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1500$ Budget. Casual Gaming. Mainly Browsing and Productivity

bradenl123

2 months ago

I have been scouring builds, looking at Reddit, you name it. I have had a Late 2011 MPB for almost 9 years now. I have had zero issues, no repairs, nothing. It has been phenomenal. I recently got back into gaming and plan on playing Warcraft 3 Reforged. I would like the option to play other games that come out like Cyberpunk 77 etc. I plan on using this PC for as long as possible. My budget is around 1500 w/ a screen included (I can go higher but I don't know the point in which spending more has limited to no value in performance). I have a keyboard and mouse already. I have been looking at the Ryzen 3600 and a 5700XT with a Dell 27 inch 1440p. What are your recommendations.

How long will you think this set up would last if I game on weekends for 1-3 hours?

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the 3600 and 5700 XT are perfect choices for what you want. Honestly, a PC like this will last you at least 5 years playing every AAA title at high frame rates for 1-3 hours on weekends. You could probably squeeze 10 years out of it if you wanted to.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus Prime X470-Pro ATX AM4 Motherboard $132.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $64.42 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $64.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Asus Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB TUF Gaming X3 OC Video Card $389.99 @ Amazon
Case Metallic Gear Neo Air ATX Mid Tower Case $65.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CXM 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $68.98 @ Amazon
Monitor Dell S2719DGF 27.0" 2560x1440 155 Hz Monitor $299.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1341.33
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-15 14:19 EST-0500
  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the mobo support wifi? I am not very tech savvy to begin with and didn't even realize you needed such a thing.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Nevermind, I read that it doesn't. Any recommendation on one that has wifi or a better option for wifi if not incorporated into mobo?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

No worries, here's a motherboard with integrated WiFi.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock X470 Master SLI/AC ATX AM4 Motherboard $138.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $64.42 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $64.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Asus Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB TUF Gaming X3 OC Video Card $389.99 @ Amazon
Case Metallic Gear Neo Air ATX Mid Tower Case $65.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CXM 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $68.98 @ Amazon
Monitor Dell S2719DGF 27.0" 2560x1440 155 Hz Monitor $299.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1347.32
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-15 14:57 EST-0500
  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

PSquared,

Is there anything in terms of ease of assembly that you would change?

This was a list I put together myself: (https://pcpartpicker.com/list/)

I like the case and I have heard that full modular power supplies are nice for cable management. I always have analysis paralysis so I have been looking at builds for hours on end and any performance I can squeeze out of certain, brands or builds I try. I hear Samsung is great for memory, red devil is a good gpu brand. Am I thinking too much?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

In terms of assembly? The only thing I might consider is a fully modular PSU. Even then, a semi-modular certainly isn't bad in terms of assembly and cable management. Stay away from non modular.

There are differences between brands but it's mostly the same. Sure, the Red Devil will have a higher base and boost clock speed compared to the TUF X3 but then again, you can overclock the TUF X3 to match or go past the factory specs of the Red Devil. If you are concerned about it, I would just simply compare all of the 5700 XT's together and choose the one with the highest clock speeds with a similar price point. Or, you can pay more for it if you'd like.

Moral of the story: you can squeeze more out of the build but it'll be for more very marginal performance increases.

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