AMD Ryzen 5 1600 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked 65W Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler (YD1600BBAFBOX)

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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked 65W Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler (YD1600BBAFBOX)

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Portable Gaming, Editing and Programming First Build [R]

1 month, 1 week agocanyouread7 posted submission on buildapcforme.
April 3, 2020

Let's try this again, shall we? Last time I had no reply, so I'm sorry for the repost.

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • Mostly gaming, editing and coding. I play DOOM Eternal, Battlefield V, CS:GO, Star Wars Battlefront II and such, editing on Cinema 4D, Blender, Premiere Pro and TouchDesigner.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • About $400 to $750 (USD).

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • As soon as possible.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • Tower.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • Saigon, Vietnam, so no Microcenter for me. Shipping costs for Amazon, B&H, Newegg, Ebay, etc. are still manageable though. I also have a place a bit outside Philly, PA to pick stuff up and ship them here.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • I'm reusing my monitor, mech keyboard and mouse so no worries.

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • Preferably yes, but if it blows the budget out of the water, then I'm fine with no.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • 4TB HDD.

What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.

  • WiFi.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • Mini ITX or Micro ATX, as small or slim and as portable as possible, as I'm gonna be flying this rig to the US in about half a year and will be flying back and forth about 2 to 3 times a year, so a size that fits a fair-sized suitcase.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • No.

Extra info or particulars:

  • I would love for the budget to be as low as possible while still hitting as many marks as we can.

Also, should I build something like this, or do I just wanna go with a pre-built gaming laptop because I'm traveling that frequently? I get that pre-built laptops are expensive af, but it would be awesome if anybody could link me to a decently-priced one that is around my maximum budget of $750.

Big big thanks in advance to anybody who helps me compile my dream list/shoots me suggestions! Much appreciated!

1 month, 1 week agocanyouread7 posted comment on buildapcforme.
April 3, 2020

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
MotherboardASRock Fatal1ty B450 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard$129.99 @ Newegg
MemoryTeam T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$64.99 @ Newegg
StorageTeam MS30 256 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive$39.99 @ Newegg
StorageSeagate BarraCuda 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive$91.99 @ Newegg
Video CardGigabyte Radeon RX 580 8 GB GAMING 8G Video Card$166.98 @ Newegg
CaseSilverstone SG13 Mini ITX Tower Case$57.99 @ B&H
Power SupplyEVGA BQ 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply$72.97 @ Newegg
Case FanFractal Design SSR3-140-WT 56.1 CFM 140 mm Fan$12.99 @ Newegg
CustomRyzen 5 1600 AF$85.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$737.89
Mail-in rebates-$15.00
Total$722.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-03 05:52 EDT-0400

It's very hard to fit your requirements into your budget, but I think I made it happen. Here's a review on the case by Hardware Canucks. With an ATX PSU, the max CPU cooler height is 61mm, so the included Wraith Spire should fit (54mm). I know the PSU is pretty overkill for this system, but it was the cheapest reliable Semi/Fully modular PSU as a small form factor like this needs all the space it can get. I included a 140mm fan for intake/exhaust, whichever you think will work best (probably exhaust).

The CPU can be found on Amazon or Newegg. Make sure to use the exact link as the model number is very important.

Let me know what you think :)

[USA-WA] [H] PayPal [W] RX 580, 1600AF [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agoWinninqOnReddit posted submission on hardwareswap.
April 2, 2020

Hey all! Looking to buy some parts for a new budget build. For the 1600AF, I'm looking to pay $70 shipped, I don't need cooler, box, nothing! Just need the chip! As for the RX 580, I'm looking to pay $80 shipped, which I know is extremely low but I don't think I'll be able to find one for this price. However, if anyone is selling one for this price, I'll take it in a heartbeat! I'll also be open to offers for cards under $80 shipped. Thank you all! Please comment before pm. Stay safe everyone :)

1 month, 2 weeks agoWinninqOnReddit posted comment on hardwareswap.
April 2, 2020

There's an Amazon listing for the 1600 at $85 brand new.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=cm_sw_r_apa_i_AWPHEbN0571Z1

As far as the reviews go, it should be the 12nm 'AF' version you're looking for

Anything I can change to lower the cost? [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agorallymax posted submission on buildapc.
April 2, 2020

Hey everyone, I'm looking to build my first gaming PC. I already have the CPU and GPU in this list and was wondering if I can shave off cost anywhere else? I'm in Canada as well so that might affect availability of parts?

[PCPartPicker Part List](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/wP7ZrV)

Type|Item|Price

:----|:----|:----

**CPU** | [AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/jLF48d/amd-ryzen-5-2600-34ghz-6-core-processor-yd2600bbafbox) | Purchased For $150.00

**Motherboard** | [ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/dQgzK8/asrock-b450m-pro4-micro-atx-am4-motherboard-b450m-pro4) | $93.05 @ Vuugo

**Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/Cf98TW/gskill-memory-f43200c16d16gvkb) | $109.99 @ Memory Express

**Storage** | [Western Digital Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/6j448d/western-digital-blue-500gb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-wds500g2b0b) | $84.99 @ Newegg Canada

**Video Card** | [Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB Mini Video Card](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/4fyxFT/zotac-geforce-gtx-1070-8gb-mini-video-card-zt-p10700g-10m) | Purchased For $230.00

**Case** | [BitFenix Nova TG ATX Mid Tower Case](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/z8fmP6/bitfenix-nova-tg-white-atx-mid-tower-case-bfx-ntg-100-wwwkk-rp) | $40.00

**Power Supply** | [EVGA BR 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/kCtQzy/evga-br-500w-80-bronze-certified-atx-power-supply-100-br-0500-k1) | $44.99 @ Canada Computers

| *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |

| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $793.02

| Mail-in rebates | -$40.00

| **Total** | **$753.02**

| Generated by [PCPartPicker](https://pcpartpicker.com) 2020-04-02 18:24 EDT-0400 |

1 month, 2 weeks agorallymax posted comment on buildapc.
April 2, 2020

Can you help me with my upgrade path for my current pc for gaming? $400 [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agotecaxo posted submission on buildapcforme.
April 2, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • Gaming for Tarkov, Warzone, Squad, New World, and iRacing. I'm ok with 1080p/60hz gaming right now, but an upgrade to higher hz monitor I could see after the parts upgrade. I do plan on getting a single ultra wide to play iRacing and switching back to a 27" monitor for other gaming. I will be using a Thrustmaster TMX Pro racing wheel/pedals for iRacing.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • $400

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • In the next 30 days

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • Whatever parts you think is the right path to upgrade my current system (in extra info)

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • United States - NC - No Microcenter

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • I will be reusing everything I currently have (in extra info) besides the parts you recommend. Acer 1080/60hz monitor. Entry level Logitech gaming mouse/keyboard.

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • No

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • Just to be able to have an enjoyable experience with the above games and similar games with friends.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • No case needed. Reusing my old one.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • No

Extra info or particulars:

I purchased my current build 2nd hand thinking that it has the bones to be able to upgrade later knowing I wanted an above average AMD gaming computer. Can you help me upgrade in order to have an enjoyable experience with friends/family playing the above games? What's the path in terms of parts to get? This can even include parts that may be 3rd or 4th on your list but something I can save for and buy at a later date if it exceeds my current budget. Can I use my current CPU and spend a lot on my GPU now, and then upgrade the CPU at a later date? I see many options. If you say I absolutely need to upgrade my CPU, that's ok as this current pc is very nice with my virtual pinball tables and I plan on making a dedicated virtual pinball table so I can reuse the 2200G in that later pc.

My current pc is below:

[PCPartPicker Part List](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/J3fKK4)

Type|Item|Price

:----|:----|:----

**CPU** | [AMD Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/RkJtt6/amd-ryzen-3-2200g-35ghz-quad-core-processor-yd2200c5fbbox) | $103.99 @ B&H

**Motherboard** | [Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/hpRzK8/gigabyte-b450m-ds3h-micro-atx-am4-motherboard-b450m-ds3h) | $72.99 @ B&H

**Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/xjp323/gskill-memory-f42400c15d8gvr) | $43.99 @ Newegg

**Storage** | [ADATA Ultimate SU800 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/V3mxFT/a-data-ultimate-su800-512gb-25-solid-state-drive-asu800ss-512gt-c) |-

**Case** | [darkFlash DLM 22 MicroATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wNQfrH/darkflash-dlm-22-microatx-mid-tower-case-dlm-22-white) |-

**Power Supply** | [Fractal Design Ion SFX-L 500 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VMCFf7/fractal-design-ion-sfx-l-500-w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-sfx-power-supply-fd-psu-ion-sfx-500g-bk) |-

**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wtgPxr/microsoft-os-kw900140) | $109.99 @ B&H

| *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |

| **Total** | **$330.96**

| Generated by [PCPartPicker](https://pcpartpicker.com) 2020-04-02 15:17 EDT-0400 |

1 month, 2 weeks agotecaxo posted comment on buildapcforme.
April 2, 2020

My thoughts this or sub in the 1600 af for 85.00

Be sure to upgrade your motherboard bios 1st using the current cpu if you get the 1600 as its seems old but this specific one is not 1st gen it's a rework .

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked 65W Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler (YD1600BBAFBOX) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_xEKHEbGETR12Z

Also if the vega is sold out go with a 1660 super. It's only a 15% difference in fps .

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor$125.98 @ Newegg
MotherboardGigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 MotherboardPurchased For $0.00
MemoryTeam T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$69.99 @ Newegg
StorageADATA Ultimate SU800 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive-
Video CardGigabyte Radeon RX VEGA 56 8 GB Video Card$239.99 @ Newegg
CasedarkFlash DLM 22 MicroATX Mid Tower Case-
Power SupplyFractal Design Ion SFX-L 500 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply-
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$465.96
Mail-in rebates-$30.00
Total$435.96
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-02 16:16 EDT-0400

Help me build a pc [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agoMisterBilly posted submission on buildapcforme.
April 2, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • I'm planning to play Tekken/DBFZ/CSGO while being able to stream. (Playing in 720p/1080 is fine with me.)

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • $600-800

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • I plan to build it around this week

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • Just the tower

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • New York City, I do have access to microcenter but ideally I don't want to leave the house due to COVID-19

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • I don't really know the model but I have a monitor that has an HDMI+VGA port and mouse+keyboard that uses usb

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • No

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • SSD would be great but if it's not in my budget standard HDD is fine.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • I would like either ITX/microATX and no color preference. Case with good airflow would be great

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • No

Extra info or particulars:

If possible I wouldn't mind spending extra to future proof my build. I want to upgrade it later on.

Thanks in advance

1 month, 2 weeks agoMisterBilly posted comment on buildapcforme.
April 2, 2020

This is a great build, but like the other guy said, 1600 AF just came back in stock and can be had for $40 cheaper:

https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07XTQZJ28/

Also, OP requested a MicroATX case so he could use this instead: https://www.newegg.com/black-cooler-master-masterbox-mb311l-argb-micro-atx-tower/p/N82E16811119380

First PC going to be used for Gaming and 3D modeling and rendering [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agos4bg1n4rising posted submission on buildapcforme.
April 2, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

I will be playing games like COD, Overwatch, Fortnite, etc as well as using CAD software, AutoCAD, Revit, etc

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

My maximum budget is $850 (But willing to go to $1000 if it's really worth it)

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

I would like to start building a week form today (April 9th)

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

Case, CPU, GPU, RAM, MOBO, Storage, Power Supply

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

USA, Microcenter is very close to me.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

I already have a mouse, keyboard.

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

I would like to overclock the GPU

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

I want an M.2 SSD

What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.

I plan on using a LAN cable

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

I would like a white case.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

No.

Any help will be greatly appreciated! :)

1 month, 2 weeks agos4bg1n4rising posted comment on buildapcforme.
April 2, 2020

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked 65W Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler (YD1600BBAFBOX) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_kcIHEbS0W7R5E

[CPU] Ryzen 1600 - $85 ($-15) [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agoseriously_wy posted submission on buildapcsales.
April 2, 2020

Trying to learn how to build my first PC as a new hobby during this quarantine! [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agomeyyh345 posted submission on buildapcforme.
April 1, 2020

Since I'll be spending a lot of time at home, I thought it'd be the best time to start building my own PC! (I've been wanting to for a while now and have started learning about each part, but it's been a bit overwhelming and I don't really know where to start). I would appreciate it if anyone could also tell me their rationale behind them choosing specific parts. Thank you :)

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

I'm a PhD student so I run a lot of data analysis/bioinformatics/photo-editing programs. I also open a lot of tabs and windows for journal articles I have to read, videochatting, netflix, word/ppt. So I would need it to handle that and to be able to store my data files which really add up (a lot of high res pictures, big data analysis).

**What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes

~1000 usd

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

ASAP

**What, exactly, do you need included in the budget

I would want this budget to include the standard PC parts + SSD + curved monitor + webcam

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

CA, USA. No microcenter at the moment since I'd rather not go into a store to buy parts rn

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

Not reusing any parts

**Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GP

Won't be overclocking

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

SSD, large amount of storage

What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.

Wired internet (although ability for both would be nice)

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

microATX, I'd want the case to be white, gold, or pink lol

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

Yes, latest version? Not sure lol

Extra info or particulars:

Spending my Coronabucks on a new PC. Haven't built one in years. Help me out with a MiniITX build? [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agofuddyduddyc posted submission on buildapcforme.
April 1, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • General use, internet browsing, gaming including games like Witcher 3, Red Dead Redemption II, Elder Scrolls Online, Civ VI etc are my main game. I'd like to invest in a VR setup at some point with this rig as well. I currently can run RDR2 at medium settings at 1080p smoothly with my 570, but would like to crank up the graphics and keep it up 60 fps+ in at least 1080p

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • 1,000 USD

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • Very soon, within 1 week most likely

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • If there's money left over, I'd be interested in another monitor

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • USA, no microcenter

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • Reusing monitor, keyboard, mouse etc from last build

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • No interest

    Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • No

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • I would like to do an miniITX build just because I live in a small house and I like cubes.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • no

Extra info or particulars:

Upgrading from an old build with a I5-4590, 16gbs DDR3, has a 570 in it now. Starting to feel its age and would like to be able to crank RDR2 or the Witcher 3 up to maximum settings at least 1080p and keep the frames up

Dad needs a PC since laptop is dying - $400-$450 budget [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agocrimson117 posted submission on buildapcforme.
April 1, 2020

>**What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?**

* Would love to keep it around $400-$450 if that is possible

>**When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.**

* As soon as possible

>**What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc\)**

* Everything but desk, monitor, keyboard and mouse

>**Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?**

* Mississippi, no microcenter close

>**If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.**

* He has a keyboard, mouse, and monitor

>**Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?**

* Nope, just need something quick for him to browse the web and handle his daily task

>**Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)**

* IF it can stay in budget a 500GB SSD of any brand, if not then a 1TB HDD is fine

>**Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?**

* Something that can be upgraded in the future when things start getting slow, otherwise looks dont matter to him

>**Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?**

* We will need a copy of windows 10

1 month, 2 weeks agocrimson117 posted comment on buildapcforme.
April 1, 2020

An extra $100 gets - Better CPU (+ cheap GPU) - Doubled (500GB) faster M.2 NVME SSD - Doubled (16GB) RAM

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
MotherboardASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$59.99 @ Newegg
MemoryCorsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory$73.99 @ Newegg
StorageWestern Digital SN750 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$79.99 @ Newegg
Video CardMSI GeForce GT 710 2 GB Low Profile Video Card$49.99 @ B&H
CaseFractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case$46.98 @ Newegg
Power SupplyCorsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$69.29 @ Newegg
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit$109.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$575.22
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-01 13:31 EDT-0400

Any better parts for the same or cheaper prices (have hdd) (CPI comes in its box with cooler) gonna be my first build [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agospeedymaldo posted submission on pcmasterrace.
April 1, 2020
1 month, 2 weeks agospeedymaldo posted comment on pcmasterrace.
April 1, 2020

My First PC (Budget Build) [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agoJason744Guetta posted submission on buildapc.
April 1, 2020

Did a lot of research over the last couple of days and came up with this budget build. I am not looking for tremendous power but something that will allow me to play games like BFV, Apex Legends, and MW smoothly with occasional streaming. I already have all the peripherals and a H510 mid-tower ATX case. Oh and I currently game on a Acer 144hz monitor.

Let me know what you think!

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor$119.99 @ Amazon
MotherboardGigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$72.98 @ Amazon
MemoryCorsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$77.98 @ Amazon
StorageWestern Digital Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive$61.99 @ Newegg
StorageWestern Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$44.99 @ Adorama
Video CardXFX Radeon RX 590 8 GB FATBOY OC+ Video Card$199.97 @ Amazon
Power SupplyCorsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$69.29 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$647.19
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-01 01:35 EDT-0400
1 month, 2 weeks agoJason744Guetta posted comment on buildapc.
April 1, 2020

it’s currently not in stock but I’m not sure if you’d like to wait until it’s back

$1k budget, SFF (miniITX), VR ready [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agofuddyduddyc posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 31, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • I will mostly be using it for gaming and office work. Ideally, I'd be using it for some VR games (eventually). I've been out of the loop for a few years now, and Half Life: Alyx is something I really want to play. I also do a bit of editing for my church's YouTube/Facebook, so I'll be doing some of that on here as well.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • I'm thinking around $1k.

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • Within the next two weeks.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • Case, GPU, CPU, memory, storage, PSU, cooler(s), fans. Pretty much everything but the mouse/keyboard/monitor.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • US - PA. I do not have access to a Microcenter.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • Reusing an older ASUS 1080p monitor, Razer Viper Mini, and Drop Alt

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • Down the line but not particularly interested.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • I want a SFF PC, I'm thinking mini ITX. I'd love to have water cooling for both CPU/GPU only if it is going to be incredibly beneficial. Ideally, water cooling for the CPU over GPU.

What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.

  • PC will be wired.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • mini ITX with the capability for water cooling. H1 design is awesome. I like white/black color combos, but would accept a white case. A window would be good. LED lighting is give or take. I've been looking at so many miniITX cases, that I really don't even know where to begin. I would prefer it to be a nice, sturdy case with a minimalist design and not overly flashy. However, I don't mind some flash within reason.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • I have a copy. No need to be included.

Extra info or particulars:

  • This is my first PC build in.... a long, long time. I really want to get this right. I will be eventually upgrading from a 24" monitor to a 34" ultrawide, but that won't be until the end of the year. I truly love the small footprint of miniITX machines, but I don't want it to sacrifice too much on power. I really want to be able to play games without worrying about performance within reason.
1 month, 2 weeks agofuddyduddyc posted comment on buildapcforme.
April 1, 2020

1600 AF is no longer $85, unfortunately.

[CPU] AMD Ryzen 5 1600 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked 65W Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agojames6942069 posted submission on buildapcsales.
March 31, 2020

Need help upgrading a dinosaur [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agorallymax posted submission on buildapc.
March 31, 2020

So, I've got a computer from about 2009 or so. It was great in its time, and it's lasted me this long without any real troubles. A real beast of a computer, I think, at least it used to be. I started getting some framerate issues with Total War: Attila but this was manageable by playing with the settings a bit. Three Kingdoms, by contrast, ran a bit smoother, so idk - maybe that was isolated.

These days, though, things aren't going so good. I could play Planet Zoo fine on its lowest graphical settings. I just recently got Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, and I can only get okay frames on medium-low graphics and messing around with all the settings to try to put as little strain on the CPU as possible. I've been wanting to upgrade for some time, but now Planet Zoo and Bannerlord - two hyped games in a row - is telling me it may well be finally time to do something about it.

I'm not good with computers, absolute noob to all of this. I didn't even build this one, though I do believe it was home-built - it was just kinda grandfathered into my possession years after the fact. I don't know what might be compatible or not, how much I can upgrade versus needing to get a new computer entirely, etc. I've come here to solicit advice on what moves to make, and to help me figure out what things are gonna be compatible for upgrading. Specific recommendations are welcome, but if you lot just help me figure out how to determine compatibility I can try to take it on all on my own.

Total budget: ~$400

System Manufacturer: MSI

System Model: MS-7522

CPU: Intel Core i7 CPU 960 @ 3.20Ghz (8 CPUs), ~3.2GHz

Memory: 12288MB RAM (~12.288 GB)

DirectX 11

GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series

Chip type: AMD Radeon Graphics Processor (0x6739)

Total Available Graphics Memory: 4864 MB

Dedicated Video Memory: 1024 MB

System Video Memory: 0 MB

Shared System Memory: 3840 MB

All advice is welcome, especially on helping to stay below the total budget of ~$400 while upgrading. I believe the CPU might be more in need than GPU, but it's probably well past time for both. While I would ideally like to have an amazing performance on the highest settings for Bannerlord, I'll be content with medium settings and a stable framerate of 30+.

I'm an American, as one might expect from my use of USD, if that influences availability in a particularly meaningful manner. I feel like I'm a bit in over my head with all this, and mourning that this beastly computer which, after all these years, still has over a terabyte of space on it, is finally running into problems.

1 month, 2 weeks agorallymax posted comment on buildapc.
March 31, 2020

I just wanted to see what kind of case it is. After 10 years I'd opt to replace the power supply, which sadly eats into $400 budget. I'd start with something like below. The CPU has normally been $85 on Amazon, but it's $143 now. I'd wait a bit and see if price goes back down to $85.

This consumes most of the $400 budget. You can use existing GPU for a while and then upgrade to something better depending on your gaming needs.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPURyzen 5 1600 AF$85.00
MotherboardASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$83.98 @ Newegg
MemoryG.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory$64.99 @ Newegg
StorageWestern Digital Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive$61.99 @ Newegg
Power SupplyEVGA BQ 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply$65.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$361.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-31 15:49 EDT-0400

Looking for a $425 build for my friend. [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agoDistractionRectangle posted submission on buildapc.
March 30, 2020

My friend is interested in PC gaming but only has $425. Luckily I have a spare RX 480 8gb but I'm looking for parts to go with it. Any recommendations?

1 month, 2 weeks agoDistractionRectangle posted comment on buildapc.
March 30, 2020

Double oof. Safe to assume your friend doesn't either?

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor$119.99 @ Newegg
MotherboardASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$84.99 @ Newegg
MemoryTeam T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (1 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$66.99 @ Newegg
StorageHP EX900 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$61.99 @ Newegg
Video CardMSI Radeon RX 480 8 GB GAMING X Video Card-
CaseCooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case$44.99 @ Best Buy
Power SupplyCorsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply$64.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$443.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-30 20:43 EDT-0400

You can shave $20 by going with the 1600 af

You could go with a cheaper am4 board. I just choose one of the cheapest with builtin wifi

PC Build for $550 MAX [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agojohnamb21 posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 30, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

Gaming like Fortnite, Krunker

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

$550 USD

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

ASAP

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

Tower

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

USA no microcenter all online

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

60hz Monitor and mouse and keyboard

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

No

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

love rgb and the color white

What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.

ethernet

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

love rgb and white

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

nope

1 month, 2 weeks agojohnamb21 posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 30, 2020

PC Part Picker List

Couple things to note - The Ryzen 5 1600 AF isn’t recognized on PC Part Picker but I manually entered the price of $108, which is what it selling for on Amazon right HERE Beyond that, like mentioned already you can use Windows for free for the time being which is no issue. Any questions, ask!

Need a computer within 100$-500$ [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agoidunowat23 posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 30, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

Gaming of course the games I will be mainly playing is rust,garrys mod,and rimworld.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/
shipping/taxes?

550$ is the most I can afford.

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

2 months from now.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

Mouse, keyboard, monitor this doesn't affect my budget since I got a guy who can pay for the mouse and keyboard but still try to find cheaper ones.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

US I'll be ordering things due to the pandemic.

reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

None

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

Down the line but information about it will be appreciated

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support,

None but vr capability though it is completely optional since i most likely dont have enough money for it.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

None I dont need the fancy shit lmao.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

I would say windows 7 but they discontinued support so windows 10 sadly. Thanks for reading if you cant find anything within my budget just list the parts anyway as I may be able to get more money to buy it.

1 month, 2 weeks agoidunowat23 posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 30, 2020

$550 Gaming PC

You can go much cheaper than this if you're willing to buy used. But this is as cheap as you an go with a new PC before you experience massively declining performance or reliability.

High Settings 1080p Estimates

  • Overwatch: 106fps
  • Fortnite: 81fps
  • PUBG: 72fps
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (proxy for the most demanding games): 59fps
  • Full benchmarks

Windows 10

  • Use Microsoft's Windows 10 creation tool to get free unactivated Windows 10. Download onto an 8GB or larger USB drive using your current computer. You will boot the new computer from the USB drive and install windows from there.
  • The only downside is a watermark in the bottom corner of your screen
  • You can always activate windows later if you choose.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPURyzen 5 1600 AF$108.99 @ Amazon
MotherboardASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$64.99 @ Newegg
Memory*GeIL EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$68.99 @ Newegg
StorageWestern Digital Blue 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$59.99 @ Newegg
Video Card*Gigabyte Radeon RX 570 4 GB GAMING Video Card$119.99 @ Newegg
CaseCougar MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case$45.99 @ B&H
Power SupplyCorsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$69.29 @ Newegg
Case FanFractal Design FD-FAN-SSR2-120-BK 66 CFM 120 mm Fan$13.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$552.21
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-30 17:34 EDT-0400

Explanation of Part Choices

  • CPU: Best value cpu for mid-range PCs. The 1600 AF is equivalent to the 2600 and is based on the Zen+ architecture.
  • Motherboard: Cheapest motherboard with at least two fan headers
  • Memory: 3200mhz is the price/performance sweet spot for Zen+ cpus. 16GB standard.
  • SSD: Cheapest 500GB SSD with a dram cache and a 5 year warranty.
  • Video Card: The RX 570 the cheapest video card worth buying. I selected a used model from Ebay to keep the build under budget.
  • Case: The cheapest case a mesh front panel to allow for solid airflow. It comes with one rear exhaust fan and I've added a high quality pressure-optimized fan for the front intake.
  • Power Supply: 5 year warranty. 550W is more than enough for this 304W system while still leaving room for future upgrades. 80+ bronze efficiency.

Need a computer within 100$-500$ [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agotecaxo posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 30, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

Gaming of course the games I will be mainly playing is rust,garrys mod,and rimworld.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/
shipping/taxes?

550$ is the most I can afford.

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

2 months from now.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

Mouse, keyboard, monitor this doesn't affect my budget since I got a guy who can pay for the mouse and keyboard but still try to find cheaper ones.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

US I'll be ordering things due to the pandemic.

reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

None

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

Down the line but information about it will be appreciated

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support,

None but vr capability though it is completely optional since i most likely dont have enough money for it.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

None I dont need the fancy shit lmao.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

I would say windows 7 but they discontinued support so windows 10 sadly. Thanks for reading if you cant find anything within my budget just list the parts anyway as I may be able to get more money to buy it.

1 month, 2 weeks agotecaxo posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 30, 2020

Ryzen 5 1600af has gone up in price now was 85 now over 100 dollars still a good deal though

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked 65W Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler (YD1600BBAFBOX) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_SaMGEb2BQZ2QX

With that being said I had a hard time finding a decent 500 dollar build that would not be garbage for later upgrades and perform well with gaming 1080p .

Best I could do realistically could go small ssd for about 60 bucks but no room for big storage . So went with regular hard drive could always pick up a ssd later.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor$108.00
MotherboardGigabyte GA-A320M-S2H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$54.99 @ Amazon
MemoryPatriot Viper 4 Blackout 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory$42.99 @ Newegg
StorageSeagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$54.98 @ Newegg
Video CardAsus Radeon RX 570 4 GB ROG STRIX Video Card$129.99 @ B&H
CasePhanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case$59.99 @ Newegg
Power Supplybe quiet! Pure Power 11 CM 500 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply$79.90 @ B&H
Case FanPhanteks PH-F120MP_BBK_PWM 53.3 CFM 120 mm Fan$14.99 @ Amazon
Case FanPhanteks PH-F120MP_BBK_PWM 53.3 CFM 120 mm Fan$14.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$560.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-30 17:14 EDT-0400

Here is link on how to install windows it will work for awhile until you can get a software key it will just have a activate windows watermark in the meantime but otherwise function .

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/15088/windows-10-create-installation-media

Simple Questions - March 30, 2020 [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agoDante-Alighieri posted submission on buildapc.
March 30, 2020

This thread is for simple questions that don't warrant their own thread (although we strongly suggest checking the sidebar and the wiki before posting!). Please don't post involved questions that are better suited to a [Build Help], [Build Ready] or [Build Complete] post. Examples of questions:

  • Is this RAM compatible with my motherboard?
  • I'm thinking of getting a GTX 1070. Which one should I get?
  • I'm on a very tight budget and I'm looking for a case < $50

Remember that Discord is great places to ask quick questions as well: http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/wiki/livechat

Important: Downvotes are strongly discouraged in this thread. Sorting by new is strongly encouraged.

Have a question about the subreddit or otherwise for /r/buildapc mods? We welcome your mod mail!

Looking for all the Simple Questions threads? Want an easy way to locate today's thread? This link is now in the sidebar below the yellow Rules section.

1 month, 2 weeks agoDante-Alighieri posted comment on buildapc.
March 30, 2020

It's going for about $107 now, likely due to low supply.

Simple Questions - March 29, 2020 [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agoWierdcreations posted submission on buildapc.
March 29, 2020

This thread is for simple questions that don't warrant their own thread (although we strongly suggest checking the sidebar and the wiki before posting!). Please don't post involved questions that are better suited to a [Build Help], [Build Ready] or [Build Complete] post. Examples of questions:

  • Is this RAM compatible with my motherboard?
  • I'm thinking of getting a GTX 1070. Which one should I get?
  • I'm on a very tight budget and I'm looking for a case < $50

Remember that Discord is great places to ask quick questions as well: http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/wiki/livechat

Important: Downvotes are strongly discouraged in this thread. Sorting by new is strongly encouraged.

Have a question about the subreddit or otherwise for /r/buildapc mods? We welcome your mod mail!

Looking for all the Simple Questions threads? Want an easy way to locate today's thread? This link is now in the sidebar below the yellow Rules section.

1 month, 2 weeks agoWierdcreations posted comment on buildapc.
March 30, 2020

I hope you have not bought the parts yet. The list was very good except 1 fatal flaw. You can get a ryzen 5 1600 AF for 10$ lower than ryzen 3 3200g and the CPU performance is way better. The ryzen 5 has 6 cores and 12 threads while the ryzen 3 has 4 cores and threads. The ryzen 5 1600 AF is not on pcpartpicker but here is the amazon link:-

Ryzen 5 1600 AF cost:- 85$

First Build [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agosbegbdgnhrnhr posted submission on buildapc.
March 30, 2020

How is this for a first build? What type of FPS would I get on new AAA games?

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/bartevious/saved/DxdGqs

1 month, 2 weeks agosbegbdgnhrnhr posted comment on buildapc.
March 30, 2020

Okay so 1 get a 1600 af its a 2600 but cheaper (Its not on pcpartpicker but it is on amazon here https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07XTQZJ28)
2) download windows on a usb stick and buy an oem windows 10 key for under 20 bucks saving you like 80 bucks
3) spend ~15 bucks more on good ram (corsair vengeance)
4) buy a better case

First Gaming PC [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agoDank_B0iI posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 29, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

I will be using it for gaming (overwatch, apex, fortnite) you know mostly triple A games. And also stream

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

My budget is around $500-$750

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

Maybe a month or so

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

I have keyboard, mouse, monitor.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

I live in the US and there’s no micro center in my home town.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

Like I said I have a keyboard (Walmart brand forgot the name) monitor (Asus VG245H) and the mouse (final mouse)

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

I have no idea what overclocking is

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

Just an SSD if possible and some storage

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

Black with red if possible if not. I don’t care how it looks

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

I have win 10 free. But I will end up buying a key down the line

1 month, 2 weeks agoDank_B0iI posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 29, 2020

instead of the 2600 get the 1600 af. its much cheaper and basically the same thing

https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07XTQZJ28

$400-600 build [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agoidunowat23 posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 29, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

Gaming Minecraft Hoi4 cities skylines CS:GO. OBS and some light video editing

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

$600

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

Next few weeks

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

Tower, and a guide for getting windows 10 on USB

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

USA-OR.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

Keyboard mouse and monitor. Don’t know models

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

No

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

No

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

Mid or full tower. Led lighting would be nice. Window doesn’t matter

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

No

Extra info or particulars: Wold like SSD and steam library storage. AMD for cpu and Nvidia for gpu preferably

1 month, 2 weeks agoidunowat23 posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 29, 2020

You can go up to a 3700X CPU (or the future gen 65W TDP equivalent).

And you can go up to an RTX 2070. Beyond that you would need a PSU with an extra 6-pin PCIe cable and more wattage.

A more upgradeable version of the system would be to use a motherboard with stronger VRMs and a 550W PSU with the extra PCIe cable. This system could go up to a Ryzen 9 3950X + 2080 Ti or future equivalents as long as you don't overclock.

Better Upgrade Path

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPURyzen 5 1600 AF$85.00 @ Amazon
MotherboardASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$83.98 @ Newegg
Memory*Team T-FORCE VULCAN TUF Gaming Allian 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$67.99 @ Newegg
StorageWestern Digital Blue SN550 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$45.99 @ Newegg
StorageSeagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$54.98 @ Newegg
Video CardZotac GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB Twin Fan Video Card$159.99 @ B&H
CaseMetallic Gear Neo Air ATX Mid Tower Case$49.99 @ Newegg
Power SupplyCorsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$69.29 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$627.21
Mail-in rebates-$10.00
Total$617.21
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-29 19:19 EDT-0400

$400-600 build [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agoidunowat23 posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 29, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

Gaming Minecraft Hoi4 cities skylines CS:GO. OBS and some light video editing

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

$600

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

ASAP

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

Tower, and a guide for getting windows 10 on USB

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

USA-OR.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

Keyboard mouse and monitor. Don’t know models

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

No

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

No

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

Mid or full tower. Led lighting would be nice. Window doesn’t matter

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

No

Extra info or particulars: Wold like SSD and steam library storage. AMD for cpu and Nvidia for gpu preferably

1 month, 2 weeks agoidunowat23 posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 29, 2020

$590 RGB Gaming PC

High Settings 1080p Estimates:

  • CSGO: 200fps+
  • Overwatch: 131fps
  • Fortnite: 96fps
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (proxy for the most demanding games): 65fps
  • Full benchmarks

Windows 10

  • Use Microsoft's Windows 10 creation tool to get free unactivated Windows 10. Download onto an 8GB or larger USB drive using your current computer. You will boot the new computer from the USB drive and install windows from there.
  • The only downside is a watermark in the bottom corner of your screen
  • You can always activate windows later if you choose.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPURyzen 5 1600 AF$85.00 @ Amazon
MotherboardASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$64.99 @ Newegg
Memory*Team T-FORCE VULCAN TUF Gaming Allian 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$67.99 @ Newegg
StorageWestern Digital Blue SN550 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$45.99 @ Newegg
StorageSeagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$54.98 @ Newegg
Video CardZotac GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB Twin Fan Video Card$159.99 @ B&H
CaseMetallic Gear Neo Air ATX Mid Tower Case$49.99 @ Newegg
Power SupplyCorsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$59.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$598.91
Mail-in rebates-$10.00
Total$588.91
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-29 18:24 EDT-0400

Explanation of Part Choices

  • CPU: Best value mid-range cpu. The 1600 AF is a Zen+ cpu equivalent to the Ryzen 5 2600.
  • Motherboard: Cheapest compatible motherboard with at least 2 fan headers.
  • Memory: 3200mhz CL is the price/performance sweet spot for Zen+ series cpus in your country. 16GB standard.
  • SSD: Cheapest 250GB SSD with a 5 year warranty.
  • HDD: Standard 2TB HDD.
  • Case: Cheapest case with an open mesh front panel for high airflow that also comes with RGB fans. Tempered glass window.
  • Video Card: Strongest GPU that fits the budget.
  • Power Supply: 5 year warranty. 450W is more than enough for this 269W system. 80+ bronze efficiency.

What is a good cheap gaming PC that can support the Rift S [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agoTheSirWilliam posted submission on pcmasterrace.
March 29, 2020

I would like to know a cheap gaming Pc that can support the Rift S? Thxs

Ryzen 1600 VS 2600 [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agolil-kid1 posted submission on buildapc.
March 29, 2020

Looking to dip my toes back into pc gaming and considering what parts would fit. How much of an upgrade would a 2600 be compared to a 1600?

Planning to buy as many parts used as possible to keep costs low. Would be pairing with an older model graphics card, rx 580 or 10 series from Nvidia most likely.

1 month, 2 weeks agolil-kid1 posted comment on buildapc.
March 29, 2020

Here is the 1600AF AMD Ryzen 5 1600 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked 65W Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler (YD1600BBAFBOX) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_5DqGEbE6NBCRD

My Friends PC Build [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agoRandulv posted submission on buildapc.
March 29, 2020

I don't see anything enormously wrong with the build as a PC Builder myself.

Its a roughly 800 dollar budget and only for gaming/light working.

http://imgur.com/a/uifSpPV

Any second opinions before he purchases?

1 month, 2 weeks agoRandulv posted comment on buildapc.
March 29, 2020

Everything looks solid and capable for $800 budget. Two things I would re-consider or at least double check -- The R5 1600 is an R5 1600 AF ? Because if it's a first-gen 14nm CPU not only is that more expensive but you get something like +10% faster performance using the 12nm AF variant.

