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Friend Really Wants a Gaming PC

GRANDSPORTER
  • 10 months ago

So my friend really wants to purchase parts for a gaming PC build he wants to do over the summer. He is deciding to ditch his Xbox and switch to PC gaming. I've helped him out with the list and I just want some professional opinions on what needs to be improved. Thank you for your time and help!

Parts List: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/GRANDSPORTER/saved/rfQzNG

Games he wants to play: Apex Legends, Fortnite, CSGO, GTA V, and other AAA games in the future

Budget: No more than $1,300

Things that he wants: NZXT Kraken X62, white and black color scheme, and RGB where possible

P.S: All parts need to be purchased from Micro Center so if possible list parts that can be found at Micro Center

Once again, thank you for your time and professional opinion!

Comments

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

It's a very nice build and it'll definitely do what he wants it to.

I'd recommend probably upgrading to a 2070 if it's not too far out of his budget however.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Changes: - Dropped the ssd, the 970 evo isn't that great. - Upped power supply to a rm550x

I'd suggest getting your friend to sell his xbox and potentially get a 1080p 144hz monitor, unless he already has a decent monitor to game off of.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $164.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $153.25 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ B&H
Memory Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $124.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $62.95 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.88 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB VENTUS OC Video Card $359.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - H500i (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Amazon
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 $1225.01
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-15 15:19 EDT-0400
  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, he already has a gaming monitor, thanks for the list!

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  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll look into it, thanks!

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