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Need help building a budget PC

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  1. tapz93

    tapz93 Thread Starter

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    So it's been a while since I played WoW and I recently just got back into it. I'm looking forward to the new expansion but my computer is 6 years old and can't handle anything anymore. I was wondering if anyone could help me with a budget build that will run WoW and maybe CoD and a few other games, nothing crazy.

    This is what I currently have as it was gifted to me :
    Intel i7 6700k
    And 2 GTX 970 gpu

    I'm just not sure how to build around that on a budget, and I mean budget lol. I just want to play already


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  2. Triple6

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    What is your actual budget? That's a high-end processor set of graphics cards that will need a expensive power supply and motherboard. Do you have any other hardware you can use from your existing system? Do you have a retail version of Windows that won't be used on another computer that can be used on this one?
     
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    I want to say that my budget is 600$ for the rest of the parts.
    I know that's kind of my problem lol, don't really know how to build around that.
    No I don't have anything else that I can use. The other computer is staying with my parents so I can't take it apart.
    And as far as the OS I'm covered since I'll be using the key from my sisters old laptop sine that computer doesn't work anymore. Ancient lol


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    "I'll be using the key from my sisters old laptop since that computer doesn't work anymore".

    You cannot use any keys from other computers due to that they are already registered and it is illegal to do so. You will need to buy a new OS with activation key too.
    A computer under $600 is kind of cheap to build. Are you planning to overclock your computer with your cpu you have. You can search around the internet for parts but believe it will be a little bit over your budget.
     
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    You cannot use the license key from a laptop if that OS came with the laptop, that's an OEM license only sold with that laptop and only licensed for that laptop.

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170M-D3H @ $104.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128845

    RAM: Corsair Vengence 16GB 2133Mhz DDR4: www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233831&cm_mmc=CNETFindMEMUS-_-20-233-831-_-na-_-na

    Power Supply: Seasonic M12II 850 watt @ 109.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151108

    Case: Antec P380 @ $109.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129218

    Optical Drive(if you need one): LG BluRay Burner @ $50.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136250
    OR LG DVD Burner if you don't need any BluRay support @ $19.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2W03R93310

    SSD: SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 500GB @ $154.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147373

    CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO @ $29.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...103099&cm_re=hyper_212-_-35-103-099-_-Product

    OS: Windows 10 Home 64 bit OEM @ $99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832416892

    So that's a bit over your budget but gets you a really good system. There's a mail-in rebate or two depending on when you buy to get the price a bit lower. If you don't think you'll need a DVD drive or BluRay drive you can cut that out. Dropping to 8GB instead of 16GB of RAM will save a bit too. Going with a smaller 128GB or bigger SSD will also save some money. You can add a cheaper mechanical hard drive for more storage. 128GB is the minimum size I'd go for when doing a gaming PC and you'd want to pair that with an HDD for more storage. A 240GB or bigger SSD might cover all your needs if you don't have too much data like pictures, music, and movies.
     
  6. Triple6

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    Alternatively you could sell one of the GTX 970's GPU's and use that money toward the rest of the components. If you won't be a hardcore gamer you don't really need two graphics cards. And then you can also get a smaller power; a 600 watt would easily power one GTX 970 in that system.
     
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