Second - that PSU seems a bit cheap. 80+ certified but reviews aren't great as it seems to have very little or no overhead especially for overclocking.

A decent rig like that deserves a better PSU in my opinion. At least something like this or this.

Although a splurge on SuperNOVA 80+ Gold would be a great idea. Currently +$10 off so for only ~$20 more you're really getting bang for the buck.

Otherwise looks great. Should be a fantastic 1080p/60Hz rig.

What should I upgrade first? [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agojcreightons posted submission on buildapc.
March 29, 2020

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1400 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor-
MotherboardASRock AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard-
MemoryG.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory$37.98 @ Newegg
StorageSamsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$84.99 @ B&H
StorageWestern Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$44.99 @ Adorama
Video CardMSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB Video Card$169.99 @ Newegg
CaseNZXT S340 ATX Mid Tower Case-
Power SupplyEVGA BQ 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply$65.98 @ Newegg
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit$106.99 @ Other World Computing
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$510.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-29 14:34 EDT-0400

I plan on updating my RAM to 16GB 3200MHz, but what should the next part of my upgrade be? I can probably only afford one more piece right now.

1 month, 2 weeks agojcreightons posted comment on buildapc.
March 29, 2020

Should I update my MB if I got the 3600? Also is this the 1600af? Why is it so cheap?

Ryzen 1600 VS 2600 [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agoFwamingDwagon- posted submission on buildapc.
March 29, 2020

Looking to dip my toes back into pc gaming and considering what parts would fit. How much of an upgrade would a 2600 be compared to a 1600?

Planning to buy as many parts used as possible to keep costs low. Would be pairing with an older model graphics card, rx 580 or 10 series from Nvidia most likely.

1 month, 2 weeks agoFwamingDwagon- posted comment on buildapc.
March 29, 2020

I would recommend the Ryzen 5 1600 AF. It's cheaper than the 2600 and is pretty much the same exact thing. It's newer and cheaper than the normal Ryzen 5 1600.

Would the AMD Ryzen 2600X be a could CPU for mainly gaming and schoolwork, and some light video editing? [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agoWakingLurker posted submission on buildapc.
March 29, 2020
1 month, 2 weeks agoWakingLurker posted comment on buildapc.
March 29, 2020

If you're going for a budget build, this is the best budget gaming CPU on the market right now price/performance wise (or so I am told):

R5 1600 AF: https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?keywords=ryzen+1600+af&qid=1584809227&sprefix=ryzen+1600&sr=8-2

Apparently this is a 12nm refresh of the original 14nm R5 1600 AE and is essentially a stock 2600 in everything but name.

Edit: Another nice thing about this particular CPU is that it's AM4 socket type which is the same socket as the most recent Zen 2 Ryzen CPU's (3000 series) as well as the older Zen+ (2000 series). This gives you a clear path to upgrade as you can go for a board like this https://www.amazon.com/MSI-Crossfire-Motherboard-Tomahawk-B450TOMAMAX/dp/B07WF6ZQST/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=tomahawk+b450+max&qid=1585498197&sr=8-2 or this https://www.amazon.com/MSI-Performance-Gaming-Crossfire-Motherboard/dp/B07XHH4YG4/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=tomahawk+b450+max&qid=1585498325&sr=8-3 and you can start with the R5 1600AF and then move up to something else whenever you're ready.

Check my build [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agoIts-Lazz posted submission on buildapc.
March 29, 2020

The budget is $350 but im comfortable with a going a bit over that if it's needed.

At this moment i have this, It's a solid pc and it really works well but i just need something a little bit better. I'll probably sell the current rig but i'll keep the psu, this is what i came up with but i wanted to check with you. I also have some old case i'm going to repaint and use and also this cooler.

Some more info:

  • I did want to go for rx 570 8gb version but it's quite a bit more expensive, i'll be checking listings so if i spot one i'll definetely take it.
  • I also looked for higher frequency and lower latency ram (3200mhz cl15 ideally) but still more expensive, also i will add one more stick of 8gb soon
  • Edit: Also 1600 AF is like $120 here so i did't go for it

Looking for budget PC that can run games at medium graphics. No set budget, but would like it as cheap as possible. [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agoMisterBilly posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 28, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

Playing various games at medium-high graphics including Dark Souls III, Destiny 2, Elder Scrolls V

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

At most 500 if possible. Willing to go over slightly if it will mean a big difference in performance.

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

At least a month from now but I'm not super worried about parts being out of date because I'm not looking for the best of the best

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

Tower only

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

Omaha, NE, no microcenters nearby.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

I have a razer ornata chroma and naga trinity

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

I don't know a lot about it so probably not. Would appreciate info on overclocking, what it entails, is it worth it, etc.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

no

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

Don't care about a flashy case or if it has a window or anything, only care about price and performance

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

no

Extra info or particulars:

1 month, 2 weeks agoMisterBilly posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 29, 2020

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
MotherboardGigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$72.99 @ Newegg
MemoryTeam T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory$67.99 @ Newegg
StorageTeam MS30 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive$57.99 @ Newegg
Video CardGigabyte Radeon RX 570 4 GB GAMING Video Card$119.99 @ Newegg
CaseCougar MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case$45.99 @ B&H
Power SupplyEVGA BR 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$54.94 @ ModMyMods
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$504.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-29 11:48 EDT-0400

Link to CPU: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_ppmGEbFX3S1PW

This should play all the games you listed just fine, with plenty of opportunities for future upgrades.

Ryzen 1600 VS 2600 [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agosalsasnookie posted submission on buildapc.
March 29, 2020

Looking to dip my toes back into pc gaming and considering what parts would fit. How much of an upgrade would a 2600 be compared to a 1600?

Planning to buy as many parts used as possible to keep costs low. Would be pairing with an older model graphics card, rx 580 or 10 series from Nvidia most likely.

1 month, 2 weeks agosalsasnookie posted comment on buildapc.
March 29, 2020

I recently built my first PC with a Ryzen 5 1600 AF and a Radeon RX 580, and it runs flawlessly. With most AAA titles, I get roughly 90 fps on majority of the games at 1080p, with no stuttering or signs of performance issues. The only I've had with the 580 is temperature, but all I had to do was tweak my fan profile so they run a lot faster and it easily brought the temperature down to 60-65°C.

Also, I would recommend you use a newer motherboard so you can upgrade in the future, ideally you'd want to go with a X570 Motherboard, like this ASUS TUF Gaming one. I use all 3 of the parts I've linked in my own build they've been nothing but amazing for me.

[Virginia USA] $800-$900 Gaming Build [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agoMisterBilly posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 29, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

Playing games (destiny 2, cyberpunk, other FPS games), photoshop, normal internet stuff.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

$800-$900 I may be a little flexible with it.

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

In about a week from now.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

Tower, OS (I guess I could pirate that if need be), either dual monitors or a wide monitor setup is preferred for me (my dual monitor setup at work hurts my neck), keyboard, mouse.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

I live in the Hampton roads area of Virginia and unfortunately we don’t have a micro center here.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

N/A

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

I’m familiar with overclocking but I’m not entirely sure if I need to?

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

SSD definitely. Run most games at 60 FPS+ normal gaming setup I guess.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

I’d like to go with a straight black setup or maybe a straight white setup would be cool with me as well. I don’t care about LED/RGB or anything like that.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

Yes if not I could get it somewhere.

Extra info or particulars:

Nothing in particular. This would be my first build and I’ve been a console gamer for years but never got into pc gaming but I want to. I generally know what to do but in the same sense I don’t lol. I’m just looking for a gaming rig that can handle 60+ FPS games like Destiny 2, cyberpunk, and other first person shooter games. I’m not entirely sure what other games I’ll be playing but really anything that may peak my interest.

1 month, 2 weeks agoMisterBilly posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 29, 2020

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
MotherboardASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$83.98 @ Newegg
MemoryTeam T-FORCE VULCAN TUF Gaming Allian 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$67.99 @ Newegg
StorageWestern Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$64.99 @ Newegg
StorageSeagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$54.98 @ Newegg
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card$203.98 @ Newegg
CaseCougar MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case$45.99 @ B&H
Power SupplyEVGA BR 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$54.94 @ ModMyMods
MonitorAOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor$144.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$816.84
Mail-in rebates-$10.00
Total$806.84
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-29 11:21 EDT-0400

Link to CPU: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apa_i_-VlGEbH61RR1W

Link to monitor: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GD7H18F/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apa_i_1WlGEb059WS7W

This build should be a great introduction to 144hz 1080p gaming. You're gonna love it compared to console gaming, the smoothness of a high refresh rate while playing FPS games is awesome. I recently made the console switch personally and I hardly use my PS4 anymore. Been playing a ton of COD Warzone personally with this similar build.

I managed to make this $800 to leave you room to buy a 2nd monitor and a keyboard + mouse since that would be your personal preference for what you would want. You can also install Windows for free from a USB drive and then activate later when you feel like purchasing an activation key. Also FYI the motherboard in this build does not have built in wifi, so you could buy a cheap USB wifi dongle if you need it.

Can this build be improved or changed but also keeping the price the same? Or does it look good enough? [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agoCaribou_Goo2 posted submission on buildapc.
March 29, 2020

Needed a decent build to play squad, rb6 for around 700, I got this. What do you guys think. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/9nBkzN

1 month, 2 weeks agoCaribou_Goo2 posted comment on buildapc.
March 29, 2020

The ryzen 1600 af is basically a 2600 sold as a 1600.

Put that money towards a better case. The q300l has it's fans directly mounted to the frame of the case so the majority of the airflow of the fans is blocked. Coooler master nr600 and phanteks p300a mesh are good budget options that'll be better stock than the q300l will be after you fill it with fans

Dedicated GPU with R3 3200 [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agoSwimoach posted submission on Amd.
March 29, 2020

Title explains it mostly. I’m finally upgrading from my fx4300 to the 3200. I’m not looking for an extreme boost as I mainly play CSGO, OW and Siege and those game have been running at decent FPS. I know the 3200 comes with Vega 8 however I have a rx460 which is more powerful. Am I able to use the rx460 over the Vega?

Also am I making the right choice on cpus? I have a limited budget of around $100 for the CPU as I’m upgrading the motherboard and ram as well. I’ve look at the R5 1600 but found the 3200 to be more powerful. Again my long term goal is to maybe run Warzone and around Black Friday upgrade my GPU.

1 month, 2 weeks agoSwimoach posted comment on Amd.
March 29, 2020

Does this compare closely to the AF or is it the AF? Still a PC noob sorry!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_j5jGEb4NKCP96

Also found a 2600 for $120 so that may be an option. Thanks for help.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B41WS48/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_c7jGEb5AA1DC0

What would be a good CPU combo for a GTX 1050 ti? [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agoSome_Derpy_Pineapple posted submission on buildapc.
March 29, 2020

I have a gtx 1050ti and I want to build a pc. I just don't know what cpu would be a great combo for the 1050. All I play is CS:GO, but I own rainbow 6 siege and GTA 5 which I cannot run on my current pc.

1 month, 2 weeks agoSome_Derpy_Pineapple posted comment on buildapc.
March 29, 2020

rebranded r5 2600 but slightly slower

b450m pro4

3200mhz+/cl16 or less ram

Its gonna be my first PC build(and my first pc ever)and its a budget is there any way I can improve it? Or is it fine. [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agoSmileAsTheyDie posted submission on pcmasterrace.
March 29, 2020
1 month, 2 weeks agoSmileAsTheyDie posted comment on pcmasterrace.
March 29, 2020

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
MotherboardASRock B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard$89.99 @ Amazon
MemoryTeam T-FORCE VULCAN TUF Gaming Allian 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$67.99 @ Newegg
StorageWestern Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$64.99 @ Newegg
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card$203.98 @ Newegg
CaseFractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case$60.98 @ Newegg
Power SupplyEVGA BR 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$49.99 @ Walmart
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$632.92
Mail-in rebates-$10.00
Total$622.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-29 02:51 EDT-0400

Link to CPU: https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07XTQZJ28

I dont know anything about PC building and I'm building my first one. I need to run visual studio for college projects (would have around 20-30 pages with c++ backend) Which cpu would I need to get shit done? Limited budget of $100-130 [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agotpf92 posted submission on Amd.
March 28, 2020

I don't game at all. Visual Studio and Eclipse will be the heaviest software I will use (unless you also count multiple 4-8 chrome tabs open as heavy usage haha). I will watch yt and movies......annnnddd thats it lol I MIGHT get second screen in the distant future. (2-3 years later)

I just dont want a PC that will keep freezing and lagging when I work and compile on code. Thats all.

Recommend me:

1) one that I can get for around that budget anytime.

2) superior one that goes on discount sometimes that I should look out for.

I bought these so far :/ Which AMD can compliment these parts?

Asus VZ249HE 24" (Actual size 23.8") Full HD 1920 x 1080 5ms VGA HDMI Asus Eye Care with Ultra-Low Blue Light & Flicker Free FrameLess LED Backlit IPS Monitor

11-854-097Phanteks Eclipse P300A High Airflow Full-Metal Mesh Design, Compact ATX Mid-Tower, 120mm Black Case Fan, Black

13-157-871ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 AM4 AMD Promontory B450 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

14-127-906MSI GeForce GT 730 DirectX 12 N730-2GD3V3 2GB 128-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready ATX Video Card

17-438-144EVGA 450 BR 100-BR-0450-K1 450W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Non-Modular Power Supply

20-232-723G.SKILL Value Series 8GB 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2666 (PC4 21300) Desktop Memory Model F4-2666C19S-8GNT

22-236-339WD Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD10EZEX

Totaled to 484.99 and were all from newegg. (Their shipping was stupid fast. Like 2-3 days regular free shipping :/)

1 month, 2 weeks agotpf92 posted comment on Amd.
March 29, 2020

Unless you can spare ~45 more ($174 for the 3600) your best option woudl be the 1600AF (It's basically a lower clocked/lower binned version of the 2600, it is on "12nm") for $85 from Amazon.

$600-ish Gaming-ish PC Build [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agoFirstMateApe posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 28, 2020

>**What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.**

For games, I'm going to be playing CS:GO and maybe Minecraft. That's it as of right now. But I'm also transferring to my university to pursue Information Technology and will need the computer for software that is commonplace in the industry. I don't know what software that would be so ignore that if you don't know either.

>**What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?**

$600-680 Not including peripherals

$750 including peripherals

>**When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.**

Whenever. I'll likely order parts today if I like a build enough.

>**What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc\)**

Both builds need a tower. and all components to a PC. Neither needs OS.

$750 budget needs a monitor and keyboard.

>**Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?**

Washington state, USA. No micro centers I'm aware of.

>**If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.**

Mouse: Logitech G502 SE Hero

>**Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?**

I'm interested in overclocking but don't know how to do it.

>**Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)**

I honestly don't know much about Intel so I lean AMD. All I hear is Ryzen 5 1600AF is king for budget builds and I like the provided cooler it comes with. This is purely preference and if there's a better Intel option please tell me. In conjunction with the Ryzen CPU, Bitwit preaches having high RAM speeds so 3200+ would be nice.

I think an SSD 258G+ would be appreciated.

>**Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?**

A nice case is appreciated. Just black is alright.

>**Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?**

I'm not sure. Windows 10 is nice. Might look into keys and whatnot.

>**Other stuff**

This is the build I came up with myself. (replace 2600 wit 1600 AF) https://pcpartpicker.com/list/6DN2BZ

If something is glaringly wrong please educate me.

1 month, 2 weeks agoFirstMateApe posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 28, 2020

This is a pretty standard cookie cutter build. I changed some stuff to get more overall value. I manually listed the pricing of the 1600 AF to better reflect pricing. I changed the case for the sake of saving money. I upgraded the PSU to gold because if youre paying utlities, or will be going to at some point, it will also save you enough money to be worth the up front cost.

Two most important points coming:

At your budget you should seriously consider buying a used 1070 instead of a 1660 ti or anything lesser. The two cards perform the same but the 1070 has more vram and can be bought for $200.

Second, you should get nothing less than a 144hz 1080p monitor for first person shooters. With that being said theres not really any deals going on for monitors that I could find but it’d behove you to check r/buildapcsales for both a monitor and keyboard to stay under budget. If I had to make a suggestion, is say use any crappy keyboard you have and spend the remaining budget on a monitor while you save up for a keyboard.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
MotherboardASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$83.98 @ Newegg
MemoryG.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory$83.99 @ Newegg
StorageHP EX900 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$65.99 @ Newegg
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB Black Video Card$200.00
CaseCooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case$44.99 @ Best Buy
Power SupplyEVGA GD (2019) 600 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply$67.97 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$651.92
Mail-in rebates-$20.00
Total$631.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-28 18:35 EDT-0400

My sister's first pc build. [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agoRandulv posted submission on buildapc.
March 28, 2020

She has a budget of 700$ but has told me that i'd be nice if it could be a bit cheaper. Purely for gaming and wants to atleast play at 1080p with consistent 60fps. PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor$119.99 @ Newegg
MotherboardAsus TUF B450M-PLUS GAMING Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$69.99 @ Newegg
MemoryTeam T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$69.99 @ Newegg
StorageSeagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$44.99 @ Adorama
Video CardMSI GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card$299.99 @ Newegg
CaseCooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case$44.99 @ Best Buy
Power SupplyEVGA BR 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$49.99 @ ModMyMods
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$719.93
Mail-in rebates-$20.00
Total$699.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-28 14:20 EDT-0400
1 month, 2 weeks agoRandulv posted comment on buildapc.
March 28, 2020

Swap the R5 2600 for a R5 1600 AF as they're basically the same CPUs on the same node. However Amazon may not be offering Prime Shipping at the moment so it could take 1-2 weeks to arrive FYI.

Simple Questions - March 28, 2020 [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agoSome_Derpy_Pineapple posted submission on buildapc.
March 28, 2020

This thread is for simple questions that don't warrant their own thread (although we strongly suggest checking the sidebar and the wiki before posting!). Please don't post involved questions that are better suited to a [Build Help], [Build Ready] or [Build Complete] post. Examples of questions:

  • Is this RAM compatible with my motherboard?
  • I'm thinking of getting a GTX 1070. Which one should I get?
  • I'm on a very tight budget and I'm looking for a case < $50

Remember that Discord is great places to ask quick questions as well: http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/wiki/livechat

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1 month, 2 weeks agoSome_Derpy_Pineapple posted comment on buildapc.
March 28, 2020

yes but if you're in the us buy the rebranded 2600 if you don't live near a micro center

single fan is fine imo

Looking to build something fun [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agofuddyduddyc posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 28, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

I will be playing games like minecraft, some shooters, and other various games. Also will use adobe creative cloud and will do schoolwork on it.

**What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

About $400 (US)

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

In a week or two

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

Tower and OS

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

US California.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

Will be reusing monitor, mouse, and keyboard. I think the monitor is acer but i’ve had to use my laptop recently so i’m not sure on all of this.

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

No

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

*No

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

Something simple and nice to look at.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

Yes

Extra info or particulars: Thank you :)

1 month, 2 weeks agofuddyduddyc posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 28, 2020

Still at $85, unless for some reason I’m somehow pulling a cached page. Somebody else also reported they weren’t seeing this price.

First PC Build ($500-$600) [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agofuddyduddyc posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 27, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • I will be using this PC for gaming, school work, and maybe some very light video editing. I will probably be mostly playing Fortnite. However, the PC should be able to handle other games that I enjoy, like Apex, Rainbow 6, GTA V, and Minecraft.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • My budget is $500-$600. I am aiming for the $550 mark.

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • Early April 2020.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • I don't need that just yet, but If somebody can find a good 144 hz monitor for cheap, I will purchase it. (outside of budget)

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • California, USA. Sadly, Microcenter is too far from me.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • I already have a Logitech G213 and G203. (Mouse and Keyboard)

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • I know little about overclocking. However, I'm ok with mildly overclocking a any component as long as I do not have to purchase more cooling.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • I feel an SSD is a nice touch. I will be ok with a 1tb hard drive, as I am coming from 120gb total memory on my current setup.

What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.

  • Unfortunately, I do not have access to an ethernet cable or the ability to set one up. For wifi, I would prefer the fastest method that isn't too expensive, whether it is an adapter or wifi card. I have a Comcast Xb3 router that is dual-band.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • This build is pure performance. I do not care whether I have the "best rgb fans" or not. That being said, I do not want to pc to look terrible either. While they would be nice, RGB fans just add money to the cost, money that could be used to add performance.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • I think I will get an unactivated version on a USB for now, and maybe activate it later on. So no, I do not need windows included.

Extra info or particulars: The GPU is important, but I want to machine to be somewhat balanced. So maybe around or under (preferably the latter) for the graphics card. I have also considered the 1600 af for the CPU.

1 month, 2 weeks agofuddyduddyc posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 28, 2020

The 1600 AF is actually $85 at Amazon. Otherwise, nice build.

[$600 - $800] Gaming Desktop (PoE) [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agoMisterBilly posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 27, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

Mainly play Path of Exile (PoE). Not considering playing any other games at the moment.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

$800

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

Preferably within a week or so.

**What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? All I have is monitor + mouse + keyboard. I will need everything else, including wireless wifi abilities.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

California; No physical access to Micorcenter.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

MSI Optix g27c2 27 inch monitor. Regular keyboard & mouse.

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

Not sure what this means.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

16GB+ RAM & 500GB+ SSD.

Looks like PoE recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and Intel Core i7-960?

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

No preferences.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

Yes Windows 10.

Extra info or particulars: I have no experience building a PC.

1 month, 2 weeks agoMisterBilly posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 27, 2020

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
MotherboardASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$84.99 @ Newegg
MemoryOLOy 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory-
StorageWestern Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$64.99 @ Newegg
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card$203.98 @ Newegg
CaseNZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case$69.99 @ Best Buy
Power SupplyEVGA BQ 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply$65.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$584.93
Mail-in rebates-$10.00
Total$574.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-27 19:35 EDT-0400

Link to CPU: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_E5OFEb8G3NAW4

This should definitely suffice for your needs, and I was able to get under your budget a fair bit so you can get more storage or a different case based on your preferences. Any better CPU/GPU would be overkill for PoE but you'll still be able to play nearly any modern game at 1080p 60+ fps if you ever want to in the future. PoE would definitely get 144 FPS to take advantage of your monitor's refresh rate.

If you need tips on building a PC for the first time, there's plenty of YouTube videos or you could check out /r/buildapc

Good luck and enjoy!

New PC builder here, I know nothing besides a computer screen and a keyboard and mouse, how can I start? [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agoKathy2715 posted submission on buildapc.
March 27, 2020

I was told that these are the things I should get

GTX 1060 6GB GFX card

i56600K

2400Mhz DDR4 ram 2 x 4GB

600watt powersupply

Z170 series motherboard

Decent PC case from coolermaster

What would I do after that? Don’t I need a base? Any help would be appreciated

1 month, 2 weeks agoKathy2715 posted comment on buildapc.
March 27, 2020

I made this list for you. Something I would recommend under 700$ (I assumed USD).

You’ll notice I didn’t list the CPU because it’s not listed on Pc Part Picker, but I went with a Ryzen 5 1600 AF, which you can find on amazon for 85$ here. This also comes with a good CPU cooler.

I also didn’t choose a case because that’s ultimately up to your personal preference, but keep in mind I chose a Mini ATX board so if you care about the looks of the PC, putting a Mini ATX board in a bigger case, might look silly.

The Storage I went with 2TB HDD which, an SSD would be faster for loading programs and games etc, but they are also more expensive. You can always swap that out for a 500 GB SSD for around the same price. Then, upgrade your storage another time as you can always add more whenever.

First build this decade, mATX [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agosk9592 posted submission on buildapc.
March 27, 2020

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/M7LTtp

I play things like Destiny 2, Jedi Fallen Order, Assassins Creed, Minecraft, and whatever Humble Bundle has to offer.

Looking for recommendations, critiques, ways to save some money while maintaining decent quality of game play and Ill need a monitor to go with it.

I currently try to play on an ASUS ROG753VE laptop.

1 month, 2 weeks agosk9592 posted comment on buildapc.
March 27, 2020

Consider the Ryzen 5 1600 AF CPU: https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07XTQZJ28/

It is actually the exact same CPU and cooler as the 2600 except it is $35 cheaper.

In the real world, it's clockspeed is only 100MHz slower (3.6GHz vs 3.7GHz). That is either something you can easily change by overclocking or just live with for the cost savings. But overclocking on this CPU is dead simple (especially if you just want to do 100MHz).

need help upgrading my pc [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agoTTVroyalsbp07 posted submission on buildapc.
March 27, 2020

Hello, I need help picking pc parts that would allow my computer to smoothly stream the game dota 2. Streaming league of legends was just fine for my computer because it was a less demanding game, but after tinkering with all the settings that i could on obs, i've come to the conclusion that i just simply don't have the right pc parts. I've been told that the issue is with my motherboard/cpu. Here is a list of my pc specs: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/RL8pDx
My budget is around 550 usd, what parts should/could I get to allow me to stream the game? If the cost exceeds my estimated budget slightly, that's fine too, but preferably it would be within that estimate.

1 month, 2 weeks agoTTVroyalsbp07 posted comment on buildapc.
March 27, 2020

Keep your gpu and if you want to save a bit more money overclock your ram to atleast 3000mhz as ryzen loves fast ram and if you wanted to save even more money re-use your drives This https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07XTQZJ28 And this PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
MotherboardMSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard$114.99 @ Amazon
MemoryGeIL EVO SPEAR 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory$63.99 @ Newegg
StorageWestern Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$64.99 @ Newegg
StorageSeagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$54.98 @ Newegg
CaseFractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case$87.98 @ Newegg
Power SupplyEVGA SuperNOVA GA 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply$76.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$483.91
Mail-in rebates-$20.00
Total$463.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-27 16:26 EDT-0400

$500 - $600 budget pc [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agoMisterBilly posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 27, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • I will mainly be doing gaming and school work on this PC, I'm just getting into PC building so this will be my entry so I would like it to be able to upgrade it in the future. I will mainly be playing games like minecraft, city skylines and crusader kings 2 and simple school programs like word.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • $500 to $600 is my budget right now, being in school I need it to be on the cheaper end with the option to upgrade later.

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • I would like to get started early next month

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • Parts and a case are what I need now

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • United States, I do not have access to a microcenter

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • I will be using a microsoft keyboard that I currently own

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • I do not know much about overclocking, it might be something I want to do in the future but is not necessary now.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • SSD would be nice

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • A case with LEDs would be nice, but again not necessary just trying to get into PC building

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • I do not need a copy of windows at this time

Extra info or particulars:

1 month, 2 weeks agoMisterBilly posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 27, 2020

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
MotherboardASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$74.98 @ Amazon
MemoryOLOy 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$67.99 @ Newegg
StorageWestern Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$64.99 @ Newegg
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card$203.98 @ Newegg
CaseMetallic Gear Neo Air ATX Mid Tower Case$49.99 @ Newegg
Power SupplyEVGA BR 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$41.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$618.91
Mail-in rebates-$30.00
Total$588.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-27 15:58 EDT-0400

Link to CPU: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_ITLFEbDSF4D7R Link to motherboard: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FVYKFXF/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_AULFEb6B9ZRBV If you need wifi, get this mobo instead: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SY8CMTX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_lVLFEbVDN43QA

This should be a solid build to start with. I personally have this CPU and GPU combo and can play anything at 1080p high settings. You can play R6 Siege at 144+ fps on here easily. You'll have room to upgrade for a better CPU or GPU going forward.

Was a console gamer, starting to get more into pc gaming but need a better build. [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoidunowat23 posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 26, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

 

Mostly playing rainbow 6 seige, gta v, maybe some red dead 2.

 

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  Id like to stay below $750 but i can save up if it is recommended  

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

 

  • Hopefully by the end of the weekend, if I save up it will be longer

 

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

 

  • Ill need everything except for a keyboard and mouse

 

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

 

  • I live in Lincoln NE and i do not have access to a microcenter

 

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

 

  • my keyboard is a corsair k68, and mouse is a corsair harpoon

 

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

 

  • I dont know much about overclocking so probably not.

 

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

 

  • Nothing in particular

 

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

 

  • I have no preference, anything that works best ill take

 

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

 

  • Yes, I have no preference.

 

1 month, 3 weeks agoidunowat23 posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 27, 2020

$750 Gaming PC

High Settings 1080p Estimates:

  • Rainbow Six Siege: 168fps
  • GTA V: 91fps
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (proxy for the most demanding games): 65fps
  • Full benchmarks

Windows 10

  • Use Microsoft's Windows 10 creation tool to get free unactivated Windows 10. Download onto an 8GB or larger USB drive using your current computer. You will boot the new computer from the USB drive and install windows from there.
  • The only downside is a watermark in the bottom corner of your screen
  • You can always activate windows later if you choose.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPURyzen 5 1600 AF$85.00 @ Amazon
MotherboardASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$83.98 @ Newegg
Memory*Team T-FORCE VULCAN TUF Gaming Allian 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$67.99 @ Newegg
StorageWestern Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$64.99 @ Newegg
Video CardZotac GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB Twin Fan Video Card$159.99 @ B&H
CaseCougar MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case$39.95 @ Newegg
Power SupplyCorsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$59.98 @ Newegg
Case FanARCTIC ACFAN00119A 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan$12.98 @ Newegg
MonitorLG 24GL600F-B 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor$179.00 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$753.86
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-27 02:42 EDT-0400

Explanation of Part Choices

  • CPU: Best value mid-range cpu. The 1600 AF is a Zen+ cpu equivalent to the Ryzen 5 2600.
  • Motherboard: Cheapest compatible motherboard with at least 2 fan headers and VRMs strong enough to support a significant CPU upgrade path (up to a stock Ryzen 9 3950X or the next gen TDP equivalent). See the AMD VRM ratings list
  • Memory: 3200mhz CL is the price/performance sweet spot for Zen+ series cpus in your country. 16GB standard.
  • SSD: Cheapest 500GB NVMe SSD with a 5 year warranty.
  • Case: Cheapest case with a tempered glass window and an open mesh front panel for high airflow. It comes with one rear exhaust fan and I've added a high quality pressure-optimized fan for the front intake.
  • Video Card: Strongest GPU that fits the budget. I selected the cheapest model currently available
  • Power Supply: 5 year warranty. 450W is more than enough for this 254W PC.
  • Monitor: Cheapest 144hz 1080p monitor with a large sample size of good reviews that is currently in stock.

Need help upgrading my computer [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agonousersnameswereleft posted submission on Amd.
March 26, 2020

I have a red devil RX 570 4GB I want to upgrade my computer it has an AMD 4300 FX processor and it paired with a MSI 760gma FX p34 motherboard can anyone tell me what would go good with my graphics card I don't really play PC games that off and I just want to be able to run emulators and maybe some light PC gaming without the graphics having to be mad any help would be appreciated thank you

1 month, 3 weeks agonousersnameswereleft posted comment on Amd.
March 27, 2020

You linked the wrong CPU, but the right price for the newer version.

OP be sure to get the newer Ryzen 5 1600 AF 12nm

https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07XTQZJ28/

SPED teacher needs new computer [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agofuddyduddyc posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 26, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • For developing on line teaching materials using ms and chrome suite and video editing

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • $1000

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy. within wek * >What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • mid size tower, mother board, processor, hard drive, sd drive, ram, video card for 2 monitors,

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • sacramento ca....would like to use amazon

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • old 27 in monitors ASUS ve278 and LG Flatron E2742V. Will be looking to up grade in future

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

*no

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • SSD, Case that allow connection to other stuff. wifi and blue tooth

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • mid tower and quiet

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • need fresh copy and ms 365.

Thanks for you help

1 month, 3 weeks agofuddyduddyc posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 26, 2020

Actual list (reply wouldn't let me put lists and description together - too much text).

Build A - CPU with integrated graphics.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 3 3200G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor$94.99
MotherboardASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$74.99
MemoryCrucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$74.95
StorageSeagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$49.99
CaseCooler Master MasterBox NR400 (w/ODD) MicroATX Mid Tower Case$58.49
Power SupplyCorsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply$59.99
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit$129.99
Wireless Network AdapterAsus PCE-AC55BT B1 PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter$32.09
Case FanARCTIC P12 PWM PST(5-pack) 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fans$27.99
CustomWD Blue 3D NAND 500GB PC SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s M.2 2280 Solid State Drive - WDS500G2B0B$64.99
Custom[Microsoft Office Home and Business 20191 device, Windows 10 PC/Mac Download]
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$888.45
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-26 21:14 EDT-0400

Build B: Good CPU and separate GPU. Same as above except for the following:

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
Video CardXFX Radeon RX 570 4 GB RS XXX Video Card$129.97
CustomAMD CPU RYZEN 5 1600 AM4$85.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$1008.43
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-26 21:18 EDT-0400

Can’t put off updating the old PC any more... [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoidunowat23 posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 26, 2020

After many (probably far too many) long and glorious years, my PC has finally bit it. So I'm going to salvage what I can and give poor old Froderick Frankenstein a much needed upgrade! Ten years is a good lifespan for most parts, right? I can usually bribe a friend to help with this, but the pandemic panic has that put on hold for probably a good long while...

>What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

Mostly casual use and gaming. My ultimate goal is to have it ready for Cyberpunk 2077 when it comes out. Other than that I tend to play a fair bit of Witcher 3, Dead by Daylight, and Final Fantasy XIV.

>What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

The closer to $500, the better. I have to be mindful of budget, as we have a baby on the way, but I can probably go as high as $800 if I absolutely have to.

>When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

No later than the next month(ish) depending on what the final price would be and the way life shenanigans tend to go.

>What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

Most of the internal pieces- CPU, Memory, Motherboard, graphics card, maybe a CPU cooler if you think?

>Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

Western PA, USA. I imagine it will be mostly online ordering, but I could arrange a visit to the Microcenter on a visit to the parents down in DC!

>If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

-Keyboard, mouse, monitor, and headset. I know my monitor is an ASUS with an HDMI plug. The mouse and keyboard are both logitech. Headset is a reliable ol' Gamecom.

-My case will definitely be reused- its a Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case. -Power supply is also in good shape- a Corsair RM 1000x

-Lastly, my hard drive is still probably worth holding onto (I hope)- Seagate 3TB Desktop HDD SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive

>Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

I'm not the most technically literate in the fancy PC talk-- I have no idea! Being that, my guess is no.

>Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

No thank you. I'm not going to have the time to warrant the need for any fancy bells and whistles. The only thing I would consider is an SSD, but ONLY if the budget allows.

>Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

Nope. I love my big old Cooler Master full tower!

>Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

Negatory, but I will be running on Windows 10 if that matters in the build.

>Extra info or particulars:

None, really. However, I am always thankful for any and all advice and suggestions!

1 month, 3 weeks agoidunowat23 posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 26, 2020

$500 Gaming PC

This PC will run any game at 60fps+ at 1080p on high settings. Do not feel pressured to spend more than you need to.

High Settings 1080p Performance Estimates

  • Overwatch: 156fps
  • Fortnite: 112fps
  • Read Dead Redemption 2 (proxy for the most demanding games): 71fps
  • Full benchmarks

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPURyzen 5 1600 AF$85.00 @ Amazon
MotherboardASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$83.98 @ Newegg
Memory*Team T-FORCE VULCAN TUF Gaming Allian 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$67.99 @ Newegg
StorageWestern Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$64.99 @ Newegg
StorageSeagate Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$0.00
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card$203.98 @ Newegg
CaseCooler Master HAF 932 Black ATX Full Tower Case$0.00
Power SupplyCorsair RM 1000 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply$0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$515.94
Mail-in rebates-$10.00
Total$505.94
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-26 20:45 EDT-0400

Explanation of Part Choices

  • CPU: Best value mid-range cpu. The 1600 AF is a Zen+ architecture cpu equivalent to the ryzen 5 2600. It comes with a good cpu cooler that you do not need to replace unless you want to overclock or you want a super silent PC.
  • Motherboard: Cheapest compatible motherboard with at least 2 fan headers and VRMs strong enough to support a significant CPU upgrade path (up to a stock Ryzen 9 3950X). See the AMD VRM ratings list.
  • Memory: 3200mhz is the price/performance sweet spot for Ryzen Zen+ cpus. 16GB standard.
  • Storage: Cheapest 500GB NVMe SSD with a 5 year warranty.
  • Video Card: Best value gpu in the mid-range. I selected the cheapest model currently available.

