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Shikese

31 months ago

  • Budget: $450
  • Location: United States
  • Use (gaming, rendering, etc): Gaming on cs:go, League of Legends and Overwatch if possible
  • Peripherals required (monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc): None
  • Operating System required: None
  • Other info: I already have a hard drive.

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  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

RX 480 for excellent gaming performance, better spent here than on the extra logical cores of an i5.

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 $69.99 @ Amazon
Memory Avexir Core Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $39.90 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 480 4GB ARMOR OC Video Card $169.98 @ Newegg
Case Corsair Carbide Series 88R MicroATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Corsair
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $32.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $464.84
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $424.84
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-03-02 16:55 EST-0500
  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

the pentium and the i5 actually have the same amount of logical cores, i think you're referring to physical cores.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Derp. That.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $61.99 @ Jet
Motherboard *ASRock B250M-HDV Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $67.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Avexir Core Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $39.90 @ Amazon
Storage Sandisk SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $44.99 @ Amazon
Video Card PowerColor Radeon RX 480 4GB Red Dragon Video Card $164.98 @ Newegg
Case Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $36.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $32.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $489.83
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $449.83
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-03-02 16:44 EST-0500

G4560 is a great processor, even though it's a Pentium. The RX 480 is great for gaming an will definitely play all of your games at 1080p and 1440p. You said you had a hard drive, so there's an SSD. Put files on your hard drive, Windows & programs on your SSD.

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Why an aftermarket cooler? Why an Antec PSU?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Antec PSU's are actually very good. But I agree... why an Aftermarket cooler?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

The EarthWatts line aren't bad, but this is a generic.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

According to professional reviews, it's actually pretty good for the price.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I know JonnyGURU liked the EarthWatts, but I couldn't find the VP review.

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

and why such a CPU and that poor GPU? You would get hugely better frames on a G4560/RX 480 setup.

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