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Entry Level Intel Gaming Build

by ThoughtA

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, we have changed this iteration of the guide to include 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.

This version of the Entry Level Gaming Guide selects for a Micro ATX (mATX) motherboard to save money. If you'd prefer a little bit larger of a motherboard, there is also a version that selects for full ATX motherboards instead.

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

Normally we would recommend the AMD RX 570 at this price point. Unfortunately, due to a recent surge in cryptocurrency mining, there is an extremely low availability of several video cards that would be appropriate at this price point. As a replacement, we suggest using the Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti. We've created a parametric filter to show you the lowest priced GTX 1050 Ti which will be powerful enough for most AAA games.

When video card stock and availability normalizes again, we will make sure to update our guides as appropriate to reflect the change in the market.

Case

The Corsair Carbide Series Spec-04 is a fairly compact ATX mid-tower that doesn't take up a ton of room but gives you plenty of room to work in when building. It features a number of cable management holes, 3x 3.5" bays, 2x 2.5" bays, and a built-in dust filter that you can remove for easier cleaning. It also includes 1x USB 3.0 and 1x USB 2.0 ports on the front panel, along with front 120mm LED fan.

If black and red isn't your thing, you can tone it down with the black and gray version or go bold with black and yellow.

Cases tend to be highly personal choices, so make sure you browse our listed cases to see what suits you.

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..


Video

To watch a build very similar to this in action, check out our video and blog post here!

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Estimated Wattage: 211W
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Motherboard
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  • Form Factor: Micro ATX
  • Chipset: Intel B250
  • RAM Slots: 4 - 16
  • RAM Type: DDR4
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Memory
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  • Type: 288-pin DIMM
  • Size: 8GB (2x4GB)
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Storage
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  • Capacity: 2TB - 10TB
  • Type: 7200RPM
  • Form Factor: 3.5"
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Video Card
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  • Chipset: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
£122.91 £122.91 Amazon UK Buy
Case £50.04 £50.04 Aria PC Buy
Power Supply £44.03 £2.95 £46.98 Box Limited Buy
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Total: £460.11
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Comments Sorted by:

russell86 10 points 26 days ago

I know absolutely nothing about PC gaming so please forgive me if the things I'm about to ask are "stupid." Will this play all current games? If so, on what settings? How long would this PC be viable for gaming without upgrading parts? When it is time to upgrade, what parts would I be needing to upgrade? Are there any of these parts I should just look to upgrade at the start? It might be worth noting, I have no desire to stream or edit video. This would strictly for gaming.

KingQuez 3 points 9 days ago

If you have the money, the CPU is defenitely something to look into upgrading, that’s going to hold you back as it is a dual core cpu, as for gaming, you should be able to play MOST optimized mid-range games on low-medium settings, sometimes even high, of you are looking to overclock the motherboard won’t allow much overclock as it’s a cheap and not as powerful motherboard as some out there currently. If I were to upgrade, I would defenitely look into upgrading your CPU first.

Cryo-Crytech 1 point 9 days ago

Whats a good CPU to get I built something similar (same cpu motherboard and vid card) whats a good CPU to upgrade to

KingQuez 1 point 9 days ago

Any powerful i5 within 100-200 dollars would be a good sweet spot, a quad core with hyperthreading, I have a 1060 6gb with a i5 7600K without hyperthreading, and the cores are really powerful and its a quad core processor, so look for a powerful quad-core processor, if your looking to upgrade to a 1060 or 1070, then I would recommend a Ryzen 1500x or i5 7600k, but if your going to go with the 1050 for as long as its going to work, then I would recommend a Ryzen CPU, as you get more out of the money rather than what you would with a Intel CPU.

Lit2089 1 point 8 days ago

Get a ryzen Intel upgrade path us a ripoff

Cryo-Crytech 1 point 7 days ago

Any specific one in mind?

Sykadelik 1 point 3 days ago

A good one that's fairly priced is the ryzen 5 1600

Tigerslayer5 1 point 25 days ago

This will play most Triple-A titles on low-high at 1080p, depending on the game, in the future you would be upgrading the CPU, GPU, Ram and eventually the Motherboard and PSU. If you're looking for cheaper upgrades use the ryzen Entry level gaming build and start with a B350 Chipset board, Immediate upgrades on this side are limited, possibly more or faster ram but that's not required, Before buying anything look up benchmarks for games you want to play on the 1050 Ti.

