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Guide

Modest AMD Gaming Build

Description

Introduction

The Modest AMD build guide is focused on providing the best performance per dollar on a mid range gaming PC. The components are straightforward to install and the system will run games at 1080p or higher without issue. If you are looking for more of a budget build you can take a look at our Entry Level AMD Gaming Guide

CPU

Our Modest AMD Gaming Build is centered around the Ryzen 5 2600. Using the included CPU cooler you will be able to achieve moderate overclocks on this unlocked processor.

Note: If you’re looking for a similar build using an Intel processor, check out our Modest Intel Gaming Build Guide.

Motherboard

We've paired the R5 2600 with a parametric filter of Micro ATX B450 motherboards that support up to 64GB of DDR4 memory, multiple SATA6 ports for storage drives, and front panel USB3.0 ports. The parametric filter is constantly updating to show the best priced product based on the specifications we have set.

Memory

We are filtering for a 2x8GB kit of DDR4 RAM with a speed of at least DDR4-3000 as Ryzen CPUs scale well with faster memory.

Since the parametric filter picks the lowest priced option available (regardless of color/design), click the "From parametric filter" link to view other options that might better suit your aesthetic preference.

Storage

We're also using a parametric filter that will actively select the best-priced SSD of at least 500GB capacity. Solid states drives are significantly faster than hard drives and one of the easiest ways to improve system responsiveness and load times for both applications and games. Additionally, we're including a 2TB mechanical hard drive in a parametric filter for things like storing media and extra games. Everyone's storage needs differ, so feel free to change the capacity to your usage.

GPU

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is an excellent mid-range graphics card that will let you play any popular game available today at 1080p or 1440p, including Fortnite, PUBG, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Apex Legends.

To keep the noise and temperatures down, the filter requires a minimum length to avoid "mini" versions of the card, which prioritize fitting into small builds, such as an ITX case. It also requires a minimum number of 2 fans to avoid "blower" style cards, which usually do not cool the card as well. You can choose to use this filter instead, if you want to include the smaller cards for any reason. Note that smaller cards will be louder or hotter - or both.

Case

The Fractal Design Focus G Mini is a Micro ATX mini tower case with one USB2 port, one USB3 port, and fits full-size graphics cards without issue. It provides several cable management holes and patterned magnetic dust filters for easy removal and cleaning as well as a mesh front panel for better airflow.

PSU

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.

Intel Version

Here is the Intel version of our Modest Gaming Guide.

Compatibility: No issues or incompatibilities found.

Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor
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€129.91
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€129.91
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Motherboard Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard

From parametric filter: Socket / CPU: AM4; Form Factor: Micro ATX; Chipset: AMD B450; Memory Slots: 4 - 16; Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1 Headers: Yes

Base
€72.95
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€72.95
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Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory

From parametric filter: Speed: DDR4-3000, DDR4-3200, DDR4-3300, DDR4-3400; Form Factor: 288-pin DIMM; Modules: 2 x 8GB

Base
€77.98
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€77.98
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Storage Crucial MX200 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

From parametric filter: Capacity: 500 GB - 15360 GB; Type: SSD

Base
€40.23
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€5.99
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Price
€46.22
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Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

From parametric filter: Capacity: 2000 GB - 15360 GB; Type: 7200RPM; Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s

Base
€53.95
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€8.55
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Price
€62.50
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Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB OC Video Card

From parametric filter: Chipset: GeForce GTX 1660 Ti; Length: 223 mm - 403 mm; Cooling: 2 Fans, 3 Fans

Base
€301.97
Promo
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€5.90
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€307.87
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Case Fractal Design Focus G Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case
Base
€66.61
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Price
€66.61
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Power Supply Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply

From parametric selection: Show

Base
€89.95
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€8.65
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€98.60
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Base Total: €833.55
Shipping: €29.09
Total: €862.64
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Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 68 points

I think the 1660 super would be a better choice than the 1660 Ti.

  • 2 months ago
  • 15 points

Way better value! (Super)

  • 19 days ago
  • 5 points

I'd choose the 5600 xt over any of those just for the value in performance. Drivers seem fine atm

  • 14 days ago
  • -2 points

jesus no

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

5600xt hell yea

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

5600xt is a fire hazard

  • 9 days ago
  • 0 points

wtf no some cards have bad fan curves but other than that it's totally fine

  • 18 days ago
  • 2 points

facts

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

what super are you talking about? can you tell me the exact one?

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

1660 super, most recent gpu have an equivalent that give higher or lower statistics for different prices.

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 point

Also use Ryzen 5 1600 af instead of 2600. Its the same CPU but cheaper.

  • 4 months ago
  • 25 points

You need to set an upper limit for the CAS on the RAM. That crucial stuff is CL22 and shouldn't, imho, be recommended.

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Is there a recommendation?

  • 2 months ago
  • 6 points

CL16

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

agreed!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Agreed

  • 4 months ago
  • 19 points

5600xt should replace the 1660ti

  • 4 months ago
  • 18 points

The 5600 XT was just released, we don't immediately add new products to guides as there may be driver or stock issues.

  • 4 months ago
  • 7 points

Ah ok, that's understandable.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Around when do you consider new products?

  • 4 months ago
  • 5 points

A month, I'm guessing?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

5700 looong time ago

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

The cost of that card is like $120 more than the 1660 ti which throws off this builds price.

  • 4 months ago
  • 8 points

Did you mean $20 instead of $120? The 1660 ti for me is 260 while the 5600xt's are 280.

  • 4 months ago
  • 12 points

Apologies, I read 5700XT not 5600XT haha my bad.

  • 4 months ago
  • 4 points

Understandable since 5600xt just released.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

exactly

  • 4 months ago
  • 14 points

The 1660 Ti is a $30 premium over the 1660 Super and offers only 5% more performance, which I'm not sure is worth it. Next month, maybe we'll see the RX 5600 XT up there instead. The new R5 1600 AF is another place to save without sacrificing meaningful performance for next month's build. It's basically on par with the 2600, potentially saving $35 for negligible performance penalty. Could that $35 saved go instead towards an RTX 2060 KO?

The Focus G is outdated by now, and its stock airflow is not that great for a mesh-front case. Glad more options near this price point are on the horizon from the CES show floor. In the meantime, I would have splurged a bit more for the Thermaltake Versa H18, or better yet, the Cooler Master MasterBox NR400.

  • 3 months ago
  • 4 points

All good points - I'm making a budget SFFPC build - the 1660 super and 1600AF have made their way into my parts list for the reasons you've listed. 1600AF is $85. 1660 Super from evga has MIR this month, plus another 5% of with an affiliate code.

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  • 4 months ago
  • 13 points

um why the 1660 ti?

  • 4 months ago
  • 20 points

its either 1660 super or 5600 xt

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

where can you buy the 5600 xt

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

XFX RX 5600 XT Thicc II PRO 6GB GDDR6 available from Amazon for $280. But you will need to update the vbios immediately.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

yes

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

GTX 1660 Super is 12% better value

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

rx570 have more value but that's not how the things works

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

GTX 1650 super is 35% better value than GTX 1660 ti

  • 2 months ago
  • -3 points

and 43% cheaper

  • 1 month ago
  • -2 points

And also terrible at gaming...

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

userbenchmark isn't the best website for comparing pc parts

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

No but aside from the prices they list on userbenchmark the statistics are pretty accurate.

  • 3 months ago
  • 8 points
  • Can get a 1600AF instead of a 2600
  • You want a better parametric filter for mobo to get a good choice that includes lan chip / sound chip, or other small things
  • You have no CL in the memory parametric filter
  • The parametric filter for the SSD doesnt consider DRAM SSDs, Thus a DRAMless SSD can be picked, which is bad. By default it already shows a DRAMless one as of now
  • GPU isnt 1660 Super? Despite being 1% slower for $80 USD less. bad choice there
  • Case is acrylic and you can get tempered glass cases for the same price
  • Parametric filter for PSUs is bad. CXM has coil whine, G3 has OTP/OPP issues, Focus FM has issues with certain high powered GPUs like some 1080Ti/2080S+
  • 29 days ago
  • 2 points

can you fix this build and post it please

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 points

Bit hard to give all recommendations due to Human Malware changing prices so much. As of now this is the best I could do. However as for CPU I would suggest 1600AF if price ever gets back to the normal $85 and mobo I would go for b450 Asus TUF Pro due to the dual NVMe M2 and better sound chip compared to other boards at same price

pcpartpicker

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 points

Could you please take a peek at this build? It is under 900 dollars, I'm looking to see if there are parts that can optimize the performance while staying under budget. I edited this build with the changes made from the comments. Thanks!

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/lordoleary/saved/#view=L9f4dC

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

So a few things I'd change here but overall fairly decent thing that you started off with

The first thing is mobo. A lot of people like the Tomahawk because of VRMs. But no one ever decides to look into actual mobo specs like amount of NVMe M2 slots, sound chip, network chip, amount of x16 ports, etc. Once you start looking into all of this you start to notice that the Tomahawk is just a $70 board with decent VRMs; not a $115 board. I did a filter for b450 boards that have good specs and with a little bit of airflow over the VRMs are more then plenty for a standard consumer (basically just a case fan at the back of the case). In the filter you'd see the Asus TUF Pro mATX that is out of stock, if you want to wait till it comes back in stock it's the cheapest decent quality board there is.

