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Quitale 1 month ago

I want to build my own pc but every time I make a list it ends up being more or just as much as what I could get already built, I thought building your own was supposed to be cheaper. This will be used to mainly play Destiny 2, Anthem, some casual gaming, and a bit of browsing. I want to keep the price under $1000 if possible. I currently have a laptop so I need a complete system. I really like the RGB options on the components. I live in mid-America.

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Levyrat 2 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

...I thought building your own was supposed to be cheaper.

DIY computers have lost a lot of their price advantage. Part of that's because the components have gotten fancier to increase their consumer appeal. Also, custom PC shops can get lower component costs than us ordinary customers.

I build my own mainly because it's fun.

IndividualSOULS 1 point 1 month ago

Do you need a windows 10 license? Any peripherals?

Quitale submitter 1 point 1 month ago

I need everything.

IndividualSOULS 1 point 1 month ago

Monitor too?

Quitale submitter 1 point 1 month ago

yes

IndividualSOULS 1 point 1 month ago

Here’s a build without any peripherals.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $164.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard $99.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $104.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA - Ultimate SU650 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $52.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB G1 Gaming Video Card $329.89 @ OutletPC
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Pro 5 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $962.83
Mail-in rebates -$70.00
Total $892.83
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-22 10:06 EST-0500
1081p 1 point 1 month ago

Assuming you need all peripherals:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $164.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard $99.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $109.99 @ Newegg
Storage HP - EX900 250 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $40.99 @ Newegg Business
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Case NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ B&H
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Acer - SB220Q bi 21.5" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor $89.99 @ Amazon
Other Redragon K552-RGB-BA Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo RGB LED Backlit Small 87 Key Metal Mechanical Computer USB Gaming Keyboard Wired Programmable Backlit PC Gaming Mouse M602 $49.99 @ Amazon
Other MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GAMING X Graphics Card $287.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1007.81
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $987.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-22 10:41 EST-0500

1660 Ti link: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1462386-REG/msi_geforce_gtx_1660_ti.html

A 1660 Ti review: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rv_O7mWpy_Y (performs similar to a 1070)

Ryzen 5 2600/GTX 1070 benchmarks: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=j2P-4K40Zhg

Includes RGB parts (motherboard, RAM, graphics card ) as you said you liked RGB parts.

Quitale submitter 1 point 1 month ago

Nice, thank you for including the RGB components! I noticed that no OS was included, is it possible to just get another license off my laptop OS?

1081p 1 point 1 month ago

Apparently not. :v

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $164.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - X370 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $109.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston - A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $29.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Case Thermaltake - Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition ATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $19.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $98.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Cooler Master - MasterFan Pro 120 Air Flow RGB 48.8 CFM 120mm Fan $9.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Cooler Master - MasterFan Pro 120 Air Flow RGB 48.8 CFM 120mm Fan $9.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Acer - SB220Q bi 21.5" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor $89.99 @ Amazon
Other Redragon K552-RGB-BA Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo RGB LED Backlit Small 87 Key Metal Mechanical Computer USB Gaming Keyboard Wired Programmable Backlit PC Gaming Mouse M602 $49.99 @ Amazon
Other MSI 1660 Ti VENTUS XS $260.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1078.68
Mail-in rebates -$85.00
Total $993.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-22 11:48 EST-0500

—Slightly slower SSD

—mobo chipset changed to X370 (negligible performance difference)

—Non modular PSU

—Different case

—RGB on graphics card changed to RGB fans

ThoughtA staff 1 point 1 month ago

Use of Windows must be done with a legitimate product key.

Per Microsoft:

You are authorized to use this software only if you are properly licensed and the software has been properly activated with a genuine product key or by other authorized method.

For more information please see: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Useterms/Retail/Windows/10/UseTerms_Retail_Windows_10_English.htm

GREENANTIX 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

When does that gpu come out I’m about to order a 2060 now I wonder if I should wait lol

1081p 1 point 1 month ago

The 1660 Ti’s out already.

jtrier1 1 point 1 month ago