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Looking to build a $400-$500 Nvidia PC thats stronger than the PS4/XB1

#21r0ge00Posted 4/24/2014 2:46:31 PM
Psythik posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3xQEj

This was easier than I thought.


You don't even need the i3 or Z87 motherboard. Although the Z87 board will allow you to upgrade to an unlocked i5/i7 later if you want.
#22BogePosted 4/24/2014 2:48:36 PM
Slayn posted...
Psythik posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3xQEj

This was easier than I thought.


Missin OS and optical, bruh.


He said OS, mouse, and monitor are not in that price.
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#23PhilOnDezPosted 4/24/2014 2:50:39 PM(edited)
Not too long ago I was able to put together something with an i5 and 660 for $700, drop that down to 4 gigs of ram (plus two on the gpu for a total higher than what the ps4/xbone currently have usable, 4.5 GB shared) and add a student copy of windows and that's pretty close to $650. Definitely doable in the $650 range, $500 is tough without going AMD for the CPU.
E: Oh wait, if it doesn't need an OS $500 might be doable. I'll hop on my pc and see what I can come up with in a minute.
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#24PsythikPosted 4/24/2014 2:56:34 PM(edited)
Slayn posted...
Psythik posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3xQEj

This was easier than I thought.


Missin OS and optical, bruh.
1. Most system builders already have an OS. OP already said it's not included in the price.

2. It's 2014. Optical drives aren't necessary anymore.

2Dhas_a_MIGRANE posted...
No point in getting a Z87 motherboard if you aren't getting an unlocked processor
I know that, but it was either that board or a cheaper one with less features and bad or very little feedback. That and it was only like $5 more than the H87 version.
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#25BogePosted 4/24/2014 2:52:47 PM
Psythik posted...
2Dhas_a_MIGRANE posted...
Psythik posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3xQEj

This was easier than I thought.


No point in getting a Z87 motherboard if you aren't getting an unlocked processor
I know that, but it was either that board or a cheaper one with less features and bad or very little feedback.


For someone only willing to spend $500, I don't think they care that much about motherboard features.
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#26PsythikPosted 4/24/2014 2:53:45 PM
My second point still stands.
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#27SlaynPosted 4/24/2014 2:54:11 PM
Boge posted...
Slayn posted...
Psythik posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3xQEj

This was easier than I thought.


Missin OS and optical, bruh.


He said OS, mouse, and monitor are not in that price.


Ah, skipped his 2nd post.

Very good build then. Amazing what you can do with such little money. As per my sig, I like to go for a little more money, IMO an i5 with a 660/760 is what I would go for, I think it is worth the extra money. For someone who has a strict budget something like an i3/750ti works wonders.
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#28BogePosted 4/24/2014 3:10:03 PM(edited)
I linked the wrong thing above. Here's an even cheaper system.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3xR7P

Here's your $650 build. Processor stinks a bit, but upgrade it later. Or you could go with a better processor and lesser video card and upgrade that later.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3xRqw

The beauty of it all, especially over consoles, is that YOU choose how you want your system. If you want more power, you can have it. If you want a cheaper price, you can have it. Want a better CPU and a lesser GPU? You can have it. Would rather have more ram and storage space? It's up to you.
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#29VolebamusPosted 4/24/2014 4:23:42 PM(edited)
^That's a nice base, but from the numbers I figured that it would be possible for a $650 build to include both an i5 and a 760, which I figured would put TC in the best position:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3xTQ2

Edit:
Double checked and noticed two major components are pretty cheap because of MicroCenter prices, which as always isn't reliable in price speccing since it's not too likely to have access to one rather than online stores. The build mentioned here likely costs $40 or so more than the initial $642 price.
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#30PsythikPosted 4/24/2014 4:28:13 PM
Volebamus posted...
^That's a nice base, but from the numbers I figured that it would be possible for a $650 build to include both an i5 and a 760, which I figured would put TC in the best position:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3xTQ2

Edit:
Double checked and noticed two major components are pretty cheap because of MicroCenter prices, which as always isn't reliable in price speccing since it's not too likely to have access to one rather than online stores. The build mentioned here likely costs $40 or so more than the initial $642 price.
This is why I set PCPartPicker to only show prices from Newegg & Amazon. Your $642 build is actually a $709 build. A great PC but outside his budget. I still think my build is the best in this thread so far; it'll outperform an XBone for sure and only costs $566.
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