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Recommendations on making this a cheaper build?

Spaceman7
  • 19 months ago

I’m making a PC specifically to play flight sims but I’ll probably end up playing other games too. Any cheaper alternatives, or things I’m still missing? Thanks. https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Spaceman7/saved/d8WJ8d

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  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Maybe stick with the stock cooler, drop the 2tb HDD to a 1tb drive, find a case which has a good power supply in it for less than the $100 of your case + PSU (alternatively, you probably don't need 650w anyway) and see if you can find any 2x4gb RAM kits that cost less than $55.

You could probably get a cheaper monitor as well.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the help!

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Cut the price down by a good chunk and added a nice lil tg case, really good cpu cooler, faster ram, and best of all a 1060.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor $204.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $19.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - B360M DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $65.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $55.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $86.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $43.94 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB GAMING Video Card $189.99 @ B&H
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 3.1 TG MicroATX Mid Tower Case $35.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer - G246HLAbd 24.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $109.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $913.64
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $863.64
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-15 01:07 EDT-0400
  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Also consider 2x4GB RAM to get dual-channel.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

dual channel doesn't benefit that much on coffee lake and isn't worth it for the price imo

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