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Colin_B
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All prices in Canadian. $1500 ish budget. Anyone think there is something wrong or think they can improve upon this build. Used for gaming and recreational photo editing.

 

Pc partpicker list 

 

(My first post so if I did something wrong let me know)

 

(https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/F4NqJ8) / [Price breakdown by merchant]

 

**CPU** | [Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8 GHz 6-Core Processor]

(https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/LHYWGX/intel-core-i5-8400-28ghz-6-core-processor-bx80684i58400) | $254.99 @ PC-Canada

 
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master - Hyper 212 LED 66.3 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler]

(https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/YdJkcf/cooler-master-hyper-212-led-663-cfm-rifle-bearing-cpu-cooler-rr-212l-16pr-r1) | $32.98 @ Mike's Computer Shop 


**Motherboard** | [Gigabyte - B360M DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/PgQG3C/gigabyte-b360m-ds3h-micro-atx-lga1151-motherboard-b360m-ds3h) | $69.99 @ Canada Computers 

 

**Memory** | [Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/MYH48d/corsair-memory-cmk16gx4m2b3000c15) | $149.99 @ Canada Computers 

 

**Storage** | [Samsung - 970 Evo 250 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/dkHRsY/samsung-970-evo-250gb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-mz-v7e250bw) | $104.99 @ Amazon Canada 

 

**Storage** | [Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/MwW9TW/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex) | $44.99 @ Canada Computers 

 

**Video Card** | [EVGA - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/xXqhP6/evga-geforce-rtx-2070-8gb-xc-ultra-gaming-video-card-08g-p4-2173-kr) | $689.99 @ Canada Computers 

 

**Case** | [NZXT - H400i MicroATX Mini Tower Case](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/WvL7YJ/nzxt-h400i-microatx-mini-tower-case-ca-h400w-br) | $159.99 @ Memory Express 

 

**Power Supply** | [EVGA - BT 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/GQX2FT/evga-bt-450w-80-bronze-certified-atx-power-supply-100-bt-0450-k1) | $49


 | **Total** | **$1556.96**

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why are you pairing all that expensive hardware with some low-end PSU?get a corsair CX or coolermasterwatt at least.

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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I agree with @Herman Mcpootis and I should add that if you are only going with a 250GB SSD than you should just for an 860EVO or something. That storage size will get eaten up quickly and you'll have paid a premium for nothing. 

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You may wanna get a 1070 or 1080 instead of the 2070 and get a 8600 for your b360 board

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39 minutes ago, Colin_B said:

All prices in Canadian. $1500 ish budget. Anyone think there is something wrong or think they can improve upon this build. Used for gaming and recreational photo editing.

 

Pc partpicker list 

 

(My first post so if I did something wrong let me know)

That PSU you are using wouldn't be a good to go for the specs you are using also Check out this build its a Ryzen 5 based build.If you ask me I would pick ryzen5 2600x over i5 8400(the blue team gives you 6Cores&6threads where the red team gives you 6cores&12threads better for productivity)And You have option to use Stock cooler that comes with Ryzen5 it's quite capable to be honest.

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9 minutes ago, DVA said:

I agree with @Herman Mcpootis and I should add that if you are only going with a 250GB SSD than you should just for an 860EVO or something. That storage size will get eaten up quickly and you'll have paid a premium for nothing. 

So I should get an 860 evo with more storage you mean? Maybe 512?

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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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10 minutes ago, Mephi00 said:

You may wanna get a 1070 or 1080 instead of the 2070 and get a 8600 for your b360 board

Are you sure? If I’m going to be doing mostly gaming would the 8600 really make much difference?

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1 minute ago, Colin_B said:

Are you sure? If I’m going to be doing mostly gaming would the 8600 really make much difference?

That PSU will bust up your good hardware.  Also IMO at stock clock, you do have a tiny bit of a bottleneck.  Why not pay 350 for a 8700k ?  The 2070 is going to be pissed off at your CPU and what not.  8400 is a crap CPU.  Grab a 1060 or 1070 cuz the RTX 2070 with that CPU is pointless.

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18 minutes ago, Amitansh said:

That PSU you are using wouldn't be a good to go for the specs you are using also Check out this build its a Ryzen 5 based build.If you ask me I would pick ryzen5 2600x over i5 8600(the blue team gives you 6Cores&6threads where the red team gives you 6cores&12threads better for productivity)And You have option to use Stock cooler that comes with Ryzen5 it's quite capable to be honest.

I’m not too familiar with the team red. What would the performance benefits be like between the two CPU’s?

