Can someone suggest a good gaming PC build for around 600 US dollars? The only requirement I have is I want an Intel Processor
I am looking to build a PC. Can someone suggest a gaming PC build for around 600 US dollars? The only requirement I have is it that I want an Intel Skylake processor. It doesn't have to be an i5 6600K or i7 6700K just a Skylake.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($130.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H170M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($87.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB Superclocked Video Card ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($33.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($55.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.88 @ OutletPC)
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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You will regret building with an i3 if you want it to last more than a year or two. Of course, you can always upgrade to a locked i5 for a couple hundred bucks later.
Also, I have heard that the skylake i3 can get some pretty substantial performance gains when paired with higher bandwidth RAM. This probably means spending a bit more on both RAM and your MOBO. However, it could be the kind of small change that makes AAA titles like GTA V playable at decent fps.