I need your help [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agospeedymaldo posted submission on pcmasterrace.
March 26, 2020

Hello there PCMR I am in need of your help. I have a budget of $500 to build a gaming PC and I have 0 clue on what to do I am a beginner so please go easy on me

1 month, 3 weeks agospeedymaldo posted comment on pcmasterrace.
March 26, 2020

Buy a Ryzen 5 1600AF: https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07XTQZJ28

along with everything on this list:

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/tXBpFG

The total price comes to approx 525. This system will play most AAA titles at medium settings.

is it possible to build a good gaming pc for 400-500$? [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agorallymax posted submission on buildapc.
March 26, 2020

i want to build a pc but im pretty low budget rn, only about 300, but i want to build a gaming pc in the coming months (i will upgrade it later of course) what parts would be strong enough to run games like ac and watch dogs, also the batman arkham games and some games like hitman on good graphics (they dont have to be that good of course) and an ok fps, like about 60 or 50? Also im not sure if this belongs in this subreddit, i submitted in other subs but it got removed there

1 month, 3 weeks agorallymax posted comment on buildapc.
March 26, 2020

I'd say $600 to really have solid 1080p 60fps. You could make below cheaper by shaving a few $ on bottom of barrel parts, but I think my build is decent value.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
MotherboardASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$83.98 @ Newegg
MemoryCrucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory$71.99 @ Newegg
StorageWestern Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$64.99 @ Newegg
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card$203.98 @ Newegg
CaseCooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case$44.99 @ Best Buy
Power SupplyEVGA BR 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$41.98 @ Newegg
CustomRyzen 5 1600 AF$85.00 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$616.91
Mail-in rebates-$20.00
Total$596.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-26 13:24 EDT-0400

$1000 Gaming PC: First-time builder [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoTTVroyalsbp07 posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 26, 2020

>**What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.**

Looking to build my first gaming PC. I'm aiming for 1080p with 144Hz. I don't know much about building so I'd like the parts to not be too difficult to install. I play Rainbow 6, The Witcher, BF5, Tomb Raider games, Call of Duty. I'd also like to use the computer for general work such as Microsoft Office.

>**What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?**

A soft $1000 limit. I'd be willing to go over if the upgrades warrant the price.

>**When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.**

ASAP to within a week

>**What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc\)**

No monitor. I need everything else though.

>**Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?**

USA, Wisconsin. There is a Microcenter 2.5 hours from me. Is it worth driving there to pick up parts during the COVID outbreak or should I order online?

>**If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.**

I have an ASUS VG248QE monitor.

>**Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?**

Prefer not to because I don't fully understand it. I would be willing to try it if my build supports it.

>**Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)**

I'd like some SSD with maybe some backup storage. I don't run out of storage often though so maybe a larger SSD would be enough.

>**What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.**

Wired and WiFi. I'm moving soon so I'm not sure which I'll need.

>**Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?**

No preference for aesthetics. I would like a case that would allow upgrading parts in the future.

>**Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?**

I'd like the latest Windows. Can't I get a cheap version of this for free though?

1 month, 3 weeks agoTTVroyalsbp07 posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 26, 2020

This https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07XTQZJ28 And this

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
MotherboardMSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard$114.99 @ Amazon
MemoryG.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory$75.99 @ Newegg
StorageCrucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$109.99 @ B&H
StorageSeagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$54.98 @ Newegg
Video CardXFX Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB THICC II Pro Video Card$269.99 @ Amazon
CaseFractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case$87.98 @ Newegg
Power SupplyAntec NeoECO Gold ZEN 600 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply$64.99 @ Newegg
KeyboardG.Skill KM360 Wired Standard Keyboard$49.99 @ Newegg
MouseLogitech G502 SE HERO Wired Optical Mouse$37.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$881.89
Mail-in rebates-$15.00
Total$866.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-26 12:47 EDT-0400

I’m no expert & there’s so many combos! [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoDistractionRectangle posted submission on buildapc.
March 26, 2020

Hello all, I’m looking to upgrade my cpu/gpu but there are so many different cpu/gpu & apu combos to think about. I’ve been looking at the ryzen 5 2400g/3400g since I figured if I’ve got these I wouldn’t have to upgrade the gpu just yet and could run most games I play with ease (cs mostly). After more searching and digging I found some ryzen 3 1200 with rx 570 cards for not much more that would be able to run my games as well. My question is would I be a better idea to go to a 3400g with an rx 570 then upgrade the gpu later or should I choose a ryzen 3 1200 with an rx 570 or even a ryzen 5 3600 /x with the rx 570? Just trying to figure the most cost effective pairing because I’ll be upgrading again this summer most likely. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I’m very bad at computer decisions like this since I’m not too knowledgeable on the subject!

1 month, 3 weeks agoDistractionRectangle posted comment on buildapc.
March 26, 2020

Yeah, no. My guess is you're simply looking at clock speeds and not considering architectural changes, ipc (instructions per clock) uplift from Zen+ to Zen2, etc

Depending on the game there's as much as 20% increase in FPS using the 3600 over the 2600.

The 2600 simply isn't the same as the 3600. One might choose one over the other due to budget.

If you knew what you where talking about, you'd recommend the 1600af for $85 over the 2600 because there's little perceivable difference gaming wise

This isn't because there isnt a difference between Zen and Zen+. There is. The original 1600 was a Zen cpu (uses 14nm process) and the 2600 is a Zen+ CPU (12nm process). The 1600 'af' (af in the sku differenciates it from the original 1600) is made with the 12nm process, and it's performance is on par with 2600 becauses there was little architectural difference between Zen and Zen+ aside from manufacturing node. There is a marked difference between Zen/Zen+ and Zen2 however, and benchmarks reflect that.

I’m no expert & there’s so many combos! [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoSome_Derpy_Pineapple posted submission on buildapc.
March 26, 2020

Hello all, I’m looking to upgrade my cpu/gpu but there are so many different cpu/gpu & apu combos to think about. I’ve been looking at the ryzen 5 2400g/3400g since I figured if I’ve got these I wouldn’t have to upgrade the gpu just yet and could run most games I play with ease (cs mostly). After more searching and digging I found some ryzen 3 1200 with rx 570 cards for not much more that would be able to run my games as well. My question is would I be a better idea to go to a 3400g with an rx 570 then upgrade the gpu later or should I choose a ryzen 3 1200 with an rx 570 or even a ryzen 5 3600 /x with the rx 570? Just trying to figure the most cost effective pairing because I’ll be upgrading again this summer most likely. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I’m very bad at computer decisions like this since I’m not too knowledgeable on the subject!

1 month, 3 weeks agoSome_Derpy_Pineapple posted comment on buildapc.
March 26, 2020

rebranded and slightly slower r5 2600

rx 570 or used rx 480/580

if you want to save money an apu would be fine cause csgo runs on anything.

[Question] Ryzen 5 1600 af [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agochithanh posted submission on Amd.
March 26, 2020

So I’ve read and seen so much amazing benchmarks and so many good reviews for the price point on the 1600 af. There is just no place that I can find to buy it. Can someone help? Thanks

Edit : there is no question flair so just ignore the discussion flair

1 month, 3 weeks agochithanh posted comment on Amd.
March 26, 2020

Ebay sellers do sell new products, too.
Newegg lists it: https://www.newegg.com/amd-ryzen-5-1600/p/274-003V-00043
Amazon too: https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07XTQZJ28

If you don't want to buy at the current prices, set a price alert for the sales price ($85) and wait until you get the notification.

First Quarantine Build [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoidunowat23 posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 25, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

It’ll be a work station at home, and for gaming my main focus will be heavy modding of Bethesda games such as Skyrim and Fallout 4. Maybe not full blown ENB’s, but plenty of mods nonetheless. I don’t generally play new games very often, and I’ve always put frame rate above visuals.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

Around 700-800$, although I’ll gladly go lower if something suiting my needs can be done for less.

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

Within the next month (yay quarantine). As soon as possible though.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

Tower. I’ll probably seek a middle of the road monitor on a separate budget although I’ll gladly take recommendations. As for mouse and keyboard I’ll figure it out myself, I’m not seeking top of the line products in that regard.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

I’m in the United States. Yes I have a Microcenter very near to my location.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

This will be first build. Nothing to reuse.

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

Down the line. I don’t know the details of over clocking and I won’t be doing so until I understand my computer and how to correctly over clock.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

No, first build so I’m all ears as to every part of the tower.

What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.

I don’t really play multiplayer games, so connection isn’t too important to me, I have a good WiFi service.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

Nope, it can be as bland or as colorful as need be if it gets the job done.

**Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a copy?

No, I already have my own copy of windows

Thank you for those that answer this post. It’s very kind of you to volunteer your time this way.

1 month, 3 weeks agoidunowat23 posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 26, 2020

$685 Gaming PC

This build is overkill for modding Fallout 4 and Skyrim, even with ENBs. These games came out in 2015 and 2011, so you don't exactly need a monster PC. Do not feel pressured to spend more than you need to.

High Settings 1080p Performance Estimates

  • Fallout 76: 138fps
  • COD Modern Warfare: 129fps
  • Fortnite: 112fps
  • Read Dead Redemption 2 (proxy for the most demanding games): 71fps
  • Full benchmarks

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPURyzen 5 1600 AF$85.00 @ Amazon
MotherboardASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$83.98 @ Newegg
Memory*Team T-FORCE DARK Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$64.99 @ Newegg
StorageCrucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$109.99 @ B&H
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card$203.98 @ Newegg
CaseCougar MX330-G ATX Mid Tower Case$49.99 @ Newegg
Power SupplyCorsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$72.98 @ Newegg
Case FanFractal Design FD-FAN-SSR2-120-BK 66 CFM 120 mm Fan$13.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$694.89
Mail-in rebates-$10.00
Total$684.89
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-26 02:14 EDT-0400

Explanation of Part Choices

  • CPU: Best value mid-range cpu. The 1600 AF is a Zen+ architecture cpu equivalent to the ryzen 5 2600. There is no need to replace the stock cpu cooler unless you want to overclock or if you want a dead silent system.
  • Motherboard: Cheapest compatible motherboard with at least 2 fan headers and VRMs strong enough to support a significant CPU upgrade path (up to a stock Ryzen 9 3950X). See the AMD VRM ratings list
  • Memory: 3200mhz is the price/performance sweet spot for Ryzen Zen+ cpus. 16GB standard.
  • Storage: Cheapest 1TB NVMe SSD with a dram cache and a 5 year warranty. Since you don't play many new games this will likely be more than enough storage, and you can always add an HDD later if you find it necessary.
  • Case: Cheapest case with a mesh front panel for high airflow. It comes with one rear exhaust fan and I've added a high quality fan for the front intake. Tempered glass side panel.
  • Video Card: Best value gpu in the mid-range. I selected the cheapest model currently available.
  • Power Supply: 5 year warranty. 550W is more than enough for this 279W system and leaves plenty of room for future upgrades. 80+ bronze efficiency. Do not use cheaper PSUs like the EVGA BQ or BR. These are low-end models with lower endurance components and have a correspondingly shorter 3-year warranty. They are only recommended for basic APU systems. See the PSU tier list

First time PC builder looking for feedback [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoSome_Derpy_Pineapple posted submission on buildapc.
March 25, 2020

Hey guys

I've been using an old laptop for 7 years now and it's time to buy a real computer. Here's the parts list I've gathered so far.

What is your intended use for this build? The more details the better.

Gaming, programming (hence the higher performance processor), also just general purpose computing

If gaming, what kind of performance are you looking for? (Screen resolution, framerate, game settings)

I've never had a PC capable of real performace so I don't really have a standard. I guess really good.

What is your budget (ballpark is okay)?

Current $1500 price point is about what I want to spend, but that's not a hard limit. If you have really good product recommendations that go over that amount I'll take them.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor$418.89 @ Amazon
MemoryG.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory$159.99 @ Newegg
StorageIntel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$122.99 @ Newegg
Video CardSapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB NITRO+ Video Card$433.98 @ Newegg
CaseFractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case$97.98 @ Newegg
Power SupplyEVGA SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply$138.94 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$1372.77
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-25 23:25 EDT-0400

Additional Details

I use Linux, so I'd prefer to remain in the AMD graphics card line. NVIDIA is a pain to deal with there. I'd love to hear other experiences though.

I didn't really consider the Intel product line. Not for any particular reason; I was just already looking at AMD so I figured I'd stay with them for the processor. I do like the general better-bang-for-buck thing AMD has going for them.

I don't know what to look for in the power supply department.

I'll also welcome any mice/keyboard/other peripheral recommendations. I'm fine with the parts I've salvaged from old family computers for now, but I'll definitely be buying new versions of those pretty soon.

Also just general advice for first-time builder is nice.

Edit: one more thing. Is now a good time to buy? Upcoming product releases/price drops/the current pandemic affecting prices/etc?

1 month, 3 weeks agoSome_Derpy_Pineapple posted comment on buildapc.
March 26, 2020

Trying to build a friend a "low end machine" thoughts? [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agorallymax posted submission on buildapc.
March 25, 2020

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/BmBJTC

Prince range is 500 - to 700 and running destiny 2 at high settings 60 fps is the goal

1 month, 3 weeks agorallymax posted comment on buildapc.
March 25, 2020

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 65W AM4 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler Wraith Spire - No LED (YD1600BBAFBOX) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_n8bFEbDTZTPH3

Plan on getting a solid gaming pc. Is it possible to spend about $600 on one? [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoSmileAsTheyDie posted submission on pcmasterrace.
March 25, 2020

I want to get in pc gaming because I’m tired of consoles and pc has a big variety of games. I want to spend about $600 on a gaming pc. Is it possible to play at 60fps 1080p with this budget. Could anyone recommend me parts to achieve the best I can with this budget? Thanks!

1 month, 3 weeks agoSmileAsTheyDie posted comment on pcmasterrace.
March 25, 2020

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
MotherboardASRock B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard$89.99 @ Amazon
MemoryTeam T-FORCE DARK Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$64.99 @ Newegg
StorageWestern Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$59.99 @ Newegg
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card$203.98 @ Newegg
CaseFractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case$59.98 @ Newegg
Power SupplyEVGA BR 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$41.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$625.91
Mail-in rebates-$20.00
Total$605.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-25 22:23 EDT-0400

Link to CPU: https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07XTQZJ28

Stuck at Home new gamer build $650 or under [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoMisterBilly posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 25, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • Gaming, Minecraft, Age Of Empire, Dead Rising, GTA, adobe suite, lite video editing

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • $650

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • start by end of this week. Hopefully the government check will come haha

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • Tower, maybe a monitor keyboard and mouse.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • USA Wisconsin

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • Monitor USB Mouse and USB gator

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

Both GPU and CPU later.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • AMD Ryzen Build I prefer

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • No specifics .

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • I do not.
1 month, 3 weeks agoMisterBilly posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 25, 2020

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
MotherboardASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$83.98 @ Newegg
MemoryG.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$69.99 @ Newegg
StorageWestern Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$59.99 @ Newegg
Video CardXFX Radeon RX 570 4 GB RS XXX Video Card$129.99 @ Newegg
CaseMetallic Gear Neo Air ATX Mid Tower Case$49.99 @ Newegg
Power SupplyEVGA BR 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$41.98 @ Newegg
MonitorAOC 24V2H 23.8" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor$104.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$645.91
Mail-in rebates-$20.00
Total$625.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-25 22:38 EDT-0400

CPU link is here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XTQZJ28/

I saw you mention in your other comment that you had a 720p monitor which is pretty low resolution for 2020, so I included one in this build. The games you listed should run very nicely at 1080p using this setup, and the monitor is IPS so it should be decent for video editing. There's room for upgrade if you ever want a better graphics card, a better 144hz monitor, a better CPU, etc.

First PC Build; $300 - $500 Budget [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoMisterBilly posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 25, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • I will be using for web browsing, such as Twitter, Reddit, etc. I will also be playing basic games, such as Roblox & Minecraft. This PC will also be used for basic video editing. Nothing too heavy, just 720p-1080p video edits every now & then. The last things I will be using it for is photo editing. Again, I don't do it a lot, and when I do, it's usually just some cropping and some effects.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • $400-450 USD before taxes & shipping

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • If everything goes according to my plan, most likely in April

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • Tower, OS, monitor, keyboard, speakers, I have one mouse but am looking to get a new one. Starting from scratch, gonna need everything.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • Arizona, USA. Sadly, i do not have access to a Microcenter location.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • I only have a Logitech M215 mouse that I may or may not be reusing for the PC. Connects via USB receiver.

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • Not right away, Perhaps down the line, but I am unsure. CPU

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • 128GB - 256GB + (or more) SSD

What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.

  • Wifi & Bluetooth

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • Yes. I do not want the case to be really big, I need a mid-tower or lower. ITX & micro ATX would work as well. I do want to see inside of it, so yes for a window. Colors: white, black, or clear. I do not want RGB lighting but some white lights inside would be nice. If not, it's not a big deal.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • Yes, I will need Windows 10 included in the budget. I have no preference, just Windows 10 Home or Pro. You guys know more than I do, so based on what I'll use the computer for, you can decide which type is best for me. Thank you

Extra info or particulars:

  • Just no RGB lighting that's built into the case, please. If anything, I'll probably add a Philips Hue light strip or something.
1 month, 3 weeks agoMisterBilly posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 25, 2020

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 3 3200G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor$94.99 @ B&H
MotherboardASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$84.99 @ Newegg
MemoryG.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$47.99 @ Newegg
StorageKingston A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$39.99 @ Newegg
CaseCougar MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case$39.95 @ Newegg
Power SupplyEVGA BR 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$41.98 @ Newegg
MonitorSceptre E225W-1920 22.0" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor$79.68 @ Amazon
KeyboardLogitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard$14.98 @ Adorama
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$454.55
Mail-in rebates-$10.00
Total$444.55
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-25 21:01 EDT-0400

Link to monitor (it has built in speakers btw): https://www.amazon.com/Sceptre-E225W-19203R-Monitor-Speakers-Metallic/dp/B07774L6TT

Most of these items can also be found on Amazon for similar price so consider that if they're able to ship faster than Newegg. The keyboard can also be found at Target for $9.

Windows 10 can be used for free if you install it from a USB drive or whatever, you would just have a watermark in the corner that you can get rid of with instructions from Google.

The budget is honestly pretty tight for a new build with all brand new parts plus a monitor, so I had to cut corners on the CPU and RAM, and there's no dedicated GPU; but the above build should do you just fine for your use cases, as well as have a great path for future upgrades.

Minecraft and Roblox should be very playable despite there being no dedicated GPU in this build (The 3200g is an APU which means it has built in integrated graphics). If you're thinking of playing any more graphically demanding games though, you'll really want to look into saving up for a dedicated GPU. A CPU upgrade would also bring a significant performance increase. My suggested upcoming upgrades would be:

  • A dedicated GPU: An RX 580 8 GB can be bought used for around $100 on /r/hardwareswap or eBay, or about $150 brand new. It would be able to handle nearly any game at 1080p.
  • A better CPU: A Ryzen 1600 AF at $85 or a Ryzen 5 3600 at $175 would be huge upgrades to CPU performance but you would need to have a dedicated GPU before you get either of them.
  • More RAM: You could buy those same RAM sticks again to make your RAM total 16 GB, which likely will be a minimum to run any demanding games in the near future.

EDIT: Changed CPU from 3000g to 3200g. It will be significantly faster and perform better for games and video editing.

Edit 2: Apparently the built in monitor speakers suck lol, so here's a link to a decent pair from Target: https://www.target.com/p/logitech-s120-speaker-system-black-980-000309/-/A-14479755

$900 Budget - First Time PC [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agocrimson117 posted submission on buildapc.
March 25, 2020

Switching from console! Any recommendations on build? I want something to game and work on. Want a build that will be relevant for years to come. Also is the thermal compound necessary?

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Nc8mQq

1 month, 3 weeks agocrimson117 posted comment on buildapc.
March 25, 2020

Thermal compound not really necessary but keep it if you want.

  • Changed CPU to Ryzen 1600 AF. It's essentially a 2600 rebranded as a 1600.
  • Upgraded PSU to higher quality one
  • Swapped in a good wifi-equipped motherboard
  • Replaced old 2.5" SSD with fast new M.2 SSD
  • Fast, cheaper memory

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
MotherboardASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$84.99 @ Newegg
MemoryGeIL EVO SPEAR Phantom Gaming 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$67.99 @ Newegg
StorageWestern Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$59.99 @ Newegg
Video CardGigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB OC Video Card$238.98 @ Newegg
CasePhanteks Eclipse P400A Digital ATX Mid Tower Case$98.98 @ Newegg
Power SupplyCorsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply$98.98 @ Newegg
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit$106.99 @ Other World Computing
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$841.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-25 13:08 EDT-0400

$1000 PC for gaming, no colorful or flashy lights necessary. [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agocanyouread7 posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 25, 2020

1.What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

Gaming – (Wow classic, Battlefield, Fortnite, Rocket League, Smite)

Office products – (Excel, Word)

Youtube

2.What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

Around $1000, going over by $10 or $15 doesn’t bother me.

  1. When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

Within the next two weeks ideally.

4.What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc\)

Tower, Keyboard, Monitor I don’t have any interest in anything colorful or flashy, I’d rather just have it perform better than have some sort of rainbow aesthetic.

5.Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

Live in Indiana, US. I think the closest microcenter is like 2 hours from me, which is kind of hilarious.

6.If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

Not reusing any parts.

7.Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

I am not overclocking, still don’t completely understand that concept tbh.

8. Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

SSD

9. Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

Mid-tower is fine, I don’t want anything huge, No colors/LED/window necessary.

  1. Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

No

  1. Extra info or particulars:

I’m a CPA, I like to work with excel a lot. Don’t need to include MS office in the budget. If there are any specific items to be added to the build that might require incremental costs but increase value I’m open to it.

1 month, 3 weeks agocanyouread7 posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 25, 2020

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
MotherboardAsus PRIME B450M-A/CSM Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$78.99 @ B&H
MemoryTeam T-FORCE DARK Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$64.99 @ Newegg
StoragePNY CS900 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$37.99 @ B&H
StorageSeagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$54.98 @ Newegg
Video CardEVGA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card$383.98 @ Newegg
CaseRosewill SRM-01B MicroATX Mini Tower Case$32.98 @ Newegg
Power SupplyCorsair CV 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$38.98 @ Newegg
MonitorAsus VG248QG 24.0" 1920x1080 165 Hz Monitor$179.99 @ Best Buy
KeyboardG.Skill KM360 Wired Standard Keyboard$49.99 @ Newegg
CustomRyzen 5 1600 AF$101.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$1063.87
Mail-in rebates-$40.00
Total$1023.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-25 12:49 EDT-0400

I could only find the Ryzen 5 1600 AF on Amazon for $101.00, so perhaps they might not be offering them at $85 anymore. Still a great deal.

I made a Nvidia build for diversity so you can compare the two. I want to say that I'd argue you wouldn't be gaming at 1440p at 100+ fps for either builds, so in my opinion it's not worth it to get a 1440p 144 Hz monitor. I chose a 165 Hz 1080p monitor with good height, swivel, and tilt adjustments. I got a small boot + frequently used files/games SSD and a larger HDD for all your other games, because for me, I fill up my 1 TB HDD very quickly with games and other programs.

Let me know what you think :)

$1000 PC for gaming, no colorful or flashy lights necessary. [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agosunnyjuicedrink posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 25, 2020

1.What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

Gaming – (Wow classic, Battlefield, Fortnite, Rocket League, Smite)

Office products – (Excel, Word)

Youtube

2.What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

Around $1000, going over by $10 or $15 doesn’t bother me.

  1. When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

Within the next two weeks ideally.

4.What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc\)

Tower, Keyboard, Monitor I don’t have any interest in anything colorful or flashy, I’d rather just have it perform better than have some sort of rainbow aesthetic.

5.Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

Live in Indiana, US. I think the closest microcenter is like 2 hours from me, which is kind of hilarious.

6.If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

Not reusing any parts.

7.Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

I am not overclocking, still don’t completely understand that concept tbh.

8. Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

SSD

9. Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

Mid-tower is fine, I don’t want anything huge, No colors/LED/window necessary.

  1. Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

No

  1. Extra info or particulars:

I’m a CPA, I like to work with excel a lot. Don’t need to include MS office in the budget. If there are any specific items to be added to the build that might require incremental costs but increase value I’m open to it.

1 month, 3 weeks agosunnyjuicedrink posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 25, 2020

Here's a suggestion. If you want to go NVIDIA, the RTX 2060 will be a bit slower and a bit more expensive but should be fine at 1440p if you dial in the settings.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPURyzen 5 1600 AF$85.00
MotherboardASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$84.99 @ Newegg
MemoryGeIL EVO SPEAR 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory$63.99 @ Newegg
StorageCrucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$109.99 @ B&H
Video CardMSI Radeon RX 5700 8 GB Evoke OC Video Card$272.99 @ Newegg
CaseRosewill SRM-01B MicroATX Mini Tower Case$32.98 @ Newegg
Power SupplyCorsair CV 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$38.98 @ Newegg
MonitorViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor$319.99 @ B&H
KeyboardCorsair K55 + HARPOON RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard With Optical Mouse$59.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$1118.90
Mail-in rebates-$50.00
Total$1068.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-25 11:46 EDT-0400

Upgrade pc around $500 [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoImNotNep posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 25, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.**

Call of Duty Warzone, WoW, DBZ Kakarot, photoshop/illustrator,

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?**

Under $500, lower the better obviously

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.**

ASAP

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)**

GPU(if it needs to be upgraded), PSU, CPU, motherboard

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?**

California

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.**   NZXT Manta case Razer black widow keyboard Logitech mouse GTX 1050ti Two ADATA SSD’s

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?**

No

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)**

No

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?**

Using a mini itx case

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?*

No, I have windows 10 already

1 month, 3 weeks agoImNotNep posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 25, 2020

You put the wrong one , you need to buy the AF not the old AE . This one exactly

Budget desktop for digital art and mild gaming [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoSome_Derpy_Pineapple posted submission on buildapc.
March 25, 2020

Build Help/Ready:

I want to put together a desktop for digital art, basic gaming, and school/office work. I'd like it to be able to run games like Stardew Valley, Portal 2, Undertale, Starbound - nothing terribly demanding, but definitely needs to do better than integrated graphics.

Budget is around $500, buying in the US.

Looking to get advice about compatibility and whether I'm spending in the right places. I already own the case, storage, and video card from an older build, but any notes on upgrade-ability would be appreciated.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUIntel Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor$119.99 @ Best Buy
CPU CoolerCooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler$34.99 @ Newegg
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard$123.99 @ B&H
MemoryCorsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory$81.99 @ Best Buy
Storage (already owned)Silicon Power S55 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive-
Storage (already owned)Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$44.99 @ Adorama
Video Card (already owned)Zotac GeForce GTX 970 4 GB Video Card-
Case (already owned)Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case-
Power SupplyCorsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply$64.99 @ Newegg
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit$106.99 @ Other World Computing
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$577.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-25 02:06 EDT-0400
1 month, 3 weeks agoSome_Derpy_Pineapple posted comment on buildapc.
March 25, 2020

better value cpu, slightly slower in some games in worst case scenarios but really you shouldn't notice it with just a gtx 970. btw this is the 12nm 1600, not the 14nm one on pcpartpicker. if you want a good motherboard with it b450 tomahawk or b450-a pro (tomahawk has rgb on it and usb c port). better upgrade path, basically equivalent performance, and cheaper.

hyper 212 evo unnecessary, stock coolers are good enough.

you can get faster ram for less. 3200mhz cl16 or even 3600/18 or 3600/16 can be found for less than that i think.

maybe a better psu in terms of upgrade support (more wattage) although i think it's probably a bit lower quality.

This is my first time building a pc, I was just curios if it's good or not. Budget is $550. Trying to make a mid range gaming pc. [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoShane952 posted submission on buildapc.
March 25, 2020

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor$119.41 @ Amazon
MotherboardASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$64.98 @ Amazon
MemoryCorsair Vengeance LPX 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory-
StorageSeagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$54.98 @ Newegg
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card$159.99 @ Amazon
CaseDIYPC VII-BK-ARGB ATX Mid Tower Case$55.98 @ Newegg
Power SupplyCorsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$59.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$515.32
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-25 01:02 EDT-0400
1 month, 3 weeks agoShane952 posted comment on buildapc.
March 25, 2020

Just make sure the processor is the af version.

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 65W AM4 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler Wraith Spire - No LED (YD1600BBAFBOX) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_vNUEEbH0NVTW6

It’s this one

This is my first time building a pc, I was just curios if it's good or not. Budget is $550. Trying to make a mid range gaming pc. [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agocanned_pho posted submission on buildapc.
March 25, 2020

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor$119.41 @ Amazon
MotherboardASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$64.98 @ Amazon
MemoryCorsair Vengeance LPX 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory-
StorageSeagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$54.98 @ Newegg
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card$159.99 @ Amazon
CaseDIYPC VII-BK-ARGB ATX Mid Tower Case$55.98 @ Newegg
Power SupplyCorsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$59.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$515.32
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-25 01:02 EDT-0400
1 month, 3 weeks agocanned_pho posted comment on buildapc.
March 25, 2020

Better 1660 Super:

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
MotherboardASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$64.99 @ Newegg
MemoryTeam T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory$67.99 @ Newegg
StorageSeagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$54.98 @ Newegg
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card$203.98 @ Newegg
CaseHEC HX210 MicroATX Mini Tower Case$34.98 @ Newegg
Power SupplyEVGA BR 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$41.98 @ Newegg
CPU CustomRyzen 1600 AF 12nm$85.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$573.90
Mail-in rebates-$20.00
Total$553.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-25 01:13 EDT-0400

$1100 gaming PC build [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agotecaxo posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 24, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

Mainly gaming but I will likely be doing some school work on it while I’m forced to take online classes. I want some or hung that runs at a good FPS and looks great graphically. Also I would like it to be as aesthetically pleasing as possible

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

$1100 but I’d be much happier spending closer to $1000

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

Very soon

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

Everything

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

Massachusetts, I was planning on ordering parts from amazon but their is a micro center about 60 miles away that I can go to if I have to.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

N/A

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

Idk what this means

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

I’m not sure

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

A nice case with LED lighting. Willing to splurge a lil bit

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

Yes I believe so but I’m not sure the differences in each.

1 month, 3 weeks agotecaxo posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 25, 2020

Here is the link to the processor for some reason pc pcpartpicker does not have it listed also you dont need the cpu cooler it comes with one a bit of a noisy little fan though so just optional or upgrade later

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 65W AM4 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler Wraith Spire - No LED (YD1600BBAFBOX) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_8eUEEbT9WK3JP

This should cover everything but headphones or speakers

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
CPU CoolerCooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler$29.99 @ Newegg
MotherboardMSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$79.99 @ B&H
MemoryGeIL EVO SPEAR Phantom Gaming 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$67.99 @ Newegg
StorageWestern Digital Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive-
Storage*Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$54.98 @ Newegg
Video CardGigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB OC Video Card$238.98 @ Newegg
CaseFractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case$59.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply*SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply$89.99 @ B&H
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit$106.99 @ Other World Computing
MonitorVIOTEK NB24CB 24.0" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor$109.99 @ Best Buy
KeyboardCorsair K55 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard$49.99 @ Best Buy
MouseCorsair Harpoon RGB Wired Optical Mouse$23.48 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$1007.35
Mail-in rebates-$10.00
Total$997.35
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-25 00:41 EDT-0400

Building a budget pc have some questions about combinations [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoSome_Derpy_Pineapple posted submission on buildapc.
March 24, 2020

This pc is for gaming like fornight and is a 11 years old first pc.

I looked at going with:

amd athelon 3000g with ingrated graphics (Or i have a gtx550 ti laying around but i guess thats not really gonna help)

amd ryzen 3200-3600 series with ingrated graphics.

930F with a second hand rx480/580.

It it worth to pay the extra money? What option do you think would be the best?

1 month, 3 weeks agoSome_Derpy_Pineapple posted comment on buildapc.
March 24, 2020

rebranded 2600, then add a second hand 480/580.

  1. is a little too slow although probably barely playable

  2. 3600 does not have integrated graphics, but 3200g/3400g would be fine i guess but it's not as good value

  3. 9400f(?) is bad value.

Cheap upgrade [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoSome_Derpy_Pineapple posted submission on buildapc.
March 24, 2020

I currently have a i7 6700k skylake intel pc build... what can I build for under $500 that’s better? If not better, then faster for productivity applications. I have an itch to build a pc, and I want to do it on the cheap... I already have a PSU and graphics card. The cheaper the better

1 month, 3 weeks agoSome_Derpy_Pineapple posted comment on buildapc.
March 24, 2020

rebranded 2600

any b450 motherboard that works

16gb 3200mhz cl16 or something

Cheapest possible gaming build to run GTA on med/low specs [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agotecaxo posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 24, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

Looking to play GTA V, Rocket League, maybe Rainbow Six Siege

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

$650

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

ASAP (quarantined)

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

Pretty much everything. All I have now is a cheap, old Thinkpad

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

Chicago. Can bike to a Microcenter.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

N/A

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

Probably not.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

Not that I know of.

What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.

Could go WiFi or wired. My modem is nearby where I'd put the rig.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

Nope.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

Yeah, unfortunately. Whatever is cheapest and still works well.

Extra info or particulars:

1 month, 3 weeks agotecaxo posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 24, 2020

I cant do it with monitor keyboard etc without sacrificing performance.

This is best I can do to get gta 5 playable and enjoyable .

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
MotherboardMSI B450M PRO-M2 MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$74.99 @ B&H
MemoryGeIL EVO SPEAR Phantom Gaming 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$67.99 @ Newegg
StorageSeagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$54.98 @ Newegg
Video CardMSI Radeon RX 580 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card$154.99 @ Newegg
CaseCooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case$44.99 @ Best Buy
Power SupplyAntec NeoECO Gold ZEN 600 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply$64.99 @ Newegg
Case Fanbe quiet! Pure Wings 2 120 PWM 87 CFM 120 mm Fan$15.00 @ B&H
Case Fanbe quiet! Pure Wings 2 120 PWM 87 CFM 120 mm Fan$15.00 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$607.93
Mail-in rebates-$30.00
Total$577.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-24 23:06 EDT-0400

CPU link

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 65W AM4 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler Wraith Spire - No LED (YD1600BBAFBOX) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_9SSEEbW3V735B

Cheapest possible gaming build to run GTA on med/low specs [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agomeyyh345 posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 24, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

Looking to play GTA V, Rocket League, maybe Rainbow Six Siege

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

$650

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

ASAP (quarantined)

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

Pretty much everything. All I have now is a cheap, old Thinkpad

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

Chicago. Can bike to a Microcenter.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

N/A

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

Probably not.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

Not that I know of.

What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.

Could go WiFi or wired. My modem is nearby where I'd put the rig.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

Nope.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

Yeah, unfortunately. Whatever is cheapest and still works well.

Extra info or particulars:

1 month, 3 weeks agomeyyh345 posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 24, 2020

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Qp4GV7 the 1600 ad is like a 2600 but a lot cheaper here is the amazon link https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=1600af&qid=1584839653&sprefix=1600&sr=8-1 for the gpu try to find a used rx 580 or gtx 1060 any new graphics card for $100 will be total crap

I’m looking for a $1000 web developing and gaming first build. Looking to build in April if no delays [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agomeyyh345 posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 24, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • I will be using this computer for programming, mainly web developing. Also will play FPS games like Cs:go, Overwatch. A lot of single player games like Red Dead Redemption and also Minecraft.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • I want this build to stay under or close to $1000

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • In the month of April

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • Tower, monitor, and keyboard. I’ll use the free version of windows for the time being.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • USA, no micro center

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • I don’t have it yet but I plan on getting the Zowie Fk2 mouse

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • Don’t know how, so no

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • An SSD and 2tb hard drive if it’s possible. If not 1tb is fine.

What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.

  • I’ll be using WiFi

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • I would like for it to be black and blue, but if it’s cheaper to not have it be color specific then no worries

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • Nope
1 month, 3 weeks agomeyyh345 posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 24, 2020

Coronavirus forced me to stay home so it finally forced me to build my first PC. Need help please! [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoScratchjackson posted submission on buildapc.
March 24, 2020

So with the current Coronavirus I'm basically forced to stay home. I have been gaming on my Macbook which handle LoL pretty well, but for FPS it run's like a 1980 Toyota Corolla. So I finally decided to keep my Macbook strictly for school work and have a PC just for gaming and coding. I never built a PC before and decided many times just to build a PC but one day I'll have to learn it and with the current virus why not do it now. So please help! Games I usually play is LoL, Apex Legends, and maybe the new COD warzone more focused on FPS games rn. Thank you!

1 month, 3 weeks agoScratchjackson posted comment on buildapc.
March 24, 2020

you dont have to go used to get this build -https://pcpartpicker.com/list/y4q7yk just do this. and get this processor - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XTQZJ28

CPU equivalent of r5 2400g APU? [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoZombie_Tech posted submission on buildapc.
March 24, 2020

A year and a half or so ago, i bought a prebuilt system that I used for Mixed Reality. It has a 2400g and a RX 580. Since then, I built a new (better) machine with the intention to sell the prebuilt. I never really got around to it, but I kind of like having it around, so I was thinking about making it a little better as a small project while I'm stuck at home for a while.

Interestingly, the prebuilt mobo has no support for integrated graphics, despite having a 2400g. My question is, is there a Ryzen CPU out there that offers better performance (mostly gaming) for around the same price tag in the used market? I assume the fact that the 2400g is an APU makes it a bit more valuable than a similarly powered CPU. Maybe i could trade it outright if I find the right buyer.

Not sure if this question totally makes sense. I'd be happy to clarify if need be.

Thanks!

1 month, 3 weeks agoZombie_Tech posted comment on buildapc.
March 24, 2020

Ryzen 5 1600 AF (link).

Am I ready for 1440 gaming? [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoSlackBanter posted submission on buildapc.
March 24, 2020

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
MotherboardASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$80.00
MemoryCorsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$84.00
StorageWestern Digital Blue 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$64.00
StorageSeagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$50.00
Video CardMSI GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS GP OC Video Card$398.00
CaseThermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case$70.00
Power SupplyCorsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$70.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$936.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-24 18:58 EDT-0400

I've had some help on the budget so I was able to upgrade the gpu.

I've ready many reviews that the 1600 is similar to 2600.

