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Want to build a first PC for my 7yr old

savionmi

31 months ago

My Son wants a PC for his birthday so I wanted to build one with him. Any suggestions for a first PC for a 7 yr old boy? I don't want to spend more than $600 all in, including everything from PC to monitor to a cool keyboard and mouse. I prefer an Intel processor although if price is too high compared to the AMD equivalent, I'll go with the latter. Also, I prefer a mid size case. His main use will probably be browsing the internet and watching movies, and playing basic games for a child.

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  • 31 months ago
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https://pcpartpicker.com/list/V3k3QV

This would be more than enough for his needs. I could be upgraded if/when he got older. :)

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks very much!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $62.49 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte - GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $54.99 @ Amazon
Storage PNY - CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $52.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.44 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card $119.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master - N200 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $31.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $26.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Acer - H226HQLbid 21.5" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $102.88 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Redragon - Karura K502 Wired Gaming Keyboard $23.68 @ Amazon
Mouse Corsair - Harpoon RGB Wired Optical Mouse $29.09 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $678.41
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $623.41
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-05 17:08 EDT-0400

I apologize as it's slightly over budget.

  • 31 months ago
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $62.49 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI - B250M PRO-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $62.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $54.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.44 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire - Radeon RX 460 2GB OC Single Fan Video Card $73.98 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox 5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $36.88 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link - TL-WN881ND PCI-Express x1 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $16.75 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer - G226HQLBbd 21.5" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $89.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $526.39
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $496.39
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-05 17:13 EDT-0400

You can add a SSD if you like for faster boot times and you can use an unactivated windows 10 from Microsoft.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $62.49 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock - B250 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $83.98 @ Newegg
Memory Team - Dark 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $60.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate - FireCuda 1TB 2.5" 5400RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $59.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire - Radeon RX 460 2GB OC Single Fan Video Card $83.98 @ Newegg
Case Deepcool - TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case $36.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Amazon
Monitor LG - 24MC57HQ-P 23.8" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $109.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Thermaltake - Commander Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Laser Mouse $29.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $568.38
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-06 01:38 EDT-0400
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