Very true and I didn't realize that wasn't a full version? What is the OEM version of Windows?
Worst case scenario, I'm sure you can return it. It is, just make all the connections, screw down the psu to the case and you're good to go.
This is what I can come up with. 6-core Ryzen 5 1600x will be good for streaming and rendering. GTX1060 will crush most games in high to ultra at or above 60FPS and I even added a smaller SSD for the OS, programs and maybe the most important game or two. HDD for mass storage.
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Ah thanks! I've been trying to figure that out. Well, here's Canada.
No. I would recommend this. You could buy three of them for the same price of the yama.
Eh not really 'unsafe' but I mean, if you're spending 1300 on a computer, it's wise to have a good power supply because after all, the PSU is what powers everything. That's just how I see it but ultimately, it's your decision of course.
I also use an NZXT S340 and I use four Noctua 140mm fans and one 120mm. Two 140mm in the front as an intake, two 140mm on the top as an exhaust and the 120mm is on the back as an exhaust as well. Mine stays very cool with an overclocked CPU and GPU. I just use the regular stock Ryzen cooler that came with my 1300x and it does very well.
Sorry, not sure how to switch currency on PCPP. The $849.60 USD is 1076.23 CAD.
Seems like a great build! Definitely did a good job selecting parts. I edited the list for a few reasons though.
You picked out a micro ATX motherboard and I didn't see a point in doing that so I switched it to the ATX version of the AB350 Pro4 ( I use the same exact one).
Also, if you want to overclock, you want the 1600X version of the CPU you picked out. The X is unlocked and will allow overclocking as the regular 1600 will not. Downside is the X does not come with a stock cooler so that's an additional cost but I added a really good one that is also white in color.
Also changed the PSU. Went from the Corsair TXM to the Corsair CXM purely because of ratings and reviews. CXM seems to be a better choice and it's actually cheaper.
That's all I changed. As far as your questions, I do always recommend a monitor with a higher refresh rate but it isn't required. 60HZ will be good but I'll tell you that 120 or 144 is incredible if you can push those frames. I have a 1060 matched with a 144hz monitor and it's an incredible experience when gaming. Fans are really all up to you. You can go with either 120mm or 140mm fans with the case that you picked out. I'll link a good cheap fan below after the parts list.
Here's the fan I recommend, you'll need a few though.
Seems like a pretty good build. If you're running that much power and investing that much, I would get a better power supply to run everything and also keep your investment protected.
Like this one:
You may want to get further assistance with fit but I always recommend this PSU as a good, cheap and reliable option.
This is a little over budget but will probably do everything you'd like it to. I really tried to get a GPU like the 1060 but I'm sure the 1050ti will suffice -- just don't expect to play on ultra settings at or above 60fps. I'm sure with low-medium settings on games you'll get a decent frame rate. I estimate about 45 but it widely depends on what kind of game. I'm also not sure what programs he uses for music production, a 6-core cpu MIGHT help if programs like FL Studio are used but i'm sure you'll be fine without it. Again, if we were to go with a 6-core cpu and a 1060, it'll be way over the budget.
You really don't need the 8-core 1700x for that. You would be just fine with the 1600X for what you're using it for. I'd take that difference in cost and invest it elsewhere or just save some money overall.
Little over budget but your CPU and GPU of choice take half of the budget. This is also without a case, I'll let you decide on that. If you have no need for the Ryzen 5 1600X, I highly recommend getting the Ryzen 3 1300X because more than likely, if you have no need for those two extra cores, the 1300X will do great. If you downgrade to the 1300X you can probably get a 1060 6GB over the 1050ti. The 1300X also comes with a great stock cooler while the 1600X does not.
Seems like a pretty good build but I would get advice from someone else on the whole Raven Bridge bios update. I'm sure you can update it via USB but I'm not sure. I lack experience with the new 2400g CPU.
Well, it still looks to be a couple hundred less if you do it yourself. USD. You still get a 500GB SSD and faster RAM. If you were to take out the SSD and match the RAM, you'd easily be about $500 less than the prebuilt. I will always recommend building your own over pre-built.
You didn't mention if you need a monitor and all that so assuming you don't, this build will do you just fine for streaming and playing Minecraft.
