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Old 06-19-2016, 04:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need budget gaming build suggestion for $600

Hey guys,

One of my cousin is getting more interested in PC gaming and would like to build one.
His budget is $600
His buddy is selling him a 970 for $130 which I think is an amazing deal so if he gets that I guess his budget is now $470.

He doesn't care if it's AMD or Intel.
I was thinking AMD due to his budget.
I already found a good deal on a PSU that's on sale right now so let me know what you guys think of this or if there's a better modular psu you guys can suggest
the one I'm posting isn't modular.
EVGA 600W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $29.99 + Free Store Pickup 06-18-2016 - Slickdeals.net
You can exclude keyboard, mouse and monitor. I might be able to get him those for free.

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Old 06-19-2016, 05:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What games? The Skylake i3 build from the other guy's thread would fit into that budget easily.
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What games? The Skylake i3 build from the other guy's thread would fit into that budget easily.
He mentioned Witcher
I'll search for that build

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Just the i3 6100, a cheap H110 board, and a single 8GB stick of 2133. Up to you and budget if you want to go 1TB drive or SSD.
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Put together a similar list for my girls son in the same budget so I'll post up ahat I've got but with the I3 PP suggested

Intel Core i3-6100 3M 3.7 GHz LGA 1151 BX80662I36100 Desktop Processor - Newegg.com
case but you can pick whatever he likes
NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Newegg.com
MB
MSI H110M PRO-D LGA 1151 Intel H110 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com
PS might be a tad overkill but it's a good one
SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Newegg.com
ram
G.SKILL Aegis 8GB 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2133 (PC4 17000) Intel Z170 Platform / Intel X99 Platform Desktop Memory Model F4-2133C15S-8GIS - Newegg.com
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WD Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD10EZEX - Desktop Internal Hard Drives - Newegg.com
and of course windows
Microsoft Windows 10 Home - 64-bit - Operating Systems - Newegg.com
total comes just under his budget at $466.93
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how is this PSU instead?
EVGA 80 PLUS 600W ATX 12V/EPS 12V Power Supply Black 100-W1-0600-K1 - Best Buy
It's on sale right now
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How is this build

CPU - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
Mobo - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...A3DRD2WX13H6ZQ
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MSI H110M Pro-VD LGA 1151 Intel H110 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com
HDD - 1TB WD Blue
PSU - EVGA 80 PLUS 600W ATX 12V/EPS 12V Power Supply Black 100-W1-0600-K1 - Best Buy
Case https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
Cooler -
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

Will he notice a difference from the i5 and i3 6100?
Is it worth the extra money?
He doesn't need keyboard, mouse and OS
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The difference between not needing to upgrade later lol.
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Not saying anything wrong with the gigabyte MB it's just I've heard SO many stories about real poor customer service, I had a bad expierience too but that was many yrs ago.
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