I am in favor of keeping a micro atx build, do you think the temps would be fine?

Edit: I have 1440p 60hz monitor

1 month, 3 weeks agoSlackBanter posted comment on buildapc.
March 24, 2020

If you want a cpu closer to the 2600 get the 1600AF. Its $85 USD and is built on the 12nm chipset.

https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=ryzen+5+1600+af&qid=1585092136&sr=8-1

Looking to upgrade PC build from 2012 [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoonedoor posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 24, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • Looking to play ARPG games D3/D4, POE and also LOL/TFT.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • Under $750 USD

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • Currently looking to upgrade now.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • I have tower, monitor, mouse, keyboard, headset

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • I am in North Carolina, I can ship from Mircrocenter

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

*This is my current PC setup with parts. I would like to keep the tower, power supply, HDD and CPU if possible.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Tnvsjp

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • No

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • I would like to have an SSD

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • No specific case specifiactions.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • I currently use MS Office 10. Believe I can transfer this.

Extra info or particulars:

1 month, 3 weeks agoonedoor posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 24, 2020

Looking to build VR computer budget ~$700 [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoSquirrelGoesNutz posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 24, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

VR gaming on tethered Oculus Quest such as Half-Life: Alyx

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

Would like it to be in the $600-800 USD range

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

everything

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

US, NY. Microcenter is a few blocks away

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

The Oculus website recommends the following specs ProcessorIntel i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or greaterGraphics CardSee GPU tables belowMemory8 GB+ RAMOperating SystemWindows 10USB Ports1x USB 3.0 ports

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

yes

1 month, 3 weeks agoSquirrelGoesNutz posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 24, 2020

Get theAMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF. It's the same as the 2600 but a lot cheaper. Also that's not a lot of storage.

$500 half of a build [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoImNotNep posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 24, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

Gaming and light streaming/photo and video editing

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

$500 US

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

This week

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

mobo, cpu, ram(16g no budging from that), GPU, and storage

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

Maryland USA no micro center close enough

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciate

Razor keyboard and mouse, darkFlash Phantom ATX case, 2 sceptre monitors (GPU NEEDS HDMI AND DP), a pcie WiFi card, a 1000w PSU, and my CPU cooler.

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

Not necessary but would be appreciated if I could

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc

A large M.2 NVME ssd would be nice but if you can’t squeeze it in it’s OK but I don’t need more than 1TB of space

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

I don’t care if it has or doesn’t have RGB but my case is ATX. I have RGB fans so I’ll sync those with whatever colors.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

Nope

Extra info or particulars:

I would like a 1660 at the minimum for a GPU for raytracing.

1 month, 3 weeks agoImNotNep posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 24, 2020

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor$119.99 @ Newegg
MotherboardASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$83.98 @ Newegg
MemoryG.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$72.99 @ Newegg
StorageKingston A400 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$30.99 @ Newegg
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card$199.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$527.94
Mail-in rebates-$20.00
Total$507.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-24 15:53 EDT-0400

That's what you'll get for 500$ , since you asked for a 1660 ( that's nearly half of the budget ) , a cpu/ram for streaming , you could save some bucks for a cheaper motherboard. Can only squeeze a 120gb storage.

Just thought about this but you can go for this cheaper cpu which is nearly the same as the 2600 ( https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=1600&qid=1585079821&sr=8-1 ) you could save 35$ with that and getting the same perf most likely

Budget gaming PC advice [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agosunnyjuicedrink posted submission on buildapc.
March 24, 2020

Building my first computer. I'm trying to keep it as cheap as possible because I do not envision being able to use the computer as much as I would like. maybe once a week. ($500 is ideal, but I'm willing to pay for reasonable gains in longevity/performance). I don't need it to run games on ultra settings. I would be a casual gamer. I would just like the build to last me a while, with upgrades as needed.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUIntel Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor$119.99 @ Best Buy
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard$123.99 @ B&H
MemoryCorsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory$81.99 @ Best Buy
Video CardZotac GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB Twin Fan Video Card$159.99 @ B&H
CaseNZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case$69.99 @ B&H
Power SupplyEVGA 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply$99.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$655.94$590 (all on Amazon)
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-24 12:39 EDT-0400

My build so far. (Not married to anything in the build.)

Of key interest, I wonder how cheap you can realistically go on a CPU/GPU and have those parts be relevant for a reasonable timeframe?

Also, I tried to build it with a 3600/2600 but I can't seem to get the same price, (I've been using the x570 boards b/c I don't feel like dealing with the bios for the Zen2 chips.

PS I have an SSD, monitors and the rest of the accessories.

1 month, 3 weeks agosunnyjuicedrink posted comment on buildapc.
March 24, 2020
  • CPU: This is the best use case for the Ryzen 5 1600AF refresh. It's basically the same thing as a 2600, but it's $85. With 12 threads, it should have more longevity than the 9400F.
  • Mobo: Not sure why you couldn't get the same price. The Tomahawk MAX board that we always recommend on this sub is $115, cheaper than the board you picked out. You could even go for a budget board (e.g. ASRock B450M/AC) for ~$85.
  • RAM: I'd step up to 3200 or 3600 Mhz RAM. Should only be a few dollars more than the kit you have.
  • PSU: You definitely don't need to spend this much to get a good-quality PSU. The Corsair CV 550W has pretty decent power delivery and 80+ Bronze for $40.

First time gaming PC build. 1000usd budget. [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agotecaxo posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 24, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • Built for everyday usage (web browsing, online school, emails, etc.) and will be mainly used to play MOBAs (Dota 2). I primarily just want to run Dota 2 on max graphics perfectly.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • 1000usd; Willing to go higher if needed.

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • ASAP

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • Everything except keyboard/mouse/monitor.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • I'm located in central Pennsylvania (USA).

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • I only have a Logitech G900 wireless mouse.

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • Not interested in overclocking.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • Just SSD.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • No preference

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • Windows 10

Extra info or particulars:

  • N/A
1 month, 3 weeks agotecaxo posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 24, 2020

Best I can do without using overly cheese build you could go cheaper but would suffer fps loss etc and at the end of the day you will probably want to upgrade regardless. You should see about 90fps on ultra settings 1080p for Dota with the rx 580 gpu

I chose high speed memory because it's not much more cost than the old stuff currently . You could remove the ssd or hard drive to cut some cost until you can afford more storage .

Use this processor

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 65W AM4 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler Wraith Spire - No LED (YD1600BBAFBOX) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_zJJEEbZZEXA1K

Here is the build anyone wanna make adjustments please feel free .

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
MotherboardMSI B450-A PRO MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard$99.99 @ B&H
MemoryG.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory$83.99 @ Newegg
StorageWestern Digital SN750 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$69.99 @ Newegg
StorageSeagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$54.98 @ Newegg
Video CardMSI Radeon RX 580 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card$154.99 @ Newegg
CasePhanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case$59.99 @ Newegg
Power SupplyEVGA BQ 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply$56.98 @ Newegg
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit$109.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$805.90
Mail-in rebates-$30.00
Total$775.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-24 12:53 EDT-0400

Looking for a 500$ PC. [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoMovieGameBuff posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 24, 2020

>**What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.**

* I will use this PC for everyday use, mostly programming. However, I also game when I have the time so I want it to be able to run games like overwatch, GTA, etc.

>**What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?**

* 500

>**When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.**

* ASAP

>**What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc\)**

* I only need the PC. I have monitor, etc.

>**Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?**

* New York, United states. Microcenters are probably closed at this time in my location.

>**If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.**

* I have a Lenovo - 23.8" IPS LED FHD Monitor. and a IBUYPOWER mouse.

>**Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?**

* No.

>**Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)**

*No.

>**Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?**

* Currently I have a old (2013)IBUYPOWER phantom gaming pc, which does not work anymore. It's a long story but my main parts, the motherboard and graphics card, don't work. So I still have the case for this which I might be able to use?

>**Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?**

* I do need a windows included. Any is fine.

>**Extra info or particulars:**

I don't want a monster computer, just something I can use for basic stuff but at the same time game when I want to.

1 month, 3 weeks agoMovieGameBuff posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 24, 2020

Any questions, comments or concerns, happy to discuss.

OS Instantly save $109.99 by simply installing the unactivated version of Windows 10 from the official Microsoft website. This will allow you to maximize performance of the build now and activate Windows later.

CPU One of the best bangs for its buck CPU on the market today.

Motherboard Cheapest B450 motherboard on the market. Perfect for non-OC builds.

RAM 2x8GB DDR4 3000 16 CAS. It's all you need.

SSD Budget 240GB SATA SSD. I like it for its DRAM cache and it is a TLC. It provides all you need to install a quick and snappy Windows, a few of your favorite applications and of course, Overwatch. I highly recommend using the $30 MIR's on a 1-2TB 7200 RPM HDD for $35-$55 new or $14-$19/$30-$45 used. If you do go used on the HDD, make sure to ask multiple questions to sellers before buying. No answers and especially no response, no buy.

GPU It's one of the most affordable NVIDIA options to keep up with the Ryzen 5 1600 AF in terms of new GPUs on the market.

Case Reusing your IBUYPOWER case. Not sure which model it is.

PSU 5 star quality, plenty of watts, 3 year warranty. Acceptable for this type of build.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
MotherboardASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$64.99 @ Newegg
MemoryGeIL EVO SPEAR 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory$63.99 @ Newegg
StorageTCSunBow X3 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$38.99
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card$199.99 @ Newegg
CaseiBuypower ARC 647 CASE ATX Mid Tower Case$0.00
Power SupplyEVGA BR 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$41.98 @ Newegg
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit$0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$524.94
Mail-in rebates-$30.00
Total$494.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-24 12:20 EDT-0400

$1500, general use, no gaming. [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoidunowat23 posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 24, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • Just general browsing, productivity. I don't game, not do I plan on starting. Sometimes I do some light programming with R or Python, sometimes I get bored and edit photos I took on my phone, sometimes I record audio from my keyboard (the musical kind) through a little USB interface I have. Most of the time I just have 3-4 Firefox windows open and a boatload of tabs. I just need something that can watch 4k or 1080p/60fps YouTube videos without stuttering. My laptop, a 7 year old Lenovo yoga pro 2, has the most gorgeous display I've seen to date, but the graphics can barely handle HD videos.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • Let's say $1500? That may be complete overkill, I don't know what I need to spend for my use case. I need monitors so that may be the most expensive part of the build. Seems like everything on here is a 1-2k gaming build, so I don't know if $500 will get me a killer PC for my use.

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • No hurry, I'm really just trying to get a rough estimate of what a PC would cost me. Sometime this year probably though, but I'd probably make another post at that time for up to date recommendations.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • Tower, keyboard, mouse. I have a Windows license, and I'll be dual booting with Pop! OS. Two keyboards that caught my eye were the cooler master ck552 and steelseries Apex 5, but I'm open to others. I'd like to have 2 monitors, I think 4k? Whatever the resolution, I want a top notch, gorgeous picture quality. Doesn't need fancy high refresh rates or anything, just want it to look great.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • Southeast US. Don't know what microcenter is, I was just planning on ordering online.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • None

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • Nope

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • SSD for sure, at least 512GB, I'd like to have 1TB if it fits in budget. 2 pretty monitors. Probably 16GB of RAM? R (language) and Firefox/chrome do like to hog memory.

What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.

  • Wired internet is sufficient, and I'd like to have Bluetooth

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • Nope

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • Nope

Extra info or particulars:

I've had my laptop for almost 7 years, it'd be great if this build could last me at least 5, or have some kind of upgrade ability down the road to keep it moving quickly.

1 month, 3 weeks agoidunowat23 posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 24, 2020

$1360 Dual 4K PC

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPURyzen 5 1600 AF$85.00 @ Amazon
MotherboardASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$64.99 @ Newegg
Memory*Team T-FORCE DARK Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$64.99 @ Newegg
StorageCrucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$109.99 @ B&H
Video Card*Sapphire Radeon RX 550 - 512 4 GB PULSE Video Card$84.99 @ Newegg
CaseCougar MX330-G ATX Mid Tower Case$49.99 @ B&H
Power SupplyCorsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$59.98 @ Newegg
Case FanARCTIC P12 PWM PST 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan$9.99 @ Newegg
MonitorViewSonic VX2776-4K-MHD 27.0" 3840x2160 Monitor$329.99 @ B&H
MonitorViewSonic VX2776-4K-MHD 27.0" 3840x2160 Monitor$329.99 @ B&H
KeyboardRosewill NEON K85 RGB BR Wired Gaming Keyboard$65.98 @ Newegg
MouseLogitech G502 HERO Wired Optical Mouse$46.99 @ Newegg
DisplayPort cableDisplayPort to DP 4K 60Hz 6 Feet Cable, Benfei DisplayPort to Display Port Male to Male Cable Gold-Plated Cord$9.59
HDMI CableHDMI Cable 6.5ft Cinema Plus 28AWG (4K 60Hz HDR 4:4:4) $11.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$1324.33
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-24 12:06 EDT-0400

Explanation of Part Choices

  • CPU: Best value mid-range cpu. The 1600 AF is a Zen+ architecture cpu equivalent to the ryzen 5 2600.
  • Motherboard: Cheapest compatible motherboard.
  • Memory: 3200mhz is the price/performance sweet spot for Ryzen Zen+ cpus. 16GB standard.
  • Storage: Cheapest 1TB NVMe SSD with a dram cache and a 5 year warranty.
  • Case: Cheapest case with a tempered glass window and a mesh front panel for high airflow. It comes with one rear exhaust fan and I've added a high quality pressure-optimized fan for the front intake.
  • Video Card: Cheapest video card that will handle dual 4K monitors.
  • Power Supply: 5 year warranty. 450W is more than enough for this 219 system. 80+ bronze efficiency.
  • Monitor: Best value 27" 144hz 1440p IPS panel monitor according to the review by Hardware Unboxed. It's currently out of stock but they're expecting it to be back in 1-2 weeks. They don't come with cables so I added them (two different types to account for the ports on the video card).
  • Keyboard: Cheapest keyboard with RGB keys and "brown" mechanical switches. You want to avoid keyboards with "blue" type switches (like the Redragon K552) because they are very loud. Red key switches like the ones on the ck552 are quiet but have a linear feel with no tactile feedback so aren't the best for typing (they're meant for gaming).

I've been using a Dell POS for the past 5 years this quarantine has made me decide to upgrade. I can't take it any more! [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoidunowat23 posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 24, 2020

>**What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.**

*I will mostly be playing games such as Rainbow Six: Seige, Overwatch, and the Talos Principle, but I would like for the PC to be able to play the upcoming Half-Life: Alyx on VR if possible.

>**What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?**

This is the kicker, I'm trying to keep it under $700.

>**When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.**

* I plan on buying the PC within the next few weeks and having it assembled by the end of April.

>**What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc\)**

* Nothing in particular. I have all of the essentials right now, but I'm working with a shitty tower. Will need OS though and the physical parts of the computer obviously.

>**Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?**

* Live in the U.S. No direct access to a Microcenter, but there is one about 30 miles away near my sister, so I could just have her pick some stuff up for me.

>**If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.**

* I have a Redragon keyboard and mouse, relatively cheap, so no customization or anything. I have a USB Wifi adapter that could be reused. I am also currently using some random HDMI 1600x900 monitor, although I'm considering upgrading.

>**Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?**

* I don't really plan on it, but if Half-Life: Alyx comes out and my PC needs to be overclocked, I probably would. ;)

>**Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)**

* Definitely need an SSD (I'm fine with hybrids or both SSD and HDD) and preferably 12+ GB of RAM. Anything else is up to you experts out there.

>**What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.**

* Will need WiFi, unfortunately, although I the aforementioned a USB Wifi Adapter.

>**Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?**

* Don't have any particular theme and am actually not a big RGB fan. I will be going to college soon, so obviously the more compact the better, but it really does not matter.

>**Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?**

  • I will need a copy of Windows, and any Win10 will do.

>**Extra info or particulars: Thank you so much for any help. This subreddit is a gift from God, I swear. This quarantine has finally got me the motivation to post.**

1 month, 3 weeks agoidunowat23 posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 24, 2020

$700 Gaming PC

I would get this PC now and add a new 144hz 1080p monitor in the future. The monitor market is overpriced right now due to shortages caused by Covid-19, and spending the whole budget on the PC enables you to afford a strong video card that will exceed the requirements for Half-Life Alyx while also including a high-quality PSU, motherboard, and SSD.

High Settings 1080p Performance Estimates

  • Rainbow Six Siege: 195fps
  • Overwatch: 156fps
  • Fortnite: 112fps
  • Read Dead Redemption 2 (proxy for the most demanding games): 71fps
  • Full benchmarks

Windows 10

  • Use Microsoft's Windows 10 creation tool to get free unactivated Windows 10. Download onto an 8GB or larger USB drive using your current computer. You will boot the new computer from the USB drive and install windows from there.
  • The only downside is a watermark in the bottom corner of your screen
  • You can always activate windows later if you choose.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPURyzen 5 1600 AF$85.00 @ Amazon
MotherboardASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$83.98 @ Newegg
Memory*GeIL EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$68.99 @ Newegg
StorageCrucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$109.99 @ B&H
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card$213.98 @ Newegg
CaseCougar MX330-G ATX Mid Tower Case$49.99 @ B&H
Power SupplyCorsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$69.29 @ Newegg
Case FanARCTIC ACFAN00119A 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan$12.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$704.20
Mail-in rebates-$10.00
Total$694.20
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-24 02:34 EDT-0400

Explanation of Part Choices

  • CPU: Best value mid-range cpu. The 1600 AF is a Zen+ architecture cpu equivalent to the ryzen 5 2600.
  • Motherboard: Cheapest compatible motherboard with at least 2 fan headers and VRMs strong enough to support a significant CPU upgrade path (up to a stock Ryzen 9 3950X). See the AMD VRM ratings list
  • Memory: 3200mhz is the price/performance sweet spot for Ryzen Zen+ cpus. 16GB standard.
  • Storage: Cheapest 1TB NVMe SSD with a dram cache and a 5 year warranty.
  • Case: Cheapest case with a tempered glass window and a mesh front panel for high airflow. It comes with one rear exhaust fan and I've added a high quality pressure optimized fan for the front intake.
  • Video Card: Best value gpu in the mid-range. I selected the cheapest model currently available.
  • Power Supply: 5 year warranty. 550W is more than enough for this 279W system and leaves plenty of room for future upgrades. Modular for easier cable management. 80+ bronze efficiency.

I've been using a Dell POS for the past 5 years this quarantine has made me decide to upgrade. I can't take it any more! [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoidunowat23 posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 24, 2020

>**What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.**

*I will mostly be playing games such as Rainbow Six: Seige, Overwatch, and the Talos Principle, but I would like for the PC to be able to play the upcoming Half-Life: Alyx on VR if possible.

>**What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?**

This is the kicker, I'm trying to keep it under $700.

>**When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.**

* I plan on buying the PC within the next few weeks and having it assembled by the end of April.

>**What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc\)**

* Nothing in particular. I have all of the essentials right now, but I'm working with a shitty tower. Will need OS though and the physical parts of the computer obviously.

>**Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?**

* Live in the U.S. No direct access to a Microcenter, but there is one about 30 miles away near my sister, so I could just have her pick some stuff up for me.

>**If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.**

* I have a Redragon keyboard and mouse, relatively cheap, so no customization or anything. I have a USB Wifi adapter that could be reused. I am also currently using some random HDMI 1600x900 monitor, although I'm considering upgrading.

>**Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?**

* I don't really plan on it, but if Half-Life: Alyx comes out and my PC needs to be overclocked, I probably would. ;)

>**Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)**

* Definitely need an SSD (I'm fine with hybrids or both SSD and HDD) and preferably 12+ GB of RAM. Anything else is up to you experts out there.

>**What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.**

* Will need WiFi, unfortunately, although I the aforementioned a USB Wifi Adapter.

>**Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?**

* Don't have any particular theme and am actually not a big RGB fan. I will be going to college soon, so obviously the more compact the better, but it really does not matter.

>**Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?**

  • I will need a copy of Windows, and any Win10 will do.

>**Extra info or particulars: Thank you so much for any help. This subreddit is a gift from God, I swear. This quarantine has finally got me the motivation to post.**

1 month, 3 weeks agoidunowat23 posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 24, 2020

$700 Gaming PC

I would get this PC now and add a new 144hz 1080p monitor in the future. This enables you to afford a strong video card that will exceed the requirements for Half-Life Alyx while also buying a high-quality PSU, motherboard, and SSD.

High Settings 1080p Performance Estimates

  • Rainbow Six Siege: 195fps
  • Overwatch: 156fps
  • Fortnite: 112fps
  • Read Dead Redemption 2 (proxy for the most demanding games): 71fps
  • Full benchmarks

Windows 10

  • Use Microsoft's Windows 10 creation tool to get free unactivated Windows 10. Download onto an 8GB or larger USB drive using your current computer. You will boot the new computer from the USB drive and install windows from there.
  • The only downside is a watermark in the bottom corner of your screen
  • You can always activate windows later if you choose.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPURyzen 5 1600 AF$85.00 @ Amazon
Memory*GeIL EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$68.99 @ Newegg
StorageCrucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$109.99 @ B&H
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card$213.98 @ Newegg
CaseCougar MX330-G ATX Mid Tower Case$49.99 @ B&H
Power SupplyCorsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$69.29 @ Newegg
Case FanARCTIC ACFAN00119A 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan$12.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$704.20
Mail-in rebates-$10.00
Total$694.20
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-24 02:20 EDT-0400

Explanation of Part Choices

  • CPU: Best value mid-range cpu. The 1600 AF is a Zen+ architecture cpu equivalent to the ryzen 5 2600.
  • Motherboard: Cheapest compatible motherboard with at least 2 fan headers and VRMs strong enough to support a significant CPU upgrade path (up to a stock Ryzen 9 3950X). See the AMD VRM ratings list
  • Memory: 3200mhz is the price/performance sweet spot for Ryzen Zen+ cpus. 16GB standard.
  • Storage: Cheapest 1TB NVMe SSD with a dram cache and a 5 year warranty.
  • Case: Cheapest case with a tempered glass window and a mesh front panel for high airflow. It comes with one rear exhaust fan and I've added a high quality pressure optimized fan for the front intake.
  • Video Card: Best value gpu in the mid-range. I selected the cheapest model currently available.
  • Power Supply: 5 year warranty. 550W is more than enough for this 279W system and leaves plenty of room for future upgrades. Modular for easier cable management. 80+ bronze efficiency.

Ryzen 5 1600 AF? [R]

5 months, 2 weeks agoLucaschung1223 posted submission on buildapc.
Dec. 2, 2019

Hi, so I'm upgrading my PC from a ryzen 3 2200g and a 1050ti to a ryzen 5 2600/1600 and a 1650/rx 590.

But my question is: what's the difference between the ryzen 5 1600 AE and the Ryzen 5 1600 AF. The only difference I could find say that it's on the 12nm SKU and has a worse cooler. Some people are saying it's on par with the 2600 if you apply a very mild overclock is this true?

1 month, 3 weeks agoLucaschung1223 posted comment on buildapc.
March 23, 2020

Please and thank you [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoJimcuchim posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 23, 2020

Please help thanks

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • Playing hearts of iron 4, crusader kings 2, red alert 3, Starcraft 2, Rimworld, victoria 2, and I’d like to play all those games with all dlc, and I might get a few mods but unlikely programs I will be using: Firefox maybe a wallpaper maker.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • 540 but I’d like to spend 510 or less.

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • May-august.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • Everything I’ll need except for key board and mouse.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • USA NC and I would like to order online due to corona.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • No.

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • That sounds bad I hope not.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

*what are those lol.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • Replace this text with answer.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • Yes and whatever’s best for what I desire.

Extra info or particulars:

1 month, 3 weeks agoJimcuchim posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 23, 2020

Oh heyyyyy. I forgot. https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-YD1600BBAFBOX/dp/B07XTQZJ28

This is the link for the CPU, remember it have to have the AF at the end, or it won't be good.

Ryzen 5 1600 af upgrade help [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agorallymax posted submission on buildapc.
March 23, 2020

Hi im upgrading my PC with a AMD ryzen 5 1600 AF , 16 gb Corsair 2666mhz memory and a prime a320m-k (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06ZY2F35X/ref=ox_sc_act_image_2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1)

Will they work together and will it need any bios update and if it does how do i do that?

1 month, 3 weeks agorallymax posted comment on buildapc.
March 23, 2020

I’ve only seen it on amazon.

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 65W AM4 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler Wraith Spire - No LED (YD1600BBAFBOX) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_3LwEEb5XY50A0

First PC build, budget of 500-600 USD [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoMovieGameBuff posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 23, 2020

>What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

I will be mostly playing games and streaming video. I will play games like Minecraft (a lot) and R6S.

>**What is your maximum budget before rebates/tax?

500-600 USD

>When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

Not sure.

>**What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/

Tower and OS

>Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

US, and don’t have a Microcenter near.

>If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

I will not reuse any parts.

>Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

I an not planning to overclock, but may overclock the CPU later down the line.

>**Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support,

SSD, maybe 256 GB.

>Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

Not sure.

>Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

Windows 10 Home.

>Extra info or particulars:

Should not take up much space length wise. Should run games at 60 or more FPS.

1 month, 3 weeks agoMovieGameBuff posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 23, 2020

Any questions, comments or concerns, happy to discuss.

OS Instantly bring price to $598.22 by simply installing the unactivated version of Windows 10 from the official Microsoft website. This will allow you to maximize performance of the build now and activate Windows later.

CPU Best bang for buck CPU on the market.

Motherboard Cheapest B450 motherboard on the market. It's all you need.

RAM 2x8GB DDR4 3200 16 CAS. It's all you need.

SSD One of my top favorite M.2 SSD's. Quad core. TLC. DRAM cache. High r&w speeds. Plenty of storage for an insanely quick and snappy Windows as well as many of your favorite applications and games. Once you want to install more games, I do recommend purchasing a 1-2TB 7200 RPM HDD in the future for around $35-$55.

GPU One of, if not the best GPU to pair with the Ryzen 5 1600 AF right now.

Case Sound-insulated front panel to reduce vibration and noise for silent operation. PSU shroud. One MetallicGear Skiron 120mm high airflow fan(valued at $24.99 separately) included.

Extra Case Fan Case only comes with one pre-installed, you need two.

PSU 5 star quality, plenty of watts, 5 year warranty.

$598.22

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
MotherboardASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$63.99 @ Newegg
MemoryTeam T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$69.99 @ Newegg
StorageSilicon Power A80 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$47.99 @ Newegg
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card$213.98 @ Newegg
CaseMetallic Gear Neo Silent ATX Mid Tower Case$39.99 @ Newegg
Power SupplyCorsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$69.29 @ Newegg
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit$109.99 @ B&H
Case FanARCTIC F12 TC 53 CFM 120 mm Fan$7.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$728.21
Mail-in rebates-$20.00
Total$708.21
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-23 21:49 EDT-0400

Need help on choosing parts for my first PC [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoExtraVinegar posted submission on buildapc.
March 23, 2020

Hello! This is my current list, which was recommended to me by a friend.

This is my first time building a pc (or reading about computer parts in general), and although I did a bit of research, I'm still not too familiar with anything, so any advice would be greatly appreciated.

I'm trying to build a pc for streaming, and a bit of video editing and photoshop. I want to be able to play metroidvanian games (Hollow Knight, Ori, etc), Minecraft, and maybe Overwatch in the future. Since I want to stream with it, having low noise (CPU cooler? fans?) and good quality (graphics card?) is quite important. I would like to play my games on high settings and 60+ fps, 144 preferably, if possible. My budget is around $1200 (strictly under $1500), but as long as it satisfies my needs the lower the better. I am located in the US.

Thanks for any suggestions!

1 month, 3 weeks agoExtraVinegar posted comment on buildapc.
March 23, 2020

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 65W AM4 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler Wraith Spire - No LED (YD1600BBAFBOX) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_qivEEbXV7GY1P

If your going to go that cheap on a CPU, use this one instead of the 2600. It’s considered the Ryzen 5 1600AF model that was just refreshed in October 2019. and has the same clock speeds/cores as the 2600 and is $50+ less!

Looking for a League of Legends only pc build around the Ryzen 1600 AF [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoMovieGameBuff posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 23, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • I will be playing League of Legends and running Blitz and Spotify in the background only. Maybe some light internet browsing, but not while playing League.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • Looking at some of the builds suggested here, $500 max. Lower would be ideal however, specifically aiming for around $300.

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • I am looking at sometime in April once I get my tax refund.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • Just the tower.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • US. I do not have access to a Microcenter.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • None.

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • No I do not plan on overclocking.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • I am hoping to use the Ryzen 5 1600 AF for this build given the reviews that I have seen. I am open to other suggestions however if that brings my total cost down.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • I am looking at the NZXT H200 case for this build, however I understand that this could pose a problem with the price range I have set due to the Mini-ITX architecture. The only reason for this specific case is that I have a good deal on it for under $50 from a friend. Otherwise something that is simple, clean, and neutral. No RGB lighting for me.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • No.

Extra info or particulars:

  • From research, I only need about 8 GB of RAM and a cheap 120 GB SSD. This build be will literally just be used for League of Legends. I have no plans for future upgrades or any interest in streaming. My goal is to have a PC that can reliably play League on max settings at around 60 FPS. I am opting for the Mini-ITX form factor due to the size of my desk but if Micro-ATX is required to achieve the budget, that is fine. I am open to used parts. This is also my first time building a PC so I understand if my expectations are ridiculous and am open to advice. Thank you all!
1 month, 3 weeks agoMovieGameBuff posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 23, 2020

Any questions, comments or concerns, happy to discuss.

$32 over budget but it's worth going new vs used(imo). However, League of Legends will run on a potato. If you're specifically aiming for that $300 you mention, I recommend buying some random used $50-$100 PC off eBay that will easily run League of Legends at 60 fps.

This build is for, ya' know, if you wanna build your own.

CPU Best bang for buck CPU on the market.

Motherboard Cheapest B450 motherboard on the market. Perfect for non-OC builds.

RAM 1x8GB DDR4 3200 16 CAS. All you need for League of Legends.

SSD Budget 240GB SATA SSD. I like it for its DRAM cache and it is a TLC. It provides all you need to install a quick and snappy Windows, a few of your favorite applications and of course, League of Legends.

GPU One of, if not the best to pair with a Ryzen 5 1600 AF right now. More than enough for League of Legends.

Case Midnight black. Two case fans pre-installed. Mesh front panel for modern styling and substantial optimized ventilation.

PSU 5 star quality, plenty of watts, 5 year warranty.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
MotherboardASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$63.99 @ Newegg
MemoryTeam T-FORCE VULCAN Z 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$35.99 @ Newegg
StorageTCSunBow X3 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$38.99
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card$213.98 @ Newegg
CaseCooler Master N200 MicroATX Mini Tower Case$49.99 @ B&H
Power SupplyCorsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$43.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$561.92
Mail-in rebates-$30.00
Total$531.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-23 19:23 EDT-0400

Im helping a friend build a budget friendly list. Budget is 500, but would like to aim for about 450. Anybody got any suggestions to improve it? Graphics card will be a 750 but will be upgraded later. [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agopsimwork posted submission on buildapc.
March 23, 2020

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor$124.99 @ B&H
MotherboardGigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$72.99 @ B&H
MemoryG.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory$74.99 @ Newegg
Storage*Team GX2 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$59.99 @ Newegg
CaseNZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case$69.99 @ B&H
Power Supply*Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply$83.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$506.93
Mail-in rebates-$20.00
Total$486.93
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-23 17:30 EDT-0400
1 month, 3 weeks agopsimwork posted comment on buildapc.
March 23, 2020

Change the CPU to a Ryzen 1600 AF. They're a 2600 in-disguise, and they sell for $85..

I'm thinking about upgrading my 4 year old pc, what parts should I get? [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoishootforfree posted submission on buildapc.
March 23, 2020

My pc seems to be getting slower, so I want to upgrade it. It's a pre-built pc. Here are the specs.

GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce GTX970 4GB GDDR5
Ram: 8 gb DDR4
Processor: The 6th generation Intel® Core™ i5

What should I get to upgrade it?

1 month, 3 weeks agoishootforfree posted comment on buildapc.
March 23, 2020

Take a loot at these benchmarks halfway down the page. A 1660ti will do ~116fps on medium settings in most games. If you're happy with medium settings, that card should run you around $275. It looks like a 970 uses two 6-pin power cables, while a 1660ti uses a single 8-pin. You can buy a 6-pin to 8-pin adapter for $8.

Used 7700's seem to be going for ~$250. For that price you can pick up a 1600af from Amazon ($85), a cheap b450 motherboard (~$80), and 16gb 3000mhz ram (~$70). This will get you just about the same performance as a 7700, but it will also set you up in the future to upgrade to something like a 3600 if you'd like. This is the route I would go if I were you.

I can't tell you for sure if your case/power supply would support an upgrade for your mobo/cpu/ram without knowing what kind of prebuilt it is. You can just buy a new PSU/case for another $100-120 however, and just reuse your old hard drives in your new PC.

First time builder needing some advice! [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoMovieGameBuff posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 23, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

Mostly for playing Overwatch, League, and photoshop.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

$400-500. I want it to be closer to the lower end though.

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

I would build it as soon a possible.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

Only tower

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

The US, and no micro center.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

I'm trying to reuse my STRX Gaming GeForce GTX 1070.

Monitors: Asus VG248QE & Asus MX279H

Mouse: Logitech G520

Speakers: Logitech G560

Mousepad: Steel Series QCK Prism XL

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

No

What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.

Wifi please I don't have ethernet where I am at.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

Led would be cool!

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

No I do not

1 month, 3 weeks agoMovieGameBuff posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 23, 2020

Any questions, comments or concerns, happy to discuss.

CPU Ryzen 5 1600 AF. Best bang for buck CPU on the market. Perfect for your 1070.

Motherboard Cheapest B450 motherboard on the market with WiFi as requested. Has decent OC capabilities if you ever get around to overclocking.

RAM 1x8GB DDR4 3200 16 CAS. All you need for Overwatch and League of Legends. If you ever want to run higher demanding games, just add another 1x8GB stick of the same RAM.

SSD One of my top favorite M.2 SSD's. Quad core. TLC. DRAM cache. High r&w speeds. Plenty of storage for an insanely quick and snappy Windows as well as many of your favorite applications and games. Once you want to install more games, I do recommend purchasing a 1-2TB 7200 RPM HDD in the future for around $35-$55.

GPU Reusing your Asus STRIX Gaming 1070.

Case Sound-insulated front panel to reduce vibration and noise for silent operation. PSU shroud. One MetallicGear Skiron 120mm high airflow fan(valued at $24.99 separately) included. I recommend putting this MG Skiron case fan at the front of the case so that you can get the view of the extra Vetroo LED fan at the back of the case through the glass.

Extra Case Fan Vetroo LED 120mm. Link below is to the Amazon page for it. Color choice of red, blue, green, purple and white. If you want a more "RGB glow" look, go for the white or purple. If you want more of a "LED shine" look, go for the red, blue or green. If you want to see what I mean, simply search Vetroo 120mm on YouTube and click the first video, should be around 44 seconds in length. The very end of the video shows exactly what I'm talking about. I use these fans in many builds and like em' a lot. They're super quiet.

PSU 5 star quality, plenty of watts, 5 year warranty. The CXM 550W is $5 more if you want semi-modular. I've used both and it really doesn't make a whole lot of difference.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
MotherboardASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$84.99 @ Newegg
MemoryG.Skill Aegis 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$35.99 @ Newegg
StorageSilicon Power A80 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$74.99 @ Newegg
Video CardAsus GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB Video Card$0.00
CaseMetallic Gear Neo Silent ATX Mid Tower Case$39.99 @ Newegg
Power SupplyCorsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$69.29 @ Newegg
Case FanVetroo LED 66.2 CFM 120 mm Fan$6.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$407.24
Mail-in rebates-$10.00
Total$397.24
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-23 11:55 EDT-0400

[CPU] AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AFBOX 6C/12T - $85 ($100 - $15) [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoMetaJesus posted submission on buildapcsales.
March 23, 2020

500-700$ dollar build [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoidunowat23 posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 22, 2020

>**What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.**

  • CSGO mainly~

>**What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?**

  • 500-700$~ After tax please!

>**When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.**

  • As soon as possible~ Upcoming week, if I can

>**What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc\)**

  • I already have a Monitor/OS/Keyboard/Mouse/Headset, so everything else is needed!

>**Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?**

  • No microcenter~

>**If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.**

  • Sorry, I do not know. My family member will be re-using his parts, I just want to get the build for him

>**Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?**

  • Not at all~

>**Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)**

  • SSD please~

>**Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?**

* No specific preference

>**Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?**

  • No need~

>**Extra info or particulars:**

1 month, 3 weeks agoidunowat23 posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 23, 2020

200fps+ CSGO PC

FPS: 200+

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPURyzen 5 1600 AF$85.00 @ Amazon
MotherboardASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$83.98 @ Newegg
Memory*GeIL EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$68.99 @ Newegg
StorageWestern Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$64.99 @ Newegg
Video Card*Gigabyte Radeon RX 570 4 GB GAMING Video Card$119.99 @ Newegg
CaseCougar MX330-G ATX Mid Tower Case$45.98 @ Newegg
Power SupplyCorsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$43.98 @ Newegg
Case FanARCTIC P12 PWM PST 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan$9.38 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$542.29
Mail-in rebates-$20.00
Total$522.29
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-23 01:11 EDT-0400

Explanation of Part Choices

  • CPU: Best value cpu for mid-range PCs. The 1600 AF is equivalent to the 2600 and is based on the Zen+ architecture.
  • Motherboard: Cheapest motherboard with at least two fan headers and VRMs strong enough for a solid upgrade path.
  • Memory: 3200mhz is the price/performance sweet spot for Zen+ cpus. 16GB standard.
  • SSD: Cheapest 500GB SSD with a 5 year warranty.
  • Video Card: The RX 570 the cheapest video card worth buying. I selected a used model from Ebay to keep the build under budget.
  • Case: The cheapest case a mesh front panel to allow for solid airflow. It comes with one rear exhaust fan and I've added a high quality pressure-optimized fan for the front intake.
  • Power Supply: 5 year warranty. 450W is more than enough for this 304W system while still leaving room for future upgrades. 80+ bronze efficiency.

