Need help choosing between 2 builds

Xav101

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One is pre-made for $600 which has 8gb ram, an i5-6500 but a gtx 950. Or parts for about $600 with also 8gb ram, a gtx 1050 ti (4gb) and a Pentium g4560.
 
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($74.89 @ B&H)
Motherboard: ASRock - B250M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($60.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($59.92 @ Amazon)
Storage: SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($85.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.44 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB OC Edition Video Card ($145.18 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design - Focus G Mini (Black) MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.90 @ Newegg)
Total: $560.29
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-04 07:47 EDT-0400

as u can see, for abt 600 will get u a g4560 with a 240gb SSD. or u can drop the SSD and go for a ryzen like this :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($82.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.44 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB OC Edition Video Card ($145.18 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design - Focus G Mini (Black) MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.90 @ Newegg)
Total: $561.48
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-04 07:51 EDT-0400
 

manddy123

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@Lucky_SLS, you forgot the memory in the second build.

Nevertheless OP, both builds above are much better choices than those pre-built PCs. So we encourage you to build it yourself, not only you'll save your money while getting better and more reliable pieces, you will learn a lot from it as well.
 

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Sorry for saying this after you did all that work, but I live in Australia, making all of those parts much more expensive. I'm not sure about the pre-made one, but my build has a 1 tb HDD and a 500w PSU.

Btw, this is a second-hand pre-built pc, meaning that it is probably better than the $600 cost. "payed $1500 for this pre build when i first bought it in January 2016 and considering the fact that the PC works just as good, if not better (overclocking), than it did when i first bought it means that this is a bargain." -the gumtree page in the seller's description.
 
sry i forgot the rams :(

that mobo is a 2 slot one with no display port. but u got HDMI. good if u r gaming @ 1080p

the PSU is a tier 3. safe to use with such low power power components. and since its not a overclockable rig, fine for now.

nothing spl abt other parts. good to go.

if buying everything new and if u have plans to upgrade to an i7 7700 and a beefire GPU, this is the setup i would recommend :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($79.00 @ PLE Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock - B250M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($109.00 @ IJK)
Memory: G.Skill - NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($79.00 @ Umart)
Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.00)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card ($218.00 @ Umart)
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 3 (Windowed) MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($49.00 @ Umart)
Power Supply: XFX - TS 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($89.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $668.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-04 22:31 AEST+1000

if u r just playing dota, overwatch, cs go the g4560 is a good setup to start with. if u play openworld games like bf1, witcher 3 and so on, the i5 makes sense. but u have to limit urself to low-med graphics for 45+ fps.
 

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1) does it matter that the gtx 950 has only 2gb and the gtx 1050 ti has 4? this was kinda the thing defending going with the build.
2) I've been changing/researching the build for a few days now and it seems that the g4560 and gtx 1050 ti were able to play games on high settings and still pretty decent fps (the Witcher 3 included)
3) my budget is pretty tight as I only have ~$700 but I still wanna buy games so keeping the price around $600 was pretty ideal. I also doubt I'lupgrade for a while as currently, I only have an i3 (not sure about the model but I think it's in the
 

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1) does it matter that the gtx 950 has only 2gb and the gtx 1050 ti has 4? this was kinda the thing defending going with the build.
2) I've been changing/researching the build for a few days now and it seems that the g4560 and gtx 1050 ti were able to play games on high settings and still pretty decent fps (the Witcher 3 included)
3) my budget is pretty tight as I only have ~$700 but I still wanna buy games so keeping the price around $600 was pretty ideal. I also doubt i'll upgrade for a while as currently, I only have an i3 (not sure about the model but I think it's in the 200's) and a gt 610.
 
the upgrade can be even be a year down the road. it doesnt matter. u have to have a capable PSU to power that upgrade and have a decent mobo with enough connectivity like a display port for a 144hz monitor. HDMI works but display port is the norm.

a g4560 with 1050ti in high is playable if its a 60hz monitor. will give u abt 45fps i think.

and yes, like u said, 950 with 2gb cant max out witcher 3 graphics since it requires more than 2 gb vram. but its enough for esport games like dota, overwatch, LoL., CS GO. a 1050ti is a better overall 1080p card.
 

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So I'm better off just getting the parts and building it? And the 500w should be enough because I doubt I'd mess around with stuff like overclocking.
 

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1) Yes, 4GB is kind minimal nowadays for modern games, you wouldn't want to go below that if you don't wish to play on Low settings.
2) It is capable, that's because The Witcher 3 is a very GPU intensive game, therefore the G4560 don't bottleneck the 1050 Ti by much, so that rig is able to play it with the right settings.
3) If you don't plan on upgrading, the second build is best IMHO as it has decent parts ( definitely not the best, but still decent ) that will let you play probably anything on medium @1080p for a while. But as i've stated, building yourself will give a much greater edge overall.
 

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Thanks for the help, guys. Any tips or advice before building my first pc probably tomorrow? Also if you think I should pick up an anti static band while I'm at umart.
 

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