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Aadam_solomon

3 months ago

I plan on a good performance (1080p) gaming pc that is aestheticalely pleasing. Budget $500, all opinions matter or suggestions are helpfull

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor $91.99 @ Walmart
Motherboard MSI - B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $84.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston - A400 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $17.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - RE4 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $39.65 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte - Radeon RX 570 4 GB Gaming 4G Video Card $129.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair - Carbide SPEC-06 ATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - BT 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $29.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Cooler Master - SickleFlow (Red) 69.69 CFM 120mm Fan $7.99 @ Monoprice
Case Fan Cooler Master - SickleFlow (Red) 69.69 CFM 120mm Fan $7.99 @ Monoprice
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $560.46
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $510.46
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-08 16:08 EST-0500

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor $91.99 @ Walmart
Motherboard MSI - B450M PRO-VDH Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $79.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $43.99 @ Newegg
Storage Team - L5 LITE 3D 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.99 @ Dell
Video Card PowerColor - Radeon RX 570 4 GB RED DRAGON Video Card $139.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case $46.79 @ Newegg Business
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $36.00 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $538.73
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-08 16:21 EST-0500

-Cheaper mobo (Well, why didn't I go for the Pro4 or DS3H? Sure, their VRMs are fine especially for a 4 core ryzen, but the Pro4 has high DOA rates, no LLC implementation, etc. and the DS3H has only 1 fan header and a lack of debug features.)
-1x8 RAM, contrary to popular belief dual channel barely improves FPS
-Replaced obsolete A400 SSD with bigger capacity Team L5 Lite 3D, the A400 has 2D TLC NAND with no DRAM which will decrease lifetime/speed significantly. Also a newer HDD as well.
-Cheaper RX 570 not including MIR.
-Carbide SPEC-06 is an ok but mostly obsolete case nowadays, and when the fantastic Q300L with great airflow and build quality is around the same price why bother with it?
-The EVGA BT is a very bad PSU. It's group regulated unlike most modern PSUs like the cx 2017, meaning that crossloads (sleep states) will cause the voltage to go way out of specification. The CX 2017 450W is probably the best bang for your buck for budget PSUs. (Also, the BT has a 30C rating, which means that at higher temperatures it'll probably fail to provide the specified wattage/regulation.)
-Q300L has very good airflow, and case fans are generally unnecessary even for cases with "bad" airflow like the NZXT H500.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Black and White is nice, but its $520 with faster RGB ram.

You should consider 3000mhz+ ram no matter what you end up deciding.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor $91.99 @ Walmart
Motherboard Asus - PRIME B450M-A/CSM Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $78.68 @ OutletPC
Memory Team - T-Force Delta RGB 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $66.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston - A400 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $17.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - RE4 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $39.65 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus - Radeon RX 570 4 GB ROG STRIX Video Card $149.89 @ OutletPC
Case Corsair - Carbide SPEC-06 ATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - BT 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $29.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $615.07
Mail-in rebates -$95.00
Total $520.07
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-08 17:55 EST-0500

If you're really after the Black and Red.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor $91.99 @ Walmart
Motherboard MSI - B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $84.99 @ B&H
Memory Patriot - Viper 4 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $55.98 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston - A400 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $17.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - RE4 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $39.65 @ Amazon
Video Card PowerColor - Radeon RX 570 4 GB RED DRAGON Video Card $139.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox MB600L ATX Mid Tower Case $45.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - BT 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $29.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Cooler Master - MasterFan Pro 140 Air Pressure 82.2 CFM 140mm Fan $4.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Cooler Master - MasterFan Pro 140 Air Pressure 82.2 CFM 140mm Fan $4.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $556.44
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $516.44
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-08 18:01 EST-0500

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