Is this a good build? [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoRacerRick55 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
March 22, 2020
ComponentTitlePrice
CPURyzen 5 2600$117 (Amazon US)
GPU 1GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1650 OC$159 (Amazon US)
MotherboardGigabyte B450M DS3H$72 (Amazon US)
RAM 1(2x8GB) Ballistix Sport A.T. 2666$60 (Amazon US)
Storage 1SanDisk SSD PLUS 120GB$28 (Amazon US)
Storage 2Seagate Barracuda 1TB$44 (Amazon US)
Power SupplyEVGA 500 BR$54 (Amazon US)
CaseCooler Master MasterBox Q300L$49 (Amazon US)
CPU CoolerEmpty CPU Cooler$0 (Amazon US)
OSEmpty Operating System$0 (Amazon US)
KeyboardEmpty Keyboard$0 (Amazon US)
MouseEmpty Mouse$0 (Amazon US)
Total Price$583
Generated by BuildCores on 2020-03-22BuildCores for iOSBuildCores for Android

Finally finished first build. Any suggestions? Ryzen 5 | RTX 2060 budget build [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agowaffle911 posted submission on buildapc.
March 22, 2020

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor$174.99 @ Amazon
MotherboardMSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard$114.99 @ Amazon
MemoryTeam T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$69.99 @ Newegg
StorageCrucial MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive$66.99 @ Adorama
StorageSeagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$54.98 @ Newegg
Video CardNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB Founders Edition Video Card-
CaseMUSETEX Phantom ATX Mid Tower Case$99.99 @ Amazon
Power SupplyEVGA BQ 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply$61.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$658.91
Mail-in rebates-$15.00
Total$643.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-22 14:12 EDT-0400
1 month, 3 weeks agowaffle911 posted comment on buildapc.
March 22, 2020

Finding the 1600 AF can be tricky, the price sometimes fluctuates from MSRP of $85, and keeps going in and out of stock. If you have the actual Part # (YD1600BBAFBOX) you can find it through Google.

First time build, no clue on parts, beginner gaming build [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoidunowat23 posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 22, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • I'm wanting to get into gaming, and I'm currently learning to play League. I also enjoy Minecraft. Also a college student so I'd like to be able to do school related stuff. Maybe streaming one day, but I figure it will be out of budget for now so I'd like to be able to upgrade later if possible.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • I've got that college student budget, so I'd like to keep it as cheap as possible. Just got some grants to come through so I'm hoping $500-600 USD. $700 would be my absolute limit if it were to give me something that really makes a difference. I'm a total ignoramus when it comes to parts/specs.

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • ASAP. Self-quarantine has supplied me with too much free time

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • Pretty much needing everythingexcept a mouse since I've only ever owned a laptop. Wanting a nice + cheap headset as well

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • Oklahoma, USA. No Microcenter nearby.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • All I have is a Logitech Mouse M100

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • Nope

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • I would prefer a SSD if possible. Bluetooth?

What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.

  • WiFi needed. I have an AT&T router but I don't know anymore specifics.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • Preferably not a lot of lighting. It doesn't have to look pretty, I'm just looking for whatever is cheap and will do the job. Something beginner friendly please!

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • No copy needed

Extra info or particulars:

  • New to computers so please be nice! Open to any advice. Thanks in advance!
1 month, 3 weeks agoidunowat23 posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 22, 2020

$660 Quarantine PC

This is the standard entry-level gaming PC with a dedicated graphics card. I would not go cheaper than this if you want to play modern AAA games.

There is no need for bluetooth on this PC unless you have some extra peripheral that you know needs it. If so you can get a usb bluetooth adapter for $5 on Amazon.

High Settings 1080p Estimates

  • CSGO: 150fps+
  • Overwatch: 106fps
  • Fortnite: 81fps
  • Witcher 3: 79fps
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (proxy for the most demanding games): 59fps
  • Full benchmarks

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPURyzen 5 1600 AF$85.00 @ Amazon
MotherboardASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$84.99 @ Newegg
Memory*GeIL EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$68.99 @ Newegg
StorageWestern Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$64.99 @ Newegg
Video Card*Gigabyte Radeon RX 570 4 GB GAMING Video Card$119.99 @ Newegg
CaseCougar MX330-G ATX Mid Tower Case$45.98 @ Newegg
Power SupplyCorsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$43.98 @ Newegg
Case FanARCTIC P12 PWM PST 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan$9.38 @ Newegg
MonitorAsus VA24EHE 23.8" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor$104.99 @ Newegg
KeyboardHP K1500 Wired Standard Keyboard$7.99 @ HP
HeadsetGW SADES SA902 7.1 Channel Virtual USB Surround Stereo Wired PC Gaming Headset Over Ear Headphones with Mic$23.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$680.27
Mail-in rebates-$20.00
Total$660.27
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-22 23:09 EDT-0400

Explanation of Part Choices

  • CPU: Best value cpu for mid-range PCs. The 1600 AF is equivalent to the 2600 and is based on the Zen+ architecture.
  • Motherboard: Cheapest motherboard with at least two fan headers and onboard wifi.
  • Memory: 3200mhz is the price/performance sweet spot for Zen+ cpus. 16GB standard.
  • SSD: Cheapest 500GB NVMe SSD with a 5 year warranty. You could get away with a 240GB SSD, but it will fill up very quickly and remember that you should not fill SSDs beyond 80% of capacity (or they slow down significantly).
  • Video Card: The RX 570 the cheapest video card worth buying. I selected the cheapest model available.
  • Case: The cheapest case a mesh front panel to allow for solid airflow. It comes with one rear exhaust fan and I've added a pressure-optimized fan for the front intake.
  • Power Supply: 5 year warranty. 450W is more than enough for this 304W system while still leaving room for future upgrades. 80+ bronze efficiency.
  • Monitor: Cheapest 24" 75hz 1080p IPS panel monitor that is currently available.
  • Keyboard: Popular basic keyboard.
  • Headset: Very good microphone and audio quality at an extremely low price. The only real downside is the red LEDs cannot be turned off.

Advice on relatively low budget first build [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agono-no_time posted submission on buildapc.
March 22, 2020

First time even thinking of building a PC, I honestly have no idea what's considered a good option in most areas. Please tell me if any of the options look like a waste, if some bits won't work of if there are blatantly better options in some areas for the price range. Most graphics intensive game I'd be running would probably be something like Dark Souls 3. In Canada if that matters much.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPU*AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor$124.99 @ B&H
CPU CoolerARCTIC Alpine AM4 CO CPU Cooler$14.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard*Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$72.99 @ B&H
Memory*G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$72.99 @ Newegg
StorageSamsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$89.99 @ B&H
Video CardXFX Radeon RX 570 8 GB Video Card$149.99 @ B&H
CaseCooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case$44.99 @ Best Buy
Power SupplyCorsair CV 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$38.98 @ Newegg
Case Fanbe quiet! SilentWings 3 PWM 50.5 CFM 120 mm Fan$25.90 @ B&H
MonitorAsus VS228T-P 21.5" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor$89.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$745.80
Mail-in rebates-$20.00
Total$725.80
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-22 20:46 EDT-0400
1 month, 3 weeks agono-no_time posted comment on buildapc.
March 22, 2020

No I'm talking about this.

First time builder [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoidunowat23 posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 22, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

Mainly playing games such as War Thunder, World of Warships, and probably an FPS later on.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

My parents (don’t bully) are letting my come up with a list of PC parts to see the budget. I would think a max of $550 but there is a slight chance it can be extended

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

My parents say that they will have to discuss it, and see the economic situation during/after COVID-19. I would say I’m not too terribly worried about it being outdated in the future.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

The entirety of the tower and the OS. I have a monitor ready to buy, and a keyboard and mouse on hand.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

United States, north of Indianapolis (Indiana). I do not have access to a mircocenter location.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

The monitor I plan on buying is a ASUS VP248QGL. I plan on upgrading to a Havit mechanical keyboard and mouse combo

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

To be honest, I don’t know what that is (PS4 user) but I might try it out a bit after I build the PC.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

I would really like an SSD with around 1TB. LEDs are nice, but the last thing to be considered.

What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.

I need WiFi. As long as it doesn’t take too long, I’m fine with any speed.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

No size preferences unless it’s like 40lbs. LEDs are nice, but like mentioned above, are the last thing to be considered.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

I need a copy, but I don’t really care as long as the budget isn’t destroyed, I’m good.

1 month, 3 weeks agoidunowat23 posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 22, 2020

$550 Gaming PC with Wifi

This PC will easily run the games you mentioned and can also run any modern game on high settings at 60fps.

High Settings 1080p Estimates

  • CSGO: 150fps+
  • Overwatch: 106fps
  • Fortnite: 81fps
  • PUBG: 72fps
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (proxy for the most demanding games): 59fps
  • Full benchmarks

Peripherals

  • Monitor: Do not get the monitor you selected at its current price. You can get one with the same specs for $105.
  • Speakers: If you need speakers, these $15 speakers will be fine.
  • Headset: If you need a headset, this $23 pair is great as long as you don't mind the fact that you can't turn off the LEDs.

Windows 10

  • Use Microsoft's Windows 10 creation tool to get free unactivated Windows 10. Download onto an 8GB or larger USB drive using your current computer. You will boot the new computer from the USB drive and install windows from there.
  • The only downside is a watermark in the bottom corner of your screen
  • You can always activate windows later if you choose.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF85.00 @ Amazon
MotherboardASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$84.99 @ Newegg
Memory*GeIL EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$68.99 @ Newegg
StorageCrucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$109.99 @ B&H
Video CardMSI Radeon RX 570 8 GB ARMOR MK2 Video Card$85.00 @ Ebay
CaseCougar MX330-G ATX Mid Tower Case$45.98 @ Newegg
Power SupplyCorsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$63.98 @ Newegg
Case FanARCTIC P8 PWM PST CO 23.4 CFM 80 mm Fan$8.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$552.92
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-22 19:57 EDT-0400

Explanation of Part Choices

  • CPU: Best value cpu for mid-range PCs. The 1600 AF is equivalent to the 2600 and is based on the Zen+ architecture.
  • Motherboard: Cheapest motherboard with at least two fan headers, four memory slots, and onboard wifi.
  • Memory: 3200mhz is the price/performance sweet spot for Zen+ cpus. 16GB standard.
  • SSD: Cheapest 1TB SSD with a dram cache and a 5 year warranty.
  • Video Card: The RX 570 the cheapest video card worth buying. I selected a used model from Ebay to keep the build under budget.
  • Case: The cheapest case a mesh front panel to allow for solid airflow. It comes with one rear exhaust fan and I've added a high quality pressure-optimized fan for the front intake.
  • Power Supply: 5 year warranty. 450W is more than enough for this 304W system while still leaving room for future upgrades. Modular for easier cable management. 80+ bronze efficiency.

Build for a Friends BDay [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoidunowat23 posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 22, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

 

Will be a solely gaming rig. I would like to run games like R6 Siege, Rust, and The Forest at mid to decent graphics.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes? 

I'd like to keep the budget around $500-750

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy. 

Within the next 2 months.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc) 

The PC as a whole and a monitor

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location? 

Mass, USA. I do not have access to Microcenter

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU? 

No.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

RGB is not necessary but alwats cool.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

Color theme is not important. However I dont want it to look crappy.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

Do not need an OS

Extra info or particulars:

Build is for a friend's birthday coming up. I would like to surprise him with a decent gaming rig so we can play some multiplayer games together.

1 month, 3 weeks agoidunowat23 posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 22, 2020

u/Brecthe Poet, do not use a 5400RPM HDD...Those are for long term storage, not for games. They are painfully slow.

And at this budget level, any money spent on RGB detracts from performance. You should instead use this build for an extra ~14% performance. This build also includes an SSD with a DRAM cache and a 7200RPM HDD. 1TB is plenty of storage for most gamers right now and you can always add more later.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPURyzen 5 1600 AF$85.00 @ Amazon
MotherboardASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$63.99 @ Newegg
Memory*GeIL EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$68.99 @ Newegg
StorageSilicon Power A80 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$47.99 @ Newegg
StorageWestern Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$39.99 @ Adorama
Video CardAsus GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB TUF GAMING OC Video Card$229.99 @ B&H
CaseCougar MX330-G ATX Mid Tower Case$45.98 @ Newegg
Power SupplyCorsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$63.98 @ Newegg
Case FanARCTIC P12 PWM PST 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan$9.38 @ Newegg
MonitorAOC 24V2H 23.8" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor$94.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$750.28
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-22 18:28 EDT-0400

Best CPU + Motherboard + 16GB RAM on budget? [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agorallymax posted submission on buildapc.
March 22, 2020

Hey guys.

So my build is starting to not work with a lot of games. I was trying MW Warzone, and my CPU was at 100% and the game just closed. I was trying to come up with an upgrade to my processor + motherboard + ram, but i'm in a tight budget. For you, what is the cheapest best combo right now, to handle games like MW Warzone?

My current specs are:

CPU

Intel Core i5 3570K @ 3.40GHzRAM

RAM

8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 686MHz (9-9-9-24)

Motherboard

ASUSTeK Computer INC. P8Z68-V LX (LGA1155)  

Graphics

2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (Gigabyte)   

Storage

223GB KINGSTON SA400S37240G (SATA-2 (SSD)).

Thank you for your time.

1 month, 3 weeks agorallymax posted comment on buildapc.
March 22, 2020

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
MotherboardASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$79.98 @ Amazon
MemoryCrucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory$70.99 @ Newegg
CustomRyzen 5 1600 AF$85.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$235.97
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-22 16:03 EDT-0400

Gaming PC for $1000 USD. Tower only. [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoDonnyJoseph0 posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 22, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • I will be playing games mostly, including CoD Warzone and other similar new titles. I want to have the ability to play current AAA titles at decent quality with a bit of future proofing and expasion options for later

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • Looking to be all-in for $1000USD

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • ASAP

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • Just the tower components. No accessories or OS needed.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • US/Ohio. Have a Microcenter very close to me.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • Currently using a Dell 34inch ultrawide display (I know it's not the greatest for gaming, but I use it for work too and love it when I'm working. I'll accept the sacrifice for gaming)

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • I'm interested in overclocking, as I am a tinkerer by nature, but don't know if I'll do it right away. It's not a deal-breaker for the build if I can/can't OC down the line.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • Nothing specific, but I would prefer an SSD for the boot/main games and programs. I think 500GB will be enough. I already have a large HDD for bulk storage.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • I don't have a preference on size, but I really enjoy aesthetically pleasing builds and I'm willing to put in the time to do cable management properly. RGB is fine, but not essential. I would like some lighting, but it doesn't have to be RGB. A nice white light theme is cool with me.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • I have Windows already.

Extra info or particulars:

  • I would prefer a Ryzen build over Intel at this point, but I'm willing to hear arguments either way.
  • I have a decent amount of experience building/working with computers.
1 month, 3 weeks agoDonnyJoseph0 posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 22, 2020

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
MotherboardMSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard$114.99 @ Amazon
MemoryG.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory$82.99 @ Newegg
StorageWestern Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$64.99 @ Newegg
Video CardSapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB NITRO+ Video Card$433.98 @ Newegg
CaseFractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case$84.99 @ Walmart
Power SupplySeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply$114.99 @ B&H
Case FanFractal Design X2 GP-12 (Black) 52.3 CFM 120 mm Fan$13.58 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$995.51
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-22 14:29 EDT-0400

CPU: Ryzen 5 1600 "AF" on Amazon for $85 here. Since you're on 1440p+, high IPC and clock speeds aren't as important as GPU power. But since you like tweaking you can typically push 4+ GHz with a good overclock. At 6 cores/12 threads and passable IPC this is a very usable CPU for the foreseeable future.

MOBO: Overkill budget motherboard, can run even the Ryzen 9 3950X without breaking a sweat. Chosen for quality and ease of upgrading CPU later. No BIOS update necessary on this variant.

RAM: Fast RAM is often underestimated for its pronounced effects on minimum frame rates. While the CPU might not be able to push it to its rated speed, the good bin means you should be able to realistically hit DDR4-3200 and CL14, a fair amount faster than the DDR4-3200 C16 kits you'd typically pay $10-$15 less for. A worthy expenditure.

SSD: Combination of reliability, speed and price make this the best choice in my eyes. That's including a comparison to the Crucial P1.

GPU: Beats RTX 2060S, very close to RTX 2070S performance and fits the $1,000 budget. Should power 1440p admirably.

Chassis: A black wall that muffles sound is the best aesthetic. It also has good airflow.

PSU: One of the more bulletproof PSUs of our time at a decent price. EVGA G2/G3 could also make this claim, but for their GA series they switched manufacturers which would make that a questionable choice.

And an extra fan for the front to improve airflow.

Under $600 Gaming Pc [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoEndFHD posted submission on pcmasterrace.
March 22, 2020

Hello im Brandon and i wanted to build a gaming pc and a bit of streaming pc under $600. I wanted to ask other gamers if this is a good build under $600 or lower to start with and make my decision. Hope i get some good recommendations to make my first custom gaming/streaming pc. Thanks!

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor$117.23 @ Amazon
MotherboardASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$79.98 @ Amazon
MemoryCorsair Vengeance LPX 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory$44.99 @ Corsair
StorageWestern Digital Green 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$37.99 @ Newegg
StorageSeagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$54.98 @ Newegg
Video CardASRock Radeon RX 580 8 GB Phantom Gaming X Video Card$159.99 @ Newegg
CaseCooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case$49.99 @ Amazon
Power SupplyEVGA 500 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply$40.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$601.13
Mail-in rebates-$15.00
Total$586.13
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-22 10:34 EDT-0400
1 month, 3 weeks agoEndFHD posted comment on pcmasterrace.
March 22, 2020

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 65W AM4 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler Wraith Spire - No LED (YD1600BBAFBOX) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_7j6DEbYMG5AN0

Need to upgrade CPU [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agomockingbird- posted submission on buildapc.
March 22, 2020

My system model is a p7-1010 and my current processor is the AMD Anthony II X4 645. My GPU is the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050. If anyone can help me find new parts that are better than what I currently have that would be awesome.

1 month, 3 weeks agomockingbird- posted comment on buildapc.
March 22, 2020

https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07XTQZJ28/

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
Motherboard*ASRock B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard$89.99 @ Amazon
Memory*Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory$67.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$242.98
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-22 10:42 EDT-0400

Cheap pc for programming and gaming (call of duty, assassins creed, red dead redemption,etc...) [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoAnnsly posted submission on buildapc.
March 22, 2020

So I have came up with this and it still seems a bit expensive. Any way to trim the price down a little and still be able to run the games in the post title comfortably? Thanks in advance.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor€144.90 @ Globaldata
MotherboardASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard€77.90 @ Globaldata
MemoryG.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory€78.90 @ Globaldata
StorageWestern Digital Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive€56.90 @ Globaldata
StorageWestern Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive€39.90 @ Globaldata
Video CardMSI GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card€224.91 @ Globaldata
CaseCorsair SPEC-05 ATX Mid Tower Case€49.90 @ Globaldata
Power SupplyCooler Master MasterWatt 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply€62.80 @ Globaldata
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total€736.11
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-22 11:06 CET+0100
1 month, 3 weeks agoAnnsly posted comment on buildapc.
March 22, 2020

As already suggested, 1600 AF will provide similar performance at a much lower price.

You can also go down one tier in the GPU which will save you about €50 and chop only 5-10 fps off the performance.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor€79.00
MotherboardASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard€77.90 @ Globaldata
MemoryG.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory€78.90 @ Globaldata
StorageWestern Digital Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive€56.90 @ Globaldata
StorageWestern Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive€39.90 @ Globaldata
Video CardZotac GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB Twin Fan Video Card€174.90 @ Globaldata
CaseCorsair SPEC-05 ATX Mid Tower Case€49.90 @ Globaldata
Power SupplyCooler Master MasterWatt 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply€62.80 @ Globaldata
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total€620.20
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-22 12:55 CET+0100

Ignore the 14nm 1600, I added it manually just so you can see how much it would cost you.

[USA-CA][H] PayPal [W] Ryzen 5 1600 or 1600X [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoKelidoskoped37 posted submission on hardwareswap.
March 21, 2020

ZIP code: 93267

Wanting to buy these CPU's mainly, also I will be looking for an AM4 Motherboard if someone is letting it go for cheap. Please comment before PMing.

1 month, 3 weeks agoKelidoskoped37 posted comment on hardwareswap.
March 22, 2020

https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07XTQZJ28

Make sure it's got the model number YD1600BBAFBOX and not YD1600BBAEBOX. AF is a Ryzen + 12nm, AE is the original 14nm. I'm running one now, it's fantastic value.

Upgrading CPU with an old MOBO setup.. [Upgrade Help] [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agorallymax posted submission on buildapc.
March 21, 2020

My setup is:

GPU: Geforce GTX 1060 SSC 6GB

CPU: AMD FX-4300 (Got this chip years ago)

RAM: Gskillz 32gb DDR3

HDD: 1TB WD Blue

Mobo: Asus M5A78L-M (Very Old but needed a cheap mobo at the time)

I am wondering what brand of CPU is more favorable to go with, Intel or AMD? I'm trying to spend about $200 or under on my next chip or maybe if its a really amazing deal something for up to 3-400. My graphics havent been fully rendering on various games, so something is lagging and I don't believe it's my video card. I have a lot of reason to suspect my cpu. If you have any suggestions on what to look for feel free!

I also may need to add an SSD.

1 month, 3 weeks agorallymax posted comment on buildapc.
March 21, 2020

Specifically 1600 AF version for $85 from amazon.

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 65W AM4 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler Wraith Spire - No LED (YD1600BBAFBOX) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Q8TDEbA9Q1GGH

My first PC build wanted to bring it to you guys before I go through with it [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoDeeForestBosa posted submission on buildapc.
March 21, 2020
ComponentTitlePrice
CPURyzen 5 1600$113 (Amazon US)
MotherboardMSI B450 Tomahawk$109 (Amazon US)
RAM 1(2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX 2400$70 (Amazon US)
Storage 1Western Digital Blue 4TB$62 (Amazon US)
CaseCorsair Carbide 100R$0 (Custom Price)
MouseCORSAIR Harpoon- RGB Gaming Mouse - Lightweight Design - 6,0$17 (Amazon US)
OSMicrosoft Windows 10 Home Download$129 (Amazon US)
Total Price$500
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The gpu is a Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1050 2GB that I already have and I also already have a power supply. I’m going to be using it for gaming and wanted to keep it under my budget of 600$. Any ideas to improve it?

1 month, 3 weeks agoDeeForestBosa posted comment on buildapc.
March 21, 2020

https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07XTQZJ28 Save some money on that CPU first.

Spend a bit more money on your RAM and get better speeds, atleast 3200 but aim for 3600.

DONT PAY FOR WINDOWS 10, use a friends PC and a 16gb thumb drive and just make a windows install disk.

PC build to play Doom Eternal [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agomeyyh345 posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 21, 2020

>**What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.*\*

  • Doom Eternal

>**What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?*\*

  • <$1000USD

>**When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.*\*

  • Within one month.

>**What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc\)*\*

  • 144Hz monitor

>**Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?*\*

  • Ontario, Canada

>**If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.*\*

  • None

>**Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?*\*

  • Not right away, possibly in future.

>**Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)*\*

  • SSD

>**Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?*\*

  • Cheap - it does not need to look pretty.

>**Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?*\*

  • Include new copy of Windows.

Thanks a ton, guys!

Want to help my GF with a PC build [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoaustingarland1998 posted submission on buildapc.
March 21, 2020

My GF has wanted to build a PC for a while now. She does light gaming, mostly Minecraft and Overwatch, and spends most of her time browsing the web or watching shows/YouTube. Last we talked about it, she had asked me to put the part list together.... But I don't do smaller, budget PCs, I tend to just save until I can afford what I want. This is the current part list. CCW

Edit: Budget is about 800-900 USD

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor$124.99 @ B&H
MotherboardAsus ROG Strix B450-I Gaming Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard$159.99 @ B&H
MemoryPatriot Viper 4 Blackout 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory$79.98 @ Amazon
StorageWestern Digital Blue SN500 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive-
StorageSeagate Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$79.88 @ Amazon
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card$223.98 @ Newegg
CaseThermaltake Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case-
Power SupplyEVGA SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply$130.88 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$819.70
Mail-in rebates-$20.00
Total$799.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-21 11:05 EDT-0400

Note: there is no cooler, I believe that the ryzen chip comes with a cooler. I also already have (new) thermal compound.

1 month, 3 weeks agoaustingarland1998 posted comment on buildapc.
March 21, 2020

$500-$600 productivity/ light gaming PC [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoMovieGameBuff posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 20, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • Schoolwork, some Adobe Programs (photoshop, after effects, premier) and some light gaming like Minecraft and mid level Fortnite

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • $650 USD. If it is possible, you can go lower. I’m looking performance over cost.

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • ASAP

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • Tower and OS

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • Michigan, USA

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • Samsung 27” curved monitor, Corsair K55 keyboard, Razer Deathadder Elite mouse, 128GB M.2 SSD

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • No

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • As much storage as possible, keeping in mind cost effectiveness, as well as an SSD

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • Whatever is cheapest.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • Yes. Windows 10

  • Thanks for any help!

1 month, 3 weeks agoMovieGameBuff posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 21, 2020

u/bh-wix Thank you for you concern but I've already recommend the Ryzen 5 1600 AF in the build. The 14nm shown within the build is the AE version. I have linked the AF version at the very top in that link. It looks like this...

"CPU Best bank for buck CPU on the market. Link to the $85 Ryzen 5 1600 AF."

Building my first PC [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoDisconnected_Life posted submission on buildapc.
March 21, 2020

Basically title...

Building my first gaming PC and trying to stay around 600 USD. I received this parts list, how does it look?

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/WnFPvW

1 month, 3 weeks agoDisconnected_Life posted comment on buildapc.
March 21, 2020

that SSD doesn't have DRAM, which Linus absolutely hates. A DRAM-less SSD can actually be slower than a mechanical drive. I would also try getting a 500W PSU because I believe the RX 580 wants a minimum of 500-watt power supply. I also agree on the 1600 AF. Its 85 dollars on amazon preforms on par with the ryzen 5 2600. (this is the YD1600BBAFBOX) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07XTQZJ28/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Best upgrade I can get with 200$? [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agomockingbird- posted submission on buildapc.
March 21, 2020

I've got a 6 years old mid-tower pc that I currently use for work, mostly javascript programming. Sometimes Photoshop. Last time I played with it was Arkham Origins, Dishonored 1 and human revolution.

I've never got around buying better components because enhancing this pc isn't a reasonable expense at the moment, I can't invest 1000$.

This morning I was wondering if I could get still get a reasonable upgrade for a small price. What is the best upgrade(s) I can buy with a budget of 200$?

Current specs:

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD FX-6350 3.9 GHz 6-Core Processor$184.88 @ Amazon
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard-
MemoryG.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) DDR3-1600 Memory$26.99 @ Newegg
StorageSamsung 840 EVO 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive-
Video CardGigabyte Radeon R9 270 2 GB WINDFORCE Video Card-
CaseBitFenix Neos Black ATX Mid Tower Case-
Power SupplyCorsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply$69.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network AdapterTP-Link TL-WN881ND PCIe x1 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter$16.95 @ Amazon
KeyboardLogitech MK235 Wireless Standard Keyboard With Optical Mouse$23.94 @ Amazon
SpeakersLogitech Z200 0 nW 2.0 Channel Speakers$25.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$348.74
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-21 08:04 EDT-0400
1 month, 3 weeks agomockingbird- posted comment on buildapc.
March 21, 2020

https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07XTQZJ28/

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
Motherboard*ASRock X370 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard$83.98 @ Newegg
Memory*Crucial Ballistix 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory$34.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$203.97
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-21 08:47 EDT-0400

$500-$600 productivity/ light gaming PC [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoMovieGameBuff posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 20, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • Schoolwork, some Adobe Programs (photoshop, after effects, premier) and some light gaming like Minecraft and mid level Fortnite

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • $650 USD. If it is possible, you can go lower. I’m looking performance over cost.

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • ASAP

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • Tower and OS

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • Michigan, USA

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • Samsung 27” curved monitor, Corsair K55 keyboard, Razer Deathadder Elite mouse, 128GB M.2 SSD

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • No

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • As much storage as possible, keeping in mind cost effectiveness, as well as an SSD

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • Whatever is cheapest.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • Yes. Windows 10

  • Thanks for any help!

1 month, 3 weeks agoMovieGameBuff posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 21, 2020

Any questions, comments or concerns, happy to discuss.

OS Instantly bring price to $654.53 by simply installing the unactivated version of Windows 10 from the official Microsoft website. This will allow you to maximize performance of the build now and activate Windows later.

CPU Best bank for buck CPU on the market. Link to the $85 Ryzen 5 1600 AF.

Motherboard Cheapest B450 motherboard on the market. Provides all you need.

RAM 2x8GB DDR4 3200 16 CAS. Exactly what you need.

SSD Budget 480GB SATA SSD. I like it for its DRAM cache and it is a TLC. It provides plenty of storage for a quick and snappy Windows as well as your favorite applications and games.

HDD The $50 MIR's are perfect to buy this 2TB HDD. Plenty of extra storage.

GPU One of, if not the best to pair with a Ryzen 5 1600 AF right now.

Case Sound-insulated front panel to reduce vibration and noise. One MetallicGear Skiron 120mm high airflow case fan(valued at $24 separately) pre-installed. PSU shroud. TG side panel to showcase your hardware. Space-efficient design. Clean cable management.

Extra Case Fan Arctic P12 120mm

PSU 5 star quality, plenty of watts for the build, 5 year warranty.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
MotherboardASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$63.99 @ Amazon
MemoryTeam T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$69.99 @ Newegg
StorageTCSunBow X3 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$55.99 @ Amazon
StorageSeagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$0.00
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB XC BLACK GAMING Video Card$238.98 @ Newegg
CaseMetallic Gear Neo Silent ATX Mid Tower Case$39.99 @ Newegg
Power SupplyCorsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$43.98 @ Newegg
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit$109.99 @ B&H
Case FanARCTIC P12 PWM PST CO 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan$6.61 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$764.52
Mail-in rebates-$50.00
Total$714.52
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-20 23:56 EDT-0400

$500-$600 productivity/ light gaming PC [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoidunowat23 posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 20, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • Schoolwork, some Adobe Programs (photoshop, after effects, premier) and some light gaming like Minecraft and mid level Fortnite

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • $650 USD. If it is possible, you can go lower. I’m looking performance over cost.

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • ASAP

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • Tower and OS

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • Michigan, USA

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • Samsung 27” curved monitor, Corsair K55 keyboard, Razer Deathadder Elite mouse, 128GB M.2 SSD

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • No

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • As much storage as possible, keeping in mind cost effectiveness, as well as an SSD

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • Whatever is cheapest.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • Yes. Windows 10

  • Thanks for any help!

1 month, 3 weeks agoidunowat23 posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 20, 2020

$600 PC

High Settings 1080p Estimates:

  • Overwatch: 131fps
  • Fortnite: 96fps
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (proxy for the most demanding games): 65fps
  • Full benchmarks

Windows 10

  • Use Microsoft's Windows 10 creation tool to get free unactivated Windows 10. Download onto an 8GB or larger USB drive using your current computer. You will boot the new computer from the USB drive and install windows from there.
  • The only downside is a watermark in the bottom corner of your screen
  • You can always activate windows later if you choose.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPURyzen 5 1600 AF$85.00 @ Amazon
MotherboardASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$63.99 @ Amazon
Memory*Team T-FORCE VULCAN TUF Gaming Allian 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$67.99 @ Newegg
StorageWestern Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$64.99 @ Newegg
StorageSeagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$54.98 @ Newegg
Video CardZotac GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB Twin Fan Video Card$159.99 @ B&H
CaseCougar MX330-G ATX Mid Tower Case$45.98 @ Newegg
Power SupplyCorsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$43.98 @ Newegg
Case FanARCTIC P12 PWM PST CO 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan$6.61 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$613.51
Mail-in rebates-$20.00
Total$593.51
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-20 23:38 EDT-0400

Explanation of Part Choices

  • CPU: Best value mid-range cpu. The 1600 AF is a Zen+ cpu equivalent to the Ryzen 5 2600.
  • Motherboard: Cheapest compatible motherboard with at least 2 fan headers.
  • Memory: 3200mhz CL is the price/performance sweet spot for Zen+ series cpus in your country. 16GB standard.
  • SSD: Cheapest 500GB NVMe SSD with a 5 year warranty.
  • HDD: Standard 2TB HDD.
  • Case: Cheapest case I can recommend right now. Many of the good-quality cheap cases are currently unavailable, presumably due to supply chain interruptions caused by Covid-19. Case comes with one rear exhaust fan and I've added a pressure-optimized fan for the front intake.
  • Video Card: Cheapest NVIDIA GPU worth buying. Adobe software is more optimized for NVIDIA GPUS.
  • Power Supply: 5 year warranty. 450W is more than enough for this 274W PC. Modular for easier cable management. 80+ bronze efficiency.

Pc build for LOL [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoMovieGameBuff posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 20, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • To just play league of legends.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • 1000

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • 1 month from now .

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • Tower,OS windows 10. Wireless mouse and keyboard .

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • USA and unsure or micro center location .

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • N/a

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • If needed but if not later on.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • No

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

*micro if possible.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • Yes windows 10

Extra info or particulars:

1 month, 3 weeks agoMovieGameBuff posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 20, 2020

Any questions, comments or concerns, happy to discuss.

First and foremost, in order to get the price to $603.23, simply install the unactivated version of Windows 10 from the official Microsoft website. This will allow you to maximize performance of the build now and activate Windows later.

CPU choice is the Ryzen 5 1600 AF. Here is the link to the $85 Ryzen 5 1600 AF.

Motherboard Cheapest B450 motherboard on the market. Provides what you need.

RAM League of Legends only needs 4GB of RAM. So one 8GB stick will do until you play more high demanding games.

SSD Budget 240GB SATA SSD. I like it for its DRAM cache and it is a TLC. It provides all you need to install a quick and snappy Windows, a few of your favorite applications and of course, League of Legends.

HDD (optional) This particular model 1TB 7200 RPM HDD is optional. I highly recommend using the $20 MIR once it arrives on this. You can also go used if you don't want to pay but $14-$19 for it. Just make sure to ask questions to seller before buying used. No communication, no buy.

GPU is one of, if not the best to pair with a Ryzen 5 1600 AF right now. More than enough for League of Legends.

Case Midnight black. Two case fans pre-installed. Mesh front panel for modern styling and substantial optimized ventilation.

PSU 5 star quality, plenty of watts, 5 year warranty.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
MotherboardASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$63.99 @ Amazon
MemoryTeam T-FORCE VULCAN Z 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$35.99 @ Newegg
StorageTCSunBow X3 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$39.99 @ Amazon
StorageSeagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$0.00
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB XC BLACK GAMING Video Card$238.98 @ Newegg
CaseCooler Master N200 MicroATX Mini Tower Case$49.99 @ B&H
Power SupplyCorsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$69.29 @ Amazon
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit$109.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$713.22
Mail-in rebates-$20.00
Total$693.22
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-20 19:57 EDT-0400

$800 PC for 3D modeling and gaming [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agofuddyduddyc posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 20, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.**

  3D modeling, currently using fusion 360. Able to play some games if possible, such as r6 siege cyberpunk when it comes out, and other similar games.  

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

 

$800

 

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

 

Asap.

 

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

 

All of it  

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?**

 

U.S.A.

 

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.**

  Not reusing anything.  

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?**

 

I have no clue what overclocking is

 

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

 

Large amount of storage would be good  

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

 

Nope. I’ll be looking at the screen not the case

 

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

 

Yes. I guess windows 10

 

Extra info or particulars:

Thanks for any suggestions! Hopefully I have been clear and to the point. If there’s any more info that u need I’ll try to figure it out, but I know nothing about PCs.

1 month, 3 weeks agofuddyduddyc posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 20, 2020

Build that get you below $800 using a 1600 AF CPU, 1660 GPU, monitor, Windows 10, keyboard and monitor. Looking at articles on Fusion 360, it seems less intensive than other modeling software - 16GB of RAM should be fine for regular use. Parts explanations below:

CPU: 1600 AF is a great deal at Amazon for $85. Essentially a very slightly slower 2600, but still fast enough and good to run Fusion 360.

Motherboard: A decent motherboard; fine for use with the 1600 AF.