Ssomebody 1 point 8 days ago

You should change the motherboard to an ASRock - FM2A68M-HD, your CPU To an AMD - Athlon X4 845 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor and your Fan to a Cooler Master - Hyper T4 70.0 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler

LatiosGaming 0 points 22 days ago

If you were to go this route I'd say you'd be making a bit of a mistake. AMD's Ryzen platform, as Tigerslayer5 suggested, is a better idea. With this build, it doesn't have much of an upgrade path. The Ryzen platform has a very good upgrade path. You can go from the bottom chip (Ryzen 3 1200) to the top consumer chip (Ryzen 7 1800X) without any restrictions other than your budget. The best part is the AM4 socket (AMD) will be supported longer than the LGA 1151 socket (Intel). This means all you would have to do when Ryzen 2 comes out in the coming years is update your motherboard's BIOS (sort of like a combined control center/operating system for your motherboard). Upgrades for Intel chips are also expensive because the i3 is irrelevant with the Pentium in this build which is also made irrelevant by the Ryzen 3 chips. i5s are made irrelevant by the Ryzen 5 series and i7s are made irrelevant by the Ryzen 7 series. Most Ryzen chips are only slightly slower than Intel chips (not in the case of the Ryzen 3 1200 vs the CPU in this build). Price to performance matters. For the price of a locked i5 from Intel you can get a Ryzen 5 1600 which not only has 6 cores, but it also has simultaneous multithreading which means it has double the threads. So for $197 you get 6 cores and 12 threads vs 4 cores and 4 threads. Hope this helped and welcome to PCMR.

KingQuez 1 point 9 days ago

Yes a ryzen would be a good part for this build especially considering the tight budget.

Hahawinglet 0 points 21 days ago

R Y Z E N SH I L L /s

LatiosGaming 0 points 20 days ago

We're allowed to support the platform we see as objectively better. Nobody said you had to like it.

ray135 3 points 19 days ago

/s="I'm being sarcastic."

LatiosGaming 1 point 19 days ago

Is that like a reddit thing cuz I've never seen that used

Prevalent_Bordom 3 points 29 days ago

whats the difference between AMD and Intel?

TheRealYoungOG 3 points 29 days ago

One is **** and one is good lmao, Nah for real though, Intel does well with more CPU intensity games, and AMD will give you that extra boost of graphics that you may want and or need, in my opinion I would go with the Intel Pentium G4560 or the i3 7100, which is only $30 more

Lobsterareawesome 2 Builds 4 points 26 days ago

Yeah.. if you are starting out and have no clue about PCs and overclocking i'd go with the G4560 or the G4600 by Intel.

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vagabond139 5 Builds 3 points 24 days ago

That all depends on the CPU's in question. You can not do a blanket comparison between them since they make many different CPU's.

KingQuez 2 points 9 days ago

Basically with Intel cores are more powerful, K processors are good with overclocking, AMD CPU's give you what you pay for, if your looking for decent gaming and are starting out, AMD is the perfect CPU to go for as you have a tight budget here and you would get more out of the AMD CPU rather than an Intel considering your other parts.

LatiosGaming 1 point 9 days ago

Clock for clock Ryzen is pretty close to Intel. The 7700K @4.5 GHz is only about 20 FPS faster than the Ryzen 7 1800X/1700X @4.0 GHz. Mean while with the 16 threads vs 8 you could be playing a game, streaming it, and rendering a video at the same time.

Portalboy100 1 Build 1 point 11 days ago

Generally speaking, Intel has been the performance king with much higher single-threaded performance and reliability than AMD for years and years, while AMD had high failure rates and had a "just throw more cores at it" approach - trying to make their products look better on the box while cheaping out where it matters. Now with Ryzen, that has totally changed as they've increased their cache sizes and improved single-core performance.

