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$800 Budget Gaming PC for a college student

KingxDOM33
  • 21 months ago

This is my first PC, as I currently play on PS4. All I am looking for is a complete build that will run games like Fortnite, Call of Duty, and Overwatch at a solid 1080p with 60fps.

I have a keyboard, headset, and mouse, but I need just about everything including a decent monitor (preferably with eye protection and decent size). OS system not required.

I would like it to be quiet and for all of the colors to match if possible, but the colors are really no big deal if they don't match. Honestly, I care more about performance and getting all of the parts together than it looking amazing

If you see a build and think you could make adjustments/replacements to it, please go ahead! I am open to just about everything when it comes to this because I really have no idea about what I am talking about.

If this is not doable then please be brutally honest and tell me I need a better budget. Thanks!

Comments

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

This is totally doable. I would check to see if you have a MicroCenter nearby because they have great cpu/motherboard bundles that saved me like $50 and price match which is nice.

I'll get to work!

btw, Intel or AMD?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet! Yes there is a microcenter near me as well. Intel if possible, heard AMD doesn’t last as long

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

AMD is probably the better way for your budget because of their ryzen 5 lineup. I currently have a ryzen 5 1600 for about 6 months and I've had no problems at all.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, what colors were you thinking about?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, well I must’ve been wrong then! And the ideal colors would be themed around Blue and Gold, but if that’s not possible then matte black or snow white

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I forgot to mention, but I would also like at least 2 USB ports if that’s possible

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Ok, let's see how this looks for ya. This should run all the games listed at 1080p on High at 60, maybe some more demanding games on medium. I do suggest you get more opinions than just me for the best possible build!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $159.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $64.39 @ OutletPC
Memory Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $164.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $43.90 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card $199.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Asus - VG245H 24.0" 1920x1080 75Hz Monitor $149.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $928.22
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $883.22
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-07-02 00:51 EDT-0400
  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey I recommend something like this, it will definetly get you high settings 1080p 60fps or more depending on the game, you can probably make improvements because you have a microcenter close to you. Blue and gold is a hard color choice so I made a black and blue style. The cpu comes with a cooler so that will save you some money. Also look into the hue+ for rgb lighting ;) https://pcpartpicker.com/list/BtycMZ

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

It is a little above your budget which sucks but I think the parts are worth it. You could always just get 8gb of ram which would then fit your budget and then add another 8gb whenever you want.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor $117.90 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus - PRIME B360M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $78.32 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA - XPG SX6000 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $64.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - RE4 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $56.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Mini Video Card $169.00 @ Amazon
Case Cooler Master - N200 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $38.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer - H236HLbid 23.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $99.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $776.16
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-07-02 02:43 EDT-0400

Definitely do-able, even with the monitor. 8GB can cover a good range of games, including the ones listed. The i3-8100/1050 Ti combo can cover a surprising amount of ground. Got you a M2.2280 NVMe 256GB SSD for loading as well as 2TB of storage for everyday files. Monitor's good and covers HDMI/VGA/DVI on the cheap only at Best Buy. If you increased your budget a bit, you could likely get away with an i3-8350K and a Z370 MoBo of some sort for overclocking, which I've posted below.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i3-8350K 4GHz Quad-Core Processor $168.30 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - Z370M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $105.98 @ Newegg Business
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA - XPG SX6000 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $64.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - RE4 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $56.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Mini Video Card $169.00 @ Amazon
Case Cooler Master - N200 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $38.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer - H236HLbid 23.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $99.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $889.21
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-07-02 02:53 EDT-0400

Few bucks more than the AMD build posted by liquidforce134. This should be a beast.

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