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THE ULTIMATE CONSOLE KILLER

by ThatComputerGuy12

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  • #1: THE ULTIMATE CONSOLE KILLER (40 months ago)

Description

The PS4 and Xbone have both come out and its no secret that they dont run games in full 1080p at 60fps. This pc will solve all of that and it comes in at a cost that a console peasant could afford! Now here is my rationale for the parts I selected:

CPU: Athlons have akways been rock solid budget CPU's that still pack a punch this one clocked at 3.8 GHz while still being a wuad core is a steal for just $70

CPU COOLER: The hyper T2 is cheap and suitable for a small overclock, need I say more?

MOTHERBOARD: Great features and overclocking utilities also had SATA 6Gps as a bonus

MEMORY: Did you actually expect me to wirte anything here?

STORAGE: Reliable.Fast.Large.Cheap.

GPU: The reason i didnt go team green on this side is because the 750ti is much more expensive for not alot of gain on the compute side of things, but feel free to go with it becase it is more efficient. Otherwise the R7 260x is a great bang for the buck card (yay team red!). It also supports things like AMD's Mantle and TrueAudio as a bonus.

CASE: Looks great and has a fan and front usb headers what more do you want here?

PSU:Has all the connectors we need here and alot of overhang on the wattage side of things so that you can really push is with the overclocking.

CONCLUSION: This pc will not run three 4K monitors in surround but it will give gamers in a pinch what they want! Thank you all for reading this long description and I hope it will help any people getting into pc gaming an idea what to expect from the pc gaming commutnity!

PS: (feel free to add a fan or two!)

Part List Customize This Part List

Warning: These parts have potential issues/incompatibilities. (See details.)

Estimated Wattage: 309W
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CPU $190.36 FREE $190.36 Amazon Buy
CPU Cooler $28.89 -$12.00 FREE $16.89 OutletPC Buy
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Motherboard
Memory $49.99 FREE $49.99 Newegg Buy
Storage $43.99 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime $43.99 Amazon Buy
Video Card
Case $39.99 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime $39.99 Amazon Buy
Power Supply $42.89 -$10.00 FREE $32.89 OutletPC Buy
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Base Total: $396.11
Mail-in Rebates: -$22.00
Total: $374.11
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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.

Potential Issues / Incompatibilities

  • Some AMD A88X chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Kaveri CPUs. Upgrading the BIOS may require a different CPU that is supported by older BIOS revisions.

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Caleb1k 4 points 40 months ago

Hey guys, I am a new PC builder and I was thinking of building this one. If any one has any tips for a new PC builder, It would be much appreciated. Also, what monitor would go good with this for $100? I was thinking of also going with windows 7 home premium and you would need an optical drive for installation of the OS so which would you sugest? Thanks for the feedback.

ThatComputerGuy12 submitter 6 points 40 months ago

Ok firstly you DO NOT need an ancient optical drive use a USB thumb drive and just search google for windows 7(insert version here)ISO then grab a program called Rufus it will make your USB bootable and best of all it's free and works well

As for the montitor get an acer Sq220hlabd it's a lovely 1920x1080p display

And lastly do not be intimidated by all the parts etc building a computer is really easy and don't let your part choices be swayed by other youtubers, yes take advice jut don't go "oh well he has an i7 well I guess I also need one " and end up broke.

RubyJunk 2 points 39 months ago

I know this comment is old.

But when you were talking about i7s a spark in my brain lit up =P Do not base your computer off of one of those prebuilt gaming computers that have 32GB of RAM, an i7, and then, like a GTX 770.

Fr33Th1nk3r 5 Builds 3 points 38 months ago

Almost as bad as the ones with a 4790 and a gt 740 sellin for 1k bucks. looks at Dell

riki 1 point 32 months ago

I hate those ones where it says its a very powerful and quick gaming pc and it has an i7 6700k and a gtx 745 and costs £696969696969

khay8 1 point 35 months ago

Is the hdmi on the motherboard susposed to work? the one on the video card does

Jalley15 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

if you don't have a video card then you can run a HDMI from your mobo instead. the cpu gas on board graphics

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Taufox 1 point 32 months ago

Here in my garage

"playing with expensive legos"

Thucydides 2 points 40 months ago

What made you choose a microATX mobo over a regular sized one? Do you think there would be any issues with fitting the video card, aftermarket CPU cooler and dual channel ram on there?

