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First Build - Home PC/light gaming

gr1m_reaper

4 days ago

Budget-friendly, home office computer that the kids can play fortnite/minecraft on. My parameters were: low budget, fast for the money spent, enough to make the family happy (for now), and of course, the ability to upgrade later.

My opinion on each: CPU -- good entry-level processor w/integrated graphics for basic games. MOBO -- built-in wi-fi. Memory -- best reviews and bang for the buck. Storage -- definitely want SSD but debating over this m.2 or the 2.5" Samsung 860 Evo. my current plan is to start with the intel 660p and then add a Samsung 860 Evo 1GB later on. Case -- compact, nice window, great price. PSU -- good value and performance, enough for this build. Monitor -- already have it, will upgrade in the future. Keyboard -- the kids like this one...

Let me know what you think!

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  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

btw - i don't know how to add the parts list into the post :/

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JbDx8Y Sorry, it's a little more expensive. I decided to add a GTX 1650 so your kids could play Fortnite. I believe you should include a low-end graphics card in there to just get by. Trust me, I tried playing without a GPU and received 10-20 FPS on the lowest settings on a 4 by 3 monitor. :D

  • 4 days ago
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2200G does have a iGPU (Vega 8) that can play said game at 1080p at 30fps on very high, based off of Game System Requirements.

  • 4 days ago
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is this satisfactory for 8-9 year olds??

  • 4 days ago
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who knows lol. does a 8-9 year old ever ask about the frame rate???

  • 4 days ago
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well no haha, but i'm already imagining the whining if it's "too slow" !!

  • 4 days ago
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to be honest, they currently play fortnite on the xbox one, which they could continue to do if need be. Plus, I figured "see how it goes" and then pull the trigger on a GPU later on ??

  • 4 days ago
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yep, and could toss this in later if desired for $140 from newegg: ASRock - Radeon RX 570 4 GB Phantom Gaming D Video Card

  • 4 days ago
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So true. Their Xbox will provide a suitable 60FPS for your kids, so no need for the GPU. If they want to play keyboard and mouse on the console then just plug in the peripherals. :D

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