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  • 1 month ago

Hi, I want to build a new gaming computer. My laptop has been good to me but it's time to upgrade. I have done a little research and have decided that its probably cheaper to build a high quality gaming PC than to buy one. I still don't know a lot about building a pc and need help finding a place to start.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

the starting place is the budget, then what do you want the pc to do.. what games you play and at what resolution. between amd and intel the prices will be about the same when starting from new build. amd tends to be cheaper in the long run because can upgrade for less. how to get started just start picking for a dream pc and then make comprises to get to your budget

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

For $450, you can get a quad-core 8-thread CPU with 1/2TB of speedy M2 SSD with it for one budget example:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor $144.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450M PRO-M2 MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $74.98 @ Amazon
Memory *OLOy 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $64.98 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Focus G Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case $59.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Corsair
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $449.91
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-10 14:51 EST-0500
  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Step one is to set a budget. Step two is identify what you want the PC for: gaming, streaming, creative applications, etc. Step three would be identifying hardware in budget that matches your goals, for which you can enlist the aid of this forum in the Create a Parts List for Me subforum.

Random example of a bang for buck complete setup:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Cooler Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 Blue 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler $19.79 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ Amazon
Memory OLOy 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston A2000 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $109.99 @ Best Buy
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card $163.98 @ Newegg
Case Metallic Gear Neo Air ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Phanteks AMP 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $119.04 @ HP
Monitor AOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $144.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Redragon K552-R KUMARA Wired Gaming Keyboard $36.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech G203 Prodigy Wired Optical Mouse $20.99 @ Amazon
Headphones Corsair HS60 Surround (Black) 7.1 Channel Headset $44.99 @ Best Buy
Custom Ryzen 1600 AF $85.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1075.72
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1045.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-10 16:43 EST-0500
  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Ok, so you've missed a lot of details we need to know, but it's ok since your someone new to this site. First I'd need to know your budget ($500,$1000), your location (USA, Canada), and if you need the os and perhiperals which I already assume you need and then I'd be able to make a list for you. :)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

My budget for the whole thing is $1500, but I'm planning on taking out a loan for this and that is the top of what I qualify for right now so less would be better. I live in the us, don't know what a perhiperals is, i don't have an os. I have a good mouse and a headset already. I do need a keyboard. If it's possible with my budget i would like it to be aesthetically pleasing but if not possible that's ok. I want it for gaming and have been thinking of starting to stream. i have watched a few videos but they seemed directed at someone who already understand at least the basics, so it was hard to understand.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

example of good budget pc

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $114.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $88.98 @ Newegg
Memory OLOy 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $57.99 @ Newegg
Storage Silicon Power A55 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $92.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus Radeon RX 580 8 GB ROG STRIX Video Card $169.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CXM 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $79.98 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.99 @ B&H
Case Fan ARCTIC ACFAN00119A 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan $6.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Sceptre E248W-19203R 23.8" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor $89.97 @ Amazon
Keyboard Rosewill NEON K75 V2 BR Wired Gaming Keyboard $49.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $901.85
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-11 12:29 EST-0500
  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Perhiperals is the extra things you need so mouse, monitor, keyboard and you said you only need keyboard right? You don't need a display or wifi? Anyways, here's what I've come up with (Without monitor and wifi), at your budget asethetics is a yes, the case doesn't have a price but it's going on sale on newegg on January the 14th. When I built my pc I used bitwits video which was a really helpful video and is aimed at begginers.

https://youtu.be/IhX0fOUYd8Q

Example of a good streaming setup focusing on budget

PCPartPicker Part List

It'll be better for you to chose the keyboard you want, I chose Logitech because I they've been good to me.

You'll also need a screwdriver to build the pc.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

This topic has been moved from "General > General Discussion" to "Systems > Create A Part List For Me".

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