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Old 05-11-2016, 06:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Building this for a friends son on a rather tight budget, So all except for GPU has to be around $400 but maybe pushed to $450 with some expantion to add on later like more ram if ever needed. For a GPU I picked the GTX960 BUT I may sell them my 970 cheap and put it towed the 1070 when it comes out in June so no need for GPU suggestions, So here is the list so far. This for a 12 yr old saving his pennies, I'm just not used to budget builds, usually the builds I do are $800 and up so not sure about the CPU so if you have any better sugestions let me know. Thanks.
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MSI H110M PRO-D LGA 1151 Intel H110 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com
PS Solid PS although may not need this much but I've used this one in a lot of builds and never a issue.
SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Newegg.com
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Intel Pentium G4400 Skylake Dual-Core 3.3 GHz LGA 1151 65W BX80662G4400 Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 510 - Newegg.com
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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
HD
Western Digital WD Blue Hard Drive 1TB WD10EZEX 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" | Internal Hard Drive - Newegg.com
Case he picked (not too bad for a budget case
NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Newegg.com
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What's he using it for? That'll depict how good the Pentium will be for him. It's a fast chip.
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Oh all out gaming lol played a little COD with him and got my *** handed to me lol but other than that not much else.
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It should be fine, just will want to save to get something better later.
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That was the plan going with 1151, It should do fine for a while and hopefully he won't need to upgrade for a while, Him working means Mom is paying LOL, She is the one wanting to put my 970 so he won't be wanting more any time too soon. I could probably do better selling but $250 is acceptable and Mom will be very appreciative LOL
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250 is more than you'll get for it in a month trust me. 1151 is here for another year and a half it looks like so he's good there. Can get an i5 later and be set for like 5 years.
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