If you do need all the peripherals. Had to downgrade the GPU to a 1050ti but it was 4GB so I would imagine you'd be fine with that as well. 1060 may be overkill anyways.
Looks like a few hundred dollars (USD) less if you build yourself. I'm not sure what's available to you but this is as close as I could get. Case is up to you but I went ahead and added the NZXT S340. If you want to price match, you could get a better CPU and an SSD. I'll build that one below as well.
Here's the most comparable build.
Here's the price matched build.
For the same cost, you can get a much better CPU, motherboard, psu and faster RAM and a 500GB SSD. This would blow that Predator away.
Thanks! You can't go wrong with the S340.
That's a good plan. I know, tell me about it.. Unfortunately, my first computer was built with today's pricing so I'm not even sure how inflated they truly are haha. Hopefully in a few months, they will go back down and I can upgrade a few things.
Nope that's perfect. You shouldn't have to update the bios at all but even if you did, you can always do it by USB.
Yes, they go together. PCPP will tell you if there's something incompatible or there's an issue somewhere. Plus when you start browsing and building a list, it begins to only show you options that are guaranteed to work together.
Also, I would get a 2x4GB set of RAM rather than a 1x8. You'll want dual channel RAM.
It seems like a pretty good build for the budget. I don't think I could do better. The only thing I would change is going with a 2x4GB kit of ram rather than the 1x8. You'll want dual channel, especially with a Ryzen CPU. Besides that, looking good. Mini ATX will be just fine, it just depends on what size tower you want. Mini ATX will give you a bit of a smaller footprint compared to a full size ATX case.
Thanks! I love it. Well, I do want to get into overclocking eventually. Probably within the next few months but I really need to learn more about how to do it and how to do it safely.
This is as close as I could get. Case and peripherals are all up to you. It's about half the cost to build it yourself. Or I could price out something to match the price of the laptop and it will blow it out of the water.
Awesome. Let me know if you have any questions!
I literally just copied my first build. It does great and I love it very much. The NZXT S340 is a breeze to build in. It stays quiet and cool and cable management is awesome. Color preference is all you. There's black, white, black and red, black and blue and white and purple available -- I just went with the purple because I like it.
The fans are also up to you, I do recommend them but they aren't absolutely necessary. It stays relatively cool with just the two 120mm fans that come with the case. The 1060 destroys games in 1080p. Most games play well over 80FPS in high/ultra and I play mostly shooter and survival games. The CPU is overclockable as well if you wanted to squeeze more power out of it later on. I'm not sure what editing and rendering you're doing but the Ryzen 3 1300x is great but perhaps 6 cores would be better for you as I don't render. I do use a little bit of photoshop and lightroom and this CPU handles it just fine.
The only changes I would make if I were you is to get a better motherboard. It's great and it works for me but I do recommend an Asus even if you have to spend an extra 20 or 30 dollars on one. Also, get an SSD if at all possible. A smaller 250-500GB would go great with everything else. Lastly, I have a WIFI adapter because I have to use WIFI unfortunately. Your experience may vary. Plus, there's two RGB strips in there but again, all up to you on that.
Check out my build for pictures if you'd like.
Definitely recommend one but you don't need it. I use the same 1TB Caviar Blue HDD and it's actually quite fast for what it is. An SSD will make a HUGE difference but that's always something you can toss in at a later point as well.
This is as close as I could get while having dedicated graphics. I would say just go with a Ryzen 5 2400g but you won't be getting 60fps on PUBG. Even with this, it's hard to say it will get 60. I'm sure someone else can help out a little bit more.
No reason what so ever haha
Not bad. I would downgrade the processor to a Ryzen 3 1300x, use the stock cooler and get at least a 1050ti GPU.
Pretty much only BF3, BF4 and Minecraft haha. Battlefield is just extremely well optimized I think. Everything else is around the 80 area on high/ultra 1080p.
This might be overkill but I would get the opinions of others on this build. I chose the i7-8700k CPU because it has six cores which should help with multitasking. Especially if you use intensive programs for work. Most importantly, I chose 16GB of RAM to be able to handle all of those tasks and documents that you have open at one time. I added the CPU cooler because I know the coffee lake processors run pretty hot but I'm not sure if an AIO is necessary. Motherboard has built in wi-fi, I wasn't sure if that was needed but you can still use a cable if you'd prefer.
