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Build Guide

Modest Gaming Build

by manirelli



Be sure to check below for a special Newegg SuperCombo based on this guide!


Our Modest Gaming Build is built around the Ryzen 5 1600. Using the stock cooler you should be able to achieve moderate overclocks on this unlocked processor.


We've paired the R5 1600 with a parametric list of B350 motherboards that supports up to 64GB of DDR4 memory, 6x SATA6 devices, and front panel USB3.0.


For this build and most machines outside of the top end enthusiast realm we opted to go with 8GB of DDR4 memory. The parametric filter finds the best price on 8GB kits of memory that are within AMD’s recommended specifications. We've limited it to DDR4-2800 and DDR4-3000 as Ryzen CPUs scale well with higher frequency memory. At the current time, using memory rated over 3000mhz is not advised without doing extra research as DIMM support can be hit or miss. AMD is working on releasing additional BIOS updates to add better compatibility for higher frequency memory.


We're use parametric filters to incorporate an SSD with at least 480GB of space. Everyone's storage needs differs, so feel free to add or remove capacity to your heart's desire.


On an 800 dollar (USD) budget, we would normally recommend the AMD RX 580. Unfortunately, due to a recent surge in cryptocurrency mining the availability of RX 570s and 580s is extremely low. As a replacement, we suggest using the Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB edition. The performance across most games will be similar to the AMD offerings. We've created a parametric filter to show you the lowest priced, full sized GTX 1060 which will be powerful enough for most AAA games.


All of the components are housed in the Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 MicroATX mid Tower. This case is an affordable option that has a large side panel window, front panel USB3.0, room for full size graphics cards, and cutouts in the motherboard tray for easy cable routing.


For our power supply, we're using a parametric selection of well-reviewed fully and semi-modular units, all of which will provide more than enough power for this system.

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If you're considering building this system, our friends at Newegg worked with us to put together a SuperCombo bundle based on this guide. Be sure to check it out!

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Estimated Wattage: 262W
Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
CPU ₹19900.00 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime ₹19900.00 Amazon India Buy
From parametric filter
  • Form Factor: Micro ATX
  • Chipset: AMD B350
₹5071.57 ₹5071.57 Amazon India Buy
From parametric filter
  • Speed: DDR4-2800, DDR4-3000
  • Type: 288-pin DIMM
  • Size: 8GB (2x4GB)
₹7548.33 ₹7548.33 Amazon India Buy
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 480GB - 12TB
  • Type: SSD
₹10293.43 ₹10293.43 Amazon India Buy
Video Card
From parametric filter
  • Chipset: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
  • Length: 224mm - 403mm
₹19894.41 ₹19894.41 Amazon India Buy
Power Supply ₹6725.49 ₹6725.49 Amazon India Buy
Total: ₹69433.23
* Using your selected merchants and only including nearby in-store pickup prices)
* Some physical dimension restrictions cannot (yet) be automatically checked, such as cpu cooler / RAM clearance with modules using tall heat spreaders.

Comments Sorted by:

PickSixer 12 points 1 month ago

Currently, I think every modest build includes the 6gb 1060.

AS118 7 points 24 days ago

Yeah, it's because equivalent AMD cards get their prices jacked up due to mining.

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surefir3 2 points 1 month ago

Titan x/p? Quadro p6000?

Blallak 20 points 1 month ago

Obviously you need a 4-way SLI Quadro P6000 setup to run solitare at a smooth 60 fps at 480p resolution

surefir3 9 points 1 month ago

Pfft forget that, this isn't 2020 you need a modified board to run five to barely play windows pinball at 30

Blallak 9 points 29 days ago

oh nah, even nasa's supercomputer can't even run pong at 20 fps

Acer1720 2 points 21 days ago

no you need 4 to run it at 30 fps at 144p

ajddavid452 -5 points 16 days ago

are you guys serious? or are you just trolling

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FrontwardRiver6 20 points 26 days ago

Titan xp= In debt.

injourney 0 points 23 days ago


surefir3 11 points 1 month ago

P6000 = Linustechtips glorious 8k production machine

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NWhite4720 5 points 26 days ago

I saw some benchmarks with Ryzen CPUs w/ DDR4-2133, 2666 and 3200 RAM paired with the 1060 6GB, and there was a negligible 1-3 FPS increase in all of the games tested (about 10 were tested) between DDR4-2133 and DDR4-3200. Ryzen doesn't seem to benefit with higher RAM speeds with mid-tier graphics cards like the 1060, so I would personally save the money and just get the cheapest 8GB kit for (1x8 or 2x4, whichever is cheaper since Ryzen CPUs aren't APUs) on the motherboard's qualified vendor list.

FrontwardRiver6 5 points 26 days ago

Ryzen benefits well with dual-channel memory. so a 2x4 is the better option. =)

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 2 points 24 days ago

dual channel almost makes no difference in gaming. On intel AND AMD

Acer1720 5 points 21 days ago

not in gaming but in productive task such as video edit it benifits from dual channel

Robertbert 1 Build 2 points 24 days ago

Source other than personal benchmark? Not challenging for fun, serious question.

