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Build Guide

Entry Level Intel Gaming Build

by ThoughtA

NOTE: A more recent version of this guide is available here.

Description

CPU

Our CPU of choice is the Intel Pentium G4560. While it features only two cores, the G4560 also employs hyperthreading to help close the gap between it and a 4-core i5. Hyperthreading adds an additional logical core for each physical core, which is handy for streaming, video editing, and multi-tasking CPU-intensive tasks. The G4560 includes a stock cooler, so a 3rd-party cooler isn't necessary.

Due to stock and availability concerns, the guide includes both the G4560 (3.5GHz) and its slightly faster brother, the G4600 (3.6GHZ). The G4560 tends to have excellent price/performance ratio, but it also sells out frequently. In the cases where it is sold out, the G4600 will be the CPU shown on the list automatically.

Motherboard

We're using a parametric filter to constantly select the best-priced motherboard while meeting selected criteria. In this case, we are filtering for B250 chipsets and 4 DDR4 DIMM slots for future expansion. The compatibility engine will filter out anything not compatible with the build. The motherboards are also capable of using the CPU's integrated GPU, in case you need to RMA your GPU or are waiting for a sale or upgrade.

Memory

A parametric filter is being applied to choose the best priced 2x4GB kit of memory within Intel's recommended specifications. With this selection, we have space on the motherboards for 2 more sticks of RAM, leaving room for future expansion.

Storage

We're using a parametric filter to select the best-priced 2TB mechanical drive. Unfortunately, with the rising cost of NAND, in addition to the rising cost of video cards due to the current mining craze, we've had to cut out the SSD in order to keep this build more budget-friendly. Everyone's needs are different, so feel free to increase capacities or add an SSD to fit yours.

GPU

Due to the high cost of GPUs and low availability, we are using a parametric filter for a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with a max price set. With patience and vigilance, you can find a video card for around this price, and we want to provide a part list that is more accurate to this concept.

Case

All of the components are housed in the Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 5 mid tower. This case offers a lot of premium features for a low price, including a tempered glass case and PSU shroud. It also includes 2 USB 3.0 front panels ports, several cable management features such as cable cutouts and a cabling bump, and it can fit full sized GPUs and nearly all PSUs.

PSU

For the PSU, we're using a parametric selection of a few well-reviewed semi-modular and modular units, which are all rated for good power efficiency and can provide plenty of power for this build.

AMD Version

Here is the AMD version of our Entry Level Gaming Guide..

Part List Customize This Part List

Compatibility Check: No issues/incompatibilities found.

Estimated Wattage: 154W
Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
CPU €77.80 €77.80 Amazon Espana Buy
Motherboard
From parametric filter
  • Form Factor: Micro ATX
  • Chipset: Intel B250
  • RAM Slots: 4 - 16
  • RAM Type: DDR4
€57.13 €57.13 Amazon Espana Buy
Memory
From parametric filter
  • Type: 288-pin DIMM
  • Size: 8GB (2x4GB)
€67.68 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime €67.68 Amazon Espana Buy
Storage
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 2000 GB - 10000 GB
  • Type: 7200RPM
  • Form Factor: 3.5"
€61.50 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime €61.50 Amazon Espana Buy
Video Card
From parametric filter
  • Chipset: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
€159.90 €3.95 €163.85 PC Componentes Buy
Case
Power Supply €67.90 €8.92 €76.82 Alternate Buy
Base Total: €491.91
Shipping: €12.87
Total: €504.78
* Using your selected merchants and only including nearby in-store pickup prices)
* Some physical dimension restrictions cannot (yet) be automatically checked, such as cpu cooler / RAM clearance with modules using tall heat spreaders.

Comments Sorted by:

alex_shocko 3 points 11 months ago

What kind of monitor would work best with this build?

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fartficker 2 points 9 months ago

Cheers

illegaloperation 3 points 10 months ago

gonna build this in 7 months switched the hdd to 1tb 7200 western digital since i only need 1 tb

Lobsterareawesome 7 Builds 4 points 10 months ago

Just note that in 7 months there will very likely be totally new parts available. And I think anyway that in 7 months when newer mobos from intel are out 4 cores are going to be the budget cpus

illegaloperation 2 points 10 months ago

ok thanks for the suggestion will check again here in a couple of months to see what changed / switch out parts as needed

pretty good site to check for incompatibilities with parts

illegaloperation 0 points 10 months ago

turns out intel cpus have a bug, so im using amd now

charm103 1 point 9 months ago

What is the problem with the intel cpus?

