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First build. Small budget.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

If I build this, it will be the first computer I've ever built. I'm trying to build something that can game ok, and stream ok. I can't exactly do either at the moment because a few years ago, I was turned to the Mac side.

*Note* If you try to game/stream on a MacBook air, it starts to scream and burn your fingers. 

I have a budget of around $525. I just want to know if this is good or should I save more money and get better components.

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor
  • ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard
  • Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory
  • Crucial BX500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
  • XFX Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS Black Core Edition Video Card
  • Metallic Gear Neo Silent ATX Mid Tower Case
  • EVGA 500 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply
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Yeah that's a pretty good system although I would try and get faster RAM, more storage, and a better PSU.

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CPU: Xeon X5650 OC'd to 4.4GHz @ 1.36V (courtesy of @XR6) Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X58 RAM: 4x4GB G.Skill DDR3 1866MHz GPU: Asus RX 570 Strix Storage: WD Blue 1TB and a 128GB Kingston UV400 PSU: EVGA 600B Case: Fractal Design Define C Monitor: Dell G2410T and two Dell P2210 on a Steelcase Eyesite triple monitor stand Mouse: Logitech G403 Prodigy Wireless Keyboard: Northgate Omnikey Ultra Mousepad: Steelseries QcK XL with stitched edge Headset:  Sennheiser HD598SE


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I would get a used r3600, used ram, and used GPU. those dont really make a difference if they are new or used so you could save quite a bit there. 


Edit: get at least ddr4 2x4gb 2933mhz. (2400mhz is just too slow for ryzen)

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