Long story short - both are at a great spot right now, AMD got their crap together and put out a serious, quality product. The only thing is that Intel still has a slight edge on single-core performance, so for specifically HIGH FRAMERATE gaming (~120-240 fps for special monitors) Intel beats Ryzen in most cases, but anything short of that, Ryzen is in a great place for gaming right now.

Also, Ryzen (in traditional AMD fashion) has more cores than Intel processors at comparable price-points, making them better for multitasking I.E. Gaming and Streaming simultaneously (since most games don't use many cores/threads), and they're great for general workloads like programming, hosting servers, etc.

ImTotallyNotMessi 3 points 28 days ago

Can I trust all the sellers?

vagabond139 5 Builds 5 points 24 days ago

All of the sellers/vendors/sites on here are trusted, PCPP vets all of the sites.

msiebenaler 2 points 27 days ago

I only trust a few. I buy from Amazon, Newegg, Best Buy, NZXT, Corsair, basically all the big name companies/brands.

KingQuez 1 point 9 days ago

I ordered from B&H and OutletPC, as there is a low shipping cost and no tax, my parts come tomorrow, and they did fast shipping within 1 day, they in my opinion are really good.

NDM2017 3 points 26 days ago

I have 2 questions. Is 2 Terrabites really worth it or should you get an SSD? Will an SSD improve the speed or improve the graphics?

residentof254 2 points 25 days ago

Answer 1. Get an SSD. Answer 2. The SSD will improve in the performance speed by faster boot time, faster loading in games, faster copy/writing of files and NO it won't improve on graphics.

LatiosGaming 2 points 20 days ago

Few people use more than a TB.

KingQuez 2 points 9 days ago

SSD is faster, but costs a lot more than an HDD, if your looking to store a lot of games and programs, get a HDD as its cheaper, but if you want to pick up an SSD just to store OS and Games, I would pick up a Samsung 250GB SSD.

LatiosGaming 1 point 22 days ago

Most people don't even use 2 terabytes unless they're content creators or someone who modded the living hell out of a game like me.

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NukedShotClock 3 points 20 days ago

I am new to gaming on pc so would this be a good build for a beginner pc gamer?

Lobsterareawesome 2 Builds 3 points 19 days ago

yeah. i have the same system and i am very happy with it.

KingQuez 1 point 9 days ago

Defenitely a great build to start with, and defenitely would look into upgrading In the future!

Hahawinglet 2 points 1 month ago

Smart separation of entry level builds for those who want AMD instead of Intel.

Raveykev 2 points 27 days ago

I have purchased the exact same components and nearly ready to build Would you recommend any more fans ? The case (Corsair Carbide ATX) already has a built in fan .

Lobsterareawesome 2 Builds 1 point 26 days ago

well.. You only really need an intake and exhaust fan. This motherboard only has one fan header anyway. So if you want to install a second fan then you need to order a y splitter cable for you fans. EKWB makes good ones. make sure to check wether you need 4 pin or 3 pin fans. The motherboard has a 4 pin connector but pre installed case fans usually are 3 pin. But you can plug a 3 pin into a 4 pin connector no problem. hit me up if you have questions

Revensmith 2 points 23 days ago

Hi I'm new to pc building and just wanted to know if there is anything I should switch out or if just buying all the stuff listed is fine

LatiosGaming -2 points 22 days ago

Buy the AMD beginner build. It's better bang for the buck. Only thing is switch the motherboard on it for this one https://pcpartpicker.com/product/sfcMnQ/asrock-ab350m-micro-atx-am4-motherboard-ab350m and switch the hard drive for a western digital caviar blue 1tb. That system will handle anything you throw at it 1080p 40fps+ in AAA games on high.

Takesme 2 points 21 days ago

Is the 1050ti okay or upgrading to 1060 better?

Lobsterareawesome 2 Builds 3 points 19 days ago

if you get the 1060 then buy the 6 GB version

LatiosGaming 0 points 20 days ago

Depends on your budget and your CPU. It also depends on which 1060 you're referring to-the 3GB or the 6GB.

Takesme 2 points 19 days ago

I was thinking of building this exact build except go with a 1060 6gb.

LatiosGaming -2 points 19 days ago

I'd recommend the AMD entry-level build with the 1060 6GB. The AM4 socket will be supported for the next 4 years whereas the LGA1151 socket will likely not be supported for more than 2 more years. Both of these builds are very good but I feel that 4 physical cores is better than 4 logical.

