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Guide

Modest AMD Gaming Build

Description

CPU

Our Modest AMD Gaming Build is built around the Ryzen 5 2600. Using the stock cooler you should be able to achieve moderate overclocks on this unlocked processor.

Motherboard

We've paired the R5 2600 with a parametric list of mATX B450 motherboards that supports up to 64GB of DDR4 memory, multiple SATA6 devices, and front panel USB3.0.

Memory

For this build we opted to go with 16GB of DDR4 memory. The parametric filter finds the best price on 16GB kits of memory that are within AMD’s recommended specifications. We've limited it to a range from DDR4-3000 to DDR4-3400 as Ryzen CPUs scale well with higher frequency memory. At the current time, using memory rated over 3400mhz is not advised without doing extra research as DIMM support can be hit or miss. AMD is working on releasing additional BIOS updates to add better compatibility for higher frequency memory.

Storage

We're also using a parametric filter that will actively select the best-priced SSD of at least 500GB capacity. Additionally, we're including a 2TB mechanical hard drive in a parametric filter for things like storing media and extra games. Everyone's storage needs differ, so feel free to change the capacity to your usage.

GPU

At this price point we suggest using the AMD RX 580 8GB edition. We specifically filter for the 8GB model as the 4GB may run into issues in more VRAM-heavy games. The performance across most games will be similar to the Nvidia GTX 1060. We've created a parametric filter to show you the lowest priced, full sized AMD RX 580 8GB which will be powerful enough for most AAA games at 1080p.

Case

All of the components are housed in the Thermaltake Versa H18 Tempered Glass MicroATX mini tower. This case is an affordable option that has a large side panel window, front panel USB3.0, room for full size graphics cards, and cutouts in the motherboard tray for easy cable routing.

PSU

For our power supply, we're using a parametric selection of well-reviewed fully and semi-modular units, all of which will provide more than enough power for this system.

Compatibility: No issues or incompatibilities found.

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CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor
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Motherboard Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard

From parametric filter: Socket / CPU: AM4; Form Factor: Micro ATX; Chipset: AMD B450; Memory Slots: 4 - 16

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Memory Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory

From parametric filter: Speed: DDR4-3000, DDR4-3200, DDR4-3300, DDR4-3400; Type: 288-pin DIMM; Modules: 2 x 8GB

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Storage Team GX2 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

From parametric filter: Capacity: 500 GB - 15360 GB; Type: SSD

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$41.99
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Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

From parametric filter: Capacity: 2000 GB - 15360 GB; Type: 7200RPM; Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s

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Video Card PowerColor Radeon RX 580 8 GB Video Card

From parametric filter: Chipset: Radeon RX 580; Memory: 8 GB; Length: 223 mm - 403 mm

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Case Thermaltake Versa H18 MicroATX Mini Tower Case
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Power Supply Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply

From parametric selection: Show

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Base Total: $650.59
Promo Discounts: -$10.00
Mail-in Rebates: -$20.00
Total: $620.59
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Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 6 points

I am following this build guide (seems like it's going to be awesome btw) but was curious as the parametric filter has combined the B450M PRO4 with the G.Skill Aegis RAM, neither of which are featured on their respective Summit Ridge QVLs.

I have read online about many people managing to get this combination to work despite this, with most managing 2933mhz after enabling the XMP - but I just wanted your opinion on this combination please and thank you manirelli.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/asrock-b450m-pro4-with-g-skill-aegis-3000-mhz-16-gb-2x8-compatibility.3416320/

I found this post online and it just helped me a lot! I bought this combination myself today, so now I'm curious to see how it works out.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Well I built my PC with this RAM and Mobo combo literally last night and had it boot to BIOS with no problem. The Mobo has set the RAM speed at 2133 by default but when I turned on XMP briefly it turned it up to 3000 right away. I switched it back off XMP for now and after installing Windows I am going to download and install the recommended 'AMD all in 1 with VGA driver ver:18.10.20_NHDA' from ASRock here: https://www.asrock.com/MB/AMD/B450M%20Pro4/index.asp#Download

After that I'll update the BIOS and try leaving XMP on with the 2933mhz speed as that seems to be what most people have found success with.

Also note I have installed the RAM in slots A2 and B2 as apparently A1 and B1 don't work with XMP or some bs.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah people say that XMP gets the ram to just below 3000mhz. I won't intsall the driver I'll just leave XMP on. It seems to be great value, low price RAM. Only thing is that the sticker is stupid lol

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, I didn't do the BIOS update or the weird AMD all in one patch but last night I got XMP on and set to 2933 and everything is working fine thus far. Haven't tested any games yet but will let ya know if I have any troubles when I do.

