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$700 Little Blue Build

AsCatArts

26 days ago

  • Budget: $700 (Hard Limit)

  • Location: Florida, USA

  • Use (gaming, rendering, etc): Gaming

  • Peripherals required (monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc): I will buy these at a later date.

  • Operating System required: Windows 10

  • Case: This build MUST use the Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case, because its the one thing I actually own already lol.

  • Blue stuff: Uhm, I don't what parts you put in a computer that glow beside the fans, but anything that glows blue is a bonus! (If only fans than blue fans please)

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/QMp323/thermaltake-case-ca1d500s1wn00

Hey everyone,

I know next to nothing about computer parts, so I'll honestly be looking at the price of the parts list more than anything. The more money I can save the better, though I understand there are some parts I should not spare expense on.

The most demanding game I'll play is Guild Wars 2 (I don't need to be able to play on ULTRA MAX setting or w/e but medium to high settings without issue would be nice), but to be perfectly honest, I mostly play League of legends (I don't need to be able to max that either but I figure I would be able to, if I want, on something that can run high GW2 Graphics, right?).

A nice user suggested these 2 lists to me already. If either will work or you think I should only change a part or 2 (that won't go over budget) then feel free to say so with links to the parts you recommend!

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fy9b8M https://pcpartpicker.com/user/jakster840/saved/WTdL23

I think that's all the info, but if I forgot to mention something important, please ask!

Comments

  • 25 days ago
  • 2 points

Here's how I would do it. GW2 is pretty CPU intensive but doesn't use multiple cores to advantage, unless something has changed quite recently.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-9100F 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $85.92 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 Blue 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler $19.79 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock B365M-HDV Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $64.98 @ Amazon
Memory OLOy 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $53.99 @ Newegg
Storage Team L5 LITE 3D 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.96 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card $213.99 @ B&H
Case Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply EVGA BR 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $98.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $627.61
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-16 23:34 EST-0500

(edited to take off the case price!)

If you need more storage, there's plenty of room to make the SSD a 1 TB unit, or add a hard drive (former is preferred). You can also add a couple blue case fans.

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

I don't understand what most (if any) of these parts do, but I'm understanding that your build is the only one suggested to me without "6 cores" because you don't think I'll need them, correct?

Everyone is rather insistent that I get a 6 core processor, why?

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

They're better for most games. Basically, the more cores in a CPU, the more things that it can be doing, and some games need that, like say, GTA, but in this case, your budget would be better spent on the item that will be doing the heavy lifting.

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

A lot depends on the game engine, and the ones you mentioned benefit more from single core speed rather than lots of cores. Given the budget, the 9100F processor seems to me to be the best compromise choice, as its single core speed is a bit better than a Ryzen 2600, plus it's cheaper and you are tightly budget constrained.

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $117.68 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $48.70
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston A400 240 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $34.63
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.43
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card $229.99 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $0.00
Power Supply Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.95 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $697.36
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-15 20:02 EST-0500

first list, with some changes:

properly bought windows 10

the NEW 1660S

R5 2600

cheaper PSU

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

Oh no, it's showing me the total is $721.39 over here: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wc7rV7

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $117.68 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $48.70
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston A400 240 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $34.63
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.43
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB Twin Fan Video Card $229.99 @ B&H
Case Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $0.00
Power Supply Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Corsair
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $98.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $696.40
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-16 12:23 EST-0500

switched to a different 1660S

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

The first pc build you linked will total out to about $900 if you plan to purcahse the parts online. The second will be just around $800 because of the OS [STAFF REMOVED]

Here is a good list and I even got some blue RAM for you. I wan't able to get any blue fans though, because the OS took up a bit of the budget. PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $117.68 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $69.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston A400 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $21.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB GAMING OC Video Card $219.99 @ Amazon
Case Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $54.93 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.95 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $699.51
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-15 20:12 EST-0500
  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

never a good idea to do a re-seller, they might have bad OS's and againist the ToS of this site.

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  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

The sale of those keys violate Microsoft ToS, and the keys may be unexpectedly disabled. Recommending, suggesting, advising, encouraging, hinting, or in any way implying these keys as a solution or option is not allowed on this site.

  • 26 days ago
  • -1 points

This is my best try: PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $117.68 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA XPG SPECTRIX S40G RGB 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $47.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $95.99 @ B&H
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB Phoenix OC Video Card $228.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $69.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA GD (2019) 500 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $44.98 @ Newegg
Case Fan Deepcool RF 140 (2-pack) 64.13 CFM 140 mm Fan $31.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Deepcool RF 140 (2-pack) 64.13 CFM 140 mm Fan $31.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $804.57
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $784.57
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-15 22:10 EST-0500

It's quite a bit over budget but should be a pretty good preformer. To note, the fans are rgb, so in case you don't want just blue later down the line, you can just change it in software. Also, you can just set the fans to blue.

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $117.68 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $69.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Team GX2 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $81.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 570 4 GB ARMOR OCV1 Video Card $149.99 @ Amazon
Case Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.95 @ Amazon
Case Fan Deepcool RF 140 (2-pack) 64.13 CFM 140 mm Fan $31.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Deepcool RF 140 (2-pack) 64.13 CFM 140 mm Fan $31.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $698.56
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-15 22:15 EST-0500

He needed Windows 10, and a hard limit of $700

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

He said hard limit of $700 and that doesn't even have an OS.

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  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

Not if he doesn't want a watermark though.

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