Looking to build a couple budget ($1k each), gaming rigs for my kids
Anyway both my kids play Minecraft (few other games as well) and mod the heck out of it. Their laptops are nowhere near up to it and neither is my old school gaming rig which lags on big maps and such. Time to up the ante...
So for christmas I want to build them each a rig capable of handling most things these days (FPS isn't big on their list, so I don't need the latest & greatest per say). The price budget is about 1k per rig max, that's including the monitor and other peripherals. I already bought some SSD's but now need to take a close look at the internals. To be clear we want to "build" the rigs together, hence what will be under the tree Christmas morning is a bunch of components, case, monitor, etc... Also I'm more interested in what hardware to focus on rather than "deals" per say as I have only a few weeks to get everything needed. Also I have a Fry's about 30 minutes away and Amazon Prime.
I'd like to stick to Intel, but not sure on the socket type, 1150 seemed like the mainstream months back, however 1151 has plenty of options too, I have no idea about the difference. So I would very much appreciate suggestions on the following:
Motherboard / CPU and / or combos - Want to keep this in the ~$300 range
Graphics card - Want to keep this in the ~$200 range
Saving the remaining $400 - $500 for the monitor, case, PSU, memory, optical drive, keyboard & mouse, possibly a web cam as they want to do a youtube channel, and speakers
Would very much appreciate some input please! Again given the deadline I'm less concerned with "deals" per say rather than what hardware to focus on, and I'd prefer to buy most things from either B&M (like frys) or Amazon, just in case something is bad we can get it replaced ASAP. So not interested in edgy deals if that makes sense
Anyway thanks and appreciate any feedback!