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500$ Gaming PC for my friend

post #1 of 24
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hey guys, I threw this build together for a friend. Do you see any good changes to this? he wants it to be close to 500. I know i posted this a few days ago but it got buried and the link was messed up.



http://pcpartpicker.com/user/spenceaj3/saved/vXXXsY

Thanks
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post #2 of 24
if you could get a rx 480/used r9 290/x(/390(used) it would be a better deal it is around 25% faster and it has better performance with tessellation and DX11, also get a mobo that support 2666 or higher ram frequency , and faster ram,given 2133CL15 will make CPU underperform in games
Edited by PontiacGTX - 7/18/16 at 5:21pm
post #3 of 24
I'm signed up for Fry's.com e-mail deals. A few deals for this weekend/week:


Intel G3258: REG:$66.99 (27.99 PROMO CODE) = $39.00

LOL. Unbelievable overclocking headroom. Ask anyone on this forum.


Asus Z170M D3 MicroATX: REG 124.99 ($20 MIR) (PROMO CODE $36.99)= $68.00


Just those two would give an extra $50-$100 towards a monitor, peripherals etc.

The 6500 is also on sale this weekend ($169 till 7/23).. pm me for the promo codes.


I also agree with Pontiac on the 480.. Its the VR Budget GPU that should flood the $200-250 market once supply meets the demand. Its also bound to drive down the 970 prices. if your friend is not in a hurry,( embedded graphics could also come in handy) I'd wait on the gpu purchase, at least till black friday... thats when I will be able to toss this 550ti in the microwave.
Edited by Ryanfuk - 7/18/16 at 5:38pm
post #4 of 24
The problem with the RX 480 is they aren't in stock most places. The GTX 1060 should do a good enough job driving down GTX 970 prices. If not, the 1060 and 480 will be better values.

I'm not sure if it's worth going with a Pentium even with the overclocking headroom. It depends on the games your friend will be playing. That will also dictate which video card you'll need. For example, you would only need a 950 or 960 to play LoL or CS:GO.

