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Posted · Original PosterOP

Yeah my friend bumped up the price so that we could get everything new so I want feedback and hopefully a parts list that actually meets 500 and doesn’t go over because I did.. this is to get a general idea but the pc will be used  for gaming and maybe light OBS recording and discord as well as YouTube but all at 1080p

This is in the us and usd currency 

Here is what I did to give you an Idea.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, Epimetheus said:

Get a 570 4gb instead of the 1050, the 1050 is not even on the same plane of existance as the 570

Ok but I still need to bring the price down

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Just now, Puffing said:

Ok but I still need to bring the price down

yeah well the 570 is cheaper?


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gigabyte aorus z390 pro

oloy warhawk 3000mhz rgb (light blue colorway)

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fractal design meshify c black (w/ blue front panel)

seasonic m12ii evo 620w (gross)

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Smaller SSD and a RX 570 instead.
I'd get a 1tb HDD or something later down the line, for some larger games ect. 

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Get a used GPU. The rest is fine.


Current PC:

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Mothballed PC:

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CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

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A bit over, but this is pretty great:

 


Ryzen 5 1500X (2.8GHz@0.8875V) === ASRock B450 Gaming ITX/AC === 24GB DDR4 === Sapphire RX 570 4GB === Optane 800P 58GB === Patriot Burst 240GB === Toshiba Q300 240GB === beQuiet SFX Power 2 400W === Silverstone ML08B

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OK, i'm not even gonna build this, but is this a good workstation?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($72.99 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($168.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  ($62.99 @ NCIX US) 
Memory: Samsung 32GB (1 x 32GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  ($256.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar He8 8TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($479.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card  ($179.99 @ NCIX US) 
Case: Lian-Li PC-V2130WX ATX Full Tower Case  ($499.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  ($23.98 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1745.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-09 12:48 EST-0500

 

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8 minutes ago, NunoLava1998 said:

A bit over, but this is pretty great:

 

A bit over it's $70 over... Also OP's working with a budget of exactly $500 it can't go over at all. Plus the previously posted builds that are within budget would be equal to this build already. The only thing different is you put an 8GB card and an older CPU in this. Doesn't really make sense.


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Just now, SpookyCitrus said:

A bit over it's $70 over... Also OP's working with a budget of exactly $500 it can't go over at all. Plus the previously posted builds that are within budget would be equal to this build already. The only thing different is you put an 8GB card and an older CPU in this. Doesn't really make sense.

Here I upgraded the 570 4GB to a 580 8GB; which is a small difference but pretty worth it for 30$.

The 1600 compared to the 2600 here doesn't matter; I'm not putting a 1300X in or something. The power supply is better.

But yeah it is 70$ over


Ryzen 5 1500X (2.8GHz@0.8875V) === ASRock B450 Gaming ITX/AC === 24GB DDR4 === Sapphire RX 570 4GB === Optane 800P 58GB === Patriot Burst 240GB === Toshiba Q300 240GB === beQuiet SFX Power 2 400W === Silverstone ML08B

Spoiler

OK, i'm not even gonna build this, but is this a good workstation?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($72.99 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($168.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  ($62.99 @ NCIX US) 
Memory: Samsung 32GB (1 x 32GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  ($256.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar He8 8TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($479.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card  ($179.99 @ NCIX US) 
Case: Lian-Li PC-V2130WX ATX Full Tower Case  ($499.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  ($23.98 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1745.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-09 12:48 EST-0500

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 hours ago, NunoLava1998 said:

Here I upgraded the 570 4GB to a 580 8GB; which is a small difference but pretty worth it for 30$.

The 1600 compared to the 2600 here doesn't matter; I'm not putting a 1300X in or something. The power supply is better.

But yeah it is 70$ over

Unfortunately it’s max 500 for all parts :(

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4 hours ago, Puffing said:

Unfortunately it’s max 500 for all parts :(

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($117.68 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: ASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($69.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($57.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: TCSunBow X3 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($44.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 570 4 GB RS XXX Video Card  ($129.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: GameMax Expedition MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($29.24 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Cooler Master MasterWatt 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  ($54.79 @ Amazon) 
Total: $504.67
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-24 21:49 EDT-0400


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Sapphire RX 5700 XT RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: MSI X370 Gaming Plus case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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  • The 1600 is barely different than the 2600 performance wise. You're sacrificing very little. 
  • RX580 8GB is a significant step up from the GTX 1050 2gb. 
  • I used 8gb RAM. 1080p gaming will rarely hit that either way, but if he wanted to, he could grab another $45 kit down the line for 4x4GB. 
  • That case has zero sex appeal, but it has space for everything he needs, and includes 2 case fans for airflow. 
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