Memory: 16GB is more than adequate for Fusion 360 use from the Fusion 360 forum user threads (as long as the models aren't terribly complex), and plenty for gaming.

Storage: a 240GB SSD for OS and software and 1 TB HDD for storage.

Video Card: 1660 gpu, allowing for a lower power rating GPU vs the Radeon cards.

Power Supply: 450w unit; good quality tier on great promo/sale.

Monitor: nice 24" 1080p IPS monitor.

KandM: cheap but work.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
MotherboardASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$63.99 @ Amazon
MemoryGeIL EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$68.99 @ Newegg
StorageInland 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$37.99 @ Amazon
StorageSeagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$37.35 @ Amazon
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card$179.99 @ Newegg
CaseMetallic Gear Neo Silent ATX Mid Tower Case$39.99 @ Newegg
Power SupplyCorsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$43.98 @ Newegg
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit$109.99 @ B&H
MonitorAOC 24V2H 23.8" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor$94.99 @ B&H
KeyboardHP K1500 Wired Standard Keyboard$7.15 @ HP
MouseKensington K72356US Wired Optical Mouse$7.51 @ Amazon
CustomAMD CPU RYZEN 5 1600 AM4$85.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$806.92
Mail-in rebates-$30.00
Total$776.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-20 18:34 EDT-0400

$800 Rocket League Speed Demon [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoMovieGameBuff posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 20, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • Gaming. Nothing too demanding, pretty much only Rocket League. I've been on a laptop at 60Hz and I want this to easily run at 144Hz. In the future I may play a little Halo or COD but I'm not big on FPS or MOBAs. Also have no interest in VR

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • $800 for everything except mouse and monitor

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • ASAP :D

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • Everything except a mouse and monitor. I'm not worried about a special keyboard because I play most games on a controller. I'd like to spend ~$800 everything else

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • In North Carolina in the US, but not near any Microcenter locatoins

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • No

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • Definitely willing to pay more for SSD, but no other specific features

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • Probably mid-tower, but open to micro. I really like the RGB lighting on the fans

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • Yes

Extra info or particulars:

  • This is my first time ever building a PC and I am so excited to get this thing built. Also, if there are any reasonable budget "stretch" items, I'm happy to evaluate and see if the cost is worth the benefit gained. Thanks in advance!
1 month, 3 weeks agoMovieGameBuff posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 20, 2020

Any questions, comments or concerns, happy to discuss.

First and foremost, in order to get the price to $721.92, simply install the unactivated version of Windows 10 from the official Microsoft website. This will allow you to maximize performance of the build now and activate Windows later.

CPU choice is the Ryzen 5 1600 AF. Here is the link to the $85 Ryzen 5 1600 AF.

Motherboard of choice is the cheapest B450 motherboard on the market. It meets your criteria and will provide everything that you need.

The RAM in the build is more than what you need and will allow you to run those COD games.

The SSD in the build is one of my favorite M.2 SSD's. Quad core, TLC, super fast r&W speeds.

The GPU is one of, if not the best to pair with a Ryzen 5 1600 AF right now.

The case in the build is a case that I like a lot. Comes with one case fan pre-installed. Mesh front panel for excellent airflow. I provided a Corsair HD120 RGB case fan that you can use the $20 MIR on once it arrives to bring the price down to $8.68.

The 5 star quality PSU in the build provides plenty of watts and has a 5 year warranty. Highly recommend it.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
MotherboardASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$63.99 @ Amazon
MemoryTeam T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$69.99 @ Newegg
StorageSilicon Power A80 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$129.99 @ Amazon
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB XC BLACK GAMING Video Card$238.98 @ Newegg
CaseCougar MX330-G ATX Mid Tower Case$45.98 @ Newegg
Power SupplyCorsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$69.29 @ Amazon
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit$109.99 @ B&H
Case FanCorsair HD120 RGB 54.4 CFM 120 mm Fan$8.68
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$841.89
Mail-in rebates-$20.00
Total$821.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-20 15:53 EDT-0400

My wife will soon be working from home and we need a desktop. Help! $1000-1200 (USA) [R]

1 month, 4 weeks agofuddyduddyc posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 19, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

My wife will be using it primarily to place orders to stock hospital floors/pharmacies meds using citrix? so basic internet browsing, email, word processing, multiple browser windows open at a time running smooth, and she requires a dual monitor setup.

I'd also like the PC to be capable of music and photo editing. I play some games but they are limited to Masters of Orion II, Age of Empires, and Starcraft Brood War. Not really graphics heavy games. But, I would like a moderate GPU just in case if that can be budgeted in.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

My maximum budget including OS and 2 monitors is 1200 US

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

We will be building this PC within a week. She can get by on our old laptop for a little while but from what I've seen it looks awful.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

2 monitor setup is a must, I have keyboards and mouse. Need a tower

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

Oregon, USA. No microcenter and Frys is an empty warehouse currently.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

Just a logitech wireless keyboard and mouse.

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

No

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

An SSD for booting, a large HD (8TB) for photo and music storage. She has two 27" monitors at work and would like to have the same on this setup. I don't think it needs to be 144hz for Masters of Orion II.

What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.

I'll need it capable of a wireless connection.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

No real preference. Nothing fancy, but still clean looking.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

Yes

Thank you so much for your help! If there are any recommendation on dual monitor stands I would appreciate that as well! Again, we both very much appreciate it.

1 month, 4 weeks agofuddyduddyc posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 20, 2020

Build in the middle of your budget range at $1099. This should be able to handle the photo and music editing pretty well, play the games you mentioned very well, and more than enough for your wife's work.

CPU: The 1600 AF is basically the 2600, just a tad slower. Still a great budget CPU with decently fast core speeds and 6 cores + multi-threading. Great price at Amazon of $85. If you really wanted, you could splurge and get the Ryzen 3600, a great cpu significantly faster than the 1600 AF/2600, but it would put you very close to your budget at about $1180. Good if you ever intended on doing more cpu intensive tasks often (like photo editing), but the 1600 AF is still more than capable of doing all the things you need quickly.

Motherboard: Includes wifi.

Memory: Used 16gb of ram for the build. More than enough for gaming and work tasks, and should be plenty for Photoshop and Ableton for moderate use. If you start doing serious work with Photoshop and 16GB doesn't cut it, the motherboard still has 2 RAM slots open to add another 16GB.

Storage: 256GB m.2 NVME drive for fast boots, and an 8TB HDD for storage.

Video Card: The RX 570 is a good budget gpu and more than enough for the games you're playing.

Case: Nice, clean-looking mATX case for not a lot of money that still has pretty good airflow. I added a case fan to the build (intended for the front panel) for some additional airflow.

Power Supply: Good quality power supply in a tier more than enough for a system like this; 450w is plenty of power.

Monitors: 2 very nice 27" 1440p 60hz IPS monitors, with a 124% sRGB rating - great color accuracy and reproduction for photo editing. Link to Amazon - in-stock on March 23.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
MotherboardASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$84.99 @ Amazon
MemoryTeam T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$69.99 @ Newegg
StorageHP EX920 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$54.99 @ Newegg
StorageToshiba X300 8 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$194.99 @ Amazon
Video CardXFX Radeon RX 570 4 GB RS XXX Video Card$129.99 @ Amazon
CaseThermaltake Versa H18 MicroATX Mini Tower Case$54.99 @ Newegg
Power SupplyCorsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$43.98 @ Newegg
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit$109.99 @ B&H
Case FanARCTIC P14 PWM 72.8 CFM 140 mm Fan$9.99 @ Amazon
MonitorPhilips 276E9QDSB 27.0" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor$129.99
MonitorPhilips 276E9QDSB 27.0" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor$129.99
CustomAMD CPU RYZEN 5 1600 AM4$85.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$1118.88
Mail-in rebates-$20.00
Total$1098.88
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-20 00:56 EDT-0400

Helping my neighbor build a PC [R]

1 month, 4 weeks agoReflex1on posted submission on buildapc.
March 19, 2020

Trying to get the best price-performance value to help my neighbor build a PC as cheap as possible, but with better performance than his PS4. He’s looking for 1080p gaming under $700., with the monitor not included in the price. Here is what I have made him, can anyone tell me if this is good and if everything is compatible? I have just upgraded prebuilts in the past.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor$124.99 @ Amazon
MotherboardMSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$79.99 @ Newegg
MemoryCorsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory$79.99 @ Corsair
StorageSeagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$54.98 @ Newegg
Video CardMSI Radeon RX 580 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card$154.99 @ Newegg
CaseCooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case$44.99 @ Best Buy
Power SupplyCooler Master MWE Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply$99.99 @ Best Buy
MonitorAOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor$144.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$799.91
Mail-in rebates-$15.00
Total$784.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-19 14:58 EDT-0400
1 month, 4 weeks agoReflex1on posted comment on buildapc.
March 19, 2020

Yes, a bronze rating power supply is fine, just less efficient. If you come across a gold rating one that's similarly priced, then definitely go for it. (I couldn't find any) 1650 super and Rx580 are very similar in performance, 1650s is a bit better but also costs a little more.

I made a few changes to the list. The 1600AF (12nm) usually costs around 85$ but I couldn't find it on pcpartpicker, it gives similar 2600 performance but is way cheaper.

Just posting my configuration here to make sure I didn’t make any mistakes in my build... [R]

1 month, 4 weeks agoaustingarland1998 posted submission on buildapc.
March 19, 2020
1 month, 4 weeks agoaustingarland1998 posted comment on buildapc.
March 19, 2020

I would actually recommend buying the Ryzen 1600 AF . You’re not gonna notice much difference with a 1660 and you can pick up the regular b450 tomahawk for a couple bucks less too.

Advice on cheap Office PC due to Corona virus [R]

1 month, 4 weeks agoaustingarland1998 posted submission on buildapc.
March 19, 2020

Hey, so I life in Germany and I am writing my Master thesis right now. I heavily rely on the PC at my workplace in the University, but that shuts down tomorrow. So my dad will send me his old PC and two old Monitors. I run CPU heavy programs in Python notebook. So I want to upgrade the PC of my dad with as little money as possible.

I made a list of parts on PCpartpicker https://de.pcpartpicker.com/user/mr.vain93/saved/#view=9ZdrrH and have some questions:

Does the motherboard (MSI B450-A PRO MAX) work with the 3600 without a BIOS update since I don't have a older Ryzen CPU? The motherboard is listed in this thread https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/bvfo57/list_of_b350_b450_x370_and_x470_motherboards_with/?st=jwrzhnfp&sh=854e155f

Can I use the drives from the old PC where Windows and Linux are installed and will both OS boot from it?

Do I need a graphics card to get an output since the 3600 has no iGPU? If yes what would be the best option?

1 month, 4 weeks agoaustingarland1998 posted comment on buildapc.
March 19, 2020

I would actually recommend buying the Ryzen 1600 AF . It’s a much much better value and I would personally upgrade your motherboard to the b450 tomahawk with some of the extra money just to keep temps a bit lower.

Helping my neighbor build a PC [R]

1 month, 4 weeks agoaustingarland1998 posted submission on buildapc.
March 19, 2020

Trying to get the best price-performance value to help my neighbor build a PC as cheap as possible, but with better performance than his PS4. He’s looking for 1080p gaming under $700., with the monitor not included in the price. Here is what I have made him, can anyone tell me if this is good and if everything is compatible? I have just upgraded prebuilts in the past.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor$124.99 @ Amazon
MotherboardMSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$79.99 @ Newegg
MemoryCorsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory$79.99 @ Corsair
StorageSeagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$54.98 @ Newegg
Video CardMSI Radeon RX 580 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card$154.99 @ Newegg
CaseCooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case$44.99 @ Best Buy
Power SupplyCooler Master MWE Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply$99.99 @ Best Buy
MonitorAOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor$144.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$799.91
Mail-in rebates-$15.00
Total$784.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-19 14:58 EDT-0400
1 month, 4 weeks agoaustingarland1998 posted comment on buildapc.
March 19, 2020

I would actually recommend buying the Ryzen 1600 AF which if you aren’t aware is the updated version of the original 1600 and is now built on 12nm zen+. So it’s essentially a Ryzen 2600 for $85

You can use the extra money towards a b450 tomahawk & 3200/3600mhz memory.

Helping my neighbor build a PC [R]

1 month, 4 weeks agocrimson117 posted submission on buildapc.
March 19, 2020

Trying to get the best price-performance value to help my neighbor build a PC as cheap as possible, but with better performance than his PS4. He’s looking for 1080p gaming under $700., with the monitor not included in the price. Here is what I have made him, can anyone tell me if this is good and if everything is compatible? I have just upgraded prebuilts in the past.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor$124.99 @ Amazon
MotherboardMSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$79.99 @ Newegg
MemoryCorsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory$79.99 @ Corsair
StorageSeagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$54.98 @ Newegg
Video CardMSI Radeon RX 580 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card$154.99 @ Newegg
CaseCooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case$44.99 @ Best Buy
Power SupplyCooler Master MWE Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply$99.99 @ Best Buy
MonitorAOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor$144.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$799.91
Mail-in rebates-$15.00
Total$784.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-19 14:58 EDT-0400
1 month, 4 weeks agocrimson117 posted comment on buildapc.
March 19, 2020

Here's a few changes, keeping under $700 not including monitor:

  • Good PSU
  • Better RAM
  • Better GPU
  • Fast SSD for OS and a few games

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD CPU RYZEN 5 1600 AM4$85.00 @ Amazon
MotherboardMSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$79.99 @ Newegg
MemoryG.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$69.99 @ Newegg
StorageWestern Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$64.99 @ Newegg
StorageSeagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$54.98 @ Newegg
Video CardMSI GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card$224.99 @ Newegg
CaseCooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case$44.99 @ Best Buy
Power SupplyCorsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply$69.34 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$709.27
Mail-in rebates-$15.00
Total$694.27
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-19 15:24 EDT-0400

This build can cause bottleneck? [R]

1 month, 4 weeks agoaustingarland1998 posted submission on buildapc.
March 19, 2020

Mother Asrock B450M-HDV 4.0 AM4 HDMI M.2 

Procesador AMD Athlon 3000 3.5GHz + Radeon Vega 3 AM4 

Cooler CPU ID-Cooling SE-913-B Blue Intel 1151 & AMD AM4 

2 Rams: Adata DDR4 4GB 2666MHz

Vídeo card: Asrock RX 570 8GB OC Phantom Gaming D

Power Sentey SDP550-SS 550W Solid Power 80 Plus

Overcloock intended

1 month, 4 weeks agoaustingarland1998 posted comment on buildapc.
March 19, 2020

I would actually recommend buying the Ryzen 1600 AF which if you aren’t aware is the updated version of the original 1600 and is now built on 12nm zen+. So it’s essentially a Ryzen 2600 for $85

Which amd processors do not include apu's ? [R]

1 month, 4 weeks agoAshamedGanache posted submission on pcmasterrace.
March 19, 2020

I am thinking about buying a new cpu But i figured i don't want one that includes an APU Because not only do i already have a graphics card but i'm already strapped for cash So do you guys know any good low budget amd processors that don't have APU's ?

Is the boost in performance from a GTX 1660 to a GTX 1660 Super worth the jump in price? [R]

1 month, 4 weeks agoaustingarland1998 posted submission on buildapc.
March 19, 2020

In the title.

Working out a budget build - I'm thinking of running the 1660 with a Ryzen 5 2600 and an MSI B450-A Pro Max, and 16GB ram. In Canada the price difference is about $40-50.

Thoughts?

1 month, 4 weeks agoaustingarland1998 posted comment on buildapc.
March 19, 2020

I would actually recommend buying the Ryzen 1600 AF which if you aren’t aware is the updated version of the original 1600 and is now built on 12nm zen+. So it’s essentially a Ryzen 2600 but much cheaper.

Cheapest Overclockable LGA 1151 microATX Motherboard [R]

1 month, 4 weeks agoDante-Alighieri posted submission on buildapc.
March 19, 2020

I’m looking for a board that can be overclocked with my i3-9100. Also I want to start doing some medium gaming is my CPU good enough for that.

1 month, 4 weeks agoDante-Alighieri posted comment on buildapc.
March 19, 2020

You can get an R5-1600 AF (basically a rebranded R5-2600) for $85 on Amazon. All Ryzen CPUs are unlocked and can be overclocked on a B350/B450/X370/X470/X570 board. You can get B450's for $70-80:

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 (YD1600BBAFBOX)$85.00 @ Amazon
MotherboardASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$74.98 @ Amazon
Total$159.98

Cheap cpu [R]

1 month, 4 weeks agoetnguyen03 posted submission on buildapc.
March 19, 2020

Hey, I am looking for a really cheap cpu that I can overclock pretty hardly. I was thinking about intel core 2 quad q6600. You guys think it's a good choice?

1 month, 4 weeks agoetnguyen03 posted comment on buildapc.
March 19, 2020

Ryzen 5 1600 "AF" version. Here. You want the model number "YD1600BBAFBOX".

CHEAPEST STREAM ONLY PC [R]

1 month, 4 weeks agoTTVroyalsbp07 posted submission on buildapc.
March 19, 2020

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1 month, 4 weeks agoTTVroyalsbp07 posted comment on buildapc.
March 19, 2020

This https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07XTQZJ28 And this

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
MotherboardASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$63.99 @ Amazon
MemoryG.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory$67.99 @ Newegg
StoragePNY CS900 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$24.99 @ Amazon
StorageSeagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$49.99 @ Amazon
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card$179.99 @ Newegg
CaseHEC HX200 MicroATX Mini Tower Case$28.98 @ Newegg
Power SupplyCorsair CV 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$42.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$478.91
Mail-in rebates-$20.00
Total$458.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-19 13:10 EDT-0400

I5-9400F vs. Ryzen 5 2600 [R]

1 month, 4 weeks agocrimson117 posted submission on buildapc.
March 19, 2020

Im trying to choose between these 2 for my new build, im gonna use it mainly for gamming and 3D modeling, and not sure if i have to take any precautions but im gonna pair them with a GTX 970.

1 month, 4 weeks agocrimson117 posted comment on buildapc.
March 19, 2020

Ryzen 1600 AF. Literally same performance as 2600, only $85.

What is the cheapest CPU that supports virtualization? [R]

1 month, 4 weeks agoEternal_Ohm posted submission on pcmasterrace.
March 19, 2020

I am looking for a cheap CPU that supports virtualization. However, I do not know which CPU is better. Right now I'm looking for a CPU that supports an OS using QubesOS, a Xen virtualization technology. I have a Lenovo Thinkpad x230.

Purpose of use

We do not play games, videos, or videos with high image quality. Basically, I'm going to run several VMs at the same time to search, email, and program in the browser, so I don't need a very high quality CPU like the Mac Pro. I can't afford my wallet.

The following are required for this OS: (Https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/system-requirements/)

Minimum

Recommended

  • Fast SSD (strongly recommended)
  • Intel IGP (strongly preferred)
    • Nvidia GPUs may require significant troubleshooting.
    • AMD GPU s have not been formally tested, but Radeons (RX580 and earlier) generally work well

Also, please tell me about the following questions about CPU.

  1. What are cheap and good quality manufacturers? (I don't need brand power.) In my opinion, Intel and AMD are equal in quality. Intel has a higher idea.
  2. How long is the life of the CPU? Or how many years should I buy a new one?
1 month, 4 weeks agoEternal_Ohm posted comment on pcmasterrace.
March 19, 2020

Just about any modern CPU will support Virtualization but here's some cheap ones.

Also considering you'll run multiple VM's you'd probably want a CPU with a lot of cores but I'm not 100% sure if you will actually need it as I don't run VM's myself.

All of the CPU's here except for one of them support ECC memory if you need it and all of them support Virtualization.

i3-9100F(No IGPU)

Athlon 220GE or the 200GE (No ECC Support)

Athlon 3000G

Ryzen 5 2600 or a Ryzen 5 1600AF(No IGPU) (What I'd recommend, normally I'd recommend a R5 3600 though)

I would put more Intel CPU's but they don't have a lot on the budget end of things.

What are cheap and good quality manufacturers? (I don't need brand power.) In my opinion, Intel and AMD are equal in quality. Intel has a higher idea.

Not entirely sure if you're talking about just CPU's as the only good quality manufactures for CPU's is AMD or Intel at the moment.

How long is the life of the CPU? Or how many years should I buy a new one?

Well the CPU would become obsolete long before it's lifespan is up. Around 3 - 5 years it will become obsolete and likely be replaced by most users.

If you want a estimate for a CPU's lifespan assuming you don't overclock the CPU it's about 10 years some might be able to push more like 20 years for example.

Looking to build a lower end PC [R]

1 month, 4 weeks agoMovieGameBuff posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 18, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

Pretty low end gaming, mainly Old School Runescape, Vanilla minecraft & TF2

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

500

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

Likely a week or two from when this is posted (Thinking late march)

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

tower, already own a windows 10 copy.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

US - Wi Micro center within a couple hours, would be willing to drive if it came to it.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

I have a GTX 970 & R7800 I could use either as a GPU from a family member. Also have a Razr keyboard, Corsair mouse, headset & Acer 24 Inch monitor from my old computer.

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

Likely not, mainly play older games.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

An SSD would be lovely, had a 5200RPM hard drive the last 5-6 years, optical drive would be nice but can live without.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

No specific case preferences, although i’m not the biggest fan of RGB lighting if that makes any difference in cases.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?*

Nope!

Extra info or particulars:

Looking to build a pretty cheap setup (ideally under or around 5) Have been using a barebones setup built in 2012 (Athlon 2 X3, Radeon HD 6670) until today when it finally sh*t the bed. I really only play Oldschool Runescape & other low requirement games so i’d be in love with a pretty cheap build as I don’t really need much more. Did this from my notes app sorry if the formatting gets wonky :(

1 month, 4 weeks agoMovieGameBuff posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 19, 2020

Any questions, comments or concerns, happy to discuss. If you ever get around to heavier gaming, simply sell the GTX 970 for $100, slap in a GTX 1660 Super and add another 8GB stick of RAM.

$85 Ryzen 5 1600 AF

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
MotherboardASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$63.99 @ Amazon
MemoryTeam T-FORCE VULCAN Z 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$34.99 @ Newegg
StorageTCSunBow X3 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$55.99 @ Amazon
Video CardMSI GeForce GTX 970 4 GB Video CardPurchased For $0.00
CaseDIYPC DIY-BG01 ATX Mid Tower Case$46.96 @ Newegg
Power SupplyEVGA BR 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$49.99 @ Walmart
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$336.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-19 00:49 EDT-0400

Help on building pc [R]

1 month, 4 weeks agoDistractionRectangle posted submission on buildapc.
March 18, 2020

Hey guys, I want to build my own gaming pc. I haven't actually built one before, and this is my first build for 700$, which is my budget. I'm new to this. I did some research, and got these parts. I themed it orange bc thats one of my fav colors lol. But I am just scared about the compatibility between these items, and I am scared that I will mess something up. I've watched many build tutorials, so I sort of know what to do, but I'm scared that I will break something and I don't want to waste 700$. So can you people tell me if this would be a good pc that can handle normal games? I play mostly FPS games. Also if you build pros have some tips plz tell me bc I dont wanna mess this up.

Build:

CPU 125$: Link

Motherboard 85$: Link

Ram 78$: Link

GPU 230$: Link

SSD 50$: Link

PSU 55$: Link

Case 60$: Link

Fans 15$: Link

1 month, 4 weeks agoDistractionRectangle posted comment on buildapc.
March 18, 2020

Use Pcpartpicker.com.

There's no reason to get the 2600 as long as the 1600af is $85. It's essentially a binned 2600

$700 "Every man" PC and Monitor [R]

1 month, 4 weeks agoMovieGameBuff posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 18, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

I will be using finance and accounting programs and playing games such as Skyrim and Fallout 4.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

$700 USD

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

Well I'm pretty bored so as soon as I can.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

Everything except mouse and keyboard.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

I will be purchasing in Minnesota.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

I will be using a Bluetooth insignia mouse and an old Microsoft keyboard.

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

No

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

I would prefer to have an SSD.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

No preferences, I am more concerned with performance.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

I believe I will need a copy of windows.

Extra info or particulars:

1 month, 4 weeks agoMovieGameBuff posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 18, 2020

Any questions, comments or concerns, happy to discuss.

Link to $85 Ryzen 5 1600 AF. Best bang for it's buck CPU on the market today.

To bring the build down to $700.88, simply install the unactivated version of Windows 10 from the official Microsoft website. This will allow you to maximize the performance of the build and activate Windows any time in the future.

The 240GB TLC SATA SSD in the build is one of my favorite budget SATA SSD's because it just so happens to have DRAM cache. 240GB is enough storage to install Windows, many of your favorite applications and a few games that you might play the most. I do recommend investing the $25 in MIR's into extra storage in the future so that you can maximize the performance of the build now.

The budget B450 motherboard in the build is perfect for people that won't be doing any overclocking.

The RAM in the build is exactly what you need.

The GPU in the build is going to pair nicely with the Ryzen 5 1600 AF.

The case in the build is a nice budget case that comes equipped with two case fans pre-installed so you won't have to worry about buying any separate case fans.

The PSU in the build provides plenty of watts for the build and has a 3 year warranty. If you don't plan to do much upgrading to your components in the future, you could opt for a 450W Corsair CX series PSU for around the same price for a higher 5 year warranty.

The 1080p 144 Hz monitor in the build is a VA monitor so it's going to provide better viewing angles and more vibrant colors, similar to that of an IPS monitor.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
MotherboardASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$63.99 @ Amazon
MemoryTeam T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$64.99 @ Newegg
StorageTCSunBow X3 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$39.99 @ Amazon
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card$213.98 @ Newegg
CaseDIYPC DIY-BG01 ATX Mid Tower Case$46.96 @ Newegg
Power SupplyEVGA BR 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$45.98 @ Newegg
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit$109.99 @ B&H
MonitorAcer ED242QR Abidpx 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor$139.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$835.87
Mail-in rebates-$25.00
Total$810.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-18 21:53 EDT-0400

I need to know if my specs are good! [R]

1 month, 4 weeks agoaustingarland1998 posted submission on buildapc.
March 18, 2020

Processor: Ryzen 5 2600x

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H

RAM: Kingston 8gb, 2666Mhz DDR4

HDD 1TB

Graphic Card: Zotac GTX 1660 6GB GDDR5

Power supply: EVGA 600 BR 80+ Bronze Power Supply

1 month, 4 weeks agoaustingarland1998 posted comment on buildapc.
March 18, 2020

I would actually recommend buying the Ryzen 1600 AF which if you aren’t aware is the updated version of the original 1600 and is now built on 12nm zen+. So it’s essentially a Ryzen 2600 for $85

Use the extra money and get 16gb 3200/3600mhz ram

Help on budget build for my girlfriend [R]

1 month, 4 weeks agoaustingarland1998 posted submission on buildapc.
March 18, 2020

Hey everyone, my girlfriend wants a PC that she'll mainly use for Minecraft and then general workstation things (Microsoft Office, video calls, nothing crazy). Her budget is about 700$ so I'd like to keep the build under that. I put together a list of parts and wanted to get everyone's opinion on it. Is there anywhere that I could save money, am I putting money in the wrong places? This is only my second ever build so let me know!

[PCPartPicker Part List](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/v2fQL2)

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor$174.99 @ Amazon
MotherboardASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$63.99 @ Amazon
StorageSamsung 860 Evo 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$59.98 @ Amazon
Video CardMSI Radeon RX 5500 XT 4 GB MECH OC Video Card$163.98 @ Newegg
Power SupplySeaSonic S12III 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$54.99 @ B&H
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit$109.99 @ B&H
Wireless Network AdapterAsus PCE-AC51 PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter$29.31 @ Amazon
MonitorAOC 24V2H 23.8" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor$94.99 @ B&H
KeyboardHP USB Keyboard Wired Standard Keyboard$14.00 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$786.22
Mail-in rebates-$20.00
Total$766.22

| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-18 19:52 EDT-0400 |

Edit: Forgot to include a case but that's not hard.

1 month, 4 weeks agoaustingarland1998 posted comment on buildapc.
March 18, 2020

At the very least I would actually recommend buying the Ryzen 1600 AF which if you aren’t aware is the updated version of the original 1600 and is now built on 12nm zen+. So it’s essentially a Ryzen 2600 for $85

Any upgrade suggestions for my pc [R]

1 month, 4 weeks agoA_Neaunimes posted submission on pcmasterrace.
March 18, 2020

I was wondering what kind of upgrades can I make for now (RAM,GPU,CPU,MB). My budget is around 400$

My pc specs : GTX 1050, I5-7400, 1x8GB 2133MHz, H110M VD PRO PLUS, 1TB HDD, 120GB SSD

1 month, 4 weeks agoA_Neaunimes posted comment on pcmasterrace.
March 18, 2020

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUR5 1600 AF (YD1600BBAFBOX)$100.00 Amazon link
Motherboard*ASRock B450M Pro4-F Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$71.00 @ Amazon
Memory*Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$64.99 @ Newegg
Video Card*EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card$183.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$419.97
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria

Ideally, you'd sell your existing CPU/MB/RAM and GPU and use the extra money to get better parts from the get go.
Like a R5 3600 and a GTX 1660Super or higher. | Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-18 20:23 EDT-0400 |

Budget conscious home office, Plex, and video game emulation under $900 [R]

1 month, 4 weeks agoaustingarland1998 posted submission on buildapc.
March 18, 2020

Build Help:

What is your intended use for this build? The more details the better.

I am suddenly working from home due to coronavirus and think it is time to replace my 10-year old, under $400 machine. I tend to emphasize budget options but expect to spend a bit more to get good SSD speeds, accommodate media transcoding, and run some game emulation. It is also important that I find parts that ship as quickly as possible.

The most common intensive use will be as a Plex media server transcoding for multiple local clients. I don't game much, but I am interested in game emulation and streaming (things like CEMU) over Steam Link. I want to emphasize general power and speed over GPU resources (and the emulation tools I use will rely most to CPU performance and clock speed). I would also be interested in overclocking CPU or memory in order to improve emulation performance if needed. I attempted to pull together higher-level workstation components and more "entry-level" gaming components.

If gaming, what kind of performance are you looking for? (Screen resolution, framerate, game settings)

I'd love to be able to emulate most currently playable Wii U (CEMU) and Switch games at usable framerates (20-30 fps)

What is your budget (ballpark is okay)?

I'd like to spend less than $900. My last PC was $400 and my current example PC is about $700. I am spending some more to future proof on things like USB, SSD (and might pay more for Bluetooth, WiFi 6, 10GE)...

In what country are you purchasing your parts?

USA

Post a draft of your potential build here (specific parts please)..

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor$174.99 @ Amazon
MotherboardAsus TUF B450M-PRO GAMING Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$94.99 @ Newegg
MemoryG.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory$79.99 @ Newegg
StorageSamsung 970 Evo Plus 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$71.98 @ Amazon
Video CardMSI Radeon RX 580 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card$154.99 @ Newegg
CaseThermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case$69.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply*EVGA BQ 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply$61.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$738.90
Mail-in rebates-$30.00
Total$708.90
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-18 19:53 EDT-0400

Provide any additional details you wish below.

I haven't been keeping an eye on PC parts and suddenly need to get something quickly because I am suddenly telecommuting. I'd love to get some advice from people who are more familiar with the components to see if I have picked good stuff or if I have missed anything obvious. I am aiming for a more compact micro-ATX system but I am not committed to it.

The things I was most unsure about were:

  • Motherboard - I had a heck of a time narrowing this down. I was originally willing to pay more for WiFi but would have preferred WiFi 6 (ax) rather than being stuck with ac onboard. Similarly it would be great to have Bluetooth. But it seemed that the prices didn't justify these features and that I should get a PCI card when I need it. I will have CAT 7 ethernet available in my current location. I'd like two nvme m.2 slots if possible, but only expect to start using one, likely used for StoreMI and paired with an older sata3 SSD that I have in my current PC.
  • Video card - I really have no idea about any of them. I've usually used only onboard video in Intel core architectures. Video cards all strike me as pretty damn expensive. I am saving some money with a good AMD CPU (that doesn't have a GPU built-in), and because I want to do some emulation, I am willing to spend some money on this. Emulators have better support for Nvidia chipsets right now, but CEMU has decent Vulcan API support in the works and Nvidia seemed way too expensive to me, so I chose AMD.
  • Case - I gave up trying to narrow down a case out of many micro-ATX options. The Thermaltake one on my list is one of the most expensive options I liked, so I kept it mostly as a placeholder for cost. I am open to either a cube shape or a tower shape. Compact seems nice but not essential. I'm not a fanatic about cooling, in most cases I'd hope that the included fans will be enough, but I'd like to know if someone thinks they are not. No need for RGB. Convenient access to USB would be nice. A 5.25 or 3.5 bay that I could put a media card reader in would also be a plus. USB type-C might be nice but I'm not even sure if my motherboard supports it.

Thank you very much for any advice!

1 month, 4 weeks agoaustingarland1998 posted comment on buildapc.
March 18, 2020

I would actually recommend buying the Ryzen 1600 AF which if you aren’t aware is the updated version of the original 1600 and is now built on 12nm zen+. So it’s essentially a Ryzen 2600 for $85

You won’t notice hardly any difference between the two processors with an rx 580

I’d also recommend the 970 evo 500gb for $90

I never really recommend matx cases anymore since atx options are so much better value from what I’ve seen

For example the MSI B450 Tomahawk motherboard would be a great motherboard and for case, the NZXT H510 is a nice value

I don’t think this will cost any more than your original list if I’m not mistaken :)

Would like to upgrade PC but I don't know much about where bottlenecks will happen. [R]

1 month, 4 weeks agoNerfGunCaleb posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 18, 2020
  1. >**What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.**
  2. I will use it for Matlab, Visual Studio, and gaming. I currently record my daughter and I playing Portal 2 and my computer struggles to do even that. What finally made me decide to upgrade is I was attempting to play We Happy Few and I could not even get past the initial options screen without freezing. According to the Radeon software my GPU was maxing out. I would just like to do the best upgrade that will not be wasted by not being able upgrade everything.
  3. >**What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?**
  4. $300, under $200 preferred unless major upgrade is under $300.
  5. >**When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.**
  6. I'll order it tomorrow likely or today if suggested to jump on a deal that is unusual.
  7. >**What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc\)**
  8. Likely GPU, but I could be wrong.
  9. >**Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?**
  10. US, no Microcenter close.
  11. >**If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.**
  12. https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapcforme/comments/1hcf1l/700_towards_a_computer_as_a_graduation_present. I am using the PC I got help building here many years ago. I have added a second monitor and upgraded the mouse. I went with 8 GB RAM instead of what is in the part list. Something also went wrong with my CPU so I reduced it to 4 cores and it has been fine since.
  13. >**Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?**
  14. Probably not. But the Radeon software seems to make it pretty easy.
  15. >**Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)**
  16. I like AMD and would prefer to stay with it if possible. Also, I would prefer something that has some bottleneck that would need a replacement later over replacing multiple things that would all need to be replaced in a year.
  17. >**Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?**
  18. I like my case.
  19. >**Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?**
  20. No.
  21. [This card](https://www.bestbuy.com/site/xfx-amd-radeon-rx-580-gts-black-edition-8gb-gddr5-pci-express-3-0-graphics-card-black/6092641.p?skuId=6092641&ref=212&loc=1&extStoreId=50&ref=212&loc=DWA&gclid=Cj0KCQjwjcfzBRCHARIsAO-1_OoYma4evgkp8NYOyx9tKBot8CHRB_O2oVAJmS_1EjnE8I4-3ivnX6IaAhOXEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds) caught my eye.
1 month, 4 weeks agoNerfGunCaleb posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 18, 2020

OP

the 1600 AF can be bought here and you can find cheap RX 580s for $110 on r/hardwareswap

[Question] Will all these parts work together? [R]

1 month, 4 weeks agoNerfGunCaleb posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 18, 2020

Sorry for bad formatting, it is just copy pasted from amazon and I'm on mobile.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler - YD2600BB

ASRock B450M PRO4 AM4 AMD Promontory B450 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI Micro ATX AMD

DEEP COOL RF120M 5IN1, 5x120mm RGB PWM Fans with 2 Fan Hubs, Compatible with ASUS Aura Sync, Controlled by Motherboard with 12V 4-pin RGB Header, No Wired Controller

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler - YD2600BBAFBOX

XFX Radeon RX 570 RS XXX Edition 1286MHz, 8gb GDDR5, DX12 VR Ready, Dual BIOS, 3xDP HDMI DVI, AMD Graphics Card (RX-570P8DFD6)

Thermaltake Versa H18 Tempered Glass Black Spcc Micro ATX Gaming Computer Case CA-1J4-00S1WN-01

hermaltake Toughpower GX1 RGB 500W Gold SLI/Crossfire Ready Continuous Power RGB LED ATX12V v2.4 / EPS v2.92 80 Plus Gold Certified 5 Year Warranty Non Modular Power Supply PS-TPD-0500NHFAGU-1

Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3000MHz C15 LED Desktop Memory - Black

PNY CS900 480GB 2.5” SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - (SSD7CS900-480-RB

1 month, 4 weeks agoNerfGunCaleb posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 18, 2020

Looks good, but I would spend $40 less on the CPU and go with the 1600 AF which is like 2% slower. And spend that extra towards a RX 580 which outputs like 9% more FPS than a 570.