Next up I added some storage. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, the pricing between SATA SSDs and NVMe SSDs are barely anything but of course perf is fairly decent difference. I choose some specific drives rather then a general filter due to things like DRAM cache, controller, layers, etc. Basically making sure they're quality drives

Next thing is GPU. You can stick with Gigabyte one, tho issue is that after the changes I made it'd put it $5 over budget. If you cannot spent that $5 over then I suggest sticking to the cheapest ones. If you can tho, go for the gigabyte one unless a new good deal arises.

Next up is case. Case was rather expensive given the budget. Def went for a cheaper case to make room for other expenses. Also added another fan as case only comes with one fan preinstalled.

Lastly PSU. More or less same thing as previous points. Changed to another decent PSU to save on costs. If Corsair CX550 comes in stock for cheaper again then that's also a good choice. Do note tho that CXM and CX are different and CXM should be avoided due to coil whine issues.

link: pcpartpicker

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 points

Thank you for the recommendations!

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

What do you think about a 2600AF? I have a build I'm currently working on and I picked the 2600AF instead of the 1600AF because the price difference is like $20. I also went with the RX 570 8gb OC. I'm on a budget and I really dont have alot of cash to spend. The PC will be for coding mostly (Web and Android) Maybe some virtualization.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/V6V8k6

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

Some things could be changed but overall not too bad. At time of writing price was $609

  • SSD: BX500 is kinda meh due to controller and cache setup. Also 240gb is kinda low. So picked an SSD with a good controller/cache setup as well as more storage.
  • GPU: 8gb VRAM on such a low end GPU is rarely utilized. I dont think it'd give you any help in whatever you'd doing either. Going with the 8gb version puts you pretty close to the 1650S price range which beats the RX570 on average.
  • Case: Unless prices changed that was $80 for that case which is pretty pricey considering your budget. So went with cheaper case.
  • PSU: That PSU was pretty bad. Gotta be careful with low end EVGA as some are pretty terrible. As for BR, it also isnt ideal but you dont seem to have much of a budget so I went with it. If you do have the budget then go for Corsair CX series. Note that CX and CXM are different and CXM has coil whines issues and should be avoided.

link: pcpartpicker

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

If you have time I've made this PC. Any suggestions? https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/HickPlayz31/saved/KKgW3C

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  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

If I took this build and upgraded the CPU to the 3600, what motherboard would support it? I've seen some comments about updating but it sounds like a pain.

  • 14 days ago
  • 2 points

b450 tomohawk max

  • 4 months ago
  • 6 points

Sorry if this sounds dumb, but these builds are complete and if I buy just the parts on the list it will be fully functional?

  • 4 months ago
  • 5 points

You just need an operating system (Windows 10), keyboard, mouse, and monitor and you’re all set.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

How do you buy windows 10 I have never built a pc before.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Go here to buy Windows 10.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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  • 2 months ago
  • -3 points

I would not recommend this build

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Why?

  • 2 months ago
  • -2 points

It does not use the best parts it could for the price, MOBO, RAM, GPU.

  • 2 months ago
  • 7 points

Don't just write "nope bad" - elaborate! I'm sure people would appreciate some options about this since it's on the front page all the time and lots of people probably see it.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Recommend better ones then.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I would change the CPU to the 1600 AF ($85 compared to $150) which has identical performance. The 1660 Super would be better than the 1660 Ti in terms of value, and the performance is also very similar. I would change the RAM to maybe a Corsair Vengeance LPX or a G.Skill Ripjaws with better cache and reputation. Otherwise, great build!

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  • 2 months ago
  • -2 points

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

It absolutely is not.

https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/wiki/keyresellers

Additionally, key resellers are explicitly forbidden in our user code of conduct.

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  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm not very experienced with building a pc. Can anyone suggest one for me I have a $1000 budget can be a bit more but I just want to be able to play games like Rust while being able to stream smoothly. Thank you.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

You may be looking for the Create a Parts List For Me forum.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

You might want a more expensive cpu like the Ryzen 3700x as it has more cores which is more ideal for streaming.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Does it come with screws or do I have to buy them myself? If so, what screws do I need?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

All screws will be included with your parts.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright thanks

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Should I be worried about thermal paste? As I was scrolling through comments of other pc builds some people mentioned it so I am just curious.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

You can always get an extra tube but the cooler comes with it pre-applied.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Will the parts change anytime soon I might not buy it at the moment.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Guides generally change every month or two depending on hardware releases.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Do I have to buy windows 10?

  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

You will need a copy.

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

Any objections to upgrading to the Ryzen 7 2700x or even Ryzen 5 2600x?? The difference in price is only $55 and $10 respectively.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

It is entirely up to you and your budget.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

CPUs are usually best for streaming while GPUs are good for gaming. Obviously one doesn't do everything for streaming or gaming, but they do a good chunk of it. I would upgrade if you're planning to stream or video edit, but other than that, there's no reason to upgrade since the CPU isn't bottlenecking the GPU.

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

So im new to pc building and i want to buy a powerful but affordable pc. Would this pc be able to run games like assassins creed odyssey or forza horizon 4 on atleast medium settings?

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

I really love this build, but my only hold back on getting it is the case. Having only 1 USB 2.0 port and 1 USB 3.0 port is not enough for me. Not the best PC Builder, any suggestions on how to achieve more ports while keeping the same build?

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Alright so looked a little bit more into it and the motherboard seems to have 4 USB 3's and 4 USB 2's but doesnt seem to have a display port, jesus man this PC building is a pain. Will the HDMI port be able to run a 144hz monitor?

  • 4 months ago
  • 5 points

To elaborate on what stiffy said; the motherboard display outputs are for using integrated graphics (using the CPU) if you have a GPU you will want to plug the monitor into that.

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

Ahhh got you, thank you guys! Looking forward to building my new PC!

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points
  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

i wanna build a good affordable pc so i can stream and game. i was wondering if this specific build can run 150+ frames on fortnite or cod mw

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes to fortnite, MW will heavily depend on settings/resolution as it is a much more intensive game to run.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

i can upgrade the hz this runs right (just making sure)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, you will be able to upgrade your monitor and components to reach higher refresh rates

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Would this build be easily upgradable if I ever decide to?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Great question! I would follow with this

  • 23 days ago
  • 3 points

Created this list as a hybrid of the Entry Level and Modest AMD Builds: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/gnidrah7/saved/8LCcTW -AMD Ryzen 5 2600 -Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard -G.Skill Aegis 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3000 -PNY CS900 500 GB SSD -XFX Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS XXX ED Vid Card -Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower

Comes in ~200 dollars cheaper than this build and ~100 or so more expensive than the entry level build

Thoughts or suggestions comparing the three? EVGA SuperNOVA G3 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power

  • 18 days ago
  • 3 points

If you're willing to build a PC now, (I recommend not) you should go with the Ryzen 5 3600 because the price different is very small with the 2600 and the 3600 (if you're gonna go with the 3600, make sure the MOBO supports it). I also recommend 3200 or 3600 mhz for RAM. You don't really need a 500gb SSD since you're only gonna be installing Windows on it so I recommend a 120gb to 240gb SSD. You should also get the 1660 Super instead of the 1660 Ti. In my opinion and experience, I recommend the Super over the Ti. The estimated wattage for this build is only 300w so you should just get a 450 or 500w. The total price for this build is $736 with a better CPU, better RAM, a smaller SSD, a better GPU, and a smaller PSU. Saving almost $100.

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

Why do you recommend not building a PC now? When (and why) would you recommend building one? My laptop is starting to fail and I was thinking about getting back into a desktop and building one. The market and information are a lot different from when I last built one. So if it would be better to wait I can see what I can do to make my laptop last.

  • 11 days ago
  • 2 points

5 words my guy. Corona. Virus. Prices. Are. High. My friend wanted to do a Ryzen 5 1600af with an Rx 570. Usually the price of the 1600af is around $100 to $120 but when he checked it, it was $200, the same price of the Ryzen 5 3600. Just wait a couple of months for the stock to rise so the prices are not absurd. :)

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

Ok, thank you. I was assuming it was due to Covid but I wanted to make sure. It's been a while since I've looked into building a PC so I didn't know if there were other factors at play. While I really need a new computer. What I have now does "work" so I can wait if it will be a better deal.

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

Yea 100% man. I'm also really needing a new PC since I built mine 3 years ago and instead of wasting money upgrading, I've just decided to build another one. The price I'm looking for is $1200 and right now most of the parts I want, the prices are absurd. I would just recommend waiting. (P.S, some parts are still the same price or they've lowered so just make sure you get the best performance for your money. What I would recommend is doing research. See if the parts you want are lowering their price or raising.)

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Is it loud? If so, what can I do to minimize the noise?

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

It shouldn't be loud at all.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

If i wanted to play this setup on high settings should I go with a 144 hz monitor or 75 hz?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I would definitely go with 144 hz. A great cheap 144 hz monitor is the viewsonic vx2458

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

If I wanted to add Bluetooth capability and wireless, what would be the best choice?

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I would recommend this adapter if you would be building with an ATX motherboard like this modified version of the build guide(On MATX board the X1 slot is usually blocked).

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Any recommendations for MATX, then? For the most part I'm copying this build, and already have the Focus G Mini case so I don't imagine I can go to an ATX now. Thanks!

