Help coming up with a Build list. 700-800 USD budget

I am currently helping a friend of mine to build a rig for his brother, he only games and will play most at 1080p maybe 1440p down the road with some toying around streaming. I have a couple of build lists already but would like to see others opinions. Budget is $700-$800 USD. Here are the lists I have come up with, Intel: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/9RTwXH
AMD: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/sWFZKZ

Edit: This will be tower only, they have everything else; monitor, keyboard, etc.

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($218.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($84.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($67.94 @ Amazon)
Storage: ADATA SU800 128GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($48.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.26 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 580 4GB PULSE Video Card ($204.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z3 Plus White ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12G 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($61.89 @ Newegg)
Total: $784.01
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-23 06:17 EDT-0400

Depending on the Budget, i’d go with the 580 and 8 GB of VRam.

Higher Clocked Memory will not make that much of a difference, clocking the 1600 at 3,9 GHz will make a bigger one - since you will be GPU Bound pretty much everywhere.

This is btw pretty much exactly my Build, except my 480 is running at 1400 MHz and i can’t get the 3000 MHz Ram to run at anything more than 2400 MHz. And i have the Full-ATX Board. I play at 1440p only and i have yet to play a game, that doesn’t get at least 40-50 FPS on Very High - Ultra Settings. As i said, GPU Bound - still, a lot of fun…

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Awesome, thanks for your help!

parts list of what they need might be helpful, monitor, os, keyboard, mouse. you know all the extra stuff.

They have all the extra stuff, just building a tower.

Actually, after watching some Benchmarks for the 1400 - in hindsight, i’d probably go with the 1400 for a gaming PC. Because if necessary, the 1400 can be switched out to a Zen 2 next year very easy.

Did some juggling around, switched the PSU (yes, i know, 750W are overkill, but it’s the cheapest 80+Gold PSU there is right now), the GPU (8 GB VRAM) and the CPU - OC will be limited though on the 1400s Wraith Stealth, but i think 3,8 GHz is possible without any issues (and is still enough for the 580 most of the time)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1400 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($166.55 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($84.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA SU800 128GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($48.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.26 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 580 8GB PULSE Video Card ($228.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Zalman Z3 Plus White ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Thermaltake 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $743.74
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-24 11:41 EDT-0400