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Budget gaming pc... Good base to build upon

death2beavers

24 months ago

Looking to get into pc gaming (currently xbox gamer). Want a solid rig that will allow me to upgrade if I get serious.

Budget: up to $1,000 USD, $750-$850 target and ideal

Use: have xb1x to play demanding graphic intense AAA games. Want to be able to play Ark/Pubg on pc as console ports are rough as far as controls go. Will mostly use for dayz, rust, MMO's, and smaller titles not available on xbox or better on pc.

Peripherals: Will buy keyboard/mouse separate. Have monitors.

OS: Windows please

Would prefer Intel but am completely open as you guys know best. Want to make sure if i get serious about pc gaming I can upgrade without to much trouble.

Thanks for any help.

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  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I made a $1000 USD build

This will be able to run all of the games you have listed in 60 fps at 1080p (dont try to run the game on ultra) The ryzen 5 1600 is the best bang for your buck cpu out there. The stock ryzen cooler is very good for a decent oc (dont get too crazy)

Also, if you do get serious I would advise you to upgrade the motherboard and power supply first https://pcpartpicker.com/list/XP8JCy

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $168.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus - STRIX B350-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $124.99 @ B&H
Memory Kingston - FURY 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $91.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $139.99 @ B&H
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SC GAMING Video Card $304.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $92.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1045.71
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-10 10:41 EST-0500
  • 24 months ago
  • 0 points

Here is an cheaper Intel build for 850w/OS, but if you can afford the 1000 bucks, go for the one Dezzmo68 made PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor $127.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - Z370-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $111.98 @ Newegg
Memory Patriot - Viper Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $102.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.68 @ OutletPC
Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Mini Video Card $274.99 @ B&H
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 5 ATX Mid Tower Case $48.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $97.49 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $865.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-10 08:16 EST-0500
  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Intel isnt as good as AMD for small budgets.

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