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

If the graphics card fits within 2 actual slots (it seems to based on the picture) you should be able to throw a normal wifi card in the bottom slot. There's a chance it could obstruct airflow a little, but I have a very similar board with that setup and I've never had any thermal issues.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

You probably would be able to fit the card in with a motherboard where the X1 is about the X16. I am pretty sure you can not fit the card below the GPU as it is 2 slots thick. Here are the 3 motherboards that fit the pre-existing filters and have a top X1 slot. However, if you don't need 4 ram slots, this 2 slot motherboard has a top X1 as well. I hope this helps and happy building! Also, feel free to DM me if you have any further questions!

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

That's quite helpful, thank you! I was planning on the PRO4 anyway so that looks like it will work well.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I would go with the Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCLE card, it offers great wifi and bluetooth at $36 https://pcpartpicker.com/product/tTdqqs/gigabyte-wireless-network-card-gcwb867di

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm sorry if it's a stupid question but why isn't there a CPU cooler? Isn't it necessary?

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

It’s included with the CPU.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

thermal paste is as well, so don't spend extra money on that because stock paste is enough for most people

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm wondering how good is this as a starter build as I've never built a pc but I need an upgrade, and a lot of the numbers and parts and what does what confuses me.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Me too

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

This is a great starter pc, but I would opt for 1660 Super instead of 1660 Ti, as it is 30 dollars cheaper but only about 5% slower. And don't worry, the product naming, especially Nvidia's, confuses a lot of beginners. Parts that are recommended obviously vary depending on your budget, but this is a good $760 build, or if you opt to go with the 1660 Super, it will be a $730-ish build. As you keep increasing or decreasing your budgets, parts change.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Why do you choose the 1660 Ti over the RTX 2060, or 5700 for that matter? They're all in the same price range.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I bought this motherboard and noticed there is only one system fan header, but the case comes with two. Is one fan enough or do I need to get a splitter?

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

The case doesn't appear to have a fan splitter so you most likely would

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Case isn't the Q300L anymore

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, that was a typo from the previous guide and it has now been updated.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Get the ryzen 5 1600 at instead as it is only 85$ and has the same performance minus 1 or 2 fps. Then get the 1660 super as it is much cheaper and has near the same performance. Then get a 60 or 65$ pay from thermaltake or EVGA, coursair etc. Then buy another fan for exaught and maybe a fan splitter so you can connect it.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

We have no plans to include that CPU in a build guide at this time as it is only available from a single retailer in the USA for retail price, significantly higher prices outside the USA, BIOS issues with 300 series boards, its confusing to new builders who are the target of these guides, and it doesn't have a product page from AMD. For more experienced builders it is an option to consider if you are in the USA. The AF is also no longer available from a 1st party seller and ranges from 105-170 on Amazon.

The 1660S has been addressed above.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm in the UK looking to build something similar. Would you recommend any changes to the following? - https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/KhhtL2

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Yg8hvW I made these changes. a little bit better memory (ryzen loves faster memory) and a little bit higher psu for future proofing. a better well known mobo and a better looking case.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Unbelievably the only bits I already have so can't be swapped haha. This is a link to my current plan https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/shJ7Mc

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I’m doing the same from the UK too! Thanks.

One question for anyone - what monitor would be sensible to go with this rig? I’m assuming 144hz is the way to go but is 1920x1080 going to look appreciably worse than a higher resolution?

I’m asking as the prices for monitors seem to double from c. £150 to £300+ and represents a big % of the total cost...

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm looking at building my first PC and Im trying to keep it to a relative budget. This looks great and I've seen some comments explaining the capabilities in terms of gaming but how well would this work with software like blender, photoshop, cad and other basic engineering software? Should I just assume to start with more RAM running some of these more complicated software?

Also, is the case partially chosen for aesthetics because I would be fine with any case as long as it will do its job. I don't plan on showing this printer off so I'm not worried about the look.

Finally, I'll still have to buy windows if I intend on using it correct?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

How many fps would this set up be able to get on Rainbow Six Siege?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

this build should be able to get 200+FPS IIRC

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

What wireless network adapters would fit into this build without too much issues? I am new when it comes to PC building and very curious on how an adapter would fit into this.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I helped a person with a similar issue here

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha not hattin but this is so so so similar to my current list like almost to the brand similar but I'm happy that others agree this setup is a great idea

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Guys, Do I need a cooler for this build?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The ryzen 5 2600 comes with a stock cooler, which will suffice for average gaming.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

No problem, but please thoroughly read the build guides description, as it includes details such as this.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Would this build be VR ready?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

You'd need to check your specific system and games but it should support most hardware.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

If I buy this build and I'm supposed to hook it up to a monitor, should i hook it up to a 60 hz monitor or a 144 hz monitor because I already have a 60 hz monitor and I want to make sure if I hook it up to the monitor that it doesn't undergo screen tearing.

Also how much fps does it run at? Thanks, :D

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

144hz would be better. Tearing generally happens when your FPS is greater than the hz of the panel. I'd also look into g-sync compatible monitors. Many freesync panels are g-sync compatible and will completely remove tearing.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I also am a high school student looking to build these parts, are there any discounts on these?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Some parts go on sale frequently, so you can watch out for those deals

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Do you recommend getting a cooler as well? thinking of this being my first build.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

You can but I would run it as listed first and decide after if you want a different cooler.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Is there anyway to attach a Wireless adapter to this? The 1660 Ti is so massive it covers the port on the Motherboard for it :/.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I helped another person with the same issue here

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Will I be able to fit a WiFi card aswell?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Would like to know as well.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

How's the MSI Radeon RX 580 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card? If i would like to buy instead of 1660 ti.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The rx 580 should work just fine with this build. The RX 580 is a much better value card than the 1660ti, but it is not as good as the 1660 ti in terms pure power, as it is almost half the price.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you very much

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Hello. Also new to PC building here and I have a few concerns on this guide. First, is the performance. The guide claims the gpu will run games at 1080p with no issue.

  • Can anyone confirm that it's able to run most triple A titles at an average 60fps in high graphic setting at 1080p?
  • Can I remove the hdd entirely if I think I won't be needing this much memory?
  • Can I plug any usb wifi adapter to connect to the internet without a LAN cable?

Thanks in advance.

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points
  1. Yes, I have a card similar in performance (gtx 1070) and it has no issues at all getting 60fps@1080p.
  2. Yes, however, storage gets used up faster than you may expect, so might want to plan to add another drive later on.
  3. Yes, however, I have had a better experience with PCIe wifi cards.
  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the helpful info

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Can the Ryzen 5 1600AF (a refreshed version of the R5 1600, using the 12nm Zen+ architecture, rather than the older 14nm Zen one) be added to PCPartPicker?

Performance-wise, it's basically a Ryzen 5 2600, but for $85 on Amazon! The VALUE :D!

(Also, it's annoying to list the 1600AF as a custom part.)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Not at this time. The 1600AF is Zen+ instead of Zen like the 1600AE and does not share the same compatibility. The 1600AF acts more like a 2600 but the real issue is that no motherboard manufacturers list it as compatible on their cpu support pages.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

B450, will travel.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Hey so I'm really new to building PCs (this would be my first), I'm aiming to be able to play Half Life: Alyx on this and by the looks of it, it should definitely work, but I just want confirmation from someone with experience. So, would it?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Hi, I have looked at the spec for motherboard and it says graphics card max memory 2gb?? This can’t be right?

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 points

Can you replace the 2600 for the 3600? And if so what power supply would you reccomend from the ones listed. The case also seems to be sold out so is there any other similar ones?

  • 16 days ago
  • 2 points

Replace with 1600AF and 1660 super

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

1600 AF (12nm) model in place of the 2600? Basically the same CPU for $40 less. Use that $40 for moving up to the 2060 EVGA KO or Zotac model.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

We have no plans to include that CPU in a build guide at this time as it is only available from a single retailer in the USA for retail price, significantly higher prices outside the USA, BIOS issues with 300 series boards, its confusing to new builders who are the target of these guides, and it doesn't have a product page from AMD. For more experienced builders it is an option to consider if you are in the USA.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, thanks for this. I've built high-end or enthusiast builds for over a decade and I'm now getting customers coming to me for budget builds and I was kinda lost. That was very helpful and gives me a great base to start. Noticed that you changed to case to Fractal Design, I guess, a better choice. Have a good day!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Will this build run escape from tarkov? This is will be my first build sorry for all the questions but will I need anything else with these parts and is it simple to install do I need to soldering? Please help thanks

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes and well too. For other parts just a keyboard, mouse, and monitor, and it is simple but would recommend a tutorial on youtube. also, no soldering is needed, it's just screws and plugs mainly.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you for the answers I am so excited to build my first pc I am gonna go with this modest amd build super excited!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey would this system be overkill for single player games like fallout 4? Or any changes of parts I should consider?

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't think overkill is in the vocabulary of this site. I imagine Fallout 4 would be pretty demanding so you should be fine.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

How long do you guys think that this PC should last as I am new to building PC's and would love to save money, and is there a way to transfer windows 10 from my old computer to this PC.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

This PC should last you a bit, and I think you can transfer your windows 10 key.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry also new to building a custom pc but would this build be enough to run World of Warcraft on high setting?

