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Windows 7: Budget Custom Build!

17 Nov 2015   #1
Dimerz

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 
Budget Custom Build!

Hello everyone,

This is going to be my first custom build and If i could get any tips on this build that im planning to build that'd be great:
i3 4170
ASRock B85M-DGS LGA1150
8GB Kingston 1x8
1TB Seagate
XFX Radeon R9 380 2GB
Deepcool Tesseract case
450W Antec Green Power Supply

Any comments and input to the design is appreciated.

Updated version:
So this is what my final build will be without the msi gtx 960 4gb , ignore the Lian-Li case i just put that there for pricing.I really like this case (KENDOMEN) and a case wont be changed for a long time so, i cant resist, the low and high feature for the fans is a nice function, the overall design and so ill be picking this case!




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17 Nov 2015   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Provide this info:

1: your absolute maximum budget, in your currency
2: links to the web sites from which you are willing to buy
3: primary and secondary purposes of the PC
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17 Nov 2015   #3
Dimerz

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

1. Around £350-400
2. Amazon, neeegg, ebay (if reliable), got this build from pc part picker.
3. Primary: be able to play and stream minecraft, play gta v at a suitable fps and maybe some battlefield.
Secondry: Use photoshop, dreamweaver, technically all the adobe programs and use c++, java, html, all the programming
software.
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17 Nov 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

To do all this from your post #3.

Quote:
Secondry: Use photoshop, dreamweaver, technically all the adobe programs and use c++, java, html, all the programming
software.
It wouldn't be hard to spend £350-400 just on ram to make things run properly.
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17 Nov 2015   #5
ignatzatsonic

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Does Newegg ship to the UK?

Newegg prices are in dollars. Amazon prices are in dollars.

How do you propose to buy from Newegg using pounds?

Do you mean Amazon UK?

Or are you in the USA?

400 pounds is just about $600 US.

Will you have to pay VAT in addition to the US dollar price shown at Newegg and Amazon?

Please clarify, ideally with actual links to the actual sites from which you will buy.
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18 Nov 2015   #6
Dimerz

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

Amazon and Newegg are both able to change currencies to pounds and are both able to ship to the UK.
DEEPCOOL TESSERACT SW Mid Tower Computer Case with Side Window and 2 Blue LED Fans SGCC+PLASTIC+RUBBER COATING - Newegg.com

Has links for the items at the bottom.
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/guide/JW...-i3-4170r9-380

I am from the UK, Based in London.

Not really to worried about the VAT.
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18 Nov 2015   #7
ignatzatsonic

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Off the top of my head:

See what you can do with current generation parts, such as:

Intel Core i3-6100 3M 3.7 GHz LGA 1151 BX80662I36100 Desktop Processor - Newegg.com

GIGABYTE GA-Z170-HD3P (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com

G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) Memory Kit Model F4-2400C15D-8GRR - Newegg.com

Above CPU, motherboard, and RAM total about $270 (177 pounds).

GIGABYTE GA-H110M-A (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel H110 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com

Above is a decent cheaper motherboard. $56, suitable for current generation processors.

Case is personal preference, I'll leave it to you.

I'd try to steer you away from Seagate drives if possible. Consider Western Digital or Hitachi. Ideally, you'd want an SSD, but maybe your budget can't handle it.

If gaming is your first priority, I'd assume the graphics card is more important to you than an SSD.

The above CPU is a dual core. You'd undoubtedly benefit from a low end quad core. I think the lowest priced quad core from the current generation is the i5-6400, which sells for about $185 at Newegg.

The most powerful dual core from the current generation, as far as I can see, is the i3-6320. It clocks at 3.90 and sells for around $160, if you can find it.

The Skylake Core i3-6320 is the gamer's new best friend - The Tech Report

Intel® Coreā„¢ i3-6320 Processor (4M Cache, 3.90 GHz) Specifications

I'm frankly not sure how much gaming benefits from quad core. You've got to decide on how to split the budget between CPU and video card and it may be that you are better off with a strong dual core and a strong video card, rather than a lower level quad core and a slightly weaker video card. I don't know enough about gaming to tell you.

But you've also got those secondary tasks. Normally, the advice is to go quad core if at all possible, but you may be an exception due to your budget.

Try to think in terms of current generation parts if possible. There's no over-riding reason to go with the earlier generations.
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18 Nov 2015   #8
Dimerz

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

If needed, i can buy the parts seperatly over time if i have to buy a better quad core and get an alright graphics card.
Ill check out what their capble of doing later on and ill give some feedback. Thanks for the help so far.
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18 Nov 2015   #9
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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PassMark Intel vs AMD CPU Benchmarks - High End

Check the above link for Passmark CPU benchmarks; it will give you a rough idea of the raw horsepower of your possible CPU choices.

Here's some scores:

i3-4170 dual core: 5163; single thread 2135
i3-6100 dual core: 5406; single thread 2047
i3-6320 dual core: 5773; single thread 2202
i5-6400 quad core: 6479; single thread 1793

Buying parts over time can be a problem. Suppose you buy RAM in November and the rest of the parts the next February. If the RAM is defective, you would not know it until February when you tried to assemble the parts into a PC. The vendor probably would not let you RMA the RAM in February, 90 days after you bought it. If at all possible, I'd just stockpile more money and buy all of it within a week.
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18 Nov 2015   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Don`t waste your money on a 1 TB Seagate just yet, get a 120/128 GB SSD for the same price for the Operating System, you can buy a 1 TB drive for storage later.

SSD 850 EVO 2.5" SATA III 120GB | Samsung Solid State Drives

or get the best Samsung ssd available.

SSD 850 PRO 2.5ā€ SATA III MZ-7KE128BW | Memory & Storage

Ignatz has said to stay away from Seagates, but they are fine drives along with Western Digitals, I recommend both.

Seagate Barracudas or Western Digital Blues for storage, Blacks are not really needed for storage, maybe if you were going to install your games on them, then ya get a black.


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