Added an m.2 SSD for fast load times, fast transfer speeds and overall, they just make life better. Added a 2TB HDD for mass storage if that's needed.
Now, I also chose to add dedicated graphic because of those 4K monitors. This is where you might want to get an opinion from someone else as I'm not sure if the integrated graphics of the 8700k would be able to push that many pixels. This is the only variable factor that I can see in this build.
Oh yeah. 8GB will do it. I run 8 in my system and i've never had a memory problem with doing anything. Like Maiks said below, unless you're using intense programs like that, 8GB will suffice.
No problem! 3GB will definitely do it but it just won't have the wiggle room and capability of the 6GB -- but that's quite alright. It just depends on what you do. For 1440p, you will want the 1070. It doesn't seem like a big jump going from 1080 to 1440 but it is when you're gaming.
Very true. There's a lot of factors to it. My 1060 technically only plays a couple of games at a true 144hz but I still tend to think 144hz feels so much better than 60 even if you aren't pushing those kinds of frames. Most of my games only play around 80ish FPS but I still swear by 144hz monitors haha.
Didn't even notice that. Changes have been made
Ah. Well maybe research to see what you are able to get. I definitely recommend a GTX 1060 6GB though.
This is probably overkill if you're only gaming but the good news is that it will crush everything in high or ultra at or well over 60FPS in 1080P. It can probably handle 1440p at 144hz as well. This case, GPU and PSU will be good for a while. So will the CPU. AM4 is going to be supported up until 2020 or 2021 so you'll be golden for a couple years before even thinking about upgrading. Anyways, check it out -- it's sexy.
My advice to you is just to take your time. I was so excited when I built my first one that I caused my own problems because I wasn't thinking properly. Just breathe, lay everything out, stay organized and spend 2 or 3 hours on it if you can. If you do it right the first time, you'll never have to open it back up until you're upgrading. Watch YouTube, read forums -- it's actually really easy, don't be intimidated by it.
This will shred anything you throw at it.
This will easily play PUBG on a mixture of high and ultra settings over 60FPS. This motherboard has WIFI built in.
Good build. Maybe stick with the stock CPU cooler and invest in a small >250GB SSD for the OS and programs. The stock cooler on Ryzen chips work very well, especially if it's just the 2400G.
Very true. I haven't done much research on these new chips yet. Although I saw that the Ryzen 5 2500g or whatever was hitting 30fps on a couple AAA games. Sure, low settings but who cares. That price to performance ratio is off the hook!
It seems like a pretty decent build. I would honestly just use the stock cooler that comes with the Ryzen 5 1600 and put that 80 dollars toward a 1060 6GB rather than the 3GB. The stock cooler works wonders and if you're gaming, 3GB barely cuts it anymore. 6GB will definitely be sufficient. I noticed you have a 250GB SSD, I would definitely add a 1TB/2TB HDD for games. When you account for the OS, programs and games, 250GB will maybe only allow you to store 2 or 3 games on it after everything else.
And here's 8GB of 3000mhz ram for 99 bucks. Can't beat that. I paid 160 for this exact RAM just a couple months ago...
This is as close as you're going to get with a $400 budget. Now, this would be great for web browsing and basic stuff and maybe you could squeeze extremely light gaming out of it, it won't be much. You could probably play Minecraft is lowest settings on 1080p to give you an idea. I'm also not sure about updating bios to work with Raven Ridge CPUs. You would need a compatible CPU to make the update and then switch back over to the 2200g.
No problem! Let me know if have any questions.
PM me when you come up with a price. I might be interested if you're willing to ship.
I agree. If you're patient, it might be best to sell the 1080 now and just hold onto the money for whenever next generation GPUs come out. But like zMadButcherz said, there's no official release date. It could be two weeks or five months. How much would you ask for that 1080?
A little out of the budget but this should handle all of that. Chose a 6-core CPU with 16GB of ram and a 1070 to not only crush those games but also be able to handle any programming and/or editing needs.