$700-900 Mainly Gaming (and some picture/video editing) Build Help [R]

1 month, 4 weeks agoNerfGunCaleb posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 18, 2020

**What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.*\*

Gaming (my primary use) and some photo/video editing. For gaming, my goal would be to run games like Rainbow 6 Siege and Overwatch on high settings and play competitively (i.e. ranked). Photo and video editing would include running Illustrator and recording gameplay footage.

>**What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?*\*

$700 - 900

>**When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.*\*

ASAP

>**What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc\)*\*

Everything, I am starting from scratch.

>**Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?*\*

California, USA . No access to a Microcenter location.

>**If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.*\*

N/A, I am starting from scratch and will buy all parts.

>**Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?*\*

I will not be overclocking.

>**Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)*\*

I do not know whether or not I should add these items/features. I primarily will use the PC for gaming, and would be open to suggestions if the items/features help.

>**Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?*\*

I have no preference, just something practical and, if possible, black (color is not a priority though).

>**Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?*\*

Not sure, open to recommendations as I am ignorant on this topic.

>**Extra info or particulars:*\*

As previously mentioned, I understand I am new to this and am happy to answer any questions to clarify. Thank you!

1 month, 4 weeks agoNerfGunCaleb posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 18, 2020

Here is my 3 cents (penny for my thoughts if you will)

  1. Go with the 1600AF, not only cheaper, but same speed and has 2 extra cores. buy here

  2. Spend $10 more on a 2 TB seagate barracuda HDD. $50 for 2TB > $40 for 1TB. $10 difference for double capacity. buy here Or just go for a 1TB crucial P1 for $100 and drop the HDD while doubling SSD capacity.

  3. You say ASAP in your build post, so if you are ordering stuff today, order a 1660 ti from EVGA’s midweek madness for $220. I believe the model you want is the EVGA geforce GTX 1660 ti SC Ultra Gaming. It is B-stock, so it is refurbished. But nonetheless a great card for the price of a super.

first time PC build -- 600-700 USD [R]

1 month, 4 weeks agoNerfGunCaleb posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 18, 2020

>**What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.**

  • homework & multitasking. primarily playing League of Legends, some Overwatch, COD, along with Steam games that aren't super heavy on graphics; potentially streaming if the build can support it.

>**What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?**

  • ideally around $600-700, but I'm willing to stretch to $850 at the very most if it will accommodate everything that I want to do with the PC.

>**When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.**

  • ASAP.

>**What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc\)**

  • tower & monitor. I can get the OS, and I've already got a keyboard/mouse.

>**Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?**

  • Florida, no Microcenter :(

>**If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.**

  • Logitech keyboard/mouse, I don't recall the exact models of either.

>**Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?**

  • nope

>**Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)**

  • if possible, I'd like for the build to be upgradeable. SSD preferred but not required by any means.

>**Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?**

  • microATX/mid-tower, I prefer the colors black/violet.

>**Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?**

  • nope

>**Extra info or particulars:**

  • if anyone has any suggestions for tutorials or Youtube videos on assembling a PC, that would be great! this is my first time doing anything like building a PC, so any advice on the actual assembly would be great. thank you!
1 month, 4 weeks agoNerfGunCaleb posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 18, 2020

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
MotherboardASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$79.98 @ Amazon
MemoryG.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$69.99 @ Newegg
StorageCrucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$69.95 @ Adorama
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card$220.00
CasePhanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case$49.99 @ Newegg
Power SupplyEVGA BQ 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply$61.98 @ Newegg
Case FanARCTIC P12 PWM PST 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan$9.38 @ Amazon
MonitorAOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor$144.99 @ Amazon
CustomAMD CPU RYZEN 5 1600 AM4$85.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$816.26
Mail-in rebates-$25.00
Total$791.26
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-18 17:31 EDT-0400

I would highly recommend the 1660 ti, which you can find for only today $220 here. EVGA puts huge discounts on items during Wednesday. This is b-stock, meaning it is refurbished.

If you can’t order today, than the 1660 super tuf gaming is your next best bet.

If you want to go back to that 600-$700 range then your best bet will be to buy a RX 580 for around $170ish new or buy one for $110 on r/hardwareswap.

You can find the 1600 AF for $85 here

If you have any questions, just ask.

Any thoughts before I build? [R]

1 month, 4 weeks agoaustingarland1998 posted submission on buildapc.
March 18, 2020

Hello! I am new to pc gaming and my budget is ~$1400-$1500. This is a parts list I threw together recently. Are there any edits I should make to my parts list before I order everything and start building?

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor$139.99 @ Amazon
MotherboardMSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard$114.99 @ Best Buy
MemoryG.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory$79.99 @ Newegg
StorageSamsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$79.98 @ Amazon
Video CardMSI GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING Z Video Card$363.89 @ B&H
CaseLian Li PC-O11 Dynamic Razer ATX Full Tower Case$163.99 @ Amazon
Power SupplyEVGA BR 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$45.98 @ Newegg
Case FanThermaltake Riing Plus 12 RGB TT Premium Edition (5 Fan Pack) 48.34 CFM 120 mm Fans$138.46 @ Amazon
MonitorVIOTEK GFT27DB 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor$259.99 @ Amazon
KeyboardRazer Ornata Chroma Wired Gaming Keyboard$79.98 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$1497.24
Mail-in rebates-$30.00
Total$1467.24
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-18 14:42 EDT-0400
1 month, 4 weeks agoaustingarland1998 posted comment on buildapc.
March 18, 2020

That’s a ton of money on case & fans but if you really want them then feel free lol

I would actually recommend buying the Ryzen 1600 AF which if you aren’t aware is the updated version of the original 1600 and is now built on 12nm zen+. So it’s essentially a Ryzen 2600 for $85

You can spend the extra money on your gpu

I’d also recommend getting an nvme SSD since that Samsung model is overpriced. Some good options are the Samsung 970 evo for $90 or save a little and get the Crucial P1 for $70.

Might be able to build a pc soon! What do y’all think of this build? [R]

1 month, 4 weeks agoaustingarland1998 posted submission on buildapc.
March 18, 2020

Build Help/Ready:

Have you read the sidebar and rules? (Please do)

Replace this text with your answer.

What is your intended use for this build? The more details the better.

Mostly gaming and schoolwork.

If gaming, what kind of performance are you looking for? (Screen resolution, framerate, game settings)

I will be able gaming at 1080p but would like to upgrade monitors soon. I am ok with anything over 60fps

What is your budget (ballpark is okay)?

$900-$950

**In what country are you buying from? The US of A

**Post a draft of your potential build here (specific parts please). Consider formatting your parts list. Don't ask to be spoonfed a build

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/BrFjq3

Provide any additional details you wish below.

Replace this text with your answer.

NOTE: You do not have to follow this format, but please be sure to answer these questions. Please do not ask to simply be given a build. You are welcome to delete this section.

1 month, 4 weeks agoaustingarland1998 posted comment on buildapc.
March 18, 2020

I would recommend buying the Ryzen 1600 AF (it’s essentially a Ryzen 2600 for $85)

For Motherboard I’d recommend the B450 Tomahawk OR the b450 gaming pro carbon ac (which has WiFi built in, and an extra m.2 slot)

Beginner help on PC Build [R]

1 month, 4 weeks agoaustingarland1998 posted submission on buildapc.
March 18, 2020

Hi All!

First post here, looking for some help on a beginner PC build. I watched a few youtbe videos to get base parts but here's the build I currently thought of.

Happy for any advice/thoughts.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor$174.99 @ Amazon
MotherboardGigabyte B450 AORUS PRO WIFI (rev. 1.0) ATX AM4 Motherboard$127.99 @ B&H
MemoryCorsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory-
StorageADATA SU635 960 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$94.99 @ Amazon
Video CardMSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GAMING Video Card$282.99 @ B&H
CaseNZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case$69.98 @ Amazon
Power SupplyEVGA BQ 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply$87.97 @ Newegg
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit$109.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$963.90
Mail-in rebates-$15.00
Total$948.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-18 16:34 EDT-0400
1 month, 4 weeks agoaustingarland1998 posted comment on buildapc.
March 18, 2020

Moreover, buy the Ryzen 1600 AF which is essentially a 2600 for $85

Build for a pre-purchased Case ($700-$1000 budget) [R]

2 months agofuddyduddyc posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 18, 2020

Greetings,

With the world coming to terms with all the changes that have been brought about by recent public health concerns, my wife has decided that if she's going to practice "Social Distancing" and stay cooped up in the house, that she'd like to have a gaming PC. In her research, she bought a gaming mouse, a gaming keyboard, and what she thought was "an amazing deal!" on a gaming PC but turned out to be just a very pretty case... So now I'm hoping to step in and help her to buy some guts for that case so that she can actually have a working PC.

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

Knowing my wife, she'll wind up spending a good 80%+ of her time playing the Sims 4 cranked up to the highest quality settings at her disposal. The remaining 20% of the time will be playing multiplayer games with her brothers and a few friends. I know they play things like World of Warcraft, ARK: Survival Evolved, and For Honor.

She has also expressed interest in VR gaming but I don't think that's a top priority at all right now and maybe a consideration for "in the future."

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

Ideally I'd like to keep it around $700 USD, but I can go beyond that to a maximum of $1100 USD.

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

As soon as possible.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

The budget should cover everything except the tower, mouse, and keyboard. We have a 1080p 32 inch TV that we can re-purpose as a monitor, but if a dedicated monitor can be worked into the budget at a reasonable price, I'd be happy to include that.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

Portland, Oregon, United States. According to microcenter.com there does not appear to be a Microcenter near me.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

This is the case my wife purchased: CUK Micro Continuum mATX Gaming Desktop Case with Tempered Glass Door (6 Addressable RGB Lotus Fans Pre-Installed

She also purchased a Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum keyboard and a Logitech G502 SE Hero mouse

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

We may be interested in CPU overclocking down the line, but it isn't anything she's concerned with at the moment.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

Ideally an SSD for storage and VR compatibility for when we eventually take that plunge.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

The case she purchased is a microATX case.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

I may have a key for Windows 10 Home 64-Bit. somewhere, but I'm not 100% certain. For now let's operate as though it isn't included in the budget

Extra info or particulars:

The last time I built a PC was around 12 years ago, so I'm a bit rusty. The reviews for the case indicate it's a bit cramped so please keep that in mind when suggesting parts?

Thank you for your time.

1 month, 4 weeks agofuddyduddyc posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 18, 2020

Build that can easily handle the games that your wife will be playing currently, and can handle VR as is (at least at the present moment and with current games, though it's more at an entry-level point). Price is in the upper-middle part of your range at $1000, but that's using a CPU that will last for a good amount of time into the future and can handle gpu upgrades without issue - I'll list an option to reduce the price by about $100, though it's not as "future proof" as the currently listed options.

CPU: The 3600 is a 3rd gen CPU and has a great combination of fast single-core speeds and multiple cores + multithreading. It can easily handle GPU's a couple of steps up from the one listed in this list. There is the option to usethe Ryzen 1600 AF(basically a slightly slower 2600 CPU) and save about $90, but I think it's worth paying the additional amount to expand the useful time range of the CPU and also being able to handle future upgrades like more powerful GPU's and VR.

Motherboard: This is mATX board with VRM's capable of supporting an overclocked 3600. Though pcpartpicker says the motherboard may need to have its BIOS updated to accommodate 3rd gen Ryzen CPU's, that doesn't really apply anymore since manufacturers have been using updated BIOS on their B450 chipset motherboards capable of supporting 3rd Gen Ryzen CPU's since about May of 2019. Online reviews also show that people have been using this motherboard with Ryzen 3000 series CPU's right out of the box without issue. Fortunately, if you were to receive some really old stock (like 1+ year old), it's sold from Amazon and could be returned/exchanged for free.

Memory: 16gb is the standard amount, and I used 3600Mhz low latency sticks for better performance that the Ryzen 3600 CPU can take advantage of. If you were to go with the Ryzen 1600 AF, you could go with slightly slower3200Mhz RAMand save about $10.

Storage: Included a 500GB m.2 NVME drive; should be plenty for the games your wife will be playing while providing additional storage.

Video Card: The 1660 Super is a good card, capable of high double digits into low triple digits at 1080p for a lot of games (ex. This article shows an average of ~106fps for For Honor at 1080p at extreme quality). Also can handle VR, but it's at the entry level/min level for VR use.

Power Supply: This is a good quality/tier power supply; 450w is plenty for this system and can handle upgrades to the GPU (like using a 2060 Super).

Monitor: Added a 24" 1080p 144hz IPS monitor which the 1660 Super can take advantage of; good colors and good reviews online.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor$174.99 @ Amazon
MotherboardASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$79.98 @ Amazon
MemoryG.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory$79.99 @ Newegg
StorageWestern Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$64.99 @ Newegg
Video CardMSI GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card$224.99 @ Newegg
Power SupplyCorsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$43.98 @ Newegg
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit$172.82 @ Amazon
MonitorAsus VP249QGR 23.8" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor$159.00 @ Amazon
KeyboardLogitech G910 Orion Spectrum RGB Wired Gaming KeyboardPurchased For $0.00
MouseLogitech G502 SE HERO Wired Optical MousePurchased For $0.00
CustomCUK Micro Continuum mATX Gaming Desktop Case with Tempered Glass Door (6 Addressable RGB Lotus Fans Pre-Installed, Remote Controller, Motherboard Sync)Purchased For $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$1035.74
Mail-in rebates-$35.00
Total$1000.74
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-18 14:50 EDT-0400

Is this a good pc? [R]

1 month, 4 weeks agoaustingarland1998 posted submission on buildapc.
March 18, 2020

R5 2600

MSI B450M Mortar Max

Vengeance LPX 2x8 3200

Adata SU800 512GB Seagate Barracuda 1TB

RTX 2060 KO/ RX 5600 XT

Corsair RMx 650w (or 550w)

CM NR400

Budget: $800

Planning on buying after the whole corona thing so I’m worried prices will be on an all time high especially since I live in the Philippines.

If there are any problems with this build do tell, I also have some questions

How can I get internet for this?

I don’t know if I should go with AMD or Nvidia for GPU since I heard GPU drivers aren’t that great but the RTX 2060 is more expensive than the other

Is the AOC 24G2 a good monitor for this?

What case fans should I get?

1 month, 4 weeks agoaustingarland1998 posted comment on buildapc.
March 18, 2020

I would actually recommend buying the Ryzen 1600 AF which if you aren’t aware is the updated version of the original 1600 and is now built on 12nm zen+. So it’s essentially a Ryzen 2600 for $85

I would also recommend buying the MSI B450 Tomahawk :)

Looking to build my first pc, looking for thoughts and advice [R]

1 month, 4 weeks agoaustingarland1998 posted submission on buildapc.
March 18, 2020

I’m going with a budget of about $500, Right now I’m looking at

Gigabyte B450M DS3H motherboard

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 65W AM4

Radeon RX580, but I’m unsure which one to choose

Crucial 8gb DDR4 (With plans to add more a little later, or possibly just spend some more now and go for Corsair Vengeance LPX 16gb?)

Inland professional 240gb SSD

Thermaltake smart 500w 80+ white PSU

And I haven’t picked a case yet, which is something else I’d love some help with

1 month, 4 weeks agoaustingarland1998 posted comment on buildapc.
March 18, 2020

Make sure the Ryzen 1600 you buy is this exact model (the AF version which is the updated version of the cpu on 12nm Zen+ as opposed to the original 1600) this just means that it’s essentially a Ryzen 2600 for $85.

Need a build for gaming. Most likely will have to order parts. [R]

2 months agoijimijimijimijimijim posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 17, 2020

First of all I'm on mobile because I currently dont have access to a computer so sorry in advance for any problems with the format.

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

 

  • I will be mainly gaming with this PC. While I mainly play League of legends I want a PC powerful enough that I dont have to question if the computer can handle new games like Doom Eternal, Call of duty, and others on high settings.

 

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

 

  • I would like to spend about $1000 or so. If going $100 or $200 over is necessary for something that might be ok.

 

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

 

  • I am not 100% sure when I will shop for this. I'm in the middle of a move right now and I'm not sure when I will have the chance to make it

 

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

 

  • I have a mouse, keyboard, and headset as well as 2 monitors already. I would like to get a new, nicer looking, tower. I want an SSD as well as new parts for everything else except a hard drive.

 

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

 

  • I'm currently in central Florida and I thought there was a micro center down here but now that I'm here I realize I was mistaken

 

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

 

  • I have two asus monitor, razer mouse and keyboard, and and headset already. I have 2 hard drives that I think I would like to wipe clean before reusing. I have 2 sticks of ram, I think ddr4 but I'm not 100% sure

 

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

 

  • No overclocking

 

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

 

  • SSD as mentioned before.

 

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

 

  • I would like to be able to upgrade this computer down the line instead of building a new one so maybe larger case and motherboard to allow for replacement parts. I also have an oculus rift but I'm sure that will work with what ever I have.

 

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

 

  • I have computer with windows 10 on it but I'm not sure how to transfer that to a new computer so maybe maybe not.

 

1 month, 4 weeks agoijimijimijimijimijim posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 18, 2020

In that case here's a new pcpartpicker list. I've added in your RAM, switched the 5700XT for a 2070 Super and switched the power supply for one with a ten year warranty. I've also changed the case to a mesh version that's $10 cheaper and switched the old drive for one with 6 times more write endurance.

Since you're aiming for 144hz, you have a couple options. You can either get a 3700x or 3600 now which is perfectly fine and should at least be capable of 100+ fps in basically every game you play, or you could get the 1600 AF and upgrade your processor later when you're sure what monitor you're going to get. I would recommend getting the 1600 AF and changing the processor later as AMD is slated to release new CPUs this year which are expected to be compatible with current motherboards ( this is speculation) and the 1600 AF is already so cheap I'd expect it to retain most of its value on the second hand market.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor$174.99 @ Amazon
MotherboardMSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard$114.99 @ Best Buy
MemoryCorsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 MemoryPurchased For $0.00
StorageWestern Digital Blue 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive$119.00 @ B&H
Video CardGigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card$489.99 @ Newegg
CasePhanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case$49.99 @ Newegg
Power SupplyEVGA SuperNOVA GA 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply$74.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$1053.94
Mail-in rebates-$30.00
Total$1023.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-18 13:28 EDT-0400

Are these parts good and will they work together? Thanks :) [R]

1 month, 4 weeks agoCaribou_Goo2 posted submission on buildapc.
March 18, 2020

I am building my first gaming PC, I don't plan to play anything too hard, I plan on playing LoL, Apex Legends, TF2, Minecraft and maybe PUBG. Are these parts going to be able to work together and will these games run smoothly?

Motherboard: ASROCK H11M-DGS R3.0, socket 1151, DDR4, DVI

Hard Disk: 1 TB, Western Digital Blue, 3.5", SATA III, 7200 RPM, WD10EZEX

2 RAM STICKS: CRUICAL 4 GB DDR4, 3200 MHz, SODIMM, CL22

CPU: AMD A6 9500, 3500/3800 MHz, Socket AM4

The case (are those parts gonna fit in it lol): MS Industrial STONE, 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0

Graphics Card: PALIT nVidia GeForce GTX1650 StormX, 4 GB GDDR5

SSD: 240GB, PATRIOT Burst, 2.5", SATA III

Power Supply: INTER-TECH Eneron EPS-650 W

Monitor: AOC 22B2H, 21.5", VA, FHD 1920x1080px, 6.5 ms, 75 Hz, VGA, HDMI

I also got a cooler for the case

1 month, 4 weeks agoCaribou_Goo2 posted comment on buildapc.
March 18, 2020

Motherboard and cpu don't match. If you're already getting a discrete gpu, I'd really try to get a 1600 af if you're in the us. You can save some money and get a better rx 570. That power supply sounds sketchy. General rule is don't buy a power supply if you can't find a review for it

Need a new pc, mine is on the way out. [R]

2 months agoijimijimijimijimijim posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 18, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

Gaming such as Modern Warfare, Rust, Overwatch, etc.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

$1000

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

As soon as I possibly can, given current circumstances with the world.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

Just the tower and OS, preferably windows (64 or 32bit is fine)

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

US, and no access to Microcenter

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

I’m not sure the models, but I have 2 ASUS monitors, and a chinese offbrand mouse and keyboard.

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

No I won’t be overclocking

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

Would like an ssd, and good amount of storage, but if I have to sacrifice those for a better GPU, that is fine. I can always buy more hard drives.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

Not particularly, just something that would look nice. As for size, I prefer a mid or full tower.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

Yes, Windows 10 (32 or 64 bit, I dont really have a preference between the two)

1 month, 4 weeks agoijimijimijimijimijim posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 18, 2020

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor$174.99 @ Amazon
MotherboardMSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard$114.99 @ Best Buy
MemoryTeam T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$64.99 @ Newegg
StorageCrucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$104.99 @ B&H
Video CardPowerColor Radeon RX 5700 8 GB Video Card$329.99 @ Amazon
CasePhanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case$49.99 @ Newegg
Power SupplyEVGA GD (2019) 600 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply$52.98 @ Newegg
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit$109.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$1032.91
Mail-in rebates-$30.00
Total$1002.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-18 03:47 EDT-0400

CPU: A very value orientated processor, if your monitors are only rated for 60 hz you can replace this with a 1600 AF.

Memory: Just a standard 16GB 3200mhz CL16 kit that is often recommended for Ryzen. If you have $15 more you can get a 3600mhz kit instead.

Motherboard: Has good enough VRMs to run a 3950x stock.

Storage: 1TB NVMe SSD, only has 100TBW of endurance unfortunately. If the low write endurance is a concern, the WD SN550 1TB has is rated for 600TBW and is $15 more.

GPU: A popular model of the RX 5700, if you prefer NVIDIA and can't spend anymore, a slower RTX 2060 can be had for roughly $300.

Case: Just a standard tempered glass case with a mesh front panel for airflow. You'll need to buy 2 or 3 case fans to act as intake which can often be found for $12 or so on Amazon.

PSU: 600W non modular gold PSU with a 5 year warranty.

OS: I really recommend you find a way to get windows that doesn't cost $110. An extra $110 could get you a 5700XT ( slightly slower than a 2070 Super but $100-$130 cheaper), a better NVMe drive, and better RAM.

Need advice on how to upgrade my PC [R]

2 months agoDarius1319 posted submission on buildapc.
March 18, 2020

My PC is fairly old with no real upgrades on it since I first built it (except for getting a new GPU). I figure since I'm probably going to be spending a lot of time at home over the next few months it's time to update my setup a bit so it's better for gaming. I'm pretty sure I need a new CPU/motherboard more than anything else but I don't know enough to feel confident making any decisions without advice.

Here is my systems benchmark:
https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/25581176

Any advice on what I should upgrade, or specific CPUs/motherboards etc I should look into would be greatly appreciated!

2 months agoDarius1319 posted comment on buildapc.
March 18, 2020

Depending on your budget I would recommend the Ryzen 5 1600 AF $85 on amazon

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_aTCCEbASHJ1R0

First time builder need help. [R]

2 months agoijimijimijimijimijim posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 17, 2020

Hello everyone! I was told that this community is very helpful. I subscribed and browsed for several months. I finally decide to build my own PC today and would like get some suggestions here! This is my first build, so I have no clue what is going on. Apologize for the language. English is not my first language.

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

Primarily gaming. I'm currently playing Battlefield V, COD:War Zone, Borderlands 3, total war, etc. I'm also interested in cyberpunk 2077.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

USD 1000 without a GPU.

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

I'm not in a hurry. I'll need to go to Micro Center next week anyway, so I think maybe I can buy all parts there.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

Anything in the tower (case?) except GPU.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

I live in MD. I have access to a Microcenter and I plan to buy everything there.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

I'd like to reuse the Nvidia GTX 1060 founders edition GPU. I bought this GPU to replace my broken one in my Alienware X51 two years ago. I was told that's the only version of GTX 1060 what would fit in the case. I feel like I'll need to upgrade GPU in a few years, so I'd like to make sure the motherboard is also compatible with Nvidia RTX series.

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

No.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

I need SSD for total war LOL.

What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.

I mainly use wired internet but WiFi would be nice. I use google WiFi at home.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

I have no preference on styles.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

No.

Extra info or particulars:

I spent a few hours on pcpartpicker and came up with a build. I have no clue whether it's a feasible build or not. Can I get a better part with a cheaper price? Here is the build: PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor$289.99 @ B&H
CPU CoolerCooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler$33.33 @ Amazon
MotherboardMSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX AM4 Motherboard$149.97 @ Amazon
MemoryCorsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory$79.98 @ Amazon
StorageSamsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$169.99 @ Amazon
Video CardNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB Founders Edition Video Card-
CaseFractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case$90.99 @ Newegg
Power SupplyEVGA SuperNOVA G1+ 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply$108.97 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$943.22
Mail-in rebates-$20.00
Total$923.22
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-17 22:19 EDT-0400

It did show some potential issues on the website. It says I'll need a separately available mounting adapter but I'm not sure what it's called or where I can get it. I have no idea what a motherboard M.2 slot #1 is. I'm so confused. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

2 months agoijimijimijimijimijim posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 18, 2020

CPU: In that case I'd recommend a Ryzen 5 1600 AF as found here. It comes with its own cooler, is suitable for 60hz and because it's dirt cheap, it'll probably retain most of its value on the second hand market. It's also expected that AMD will release their new CPUs this year and it might be worthwhile to see what AMD will have to offer ( the new CPUs are expected to be the last generation of CPUs with built in compatibility for current motherboards, this is of course speculation and at worst, you can just buy a discounted 3700x later).

Motherboard: My mistake, I forgot you needed wifi. If you would prefer, you can get a PCIe wifi card like this one which would allow you to carry over your wifi adapter to future builds without having to buy a motherboard specifically for wifi.

PSU: I'm not that familiar with how much heat PSUs produce, my slightly educated guess is that a more efficient PSU produces less heat as less electric is wasted( and hence converted to heat). However, I'd also guess that PSUs produce very little heat in comparison to GPUs and processors and so I'm not sure if it's worth considering.

If the power bill is a concern, remember that PSUs operate at peak efficiency at roughly half their rated wattage i.e. a 600W PSU is most efficient when supplying roughly 300W of power. Since the build I suggested is projected to use 300W by pcpartpicker, you would want to aim for a 600W-ish PSU with the highest rating you're willing to pay for.

EDIT: The purpose of PSU is really just to supply clean power to your components, people often go for gold and bronze rated PSUs from well known brands because rating and brand is often used as a proxy for quality - a good PSU works and bad one can fry every component in your computer.

Have a GTX 1060 with an outdated CPU and motherboard [R]

2 months agoBodSmith54321 posted submission on buildapc.
March 18, 2020

Have a GTX 1060 with 24 GB of ram, an athlon 860k quad core, and crossblade ranger MOBO. This is obviously bottlenecking my GPU.

Advice is needed: What I am trying to replace is the CPU, but I can’t really get a good CPU with my current MOBO. I also have 24 gb of DDR3 ram which limits me to DDR3 motherboard. so either i go down two routes: Spend around 350 to get a pre owned Z97X-Motherboard and i7-4790K CPU combo. This would be the easiest, so I don’t have to try to sell my ram, or instead keep it for nothing and have to buy new DDR4s

I spend a different amount and get a newer, good DDR4 motherboard, spend a lot to get some ram, and then maybe get like a rayzen 5 1600 CPU or something.

I’m thinking about the first option, as it’s easier, and likely cheaper, but my pc won’t be as new. Which I don’t care a lot about (I’m on windows 7 for gosh sakes)

Any and all input is appreciated! Please help me make the right decision. Leaning towards doing the first option, but let me know what you think...

Edit: Also, another quick question ... I don’t remember what battery or hard drive I have... do I need to figure this out to make sure they’re compatible with what I want to buy? I haven’t been on computer shit in a couple years, so as you can tell I don’t know shit haha

2 months agoBodSmith54321 posted comment on buildapc.
March 18, 2020

Get this and a 1600AF(2600 rebadged) from Amazon for $85. Why spend more for a worse CPU.

https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07XTQZJ28

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
MotherboardASRock B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard$89.99 @ Amazon
MemoryG.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory$74.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$164.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-18 01:53 EDT-0400

First time builder need help. [R]

2 months agoijimijimijimijimijim posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 17, 2020

Hello everyone! I was told that this community is very helpful. I subscribed and browsed for several months. I finally decide to build my own PC today and would like get some suggestions here! This is my first build, so I have no clue what is going on. Apologize for the language. English is not my first language.

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

Primarily gaming. I'm currently playing Battlefield V, COD:War Zone, Borderlands 3, total war, etc. I'm also interested in cyberpunk 2077.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

USD 1000 without a GPU.

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

I'm not in a hurry. I'll need to go to Micro Center next week anyway, so I think maybe I can buy all parts there.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

Anything in the tower (case?) except GPU.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

I live in MD. I have access to a Microcenter and I plan to buy everything there.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

I'd like to reuse the Nvidia GTX 1060 founders edition GPU. I bought this GPU to replace my broken one in my Alienware X51 two years ago. I was told that's the only version of GTX 1060 what would fit in the case. I feel like I'll need to upgrade GPU in a few years, so I'd like to make sure the motherboard is also compatible with Nvidia RTX series.

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

No.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

I need SSD for total war LOL.

What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.

I mainly use wired internet but WiFi would be nice. I use google WiFi at home.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

I have no preference on styles.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

No.

Extra info or particulars:

I spent a few hours on pcpartpicker and came up with a build. I have no clue whether it's a feasible build or not. Can I get a better part with a cheaper price? Here is the build: PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor$289.99 @ B&H
CPU CoolerCooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler$33.33 @ Amazon
MotherboardMSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX AM4 Motherboard$149.97 @ Amazon
MemoryCorsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory$79.98 @ Amazon
StorageSamsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$169.99 @ Amazon
Video CardNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB Founders Edition Video Card-
CaseFractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case$90.99 @ Newegg
Power SupplyEVGA SuperNOVA G1+ 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply$108.97 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$943.22
Mail-in rebates-$20.00
Total$923.22
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-17 22:19 EDT-0400

It did show some potential issues on the website. It says I'll need a separately available mounting adapter but I'm not sure what it's called or where I can get it. I have no idea what a motherboard M.2 slot #1 is. I'm so confused. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

2 months agoijimijimijimijimijim posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 18, 2020

Could you share the resolution and refresh rate of your monitor? It would help with tailoring a build. Also are you happy with the 1060?, it's kind of slow these days and I think you could easily get a better GPU( and better gaming experience) if you're willing to say get a Ryzen 5 3600 and sell your 1060. Also M.2 is the form factor of many newer SSDs such as the 970 Evo 1TB you picked, as opposed to say the 3.5" HDDs of old.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor$289.99 @ B&H
CPU Coolerbe quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler$84.59 @ Amazon
MotherboardMSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard$114.99 @ Best Buy
MemoryG.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory$79.99 @ Newegg
StorageCrucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$104.99 @ B&H
StorageSeagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$54.98 @ Newegg
Video CardNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB Founders Edition Video Card-
CaseFractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case$90.99 @ Newegg
Power SupplyEVGA SuperNOVA GA 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply$99.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$940.51
Mail-in rebates-$20.00
Total$920.51
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-18 01:01 EDT-0400

CPU: It's fine, you could get a Ryzen 5 3600 instead or even a Ryzen 5 1600 AF if you have a 60hz monitor.

CPU cooler: The hyper 212 is a little unnecessary as the 3700x comes with a relatively decent cooler. I've upgraded you to a tower cooler because I'm assuming you want an aftermarket cooler but if you don't need one or want to try the stock cooler first before making a purchase, you can leave out the CPU cooler and just purchase it later.

Motherboard: There's nothing wrong with the motherboard you picked, if you wanted the RGB then I suppose it's fine but otherwise the B450 Tomahawk max is $35 cheaper and is still more than capable of running a stock 3950x.

Memory: For the same price, you can get a 16GB 3200mhz CL16 kit.

Storage: Samsung SSDs carry a hefty premium and so I've switched out the 1TB NVMe SSD for a cheaper but still capable Crucial P1 1TB NVMe SSD and used the $65 saved to get a 2TB HDD.

Case: Cases a personal and so I've left this untouched.

PSU: I've switched your PSU for another EVGA PSU that is also 650W, gold, fully modular, with a ten year warranty but $10 cheaper.

GPU: While you might be happy with your 1060, you could get a much better experience with a better GPU. If you took the remainder of your $80 budget, sold your 1060 6GB for $100, saved another $100 by dropping to a Ryzen 5 3600, got rid of the $80 CPU cooler, and then spent $30 or so less on your PSU ( which would still be good at the $70 price bracket). You could get yourself a RX 5700 XT($100-$130 cheaper than a 2070 super and slightly slower) or an RTX 2060 Super.

First ever gaming PC for about $700 USD [R]

2 months agoMovieGameBuff posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 17, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

About $700, if it is crucial I am willing to put in an extra $75-$100the badlion client), CS:GO, and a little bit of World of Tanks. I wont need super high graphics or max settings but somewhere in the middle will be fine.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

About $700, if it is crutial I am willing to put in an extra $75-$100

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

Definitely this summer, but could be up to late fall. No rush

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc\)

I aready have a mouse, keyboard and mousepad. I need a tower, a moniter, (preferably 21.5-24 and with 75hz refresh rate) and the latest windows model

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

North Dakota, USA I don't think their is a microcenter nearby

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

I am using a Razor Deathhadder Elite Mouse, a Razor Cynosa Chroma and Turtle Beach Headset

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

I don't know what it is so no thanks

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

I want a SSD and decent storage

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

I want a smaller tower, preferably black, some rgb and a window

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

Yes I want windows. I want windows 10

Extra info or particulars:

I would like to have a speaker hooked up so I don't have to use my headset all the time. Something less than $45. Does not need to be included in the $700 budget. Thanks

2 months agoMovieGameBuff posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 17, 2020

Any questions, comments or concerns, happy to discuss. I've been getting a lot of down votes for my build recommendations lately(for reasons unknown). Just letting you know now so that you don't get discouraged if you do choose to build this build. I stand by it 100% and again, happy to discuss any questions, comments or concerns.

Link to $85 Ryzen 5 1600 AF. Best bang for it's buck CPU on the market today.

To bring the build down to $807.32, simply install the unactivated version of Windows 10 from the official Microsoft website. This will allow you to maximize the performance of the build and activate Windows any time in the future.

Once the $10 MIR arrives, I recommend investing it into a $9.99 splitter from Amazon in order to control the speeds of all the case fans in the build from within the BIOS. This will allow you to run them at the quiet speeds that you mentioned. Just search Phobya 3-Way PWM Splitter Cable on Amazon. It's the third result for just $9.99.

The triple pack of case fans in the build will let you choose from 3 colors, red, blue or white. I recommend white to fit the theme of the build.

The 256GB quad core TLC M.2 SSD in the build is one of my favorites and has enough storage to install Windows and many of your favorite applications and games.

The 1TB HDD in the build is going to provide plenty of extra storage.

The budget B450 motherboard in the build is perfect for people that won't be doing any overclocking.

The RAM in the build is exactly what you need.

The GPU in the build is going to pair nicely with the Ryzen 5 1600 AF.

The Micro ATX case in the build has a lot of features going for it. Feel free to read all about these features on its Amazon page.

The semi-modular 5 star quality PSU in the build provides plenty of watts for future upgrades and has a 5 year warranty.

The monitor in the build has built-in speakers for you to hear sound while not using headphones. It's also a VA monitor so it's going to provide better viewing angles and more vibrant colors, similar to that of an IPS monitor. What really caught my eye is the 3 ms response time as that's a little better than the 4-5 ms of other monitors at this price point.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
MotherboardASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$63.99 @ Amazon
MemoryTeam T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$64.99 @ Newegg
StorageSilicon Power A80 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$47.99 @ Newegg
StorageSeagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$37.45 @ Amazon
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card$213.98 @ Newegg
CasedarkFlash DLM 22 MicroATX Mid Tower Case$54.99 @ Amazon
Power SupplyCorsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply$68.95 @ Amazon
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit$109.99 @ B&H
Case FanupHere B12CM4-3 50.9 CFM 120 mm Fans$14.99
MonitorVIOTEK GN24CB 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor$144.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$917.31
Mail-in rebates-$10.00
Total$907.31
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-17 19:44 EDT-0400

Building a PC for my family! $500-600 range, first time so please be gentle :) [R]

2 months agoMovieGameBuff posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 17, 2020
  1. >**What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.**
  2. It'll be for my family to use for video editing, some games, (skyrim would be nice, and other games like that), something that'll be reliable and not break for awhile
  3. >**What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?**
  4. $650 unless there is a killer deal for an upgrade
  5. >**When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.**
  6. I hope to order tonight or tomorrow
  7. >**What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc\)**
  8. We have a shitty mouse and monitor we can use, perhaps I'll upgrade later
  9. >**Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?**
  10. Northern NJ, i don't think so
  11. >**If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.**
  12. Westhinghouse LED monitor? I think that's what it says. It's a shitty one but we have a smart tv for another screen. And a weird rolling mouse that my parents like for some reason
  13. >**Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?**
  14. No,
  15. >**Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)**
  16. 16 GB of ram or more would be nice :)
  17. >**Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?**
  18. Easy build would be the best?
  19. >**Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?**
  20. I do not have a copy
  21. >**Extra info or particulars:**
  22. I am very new at this, but I want to make this PC for my parents as a surprise gift for the quarantine. Thank you so much for the help
2 months agoMovieGameBuff posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 17, 2020

Any questions, comments or concerns, happy to discuss.