KingQuez 2 points 9 days ago

Yep, 6GB is $50 more, if you think about it for a budget it's really not worth it, but I have a 6GB and a $1000 build and looking to use this PC for future games, so 6GB VRAM will be good as I won't run out of VRAM, as for this build I would recommend a 3GB due to the budget.

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LatiosGaming 2 points 9 days ago

The G4560 actually doesn't start bottlenecking until you pair it with a 1070 or higher.

LatiosGaming 1 point 14 days ago

Yes. I mean that guide although this is a bit better: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/LatiosGaming/saved/JWVnnQ

Dojj11 1 point 12 days ago

Hello, I would like to ask a few questions regarding your build. I would like to build a budget computer to play games like WoW and PUBG using your guide. However, I did make some adjustements to the list:
1. Ive added extra RAM as Ive heard PUBG needs more ram. Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory 2. Ive added cooler for CPU (not sure if needed) ARCTIC - Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler 3. Ive added SSD also (from reviews seemed good) Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 4. Should I go for a better Graphics card or just leave it as is? 5. Added TP-Link - TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter 6. Added Asus - VS228H-P 21.5" 1920x1080 Monitor

Also, if you have any other suggestions about my choices, more than welcome to comment as I have never build a computer before. Thanks

LatiosGaming 2 points 12 days ago

Thanks for choosing my guide. I have ensured my guide will play games at 1080p high/ultra settings. The graphics card really depends on your budget. The 1050ti is an extremely powerful card for its price and should not require you to purchase a 1060 6GB. Personally I'd get the 1060 6GB if you have the money for one because you won't require an upgrade within the next 2 years if you purchase a 1060 6GB. The RAM you added is very good, and should serve you just fine. Upgrading to higher speed would give you about a 5-10 FPS bump but other than that there's no reason for you to do so since the rest of your computer is very good EXCEPT your cooler. I'd recommend a Hyper 212 Evo by Cooler Master. One of the best coolers out there for the price. However, a 3rd party cooler isn't necessary as your CPU comes with a good one but will not handle overclocking above 3.7 GHz. A Hyper 212 Evo cooler will push it to 4.0 GHz.

xxgamers4lifexx 1 point 9 days ago

Hi im kinda a new guy to the whole pc building and want to ask you some questions about your build. When you build this pc do you need to put in your own sound card and wifi adapter or are these components in the mother board? Also someone told me that the ram sticks in the build wont work with the build is this true or will it be fine? They say the ddr is to high

LatiosGaming 1 point 9 days ago

The DDR is not too high. You will need to put in your own sound card and wifi adapter however most motherboards have pretty good audio. If you really want good audio, you can get a sound card however an alternative is plugging your audio device into your monitor (if it's a 3.5mm jack).

A good wifi adapter can be had for around $20-40 USD and is very simple to install.

KingQuez 1 point 9 days ago

Yep go with AMD on low end builds like this one, you defenitely get a good budget build with Ryzen, but intel CPU’s perform better.

LatiosGaming 1 point 9 days ago

They only perform better in games, often by just a slight margin. In this case with AMD vs. Intel, the Ryzen 3 1200 beats the Pentium G4560 in games when overclocked to 3.7 GHz or higher.

The_Ryzenator 1 point 1 day ago

How does this build look? I'm looking at upgrading to an SSD in future.

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/v4Qqjc

LatiosGaming 1 point 1 day ago

Looks good to me. However, to save $20, I would get the Ryzen 3 1200 and overclock it to 3.8 GHz. I would also switch your CPU cooler to a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo, then order the free AM4 bracket required to install it. Other than that you did good.

DearRebel 2 points 19 days ago

Hey, I wanna build this one or the AMD version as my first pc but I have no clue which one is better, can someone pls tell me the difference? I would mostly play stuff like lol csgo etc on it if that helps, also does the ram matter? I got ddr4 ram from my old laptop so can I use it or do I need to watch out for something other than ddr4 ? would appreciate the help, thanks.

ray135 1 point 19 days ago

I recommend buying the AMD one LatiosGaming made. The Intel one is $30 cheaper, but it's somewhat slower, and it's much slower if you're willing to overclock your Ryzen (G4560 is locked).

