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Hey guys! New to the forums and also new to PC building.

 

First, some info about myself:

  • I live in Canada
  • Originally, my budget was $1000 CAD. Seeing that my current build is ~200$ over is fine. However, I am trying to lower its cost, if possible, without giving up in performance.
  • My intended use with my PC is for some casual gaming (LOL, Overwatch, Minecraft). I also do some intermediate-level video editing. 
  • Usually, I have Spotify, Discord, Skype, one game, and Chrome tabs open.

 

Here is my parts list: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/KY39Z8

Any feedback is welcome!

 

Extras/Explantion:

  • I am going to overclock my CPU
  • I intend to use this PC for a long time (hopefully at least 5 years) without upgrading parts
  • CPU: I chose Ryzen 5 1600 because it's 6 cores, which is apparently good for video editing. It is also more "bang-for-buck" than the 1600x as it also comes with a stock cooler
  • Motherboard: I chose that motherboard because it is the cheapest option that has 4 ram slots and supports overclocking
  • Memory: 16 GBs to be future-proof. 3200 Mhz because I heard RAM speed is important. A friend recommended buying 2400 or 2666 Mhz ram sticks and overclocking to 3200 Mhz. Any insight on this, and is it hard to do?
  • Storage: 1TB HDD + 120GB SSD should do. How are the specific ones I picked? Are they loud? Are there better options for about the same price?
  • Video Card: I heard the 1060 is one of the best budget cards. Also read that the MSI GeForce Gaming X is the best 1060. Is this true?
  • Case: The Cooler Master MasterBox 5 is cheap and I heard it has good cable management. Any better options for around $60 +/- $10 CAD? I'd prefer one with a window.
  • Power Supply: The one I chose is the cheapest 80+ Gold.

 

THANK YOU for taking the time to read through my post and looking at my parts list. I appreciate any feedback and information you provide!

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The build itself is rather good. The MSI RX 580 8GB Gaming X can be had for $20 less and it trades blows with the GTX 1060 6GB. Get a cheaper (but a still decent) power supply and you should be able to fit in a 240GB SSD:

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

 

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor  ($280.25 @ shopRBC) 
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($99.00 @ Vuugo) 
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($179.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Storage: PNY - CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($119.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($64.05 @ Vuugo) 
Video Card: MSI - Radeon RX 580 8GB GAMING X Video Card  ($349.25 @ Vuugo) 
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox 5 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($61.50 @ Vuugo) 
Power Supply: EVGA - B3 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($69.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Total: $1224.02
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-05 01:18 EDT-0400

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Be nice to each other boys and girls. And don't cheap out on a power supply.

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CPU: Intel Core i7 4790K - 4.5 GHz | Motherboard: ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO | RAM: 32GB Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 | SSD: Samsung 850 EVO - 500GB | GPU: MSI GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6GB | PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G2 | Case: NZXT Phantom 530 | Cooling: CRYORIG R1 Ultimate | Monitor: ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q | Peripherals: Corsair Vengeance K70 and Razer DeathAdder

 

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CPU: Good choice

Mobo: It works and it's cheap, OK choice

RAM: Keep the one you have as it is, RAM oc won't always reach that high of a speed

GPU: I'd suggest look at RX 580 instead. Gaming X indeed is a very good card even for both RX and GTX 1060. The reason for 580 is it has similar performance with a GTX 1060 6GB in most case but wins in future titles that uses DX12 and Vulkan

PSU: You could save money by getting a Corsair CX450M instead. The one you chose is nice but not really needed.

SSD: SSD is subpar, look for SK Hynix SL308, ADATA Su800, WD Blue instead

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12 minutes ago, Ayrus said:

Hey guys! New to the forums and also new to PC building.

 

First, some info about myself:

  • I live in Canada
  • Originally, my budget was $1000 CAD. Seeing that my current build is ~200$ over is fine. However, I am trying to lower its cost, if possible, without giving up in performance.
  • My intended use with my PC is for some casual gaming (LOL, Overwatch, Minecraft). I also do some intermediate-level video editing. 
  • Usually, I have Spotify, Discord, Skype, one game, and Chrome tabs open.

 

Here is my parts list: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/KY39Z8

Any feedback is welcome!