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 6 points 24 days ago

https://youtu.be/PsabLhyb1RI It makes a tiny difference. Go for whatever is cheaper for you

TotallyRadical 1 point 6 hours ago

Sadly, that is not true for Ryzen.

That benchmark is on an intel CPU, where yeah, it doens't make much of a difference, but ram in Ryzen is different because of the Infinity Fabric that makes Ryzen special. In the case of Ryzen, Ram matters more than a mere few fps, both ram speed and /especially/ whether dual or single (because of the increase in possible bandwidth).

As an example here are a couple benchmarks, some CPU bound, on a ryzen with different ram speeds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_Yt4vSZKVk


Those are from notable youtubers, so the data can be trusted. The consensus is that ram speeds matter a lot more on Ryzen than it has before, and while it's not the end-all-be-all, it makes a noteworthy difference. Spring for the dual sticks if you can, since they're usually the same price or a bit less.

526christian 6 points 24 days ago

Not Lobsterareawesome, but it actually can play a decent role when you aren't GPU-bound. The benchmarks he linked are GPU-bound the vast majority of the time so are arguably misleading.


See the relevant section.

Dual vs single-channel configurations in gaming is a question of how much you care about CPU-bound performance, i.e. the maximum framerates achievable. It's also a question of what games you play, since every one will respond differently to different methods of improving main memory subsystem performance when CPU + memory bound. If you know you are going to spend most of the time GPU-bound, even in the future, channel configs or anything else related to main memory performance isn't much of an issue.

NWhite4720 1 point 26 days ago

I'd go with 1x8 if you're planning on upgrading later.

CarCat 1 point 13 days ago

Currently that 3000 ram is the cheapest (erm, second cheapest by 1 dollar or so) ram anyways. Soooo...

Ya8meman@gmail.com 4 points 1 month ago

it could be a 800 dollar pc if you switched the ssd with a 1 TB hard drive, thou the title is modest gaming build. still...

RohanParhar 7 points 1 month ago

Not saying that you're complaining but this comes to show that you can't please anyone Haha. When he had the originally had a 1 TB Hard Drive, so many people in the comments were complaining about no SSD and calling this a bad built.

Ya8meman@gmail.com 2 points 1 month ago


Codibus 1 Build 6 points 29 days ago

To be fair though, you can go 250 gb 850 evo and a 1 tb WD HD and that would be around 150 and imo better overall.

AS118 2 points 17 days ago

I split the difference and go with a 1 TB SSHD. Basically a magnetic hard drive with an SSD cache to speed things up. I got a Seagate one as my main drive, and it works pretty well.

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manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 4 points 1 month ago

Please keep feedback polite and constructive.

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tragiktimes101 3 points 1 month ago

I would have really liked to see a better quality SSD such as the SK Hynix SL308, Crucial MX300, or the Samsung 850 EVO. It just seems like there are better alternatives at nearly the same price point.

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 3 points 1 month ago

The SSD selection is parametric and selects the best priced product to make sure all regions have options and that if something goes out of stock there are alternatives shown instead.

tragiktimes101 1 point 1 month ago

Is it possible to set it to look for the best price product within 5%? This might keep it budget and not neglect better alternatives within a close price range. For example, the better quality MX300 averages around $10 USD more. Close enough to justify.

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

That's not how it works and there is no real way (at the current time) to add a performance score to the drives.

tragiktimes101 2 points 1 month ago

To bad. It'll be nice if in the future there is a way to do that. Because as of now it's the wild west with SSD suggestions in builds lists, with quality varying widely. Appreciate the consideration, though.

surefir3 0 points 1 month ago

Maybe a read/write option so there can be some options for performance speed of storage devices. Newegg as it in the filter, pcpp can definitely have it too

Gotro 3 points 23 days ago

Hello. I'm new in pc building and totally in love with this build. Can I count with some savings for black Friday? If so, how much (aprox)? Thanks in advance.

Ritallen 2 points 1 month ago

I'm new to the PC game, and am wondering how upgradable this build will be? I'm really liking it but just wondered how long term this would be. I understand that budget builds are usually not for long-term, but please humor me. Thanks, guys!

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 5 points 27 days ago

this will have a good upgrade path. AMD said that they will support AM4 socket for 3-4 years

TheOnlyNandu24 1 Build 3 points 26 days ago

The upgrade path looks good. You should be able to get Ryzen 3rd or 4th gen since AMD will support AM4 motherboards for 3-4 years. The case has space for 2 more HDDs so storage won't be a problem. The only problem is if you buy 2 x 4gb ram you will have to replace both in order to get 16gb of ram (of course if you buy 1 x 8gb this won't be a problem). You can buy pretty much any gpu as well.