SeaOotter 2 points 39 months ago

Will this run games like skyrim on high graphics?

ThatComputerGuy12 submitter 3 points 39 months ago

yup but I'm not sure if it will with mods

SeaOotter 2 points 39 months ago

Thank you :) I might have to start saving up.

ThatComputerGuy12 submitter 2 points 39 months ago

It's a pleasure

carrickwater 2 points 39 months ago

please would this motherboard work with the chipset. the compatibility notes say Some AMD A88X chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Kaveri CPUs.

kanye2the 1 point 38 months ago

could we get a reply here please if you don't mind? i was also thinking about this ^ :)

LambdaTiger 1 point 40 months ago

would just change the case

ThatComputerGuy12 submitter 1 point 40 months ago

thanks for your response! just for intrest what case would you change it to and why?

LambdaTiger 2 points 40 months ago
ThatComputerGuy12 submitter 1 point 40 months ago

Thanks so much for you suggestion! im sorry i couldnt get o it earlier due to time difference. I will definately let you know what I think

ThatComputerGuy12 submitter 1 point 40 months ago

Thanks again for you response but the reason I chose this case other than the looks is because you con get a USB 3.0 for cheap! I also personally think that if you are on this kind of budget a side panel window is kind of unneccesary (my opinion!) Also thermaltake is a excellent brand for airflow in cases and because another thing you want to do with this build is overclocking! But thanks anyway for your suggestions!

LambdaTiger 0 points 40 months ago

hey ur right about usb 3.0 but there is rosewill challenger with usb 3.0 with 3.99$ increase plus thermaltake isnt the best at cases as i said before rosewill has 2500+ reviews while thermaltake only some. GL :)

ThatComputerGuy12 submitter 1 point 40 months ago

I think you are right but the reason i didnt select that one is because it didnt look good to me (my opinion) BTW I am building a pc and I may need some advice on my part selection are you willing to help me out on that? Thanks

ThatComputerGuy12 submitter 1 point 40 months ago

Although if I were to change the case it would probably be a BitFenix Comrade (in red)

fearmadara 2 points 40 months ago

hi i have a new build with msi a78m-e35 and athlon x4 860k but no gpu yet.my ram is g.skill (2x4gb) 2133mhz. The problem is when i turn on,no display came out and it beeps 1 long and 2 short beeps..can anyone help me?thanks

Luigiox 3 Builds 2 points 40 months ago

Sorry, I know it's been a couple days but I was reading about this 2 days ago and just found your comment about your mobo beeping.

That code means video problem.

fearmadara 2 points 40 months ago

thank you so much..what should i do sir?i dont have a gpu yet.

cbjunior94 1 Build 3 points 39 months ago

Youre problem is actually quite simple. You don't have a video device. The Athlon series doesn't come with built in graphics, the video ports on your motherboard are not attached to an onboard video chipset as they are intended to allow the built in graphics from an APU to be accessed, which you don't posses with the 860k. Simply put, you need a graphics card. That's it, there's no way around it. Unless you swap out your Athlon with an A- series which comes with built in graphics, which would be a waste of money if you intend on buying a discrete GPU anyways.

Thucydides 1 point 40 months ago

Are you sure that isn't the problem...? If your mobo can't find a video card on POST then it's going to error out.

Unless you have a built in video card in your motherboard or have a specific kind of APU then your computer won't be able to start...

ThatComputerGuy12 submitter 0 points 40 months ago

Check your front panel headers! :)

fearmadara 2 points 40 months ago

my front panel is ok sir..it can on power.

