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Building a cheap computer for a friend with low budget

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Hi all,

 

I'm building a cheap computer for my friend with a low budget. I already own an i5-2400 and a micro-atx motherboard for it, so I'm planning to just stick with this. I'm hoping to spend at max $450, or close to that. Will this hold up in modern games? I know PU:BG is very unoptimized, but will he be able to play it at minimum settings?

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-2400 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor  (Purchased For $0.00) 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 LED 66.3 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler  ($29.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: MSI - B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  ($59.98 @ Newegg) 
Storage: SanDisk - SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($77.99 @ Best Buy) 
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($49.97 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card  ($150.00) 
Case: Cooler Master - N200 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($49.18 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($49.98 @ Newegg) 
Total: $467.09
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-22 02:13 EDT-0400

 

Thanks!

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you could save 40$ and buy the ram from me :D


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CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz (OC 3.8) 6-Core Processor

Cpu cooler DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm CAPTAIN 240EX WHITE 
Motherboard: MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC ATX AM4 Motherboard 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3000MHz RAM 8x3

Storage: SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 256GB SATA III

Storage:SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 500GB SATA III
Video Card: RTX 2060
Case: NZXT - S340 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case 
Power Supply: EVGA 550 B3 550W

Peripherals

Monitor: Acer XF240H 24" TN Free-Sync ,144 Hz 

Keyboard: Corsair k95 RGB platinum

Mouse: Razer basilisk

Headset: Hyperx cloud alpha pro

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-2400 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor  (Purchased For $0.00) 
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler  ($19.89 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: MSI - B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Memory: Patriot - Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($94.50 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Western Digital - Blue 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($89.89 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($47.88 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card  ($149.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: Silverstone - PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case  ($34.90 @ NCIX US) 
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($37.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $475.04
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-22 02:26 EDT-0400

 

 


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  My specs and shit down below.

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Apollo: i5 4670K @ 4.6Ghz, Corsair H100i, MSI Z87I, EVGA GTX 1070 SC ACX3, Corsair 250D, 840 EVO 120GB, 1TB Seagate Barracuda, SeaSonic 520W PSU. Planned upgrades: 16GB RAM, 480/512GB SSD, new HDD

Sputnik: HP EliteBook 2570p, i5-3360M, 16GB DDR3, 256GB 840 EVO - Running Win10/Sierra dual-boot.  Future upgrades: i7-quad

Comet (home server): Atom D2500, 4GB 1066Mhz RAM, 2 x 320GB HDDs, 350W PSU, HAF-Stacker ITX, dual GbE. Cost me $80. back from the dead (mobo failure) bois

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Main peripherals

- Corsair Strafe RGB MX Reds

- SteelSeries Siberia 650

- SteelSeries QcK+ CS:GO Camo 

- SteelSeries QcK+ Na'Vi Splash (Secondary pad, used for second rig)

- SteelSeries Rival 700

- SteelSeries Rival 300 (Secondary mouse, used for second rig)

 

 

 

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24 minutes ago, Droidbot said:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-2400 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor  (Purchased For $0.00) 
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler  ($19.89 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: MSI - B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Memory: Patriot - Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($94.50 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Western Digital - Blue 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($89.89 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($47.88 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card  ($149.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: Silverstone - PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case  ($34.90 @ NCIX US) 
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($37.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $475.04
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-22 02:26 EDT-0400

 

 

so worse cooler for double the ram? and your SSD is more expensive than his for no really difference

and swaped cases and PSU for close match saving a couple bucks.

 

To OP: i think either way it'll be pretty good for the intended objective. PUBG has trouble running on much better machines but at 1050Ti gets a solid "good enough" badge

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13 minutes ago, SquintyG33Rs said:

so worse cooler for double the ram? and your SSD is more expensive than his for no really difference

and swaped cases and PSU for close match saving a couple bucks.

WD Blue is based on the SanDisk X-series platform, instead of the inferior Z-series platform the SSDPLUS is based on. It's faster, rated for longer, and better quality. 

