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Desperately need suggestions for a $600-$660 pc build

union_adam24
  • 5 months ago

Hello all, I've been using my same old raggedy PC for YEARS and I finally have the financial means to upgrade to a new system. I know the basics with most PC hardware, but I've never built one. I wanted to go with pre-built from best buy, but I had a gut feeling that it would be much better doing it myself. I have a budget of $600-ish maybe $710 if it's worth it. I looked at several part lists including on this site but I want to get the most bang for my buck, I'm hoping to hear from someone with experience in these types of things. I need the PC for basic video editing, online course work, 1080p gaming with a decent enough frame rate on high settings for most releases, but not too laggy, an easy tower based case with room for upgrades, and maybe an optical drive to install a windows 7 disk (yes, I'm too scared to upgrade to windows 10 lol). I'm not into all the flashy lights in the case, so I'm fine with a basic look. I'm just hoping everything fits snugly and doesn't overlap with the GPU and whatnot. I would appreciate all input I can get, because this 8 year old system is driving me insane, I can't wait to finally be able to run games and not wait what seems like an eternity for my browser to load. Thanks!

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  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

Windows 10 is a must in 2019, so just buy win10.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $128.96 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $119.99 @ Amazon
Memory Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sabrent Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $59.98 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 590 8 GB PULSE Video Card $189.99 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake View 21 Tempered Glass Edition ATX Mid Tower Case $69.89 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $688.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-12 17:28 EDT-0400
  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Since Win 7 support ends in a few months, you will need Win 10. I did add an optical drive in case you want to watch movies on the computer. 8GB 570 to get good graphics. Don't worry about the BIOS update, it is ready for the 3200G.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $94.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $74.99 @ Amazon
Memory Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel 660p 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $59.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 570 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card $139.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Focus G Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case $54.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive LG GH24NSC0B DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.95 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $678.75
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-12 17:31 EDT-0400
  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the replies guys, with the one you linked me I noticed a little compatibility warning: "Some AMD B450 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Picasso CPUs." So how would I fix that potential issue if I purchased all those same parts?

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

My mobo should be ready out of the box: https://asrock.com/MB/AMD/B450Mac/index.asp#CPU

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, another quick question.. If I went with a HDD instead of a solid state drive, would there be any disadvantages? Would it even fit in the case? 512 GBs should be enough for me, I'm just wondering what the best option would be. Oh and this might be a dumb question, but there's no need for a cpu cooler since its a mid level build right?

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

If I went with a HDD instead of a solid state drive, would there be any disadvantages?

System started up will take minutes instead of seconds. Windows updates will take days rather than minutes/hours. Initial updates and drivers installs and software installs when built will take days rather than hours.

Basically, rotating media as a system drive is no longer feasible unless you want to spend more time staring at progress bars than using your computer.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

The case can fit 3 HDDs (or up to 48TB of storage).

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point
  • If you go with a HDD off the bat, you'll be fine, but your boot/loading times will be much slower (The Focus G Mini has a few 3.5" bays, so you can fit one

  • AMD's stock coolers are pretty decent, so you shouldn't really need an aftermarket cooler

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points
  • Peripherals required?

  • Location? It seems to me that you are in the US.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Excellent performance, for the price.

The Ryzen 2600 is a 6-Core, 3.4GHz processor which performs wonderfully with the RX 590 1080p 80FPS+ (medium-high settings)

The PSU is a Corsair 550W which is enough for your needs, and the Phantesk P300 is a good starter case. You didn't really like flashy lights so the RAM is 16GB without RGB.

2TB of storage, and 256GB of blazing fast NvME boot drive.

The motherboard is the ROG STRIX B450-F which has a pleasing look, a little bit of lights (sorry couldn't hold myself.) and great overclocking capability.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $128.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $119.99 @ Amazon
Memory Patriot Viper Steel 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $37.99 @ Amazon
Memory Patriot Viper Steel 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $37.99 @ Amazon
Storage Sabrent Rocket 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $39.98 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital RE 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $35.93 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon RX 590 8 GB GAMING 8G Video Card $189.99 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks P300 ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $720.84
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-14 17:25 EDT-0400
  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Windows 10 is required for a modern PC, Windows 7 is ten years old and not supported.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $129.06 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $88.00 @ Amazon
Memory Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sabrent Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $59.98 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 570 4 GB PULSE Video Card $119.99 @ Newegg
Case Cougar MX330-X ATX Mid Tower Case $44.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA GD (2019) 500 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $56.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.95 @ Amazon
Case Fan ARCTIC Arctic F12 PWM 57 CFM 120 mm Fan $6.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan ARCTIC Arctic F12 PWM 57 CFM 120 mm Fan $6.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $682.91
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $672.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-12 17:40 EDT-0400
  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

PSU is unreviewed

  • 5 months ago
  • 0 points

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $128.96 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $52.10 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $77.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $89.92 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 580 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card $179.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case $50.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA BR 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ ModMyMods
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $634.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-13 10:19 EDT-0400
  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

EVGA is a good manufacturer, I have a EVGA 500B, I use them as my go-to for personal builds and recommendations. It's not above standard sizes, and has plenty of connectors.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

EVGA doesn't manufacture any PSU's.

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

That one is manufactured by HEC/Compucase.

Try again.

Also, the contraction formed by combining the words "you" and "are" is "you're."

"Your wrong," implies that the wrong belongs to me. Lol...

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Brand is largely meaningless for PSU's. Most brands have high end units, low end units, and stuff in between. For example Evga has low end PSU's such as the N1, W1, and B1, things such as the G1+ and high end units like the T2.

I hate to say this but the 500 B1 is quite a bad PSU.... It is missing safety protections and it is group regulated which gives it poor performance and makes it not suitable for modern builds.

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