And yes lol, very good value RAM for rated up to 3000mhz. The sticker isn't so bad imo but I can see why lots of people don't like them. Hopefully they don't peel off over time but I bet they will.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

What would happen if you put a AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler - YD270XBGAFBOX?

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

So, you mentioned that you got all the parts delivered and boot up so are you facing any problems in this setup with this MOBO and RAM??. Just needed the confirmation that it will work without any problems in the future. Sorry but this is my first build and dont want anything to go wrong. Thank you jetblackpope.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Heya Jaydeep, yes that is correct! I've got it on my desk running perfectly right now with no issues for probably about a month or so now. Runs BFV, Apex, Battlefront2, Vermintide2 all at 70+ fps with no issues. I cap it at 73fps as I have a 75hz monitor.

As for the RAM/MOBO combo - obviously they are not on each other's QVLs but they are working fine for me. I've got the XMP enabled in the BIOS and the RAM is currently clocked at 2933mhz. Never had any sort of crash with this build yet either.

As for my build, I was using the Canadian version of this site so unless you're also in Canada I can't guarantee that we were looking at similar builds. You can see my build exactly as I have mine built currently here though: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/jetblackpope/saved/XBwRJx

Note the prices I've listed should be appearing in CAD.

Hope this helps!

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you soo much for your help, and I am also in Canada and I just ordered all the parts abut chose the Sapphire Nitro+ video card and am using the crucial p1 ssd. It's so good to have a confirmation that it doesn't have any problems and all is working thank you again for the help really appreciate it. And just one more thing what monitor are using with this build, i am looking for a 1080p with freesync but a budget one, so if you have any in mind please advise. Thanks again!

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I got a second hand LG 24MP68VQ-P 24" on Kijiji. It's 75hz & supports freesync via HDMI. Works great for gaming but when doing stuff on the desktop it kind of shows blues/oranges with some weird vertical lines so I can't recommend it because of that. That said I guess if you find one for a decent price I would say what the hell and go for it.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you again!.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I just finished this exact build today, and I ran into BSOD problems right from the get-go. Turns out I needed to enable XMP on the mobo. Turned that on and boom! Haven't had a BSOD in hours (and I was getting them within minutes of booting up. Sometimes wouldn't even make it to Windows).

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I also finished this pc today and it works perfectly fine with no errors.

  • 7 months ago
  • 5 points

I am building this pc and was wondering what would be the best budget 1080p monitor to run with this system?.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

did ya find one if so tell plz

  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

Find what?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

A monitor for this build

  • 6 months ago
  • 4 points

Warning! 1 additional SAS 6 Gb/s compatible port is needed. Warning! Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard and Seagate - Constellation ES.2 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive are not compatible.

  • 6 months ago
  • 4 points

Warnings the site gave me.

  • 8 months ago
  • 3 points

Looking to do a $800 build similar to this for my first pc but am almost hesitant to do so with the new AMD Navi coming out this July and and drop in price of Ryzen 7 possible. Would kick myself if I could do a beast sub $1000 build with the newer stuff or just go with a 580 and Ryzen 5 for now.

  • 8 months ago
  • 16 points

There's always going to be something newer or better on the horizon. If you let that stop you from pulling the trigger, you'll never jump in and will miss out.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

The new mid range stuff isn't going to be priced as cheap as the mid range AMD gear available now. If they introduce the 3600 and a mid range Navi at the same price point as what's on this build list they're pretty much making a bunch of unsold stock worthless. Sure, the current mid range stuff may get a little cheaper once the new gear is out, but it'll probably be around the same price you can find them on sale now. I'm going to build this rig and if it has any sign of aging in 2020 I'm going to upgrade with the best AMD CPU & GPU I can afford at that time. That's the beauty of the AM4 socket.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

im waiting for the r5 3600 and navi, its only a couple of months

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

A 1700 vs a 2700 is only a 10% performance difference, the 2700 has a better memory controller and can support 3000 Mhz ram and above, 1st gen Ryzen supports 2666mhz at most. But I got my 1700 in March 2019 for 143 Dollars vs 289 at the time. My games run fine with an OC to 3.7. I could push it to 3.8 at with the stock cooler but I am not going to risk it. Anyway 8cores 16threads is going to be good no matter what gen Ryzen you pick. As far as GPU goes I would recommend the Rx 590 or the 1660ti because they both kill 1080p but the 80 dollar difference between the two makes the 590 better price to performance. An Alternative would be getting a used 580 for 100 bux then sell it when NAVI comes out. But Pull the trigger my dude.

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

Dumb question. When you buy this build does it come with widows or do you have to buy separately?

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

You will need to buy it separately.

