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First PC for Little Brother

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Budget (including currency): 600$ - 800$ US

Country: U.S.A, Washington State

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Fortnight, Apex, Rainbow Six, Siege

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): 

 

All peripherals needed. No upgrades. Buying in the next two weeks.

 

Thanks for the help guys, this is gonna be my little brothers first PC, and and an early birthday present. Plus, I'm gonna use it as an opportunity to teach him how to build a PC, and to keep him busy during quarantine.

 

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I highly suggest the used market for the graphics card and motherboard. When it comes to mouse and keyboard, your personal taste is pretty important as well. I came up with this parts list, and you should add parts that you'd need:

 

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/LMs3Qq

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($167.00 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: GeIL EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Silicon Power Ace A55 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($30.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case  ($49.19 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: be quiet! Pure Power 11 CM 400 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  ($67.06 @ Amazon)
Total: $468.22
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-31 10:43 EDT-0400

 

An excellent GPU choice would be an RX 580 or 480 from eBay, preferably 8GB, but if you actually manage to ses a ryzen 3 3100 or 3300X in stock, that is a great way to save money and put even more into the graphics card. You might even be able step up to a GTX 1070, or something like a GTX 1660 super.


Trash beauty:

CPU: Xeon X5550

GPU: RX 570 4GB (defective)

SSD: Fattydove Racing 240GB

HDD: WD Blue 320GB

Motherboard: HP Z400

Ram: 6x2GB DDR3 1066

PSU: Corsair TX650

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Helpful Links: Community Standards PSU Tier List 4.0 / AMD Motherboard Tier List

 

Nebula - 2020 Build

CPU: Ryzen 7 2700X @ 4.0GHz - CPU Cooler: AMD Wraith Prism - Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX - RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16) @ 2933Mhz CL16 - Storage: Crucial MX500 M.2 Sata SSD (2TB 2.5inch SSD COMING SOON) - GPU: Gigabyte RX 5700XT Gaming OC Undervolted w/ Custom Fan Curve - PSU: Corsair RM550x - Case: NZXT H510 Matte Black - Case Fans: 2x NZXT F12 (1x Front Intake / 1x Back Exhaust) - Keyboard: Logitech Wireless Membrane Keyboard (UPGRADE PENDING) - Mouse: Logitech Wireless Mouse (UPGRADE PENDING) - Mousepad: HyperX FuryS XL - Displays: 2x Acer KG281K (4K, 60HZ, TN) - Headset: Sony Platinum Wireless Headset - Mic: Inbuilt Headset Mic (UPGRADE PENDING) - Consoles: PS4 Pro Jet Black (CUH-7115B) - Phone: iPhone X Space Grey (256GB) - Watch: Apple Watch Series 2 (42mm) - Earphones: Airpods Pros

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