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Freshly squeezed budget gaming build

ry3ks3u_
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I've been getting impatient and decided to compile a list for an extremely budgeted PC under CAD$1000. I talked with my peers that are in the PC building scene as well.

 

Not to say that they weren't generous with their recommendation, but I was wondering if I was able to get more for my buck.

 

Here is the list: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/ry3ks3u_/saved/Qjwhqs

 

 

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CPU: Intel Core i7-950 Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 RAM: Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 (1x2GB), Crucial DDR3-1600 (2x4GB), Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3-1600 (1x4GB) GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II 2GB SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" 1TB HDDs: WD Green 3.5" 1TB, WD Blue 3.5" 1TB PSU: Corsair AX860i & CableMod ModFlex Cables Case: Fractal Design Meshify C TG (White) Fans: 2x Dynamic X2 GP-12 Monitors: LG 24GL600F, Samsung S24D390 Keyboard: Logitech G710+ Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Mouse Pad: Steelseries QcK Audio: Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones

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Cut out the gpu cooler and get a 1050 as the cpu comes with a decent cooler. The 1050 vs 1030 will make a huge difference.  

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2 minutes ago, Brooksie359 said:

Cut out the gpu cooler as the cpu comes with a decent cooler.

What?

CPU: Intel Core i7-950 Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 RAM: Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 (1x2GB), Crucial DDR3-1600 (2x4GB), Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3-1600 (1x4GB) GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II 2GB SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" 1TB HDDs: WD Green 3.5" 1TB, WD Blue 3.5" 1TB PSU: Corsair AX860i & CableMod ModFlex Cables Case: Fractal Design Meshify C TG (White) Fans: 2x Dynamic X2 GP-12 Monitors: LG 24GL600F, Samsung S24D390 Keyboard: Logitech G710+ Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Mouse Pad: Steelseries QcK Audio: Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones

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2 minutes ago, r2724r16 said:

What?

It autocorrected to gpu. The cpu cooler is what I meant look at my build and you will see what I am talking about. 

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You can easily get more bang for your buck:

  • Wait for Black Friday
  • Buy used components

My entire build was $350. Canadian. Including desk, speakers, monitor, etc. Just gotta shop smart ;)

In your situation, buy used. $750 can easily get you an RX 570, i3 8400/older i5, etc.

Just get a case, PSU and storage on Black Friday when it goes stupid cheap.

9 minutes ago, Brooksie359 said:

The build could go a lot further if you didn't include Windows.

CPU: Ryzen 9 5900 Cooler: EVGA CLC280 Motherboard: Gigabyte B550i Pro AX RAM: Kingston Hyper X 32GB 3200mhz

Storage: WD 750 SE 500GB, WD 730 SE 1TB GPU: AMD Radeon 6700XT 12GB PSU: Corsair SF600 Case: Streacom DA2

Monitor: LG 27GL83B Mouse: Razer Basilisk V2 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red Speakers: Mackie CR5BT

 

MiniPC - Sold for $100 Profit

Spoiler

CPU: Intel i3 4160 Cooler: Integrated Motherboard: Integrated

RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 16GB DDR3 Storage: Transcend MSA370 128GB GPU: Intel 4400 Graphics

PSU: Integrated Case: Shuttle XPC Slim

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

Budget Rig 1 - Sold For $750 Profit

Spoiler

CPU: Intel i5 7600k Cooler: CryOrig H7 Motherboard: MSI Z270 M5

RAM: Crucial LPX 16GB DDR4 Storage: Intel S3510 800GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 980

PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

OG Gaming Rig - Gone

Spoiler

 

CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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1 minute ago, dizmo said:

You can easily get more bang for your buck:

  • Wait for Black Friday
  • Buy used components

My entire build was $350. Canadian. Including desk, speakers, monitor, etc. Just gotta shop smart ;)

In your situation, buy used. $750 can easily get you an RX 570, i3 8400/older i5, etc.

Just get a case, PSU and storage on Black Friday when it goes stupid cheap.

The build could go a lot further if you didn't include Windows.

That's true but they included it in their list so I wanted to keep it as part of the list. Not everyone want to buy a key off kinguin. 

