Cheap Build (Revised)

Discussion in 'PC Hound System Builder' started by MuscleNerd, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. MuscleNerd

    MuscleNerd Limp Gawd

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    I am going to re-post this and follow proper instructions in order to hopefully receive more feedback from the community.

    I am looking to build a pc for gaming, mainly Mx Simulator. I will also use it for web browsing. Mx simulator is not a very demanding game at all. (I have gamed on it at full settings with an i5 750, 4gb ram, and a gtx 550ti and never had an issue).

    My budget is low, around $250-$300 that includes shipping and taxes.

    I am located in the united states.

    The parts I need for this build is a Mobo, cpu, ram, gpu, psu, hdd, case.

    I do not have any parts to reuse on this build.

    I will not be overclocking this system, there is no point for me to do so.

    I do have a 4k monitor, but that is irrelevant for this build.

    I plan on building this pc as soon as I find a setup.

    The motherboard can be very basic, but usb 3.0 would be nice and must have atleast a pcie2.0x16.

    If anyone has a mobo, cpu, ram combo that is close to my price range, please share it!
     
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  2. lilfiend

    lilfiend [H]ardness Supreme

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    A quick look using only new hardware, a bit over budget sadly and using sales ending very soon:

    Case
    PSU
    Ram
    CPU
    SSD
    GPU
    Mobo


    Personally I'd look around for used stuff, used nvidia 7xx series and 9xx series gpu's can be had for prices similar to the rx 460 and out perform it by quite a bit. You should be able to pick up a sandy/ivy bridge or possibly haswell cpu/mobo/ram combo for a good price. If you can land a deal on a quad core like a 2500k (or non k) combo you could end up with a lot better performance but it sounds like a good dual core should be enough. A hard drive or a used ssd could possibly save you a bit, I'd recommend an ssd even if you can only afford a smaller one over an HDD but if you need the space and don't have the money there isn't much you can do.[/URL]
     
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  3. MuscleNerd

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    The cpu link doesn't work! But yes that is a little out of what I am trying to spend. I will most likely buy that case and power supply though. I found a older optiplex mini tower with i5 2400, 4gb ram, 500gb hdd, MSI H61M-P23 (B23) mobo. Trying to get him to lower the price some. RIght now priced at $130 (add $22 shippping).
     
  4. MuscleNerd

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    I purchased a Used Lenovo H50.

    Specs:

    A8 7600
    16gb ddr3 ram
    650w psu
    integrated r7 Graphics
    dvd drive
    bluetooth and wireless
    Windows 10
    Keyboard and mouse

    I purchased it for $180, so that leaves me a good amount of room for a graphcis card. Thank you guys for all the help and opinions!
     
  5. talk2troy

    talk2troy 2[H]4U

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    There are multiple versions of the Lenovo H50 but say you got the A8 7600
    ~ $166 here: Lenovo H50 Desktop Computer 90BG0022US - Micro Center

    AMD = Lenovo H50 (AMD) | Affordable Tower Desktop PC | Lenovo US
    vs.
    INTEL = Lenovo H50 | Affordable Tower Desktop PC | Lenovo US

    Do you know if it has a PCIE slot for adding a graphics cards?

    Here are the specs I found, but I did not do an exhaustive search.
    Lenovo H50 AMD A8-7600, 1TB HDD, 8GB DDR3 RAM, Windows 10 Desktop PC
    • AMD A8-7600 Processor
    • 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM
    • 1TB 7200rpm Hard Drive
    • Windows 10 Operating System
    • AMD Integrated ATI Radeon R7 Graphics Card
    • 10/100/1000
    • 4 x USB2.0, 2 x USB3.0
    • 7 in 1 Card Reader
    Conflicting specs (ram) & does not provide the info we need: Lenovo Desktop PC H50-55 (90BG0004US) A8-Series APU A8-7600 (3.10 GHz) 6 GB DDR3 1 TB HDD AMD Radeon R7 Windows 8.1 64-Bit - Newegg.com

    *Found this - Solved: Upgrading to dual graphics mode with AMD A8 7600 w... - Lenovo Community

    Anyway - if you had $250~300 & spent $180 and the mobo has a PCIE slot, you need a video card for $70~120, right?

    I'd suggest looking here: For Sale / Trade | [H]ard|Forum
     
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  6. MuscleNerd

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    This is the version I have:

    Lenovo Desktop PC H50-55 (90BG0004US)

    Except mine has 16gb ram instead of the stock 8gb or 6gb.

    It does have a PCie 3.0 slot.

