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Posted · Original PosterOP

I am new to pc building so I need advice for later on, and I need to know exactly what faults are in my choosing so I don't do something improper, or something that will just limit me.

 

So, let's say I have about $500 dollars to spend on pc upgrades, and I wanted a different case so I could fit it in the cubby of my desk, therefore allowing me to have more space in my room for other stuff. I would plan on doing some gaming, and some work. I wouldn't overclock anything since I have no reason to in my eyes. Really, nothing TOO crazy. Just something that'll get me medium settings in 1080p at the minimum if I am honest.

 

So, I came up with something priced at $490.66 total (at the time of making this post). Tell me how you all think of it and if there is something dumb that I did, lemme know. Oh, and, the situation is hypothetical, so, it I did do something dumb, don't worry, I haven't spent a penny on anything. Plus, for reference, I currently have a Dell Precision T5500 with a RX580 put into there, with it running on 6 GB RAM.

 

CPU: Ryzen 5 1600

 

Cooler: Corsair H80i

 

Motherboard: ASRock A320M-ITX

 

RAM: 16 GB G.Skill Aegis at 2800 MHz

 

GPU: I currently run a RX580, I don't see a reason to upgrade this.

 

Case: Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX

 

PSU: 550 watt Corsair CX, 80+ Bronze Certified

 

Again, just wanna have your input on this, so I don't make mistakes in the future.

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Don't buy aftermarket cooler, get better motherboard instead.


Main system: i7 8700k / Asus Prime Z370-A / Corsair Vengeance 2x8GB 3000Mhz / Gigabyte RTX2080 Aorus Extreme / EVGA 750W GQ / Fractal Design Meshify C

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get a 2600, better motherboard, better ram (3000 or 3200mhz), and if you still have money left over, a better psu


Alpha X570 VRM + Features list (PM me if you want to help) 

 

Will prob be making an X570 "tier" list when that is completed.

Some Custom Loop Questions, please help answer them.

 

PC (Main)

 

CPU: i5-8400 CPU Cooler: Cryorig M9 Plus   Motherboard: Gigabyte B360M DS3H | RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x8 DDR4-2400

 Boot/OS SSD: Inland 480GB SSD | Video Card: RX 570 4GB Strix OC | Case: Fractal Design Meshify C White TG (11/10) PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750

Monitor: Sceptre 24" 1080p 75hz Webcam: Logitech C920s

 

NAS:

Synology DS418J w/ 4x WD Red Pro 6TB RAID 10 (used 7.3/12TB)

 

Phone/Tablet:

iPhone 8 64GB iPad Mini 4 128GB

 

Laptops:

Dell XPS 15 9570 i7-8750H + 1050 ti + 20GB ram (16+4) + 1TB EX920 SSD

 

My old computers:

Athlon Xp + R9600 Pro 256MB Core 2 Quad Q8400 @ 3.4ghz + GTX 275 | i5-3570k @ 4.4ghz + GTX 

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Definitely don't do less than 3000mhz RAM for Ryzen, don't bother with an aftermarket cooler if you're not going to OC as the stock cooler that comes with Ryzen chips is decent.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
15 hours ago, PopsicleHustler said:

Don't buy aftermarket cooler, get better motherboard instead.

 

15 hours ago, Firewrath9 said:

get a 2600, better motherboard, better ram (3000 or 3200mhz), and if you still have money left over, a better psu

 

15 hours ago, Dayglorange said:

Definitely don't do less than 3000mhz RAM for Ryzen, don't bother with an aftermarket cooler if you're not going to OC as the stock cooler that comes with Ryzen chips is decent.

 

Last night I had went back into part picker and kept what suggestions I had gotten in mind. I removed the Corsair and then went on to change the CPU, PSU, RAM, and Motherboard. So, I will list the new list and you guys can tell me if it's a great improvement. Also, this raised the price to being right under $500 so this will be either above budget or below budget depending on time. Plus, I also am showing the changes in this post just in case you feel the need to scroll up.

 

CPU: Ryzen 5 1600 Ryzen 5 2600 (Also using the cooler that comes in the box with the cpu)

 

Motherboard: ASRock A320M-ITX Gigabyte B450 I Aorus pro

 

RAM: 16 GB G.Skill Aegis at 2800 MHz 16GB ADATA XPG Gammix DDR4-3000

 

SSD: Kingston A400 (This is pretty cheap, but, it's something. Better than a HDD.)

 

Case: Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX

 

PSU: 550 watt Corsair CX, 80+ Bronze Certified 550 watt Corsair RMx 80+ Gold, fully modular

 

So, those are the changes I had made. Looking over these I am more confident this time around. Other than the SSD, maybe. But I don't mind getting rid of it. Since, this time things seem much more promising than the last list. But, perhaps there could be things that are still able to be changed around. So, I don't mind people putting their input on this as well.

