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Best @ $500

Post by PCLife on Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:00 pm

The $500 build relies on a relatively low-end AMD Athlon X4 860K quad-core CPU able to hit 4GHz out of the box. This relatively inexpensive processor frees up some extra room in the budget, which permitted DarkBreeze to place a Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 GPU with 4GB of GDDR5 on Gigabyte motherboard. The rest of the PC parts are budget-oriented choices, but are nonetheless decent quality components that come together to create a balanced PC build capable of playing modern games with reasonable settings and frame rates.

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CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  ($41.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  ($35.18 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($48.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 4GB Video Card  ($203.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case  ($39.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($43.33 @ OutletPC)
Total at time at building: $503.24
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.


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Re: Best @ $500

Post by DanTheMan on Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:44 pm

That's a really cool build, I think the only thing I'd change is the hard drive. If I was going to go with a Mechanical as my main drive to start off with I'd get a WD Black, I have had much better luck with those.
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Re: Best @ $500

Post by Demon_skeith on Sat Sep 17, 2016 6:53 am

This is mostly reasonable for a $500 PC, I know about ten years ago it would cost double that amount easily.
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