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LoL, Dota2, Starcraft 2 HotS, budget build, at least 60 fps on ultra with AA off, 1920x1080

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July 7, 2014 3:07:36 PM

The title says it all. I want to buy a cheap but reliable PC for playing those three games. The important thing here is to buy the right parts with the just right specs in order to avoid spending too much money on a too powerful machine, for playing mainly Lol, Dota2 and Sc2, which capabilities I won't use anyhow. Hope this makes sense to you.

This is what I've came up with so far: >>aprox. costs, excluding the OS<<
Case + PSU 450W -----------------------------€40-45
M/B GIGABYTE GA-H81M-DS2V---------------€40-45
CPU Intel Pentium G3220 1150---------------€45-50
GPU GIGABYTE GV-N65TOC-1GI--------------€110-115
RAM DDR3 4GB 1333MHz----------------------€35-40
HDD Seagate Desktop HDD 1TB---------------€50-55

Total costs-------------------------------------€320-350

What do you guys think?
Would this budget build be able to maintain a minimum of 60fps at any given moment on maxed out settings, 1920x1080 resolution with anti aliasing turned off, or will it fail to do so? Is it an over kill, or is there something that needs to be adjusted to achieve the goals of flawless game play on the most affordable price?

What is your gaming rig like? What settings do you like to use for playing your favorite games? What games do you play and do you think that your machine is too powerful for your purposes, or is it too feeble?

Let me know what you guys think!


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July 7, 2014 3:11:15 PM

can you find any cheap GTX 750? it is much better than gtx 650
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July 7, 2014 3:44:31 PM

numanator said:
Case + PSU combos are almost always a bad idea.

Something like this would be better:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Case: NZXT H230 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $59.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


And the psu you recommended isnt much of a step up from case+psu combo. The build doesnt have super expensive components nor does it suck up more than like 300w. unless thats a super horrible psu with toy caps it should be fine.
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July 7, 2014 3:51:07 PM

Yeah the cx series isn't top of the line but most case+psu combos I have paid attention to are quite a bit worse. At least with the cx you know you are getting a 3 year warranty and some crappy Capxon capacitors but at least the cx outputs its stated wattage which is more than I can say for many of the case+psu combos. I always recommend that ppl grab an xfx or seasonic if possible but that would probably break OP's budget so the cx is the next step down.
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July 7, 2014 4:17:39 PM

Maybe look into AMD APU? Might be cheaper and be able to do the same thing you want.
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July 7, 2014 4:22:25 PM

Also look at the 2nd hand market for the graphic card. A 550 ti or 560 ti are pretty cheap on eBay and should be able to run your games just fine with AA on and be cheaper then the one you have. Also there might be cheaper deals on eBay also. Remember to look on craigslist for those parts they tend to be sold a lot cheaper then retail value. (Look for HDDs , power supply, and graphic cards on 2nd hand markets to fit your budget.)
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July 7, 2014 4:49:03 PM

Thank you guys for all the suggestions. AMD products spend almost twice the electricity their Intel counterparts do, So, in the long run Intel is the better choice for me.The European versions of Ebay, GL and Amazon aren't as good as the American one plus I don't want to risk it with long distance shipping and used parts.

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