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My First Build, Bit Under Budget

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24 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $238.95 @ shopRBC
Motherboard MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $100.50 @ Vuugo
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $111.99 @ PC-Canada
Storage Kingston - A400 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $88.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $71.00 @ Mike's Computer Shop
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GT OCV1 Video Card $489.99 @ Memory Express
Case Phanteks - Eclipse P300 Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Case $74.99 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon Canada
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $114.95 @ Vuugo
Monitor BenQ - GL2460HM 24.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $169.99 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1571.34
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1551.34
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-23 01:51 EST-0500

This is what me and a friend who built a PC himself recently came up with.

Here's my original post: https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/267865-canadian-2000-range

You can see what I'm wanting there, short summary is running all my games smoothly at not potato settings, and having the option to stream (not hugely important). My first idea for upgrade would be ram, probably just doubling down or getting an 8gb stick additionally. I don't care about a higher resolution monitor or playing at higher FPS, so I don't particularly want to spend money on that. I was told I do not need a CPU cooler. My friend talked me out of intel and into AMD which I wasn't expecting but am happy with. Shoutout to Mystic_56 for his build, I used it as heavy inspiration.

Comments

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I would say that everything looks great. No, you don't need a CPU cooler with the Ryzen 5 1600 -- it comes with one and a pretty good one at that. The 6-core processor will definitely help when you do stream and it will have great multi-core performance. I did change a couple of things though.

  • I did change the case. While the P300 is a good case, for the money you can get better. I highly recomend the S340 over the P300. It's just a few more dollars but you'll be so much happier with it. It's quiet, it stays cool and has fantastic cable management.

  • Swapped the TXM PSU for the CX PSU. It's a few dollars cheaper (to make up for the case) and has far more reviews. Not that the TXM is unsafe, but when it comes to PSU, you may as well go with one that is highly rated.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $238.95 @ shopRBC
Motherboard MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $106.00 @ Vuugo
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $111.99 @ PC-Canada
Storage Kingston - A400 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $88.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $71.25 @ shopRBC
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GT OCV1 Video Card $489.99 @ Memory Express
Case NZXT - S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $85.99 @ PC-Canada
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $81.99 @ PC-Canada
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $114.95 @ Vuugo
Monitor BenQ - GL2460HM 24.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $176.50 @ Vuugo
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1586.60
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1566.60
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-24 11:44 EST-0500
  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I suggest spending a bit to get a good air cooler. Stock coolers are pretty bad just in general.

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