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 Post subject: gaming pc for college student
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:19 pm 
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I had a friend of mine ask me what he should get to build a gaming rig for his daughter in college. Figured I'd throw the question up here (Matrix? :D )

She plays GTA 5, and monster hunter world, and he'd like something that will be decent for at least 3 years. I'm not sure on budget, but I'm sure fine with spending a few bucks for good quality stuff.

Sooo, anybody got a good parts list?

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 Post subject: Re: gaming pc for college student
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some what hard to come up with anything concrete with out a budget as it can determine how creative we may have to get but as of now with pricing being what it is I say you cant go wrong with a Ryzen build like a Ryzen 5 1600x with a GTX 1060 with about 16gig ram will for the most part handle anything out now and the only thing you may have to upgrade of the course of 3 years is maybe the vid card

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:42 am 
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I think he'd be fine with $1500-2000 budget.

We discussed liquid cooling and stuff like that and he didn't seem interested in going that far.

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for that budget it would be no problem even with liquid cooling, and do you know if they need large storage or more on the speed side as for as hard drive i.e SSD vs a regular HD

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I think he wants to stay away from liquid cooling just for keeping it simple.

I would think speed would be more of a factor for HD considering this will be for gaming.

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Just talked to him again, and I guess he's lowered the budget. He's now talking like $900.

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im off sunday and will see what I can come up with

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Thanks man, really appreciate it.

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sorry for the late post as work has kept me busy,for that price this is about a best as I can come up with and not sacrifice all the quality, to save on cost went with the free PSU that comes with the vid card. price on this build is $983. I would recommend trying to put more into the budget for a better PSU and a slightly different vid card that has 2 fans and more ram on it, and if possible a all in one liquid cooler


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