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500$ budget build

Hey...I'm looking for 500$(550 max) build for work(The person is going to be using Revit). This includes PC, Monitor, Keyboard(Mouse already bought), No Windows. The person that will be using the PC isn't really tech savvy so no need for fancy monitor(I dunno, 23-24in 1080p will do the job...standard stuff) or keyboard. As far I understand, Revit doesn't need a good GPU really so in that deparment for now I need the bare minimum. I was thinking that maybe 3400G currently fits the purpose. Please use US partpicker.

CPU: AMD R5 3600x | GPU: GigaByte R9 280X 3x WindForce | RAM: 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 3600MHz | Cooling: SilentiumPC XE-1236 | MB: MSI B450M Mortar Max | Storage: Samsung 850 Evo 250gb & WD15EARS | Case: Worst case possible

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460: Intel 6200U | 8GB | 256GB SSD | Active pen

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Main :

CPU : Intel i7-8700K | CPU Cooler : Noctua NH-D15S Chromax | Motherboard : Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Ultra
Memory : Corsair Vengeance RGB 4x8GB 3466CL16 | Storage : Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5" SSD + Sabrent Rocket 1TB NVMe SSD

Video Card : Sapphire Nitro+ RX VEGA 64 | Case : Phanteks Eclipse P600S | PSU : Corsair HX850 Platinum
Case Fans : Noctua A14 PWM chromax (x1 rear exhaust, x3 front intake)  
Aesthetic : Corsair Sleeved PSU Cables Pro Kit

 

Retro HEDT :

CPU : Intel Core i7-5820K CPU Cooler : Noctua NH-U12S Motherboard : EVGA Micro 2
Memory : Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB 3200CL16
Storage : Crucial MX500 500GB 2.5" SSD 
Video Card : Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290
| Case : Modded Antec Three Hundred | PSU : be quiet! Straight Power 11 650W 
Case Fans : Noctua P12 redux-1700 PWM (x2 front intake, x1 rear exhaust)

 

Wife's computer :
CPU : AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU Cooler : Noctua NH-U12S Motherboard : Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro
Memory : Crucial Ballistix 2x8GB 3600CL16 
Storage : Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5" SSD + WD Blue 1TB HDD
Video Card : Sapphire Nitro+ RX 580 
| Case : Fractal Design Meshify S2 | PSU : Corsair RM550x 

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6 core processor, pretty good.

Pretty cheap mobo, not the cheapest tho.

OK ram

240gb ssd for main softwares and OS, and 1tb hdd for files.

ok gpu.

Some cheap pc case.

Decent psu

 

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Main PC:

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|Ryzen 7 3700x, OC to 4.2ghz @1.3V, 67C, or 4.4ghz @1.456V, 87C || Asus strix 5700 XT, +50 core, +50 memory, +50 power (not a great overclocker) || Asus Strix b550-A || G.skill trident Z Neo rgb 32gb 3600mhz cl16-19-19-19-39, oc to 3733mhz with the same timings || Cooler Master ml360 RGB AIO || Phanteks P500A Digital || Thermaltake ToughPower grand RGB750w 80+gold || Samsung 850 250gb and Adata SX 6000 Lite 500gb || Toshiba 5400rpm 1tb || Asus Rog Theta 7.1 || Asus Rog claymore || Asus Gladius 2 origin gaming mouse || Monitor 1 Asus 1080p 144hz || Monitor 2 AOC 1080p 75hz || 

Test Rig.

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Ryzen 5 3400G || Gigabyte b450 S2H || Hyper X fury 2x4gb 2666mhz cl 16 ||Stock cooler || Antec NX100 || Silverstone essential 400w || Transgend SSD 220s 480gb ||

Just Sold

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| i3 9100F || Msi Gaming X gtx 1050 TI || MSI Z390 A-Pro || Kingston 1x16gb 2400mhz cl17 || Stock cooler || Kolink Horizon RGB || Corsair CV 550w || Pny CS900 120gb ||

 

Tier lists for building a PC.

 

Motherboard tier list. Tier A for overclocking 5950x. Tier B for overclocking 5900x, Tier C for overclocking 5800X. Tier D for overclocking 5600X. Tier F for 4/6 core Cpus at stock. Tier E avoid.

(Also case airflow matter or if you are using Downcraft air cooler)

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Gpu tier list. Rtx 3000 and RX 6000 not included since not so many reviews. Tier S for Water cooling. Tier A and B for overcloking. Tier C stock and Tier D avoid.

( You can overclock Tier C just fine, but it can get very loud, that is why it is not recommended for overclocking, same with tier D)

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Psu tier List. Tier A for Rtx 3000, Vega and RX 6000. Tier B For anything else. Tier C cheap/IGPU. Tier D and E avoid.

(RTX 3000/ RX 6000 Might run just fine with higher wattage tier B unit, Rtx 3070 runs fine with tier B units)

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Cpu cooler tier list. Tier 1&2 for power hungry Cpus with Overclock. Tier 3&4 for overclocking Ryzen 3,5,7 or lower power Intel Cpus. Tier 5 for overclocking low end Cpus or 4/6 core Ryzen. Tier 6&7 for stock. Tier 8&9 Ryzen stock cooler performance. Do not waste your money!

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Storage tier List. Tier A for Moving files/  OS. Tier B for OS/Games. Tier C for games. Tier D budget Pcs. Tier E if on sale not the worst but not good.

(With a grain of salt, I use tier C for OS myself)

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Case Tier List. Work In Progress. Most Phanteks airflow series cases already done!