    Yes, $70-$120 is my range for a gpu that will out perform the integrated r7 in the PC at the moment.

    GPU'S THAT I FOUND TO FIT MY PRICE RANGE:

    R7 370

    R7 460

    GTX 750ti

    GTX 760TI


     
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  7. talk2troy

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    Good for you, congrats...

    I've played MX games back to the days of MCM 1 & 2 (still ride my real KDX 220r too)

    I play MX vs. ATV Supercross Encore most recently & buy any MX game that come out.

    I have had MXSIM for a few years now, but I never really got the hang of it in full sim mode.

    However, I've been playing MX vs. ATV Supercross Encore in first person so maybe I can swing it now.

    I should update my MXSIM install & try it again. They have the most user made tracks for MX games these days.
     
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  8. MuscleNerd

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    Thank you,

    I think a got a pretty decent deal for $180. I used to be heavy into MX Sim and was pretty fast for awhile. Then I sold my PC and quit playing.

    I am just now getting back into it.

    I do play MXGP2, not sure if you have ever played it or not, but it is pretty fun.
     
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    I completed the MX2 career in the original MXGP & then it was just repetitive on the MXGP bikes.

    I did about 25% of the MXGP career & was just boring. I've had a long break, so that might be fun to finish.

    I don't think they added / changed any tracks in MXGP2 (just bike paint & jerseys) but it's on my Steam wishlist waiting for a good sale.

    Hit me up when you get your rig up & running. Maybe we can get a [H] MXSIM group going?
     
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  10. MuscleNerd

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    Yeah man, I'll let you know. I have a few buddies who have it as well.
     
  11. Susquehannock

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    Tight budget. Are you against a used but fully tested Workstation? You can get a Dell T3500 ready to go complete with operating system for $250-300. Drop in a decent GPU and you are good to go.

    That is exactly what I did. See signature below.
     
  12. MuscleNerd

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    I purchased a Used Lenovo H50.

    1. Specs:

      A8 7600
      16gb ddr3 ram
      650w psu
      integrated r7 Graphics
      dvd drive
      bluetooth and wireless
      Windows 10
      Keyboard and mouse

      I purchased it for $180, so that leaves me a good amount of room for a graphcis card. Thank you guys for all the help and opinions!
     
  13. talk2troy

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    On topic since your build is aimed @ playing MXSIM...



     
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    I'm at the var, so I can't hear audio. All those clips were MX sim, I probably missed a lot without audio haha
     
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    Yeah, you need audio RE: the 2nd video about the NEW MX GAME!!!!

    Sounds like an MX game junkies wet dream.

    In the mean time - I found this gyro gamepad app & I'm waiting for the developer to reply:

    http://twisteddirt.com/smf/index.php/topic,5812.msg29869.html#msg29869

    Back in the days of MCM1 & 2 we used joysticks & you'd be amazed at how immersive that is...

    The joystick is just a natural motion to pre-load & turn & twist the stick to whip, etc.

    This gyro app for gamepads looks very interesting!
     
  17. MuscleNerd

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    After listening, yes I have heard of this and I can't wait!

    Here is their track editor preview:



    [​IMG]

    That is their progression with dirt on helmets and sand, looks promising!
     
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  18. MuscleNerd

    MuscleNerd Limp Gawd

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    And I did it!

    Fit my budget by $5.

    I just purchased a used Sapphire R9 270 OC for $65.

    Total Spent on complete build: $245.
     
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    Bike sounds are amazing. You can hear it backfire and you can hear the brakes squeak, but the physics are just a little off (according to the videos). It is still a beta and Ill download it and try it out!
     
  21. MuscleNerd

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    Well I decided to go over budget just a little due to the fact I'm not dealing with attempting to make the card fit in that little Lenovo Case.

    Cooler Master is having a good mail in rebat on the N200, $20.

    So I went ahead and bought it!

    Case total: $32.00 (after rebate)

    Total Build: $277

    Over Budget: $27
     
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    Cooler Master N200

    Love it, only thing I don't like is the HDD led on the front stopped working already.
     
  24. talk2troy

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    I should have quoted divergent0ne 's post.

    I'm not really in the market, but was curios because an intel ITX board = small case

    I had a tiny little Shuttle XPC that I absolutely LOVED !!!!!!! + I'd like to rebuild it someday.

    [​IMG]

    divergent0ne you should post in For Sale section: https://hardforum.com/forums/for-sale-trade.17/

    FS: $250 complete system // give ALL the specs in detail to save you a lot of follow up Q's?
    ie: use your previous description + exactly what mobo, exactly what case, PSU, etc.
     
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