1.    05 Oct 2015 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    California
    Posts : 362
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Build a gaming PC for $450 or $4,200


    The Nvidia site has a recent blog post suggesting parts for a $450 gaming pc.
    They are not selling the parts (well except for the video card) but are just quoting current average prices
    for parts available elsewhere.

    Build A GeForce GTX 950 Micro ATX PC For Under $450 | GeForce


    Graphics Card - EVGA GeForce GTX 950 Superclocked - $159.99

    Chassis - Cooler Master N200 Micro ATX Mini Tower - $44.75

    CPU - Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor - $64.88

    Motherboard - MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA 1150 - $39.99

    RAM - Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory - $39.99

    Storage - Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive - $46.99

    PSU - EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX - $37.99

    Total Price -$442.57

    They didn't include a cost for the operating system. Well Linux is free, or maybe you have a retail copy of Windows to transfer.

    The Intel Pentium G3258 @ 3.20GHz cpu has a Passmark benchmark of 4003.
    PassMark - Intel Pentium G3258 @ 3.20GHz - Price performance comparison
    Last edited by Antilope; 06 Oct 2015 at 04:20.
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  2.    05 Oct 2015 #2
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    California
    Posts : 362
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter

    Ars Technica suggests parts for a $4,200 ultimate X99 gaming pc


    Or Ars Technica suggests parts for a $4,200 ultimate X99 gaming pc.
    Ars Technica builds one and displays pictures and info in their article linked below:
    They also suggest using Windows 10 as the operating system.

    Building the ultimate X99 gaming and benchmarking PC | Ars Technica

    OS - Windows 10- ~$119 to $199**

    CPU - Intel Core i7-5930K, Haswell-E, 6-Core, 3.5 GHz, LGA 2011 - ~$590**

    RAM - 32GB Corsair DDR4 at 3000MHz - ~$500**

    SSD - 512GB Samsung SM951 M.2 PCI-e 3.0 - ~$200**

    SSD - 500GB Samsung Evo - ~$200**

    HDD - Seagate 3TB HD- ~$90**

    Motherboard - ASUS X99 Deluxe USB 3.1 - ~$400**

    Power Supply - Corsair HX1200i - ~$260**

    Cooling - Corsair H110i GT liquid cooler - ~$130**

    Graphics - Nvidia GTX 980 Ti - ~$670**

    Video Capture Card - Blackmagic 4K video capture card- ~$190**

    Optical Drive - LG Blu-ray drive - ~$50 to $100**

    Chassis - Corsair's Graphite Series 760T, a full-size tower - ~$200**

    Monitor - LG 34UC97‑S ‑ 34" IPS QHD LED‑Backlit LCD Monitor - ~$900**

    **(I have added prices I obtained through Google searches)

    Ars Technica cost $4,200 (UK prices?)ónot including the monitor.

    The Intel Core i7-5930K, Haswell-E, 6-Core, 3.5 GHz cpu has a Passmark benchmark of 13695.
    PassMark - Intel Core i7-5930K @ 3.50GHz - Price performance comparison
    Last edited by Antilope; 06 Oct 2015 at 04:22.
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  3.    18 Oct 2015 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    jakarta
    Posts : 62
    Windows10 pro x64,Version 1607 build 14393.577

    if i build pc gaming, it will like this:
    -Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 Intel LGA 2011(mainboard)
    -
    intel i7 4960X (Box) Intel LGA 2011(processor)
    -
    Gigabyte GTX 980 TI Gaming 6GB DDR5 (GV-N98TG1 GAMING-6GD) NVidia PCI Exp.(vga)
    -
    Corsair CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 (4x4Gb) (i5,i7,1155) Vengeance Black PC12800 16GB DDR3 (ram)
    -
    Seasonic P760 Platinum 760W(power suply)
    -
    Sandisk SSD Ultra-II 960GB SSD
    -
    Fractal Node 605(casing)
    -
    NOCTUA NH-D15 LGA 1155,1150,1156,2011,2 fan NFA15 PWM Processor
    -
    Pioneer Bluray Writer (BDR-209DBK) Internal
    -
    Microsoft Windows 10 Professional oem 64Bit Software

    but the prizes depend on every country..
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  4.    03 Nov 2015 #4
    Join Date : Mar 2014
    South Carolina, USA
    Posts : 16,932
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Well, I'm an AMD fan...