Luca1414000 0 points 9 months ago

weeks ago, it was big news, but long story short the problem was fixed with an OS update. if you want to know more, you will easily find the story online

doctor99268 2 points 10 months ago

Is there another case you could recommend since the one suggested isn't in stock and people have complained about cable management

Lobsterareawesome 7 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

I know it is around 30 bucks more expensive but the fractal design focus G seems like a great case that isnt too expensive. And fractal design amkes epic cases so you can be sure the quality is good

ItsMeDogeio21 0 points 10 months ago

For $ 30 you aren't gonna find a good case.

awesomepcgamer 2 points 10 months ago

keep making more entry-level builds

lUser 2 points 10 months ago

The case is not available in Germany are there any other alternatives that you could recommend?

Faplamator 3 points 10 months ago

yes, Fractal Design - Focus G is a much better case since it has 3 preinstalled fans, dust filters and a nice design, if you really dont want to spend that extra 20 pounds then just get a general mid tower

fartficker 1 point 9 months ago

Cheers Mister

Luke_shields 2 points 10 months ago

just wondering if there are any cheaper options for the video card

Faplamator 1 point 10 months ago

gtx 1050 is about 20pounds cheaper than the Ti, the performance impact is said to be about 13% so its a fair tradeoff, otherwise you wont get anything better value for money right now due to crypto mining

Shameless_psycho 1 point 11 months ago

Why didn’t you opt for 1 stick of 8gb ram? If it’s the same price

technoh8te 1 point 11 months ago

It isn't always like that, and you don't really need more than 8gbs as of right now, unless you just want a beefy computer.

Shameless_psycho 1 point 11 months ago

Yeah but for upgrade purposes if 1 8gb of ram is the same price as 2 4gb I’d opt for the 8 gb any day

geardeath 2 points 10 months ago

Now a days running modern games 8gb barley cuts it, you should be focusing on making room for a 16 gb update.

EjectedCasings 1 point 9 months ago

Yeah, especially for the games I want to play, (Arma 3 and Star Citizen) 16 gigs in the bare minimum.

technoh8te 1 point 9 months ago

True.

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Psycho_Ray 1 point 10 months ago

RAMs works in pairs. Using 1 stick means cutting the speed by half, with the benefit of being able to easily upgrade to 32GB (4x8GB) later.

Having 2x4GB means working at full speed, while still being able to upgrade to 16GB (4x4GB), or maybe 24GB (2x4GB + 2x8GB), but I honestly don't know if you should do that.

MetalDogJosh 1 point 10 months ago

or 40gb, 2x4gb + 2x16gb

Psycho_Ray 1 point 10 months ago

Huh. Well, that's convenient. Is there any problem with having two pairs of memory with such a difference in capacity?

MetalDogJosh 1 point 10 months ago

I don't think so... I've know of people who have 12gb systems and 24gb systems, must be fine? I don't know if it could impact it or not tbh.

Wittigo 1 point 9 months ago

The three of you should look in to CAS Latency for an answer to your questions.

brockvinson03 1 point 10 months ago

wouldn't you need a cpu cooler

Aelar_Nailo 2 points 10 months ago

Not in this case. You see, lower end cpu's such as the pentium in this guide come with a stock cooler that has thermal past with it, so you do not need an additional cooler unless you want it quieter/ smaller.

Needagoodone 1 point 10 months ago

What about the power supply, People have told me that bronze may blow up. As well can I get another case if it is ATX

ItsMeDogeio21 1 point 10 months ago

It's super rare for them to blow up but if you aren't confident, you can spend $20 more for this https://pcpartpicker.com/product/WrNypg/seasonic-focus-plus-gold-650w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-ssr-650fx. Also the motherboard/cpu/pci-e cables are sleeved.

PASWORD0 1 point 9 months ago

80+ Bronze, Blowing up? thats kinda rare for reputable brands.