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

you could probably run WoW on 8k high settings with this build

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Would this run escape from tarkov with any issues?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, the 1660ti should be able to run it 60fps@1080p

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Um it says that the Q300L has 1 USB 2 and 1 USB 3, I have that case and it's got 2 USB 3 ports, no USB 2.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, that was a typo from the previous guide and it has now been updated.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Completely new to pc building, just want to know how much 'better' this build is compared to the entry level amd build. What aspects of this computer perform better than the entry level? Is the extra $250~ (CAD) worth it? if not, what are some things that i may want to remove or change? for example, removing one of the storages or having 8gb of ram instead of 16gb

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

It is a lot better, the 1660ti outperforms the rx 570 by a lot, getting twice as many FPS in some games.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

If I wanted to go for this https://pcpartpicker.com/product/RGyV3C/msi-geforce-gtx-1660-ti-6-gb-ventus-xs-video-card-gtx-1660-ti-ventus-xs-6g-oc Instead of the other one would there be any big difference?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't see why it would be that different, they're basically the same card.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I've got a Toshiba Samsung 860 ECO 500GB SSD. Will that be fine for my storage alongside some extra gb, or do I have to buy one of those thinner SSD?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

That will be fine for this build

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi guys! Right now I'm looking at the Ryzen 5 3600 instead of the 2600, as there's a pretty good deal for it right now (Germany). However if I customise the part list it shows me some compatibility issues. Is this something I should worry about? Any tipps? Thanks for your help! Cheers

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Depending on the motherboard in your part list it may not be compatible with the 3600 out of the box and will require a compatible CPU to update the BIOS for use with a 3600.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, thank you for the response!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Are there any cases I can substitute this with For example NZXT. Might be a stupid question but I am very new to this.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

If you click customize this part list you can change out any of the components including the case.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

newb to building computers. full time mechanic part time gamer. WoW, Destiny 2, Diablo3 soon 4. flight simulator. this is in my price range. i have a C305B-200UN i would like to utilize. i have 2 hard drive's in my old laptop(Rip) win exe error. i want to use. i do have a work buddy to help put it all together. (told me to use this website)

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

what do i need to do to add a external optical drive to this set up?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I have this same question I assume it would fit in the tower, this is also my first time trying to do this. Thanks.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

You should not need an optical disc drive

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey guys I'm looking at this for my first build and was wondering thoughts in how well it will run world of Warcraft?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

You will be able to run World of Warcraft 60fps@1440p

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Would the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X fit into this build? If so, should I use its stock cooler or get a new cooler for it?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

You use the 2600X without issue and the stock cooler will be fine.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

What if i change the cpu with a ryzen 7 2700x? I want to develop for vr so i need a really good processor. Can i also change the case with a CiT F3 MicroATX? Would it make problems for space or cooling?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

How many frames could I get on fortnite with this

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

At 1080p, you could run fortnite at ultra settings and get 80+fps

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

For fortnite what would the FPS be for low video settings and max settings

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

At 1080p, low settings would get you 240+FPS and ultra settings would get you 70+FPS

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

For the USB 2.0 slot, would it be possible to attach an extender with multiple usb ports into that one? [the 2.0] ? Just asking, since plugging in a mic, keyboard, and mouse would difficult without the extender, due to there being only one 2.0 USB slot.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I looked up some reviews and videos, and it seems compatible with an extender, but please let me know if you guys find otherwise. Otherwise, I look forward to make this pc ! I am a streamer and youtuber, and I'm really excited to make this my computer for the next few years.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

There are a number of USB ports on the rear of the case but you can always use an extender or usb hub.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

New to PC building and I have the case but don’t see extra USB ports on the back of it. Does something else have to be installed to have more USB ports?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

There are USB ports on the motherboard.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

How often are these guides updated? Are the older guides archived somewhere?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, how well can this build run League of Legends in max settings, and can this build handle streaming? Thanks in advance!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

This build will very easily run LoL and stream the gameplay.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Do you have like an estimate of what FPS I should be getting with max/high settings?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

150-160+ at 1080p

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Can anyone comment on VR performance (prob the rift) for sim racing with this sort of build?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I am 100% new to this. I’ve never gamed on pc and someone told me building your own is way more worth the money. So a couple questions: 1) Is there a video on how to build this exact setup?

2) should I get a bigger tower as I slowly put higher performing parts in.

3) can I just use my 32” LED LCD 1080p tv as a monitor? Pros and cons?

Thank you so much in advanced

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point
  1. no there is not a specific video but building a pc is basically the same for all of them, so just find a normal tutorial
  2. get a tower that matches the size of the motherboard. if its micro atx get a micro atx mid tower or mini tower or something. if you just make sure they can suppord a full sized gpu you should be fine
  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Will windows 7 run okay on this?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

It is actually a pretty large hassle to get Windows 7 installed on newer hardware as it is no longer officially supported.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, I will try to find good build for 7.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

why not 10

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey there idk if anyone will see this , but I have never built a pc and have really been looking at this one. I seen comments about another part that is newer so my two questions are 1. Is this a good build to game and potentially stream on for starters. And 2 does these builds change every month or so and should I wait for like an updated parts list if so? Thanks everyone! (Sorry for sounding so ignorant)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The builds do change every 1-2 months. You will be able to game without issue and should be able to stream as well.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I think I’m gonna go ahead and commit to it haha just one last question i swapped out the case to a Corsair SPEC-DELTA RGB ATX Mid Tower Case it looks like it should fit everything (I guess) due to the other case being a mini. I did see that the video card will fit so I’m assuming I’m good to go unless it’s not this easy haha

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

You are all set. If there are no compatibility warnings about the case on your new part list its time to click purchase. Good luck!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats an over kill power supply. For this build i recommend an 500-600 watt 80+ bronze power supplys. So with the extra 30-50 dollars you can buy better gpu, motherboard,cpu.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

This is my first build and I’m wondering what hz monitor would be best for this?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

144hz will change your life

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

what he said. almost done saving up to make the 240hz switch

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

just get an rx 5600 xt or rtx 2060 ko, enough said (rx 5600 xt for slightly cheaper for the same performance) (rtx 2060 ko to pay a bit extra to not deal with navi drivers)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Greatly appreciate the time taken to put this build together for novices like me. I’m seeking a build that can run Fallout 4 on Ultra settings, 60fps@1440p, without stuttering whilst supporting heavy modding. May sound odd, but this pretty much my sole goal for converting to PCMR.

Would this be able to support my goal (or perhaps a slight variation of this list)?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

This won’t run 1440p 60hz ultra.Ur gonna need a RTX 2060 or even better 2060 super

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I am trying to go Ultra 60fps@ 1080p with Fallout 4. I know that will work based on the various pc benchmarks i have run. I am not sure about 1440p.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude, I've been on ca.pcpartpicker but it showed the prices as american still, and when I went to checkout the price was like 200 over. Came back here and raged on a comment I never ended up posting, because I realized that for some reason you gotta select your reigon after going to the canadian client

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

If I wanted to budget a little more could i just remove the 2tb hard drive for now and just use the 500gb ssd and eventually buy more storage later when i need it?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

If you are only going to use one SSD I'd try to get 1TB.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

For $20 more you can get an RTX 2060

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I am in desperate need of help with this exact build. I turn on the pc and everything starts running and lights up, but my monitor keeps saying it's not reading anything and goes back to sleep after searching for an output. I just built it so all i'm trying to do is open my motherboard menu at least but I can't even get there. I'm convinced it's either my graphics card or monitor that is the issue because everything else is working fine.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Please make a post on the troubleshooting forum.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I realistically just want to be able to stream playing super smash bros melee and sunshine + other games of that nature. I'm also an ultra n00b at building PCs as this is my first build. Is this build sufficient enough or should I look at something more powerful. I'm at a $1000 budget, give or take a hundred ish. I also do need a monitor, keyboard, and mouse. If anyone could help a brother out that would be appreciated. Thanks!!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

streaming is cpu bound, so this cpu should be fine. go check out elgato for capture cards. if you arent gaming off of the pc it should be fine. you can also easily change the gpu to a normal 1660 or a 1660 super instead. you can also change the cpu to a 1600 af but you dont have to

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

All my parts got here today. Does anyone know if there’s any video tutorials on how to assemble this build or a similar one? I have never put a PC together before.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

We have a number of builds that will be nearly identical in terms of the actual building process: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQpf5LtNl7dbmZlxlFIO_w

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Would I just look for another AMD one essentially and try and follow along?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points
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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

i am new to pc building, but would this build be able to run games like Rainbow Six Siege and such?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, without issue.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The RTX 2060 (non-super) is only $60 more and gives you way better performance than the GTX 1660 Ti.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

No lie focus g is one of my favorite cases. Great build btw 👍

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there any cheaper gpu that runs these game at the same quality

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

How well could this build run fortnite? Estimate fps on competitive settings?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

It can hit 100fps maybe probably 1080p

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

100+ without issue

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Remove HDD u dont need that if ur getting SSD and use it towards RTX 2060

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

500GB is not enough these days. A secondary HDD is always a good option. While it may seem very slow when it holds the OS, when you use it for only games it will store the games in cache (it knows where it is on the HDD instead of it having to look for the game if Windows is being used on it).