    PCPartPicker part list: AMD FX-8350, MSI Radeon R9 280, Corsair 200R - System Build - PCPartPicker
    Price breakdown by merchant: AMD FX-8350, MSI Radeon R9 280, Corsair 200R - System Build - Price Breakdown By Merchant - PCPartPicker

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($164.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ B&H)
    Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($96.88 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.89 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($113.25 @ B&H)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($345.75 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.00 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($18.89 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($89.88 @ OutletPC)

    Total: $1108.51

    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-03 23:21 EST-0500
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  5.    04 Nov 2015 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 883
    Windows 10 Pro

    I never suggest paying a huge premium for the latest and greatest parts, because they will be surpassed. A few years down the road, you will certainly be lacking somewhere. I like to stay middle of the road and just replace down the road.

    For a gamer, focus on the mobo and gpu. Get an SSD for both your OS and games. a core i5, and 8gb of ram is sufficient. Unless you overclock, you dont need massive coolers or a dozen case fans. Get a modular power supply to keep your wiring tidy.
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  6.    04 Nov 2015 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 9,239
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint

    I tend to agree with pparks1, however I don't believe you can build a "Gaming" PC for $450, but I do believe you can build a good one for much less than $4200. You certainly don't need 6 Cores/ 12 Threads for Gaming. No game I know of will use them. I don't own a game that will use all of 4 cores. Spend your 'big' money on the graphics card.
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  7.    04 Nov 2015 #7
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Left coast but not a progressive liberal
    Posts : 964
    dual boot W10 10586th2/14291 rs1 Win. Insider since Jan. 2015

    The Pentium build for $ 450.00 and the GTX 950 might work it should play a lot of modern games at 1080p and high settings at playable frame rates although not like a high end build .

    I would maybe substitute an i3 or i5 CPU and ofc an ssd might not hurt either .


    I have an HP P7 S.B. i7 with an GTX 680 , 650W PSU and the OEM MB here and a G27 wheel and it can play a lot of driving sims ,games and other stuff including the SWBF beta at 1080p ultra at playable frame rates with way better graphics and play than a console like my PS3 or even a PS4 .
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  8.    04 Nov 2015 #8
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck38 View Post
    Well, I'm an AMD fan...

    PCPartPicker part list: AMD FX-8350, MSI Radeon R9 280, Corsair 200R - System Build - PCPartPicker
    Price breakdown by merchant: AMD FX-8350, MSI Radeon R9 280, Corsair 200R - System Build - Price Breakdown By Merchant - PCPartPicker

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($164.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ B&H)
    Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($96.88 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.89 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($113.25 @ B&H)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($345.75 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.00 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($18.89 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($89.88 @ OutletPC)

    Total: $1108.51

    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-03 23:21 EST-0500
    im more for last gen's PC that's still op TODAY. lets see if i can make one for under the $450 goal.

    Ahem... Because Canada sucks butt when it comes to prices, I can pull it off at a fair $700. *cheers*

    PCPartPicker part list: Intel Core 2 Duo E7400, MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti, Logisys CS206BK - System Build - PCPartPicker Canada
    Price breakdown by merchant: Intel Core 2 Duo E7400, MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti, Logisys CS206BK - System Build - Price Breakdown By Merchant - PCPartPicker Canada

    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2.8GHz Dual-Core OEM/Tray Processor
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master RR-LEE-L911-GP 33.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G41MT-S2PT Micro ATX LGA775 Motherboard ($97.98 @ Newegg Canada)
    Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
    Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 32GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($40.98 @ Newegg Canada)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card
    Case: Logisys CS206BK ATX Mid Tower Case w/480W Power Supply ($69.98 @ Newegg Canada)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg Canada)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($129.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Monitor: Acer V196HQLAb 60Hz 18.5" Monitor
    Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($34.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Headphones: Cyber Acoustics AC-100B Headset ($17.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Total: $471.88
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-04 10:50 EST-0500

    ...Edit: Hold UP. I GOT A 471$ cpu build? GG canada i spoke too soon. all thanks to newegg.
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