Ritallen 1 point 25 days ago

Thanks for the reply. I'm actually dabbling in putting together my own builds. I'm just afraid of building something overpriced with the same power and potential. It's been fun learning though

LukeDaDuke2017 1 point 9 days ago

Get Asrock ab350m pro4 for more ram slots

FrostBittn 2 points 29 days ago

You can save $40 on a psu if you choose to get an 80+ Bronze instead of Gold. Also, if you buy an MX300, you get 525GB instead of 480GB by only spending $3 extra

FrostBittn 1 point 28 days ago

Instead of the MSI 1060, you can get an EVGA 1060 SC for the same price and end up getting better performance because of the higher base and boost clocks

Robertbert 1 Build 2 points 27 days ago

I've had my eye on Ryzen 5 1600 for a while now... I'm an intermediate builder, so I assume using 2800/3000 MHz ram requires OC'ing, correct? AMDs specs state max ram frequency of 2667 MHz. Thanks in advance!

TheOnlyNandu24 1 Build 4 points 26 days ago

I have a Ryzen 5 1600 in my build and I used the Corsair Vengence LPX 16GB 3000 MHz ram @2933 MHz dual channel. If you check the motherboard website it shows the memory they tested and it looks like it supports 3000 MHz ram w/dual channel.

Remendador 2 points 1 day ago

You are correct, btw 2666 is overclock too. But you can ignore those standards and look for some memory from your motherboard's QVL. In my case I have a DDR4 2400MHz overclocked to 2933 MHz, I just had to loosen the timings.

alfiancc 2 points 26 days ago

Man, 1060 6gb is almost $350 in Indonesia :(

Brookshelves 1 Build 2 points 25 days ago

but where do people get windows im dying of money i paid for windows

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 2 points 24 days ago


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manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 2 points 19 days ago

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yasuoOTP 2 points 19 days ago

sorry did not know...just that paul's hardware suggested it...sory sory

henko 2 points 23 days ago

maybe drop 1060 to 3gig and 1500/1400 for more budget freindly

Anflash 2 points 20 days ago

Personally, I think this build is too similar to the great builds. The best way to fix this is possibly to change the CPU to the 1400 instead of 1600. Still, this is just my own opinion.

imad80a 2 points 19 days ago


So I'm building my first ever pc. I really don't know anything about them tbh. I made these two builds earlier. https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/hpRFvV https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/BtBHXH

but I don't know if I want to spend that much money lol. Would the build mentioned in this thread be able to run games at 1080p, 144hz? btw I'm kinda blind cos I couldn't tell the diff between 90hz and 144hz on my friends pc so maybe don't need 144hz

regards pc noob

DopeAF123 3 points 19 days ago

weres the ssd???

imad80a 1 point 19 days ago

i took it out to make it cheaper but i realised i really need an ssd lol

Remendador 1 point 1 day ago

You won't be able to play 1080p@144Hz, maybe on games such as CS: GO and Overwatch, but I don't play those games. I have an R5 1600X and a GTX 1060 6GB and the only game I can reach 120 fps is DotA 2. Honestly I don't really care about those high frame rates. I suggest you forget that if you intend to make your build cheaper. Next year I'll be upgrading my VGA and monitor, but to a higher resolution as I think it's a better improvement than just higher fps.

imad80a 0 points 19 days ago

and where the hell is the CPU cooler in the build lol??

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 3 points 18 days ago

it comes included with the CPU.

JohnCMcD 2 points 18 days ago

First saved list 10/31/2017

LegoCuber 1 Build 2 points 17 days ago

How... My 1500 dollar pc has a 1060 6gb ssc and the ryzen 1600

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 1 point 12 days ago

well.. you have more expensive parts AND a monitor and an oS

legobricks46 2 points 14 days ago

Great pc for this price keep it up man it's very good

Noteethplease 2 points 13 days ago

I want to get my first gaming pc and this looks nice, can someone tell me if this can run most games at good settings? I dont have A specific game I want to run in mind.

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 2 points 12 days ago

This can run all your favourite games on ultra.. well.. maybe not pubg.. but everything else no problemo

Cereal_MLG 1 Build 2 points 13 days ago

this is almost exactly my build just the storage and ram and power supply

RealCheese7 2 points 13 days ago

Would I need to purchase additional front fans for this build? I looked on the Cooler Master website and it says it doesn't come with front fans.

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 2 points 12 days ago

wouldn't be a bad idea. make sure they are 4 pin fans though

sleepless1440 2 points 12 days ago

Yup, this is a good build.

I love seeing the SSC version of the 1060 in builds like these, they are just so much better than the single fan versions for just a little bit more.

harmaloo 2 points 10 days ago

Could I get this cheaper on black friday? If so how can I do do so

surefir3 1 point 1 month ago

Perfection (well kinda)

surefir3 1 point 1 month ago

Why the 550 watt when the 620 evo exist and is cheaper. In the past it as been the same price, in the 60$ range. But currently it is in the 30-50 range because of mir and such. It has far more pcie power because of the higher wattage. So it seems like a better buy considering this is supposed to be "modest"

tragiktimes101 2 points 1 month ago

At this wattage utilization using a larger PSU will just put it into a less efficient operating range (ie far less than 50%). Why does it even matter.....at all? And how does PSU wattage pertain to a builds modesty?

surefir3 1 point 1 month ago

The psu price pertains to the modesty... I would say something like the 1500 titanium certified is better and it should use that...but budgets and the title of the guide say it preferably should be on the cheaper end... the evo has a higher number of connections for less from the bank... bronze certified power is perfectly adequate as far as efficiency goes. It is rated to work at a higher wattage so it would be better when taking into account other factors like upgradability and storage expansion. More watts obviously means more storage, higher end or more graphics, better/more fans...the list continues. Changing the modest build for the lesser budget into an extravagant computer later on. Upgradability is a pro of the pc, so why limit it...

