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Not really a gamer - help build!

ArdyC

59 months ago

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/QxfJGX

Okay so I'm not really a PC gamer. I'd like to SOMEDAY get involved in it a bit but I have so limited time that I have just for now purchased an Xbox One. Main reason being that I love the Halo and NHL series both of which are not available on the PC.

I'd like to build a computer that is upgradeable in the future if I ever choose to go down that route. Also I'd like it to be super quick, no lag while multitasking, and capable of handling small games like Runescape, LoL, and maybe even WoW someday. (I don't play any of those, but if I was going to it would probably be that style).

My budget is around the 700$ mark and again my total emphasis is going to be on regular day-to-day tasks like browsing, Youtube, download music/videos, and some minor Photoshop.

Help me out!

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  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Its just a little bit over your budget, but will outperform that list you've prepared by a LOT. Good enough that once you decide to delve into PC gaming, you'll already be set. Don't expect it to max all the latest titles out, though. Should be able to handle high-very high details, 1080p in most games.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard ASRock H81 Pro BTC ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $59.99 @ Memory Express
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $70.74 @ DirectCanada
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.95 @ Vuugo
Video Card Club 3D Radeon R9 280 3GB royalKing Video Card $214.00 @ Canada Computers
Case NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply XFX 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $52.48 @ DirectCanada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $727.14
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-28 16:37 EST-0500
  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

About matches the price of your current build...

Why wait for games?

You didn't need all the ram you had, and this could easily be modified by upping the card to a 270x or a 280.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $124.99 @ Canada Computers
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $34.89 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $59.99 @ NCIX
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $64.99 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Sandisk Solid State Drive 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $58.98 @ DirectCanada
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.95 @ Vuugo
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card $169.99 @ Memory Express
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ NCIX
Power Supply EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ Memory Express
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $688.76
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $658.76
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-28 16:44 EST-0500

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/zVXkyc

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the two suggestions so far. Do you think that faster RAM would be a better choice like the 2133?

And is there any issue with using an Intel CPU with an AMD card?

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