'll need to buy a wi-fi adapter in order to connect to wifi. You can also use an Ethernet cable if you don't want to fork up a couple extra bucks.

Baej 1 point 28 days ago

Alright can someone help me? Do you guys think this is a good pc for gaming and editing. Can this PC run most up to date games above 60 fps (Like CSGO and H1Z1) and do you guys think i can record the games and still maybe run good? Is this pc good for me? Please Help :D

SaucyBoy 1 point 14 days ago

They should both run fine, CSGO especially.

DoyleG 1 point 27 days ago

How does this build compare to this build on Tech Radar? Better Worse? Sorry I'm completely new to PC's and trying to find as much out as possible before building one. As you can see below, I'm looking to building a PC that is equal or better to the new console being released.

Thank you.

http://www.techradar.com/how-to/gaming/how-to-build-a-gaming-pc-more-powerful-than-xbox-project-scorpio-1324756

MossyGTM 1 point 26 days ago

That build from TechRadar is better than this one. You could probably build this PC cheaper than that one.

RandomGamingYT 1 point 27 days ago

If you're using an amd gpu, why not use an amd apu?

allur4 1 Build 1 point 27 days ago

APUs graphics are very weak at this time. I'm interested in what Raven Ridge will bring but unless you can't afford to spend more than $300 on your PC I wouldn't recommend an APU

RandomGamingYT 1 point 23 days ago

Oh, well i that case go for a core i3 6100

samfrost 1 point 27 days ago

61k for a pentium build seriously

Fused321 1 point 26 days ago

Hi just like everyone else I'm new to the whole pc thing I was wondering if anyone knows if I could run Ark on this pc with high or epic settings

dxzzy 1 point 20 days ago

I've the same exact build except I'm running an RX 460 (which is a worse than a 470) and I can run Ark at around 50-60 fps on High at 720p. I don't think you should have any issues. :)

suprasumo 1 point 26 days ago

Hello,

Will i be able to play new games in this?

Honestly i want to play CS GO; Football manager, ARMA 3 , but if it runs new games "well" like BF1 or GTA i dont have to worry about the other ones i really want to play

NickEvns 1 point 25 days ago

Would this be able to run games like The Witcher 3, Mass effect andromeda and [upcoming] Mount and blade bannerlord? also do I have to supply a wifi adapter or will it connect to wifi

Rikitik 1 point 25 days ago

Why don't you switch for a rx 550 or any 500 series because They are basically the same price and the 550 just costs 60$ but it can run fps games about 100 fps and plus you can spend the money upgrading the cpu to a ryzen 3 or i3

Crazycatman 1 Build 1 point 4 days ago

RX 550? You know they made that GPU to compete with the Integrated Graphics of Intel HD! Why get a higher priced CPU when I have a GTX 1060 6GB that is better than almost all RX cards except RX580 in some games??

BoxPie 1 point 24 days ago

Does the SSD come with Windows installed? I'm very new to this ;-;

vincentli3526 1 point 17 days ago

no, you have to download the OS on a bootable drive.

cometlol55 1 point 23 days ago

Intel Pentium? Even entry level doesn't deserve that bad.

shmitty5050 1 point 15 days ago

The G4560 is surprisingly powerful. It's barely less than the i3 6100 and much cheaper.

cometlol55 1 point 13 days ago

I agree. Most AMD processors may run a little hot (and explode if you're stupid enough to remove the cooler), but their cost to power ratio is crazy. The most powerful AMD processor is 2 times more powerful and half the cost of the i7

LoneKpopper 1 point 21 days ago

I'm completely new to PC gaming and the interior of PCs. Would this PC run the latest CODs well? If not, what parts could improve the games performance?

BoxPie 1 point 17 days ago

I'm sure that It will run the latest CoDs with ease, it can run games like Overwatch at max graphics 60fps+ and that game has explosion and particles and all that. So yes It will run those games really well.

Sumo123 1 point 20 days ago

Can this PC run games like rust, arma 3, rainbow six?

PrettyGood 1 point 20 days ago

Would I be able to play Rust on this? it's my only reason for wanting a pc really.

