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Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC Build for Gaming( Good enough to run Dark Soul 3), School, and Music production in the near future."

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, a fellow old laptop sufferer. :)

If you set up some alerts you'll get emailed if it meets a certain price at one of the vendors: http://imgur.com/lPdESLQ Just put the price into that box on the page of the part you want to track.

If you see a good deal on something like a case you really like or power supply that is well rated for $10-20 off, go ahead and buy them. On a budget like this those parts shouldn't end up being more than $30-40 with the discounts so $10-20 off is a pretty significant percentage. Things like the motherboard and CPU I would wait for the holiday discounts since that's when you'll see the biggest deals and they would pretty quickly go over your $200 budget even on decent sales.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC Build for Gaming( Good enough to run Dark Soul 3), School, and Music production in the near future."

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I would take a little different approach and use filters/price alerts to monitor price fluctuations. You said you were going to wait, but if you could snag a couple of the cheaper parts on sale between now and then for $10-20 off and then use the september - december period to get the major parts with the bigger discounts that usually float around, you'd save enough in sales and rebates that you can get a great long-lasting 6 core, 16GB RAM base system well within your price range instead of settling on some components at higher prices to get things all at once. (The cheapest 1060 from the filter was $20 off yesterday for $148, for example...) Even having some patience over those 3-4 months for deals will almost assuredly net you a great deal compared to buying all at once if you can.

Even as of right this instant, this minus the 1tb storage drive is just under $700 and you could get your boot drive set up and loaded with all your programs etc while you save up the extra $50 to get your mass storage later on (and/or moving storage from your existing laptop to a 2.5" bay depending on what it came with).

Even if you're new, doing a little research about whatever particular part hits your price goal via google search; watching some youtube reviews, newegg/amazon reviews etc. will go a long way to get quality parts at a good price. There's a lot less objectively "Bad" hardware out there than there was 15-20 years ago, nowadays it's mostly just some brands/models that don't perform as well for the money.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $217.55 @ OutletPC
Motherboard *ASRock AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $77.98 @ Newegg
Memory *Kingston FURY 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $82.98 @ PCM
Storage *Zotac T500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.45 @ OutletPC
Video Card *EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB SC GAMING Video Card $168.89 @ Amazon
Case DIYPC Ranger-R5-B ATX Mid Tower Case $35.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.89 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $750.71
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $740.71
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-03 12:40 EDT-0400

Comment reply on mysticial's Completed Build: Yukina - Zen mATX for Coding, Gaming, and Anime

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

where can i find fruit by the foot component

Comment reply on abs19stein's Completed Build: March 2017 Build "Shockwire"

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

If you touch the wire, you DIE!

Comment reply on Erock14's Completed Build: Ryzen Shine

  • 33 months ago
  • 5 points

cheaper than an nzxt hue but significantly fewer colors: https://www.amazon.com/LumiLux-Advanced-16-Color-Internal-Detection/dp/B01M2ZI34E

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Please cut this down in price"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought that too and the power draw numbers for the 8320 setup vs a more recent chip over time are just going to be insane lol

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Please cut this down in price"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

i usually settle on an mx300 in a hypothetical build as an ideal pricepoint but i generally don't mind using sandisk to shave a few off a build total because I've been on spindle drives so long i wouldn't notice the difference in speeds between different budget ssds tbh.

i debated the case preference thing, but a christmas themed build kind of put me off from an objective standpoint. you gotta have principles

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Please cut this down in price"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/Xz3nwV

this is cheaper by 80 squid (lol)

idk if you were married to the case in that original build, but with the green led strip you already have this is both 40 moon dollars cheaper and the green built in LED will accent the purchased green strip rather than clashing with it. 99 for a case even in a real currency is an albatross for a budget build unless that's what you're building it around and are willing to make sacrifices on parts that affect performance to keep it. changing to a straight black mobo will also enhance aesthetic consistency.

thought about going for a WD green ssd instead for the green accents, but I'd save the 8 or 9 rupees and just peel off the sandisk sticker to get a consistent look if it shows at all through the window or get a cover

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Use conditional formatting to highlight current part from working system build in part lists"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. Then you don't have to double-check which is in that particular parts list while you're working with it.

Comment reply on Blog Post "$1750 Fractal Design Node 804 Build"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

ive had pretty much this same build saved for months trying to justify spending the money except i dropped the ram to 16 gigs, didn't include a led setup and used the extra money for a 3 tb media storage drive.

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