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My Planned PC Build

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Budget : around 600 CAD 

Country: Canada

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Smaller Games, (SCP, Terraria, Escapist, War Thunder, Etc)

Other details : Current parts list 

So what do you all think?

AMD Ryzen 3200G : Because its a quad core with integrated graphics as I have no need for a GPU at this current time.

Gigabyte B450 : because despite what PC part picker says its a compatible board with decent reviews,

16 GB of G.Skill NT series : because my case is closed so I dont care how it looks on the inside.

Transcend 128gb SSD : Nice and cheap SSD with good reviews and plenty of storage for me

Cougar MX 330X : Becuase is a nice modern looking tower with front IO

Thermaltake 430w PSU : since its a 80+ and its a good brand name plus plenty of power

2x Arctic F8 fans : for more cooling aswell.

 

A few other questions as well, How hard is it to fully build a pc? im not talking about the plug and play components, Im talking about the software and installing windows actualying getting it to boot. what do I do when I hit that part?

 

Thanks for reading! :)


Current Rig:

Crappy Laptop. I have a CPU meant for a tablet inside it.

Current Goal:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item  
CPU AMD - A4-7300 3.8 GHz Dual-Core Processor  
Motherboard ASRock - FM2A68M-DG3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  
Memory Crucial - 2 GB (1 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  
Memory Crucial - 2 GB (1 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  
Case Rosewill - FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  
Power Supply GAMDIAS - M1 650 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $237.63
  Mail-in rebates -$45.00
  Total $192.63
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-11 21:09 EST-0500  

Current Status Of Set Goal: 142 dollars left till upgrade.

Price With Canadian Tax: 217$ with Canadian Tax. No shipping.

 

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Looks good but you really should consider at least a 550w PSU so that you can upgrade in the future without worrying about your power supply. Also your storage is pretty awful you should get a 2tb HDD for all your stuff. Windows alone can take up to 60 gigs in my experience.


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I think that an old optiplex with new gpu and ssd would be better.


PC specs:

Ryzen 9 3900X overclocked to 4.3-4.4 GHz

Corsair H100i platinum

32 GB Trident Z RGB 3200 MHz 14-14-14-34

RTX 2060

MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge wifi

NZXT H510

Samsung 860 EVO 500GB

2 TB WD hard drive

Corsair RM 750 Watt

ASUS ROG PG248Q 

Razer Ornata Chroma

Razer Firefly 

Razer Deathadder 2013

Logitech G935 Wireless

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I made this list

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($119.99 @ Canada Computers) 
Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($129.99 @ Canada Computers) 
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($71.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Storage: Team MP33 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($48.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($74.99 @ Canada Computers) 
Case: Cougar MX330-X ATX Mid Tower Case  ($54.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Power Supply: Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  ($89.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Total: $590.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-09 13:37 EDT-0400

 

I have a build very similar, to this one.

You can easily add a GPU when you get some money

You can pick a different case if you don't like this one

 

And Installing Windows isn't that hard, there's plenty of guides on the internet.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, BlueScope819 said:

Looks good but you really should consider at least a 550w PSU so that you can upgrade in the future without worrying about your power supply. Also your storage is pretty awful you should get a 2tb HDD for all your stuff. Windows alone can take up to 60 gigs in my experience.

Ive made the changes

 

 


Current Rig:

Crappy Laptop. I have a CPU meant for a tablet inside it.

Current Goal:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item  
CPU AMD - A4-7300 3.8 GHz Dual-Core Processor  
Motherboard ASRock - FM2A68M-DG3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  
Memory Crucial - 2 GB (1 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  
Memory Crucial - 2 GB (1 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  
Case Rosewill - FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  
Power Supply GAMDIAS - M1 650 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $237.63
  Mail-in rebates -$45.00
  Total $192.63
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-11 21:09 EST-0500  

Current Status Of Set Goal: 142 dollars left till upgrade.

Price With Canadian Tax: 217$ with Canadian Tax. No shipping.

 

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2 minutes ago, ThatDoggo said:

Somehow we dropped down to 2400mhz memory? You want at least 3200mhz if it's an APU. Better choice on the power supply but you can axe those two extra case fans.

 

A SSD would make your life a lot better.


