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Help me with the 69$ Gaming PC

Go to solution Solved by Happycowdance,

im gonna assume based on what you said that you have a budget at around $200 cant really build a pc that will do amazing at that price range

see if you can save up about 50 more dollars and do something like this

used 4 core system: 130

https://www.ebay.com/itm/DELL-OPTIPLEX-7020-MT-DESKTOP-PC-INTEL-i5-4590-3-3GHz-QUAD-500GB-8GB-TOWER/113382300520?epid=1665868123&hash=item1a661c9b68:g:0DwAAOSwsupb8FlC:rk:4:pf:0#viTabs_0

used rx 580: 120

https://www.ebay.com/itm/MSI-ARMOR-RX-580-4GB-GRAPHIC-CARD-DUAL-FANS-GOOD-COND/183532854988?hash=item2abb691ecc:g:xsoAAOSwDkBbs7w2:rk:2:pf:0&LH_BIN=1

ssd:  Steal from your old tower

should easily run games like csgo & overwatch

When I saw LTT video about the 69$ gaming pc returns I was wondering if it was actually worth it in my case. I currently own a prebuilt Lenovo ThinkCentre (which was free) which has an Intel Pentium E5400, 4Gb of ddr2 ram at 800mhz, some cheapo graphics card, a Kingston 250gb ssd and Windows 10 preloaded onto it. I wanted to know if I should invest in a GT 1030 which I found for 70$ from Gigabyte, a GTX 1050 from Gigabyte (199$) or simply not buy anything and just save up for an actual system. The goal would be to play some light esports titles at 1080p and maybe hopefully Overwatch (obviously over 30fps). I'm afraid that my CPU is not powerful enough since it's only at 2.7ghz and it's a dual core, therefore, creating a bottleneck with the GPU.
Please let me know if there's a graphics card worth buying and what fps I can expect to get.

 

Thanks in advance.

A console peasant trying to find his way into the pc master race 

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Why does that 1050 cost $200 o_O, that's RX580 territory which is a much more powerful GPU.


You can get the RX 580/570, either should be more than enough for esports games.

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im gonna assume based on what you said that you have a budget at around $200 cant really build a pc that will do amazing at that price range

see if you can save up about 50 more dollars and do something like this

used 4 core system: 130

https://www.ebay.com/itm/DELL-OPTIPLEX-7020-MT-DESKTOP-PC-INTEL-i5-4590-3-3GHz-QUAD-500GB-8GB-TOWER/113382300520?epid=1665868123&hash=item1a661c9b68:g:0DwAAOSwsupb8FlC:rk:4:pf:0#viTabs_0

used rx 580: 120

https://www.ebay.com/itm/MSI-ARMOR-RX-580-4GB-GRAPHIC-CARD-DUAL-FANS-GOOD-COND/183532854988?hash=item2abb691ecc:g:xsoAAOSwDkBbs7w2:rk:2:pf:0&LH_BIN=1

ssd:  Steal from your old tower

should easily run games like csgo & overwatch

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4 minutes ago, Happycowdance said:

Don't need an SSD, especially at that price. It would be better spent on a CPU or GPU, or not at all if OP doesn't have that kind of budget.

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4 minutes ago, Velocity_Canada said:

Intel Pentium E5400

That's a 10 year old Pentium CPU. It's going to be terrible no matter what GPU you put in it.

 

5 minutes ago, Velocity_Canada said:

or simply not buy anything and just save up for an actual system.

Do this. The CPU is just too old and weak, there's no point putting any money in to upgrading the GPU. You'd be better off investing your money towards a new system with a platform that can be upgraded going forward. The Ryzen 2200G with inbuilt graphics will be fine for light eSports titles and Overwatch at 1080p. I'm assuming you're Canadian, so these are Canaadian prices.

 

 

 

 

13 minutes ago, bleedblue said:

Why does that 1050 cost $200 o_O, that's RX580 territory which is a much more powerful GPU.

I think they're going off Canadian prices, where it's more like $180-$210 for a GTX 1050 according to PCPP, though you'd be far better off grabbing one of the GTX 1050Tis that start at around $210-$220.
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/3c7CmG/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1050-2gb-windforce-oc-video-card-gv-n1050wf2oc-2gd

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Just now, Cereal5 said:

Don't need an SSD, especially at that price. It would be better spent on a CPU or GPU, or not at all if OP doesn't have that kind of budget.

tru

he could also just steal the ssd from his other tower 

ill edit my previous post

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2 minutes ago, Spotty said:

I think they're going off Canadian prices, where it's more like $180-$210 for a GTX 1050 according to PCPP, though you'd be far better off grabbing one of the GTX 1050Tis that start at around $210-$220.

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/3c7CmG/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1050-2gb-windforce-oc-video-card-gv-n1050wf2oc-2gd

Ooh that makes sense.

 

3 minutes ago, Spotty said:

That's a 10 year old Pentium CPU. It's going to be terrible no matter what GPU you put in it.

This too. Disregard my previous comment.

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Inside some old case I found lying around.

 

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1 minute ago, Spotty said:

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I think his money is better off going the optiplex route. The 2200G is fine but an i5-4570/4590/etc and a used 760/770/960/970/470/480/570/580/you get the point. It would be well under $400 CAD, probably around $300 if you look hard for deals.

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Audio --- Headphones: Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX || Amp: Schiit Audio Magni 3 || DAC: Schiit Audio Modi 3 || Mic: Blue Yeti

 

[Under Construction]

 

My Truck --- 2002 F-350 7.3 Powerstroke || 6-speed

My Car --- 2006 Mustang GT || 5-speed || BBK LTs, O/R X, MBRP Cat-back || BBK Lowering Springs, LCAs || 2007 GT500 wheels w/ 245s/285s

 

The Experiment --- CPU: i5-3570K @ 4.0 GHz || MoBo: Asus P8Z77-V LK || RAM: 16GB Corsair 1600 4x4 || Cooler: CM Hyper 212 Evo || GPUs: Asus GTX 750 Ti, || PSU: Corsair TX750M Gold || Case: Thermaltake Core G21 TG || SSD: 840 Pro 128GB || HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB

 

R.I.P. Asus X99-A motherboard, April 2016 - October 2018, may you rest in peace. 5820K, if I ever buy you a new board, it'll be a good one.

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7 hours ago, Spotty said:

That's a 10 year old Pentium CPU. It's going to be terrible no matter what GPU you put in it.

 

Do this. The CPU is just too old and weak, there's no point putting any money in to upgrading the GPU. You'd be better off investing your money towards a new system with a platform that can be upgraded going forward. The Ryzen 2200G with inbuilt graphics will be fine for light eSports titles and Overwatch at 1080p. I'm assuming you're Canadian, so these are Canaadian prices.

 

 

 

 

I think they're going off Canadian prices, where it's more like $180-$210 for a GTX 1050 according to PCPP, though you'd be far better off grabbing one of the GTX 1050Tis that start at around $210-$220.
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/3c7CmG/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1050-2gb-windforce-oc-video-card-gv-n1050wf2oc-2gd

What about the amd fx series, wouldn't it be cheaper and then I would be able to get a dedicated GPU. 

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34 minutes ago, Velocity_Canada said:

What about the amd fx series, wouldn't it be cheaper and then I would be able to get a dedicated GPU. 

AMD FX series are crap. The Ryzen 2200G will outperform them, and you can still use a dedicated GPU with the Ryzen 2200G.

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