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I need help selecting parts for a gaming pc, the budget is $550

 

i will be using it to play games such as Rainbow Six Siege, Apex Legends, and Overwatch. If possible I would like to be able to stream with it.

 

i live in California, US so it will be in USD

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You're much better off buying used with a budget like that.

Or a console.


Current PC:

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*WORK IN PROGRESS*

 

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

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($108.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-M2 MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($74.97 @ Amazon) 
Memory: *Patriot Viper 4 Blackout 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($39.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Crucial BX500 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($58.89 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card  ($228.98 @ Newegg) 
Case: Rosewill RANGER-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($39.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($51.98 @ Newegg) 
Total: $603.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-16 18:06 EST-0500

 

You could probably go to 550 USD if you swap the 1660 Super for a 1650 Super. With the NVENC encoder on either you can even stream/record. The 1660 Super just has more fps, but the 1650 Super will do good too.

The case is nothing special at all, SSD is just a budget one too, memory you might want to go for 16GB if you want to do some more serious streaming.

 

P.S. there is no peripherals or Windows key included in that build.


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6 minutes ago, minibois said:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($108.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-M2 MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($74.97 @ Amazon) 
Memory: *Patriot Viper 4 Blackout 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($39.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Crucial BX500 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($58.89 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card  ($228.98 @ Newegg) 
Case: Rosewill RANGER-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($39.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($51.98 @ Newegg) 
Total: $603.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-16 18:06 EST-0500

 

You could probably go to 550 USD if you swap the 1660 Super for a 1650 Super. With the NVENC encoder on either you can even stream/record. The 1660 Super just has more fps, but the 1650 Super will do good too.

The case is nothing special at all, SSD is just a budget one too, memory you might want to go for 16GB if you want to do some more serious streaming.

 

P.S. there is no peripherals or Windows key included in that build.

I second this build, mostly:

- I would go with a different motherboard- the B450M pro4 is a much better option at the same price

- You can save some cash as well as gain performance with a 12nm R5 1600- https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-YD1600BBAFBOX/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=ryzen+5+1600af&qid=1581895082&s=electronics&sr=1-1

- I'd highly recommend a DRAM-cached SSD- the SK Hynix Gold series, for example, is a very similar price and will give you much better real-world performance.

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@minibois If you select one of the other sellers, the AF drops to $85.


Current PC:

Spoiler

*WORK IN PROGRESS*

 

Mothballed PC:

Spoiler

 

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

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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7 hours ago, dizmo said:

You're much better off buying used with a budget like that.

Or a console.

In the current market at the budget, that's kind of a toss up. What used CPU is gonna cost less than a 2600, and what used GPU is gonna beat a 1660 Super for the price? (I'd say when compared to a 1070, why not grab a new unit that plays about the same? Maybe a used 2060 on a lucky strike...)

 

Plus a PS4 uses an old AMD CPU and an HD 7870... So you can definitely beat that performance at $550...

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