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm looking to play fort it's and cod on this, how much fps will it run at

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Fortnite will get higher fps and should easily 100+ on competitive settings. CoD will highly depend on your settings and resolution.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

This is my first build so sorry for the dumb questions. 1. Does this come with everything except the windows 10, keyboard, mouse, and monitor? 2. Who is a Youtuber that is good and easy to follow for this build? :)

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Correct. We have many similar builds on our channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQpf5LtNl7dbmZlxlFIO_w

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so, so very much. I really appreciate it!
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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

This is cool and all, but can it run DOOM?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Without issue

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

One more thing, is there any added info I need to know about this build?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

just bought the parts for this build today ... gpu is on backorder but im excited to move in 1080p gaming

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

You can customize the part list and click "from parametric filter" under the GPU to see other compatible options that are in stock. Good luck!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I am brand new to pc building and need some help with parts and a reasonable price range for a reliable entry level pc that can run rainbow six siege and other games like gta 5 at ok graphics

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a real nice economical build. I was building one similar, came out higher in price, for just recording online game play for what my friends and I do via internal elgato card. I may have to jump on this build, nicely done and thanks!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Does this need software?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

You would need an operating system.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I now know that thank you very much. (///^)

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  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm new to pc building and aren't too knowlagable in the area. Out if curiosity, why would a 5600 xt be better than a 1660ti?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

At this point with driver and memory issues I wouldn't get a 5600XT over the 1660Ti

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I made some adjustments. This would probably be a better go to IMO. Would be using this for strictly a streaming pc. Might change out the cpu and mobo for 3xxx and x570.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/n6cQK4 If you can save an extra $90, you get 2 extra cores, and a bit faster memory

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Will this build be compatible with the new NZXT H1 case? I was going to use this build guide as a baseline and just replace the case and fan with the H1 case.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

No, it will not.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah that's a shame :( is there a specific part that won't fit it? Because NZXT advertise how it should fit most components. I'm guessing it would be the RAM as there have been height clearance issues for taller RAMs.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Well for starters, its only compatible with ITX motherboards. The case also comes with a power supply and cpu cooler. You'd need to adjust several components which the create a part list for me or part list opinions wanted forums can help you with.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I´m kinda new at this, but how well will this run overwatch?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

1080p Ultra you are looking at 120ish FPS and 1440p 90-100.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks like a great starter pc for me, i was just wondering how well this setup would run the newer total war games? (Warhammer 2 and three kingdoms)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

How much FPS are you getting in games with this PC build?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Why is there an RMx in this build? You could save $50 by putting the CX or CXm in it while not sacrificing quality and performance.

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Except for when CXM has coil whine issues and is easily noticeably worse

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, i'm from Brazil. I want to buy this pc, but at the final step of selling, the page tell's me what "AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor" has not on Amazon's stock. So, i want to know if you can warn me when is availiable, or what processor can be the successor of this "AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor".

Ps: sorry for my terrible english.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't want to escape this price range.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

All prices seem to be rising/parts going out of stock due to the Cornovirus production shortages. It might just be a temporary thing.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. If you can't get it now, it could be a long wait before things return to normal.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi

I bought this build in the last few weeks, except for a different case due to a long lead time on the suggested one.

I have built it and when I switched it on the CPU and the case fan came on but nothing else. There was a orange light on the the motherboard.

Any suggestions on what may be the problem and how to solve it?

many thanks Kerry

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Huh. No 5600 XT? Or even 2060 KO? ...

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I see the motherboard has a built-in LAN input. I will need a Wi-Fi connection, any recommendations for this build?

  • 3 months ago
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Not bad. A few things that could be done better by waiting for sales but overall impressive!

  • 3 months ago
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Personally I feel like this build could be a lot better. I made my own version tell me if I should change anything I'm open to suggestions if you have any leave them below. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/LPCDn7

  • 3 months ago
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Big yikes on the hard drive. For an extra ten bucks you can move up from 5400 RPM to 7200 RPM, and get 2 TB instead of 500 GB

  • 3 months ago
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I feel ashamed of making such a huge and stupid mistake and i have changed it tell me bout it now https://pcpartpicker.com/list/XH2Dn7

  • 3 months ago
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It's all good. What a difference ten bucks can make, though.

  • 3 months ago
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Yeah fr

  • 2 months ago
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  • poor mobo. Has a bad sound chip, one M2 slot, poor VRMs, two memory slots, only four SATA ports, etc
  • RAM isnt 3600MT/s CL16 despite being barely any more
  • SSD is DRAMless
  • PSU is best described as "meh" and overpriced. Get Corsair CX550 non M or Phanteks AMP 550w.
  • also iirc tempered glass case of that size is like $5 - $10 more
  • 3 months ago
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Could this run gta fivem

  • 3 months ago
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Yes.

  • 3 months ago
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These days you could maybe get away with a 12 nm Ryzen 5 1600 and overclock to 2600-like performance if you need it. Just some food for thought.

  • 3 months ago
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I just read the other comment about this, never mind!

  • 3 months ago
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do you guys think this would be a good pc for music production & video editing.

  • 3 months ago
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Gud

  • 3 months ago
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Don't get a hhd and get a 3600

  • 3 months ago
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I'm wondering if this will Rust, CS:GO while streaming?

  • 3 months ago
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so I started building this pc today and (I am new to building pcs) I do not know where the ssd go into the motherboard help please.

  • 3 months ago
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via SATA, bottom right on the board. socket 2 worked for me to allow space for graphics card to fit

  • 3 months ago
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Thank you for this recommendation! Any tips on overclocking the Ryzen 5 2600?

  • 3 months ago
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What monitor works with this pc build? i just bought it and my hp monitor will not fit

  • 2 months ago
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Hello i'm trying to make a budget pc is this a good one, looking to play all types of games from csgo to overwatch but most importantly fortnite and I play fortnite compeptively so will this pc run endgame meaning will it affect the frame rate so much ?

  • 2 months ago
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This PC will have no issue playing any of those games.

  • 2 months ago
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Hi, i literally know nothing about pc's and parts and all that but always wanted to get into pc gaming. My friend recommended my this website to buy good complete builds instead of building it on my own for obvious reasons. would this be a good starter gaming pc? it fits my budget fairly well, and can be flexible if you have any other suggestions. a response would be appreciated.

  • 2 months ago
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This is a fantastic starting PC. Good luck!

  • 2 months ago
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I accidentally ordered the Gigabyte B450M DS3H Ultra Durable Motherboard. Is that compatible with the case? The screws don't seem big enough

  • 2 months ago
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Yes, it is compatible.

  • 2 months ago
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Is there anyone to contact for help with installation? Or a video? I can't seem to secure it in there. I'm a first timer and I'm having a bit of difficulty lol

  • 2 months ago
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Make a post on our troubleshooting forums or come chat on our discord where you can share pictures http://discord.gg/pcpartpicker

  • 2 months ago
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Hello all I would like to build a config not having enough money which of the components I can buy first

  • 2 months ago
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Are all these aud ?

  • 2 months ago
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If you are viewing the Australian version of the site, yes. Check the country in the top right corner.

  • 2 months ago
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Hey, would this pc be enough to run games like destiny 2, the division 2? And would this pc be a good choice for someone to go in app/software development?

  • 2 months ago
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Yes, this build should be able to run those games

  • 2 months ago
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Hey everyone, I'm new to the PC world, I'm trying to put together a gaming PC. I dont need nothing fancy and out of this world, I just wanna be able to run games without issue. Any help would be appreciated.

  • 2 months ago
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What do you need help with?

  • 2 months ago
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As someone new to building would the 1660 Ti have any bottle necking issues when paired with this CPU

  • 2 months ago
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The 2600 and the 1660ti should not bottleneck eachother

  • 2 months ago
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This is my take on a modest AMD build. Got 2 Corsair 140mm fans for intake. Such a great experience and had no problem with it while building it or after. Got plenty of ports plus I have a ViewSonic 144hz monitor that has 4 USB slots where I keep my keyboard, mouse, headset charging cable and graphic tablet. It is my very first build from zero with no prior experience.

  • 2 months ago
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Hello. The Adata SSD is proving impossible to buy in Ireland. Could you tell me if there are any good alternatives or would a 256gb SSD do for games such as dayz?

Also the 2 sticks of 8gb ram are out of stock. Could you advise me if a one stick of 16gb would be compatible. And finally the micro motherboard is also impossible to ship to Ireland, but I cant find the micro version available in Europe. Could you tell me if any other version would do or does it have to be the micro for space issues

Thanks

  • 2 months ago
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You can click customize this part list and then the "from parametric filter" link under the SSD to see other compatible options

  • 1 month ago
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you dont want one stick. wait for dual to be in stock

  • 2 months ago
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get a cx 550w and a red dragon 5600 xt

  • 2 months ago
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Would this build be able to run Xplane 11 at high settings?

  • 2 months ago
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This build should be able to run xplane at high settings

  • 2 months ago
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I don't really want to run anything demanding. Overwatch, LoL, etc. I havent build a pc before and I am eager to save up for this build. Would an RX 580 work just as well for the games I am gonna play ? Money is abit of an issue for me and I really want a nice rig that will last.

  • 2 months ago
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Yes, the rx 580 is much better value and can play games like overwatch just fine

  • 2 months ago
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Do I need a wifi card for this build?

  • 2 months ago
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You would need to add an adapter or select a motherboard with it built in.

  • 2 months ago
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Which adapter would you recommend to fit with the MicroATX board? Moreover, which motherboard would you also recommend if I were to not buy an adapter. Thanks.

  • 1 month ago
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they just mean yes. there is no onboard wifi so you need a wifi card aka wireless network adapter.

  • 2 months ago
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Should this get me higher than 60 FPS in Minecraft?

