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jd10013

11 months ago

wondering if anybody could take a look at this. would be my first build, and for somebody else for xmas. would be used for gaming, but doesn't need to be able to max everything out. just play games at a decent frame-rate with med to high settings. budget is about 1000. its based on the guide for excellent Intel build. I changed the Video card and SSD (went smaller) to free up some money to buy an OS. also changed the case for one that would have room for an optical drive.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/4KszsZ

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  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $174.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Deepcool - GAMMAXX 400 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler $16.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B450-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard $79.89 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $99.99 @ Newegg Business
Storage Gigabyte - UD PRO 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $59.99 @ Newegg Business
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - Radeon RX 580 8 GB Gaming 8G Video Card $199.99 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks - Eclipse P350X (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $119.99 @ Dell
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $924.71
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-01 16:37 EST-0500
  • 11 months ago
  • 0 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8 GHz 6-Core Processor $220.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI - B360 GAMING PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $99.99 @ Amazon
Memory *ADATA - XPG GAMMIX D10 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $97.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $72.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.85 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus - Radeon RX 580 8 GB DUAL Video Card $199.89 @ OutletPC
Case Phanteks - Eclipse P300 Tempered Glass (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $65.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $103.85 @ OutletPC
Other CRYORIG M9 Plus Dual Tower Cooler $29.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1076.46
Mail-in rebates -$80.00
Total $996.46
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-01 16:09 EST-0500

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $219.99 @ B&H
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard $95.88 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Team - Dark 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $125.98 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $72.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.85 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus - Radeon RX 580 8 GB DUAL Video Card $199.89 @ OutletPC
Case Phanteks - Eclipse P300 Tempered Glass (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $65.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $103.85 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1069.40
Mail-in rebates -$80.00
Total $989.40
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-01 15:59 EST-0500
  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

only problem is that case doesn't support an optical drive. how much of a difference is there in the video card you listed and the one I originally chose? and should I include a tower fan?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

only problem is that case doesn't support an optical drive.

Yes it would be a problem, if you have in mind to install the OS that comes on a disc.

That's why i have replaced that OEM Windows OS from your build, with an Full retail Windows version that comes on a USB Flash Drive, ready to be installed.

Unless you want a DVD-RW drive because you wanna make back-ups or have a lot of CD/DVDs laying around. lol

How much of a difference is there in the video card you listed and the one I originally chose?

It should be almost as fast as the GTX 1060 6GB one depending the games in question.

That means, that on some game the GTX 1060 will be faster and on some others the RX 580 will have the lead.

But it has a dual fan solution, has more VRAM (8GB vs 6GB) and costs less too.

...and should I include a tower fan?

For the Ryzen build not needed, but i did included one for the i5-8400 Intel processor. (if you look closely at the part build list, under "Other")

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Like I said, building for someone else, that's 2hy I want the optical drive. Not sure how much or little they disks. The video option sounds good. How much bett err is that MB? I noticed the one I chose didnt have any reviews. And saw the case fan under other. Asked because I saw only 1 of the systems included it.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

All two boards for the Intel and AMD based system are very common.

As for your board, yeah it doesn't have any reviews and i guess not a lot of people does use that board either. Besides it looks like a board from the 90s lol

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

alright, made some tweaks based on your suggestions. let me know what you think. and again, just for a system in this price range that will handle gaming, but for an average gamer, nothing hard core. need the optical drive cause I don't know how much he uses disks.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wxxLKB

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

both those builds suck

i5-8400 is trash value right now as its overpriced, P300 is pointless when p350x exists, there's cheaper $100 gskill aegis 2x8gb 3000mhz ram, and without counting MIR the bitfenix whisper m 550w is better value than the G2

Also, the b360 gaming plus is overpriced ($100 for a b360!), b450 aorus elite is overpriced and only for aesthetics, and 2600x is overpriced as the 2600 exists and has the same performance when you add a gammaxx 400

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

If you don't like my builds you can make your owns and present them to the OP, i guess. ;)

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

this isn't for my sake this is for OP's sake

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