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$400 gaming computer.

tydowntyty

19 months ago

I present to you!...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $77.77 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $54.99 @ Amazon
Memory GeIL - EVO POTENZA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $68.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $39.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Mini Video Card $123.89 @ B&H
Case DIYPC - Solo-T1-R ATX Mid Tower Case $24.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - BT 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $21.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $412.60
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-26 02:13 EST-0500

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $99.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory GeIL - EVO POTENZA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $68.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $39.99 @ Newegg
Video Card XFX - Radeon RX 460 4GB Video Card $109.99 @ Amazon
Case Rosewill - Galaxy-02 ATX Mid Tower Case $23.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - BT 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $21.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $424.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-26 02:14 EST-0500

Pretty much comes down to less CPU or less GPU.

Comments

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Ditch the BT, it has no reviews out for it. It should be avoided at all costs. That HDD is the 2.5" 5400RPM one, its a lot slower than the 3.5" 7200RPM one.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $99.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory GeIL - EVO POTENZA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $68.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $41.89 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card XFX - Radeon RX 460 4GB Video Card $109.99 @ Amazon
Case Rosewill - Galaxy-02 ATX Mid Tower Case $23.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $31.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $436.83
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-26 02:17 EST-0500

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $77.77 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $54.99 @ Amazon
Memory GeIL - EVO POTENZA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $68.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $41.89 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Mini Video Card $123.89 @ B&H
Case DIYPC - Solo-T1-R ATX Mid Tower Case $24.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $31.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $424.50
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-26 02:19 EST-0500

Personally I would get the 1300X build. Graphical settings are adjustable but you can't do much about the CPU.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

The Pentium build looks fine but the Ryzen build is now to far over $400 ("to far" being over $424.99)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Well you needed a new PSU and needed( well its not a must but its something you would really really want) a new HDD. Looks like the Pentium build is going to be the only option then.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a question.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/49Gj4D/evga-power-supply-100w10600k3

Good or Bad PSU? (Excluding price)

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Its a bit worse than the B1 so it not awful and won't blow up or anything but far from good.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I own that 600w PSU and have it in an overly hot room while under 70% to 99.99% load 24/7. Thing works perfectly fine.

So what's wrong with the 600w and B1 PSUs?

  • 19 months ago
  • -1 points

There's no reviews HERE for the EVGA - BT 450W 80+ Bronze, but there's plenty of comments and Q&As elsewhere. No one seems to have any dramas with it. https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Bronze-Warranty-Supply-100-BT-0450-K1/dp/B01N9X3F8F https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapcsales/comments/63gx1l/psu_evga_450_bt_80_bronze_450w_power_supply_2199/ https://www.newegg.com/global/au/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438130 It's a good price for a budget build....

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

There are no reviews for the BT anywhere. Consumer reviews are 100% meaningless when it comes to PSU's. They don't open it up and take it apart to look at build quality and they lack the very expensive specialized equipment needed to test performance. Performance and build quality are the two most important things which they can say nothing about at all. At best they can say if it has died or not(not exactly promising since a working PC can still damage your parts) and relatively how loud it is.

This is how PSU's are really reviewed.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/how-we-test-psu,4042.html#p1

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

that's helpful for me! Thanks for posting. Everything I know about computer parts I learned from here in the last week! LOL! And it includes nothing on PSUs, so that link was an informative read. I couldn't find much in the way of reviews for the unit that I ended up purchasing, but that site had some info on the same line (but a more expensive unit) so that was good to read. Fingers crossed.

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  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, the prices you guys get in America are crazy good!! I ended up ordering the Thermaltake SMart RGB 500W 80+ WHITE (for the equivalent of US$50) just cos the kids liked the pretty RGB fan. But if we'd had anything on offer for $20 there would have been no debate about it.

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  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup but he didn't use MiR's which is why I didn't list it.

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  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Mail in rebates do not count with me thats a $450 PC.

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