ThatComputerGuy12 submitter 0 points 40 months ago

Hmmm... Did you plug the small speaker in that came with the motherboard?

fearmadara 1 point 40 months ago

does this build can boot or display even without a gpu inserted?

bigbadke12 2 points 40 months ago

No, the mobo doesn't have integrated graphics and neither does the CPU. If you want to boot without a graphics card you need to swap the Athlon for a APU with integrated graphics.

fearmadara 2 points 40 months ago

thank you sir.God speed..

fearmadara 1 point 39 months ago

after i get my gpu,where will be my cable attach?from gpu to monitor or motherboard to monitor?

bigbadke12 1 point 39 months ago

What are you talking about cable? If you mean the PCI-E cable those go from your PSU to your GPU. If you mean a hdmi cable/whatever else, those go from your monitor to ports found on your GPU.

fearmadara 1 point 39 months ago

hi guys..i have a sapphire r9 270x gpu which requires 2x75 watts connector..my psu has a pci-e 6+2 pins with a twin 6pins..how do i connect this?please explained how to do it..thanks..

ThatComputerGuy12 submitter 1 point 40 months ago

Yes

fearmadara 1 point 40 months ago

you serious sir?

SvenSkent 0 points 40 months ago

it does it is an APU it has R7 graphics on the dye

fearmadara 1 point 40 months ago

my 860k is not an APU sir.sory,didnt buy a gpu yet..budget problem..:(

SvenSkent 0 points 40 months ago

oh herp a derp that was a type LOL

Thucydides 1 point 40 months ago

The one on this page is not an APU. It says right there that it requires a discrete GPU card.

fearmadara 1 point 39 months ago

after i get my gpu,where will be my cable attach?from gpu to monitor or motherboard to monitor?

Thucydides 1 point 40 months ago

...no? It's not an APU and I don't think the mobo you selected has any kind of integrated graphics.

AGuyNamedLewis 1 point 40 months ago

And this can play what at what settings?

capnjazz 1 point 40 months ago

AMD Athlon X4 860K Performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoT638ErboU

AMD R7 260X Performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHymVg64qMw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_oBZH64t1o

Based on these videos, I would say solid 30 fps on high settings in most of the latest games.

ThatComputerGuy12 submitter 1 point 40 months ago

It should play most new AAA games on medium to high at 1080p

brendanbaier 1 point 40 months ago

Would it be acceptable to have a Corsair 430W power supply in there instead?

ThatComputerGuy12 submitter 2 points 40 months ago

yup

copperblade 1 point 40 months ago

is better with dual 4GB ram or a single 8GB?, it seems like your build is "future proof". and with that 3.7Ghz wouldn't need more power, a stock cooler should suffice thou.

cmiiw-

ThatComputerGuy12 submitter 1 point 40 months ago

Nowadays 8GB is necessary and running dual channel RAM makes a 1-2FPS difference if any in games and it leaves an extra slot for expansion. However dual channel makes a more significant gain over single channel when you are rendering video

egonzalezjr555 1 point 40 months ago

Hmm I was wondering has anyone actually built this system I was asking since I understand that the motherboard bios might need to be upgraded

Thucydides 2 points 40 months ago

I'm about to put something very similar together - I share the same concern. I asked the guy who put it together why he picked a microATX mobo to put into an ATX case but he hasn't responded yet. So I'll probably end up getting a full size board instead.

Everything else seems pretty legit though.

kanye2the 1 point 38 months ago

how did it end up going for you mate? did you need to update it?

Thucydides 1 point 38 months ago

The build I ended up doing for my girlfriends little brother was similar, but I swapped a couple components out. My budget was 500, I think it's pretty good for the price and he's happy with it.

I did end up going with a full size mobo though. Although a couple weeks later I used a similar microATX mobo on the rebuild of my HTPC.

khay8 1 point 35 months ago

I have, working on the drivers now

CapN_Prodigy 1 point 40 months ago

does this Build have a place for HDMI? It looks like a great build but my monitor uses and HDMI and I was concerned as to whether or not this one has it

ThatComputerGuy12 submitter 0 points 39 months ago

yup it does

khay8 1 point 35 months ago

THANKS FOR THE BUILD ! I JUST BUILT IT!

epicsasa 1 point 39 months ago

15 dollar os

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philip staff 10 Builds 1 point 39 months ago

Do not advocate piracy.

ThatComputerGuy12 submitter 1 point 39 months ago

Whoa ok ok.... I'll stop man

Vixhual 1 point 39 months ago

Is there anyway to get legitimate Windows for less than the standard $100 range?

