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gugu96

55 months ago

I want to have a computer dedicated to gaming. I'm not a hardcore gamer, most of the time I play BF3/BF4 so would this work as a cheap gaming build capable of BF4? I know the gpu ask for 500w psu but I think this 400w / 30amp would do it. I mean, 30 amps on the 12v rail should be enough, right?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor $58.79 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard ECS H81H3-I/HDMI (V1.0) Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $49.99 @ Newegg Canada
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $77.98 @ DirectCanada
Storage Mushkin Chronos 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $114.99 @ NCIX
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R7 260X 1GB TurboDuo Video Card $119.99 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply Antec High Current Gamer 400W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Memory Express
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $461.73
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-12 12:18 EST-0500

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/X4KGVn

Comments

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks pretty good. I might suggest going with a regular 1tb HDD instead of SSD unless you already have a mass storage solution. Then perhaps you could get a G3258 instead of 3220?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

i would agree with the G3258. shows very good performance overclocked as well. IMO, I think an SSD is better on a small build like this.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

My bad reading to many things at once.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't mention small to avoid inducing a bias but my intention is to have a small build indeed, like mini-itx or close to it. The spare case I have would qualify for micro-atx or mini tower. (fits micro-atx mobo with just a handful of peripherals)

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

plenty of storage already and this rig would have only 1 purpose: play games. call it my console replacement

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking to build something like this myself. G3258 OC with either a 750Ti or 760. Hoping to get decent frames on medium - high settings with the 750Ti, but not really sure what to expect. Definitely go with a 2gb GPU though - I've figured out that much.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah. The CPU actually performs alright with a majority of games. Most of these games require lots of resources from the GPU. From what I have read regarding the G3258, OCing shows a decent increase in performance.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't plan to OC but sometimes I like to keep that option open just in case.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

If your build needs to be small the 750Ti is tiny - only about 6 inches in length with one fan.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

performance i have seen is alright, but honestly you will need a good GPU for games like BF4.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

do you think gtx750Ti or R7 260x would do the trick? I played with my gtx750 and was somewhat disapointed. I have to lower some settings to make it enjoyable.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I think I'm setting my mind on the R9 270. For the other parts I'm not settled yet.

Thanks everybody for your suggestion!

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