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Would've liked to fit in a better SSD but I tried to not go too far off the set budget. $17 over budget is not that bad I guess.

You made some weird picks for the memory and board - the ones above are better and far cheaper.

 

Building the system should be fairly straightforward, there's lots of easy to follow build guides on YouTube. LTT has quite a few themselves.

Install Windows 10 off of a USB drive, then go to ninite.com and download the basics you might need - Chrome (or the browser of your choice), WinRAR, VLC, etc.

Update Windows and download the latest video and chipset drivers from AMD's website, and the other drivers (LAN, audio, etc.) from your motherboard's webpage.


Desktop: Intel Core i9-9900K | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 | ASUS Strix Z390-F |G.Skill Trident Z Neo (2x16GB, 3200MHz CL14) | EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC Ultra | Corsair RM650x | Fractal Design Define R6

Laptop: 2018 Apple MacBook Pro 13" (i5-8259U | 8GB LPDDR3 | 512GB NVMe)

Peripherals: Ducky Shine 7 (Cherry MX Brown) | Logitech MX Master 3 & Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed | Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus | Audio-Technica AT2020USB+

Displays: Alienware AW2521HF & BenQ BL2420PT

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, BlueScope819 said:

Somehow we dropped down to 2400mhz memory? You want at least 3200mhz if it's an APU. Better choice on the power supply but you can axe those two extra case fans.

 

A SSD would make your life a lot better.

Looked at some other comments and stole some items from them, Did the TUF motherboard since its cheaper and offers a better bios apparently got an SSD as a boot device, and maybe a few games and an HDD and a heavy holding storage device, upgrade the ram so its better, and got a Semi modular PSU, will remove a fan most likely.


Current Rig:

Crappy Laptop. I have a CPU meant for a tablet inside it.

Current Goal:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item  
CPU AMD - A4-7300 3.8 GHz Dual-Core Processor  
Motherboard ASRock - FM2A68M-DG3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  
Memory Crucial - 2 GB (1 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  
Memory Crucial - 2 GB (1 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  
Case Rosewill - FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  
Power Supply GAMDIAS - M1 650 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $237.63
  Mail-in rebates -$45.00
  Total $192.63
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-11 21:09 EST-0500  

Current Status Of Set Goal: 142 dollars left till upgrade.

Price With Canadian Tax: 217$ with Canadian Tax. No shipping.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
12 minutes ago, Darpyface said:

I made this list

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($119.99 @ Canada Computers) 
Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($129.99 @ Canada Computers) 
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($71.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Storage: Team MP33 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($48.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($74.99 @ Canada Computers) 
Case: Cougar MX330-X ATX Mid Tower Case  ($54.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Power Supply: Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  ($89.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Total: $590.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-09 13:37 EDT-0400

 

I have a build very similar, to this one.

You can easily add a GPU when you get some money

You can pick a different case if you don't like this one

 

And Installing Windows isn't that hard, there's plenty of guides on the internet.

did a few changes, what do you think? https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/WFx4HB

 


Current Rig:

Crappy Laptop. I have a CPU meant for a tablet inside it.

Current Goal:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item  
CPU AMD - A4-7300 3.8 GHz Dual-Core Processor  
Motherboard ASRock - FM2A68M-DG3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  
Memory Crucial - 2 GB (1 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  
Memory Crucial - 2 GB (1 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  
Case Rosewill - FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  
Power Supply GAMDIAS - M1 650 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $237.63
  Mail-in rebates -$45.00
  Total $192.63
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-11 21:09 EST-0500  

Current Status Of Set Goal: 142 dollars left till upgrade.

Price With Canadian Tax: 217$ with Canadian Tax. No shipping.

 

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3 minutes ago, ThatDoggo said:

Looked at some other comments and stole some items from them, Did the TUF motherboard since its cheaper and offers a better bios apparently got an SSD as a boot device, and maybe a few games and an HDD and a heavy holding storage device, upgrade the ram so its better, and got a Semi modular PSU, will remove a fan most likely.

Don't get a motherboard because of a better BIOS. Get a motherboard with a better VRM so you can upgrade more. Good one on the SSD but you really want 3200mhz RAM 2666 isn't gonna cut it unless you overclock it a lot which is a difficult process at best. Get more wattage on your PSU and don't worry about it being modular or not. At least 550, better 600.