M@rcusM@n 2 points 29 months ago

Yes. Get a windows 7 key for bareley anything (look on eBay), then get the upgrade to 10 for free

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Vixhual 1 point 39 months ago

Not sure how overclockable the 260x is, but the PS4 has a custom GPU which is somewhere between the 7850 and 7870 so it's between an R9 270 and 270x which is a bit stronger than this GPU so I think you should upgrade that a bit more.

ThatComputerGuy12 submitter 2 points 39 months ago

Actually the ps4 has an Jaguar APU from AMD which does have the the graphics of a 7870 but because it t is integrated the CPU cannot strech it's legs as much, also it does not support things like mantle therefore restricting preformance etc. I could see where you are making your point but a console is restricted by software and a PC is not

Vixhual 1 point 39 months ago

Oh. I wasn't aware of that. That means PS4 won't be held back RAM due to its GDDR5 system memory, but do you know what its core clock is?

ThatComputerGuy12 submitter 1 point 39 months ago

No sorry!

Vixhual 1 point 39 months ago

I ended up finding the specs and now I see. It seems to be GTX 750 Ti vs. R7 260x. The 260x wins out of the box, but I'm not yet sure which will win when overclocked.

DomriRade 1 point 39 months ago

Hi, I'm new to PC making and I was wondering if this would be a good first PC to make. Also is everything I would need to have the computer running in the parts list(other than monitor, mouse,...etc.) .

Moogic 1 point 38 months ago

(Sorry for the long wait for a reply!) This would be a great entry-level pc, just need a wifi card/adapter/etc.. so you can get the drivers and/or operating system, but they're pretty cheap.

SwagBaggins 1 point 39 months ago

Hey everyone, I'm new to building custom computers and I was looking into building this one but I was seeing a lot of problems about this build saying it needed a gpu in the comments but I don't understand how gpus work and I could really use some help explaining what I need to do to fix this gpu problem because I don't want to purchase these parts and not have them work. Thanks!

Moogic 1 point 39 months ago

The gpu is a Graphics processing Unit As the name implies, it processes the information and turns it into images. The thing about those comments is people believed the cpu could process graphics without a gpu, not to be confused with an apu, which doubles as a cpu & gpu, though not as powerful. This rig uses a cpu, NOT an apu.

SwagBaggins 1 point 38 months ago

Thanks so much, so just to confirm if I were to build this computer it should work no problems?

Moogic 1 point 38 months ago

I'm not an expert, but you'll obviously need the operating system(Windows, OSX, Linux,etc)and drivers for the parts you get so they run properly. (Drivers is software, NOT hardware)

Bosna917 1 point 39 months ago

i might sound like a idiot but would this run euro truck simulator 2 on good graphics smooth ?

Moogic 1 point 39 months ago

I wouldn't be surprised if it could run on max settings. Frame rate might vary depending on what parts you get, but with this rig, you should he able to run a smooth 30 fps on high

TheChosenGamer 1 point 39 months ago

does it have thermal paste already?

Moogic 1 point 39 months ago

The cpu has a fan with heatsink already applied. The Cooler Master fan that you buy separately however, has a container of heatsink included, which you have to apply yourself

TheChosenGamer 1 point 39 months ago

thx man that a big help

khay8 1 point 35 months ago

can i use the fan that it comes with instead of the one that i bought separately

khay8 1 point 35 months ago

The fan is way too big... I'm unsure how to put it over the cpu

khay8 1 point 35 months ago

nvm, I found a way to use the fan that i bought. turns out i was trying to use parts that I didn't have to. My new question is the harddrive of this build doesn't fit in the case... is that suspose to happen

Moogic 1 point 35 months ago

It depends on the kind of case n' hard-drive you got.if it's a 3.5", then you've got the correct type, if not, it won't fit in the case(A laptop hardrive is 2.5").And a SSD won't fit in a regular HDD socket.This isn't my profession, so you should go to the PCPartPicker forums and ask that question again :] https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/

khay8 1 point 28 months ago

Thanks for the answering ! I know it's been like months and I completely left here after getting my pc working xD. Though I still have the same issue but I can work with it. It's just that my hard drive is unstable and when I open up the case, I would have to be careful not to forget about it

Brassgnat 1 point 39 months ago

Hi, I want to get into gaming and i was wondering if you could talk about some of your games and how this pc handles them. I really want to play H1Z1. any help is greatly appreciated.

