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Birthday Present Gaming PC ($1500 AUD)

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor  ($278.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Motherboard: ASRock - Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4 ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($133.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($189.00 @ Umart) 
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($132.50 @ Shopping Express) 
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card  ($559.90 @ Newegg Australia) actual price is $535.
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 5 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($65.00 @ Umart) 
Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($118.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Other: Deepcool RGB 350 kit ($22.53)
Total: $1497.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-10 00:40 AEST+1000

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey! So i'm building a PC for my younger brother as a birthday present from the family and i'm not the most experienced at doing so, but had a right ole crack and here it is, was wondering if there were any improvements, changes, etc that should/could be made to improve it?

 

Case: Deepcool Tesseract SW Mid Tower Chassis Black/Red ($59)

CPU: Intel Core i5 7600K ($315)

CPU Cooler: Be Quiet! Pure Rock Slim CPU Cooler ($39)

Motherboard: ASUS Prime B250M Plus Motherboard ($119)

RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury HX424C15FBK2/16 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 Black ($199)

GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming G1 6GB ($459)

SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD ($135)

HDD: (Will be using current hard drives)

PSU: Corsair TX550M 550W 80 Plus Gold Power Supply ($119)

Compulsory LED's: CableMod WideBeam Foam Adhesive LED Strip RGB 60cm ($29)

Fans (Top): Cooler Master SickleFlow X 120mm Red LED Fan x2 ($9x2)

Shipping: $32

 

Total + Shipping: $1,523 AUD

 

Let me know any improvements or changes that can be made!


CPU: Ryzen 5 2600 (2.7GHz) | Cooler: Deepcool Maelstrom 240 RBG AIO | Motherboard: Asus Prime X470-PRO

GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1060 Gaming G1 6GB | RAM: Team Dark Gray 16GB DDR4 3200MHz | Case: Fractal Meshify C

PSU: Coolermaster MWE Gold 650w | SSD: Intel 660p 1TB | Boot SSD: Samsung 860 Pro 256GB | HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB

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DON'T GET A 7600K. Get a Ryzen 5 1600 with a B350 board and 3000MHz RAM, it's much better ;)


CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K | Motherboard: AsRock X99 Extreme4 | Graphics Card: Gigabyte GTX 1080 G1 Gaming | RAM: 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws4 2133MHz | Storage: 1 x Samsung 840 Series 128GB | 1 x Seagate 1TB | 1 x WD Blue 500GB | PSU: Seasonic M12II Evo 620W | Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro (White) | Cooling: Arctic Freezer i32

 

 

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5 minutes ago, PCGuy_5960 said:

DON'T GET A 7600K. Get a Ryzen 5 1600 with a B350 board and 3000MHz RAM, it's much better ;)

^this

 

Keep everything but change the motherboard, CPU and RAM.
RAM to something 3000MHz or higher, Ryzen benefits with faster RAM.

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it depends on what you want to do with it... if its just a gaming pc, the i5 will be the best cpu for framerates, if you plan on doing multitasking with it, or workstation kind of loads, maybe switch to a ryzen cpu like 1600-1600x and change mobo to an am4, possibly even switch the ram with some faster dimms 9_9

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I feel like you would be better off with Ryzen 5, odds are he won't be upgrading very soon so the extra two cores and multi threading will come in handy in the future.

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i5's gaming crown is not as solid as the 7700k, And you need wicked cooling in order to get that 4.8-5ghz frequency where the chip is dominant in non-multi-threaded games, not to mention a more expenseive 270 motherboard,. Without overclocking and a 50-100 dollar AIO, the R5 1600 is a clear winner. So get a B350 board, and some 3000mhz ram, and as my previous commenters said, you'll have a rock solid machine for any number of tasks.

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try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor  ($278.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Motherboard: ASRock - Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4 ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($133.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($189.00 @ Umart) 
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($132.50 @ Shopping Express) 
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card  ($559.90 @ Newegg Australia) actual price is $535.
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 5 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($65.00 @ Umart) 
Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($118.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Other: Deepcool RGB 350 kit ($22.53)
Total: $1497.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-10 00:40 AEST+1000


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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20 minutes ago, herman mcpootis said:

try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor  ($278.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Motherboard: ASRock - Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4 ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($133.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($189.00 @ Umart) 
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($132.50 @ Shopping Express) 
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card  ($559.90 @ Newegg Australia) actual price is $535.
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 5 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($65.00 @ Umart) 
Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($118.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Other: Deepcool RGB 350 kit ($22.53)
Total: $1497.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-10 00:40 AEST+1000

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