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Posted · Original PosterOP

Budget (including currency): Each specific part must be less than $500. Currency:USD

Country: USA

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Games and some Content Creation(SFM and 3d modeling ).

Other details Storage needs are already covered

My friend is gathering parts for a new PC. His only limiting factor is the price of each part(Each part must be less than $500). A couple of friends and I compiled this list. Any suggestions on what we should change? He also needs WiFi 5 or WiFI 6. This will also be his first build of if that is important to anyone.

Edit: Ok, so I made a couple of changes based on your criticisms.

Edit2: Changed the case and also changed some parts from black to white as friend wanted that.

 

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Why is there a $500 budget for each part and not just an overall budget? Seems really weird to me. Is your friend planning on overclocking at all? Because if not then I'd say that an X570 board is a little overkill for what he is putting in it. Oh also, I would consider a slightly more powerful PSU to a 550W. 

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Would suggest waiting for the new gpu launches very soon. If not, the 5700XT is a much better value option.

Would also suggest a better PSU and probably a cheaper B550 motherboard


PC

Ryzen 5 2600 Stock

Sapphire Nitro+ Special Edition Radeon RX580 8GB (Would Recommend)

Gigabyte B450M DS3H (Don't recommend)

Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition

Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB DDR4 3000MHz CL15 

Phanteks P300 (Would Recommend)

Kingston A400 240GB SSD

Seagate BarraCuda 1TB HDD

Corsair CX550M 550W  80+ Bronze

Deepcool FH-10 Fan Hub

3x BeQuiet Pure Wings 2

 

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/marmour/saved/QTY3ZL

 

Peripherals

LG 24MK400H

Logitech G413 Carbon

Logitech G305 (AAA Adaptor - 10g reduction) (Would recommend)

Logitech Z150

HyperX Cloud II (Would recommend)

Moto G5 Plus (Webcam)

 

Phone

Pixel 3A XL (Would recommend)

 

*Useful Link* PSU Tier List: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1116640-psucultists-psu-tier-list/

 

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Why would you spend more on a motherboard than the CPU, you can get a B450 Tomahawk Max that works perfectly fine for a 3600.

 

Also that case has bad airflow, get a p300a or a meshify C. 

 

You should also get a better PSU for the hardware you have picked

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Motherboard really isn't overkill like most are saying. Cheapest motherboard that actually has wifi 5 or 6 built in that still an ATX and not mico-ATX is only $20 cheaper. (and that board's only review had some big concern's like the fact the battery died after 1 month)

 

Don't cheap out on the PSU, also if you want a really clean build I would get a fully modular PSU.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 minutes ago, WanderingMist said:

Why is there a $500 budget for each part and not just an overall budget? Seems really weird to me. Is your friend planning on overclocking at all? Because if not then I'd say that an X570 board is a little overkill for what he is putting in it. Oh also, I would consider a slightly more powerful PSU to a 550W. 

He's buying the parts over time, which is why its $500 per part. Hes not planning to overclock at all. And any suggestions for a good PSU?

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Just now, Whipshadow said:

He's buying the parts over time, which is why its $500 per part. Hes not planning to overclock at all. And any suggestions for a good PSU?

Does not change anything. Youll of course get much nicer pc with 3000d than with a more limited budget. And new parts come out all the time, good value now might be bad two months in.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Whipshadow said:

He's buying the parts over time, which is why its $500 per part. Hes not planning to overclock at all. And any suggestions for a good PSU?

Use this for deciding on a PSU.

 


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I'm just speaking from experience so what I say may not work 100%

Please try searching up the answer before you post here but I am always glad to help

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1 minute ago, Kanna said:

 

28 minutes ago, Whipshadow said:

 

Other details Storage needs are already covered

 

@Kanna OP mentioned storage needs are already covered.  Could cut out the two EVOs in your list.


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Just now, Quinnell said:

 

@Kanna OP mentioned storage needs are already covered.  Could cut out the two EVOs in your list.

Just added those in case they were better than the already owned ones never specified


Reminder⚠️

I'm just speaking from experience so what I say may not work 100%

Please try searching up the answer before you post here but I am always glad to help

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5 hours ago, Whipshadow said:

He's buying the parts over time, which is why its $500 per part. Hes not planning to overclock at all. And any suggestions for a good PSU?

Tell him to wait until he has money for everything, then get all the parts at once. 


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Sapphire RX 5700 XT RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Biostar X370GT7 case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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5 hours ago, Whipshadow said:

He's buying the parts over time, which is why its $500 per part. Hes not planning to overclock at all. And any suggestions for a good PSU?

That still makes no sense. Tell your friend to create a maximum budget for the build because having a flat budget per part is going to cause problems in my opinion. He can still buy parts over time but having an overall budget in mind will make things easier. I recently upgraded my own PC over time, so I gave myself a £1500 budget for PC parts and a new monitor. Because of the pandemic and new parts being released this year I didn't want to buy everything straight away, but I had a solid idea of what I needed it for and the budget allowed me to stay on track. I have a word document with it in and every time I bought I new part I put it in the document and took it off the overall budget. Now I'm almost finished with the only thing I need is a new graphics card, and £400 to spend on it. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, YT_DomDaBomb20 said:

Even hen new list, that case has horrible airflow

Any suggestions on a better case?

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10 hours ago, Whipshadow said:

Any suggestions on a better case?

Maybe a meshify c or a phanteks p400a (i think that’s what it’s called) or a rosewill spectra

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