Iz363's Evolve Ready PC


#1

Can someone recommend me the absolute cheapest PC that can still play evolve? I don’t mind 30fps just need this shit in my blood.


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#2

This HTPC is essentially a next-gen console with more versatility. The GPU in this build is capable of performing on-par with the current generation of gaming consoles, and the CPU is more than powerful enough to handle current-gen games without bottlenecking the GPU. You can expect to game at the same frame rates, resolutions, and graphical fidelity as the PS4 or XBoxOne, but you will pay nearly $100 less for the privilege. With SteamOS nearing its full release and the advent of mainstream Linux gaming approaching, you won’t even need to pay for your gaming Operating System. Hook this up to the TV, sit down with your console controller of choice, a new Steam controller, or any number of custom USB gamepads, and enjoy console-quality living room gaming with cheaper games… and now a cheaper, more versatile machine… which also has 2x the storage space.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($31.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: *PNY Anarchy 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($14.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: *Sapphire Radeon R7 360 2GB NITRO Video Card ($83.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $336.80
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-10 13:15 EDT-0400


#3

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#4

However, I would honestly suggest getting at least this one:

This is probably the best bang-for-your-buck build. It renders any gaming console obsolete through superior performance. Considering that both next-gen consoles have significantly less processing power than this build (especially when you look at real-world gaming performance), this PC will have you absolutely set for the duration of the generation (if you’re willing to drop your settings to what the consoles are locked at, which is usually around 900p, ~45FPS, and “Low-Medium”). This build in particular is suitable for running most modern games at 1080p/60fps/medium-high settings. It provides for PC versatility, as well. Do you want to play at 144fps on a 144Hz monitor for your First-person shooters? Perfect. Lower your settings and your framerate shoots up. Do you care less about the frame rate than the extreme-quality visuals? Wonderful. Crank those dials up and witness the glory. Do you want to stream your gaming online? Mod your favourite game to death? Make videos for Youtube (or Vessel…)? Create high-res, high quality original content based on your favourite movies? Books? Music? Homework? (yeah, parents… we know you read this!) This PC will do it in style, and for many years to come.

This build originally targeted pretty strictly around $400, but it’s been adjusted various times to include slightly more expensive parts deemed important.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 880K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($83.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A88M PRO3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($43.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: *Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($27.17 @ PCM)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB Superclocked Video Card ($143.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $420.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-10 13:18 EDT-0400


#5

Awesome! Thanks for the help and the options