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Just now, Brooksie359 said:

That's true but they included it in their list so I wanted to keep it as part of the list. Not everyone want to buy a key off kinguin. 

You don't have to buy it at all...just install and use.

CPU: Ryzen 9 5900 Cooler: EVGA CLC280 Motherboard: Gigabyte B550i Pro AX RAM: Kingston Hyper X 32GB 3200mhz

Storage: WD 750 SE 500GB, WD 730 SE 1TB GPU: AMD Radeon 6700XT 12GB PSU: Corsair SF600 Case: Streacom DA2

Monitor: LG 27GL83B Mouse: Razer Basilisk V2 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red Speakers: Mackie CR5BT

 

MiniPC - Sold for $100 Profit

Spoiler

CPU: Intel i3 4160 Cooler: Integrated Motherboard: Integrated

RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 16GB DDR3 Storage: Transcend MSA370 128GB GPU: Intel 4400 Graphics

PSU: Integrated Case: Shuttle XPC Slim

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

Budget Rig 1 - Sold For $750 Profit

Spoiler

CPU: Intel i5 7600k Cooler: CryOrig H7 Motherboard: MSI Z270 M5

RAM: Crucial LPX 16GB DDR4 Storage: Intel S3510 800GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 980

PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

OG Gaming Rig - Gone

Spoiler

 

CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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Just now, dizmo said:

You don't have to buy it at all...just install and use.

Again to each their own. They had it as part of their list so I kept it.

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20 minutes ago, dizmo said:

You don't have to buy it at all...just install and use.

What do you mean?

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4 minutes ago, ry3ks3u_ said:

What do you mean?

You can install Windows without paying for it. You just have to ignore the "Activate" icon in the system tray. I think it also restricts you from changing your desktop background.

Though my roommate still changes his so, maybe not anymore.

CPU: Ryzen 9 5900 Cooler: EVGA CLC280 Motherboard: Gigabyte B550i Pro AX RAM: Kingston Hyper X 32GB 3200mhz

Storage: WD 750 SE 500GB, WD 730 SE 1TB GPU: AMD Radeon 6700XT 12GB PSU: Corsair SF600 Case: Streacom DA2

Monitor: LG 27GL83B Mouse: Razer Basilisk V2 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red Speakers: Mackie CR5BT

 

MiniPC - Sold for $100 Profit

Spoiler

CPU: Intel i3 4160 Cooler: Integrated Motherboard: Integrated

RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 16GB DDR3 Storage: Transcend MSA370 128GB GPU: Intel 4400 Graphics

PSU: Integrated Case: Shuttle XPC Slim

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

Budget Rig 1 - Sold For $750 Profit

Spoiler

CPU: Intel i5 7600k Cooler: CryOrig H7 Motherboard: MSI Z270 M5

RAM: Crucial LPX 16GB DDR4 Storage: Intel S3510 800GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 980

PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

OG Gaming Rig - Gone

Spoiler

 

CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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Please don't do what your original post says.

 

 

 

 

If you can't stretch the extra 100 dollars or so you could do this but I don't recommend it because you have only 8gb of RAM that is a little slower and a cachless SSD:

 

 

 

 

 

Rest In Peace my old signature...                  September 11th 2018 ~ December 26th 2018

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($129.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($84.50 @ Vuugo) 
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($81.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($47.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card  ($219.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Case: Rosewill - FBM-X1 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($34.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($49.99 @ Corsair) 
Total: $649.44
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-24 21:31 EDT-0400

get os on reddit for $25 USD.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Palit RTX 3060 Ti Dual RAM: Corsair DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Asus X570-P case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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1 hour ago, Herman Mcpootis said:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($129.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($84.50 @ Vuugo) 
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($81.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($47.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card  ($219.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Case: Rosewill - FBM-X1 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($34.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($49.99 @ Corsair) 
Total: $649.44
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-24 21:31 EDT-0400

get os on reddit for $25 USD.

This kind of makes sense; I was too focused on cutting corners in places such as the graphics card and the case. Thank you!

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Rest In Peace my old signature...                  September 11th 2018 ~ December 26th 2018

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