Intact Piggy Bank Build

by Mason A Posted on: 4/29/2022

Build Description

This is a PC build for my friend, who wanted to game and avoid spending too much money. The objective was to keep it under $700 while still having decent gaming performance, and I think we achieved that. A nicer GPU would've been great, but an RX 6600 is a significant jump in price that would make us go over the budget, so we didn't go for it. However, this PC has great upgrade potential, and once he saves up enough money, he could swap the CPU for an i5 or i7, and swap to a better GPU as well.

Favorite Feature

Not really related to the build itself, but I'm happy about the prices. We were able to snag quite a few things on sale, which is why the price for some components is lower than usual. This allowed us to dedicate more money to other parts of the PC that would improve performance.

Parts contained in build

Intel Core i3-10105F Comet Lake 3.7GHz Quad-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor - Intel Stock Cooler Included
Intel Core i3-10105F Comet Lake 3.7GHz Quad-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor - Intel Stock Cooler Included
Qty: 1 $69.99
MSI H510M PRO Intel LGA 1200 microATX Motherboard
MSI H510M PRO Intel LGA 1200 microATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $79.99
 XFX Radeon RX 6500 XT 4 GB Speedster QICK 210 Video Card
XFX Radeon RX 6500 XT 4 GB Speedster QICK 210 Video Card
Qty: 1 $219.99
TeamGroup T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit TLZGD416G3200H - Gray
TeamGroup T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit TLZGD416G3200H - Gray
Qty: 1 $56.99
Lian Li LANCOOL 205M Mid-Tower Chassis Micro ATX Computer Case PC Gaming Case with Tempered Glass Side Panel, Magnetic Dust Filter, Water-Cooling Ready, Side Ventilation, 2 x 120mm PWM Fan Pre-Installed - White
Lian Li LANCOOL 205M Mid-Tower Chassis Micro ATX Computer Case PC Gaming Case with Tempered Glass Side Panel, Magnetic Dust Filter, Water-Cooling Ready, Side Ventilation, 2 x 120mm PWM Fan Pre-Installed - White
Qty: 1 $34.99
Corsair CX650M 650 Watt 80 Plus Bronze ATX Semi-Modular Power Supply
Corsair CX650M 650 Watt 80 Plus Bronze ATX Semi-Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $39.99
 ID-COOLING SE-224-XT 76.16 CFM CPU Cooler
ID-COOLING SE-224-XT 76.16 CFM CPU Cooler
Qty: 1 $18.99
Crucial MX500 500GB SSD 3D TLC NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
Crucial MX500 500GB SSD 3D TLC NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $39.99