Ask me anything :)

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41 minutes ago, Plouffe said:

Ok, this looks promising but I have to ask - what is that RAM? :D I saw that there is corsair LPX 3200mhz 16gb kit for 60$ and in this case Id rather pay a little more for a decent brand.

41 minutes ago, SavageNeo said:

6 core processor, pretty good.

Pretty cheap mobo, not the cheapest tho.

OK ram

240gb ssd for main softwares and OS, and 1tb hdd for files.

ok gpu.

Some cheap pc case.

Decent psu

 

This would be great unless for the fact that I need to also fit a monitor in the 500$ budget

CPU: AMD R5 3600x | GPU: GigaByte R9 280X 3x WindForce | RAM: 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 3600MHz | Cooling: SilentiumPC XE-1236 | MB: MSI B450M Mortar Max | Storage: Samsung 850 Evo 250gb & WD15EARS | Case: Worst case possible

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460: Intel 6200U | 8GB | 256GB SSD | Active pen

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($129.99 @ Walmart) 
Motherboard: ASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($88.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: OLOy 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($48.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Silicon Power A55 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($49.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($44.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($53.98 @ Newegg) 
Monitor: AOC 24B1XHS 23.8" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor  ($79.99 @ Best Buy) 
Keyboard: HP K1500 Wired Standard Keyboard  ($7.99 @ HP) 
Total: $504.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-11 05:09 EST-0500

 

Small changes from plouffe build. To make it slightly nice to use with a bigger display and some cost savings

 

Optional change in keyboard for better typing experience

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Tjw7YJ/aukey-km-g9-wired-standard-keyboard-km-g9

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1 minute ago, Mixzzz said:

I saw that there is corsair LPX 3200mhz 16gb kit for 60$ and in this case Id rather pay a little more for a decent brand.

There are 3 people who make memmory. 

 

Hynix, samsung and crucial. You really shouldnt care what sticker is on the memmory as it doesnt matter at all. 

 

Also Oloy is a decebt brand. 

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2 minutes ago, Mixzzz said:

Ok, this looks promising but I have to ask - what is that RAM? :D I saw that there is corsair LPX 3200mhz 16gb kit for 60$ and in this case Id rather pay a little more for a decent brand.

Ram is ram, and Corsair is overpriced because of their brand name.

Main :

CPU : Intel i7-8700K | CPU Cooler : Noctua NH-D15S Chromax | Motherboard : Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Ultra
Memory : Corsair Vengeance RGB 4x8GB 3466CL16 | Storage : Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5" SSD + Sabrent Rocket 1TB NVMe SSD

Video Card : Sapphire Nitro+ RX VEGA 64 | Case : Phanteks Eclipse P600S | PSU : Corsair HX850 Platinum
Case Fans : Noctua A14 PWM chromax (x1 rear exhaust, x3 front intake)  
Aesthetic : Corsair Sleeved PSU Cables Pro Kit

 

Retro HEDT :

CPU : Intel Core i7-5820K CPU Cooler : Noctua NH-U12S Motherboard : EVGA Micro 2
Memory : Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB 3200CL16
Storage : Crucial MX500 500GB 2.5" SSD 
Video Card : Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290
| Case : Modded Antec Three Hundred | PSU : be quiet! Straight Power 11 650W 
Case Fans : Noctua P12 redux-1700 PWM (x2 front intake, x1 rear exhaust)

 

Wife's computer :
CPU : AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU Cooler : Noctua NH-U12S Motherboard : Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro
Memory : Crucial Ballistix 2x8GB 3600CL16 
Storage : Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5" SSD + WD Blue 1TB HDD
Video Card : Sapphire Nitro+ RX 580 
| Case : Fractal Design Meshify S2 | PSU : Corsair RM550x 

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1 minute ago, GoldenLag said:

There are 3 people who make memmory. 

 

Hynix, samsung and crucial. You really shouldnt care what sticker is on the memmory as it doesnt matter at all. 

 

Also Oloy is a decebt brand. 

Technically - yes, you get the chips from the same manufacturer. But cheaper manufacturers usually get worse batches of chips. But if its decent then I can go with it.

Just now, Plouffe said:

Ram is ram, and Corsair is overpriced because of their brand name.

Well, any brand name will be overpriced compared to less known brands.

CPU: AMD R5 3600x | GPU: GigaByte R9 280X 3x WindForce | RAM: 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 3600MHz | Cooling: SilentiumPC XE-1236 | MB: MSI B450M Mortar Max | Storage: Samsung 850 Evo 250gb & WD15EARS | Case: Worst case possible

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460: Intel 6200U | 8GB | 256GB SSD | Active pen

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48 minutes ago, SavageNeo said:

Why? Gt 1030 is a better pickup than that. And the rx 550 is horribly expencive. 

 

50 minutes ago, SavageNeo said:

CXM is worse than CX. But its workable. 

50 minutes ago, SavageNeo said:

Wouldnt choose A320 regardless as their possision for support in terms of bios update, quality and more is put last. 

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4 minutes ago, Mixzzz said:

Technically - yes, you get the chips from the same manufacturer. But cheaper manufacturers usually get worse batches of chips. But if its decent then I can go with it.

They get batches of chips that they then bin. Same chips more expencive brands/sticks get. They run at their rated rating. 

 

If you want the best chips, you never look at brands. You look for specific dies. 

 

Oloy is a good cheap Ram supplier. They offer good budget options. While sacrifising essentially nothing. 

4 minutes ago, Mixzzz said:

Well, any brand name will be overpriced compared to less known brands.

G.skill says otherwise...... So does team. And corsair in some regions. Or Crucial with their E-die kits. 

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