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

I know that this is not in the streaming section but could it handle some 720p streaming with mic, gameplay, and maybe webcam? probably no overlays or anything. the game would be something simple, like fortnite or realm royale. (maybe minecraft)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I assume anything in the gaming section is automatically good enough for any streaming honestly.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for these awesome guides. I'm planning on building this exact build (down to the part). Complete noob question for a first-timer: I noticed the motherboard doesn't have wifi capability. What is the best way to enable wifi for this build and what additional parts would I need? Thanks so much.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I think a PCI card would be best, but I'm a noob at this aswell. You should google it, there must be a lot of information on it.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you ever find out? I’m a noob as well, and really want to use my console controller to play

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I know this question is a bit old, but here is a link to what seems to be the best pci-e WiFi adapter: ASUS PCE-AC56 PCI Wireless Express Adapter https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JNA337K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_OD88CbFC11VYE

Reviews on other adapters didn't look good.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm still pretty new to building computers, so go easy on me... I was going to go with the streaming build that was around $1k, but I decided this one fits my budget a little bit better. If I wanted to upgrade to more of a streaming pc in the future, what would I have to do in order for this build to handle that?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

i was looking around the same as you but the 'great AMD build' in build guides gives you a pretty good idea, but if you want to save money on that i wouldn't go with the RTX 2060 and just go with the 1660 ti instead. But I'm having a dilemma in choosing between this one and the other too...

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

For the Internal Hard Drive, it has decent reviews on this website, yet when I follow the amazon link, it has a rating of 2.7, and many of the reviews seem to receive damaged drives or they fail after 6 months. Has anyone had any problems with this drive yet?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I'm assuming that's because the people are buying the device from Amazon, not the actual developer's website or similar, such as Newegg. I have bought products from Amazon that have terrible reviews on Amazon, but stellar reviews elsewhere.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Are the shopping websites displayed here legit??. Sorry but i am new in this. Thanks

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Can anyone recommend to me a wifi card for this build, please? Or should I strictly use an Ethernet cable?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Ethernet would be much faster, and if you cant get an ethernet to reach your pc look into powerline adapter. They basically send everything through the wiring of your house and then it plugs into any outlet that you can then put an ethernet through to your pc. If I didnt explain very well just look it up there will be much better explanations. If you really want fast connections do not go with Wi-Fi.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I've had my eye on this build for awhile. I am very new to pc gaming, and I know very little about how to build one, so forgive me for my ignorance. I wanted to know if most youtube tutorials on building gaming pcs would prove useful in assembling this particular build. Thank you.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, YouTube tutorials are very, very useful for PC building. Here is a very useful one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZaFqY8UF6I

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

See bitwits, linus tech tips, austin evans videos on youtube for pc building and always consult the manuals while building. It is mostly the same process as shown in the videos with just a little pin placement difference.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd recommend moving the HDD filter up to 3TB: I'm seeing a 2TB Hitachi 2K2000 HDD for $46.89 while a 3TB Hitachi 2K3000 HDD is $48.49 (shipping is also $2.50 more for a total of ~10% more for 50% more space). Cost per TB tends to level off after 3TB, making anything more a judgement call beyond the scope of a parametric filter.

The case is out of stock, thus showing an artificially low (beyond the traditional lack of an OS) price.

And as always, check for similar parts to each item: about a month after this was posted, Microcenter slashed the price on first gen Ryzens. I'm sure there are great places to put the savings from an ~$80 6 core Ryzen...

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

this is a hot build

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Quick question, what are the limits of what this build can run and what are possible aesthetic changes to the build, such as led fans or memory sticks.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Well aesthetics are up to the builder, and you can probably look at what a build like this could run on youtube, look up something along the lines of r5 2600 + rx580 test

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there anything I could do to lower the price yet not decrease gaming performance too much, maybe decrease the price to somewhere around £500 ($650).

  • 9 months ago
  • 3 points

you could find a cheaper Power supply, and maybe slightly cheaper ram and maybe a cheaper mother board. Though I wouldn’t recommend even looking if anything it wont be that much cheaper total, unless something is on sale somewhere, and you'd get lower quality parts that could fail making you spend even more... after mail in rebates they are decent prices anyway.

If your looking to cut costs consider getting a 1TB HDD and a 250 GB SSD instead of a 2TB and a 500GB. Yes less space but it wont affect performance and with a 250GB SSD you can still can put one or 2 of your favorite games on it. Then when you have more money to spend you can upgrade it. You can also even go lower and get a 1TB HDD and a 120GB SSD. the SSD would only be for the OS and you core programs though there wont be room for games

Also try looking at slickdeals.com people post sales there all the time. may be able to find some stuff here or an equivalent for cheaper.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! That really helped. :)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

if you really need to save money you can get just one stick of 8 GB ram but that's only if it's an absolute must

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

You could also scrap the HDD altogether... and just make do with 500GB SSD, then add one when you have more money. granted you'll prob only be able to put like 4 or 5 modern games but still, performance will be constant.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Less ram, different processor, but if you decrease the price you will always loose performance

