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User Info: dkgerbil2

dkgerbil2
1 month ago#1
I'm really not too knowledgeable when it comes to this stuff, so apologies if there's anything really dumb in here.

Basically I've got a budget of about $560 to build something comparable to consoles at a minimum. I'm gonna be using a TV as my monitor and I'll need to get Windows in some capacity which has to be factored in. I don't plan on overclocking so that also isn't a concern.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kZyXw6

This is what I've got so far. A buddy told me the power supply is garbage so I should upgrade that. It's missing a SSD, which I've been told could also be a problem. The size of the case is also concerning because I have no idea what I should be looking for there.

Ultimately, I've been told that my CPU and GPU are both great budget options, but if I'm looking for something that lets me play some current AAA titles at a minimum of 720p and 30 FPS (would prefer 60 but if the budget doesn't allow for it, so be it), are they possibly more expensive than I need?

Also not sure about the motherboard. Is a micro ATX alright? Not sure how that affects the rest of the build.
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User Info: 32x2z

32x2z
1 month ago#2
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rZH7NQ

You can always throw in an SSD later. This build cost 33ish dollars more and is a lot better.

Video Card: You want 6gb Vram at a minimum nowadays but 8gb is ideal.
CPU: A good CPU at that price range is the R7 1700. It's the same as my 1800x outside of clockspeeds.
PSU: You want to go with Seasonic and EVGA generally for PSU's. I never have issues with them. I've never had issues with my Corsair, but Seasonic and EVGA are highly recommended.
Motherboard: Micro ATX limits upgrading to some degree but nowadays it's not a big deal. Having less PCI slots and Ram slots can sometimes bother people in the future.
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User Info: ValzacardX

ValzacardX
1 month ago#3
Is that $560 including tax?
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User Info: dkgerbil2

dkgerbil2
1 month ago#4
ValzacardX posted...
Is that $560 including tax?


Ideally but if the tax puts it slightly over that isn't the worst thing. I also have access to a Microcenter and my wife perpetually has coupons and whatnot for there, so that may help get any build more in line with budget.

32x2z posted...
PSU: You want to go with Seasonic and EVGA generally for PSU's. I never have issues with them. I've never had issues with my Corsair, but Seasonic and EVGA are highly recommended.


I've been told that bronze is not the way to go. Is that strictly for long term quality or is it general output as well?

Motherboard: Micro ATX limits upgrading to some degree but nowadays it's not a big deal. Having less PCI slots and Ram slots can sometimes bother people in the future.


Tbh the next time I work on a computer will likely be buying a more expensive build down the line so upgrades aren't terribly important for this one.

Thanks for the updated build.
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User Info: dkgerbil2

dkgerbil2
1 month ago#5
Oh, also, would there be a comparable GPU without the rebate? If not it's fine, but I would prefer to avoid those.
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User Info: phantasy

phantasy
1 month ago#6
Since you have a microcenter near by go in and check to see if they have any deals on cpu+board combos. I keep hearing how if you buy a cpu, you get a board for free/cheap

Went to their website cpu tab and first thing pops up is ryzen 1600 $79.99. in store only with $30 with eligible compatible board combo
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User Info: 32x2z

32x2z
1 month ago#7
You should try MC, I got my cpu and mobo for a good price there. The bronze rating isn’t very good as far as efficiency. The quality though should be decent given you get a good brand. That’s why I picked seasonic.
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VanderZoo
1 month ago#8
Micro-atx is fine, actually it should be the standard. Most people don't use the extra slots.
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ValzacardX
1 month ago#9
https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/hXzKHx/entry-level-intel-gaming-build

https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/GFLrxr/entry-level-amd-gaming-build

These are decent. I would maybe start with the AMD one and upgrade later. IIRC AMD upgrade path is more friendly than Intels for the mobo and Navi GPU's are coming.
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User Info: dkgerbil2

dkgerbil2
1 month ago#10
phantasy posted...
Since you have a microcenter near by go in and check to see if they have any deals on cpu+board combos. I keep hearing how if you buy a cpu, you get a board for free/cheap

Went to their website cpu tab and first thing pops up is ryzen 1600 $79.99. in store only with $30 with eligible compatible board combo


I did see the CPU deal and I'm likely to grab that. I presume the drop in price is worth the compromise in quality compared to the 1700, but is the 1600 still good enough for what I'm looking to accomplish?

ValzacardX posted...
https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/hXzKHx/entry-level-intel-gaming-build

https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/GFLrxr/entry-level-amd-gaming-build

These are decent. I would maybe start with the AMD one and upgrade later. IIRC AMD upgrade path is more friendly than Intels for the mobo and Navi GPU's are coming.


The AMD one actually looks really solid for my pricing range. It gives me some extra flexibility because I do need to purchase Windows as well, so that does look promising.
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