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#1 amillthe

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 09:02 PM

Hi all! I am currently researching about how to build a gaming pc, and i would like to know if all of these parts would work together.And/or if i need any others or if their is anything better. Thanks!!also i am new! if theres anything that could lower the price significantly would be great or is better i am primarily going to play minecraft,csgo, and shellshock live. I am also fine with minimum qualities as long as the game runs smoothly. And i would like to be around the 300-350 dollar range 
 

CPU 8adc98695d02dae06f916d051323b0b5.256p.jp

$199.99 Buy CPU Cooler ddea57de9797549e80d05fb3acb2e83d.med.256

$24.89 Buy Motherboard 055727c2ab439899cd13d0c5174cd1d8.256p.jp

$53.88 Buy Memory 78f6c1ac4ed0141cb26213d707971320.256p.jp

$39.99 Buy Storage cfae225dd3e43bf766ab1468189a4703.thumb.2

$47.49 Buy Video Card

$25.99 Buy Case 21191bead8fe5d1b9c9bc69d1030c242.med.256

$44.99 Buy Power Supply 081a1a91e4dbd04b13905c37282f7a9e.med.256

$25.00 Buy Optical Drive 059d1d84c199aaed5a1e4bf1099e6b4e.med.256

$16.88 Buy Operating System 08467f44b607867abfcf49803a77f877.256p.jp

$83.89 Buy Total: $562.99
 

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/9Wpq4C


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Posted 21 July 2016 - 09:13 PM

Hi,
Please pay a visit to pcpartpicker.com. That will help us with compatibility and prices. Make a list then give us the link.

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 05:18 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/9Wpq4C

 

You said you wanted gaming PC. Video card is sub-par.

 

Much more suitable build http://pcpartpicker.com/list/qghnHN


Edited by Drillingmachine, 22 July 2016 - 05:18 AM.


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Posted 26 July 2016 - 02:56 PM



 i am primarily going to play minecraft,csgo, and shellshock live. I am also fine with minimum qualities as long as the game runs smoothly. And i would like to be around the 300-350 dollar range 

 



http://pcpartpicker.com/list/9Wpq4C

 

You said you wanted gaming PC. Video card is sub-par.

 

Much more suitable build http://pcpartpicker.com/list/qghnHN

 

*picks out 500$ worth of parts* 

real....really? How is that help? 

 

*ahem* 

 

Ok. Let me actually help now. 

 

1: Don't even bother with a dedicated graphics card at your price point for buying new. The games you plan to play would actually run worse on it then it would the integrated graphics the CPU has. 

 

2: Don't bother with the aftermarket cooler. That CPU runs extremely cool and is perfectly fine with the stock one. 

 

3: All the games you listed can run on Linux that's free. Take the copy of windows off the top, install Ubuntu, save 90$ from not buying windows, profit. 

 

4: The CPU you chose is way overkill for what you want to play, and are games mostly dependent upon single thread performance anyways. Unless you plan to upgrade the computer later down the road to play tipple-A games, I'd choose a i3 instead. 

 

With all that in mind. Something like this would be more reasonable and accomplish what you described. 

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/hDzvWX

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($110.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: MSI B150M Pro-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($49.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  ($32.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case  ($29.99 @ Newegg) 
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer  ($16.88 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $313.32
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-26 16:05 EDT-0400

 

313$ after rebates, 338$ before rebates.

 

I also swapped the board to a MSI board instead. Gigabyte has a non existent warranty policy. So if the gigabyte board failed you'd be outa luck. MSI is great on theirs though. 

 

*EDIT*

Would actually run the games you listed at max settings. 


Edited by SEANIA, 26 July 2016 - 03:07 PM.

99% of the time, I edit for type-o's and grammar. I'll note it if that's not the case. 

I write near essays for most my responses, and then try to condense as best I can to the introduction of one. Less is more. Let me know if I post to much. 

I do a lot of spacing for readability. Let me know if that makes my posts seem to big. 





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