Help with a budget build

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Help with a budget build

Postby lhahn » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:39 pm

Hi everyone,

It's only been a day on this forum/discord and just wanted to say thanks to everyone who's been very helpful and generous with their time.

I wasn't planning on getting into the sim world until spring but I couldn't pass up the deal I got on my GC2. But now my wife has banned me from any golf purchases til spring so I need to build a comp on THE CHEAP! I'm pretty useless with computer hardware so wondering if I could get some advice. Two questions:

1. What can I salvage from my old computer?
2. What parts can I save on now and upgrade later? What parts should I spend on now?

1. I was thinking I could save my HDD, my case, DVD drive and maybe my power supply.
Case - Coolermaster Elite RC-330 ATX Blk Case 4X5.25 2X3.5 5X3.5INT No PS 1X120MM Rear Fan Front I/O Panel
HDD - don't have specs but it's only 3 years old and barely used since. I think it's 500gb
DVD - Samsung SH-S223Q/BEBN TruDirect 22X DVD+R/-R Lightscribe DVD Writer Black SATA

Can I save this power supply or will it be not enough juice?
Seasonic SS-400ET 400W EPS12V 20/24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 80PLUS 6PIN PCI-E 120MM Fan OEM

2. What can I save and upgrade later? Just the RAM?
8gb RAM now and another 8 later. I know that only saves me mabye $60-70 for now but every dollar counts.

Something like this perhaps?


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Re: Help with a budget build

Postby Zmax » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:44 pm

HD and DVD can be used again. Don’t really need SSD. Can do that later. Case might work if it’s big enough to accommodate a GTX1060’s length and an aftermarket cpu cooler. OEM cpu coolers are garbage. PS is garbage. You want at minimum a 650 watt ps.
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