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6 minutes ago, SLV77 said:

 

 

 

Last night I had went back into part picker and kept what suggestions I had gotten in mind. I removed the Corsair and then went on to change the CPU, PSU, RAM, and Motherboard. So, I will list the new list and you guys can tell me if it's a great improvement. Also, this raised the price to being right under $500 so this will be either above budget or below budget depending on time. Plus, I also am showing the changes in this post just in case you feel the need to scroll up.

 

CPU: Ryzen 5 1600 Ryzen 5 2600 (Also using the cooler that comes in the box with the cpu)

 

Motherboard: ASRock A320M-ITX Gigabyte B450 I Aorus pro

 

RAM: 16 GB G.Skill Aegis at 2800 MHz 16GB ADATA XPG Gammix DDR4-3000

 

SSD: Kingston A400 (This is pretty cheap, but, it's something. Better than a HDD.)

 

Case: Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX

 

PSU: 550 watt Corsair CX, 80+ Bronze Certified 550 watt Corsair RMx 80+ Gold, fully modular

 

So, those are the changes I had made. Looking over these I am more confident this time around. Other than the SSD, maybe. But I don't mind getting rid of it. Since, this time things seem much more promising than the last list. But, perhaps there could be things that are still able to be changed around. So, I don't mind people putting their input on this as well.

yup, that looks much better!


Alpha X570 VRM + Features list (PM me if you want to help) 

 

Will prob be making an X570 "tier" list when that is completed.

Some Custom Loop Questions, please help answer them.

 

PC (Main)

 

CPU: i5-8400 CPU Cooler: Cryorig M9 Plus   Motherboard: Gigabyte B360M DS3H | RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x8 DDR4-2400

 Boot/OS SSD: Inland 480GB SSD | Video Card: RX 570 4GB Strix OC | Case: Fractal Design Meshify C White TG (11/10) PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750

Monitor: Sceptre 24" 1080p 75hz Webcam: Logitech C920s

 

NAS:

Synology DS418J w/ 4x WD Red Pro 6TB RAID 10 (used 7.3/12TB)

 

Phone/Tablet:

iPhone 8 64GB iPad Mini 4 128GB

 

Laptops:

Dell XPS 15 9570 i7-8750H + 1050 ti + 20GB ram (16+4) + 1TB EX920 SSD

 

My old computers:

Athlon Xp + R9600 Pro 256MB Core 2 Quad Q8400 @ 3.4ghz + GTX 275 | i5-3570k @ 4.4ghz + GTX 

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1 hour ago, SLV77 said:

 

 

 

Last night I had went back into part picker and kept what suggestions I had gotten in mind. I removed the Corsair and then went on to change the CPU, PSU, RAM, and Motherboard. So, I will list the new list and you guys can tell me if it's a great improvement. Also, this raised the price to being right under $500 so this will be either above budget or below budget depending on time. Plus, I also am showing the changes in this post just in case you feel the need to scroll up.

 

CPU: Ryzen 5 1600 Ryzen 5 2600 (Also using the cooler that comes in the box with the cpu)

 

Motherboard: ASRock A320M-ITX Gigabyte B450 I Aorus pro

 

RAM: 16 GB G.Skill Aegis at 2800 MHz 16GB ADATA XPG Gammix DDR4-3000

 

SSD: Kingston A400 (This is pretty cheap, but, it's something. Better than a HDD.)

 

Case: Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX

 

PSU: 550 watt Corsair CX, 80+ Bronze Certified 550 watt Corsair RMx 80+ Gold, fully modular

 

So, those are the changes I had made. Looking over these I am more confident this time around. Other than the SSD, maybe. But I don't mind getting rid of it. Since, this time things seem much more promising than the last list. But, perhaps there could be things that are still able to be changed around. So, I don't mind people putting their input on this as well.

Now we're talking. This looks like a proper gaming build now.


Main system: i7 8700k / Asus Prime Z370-A / Corsair Vengeance 2x8GB 3000Mhz / Gigabyte RTX2080 Aorus Extreme / EVGA 750W GQ / Fractal Design Meshify C

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I would double and triple check that the RAM you've picked is on the QVL for your motherboard because Ryzen is notoriously fussy with RAM. Or, at least in my experience, it was 😂 I would also recommend if you can take advantage of your motherboard's NVMe capability and get a 120/240/480/500 (probably comes down to price and how much stuff you want to put on it for regular use) GB drive for your OS and most used programs/games, then you can get a big HDD for mass storage.

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