Moogic 1 point 39 months ago

If you're planning to play extremely intensive games like Wolfenstein or Dying Light, you'll likely get ~30 fps on low settings. On the other hand, you can get very good frame rates on Medium/High settings for Minecraft,Team Fortress 2, COD, Battlefield, or any game that has low system requirements. Also for that H1Z1 game, you can easily achieve good fps on Medium, if not high settings.

Rabit 1 point 39 months ago

Bulid a bit overpriced , for 409$ you can get build that provide more FPS example: https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/edit/?guide=VQdnTW I use cheaper mobo but still decent qaulity,

choops00 1 point 39 months ago

can anybody recommend a cheap , but good quality monitor for this and a wifi adapter ?

RubyJunk 1 point 39 months ago

That can't kill consoles.... You have no idea what kind of s*** you are even talking about!!

A minimum of THIS computer is required to even touch at the playing power of the consoles, which is why PC building is overpriced when you can just buy a console at a much cheaper price...

Moogic 2 points 39 months ago

Not sure if a troll, Or just a filthy console peasant....

RubyJunk 2 points 39 months ago

Duuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhh. Guess.

BigAll 5 Builds 2 points 39 months ago

Trolololol

FelidionP 1 point 39 months ago

Sorry a question : Does the CPU comes with a stock cooler? If yes why have you put an aftermarket one on this build?

Moogic 1 point 39 months ago

Yes;and the reason to get the Hyper Cooler Master is because the fan that comes with the cpu isn't as good n efficient as the cooler master, since it has heat pipes and a better heatsink.

ItsDeDuckGamer 1 point 39 months ago

Hello people, I've planned a Gaming build around 1.8k and I'd like some advice on how I can lower the cost and maintain the aspects or how I can get slightly better results within the same price range! Thanks!

Specs:

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5 ghz (6 Core)

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0 + Video Card

Motherboard: MSI 970 Gaming ATX Am3+

Storage: 2 TB (2x Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive)

Memory (RAM): 32 GB: 4 x 8 (2 x G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply: Antec Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

Opt Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer

Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan

With other accessories (Mouse, keyboard etc.) the set is about $1835 and I think it is pretty good for a first build... Thinking of changing the power supply and maybe the Cpu cooling. What do you guys think? No criticism please, it's a first build and I sorta rushed through it. Process of refining it :)

khay8 1 point 35 months ago

why Amd you should get intel since your going high end

M@rcusM@n 1 point 29 months ago

Get an i5 instead of that processor for better performance.

M@rcusM@n 1 point 29 months ago

I would build this for far better performance than your build. http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/znP7D3

PatchyG 1 point 39 months ago

Will it perform better if I use a Radeon R9 280 or a GTX 960 graphics card instead of the R7 260x?

Moogic 1 point 39 months ago

It sure could if you're a person who's willing to shell out $200 for one of those

Flocosta 1 point 39 months ago

Hey, um so I wanna build my first PC for now i just have this toaster that can barely run games but i really want to learn how to build my own PC more importantly THIS PC build. Is there a guide or some way that i can figure out where to put which parts and whatnot? The only thing i'm scared of is breaking parts or building it wrong and having money go down the drain. So if anyone could help it would be much appreciated. I was also wondering how adding a fan might help as it said in the guide.

Moogic 2 points 39 months ago

There are videos on building a pc on youtube For example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsyxM_j3Y4U It's likely to be a bit different to build since this build uses WAY different parts. Anyways, a fan keeps the cpu cool, period. And if you forget to put on the fan, something like this could easily happen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw9-aP__lJA And if you're still a bit confused, you should refer to the instruction manuals that come with these parts

stormavenger 1 point 39 months ago

i know this may not get answered since this builds comment section is a month old, but how would this build fare in accomplishing simple game design for non complex mobile and pc games that do not use high end graphics?

Moogic 1 point 39 months ago

It would do fairly well since the amd quad-core allows for multiple applications being used at once at a a a good speed or Cpu intensive applications. So, sure, it can be used for simple game design, and quite possibly 3D games

DarkHayden 1 point 39 months ago

Would change the ram ATM you can get 16GB 1600MHz cas11 corsair vengeance pro for £68.91

PC_n00b 0 points 38 months ago

Ugh European PC gamers have it easy, what with pounds and USD being such a different pricing factor ;-; almost makes me want to move.

