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Entry level gaming pc budget build

FromHenceforthOn

37 months ago

Hi!

I'm posting here because a friend of mine bought me Overwatch for my birthday, which I tried to play on the computer I'm using to type this and it runs horribly. I'm talking 7 fps kind of horrible. I also know nothing about computers. So my request (I feel bad saying that, but it is what it is...) is this:

Budget: The less the better, willing to spend around 700$.

Location: Canada

Use: Gaming (mostly Overwatch, nothing more recent than that), movie-watching and schoolwork. Not much else. I also don't multitask, so hyperthreading (?I know NOTHING about computers) is a non-issue.

Peripherals required: An optical drive and a wi-fi adapter would be nice to include in the build.

Operating system: Windows 10.

Miscellaneous: I don't know if this helps, but I have a 1920x1080 monitor. Playing 60 fps on that resolution would be killer. Options for upgradability down the road would be greatly appreciated. A medium tower case is optimal, aesthetics are definitely a non-issue.

That would be it! If you need any more specifications, don't be afraid to ask me! Thank you!

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU A cheap little CPU that packs a huge punch Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $108.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard The Mortar is always a good micro-ATX pick MSI B150M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $75.28 @ Jet
Memory 8gb of memory. 16gb is not needed. Avexir Core Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $41.89 @ OutletPC
StorageJust put your OS, web browser, and one or two games in here. PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $45.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Mass storage. Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.60 @ OutletPC
Video CardA very powerful card, should play overwatch fairly easily. PowerColor Radeon RX 470 4GB Red Dragon Video Card $159.99 @ Newegg
Case There's probably better cases out there, but it's a good enough budget case. Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $38.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Cheap, semi-modular, and performs well enough Rosewill Hive 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Optical Drive It's an optical drive. Not much to say. Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.58 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN881ND PCI-Express x1 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $16.79 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $708.97
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $698.97
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-08 17:06 EST-0500
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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh bloody hell xD. Could've sworn I switch it to Canada. was wondering why it seemed so cheap...

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahaha, no worries! The build you've given me looks good! Quick question though: couldn't I just get a bigger SSD to save up on buying another hard drive? Or simply drop the hard drive altogether to only put some games on the SSD? Does that make sense?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Mass storage is more important than speed. Plus, you don't want to fill up an SSD too much or its performance will suffer. It's really just better to compromise and get both and HDD and SSD. The 120gb SSD is simply a boot SSD. Not meant to store a lot of stuff. Later down the line, you can get another SSD to store even more games.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright! Noted! Thank you so much for your help!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $149.99 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard ASRock H110M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $64.98 @ DirectCanada
Memory Corsair 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $24.99 @ Amazon Canada
Memory Corsair 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $24.99 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $61.73 @ Vuugo
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Mini Video Card $146.99 @ PC Canada
Case Rosewill FBM-05 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $24.99 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply EVGA 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $49.30 @ Amazon Canada
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer $17.50 @ Amazon Canada
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $117.98 @ DirectCanada
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill RNX-N150PCe PCI-Express x1 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $14.99 @ Newegg Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $698.43
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-09 09:08 EST-0500
  • If you think you'll ever upgrade ram in the future, grab a single 8gb stick instead

  • At this budget, space is more important than speed for storage. 120GB ssd will be full in a flash.

  • 1050 is better than 460, enough that the price increase is justified

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  • 37 months ago
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