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New to building pcs

jamesgoldy

9 months ago

Hi, my son is wanting to build a pc. Wondering if you think these parts will work? Thank you

Component Selection Price
CPU

AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $174.99 CPU Cooler

Cooler Master - MasterAir G100M RGB 22.63 CFM CPU Cooler $39.99
Motherboard

Asus - ROG Strix B450-I Gaming Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $152.01 Memory

Corsair - Vengeance RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
No Prices Available
Storage

ADATA - SU800 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $89.89
Storage

Seagate - Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $68.97
Video Card

Asus - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB CERBERUS Video Card $199.99 Case

Phanteks - Eclipse P350X (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $73.98
Power Supply

Corsair - 750 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply

Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

You'll get better luck posting in the 'Part List Opinions Wanted' https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/forum/2-part-list-opinions-wanted/ forum

If it's a gaming rig, you can do much better in terms of performance with a far superior GPU at a similar or lesser cost.

A mini ITX motherboard in a fully blown mid tower case is compatible but a little sore on the eyes with cables hanging down.

For some added amendments, a little help with the following:

  1. Purpose of use?

  2. Budget?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much for your help. The budget is $1000. Purpose is for gaming, schoolwork and possible app development in the future. Appreciate your advice. Thank you

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

OPTION 1:

If you are planning on taking a higher refresh rate display (eg. 1080p 144hz), the RTX 2060 GPU makes for a nice treat. RGB cooler removed to keep within the budget - the boxed stock cooler is great for the task at hand.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $174.99 @ Walmart
Motherboard MSI - B450 Gaming Plus ATX AM4 Motherboard $94.99 @ Newegg Business
Memory Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $105.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel - 660p Series 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $109.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card $379.99 @ B&H
Case Phanteks - Eclipse P350X (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $73.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $999.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-06 18:07 EDT-0400

OPTION 2:

If you prefer the RGB cooler, a drop down to the GTX 1660 TI maintains excellent gaming performance. This cards more than capable of handling any demanding game on top settings @ 1080p resolutions. If it helps, 30-40% more performance available when compared with the GTX 1050 TI.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $174.99 @ Walmart
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - MasterAir G100M RGB 22.63 CFM CPU Cooler $34.99 @ B&H
Motherboard MSI - B450 Gaming Plus ATX AM4 Motherboard $94.99 @ Newegg Business
Memory Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $105.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel - 660p Series 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $109.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card $279.99 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks - Eclipse P350X (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $73.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $934.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-06 18:14 EDT-0400
  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much for your advice

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd advise using PCPP's own parts list software. This tells you whether the parts are compatible etc, and also gives you competitive pricing. Look in the top left corner and click system builder.

If it's for gaming, the ryzen will do just fine, and it comes with a stock cooler that will serve pretty well, you really don't need the CPU cooler.

GPU isn't great, especially for gaming. It depends if you want nvidia or AMD, but for AMD i can recommend the rx580 8gb. for nvidia i'm not so sure, as new GPU line up has just come out recently.

Depends what you store on the SSD, but if it's just the OS and a few small programs, I'd go for a 256gb. The HDD is good. I'd say go for a mini-itx case. I personally like ones with a plastic panel in the side so you can see in, but that's personal preference.

The power supply will do just fine as well. No issues there. Put a parts list together using the website, and then post that on parts list opinions wanted forum.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

This tells you whether the parts are compatible

Not really true it gives a BASIC compatibility check.

The HDD is a slow 5400 RPM and the power supply could be the old junk CX series.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your advice. Yes we have used PCPP part list so we will check if it's compatible. So you think we do not need the CPU cooler? When we read up on the case Phanteks it said we needed another fan? Sorry for another question . Many thanks

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

you don't have a saved part-list.....

the stocker cooler included with the CPU should be fine, even for modest overclocks. and you need another case fan

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh sorry! Is Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 140mm RGB 3 pack suitable as the case fan? Thank you

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Many thanks for your help

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

You've got the parts list, but if you've got some spare money, sink it into the GPU, and get either a 2600, or an rx580 8gb. for a bit more money you get a lot more performance.

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