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"Budget" Build Help

My friend wants to get into PC gaming, and I told her i would help her. She hoping to game at around 1080p high settings with games like overwatch, and skyrim. The good thing is i have some parts to give her, i already have an I7-4790, 32gb of ddr3 ram, and an ASUS z-97 pro motherboard.  They are pretty good  parts and im hoping that will take a big bite out of the cost. I have 2 budget saving ideas both with down sides. 

 

1. Use this parts list I created

(the cheaper custom set prices are from estimates i  found on ebay)

The down side of this parts list is the price is higher than id like it to be.

2. Use an old Dell Optiplex 

My idea is to buy an old Optiplex like this https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Optiplex-7020-Intel-i3-4130-3-50GHz-8GB-500GB-Windows-10-Pro-b/292799290287, Then replace the processor and the ram with the stuff i have. Thus saving money on windows,a case and power supply. Then the problem is I dont know if i can put a decently powerful card in the system, or how to clone the boot drive it already has so i can use a low end ssd. Bringing my total cost to around $320 ish dollars.

 

Any help and cost cutting measures are greatly appreciated. 

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Don't buy windows, just install it and learn to deal with the "Activate windows" prompt in the corner. Either that or buy a cheap key off cdkeys.com, since paying $100 for windows is absurd.

 

Everything you chose for your parts list is solid, just make sure to pop in a hard drive at some point since that SSD might fill up quick.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

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7 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

Don't buy windows, just install it and learn to deal with the "Activate windows" prompt in the corner. Either that or buy a cheap key off cdkeys.com, since paying $100 for windows is absurd.

 

Everything you chose for your parts list is solid, just make sure to pop in a hard drive at some point since that SSD might fill up quick.

I bought a full windows 10 pro key for only $20 on eBay. Worked well.

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14 hours ago, Lenovus_ said:

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Getting an optiplex fr cost saving measure is not always a good option. Optiplexes usually have 220-230w PSUs which wouldnt be sufficient fr ur rig to run. Also, u have to bare with the proprietary connectors. 

I would rather change that Kingston SSD to something like a Samsung 860 Evo because of it's much better read/write speeds.

U can get cheap oem windows keys fr sites like kinguin/scdkeys/eBay.

Following are the changes that I have made...

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Motherboard: Asus - Z97-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($82.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SC GAMING Video Card  ($160.00) 
Case: Deepcool - DUKASE V2 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($34.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($49.89 @ OutletPC) 
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link - TL-WN881ND PCI-Express x1 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter  ($19.89 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $347.76
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-03 10:32 EDT-0400

SSD TIER LIST

 

 

CPU - Ryzen 7 3700X

Mobo - ASRock X470 Taichi

Memory - G.Skill Trident Z RGB (8x2 3200MHz) 

Storage - Sabrent Rocket 1TB - Seagate Barracuda 2TBWD Black 1TB

GPU - MSI GeForce GTX 980Ti LIGHTNING

CaseFractal Design Meshify C

PSUSuper Flower Leadex II Gold 650W

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On 11/3/2018 at 10:36 AM, vexicus365 said:

Getting an optiplex fr cost saving measure is not always a good option. Optiplexes usually have 220-230w PSUs which wouldnt be sufficient fr ur rig to run. Also, u have to bare with the proprietary connectors. 

I would rather change that Kingston SSD to something like a Samsung 860 Evo because of it's much better read/write speeds.

U can get cheap oem windows keys fr sites like kinguin/scdkeys/eBay.

Following are the changes that I have made...

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Motherboard: Asus - Z97-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($82.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SC GAMING Video Card  ($160.00) 
Case: Deepcool - DUKASE V2 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($34.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($49.89 @ OutletPC) 
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link - TL-WN881ND PCI-Express x1 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter  ($19.89 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $347.76
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-03 10:32 EDT-0400

Ok thanks for your help

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If you're considering a 1060 you could just get an RX 580 because it's about the same performance for a cheaper price.

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