Equinox187 1 point 10 months ago

What about windows or linux? Is there a way to get that free?

rogerrose 1 point 10 months ago

Lots of Linux distros are free and accept donations. So, in theory Linux would be totally free depending on the distro you pick. Windows, however, does not come for free normally. If you go to a university that offers a student edition for free or something like that then it would be free. But, only in that case.

Richardvr 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks.

CRZYTRN 1 point 10 months ago

Might still be able to upgrade to Win 10 if you have an license key for Win7 ot 8 lying around.

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ButADream 1 point 10 months ago

Would this build be able to run Fortnite, WW2, H1Z1, PUBG at decent FPS? And if someone can, please tell me how good.

Lobsterareawesome 7 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

You might ahve to turn down the settings a bit but i think it will run them just fine. I would look up benchmarks on youtube. Just search for "[name of the game] gtx 1050 Ti benchmarks" on yt. but if you want to play COD WWII get 16GB of RAM. that game eats ram like a hungry hippo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM2rGZkqHbk

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SeekN 1 point 10 months ago

Are you sure i don't need a cpu cooler? And another question, do you think this PC is good for video editing? (Max 30 mins per video, using premiere pro CC 2017)

Lobsterareawesome 7 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

If you want to use this for video editing I would not get this one. THe dual core pentium will limit the editing quite a bit. If you have questions hit me up

itsPapo 1 point 10 months ago

Hey is this all the parts I would need for my pc? Also would this game be able to run Fornite and PUBG, and I would like to edit videos to like I seriously need help with everything lmao

Lobsterareawesome 7 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Well it depends what your budget is. If have a limited budget and are into video editing I would rather get the AMD entry level PC. The CPU is a quad core instead of a dual core

itsPapo 1 point 10 months ago

Do you have a link for it?

itsPapo 1 point 10 months ago

Hey do you know any builds that are between $500 to $750? The builds I’m interested in are for gaming and streaming. The games that I would run are fornite and rainbow. If you do can you help me I’m new to all this and Im on console and not use to this stuff

RealShen 1 point 9 months ago

How would this build do with Overwatch/LoL? TIA

Lobsterareawesome 7 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

this build would do very nicely with those games! the gtx 1050 ti is a little powerhouse!

Rio624 1 point 10 months ago

I don't really know anything about computers but what would I need to change about this build (if anything) to get it to stream overwatch at like at least 720p60?

Lonerdo 1 point 10 months ago

If you're still looking for an answer: The AMD version of this build is better for streaming, as the CPU (processor) can handle that better that the one in this build. You could easily stream at 720p or more at 60fps with the included software for the 1050 Ti.

tvesrb 1 point 10 months ago

how will this build handle just playing Overwatch w/o streaming?

Lonerdo 1 point 10 months ago

1080p Epic settings will run at around 60fps according to -https://youtu.be/GiaKzUE9mGo - Tweaking the settings will probably net you some spare fps if you need it. In reality, the Intel and AMD versions of this build are virtually identical. The slightly more expensive AMD one might yield more stable frame times, however. This one is just fine if you want to do 1080p 60fps at good graphical settings and maybe stream it.

EliteShaZo 1 point 10 months ago

I would like a 21 inch mont, Looks good. but would like to play csgo at 100+ fps

Cade77 1 point 10 months ago

Is upgrading to a RX 570 a good idea? Is it possible to use a RX 580 and still be safe and stable?

Synchro 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Yes, it will be safe. If you have the extra money, then go for it

lightningdemon7 1 point 10 months ago

can this run battlefield 1, fortnite, battlefront and pubg

lightningdemon7 1 point 10 months ago

also what a good moniter for this

Faplamator 1 point 10 months ago

Yes at 1920res it will run just fine if you dont crank up the settings too much. I myself am getting Asus - VS248HR 24.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor, because its extremely good for its price

Seaf 1 point 10 months ago

Can the link for the memory be updated for the people in the UK? Its been not in stock for some time now and its holding me back from being able to purchase all the parts, Thanks.