As for simply answering the question, it is cheaper and has a higher rated wattage, making it a better buy while still being "modest"

tragiktimes101 1 point 1 month ago

More watts obviously means more storage, higher end or more graphics, better/more fans...the list continues.

It isn't as simple as that. Adding an overclocked 1800X and 1080ti you still wouldn't exceed the rating of the original PSU, so upgradability isn't an issue.

I agree that upgradability is a positive attribute to having a PC, but that doesn't justify getting a bigger PSU as the PSU in the build list has plenty of power for upgrades in the future.

vagabond139 5 Builds 2 points 22 days ago

You know the S12II/M12II is a fair amount worse right?

WyrmWolf130 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Ryzen up...

Blallak 1 point 1 month ago

why a 2 x 4 gb? why not a 1 x 8 gb

TheOnlyNandu24 1 Build 3 points 26 days ago

There's not really a reason to go with the 2 x 4gb other than price. I would go with the cheapest 8gb stick and get another one once RAM prices drop. Especially if you buy a motherboard with only 2 RAM slots.

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TeezyGG 1 point 27 days ago

ryzen benefits from dual channel

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 1 point 24 days ago

difference is really low in gaming though.. difference is really small

EgyptianConniption 1 point 5 days ago

Does streaming games benefit from dual channel at all?

Analog-X64 1 point 29 days ago

Aside from price, can anyone see a problem of bumping this build to 16GB of RAM?

leoladoudou 2 Builds 1 point 29 days ago


Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 1 point 27 days ago

no.. price is the only "issue" here.

RohanParhar 1 point 29 days ago

Hey, does the Supercombo deal from Newegg also work in Canada? If so, How? Thanks

BoyScout staff 21 Builds 2 points 24 days ago

Thanks for your feedback! Unfortunately, not this time -- but I'll see if next time we might be able to get something worked out for both regions.

S4m 1 point 28 days ago

This may be a dumb question, but how well do you think this pc would run games like Rust, CSGO, and Player Unknown Battlegrounds? :)

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 2 points 27 days ago

this will run those games really really good

FrontwardRiver6 1 point 26 days ago

Csgo= Crazy well. Becuase it is such an old game it would crush it EZ 100+ frames on best settings Rust=Really good. Have not benched marked rust but from what I have seen is that it is a solid 60 fps on high. PUBG= Good solid 60 fps on medium to high settings.

SLGaming 1 point 27 days ago

I would just go with a 80+ bronze psu as you can find decents onces for around 40$

MartialLaw 1 point 27 days ago

What's the cooling system?

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 2 points 27 days ago

the cooler that comes with the CPU included

Dank_Frank 1 point 26 days ago

New to pc gaming and was just wondering, how future proof would this build be?

NWhite4720 3 points 26 days ago

It would last you probably 3-5 years, depending on how picky you are with graphics quality.

FrontwardRiver6 2 points 26 days ago

You can always change the graphics card very easily.

NWhite4720 2 points 26 days ago

That too.

the_naked_nerd 8 Builds 1 point 26 days ago

power supply looks a bit to much for money you can buy also good power supply like evga or corsair. for much better price

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 2 points 24 days ago

While you pay premium for Seasonic PSUs you get high quality PSUs.

the_naked_nerd 8 Builds 1 point 24 days ago

EvGA is made by seasonic lol

526christian 2 points 22 days ago

Yeah, all 5 out of 63 of them.

jxchurch 1 point 25 days ago

Currently working on building my first PC and don't know a lot about part specs, so pardon my ignorance, but could I expect this build to run new games on medium-high settings for at least 2 years?

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 1 point 24 days ago

yes no problem!

ac1dfl3sh 1 point 15 days ago

Easily. My hardware was equivalent to this 3-4 years ago, and still runs most games at 1080 on medium-high settings close to 60 FPS. This build will run most of today's games on the highest settings.

Kamahi 1 point 25 days ago

Alright, I'm pretty early on in figuring out how to build a computer. Would there be anything else I need to buy to help put this together other than the parts themselves?

Also, I mainly play rpgs like Dragon Age and Witcher, would this build be good for that? My current computer freezes a lot when I play the newer games.

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 1 point 24 days ago

well.. you need a phillips nr.2 screwdriver. And the build will play all your favourite games

Kamahi 1 point 23 days ago


Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 1 point 23 days ago

if you have questions hit me up

Kamahi 1 point 18 days ago

Would this build be wifi-enabled, or do I need another part for that? The room It's going in doesn't have a working ethernet hookup.