LatiosGaming 0 points 19 days ago

Build the AMD version. You'll be able to game better and use discord at the same time. Your laptop RAM cannot be used in the build, so don't try. RAM does matter. 8GB DDR4 2666/3000 is standard for budget AMD builds. You'd need 8 more GB RAM to play PUBG on any system smoothly. I've seen it use 12 GB on my system.

Here's a good build: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/LatiosGaming/saved/JWVnnQ

Enjoy!

KingQuez 1 point 9 days ago

8 is a good sweet spot for budget entry level gaming PC’s, so upgrading to 16 is all up to you!

DearRebel 0 points 19 days ago

hey, thanks for your help. I can buy everything on your list except the ram where i could either get https://de.pcpartpicker.com/product/xjp323/gskill-memory-f42400c15d8gvr but that's 2400 or should i spend a bit more and get https://de.pcpartpicker.com/product/7YgPxr/corsair-memory-cmk8gx4m2a2800c16r ( they fit right ?)

DearRebel 2 points 19 days ago

Uhm alright, I guess I have no clue from ram how do I know what I need? how much speed is useful for your list? I mean https://de.pcpartpicker.com/product/7YgPxr/corsair-memory-cmk8gx4m2a2800c16r is 2800 for 95 bucks https://de.pcpartpicker.com/product/Xv38TW/corsair-memory-cmk8gx4m2b3733c17 is 3733 for pretty much the same but it has 17 cas latency if that matters or this is the cheapest https://de.pcpartpicker.com/product/BYH48d/corsair-memory-cmk8gx4m2b3000c15 3000 for 88 I just have no clue sorry.

LatiosGaming 0 points 18 days ago

You're welcome. Glad I could help.

You will need anywhere between DDR4 2666 and DDR4 3000 speed ram. A 2x4GB configuration is preferable. Latency does matter. I fully support either these sticks https://de.pcpartpicker.com/product/7YgPxr/corsair-memory-cmk8gx4m2a2800c16r

or these sticks https://de.pcpartpicker.com/product/BYH48d/corsair-memory-cmk8gx4m2b3000c15 though I do believe the second set is a better deal. They're also made by Corsair meaning they'll last and you should not encounter any problems.

Everythingilike 0 points 18 days ago

LatiosGaming should I add a third party cooler to your build, or a different case with more fans? I'm new to this and the last thing I want is my computer overheating :P Also, what is PUGB?

LatiosGaming -1 points 18 days ago

The case is up to you. A 3rd party cooler is needed if you are overclocking above 3.8 GHz. The included Wraith Stealth cooler is surprisingly good. It reminds me of the cooler that came with the i7 980X where Intel actually tried to make a good cooler. I'd recommend an overclock of 3.7 GHz on the included cooler. If you want to push to 4 GHz, consider purchasing the Cooler Master Hyper 212X dual fan and then order an AM4 bracket. You'll also likely want to purchase some higher-quality thermal paste such as Arctic Silver. The included cooler does come with thermal paste already applied, but 3rd party coolers do not.

PUBG stands for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, a very popular game in which a lobby of 100 people fight to the death until 1 person or team is still standing.

Everythingilike 1 point 17 days ago

Ok. Thank you! I don't think I'm planning on overclocking, but I'm planning to buy your build? Any monitors that wouldn't screen tear?

LatiosGaming 1 point 17 days ago

You should plan on overclocking. It's really easy and there's a lot of tutorials on YouTube such as this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olwn2JfpIWM

and this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbvx62iv6d4

Not knowledgeable on monitors that won't screen tear but this should work https://pcpartpicker.com/product/xbKhP6/asus-monitor-vp228h

Enjoy your PC!

