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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi guys, i was going to help my step son build a pc, i have some spare parts left over from my old pc, i have a case, corsair 450vs psu, a cpu air cooler, and a rx480 gpu, i didnt want to spend a alot of money on a motherboard, cpu and ram as he will mostly be using the pc for homework and internet browsing, so does anybody have any suggestions for a cpu, motherboard and ram? It would also be useful if the cpu didnt completely bottleneck the gpu if he wanted to play games even if i had to turn the setting down

Thanks for any help

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36 minutes ago, marcemarc30 said:

Hi guys, i was going to help my step son build a pc, i have some spare parts left over from my old pc, i have a case, corsair 450vs psu, a cpu air cooler, and a rx480 gpu, i didnt want to spend a alot of money on a motherboard, cpu and ram as he will mostly be using the pc for homework and internet browsing, so does anybody have any suggestions for a cpu, motherboard and ram? It would also be useful if the cpu didnt completely bottleneck the gpu if he wanted to play games even if i had to turn the setting down

Thanks for any help

For a case like this I'd go with:

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz Quad-Core Processor $74.22 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $69.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Patriot - Viper 4 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $44.99 @ Amazon
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $209.10
  Mail-in rebates -$20.00
  Total $189.10
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-23 14:37 EDT-0400  

 

It's the cheapest you can do and it won't bottleneck a 480 much. This is what gameplay would look like:

 

 

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If you live near a Micro Center get your ass there and pick up a Ryzen 1600 for $80 and a motherboard minus $30 for a combo discount.. Then just get some cheap 3000mhz RAM..

 

If not.. You can do something like this.. 

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor $116.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $69.89 @ OutletPC
Memory ADATA - XPG GAMMIX D10 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $77.99 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $284.77
  Mail-in rebates -$20.00
  Total $264.77
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-23 14:23 EDT-0400  

 


Ryzen 2600 (CH7) w/ Radeon VII + 3600 c16 Trident Z RGB in a Custom Loop powered by Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium
PSU Tier List | Motherboard Tier List | My Build

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The VS PSU is not great, not really worth keeping.

 


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - Asus DirectCU GTX 760 - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

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This guy lives in the UK, you guys should check his profile before posting. 


Gaming PC: i7 9700k | Noctua NH-D15 | 2x Asus STRIX GTX 980 DirectCU II SLI | Asus Prime Z370-A | 16 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000 Mhz | Corsair RM850X | Asus Rog Swift 165 Hz | LG 27UD58 4K | Phanteks Enthoo Primoo

 

Workstation PC: i7 9900k | NZXT Kraken x62 | ASRock Z390M-ITX/ac | 32 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 | PNY Quadro RTX 5000 | Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB | Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX | Seaonic Prime Ultra Titanium 650 W | 4 TB Seagate Barracuda Pro

 

Server 1: (Web server ) 2x Intel Xeon X5650 6c 12t (Total 12c/24t) | Supermicro X8DT6 | 128 GB DDR3 ECC | AMD Radeon R7 250 | SuperMicro PWS-1K21P-1R  Redundant 1200W PSU | 1 TB 840 Evo | 4 TB Seagate Barracuda Pro | Fedora Server

Server 2: (Home File Server): i5 2500k | P8P67 Pro | 16 GB DDR3 2133|  Corsair TX750 ATX SLI | XFX Radeon HD 6950 | 2x 4 TB Toshiba X300 | 2x 1 TB Seagate Barracuda | 256 GB 860 EVO | Unraid  

 

Emulation System 1: Raspberry Pi 3 B, RetroArch on Raspbian with 8Bitdo Wireless controller

Emulation System 2: AMD Phenom II x6 1100T Black Edition | ASUS Crosshair III Formula | 8 GB DDR3 1600 | 1 TB Seagate Barracuda 1 TB | 128 GB Toshiba OCZ SSD | Windows 7 Ultimate x64,  Xbox 360 Controller

 

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12 minutes ago, marcemarc30 said:

Hi guys, i was going to help my step son build a pc, i have some spare parts left over from my old pc, i have a case, corsair 450vs psu, a cpu air cooler, and a rx480 gpu, i didnt want to spend a alot of money on a motherboard, cpu and ram as he will mostly be using the pc for homework and internet browsing, so does anybody have any suggestions for a cpu, motherboard and ram? It would also be useful if the cpu didnt completely bottleneck the gpu if he wanted to play games even if i had to turn the setting down

Thanks for any help

I would get the 2600, a decent B450 motherboard and RAM that are all on sale on amazon right now. What cooler do you have?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06XNPT8J9/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B078KBKFZ6/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07B41WS48

This would total at 270 pounds

 


Gaming PC: i7 9700k | Noctua NH-D15 | 2x Asus STRIX GTX 980 DirectCU II SLI | Asus Prime Z370-A | 16 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000 Mhz | Corsair RM850X | Asus Rog Swift 165 Hz | LG 27UD58 4K | Phanteks Enthoo Primoo

 

Workstation PC: i7 9900k | NZXT Kraken x62 | ASRock Z390M-ITX/ac | 32 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 | PNY Quadro RTX 5000 | Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB | Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX | Seaonic Prime Ultra Titanium 650 W | 4 TB Seagate Barracuda Pro

 

