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post #1 of 20
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Over a year ago, I started to put together a new build to replace my build in my sig from 2009. Ended up waiting for awhile and now here I am.

I'm only interested in 1080p gaming right now. This budget build is to ease me back into PC games. I don't play a whole lot as it is, so I didn't want to blow $1k off the bat. I picked these parts because I can easily swap out my CPU and GPU in a year if I really get back into PC gaming. Trying to keep the build (tower only) under $500 USD.

Here's the build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($59.48 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI B250I PRO Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.25 @ OutletPC)
Case: Fractal Design Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case ($51.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($51.89 @ Newegg)
Total: $351.59
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-28 00:15 EDT-0400

I left the GPU slot open. I'm thinking RX470/570 4gb, but there have been some seriously good sales on the 1050 Ti lately. My build also doesn't have an SSD, which may or may not be a problem. While an ITX is not necessary, I do prefer a smaller case. The Fractal Design Mini C looks nice which is a mATX but costs more.

I'm currently using a very old Gateway LCD monitor 1680x1050 5ms. Should probably get a new one but want to keep it relatively cheap (under $150 if possible) in the 23"-27" size.

Thanks in advance!
Edited by mysticstryk - 4/27/17 at 9:19pm
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post #2 of 20
If you want a 1080P monitor you should not go over a 24 inch otherwise the pixel density will make the picture much worse
1080P on a 27 inch looks terrible so no bigger then a 24 inch for 1080P
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post #3 of 20
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Found this: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236755

Asus VG245H - has freesync which is a plus as I will likely buy a 470 or 480.
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post #4 of 20
If you want to buy a 470 or 480 you need to stay away from the Gigabyte G1 gaming cards as cooler is not good enough for the GPU and the fan profile is far too relaxed
Bought a Gigabyte RX 480 G1 for my nephew and the damm card overheated so much that it would throttle a lot

Was forced to download a new VBIOS and make my own fan curve to fix the throttle issues
Gigabyte video card are just rubbish i bought a GTX 1070 Xtreme Gaming for myself and that was defective and i spent weeks trying to find the fault before i gave up and sent it back and got a refund.
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post #5 of 20
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

If you want to buy a 470 or 480 you need to stay away from the Gigabyte G1 gaming cards as cooler is not good enough for the GPU and the fan profile is far too relaxed
Bought a Gigabyte RX 480 G1 for my nephew and the damm card overheated so much that it would throttle a lot

Was forced to download a new VBIOS and make my own fan curve to fix the throttle issues
Gigabyte video card are just rubbish i bought a GTX 1070 Xtreme Gaming for myself and that was defective and i spent weeks trying to find the fault before i gave up and sent it back and got a refund.

Sounds good, thanks. Is the monitor pretty solid? Has some impressive specs and reviews for the price. $140 refurbs or $190 new.
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post #6 of 20
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Okay, here is an alternative build with the Define Mini C case and mATX board, to give me more room for future upgrades. I also put in an rx470 but will wait for a good sale on that or a 480.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($59.48 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock B250M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($74.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.25 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 470 4GB Triple X Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define Mini C with Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($34.90 @ Newegg)
Total: $537.09
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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post #7 of 20
The CX450 and CX550 are better and cost almost the sane as the S12II.
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post #8 of 20
I wouldn't go dual core in 2017. Newer games won't even launch on that cpu
post #9 of 20
The G4650 is probably the best budget CPU you can buy right now and in case you did not notice thread does say budget build
I built a system not long ago with a G4560 and i was very impressed

It ran Ark Survival Evolved with a RX 480 at 60 FPS with medium settings

Edit: in some games the G4560 is faster then the old AMD FX6300 which is a 6 core CPU that cost more
Hell its faster in some games then some I3 CPU´s that cost a lot more
Edited by shilka - 4/29/17 at 5:27am
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post #10 of 20
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I've looked at the benchmarks, newer games run great on a G4560. I may not get 144fps but I can definitely manage 60 at high settings with most games. Ultra if I don't mind 30fps.
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