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$700 budget build needs help...

CrazyCroak05

60 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $99.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI H97 GAMING 3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $116.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.03 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card $108.99 @ NCIX US
Case NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply NZXT HALE82 V2 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Other External Cd/DVD Drive $20.00
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $693.95
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-07 23:01 EST-0500

Thanks a ton all comments are appreciated.

Comments

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good but it can be better. Specifically if you dont need a super high end cpu replace the i3 with a pentium and overclock. 750 ti is okay, wont max all games out at 1080p though. Mind if i suggest a build?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah go ahead and suggest

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

CPU overclocked can surpass that i3 in Gaming Performance, plus comes with a z97 mobo chipset that has more features and can overclock along with a cpu cooler to overclock. The xfx PSU is manufactured by seasonic and is overall really good. For the OS, just use daz loader on windows 7. And the 290 is a beast at this price point, definitely destroys the 750ti in every way.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $57.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $28.99 @ Micro Center
Motherboard MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $89.78 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card $269.98 @ NCIX US
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $667.21
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-07 23:41 EST-0500
  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

still gonna go with your build haha?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Idk, I have heard some things about cable management with that PSU

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

its really not as bad as people make it seem. I have it in my budget build and its totally fine unless you have a tiny case. Look at my budget build. I used it in there

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow... IM AN IDIOT I just realized the S340 (the case on my build) has a PSU shroud :P

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Also I can't do that MOBO... A black/white/red Build with a blue MOBO dosen't...work

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

That Pentium is going to be a major bottleneck for a r9 290

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

it will but i dont know about major. The pentium has been tested with a titan and an i5, and the pentium is never drastically behind and thats a titan

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

It highly, highly depends on the game and how cores it can use. recent releases show that dual cores aren't going last much longer. Also a gtx 970 is more powerful than a titan

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

i suggested the build for the possibility of an upgrade later down the road. i would recommend an i5 or something but hes on a budget

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

You could always get a liquid cooler to overclock it a lot, or buy a used i5 and motherboard when you NEED a new cpu

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fpqfkL It has a gtx 970 and a fx 6300, it shouldn't be a major bottleneck and will allow you to play most at max or near max. Its way better than a Pentium and r9 290

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

this is good but personally i wouldnt go with the fx 6300. Yea its a bit more powerful but its on a dead socket and you have zero upgrade paths

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah... Well it's pretty good but you took off all the other quality parts and put cheap ones to afford a 970

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Those are quality parts, I never cheap out on parts because it only causes problems down the road, the PSU is a tier 3 which is the corsair's and evga's are at that price range, the case is of decent quality and so is the ram and HDD, the only that I went sorta of cheap on was the gtx 970 but its still is of ok quality.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah but I like my case ;~;

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Switch cases then If you have to you can drop the cpu cooler, just make sure it will fit the gtx 970

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

this black and white build would look Beautiful....

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $57.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $109.99 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston Fury White Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $74.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 270X 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card $164.99 @ NCIX US
Case NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply NZXT HALE82 V2 700W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan NZXT FN-140RB 62.5 CFM 140mm Fan $6.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan NZXT FN-140RB 62.5 CFM 140mm Fan $6.98 @ OutletPC
Other External Cd/DVD Drive $20.00
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $753.78
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-08 16:32 EST-0500
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  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

What exactly is PG?

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