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

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  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. _Kyle_

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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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  17. Eduardo96

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    If you are extra low budget like me in Cuba just lokk in amazon for one of the Mini-ITX kits that comes with 16Gb RAM and pretty good processors only for 100 or less
     
  18. martin1234567

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    Hi, I was thinking of purchase a new pc thats about to support gaming.

    Here are the specifications:
    Asrock Mb H81M-DGS
    i5-4460 intel core 3.2GHz boost 3.4GHz
    12GB RAN Kingston 8+4
    GTX750 2GB
    PSU 550W
    NO HDD

    I only play a couple games (not for long hours too) Do anyone of you think that the above specifications is optimal?
     
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  19. _Kyle_

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    Hey, what's your budget? That hardware is quite outdated, as well. Could you maybe post your own thread here? (Go to the homepage, click on "Desktop Computers", and in the top right click the "Post New Thread" button.
     

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