 

M9i is as good as the 212 EVO. 

 

CXM is better than S12II for cheaper, and offers nicer cables and some modularity to boot. 

 

Was trying to find a 470 and fit that into the budget but miners. 


If I helped, hit the thumbs up icon below my post and pick it as 'Best Answer'

Resident living meme - I swear a lot; if you don't like it fuck off :^)

  My specs and shit down below.

Spoiler

Apollo: i5 4670K @ 4.6Ghz, Corsair H100i, MSI Z87I, EVGA GTX 1070 SC ACX3, Corsair 250D, 840 EVO 120GB, 1TB Seagate Barracuda, SeaSonic 520W PSU. Planned upgrades: 16GB RAM, 480/512GB SSD, new HDD

Sputnik: HP EliteBook 2570p, i5-3360M, 16GB DDR3, 256GB 840 EVO - Running Win10/Sierra dual-boot.  Future upgrades: i7-quad

Comet (home server): Atom D2500, 4GB 1066Mhz RAM, 2 x 320GB HDDs, 350W PSU, HAF-Stacker ITX, dual GbE. Cost me $80. back from the dead (mobo failure) bois

Spoiler

Main peripherals

- Corsair Strafe RGB MX Reds

- SteelSeries Siberia 650

- SteelSeries QcK+ CS:GO Camo 

- SteelSeries QcK+ Na'Vi Splash (Secondary pad, used for second rig)

- SteelSeries Rival 700

- SteelSeries Rival 300 (Secondary mouse, used for second rig)

 

 

 

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Just now, Droidbot said:

WD Blue is based on the SanDisk X-series platform, instead of the inferior Z-series platform the SSDPLUS is based on. 

 

M9i is as good as the 212 EVO. 

 

CXM is better than S12II for cheaper, and offers nicer cables and some modularity to boot. 

 

Was trying to find a 470 and fit that into the budget but miners. 

yeah i wasn't really criticizing the cooler he's not overclocking anyway so if he had a stock cooler he'd be fine. but a sata 3 (6GB/s) SSD is worth another the difference of 100MB/s read/write doesn't really matter, it's miles above an HDD. I would have taken the cheapest valid option (most often the Adata 240GB)

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Just now, SquintyG33Rs said:

yeah i wasn't really criticizing the cooler he's not overclocking anyway so if he had a stock cooler he'd be fine. but a sata 3 (6GB/s) SSD is worth another the difference of 100MB/s read/write doesn't really matter, it's miles above an HDD. I would have taken the cheapest valid option (most often the Adata 240GB)

I'd usually recommend an Adata unit, but the Blue was the best SSD there under $90. 

 

 


If I helped, hit the thumbs up icon below my post and pick it as 'Best Answer'

Resident living meme - I swear a lot; if you don't like it fuck off :^)

  My specs and shit down below.

Spoiler

Apollo: i5 4670K @ 4.6Ghz, Corsair H100i, MSI Z87I, EVGA GTX 1070 SC ACX3, Corsair 250D, 840 EVO 120GB, 1TB Seagate Barracuda, SeaSonic 520W PSU. Planned upgrades: 16GB RAM, 480/512GB SSD, new HDD

Sputnik: HP EliteBook 2570p, i5-3360M, 16GB DDR3, 256GB 840 EVO - Running Win10/Sierra dual-boot.  Future upgrades: i7-quad

Comet (home server): Atom D2500, 4GB 1066Mhz RAM, 2 x 320GB HDDs, 350W PSU, HAF-Stacker ITX, dual GbE. Cost me $80. back from the dead (mobo failure) bois

Spoiler

Main peripherals

- Corsair Strafe RGB MX Reds

- SteelSeries Siberia 650

- SteelSeries QcK+ CS:GO Camo 

- SteelSeries QcK+ Na'Vi Splash (Secondary pad, used for second rig)

- SteelSeries Rival 700

- SteelSeries Rival 300 (Secondary mouse, used for second rig)

 

 

 

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