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
*picks out 500$ worth of parts*
real....really? How is that help?
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.
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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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.
Would actually run the games you listed at max settings.
Edited by SEANIA, 26 July 2016 - 03:07 PM.
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