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alexbrugs

33 months ago

Hi all,

I've just moved to the US and am wanting to build myself another custom PC. I did bring some parts with me (12 months old) so will not need the following

  • 500W PSU
  • 4x2 (8GB) RAM
  • Peripherals and windows OS
  • 2TB HDD
  • Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo cooler

I will need a monitor and SSD - Would like to keep around $800. I mainly play strategy games and a bit of ARMA 3. Previous had a budget build with G3258 CPU and R9 270 GPU but am now wanting to take a step up

Thanks!

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  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd recommend a CPU change to the hyperthreaded Xeon E3-1231 V3 for $8 more and a monitor change to the Acer GN246HL for 144Hz instead of 75Hz for $1 less.

Case is of course personal preference, but if you want to get $7 back under budget, the NZXT S340 is a great case for a little less.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $239.99 @ Jet
Storage Zotac Premium Edition 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.61 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB ARMOR 8G OC Video Card $219.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor Acer GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $188.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $795.56
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $785.56
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-03-05 20:32 EST-0500

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