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Budget gaming PC

I have $568, I don't mind spending more but I would like to limit the price.
I already have a GPU, GTX 960 4 gb suggest another one if it's better and doesn't exceed the limit too much.
I would like to have an i7 CPU.
SSD is a must.
My main objective is to be able to run Rust, my rig is old and I have annoying frames sometimes and I can't afford spending money on it.
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  1. Do you need a case, Windows, keyboard, mouse, or just the basics, Motherboard, RAM, CPU, Powersupply and SSD.
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    You don't need an i7. The new i5 8400 is a 6 core chip that has a very good price vs performance ratio.

    PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/X8NwTH
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/X8NwTH/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.89 @ B&H)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z370 HD3 (rev. 1.0) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($101.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: ADATA - XPG GAMMIX D10 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($145.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($37.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $570.85
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-12-07 15:39 EST-0500
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  3. Just the basics, CPU, mobo, RAM(I already have 8 gb ddr3, wouldn't it be better to add more 8 ram?) Powersupply is needed and SSD too, and a case.
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  4. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($298.69 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($39.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($91.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: SanDisk - SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($74.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.89 @ OutletPC)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($48.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $601.53
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-12-07 15:46 EST-0500


    Or an 8th Gen I5 (6 Core)


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.89 @ B&H)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming (rev. 1.0) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($119.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($91.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: SanDisk - SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($74.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.89 @ OutletPC)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($48.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $582.73
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-12-07 15:49 EST-0500
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  5. Brandon316 said:
    Just the basics, CPU, mobo, RAM(I already have 8 gb ddr3, wouldn't it be better to add more 8 ram?) Powersupply is needed and SSD too, and a case.


    If you go with a 6th gen or newer Intel or Ryzen CPU you wont be able to use your 8gb of DDR3 as they now use DDR4. RAM prices are crazy high right now unfortunately. Going with a 960 I would say that 16gb of RAM would be a little overkill, but mixing and matching RAM does not always work. So if you only get 8gb now and plan on getting 8gb more later may be a bad idea. So I would try and make room in the budget for 16gb of RAM as 8gb is really the minimum for gaming.
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  6. feelinfroggy777 said:
    Brandon316 said:
    Just the basics, CPU, mobo, RAM(I already have 8 gb ddr3, wouldn't it be better to add more 8 ram?) Powersupply is needed and SSD too, and a case.


    If you go with a 6th gen or newer Intel or Ryzen CPU you wont be able to use your 8gb of DDR3 as they now use DDR4. RAM prices are crazy high right now unfortunately. Going with a 960 I would say that 16gb of RAM would be a little overkill, but mixing and matching RAM does not always work. So if you only get 8gb now and plan on getting 8gb more later may be a bad idea. So I would try and make room in the budget for 16gb of RAM as 8gb is really the minimum for gaming.


    I will go with your build.
    Let's say I have more money, which GPU you suggest me to get?
    Wouldn't the CPU you suggested cause some issues in Rust?
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  7. Brandon316 said:
    feelinfroggy777 said:
    Brandon316 said:
    Just the basics, CPU, mobo, RAM(I already have 8 gb ddr3, wouldn't it be better to add more 8 ram?) Powersupply is needed and SSD too, and a case.


    If you go with a 6th gen or newer Intel or Ryzen CPU you wont be able to use your 8gb of DDR3 as they now use DDR4. RAM prices are crazy high right now unfortunately. Going with a 960 I would say that 16gb of RAM would be a little overkill, but mixing and matching RAM does not always work. So if you only get 8gb now and plan on getting 8gb more later may be a bad idea. So I would try and make room in the budget for 16gb of RAM as 8gb is really the minimum for gaming.


    I will go with your build.
    Let's say I have more money, which GPU you suggest me to get?
    Wouldn't the CPU you suggested cause some issues in Rust?


    I would look at a 1060 6gb or a 1070 for another video card. They will be a pretty big jump from what your 960.

    Yes, the 8400 will run Rust just fine. The 2.8ghz is the base clock for all 6 cores. The chip will up the frequency based on the active cores used. So for a single threaded application, the boost will go to 4.0. If it is using 2 cores it will boost to 3.9. It does this all automatically with nothing for you to do.

    Games really like fast lightly threaded processes. The 8400 does that and it will also handle multithreaded processes as it is a 6 core chip. You just may not need those multi threaded process if you are just gaming.
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