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Need a PC for Gaming and Music production

nguerrera
  • 24 months ago

Hey guys,

My brother is looking to build a PC that he can game and produce music with. Is there a possibility of doing that with a budget of 900-1000$ CAD. He'd like to run high resolution if possible.

Thanks in advance.

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  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a little over budget but will probably do everything you'd like it to. I really tried to get a GPU like the 1060 but I'm sure the 1050ti will suffice -- just don't expect to play on ultra settings at or above 60fps. I'm sure with low-medium settings on games you'll get a decent frame rate. I estimate about 45 but it widely depends on what kind of game. I'm also not sure what programs he uses for music production, a 6-core cpu MIGHT help if programs like FL Studio are used but i'm sure you'll be fine without it. Again, if we were to go with a 6-core cpu and a 1060, it'll be way over the budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $124.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $74.39 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $184.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial - MX500 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $78.89 @ 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 NZXT - S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $859.60
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $849.60
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-23 11:19 EST-0500
  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Canada dollars.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, not sure how to switch currency on PCPP. The $849.60 USD is 1076.23 CAD.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

No it’s not, the Canadian retailers are different. Very top right switch to Canada.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah thanks! I've been trying to figure that out. Well, here's Canada.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $159.75 @ shopRBC
Motherboard ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $80.50 @ Vuugo
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $234.99 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Crucial - MX500 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.25 @ shopRBC
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon Canada
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card $309.99 @ 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
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1132.45
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1102.45
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-23 12:29 EST-0500
  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, this is a good starting point. I will see if he can increase his budget a little. How much would you say the build that is way over budget would go for? so i have an idea in the price difference.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $238.95 @ shopRBC
Motherboard ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $80.50 @ Vuugo
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $249.99 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Crucial - MX500 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.25 @ shopRBC
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon Canada
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SSC GAMING Video Card $479.99 @ 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
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1396.65
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1366.65
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-27 10:31 EST-0500
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