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Mother needing help- $600-800 first build

adorablejoy25

23 months ago

Budget: $600-800 (what will do the job with ability to upgrade) Location: Indiana Gaming: COD, Conan Exile, battlefield, (1st shooter games, and strategic gaming) plays on xbox 1 now. Peripherals: i need the whole thing from monitor, mouse, headset, keyboard, speakers Operating system: Windows 7 or 10 is fine. (not picky)

The reason why-

I am a single mother of a 15 year old boy who LOVES gaming (who doesn't now a days). He has been wanting a gaming PC forever well i finally am going to break down and buy one.....WELLLL then i saw the cost..WOW! Better off to build right?? So i have decide to equip my self with knowledge to do this and learn his world, something we can do together :) I use to enjoy playing myself until work consumed my time. Anyways-- I am here and have been following for a couple days now learning terminology etc.... I was told to use Inel but i see alot of people favor the Ryzen (misspelled maybe). I am open, i just need something that will play his games and can be upgraded as he earns them and learns himself. Color scheme does not matter, he is easy to please (sweet laid back kid)

Also any other internet sites that can teach me how to build once i have all the parts would help as well. Thank you!

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't have to have the monitor, keyboard, and mouse added in the price, if that helps

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't included the price of the peripherals since you asked that, but there still there at 0$ as my recommendations.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $109.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - AB350M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory Team - Elite Plus 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $63.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate - FireCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $67.87 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GAMING Video Card $269.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fractal Design - Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $27.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply SeaSonic - S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $30.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $89.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor AOC - i2267Fw 22.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $0.00
Keyboard Cooler Master - Devastator II Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $0.00
Headphones Logitech - G230 Headset $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $745.59
Mail-in rebates -$25.00
Total $720.59
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-21 15:40 EDT-0400
  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you choose the Ryzen 3 1200 over the 1300? Is there much of a difference?

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

They are not very different, but I would agree that the 1300 extra $ is worth it. The reason I went with the 1200 is that the budget was between 600-800 and with the 20$ saved from switching to the 1200 , it took me closer to the ideal budget of 700$ (right in between 600 and 800) without really making a big difference, especially in games...

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Can he play Rainbow 6 Siege on this?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $128.69 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $73.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $82.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.99 @ B&H
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card $163.03 @ Amazon
Case Deepcool - KENDOMEN Red ATX Mid Tower Case $47.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Rosewill - 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $102.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $831.41
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $796.41
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-21 20:46 EDT-0400
  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I am loving this case and all the fans with this build. Would he be able to play Rainbow 6 Siege with hardly any graphic issues?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

It should definitely be playable.

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/7bL7YJ/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1060-3gb-windforce-oc-video-card-gv-n1060wf2oc-3gd

You could replace the 1050 Ti with a 1060 3gb for an extra $60 if you really want to (if you're willing to go over the budget.)

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I am willing to spend up to $1,000. My way of thinking is if i can stay under that and get one for what he wants it to do then that will leave me some $$ to get him some other xmas presents to throw him off of what i have done for him :) He thinks i only have $500 and he told me not to even think about buying a computer for that bc it wont work for what he wants, and he thinks i am to old to learn how to build. Cant wait to surprise him. I thought he played alot of AAA games and he said no mom, so i guess he plays the big boy games?? He said if the computer can run Rainbow six siege on high then it will be a good PC. I dont know but i have been doing ALOT of research and this is my favorite site to learn off of.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh! Well, with a $1000 budget then you can go for a GTX 1070 (https://pcpartpicker.com/product/4XyxFT/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1070-8gb-windforce-oc-video-card-gv-n1070wf2oc-8gd) and go a little over,

or you can go for a GTX 1060 6gb (https://pcpartpicker.com/product/TrGj4D/msi-geforce-gtx-1060-6gb-6gb-gt-ocv1-video-card-geforce-gtx-1060-6gt-ocv1) which keeps you within your budget :)

GTX 1070

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $128.69 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $73.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $82.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.99 @ B&H
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card $424.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Deepcool - KENDOMEN Red ATX Mid Tower Case $47.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Rosewill - 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $102.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1093.37
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $1058.37
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-23 12:32 EDT-0400

GTX 1060 6gb

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $128.69 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $73.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $82.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.99 @ B&H
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GT OCV1 Video Card $264.98 @ Newegg
Case Deepcool - KENDOMEN Red ATX Mid Tower Case $47.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Rosewill - 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $102.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $933.36
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $898.36
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-23 12:33 EDT-0400
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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

What is the difference between the two Intel and Ryzen? Is this able for me to add 16gb later if needed?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

The intel g4560 offers great performance for the price. But the 1300x is overclockable, with a 350 motherboard, and it's a bit better, but it's more expensive also.

I'd recommend going for the ryzen build, mainly because amd said they'd make processors for the am4 socket until 2020. which means you can keep the motherboard when going for a new amd cpu in the future.

And no, this build will not allow you to expand to 16gb if necessary.

Take a look at this build.

You have the ability to overclock the cpu. Which means getting free performance, but you have to know what you're doing. A simple google "How to overclock ryzen 1300x" will provide more than enough information.

And it allows to go upgrade to 16gb of ram. Just be sure to buy the exact same module to prevent any performance/compatibility issues.

I have included a keyboard that comes with a mouse aswell.

Also I haven't included the monitor in the budget.

But I can really recommend this monitor. It's cheap and will suit his needs.

If you have any questions ask away.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $128.69 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus - PRIME B350M-A/CSM Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $71.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston - A400 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $57.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $66.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Mini ITX OC Video Card $214.98 @ Newegg
Case Corsair - Carbide Series 88R MicroATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $26.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $89.89 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Cooler Master - Devastator II Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $25.49 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $837.88
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $797.88
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-21 17:07 EDT-0400
  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the fact i can keep MOBO when ready to change up. My question is about the cooling system, my son plays ALOT, i am worried it doesn't have adequate fans? Is this an easy fix?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Fans are very easy to install. By the way, i have the same case. I've installed an extra 120mm intake fan at the front.

I'm pretty satisfied with my thermals.

My cpu reaches 40-55 under load (intel i5 4460 with cryorig h7 cooler)

and my gpu reaches about 60 max. (gtx 960 4gb)

All these temps were when the cpu and gpu were under full load for a couple of minutes. Temps won't be a problem, but I do recommend buying an extra fan. Just for the sake of not having to open up the pc again.

You cant go wrong with any fan though, as long as it fits.

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Could he play Rainbow 6 Siege on this and have good graphics?

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