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This system was built for a friend's 13 year old son and his cousin as their first gaming computer. I tried to take best advantage of available deals on a small budget to get the most power system possible.

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  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Alright, I only have a few questions on this, because I have had conversations with people who have gotten good setups for ~$600, but I want to ensure that I won't have another $600 disaster. 1. What are it's average FPS on games like on most games (new or not) 2. Is it's RAM strong enough to support games as powerful as things like Civ or Hitman 2 3. How frequently does it crash/bug out/lose connection to things because of Processing (Because of the state I am in and what I want to accomplish, I am considering getting this) Edit: I looked to the left slightly and found some answers, but still, how good is the RAM, the Processor, the Graphics Card and the cooling.

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

Here's a video showing 2600+590 performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCM9vFNwY7A

I would maybe consider a different model 590 like something from Sapphire. The Armor tends to run pretty hot, but the price point he got it at was a good deal.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

You got some seriously good deals. Nice job! +1

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Great value for the price. Very clean build as well.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, got some good deals. How are those case fans? I’ve seen them on amazon and I’ve been thinking of buying them but I can’t seem to find any good reviews of them.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I did see one review testing them versus some other budget fans. I'll try to track that down and will link it for you if I can find it again.

I've used them in 2 builds now. They are great for budget RGB but do have some drawbacks. No PWM control, and can't interface with other RGB stuff, only able to change via the included remote. Overall though they have decent airflow and the colors and selection of options for RGB is great. Hard to be for ~$7 per fan!

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

That is a great pc for the price range looks amazing too

But for a 590 i think you should tell That kid to save up for a 144hz monitor cause that pc is capable

  • 6 months ago
  • -1 points

You could have considered a ryzen 3, 8gb ram, and an rx 550/560. That is what I recommend

  • 6 months ago
  • 4 points

The goal was ~$500 total budget. We got a brand new 2600 with cooler and still sealed in box for $90. In the end, pretty great performance imo all for about $550 after rebates.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

For $300 more than that there is this budget setup: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Rector-Stingray/saved/#view=FjpJbv

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

A gaming pc should always and always have a strong GPU i agree. But with limitations i would also prefer this setup above a rx560 since a lot of games are nvidia optimized and you probably loose the +10% advantage of the rx card. I would even go with the cpu and get normal nonfancy fans, but a much newer card like a 1060/2060 or something since it is the same price range than and most cards got rgb included nowadays. ;) Most modern games do not even need the fastest cpu. Teamgames atm prefer high gpu, mmo prefer high cpu. The gen of the gpu is always more important and more heavy weighting in performance. ;)

Imo a great build for its price.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

An rx 590 is way better than a 1060 and it's still slightly better than a 1660 so you're making no sense. Also the Rx 590 is a newer card than the 1060.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

However an RX 590 is a good GPU. But its not in the range that I would consider getting it for a "budget" pc, more rather a mid range build. Another entry level graphics card is the GTX 1050Ti, which gives around 72fps in Fortnite. Assuming you want Radeon Budget GPUs, I would for sure hit up either an R9 Fury or something.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Overall I just wanted the most powerful card for ~150-200 as that was what we had set aside for video here being about 1/3 of the total system budget. Originally intended to pick up an RX 570 8 GB as a budget option, but the 590 went on sale so we grabbed that instead.

I would still take the 590 over the 1060 and unfortunately, the 2060 is nearly twice that price and we couldn't afford it.

Normal nonfancy fans are probably only $2-3 cheaper per fan, very hard to beat these for budget systems.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Also how did you find the Ryzen 5 2600 for just $90?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Facebook marketplace local deal. Somebody had it listed at $120, I offered $90 and they took it. Always deal hunting :)

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

What are other ways hunt for deals??

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