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My 10 year old son just designed this build. I’m ready to buy..I would love some feedback

Jayjayburn
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Budget (including currency): $1600

Country: USA

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Gaming

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): 

My son has done some research. Has watched extensive YouTube videos and said he is ready to build. He has come up with a detailed list of parts. I have tried to research but it’s a bit beyond my skill set.  I want to support his creativity but don’t want to have a holiday disaster. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks 

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/FBMMPV
 

 

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Not bad, some things I'd look at:

  • A different cooler, the 212 isn't really relevant anymore.
  • The 980 Pro is massively overpriced, I'd go with a cheaper NVME drive.
  • Don't pay that kind of money for a 1050Ti. For another couple of hundred you can get a used 2060 Super from eBay and have a significantly faster card.
  • There's far better cases. Meshify, for instance.
  • Some will argue that you shouldn't pay for Windows, but I'll leave that up to you. There are places like Reddit where you can get Windows keys that will work for about $30, but do know that it's possible for the licenses to be revoked. The chances of it happening are very slim, but they're there.
  • You can save some money by going with a 5600x, and you're very unlikely to see any difference in gaming.

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$400 for a 5 year old low end graphics card is simply too much.

That CPU could use better cooling. The 212 is popular but I wouldn't use it on a 5800X

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Minor tweaks, better value items equipped, now there is an RGB budget for extra coolness

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wkkHVc

 

If someone tries to charge you more than 300 for an RX 480 4gb, they're drunk. I'm running an 8gb version and it does modern games well at reasonable settings, and older games at excellent frame rates. I'm assuming that your 10yr old isn't playing battlefield 2042 or COD, so for Roblox, Minecraft, and mobas, an RX 480 will be excellent. 

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proc not to good. need spend more to gpu if wanna decent all modern gaming

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-11400 2.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($189.98 @ Newegg) 
CPU Cooler: Deepcool AS500 70.81 CFM CPU Cooler  ($59.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Asus PRIME B560-PLUS ATX LGA1200 Motherboard  ($119.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: Silicon Power XPOWER Turbine RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($64.97 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($42.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($46.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card  ($675.00 @ Amazon) 
Case: Antec DF600 FLUX ATX Mid Tower Case  ($74.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic CORE GM 500 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  ($29.99 @ Newegg) 
Monitor: Alienware AW2521HF 24.5" 1920x1080 240 Hz Monitor  ($242.38 @ Amazon) 
Total: $1547.27
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-12-08 02:11 EST-0500

 

buy windows 10 oem at ebay, just 20-30 bucks

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1 hour ago, ahmad13610 said:

proc not to good

Have you fallen down and hit your head on something hard?

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3 hours ago, BiotechBen said:

Have you fallen down and hit your head on something hard?

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i mean not to good about price/ performance for gaming. sry

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8 hours ago, Jayjayburn said:

he won't need a 5800X for just gaming, a 5600X or 12600k would do just as well.

no need for 32GB of ram for gaming.

he won't feel a difference between the 980 pro SSD and another SSD that's half the price.

he can find GPU bundles with much better GPUs for about the same price on newegg.

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23 hours ago, Jayjayburn said:

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/j9Yb4d

I took your list, and upgraded it. The SSD is way cheaper and it is still a Gen4 drive. The 5600X would be great for a kid his age and it’s just a great card all around. The cooler in here is great, and the case is better. Also, the GTX 1080 is still a great card, and you can find one used for $500-600. (GTX 1080 eBay link:https://www.ebay.com/itm/255267173840?epid=233139523&hash=item3b6f1bf5d0%3Ag%3Add0AAOSwCiRhsDa9&LH_BIN=1)

He doesn’t need 32GB of RAM for gaming, 16GB would be just fine.

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You can add RGB fans to the case at a later date, if that's really wanted.

 

Went with a much better graphics card, and a 5600X instead (mainly to keep within budget, also it's more than enough for gaming).

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/PNJTvf

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On 12/8/2021 at 2:41 PM, Jayjayburn said:

My son has done some research. Has watched extensive YouTube videos and said he is ready to build. He has come up with a detailed list of parts. I have tried to research but it’s a bit beyond my skill set.

Your kid has done pretty well. Looks like they have indeed put a lot of research in to it. Also looks like they suffer a bit from "Dad is paying so I can get the really good stuff"-itis. 😛

 

I would really mirror what a lot of others have already said.

  • A 5600X will be just as good as a 5800X for gaming - the 5800X shines more in production workloads that rely heavily on the CPU which isn't needed if he's going to be playing games.
  • Don't need 32GB of RAM for gaming. 16GB will be fine and you can always add to it later since the motherboard has 4 memory slots.
  • The Samsung 980 Pro is overkill and quite pricey. A Samsung Evo Plus would save you about $50, but you could also get a more budget NVMe SSD for about half the cost of the Samsung 980 Pro.
  • Graphics cards are the tough spot on building any PC, but $400 for a GTX1050ti (a low end $150 card from 5 years ago) is NOT worth it. Try the 2nd hand market if you can't find any GPUs in stock for normal-ish prices but be weary of scalpers charging ludicrous prices and scammers. Keep in mind if it's too good to be true it probably is.

 

Made a few changes but haven't added a graphics card, that'll really depend on what you can find for reasonable prices. You have about $700 from your original budget to work with but I would try spending less if you can.

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/PBbdNP

 

The money you save can also be put towards peripherals like keyboard, mouse, headset, monitor. Do you already have any peripherals/monitors?

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My recommendation...

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($294.00 @ Newegg) 
CPU Cooler: Scythe FUMA 2 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler  ($59.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3733 CL17 Memory  ($69.98 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Pioneer 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($94.49 @ Amazon) 
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox NR400 (w/ODD) MicroATX Mid Tower Case  ($74.98 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: BitFenix Formula Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply  ($59.90 @ Amazon) 
Monitor: Gigabyte ‎G24F 23.8" 1920x1080 170 Hz Monitor  ($169.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $823.33
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-12-11 03:52 EST-0500

 

And get this mobo and GPU combo from newegg for $594.98

https://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails?ItemList=Combo.4416530&quicklink=true

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GPU - MSI GeForce GTX 980Ti LIGHTNING

CaseFractal Design Meshify C

PSUSuper Flower Leadex II Gold 650W

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