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New budget friendly gaming build...with GPU to be added later. Help, please.

Hello. I would like to build a gaming rig aimed at 1080p@60Hz/fps, light web design and general use.

I only have a 1080p monitor at 60Hz. I do not plan on upgrading to a higher resolution. I just want to achieve 60 fames per second on high+ settings.

The lower then cost better, but right now without the GPU, $600 or less.

II will be purchasing parts in the United States.

I am looking at a small quite build. I would like a mini-ITX build, but I am open to larger builds if it is cheaper. This is what I am looking at so far:

Cooler Master 130 Elite
Team Delta 8 GB RAM 2400
EVGA 650 watt
ASUS B150I mobo

I already have an SSD, HDD and an OS, so I won't be needing those. I put 8GB of RAM in, just in case you all think I can get away with that amount for a while. I am open to any and all suggestions.

Thank you in advance!
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  1. Just to clarify, you want an ITX build that does not include storage, OS, or GPU and is under $600? That's really easy to do and you will have a ton of options.

    Here's one for under $500
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($197.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H170N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($113.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake Core V1 Mini ITX Tower Case ($32.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($70.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $468.94
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-06-27 17:28 EDT-0400
  2. Full disclosure - I prefer NVIDIA to AMD.

    That being said the new $200 AMD card that is 8GB is probably going to be the best VALUE of this cycle and will easily play games at 1080/60 for years to come. Get that and an I5-6500 for about $220 and you're in business with the rest of your gear.
  3. Thank you very much. Is there a difference between ITX and mini-ITX? That case I posted is a mini-ITX, I believe. I would like the smallest I can go with the ability to add a full size GPU in the future. If I could, I would like to use Amazon because I am a Prime member.
  4. Thank you. Yeah, I am waiting to see what the 480 is all about...I am a Nvidia use, too.

    I plan on going with an i5. I don't think I will need an i7 for anything. I don't know if I can get away with 8 GB or just go for the 16 GB of RAM.

    Do you have any suggestions on the build, like case and mobo...etc ?
  5. testudoAubreii said:
    Thank you very much. Is there a difference between ITX and mini-ITX? That case I posted is a mini-ITX, I believe. I would like the smallest I can go with the ability to add a full size GPU in the future. If I could, I would like to use Amazon because I am a Prime member.


    Sorry, I use ITX and mini-ITX interchangably. But in the case of the build I posted it is compatible with the CM 130 case you chose. If you really want a small case the Core V1 I linked is smaller and can still fit pretty long GPUs. You can look up the maximum length specs of each and decide which is best to your liking. As far as the choice of vendors, I am also a prime member, but it is still sometimes cheaper to go with another vendor and pay shipping (although many still offer free shipping), you'll just have to wait a few days longer.
  6. What do you think about this build?

    http://pcpartpicker.com/list/
  7. You can't link your partslist like that. You have to use the unique code (look at the top of your partslist).
  8. Sorry. What if I were to go for a bigger form factor? What would you recommend then?
  9. You could go a lot of different directions with that. Really all you'd change to go to a bigger form factor is case and mobo. These are roughly in the same price range.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($204.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H170-GAMING 3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($62.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($70.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $481.94
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-06-27 21:18 EDT-0400
  10. Thank you.

    Is this a good build?

    Here it is:

    i5 6500

    Gigabyte LGA1151 Micro ATX DDR4 GA-Z170M-D3H

    EVGA 650 GQ 80+ GOLD, 650W ECO Mode Semi Modular

    Ballistix Sport LT 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC4-19200) DIMM 288-Pin

    Thermaltake CORE V21 Black Extreme Micro ATX Cube Chassis

    Thank you in advance for your response.
  11. Best answer
    Yeah, that's a pretty good combination of parts. The motherboard is a Z170 though which isn't necessary, you can get an H170 for cheaper usually without any drawbacks on the i5-6500. The PSU isn't the best by EVGA and has middling 12v ripple supression, but is definitely sufficient for this kind of build. Overall pretty good.
  12. That has me a little worried...but, I don't know exactly what that means about the PSU lol. Should I get another one?
  13. Nothing to worry about. It's still a good PSU, just not an excellent one. I have one of similar quality (EVGA 600B) and I have no problems. But if you can find the G2 or GS lines from EVGA for the same or similar price I would opt for that as it's a better model.
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