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My Ryzen build to compare to Modest Gaming by Manirelli (OS included in price)

by kjozzed


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  • #1: My Ryzen build to compare to Modest Gaming by Manirelli (OS included in price) (20 months ago)



Saw this build a few days ago and it looked pretty solid, so I wanted to make something very comparable to it. My intent was to save some money while being able to match, or even better, OUTPERFORM. I wanted to use the same processor rather than the Ryzen 5 1500X to keep them closer.

I would use either the EVGA, MSI, or PNY 6GB GTX 1060. As they all have very similar performance, cost would be the deciding factor.

Went with a Patriot signature DDR4-2400, as it's a basic no frills ram that works.

Went with the 1 TB seagate, but could spend $10 more and get a 2 TB.

For the case I chose a simple one. I'm not the type to have the PC out in the open, so I don't care for fancy cases. I want to be able to have a functional case with good airflow and room for and extra fan. I figure Manirelli went with the modular PSU for better cable management, but that wasn't an issue for me. The power supply is "Corsair - CSM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply", alternatively you could go with "EVGA - 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply."

As this would be based off of a fresh build, I included a new copy of Win 10 OS, as many builds do not include it. Without the OS, this would be priced $750. A new OS with Manirelli's build would make it about $900. You could include the SSD and this build would still cost less.

Originally I cut out the SSD, but if I wanted it I would recommend the PNY - CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive. A 120 GB SSD for $50 seems like a good deal to me.

Did not include mouse, speakers, or keyboard, as those are usually already owned.

The prices for some of these items may change, but I feel like I was successful in making a very good build for under $900, with nearly everything included.


Part List Customize This Part List

Warning: These parts have potential issues/incompatibilities. (See details.)

Estimated Wattage: 220W
Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
CPU $144.99 FREE $144.99 Newegg Business Buy
Motherboard $59.99 $3.99 $63.98 Newegg Buy
Memory $49.99 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime $49.99 Amazon Buy
Storage $39.99 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime $39.99 Amazon Buy
$42.89 FREE $42.89 OutletPC Buy
Video Card $264.89 -$10.00 FREE $254.89 OutletPC Buy
$10.00 mail-in rebate
Power Supply $49.99 -$20.00 FREE $29.99 Newegg Buy
$20.00 mail-in rebate
Operating System $119.99 $119.99 Dell Buy
Base Total: $772.72
Mail-in Rebates: -$30.00
Shipping: $3.99
Total: $746.71
* Using your selected merchants and only including nearby in-store pickup prices)
* Some physical dimension restrictions cannot (yet) be automatically checked, such as cpu cooler / RAM clearance with modules using tall heat spreaders.

Potential Issues / Incompatibilities

  • Unable to verify the AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor included cooler and the Zalman - T2 Plus MicroATX Mini Tower Case are compatible.

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Drekloe 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

this costs more...?

Drekloe 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

nevermind you included windows, nice touch

kjozzed submitter 2 points 20 months ago

I should have put that in the title, I'll do it now.

Drekloe 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

I miiight build this, I just don't know any monitors to pair up with this setup. Any suggestions?

kjozzed submitter 1 point 20 months ago

I really don't have any specific recommendations for monitors as I have to do more searching myself. I have no plans for 4k, and I don't know much about ultra-wide monitors, so I will most likely be getting a good 1080p monitor.

If you decide on building any pc, hold off on the graphics card. The prices have gone up this past week and I don't think they will go down for a couple of weeks, as many are also sold out.

Drekloe 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

im building one july 1st, using the gtx 1060

coscorrodrift 1 point 20 months ago

Beats it in price, but using PNY SSD and Patriot RAM. Do you have personal experience with it?

And how does that case compare?

kjozzed submitter 1 point 19 months ago

I actually don't have any experience with a PNY SSD, and I am going to replace it with something else for this list. After doing more research I've found some well priced SSDs that have proven quality.

I had Patriot DDR3 ram in my old desktop for nearly 6 years before the motherboard died.

For the case, I just chose something that had good reviews, a low price, and was not striking. I personally don't care for seeing the internals of the computer or having flashing colors, so that wasn't a factor. I also have a 5.25 inch Blu-ray drive so I wanted to be able to install that.

Note: Wattages are estimates only. Actual power draw may differ from listed values.
Component Estimated Wattage
AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor 8W - 65W
Patriot - Signature Line 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory 5W - 5W
PNY - CS1311 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 2W - 10W
Seagate - BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 4W - 20W
MSI - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB GT OCV1 Video Card 30W - 120W
Total: 49W - 220W