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#12555307 Jul 18, 2016 at 11:33 PM
Veteran Octopus
23 Posts
Shrykos asked me to share this. if anyone else is in the market to build a cheap pc that'll run ultra here it is. it aint the bestest but itll make it to where youll see the fire on the ground.
http://pcpartpicker.com/list/KDvJ8K
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#12555398 Jul 19, 2016 at 12:05 AM
Guild Officer
68 Posts
I'm a huge fan of these cheap pcs. I build a new one every 4-6 years. Usually I aim for $500 and get a pc that runs well enough for the duration.
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#12555429 Jul 19, 2016 at 12:17 AM
Veteran Octopus
23 Posts
Wow isn't that taxing. Good thing about the g3258 is its overclockable. I have one in my sons pc at 4ghz (I had it at 4.4 but meh). That setup will also run star wars battlefront on highish (anti aliasing turned down) and overwatch on ultra (again with the aa down)
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#12555658 Jul 19, 2016 at 02:44 AM
5 Posts
Or you can be pro like me and win contest that land you top tier new pc's
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#12556407 Jul 19, 2016 at 09:40 AM
Guild Officer
102 Posts
Or you can be Dante and get a sweet rig from Serious :P
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#12557663 Jul 19, 2016 at 06:31 PM
Veteran Octopus
38 Posts
That's a real reasonable build there Bellafaccia. You could knock a few more dollars off that build and just stay with the factory Intel heatsink and fan (if no overclocking, or only mild OC). They are actually decent coolers.

I also see that you only included 1 drive, the SSD. At 128GB, a person could push that to capacity fairly easily. I'd recommend adding at least a 500GB spinner to the build. Something like Samsung 500GB HD for $35. Run the OS and a couple of games on the SSD, and use the HD for storage of files, pics, etc.

No CD/DVD/BR drive either. Now these are not needed all that much anymore, but there are some times that they are helpful to have. Most games/software download from the net, and drivers are all available online as well. Not 100% needed in a build these days, but they are cheap, usually less than $20. Windows 10 comes on a USB drive now, so the need really goes down.

Another thing to note, is the cost of the OS. You can pick up Windows 10 Home (OEM) version for about $100. The OEM version does not include any support from Microsoft though. The full Windows 10 is $130, so I'd spring for the extra $30 if you aren't comfortable trying solve your own problems with the OS. Of course you could always go with a Linux variant as well, for free. There are some Linux builds that have a GUI, but Linux might not always play nice with software designed for Windows. I believe I read somewhere that Legion is causing some headaches when running on Linux based OS's, so there is that to consider. (WoW is not supported on Linux based OS's, there are workarounds you can find on the net though)

I also don't see any fans included with the case. You have 1 fan in the build, but I'd probably add a couple more to keep air moving.

For those building their second, third, 15th computer, it gets easier, as you accumulate a few pieces of equipment. Extra case fans, cable splitters, cable extensions, extra HD's, etc.

Overall, that build will play Legion fairly well. The wonderful thing about building a tower, is the upgrade potential. That Motherboard is for the LGA1150 socket, so if you end up with additional funds, you can upgrade the CPU all the way to an I7, as long as it is a Haswell based chip. Graphics Card upgrades are simple as well, so when the time comes, a couple of screws and your all set.
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#12557941 Jul 19, 2016 at 08:48 PM
Veteran Octopus
23 Posts
sure you could knock off the 25 for the hyper 212 but, if someone was aiming for a 4.5ghz overclock (which is totally doable on that chip). its all really up to the person. here are some BARE basics for which to build on. and that cm fan is actually a 4 pack. a disc reader in any format are quickly becoming ancient media so i left it out.. again up to the user if they want one. about the os.. im not saying to pirate anything.. but.. win7 is so easy to find and with windows PUSHINGSOHARD for people to upgrade.. its still free lol.
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