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Budget: CAD 800$ or less 

Country: Canada

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: steam games mostly

Other details: I'm building this machine from scratch and have been choosing parts based on recommendations, YouTube (linus) and my own knowledge (very stupid) and I'm basically looking for a evaluation of my part choices, mostly importantly my cpu and motherboard, although the case and storage haven't been purchased yet either, rather than type out all the parts Ive just attached a screenshot hope thats cool. I want a machine that'll run most games at 1080p or 1280p, or any 16:9 ratio at medium graphic settings, Im used to playing on minimum settings at 680p with 20 fps so anything is an improvement!

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The ram is at a pretty low frequency, ideally look for 3200mhz, or at the very least 3000mzh. Also rather than the ryzen 1600 14nm/AEBOX, you should get the ryzen 5 1600 12nm/AF, since it is essentially a ryzen 5 2600 with lower clock speeds and same price, so generally speaking it will overclock better.

The motherboard is good but if you can find a B450-A Pro (Max or non Max) or any motherboard in Tier C from the motherboard tier list (link down below) with a similar price to the B450 Pro4, then get it, since motherboard in the C tier are able to deliver more power, and therefore be able to run more power hungry cpu's at full speed.

Otherwise everything seems to be fine as long as you're ok with 500GB of storage for your games, programs and OS.

 

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1.$180 for 1600?

2. 2x4gb is no good, why not 2x8gb

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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Your budget really doesn't allow for much. I'd strongly suggest getting something used.

As for your components:

  • That's way too much for a processor that old
  • 500GB will quickly run out. If you're on that tight of a budget, you're likely stuck with a smaller SSD and an HDD
  • Try to get at least wifi AC
  • Ryzen, especially the older variants, love faster memory; that memory won't do well

Save up another $100, grab yourself a used GTX 980, and this:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3300X 3.8 GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($179.99 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($139.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($79.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Patriot P300 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($57.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($74.75 @ Vuugo)
Case: Thermaltake Versa H17 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($66.99 @ Vuugo)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  ($109.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Total: $709.69

 

1 hour ago, SupaKomputa said:

1.$180 for 1600?

2. 2x4gb is no good, why not 2x8gb

Budget.

Current PC:

Spoiler

CPU: Intel i3 4160 Cooler: Integrated Motherboard: Integrated

RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 16GB DDR3 Storage: Transcend MSA370 128GB GPU: Intel 4400 Graphics

PSU: Integrated Case: Shuttle XPC Slim

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

Budget Rig 1 - Sold For $750 Profit

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CPU: Intel i5 7600k Cooler: CryOrig H7 Motherboard: MSI Z270 M5

RAM: Crucial LPX 16GB DDR4 Storage: Intel S3510 800GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 980

PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

OG Gaming Rig - Gone

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CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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