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 1 point 17 days ago

No, you would still need a Wifi card.

DR.ZHIVAGO 1 point 23 days ago

Hello, I recently decided to look into switching from console gaming to PC gaming with the interest to stream online. I have never built a PC or even seen or know anyone who has, so I am a super noob. Im just wondering if a build like this would be able to support gaming as well as streaming at the same time. I'm asking because I see the other build on here for about $1700 that is labeled as a gaming and streaming PC. Just looking for some advice and want to know if it is necessary to spend that kind of money for what I plan on using the PC for. Thanks.

ElectricSheepsDream 1 Build 1 point 18 days ago

"Streaming" PCs usually imply that they have nice powerful CPUs that can run games and record at the same time. Unless you are a pro and doing something very special, any recent 4-core CPU will do the job. Ryzen 5 1600 should be OK. But if you are really worried, get Ryzen 1700 with 2 extra cores. It's a great processor that will last for years and games keep getting better at using more cores/threads, so it would make it a bit more future proof. Good luck with your build, man!

Remendador 1 point 1 day ago

If you really intend to stream I agree with ElectricSheepsDream when he told you to go with an R7. But if you learn a bit about overclocking you could do it with an R5 too, I did that with my 1600.

gklol 1 point 22 days ago

Can this setup play Overwatch at 60 FPS on highest settings?

ElectricSheepsDream 1 Build 1 point 18 days ago

Yes, at 1080p it shouldn't be a problem =)

MrSushiGaming 1 point 21 days ago

i did find a rx580 4gb model for my 1080p moniter cheaper then the 1060 you used but it just depends on the games you play. the games i like favor the rx580. but instead of ryzen series i got an i3 8100 and somehow the total price was 827$(no moniter, windows, mouse, keyboard, etc.) i did only include 1 2tb sata III 6gbp/s 7200rpm hdd.but i did have 16gb of ddr4 2133 megahertz pny anarchy memory.

Remendador 1 point 1 day ago

wow, which motherboard you got?

RealCheese7 1 point 20 days ago

I've been reading around online where people are saying the ryzen 5 1600 won't work with B350 motherboards that don't have an updated BIOS. Is this true? Will this motherboard come with an updated BIOS? Or will I have to update it myself?

ElectricSheepsDream 1 Build 4 points 18 days ago

Never heard of that.. Your computer should boot just fine and be workable but if buying any Ryzen-based system, I highly suggest updating BIOS no matter what. It will take 5 minutes tops and will ensure that everything is working properly.

RealCheese7 2 points 18 days ago

Ok thanks.

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 1 point 12 days ago

nah... the b350 chipset is made for ryzen. No issues here

Artosas 1 point 18 days ago

I would also consider adding a CPU Cooler for overclocking would help get the most out of that sweet 6 core ryzen cpu. Could potentially even come out the same as what the price is now, if you opt for a smaller ssd.

gwendolyn 1 point 18 days ago

Would this build be considered energy efficient?

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 1 point 12 days ago

Yeah i think so

Guybrush13 1 point 17 days ago

Would this build be good enough to run American Truck Simulator & Euro Truck Sim at full blast?

ray135 2 points 16 days ago

Yes. 1080p ultra runs well over 60fps.

kedarps 1 point 17 days ago

Nice build! Does the CPU need a cooler?

ray135 1 point 16 days ago

The CPU comes with a decent cooler.

rubberblades 1 point 17 days ago

You know, RX 580 8GB prices are down enough that I think you should include one in this build.

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 1 point 12 days ago

well. they are a bit the same while the 1060 pulls a bit ahead (not by much). But there isnt much choice still when you want to buy an rx 580

qtngoz@gmail.com 2 points 12 days ago

AMD graphics really pair well with Freesync monitors which are much more cheaper than Gsync monitors geared towards Nvidia. If you don't care for the bonus in gameplay mechanics then get whatever monitor and graphics. But if you haven't figure out which graphics or monitor, I'd start my research there.

Guybrush13 1 point 16 days ago

Is there any alternative for the memory sticks as they are out of stock on Amazon?

Remendador 1 point 1 day ago

As for memory I really suggest you pick them from the motherboard's QVL.

olster 1 point 16 days ago

How well could this run AAA games and on what kind of settings?

ray135 3 points 15 days ago

It can run almost all games at 1080p high or ultra at 60+fps.

olster 2 points 15 days ago

cheers, thats great

WolfOfAsgaard 1 point 15 days ago

If I switch the mobo for the AB350M Pro4 (4 DIMM slots, and m.2 support) will the ram still work? the Pro4 only mentions supporting DDR4-2133 / 2400 / 2666 / 2933 / 3200, while the RAM in this build is 3000.

Would I be better off switching to 3200Mhz RAM, or will the RAM still be able to run at 3000Mhz? Above it mentions the CPU doesn't play nice with 3200.

