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350$ build for sister

LostElement
  • 28 months ago

So, Christmas is in two monthes (time flies, eh?) and my sister constantly uses my gaming computer. Which gets annoying at times.

So, I know there's not much to do with 350$, but I am not willing to go any higher than that at all.

Here's what she does:

  • Watches youtube. Only has 2-4 tabs open on average.
  • Plays very light games. Most intensive game played is Sims 4, and it's not even commonly played
  • Does her homework on it, which is just a web browser.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Athlon X4 950 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $59.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler ARCTIC - Alpine 64 PLUS Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $11.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - A320M-DGS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $41.99 @ Newegg
Memory Patriot - Signature Line 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $27.00 @ Amazon
Memory Patriot - Signature Line 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $27.00 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GT 1030 2GB Silent Low Profile Video Card $69.99 @ Amazon
Case Rosewill - FBM-X1 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $36.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply Purchased For $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $324.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-18 00:59 EDT-0400

I would only purchase from Amazon and Newegg. I already have the power supply. I would also prefer this build to be rather quiet.

I chose an AM4 build because it's very cheap and offers enough performance. If she really wants to upgrade, she has that option. Got the GT 1030 because it's pretty similar to the 750. I know how it performs and she'll be happy with it. Integrated graphics is something I want to avoid.

Thoughts?

Comments

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Integrated gpu would be just fine for what she does honestly.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

HD 630, which is equivalent to the Integrated R7, isn't good enough for when she plays games. She'll complain and stuff. The GT 1030 fits in the budget.

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