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Building a Friend a Computer. Budget Build

SnailwithWings
  • 5 months ago

Going for a cheap build that I am building for my friend. He will mostly used the computer for gaming (Minecraft, Ark, Fortnite, and the like). If there is anything that you thing that can be down graded or anything cheaper that I can add it would be appreciated. The SSD is from another build, that is not the exact one but it is the same size, already bought, and is compatible. Thank you for the advice :) https://pcpartpicker.com/list/txBFdm

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  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

It'd be better to upgrade your gpu and downgrade your cpu : PCPartPicker Part List

Amd Ryzen 5 2600 - Gtx 1660 - 3200mhz Ram

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Whats the use for the computer?

If for gaming I'd suggest this list, you'll want a better gpu. If rendering things go with the 2700. Either way better ram and psu. If wanting cheaper I'd go with an RX 580/590 over the 1060 3gb.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $117.90 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $111.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $64.98 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $59.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB STRIX GAMING Advanced Video Card $264.99 @ Newegg
Case Cougar MX330-G ATX Mid Tower Case $48.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic S12III 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $65.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $799.71
Mail-in rebates -$65.00
Total $734.71
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-15 12:14 EDT-0400
  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely the rx 580. can go for either the 4 or 8gb version. i've got the 8gb one, and i love it, works really well. but yeah, can definitely do better than the 1060 3gb

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup! Could probably even find a good deal on a 1070 too. But if buying new the 580 is much better.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

EVGA's B STOCK has a 1070 for $200

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Boom that'd be a sweet deal! And much better performance over a 1060 or an rx 580

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Used for gaming

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

What's it for? You can save by going to a 2600 CPU, if appropriate, and a cheaper mATX motherboard such as the Asrock B450m Pro4 (-F) along with an mATX case. The video card isn't a good deal and you would probably do better with an RX 570 or RX 580. For instance:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $118.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler $19.98 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock B450M Pro4-F Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $71.00 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $60.00
Video Card PowerColor Radeon RX 580 8 GB Video Card $169.99 @ Amazon
Case DIYPC F2 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $38.86 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $53.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $596.80
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-15 12:16 EDT-0400

If you don't care for that case there are several other mATX cases close to that price. (The DIYPC is a bit weird looking but is actually quite functional for the price.)

Also if he would benefit from 8 cores, by all means keep the 2700 CPU.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Used for gaming

  • 5 months ago
  • 0 points

You could do this https://pcpartpicker.com/list/WbyHNq I don't see why you'd need 8 cores for gaming and the 3600 is better in gaming due to single core performance and the 1660 Ti performs much better than a 1060 3gb. Or you could go with this https://pcpartpicker.com/list/cLpQV7 and get a 2600 and better GPU for better gaming performance but the CPU will be a little worse than the 3600 in a few tasks as well as losing at most 8 frames in gaming.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Where'd you pull 8 frames from? Even if it is true, this isn't true for any game you play.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Any benchmark ever. Except for techspot because for some reason their benchmarks are no where similar to any other ones.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

It's more of a case of you can't say a 3600 is going to get 8 more frames than a 2600 as that's not true for any game. Sure, anything graphically intensive isn't going to get much more as that is up to the GPU or 8 frames more is already a significant performance boost but it would be wrong to say the 3600 gets 8 more frames in CS:GO, League, Minecraft, Overwatch etc... just to name a few. What you should say is that the 3600 offers perhaps 15% - 20% more performance over the 2600 as that what the majority of benchmarks show provided the game isn't GPU bound.

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