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>$1800 CAD Purely Gaming Rig

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Friend wants to build a purely gaming rig. Budget is about $2000 but wants to leave some room for a monitor. 

-Intel build ( just gaming, no streaming or productive things so don't need the cores)

-doesn't want to overclock (I feel thats kinda short sighted but maybe I'm wrong)

-nvidea gpu

-rgb is appreciated

-no mass storage just SSD (500+ preferred)

-likes simple cases (I recommend something with air filters)

-wants quiet build

-gaming at 1080 maybe 1440 down the road depending on monitor

-peripherals will be budgeted separately 

 

-> my list: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/wWGL3F

I have an affinity to the H440.

Not really sure about motherboards but Wifi and USB 3.0 front header would be nice. I'm having trouble finding out if boards have these or not.

 

Take a look. Give me your opinions!

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don't get a 7600k with a B250 board as you won't be able to overclock. in fact, don't get a 7600k at all. get a 1600 or wait for coffee lake. does he want monitor included or does he have a seperate budget for that?


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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor  ($259.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler  ($47.94 @ DirectCanada) 
Motherboard: ASRock - X370 Killer SLI ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($148.25 @ Vuugo) 
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($159.99 @ Memory Express) 
Storage: Crucial - MX300 525GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($179.80 @ DirectCanada) 
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video Card  ($630.00 @ Amazon Canada) 
Case: Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400 TEMPERED GLASS ATX Mid Tower Case  ($99.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($129.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Total: $1655.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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3 minutes ago, scighera2 said:

Also, remember that Ryzen boards are more expensive, and you need to buy more expensive RAM

have you even looked at prices of mobos dude, you can get a b350 board for less than 100 and you cant even find a z-170 under 120

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2 minutes ago, scighera2 said:

Also, remember that Ryzen boards are more expensive, and you need to buy more expensive RAM

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01N2V0AHI/?tag=pcp0f-20 cheapest Z270 board

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/CyCrxr/msi-b350m-pro-vdh-micro-atx-am4-motherboard-b350m-pro-vdh Cheapest B350 board

the Z270 board is nearly $40 more and there was never a requirement to get fast ram for ryzen. and you also have to factor in cooler costs for the 7600k.

 


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Wait for Coffee Lake or go with Ryzen 5.


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3 hours ago, JDE said:

Wait for Coffee Lake or go with Ryzen 5.

 

5 hours ago, herman mcpootis said:

don't get a 7600k with a B250 board as you won't be able to overclock. in fact, don't get a 7600k at all. get a 1600 or wait for coffee lake. does he want monitor included or does he have a seperate budget for that?

He said he wants an intel build

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4 hours ago, Mr alex said:

 

He said he wants an intel build

That's because they aren't aware that amd gives you better performance for cheaper.


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6 hours ago, Mr alex said:

 

He said he wants an intel build

Then wait for Coffee Lake (Intel). 


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14 hours ago, Novak88 said:

Intel build ( just gaming, no streaming or productive things so don't need the cores)

Have you thought about Intel Core i3-7360X ? xD

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AM4 motherboards guide

 

Strix RGBuild:

CPU: Ryzen 5 1600 @3.9GHz 1.3625V (LLC5 flatline)

GPU: Asus ROG Strix GTX1060 6GB OC

Mobo: Asus ROG Strix X370-F

RAM: Corsair LPX Vengeance 16gb kit 3266MHz, 16-16-16-35 1.375V

Cooling: Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4

Storage: HyperX Fury 120GB + WD Caviar Blue 1TB

Case: Phanteks P400S Tempered Glass

PSU: Corsair RM650x (80+ Gold, Fully modular)

Case fans: 2 BeQuiet Pure Wings 2 120mm PWM & 2 Pure Wings 2 140mm PWM

There's never enough RGB

 

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1 hour ago, dave_k said:

If you don't need the cores, why are buying a computer in the first place.

This doesn't make any sense. I mean, you've got an R5 1600. If you're not just going to get the R7 1700 for more cores, why build a computer in the first place?

 

OP - Intel is stupid right now, especially if you're not overclocking. An unlocked Coffee Lake i5 or i7 could be a good option, but Ryzen 5 1600 is your best option for now.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor  ($259.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Motherboard: ASRock - X370 Killer SLI ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($178.25 @ Vuugo) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($179.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($216.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card  ($664.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Case: Fractal Design - Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case  ($101.19 @ DirectCanada) 
Power Supply: Rosewill - 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($97.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Monitor: LG - 27UD58-B 27.0" 3840x2160 60Hz Monitor  ($419.99 @ Memory Express) 
Total: $2119.38
 

 

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Just now, Sanctorum said:

This doesn't make any sense. I mean, you've got an R5 1600. If you're not just going to get the R7 1700 for more cores, why build a computer in the first place?

It was just a little troll. I wanted to troll him with i3-7360X. Sorry.


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4 minutes ago, dave_k said:

It was just a little troll. I wanted to troll him with i3-7360X. Sorry.

I get that, but still, his point is valid, he's only gaming so he doesn't really need the cores Ryzen offers. Ryzen is still the wiser option, but he wasn't really wrong.


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7 minutes ago, MandalorePlayz said:

RGB through the roof, well inside budget, includes good monitor and can still overclock if wanted.

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Wgvjd6

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