Description

This PC was built so that my gf could get into gaming on a relative budget. Some of the prices listed are not accurate and the entire build cost around $750.

We used Bitfenix 30cm blue and purple LED strips for the lighting just inside the windowed panel, which cost around $25 total. The RAM was $76, the mobo was $70, and the GTX 1060 was $190. For her storage, I gave her a spare Toshiba 500GB 7200 RPM drive that I had.

Very, very pleased with this build. It runs pretty much everything that is thrown at it in 1080p at 60 FPS at high-max settings. She plays Dark Souls 3 and WoW, which aren't the most demanding of games, but they look wonderful nonetheless compared to how she used to play them (720p, medium settings, 30-40 fps). Upon viewing her games in the new resolution and graphical fidelity her first expression was "WOW."

Comments

  • 24 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice. I love seeing these nice budget system. +1

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

I am so glad to hear that because I also appreciate the budget builds more than the expensive/overkill ones!

budgetmasterrace

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

I am actually getting ready to build a nice budget build for friend or mine.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh I forgot if you want to see it look under my saved parts lists and go to The Steam Machine.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 Got yourself a keeper my friend

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks bud :)

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice clean & simple build. +1

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

That PSU is being choked on carpet. I would suggest putting that PC on the desk since she has the space. :)

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

You're absolutely right! After these pictures were taken, I went and cut some 2x4 and put them under her case feet to elevate it off of the carpet. Say no to carpet fumes kids.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

I see your builds are very similar to mine. Low the glow with this one. I wish my phoenix builds lighting showed he interior a bit more like yours. Budgetmasterrace!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Le WoW pun in the description

+1

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Why is the HDD you described in your build description not in your part list?

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Because it is not listed on pcpartpicker. It's from my original prebuilt that I bought in 2014 and I don't have a serial number for it on me. It's just a 64 mb 7200rpm 500 gb Toshiba HDD. Nothing fancy.

¯_(ツ)_/¯

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  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

What would perform better, a 1060 3gb, or a 1050 ti?

  • 24 months ago
  • 3 points

1060 3gb by far.

  • 24 months ago
  • 3 points

A 1060 3gb, hands down. It has more cuda cores and more processors.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you link the rgb strip you used for the case

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  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

That's the plan! Hopefully she will have a great love for PC gaming/building one day.