30 months ago
I am going to build a PC for my sister, she doesn't go on the PC much, but she does play games like Sims 3 and 4. Honestly, those are probably the most intensive games she'll be playing for a while.
|CPU||Intel - Celeron G3930 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor||$38.79 @ SuperBiiz|
|Motherboard||ASRock - B250M-HDV Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard||$62.89 @ OutletPC|
|Memory||Crucial - 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory||$58.70 @ OutletPC|
|Storage||ADATA - Ultimate SU800 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive||$52.50 @ Amazon|
|Video Card||MSI - GeForce GT 1030 2GB AERO ITX OC Video Card||$68.98 @ Newegg|
|Case||Rosewill - SRM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case||$29.99 @ Amazon|
|Power Supply||Antec - Basiq 350W ATX Power Supply||$28.99 @ SuperBiiz|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts|
|Total (before mail-in rebates)||$350.84|
|Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-19 23:42 EDT-0400|
Honestly, I do not need a powerful CPU. This is about on par with my old APU, A8-5500, so I know this CPU is enough. Since she doesn't take up much storage at all, a simple 120gb SSD will suffice, although she won't likely care about its speed. A GTX 1030 ought to play the Sims very well as it's just behind the 750 TI.
I didn't want to choose a case that looked like it would fall apart just by looking at it. I wanted something simple looking and quality enough to last a while. And I've researched the PSU. JohnnyGuru gives it an a-okay.
If I could cut the costs, that'd be great. I plan on building this in a couple monthes, so it's not something I am immediately going to order.