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bvandey5 3 months ago

I have little to no knowledge when it comes to computer specifics, but am considering getting a gaming desk top. I am going to use it to stream casually from my Xbox 1 at first and play some games casually on PC. I tried my hand at putting some parts together but really would like some help maybe getting the price down a little bit. I am not attached to any piece of this build, just really looking for some guidance and suggestions.



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manirelli staff 8 Builds 1 point 3 months ago
akimboo 1 point 3 months ago

This is way better for the price. Ryzen CPU's come with a good CPU Cooler so there is no need for an aftermarket one, especially a liquid cooler for this CPU. Also IDK if you really need an Office subscription but whatever. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $159.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - X470 GAMING PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard $135.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Flare X 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $99.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - Blue 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $52.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.85 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB SC GAMING Video Card $259.99 @ B&H
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox MB600L ATX Mid Tower Case $55.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Cooler Master - MasterWatt 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $52.89 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $21.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $98.99 @ Amazon
Software Microsoft - Office 365 Personal (1 Year Subscription) Software $62.61 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1046.06
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-14 11:21 EST-0500
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gorkti200 3 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

I agree. The age of all-SSD-storage is upon us. Unless you are working with huge storage requirements, which the average user isn't, then HDDs aren't really necessary.

Also yeah that RAM is poop.

bvandey5 submitter 1 point 3 months ago

Suggestion on better RAM?

gorkti200 3 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Perhaps this set, which you can run at 3000MHz if you enable XMP. Common wisdom is that Ryzen is more sensitive to RAM speed, and so you want to invest in moderately fast RAM. This is only $10 more than the 2133MHz set you had.

bvandey5 submitter 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks for the help