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Gaming PC for $800 or less

Mordokie

24 months ago

Hello, I am looking to build my first computer but I do not know where to start. I would like for this build to contain the Ryzen 5 1600x and the GTX 1050 Ti. I do not know if these would be compatible with one another and what else would be compatible. My budget is $800. The PC will be used for gaming mostly. I do not need a monitor, keyboard, or mouse as I already have those. I would like to stick to Windows 10 OS. My location is US. Thanks for your time and help in advance!

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  • 24 months ago
  • 4 points

Little over budget but your CPU and GPU of choice take half of the budget. This is also without a case, I'll let you decide on that. If you have no need for the Ryzen 5 1600X, I highly recommend getting the Ryzen 3 1300X because more than likely, if you have no need for those two extra cores, the 1300X will do great. If you downgrade to the 1300X you can probably get a 1060 6GB over the 1050ti. The 1300X also comes with a great stock cooler while the 1600X does not.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $209.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Pure Rock Slim 35.1 CFM CPU Cooler $24.90 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $71.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $99.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card $224.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $43.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $89.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $862.01
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $812.01
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-22 14:50 EST-0500
  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, this build seems nice. What would the difference in performance be if I dropped the Ryzen 5 1600x? Also, the probability of getting a 1060 6gb sounds nice. I'll be mostly be playing games like league of legends and World of Warcraft. I don't really mind playing games in the middle to high settings. Im not worried about playing the games in ultra at the moment anyways. Let me know. Thanks again!

  • 24 months ago
  • 5 points

For those games dropping the r5 wouldn't be that big of a deal. And a gtx 1060 would allow for better visuals.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

I did some searching and ended up picking the GTX 1060 3GB over the 6GB one. I ended up being a little bit under budget. Now, I need a case that would go well with these parts. Could someone show me a couple of cases that I can choose from that aren't too expensive. I'll be fine if it goes a little bit over budget.

  • 24 months ago
  • 3 points

Good choice. This is my favorite budget case/fans.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
Case Cougar - MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case $24.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Cougar - Turbine 120 (4-Pack) 60.4 CFM 120mm Fan $19.80 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $44.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-22 17:46 EST-0500
  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the case and fan! I have another question. I know it might be dumb but I've read that windows 10 can be installed on the machine via USB. I am purchasing the software which says it's a dvd. So i guess I should be picking am optical drive. Should I just pick the ASUS one that first pops up on the list?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Basically, with the 1060, the real case, the downgrade to a 1300X which only impacts multi-core performance, you have this.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $124.88 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Pure Rock Slim 35.1 CFM CPU Cooler $24.90 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $79.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $99.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card *EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB GAMING Video Card $279.00 @ Adorama
Case Cougar - MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case $24.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $92.99 @ Adorama
Case Fan Cougar - Turbine 120 (4-Pack) 60.4 CFM 120mm Fan $19.80 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $848.02
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-22 18:02 EST-0500
  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

No. The 1300x also doesn't have hyperthreading, and has 2 less cores. 1 core CPUs are dead, 2 cores are dying, 4 is standard, so you might as well make it future-proof with 6, if you have the money

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Edit: Ooops! You can save 20 bucks if you use the stock cooler, which is decent. You'll be able to OC to around 3.7 or 3.8 GHz.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $124.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $79.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $99.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card *EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB GAMING Video Card $279.00 @ Adorama
Case Cougar - MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case $24.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $92.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Cougar - Turbine 120 (4-Pack) 60.4 CFM 120mm Fan $19.80 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $823.12
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-22 23:58 EST-0500
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  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey Thanks for this info. I will keep this place in mind for future reference. Thanks Again!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $209.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $28.49 @ OutletPC
Motherboard *ASRock - AB350M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.89 @ OutletPC
Memory *G.Skill - NT Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $86.99 @ Newegg
Storage *Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.95 @ Amazon
Video Card *Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card $214.98 @ Newegg
Case Apevia - X-QTIS-BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case $47.22 @ Amazon
Power Supply *Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $34.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $771.39
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $741.39
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-22 14:51 EST-0500

This should work, basically just the Entry Level AMD Build in the build guides section with the CPU you wanted. Would recommend shelling out another $75 for an SSD, but that's just me.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

If you decide to go Intel:

It's a little bit pricier because it includes an SSD and there are a lack of non Z370 motherboards for the coffee lake lineup currently.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor $109.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z370P D3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $101.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - NT Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $86.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card $224.98 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox 5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $54.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $92.99 @ Adorama
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $873.19
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-22 15:46 EST-0500
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  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

What gives you that idea? Both processors are actually very comparable.

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  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

For starters he said nothing about a 1060 in his original post so I don't see why that matters. Secondly, I already addressed that it was a bit more expensive for that reason. Some people don't care obviously, since there are quite a number of non-K CL builds on this site...

I simply posted this as an alternative to give them an idea of what it would cost on the Intel platform.

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  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Stop spamming.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

how was i spamming

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Trolling was probably a more appropriate word. Please read the user code of conduct. This part is relevant to your post that triggered the warning:

Don’t troll. For instance, if someone is looking for a $500 build suggestion, don’t reply with a $20,000 part list.

That includes when someone is asking for legitimate feedback, posting a "(this is a joke) -- $300 part list".

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

ohp, sorry. i was trying to be funny. didnt know that was there

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