Server 1: (Web server ) 2x Intel Xeon X5650 6c 12t (Total 12c/24t) | Supermicro X8DT6 | 128 GB DDR3 ECC | AMD Radeon R7 250 | SuperMicro PWS-1K21P-1R  Redundant 1200W PSU | 1 TB 840 Evo | 4 TB Seagate Barracuda Pro | Fedora Server

Server 2: (Home File Server): i5 2500k | P8P67 Pro | 16 GB DDR3 2133|  Corsair TX750 ATX SLI | XFX Radeon HD 6950 | 2x 4 TB Toshiba X300 | 2x 1 TB Seagate Barracuda | 256 GB 860 EVO | Unraid  

 

Emulation System 1: Raspberry Pi 3 B, RetroArch on Raspbian with 8Bitdo Wireless controller

Emulation System 2: AMD Phenom II x6 1100T Black Edition | ASUS Crosshair III Formula | 8 GB DDR3 1600 | 1 TB Seagate Barracuda 1 TB | 128 GB Toshiba OCZ SSD | Windows 7 Ultimate x64,  Xbox 360 Controller

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, lmaobadatmath said:

I would get the 2600, a decent B450 motherboard and RAM that are all on sale on amazon right now. What cooler do you have?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06XNPT8J9/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B078KBKFZ6/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07B41WS48

This would total at 270 pounds

 

hi thanks, thats a bit more than i wanted to spend i was thinking more along the lines of a amd athlon for a cpu lol

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1 minute ago, marcemarc30 said:

hi thanks, thats a bit more than i wanted to spend i was thinking more along the lines of a amd athlon for a cpu lol

See my build above for $189, then :) Is that more in the ballpark?

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why not go a little bit more extreme and go for the A8 series something (that below athlon but still uses AM4 idk what its called)

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2 hours ago, jerubedo said:

For a case like this I'd go with:

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz Quad-Core Processor $74.22 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $69.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Patriot - Viper 4 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $44.99 @ Amazon
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $209.10
  Mail-in rebates -$20.00
  Total $189.10
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-23 14:37 EDT-0400  

 

It's the cheapest you can do and it won't bottleneck a 480 much. This is what gameplay would look like:

 

 

Great general computing build. I doubt there would be any noticable bottleneck on a 480...

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Here's one in UK pricing. The board is less awesome than the Pro 4 previously suggested, but for general computing it's fine. (The pro4 is on a less awesome sale over there.)

 

I did throw a Solid State Drive in there as I view them as almost necessary these days. Kingston is cheap, but reasonable quality. 

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7 hours ago, marcemarc30 said:

Hi guys, i was going to help my step son build a pc, i have some spare parts left over from my old pc, i have a case, corsair 450vs psu, a cpu air cooler, and a rx480 gpu, i didnt want to spend a alot of money on a motherboard, cpu and ram as he will mostly be using the pc for homework and internet browsing, so does anybody have any suggestions for a cpu, motherboard and ram? It would also be useful if the cpu didnt completely bottleneck the gpu if he wanted to play games even if i had to turn the setting down

Thanks for any help

what's your budget for the upgrade?


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Zotac GTX 1070ti Mini RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: MSI X370 Gaming Plus case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 4/23/2019 at 11:09 PM, trevb0t said:

Here's one in UK pricing. The board is less awesome than the Pro 4 previously suggested, but for general computing it's fine. (The pro4 is on a less awesome sale over there.)

 

I did throw a Solid State Drive in there as I view them as almost necessary these days. Kingston is cheap, but reasonable quality. 

Hi thanks, looks good but i dont really need the ssd, he wont be bothered about the system boot time etc, but the rest looks good👍

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 4/24/2019 at 3:04 AM, Herman Mcpootis said:

what's your budget for the upgrade?

hi, originally i thought under £100 but with the suggestions looks like it will be around £160 minimum

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2 minutes ago, marcemarc30 said:

hi, originally i thought under £100 but with the suggestions looks like it will be around £160 minimum

With the new parts prices so choice, it may not be a great savings, but people do sell used CPU/MOBO combos on ebay from time to time. A 1200 and B350 board combo could probably be found at a savings. (But this way, you've got factory warranties and know exactly what you're getting.)

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4 hours ago, marcemarc30 said:

hi, originally i thought under £100 but with the suggestions looks like it will be around £160 minimum

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£55.97 @ Amazon UK) 
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£67.97 @ CCL Computers) 
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  (£38.39 @ Amazon UK) 
Total: £162.33
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-25 23:48 BST+0100


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Zotac GTX 1070ti Mini RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: MSI X370 Gaming Plus case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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15 minutes ago, Herman Mcpootis said:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£55.97 @ Amazon UK) 
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£67.97 @ CCL Computers) 
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  (£38.39 @ Amazon UK) 
Total: £162.33
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-25 23:48 BST+0100

Same as previously suggested, BUT don't ever do single channel with Ryzen!

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21 minutes ago, trevb0t said:

Same as previously suggested, BUT don't ever do single channel with Ryzen!

The single 8gb is in there so that he doesn't have to worry about choosing between maxing out his ram slots to maintain dual channel, getting a single 8gb stick later and breaking dual channel or spending extra to get a 2x8gb kit in a future upgrade.


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Zotac GTX 1070ti Mini RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: MSI X370 Gaming Plus case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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