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True budget gaming rig with the RX460

Question asked by red5 on Jan 25, 2017
Latest reply on Jan 26, 2017 by darkwolfca

I'm writing this because I've seen AMD touting a bunch of budget builds out there, specifically by PC Perspective. What bugs me about this is twofold. They don't include the cost of an operating system, and their price point is still a good chunk of change. Several hundred dollars.

I believe we owe it to the community to propose a TRUE budget build centered around the RX460.  My example that I personally own multiple of is a Dell Optiplex 7010 workstation with a Core i5 2400, 8 gigs of RAM, XFX RX 460 4GB.

You can find these and similar workstations refurbished on Ebay for about $150 plus shipping, and they usually include a Windows 7 Pro license.  Add in the roughly $110 for an RX460 and you have a machine that is just as capable, includes a licensed OS, and for half the price.  The RX460 just isn't powerful enough to need anything more than an i5 2400 or possibly similar Ivy Bridge processor.  I wish I could advise you to buy an AMD workstation, but frankly they aren't out there. At least we can use the RX 460.

This setup will run Overwatch on high at 1080 at over 60 fps with no problem.

I know PC Perspective is out there pushing parts onto people, but we as the community need to take care of our own and give them better and cheaper options.