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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi,

 

I am thinking about assembling a computer from the following. This is for a 12-year-old who wants to play computer games. Hoping to get your opinion if it is ok, or if you have suggestions for alternatives. I don't want to invest too much and he is not a gamer, but does want to run games such as Sky Rim....

 

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Check the price of a rx 570, it will probably be around the price of a 1050 but will be much faster. A 9400F is faster as well as being cheaper as well. What psu is it btw?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
17 minutes ago, alatron978 said:

Check the price of a rx 570, it will probably be around the price of a 1050 but will be much faster. A 9400F is faster as well as being cheaper as well. What psu is it btw?

Sorry, forgot about psu...I thought this could do:
      Corsair 550W 80+ Gold TX550M 

 

Thanks for the suggestions

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34 minutes ago, Sivan said:

Hi,

 

I am thinking about assembling a computer from the following. This is for a 12-year-old who wants to play computer games. Hoping to get your opinion if it is ok, or if you have suggestions for alternatives. I don't want to invest too much and he is not a gamer, but does want to run games such as Sky Rim....

 

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What is the budget for the build?

do you already own some of the components ?

 

you could go the AMD route, might save some money :) 


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25 minutes ago, Sivan said:

Sorry, forgot about psu...I thought this could do:
      Corsair 550W 80+ Gold TX550M 

 

Thanks for the suggestions

That psu is good! :D

 

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I roughly laid out the build in PCPartPicker (except the case, can't find that brand) and its around $700ish

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($259.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Antec - A30 36 CFM CPU Cooler  ($27.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus - TUF H310M-PLUS GAMING Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($83.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Value 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($38.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Transcend - 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($43.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($42.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1050 2 GB OC Video Card  ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($53.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $671.69
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-21 06:21 EDT-0400

I think it might be worth considering AMD at this price point. Though AMD is making a big announcement soon on Zen2 so waiting could be a wiser move if this isn't needed right now.

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($164.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($114.88 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($78.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Transcend - 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($43.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($42.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus - Radeon RX 570 4 GB ROG STRIX Video Card  ($149.89 @ OutletPC)
Case: Cougar - MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($53.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $689.50
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-21 06:29 EDT-0400

 


CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 2200G@3.9Ghz  Heatsink: AMD Wraith Stealth GPU: Zotac GTX 1060 Mini 6GB RAM: Kingston HyperX Predator RGB 3200Mhz Mobo: ASRock B450M-Pro4  Case: Cooler Master Elite 361 PSU: Superflower Silver ECO 600W

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I know Lenovo legion has an option to upgrade future parts, do u know of others like it that run at a lower price? 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, BigRom said:

I roughly laid out the build in PCPartPicker (except the case, can't find that brand) and its around $700ish

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($259.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Antec - A30 36 CFM CPU Cooler  ($27.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus - TUF H310M-PLUS GAMING Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($83.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Value 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($38.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Transcend - 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($43.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($42.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1050 2 GB OC Video Card  ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($53.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $671.69
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-21 06:21 EDT-0400

I think it might be worth considering AMD at this price point. Though AMD is making a big announcement soon on Zen2 so waiting could be a wiser move if this isn't needed right now.

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($164.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($114.88 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($78.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Transcend - 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($43.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($42.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus - Radeon RX 570 4 GB ROG STRIX Video Card  ($149.89 @ OutletPC)
Case: Cougar - MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($53.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $689.50
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-21 06:29 EDT-0400

 

Will look into it. Thanks

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Posted · Original PosterOP
29 minutes ago, Stormseeker9 said:

What is the budget for the build?

do you already own some of the components ?

 

you could go the AMD route, might save some money :) 

Thank u :)

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28 minutes ago, Sivan said:

Thank u :)

Budget wise I live outside the US so prices are difficult to compare... 

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6 hours ago, Sivan said:

Budget wise I live outside the US so prices are difficult to compare... 

I live in Europe, also different to the US.

 

where u based and what budget do you have ? Can you wait another few months? July ish area for the release of Zen 2


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Something to consider, all of the Ryzen 2XXX chips are going on sale right now to clear inventory for the coming Ryzen 3XXX (2nd generation Ryzen) CPU's.

 

The 2XXX series still rocks.


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