Crazycatman 1 Build 1 point 4 days ago

I have a 1060 6GB and a Pentium G4600 build was $526, I can Max everything out, and get 98fps in densely populated areas with tree's, so compared to mine, you are looking at my settings to get about 50-60fps, because of the CPU (1GHz does make a difference) and that I have 2GB more VRAM, also that I OC my Card to 2.05GHz, also this is the 1060 6GB and its a bit better than the RX480, I also have the benefit of ShadowPlay, and OC, and More VRAM

Helaxo 1 point 18 days ago

May I ask a couple of questions?

1) How much upgrade potential does this pc have? 2) Is there a good choice of monitor and keyboard for a reasonable price? 3) If I want to mod minecraft (A lot) would the processor let me?

(PS: I live in norway, so Amazon isnt very useful to me)

P172012 1 point 18 days ago

I am new to this and always wanted a decent computer to run a PS2 emulator and so on. I was going to build a computer from scratch but it would probably be best to just get the parts pre-picked. Will this computer run a PS2 or all kinds of Emulators smoothly? I'm not a huge gamer but I do like to play old systems like N64, PS1, PS2 etc. from time to time with no problems whatsoever. Also how would I go about making sure the computer is Dual Monitor friendly? Do I need something extra? Or just a Cable splitter and it should be fine?

Thanks!

Please guide me :/

shmitty5050 0 points 15 days ago

This build will run N64 and PS1 emulators without a problem. I don't have experience with PS2 emulators but I would think it should run fine, worst case scenario you might have reduced frame rates in the odd spot of a few of the more process heavy games. From what I've seen, console emulators are more CPU oriented, so you might benefit upgrading to an i3 7100.

For dual monitors you won't need a splitter or anything. If you click on the GPU name it will take you to a page with more information and you can see there are 3 display ports, 1 HDMI, and 1 DVI-D.

Crazycatman 1 Build 1 point 4 days ago

i3-7100 is the same or tad more of the G4600 but $40 more than it!

BoxPie 1 point 17 days ago

How well will this build run games like Titanfall 2, Rainbow Six Seige CS:GO and Overwatch?

Penguino0 1 point 15 days ago

I'm new to the pc building scene and was wondering what monitor would be really good with this build. I plan on building it and this is the only issue I have

loganator18 1 point 14 days ago

Hello. Quick question, if I upgraded this to an RX 480 would the pentium bottleneck it at all? Thanks!

DamianJ 1 point 14 days ago

I was wondering about a CPU Cooler, would this be needed with this build? I have never built a PC before so I do not know.

Raychippy 1 point 11 days ago

No a CPU cooler is not necessary

ConsolePleb123 1 point 14 days ago

If you're someone that doesn't care about SSD you could get rid of it and spend the extra money on an i3 6100 and possibly even an i5 if you're willing to spend $600

SaucyBoy 1 point 14 days ago

Is there any way I can see a benchmark of this build?

DBLU2 1 point 13 days ago

How is this computer able to run Overwatch if an i3 processor is necessary for the game?

shmitty5050 1 point 7 days ago

This computer isn't able to run Overwatch if an i3 processor is necessary. Luckily, an i3 processor isn't necessary.

Nidak 1 point 13 days ago

Just wondering if anyone has built this build and if so what was the order in which they put it all together?. I'm looking to buy and build it fortnightly to spread the cost.

guest2 1 point 13 days ago

I went for this build but swapped the 470 for a 1060 and got one 8 GB stick instead (it was cheaper than the kit). Will I be CPU-bound when gaming? Does dual-channel matter much in real life?

kalodos 1 point 11 days ago

Why the SSD?

Gingersplash 1 point 9 days ago

I have a question: What monitor should I get to go with this? I'm new to the world of creating a PC, but I still understand technology and know what all of the parts above mean and what they do, I'm just unsure about what monitor I should get because I noticed it doesn't include a monitor? Also, will the case come with instructions on how to assemble the parts together inside the case? If not, could anyone provide a link or tell me how to assemble it?

UnaTortuga 1 point 7 days ago

Guys, how do I find your list of cases. I like the build but am not a fan of the case.

PvtPrivate 1 point 7 days ago

Used this as a base and made my own mini ITX build :) Good thing Microcenter is nearby, got a sale on the motherboard and the VX500 SSD. And they have the last remaining RX 570 :D (man they are in demand, everywhere else its out of stock) https://pcpartpicker.com/user/PvtPrivate/saved/hHZ3CJ

DamianJ 1 point 7 days ago

I am going to be using this PC to stream on Twitch playing an assortment of games like League of Legends, ARK: Survival, and assorted standard games like Call of Duty. Will the processor be able to handle it? I currently have 30 MBPS Upload so I know I do not have a problem in that category.

