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$400 PC build.

Hey I;m looking to build a PC for around $400. I'm not expecting to be playing at 4k, ultra setting, and 60fps. I just need a PC that can play most modern games and upcoming games like fallout 4, witcher 3, and rainbow six siege. I expect it to play at around medium setting, 30fps, and at 1080p. The only issue is that i want to be prepared in summer since i live in southern California and would want my system to overheat. All I need are the components since I already got a OS, windows 10. If you can help then I would be thankful for helping me out. 

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Do you want overclockability?

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1080P and 30fps might be a stretch with your 400 dollar budget

 

give me a min

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($66.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus A68HM-K Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  ($42.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory  ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($45.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R7 370 2GB PCS+ Video Card  ($133.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case  ($37.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $397.80
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-29 21:20 EST-0500

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on second though

 

boom

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($66.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A88X PRO3+ ATX FM2+ Motherboard  ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory  ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($49.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R7 370 2GB Video Card  ($119.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case  ($31.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $393.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-29 21:22 EST-0500

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Wow. Quick. I was about to mention that you'll need 4-cores for some games, but uh, there you go! That!

on second though

 

boom

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($66.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A88X PRO3+ ATX FM2+ Motherboard  ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory  ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($49.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R7 370 2GB Video Card  ($119.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case  ($31.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $393.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-29 21:22 EST-0500

CPU: i7 4770K  |  Corsair H80i  |  ASUS Z87-Pro  |  8GB Corsair 1866Mhz  |  GPU: MSI Gaming X RX 480 8GB  |  Corsair HX  750

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Do you want overclockability?

Depends how much greater the performance will be. If it's significant then I will but if it just barley improves overall then probably not

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1080P and 30fps might be a stretch with your 400 dollar budget

 

give me a min

 

Remember, we're only looking for medium detail settings.

"Not breaking it or making it worse is key."

"Bad choices make good stories."

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Remember, we're only looking for medium detail settings.

yea i noticed you can get a decent build with 400 bucks

 

months back

 

it wasnt viable

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Depends how much greater the performance will be. If it's significant then I will but if it just barley improves overall then probably not

If you want more performance overhead, and are willing to pay a premium, get a K-series processor (model number looks like 4790K, 4670K, etc.) and you'll be able to overclock. Without that K, you won't be able to overclock.

"Not breaking it or making it worse is key."

"Bad choices make good stories."

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If you're near LA, then check Craigslist. There's a guy selling a 7970 Ghz for $90 (You can get him down to $70; that's what he had it at before).

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go used.

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Motherboard: Asus A68HM-K Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  ($32.98 @ Newegg) 



Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card  ($167.99 @ SuperBiiz) 


Total: $396.82

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-29 21:29 EST-0500

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