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

Intel_man

VIP Member
$500 builds:

  1. $559.81 (March 3 2017)
$700 Builds:

  1. 764.56 (March 3 2017)
$900 Builds:

  1. $913.69 (March 3 2017)
All this are basically your builds switched to Kaby. I named the motherboards because I researched them a bit and it´s not a parametric choice.
Thanks for the contribution, master list has been updated for now.
 

C4C

Well-Known Member
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.
 

Darren

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Staff member
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.
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.
 

Calin

Well-Known Member
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.
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.
 

Eduardo96

New Member
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
 

martin1234567

New Member
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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_Kyle_

Well-Known Member
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?
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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