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Overwatch and Media Center build

ViolaDeluxe

27 months ago

Hello all! I'm looking to build a PC that can handle Overwatch @ 144hz on medium/high settings while also serving as a Media Server for my home.

My budget is $1,500, to include all peripherals (keyboard, mouse, and monitor) and a copy of Windows. A mechanical keyboard is a plus, but isn't necessary.

Thanks!

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  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

this is solely based on overwatch and 1080p @ 144hz since you didnt specify a resolution

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $217.55 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI B350M GAMING PRO Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $78.88 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory $55.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA Premier SP550 240GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $80.98 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.44 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 580 8GB GAMING X Video Card $244.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fractal Design Define Mini C with Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $66.89 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $106.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor Nixeus NX-VUE24A 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $239.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K65 Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Wired Gaming Keyboard $66.48 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse $59.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1365.96
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1345.96
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-01 12:26 EDT-0400

or maybe this? i7 is probably overkill and you could do an i5 and maybe get a gtx 1070

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-7700 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor $294.89 @ NCIX US
Motherboard MSI B250M GAMING PRO Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $78.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory $55.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA Premier SP550 240GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $80.98 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.44 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 580 8GB GAMING X Video Card $244.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fractal Design Define Mini C with Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $66.89 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $106.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor Nixeus NX-VUE24A 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $239.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K65 Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Wired Gaming Keyboard $66.48 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse $59.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1443.41
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1423.41
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-01 12:29 EDT-0400

i5/1070 list

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-7600 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $214.77 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI B250M GAMING PRO Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $78.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory $55.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA Premier SP550 240GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $80.98 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.44 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card $350.93 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Define Mini C with Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $66.89 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $106.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor Nixeus NX-VUE24A 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $239.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K65 Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Wired Gaming Keyboard $66.48 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse $59.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1469.33
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1449.33
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-01 12:31 EDT-0400
  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

This is great info! I was looking for 1080p as the preferred resolution. With the media server, my assumption is the Ryzen "might" handle this better.

I was originally looking at getting a 7700k and 1060, but feel that might be overkill on the processor department and the GPU would bottleneck.

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  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

This is what I came up with. I'm kinda a Corsair fanboy. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD RYZEN 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor $316.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $108.29 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $126.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $81.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon RX 580 8GB AORUS 8G Video Card $228.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case $57.99 @ B&H
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $88.49 @ OutletPC
Optical Drive Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive $16.39 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $86.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $229.99 @ Best Buy
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire XT Wired Slim Keyboard $71.19 @ Amazon
Other Corsair CH-9301011-NA Gaming Harpoon RGB Gaming Mouse, Backlit RGB LED, 6000 DPI, Optical $29.09 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1568.15
Mail-in rebates -$25.00
Total $1543.15
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-01 12:33 EDT-0400
  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for everyone's feedback! Here is the final build, with proper formatting!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD RYZEN 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor $323.43 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $94.99 @ Amazon
Memory GeIL SUPER LUCE 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $119.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $84.00 @ Amazon
Storage Hitachi Ultrastar 7K4000 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.95 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon RX 580 8GB Gaming 8G Video Card $229.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $61.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $34.90 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $92.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $182.99 @ Best Buy
Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K65 Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Wired Gaming Keyboard $59.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Corsair Harpoon RGB Wired Optical Mouse $29.09 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1404.30
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1384.30
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-02 14:36 EDT-0400
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  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I like! What are the pros and cons of choosing AMD over Intel these days? I know intel has (had?) a stranglehold for a while.

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  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll keep that in mind. I was hesitant about Ryzen and AM4, but I feel that will be the best choice. With the amount of streaming/encoding I'll be doing it makes sense to go that route (and save some $$$ in the process).

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm thinking a 1060GTX 6G might be a better fit due to the power drain. It wouldn't ride the power supply (or my power bill!) as much and would deliver similar performance.

What do you think?

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  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't consider that. Thanks!

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