3fps 1 point 39 months ago

Would this run minecraft on full options? 60 or higher?

Moogic 1 point 39 months ago

Definitely, no doubt in my mind It could easily go higher than 60fps

tansani33 1 point 39 months ago

Hey im new to this whole gaming pc thing but really want to get into it. I know my way around a computer but not extremely well and I would love to build a pc (probably this one). I just had a few questions in mind and would really appreciate it if someone would respond with some answers, however i do have a lot so please bare with me. 1) What is the difference between steam os and windows? 2) My friends told me to install windows I asked how do i do that they said on DVD so wouldn't that imply that i need a DVD drive reader thing a mabober?(They also said that i should really build one with that DVD thing) 3) in the description he says add a fan or two but isnt there already a fan in the build "the cooler master" or is a CPU cooler and a fan different and if so what does a fan do and is it necessary? 4) If i but a DVD thing would i need to amp up my power supply or no? 5) This one is a little childish but would it be able to run games like CSGO, insurgency maybe some bigger games later on at decent frames (50-80) on medium to high settings? Thanks and i may have some more questions later on :)

Moogic 1 point 38 months ago

(Sorry for the long wait!) 1)Steam OS is an linux-based operating system for mainly steam games.It's designed for gaming, but right now, it still has higher system requirements than windows, and it hasn't been released yet publicly.Windows is made for all around stuff, not just gaming.For windows 8.1,You should expect to shell out about $100 for it, unless you have an old computer to transfer the os via key code.2)Windows OS come with DVD's to install it, but you can also just purchase the key code from what I've seen: http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Pro-Upgrade-Product-Card/dp/B00A6TPHZS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1438020900&sr=8-1&keywords=windows+8+key 3)The cooler master is a cpu fan, designed for the cpu, supposed to be put on the cpu, and if you have trouble with installing along the way, the fan and cpu comes with manuals.When he said:"add a couple of extra fans", these are not cpu fans, fans you see usually around the outside of certain desktop pc's are the fans he is talking about.The fans keep the pc cool while in operation.If you are planning on Overclocking , you might wanna get some fans to keep the whole thing cool. 4)If you do decide to install a DVD drive, this powersupply will still work fine.This psu has 500W, while the whole computer(excluding dvd drive), uses little over 300W, so you should be good. 5)CS:GO can easily run on high/60 fps, and possibly Insurgency, depending on the settings you give it.And big games like Wolfenstein:The new order, or Dying Light, can run on a good 30fps on low, but they still look great!

Wizard_Penguin 1 point 39 months ago

Do you think this could run both Skyrim and Minecraft well?

Moogic 1 point 38 months ago

Definitely. They have fairly low system requirements.

0WarHead0 1 point 38 months ago

Will this PC Build play War Thunder at max graphics, not movie?

-Thomas

Moogic 1 point 38 months ago

Most likely, from looking at recommended system requirements.

zchkmp 1 point 38 months ago

I'm new to the building scene and I'm seriously considering this build. Just had one question (for now), am I able to upgrade the parts down the road, as long as they're compatible?

Moogic 1 point 38 months ago

Yep, all the parts are separate, they can be removed just as easily as they can be installed.

Showerz 1 point 38 months ago

Hello! This is going to be my first time ever building any type of computer, and I wanted to know if I needed any type of skrews/skrewdrivers in order to build this! I also wanted to know if i would need to order thermal glue o a anti static wrist band? If you could respond that would be great. Thanks and have a nice day!

kevslice02 1 point 38 months ago

This is most definitely NOT a console killer the ps4 is basically on the same level of graphical prowess as a r9 270 (SLIGHTLY downgraded) an r7 260x ? Not gonna cut it

Moogic 1 point 38 months ago

It may not be a console killer, but it can sure compete with PS4 in terms of price, considering there's alot more good titles on PC than on PS4, you don't need to pay for online gameplay, you aren't restricted to just games on the computer, etc.

kevslice02 1 point 36 months ago

Pretty true, but sometimes it can be nice to have the 10 extra fps... a VERY limited sometimes

Moogic 1 point 36 months ago

I agree the average FPS is somewhat greater, since the PS4 uses parts equivalent to that of a $600-700 at a cheap price, I would find it VERY difficult to find cheap but performing parts that can compete with the PS4

kevslice02 1 point 36 months ago

That's why nothing in the realm of pc building can be a true console killer.