Link to $85 Ryzen 5 1600 AF. Best bang for it's buck CPU on the market today.

To $109.99 for Windows 10 right now, simply install the unactivated version of Windows 10 from the official Microsoft website. This will allow you to maximize the performance of the build and activate Windows any time in the future.

The 512GB quad core TLC M.2 SSD in the build is one of my favorites and has enough storage to install Windows and many of your favorite applications and games.

The budget B450 motherboard in the build is perfect for those that won't be doing any overclocking.

The RAM in the build is exactly what you need.

The GPU in the build is going to pair nicely with Ryzen 5 1600 AF.

The budget case in the build comes equipped with two case fans pre-installed.

The semi-modular 5 star quality PSU in the build provides plenty of watts for future upgrades and has a 5 year warranty.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
MotherboardASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$64.98
MemoryTeam T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$64.99 @ Newegg
StorageSilicon Power A80 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$69.98 @ Amazon
StorageSeagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$37.45 @ Amazon
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card$213.98 @ Newegg
CaseDIYPC DIY-BG01 ATX Mid Tower Case$46.96 @ Newegg
Power SupplyCorsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply$68.95 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$662.29
Mail-in rebates-$10.00
Total$652.29
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-17 18:43 EDT-0400

Ryzen upgrade [R]

2 months agorallymax posted submission on buildapc.
March 17, 2020

Hi everyone! Looking for some suggestions on upgrading an old build.

Current specs: CPU:AMD FX-6300 MOBO: ASRock 760GM-DV GPU: MSI RX570 8G PSU: EVGA 450W RAM: 8G DDR3

Wanted to know if it would be worth upgrading to a Ryzen swapping cpu, mobo, and ram. Money is a factor which is why I am considering this vs building a new computer.

2 months agorallymax posted comment on buildapc.
March 17, 2020

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
MotherboardMSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard$114.99 @ Best Buy
MemoryCrucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$74.95 @ Amazon
CustomRyzen 5 1600 AF$85.00 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$274.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-17 15:09 EDT-0400

Never Built a pc before [R]

2 months agocanyouread7 posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 17, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • I will be using this pc for gaming, games like rust/ark

    What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • 1,000$ USD

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • I am looking to build the pc anywhere from now to 2 weeks

    What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • Tower and OS

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • I will be purchasing the parts online, I do not have access to a Microcenter location

    If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • i will be re-using a monitor, a keyboard, and a mouse

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • no

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • Lots of storage

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • RGB, Glass panel, not basic if that makes any sense

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • I will need windows 10

Extra info or particulars: sorry if this made no sense, I don't know anything about computers

2 months agocanyouread7 posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 17, 2020

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
MotherboardASRock B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard$84.99 @ Amazon
MemoryTeam T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$64.99 @ Newegg
StorageTeam GX2 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$56.99 @ Newegg
StorageSeagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$49.99 @ Amazon
Video CardGigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card$489.99 @ Newegg
CasePhanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case$49.99 @ Newegg
Power SupplyCooler Master MWE Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply$91.99 @ B&H
Case FanARCTIC P12 Value Pack 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fans$24.14 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$1008.07
Mail-in rebates-$10.00
Total$998.07
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-17 13:41 EDT-0400

Key component is the CPU - Ryzen 5 1600 AF. This is a new refresh of the 2600 that has 6c/12t. It's currently the best overall value CPU that lands in mid-tier. The other key component is the RTX 2070 Super, which is probably the best GPU you can fit in this budget. I chose the P300A for good airflow, and added a 5-pack of fans (THE VALUE) for better cooling. The PSU is fully modular to keep cable clutter to a minimum and is well rated as well.

Let me know what you think :)

First Gaming PC Build $500-650 [R]

2 months agoMovieGameBuff posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 17, 2020

Hello everyone! I'm new to building a PC and was told to look here for some part recommendations. I want to build a pretty cheap gaming PC that can run the games I love. Hope I can get some good recommendations from you all :)

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

I will be doing gaming on this PC. I typically use Roblox, World of Warcraft, Terraria, and other Steam games. I also occasionally play FPS games like R6 or CS:GO

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

I would like the price to be around $500-650 USD but a little more would be just fine

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

As soon as possible.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

A tower and an OS is all I need included. I've already got everything else.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

Florida, USA. I am not close to a Microcenter.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

Keyboard: GAMDIAS Ares Essential

Mouse: Razer Deathadder Elite

Monitor: https://www.acer.com/ac/en/GB/content/model/UM.FW3EE.001

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

No I will not be overclocking.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

I'd like an SSD.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

I don't want anything too specific, something black would be nice though.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

Yes, preferably Windows 10 Home 64-Bit.

Extra info or particulars:

None.

2 months agoMovieGameBuff posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 17, 2020

Got it. Any questions, comments or concerns, happy to discuss.

Link to $85 Ryzen 5 1600 AF. Best bang for it's buck CPU on the market today.

To bring the build down to $678.86, simply install the unactivated version of Windows 10 from the official Microsoft website. This will allow you to maximize the performance of the build and activate Windows any time in the future.

Once the $10 MIR arrives, that gives you $31 to invest into extra storage in the future.

The 256GB quad core TLC M.2 SSD in the build is one of my favorites and has enough storage to install Windows and many of your favorite applications and games.

The budget B450 motherboard in the build is perfect for those that won't be doing any overclocking. The CPU upgrade path is also perfect because you'll be able to throw in a Ryzen 5 3600 in the future and will never have to OC it because it can keep up with any new Nvidia GPU on the market today priced at under $1000.

The RAM in the build is exactly what you need.

The GPU in the build is going to maximize the performance of the Ryzen 5 1600 AF.

The budget case in the build comes equipped with two case fans pre-installed.

The semi-modular 5 star quality PSU in the build provides plenty of watts for future upgrades and has a 5 year warranty.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
MotherboardASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$64.98
MemoryTeam T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$64.99 @ Newegg
StorageSilicon Power A80 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$47.99 @ Newegg
Video CardEVGA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB SC GAMING Video Card$289.99 @ Newegg
CaseDIYPC DIY-BG01 ATX Mid Tower Case$46.96 @ Newegg
Power SupplyCorsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply$68.95 @ Amazon
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit$109.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$788.85
Mail-in rebates-$10.00
Total$778.85
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-17 11:15 EDT-0400

New Ryzen 5 2600x or used i7-6700k for gaming? [R]

2 months agothe_lost_carrot posted submission on buildapc.
March 17, 2020

Hey guys so I’m looking to upgrade and I’m wondering what you guys think I should do.

I can pick up a used i7 6700k for about $175 and it’ll drop in to my current motherboard without issue. I’d also have to get a new cooler as my machine currently has the stock intel cooler.

Or I can pick up a new Ryzen 5 2600x and motherboard for a little over $200.

Here’s my current build: I5-6500 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 2400 (4x 4gb) Asus Z170 Pro Gaming motherboard MSI Aero GTX 1070 OC 8GB 512gb NVMe 1TB ssd 2tb mechanical drive

Would the ram work with the Ryzen 5? That would be the deciding factor I think, if I have to buy new ram I’ll probably just stick to intel for now.

This will be used mainly for gaming, the current machine plays everything okay but the i5 is showing it’s limits with games like Warzone.

Thanks everybody! Let me know if you need more info, happy to provide it.

2 months agothe_lost_carrot posted comment on buildapc.
March 17, 2020

Hardly any. But honestly I'd get a 1600 AF in that case https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRO_AUdmfis

That is a good breakdown on performance numbers plus you can get one of these: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/jcYQzy/msi-b450-tomahawk-max-atx-am4-motherboard-b450-tomahawk-max

And the 1600 AF (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07XTQZJ28/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A1K79P9EE4OAFI&psc=1) for $200 total and have a great motherboard to upgrade with. that motherboard can easily hand Ryzen 7 and even in some cases a Ryzen 9 CPU. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J69aiJJEHzQ)

Help my girlfriend and I build a Coronavirus Gaming PC, please! It's our first time (~$600) [R]

2 months agoAngry-Lasagna posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 17, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

 

Playing steam games mostly, not a ton of online play. Minecraft, MTGArena and Discord for online stuff but I'm gonna be using ethernet instead of WiFi to save money. Modded Skyrim and other games for sure. We don't do a ton of multiplayer stuff so moderate amounts of power will do just fine. But having more power to run single player games would be appreciated.

 

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

 

  • ~$600 USD, give or take $50

 

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

 

*Asap

 

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

 

  • The computer itself. We plan to use the TV instead of a monitor at least for now. We need a mouse/keyboard too, and probably an xbox style controller.

 

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

 

  • MI, USA. No access to Microcenter, but I have amazon Prime so that would be the preferred delivery service.

 

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

 

  • None

 

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

 

  • I am interested in doing so down the line, but not until I upgrade this build later.

 

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

 

  • SSD for storage for sure, other than that I'm following your lead.

 

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

 

  • As cheap as possible, but it has to be moderately cat-proof, or small/square enough to fit in a cubby

 

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

 

  • I am willing to engage in Piracy, but if you think that'll turn out poorly yes include that please.

 

Extra info or particulars:

-* We live with a lot of animals, so there needs to be good dust/hair filtration as a part of the build.

2 months agoAngry-Lasagna posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 17, 2020

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
MotherboardASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$63.99 @ Amazon
MemoryTeam T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$64.99 @ Newegg
StorageTeam L5 LITE 3D 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$57.99 @ Newegg
StorageWestern Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$39.99 @ Adorama
Video CardGigabyte Radeon RX 580 8 GB GAMING 8G Video Card$135.00
CaseFractal Design Focus G Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case$52.98 @ Newegg
Power SupplyEVGA BR 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$49.99 @ Walmart
KeyboardCooler Master MS110 Wired Gaming Keyboard With Optical Mouse$37.79 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$587.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-17 09:07 EDT-0400

The CPU can be found on amazon [here](AMD Ryzen 5 1600 65W AM4 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler Wraith Spire - No LED (YD1600BBAFBOX) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_nVmCEbVH4P1HX)

The GPU can be found on NewEggs eBay store here

Looking to build an inexpensive PC that beats my Xbox One X [R]

2 months agoijimijimijimijimijim posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 16, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

I have a sizable Steam library. This computer should keep up with 4K games and will hook directly to my TV. I will be using an Xbox One controller as the only input.

The PC should be upgradable. I’d like to keep it current for the next few years via upgrading.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

$600

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

Within 30 days

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

Computer only. I have OS, monitor, etc.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

US/Orlando. Alas, there’s no Microcenter here.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

I will be plugging this into my 4K living room TV. All other parts should be new.

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

I would be interested in overclocking down the line.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

SSD. Small-ish form factor. Silent if possible.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

I’d like the smallest, least noticeable case possible. If possible I’d like it to be completely silent and invisible (ie no lights on the case)

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

No

Extra info or particulars:

I’ve only built intel systems in the past so not sure if there are any specific challenges with AMD. Otherwise I can’t wait to hear what you guys come back with. Thank you!!

2 months agoijimijimijimijimijim posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 17, 2020

I'm not sure exactly what you mean by 4k, I'm assuming you'll get 4k by using integer scaling on 1080p as 4k on a $600 PC is unobtainable.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
MotherboardASRock B450M Pro4-F Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$71.00 @ Amazon
MemoryTeam T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$64.99 @ Newegg
StorageSanDisk SSD PLUS 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$59.99 @ Adorama
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card$203.98 @ Newegg
CaseThermaltake Versa H18 MicroATX Mini Tower Case$49.99 @ Amazon
Power SupplyAntec NeoECO Gold ZEN 500 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply$54.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$614.94
Mail-in rebates-$25.00
Total$589.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-17 03:45 EDT-0400

CPU: Can be obtained here and is a great budget CPU for 60 FPS gaming.

Motherboard: Cheap motherboard with semi-decent VRMs for its price.

Memory: Cheapest 16GB 3200mhz CL16 kit available at this time

Storage: SSD as requested, this one has a DRAM cache unlike many of its competitors.

GPU: 1660 Super, it's a great little card and is currently on sale.

Case: You asked for small and so I've opted for a MicroATX mini tower, you will need to purchase at least one fan for air intake.

PSU: If you prefer semi-modular, you can always get this for a little more. Otherwise I've picked a non-modular gold rate PSU with 5 year warranty ( it's on sale).

Help with building my first PC? (~$1000 budget) [R]

2 months agoijimijimijimijimijim posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 16, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • Mostly just gaming. I don't really use any other programs. Some games I'm definitely planning on playing are Monster Hunter World, Final Fantasy XIV, Borderlands 3. I would like to play on ultra settings, 1080p, at 60 fps

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • I'd like to stay around $1000. Less would obviously be great, if I'm not sacrificing too much.

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • Within the next month

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • I'll need everything except peripherals (such as monitor and mouse/keyboard). So, really just the case and components

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • Pennsylvania, USA. The nearest microcenter is quite a drive away, so that's out of the question

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • I will not be reusing anything

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • I might overclock, not entirely sure yet. Most definitely not at first.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • A minimum of 2 tb would be nice for storage, but isn't needed

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • I'm not picky on size. I would prefer to have a window. As for color scheme, anything with purple would be nice. And RGB is always nice for the manchild I am, although not necessary

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • I'd need to get a copy of windows 10 home
2 months agoijimijimijimijimijim posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 17, 2020

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
MotherboardMSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard$114.99 @ Best Buy
MemoryTeam T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$64.99 @ Newegg
StorageCrucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$99.99 @ B&H
StorageSeagate Barracuda ES 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$34.99 @ Amazon
Video CardSapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card$393.98 @ Newegg
CasePhanteks P300 ATX Mid Tower Case$49.99 @ Newegg
Power SupplyEVGA BR 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$49.99 @ Walmart
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit$109.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$1013.91
Mail-in rebates-$10.00
Total$1003.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-17 02:49 EDT-0400

CPU: The Ryzen 1600 "AF" variant as found here. Since you're only targeting 1080p 60fps this CPU will be fine.

Motherboard: A b450 motherboard with good enough VRMs to run a 16 core CPU should you ever choose to upgrade.

Memory: Cheapest CL16 DDR4 3200mhz 16GB kit available.

Storage: As requested, 2TB of storage. 1TB on an NVMe drive and another 1TB on a 7200RPM HDD.

GPU: Since you specified you wanted to play games at maximal/ultra settings, I opted for a popular AIB model of the 5700 XT as it's only slightly slower than a 2070 Super at 1080p, but is $100 cheaper and up to $130 cheaper if you go with a less popular model like the Mech OC ( avoid the Evoke OC at all costs). If you prefer NVIDIA, switch the GPU for a 2060 Super but know that it is a bit slower on average.

Case: Just a cheap tempered glass case, you will want to two find two cheap fans to act as intake.

PSU: 500W bronze rated PSU with 3 year warranty, if you can spare even $20, you can get a much better power supply.

OS: Windows as requested, of course I'd recommend you find a cheaper source of legitimate windows keys or just use windows 10 without a product key as $100 could definitely improve your build. Your money though.

$600 Budget PC [R]

2 months agoMovieGameBuff posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 16, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • I will be playing games such as: Fortnite, Minecraft, Apex Legends, DOOM, and other random games but those are the main ones. I will be recording and streaming with OBS and StreamLabs. I will edit with Premier Pro. I will capture console gameplay with an elgato (does not count previously mentioned games).

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • $600

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • This week or Next week

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • Just The PC. Unless I can meet all my requirements and still have enough for a keyboard.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • I live in the US in Arizona. I will most likely purchase them from amazon but I think there’s some tech stores near me I could find parts in too.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • I will be reusing a Philips Monitor, I don’t know what model but it pretty old. I will replace it as soon as I can.

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • I’m sorry I’m not good with PC terms and don’t know what overclocking is.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • I need a SSD and pretty big amount of storage

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • Not really but if I can afford with budget I would like if there could be some purple light in it.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • I do and preferably Windows 10

Im not good with pc parts and terms so please try to be as specific as possible so it’s easier for me to find the parts. Thank you!:

2 months agoMovieGameBuff posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 16, 2020

Nice build. Here's an alternative build that should be worth the extra performance. Simply drop the 2TB HDD and go with this 1660 Super.

$85 Ryzen 5 1600 AF

Use the $20 MIR on a used 1TB SeaGate Barracuda 7200 RPM HDD shown in the build below. They sell for $14-$19 left and right on eBay. Just make sure to search the exact model number so that you don't mix up models. You might can find used 2TB SeaGate Barracuda HDD's for around $35-$40, it's just not as quick and easy.

Here's an excellent purple case fan to add to the build for just $7. It won't let me post the link here for some reason, so all you have to do is search Vetroo 120mm Purple 15-LEDs to find it on Amazon. It should be the second result that pops up. You can use the other $10 MIR to buy it. It comes in 5 colors but the best looking colors just so happen to be purple and white because their fan blades give off this RGB "glow" to them when compared to the red, blue and green. I know this because I've bought quite a few of them. The red, blue and green still look good imo, but I'd describe what their fan blades give off more like an LED "shine".

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
MotherboardASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$64.98 @ Amazon
MemoryTeam T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$64.99 @ Newegg
StorageWestern Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$64.99 @ Newegg
StorageSeagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$0.00
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card$203.98 @ Newegg
CaseZalman S2 ATX Mid Tower Case$44.99 @ Amazon
Power SupplyCorsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$38.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$597.91
Mail-in rebates-$30.00
Total$567.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-16 23:40 EDT-0400

Building $600 (Including Tax) Budget PC [R]

2 months agoKsakhim posted submission on buildapc.
March 16, 2020

Judge my build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Tt3Xhg

Looking to play League, Fortnite, COD: Warzone, etc. (nothing super demanding) all on 1080 60Hz. Primarily want to purchase parts through Amazon because I have prime.

2 months agoKsakhim posted comment on buildapc.
March 16, 2020

Alright, if you really don't want to go to a Micro Center (which I strongly recommend, especially since they have open box parts which will allow you to drop your costs even more and upgrade to something like a 1660 super), then this is my recommendation:

[PCPartPicker Part List](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/44ctNq)

Type|Item|Price

:----|:----|:----

**Motherboard** | [Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/hpRzK8/gigabyte-b450m-ds3h-micro-atx-am4-motherboard-b450m-ds3h) | $72.98 @ Amazon

**Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/D6RFf7/gskill-memory-f43200c16d8gvkb) | $46.99 @ Newegg

**Storage** | [Western Digital Blue 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/LRkj4D/western-digital-blue-500gb-25-solid-state-drive-wds500g2b0a) | $64.98 @ Amazon

**Video Card** | [PNY GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB XLR8 Gaming Overclocked Edition Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/bVtQzy/pny-geforce-gtx-1660-6-gb-xlr8-gaming-overclocked-edition-video-card-vcg16606sfppb-o) | $199.99 @ Amazon

**Case** | [HEC HX300 ATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wfBTwP/hec-hx300-atx-mid-tower-case-hx300) | $34.98 @ Newegg

**Power Supply** | [EVGA 500 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/XCjG3C/evga-power-supply-100w10500kr) | $44.99 @ ModMyMods

**Custom** | [AMD CPU RYZEN 5 1600 AM4](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/97CFf7/placeholder-) | $85.00

| *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |

| **Total** | **$549.91**

| Generated by [PCPartPicker](https://pcpartpicker.com) 2020-03-16 17:50 EDT-0400 |

I assume the cpu you chose is suppose to represent the 12nm+ 1600, not the 14nm. Just to be sure though, this is the one you want. It performs within 3% of the 2600 because it practically is one. And of course it can be given a slight overlcock to perfectly match the 2600: https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07XTQZJ28

The Gigabyte B450M DS3H also has 4 ram slots as well, so you might as well save the $7.

You're over paying for that ssd. I chose the cheapest one that had a dram cache and TLC storage that I could find. It will perform on par with the one you chose.

Upgraded you to a 1660 using the money saved on the rest of the list. This will have the biggest performance improvement for your games.

Kept the same wattage and class of power supply, but for $5 less or $1.50 less on amazon. If you're willing to account for mail-in rebates, it will be $41 on newegg after shipping. Which will just put you under your $600 budget.

Dropped you to one of the cheapest towers on pcpartpicker because performance took priority and that 1660 will absolutely perform better than a 1650 super.

IMPORTANT: If you're willing to account for rebates and able to stretch your budget by $5 (adjusting from the list I posted, there's a 1660 super you can buy:https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ByqBD3/evga-geforce-gtx-1660-super-6-gb-black-gaming-video-card-06g-p4-1061-kr

$600 USD PC [R]

2 months agofuddyduddyc posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 16, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

Playing minecraft on servers,also watching youtube and some light video editing.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

$650 USD

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

This summer, no later or earlier

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

All I need is a monitor (preferably 21-24 inch) and the PC/tower itself

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

I live in Fargo, North Dakota

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

I aready have a razor deathadder elite mouse a and a razor cynosa chroma keyboard

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

 I will not be overclocking

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

No super specific features I guess

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

I want a small tower and a window and RGB  

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  I do need the latest copy of windows

Extra info or particulars:

Thanks so much sorry for the bad formatting I'm on mobile.

2 months agofuddyduddyc posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 16, 2020

Build just under your max budget after rebates at $648.87. Wasn't able to get you a window on the case or RGB, but should hit the other requirements. Since you won't be buying until the summer, these prices are likely to change by then.

CPU: The 1600 AF is a great budget CPU - 6 cores, multi-threading, and pretty fast for the price. Available at Amazon.

Motherboard: Good budget motherboard - works fine with the 1600 AF.

Memory: 16GB of RAM - standard for gaming systems nowadays.

Storage: 120GB SSD for OS and faster boot; 500GB HDD for games.

Video Card: RX 570 is a good entry gpu that will get you playing games at good framerates at 1080p (the monitor will be the holdup with its 60hz refresh).

Case: Budget case; no window but does include 2 case fans, one of which has LEDs.

Power Supply: entry level power supply; ok but will work fine with this system.

OS: Windows 10 Home.

Monitor: 21.5" 1080p 60hz monitor.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
MotherboardASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$64.98 @ Amazon
MemoryGeIL EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$63.99 @ Newegg
StorageTeam GX1 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$24.99 @ Newegg
StorageSeagate Barracuda 500 GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$23.99 @ Amazon
Video CardGigabyte Radeon RX 570 4 GB GAMING Video Card$119.99 @ Newegg
CaseDIYPC MA08-BK MicroATX Mini Tower Case$35.97 @ Newegg
Power SupplyCorsair CV 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$37.98 @ Newegg
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit$109.99 @ B&H
MonitorAsus VS228T-P 21.5" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor$81.99 @ Amazon
CustomAMD CPU RYZEN 5 1600 AM4$85.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$668.87
Mail-in rebates-$20.00
Total$648.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-16 16:49 EDT-0400

$600 Gaming PC for 1080p gaming at 60 hz at the very least (Realistically looking for 100-120 fps in non-demanding games) on medium settings [R]

2 months agoTrugy posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 16, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • Mostly Gaming at 1080p with some school work here and there.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • $600-ish USD

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • Anytime really, Have a build but plan on downgrading and selling current build

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • Tower and a Cheap 100% Mechanical RGB Keyboard

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • US, Virginia. I have a Microcenter an hour away. Prefer not to use Microcenter but if it saves me money drastically I will do it!

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • Not sure of the exact Model but 2x Samsung 60 hz LCD Monitors
  • MSI Interceptor DSB1 Gaming Mouse

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • Nope

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • Want an SSD for Windows and games with long load times, 500 Gb is plenty, may be able to manage with 250 Gb even.
  • Also want at least a 1tb HDD

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • ATX Preferred. Want to have RGB Fans OR Light Strips and Possibly RGB Ram

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • No

Extra info or particulars:

  • I want the case to have a nice tempered glass window to showcase the rgb light. RGB Strips aren't as important but having some nice RGB Fans/Ram/CPU Cooler or something along those likes would be really nice!
  • At least 16 GB of RGB ram

I'm willing to spend a bit over $600 but Looks are almost as much a priority to me as performance.

I'm thinking 1600 AF for the CPU but if there are better options that can still give good performance then I'm open to suggestions. After all that is why I'm on here!

2 months agoTrugy posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 16, 2020

Will run 1080p games at high settings at 60+ fps, or esports level games at 144+ fps

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
Motherboard*ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$64.98 @ Amazon
MemoryTeam T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$64.99 @ Newegg
Storage*Team GX2 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$56.99 @ Newegg
StorageWestern Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$39.99 @ Adorama
Video CardMSI GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card$224.99 @ Newegg
CaseCougar MX330-G ATX Mid Tower Case$49.95 @ Newegg
Power Supply*Corsair CV 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply$37.98 @ Newegg
KeyboardRedragon K552 Wired Gaming Keyboard$27.99 @ Amazon
CustomAMD CPU RYZEN 5 1600 AM4$85.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$687.86
Mail-in rebates-$35.00
Total$652.86
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-16 15:48 EDT-0400

CPU - Make sure you are buying the "AF" version here

Mobo - budget Mobo with decent reviews. Will work for what you need

RAM - value 3200 mhz RAM is highest speed supported by Mobo and will help CPU push high framerates

Storage - 500 GB SSD, 1 TB HDD. If you need to get under $650, you can downgrade to 256 GB, but I do suggest 500 GB, has 256 will fill up fast even on non campaign games.

GPU - 1660 S is about the most power GPU this budget would allow. You can downgrade to a 1660 or Rx 590 if you need reduce the cost. Rx 590 will be the better value, but a 1660 will be better overall performance

Case - Value tempered glass case. Very good case for this price range

PSU - Sticking with value Corsair. Reputable company and tons of reviews make a bronze PSU much less risky

Keyboard - Good reviews for a budget mech keyboard

My brother wants a PC for his birthday [R]

2 months agoidunowat23 posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 16, 2020

Hi y’all, my brother is going to be 12 this April, and he wants a PC for his birthday. His budget is $300 and he plays R6: Seige religiously.

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • Rainbow 6: Seige and discord.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • $450

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • We are planning on building it in a week

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • We only need the PC in the budget

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • We are in North Denver, Colorado, US. And we do have access to a Microcenter.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

*. We are starting completely from scratch

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • He’s not interested in overclocking

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • He’s not particular

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • He would prefer a tower that is standard ATX, and blue themed (but if it’s difficult to stay within budget with the theme, then ignore it)

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • Windows does not have to be included

Ever since I got a PC he’s wanted one and now he’s finally allowed to get one. Thank you for any advice you might have.

2 months agoidunowat23 posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 16, 2020

$460 Rainbow Six PC with Wifi

~48% more FPS than the Athlon X4 950 + RX 550 build.

High Settings 1080p Estimates

  • Rainbow Six Siege: 144fps
  • Overwatch: 106fps
  • Fortnite: 81fps
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (proxy for the most demanding games): 59fps
  • Full benchmarks

Windows 10

  • Use Microsoft's Windows 10 creation tool to get free unactivated Windows 10. Download onto an 8GB or larger USB drive using your current computer. You will boot the new computer from the USB drive and install windows from there.
  • The only downside is a watermark in the bottom corner of your screen
  • You can always activate windows later if you choose.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF85.00 @ Amazon
MotherboardASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$84.99 @ Newegg
Memory*G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$46.99 @ Newegg
StorageInland 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$37.99 @ Amazon
Video Card*Gigabyte Radeon RX 570 4 GB GAMING Video Card$119.99 @ Newegg
CaseDIYPC MA08-BK MicroATX Mini Tower Case$35.97 @ Newegg
Power SupplyCorsair VS 450 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply$48.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$459.92
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-16 13:00 EDT-0400

Explanation of Part Choices

  • CPU: Best value cpu for mid-range PCs. The 1600 AF is equivalent to the 2600 and is based on the Zen+ architecture.
  • Motherboard: Cheapest motherboard with at least two fan headers and onboard wifi.
  • Memory: 3200mhz is the price/performance sweet spot for Zen+ cpus. 8GB is plenty for esports games like Rainbow Six. You can add an extra 8GB of memory later because the motherboard has two extra memory slots.
  • SSD: Cheapest 240GB "light SATA" SSD. See the SSD Buying Guide. Rainbow Six Siege only uses up 75GB of space so you'll be able to fit at least one other game as well. I would do this and add an HDD later unless he wants to install a bunch of other games right away in which case you can use this 1TB Seagate Barracuda HDD instead.
  • Case: The cheapest case with with a decent sized intake vents that comes with two fans.
  • Power Supply: 3 year warranty. 450W is more than enough for this 292W system while still leaving room for future upgrades. Non-modular, so cable management will be somewhat challenging, but there is no window on the case so we don't care if it looks messy. If possible you should spend an extra $10 to get the 450 Corsair CXM which has a 5 year warranty and is modular for easier cable management.

u/helpmeplease123437, this was edited to add wifi.

Grad student ready to build my first PC! Budget of ~$750 [R]

2 months agoItsrandomness014 posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 16, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

Strictly Gaming

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

~$750

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

ASAP

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

Tower, keyboard, mouse

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

California, US. , no microcenter nearby

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

Samsung CF-791 monitor

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

I am not sure? I will only be using for gaming (sims, City Skylines, Portal, Forza, Terraria)

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

No

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

Preferably a white case with purple lighting (though I am quite flexible on that)

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

No (I am a student)

Extra info or particulars:

It would not to be able to access Wi-fi. This is my first time building a PC so any advice would be greatly appreciated!

2 months agoItsrandomness014 posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 16, 2020

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
MotherboardASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$83.98 @ Newegg
MemoryTeam T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$64.99 @ Newegg
StorageWestern Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$64.99 @ Newegg
StorageSeagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$58.93 @ Amazon
Video CardAsus GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB TUF GAMING OC Video Card$229.99 @ Newegg
CaseCougar MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case$45.22 @ Amazon
Power SupplyEVGA BQ 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply$65.49 @ Walmart
KeyboardRedragon K552 Wired Gaming Keyboard$32.99 @ Amazon
MouseCorsair Harpoon RGB Wired Optical Mouse$21.89 @ Amazon
CustomRyzen 5 1600 AF$85.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$753.47
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-16 07:10 EDT-0400

Here's the link to the Ryzen 5 1600 AF:

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 65W AM4 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler Wraith Spire - No LED (YD1600BBAFBOX) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_p71BEb5R8JGZB

Need assistance for my highschooler's first build please! $450-500 budget [R]

2 months agofuddyduddyc posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 15, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • Schoolwork and being able to play PC games smoothly even in the lowest setting (Fortnite, Rainbow Six Siege, etc)

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • $450-500

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • Before summer break 2020

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • Just the tower (case, motherboard, RAM, hard drive, CPU, graphics card, PSU, fans)

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • California, USA. No Microcenter nearby unfortunately

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • Not with me ATM but peripherals and OS are already in hand

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • No

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • SSD please!

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • No preferences aesthetically

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • No need for OS

Extra info or particulars:

Thank you in advance!!

2 months agofuddyduddyc posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 16, 2020

Here’s the link on Amazon to the CPU that people are using in their lists.

MICRO BUILD! Going to be traveling with this pc, had the extra gpu and figured might as well build another instead of buying a laptop. [R]

2 months agoMarch 16, 2020

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2 months agoijimijimijimijimijim posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 16, 2020

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
CPU CoolerNoctua NH-L9i 33.84 CFM CPU Cooler$39.95 @ Amazon
MotherboardGigabyte B450 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard$119.99 @ B&H
MemoryGeIL EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$63.99 @ Newegg
StorageCrucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$99.99 @ B&H
Video CardPowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Red Dragon Video Card$0.00
CaseSilverstone SG13 V2 Mini ITX Tower Case$51.99 @ Amazon
Power SupplyEVGA SuperNOVA GA 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply$76.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$557.89
Mail-in rebates-$20.00
Total$537.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-16 03:18 EDT-0400

CPU: The best budget CPU available today, just make sure you get the "AF" variant here

CPU Cooler: Low profile cooler that should be compatible with your build. You may want to opt for a 140mm or 120mm AIO.

Motherboard: Just an ITX motherboard with a b450 chipset, happens to have built in wifi.

Memory: One of the cheapest 3200 mhz 16gb kits available.

Storage: Just a standard 1TB NVMe drive, picked for its smaller form factor.

GPU: You said you had a 5700xt, but which model is it? I don't know if yours will fit in the case I've suggested.

Case: Since ITX cases can be kind of pricey, I've gone with the all black and affordable Silverstone SG13. GPU clearance may be an issue and the case will require you to purchase a 140mm or 120mm fan as intake( if not going with a 120mm or 140mm AIO).

PSU: Because of the space constraint, I've had to resort to picking a modular PSU (unless you think you can manage with non modular). But since you also own a 5700XT, you'd also need a PSU with two PCIe connectors and as far as I can tell, this was the cheapest.

As for the keyboard and mouse, those things are kind of personal and I think it would be best if you picked them.

Also as a side note, while you specifically asked for a small desktop, you may want to consider getting a laptop and using your 5700XT as an eGPU. I'm not sure if it would be better in your case, but it's worth considering if you haven't already dismissed it.

EDIT: You may also want to consider checking out r/sffpc as they obviously have a lot more expertise in this kind of thing and could probably tell you if any of the parts I suggested don't fit ( and suggest a better build).

Which build should I choose? [R]

2 months agoDMANSDMAN posted submission on buildapc.
March 15, 2020

Finally making the switch from console to PC. With some help from my friends, we managed to pick out 2 versions of the PC. 1 with an AMD gpu and 1 with an Nvidia gpu. However there are a few changes such as 1 having an nvme ssd as comapared to sata and the other having an 80+ bronze psu instead of an 80+. Which build should I go for?

Build 1) Ryzen 5 2600, Zotac RTX 2060 Amp, 2x8GB 3200mhz , Gigabyte B450M DS3H, Tecware Nexus M, 256GB Gigabyte Pro Ud SSD, 2TB WD Purple, 550w 80+ bronze Cooler Master psu.

Build 2) Ryzen 5 2600, Sapphire RX 5600 XT, 2x8GB 3000mhz , Asrock B450M Pro 4, Tecware Nexus M, 256GB Samsung NVMe SSD, 2TB WD Blue, 550w 80+ Thermaltake psu.

2 months agoDMANSDMAN posted comment on buildapc.
March 15, 2020

I would go for a blend of the two builds, but substituting the r5 2600 for the recent r5 1600 AF found here for $85: https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07XTQZJ28 The 1600AF performs nearly on par with the 2600 but is significantly cheaper. I also went with an ssd, a 550w bronze psu, and the 5600 xt.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
MotherboardASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$83.98 @ Newegg
MemoryG.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$69.99 @ Newegg
StorageWestern Digital Blue SN550 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$54.99 @ Amazon
StorageSeagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$58.93 @ Amazon
Video CardGigabyte Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card$279.99 @ B&H
CaseCooler Master MasterBox NR400 (w/ODD) MicroATX Mid Tower Case$64.98 @ Amazon
Power SupplyEVGA BQ 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply$65.48 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$763.34
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-15 22:33 EDT-0400

$750-$900 Gaming PC - I have a couple hypotheticals but feeling lost and out of touch [R]

2 months agoFirstMateApe posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 15, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

I'll mainly be gaming on it. Everything from the hotest AAA games to the low key gem indie games and everything in between. I'd like to be able to play all these all consistently at 60FPS at 1080p for the next few years at least. Maybe with the option to do 120FPS if I invest in a better monitor.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

$750-900

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

The next couple of weeks. In light of corona I need something to do that'll keep me busy inside.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

Tower, maybe OS. I'll be purchasing keyboard and mice seperately and I already have a monitor

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

US, NYC

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

Dell S2319NX Monitor, no name logitech mouse/keyboard combo for now

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

nope

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

SSD woi

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

Nah

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

Yes for now, Im trying to find my USB that has it.

Extra info or particulars:

Wifi ability and something I can upgrade down the line would be nice.


I made this first build and a redditor from a few months ago when I thought I was originally going to build a PC made me the other one below. I dont know if these are the best way to maximize my spending power for gaming power. This is the highest value PC ive built but I still want to make sure Im making my dollar stretch.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/GvMgCL

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JkDRzN

Thanks!

2 months agoFirstMateApe posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 15, 2020

I edited the second build for a little bit. I feel like instead of splitting between a smaller ssd and a large hdd i took that and gave you a good budget nvme ssd.

The other thing Im going to suggest is that instead of buying the graphics card recommended, you can buy a GTX 1070 on ebay and it’ll be noticeably stronger for the same price.

I included a budget 1080p 144hz monitor. It’s not groundbreaking but it’s a great start.

Lastly, the CPU needs to be bought from this link . It’s the same thing as the 2600 but cheaper.

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor$85.00
MotherboardMSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard$124.90 @ Best Buy
Memory*GeIL EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$69.50 @ Newegg
StorageCrucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$108.60 @ B&H
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card$201.06 @ Amazon
CaseNZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case$76.01 @ Amazon
Power SupplyEVGA BQ 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply$59.99 @ ModMyMods
MonitorAOC G2590FX 24.5" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor$173.78 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$898.84
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-15 21:20 EDT-0400

Help with first PC build [R]

2 months agoMovieGameBuff posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 15, 2020

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

Would like to run the latest AAA games on solid fps and 144Hz if possible. Mostly Destiny 2.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

$700

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

As soon as possible (within a week).

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget?

A decent 144Hz monitor.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

Reusing my Razer Deathadder mice.

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

No.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

Open to suggestions.

What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.

Will be using ethernet.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

No preference.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

No.