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norike

3 months ago

The system I currently run needs a revision... I'm basically playing Assetto Corsa, F1 2017 and Cities Skylines. But note I can only play once a week, so I don't need a top gaming machine.

Here is what I currently have: PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Phenom II X4 945 3 GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For €90.10
Memory Kingston HyperX 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Purchased For €81.50
Storage Patriot Burst 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For €58.99
Mouse Logitech MX518 Wired Optical Mouse -
Custom Acer X203W bd 20-Inch LCD Monitor -
Custom AsRock 960GC-GS FX Purchased For €50.00
Custom ATX Raidmax Sagitta 921 - Silver/Black Purchased
Custom GigaByte VGA NVIDIA GT 730 2GB DDR3 Purchased For €66.30
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total €346.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-04 08:45 CEST+0200

This is what I've designed for the upgrade: PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor €88.64 @ Amazon Espana
Motherboard *Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard €65.99 @ Amazon Espana
Memory *Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory €75.00 @ Amazon Espana
Video Card *Sapphire Radeon RX 580 8 GB PULSE Video Card €183.85 @ PC Componentes
Power Supply *Cooler Master MasterWatt 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply €67.60 @ Coolmod
Monitor *Iiyama G-MASTER BLACK HAWK 27.0" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor €175.30 @ Amazon Espana
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total €656.38
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-04 08:47 CEST+0200

Another option with a Ryzen 5 2600 instead of a Ryzen 3 2200G: PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor €135.90 @ Amazon Espana
Motherboard *Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard €65.99 @ Amazon Espana
Memory *Patriot Viper 4 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory €77.99 @ Amazon Espana
Video Card *Sapphire Radeon RX 580 8 GB PULSE Video Card €183.85 @ PC Componentes
Power Supply *Cooler Master MasterWatt 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply €67.60 @ Coolmod
Monitor *Iiyama G-MASTER BLACK HAWK 27.0" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor €175.30 @ Amazon Espana
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total €706.63
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-04 09:43 CEST+0200

If I wanted to consider an Nvidia graphics card, I would have to jump to a GTX 1660 (or Ti), right? But then, a 27" monitor supporting G-Sync would cost 499€!?

Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

You don't need to worry about GPU chipset, as long as you have a DisplayPort connection on the monitor, you should be fine

However, I'd get something like this (the 2600 and the 1600 aren't too dissimilar from each other, so you won't lose much in the way of performance

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor €105.94 @ PC Componentes
Motherboard MSI B450M BAZOOKA V2 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard €75.00 @ Amazon Espana
Memory *Patriot Viper 4 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory €77.99 @ Amazon Espana
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 580 8 GB PULSE Video Card €183.85 @ PC Componentes
Power Supply Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply €78.54 @ LIFE Informatica
Monitor *LG 24MP59G-P 23.8" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor €129.00 @ Amazon Espana
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total €650.32
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-04 14:16 CEST+0200
  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!
Can you please tell me why do you choose the LG 24" monitor instead of the 27"?
And why the MSI board instead of the GB?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points
  • The MSI board has better components and more features, compared to the Gigabyte unit

  • 1080p doesn’t really scale well with increased screen sizes, so 24” is a much better pick (it’s also an IPS panel, which should offer superior colour reproduction and viewing angles)

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Current nvidia cards should work with freesync (there's some issue with which are fully supported, you might want to check this specific monitor), so that monitor should work fine with either a 1660 or 1660 ti. Bumping up to those levels are unlikely to be limited by the 75Hz frequency of the monitor, and they seem pretty expensive for the limited bump.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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