Budget PC Build , Your Opinion ?

frankeesh

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Hey guys , I've started to PC game lately on my old computer , and Im loving it!. But recently with the latest games that are around , i cant really run them at enjoyable performance... so i decided to build my first PC! I was wondering whats your guys opinion on the build i kinda did on PCPartPicker for my budget !

Here's the build :

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/WdWVjX


Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Asus GeForce GTX 650 2GB Video Card
G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
BitFenix Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case
Sandisk Z400s 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

The complete build cost would be 600$ for this ... what do you guys think ?
Id love to hear your guys opinion, Thanks ! :D
 
It's a good build but you should definitely put more money into the GPU. You also don't need the 212 EVO or a motherboard with a Z97 chipset; H97 will do fine.

I wouldn't recommend the GTX 750 Ti, especially for recent AAA games. VRAM demands are increasing, even for 1920x1080 resolution, and the 750 Ti has always been an entry-level card. If you're on a strict budget then I'd recommend that you look for a second-hand GTX 770 4GB or HD 7950/7970.
 

turbopixel

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If you have a cpu without K, then you can't overclock. In that case, a motherboard with Z is not needed, as Z is for oberclocking. You just could get a cheaper H97 based board. Also, if you don't overclock, you don't need aftermarket cpu cooler. The ddr3 memory can be cheaper with 1600 Mhz. The performance difference to 1866 is negligible. Also, for that cpu and a low budget gpu from Nvidia, the psu is overkill! You would only need 400 W psu and not more than 500 W with a better graphics card. Even a GTX 970 would not need mire than 500 W psu.

That would down the price even more, without sacrifing much of the performance. I just suggest this, because you said it is a budget build.

For the graphics card, I would take the GTX 750 Ti. It is the best card for the money, power and psu requirement. I had it myself and its the best budget card. You can play almost any game at 1080p, even some demanding games at 60 fps!
 
It's a good build but you should definitely put more money into the GPU. You also don't need the 212 EVO or a motherboard with a Z97 chipset; H97 will do fine.

I wouldn't recommend the GTX 750 Ti, especially for recent AAA games. VRAM demands are increasing, even for 1920x1080 resolution, and the 750 Ti has always been an entry-level card. If you're on a strict budget then I'd recommend that you look for a second-hand GTX 770 4GB or HD 7950/7970.
 

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Okay, here's my take on it. Your list on PCPP comes out to $712. My list actually went up by about $20, but for that $20 you get a significant increase in performance. I doubled your ram, and it was actually cheaper to stick with the 1866mhz. Many of today's games are asking for 8GB of ram, so 16GB sets you up for the next couple years. I also doubled your SSD, because after years of updates and add-ons, you will begin to fill up your 120GB. (Remember an SSD must not be filled to capacity or it will not be able to write effectively. Best to always keep 10-15% of the SSD unoccupied.) With 240GB, you'll also have a little extra room if you want to install some often-used programs or games, which will improve their load times. I improved your GPU performance with an R9 380 (256bit interface) which will run games very well. And I also upgraded your PSU to a tier 2. So in all, lots of upgrades for very little increase in price.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($186.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus H81M-E Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: *Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 380 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.00 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $730.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-18 03:12 EST-0500
 

turbopixel

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I recommended the 750 Ti because he said this is a budget build. I know what the xard is capable of and for budget build its a good card, needs 60-75 W, is cheap, silent on most versions and have enough power to play most actual triple A games at high quality 30+ fps or low quality 40-60 fps.
 

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