Faplamator 1 point 10 months ago

in UK and I assume everywhere else RAM prices have gone up a lot so you'll have to spend atleast 80 pounds, cheapest option I see is probably Patriot Viper Elite 8GB 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM

Vizionari 1 point 10 months ago

Sorry, this is probably a stupid question, but this won't come with Windows right? Would I have to buy Windows 10 separately if I got this build?

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philip staff 10 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

The sale of those keys violate Microsoft ToS, and the keys may be unexpectedly disabled. Recommending, suggesting, advising, encouraging, hinting, or in any way implying these keys as a solution or option is not allowed on this site.

Faplamator 1 point 10 months ago

I thought G2A sells legit discounted keys?

philip staff 10 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

They resell keys. There is no guarantee that they are legitimate. (If someone offers you a money-back guarantee that the key works, that's a pretty good indicator they are second-hand keys and aren't vetting them well if at all.) See here for more info on key resellers: https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/wiki/keyresellers

Faplamator 1 point 10 months ago

oh that makes sense why they're so cheap, thanks !

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auxleee 1 point 10 months ago

How would this PC be for WoW at high settings?

PASWORD0 1 point 9 months ago

It's a bit hard to tell, but search: " 1050 performance test in x game" that should help

(also sorry for the bad english)

Mr.L94 1 point 10 months ago

I changed only few things with this build. I changed the case and added 16 GB of RAM ( 2 x 8GB ). However the graphic card the build is asking for is out of stock every where I look. I found one but i do not know if the graphic card will work with the build. It is Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti Windforce OC 4GB GDDR5 128-bit PCI-E Graphic Card (GV-N105TWF2OC-4GD). Will this GPU work. This is my first build. Here is my part list. Can anyone help?

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/hxRx3F

Alaggyscotsmin 1 point 10 months ago

Would this build be able to run R6 Siege?

Drekloe 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

yup

ItzLiam 1 point 10 months ago

I would just like to point out i haven’t seen anything this cheap for the performance your getting on the computer. Because of crypto mining, it’s been hard to find a good deal. This looks too good to be true

jack_geis 1 point 10 months ago

Can this run Rainbow Six Siege and GTA 5?

Drekloe 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

yup

Retro97 1 point 10 months ago

Any AMD CPU option in the same price range?

Triniking 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

There's an AMD entry level build in the Build Guides section.

Jacobcdo 1 point 10 months ago

I have a higher budget, so can I switch out the CPU for an i5-6600k? Or would I have to change the motherboard? Also, does the i5-6600k come with a stock cooler?

rockstar5934 1 point 10 months ago

cpu bottleneck alert

sotam05 1 point 10 months ago

What’s the difference between the AMD gaming build and the Intel gaming build?

Wargamerstev63 1 point 10 months ago

Why pick a low profile 1050ti when the low profile version typically costs more? And also, why still pick the Pentium with 2 cores + hyperthreading when you can get a R3 1200 and boost it to 3.5 GHZ for a bit more but also get the full 4 cores with 4 threads? You can also knock a bit more off the price by going with a slightly less high wattage in a PSU like a 400w seeing as the 1050ti will never use enough wattage to challenge the PSU, and the Pentium will not either.

ThoughtA staff submitter 1 point 10 months ago

Whichever video card is currenty listed is the cheapest one. You'll note the following in the GPU section of the write-up:

We've created a parametric filter to show you the lowest priced GTX 1050 Ti

So if a low-profile card is what's displayed, then it currently does not cost more.

As for the Pentium vs the R3 1200, you can check out the AMD version of the guide here.

LucidLiam 1 point 10 months ago

Should I get this or the Entry level AMD build?

Lygh 1 point 10 months ago

Any benchmarks for this build?

BuffSymmetra 1 point 10 months ago

Hi about to change over to PC from console, Just wondering if this build would be able to run overwatch?

For now I don't think i need anything too flash just something that can run it and look semi decent.

Thanks!

xyl0ph0ne 2 points 9 months ago

This PC should destroy Overwatch.

BuffSymmetra 1 point 9 months ago

Thank you!

appleseed0 2 points 9 months ago

Yes, it will be able to run it very well, on a mix of ultra and high settings at 1080p. This is because Overwatch is a game that has been optimized to run efficiently on lighter hardware very well. Below is a link to a video benchmark of about what you should expect from this build. The settings to use are included in the video as well.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-dcfJqMyQic

Hope this helped.

