Hard task, gaming PC for $450...

tlee234

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This is much more harder than I thought it was going to be. I have messed around with a few things and I've yet been able to get my whole computer under $450.
I bet since Christmas there has been many people asking for help, and I am doing the same.

I have $450, and people say it is doable to build a PC for this price because this is the price of e new consoles. I bought a XB1 last year, and I've always wanted to get a more variety of games (especially space sims) from PC.

Is it possible to do this?
I have one build, but I am passing over $450 just a little too much. (i hate MIR)

Is there a anything that I can get to lower the price, if at all?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7zHrP6

Also, any changes you would make? Likely, over the next month or two comes my birthday, so job+birthday should equal a good upgrade with my CPU and GPU.

Thank you for everything.
 

Mr_Venbeer

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The EVGA 600B power supply get some really shitty reviews, that's why it's only $19.
Here is one with an R9 270 but a Pentium G3220 which is only slightly slower but cheaper and still under your budget: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/spnwHx

There's nothing in this build that you will have any problems with, and upgrades are still possible because of the great motherboard and good quality branded power supply. Highly recommended.
 

Mr_Venbeer

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So here I have edited your build. Now, you picked an FM2 AMD CPU. I changed this to an Intel Pentium since you will be upgrading in the future, so you are now able to upgrade to an i5, and even an i7 or Xeon, due to the LGA1150 motherboard I have picked out. I have also changed the PSU to a 500W 80+ Bronze since 430 watts might not be enough for your future upgrades. A better build is on a post by me underneath.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($70.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.09 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.85 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($43.75 @ OutletPC)
Total: $444.64
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-26 23:36 EST-0500
 

holyrage

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this is even better same build as above different ram + different graphics card

no OC build

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DkssP6
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DkssP6/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($70.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: HIS Radeon R9 270 2GB IceQ X² Video Card ($111.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $448.68
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-26 23:48 EST-0500

Oc Build

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ktbdt6
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ktbdt6/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($70.98 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.75 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: HIS Radeon R9 270 2GB IceQ X² Video Card ($111.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $451.67
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-26 23:54 EST-0500

non OC build but a bit over your budget

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Q9pN99
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Q9pN99/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($70.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $457.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-26 23:56 EST-0500
 

Mr_Venbeer

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The EVGA 600B power supply get some really shitty reviews, that's why it's only $19.
Here is one with an R9 270 but a Pentium G3220 which is only slightly slower but cheaper and still under your budget: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/spnwHx

There's nothing in this build that you will have any problems with, and upgrades are still possible because of the great motherboard and good quality branded power supply. Highly recommended.
 

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