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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.

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Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
CPU $159.45 FREE $159.45 OutletPC Buy
Memory $94.99 FREE $94.99 Newegg Buy
Storage $78.40 FREE $78.40 OutletPC Buy
Video Card
Case $64.99 FREE $64.99 Newegg Buy
Power Supply $99.89 FREE $99.89 OutletPC Buy
Optical Drive $79.89 FREE $79.89 OutletPC Buy
Operating System $104.89 -$10.00 FREE $94.89 OutletPC Buy
$10.00 mail-in rebate
Base Total: $682.50
Mail-in Rebates: -$10.00
Total: $672.50
* Using your selected merchants and only including nearby in-store pickup prices)
* Some physical dimension restrictions cannot (yet) be automatically checked, such as cpu cooler / RAM clearance with modules using tall heat spreaders.

Part List Price History (Excluding Tax)



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Note: Wattages are estimates only. Actual power draw may differ from listed values.
Component Estimated Wattage
Intel - Core i3-6300 3.8GHz Dual-Core Processor 6W - 51W
MSI - Z170-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard 17W - 70W
G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3200 Memory 7W - 7W
Seagate - Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 4W - 20W
EVGA - GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card 30W - 120W
Total: 64W - 268W
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