SG_Foster 1 point 12 days ago

Here are some links that may help you: https://rymem.vraith.com/basic/view_by_mobo and http://www.asrock.com/support/SupportList.us.asp?cat=Memory

These may point you in the direction of ram that is definitely supported. You can always try for higher frequencies, but there is no guarantee.

thantanenorn 1 point 12 days ago

Hi , have u encounter any problem when booting up the system using that mobo and RAM ? or working nicely without a problem ? I'm planning to copy this guide but I read that some of Ryzen users having a problem with their mobo.

Remendador 1 point 1 day ago

People usually ignore the motherboard's QVL and buy memory only looking at numbers. Only to get home and face some kind of incompatibility. I never had such problems picking memory from the QVL.

theosinc 1 point 12 days ago

I would say that it's a midrange build, not a modest one

SG_Foster 1 point 12 days ago

The motherboard parametric filter is currently selecting an ASRock AB350M - just to let you know this is a micro chipset and does not have the 64GB cap or 6 SATA 6gb/s sockets. It only holds 32GB and 4 SATA. Still a good board, though...

ywoh1121 1 point 11 days ago

Hi, I have some questions.

  1. Can I upgrade the RAM to 16gb with the above parts?

  2. Can I use ANY case that I can find on Amazon for this list?

  3. Can I use this if I bring this to Korea where they use 220/230V plugs?

  4. Is there a video on youtube on how to assemble the parts together? This will be my first time assembling a computer.


Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 1 point 11 days ago
  1. Yes
  2. Make sure the parts fit inside the case but otherwise yes
  3. yes
  4. Yes just search "How to build a pc" you will find plenty
Artosas 1 point 10 days ago

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/HDR6kT is also comparable to this list. Pretty much the go to for modest atm is Ryzen 5 1600 + 1060 6gb, the rest is negotiable.

JYC422 1 point 10 days ago

Can this build handle a GTX 1070/1080? What else would I need to upgrade to accommodate?

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 2 points 6 days ago

This would be able to handle a gtx 1070 or 1080 no problem. just make sure the Video card fits in the case

mrpoonose1 1 point 10 days ago

If you dropped the ssd from 480 to 256, you could stab in there 16 gb, like fer real. Plus adding a 1tb hdd

mrpoonose1 1 point 10 days ago

Plus you have an 80+ gold power supply, totally unnecessary, an 600w 80+ bronze would be better, and you could put more things in there. like 16 gb, and a 1tb hdd

swiftmcpro 1 point 9 days ago

I have some questions.

I prefer FPS over quality. I've been playing with HP office laptops and PCs and have gotten used to the crappy FPS even with lowest quality.

I want to know if this build can run:

CSGO stable >200fps on the lowest settings,

Battlefield 4 (at lowest settings + 100% resolution scale for visibility)> 100fps

Rust >100fps at lowest settings

PUBG >100fps at lowest settings, if not >60?

TF2, L4D2, basically all the valve games at >200fps

*this might seem weird but I also need to know if it can run CS 1.6, TFC, Half - Life 1 >600fps.

FPS is really what matters to me, after that then comes quality.

Also, this build does not have any fans. If I were to buy fans, what would you recommend? I'm not sure how many to put in and also which brand of computer fans are good. Though I'm probably not going to get water cooling or anything.

Lastly, the case says it supports MicroATX only right? What about upgrades to certain ATXs? Should I just swap out the case for one that supports ATX or Extended ATX, I don't plan on buying a whole new PC in the next decade and only going to rely on slow individual upgrades of each part after getting this build. If I should swap out the case for ATX/Extended ATX, what case should I get?

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

CS:Go will be no problem. Im pretty sure that even with Ultra settings you can get well over 60 - 80 fps on battlefield 4. Can't help you with rust. Pubg on lowest at 1080p probably around 60-90 fps. TF2, L4D2 dunno about 200 but it sure will be a high fps number.. and CS 1.6 & HL1 probably yeah. Check some benchmarks on youtube.. those will give you a general idea

And with a MicroATX case it only supports mATX and Mini ITX. So if you want a bigger motherboard you need to get a bigger case. I would get be quiet fans that have a 4 pin connector. You need to check the case though which size it supports and how many.

And quick question: Do you have a high refresh-rate monitor? Because if you have a 60 hz monitor it doesn't matter if you hit 200 fps because your monitor will only be able to show 60 fps. So thats something to keep in mind. let me know if you have further questions.

RodAn756 1 point 8 days ago

Sorry if I'm a noob at this but I was wondering can connect this build to wifi ( i'm asking because I see there's no wireless network adapter)

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

No.. you would need a Wifi usb stick or an internal Wifi card

RodAn756 1 point 6 days ago


Gouldec 1 point 8 days ago

Most times, the RAM is NOT available on Amazon at anywhere near that price in the UK.

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

yeah.. Ram prices are super high right now

Remendador 1 point 1 day ago

And probably will go even higher.

MerchEvolved 1 point 7 days ago

How much of a bottleneck would there be if I were to use my already owned GTX 1050 2GB instead of the 1060?