Crazycatman 1 Build 1 point 4 days ago

Also, whats the point of this? At-least put a 1060 6GB with a Pentium G4600 (my build was cheaper than this) I play a multitude of games on Epic or Max including ARK with above 60FPS frame-rate! To add-on, I don't think people are planning to get a cheapo SSD or any for that matter, when they want to go for a budget build! I would recommend a MSI GPU because I OC my GTX 1060 6GB to 2.05Ghz, and their cooling and fan noise is recommended in a smaller case build! EVGA 600W 80+ is $39 Rather than this Corsair one! Probs to also switch out the Hitachi Kung Fu Panda HDD, with a Western Digital 1TB as they are not as failure as the Panda sequels were! For the Case, the NZXT 340S is a better case for Cable management and a color to suit your personality! To be honest when they said, "'check out the Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 1060 3GB"', BS! The RX480 closely compares to the 6GB variate of the 1060!

ThoughtA staff submitter 1 point 4 days ago

People are planning to get a smaller SSD like the one in the list. Other people aren't. That's why we say that storage needs differ.

The point is to game on a budget with a system that's enjoyable. You having a build with a more powerful GPU or CPU doesn't make any build with a cheaper and less powerful GPU or CPU pointless.

mlggeekmaster242 1 point 3 days ago

Upgrade to 570?

kayvoss 1 point 1 day ago

I'm trying to get into PC gaming and I am looking for a moderate gaming computer. Will this run ARK: survival evolved and Space Engineers?

Ikon780 1 point 12 hours ago

It can run ARK: survival evolved, but idk about Space Engineers. You might need to upgrade to i5 7500 to run the game.

la_min 1 point 21 hours ago

does the SSD have to be in it?

Ikon780 1 point 12 hours ago

You don't need the ssd, but the ssd is much faster than the 1Tb hard drive. If you do keep the ssd, I suggest installing the OS onto it and other programs that you want to run fast on.

kalodos 0 points 23 days ago

Remove the ssdand spend the 70$ on 480 or a 1060

broderick.smth -6 points 1 month ago

Instead of a Pentium, get a Celeron. Celerons are cheaper and they also run a lot faster than the Pentium.

vagabond139 5 Builds 3 points 1 month ago

Wat. They are cheaper becasue they are worse. They lack hyperthreading which means they are a lot weaker.

broderick.smth -2 points 1 month ago

Yeah... after I said that comment I realised that. Pentiums would work way better when it comes to gaming especially.

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Qwertylops 1 point 1 month ago

That would be okay

warlock_dthpunch 1 point 1 month ago

may be not. coz beyond an rx 470 the CPU starts to bottleneck the GPU.... it would be wise to stick to the rx 470 4gb version, but if u plan on upgrading down the line then you can get the rx 480.

Jokin_Is_Here 1 point 1 month ago

The rx 480 4gb wont bottleneck a g4560... don't underestimate it, it is quite a little beast

warlock_dthpunch 1 point 1 month ago

In cpu intensive games it will but the performance drop-off is negligible

Jokin_Is_Here 1 point 1 month ago

True... however, it is still decent and can hold its ground againt cpus 2x is price. So still is a great option

warlock_dthpunch 1 point 1 month ago

Yeah you are right. The Pentium G4560 is as good as it gets for bang for the buck it can even compete with the i3-6100 which is a $110 cpu.....

Megarocket16 1 point 1 month ago

to be honest, if you want a minimal speed boost from booting up your computer and running apps, you don't need the SSD. Therefore, you can use that money to get an i5 off eBay, or amazon when there's a good deal. Once I saw an i5-6600k for $150.

JCMsergox 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Plus, from my experience, the 470 is probably the perfect 1080p/Ultra card.

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Reason:
Note: Wattages are estimates only. Actual power draw may differ from listed values.
Component Estimated Wattage
Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor 6W - 54W
Gigabyte - GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard 15W - 60W
Crucial - 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory 5W - 5W
PNY - CS1111 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 2W - 10W
Hitachi - Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 4W - 20W
Asus - Radeon RX 470 4GB STRIX Video Card 30W - 120W
Total: 62W - 269W