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Freeshavacado

New to Pc building. Would appreciate tips.

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Hello, I just built a pc online and with my lack of knowledge I have a feeling it's not great. I have around $950 to spend and I was wondering if it was suitable for 1080p on titles like apex legends. This will probably be the most technically demanding game I run. Do you think there are any parts I need to upgrade/downgrade to stay around the same budget? 

 

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/VXhLk6

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($127.90 @ OutletPC) 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($57.99 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: Asus PRIME B450M-A/CSM Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($77.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: Team Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($67.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Addlink S70 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($113.88 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB GAMING X 4G Video Card  ($159.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Pro 5 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case  ($74.00 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Thermaltake Smart RGB 500 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  ($58.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Monitor: Sceptre E255B-1658A 24.5" 1920x1080 165 Hz Monitor  ($159.97 @ Amazon) 
Keyboard: Redragon K552 Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($32.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $931.69
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-05 22:46 EDT-0400

 

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16 minutes ago, Freeshavacado said:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($127.90 @ OutletPC) 

The 2600 is both cheaper and better

 

16 minutes ago, Freeshavacado said:

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($57.99 @ Newegg)

unless you really like the look, you should cut it out of the budget to save some money for the rest of the build

 

16 minutes ago, Freeshavacado said:

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B450M-A/CSM Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($77.99 @ Amazon) 

low end asus boards are generally overpriced

 

16 minutes ago, Freeshavacado said:

Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB GAMING X 4G Video Card  ($159.99 @ Newegg) 

for a mere $10 more, you can get an RX 580 8GB which annihilates the 1050 ti, or for less money you can get an RX 570 which still leaves it in the dust.

 

16 minutes ago, Freeshavacado said:

Power Supply: Thermaltake Smart RGB 500 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  ($58.99 @ SuperBiiz) 

The Thermaltake Smart is unfortunately a terrible PSU. To learn a bit more about PSUs, check out the links in my signature below, clicking my PSU takes you to the PSU tier list, and also clicking the other links will take you to various topics relevant to the forum.

Check out this build. I went with a cheaper SSD that will yield the same experience and shaves some cost off, grabbed a higher quality PSU and motherboard, and tossed in an RX 580. You still have the budget for the water cooler if you really want it, but low end water coolers are never worth it in my opinion.


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

 

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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.

 

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Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($118.00 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($69.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: GeIL EVO SPEAR 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($59.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Sabrent Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($59.98 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 5700 8 GB Video Card  ($319.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($45.98 @ B&H) 
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($64.99 @ Newegg) 
Monitor: AOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor  ($144.99 @ Amazon) 
Keyboard: Redragon K551-N Wired Standard Keyboard  ($34.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $918.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-05 23:00 EDT-0400


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Sapphire RX 5700 XT RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Biostar X370GT7 case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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I will give some tips but first, just watch this video so you know everything NOT to do.

 there are a lot of trolls in this forum that will tell you to put tons of thermal paste. Put only a little bit if your cooler doesn't already have some.

 

Also im not so impressed with the GPU, i would personally get this rx 580 https://amzn.to/2IqTjUN, as it is only $169.99 at the moment.

 

Also i havent tried this ssd, but it seems good, so might be worth a shot https://amzn.to/30MT7Fx

 

It appears you cant use that CPU cooler in that case

 

I also found a better cpu on amazon https://amzn.to/333KQPh

 

im outta time, ill try to come back later. I encourage you to use Amazon smile. it is the same items and same prices but amazon donates .5% of what you pay to any charity. gtg now bye..

 


They say no images here, but too bad! They couldn't stop me! 

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