Hi, I am planning to build a 600 dollar pc for my sis who is a bit of a gamer. She would like to use this pc for games and school related activities. Since I am not updated with recent pc parts, I was wondering what would be the best build for a computer. The budget is 600 dollars.
I think we can compromise some parts shes not a hardcore gamer, so she wouldn't need that strong of a video card. I would like to add an ssd card in there. So everytihng including an ssd card at 600 dollars
While both builds have their advantages, build A outperforms build B by a large margin while gaming. On the other hand, newer tech and a lower wattage draw allows the 6800k to overclock higher and use less power while arguably performing better out of games.
Build B is also >$100 cheaper which allows room for different build paths or a dedicated GFX card down the road.
I was looking at the cpu and it seems to be discontinued, is there another cpu that I should take a look at? Btw are all the parts up to date and recent?
The Phenom II, while being discontinued, remains my (and many others) go-to choice for a sub $100 dollar quad core processor. If you feel uneasy about purchasing older tech, we can find an alternative, maybe an FX6300 for example.
What do you mean when you say are all the parts up to date and recent? All parts picked on PCPartPicker can be purchased from various sites in new condition, and most parts will have been made within a few years.