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~Console Killer Build Guide

rhali8
  • 36 months ago

Hey everyone! I haven't done this for ages, but I decided to put together a build guide. The guide brings forward a 1080P gaming monster for the price of a console. Link -

Hope you guys enjoy it. Upvotes and feedback are always welcome :P

Comments

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $61.99 @ Jet
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $73.98 @ Newegg
Memory *Avexir Core Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $39.90 @ Amazon
Storage *Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card *Asus Radeon RX 470 4GB STRIX Video Card $164.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $44.89 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $46.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $481.61
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-28 19:52 EST-0500

I chose a parametric filter to chose the cheapest RAM since at this budget RAM is RAM. I used a parametric filter to choose from 3 HDD who prices often swap. I did the same for the GPU's and all of them have decent coolers on them so no hairdryer stock cooler. I got a better PSU with a stable price history, it has been about the same price for a bit over half a year. That means you don't need to update the PSU selection often.

Also I would go more in depth as to why you chose the parts you did and didn't get X part and link to a professional review or something similar for each part minus the RAM of course since its going to vary a lot.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback. The guide definitely has some work it needs to make it the best it can. I'll keep all this in mind for the next revision.

Thanks :)

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the link supposed to be for Austrialia? There's no prices lol

It looks good, in US prices. ;)

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh damn, lemme change that :P

It's meant to be in US prices

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

besides an easy to use BIOS,

Not easy. You would need a Skylake CPU to update it.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

That motherboard has Q-Flash, which updates the bios from inside the bios. You don't need a skylake CPU.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

You would still need a CPU that is compatible out of the box to use it.

http://www.gigabyte.com/MicroSite/121/tech_qflash.htm

With this utility, you can access Q-Flash by either pressing <End> key during the POST or pressing the <F8> key in BIOS setup menu. No need to enter operating systems like MS-DOS or Windows first.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you not access the bios with a kaby lake cpu?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

No, the PC will be basically a brick since the CPU isn't compatible. In order to do anything on the CPU you need a compatible CPU.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Crap... didn't realise that. I've fixed it.

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually, on second thoughts, it would be easier to just swap out the motherboard to a gigabyte B250. It's pretty similar in price and adds additional ram slots, plus no bios update needed.

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

That wooden case tho...

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