At this budget, it might be better to go AMD. I'm not 100% sure. If your friend wants to play more demanding games than LoL or CS:GO, I'd recommend they save up a little bit more money and wait for a few more video cards to hit the market. Things should be a bit better once a comfortable number of 480's and 1060's hit the market.
post #5 of 24
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he might dip into skyrim or dark souls 3 but he mostly plays league
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San Disk 120 GB SSD 1 TB WD Blue HDD ASUS DRW-24F1ST  Windows 10 Professional 
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ASUS VG248QE 24-Inch Screen Cooler Master Quickfire TK (Cherry MX Brown) SeaSonic SSR-650RM 650W Cooler Master HAF 912 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Roccat Kone Pure Steel Series QCK Mini Steel Series Siberia V2 Cooler Master Jetflo 120mm Red LED x 4 
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San Disk 120 GB SSD 1 TB WD Blue HDD ASUS DRW-24F1ST  Windows 10 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VG248QE 24-Inch Screen Cooler Master Quickfire TK (Cherry MX Brown) SeaSonic SSR-650RM 650W Cooler Master HAF 912 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Roccat Kone Pure Steel Series QCK Mini Steel Series Siberia V2 Cooler Master Jetflo 120mm Red LED x 4 
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post #6 of 24
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i dont wanna overclock anything for him, just going to get him the best he can get for around 500 and send him off, and i dont think i can wait more than a couple weeks to build it. also i have no fry's close to me unfortunately
Edited by spenceaj - 7/19/16 at 9:08am
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Intel i5 4670k GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 ASUS R9 290  8GB GSkill 1600 Sniper 
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San Disk 120 GB SSD 1 TB WD Blue HDD ASUS DRW-24F1ST  Windows 10 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VG248QE 24-Inch Screen Cooler Master Quickfire TK (Cherry MX Brown) SeaSonic SSR-650RM 650W Cooler Master HAF 912 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Roccat Kone Pure Steel Series QCK Mini Steel Series Siberia V2 Cooler Master Jetflo 120mm Red LED x 4 
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San Disk 120 GB SSD 1 TB WD Blue HDD ASUS DRW-24F1ST  Windows 10 Professional 
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ASUS VG248QE 24-Inch Screen Cooler Master Quickfire TK (Cherry MX Brown) SeaSonic SSR-650RM 650W Cooler Master HAF 912 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Roccat Kone Pure Steel Series QCK Mini Steel Series Siberia V2 Cooler Master Jetflo 120mm Red LED x 4 
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post #7 of 24
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i dont really feel comfortable buying used video cards willy nilly and since its not my PC i think he would prefer to have some warranty on it. I also cant find a 480 anywhere so the 380x seemed to be the next best but im not sure. and would the ram make that much of a difference? ive heard the speeds dont make much of a difference, and i dont see any mobo under 80 that can OC to higher ram speeds
Edited by spenceaj - 7/19/16 at 9:05am
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San Disk 120 GB SSD 1 TB WD Blue HDD ASUS DRW-24F1ST  Windows 10 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VG248QE 24-Inch Screen Cooler Master Quickfire TK (Cherry MX Brown) SeaSonic SSR-650RM 650W Cooler Master HAF 912 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Roccat Kone Pure Steel Series QCK Mini Steel Series Siberia V2 Cooler Master Jetflo 120mm Red LED x 4 
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Cooler Master Sickleflow 120mm Red LED x 3 Logitech Z200 
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San Disk 120 GB SSD 1 TB WD Blue HDD ASUS DRW-24F1ST  Windows 10 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VG248QE 24-Inch Screen Cooler Master Quickfire TK (Cherry MX Brown) SeaSonic SSR-650RM 650W Cooler Master HAF 912 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Roccat Kone Pure Steel Series QCK Mini Steel Series Siberia V2 Cooler Master Jetflo 120mm Red LED x 4 
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Cooler Master Sickleflow 120mm Red LED x 3 Logitech Z200 
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post #8 of 24
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thinking of talking him up to a i5-6400 with a 1060, if i can get a 1060 for 250 that is. what do you guys think?
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Intel i5 4670k GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 ASUS R9 290  8GB GSkill 1600 Sniper 
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San Disk 120 GB SSD 1 TB WD Blue HDD ASUS DRW-24F1ST  Windows 10 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VG248QE 24-Inch Screen Cooler Master Quickfire TK (Cherry MX Brown) SeaSonic SSR-650RM 650W Cooler Master HAF 912 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Roccat Kone Pure Steel Series QCK Mini Steel Series Siberia V2 Cooler Master Jetflo 120mm Red LED x 4 
OtherOther
Cooler Master Sickleflow 120mm Red LED x 3 Logitech Z200 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 4670k GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 ASUS R9 290  8GB GSkill 1600 Sniper 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
San Disk 120 GB SSD 1 TB WD Blue HDD ASUS DRW-24F1ST  Windows 10 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VG248QE 24-Inch Screen Cooler Master Quickfire TK (Cherry MX Brown) SeaSonic SSR-650RM 650W Cooler Master HAF 912 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Roccat Kone Pure Steel Series QCK Mini Steel Series Siberia V2 Cooler Master Jetflo 120mm Red LED x 4 
OtherOther
Cooler Master Sickleflow 120mm Red LED x 3 Logitech Z200 
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post #9 of 24
I think spending half the budget on a video card is a little reckless.
post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by spenceaj View Post

thinking of talking him up to a i5-6400 with a 1060, if i can get a 1060 for 250 that is. what do you guys think?

I doubt you'll see a 1060 for $250 anytime soon, and if you do, its provably not going to be one you want.
I'd get a 4GB RX 480 for $200.

The i5-6400 will perform better in multi-threaded games but worse in single threaded, I'd personally get the i5-6500 if I were to want a true upgrade over the i3.
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