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 3 points 6 days ago

There wouldn't really be a bottleneck. For sure the 1050 would hold the ryzen 5 1600 a bit back but he 1050 is still a really good card

Remendador 2 points 1 day ago

My brother and I have almost the same build the main difference is the VGA. I have a GTX 1060 6GB and he owns a GTX 1050ti, where I play almost every game on ultra he is limited to medium and in some cases high preset.

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

So your monitor only has a VGA port? no HDMI or Displayport? The thing is: VGA is really really old. No one uses it anymore.. And you won't find it on new components

kasuky 1 point 6 days ago

can you recommend me a monitor? i still using a really old1 and i can't hook up with the newly build pc XD

btw if i buy the new monitor will it come with the div-d plug?

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

sure thing.. whats your budget?

kasuky 1 point 6 days ago

around 100$

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

Asus - VC239H 23.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor doesnt seem too bad. its 1080p 60hz and IPS

Chruzzo 1 point 6 days ago

I've never built a PC before, but I know that all this is missing is an OS and a monitor, right? (I have a keyboard and mouse) I'm looking to build a gaming PC that'll play games as graphically intensive as BF4/BF1, PUBG, CSGO, and Skyrim. Is this a good build? Also, I'm not sure what monitor to pick up, since I don't want to waste money.

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 2 points 6 days ago

This will play all your favourite games no problem! You might have to set pubg to med settings to get 60 fps but all other games should run very well... And for the monitor: How much money do you want to spend on it? if your budget is around 250 bucks then i would recommend the Asus VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor. My buddy has it and he is extremely happy with it! Has great value. let me know if you have further questions ;)

Chruzzo 1 point 6 days ago

Thanks so much! My friend threw a build together for me which is cheaper but less powerful than this one, so I’m not sure which one to go with yet.

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

you're welcome. what specs did you friend include in the build?

Remendador 1 point 1 day ago

If you don't want to waste money and still play you can get a your build as this one plug it in your TV while you don't have a monitor, also you can have Win10 evaluation/trial or any name it is and use it, only losing some customization and having a discrete watermark. There are Youtube videos showing you the differences between paid and evaluation Win10. I know using a monitor is a lot better, but a man needs his machine to play. LOL. There is a saying in my country: "The one who hasn't a dog hunts with a cat".

Sticstar 1 point 6 days ago

Potentially silly question, but will the Ryzen 5 1600 bottleneck the GTX 1060 6GB or vice versa? Also, any recommendations for a relatively similar motherboard with more RAM slots? (keeping price on the dl) Unless I purchase 1 x 8GB stick...

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

No.. there will be no bottleneck.

MSI - B350M PRO-VDH Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard

Sticstar 1 point 6 days ago

Thanks. Also, I understand it's slightly more expensive, but would the EVGA gtx 1060 sc be a better choice than the Galax gtx 1060 oc?

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

They'll perform the same

jamin724 1 point 6 days ago

So I would like to build this PC it will be my first time ever building a PC I always just bought a Dell. I am confused though I see tons of AMD RX580 for sale and everyone is saying it is hard to get due to people bit mining. Is there a specific one? I go on new egg and see tons for a comparable price. Also the the RX580 more powerful then a GTX1060?

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 2 points 6 days ago

Rx 580 are generally too expensive rn. As you said you can find them but they are overpriced. And no: the 1060 6GB is better than a 580

Sticstar 1 point 6 days ago

If you're after an RX580, best put in the extra bucks for the 8GB model, otherwise the 1060 6GB would be the go. From what I've researched, however, there doesn't seem to be a huge dif between 580 8GB or the 1060 6GB...

Flyndad123 1 point 5 days ago

I know it must get annoying when folks ask if this system will play a specific game well,. but here is another,. I am trying to save as much as possible by "building my own". ... The "game" is actually a sim. X Plane 11 to be exact. I understand I won't be able to add all the bells and whistles and run the sim at max settings, but will this build get me into the game with respectable (playable) settings? Note: I plan on using a triple monitor setup. How much will this affect the fps? I am shooting for a min of 30fps.. Thanks for any advice and assistance.

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 2 points 4 days ago

well I think it will be able to run it very well... but if you wanna use tripple monitor setup i would rather get a gtx 1070, gtx 1070 Ti or a vega 56.

jon.rojas 1 point 5 days ago

How will this rig handle 1440p gaming? And what kind of discounts can we expect during black Friday/cyber Monday.

ray135 1 point 5 days ago

The 1060 is capable of running games at 1440p, but most current-gen AAA games run at 30-45fps. I recommend getting a 1070/1080 or Vega 56/64 instead.

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 1 point 4 days ago

Well.. only if you turn down the settings.. Having said that: My 1050 Ti was able to run pubg on 1440p on low settings at around 40 fps.. Rainbow six siege ran at 60 fps on 1440p.. I definitely think the 1060 6GB can handle 1440p. But it will vary a lot. Don't expect stellar performance though. Performance would be solid i think though

Alkalone 1 point 5 days ago

Can you overclock on a B-350?

ray135 1 point 5 days ago


speedmaster112 1 point 4 days ago

Would this build be able to run Escape From Tarkov good?

apjinks 1 point 3 days ago

Three things:

One, if you're planning to play PUBG or CSGO you need to switch to an Intel chip. Their single core performance is considerably better than AMD and that's the relevant performance standard for those games. It's a considerable difference.

