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mjaj
  • 60 months ago

Budget: $550-$650 Location: USA Use: General productivity, 1080p video playback Peripherals required: n/a Operating System required: n/a

Preferably a small form factor. mATX or ITX. with 750ti or equivalent gpu in case he decides to game again. Quality and aesthetically nice. Not flashy.

Thanks guys.

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Something like this?

http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/Cj2Ff7/the-console-exterminator-700 It's an entire guide for your viewing pleasure. Now it's technically supposed to beat consoles but it fits what you want to do perfectly! (also scrap the 360 controller of the build and you save 60$)

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

i like that case it just a little too much tho

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I understand. If you remove the controller though it should be within your price range.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

what i meant was the case+psu is already like 170 but i guess pretty things come with a price T_T

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yea the price of the case is ridiculous but holy hell is it amazing. It's small and compact but still fits a full sized gpu. I believe it's worth the price. The reason the PSU is so expensive is because only a select few PSU's actually fit in the case.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $179.49 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI H81I Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $63.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial Ballistix Tactical 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $69.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card $190.11 @ SuperBiiz
Case DIYPC HTPC-Cube-Bk Mini ITX Tower Case $39.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80+ Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $657.54
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-01 15:51 EST-0500
  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

how do you feel about an i3 or the g3258 instead? would those be enough or just go ahead with this i5?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $78.78 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $64.88 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.98 @ OutletPC
Storage *Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 285 2GB TurboDuo Video Card $161.98 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $39.98 @ NCIX US
Power Supply *EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $603.47
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $548.47
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-01 19:18 EST-0500

The R9 285 is more powerful than a GTX 960 and this is over $100 under budget.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

That won't work that cpu bottlenecks the GPU badly. My buddy can't game because of a bottleneck and had to go out and purchase a new motherboard and processor.

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