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How's this for a sub $500 build?

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User Info: HeliosMagi

HeliosMagi
2 months ago#1
Intel i5 6400
8GB DDR4 Ram
GTX 1050 Ti SC
1 TB HDD
Dual-Layer DVD Drive
Windows 10 Home Edition
Built-in Wifi, Bluetooth, and SD Card Reader.

Free Rocket League Steam Key included with the Graphics Card.

The whole thing comes out to just under $490. That's also including a Keyboard, Mouse, and DVI-D cable. I plan on using it primarily for gaming, but I also want to digitize my movie collection, hence the DVD drive.
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User Info: Terantatek

Terantatek
2 months ago#2
8GB ram. Ehh...
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User Info: halomonkey1_3_5

halomonkey1_3_5
2 months ago#3
for a prebuilt, it's fine but if you're building yourself I would suggest an R5 1600 over that i5. It's just plain better and is a similar price(if you dont already have that CPU or a compatible motherboard).
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User Info: Fade2black001

Fade2black001
2 months ago#4
Terantatek posted...
8GB ram. Ehh...

8GB of RAM is still more than perfectly fine
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User Info: shmirlywhirl

shmirlywhirl
2 months ago#5
Do you have a need for an optical drive?

Tbh you can probably skip it and just get an external one later on in the rare instance you'll need it.
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User Info: JKatarn

JKatarn
2 months ago#6
Terantatek posted...
8GB ram. Ehh...


RAM is ludicrously expensive ATM, and with rare exceptions most games aren't really taking advantage of/NEEDING more than 8GB of RAM (unless you insist on running Firefox/Chrome with dozens of tabs in the background, but if you're playing a game you shouldn't be running tons of background programs/processes anyway). If TC is trying to save money/save money for somebody else, it's a wise compromise to make - they can always add more RAM later when prices (if) have stabilized.
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User Info: darkus_f

darkus_f
2 months ago#7
8GB of RAM is still perfectly fine for a budget build.

I would also recommend going for the R5 1600 instead, better overall performance and the AM4 platform will be supported for years which leaves room for upgrades if that matters to you.

That aside for the price it's actually a pretty good budget build.
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User Info: godplaysSNES

godplaysSNES
2 months ago#8
8GB RAM is ok and RAM is always easy to upgrade later on anyway.

Anyway, Intel Coffee Lake CPUs are going to be released this month. I'd wait for them and pick between them and Ryzen.
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User Info: Skam

Skam
2 months ago#9
Looks good dude, especially for sub 500. Hope you enjoy it :)

User Info: Edavy89

Edavy89
2 months ago#10
How much are you paying for the W10 license?
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