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Advice for $650 build with Monitor

keeper777

24 months ago

I am making another computer for someone in college and this will be one of the of least expensive ones I have made and want some advice my current parts list. The person I am making it for wants to be able to play games at 1080p and just wants an overall fast computer. He was not very strict on how it looks or any brands or anything. I tend to go with intel and nvidia in all the rigs I have made, but I'd be willing to change some parts around to go with AMD if it is a better option. The budget is about $650 including a monitor. I'd just like some general feedback since I've only done a few builds with budgets under $700. If anyone could recommend some ideas to lower the price or get better parts for the same price, that would be awesome. I'd like to get a case with good cable managing (reason I went with the carbide) and have some room for upgrades (reason for 500w psu and 1x8 ram).

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/DjcTLD

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  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $78.89 @ B&H
Motherboard Gigabyte - GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $61.88 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $65.99 @ Newegg
Storage SK hynix - SL308 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $52.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card $149.99 @ Best Buy
Case Corsair - Carbide Series 88R MicroATX Mid Tower Case $54.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $43.98 @ Newegg
Monitor Acer - KG221Q 21.5" 1920x1080 75Hz Monitor $109.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $695.58
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $665.58
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-25 16:02 EDT-0400

Or Ryzen

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $109.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $74.49 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $71.99 @ Amazon
Storage SK hynix - SL308 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $52.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card $149.99 @ Best Buy
Case Corsair - Carbide Series 88R MicroATX Mid Tower Case $54.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $43.98 @ Newegg
Monitor Acer - KG221Q 21.5" 1920x1080 75Hz Monitor $109.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $735.18
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $715.18
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-25 16:03 EDT-0400

A little more but with a overclock better in my opinion.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, might not use the ryzen build here, but I've always wanted to do one! Have you made any ryzen builds?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

yes my new one is a 1600 @3.9Ghz and a 1050ti (till my 580 comes from amazon) at my girlfriends though still got my 3570k 4.5Ghz at home rocking my GTX 1070.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $109.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $74.49 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.38 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Windforce OC Video Card $154.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair - Carbide Series 88R MicroATX Mid Tower Case $54.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $43.98 @ Newegg
Monitor Asus - VP228H 21.5" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $109.00 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $676.70
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $656.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-25 16:43 EDT-0400
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  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude thanks so much, this looks great! I was thinking of the Pentium, but I've never had experience with it before, and I've had success with i3s. I'm about to build a different PC with the Pentium, so I'll see how that works out. Judging by other comments, I take it the i3s are kinda dead now lol.

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