Raveykev 2 points 14 days ago

I'm just about ready to stary the exact same Intel build as in the video I've noticed that in the video, thermal paste is applied to the G4560. I've not unboxed anything yet , but does the G4560 come with a tube of thermal paste, or do I need to purchase some separately. If so , what type do you recommend? Thanks for your help with this

Lobsterareawesome 2 Builds 1 point 12 days ago

the thermalpaste is already applied to the heatsink that comes witht the Pentium

Raveykev 1 point 10 days ago

Ok thanks for replying. I have a cpu fan aswell in my spec (that comes with paste).Do I need to add an extra blob of paste to what is already on the cpu ? Thanks

Lobsterareawesome 2 Builds 1 point 10 days ago

I don't really understand what you mean. But if there is already thermal paste on the Heatsink then there is no additional thermalpaste needed

Raveykev 1 point 8 days ago

Thanks Lobster. If you watch the video that relates to this build (approx 5 mins into video) , the guys are using a G4560 processor and when they fit the cpu fan , they add a blob of paste what looks like onto the processor. Is this correct ? Thanks for your help

Lobsterareawesome 2 Builds 1 point 8 days ago

I dont know which video you are talking about. maybe give me link ;) But if you use the CPU fan that comes with the CPU you DON'T need to put additional paste. it already haas on the cpu cooler. i have the g4560 myself :D

niklausslaton 2 points 13 days ago

Would this be a good build for me? It's my first build, I'm 19 years old and would only be playing WoW, Heroes of the Storm, and possibly Dota 2. Other than that I'd use it for movies, pictures and just general stuff. Im having my first child soon and I'm on a budget. WoW would be the main game so as long as it could run that well I'll be satisfied. Thanks for the help!

Lobsterareawesome 2 Builds 2 points 12 days ago

Yeah. i have the same CPU and GPU. i am very happy with it. the

Fraglepuss 2 Builds 1 point 11 days ago

The cpu and gpu are great, I'd recommend an ssd as well though. It will really speed up general usage

Cade77 1 point 25 days ago

What ssd should be good with this build

residentof254 2 points 25 days ago

Samsung EVO SSD preferred choice.

LatiosGaming 1 point 22 days ago

Samsung is pretty much the king of SSDs. However, there is an ADATA 128 GB SSD that has been proving itself in price to performance. For $54 you get a reliable SSD that is very quick for its price.

Lobsterareawesome 2 Builds 1 point 10 days ago

Samsung are usually fast.. but also expensive.. i'd go with a kingston or sandisk. Or western Digital

SpudLab 1 point 23 days ago

will it run csgo at 1080p 60fps

LatiosGaming 2 points 22 days ago

Can't tell if you're trolling or not lol. Because if you're not, this machine can get more than 60 FPS at 1080p. As long as your graphics card has 1 GB+ vram and your CPU has 2 threads or more, CSGO should run perfectly.

SpudLab 2 points 19 days ago

Na not trolling just wondering thanks man

LatiosGaming 0 points 19 days ago

Np. Machine should actually get 100+ with all settings maxed.

SpudLab 1 point 13 days ago

i know i sound dumb but whats a thread

LatiosGaming 1 point 13 days ago

A thread is part of what the CPU uses to process information. Simultaneous Multithreading/Hyperthreading is when there is an extra thread next to each core that runs in tandem in order to give more processing power and efficiency.

KingQuez 1 point 9 days ago

Defenitely, more than 60 fps on high settings

kickingeight 1 point 16 days ago

i like this but can it mmo?

kickingeight 1 point 16 days ago

also can iget some pointers for this build? https://pcpartpicker.com/list/spb47h

AstradaT 1 point 13 days ago

Hi, this is my pc build by now: // Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC 4G GV-N105TOC-4GD // Motherboard Gigabyte B250M-D2V // Ballistix Sport LT 8GB DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC4-19200) DR x8 DIMM 288-Pin // Intel Pentium G4600 - Kaby Lake Socket LGA1151, 3.6 GHz // WD Blue 1 TB (7200 rpm, SATA a 6 Gb/s, 64 MB cache, 3,5") // Can I buy a generic/cheap power supply of 500W (like the Tacens Anima APII500 ) ?? Or do I need a better one? I want to change my ps3 for a PC. I'm new on this :P

Lobsterareawesome 2 Builds 2 points 12 days ago

i would get an evga 450B. Never cheap out on the PSU. buy only from good brands like Corsair, Seasonic, EVGA, Cooler masters, Thermaltake, Fractal Design and maybe Rosewill.