  • 2 months ago
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This build will be able to handle Minecraft at high framerates

  • 2 months ago
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Hi everyone, i’m thinking about saving up to buy my little brother a pc but i’m not familiar with any of this stuff. He plays on a regular ps4 and mostly plays fortnite. Do you guys know how this pc would run fortnite & the fps? Thank you.

  • 2 months ago
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150-200fps on competitive settings.

  • 2 months ago
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Okay cool, and which is better intel or ryzen?

  • 1 month ago
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ryzen is better price-power. just do ryzen

  • 2 months ago
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Should switch to the 1660 Super and the 1600 AF. The money could go towards a more known SSD brand.

  • 2 months ago
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All 1000 series Nvidia cards are outdone by the RX 5600 XT. So much so that Nividia did the unexpected: they lowered RTX 2060 prices so that it competes with the 5600 XT instead; they knew they lost, so they brought in a new competitor. The 5600 XT or RTX 2060 can be decided upon by which brand your more loyal to (they're that similar). But those 2 cards vs the 1660 Super or 1660 Ti? You're better off getting the XT or RTX for up to $20.

I am in full agreement with getting a 1600 AF. I want to make a $800-$900 PC for my brother with it.

  • 2 months ago
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Do I need to adjust the build if I want to run two monitors? Thanks

  • 2 months ago
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The build should be fine for dual monitors. If you are using this card, then you shouldn't need to do anything if your monitors use Displayport (card has 3 Displayport ports). However, if your monitors do not support DP and only HDMI, you would need to buy an adapter.

  • 2 months ago
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Get a Ryzen 5 1600 af instead of the 2600 its cheaper by like 30$ and its the same with 6 cores and 12 threads and 12nm

  • 2 months ago
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1600 AF?

  • 2 months ago
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Please see other responses already made addressing this CPU.

  • 2 months ago
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Hello! I'm new to the world of pc gaming. How easy is it to build the pc yourself at home? Is there a build guide included with the order? Thanks!

  • 2 months ago
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There are plenty of build guides on youtube, I would suggest checking them out. The process is pretty easy for a build like this.

  • 2 months ago
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I have a question and I'm completely new to PC building and have never done it before. So I apologize if this sounds dumb

But if I were to go with this build would it be possible to omit the Seagate hard drive?

From what I've seen this already includes an SSD in the build that are better and the other builds I'm looking at on the site do not include the extra hard drive.

So my question is would omitting that mess with performance/cause issues? Or is it included just for extra space?

  • 2 months ago
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Well you dont need a HDD. However 512gb of storage isnt that great for modern games considering they can be in the range of 80gb - 120gb. Two modern AAA games + windows + personal files = probably almost full SSD. You can also optimize the build with some other things to consider. SSD filter doesnt consider DRAM cache and should be changed from the default pick, 1660 Super instead of using 1660Ti, kinda eh case for the price so best to change, poor PSU filter using overpriced PSUs, use 1600AF as it is basically a 2600 for cheaper

  • 2 months ago
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This is probably a dumb question, but does this come built or do we have to put it together ourselves?

  • 2 months ago
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You will need to order all the parts and assemble the machine yourself.

  • 2 months ago
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To everyone thinking about getting this build, please do yourself a favor and get a rx 5600 xt instead on a gtx 1660 ti. Same price but sooooo much better performance

  • 2 months ago
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What's the benefit of pairing a 1660 Ti with a 2600?

  • 2 months ago
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I've switched my case to the Fractal Design Meshify C Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case and added in a [Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac] Wi-Fi Adapter. I hoping anyone has a conclusive answer if I'm going to be able to fit that adapter in? This is my first build and I have no prior knowledge to go off of. A USB Dongle is not a choice for me as my wifi is crap and the higher end ones are out of my price range and I'd like to keep my selected case and Motherboard for price as well.

  • 2 months ago
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What motherboard are you using?

  • 2 months ago
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hey! thanks for replying, I'll be using the (ASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard) ; The prices have gone down recently so I can afford a USB Dongle that will have the range I need. Appreciate all the help with this build guide. Also, just a amateur question, when I buy all these parts I don't have to buy any cables to connect them do I? I'm guessing at the least I'll need to buy an HDMI for my monitor if it doesnt come with a new monitor.

  • 2 months ago
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I'll be using the (ASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard)

Uhhh, I don't think that motherboard has a PCI-E x1 slot..... I would recommend using one of the motherboards, like the PRO4, which have a PCI-E slot on top (doesn't restrict GPU airflow)

when I buy all these parts I don't have to buy any cables to connect them do I?

You shouldn't need to buy any cables, some GPUs or monitors include HDMI/Displayport cables too, but you shouldn't need to purchase anything.

  • 2 months ago
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Thanks!

  • 2 months ago
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nice price for it

  • 2 months ago
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5600xt is same price and much faster 1600af is cheaper and practically same as 2600

  • 2 months ago
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Does it need cooling?

  • 2 months ago
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The CPU comes with a stock CPU cooler

  • 2 months ago
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hi

  • 2 months ago
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hi

  • 1 month ago
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hi

  • 2 months ago
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where do you put the 2 case fan port??

  • 2 months ago
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You dont, unfortunately you can only use one fan

  • 2 months ago
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would that make my computer be bad or naH?

  • 2 months ago
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You would have to use a fan splitter, as the motherboard only has 2 pwm headers(1 for cpu cooler, 1 for a fan)

  • 2 months ago
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can I be cool with one fan or that horrible?

  • 2 months ago
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You should be good with 1 fan, but I would recommend getting a splitter, as they can be very cheap for a substantial increase in airflow.

  • 2 months ago
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I know I might sound dumb but don't you need a CPU cooler?

  • 2 months ago
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The CPU comes with the CPU cooler

  • 2 months ago
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The Ryzen 5 1600 AF (12nm) would be almost exactly the same as the Ryzen 5 2600 but only $85.

  • 2 months ago
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I like the list but I might want to upgrade of course over time, should I upgrade from the mini tower case to a mid tower instead so I don’t have to bother with switching everything over?

  • 2 months ago
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I'd suggest firstly switching out a fair few things for this list. SSD filter doesnt consider DRAM cache, 1660 Super instead of using 1660Ti, kinda eh case for the price, poor PSU filter, use 1600AF. Next up is the case issue. Usually the case doesnt stop a GPU upgrade if it's decently sized. The Focus G mini is sized good enough to fit any mainstream GPU (some big GPUs like say a big triple fan 2080Ti or smth may not fit) (also focus g mini is overpriced).

  • 2 months ago
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Hey just curious. Would this build support 4k resolution?

  • 2 months ago
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It'll support it, but gaming perf wont be good much of at all. Also note that this is quite an unoptimized build. SSD filter doesnt consider DRAM cache, 1660Ti instead of using 1660 Super, kinda eh case for the price, poor PSU filter, also no 1600AF.

  • 2 months ago
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So I know that you can't find the model on PC Part Picker, but you should really be going with the Rzyen 5 1600 AF instead of the 2600, its the refreshed version of the 1600 so its on 12nm instead of 14 and it gets practically the same performance as the 2600 while being only 85 bucks.

  • 2 months ago
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Any other lower-priced alternatives to the parts that still deliver good gaming/streaming for rainbow, rocket league, fortnite, etc.?

  • 2 months ago
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Yes, check out the entry level AMD build guide!

  • 2 months ago
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Spend $40 more on the motherboard, $70 less on graphics (1660 Super), 3200MHz or 3600MHz (if you can find it on sale), plenty of cheaper power supplies with 80+ gold and with more wattage.

  • 2 months ago
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I have put this configuration together. I had video for a minute to get into BIOS to change the boot drive and when it restarted I haven't any video. Help please

  • 2 months ago
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How well does this play Warcraft?

  • 2 months ago
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This should run warcraft flawlessly

  • 2 months ago
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Can you ad a dvd-rom drive to this build and case? I want to build this with my son but it also needs to be functional for homeschool and we use some dvd based courses.

  • 2 months ago
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You can, this case supports an optical drive.

  • 2 months ago
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Thanks. Do you have a recommendation or are they all pretty much the same?

  • 1 month ago
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i think they are mostly the same

  • 2 months ago
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I'm inexperienced when it comes to building a pc, and I'm looking to build one for the first time. this build seems pretty good, beginner friendly and its within my budget. sorry if my questions seem dumb but is everything listed here all i need for the pc to be functional? (minus a monitor, keyboard, mouse and the OS). i don't care about streaming or anything, i just need something that will have a high fps on most games, and will hold up for a while. a lot of the other comments recommend switching out other parts for better performance, (dont have a problem with this as long as its within my $2000 budget, give or take) or should I do I just the parts it as it is?

also, how loud is it?

any help would seriously be appreciated, thanks!!

  • 2 months ago
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I never built a PC either (yet), so my advice may not have much weight to you, but I am completely confident with my research, and I want to help.

This PC list is a good starting point for anyone who wants to start gaming at 1080p and it has a decent upgrade path. But since your budget is $2000 (not including peripherals and OS, as you said), there's a whole lot more you can do, and it'll hold up for years (while looking aesthetically pleasing).

Here are 2 lists for the ultimate 1440p (and even 4k) experience. The 1st one only considers performance and value and has a clean, modern look. The 2nd one is more focused on cosmetics (including RGB) but should still have similar performance. Both lists are very quiet (based on multiple reviews for each part, tech news sites, and multiple tech YouTubers).

