Help With Budget (Under $400) Gaming Build.

beeleved

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Hi all, so I'm fairly new to PC building, but I wanted to build something that wouldn't cost a whole lot more than the latest consoles while being able to offer console performance with the added benefits of a PC. Here's my list of parts.

[PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/6mVy8K) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/6mVy8K/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Pentium G4400 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/YV7CmG/intel-cpu-bx80662g4400) | $57.99 @ SuperBiiz
**Motherboard** | [MSI H110M PRO-VD PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/LygPxr/msi-h110m-pro-vd-plus-micro-atx-lga1151-motherboard-h110m-pro-vd-plus) | $46.98 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/TTnG3C/crucial-memory-ct8g4dfs8213) | $41.99 @ Jet
**Storage** | [Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wNV48d/hitachi-internal-hard-drive-hua721010kla330) | $39.99 @ Amazon
**Video Card** | [XFX Radeon RX 460 2GB Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/NcH48d/xfx-radeon-rx-460-2gb-video-card-rx-460p2sfg5) | $98.99 @ SuperBiiz
**Case** | [Zalman T2 Plus MicroATX Mini Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/9r7CmG/zalman-case-t2plus) | $18.98 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/HvTmP6/evga-power-supply-100w10430kr) | $31.87 @ Jet
**Wireless Network Adapter** | [TP-Link TL-WN725N USB 2.0 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wQmLrH/tp-link-wireless-network-card-tlwn725n) | $9.99 @ Jet
| *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
| **Total** | **$346.78**
| Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2016-12-31 19:02 EST-0500 |

As for why there is no OS, I believe you can download an ISO file of Windows 10 and use it for free as long as you don't click the activation button, at least that's what I've been hearing. Any advice is appreciated, thank you for reading.
 

FD2Raptor

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Made a few changes:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Pentium G4400 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($57.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI H110M PRO-VD PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($46.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($41.99 @ Jet)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 460 4GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman T2 Plus MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($18.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $370.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-31 21:13 EST-0500

First, avoid that Amazon listing of Hitachi drive as they're refurbished ones.

Second, avoid that single fan RX 460 as it's prone to overheat and therefore would down clock and reduce performance. The Gigabyte Windforce X2 4GB is at the same price as its 2GB version so I picked that instead.

Third, avoid that tiny USB wifi dongle. They're also prone to overheat under constant use and lose/drop signal.

Forth, EVGA does not own any PSU production line so the quality at the bottom end of their PSU portfolio is questionable to say the least. Go with Seasonic. $5 more get you the 620W S12II that can support anything you could ever put on/connect to that motherboard.
 

PaulBlack

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https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ysHKnn

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4160 3.6GHz Dual-Core OEM/Tray Processor ($107.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS80F CPU Cooler ($9.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI B85M-E45 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($52.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.12 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Mainstream 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.99 @ Best Buy)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 460 2GB Video Card ($98.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Rosewill FBM-02 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 400W ATX Power Supply ($27.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $418.55
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-31 19:19 EST-0500

mine is $417 but its a i3
 

FD2Raptor

Admirable
Mar 5, 2014
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Made a few changes:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Pentium G4400 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($57.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI H110M PRO-VD PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($46.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($41.99 @ Jet)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 460 4GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman T2 Plus MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($18.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $370.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-31 21:13 EST-0500

First, avoid that Amazon listing of Hitachi drive as they're refurbished ones.

Second, avoid that single fan RX 460 as it's prone to overheat and therefore would down clock and reduce performance. The Gigabyte Windforce X2 4GB is at the same price as its 2GB version so I picked that instead.

Third, avoid that tiny USB wifi dongle. They're also prone to overheat under constant use and lose/drop signal.

Forth, EVGA does not own any PSU production line so the quality at the bottom end of their PSU portfolio is questionable to say the least. Go with Seasonic. $5 more get you the 620W S12II that can support anything you could ever put on/connect to that motherboard.
 

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