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$800-1,000 AMD Gaming Build

Ice1220
  • 13 months ago

Budget: $800-1,000 Location: Tennessee, USA Use (gaming, rendering, etc): Gaming, light streaming Peripherals required (monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc): Dual Monitor set up, need basic mouse/keyboard- nothing fancy Operating System required: Windows 10

Hey guys, I know I'm not original at all in this forum with my request, but I could use any help given. I've always wanted to build a gaming PC, but never put time or energy into trying to build one- until now. With Cyberpunk 2077 coming out in the near future, I would like to have something ready to enjoy it as much as possible with my budget. I've been watching Jay and Paul to get background info on what to look for and what to expect when building. I would like to use an Ryzen setup since it looks like I can get more bang for my buck. I like a whole range of games, and I wouldn't mind branching back out into streaming, too. I hope I can grab 2 24"-27" monitors with at least 120 hz refresh as well. Let me know what you think, or if you think I'm going about this in the wrong way.

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  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't attempt to dual monitor at that budget. Get a second one later down the line.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $164.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus - PRIME B450M-A/CSM Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $79.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2800 Memory $57.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $67.99 @ Adorama
Video Card PowerColor - Radeon RX 580 8 GB Red Devil Video Card $209.99 @ Amazon
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case $50.60 @ B&H
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Newegg Business
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $98.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer - KG241 Pbmidpx 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $187.93 @ Amazon
Keyboard Logitech - MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $14.34 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1012.80
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-03 21:22 EST-0500
  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

How high of settings would I be able to play on with either set up? (Using example games like The Witcher or Fallout 76)

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

witcher 3 runs ultra 70fps with an RX 580, it should be able to run any game at 1080fps 60fps+ until at least 2020

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8 GHz 6-Core Processor $193.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - B360M DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $99.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor - Radeon R7 370 2 GB PCS+ Video Card $149.89 @ OutletPC
Case DIYPC - P48-W ATX Mid Tower Case $33.96 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $98.99 @ B&H
Monitor Asus - VP228H 21.5" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor $108.60 @ B&H
Monitor Asus - VP228H 21.5" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor $108.60 @ B&H
Keyboard Redragon - K552 Wired Gaming Keyboard $32.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Corsair - M65 PRO RGB FPS Wired Optical Mouse $39.99 @ Corsair
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $996.78
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-05 21:44 EST-0500
  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there anything that I would gain by going with Intel rather than using AMD? Or is just a brand preference?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I went with it because I feel the R5 2600 at around the same price and the R3 1200 are both lacking in performance in gaming compared to the 8400.

  • 13 months ago
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