(I only created these lists with gaming in mind.)

No Comprimises

Corsair Tax

If you want to know why I chose certain parts, just reply. Remember though, these are only starting points to work from. In the end, it's always up to you :).


(If you still want to research, LinusTechTips, Bitwit, JayzTwoCents, Gamer Nexus, and TechSource are excellent tech YouTubers that will help get you going.)

(I can also assist with the terminology for certain hardware and software, differences between things, etc.)

  • 2 months ago
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Can this run Rainbow Six Siege at 120+ FPS on medium settings at 1080p? I am just starting to save up for my 1st gaming PC and I don't know much about building PCs:(

  • 2 months ago
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I personally wouldn't really recommend this build, as it doesn't have the best price to preformance to be considered as the best 800$ PC. I created a list that is in my opinion better. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ZgpCtp

  • 2 months ago
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Is this and the other builds being updated soon? Was just wondering as I have seen they usually get updated every 2 or so months

  • 2 months ago
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Things have slowed a bit for sure with the corona virus but we may update these in the next couple weeks.

  • 2 months ago
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I understand, stay safe!

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  • 2 months ago
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If your gonna build this...

I would recommend the Ryzen 5 1600 AF (cheaper option and its basically the same thing compared to the 2600), and possibly switching the GPU to a RTX 2060 KO. Also, switching the memory to 3600 speed would drastically increase your FPS rate. I would also recommend to switch to a mesh chassis if you are upgrading to a more power system later on (for better airflow and will increase the life span of your system!).

Overall, it comes out to your personal preference so it's your choice.

  • 2 months ago
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Im really thinking about buying this pc, how many frames would i be able to run on fortnite? would it be around 15o if th settings are max and around 200 frames with the settings low?

  • 2 months ago
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doesn't this need a cpu cooler or an OS?

i dont know how building a pc works at all im just asking cus the system builder has options for it

  • 1 month ago
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The CPU comes with a cooler. You would need to purchase an OS.

  • 1 month ago
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Will this work for streaming rocket league and kerbal space program? Also, is there a recommendation for a case upgrade?

  • 1 month ago
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Im not experienced enough to tell you if it can run KSP, but it runs fine on my old laptop so im quite sure it will run smoothly on this pc. Probaly the same with rocket league.

  • 1 month ago
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Hi I’m a noob so sorry if my questions are dumb. Is this graphics/video card able to run beamng.drive?

  • 1 month ago
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yes, it is.

  • 1 month ago
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What is a good economical monitor and keyboard to go with this set up?

  • 1 month ago
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Is it possible to replace the Ryzen 5 2600 with the Ryzen 3700x?

  • 1 month ago
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If it matters I should’ve said Ryzen 7 3700x

  • 1 month ago
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Will you able game at 144fps on a 1440p 144hertz monitor with this build?

  • 1 month ago
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Would it be worth using the Western Digital Blue SN550 as the ssd as it is nvme for ever so slightly higher cost or is the difference negligible?

  • 1 month ago
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The performance difference will be minimal

  • 1 month ago
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Not in the market for parts yet but have to say this is a good value rig. The 1660 Ti will likely be the most controversial selection but it is quite future proof.

  • 1 month ago
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Is this pc able to run games like League of legends, World of warcraft, overwatch, and other games similar? If so how well, thank you in advance.

  • 1 month ago
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so i had a friend put this together for me because im new at this and i really appreciate all the comments

  • 1 month ago
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you couldve saved 35 bucks if you went with 1600 af and you wouldve got same performance.

  • 1 month ago
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Will the modest amd be better than the modest intel build for games like fortnite and occasional streaming ? I noticed the Ryzen used in this build is 3.4gz and the modest intel build is 2.9. All that really means to me is the Ryzen has a better refresh rate and I’m not even sure if that’s right I’m still doing research and everything, I’d really appreciate any opinions and thoughts on weather I should build and modest intel or amd for playing and occasional streaming on fortnite

  • 1 month ago
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Should I buy additional fans for this case?

  • 1 month ago
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cc

  • 1 month ago
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Hello ! I have no experience at all in building a Gaming PC.

I have fews questions!

If, i want to improve some of those components, which one should i start and give me some exemples. I'm thinking about CPU and video card, but will the motherboard still be compatible? Is the CPU Ryzen 3600 AMD is worth the upgrade for the price? Is a better GPU like RTX2060 is worth the upgrade for the price?

Plus, if i want wifi, which motherboard should i take instead of the one in the build.

I have a budget of max 1400.

  • 1 month ago
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does it come with wifi?

  • 1 month ago
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No, thats why i'm asking in my comment :)

  • 1 month ago
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You will need to select a motherboard with wifi or add an adapter.

  • 1 month ago
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Ok, thank you.

  • 1 month ago
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is there a video guide for this exact same build?

  • 1 month ago
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Would this be a good pc to stream and game on?

  • 1 month ago
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Yes, you can game and stream on this machine.

  • 1 month ago
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can i change the cpu to ryzen 5 3600 without changing anything else

  • 1 month ago
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This build Suggest DDR4-3000 Memory. The motherboard Supports DDR4-3200+ (OC)

  • 1 month ago
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Trying to do my first build. Why does this set up need a SSD and an internal hard drive?

  • 1 month ago
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Yeah choose the RTX 2060

Here is a right $800 budget: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/cjhKMc

You can use the cooler that comes with the CPU instead if you don't want extra cooling with the CoolerMaster one.

This one is better mate

  • 1 month ago
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Why didn't you use the Ryzen 5 1600af it is basically the same as the Ryzen 5 2600 in almost every way but instead of about ~$125~(USD) for the 2600, and the1600af is $85 (USD) on amazon same cores same threads.

  • 1 month ago
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The Gigabyte B450M DS3H Motherboard motherboard doesn't state to be compatible with the DDR4-3000 RAM in the list.

  • 1 month ago
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May I ask an alternative for the Ryzen 5 2600 besides the Ryzen 5 1600? It seems that the availability of this cpu is limited in my country (Philippines)

  • 1 month ago
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Could you possible just change up the video card in this setup to something of higher gpu value, such as a rtx 2060?

  • 1 month ago
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You are free to edit it as you like.

  • 1 month ago
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what about the cooling?

  • 1 month ago
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The CPU cooler is bundled with the processor.

  • 1 month ago
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Can this play games like assassins creed origins,and can it handle vr as well.

  • 1 month ago
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Yes to AC:O, for VR you will want to look at the requirements for the specific games you plan to play.

  • 1 month ago
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Can anyone explain the reason this PC with Fractal Design Focus G Mini, but not Fractal Design Focus G regular mid-case? as shown in this, thanks

  • 1 month ago
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We matched the case form factor to the motherboard size.

  • 1 month ago
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What is with the gpu length filter?

  • 1 month ago
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This is explained in the description.

  • 1 month ago
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is that so 2 fan mini cards aren't included?

  • 1 month ago
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Correct

  • 1 month ago
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Go AMD Ryzen 1600AF instead of the Ryzen 5 2600, same chip, different name, $85.

  • 1 month ago
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What about the cpu fan. Do I need one with this build

  • 1 month ago
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No.

Using the included CPU cooler you will be able to achieve moderate overclocks on this unlocked processor.

  • 1 month ago
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The bundled cooler with the CPU is enough.

  • 1 month ago
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CPU is out of stock!

  • 1 month ago
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Stock levels are heavily fluctuating right now due to the pandemic.

  • 1 month ago
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It would be useful for the webapp to include the estimated / last known price in the build summary (which is shown in the part detail page), instead of defaulting to $0, when reporting the total build price.

  • 1 month ago
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Just wondering if anyone has an idea for a good alternative case for a good price.

  • 1 month ago
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You could use Ryzen 5 1600 AF ($85)which runs almost the same as the 2600.

  • 1 month ago
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For the CPU you could do a AMD Ryzen 1600af to bring the price down and have similar performance and also to spend a little more on the ram to get DDR4 3600 memory instead of the current one

  • 1 month ago
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I mean like can't complain about a build like this but it might be better value if you swap the 2600 with 1600 af and then upgrade the ssd

  • 1 month ago
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Dose it run hot and can i put two graphics cards in it?

  • 1 month ago
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Generally speaking you don't want to use two GPUs in any system outside specialized uses

  • 1 month ago
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you should use ryzen 5 1600 af because its same 12nm process on ryzen 5 2600 just cheaper

  • 1 month ago
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Something going on with that hard drive. All this person's products are marked as $5.39

  • 1 month ago
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This was an issue with an Amazon.CA seller. It should be resolved shortly.

  • 1 month ago
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Would this be good enough to stream and record games like Overwatch, Apex Legends, and Valorant at 1080p60 with very little performance loss? I’ve never built a PC before and finally have the money

  • 1 month ago
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Would this be able to run an evga 1070 ti

  • 1 month ago
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Yes

  • 1 month ago
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Im new to pc building so sorry if i sound dumb or something, but can this run Half life Alyx smoothly?

  • 1 month ago
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Nice build! What do you think about updating the GPU with a 2060, only $20 more for ~17% better perf (or drop to a 1660 Super for the better value but slightly less perf)? I went with the 1660 Ti in May of 2019 because it was the best value card at the time (and it's been awesome for me), but if I was buying now I'd pick up the 2060.

