I'm looking for a computer within the $300 - $350 range with same or higher specs presented in those Potato Masher videos so far (e.g. looking for Witcher 3 running at 30 fps on 1080p at high settings, runs GTA V at 60 fps on 1080p at the highest settings). Unfortunately, the parts for the Potato Masher are not as cheap as initially stated in the video introducing the rig right now. Here's a link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZR-a35sxLg
Luckily, I've found a few builds for the same price or cheaper on YT and PC Part Picker which look to have similar parts comparable to the Potato Masher (PM) build, but I'm not sure about how they would run compared to the PM.
I also wanted to dabble around with some game recording to archive some moments in game design I liked in specific games for future reference. Note: I'm not looking to stream games, low- or high-end games included.
I have a TV I'm using for a makeshift monitor which runs up to 1080p, so I can generally run most games at a good framerate at that resolution based on the PM specs. I also have a basic keyboard and mouse for use in other games.
For reference, I'll post the PM parts here:
-Case: Cooler Master Wavemaster
-CPU: Intel i5 750
-Cooler: Arctic Silver 11 GT
-Motherboard: Asus P7H55
-Power: EVGA 430w
-Memory: 4gb OCZ DDR3
-HDD: 320gb Samsung Spinpoint
-GPU: MSI GTX 760
Below are some builds for similarly priced builds that I want to know are closed to the PM. All of the builds' prices have been vetted for: if they say "$300" or "$350" they are currently around that price. Some of these builds were initially advertized as costing $350, but the parts are currently dramatically lowered - some down to under $250! Some of the builds only use an AMD APU for all the grpahics processing, but I kept them on here just to get some feedback on them.
-$300 build 1
-$300 build 2
-$300 build 3
-$300 build 4
-$300 build 5
Which one should I get for a similar or better PM experience? I'll be buying them during the weekend to get started on the build some time next week.
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