  • 8 months ago
  • 0 points

8gb instead of 16gb ram

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

what monitor would you pair with this build?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd say 1080 @ 144hz or you could go 1440 @ 144hz, with a fast response time. but I'd avoid 4k monitors right now. Since this build wont game in 4k to well and they will be super expensive if you go for a 4k @ 144hz monitor. and one with AMD freesync. you honestly could do fine with a 1080 @ 60hz too if you don't want to play anything over 60 FPS (even older games) though not sure if 60hz monitors have freesync

I went with this one and works well for me. (24" 1080 @ 144hz and Curved) i had to change some of the color settings i didnt like the presets. You can find others on sale for cheaper it just may not be curved.

https://www.amazon.com/Sceptre-C248B-144R-24-Inch-FreeSyncTM-DisplayPort/dp/B07GG8RVXP/ref=sr_1_4?crid=2KYOOH594OH6W&keywords=sceptre+monitor&qid=1551293594&s=gateway&sprefix=Sceptre+%2Caps%2C141&sr=8-4

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of frames can this achieve? And how easily upgradeable is it?

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Google 2600 + 580 testing videos and you will see that it is going to get 60+ FPS at 1080 on all AAA games out currently including BFV which is the most intensive game going around these days as far as I am aware.

I believe it will be easy to upgrade as all new AMD CPUs are going to use the AM4 socket til 2020 and the only thing stopping you in that department and otherwise is power or size limitations that can always be upgraded to allow upgrades in the other areas.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, thanks. I'm currently trying to decide between these two PCs, and I don't know which one is the better option. Could someone tell me? https://www.wepc.com/builds/best-gaming-pc-under-700/

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

According to Userbenchmark.com, the i5 in the build you've linked from wepc.com very slightly outclasses the Ryzen 2600. However, I am unsure if Intel provides the same pathway for upgrading if you go down their CPU/mobo route. The difference is probably unnoticeable.

Otherwise the build is pretty much identical except the one here on Partpicker has a better power supply as it rated for 'Gold' efficiency, which means it wastes less power and will therefore produce less heat vs the 'Bronze' rated PSU on wepc.com

Also to note is that the RAM on Partpicker is rated at 3000mhz vs 2400mhz on wepc.com, but that is irrelevant pretty much unless you're planning on enabling the XMP on the motherboard to overclock the ram.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

tldr I'd personally go with the build on PC part picker, generally higher quality or newer components than the wepc.com one you've linked.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Alright, thanks guys. I think I'll go with the one right here. One last question though. Does this motherboard support overclocks? I know the CPU does, but i don't know about the motherboard.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

What is XMP?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

XMP is the settings on the BIOS that allow you to easily overclock the RAM. So the RAM may be advertised as 3000mhz speed RAM, but when you plug it in it may only run at a lower speed initially until you go into the BIOS and change the XMP setting.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

i am new to pc building do you recommend these one for me , and what are the main things the you must keep in eye on when building is at RAMs CPU GPU , and any Suggestions on the CPU cooler ?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Unless your over locking you won't need an additional CPU cooler. The stock ryzen coolers are quite good at stock speeds. If your gaming gpu will usually be what your most worried about (the Rx 580 is a great deal right now). As far as ram the standard for game right now is 8gb so getting 16gb is going to be your best bet to be future proof and have some multitasking ability.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

how many fan headers are on the mother board and was there any updates for the motherboard to accept the ryzen cpu?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

It has 5 fan headers (including the CPU fan header I think): http://pctechreviews.com.au/wp-content/gallery/motherboards_asrock_b450m_pro4/asrock-B450M-pro4016-fans.jpg

It accepts the 2600 perfectly, according to the Asrock B450M Pro4 QVL: https://www.asrock.com/MB/AMD/B450M%20Pro4/index.asp#CPU

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking at this build but I’m very hesitant because I’m extremely new to the pc world and don’t know what to expect. Also, I obviously don’t want to spend too much and this is getting up there in price for me. I just want to be able to play rainbow six siege at around 100 FPS or so.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is a video of a guy getting 100+ FPS (seems to be around 150 most of the time) in Siege with the RX 580 + Ryzen 5 2600: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvrI2Lev6AA

This build may be 'modest' in parts and price range but really it is a beast when it comes to tackling today's AAA, so it dominates Siege which is now over 3 years old.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello I'm almost done building this unit (first build ever), my concern is the ventilation, is the one case fan enough for cooling? should I get more fans for the front/top of the unit?

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

In my experience, if you're not overclocking, the one fan at the back will probably be fine. However, if you've bought the Thermaltake Tempered Glass case I'd consider at least one fan at the front to pull in some air as this case doesn't have the side CPU fan tunnel which I am more accustomed to seeing.

