Input for Super Budget Gaming PC
I have a friend who is on a super budget of $400+tax and he wants me to help him build a light gaming PC.
I wish I had more money to work so that the computer is more future proof and I asked already, but he insists on staying around $400+tax. He still needs to buy a monitor that's why, which would cost $100-$150. Any monitor suggestions?
He was playing LoL on a netbook previously, which is amazing lol. Most lag and worst graphics I've ever seen in my life lol.
What types of games does he play? LoL and Dota 2 mainly. Do not think he'll venture into more graphic intensive games.
Below are the PC parts with my comments and thinking behind the parts. Feel free to leave any comments or any switches I could make:
PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/LkBqLk
CPU: Intel Pentium G3250 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($65.98 @ DirectCanada) - Was thinking of going G3258 but I don't think he'll OC. The G3250 is like the G3258 without the OC capability if I am correct, so I still think this would be a great gaming CPU option despite being dual core. For $66 bucks I cannot find anything else that does ok with light gaming. Was considering the G3258 at ~$90 or the X4 860K at ~$90
Motherboard: MSI H81M-E33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($65.98 @ DirectCanada) - Has HDMI which is a plus.
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Blue 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($22.95 @ DirectCanada) - Was debating a lot on whether to go 8GB, but didn't opt for it considering he's doing light gaming. At $23, if he wanted to upgrade to 8GB of RAM, he could just buy another 4GB stick in the future. RAM perspective, he's still future proof.
Storage: Patriot 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($43.27 @ DirectCanada) - Probably a lot of discussion on the SSD. Should I go Kingston V300 or go with a larger capacity HDD? From what I've read, the Patriot 120GB is reliable enough. Is it worth the extra $8-10 to go for a Kingston V300?
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R7 360 2GB Video Card ($140.98 @ DirectCanada) - Wanted to go with the 750ti here, but for 5-10% less performance than the 750ti I think it's ok to go with the R7 360. I could not find anything below $160 for the 750ti. I'm saving $20 here and think it's worth the little dip in performance.
Case: Antec VSK4000E U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($35.25 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: EVGA 400W ATX Power Supply ($37.33 @ DirectCanada) - A 400W PSU should be enough here albeit lack of futureproofing.
And there was a compatibility note below which I did not quite understand, could someone please enlighten me? Antec VSK4000E U3 ATX Mid Tower Case has front panel USB 3.0 ports, but the MSI H81M-E33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard does not have onboard USB 3.0 headers.