Two, I'd recommend spending the extra 20 on a Samsung SSD. It comes with something called 'TRIM' which essentially, when enabled, keeps the SSD performing at 'like new' speeds through its lifetime, whereas other SSDs that don't have it have a tendency to slow down.

Three, from what I know of AMD, the RAM speed makes a real difference on that platform. So consider spending a bit more on 3000+

Baguettocossai 1 point 3 days ago

Hi, I would like to start my first build and I might try this build.. What performence do you think I could get on games with such a build ? Thanks.

Ntes607 1 point 3 days ago

What's the ideal monitor for this build? I'm new to this field so I was just curious.

Remendador 1 point 1 day ago

I'd go for up to 1080p@100Hz. There are a few games you'd be able to get more than 100fps but you are asking about ideal monitor, not the very best.

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 1 point 9 hours ago

Something 1080p with a higher refresh rate

AdamTuch 1 point 2 days ago

hmmm as a 13 year old i would take it but if i was like in my 20s i would try to get a gtx 1080

vzSCUBAstevezv 1 point 2 days ago

How well do you think this build would run Overwatch??

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 1 point 9 hours ago

Perfectly. On ultra settings you'll sure have 70+ fps

Elliot_Iler 1 point 1 day ago

Budget Machine

itryharder 1 point 1 day ago

Does this motherboard support CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000)? https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233852

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 1 point 9 hours ago

Yes it should. Vengeance is very popular memory

ChaosXTP 1 point 1 day ago

1060 is especially good for 1080p monitor's.

davej27 1 point 1 hour ago

Can you add a NZXT Kraken X52 Cooling on top of this?

ddr3forfree 0 points 11 days ago

Honestly the storage is bad I can find 1TB 10000 rpm for cheaper

S4L 0 points 11 days ago

I think that this is a decent modest build, but that if you're going with 1060 and a ryzen 1600, it kinda hurts the build to only have 8 gb of ram, it would look a lot better and be more "high end" if you were to include 16 gb, it would bring the price up some, but only into the 900-1000 range, which is still modest, but much more powerful, especially when it comes to multitasking, 8gb of ram is the bare minimum. one other thing, is that thought the stock heatsink works for the 1600 it would e very valuable to get an after market heatsink, like the cooler master hyper 212 evo to keep it cheap, or if you wanted to do some heavier overclocking, a budget AIO, i recommend corsair h50 or h60

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 2 points 6 days ago

The stock cooler of Ryzen CPUs are fine. And im pretty sure that a high end Air cooler will give you way better performance than a h50 or h60. And just because the list has only 8GB of ram doesn't mean you can't get more if you want or upgrade later ;)

"it kinda hurts the build to only have 8 gb of ram, it would look a lot better and be more "high end" if you were to include 16 gb"

You are missing the point of PC building. Its important to get the best performance and not to make you PC "look" high end. And in the end this is a "modest gaming build" not a "high end build".

Clockwis3 0 points 2 days ago
Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 1 point 9 hours ago

your link is broken

wasupduck -1 points 29 days ago

change CPU to i3-8350k and add Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo

FrostBittn 4 points 28 days ago

Well already, you're going to end up spending more. So the 8350k costs $6 more, the cheapest Z370 board costs $122 which is $80 more, and the you're spending $24 more on an aftermarket cooler which pcpp is saying the 212 evo is too tall to fit in that case. But you can always buy a different case

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

Nope.. i really really wouldn't do that. The ryzen 5 1600 has much better overall performance. the 8350k may be better in gaming but in general the 1600 is the better pick

thenesremake -6 points 1 month ago

Why the Ryzen 5? Why not get an AM3+ Chipset CPU like the FX-8350, and have a 1TB - 2TB HDD? That would drop the price to about $700, and you won't get a bottleneck either way, Ryzen 5 or not.

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 6 points 1 month ago

Because the FX series sucks. They are outdated, need a lot of power and have very bad performance

tragiktimes101 4 points 1 month ago

FX series is basically a potato.

FX-6300 owner

labcraft59 3 points 1 month ago

Same dude, same.

FX-6300 6-core is basically the worst CPU ever created, and I have it on my computer with a Radeon RX 480 8gb. D:

tragiktimes101 2 points 1 month ago

Nearly same set up but with the 4GB model of the RX-480. I mean, at high (4.8GHz) overclocks it performs decently on many games. But once you get to a game that is CPU intensive, give up and go home. I decided to migrate it to my wife's rig, since she doesn't play intensive games too much.

surefir3 2 points 1 month ago

Rip, no gta...

tragiktimes101 2 points 1 month ago

No Witcher III either...fml

Shauarr 1 point 1 month ago

I must be a human potato because I've been running this chip for a few years and not even noticed its bad. Eeepp.

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