Budget PC Build Guide ($500 - $1200 builds)

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by Intel_man, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. Intel_man

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    Thanks for the contribution, master list has been updated for now.
     
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  2. Deadpool

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    Oh boy. I forgot the OS. That´s like $100 more :mad:

    My bad.
     
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  3. C4C

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    $30USD from Kinguin.net ;)
     
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  4. Harley Ben

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    This thread is helping me now. Are the rates and specs still same?
     
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  5. Deadpool

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    You mentioned a rendering PC. Build a Ryzen rig. There are no Ryzen builds here.
     
  6. Harley Ben

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    Yes Gaming+Rendering. This thread also looks insightful to me.
     
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  7. Intel_man

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    Added a GTX 1080 build into the $1200 category due to recent price drops.
     
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  8. Calin

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  9. Deerling7

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    Nice. Ryzen is awesome.
     
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  10. Harley Ben

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    Ryzen is indeed awesome!
     
  11. Calin

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    The FX CPUs were great for their time too.
     
  12. Harley Ben

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    Yup, never used that one though
     
  13. Calin

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    I had (and still have it somewhere) a FX 8350 and I fail to understand the backlash it received. Paired with a 980 Ti, the only game it didn't get 60 FPS on was GTA V, out of the ones I tested.
     
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  14. C4C

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    FX processors are great, but extremely inefficient compared to what's on the market 5 years later..

    Ryzen has a certain bang-for-the-buck value, but Intel's Coffee Lake seems to be a winner right now. For budget CPUs my choice would be the Pentium G4600 or i3-8100.
     
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  15. Darren

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    I'd honestly argue Ryzen simply for the fact the motherboard you'd get with a Ryzen chip is going to be viable much longer than a comparable Intel board and you can later throw in a much better CPU without necessitating a platform change. And Ryzen boards generally are cheaper last I checked.

    That's assuming AMD or Intel doesn't plan to alter their current motherboard patterns.
     
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  16. Calin

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    I'd go for a Ryzen 1200. The 8100 is better but the Z370 boards aren't cheap and we have to wait until Q1 2018ish for the cheaper chipsets to be released.
     
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