I have been building this rig following the parts on the .ca version of this website and I have bought 3 extra case fans just because it should ensure a longer life for the parts inside my desktop. I will be using a 14mm fan on the top slot to exhaust hot air while putting the other two 14mm fans I bought to draw in cool air from down low at the front of the case.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

It seems like the B450 AORUS motherboard is out of stock at this moment, can I use a GA-AB350M with an AMD B350 chipset instead? https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813145002&ignorebbr=1

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

you can but I would do a b450 for the ryzen raven bridge support and overclocking

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

The rx580 is an awesome GPU, I Made this build with the 1660ti, and it’s so much more expensive for about 20FPS at the most difference.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Could Ark Survival Evolved be on full graphics with this setup?

  • 8 months ago
  • 0 points

not on full. you might be able to play medium-low

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a budget slightly higher than this build requires (just under $900), does anyone have suggestions for better parts to include?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Throw in a 1660Ti and call it

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I'm not looking to buy a PC really just for gaming. I am a photographer and videographer, and I stream via Twitch on console. Would this sort of build be good enough to run hefty programs like Lightroom and Photoshop together? Aswell as stream via capture card? Thank you.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, but you might want a capture card

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a quick question, would the PRIME B450M-A/CSM motherboard (shown in the parametric filter) support the Ripjaws V F4-3000C16D-16GVRB ddr4 memory (also shown in the parametric filter) at its advertised 3000 MHz clock speed? If not could I overclock the ram to 3000 MHz?

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, thank you for the help.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

im planning on doing an amd build like this for my first pc. I am looking at the msi rx 580 though, it has better reviews and runs cooler than the xfx. although i see that the xfx has better performance and is cheaper. the msi one is about 30 dollars more. i havent had any luck finding ram as cheap as you. 100$ for corsair 3,000mhz 16gb is the best ive found that still seems to be quality ram. mine totals out at $770 without the terabyte hard drive. I still need an operating system. whats the cheapest way to get windows ten? i already have a laptop with windows 10 installed.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Microsoft offers the Windows 10 Disc Image.

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

First PC, friend recommended this site to me, and I was curious as to what this PC is capable of. I am mostly buying the PC to play Rainbow Six Siege and would like to play with an FPS of 100-120+. I have a very basic understanding of specs, and was just wondering if this PC is able to pull that off.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, at low-medium

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, i'm kinda to PC building and i'm just looking for a gaming computer to just play games like rocket league, rainbow 6, csgo etc. Could someone just confirm if this PC can handle it without any issues

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

yes

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

How would this handle streaming fortnite/league of legends/apex on twitch?

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Newb here. Does this build come with Windows installed? Also is there a video on how to put this specific build together?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

No, and no, but many PC Build Videos exists for similar builds

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

How would you install windows on this build?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello -

Recently put together this build (with exception to the case, SSD and hard drive). Used the three other pieces I had from my Cyberpower pre-built that I had beforehand and loving it!

Had a few questions for those that are more tech savvy than I - - When I game the cpu temps hover around 60-70 degrees and even reaches 75 degrees at times. Is this too hot? I've read that its not, but being new to pc's i wanted to make sure.

Thanks

  • 8 months ago
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That's normal

  • 8 months ago
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So I did a similar build and was curious, would you be able to get away with using an EVGA 450 80+ power supply since the wattage consumption is around 300?

  • 8 months ago
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Assuming it has the correct amount of power cables, you could. It will put you closer to the wattage max if you OC/overvolt though.

  • 8 months ago
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Ok I just wanted to make sure I didn't mess up my build: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/KGzYcf

  • 8 months ago
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The case in this build has a code/part number that is CA-1J4-00S1WN-01 but the only ones that are available in New Zealand have the code CA-1J4-00S1WN-00. Is there any difference between these 2 models or is it simply a regional thing?

  • 8 months ago
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the 00 has acrylic instead of tempered glass

  • 8 months ago
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Im completly new to the PC world. Would this built be able to Play games like halo , Apex etc at decent Frames? andis this recomendable?

  • 8 months ago
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yes

  • 8 months ago
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I'm just curious if there are any recommendations for fan splitters/case fans. I'd like to add a few intake fans and the board only has 1 non CPU fan header. I'm not entirely sure what the fan header's max draw is so I don't really know how many I can add without using a controller or the PSU.

  • 8 months ago
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Thanks for the suggestion! So from what I gather, this is going to allow the motherboard to control all fans connected to it at once, just at a single speed?

I'd really like to max the fan capacity of the case. I actually went with the RTX 2060 so I expect a bit more heat production. Three 120s at the front, one 140mm at the top and I'm fine with using the stock fan at the back. Is that single fan header going to be able to support the power draw from 5 fans?

