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1k Build Challenge for You

Okay, so someone gives you $1,000 to build a gaming PC. The priority is with gaming only, no editing or render software needed. There is only one catch... You can only buy new and from Amazon (2day shipping). The inspiration of this challenge came from a friend who asked me to build him a gaming pc for $1k, here is what i got...

cpu- Ryzen 5 2600x

$190

mobo- MSI B450 Tomahawk

$115

gpu- Zotac RTX 2060

$350

ram- 16gb 3000 Mhz Corsair Vengeance

$150

storage- 500gb ssd Samsung 860 EVO

$78

psu- 650w Bronze Corsair CX

$60

case- SilverStone RL06BR-W

$81

Total= $1024

So is the best amazon gaming pc for 1k?

I know i went over $24, but i had to squeeze in that 500gb ssd. If you would make any changes to improve performance and stay around the 1k mark, what would it be? I would be really interested in feedback :)

EDIT: some of the pricing may have changed slightly, but that's because i got some stuff on sale.

Edited by Redrooster
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CPU: Ryzen 7 3700x GPU: Gigabyte RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming OC RAM: 32GB 3200mHz Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO Display: Acer Predator XB271HU bmiprz 27" (2560p x 1440p) NVIDIA G-SYNC IPS MOBO: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK STORAGE: 120GB SSD boot drive, 10tb USB 3.0 Seagate game drive PSU: 650w Corsair CX CASE: NZXT H500i

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its a challenge, you said.

you should squeeze in a rtx2070 with a320 mobo, aegis ram, ultra cheap / no case and budget psu,

then 2600 nonX & cheap/no ssd

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9 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

yep (price per merchant)

One of the rules were that you had to get the items off of Amazon.

CPU: Ryzen 7 3700x GPU: Gigabyte RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming OC RAM: 32GB 3200mHz Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO Display: Acer Predator XB271HU bmiprz 27" (2560p x 1440p) NVIDIA G-SYNC IPS MOBO: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK STORAGE: 120GB SSD boot drive, 10tb USB 3.0 Seagate game drive PSU: 650w Corsair CX CASE: NZXT H500i

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10 minutes ago, dgsddfgdfhgs said:

its a challenge, you said.

you should squeeze in a rtx2070 with a320 mobo, aegis ram, ultra cheap / no case and budget psu,

then 2600 nonX & cheap/no ssd

I could have skimped out on the mobo, psu, and ram a little, but the reference list i made was for a friend. I was trying to balance performance, build quality, upgradability, etc.

CPU: Ryzen 7 3700x GPU: Gigabyte RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming OC RAM: 32GB 3200mHz Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO Display: Acer Predator XB271HU bmiprz 27" (2560p x 1440p) NVIDIA G-SYNC IPS MOBO: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK STORAGE: 120GB SSD boot drive, 10tb USB 3.0 Seagate game drive PSU: 650w Corsair CX CASE: NZXT H500i

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14 minutes ago, Redrooster said:

One of the rules were that you had to get the items off of Amazon.

yeah, if you watch price per merchant, you'll see Amazon's pricing

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Thank you for my reward.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($164.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Asus - TUF B350M-PLUS GAMING Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($84.73 @ Amazon) 
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($89.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Inland - 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($49.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Black Video Card  ($489.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox E300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($39.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($52.39 @ Amazon) 
Total: $972.07
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-19 03:25 EDT-0400

 

-R5 2600

-VRMs on mobo are *decent*

-16GB DDR4-3000

-480GB SSD

-Nice looking case

-DC-DC power supply, good quality

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Delta (Laptop) | Galaxy S21 Ultra | Pacific Spirit XT (Server)

Full Specs

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Helios EVO (Main):

Intel Core™ i9-10900KF | 32GB G.Skill Ripjaws V / Team T-Force DDR4-3000 | GIGABYTE Z590 AORUS ELITE | MSI GAMING X GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB GPU | NZXT H510 | EVGA G5 650W | MasterLiquid ML240L | 2x 2TB HDD | 256GB SX6000 Pro SSD | 3x Corsair SP120 RGB | Fractal Design Venturi HF-14

 

Pacific Spirit XT - Server

Intel Core™ i7-8700K (Won at LTX, signed by Dennis) | GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS GAMING 5 | 16GB Team Vulcan DDR4-3000 | Intel UrfpsgonHD 630 | Define C TG | Corsair CX450M

 

Delta - Laptop

ASUS TUF Dash F15 - Intel Core™ i7-11370H | 16GB DDR4 | RTX 3060 | 500GB NVMe SSD | 200W Brick | 65W USB-PD Charger

 


 

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13 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

yeah, if you watch price per merchant, you'll see Amazon's pricing

Oh, my bad

CPU: Ryzen 7 3700x GPU: Gigabyte RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming OC RAM: 32GB 3200mHz Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO Display: Acer Predator XB271HU bmiprz 27" (2560p x 1440p) NVIDIA G-SYNC IPS MOBO: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK STORAGE: 120GB SSD boot drive, 10tb USB 3.0 Seagate game drive PSU: 650w Corsair CX CASE: NZXT H500i

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6 minutes ago, LienusLateTips said:

-R5 2600

Is the r5 2600 enough for the 2070?

CPU: Ryzen 7 3700x GPU: Gigabyte RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming OC RAM: 32GB 3200mHz Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO Display: Acer Predator XB271HU bmiprz 27" (2560p x 1440p) NVIDIA G-SYNC IPS MOBO: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK STORAGE: 120GB SSD boot drive, 10tb USB 3.0 Seagate game drive PSU: 650w Corsair CX CASE: NZXT H500i

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Just now, Redrooster said:

Is the r5 2600 enough for the 2070?

More than enough.

PSU Nerd | PC Parts Flipper | Cable Management Guru

Helpful Links: PSU Tier List | Why not group reg? | Avoid the EVGA G3

Helios EVO (Main Desktop) Intel Core™ i9-10900KF | 32GB DDR4-3000 | GIGABYTE Z590 AORUS ELITE | GeForce RTX 3060 Ti | NZXT H510 | EVGA G5 650W

 

Delta (Laptop) | Galaxy S21 Ultra | Pacific Spirit XT (Server)

Full Specs

Spoiler

 

Helios EVO (Main):

Intel Core™ i9-10900KF | 32GB G.Skill Ripjaws V / Team T-Force DDR4-3000 | GIGABYTE Z590 AORUS ELITE | MSI GAMING X GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB GPU | NZXT H510 | EVGA G5 650W | MasterLiquid ML240L | 2x 2TB HDD | 256GB SX6000 Pro SSD | 3x Corsair SP120 RGB | Fractal Design Venturi HF-14

 

Pacific Spirit XT - Server

Intel Core™ i7-8700K (Won at LTX, signed by Dennis) | GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS GAMING 5 | 16GB Team Vulcan DDR4-3000 | Intel UrfpsgonHD 630 | Define C TG | Corsair CX450M

 

Delta - Laptop

ASUS TUF Dash F15 - Intel Core™ i7-11370H | 16GB DDR4 | RTX 3060 | 500GB NVMe SSD | 200W Brick | 65W USB-PD Charger

 


 

Intel is bringing DDR4 to the mainstream with the Intel® Core™ i5 6600K and i7 6700K processors. Learn more by clicking the link in the description below.

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1 hour ago, Redrooster said:

Is the r5 2600 enough for the 2070?

Depends on the resolution

:)

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