Is it possible to make an PC that runs games on ultra for 900€? by Simon Jeau
Answer by Simon Jeau:
900€? HAHAHAHAHAHA, I am pleased to tell you that with 900€ you will be able to build a computer that can run pretty much every game at highest possible settings. 900€ = 945.99 USD. With that kind of money, you could put together quite a beast!
Here’s an example build that I threw together:
Motherboard: Gigabyte LGA 1151 Z170 HDMI 2-Way CrossFire ATX DDR4 Motherboards GA-Z170-HD3
CPU: Intel Core i5 6600K
SSD: SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB Solid State Drive (SDSSDA-480G-G26)
HDD: WD Blue 1TB SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch Desktop Hard Drive (WD10EZEX)
RAM: Kingston HyperX FURY Black 8GB Kit (2x4GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL14 DIMM Desktop Memory (HX421C14FBK2/8)
GPU: ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon Rx 480 8GB OC Edition DP 1.4 HDMI 2.0 AMD Polaris Graphics Cards STRIX-RX480-O8G-GAMING
Case: CoolerMaster MasterBox 5 Mid-tower Computer Case
PSU: EVGA 700 B1, 80+ Bronze 700W, Power Supply 100-B1-0700-K1
Unfortunately, it comes out to be $935- or 888.28€. Wait, this is a good thing, right? For me, yes. For you? No. It came out to be $935 on the US AMAZON. Shit. PC part prices in Europe can be a hell of a lot more expensive than in the US. So what should you do?
Simple. Accommodate for the pricing differences.
If the build where you are costs a hundred dollars more, feel free to take out the SSD from the build and just use the hard drive as your boot drive. Perhaps the whole build puts you down $200 more over there. Downgrade the PSU, downgrade the case to one of those $15 generic office mid towers. Downgrade the GPU to a reference model. Downgrade the CPU to a used i5 4690K, and then buy a used Z97 motherboard locally with DDR3 RAM. The possibilities are endless with this sort of thing, all you need to have is a little creativity and patience to get a perfect build that’ll max out all the latest titles.
Also, note that I didn’t include an AIO liquid cooler. “BUT SIMON THERES AN i5 6600K THERE ITS UNLOCKED WHY WASTE OVERCLOCKING POTENTIAL WITH THE STOCK COOLER!?!?!!?!?!” The question called for a build priced at or under 900€, so I delivered. The unlocked processor provides potential for a future cooling upgrade, and I thought it was a better option than buying a $30 cheaper, locked chip. If you want to spend $50 for an AIO liquid CPU cooler (like the Lepa AquaChanger 120), go ahead and throw that into the list of parts I provided.
Anyways, best of luck to you, prospective 900€-budgeted PC builder.