Budget Gaming PC: Is it good? Any edits to it?

Jon66238

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Hi, I'm new to this forum but have decided to build my self a budget gaming PC. Here is a link to the parts: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Lk4Bf7

I will be buying all my parts from regular Amazon. I want to know if this will run Steam, Minecraft, etc. Please suggest any edits to my list to make it better but still stay at a very low budget.

Thanks in advance!
 
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You don't have a copy of Windows for the system (you can use Linux though with Steam for games http://store.steampowered.com/search/?term=&sort_by=_ASC&os=linux&page=1)

Also need a video card, for a FX 6300 system an R7 360 would be a good budget match. Need a bit higher wattage power supply also.

You are looking about $200 more that what you have for a full system.
That's a terrible gaming PC. It doesn't even qualify as a gaming PC at all. You might be able to do some gaming, but don't expect it to run nice.

$230 is very very low for a gaming PC, $300 is the ABSOLUTE minimum for any kind of gaming PC.

If you can't find some of these parts on amazon, let me know and I'll do another one. But what is your max budget?

I hope this helps:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Pentium G3260 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($53.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H81M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($47.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin ECO2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($30.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R7 240 2GB Video Card ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake Versa H25 ATX Mid Tower Case ($38.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA 400W ATX Power Supply ($26.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $304.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-23 13:34 EDT-0400
 

Jon66238

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Thanks for the advice but I would like to use the case that I picked out and I would like a better AMD quad core or higher processor.

Any more advice to that would be helpful. Thanks!
 
Ok, that will work. BTW...the Pentium Dual Cores for gaming are actually faster than AMD quad cores. Just to let you know. :)

Ok, well I did have to change some stuff around, so here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD A10-7850K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($126.71 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($41.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($43.95 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $352.62
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-23 14:04 EDT-0400
 

Jon66238

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Maybe I'll use the Intel processor instead, I'll think about thanks. Is that a good graphics card you picked? Any other suggestions for anything?
 

Jon66238

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What about this: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DJqNkL
 
You don't have a copy of Windows for the system (you can use Linux though with Steam for games http://store.steampowered.com/search/?term=&sort_by=_ASC&os=linux&page=1)

Also need a video card, for a FX 6300 system an R7 360 would be a good budget match. Need a bit higher wattage power supply also.

You are looking about $200 more that what you have for a full system.
 
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Jon66238

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I'll have to check out the GPU that you suggested, and I have a Windows 8.1 disc which I can upgrade to Windows 10 eventually. Thanks for the answer and my wattage would be 299W with that graphics card.
 


The power supply you picked is not EVGAs best model, and the 400 watt rating is max wattage. I like to keep systems with a good overhead of extra power for future upgrades and so that the power supply is not running at close to max power all the time.
 

Jon66238

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Would a 500W PSU work?
 

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