@BlueScope819 so I can see your post

#MuricaParrotGang

My name is Legion 'Murica Parrot Gang, for we are many.

If a design is taking too long, the design is wrong, and therefore, the design must be modified to accelerate progress. -Elon

Mentioned in 8/5/2020 TechLinked

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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 minutes ago, BlueScope819 said:

Don't get a motherboard because of a better BIOS. Get a motherboard with a better VRM so you can upgrade more. Good one on the SSD but you really want 3200mhz RAM 2666 isn't gonna cut it unless you overclock it a lot which is a difficult process at best. Get more wattage on your PSU and don't worry about it being modular or not. At least 550, better 600.

Better ram for near the same price, I also took out the fan got a better PSU and upgraded the case so I like it more.


Current Rig:

Crappy Laptop. I have a CPU meant for a tablet inside it.

Current Goal:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item  
CPU AMD - A4-7300 3.8 GHz Dual-Core Processor  
Motherboard ASRock - FM2A68M-DG3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  
Memory Crucial - 2 GB (1 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  
Memory Crucial - 2 GB (1 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  
Case Rosewill - FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  
Power Supply GAMDIAS - M1 650 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $237.63
  Mail-in rebates -$45.00
  Total $192.63
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-11 21:09 EST-0500  

Current Status Of Set Goal: 142 dollars left till upgrade.

Price With Canadian Tax: 217$ with Canadian Tax. No shipping.

 

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Okay looks better just double check how decent the board VRMs are


@BlueScope819 so I can see your post

#MuricaParrotGang

My name is Legion 'Murica Parrot Gang, for we are many.

If a design is taking too long, the design is wrong, and therefore, the design must be modified to accelerate progress. -Elon

Mentioned in 8/5/2020 TechLinked

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1 minute ago, ThatDoggo said:

Better ram for near the same price

great move, 3200-3600mhz ram is important for ryzen due to architecture reasons, and the igpu will also benefit


r5 3600 4.175GHz@1.1875v | Noctua Nh l9x65 am4 | MSI b450i gaming ac | crucial ballistix 2x8 3600mhz | 256GB Samsung 950 pro nvme | 1TB Adata su800 | 4TB HGST drive | Silverstone SX500-LG | Silverstone ML08

HTPC i3 7300 | Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H | 16GB G Skill | Adata XPG SX8000 128GB M.2 | Many HDDs | Msi rx 560 aero itx | Rosewill FBM-01 | Corsair CXM 450W

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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 minutes ago, BlueScope819 said:

Okay looks better just double check how decent the board VRMs are

So I had to change the borad since the VRMs and other issues with recognizing drives, I did this board since is has good reviews and its decent board, Not sure about VRMS tho, one person I saw was complaing about them?

 


Current Rig:

Crappy Laptop. I have a CPU meant for a tablet inside it.

Current Goal:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item  
CPU AMD - A4-7300 3.8 GHz Dual-Core Processor  
Motherboard ASRock - FM2A68M-DG3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  
Memory Crucial - 2 GB (1 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  
Memory Crucial - 2 GB (1 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  
Case Rosewill - FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  
Power Supply GAMDIAS - M1 650 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $237.63
  Mail-in rebates -$45.00
  Total $192.63
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-11 21:09 EST-0500  

Current Status Of Set Goal: 142 dollars left till upgrade.

Price With Canadian Tax: 217$ with Canadian Tax. No shipping.

 

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10 hours ago, BlueScope819 said:

double check how decent the board VRMs are

they're terrible, they'll power an apu just fine but they're still terrible. 

10 hours ago, ThatDoggo said:

, I did this board since is has good reviews and its decent board, Not sure about VRMS tho, one person I saw was complaing about them?

overpriced board. and is not the best in terms of the vrm.

again more than enough for an apu but this board isn't really the best especially for the price. 

 

 

 

or you could go with @Mateyyy's list, or you could go used, which will be better value for the money.

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Fun Fact: The Meshify c is the best case to ever exist.

 

 

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3100.

B550m TuF plus.

Hyper x rgb 8 gig stick. (MJR or CJR  i still don't know lol).

1650 super.

CX450.

MX500.

NX500.

