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Novacone11 1 month ago

I'm relatively new to the world of building my own PC. Just realized what ghz are and what virtual cores and threads do. Now with that being said I'd like some help. I am just selling my gaming laptop now as I would like to be able to run battlefront 2 at max with no issues(1050ti, i7 7700k etc). I am planning on purchasing this guys setup. And running and upgrading things as I see fit. He has 3 set ups for me to choose from though.

This one would run me 550$. Ryzen 3 1300x, ASRock A320M mobo, 8gb ram, 600 Watt thermaltake PSU, GTX 960 2gb (R9 290X for more), Corsair Carbide 275R Case, 256 Gb Crucial SSD.

This one would run me 900$. Ryzen 5 2400G, gigabyte B450 Aorus M, 8gb gskill aegis, 750W thermaltake fully modular, 256gb hdd, 240 gb ssd, rx580 8gb ddr5, 2 rgb masterfans front, 3 argb fans in top and 1 argb fan in the back.

This one would run me 380$. Quad core i5 2500 3.7ghz, asus enthusiast motherboard, 8gb ddr3 ram, 1600 MHz, gtx 960 2gb(or i could swap to the 290x as in the first one), semi modular 550W power supply, 3 rgb fans in the front, 1 in the back.

So that's all three setups. I'm just not sure what to do here. Let's say I have anywhere around 8-1200$ to spend here. I'd rather spend as little as possible.

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RedWhiteMonkey 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Do you need an operation system?

Do you need any peripherals (mouse, keyboard, monitor, etc.)?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $199.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard $99.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $84.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - Blue 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $57.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB OC Video Card $346.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - EVO Edition 620 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $65.89 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $98.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor AOC - G2260VWQ6 21.5" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor $119.89 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Thermaltake - Commander Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $27.38 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1216.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-13 03:56 EST-0500
Novacone11 submitter 1 point 1 month ago

Nay I do not. The monitor I'm looking at is not included in my budget. But preferably I would like to build off of what I can do with this guys stuff. As I'm looking to finish this PC by the weekend.

RedWhiteMonkey 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Your money so your choice but you can build a much better and more up to date machine for $1200. Is there any good reason you want to use old, secondhand parts when you have the budget for new ones?

Novacone11 submitter 1 point 1 month ago

Well the 1200$ is kinda an 'if' I have too. I'd rather spend as minimal as possible with still getting a rather great gaming PC. Yeah my laptop ran everything I ever played on high until battlefront which I lag about on lol. Believe it's the bottleneck on the processor that got me there. But yeah the goal is to save as much as possible. I also to be fair, only New what the market was like three or four years ago and haven't really been paying much attention. Nvidia over Radeon?