BuffSymmetra 1 point 9 months ago

Thank you!

Hollow_180 1 point 9 months ago

Hello! This is sort of a beginner’s question, but I would like to know if this build (or the AMD version) is suitable for the use of the following programs: AutoCad, Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator and Rhino!! ?

Thanks in advance!

appleseed0 1 point 9 months ago

The graphics card (GTX 1050ti) should be more than enough but you will definitely need a much better CPU. Given the one here (Pentium G4560) only has two cores it'll be very unstable during certain tasks like rendering or image processing. The entry-level AMD version recommends the Ryzen 3 1200, but for what you're doing I'd recommend a Ryzen 5 1600. Hope this helped.

appleseed0 1 point 9 months ago

Given the market's current state I find it extremely foolish to build this (or really any build) right now. DDR4-2400 RAM prices are more than double the price of what they were 1.5 or 2 years ago. Also, almost all popular graphics cards were and still are being bought up by cryptocurrency miners. For now and probably till early to mid next year I recommend everyone who cannot wait and need a PC immediately buy a prebuilt computer from manufacturers like Dell or HP; under normal circumstances these wouldn't be very cost efficient but at the moment these are actually easier on your wallet than building a PC that has a graphics card like Nvidia's 1060 3/6 GB or the 1070, or AMD's RX 580. Some of these are actually very reasonably priced given the hardware inflation going on. During some sales, you can actually buy a whole PC for the price of a single component it houses (During Black Friday at some locations and for a short period last month, Walmart had an i5-7400/1060-3GB build for a measly $250). You can easily buy these and buy a better case and power supply seperate then transfer the parts over. I recommend actively checking r/buildapcsales if you want to build a PC soon or cash in on deals on prebuilts or even seperate components or peripherals. Most of the prebuilts sell out very shortly after being posted as the community has over 300k subscribers.

https://reddit.com/r/buildapcsales

Another great subreddit is r/buildapc, where you can get advice or even have someone tailor a hardware list for you in accordance with your needs such as budget and what you're planning on doing with the computer (be it gaming, video editing, or even for work).

https://reddit.com/r/buildapc

Hope this helped.

PASWORD0 1 point 9 months ago

Well, thats a good thing to hear, but recommend manufacturers that actually let you upgrade the pc, an example of what i mean is HP, some of their pc's have BIOS ( CMOS, or whatever) limitations, like serial numbers for HDD or SSD, dont forget the bloatware, and well the best option seems to use used parts or well, grab a trashed pc, and migrate the parts to a decent case and trow in a PSU and a Graphics card

(Sorrry for bad english)

appleseed0 1 point 9 months ago

Most people on here will just move the CPU, GPU and RAM over from one like the $250 Black Friday one Walmart had. In doing so you wouldn't lose money as the GPU alone is well worth over 200 dollars at the moment because of cryptocurrency. Most people don't want to deal with a limiting motherboard that may support the hardware but not be tailored toward gaming (stuff like only 2 RAM slots, not enough fan headers, etc.). Plus, the power supply is probably not very efficient compared to SeaSonic or other third-party options. But, if, for some reason, you wanted to keep the system the way it was you could either do a clean install of Windows or use a program to remove the bloatware; though I don't know how reliable these are as I've never really had to use one.

Shotofdoom67 1 point 9 months ago

I’m new to pc building and I’m switching over from console to PC (I am not abandoning console). I’m looking for a good PC to build and I was looking at the modest gaming PC but due to the cryptocurrency mining surge the price went above my budget. So I’m looking at this Intel entry level build. I was wondering if this would run games like: Rainbow 6 siege, Cs:Go, overwatch, PUBG and Fortnite. I searched up some benchmarks but I’d like some confirmation. Also, it’ll be a big help if you could let me know the FPS/settings it could run at. (Hoping atleast 60 FPS because that’s what I’m used to on PS4)

PASWORD0 1 point 9 months ago

Well, what i can tell, is that theres "Console killer" builds over Yt. go and search for them. ;) (sorry for my bad english, not my first laguage)

Shotofdoom67 2 points 9 months ago

Thanks, and your English is fine! I have done that in the past but I prefer pc part picker

PASWORD0 1 point 9 months ago

I do not trust that PSU. seems of those that like to do Boom boom.

appleseed0 1 point 9 months ago

Hopefully it's safe, since this one and the others in the filter were hand-picked by the guy who made the guide, who has a lot of experience picking out parts and building these. SeaSonic is very popular and they make great power supplies. But almost all of the companies that make them have a model or two that are kinda bad. Rest assured, they're not these.