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, TofuHaroto said:

they're terrible, they'll power an apu just fine but they're still terrible. 

overpriced board. and is not the best in terms of the vrm.

again more than enough for an apu but this board isn't really the best especially for the price. 

 

 

 

or you could go with @Mateyyy's list, or you could go used, which will be better value for the money.

The prices are in CAD


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My name is Legion 'Murica Parrot Gang, for we are many.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, TofuHaroto said:

they're terrible, they'll power an apu just fine but they're still terrible. 

overpriced board. and is not the best in terms of the vrm.

again more than enough for an apu but this board isn't really the best especially for the price. 

 

 

 

or you could go with @Mateyyy's list, or you could go used, which will be better value for the money.

What about this board? 


Current Rig:

Crappy Laptop. I have a CPU meant for a tablet inside it.

Current Goal:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item  
CPU AMD - A4-7300 3.8 GHz Dual-Core Processor  
Motherboard ASRock - FM2A68M-DG3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  
Memory Crucial - 2 GB (1 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  
Memory Crucial - 2 GB (1 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  
Case Rosewill - FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  
Power Supply GAMDIAS - M1 650 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $237.63
  Mail-in rebates -$45.00
  Total $192.63
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-11 21:09 EST-0500  

Current Status Of Set Goal: 142 dollars left till upgrade.

Price With Canadian Tax: 217$ with Canadian Tax. No shipping.

 

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12 minutes ago, BlueScope819 said:

The prices are in CAD

I know. Still an overpriced board. 

 

8 minutes ago, ThatDoggo said:

What about this board? 

The steel legend does the same thing as the pro 4 and is more expensive. Wouldn't get it. 

Also the PSU is simply terrible sadly. 


Fun Fact: The Meshify c is the best case to ever exist.

 

 

Wārudobītā

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3100.

B550m TuF plus.

Hyper x rgb 8 gig stick. (MJR or CJR  i still don't know lol).

1650 super.

CX450.

MX500.

NX500.

 

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
9 minutes ago, TofuHaroto said:

I know. Still an overpriced board. 

 

The steel legend does the same thing as the pro 4 and is more expensive. Wouldn't get it. 

Also the PSU is simply terrible sadly. 

Whats the issue with the PSU? its an 80+ 600w PSU with Good reviews.


Current Rig:

Crappy Laptop. I have a CPU meant for a tablet inside it.

Current Goal:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item  
CPU AMD - A4-7300 3.8 GHz Dual-Core Processor  
Motherboard ASRock - FM2A68M-DG3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  
Memory Crucial - 2 GB (1 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  
Memory Crucial - 2 GB (1 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  
Case Rosewill - FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  
Power Supply GAMDIAS - M1 650 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $237.63
  Mail-in rebates -$45.00
  Total $192.63
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-11 21:09 EST-0500  

Current Status Of Set Goal: 142 dollars left till upgrade.

Price With Canadian Tax: 217$ with Canadian Tax. No shipping.

 

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10 hours ago, ThatDoggo said:

its an 80+ 600w PSU with Good reviews.

customer reviews and efficiency and wattage mean nothing in terms of performance, the cx is a LOT  better. 


Fun Fact: The Meshify c is the best case to ever exist.

 

 

Wārudobītā

Spoiler

3100.

B550m TuF plus.

Hyper x rgb 8 gig stick. (MJR or CJR  i still don't know lol).

1650 super.

CX450.

MX500.

NX500.

 

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, TofuHaroto said:

customer reviews and efficiency and wattage mean nothing in terms of performance, the cx is a LOT  better. 

Sureeee.


Current Rig:

Crappy Laptop. I have a CPU meant for a tablet inside it.

Current Goal:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item  
CPU AMD - A4-7300 3.8 GHz Dual-Core Processor  
Motherboard ASRock - FM2A68M-DG3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  
Memory Crucial - 2 GB (1 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  
Memory Crucial - 2 GB (1 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  
Case Rosewill - FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  
Power Supply GAMDIAS - M1 650 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $237.63
  Mail-in rebates -$45.00
  Total $192.63
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-11 21:09 EST-0500  

Current Status Of Set Goal: 142 dollars left till upgrade.

Price With Canadian Tax: 217$ with Canadian Tax. No shipping.

 

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