Edit: Just saw that it has a sata connection. I'm assuming this helps with power needs.

And lastly, just out of curiosity, is there something similar to this for possibly going with RGB on the fans?

  • 8 months ago
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Anyone have an estimation on how well this could run Destiny 2 and CS:GO? Obviously it's gonna dominate CS, more curious about Destiny.

  • 8 months ago
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This PC wont be going out of date or become "too old" in the near future right?, as these components have been out for a while. I'm currently saving up money from my part time job and i have calculated it will take roughly four- five months to get the funds needed. Is it worth buying newer more "up to date" PC or is this one still pretty current for today's games?

  • 6 months ago
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If you want it to be more future proof, wait for Ryzen 3000 and Navi. Coming sometime this summer, I think. I might be wrong about that.

  • 8 months ago
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It may be a silly question, but why do these builds not include OS?

  • 8 months ago
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You can usually get the OS cheaper somewhere else and maybe you don't want that type of OS

  • 8 months ago
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On a scale of 1/10, how good is this for gaming?

  • 8 months ago
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Price to performance 10/10 now. For me 1080p everything smooth.

  • 8 months ago
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Wait, where's the cooler? I don't see a CPU cooler with it. What are you using as a cooler?

  • 8 months ago
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If I'm not mistaken, this CPU comes with a stock cooler you can use if you're not trying to do any overclocking. Someone chime in if this is wrong.

  • 8 months ago
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That's right. I just noticed, thanks. I wouldn't be overclocking anyways.

  • 8 months ago
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can anyone help me with the system cooling setup, im a little lost...

  • 8 months ago
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I'm new to building PCs so I was wondering if you need thermal paste for this build?

  • 8 months ago
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No. This cpu comes with everything you need.

  • 7 months ago
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No the thermal paste is already applied to the stock CPU cooler.

  • 7 months ago
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I am looking to do a similar build to the one described (~800$). I have always wandered the way MoBo are defined in these build guides. Even for the most expensive build (~2000$) pc part picker sets a parametric filter dependant on price. I understand that in case of having extra money it is usually better to invest it in other components (such as GPU or CPU) but doesn’t the MoBo deserve some extra thought? Thank you for your comments!

  • 6 months ago
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If you're planning on overclocking, yes.

  • 7 months ago
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I built my first pc with this part list. Thanks for putting it together! I am new to the world assembling your own computer, if I can do it anyway can.

  • 7 months ago
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Does anyone know how high of fps this build would get me on Rainbow Six Siege and CS:GO using the best settings possible? Or can anyone recommend me a pc build that would be really good for those games? This would be my first pc and I just wanna make sure im getting the best for my budget.

  • 7 months ago
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I am playing wildlands, DMC 5, division 2 on 1080p ultra and it easily hits 60 fps. So yeah it is one of the best builds if you are looking for high frames in 1080p.

  • 7 months ago
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This could run a VR headset, right?

  • 7 months ago
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Yes

  • 7 months ago
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I want a different case but how much will it matter if I change it?

  • 7 months ago
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It wont matter but just make sure that the case supports the mobo config i.e microATX.

  • 7 months ago
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Hi I had a question about this build. I am a beginner but have been doing my research.. I was curious if switching the mobo to a MSI-B450m Gaming Plus Micro ATX is OK. I won't run into any issues? Also I switched me case to a NZXT-H500 ATX mid tower. Let me know your thoughts on these changes please. Also one more question, is it necessary to add an internal hard drive as well as an SSD, or can I get away with just an SSD?

  • 7 months ago
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My advice would be to research about your MOBO choice because i have read some bad things about it. And also it is much better to have a ssd even if its 128GB in 2019 so you can have all your main games/ softwares in the ssd and won't have to worry about performance. I have the same build and i opted for a 500GB crucial ssd and a 1TB HDD. I mostly plat wildlands, division 2 and the loading times are in seconds literally 1-5 seconds for a game which is 50+ GB size. It wont hurt to get and ssd instead of just and HDD.

  • 7 months ago
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I am new to PC building and I am wondering if it would be possible to swap out the Radeon RX 580 for a GeForce GTX 970. Also, I am also wondering if it would be possible to run an HTC Vive after swapping the GPU.

  • 7 months ago
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I'm looking to build this with at least a GeForce 1080 for a video card. Would a build like this be suitable for VR?

  • 7 months ago
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Yes

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi there, I am extremely new to building a PC so I would really appreciate the help from this community. I will be purchasing only the items mentioned on the list. So my question is; are there any other obvious components I would need to purchase that is not mentioned on the list? (sound card, NIC card etc). .

Sorry again, I'm really really new to this and I'm hoping to learn from you guys!

