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i3?? yuck... overpriced underpowered...

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($95.00 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($54.99 @ Newegg Business) 
Memory: Gloway - 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($57.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Kingston - A400 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($24.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Hitachi - Ultrastar 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($39.50 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: MSI - Radeon RX 570 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card  ($144.99 @ Newegg Business) 
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($39.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: EVGA - 400 W ATX Power Supply  ($24.89 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $482.34
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-02 03:47 EST-0500

Ryzen 3600 @ 4.5ghz all cores | Asrock B550M Steel Legend | Radeon RX580 | 2x Samsung 16gb c-die 2666 @ 3600mhz cl16 | 500gb WD SN750 | 9 TB HDD | Deepcool Gammax 400 w/ 2 delta 4000rpm push pull | Antec Neo Eco Zen 500w

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@Dr.Shniple  You're pairing a processor that you can't overclock with a motherboard that uses a horrible chipset (limited to 2 memory slots, uses DMI2 5 GT/s instead of DMI3 8 GT/s so instead of around 4GB/s between chipset and cpu you get maybe 3 GB/s, only 6 pci-e lanes, only 4 usb 3.0 ports etc)

The stock cooler Intel comes with is also craaap. You're paying 15$ more on an slightly less craaap cooler just to cool a locked cpu.

 

What's your budget?

 

Yesterday someone started a configuration with i3-8100 and I recommended going with an AMD 1400 at around 130$ - it runs at 3.2 ghz but has 4 cores and hyperthreading, so 8 cores in total, comes with a decent cooler which even allows some mild overclocking. 3.7-3.8 ghz on all cores is very doable. 

Motherboards with B350 or B450 chipset are 50-60$ and have more features, including m.2 socket that goes directly to cpu...

You'll pay a few dollars more for memory - Ryzen really likes fast memory, so best to go with 3000 mhz or 3200 mhz memory stick/sticks.

 

The power supply you both put is a bomb waiting to explode - don't cheap out on a power supply.

 

That model can only output 400w at  25c ambient temperature and gets derated (less output power) when temperature goes up. You won't have 25 degrees celsius inside your case or around your computer when you have a video card that consumes up to 150-175 watts inside your case. 

 

Also, look at the 12v output of that psu, it's only 360w ... going with 175w for a rx570 or around 220w for a rx580 , you add around 80w for Ryzen 1400 or around 60-80w for your i3 ... with the rest of your components you're getting close to 300w out of 360w when gaming.

In addition, the psu is only around 75% efficient ... 300w will be only 75% of what it takes from mains, so the psu will produce 50w+ of heat that has to be pushed out, so that psu's fan will be noisy.

 

Better psus are not that much more expensive, for example absolute cheapest I could recommend would be SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze at 25$ (older design, but really high quality components inside) or  Corsair CX550M at 30$  - both prices are AFTER mail-in rebates... you guys in US are so lucky with these discounts.

 

 

 

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 Nowt wrong with coffeelake i3s 

 

If your only going 1080p and not doing any CPU intensive activities or games then it’s worth considering for budget gaming rigs.

 

Dont be fooled by previous i3s reputation when it comes to coffeelake and above.

i5 8600 - RX580 - Fractal Nano S - 1080p 144Hz

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1400 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($131.91 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: MSI - B450M PRO-VDH Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($69.99 @ B&H) 
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($56.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Team - L5 LITE 3D 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($29.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($42.15 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: Gigabyte - Radeon RX 570 4 GB Gaming 4G  Video Card  ($129.99 @ Newegg Business) 
Case: Rosewill - SRM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($17.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($22.98 @ Newegg) 
Total: $501.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-02 09:51 EST-0500

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Palit RTX 3060 Ti Dual RAM: Corsair DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Asus X570-P case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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