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Looking to get back into PC Gaming.
Topic Started: Apr 15 2015, 11:03 AM (1,466 Views)
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:flames: Help a homie find a good cheap-ish desktop to jam out on. :flames:



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First whats your price cap so everyone can help with parts easier?
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Apr 15 2015, 11:05 AM
First whats your price cap so everyone can help with parts easier?
I'd say maybe 350-450
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I'm almost done saving a bit of cash to make a purchase.
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DUDECOOLSHIRT
Apr 15 2015, 11:23 AM
I'm almost done saving a bit of cash to make a purchase.
are you going to be building this yourself? i read your OP twice and it seemed like you were asking for a prebuilt tower. just wondering.
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Apr 15 2015, 01:09 PM
DUDECOOLSHIRT
Apr 15 2015, 11:23 AM
I'm almost done saving a bit of cash to make a purchase.
are you going to be building this yourself? i read your OP twice and it seemed like you were asking for a prebuilt tower. just wondering.
I was talking with PYRAMIDS and he said it's better off to buy in pieces to not spent so much money that quickly...but I'm down for whatever. I'll snag one pre-built if i could.
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Going to put together something later, don't expect anything huge though ;)
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Alright, just put something together for you.
I kept the futureproofability in consideration, so I went for the most current Intel platform.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jrtW8d

As you can see, I got a little over your budget, but with that you have a very potent little system at your disposal, that should be able to play very good @ 720p and decent @ 1080p
If you cannot afford to spend 50$ more (which I urge you to do, since a SSD is the best performance upgrade you can have), you can ditch the SSD and meet your 450$ budget :)
Edited by Homicidium, Apr 16 2015, 02:39 AM.
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Homicidium
Apr 16 2015, 02:37 AM
Alright, just put something together for you.
I kept the futureproofability in consideration, so I went for the most current Intel platform.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jrtW8d

As you can see, I got a little over your budget, but with that you have a very potent little system at your disposal, that should be able to play very good @ 720p and decent @ 1080p
If you cannot afford to spend 50$ more (which I urge you to do, since a SSD is the best performance upgrade you can have), you can ditch the SSD and meet your 450$ budget :)
I'd say ditch the ssd for now and get a R9 280. Decent budget build regardless.
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Apr 16 2015, 03:00 AM
Homicidium
Apr 16 2015, 02:37 AM
Alright, just put something together for you.
I kept the futureproofability in consideration, so I went for the most current Intel platform.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jrtW8d

As you can see, I got a little over your budget, but with that you have a very potent little system at your disposal, that should be able to play very good @ 720p and decent @ 1080p
If you cannot afford to spend 50$ more (which I urge you to do, since a SSD is the best performance upgrade you can have), you can ditch the SSD and meet your 450$ budget :)
I'd say ditch the ssd for now and get a R9 280. Decent budget build regardless.
Purposely refrained from giving him a more powerful (and more expensive) GPU, both the 265 and the 280 are based on old architecture, not to mention that you will be on the same, too high price, even if you ditch the SSD and get the 280.

A SSD will undoubtably give him a better computing experience than a faster GPU, and considering his budget, he's a Ryan type of guy and doesn't give two shits about 3 or 4 more frames :xboxone:
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made some additions to pascals recommendations.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6cDzgs

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You guys are the fucking bomb. :kwiss: I give somewhat of a shit about frame rate, I want to have a good gaming experience. I'm definitely going to look more into this and hopefully be able to make a buy within the next couple months. Like I said in a previous post, I'm down to spend a bit more but that was just the cap for now to see what I could get. The Doritos and Mountain Dew was a perfect addition to the build.
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sudo apt-get doritos
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Apr 16 2015, 11:07 AM
sudo apt-get doritos
Sorry I'm using RHEL, no apt-get for me.
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Apr 16 2015, 12:03 PM
Glitch
Apr 16 2015, 11:07 AM
sudo apt-get doritos
Sorry I'm using RHEL, no apt-get for me.
cd ./doritos
make
make install
configure

On the other hand... RHEL got yum doritos. Brb switching distro.
Edited by Glitch, Apr 16 2015, 02:23 PM.
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I told him to up his minimum to $500 or $600 and buy it piece by piece as he can afford it so he can get a bit better of a PC to hold him off for a year or two before needing to upgrade anything. Would definitely scrap the SSD and replace it with a better CPU or GPU tho.
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Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

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Apr 16 2015, 02:22 PM
Zeke
Apr 16 2015, 12:03 PM
Glitch
Apr 16 2015, 11:07 AM
sudo apt-get doritos
Sorry I'm using RHEL, no apt-get for me.
cd ./doritos
make
make install
configure

On the other hand... RHEL got yum doritos. Brb switching distro.
Haha I actually have apt-get at home, but at work on some servers are RHEL and I was actually struggling to get dsniff through yum. Shit was impossible.
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PYRAMIDS
Apr 16 2015, 02:35 PM
I told him to up his minimum to $500 or $600 and buy it piece by piece as he can afford it so he can get a bit better of a PC to hold him off for a year or two before needing to upgrade anything. Would definitely scrap the SSD and replace it with a better CPU or GPU tho.
The CPU is fine for now, the G3258 is a very potent Dual Core, that won't (at least not by much) bottleneck cards up to a 980 or 780ti, so should be good at that front.

If he could hold out a little longer with purchasing the parts and up his budget to the 600$ range, he'd be able to get a better GPU (GTX960 possibly) and keep the SSD.
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Apr 16 2015, 03:22 PM
PYRAMIDS
Apr 16 2015, 02:35 PM
I told him to up his minimum to $500 or $600 and buy it piece by piece as he can afford it so he can get a bit better of a PC to hold him off for a year or two before needing to upgrade anything. Would definitely scrap the SSD and replace it with a better CPU or GPU tho.
The CPU is fine for now, the G3258 is a very potent Dual Core, that won't (at least not by much) bottleneck cards up to a 980 or 780ti, so should be good at that front.

If he could hold out a little longer with purchasing the parts and up his budget to the 600$ range, he'd be able to get a better GPU (GTX960 possibly) and keep the SSD.
Now hes got some decisions to make....
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Apr 16 2015, 03:25 PM
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Apr 16 2015, 03:22 PM
PYRAMIDS
Apr 16 2015, 02:35 PM
I told him to up his minimum to $500 or $600 and buy it piece by piece as he can afford it so he can get a bit better of a PC to hold him off for a year or two before needing to upgrade anything. Would definitely scrap the SSD and replace it with a better CPU or GPU tho.
The CPU is fine for now, the G3258 is a very potent Dual Core, that won't (at least not by much) bottleneck cards up to a 980 or 780ti, so should be good at that front.

If he could hold out a little longer with purchasing the parts and up his budget to the 600$ range, he'd be able to get a better GPU (GTX960 possibly) and keep the SSD.
Now hes got some decisions to make....
I do. I do.
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