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


#1

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.


#2

Best Bang for Buck?

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…


#3

Awesome, thanks for your help!


#4

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


#5

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


#6

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