Here's a benchmark comparison. https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/compare/GeForce-GTX-1660-Ti-vs-GeForce-RTX-2060/4045vs4037

  • 1 month ago
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Anyone know if this build is ok if I use the amd ryzen 5 2600 X version local store only has the X version in stock and I'm curious if it would be fine to use or not

  • 1 month ago
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Totally fine to do that.

  • 1 month ago
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Thank you for the quick reply I will def pick it up since my local store has it for the very nearly same price as non X version

  • 1 month ago
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kinda new to pc building, will I need a CPU cooler or anything else other than windows 10 with this build?

  • 1 month ago
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No, you dont need another cooler

  • 1 month ago
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How many fans come with this build?

  • 1 month ago
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The case comes with two 140mm front fans, so I would spend some extra bucks on a 120mm rear fan as well as a fan hub/splitter since the motherboard only comes with one system fan header.

  • 1 month ago
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thank you!

  • 1 month ago
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I would suggest a higher end b450 for between 100$-120$. Corsair Vegence Lpx 3600mhz ram would be about 80$ faster ram is best for ryzen. Also an Evga 850 bq 80+ bronze semi modular on newegg for 109$.

  • 1 month ago
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Are the specs compatible with gta 5, fortnite , and call of duty?

  • 1 month ago
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Yup. You would get maybe about 45-60 fps on the highest setting.

  • 1 month ago
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Okay thanks

  • 1 month ago
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Without issue.

  • 1 month ago
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My build

  • 1 month ago
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The motherboard listed doesn’t seem to be available anywhere I’ve looked in Australia. Can someone recommend an alternative? Or should I wait it out for a restock?

This will be my first build so I’m a bit paranoid about getting the wrong thing.

  • 1 month ago
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The ASRock B450M PRO4 and MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX are similarly priced with better features. The former has plenty of fan headers, while the latter supports faster memory, so it's up to you on what you're looking for.

  • 1 month ago
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You can customize the build and click 'from parametric filter' under the motherboard to see other compatible options.

  • 1 month ago
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What wires, if any, would I need to buy that don't come included with all the parts? Excluding monitor, keyboard and mouse.

  • 1 month ago
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You shouldn't need any extras.

  • 1 month ago
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im new, does this build have WiFi or Bluetooth with it???

  • 1 month ago
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You would need to select a motherboard with wifi or add a wifi/BT adapter.

  • 1 month ago
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That PSU is crazy overkill for a build of that price.

  • 1 month ago
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how does it handle streaming

  • 1 month ago
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NEED HELP PLEASE!!!!!! I am a console player looking into PC gaming. At first I put myself at a around $500 budget but now decided to go a bit high because of some saying it probably wont be that good. I have looked at many videos about PC gaming and getting started, but tend to get lost vary easily. This website put me in a good place of understanding what I need. I found this PC and was wondering is it a good starter? Some games I am looking at playing, and wonder if they hold up are Minecraft, the typical survival games (DayZ, Conan Exile, Fallout,....). Thanking to those who see this and respond.

  • 1 month ago
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Since the only available Fractal cases are over $90, may I suggest a Lian-Li LANCOOL II-X? (It's also over $90, but you'd think it's $150+ with the features it has to offer.)

  • 1 month ago
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Hello. I am very new to this whole thing. I like to play video games and produce music, however, it is slowing down my mac that I use for school. I don't need any thing fancy because my preferred video game graphics are pixel/retro (like the most strenuous game for my computer right now is Minecraft). Would this build be enough?

  • 1 month ago
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In general, I would like to know which parts I should splurge on and which ones I can cut costs for. I thought about using a general template because I don't really know a lot of info on this stuff.

  • 1 month ago
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What is your budget for the pc?

  • 1 month ago
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Probably 900 to 1000$ need it for hard games to run like day z

  • 1 month ago
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Can this run valorant I am new to PCs

  • 1 month ago
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easily

  • 1 month ago
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Thanks so much this might be my first pc

  • 1 month ago
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It's not a bad guide but at the time of posting this comment you can get an RTX 2060 SUPER for £20 more, which is cheaper than the current RTX 2060 prices.

  • 1 month ago
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Can this run tarkov/day z

  • 1 month ago
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Yeah but you'd probably have to lower some settings to get good fps. This build btw is actually like $890 cause the case price isn't included. I made a better build that costs $927.18 but it'll run anything at 1080p and 1440p.

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/GrumpyHooman/saved/zv39NG

Check it out if you want.

  • 1 month ago
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Thanks man

  • 1 month ago
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No problem. You might want to add some extra case fans too. I sort of forgot to add them to the list. You might be able to get away with the one fan that the case comes with but I wouldn't risk it personally. 1 more fan should be fine I think. I'll add one to the list but it's your choice on how many you get.

  • 1 month ago
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I built this PC before Christmas, It was my first build. I can run all the latest games and multiple applications. If you are considering a build just go for it.

  • 1 month ago
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I’m looking into getting my first gaming pc and I’m wondering if this build can run games like the sims 4 and dead by daylight?

  • 1 month ago
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Absolutely.

  • 1 month ago
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Can anyone please tell me how good my custom build is and what i should change. Im very new to building a pc and just learning the basics.

  • 1 month ago
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29 Nov 2019 18:42:00 Order number : OC3675209 Delivery method: DPD Next Day (Mon-Fri) Order status:
OcUK Gaming Enigma Essential - Ryzen 5 2600, GeForce GTX 1660 Super Your selected configuration: (1x) WD Blue SN500 500GB NVMe M.2 2280 Solid State Drive (WDS500G1B0C) (1x) Team Group Vulcan T-Force 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 PC4-24000C16 3000MHz Dual Channel Kit - Grey (TLGD416G30 (1x) Build Stock Asus GeForce GTX 1660TI Phoenix OC 6144MB GDDR6 Graphics Card (1x) Kolink Inspire Series K2 RGB Micro-ATX Case - Black Window (1x) AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Six Core/Twelve Thread - Tray Product Id: FS-1DV-OG

Quantity: 1

£568.37 Dispatches: DPD - 1864850272 Delivery costs £14.10 Total order value £696.14

1tb hdd seagate barracuda Kolink core 500w 80plus Asus b450m-a

Almost like for like.. I'd like to slowly upgrade my pc..

Any advice ?? Mostly improve how my games look.. Monitor is acer vg 27' 1440p 144hz

  • 1 month ago
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Would this PC run apex?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Easily

  • 1 month ago
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Hello, so same as many others in the comments, I'm working on my first computer build. Can anyone recommend to me a small comprehensive list of things they would change about this build and why? I do not know much about computer building and am going to do research, but I am trying to stay around $700, and I think this may be a good starting point.

  • 1 month ago
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Whats the reasoning behind going for a PSU thats more costly than your CPU in a kind of tight budget like this?

  • 1 month ago
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We'll look into it, this is likely due to stock limitations from the current pandemic.

  • 1 month ago
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Look like a little xbox.

  • 1 month ago
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Does someones knows with how much FPS i would be able to run Fortnite on mid or low graphic settings while streaming eventually? That would be my first pc and I'm looking for something with a good quality/price one. Thank you for any help.

  • 1 month ago
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around 80-150fps on low settings on fortnite

  • 1 month ago
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And do you know if its worth changing the 1660ti GPU by a AMD Radeon Rx 5700XT? By that I mean, will I have more fps?

Link to the RX 5700XT: https://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=43_557_558&item_id=139094

  • 1 month ago
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When I build this pc and plug it in the monitor, is window 10 included in this pc or no?

  • 1 month ago
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You will need to add Windows 10

  • 1 month ago
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I am looking for into getting a pc for my first time. Is This one good?

  • 1 month ago
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I am Also wondering if this custom build is good:G.Skill Ripjaws G.Skill Ripjaws V Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB NZXT H510 MSI Optix MAG241C ASRock A320M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB KO ULTRA GAMING Video Card Corsair VS 550 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply AMD Ryzen 3 1200

  • 1 month ago
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This would be a better build in every way IMO:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $172.39 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $89.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $83.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $119.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.98 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card $233.98 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case $49.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $915.30
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $905.30
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-04 19:46 EDT-0400
  • 1 month ago
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Can this run most flight simulators at around 60fps on medium to high settings?

  • 1 month ago
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1660 super is way better value than the TI

  • 1 month ago
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would this be perfect for running games like rdr2, jedi fallen order, rust, and sea of thieves?

  • 1 month ago
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If i done a ryzen 5 2600x with a rx 580 8gb how would that be?

  • 1 month ago
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So is the case not available and if I buy does it come in parts or is it put together already

  • 1 month ago
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Hello, I'm new to building. The case comes with two system fans but there's only one header that I can see on the MB. Does it only need the one or is there a way to use both?

  • 29 days ago
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I read it somewhere that you would need a splitter to use one header for both fans

  • 29 days ago
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you can put a rtx 2060 from EVGA in the build rather than the 1660 ti for $10 more (EVGA RTX 2060 KO)

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

200 dollar power supply why Get cheaper power supply and upgrade RAM because Ryzen needs faster.

  • 29 days ago
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Stock and pricing due to corona have been volatile. We are planning to update the guides in the next week or so.

  • 28 days ago
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I wanna buy my first gaming pc, can this one run esports games like r6, overwatch and valorant when it comes out

  • 28 days ago
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Does anyone know how much fps this pc will give on rust low settings?