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So I've been wanting to build a computer for a long time, six years... My wife finally agreed. This here is the budget build I did to keep the wife happy.

CPU- I chose the 860K for the price and performance. Probably one of the best budget CPU's. Got this and the Grenade on r/hardwareswap for $80 shipped.

Cooler- This was a spontaneous purchase. This came from craigslist along with my case and psu.

RAM- was the only "New" thing purchased. Got it at Best Buy for 39.99+ tax. It works.

Motherboard-Its a motherboard, couldn't go wrong with MSI. Bundled with CPU.

HDD- I have 3 in the case, all are from my hdd collection. All different sizes.

PSU- Antec=good. Saw this posted on craigslist bundled with the case for $50 total couldn't pass up that deal!

Case- Big case! Well for me it is. Bada** case plenty of room good cable management.

Right now the computer is used for streaming movies and basic stuff. I'm waiting to find a good deal on a capable GPU to play older games. Only "newer" games I plan on playing is FO4, MGSV:TPP, and Elite Dangerous. My wife is content with it just the way it is. Basically don't get married and have kids. Sorry for the potato picture. More will come and they will also be potato!

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  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

How do you get a display? I know my 760k doesnt have integrated graphics.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Lmao you're right! How the hell does he get a display? hahah

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

The display can be seen by closing your eyes and visualize the screen turning on... joking.

I am curious about this myself. I know the motherboard does not have an "onboard" integrated graphics either. Maybe they had a spare graphics card laying around and did not mention it, yet?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah sorry it slipped my mind. I threw in an old 210 to get me by.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

oh that explains

i was wondering as well

you can pair it with the AMD RX 480

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

I would definitely go for a 750ti if you have $90-100

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Next month around the 15th is when I'll be able to get a new card. The 15th is my spending money check basically

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

My recommendation is see if you can get an RX 460 for cheap. Better performance for a comparable cost.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48qXn-EVmGk

Performance with 860k: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1Ld1_tzaYo

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd agree with this especially considering that 4 gig of vram is going to be much better for future game releases

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Heck with all that. Get a used 2012 Gtx 660ti on ebay for about $60 and rock out till your next build. Just sold my old "BestBuy exclusive" evga gtx 660 ti SC for a whooping $61 on Ebay. Gotta take care of momma.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

You're looking at this wrong. Married and children means more people to build pc's for as the years come and go.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

You are darn right. I am not married. Hence forth I will have no additional PCs to build in the future... since I am slowly running out of relatives to build for. Upgrading will be as close as it gets for me.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, lady! Glad you're still visiting pcpp. I hope you have been well.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

It was suppose to be a sort of joke. I love my family, if it wasn't for them I probably wouldn't be where I'm at today. But yeah both my kids were watching and helping me put it together.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Oops sorry took it literally

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I would reccomend a GT series Card, I had a GT 710 and it is a solid card for older games, it's around $35-40. Or if you have the extra $90, get a GTX 750ti.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Been really thinking about the 750ti. But I have a friend whose thinking about selling me his 780ti. I hope he comes through with it.