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250$ build for best friend

LostElement
  • 34 months ago

My best friend's birthday is in a monthe and I want him to get a great gift. Two of my friends and I are pitching in some money to help build a new PC.

His current system:

  • AMD E450 w/ HD 6320 iGPU
  • 8gb DDR3 1333Mhz
  • 1 tb storage that we'll be reusing

This is the parts list I came up with:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G4600 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor $86.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock B250M-HDV Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $56.98 @ Newegg
Memory Patriot 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $50.00 @ Amazon
Case Xion XON-310_BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case $21.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $32.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $277.94
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $247.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-30 19:32 EDT-0400

Any and all advice is appreciated!

Comments

[comment deleted by staff]
  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, but the reason I went for the 4600 is because of the powerful iGPU.

The HD 630 is about 80% more powerful than the HD 610.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

honestly i'd recommend a used i5 mech from ebay for like $100 a new psu and the best graphics card you can get face to face with the money you have left

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