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Gaming Tower Build

Hi guys, I’m building this gaming tower for a friend of my parents. Since I have no knowledge of the current tech situation between amd and nvidia / amd and intel, I took a popular build on pcpartpicker and modified it, so I’m really not sure of myself on this one lol. I live in Canada but I have the option of crossing the border to buy my part this is what I came up with. What do you think ?

PCPartPicker Part List

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There is absolutely nothing in that board… Also, I don’t know if you have noticed, but the sata SSD is almost the same price as the NVMe and much slower… Maybe think of something cheaper that will allow you to bump the motherboard budget a bit and get better overal value?

Oh no, get a better PSU… Definitely get a better PSU. That Antec is not even bronze. I know certification doesn’t equal quality, but god damn… At least bronze…

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What’s their planned use case?? Pretty spec’d out for scrolling Facebook and sharing cat videos.

I’m with @psycho_666 though, look at the storage situation, and at least a bronze rated power supply.

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You should have faster RAM. Infinity Fabric (connects CPU modules known as CCXs) is affected by RAM speed.

The Ryzen 2 CPUs are a good deal faster than the previous model. The CPU will can last a long time (5+ years).

The next jump up in price will be a GTX 1660Ti, or a VEGA 56. That will be about $100 more.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($253.25 @ Vuugo)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($219.00 @ Amazon Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($88.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($130.62 @ shopRBC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 590 8 GB GAMING 8G Video Card ($248.75 @ Vuugo)
Case: Corsair SPEC-05 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: SeaSonic EVO Edition 620 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.31 @ Vuugo)
Total: $1069.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-05 16:46 EST-0500


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($253.25 @ Vuugo)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($219.00 @ Amazon Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($88.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($130.62 @ shopRBC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX VEGA 56 8 GB Video Card ($329.00 @ Canada Computers)
Case: Corsair SPEC-05 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: SeaSonic EVO Edition 620 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.31 @ Vuugo)
Total: $1150.16
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-05 16:55 EST-0500

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Seriously, this garbage? The case is bad by every definition…
Also, ADATA 8200 Pro and 1TB HDD will give you more bulk storage and won’t matter in gaming and will be similar price… I go NVMe + HDD or SSD… Not a single large NVMe…

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I am a fan of Antec PSU’s, the quality of the 380 watt unit I bought was great, it’s been drop dead reliable even with a GTX 1060 DVD drive 2 hd’s and an SSD.
I forget the name of the 550 watt unit in mine but if I wiggle the power cord I get a reboot, not so with the Antec, only downside is just a 6 pin GPU power plug on mine, you want to make sure you have enough GPU power plugs for whatever GPU you may put in.
The 550 watt unit I complain about did have the 2 8-pin GPU power plugs needed for my GTX 770

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I just picked the closest case to his original (in name), at the cheapest cost.

I could always add a 1 TB HDD… that is what I run: 1TB NVMe, 1 TB HDD. $130 for 1TB… that is damn low.

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thank you all for the great recommendation I will update the build with them and post it back here :slight_smile:

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PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $168.87 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $159.99 @ Memory Express
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $130.62 @ shopRBC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $55.50 @ Vuugo
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 5700 8 GB MECH OC Video Card $479.99 @ Memory Express
Case Corsair SPEC-04 ATX Mid Tower Case $54.99 @ Canada Computers
Power Supply SeaSonic EVO Edition 620 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $73.92 @ Vuugo
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1243.87
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1213.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-07 01:47 EST-0500
Here is my updated part list, this I find to be a much more solid build even if I make less margin. What do you guys think? Any way to scrape some money?

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so for some reason I can’t link to stuff, really sucks I posted what I could, it killed my mise en page -_-

The RX 5700 is not cheap. If the person is not trying to run a high refresh (100Hz+) 2560x1440p monitor… you can get away with a Vega 56 for a good deal of savings. I have a Vega 56 driving high refresh 2560x1440 display, it does okay. A RX 580 is plenty for 1080p (high refresh).

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($168.87 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: ASRock B450 Steel Legend ATX AM4 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($88.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($130.62 @ shopRBC)
Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.50 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX VEGA 56 8 GB Video Card ($329.00 @ Canada Computers)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.50 @ Vuugo)
Power Supply: SeaSonic EVO Edition 620 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($73.92 @ Vuugo)
Case Fan: Corsair CO-8950007 67.43 CFM 140 mm Fan ($4.99 @ Corsair)
Case Fan: Corsair CO-8950007 67.43 CFM 140 mm Fan ($4.99 @ Corsair)
Total: $1075.37
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-07 02:15 EST-0500

The fans are for the front intake. Don’t forget cooling.

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@stconquest i like your particular builds.
I don’t really think that i have anything to add to it.
Yes it would be nice if OP has the room to fit a RX5700 and a 3600 cpu in the build.
That to me would be one of the nicest bang for buck gaming setups.

The Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite is a decent choice really.
And would be a really good combo with the 3600 / (X).

Haven’t read everything so far but @stconquest made a solid parts list.

Couple minor things:

  • Take a look at bigger HDDs or try to get away with less storage and go SATA SSD for that. 1TB spinning rust for over 50,- bucks (even those fake dollars :stuck_out_tongue: ) doesn’t seem to be good value.

  • While the 2600 is a perfectly fine CPU, the 3600 is a big jump in performance, especially when it comes to how snappy the rig feels. (Also: Better memory compatibility.)

  • If you can get a Sapphire Pulse Vega 56 for around the same price or just a couple bucks more, go with that one. Sapphire just knows how to build AMD cards, better than anyone else in my opinion.

All of that is just personal preference of course.

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For a 3600 he could eventually shave a few bucks off,
going with the Asus X570-P motherboard.
It’s a pretty basic board, but has all the base features you would basically need.
And the vrm actaully doesn’t suck for a X570 entry level board,
that costs less then $180,- in the US.

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A 3600 at stock clocks should work just fine on any half decent B450 board.
The price difference between the ASRock Steel Legend and the Asus X570-P is 60,- bucks on Newegg Canada. 145,- vs 205,-

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Suggest to get an MSI B450 Mortar (black or Titanium variant if you want a white mobo). It has nice capacitor and stuff. Useful if you want to overclock a bit. Its a solid and good b450 motherboard.

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I really liked the style of that motherboard is there any good reason I can’t use this one, is it bad? I looked at the reviews and there was a lot of happy people… Thanks a lot for the list I stayed away from the VEGA 56 so far because I was scared of compatibility issue, it seems to be 100% of the concern about this card in 1 star review, seems to have driver/windows 10 issues I don’t know what specifically :<(.

I don’t think you need to try and push the 2600 CPU… not for 100-300 MHz. The VRM (voltage regulator module) on the AsRock motherboard will be fine.

I have been using the Vega 56 on Windows 10 since July. I have had no issues with it. Are the comments old perhaps?

here is the final build list ya’ll, I will ask the guy if he wants to upgrade the NVME to 1tb for 50$ more but this looks good enough to play fortnite lmao.

PCPartPicker Part List

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pssst, this one. :wink: