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First 144hz Gaming Build | AMD $700-800

Blzxed

11 days ago

So my birthday is coming up, and since I plan on starting a gaming channel and go pro, I need every advantage I can get. I have been using GeForce Now for 2 months, and sometimes it’s stable/unstable.

Anyway I was hoping somebody could make me a good AMD build. Single monitor setup, 1080p only. Hopefully able to play most AAA titles with medium-high settings. I plan on using it for gaming and editing videos for my YouTube channel. Include Windows OS and maybe some speakers.

I will be playing AAA titles like Fortnite, Apex , PUBG, etc.

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  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor $118.40 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $79.89 @ OutletPC
Memory ADATA - XPG GAMMIX D10 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $72.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston - A400 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire - Radeon RX 570 4 GB PULSE Video Card $129.99 @ Newegg Business
Case Thermaltake - Versa H17 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $39.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $61.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $119.99 @ Dell
Monitor Dell - S2419HGF 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $149.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $853.21
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $823.21
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-12 12:41 EDT-0400

This would work although don't expect heavier AAA titles, like PUBG, to run at 144 Hz. This doesn't mean 144 Hz is useless as you get significantly better frame latencies so if we were to have a game running at 60 FPS on a 60 Hz panel and a 144 Hz panel, you'd end up seeing the most recent frame on the 144 Hz panel.

The CPU is more geared towards getting a better streaming experience than higher FPS although this shouldn't deter you from overclocking it which would help in this regard.

Motherboard has the adequate power delivery and VRM cooling to suit any overclock on the 1600 and with a little more airflow, could handle something like a 2700X in future.

If you are streaming, you'll probably want 16GB of RAM as any extra programs that you want to run won't slow your computer down if it was constrained to a measly 8 GB. One thing I've noticed is that the price jump from 8GB to 16GB isn't that much so for value, this is the best way. To compliment your Ryzen CPU, remember to clock the RAM speed to the rated frequency (in this case, 3000 MHz) by enabling XMP as this can give a sizeable performance boost to CPU heavy titles.

Storage is something we've had to cut back on in order to make both your streaming and gameplay experience as smooth as possible. This is easily upgradeable so in future, I'd suggest plopping as large HDD in there or SSD if you are willing to spend extra.

GPU is an RX 570 which performs extremely well for its price range. It won't play demanding titles at max settings but most people looking for the extra advantage in games are going to be turning down their graphics settings for increased visibility.

Case is nothing spectacular as I've dedicated the budget to the parts themselves.

PSU is extremely reliable with an outstanding warranty. As we are dealing with higher power parts, namely the RX 570 which will draw a fair bit of power due to the less efficient architecture as opposed to Nvidia cards, I'd aim for a 550W unit. You could drop down to a CXM 550 unit but the price difference is more than worth it for this RMx.

OS is a full version so if you do upgrade or change your motherboard, you don't have to buy another license.

Monitor is 1080p 144 Hz as requested. Should be fine as long as you aren't too picky about the colours but most, if not all TN panels are going to be less vibrant than their IPS counterparts. TN panels are much better for gaming as it isn't colour sensitive so it won't affect visibility and they have much better response times.

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

Would it be better to have the 2600x or 2600, cause I know both perform good in games, and have pretty good FPS rates. Also, should I change the storage to a 500 GB just for the extra storage boost, or jus leave it with the 480?

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

The 2600/X performs better than the 1600 but costs more putting us even further out of budget. Regarding the SSD, you can if you want to but I'd leave it as a lot of well reviewed 500GB drives are much more expensive than our 480GB one. Honestly, 480 GB and 500 GB are just considered the same, you'll be fine.

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

Look this may be a bit out of your budget but this is a great first build because as you probably already know that the RX 570 is really popular at this price point but most builds include peripherals which are sub-par. I feel like this would be a nice well rounded build sporting good looks and very nice RGB lighting s well. Feel free to change anything. I made sure the peripherals were not ugly as well as you may want to be cool and have those razer mice and RGB life. PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor $79.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $79.99 @ Amazon
Storage PNY - CS1311 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $44.89 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - Radeon RX 570 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card $149.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - H500 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $49.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.39 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer - SB220Q bi 21.5" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor $89.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Razer - Cynosa Chroma Wired Gaming Keyboard $49.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Razer - DeathAdder Elite Wired Optical Mouse $44.99 @ Amazon
Headphones Logitech - G430 7.1 Channel Headset $36.99 @ Newegg
Speakers Logitech - Z213 7 W 2.1 Channel Speakers $26.37 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1002.33
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $942.33
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-15 23:46 EDT-0400
  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

I might just stick with the other build mainly because I already have RGB based keyboards and mouses. And if I wanted too at any time, buy a RGB strip and just strap it on. But thanks for at least recommending it.

  • 11 days ago
  • 0 points

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor $79.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $79.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - Radeon RX 570 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card $139.99 @ Newegg Business
Case Corsair - Carbide SPEC-04 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $45.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - 500 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $42.85 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.39 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer - GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $179.99 @ B&H
Speakers Logitech - Z213 7 W 2.1 Channel Speakers $27.47 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $845.44
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $795.44
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-12 12:20 EDT-0400

Or swap monitor for 60 Hz cause it prob won't stay constant 144 fps and swap cpu for ryzen 5 2600x for better streaming capabilities. PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $174.99 @ Walmart
Motherboard MSI - B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $79.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - Radeon RX 570 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card $139.99 @ Newegg Business
Case Corsair - Carbide SPEC-04 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $45.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - 500 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $42.85 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.39 @ OutletPC
Monitor BenQ - GW2270 21.5" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor $89.00 @ Amazon
Speakers Logitech - Z213 7 W 2.1 Channel Speakers $27.47 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $849.45
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $799.45
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-12 12:23 EDT-0400

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