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 11 days ago

Keep in mind EVGA, Seasonic, Coolmaster, Rosewill, Fractal, Thermaltake, and Corsair all have deisgned or have not so good/bad units and some are much worse than others and can put your build at risk of damage.

Lobsterareawesome 2 Builds 1 point 11 days ago

Yeah.. but if you do some research on their products its easy to find a good one... i think you are better of buying any seasonic product than buying a cheap *** PSU

vagabond139 5 Builds 2 points 11 days ago

Can I buy a generic/cheap power supply of 500W (like the Tacens Anima APII500 )

Can you? Yes. Is it a good idea? Hell no. The PSU is only part capable of damaging or even killing your PC and you will want a unit that has been reviewed in depth by a professional to make sure its good. If it has no reviews its good rule of thumb its a no go and if on that it is a unit that most people haven't even heard of I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole. You should never cheap out on the PSU, its always better to be safe than sorrry.

Fraglepuss 2 Builds 1 point 13 days ago

Don't buy this case, with this build. You want something without a side window, trust me. Buy a cheap micro arc case

Lobsterareawesome 2 Builds 1 point 12 days ago

why that? have a 100r and im very happy with it

Hahawinglet 1 point 11 days ago

Cheap case = Cheap quality, plus you want to have room for upgrades.

joebow2003 1 point 11 days ago

Hi i am hopefully getting a PC for the first time at christmas and i slightly modified your list a bit, can you check if its ok? Selection Price
CPU

AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $104.88 Buy Motherboard

ASRock - A320M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard From parametric filter Socket / CPU: AM4 Form Factor: Micro ATX $49.99 Buy Memory

Patriot - Viper Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory From parametric filter Speed: DDR4-2800, DDR4-3000 Type: 288-pin DIMM Size: 8GB (2x4GB) $57.99 Buy Storage

Western Digital - Blue 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $89.88 Buy Video Card

Zotac - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Mini Video Card From parametric filter Chipset: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti $144.99 Buy Case

Corsair - Carbide SPEC-04 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $48.98 Buy Power Supply

SeaSonic - 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply From parametric selection (show) $41.89 Buy External Storage

Toshiba - Canvio Basics 1TB External Hard Drive $49.99 Buy Total: $588.59

Lobsterareawesome 2 Builds 1 point 10 days ago

Build seems good. But i would get a Motherboard with the B350 Chipset. That gives you the capability to overclock. So you have Room for more upgrade in the future. And why did you get only an external hard drive? i would get an internal as they arent that expensive. Just so you know: the WD M.2 SSD isnt any faster than the regular 2.5" SSD ;) The rest seems good.

xxgamers4lifexx 1 point 9 days ago

can i have a i5 4460 in this build?

Hahawinglet 1 point 9 days ago

It will be a big waste of money, but sure.

Lobsterareawesome 2 Builds 1 point 3 days ago

you cant use the same motherboard though

xxgamers4lifexx 1 point 9 days ago

Im a new guy. Do you have to purchase a sound card or wifi adapter for this build? Or anything extra?

Hahawinglet 1 point 9 days ago

Wifi card is necessary with no ethernet

Lobsterareawesome 2 Builds 1 point 3 days ago

if you want wifi then yes you need a wifi card or one of those little USB wifi thingy things. sound card is not required

Broxially 1 point 6 days ago

If you are worried about the CPU, you can overclock the CPU a little bit; but not way much or the motherboard will maybe burn up.

Lobsterareawesome 2 Builds 1 point 3 days ago

no.. the g4560 is locked

afieq408 1 point 6 days ago

Is it just me who just wonders how do you post a pc up.

OliverAlder 1 point 1 day ago

Guys I need help I know nothing about computers I need a computer to play games at a decent fps and for doing homework can someone help I have a budget of about £550

Reason:
Note: Wattages are estimates only. Actual power draw may differ from listed values.
Component Estimated Wattage
Intel - Pentium G4600 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor 6W - 51W
Gigabyte - GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard 15W - 60W
G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory 5W - 5W
Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 4W - 20W
Zotac - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Low Profile Video Card 18W - 75W
Total: 48W - 211W