CaffeinatedGaming 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

Over 400 bucks counting extra fans and peripherals/monitor. Great selection though!

PC_n00b 1 point 38 months ago

Really great build! However since you kept things so cheap, I think I'll get a bit snobby and squeeze in an SSD for the OS I'll be, y'know, ''chancing upon.''

Thucydides 0 points 38 months ago

What are you saying?

Moogic 1 point 38 months ago

By the looks of it, he/she is obviously saying he put in a Solid State Drive purposefully for the OS since this person implied that he/she has a bigger budget than the $400 range. If one hard-drive fails, the whole computer practically fails.If in the case that a HDD does fail, or break, or whatever happens to it, atleast the OS still works.

oscarr542 1 point 38 months ago

I think you could save a little on the ram, something like hyperx fury would be a good option instead of the G.Skill Ripjaws. The rest of the pc is fine though and there are some good upgrade options for the cpu if you dont feel like changing to intel.

thedoumba360 1 point 38 months ago

I really like this build, I just want to spice it up a little. Problem is this is my first time building a PC so I need some help. I decided to do this: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/thedoumba360/saved/q39Ycf

I don’t know if it will work.

ForTheEvulz 1 point 38 months ago

Hey, hello. New builder. I was wondering...does the stock CPU fan really suck or something? Is that why this build suggests that I buy another fan entirely? Can I do without the separate fan?

Moogic 1 point 38 months ago

The stock doesn't suck, it's actually designed for the cpu.It's just that it won't be good for overclocking, since it was built to only cool a regular amd processor, not an overclocked one, and it won't cool as much as the seperate cpu fan.

ForTheEvulz 1 point 38 months ago

Right, of course. So I'd be fine with just the stock fan if I have no intentions of overclocking? And I read that using a non-stock fan will void my CPU's warranty; is it recommended anyways?

Moogic 1 point 37 months ago

If you have no intentions of overclocking at all, you should be fine.The only other advantage to having the cpu cooler mentioned in the guide is that it has copper pipes, and a large heatsink which is very good for keeping the computer cool while in operation.And as for the warranty, to be safe you should just stick with the stock cooler for now, until you decide to change coolers or the warranty runs out.

khay8 1 point 36 months ago

So I'm a new pc builder also and I want to know where I could find drivers for this pc. I just ordered all the parts recently

khay8 1 point 36 months ago

Also, do I have to get something for audio also or is that ok? Also, any idea if this will run just cause 2?

Taufox 1 point 32 months ago

1.- Drivers. First let windows update do his magic ,then search for the chipset, graphics and bios drivers, lastly if you don't feel sure of the bios driver just skip it it wouldn't be important unless you want to overcloak. You can found the chipset and graphics drivers on AMD download page, search "amd"and click to the first result.

2.- Sound. You don't need anything except some speakers or headphones

3.- Run JC2. i never played Just Cause 2 but you can check it before installing on "cyri", search it on google is the first result.

khay8 1 point 28 months ago

Thanks! I did all of that and It worked perfectly. I beat jc2 quite some time ago and it was amazing! I really appreciate all the help even though I haven't been here in quite some time

khay8 1 point 35 months ago

OMG I DID IT! I GOT THE COMPUTER TO WORK IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN BUYING THIS COMPUTER I CAN MAKE A TURTORIAL ON HOW TO BUILD IT

Taufox 1 point 32 months ago

Nice work, What OS did you choose? I recommend Windows 10!

khay8 1 point 28 months ago

Windows 7 64 bit xD There's actually one game that I can't run because they haven't made it compatible with windows 10 but that was a while ago. They may have made it compatible by now. I will probably check.

