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I'm building a $300 budget gaming PC. Here is my parts selection for what will become RyoZenZuZex.  Comment on my list and criticize anything.  Feel welcome to argue.  I want to get the best experience possible with this build.

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When PCPartPicker says it isn't compatible, it's not. (unless it's RAM voltage but that's not the problem)

Pro Tip: don't use flash when taking pictures of your build; use a longer exposure instead. Prop up your camera with something (preferably a tripod) if necessary.

if you use retarded/autistic/etc to mean stupid please gtfo

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I'm building a $300 budget gaming PC. Here is my parts selection for what will become RyoZenZuZex.  Comment on my list and criticize anything.  Feel welcome to argue.  I want to get the best experience possible with this build.

you'll need a better PSU for that graphics card...500W minimum 80+ bronze with dual 6 pin PCIe power connectors are what to look for.

 

According to PCpartpicker this is the cheapest unit that would do it...it's not very good but it would get you by...also you get 10$ off on a combo with the thermaltake case (which is decent BTW my Dad's PC is in that case, it's alright) and you have a 25$ rebate card:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/thermaltake-power-supply-pstr20500npcbusb

 

That would set you right around the 300$ mark if you're willing to do ALL the MIR:

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($63.56 @ Amazon)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  ($41.98 @ Newegg)

Memory: Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($35.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Storage: Seagate Pipeline HD 500GB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($29.99 @ Newegg)

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card  ($90.00)

Case: Thermaltake Versa H21 Window ATX Mid Tower Case  ($18.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: Thermaltake 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($27.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $298.50

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-13 22:36 EST-0500

 

That's a insanely good rig for 300$ BTW...this can do 1080p gaming on medium/high settings all day long.

| CPU: Core i7-8700K @ 4.89ghz - 1.21v  Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING  CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 |
| GPU: MSI RTX 3080Ti Ventus 3X OC  RAM: 32GB T-Force Delta RGB 3066mhz |
| Displays: Acer Predator XB270HU 1440p Gsync 144hz IPS Gaming monitor | Oculus Quest 2 VR

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When PCPartPicker says it isn't compatible, it's not. (unless it's RAM voltage but that's not the problem)

It's because there's a missing cable that doesn't come with any of the parts

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It's because there's a missing cable that doesn't come with any of the parts

Yeah... as in your PSU doesn't have enough cable outputs to power your graphics card

Pro Tip: don't use flash when taking pictures of your build; use a longer exposure instead. Prop up your camera with something (preferably a tripod) if necessary.

if you use retarded/autistic/etc to mean stupid please gtfo

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you'll need a better PSU for that graphics card...500W minimum 80+ bronze with dual 6 pin PCIe power connectors are what to look for.

 

According to PCpartpicker this is the cheapest unit that would do it...it's not very good but it would get you by...also you get 10$ off on a combo with the thermaltake case (which is decent BTW my Dad's PC is in that case, it's alright) and you have a 25$ rebate card:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/thermaltake-power-supply-pstr20500npcbusb

 

That would set you right around the 300$ mark if you're willing to do ALL the MIR:

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($63.56 @ Amazon)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  ($41.98 @ Newegg)

Memory: Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($35.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Storage: Seagate Pipeline HD 500GB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($29.99 @ Newegg)

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card  ($90.00)

Case: Thermaltake Versa H21 Window ATX Mid Tower Case  ($18.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: Thermaltake 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($27.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $298.50

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-13 22:36 EST-0500

 

That's a insanely good rig for 300$ BTW...

I had already fixed that. Here's the new link.  Thanks for the compliment, this took a lot of research.

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I had already fixed that. Here's the new link

that looks good to me.

| CPU: Core i7-8700K @ 4.89ghz - 1.21v  Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING  CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 |
| GPU: MSI RTX 3080Ti Ventus 3X OC  RAM: 32GB T-Force Delta RGB 3066mhz |
| Displays: Acer Predator XB270HU 1440p Gsync 144hz IPS Gaming monitor | Oculus Quest 2 VR

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Do you think it would look cool if I built it into an old Apple G5 case? I have one laying around.

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Do you think it would look cool if I built it into an old Apple G5 case? I have one laying around.

i don't think those can support mATX motherboard (might be wrong i know nothing about apple stuff :P) but yeah, it would have a ''cool'' factor to it i guess....but i would go with the thermaltake case as i said you get discount of 10$ on PSU making it very cheap and it's a decent case that would last you a while...

| CPU: Core i7-8700K @ 4.89ghz - 1.21v  Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING  CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 |
| GPU: MSI RTX 3080Ti Ventus 3X OC  RAM: 32GB T-Force Delta RGB 3066mhz |
| Displays: Acer Predator XB270HU 1440p Gsync 144hz IPS Gaming monitor | Oculus Quest 2 VR

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i don't think those can support mATX motherboard (might be wrong i know nothing about apple stuff :P) but yeah, it would have a ''cool'' factor to it i guess....but i would go with the thermaltake case as i said you get discount of 10$ on PSU making it very cheap and it's a decent case that would last you a while...

Honestly I'll probably make a Frankenputer out of an ancient case

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Is saving up more not an option? :P

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Is saving up more not an option? :P

I'm doing it as sort of a competition with my friend.  He spent $900 on his rig and I told him I could make a computer 2/3 as good for 1/3 the cost.

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I'm doing it as sort of a competition with my friend.  He spent $900 on his rig and I told him I could make a computer 2/3 as good for 1/3 the cost.

Ooooh. That's..... Do you have too much money?

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Ooooh. That's..... Do you have too much money?

What do you mean by too much money?  If you meant to ask if the cost is over 300 then no, I'm under by $1.50

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What do you mean by too much money?  If you meant to ask if the cost is over 300 then no, I'm under by $1.50

I mean, spending 300 dollars on something 'challenge' like. :P not on something you could put it to better use for.

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I mean, spending 300 dollars on something 'challenge' like. :P not on something you could put it to better use for.

I'm going to give it my brother when I'm done

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I'm going to give it my brother when I'm done

Oooh, well that's nice of you.

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