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2016 03 (March) Budget Build

What I would consider an example of the minimum system that I would classify as a "gaming system." At the time I published this list, this is what I would buy and build if putting together an entry-level PC gaming desktop.

Compatibility: No issues or incompatibilities found.

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CPU Intel Core i3-6300 3.8 GHz Dual-Core Processor
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Motherboard MSI Z170-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
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Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory
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Storage Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
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Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2 GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card
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Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case
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Power Supply Corsair CX 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply
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Optical Drive LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer
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Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit
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Total: $263.71
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Compatibility Notes

  • Note: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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