Seantron 1 point 34 months ago

Ok, I'm new to building a computer and I'm only 12 (reason I'm only doing a $500 build). Everything was fine and dandy until I finished building it and my CPU had bent pins. I decided to upgrade to a 860k rather than 760 and I just ordered it today. When I get it and start using the PC, how much can I overclock my CPU/GPU? I figured asking people who have a very similar build would be able to tell me.

          Thanks, Sean
Taufox 1 point 32 months ago

i never overcloaked before but i got a couple of tricks to "optimize" a new pc a lot of laptops fixed before

Mybuttisbae 1 point 32 months ago

How good can this game run CSGO

Taufox 1 point 32 months ago

i got a integrated Intel HD 4600, Intel i3 and it play 45+ fps on lowest 900p. I assure you that this PC would run it smooth af.

Computer1222 1 point 32 months ago

Around christmas last year i built this PC. I still haven't got a monitor in but the tower works.

Taufox 1 point 32 months ago

As for the montitor get an acer Sq220hlabd it's a lovely 1920x1080p display.

mcchowdhury 1 point 31 months ago

Can I put a micro ATX case into this (like CiT's red devil case) or will that be a problem, thanks!

Computer1222 1 point 31 months ago

0/10

CPU is old and poor quality

Motherboard is cheap, small, and missing pins

power supply is non modular

Gavster46 1 point 30 months ago

Hi. I was wondering if this pc build is still relevant today. thx

khay8 1 point 28 months ago

Ok so It's been quite some time since I been here. I successfully built this pc build and it worked like a charm until about a few days ago. I am now getting this dual bios blue screen error and I tried practically everything I and the internet could think of. if anyone had this problem feel free to inform me

FrostPaladin14 1 point 27 months ago

Just a question sorry if I'm late, I'm trying to get into PC gaming and I stumbled upon this build. It looks great and it's just what I'm looking for. I just have two questions, all I need to do is order these parts and build the computer? That's all? and what does the compatibility issue saying "Some AMD A88X chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Kaveri CPUs." mean?

peter_griffendor 1 point 26 months ago

So uh what about OS and a monitor and a mouse and a keyboard that's about an extra $250

Jalley15 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

hi great build but personally would have gone with an a10 7970k and ditch he mobo for roughly the same price and I think it would perform better

fearmadara 0 points 40 months ago

anyone has extra gpu?can i buy it as long as its not defective.

sylentxmomba 0 points 38 months ago

Is this build future proof because I want to be able to upgrade as nessecary.

Thucydides 0 points 38 months ago

There is no such thing as 'future proof'. The only things you can hope to salvage after a few years is your motherboard (but unlikely due to changes in sockets), your power supply (which, if you're upgrading, would probably not be a good idea) and your case and monitor. Everything else you will likely want to chuck in favor of better parts.

Muffat 0 points 38 months ago

So with 301$€ + monitor ,keyboard,mice u can build this awesome pc? Cuz the video card, CPUS cooler and storage aren't mentioned in the price or is it?

Smilez_2_go 0 points 38 months ago

mabey

iJorgeDerpz 0 points 38 months ago

Will this run GTA V on high setting?

Moogic 0 points 38 months ago

I'm not sure about high, but it should run well on medium settings

Thucydides 0 points 38 months ago

Nope.

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Emoji 1 point 39 months ago

Yes, ARK might have to be lowered to perform good & Fallout 4 when released will run at what the consoles run at, The consoles right now are confirmed to run at 1080p 30 fps & This build will run it fine with the settings put to medium

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Moogic 1 point 38 months ago

You do know that they need a OS,Drivers, and possibly a BIOS update, right?

KhanArmughan 1 point 38 months ago

It didn't even boot man.

Moogic 1 point 38 months ago

It's likely because you didn't put a wire or cable in the right place, since not all the cables on the power supply need to be plugged in. Refer to the manuals that come with some of the parts if you're confused. Here's a video to give you atleast an insight on what to do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsyxM_j3Y4U

Reason:
Note: Wattages are estimates only. Actual power draw may differ from listed values.
Component Estimated Wattage
AMD - Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor 11W - 95W
Cooler Master - Hyper T2 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler 5W - 10W
Gigabyte - GA-F2A88XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard 15W - 60W
G.Skill - Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory 9W - 9W
Seagate - Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 4W - 20W
Asus - Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card 28W - 115W
Total: 72W - 309W