Blhak 1 point 9 months ago

The tower is not showing anymore, price wise. Is there a decent cheap tower someone could suggest? Really not bothered about looks! thank you!

Mat_legend 1 point 9 months ago

What is the fps? In game (gta v and battlefield 1 and minecraft and more game)

Enozenim 1 point 9 months ago

I get 40fps on lower settings on a 4 year old laptop with worse specs than this so gta v should be fine.

Lionelw1 1 point 9 months ago

Should do a ASUS Strix 1050 Ti

RealShen 1 point 9 months ago

Hey guys, is this roughly the starting price point for a gaming pc? Interested in overwatch/ LoL really. Thanks your help in advance

;)

notchenny 2 points 9 months ago

this will definitely run overwatch at second highest settings (maybe highest) and it will have no problem running LoL

RealShen 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks

RealShen 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks, I’m trying to buy the parts to this pc but the casing is unavailable, any suggestions?

RealShen 1 point 9 months ago

How about the case? I can’t find the one listed here it’s not available. Any suggestion? I’m in UK btw. TIA

RealShen 1 point 9 months ago

In fact would this Build run Overwatch/LoL well?

Enozenim 1 point 9 months ago

There are no matches for the PSU (I'm guessing in my country). This would be my first PC I build myself and am not sure what sort of PSU I would need. I'm in New Zealand if that helps.

RobotWolfSquid 1 point 9 months ago

What should be my first upgrade on this build? I have more money in my budget than I originally thought.

AryaTikku7 1 point 9 months ago

Video card and processor

piratecats 1 point 9 months ago

I have an old HIS - Radeon RX 470 4GB IceQ X2 Turbo Video Card and a Apevia - 800W power supply. Would it run well with the CPU or would it fall short?, (instead of getting the 1050ti, corsair power supply)

(Building a PC for my brother)

RazeScythe 1 point 9 months ago

cough security breach cough security breach cough

silversong 1 point 9 months ago

So how do I modify the suggested case? The suggested case is almost twice what I'm looking to spend but I'm not geek-ififed enough (yet!) to know a good replacement...I just know that $100 plus seems like a lot for a case.

RealShen 1 point 9 months ago

I’m trying to buy the parts for this build but the case is unavailable. Any other cases I could get? I’m in UK btw. TIA

RealShen 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks bud

RealShen 1 point 9 months ago

Will any mid tower do?

RealShen 1 point 9 months ago

Do I have to buy windows operating system? Just remembered..

AryaTikku7 1 point 9 months ago

Ya you do

RealShen 1 point 9 months ago

Hey how do you open the case so I can fit the motherboard?

SweetBuilds 1 point 9 months ago

Do I need a CPU cooler or no? Thnx for answering.

piratecats 1 point 9 months ago

No you don't

juststeve15 1 point 9 months ago

I'm building my first PC soon. Its literally very basic just to get started. The specs I have chosen is great for my Mum & Dads usage (Emails, odd banking and very rare video watching). I cannot wait to build my confidence/skills up enough to create something like this ThoughtA!

SweetBuilds 1 point 9 months ago

Can I use CoolerMaster Masterbox Lite 5 RGB ?

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SB_spammer12 1 point 9 months ago

Does the case come with fans?

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DBogart716 1 point 9 months ago

Just started getting into PC's do you think that this build will keep me competitive in games like R6S and overwatch? Probably a stupid question to ask but having been on consoles my entire life, I really don't know

Drekloe 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

yup

fartficker 1 point 9 months ago

I got this build last week and I am absolutely loving it, thanks Thought

EatMoreNoodles 1 point 9 months ago

My first PC build:

So I've decided to use this build as a reference to build off of. I've cut the prices and lowered some specs to match my budget. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JypNnH If you could check it out and give me feedback, that'd be great.