Edit: I think a sound card is integrated into the motherboard

  • 7 months ago
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A pcie wifi/bluetooth card wont hurt if you dont want to connect through ethernet cable. And also in future also see if you can but some cooler fans for the case.

  • 7 months ago
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Hi, also entirely new to PC building! I know cooling units are pretty much necessary, but for this build would I NEED to buy more fans, or does the case's fan work for now? In the future I'll definitely be buying more components but for now I only want to buy what I absolutely need.

  • 6 months ago
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I also skipped on the cooling fans other than the case ones and the cpu fan and I noticed that when on heavy load the case does get hot but the actual temperature of the CPU and the GPU is under the max (around 70 degrees), so I would definitely recommend extra cooling units and it will help the whole system stay cool.

  • 7 months ago
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Hi, can anybody tell me how well this setup will run Fortnite/ Apex Legends? Thanks in advance.

  • 7 months ago
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I have the exact same build and i play Apex at 1080p max settings and hitting around 60 fps easily.

  • 5 months ago
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and fortnite would probably be higher

  • 7 months ago
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Hi would this pc build manage over 144 fps on fortnite? I'm looking to move from ps4 to pc fortnite, won't be streaming. Thanks.

  • 7 months ago
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It can but have to tweak the settings a little.

  • 7 months ago
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The case is not in stock anywhere. Do you guys know any other cases that could work with this build

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Most cases its size or larger should work just fine

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Try any case that has support for microATX and also see the dimensions for a video card mentioned inside the case details.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I am having trouble finding the power supply listed in this build from my location. Does anyone have a suggestion of a different power supply of similar quality that could instead be used...? Thanks in advance.

  • 7 months ago
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  • 7 months ago
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  • 6 months ago
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Faster RAM. Ryzen really benefits from it.

  • 7 months ago
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I'm completely new to building computers, and I've been looking for parts to build my own computer. Ultimately, I decided to use this build, but I was hoping to get some advice (sorry if I'm sounding dumb here). I've been a console player my whole life and I was hoping to convert to PC, and the main games I will be playing are games like Rainbow SIx Siege, Sea of Thieves, Apex Legends, etc. Basically, I play shooters, and especially because of my interest in R6, I was wondering if this would be a good PC for a game like that. I'd mainly be playing video games, as well as watching YouTube and Twitch. Any recommendations to change parts? Does this build need a CPU cooler? I have a budget of $900, and I'd be glad to take input from people with years of experience as to what keyboard/mouse/monitor to buy as well as software.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

The cooler included with the 2600 is fine, but for overclocking then you should get something better. The keyboard and mouse really come down to personal preference, but the monitor should be Freesync and have over 60 hz refresh rate, depending on what settings you are playing on.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Would this be able to run errands while I sleep while I should be doing something productive?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, it can walk your dog or go shopping. I have tested it myself and get food FPS on those.

  • 6 months ago
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Hello! I'm new to PC building, and will be following this guide, but I was wondering, will a RX 590 be ok with the rest of these components? where I live, its hardly anymore expensive to get a 590 compared to a 580. If so, would case fans alone be enough or would I need extra cooling? Thanks.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

A fantastic build but try to change the motherboard to ATX in case of upgrading the RAM in the future

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

The filter specifically ensures a minimum of 4 DIMM slots.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for these guides. Question from a first-timer: Would it be possible to fit this build in a Cooler Master - MasterBox Q300L case?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Does rock 240 FPS

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

What FPS can this run at in shooter games, like fortnite?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I followed this build guide when is had the Team MS30 512 gb m.2 ssd on it. The m.2 lights up when I turn on the computer but it isn't being detected by the motherboard. I checked the ASRock website to see if the B450M supports this drive but it doesn't. Is there anything I can do to get it to detect the drive?

  • 6 months ago
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The solution to my problem was that the M.2 Ultra port was only for NVMe/PCI drives. For anyone looking at this comment in the future there should be another port that looks similar but is not labeled the same under where the gpu should be.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Im quite new to learning computers and thought this would be a good first build with a friend who is experienced. but i wanted to know if this build is upgradable.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want for this build to be more future proof (upgradable) then spend a little bit more to get a better b450 motherboard or even the one of X series.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I will buy this

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

You will buy this

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

DO NOT build this pc. The gpu and the motherboard are completely incompatible. The as rock rx 580 does not have a notch which is necessary for it to fit into the b450m ds3h. I followed this build because this website said there were no compatibility issues, only to realize this when I was putting my gpu in at the end of the build. I am extremely upset and angry and urge u not to make this mistake

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

This is incorrect information. Please make a post on the troubleshooting forum.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I’m a complete noob when it comes to pcs and I have a few questions, here we go, 1) does the cpu come with a fan 2) is everything needed to build the computer in this bundle or do I have to buy extra components. Thanks

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

By fan I think you mean a heatsink, and yes it does. You also need a screwdriver, maybe some cable ties for cable management, and an OS.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Would i be able to run Total war: Three Kingdoms on this build??

