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Super Budget gaming build

LostElement
  • 31 months ago

I am going to build a PC for my sister, she doesn't go on the PC much, but she does play games like Sims 3 and 4. Honestly, those are probably the most intensive games she'll be playing for a while.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Celeron G3930 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor $38.79 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock - B250M-HDV Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $62.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Crucial - 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $58.70 @ OutletPC
Storage ADATA - Ultimate SU800 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $52.50 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI - GeForce GT 1030 2GB AERO ITX OC Video Card $68.98 @ Newegg
Case Rosewill - SRM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $29.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Antec - Basiq 350W ATX Power Supply $28.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $350.84
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $340.84
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-19 23:42 EDT-0400

Honestly, I do not need a powerful CPU. This is about on par with my old APU, A8-5500, so I know this CPU is enough. Since she doesn't take up much storage at all, a simple 120gb SSD will suffice, although she won't likely care about its speed. A GTX 1030 ought to play the Sims very well as it's just behind the 750 TI.

I didn't want to choose a case that looked like it would fall apart just by looking at it. I wanted something simple looking and quality enough to last a while. And I've researched the PSU. JohnnyGuru gives it an a-okay.

If I could cut the costs, that'd be great. I plan on building this in a couple monthes, so it's not something I am immediately going to order.

Comments

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

What about the G4560?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

You might consider going for a 1050 Its a better videocard, and you're still under the 400$ https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8byK9W

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Why go for a 1050 when a 1030 is way more than enough? I am trying to see if I can cut costs to this build :)

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/guide/f9QzK8/350-budget-gaming-pc

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Huge no no to that PSU. I am trying to make it as cheap as possible, but I don't want to use a bad PSU. I could potentially go for a skylake build, though.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

try maybe using that as a first list and modify it a bit

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, but those are extremely easy to run. Sims 4 is a wee more intensive.

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Eh, she would prefer it to look halfway decent and play smoothly.

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