I'm a PC noob and this will be my first ever build. Do you guys think this would be too hard as an entry-level builder? I will do my share of research when the times come. Thanks!

Drekloe 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

If you're going to be gaming on it, this will be a very bad build. But it is a pretty good computer for simple internet surfing

Jagginfiniti@gmail.com 1 point 9 months ago

Can i use a better 4 core prosessor for this

Grey_Englishman 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

So long as it is compatible with the motherboard.

AryaTikku7 1 point 9 months ago

Are there any cheaper cases that work and can it run bf1and fortnite

AryaTikku7 1 point 9 months ago

Bf 1

Smexythechew 1 point 9 months ago

You could go with a cheaper pre built system to save money They will run fortnite well BF1 is more demanding though

Smexythechew 1 point 9 months ago

Does this easily connect to WiFi or do I have to use a lan cable?

Grey_Englishman 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

This parts list doesn't contain a WiFi adapter. You could get something called a PCIe WiFi network adapter that will plug into the motherboard. Almost always, an Ethernet cord will provide a better connection.

Smexythechew 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks

annhilatorL414 1 point 9 months ago

Hi is this build compatible with any other graphics card? If so let me know but also is it good for some proper gaming like handling World Of Tanks HD graphics?

Grey_Englishman 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

This build will be compatible with any recent (past 4 years) GPUs. The possible compatibility issue would be with the power supply. If your GPU adds too much strain on the PSU, things won't work properly.

VisioN78 1 point 9 months ago

would you suggest to use a 144hz monitor with this??

Drekloe 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

no

EjectedCasings 1 point 9 months ago

But why a Pentium?

Drekloe 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

It is good for it's price point

VinusonS 1 point 9 months ago

IS THIS GOOD??????????

Dumbl3dwarf 1 point 9 months ago

I just found an old dell dimension 1100 in the storage closet and was wondering if I kept certain things like the chassis, cpu cooler and power supply if I could buy the rest and save some money. Thoughts?

Grey_Englishman 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

The case is likely the only thing that is reusable, and maybe not even that. This build uses an MATX motherboard, which is a smaller version of the standard ATX form factor. Dell uses a proprietary motherboard layout, and proprietary PSU. It may be worth looking into, but don't get too hopeful.

andek756 1 point 8 months ago

Would this type of build support games such as minecraft and still have good graphics?

notchenny 1 point 8 months ago

this will run minecraft no problem

jaredrobert00 1 point 8 months ago

I am new to building computers. Is there a build guide for this?

notchenny 1 point 8 months ago

you can look up how to build a pc and follow the instructions. it's roughly the same steps but just with different parts

mbarocca_ 1 point 8 months ago

Hello i am new to building pc's will this come with a OS?

tjeanbapt 1 point 8 months ago

How well will this build handle streaming and video editing? And does anyone know of any peripherals combos/bundles that work well with this?

Xrc6 -4 points 10 months ago

Costs more than an Xbox One X and not as powerful.

appleseed0 2 points 9 months ago

This is only because of the rapid increase of computer hardware prices affecting things like RAM and CPUs. Under normal circumstances this would be a little more than $400 well. Regardless, a lot of people would build this anyway right now if they had to instead of buying an Xbox One X because some of them have never even picked up a gamepad. Also, with a PC, you can do much, much more than simply playing games and streaming movies. You also do not have to pay to play multiplayer, which is ******** in the first place given people paid for the game (unless it's free to play) and pay for Internet service every month.

Enozenim 1 point 9 months ago

I bought a second hand xbox 360 for cheap ages ago, I still played on my (more expensive) computer because on the console I felt so limited. It will be nice when parts go back down in price, I guess it's a bad time to build a pc for the first time.

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Smexythechew 1 point 9 months ago

Are you sure?

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Reason:
Note: Wattages are estimates only. Actual power draw may differ from listed values.
Component Estimated Wattage
Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5 GHz Dual-Core Processor 6W - 54W
Patriot - Viper Elite 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory 5W - 5W
Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 4W - 20W
Zotac - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB Mini Video Card 18W - 75W
Total: 33W - 154W