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I am thinking of making a new pc. I was wondering if the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 and the RX570 bottleneck?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

The 2600 and 570 should run fine together.

  • 5 months ago
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Ok, just a quick question. So i am following this build and i want to buy a the same amd ryzen 5 2600 cpu, but slightly better - a AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor. It shows that there would be no compactability issues, but i just wanna be safe. Can i expect slight perfomance increase ? Will i have any issues ? Has anyone tried it ? Thanks for opinions and advices.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

You could just overclock the regular 2600 and achieve the same performance as the 2600X. The only difference is that the 2600X comes factory overclocked.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Would anyone who has this exact build be kind enough to show me pictures of it? This is my first time building a PC and I’m struggling a little bit.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

What are you struggling with?

You can see other completed builds on the site with some of these parts if you search for them at the top. Usually, if you go to a product page on this site, at the bottom there is a small button that can show you completed builds using the part you are looking at.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I found a better PSU at PB tech for $5 less it is a cooler master PSU and is the exact same except it is fully modular. I do not know why they don't advertise that price on here as PB tech is an advertised store.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Can I stream with this? I want to start streaming but I don’t know what to start with? Can someone please help. Thanks

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't see a reason why not.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much will build as soon as I get the money

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Look at my build if you want a more future friendly build that costs the same.

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

There aren't any public completed builds in your profile.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/TrXZ6s cheaper and im my opinion better

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

No way you are saying a 2200g with a 4gb 570 is better than a 2600 with a 8gb 580???

Also, you are listing something from Australia and excluding the monitor you have a 800$ build, whereas the above one (which IS better) is only 550 where I am at.

Prices and retailers would be different for everyone here so no point in posting this here.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

in my opinion, cheaper and can run most games what 80 fps with max 1080p

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey can someone explain why there are these issues being flagged and how to deal with them planning on building this as my first and is making me nervous

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

What issues?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I built this with pretty much the exact same components apart from the tower and I bought a seagate 2tb HDD. But it turned out great, it's handled anything I've thrown at it so far so I'd recommend this build

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Starting point for Tobias

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

My son and I are planning to use this for our first-ever attempt at building a computer.

Question though: when I attempt to edit this build and then add an optical drive, none are listed. Does this mean we cannot fit one?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

You will need to change the case. Modern trends have removed slots for optical drives from cases.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

If you only use DVDs occasionally, like to install a game or rip some music, you could also get an external USB DVD drive. The price difference of a larger case + an internal optical drive is about the same as the price of an external drive. If you're using this computer as a media center or you're playing older games that require the CD to run an internal drive is worthwhile, but otherwise just get an external.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

which parts can i change out to make a streaming pc but still keep it at a reasonable price

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

"Streaming" is a very vague definition of what you want to do for people on here to give you a concrete answer that will be helpful.

That being said - you can stream with this PC no problem.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I was wondering what would happen if you put a AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler - YD270XBGAFBOX in this build?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

You might see some increased productivity vs the 2600, but also might have higher temps which is normal with a faster CPU, but I see now issues replacing it. But if you are looking to overclock, might be a good idea to look for a MB with better VRMs.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

This is my first pc build, and I got everything based off the list, but I was wondering where do I put the hard drive? I was able to put up the SSD without an issue, but I cant seem to fit the hard drive by the SSD? Any advice? Thank you!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

You should have a look at the case manual from the manufacturer, that should give you the exact answer you are looking for.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

What case fans would you guys recommend for the https://pcpartpicker.com/product/dgndnQ/thermaltake-versa-h18-tempered-glass-microatx-mini-tower-case-ca-1j4-00s1wn-01. I’m on a budget just letting you guys know.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

When picking up a good case fan, don't look at the brand name and more towards the design of the fan and whether it will actually have a nice static pressure - check what case fans you have available to purchase near you and do some research on your top 2-3 picks.

  • 5 months ago
  • -1 points

Hi lol

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi.

lol

  • 5 months ago
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Hi lol

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  • 9 months ago
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There are zero removed comments at this time. New iterations archive the old comments to the previous revisions which you can find on the left.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

This aged poorly

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're looking at the Ryzen 5 2600, yes the thermal paste comes pre-applied to the the Heatsink (cooler thingy).

Source: I just bought one last Friday.

  • 8 months ago
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To my knownlaoge, no. I recommend getting thermal paste on Amazon because it's better quality.

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  • 8 months ago
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Get a GTX 1660ti or even an RTX 2060

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  • 4 months ago
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Please make your own post in the part list opinions wanted forum.

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  • 8 months ago
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Please make your own post on the part list opinions wanted forum.

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  • 6 months ago
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