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$542 Entry Level Gaming Build


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CPU $315.00 FREE $315.00 SuperBiiz Buy
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  • RAM Type: DDR4
$45.00 FREE $45.00 Amazon Buy
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  • Speed: DDR4-2133, DDR4-2400, DDR4-2666, DDR4-2800, DDR4-3000, DDR4-3200
  • Size: 8GB (1x8GB), 16GB (1x16GB), 16GB (2x8GB)
$40.99 FREE $40.99 Newegg Buy
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  • Capacity: 1000 GB - 10000 GB
  • Type: SSD, Hybrid, 7200RPM, 10000RPM
$35.95 FREE $35.95 Amazon Buy
Video Card
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  • Chipset: GeForce GTX 1080, GeForce GTX 1070, Radeon RX 480, GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
$194.99 -$30.00 FREE $164.99 Newegg Buy
$30.00 mail-in rebate
Case $54.99 -$25.00 FREE $29.99 Newegg Buy
$25.00 mail-in rebate
Power Supply
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  • Efficiency: 80+ Bronze, 80+ Silver, 80+ Gold, 80+ Platinum, 80+ Titanium
$39.99 -$23.99 FREE $16.00 Newegg Buy
+ 10% off w/ promo code 212PPDC25, limited offer
$20.00 mail-in rebate
Base Total: $726.91
Promo Discounts: -$3.99
Mail-in Rebates: -$75.00
Total: $647.92
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AidanMcFerren 3 points 27 months ago

I would like to congratulate you on a good build. The fact that you were able to squeeze an i5 and a Rx 480 into a 550 dollar build amazes me. But, you cheaped out on the case a little bit.

durepox submitter 2 points 26 months ago

The main goal is get maximum fps with each dollar. Case are individual taste :) You can start from this and add some dolars to get best case!

GSincjesus 1 point 26 months ago

i am gonna make this my first pc build but are all parts compatible with each other

and will it be better than a ps4

pioco56 1 Build 2 points 26 months ago

great price 1080p and a possible QHD build, but you should have gone for a 6500 in my opinion to avoid any possible restraints in fps from the cpu side. Yeah bruh 1000 full build for QHD, times have changed indeed.

durepox submitter 1 point 26 months ago

Yes! Have good options to create power machines with low cost. You can use this build to play games like Pro Gamers. Add one cheap 144hz 1ms monitor and play competitive fps games like a pro (bonus: choose video card amd and monitor with freesync to gain this feature plus)

DokTorK 1 point 26 months ago

there are certain mobos from asrock which support intel non-k overclock if you flash'em with an older bios...for instance..i made a pc for a friend of mine ..and he wanted to get an i5 6600k..but this way he couln't afford a z170 mobo...so i got him a cheaper z170 asrock (don't remember exactly which one) and an i5 6400..and i got it to 4.4 Ghz... i find that amazing...(i could have gone higher but it was useless to do so)...that's 6600k performance at a way lower cost

Note: Wattages are estimates only. Actual power draw may differ from listed values.
Component Estimated Wattage
Intel - Core i5-6400 2.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor 8W - 65W
G.Skill - Aegis 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory 5W - 5W
Hitachi - Ultrastar 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 4W - 20W
Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3 GB Windforce OC Video Card 30W - 120W
Total: 47W - 210W
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