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1 minute ago, Colin_B said:

I’m not too familiar with the team red. What would the performance benefits be like between the two CPU’s?

lol  Team Red = AMD / ATI and Team Green would be nVidia.

 

Get a 600watt PSU Gold certified and a 8700k instead.  Whats 150 more.. ya know.  This is a upgrade your going to stick with for a while, make it a good one.  Your spending 1500 bucks already, why have a crap CPU.  Buy a 8700k for only 350 bucks.  In the future games will take advantage of HT.  Also I do not know what apps you use, but that HT can come handy in pro apps like Photoshop,, Premiere,, video editing ,, audio production, 3D rendering , autocad, etc... ?

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9 minutes ago, Turtle Rig said:

That PSU will bust up your good hardware.  Also IMO at stock clock, you do have a tiny bit of a bottleneck.  Why not pay 350 for a 8700k ?  The 2070 is going to be pissed off at your CPU and what not.  8400 is a crap CPU.  Grab a 1060 or 1070 cuz the RTX 2070 with that CPU is pointless.

Makes sense. Do you think the 8600 would be okay?

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2 minutes ago, Turtle Rig said:

lol  Team Red = AMD / ATI and Team Green would be nVidia.

 

Get a 600watt PSU Gold certified and a 8700k instead.  Whats 150 more.. ya know.  This is a upgrade your going to stick with for a while, make it a good one.  Your spending 1500 bucks already, why have a crap CPU.  Buy a 8700k for only 350 bucks.  In the future games will take advantage of HT.  Also I do not know what apps you use, but that HT can come handy in pro apps like Photoshop,, Premiere,, video editing ,, audio production, 3D rendering , autocad, etc... ?

Lol my bad.

 

And that’s true. Should I get a different motherboard for overclocking because of that CPU? I normally use photoshop and Lightroom only 

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Look Colin my friend.  Now adays everyone especially gamers overclock.  In apps there can be a huge difference with a overclocked CPU.  Gaming will be a little noticeably faster.  The thing is that 2070 card wants to dish out 200fps,  But your 8400 @ 2.8Ghz will flop.  It does not seem like you want to overclock although it is soo simple.  You just change 2 settings in the BIOS.  Your mulitplier and your CPU voltage.

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8400 is a locked processor. You cannot overclock it. i5 8400 is a locked CPU, which means it cannot be overclocked with or without any cooler or motherboard. If you wish for a unlocked CPU, search for those with a 'K' at the end, like the i5 8600K.

 

Having said that you need a K processor if you want to OC, so the i5 8600k would OC well.. 4.5Ghz with a cup of tea.  Then you will be rocking and your 2070 will be soo happy.

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5 minutes ago, Colin_B said:

I’m not too familiar with the team red. What would the performance benefits be like between the two CPU’s?

The single core performance of the Ryzen 2600x is better than 8400 which would give you Better results in single core process like gaming and the Multicore performance is also better meaning productivity would be better

If you have the budget go for i7 8700k or Ryzen7 2700x they are more superior to i5 8400 and Ryzen5 2600X

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I don't know if he wants to change teams....Let him stick with the Intel, just grab a 8600k and OC it.  Personally I would get the 8700k and OC it to hell.

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1 minute ago, Turtle Rig said:

8400 is a locked processor. You cannot overclock it. i5 8400 is a locked CPU, which means it cannot be overclocked with or without any cooler or motherboard. If you wish for a unlocked CPU, search for those with a 'K' at the end, like the i5 8600K.

 

Having said that you need a K processor if you want to OC, so the i5 8600k would OC well.. 4.5Ghz with a cup of tea.  Then you will be rocking and your 2070 will be soo happy.

Yeah that’s a good idea. I would go with the 8600K but I haven’t looked at all the prices yet. I know that the 8400 isn’t overclockable but I guess I thought I didn’t need all that power. Do you think if I went with a 1070 or 1070ti it would be a better idea? Rather than have it get more expensive

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Like I said earlier with a locked processor like a 8400 ....... the GPU wont give you all the frames per second its capable of.  So ya its pointless to spend 600 bucks when your not going to take full advantage of it.  If you get a 8600k for like 250 or 280 dollars you can OC her to say 4.4Ghz "we will help you overclock it after system is built."  So ya if the 8700k is 350 then the 8600k should be 300 or less. 

 

If your sticking with the 8400 or a locked budget CPU then grab the 1070 used from ebay for like 350 to 400 bucks.  Make sure the seller has a ton of positives and what not.

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