 

Extras/Explantion:

  • I am going to overclock my CPU
  • I intend to use this PC for a long time (hopefully at least 5 years) without upgrading parts
  • CPU: I chose Ryzen 5 1600 because it's 6 cores, which is apparently good for video editing. It is also more "bang-for-buck" than the 1600x as it also comes with a stock cooler
  • Motherboard: I chose that motherboard because it is the cheapest option that has 4 ram slots and supports overclocking
  • Memory: 16 GBs to be future-proof. 3200 Mhz because I heard RAM speed is important. A friend recommended buying 2400 or 2666 Mhz ram sticks and overclocking to 3200 Mhz. Any insight on this, and is it hard to do?
  • Storage: 1TB HDD + 120GB SSD should do. How are the specific ones I picked? Are they loud? Are there better options for about the same price?
  • Video Card: I heard the 1060 is one of the best budget cards. Also read that the MSI GeForce Gaming X is the best 1060. Is this true?
  • Case: The Cooler Master MasterBox 5 is cheap and I heard it has good cable management. Any better options for around $60 +/- $10 CAD? I'd prefer one with a window.
  • Power Supply: The one I chose is the cheapest 80+ Gold.

 

THANK YOU for taking the time to read through my post and looking at my parts list. I appreciate any feedback and information you provide!

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I wouldn't pick Seagates drives but ok. RX 580 is faster than GTX 1060.

 

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/CHRbQV

 

Vuugo
Component Selection Base Price Promo Shipping Tax Price    
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $289.50       $289.50 ($9.25 more than shopRBC) Buy
Motherboard ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $99.00       $99.00   Buy
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $208.00       $208.00 ($38.01 more than Newegg Canada) Buy
Storage Sandisk - SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $83.75       $83.75 ($8.76 more than Amazon Canada) Buy
  Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $64.50       $64.50   Buy
Video Card Sapphire - Radeon RX 580 8GB NITRO+ Video Card $361.00       $361.00   Buy
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox 5 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $61.50       $61.50   Buy
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $119.95       $119.95 ($29.96 more than NCIX) Buy
Total (8 / 8 Items): $1287.20

My Rig : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/MTBd2R

My VM Server : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rPR6gL

My Backup Server : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/cRQYYr

My Storage Server : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/tzzR9W

My Router : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bMPN4C

My Laptop : Lenovo Z575 with 6 GB RAM (1866 MHz), Crucial MX300 525 GB & Western Digital 2 TB (Removed optical drive)

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Your build is fine, also RX 580s are going to out of stock for a month or so, so you can either wait or just get a 1060 right now (which will basically just serve you as well if you dont care about freesync). However, if you ever see a 580 msrp thats another option too.

 

I would say though your PSU is a little too much for your budget, I would get a decent bronze PSU and use the extra $$$ for a 240gb or higher ssd

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Thanks for the replies so far!

 

One question I have is why the RX 580 is being recommended over the GTX 1060. I'm seeing that the 1060 has more core clock than the 580, so wouldn't the 1060 be better? Or does core speed mean nothing to GPUs?

 

I also do not plan on overclocking my GPU, just to clarify.

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Just now, Ayrus said:

Thanks for the replies so far!

 

One question I have is why the RX 580 is being recommended over the GTX 1060. I'm seeing that the 1060 has more core clock than the 580, so wouldn't the 1060 be better? Or does core speed mean nothing to GPUs?

 

I also do not plan on overclocking my GPU, just to clarify.

2 GB more of VRAM and Sapphire has some features that are able to beat GTX 1060. 

More here : 

 I know I know it is RX 480 but it will clearly show that it is faster. RX 580 is just refreshed polaris.

My Rig : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/MTBd2R

My VM Server : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rPR6gL

My Backup Server : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/cRQYYr

My Storage Server : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/tzzR9W

My Router : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bMPN4C

My Laptop : Lenovo Z575 with 6 GB RAM (1866 MHz), Crucial MX300 525 GB & Western Digital 2 TB (Removed optical drive)

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12 minutes ago, Ayrus said:

Thanks for the replies so far!

 

One question I have is why the RX 580 is being recommended over the GTX 1060. I'm seeing that the 1060 has more core clock than the 580, so wouldn't the 1060 be better? Or does core speed mean nothing to GPUs?

Clockspeed means nothing if you compare them between two different GPU architectures.

'Fanboyism is stupid' - someone on this forum.

Be nice to each other boys and girls. And don't cheap out on a power supply.

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CPU: Intel Core i7 4790K - 4.5 GHz | Motherboard: ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO | RAM: 32GB Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 | SSD: Samsung 850 EVO - 500GB | GPU: MSI GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6GB | PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G2 | Case: NZXT Phantom 530 | Cooling: CRYORIG R1 Ultimate | Monitor: ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q | Peripherals: Corsair Vengeance K70 and Razer DeathAdder

 

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14 minutes ago, Ayrus said:

Thanks for the replies so far!

 

One question I have is why the RX 580 is being recommended over the GTX 1060. I'm seeing that the 1060 has more core clock than the 580, so wouldn't the 1060 be better? Or does core speed mean nothing to GPUs?

 

I also do not plan on overclocking my GPU, just to clarify.

They basically are the same performance wise, but the RX 580 will fare better for future games because of drivers support and more vram. However, in games today they pretty much r tied. Also, the 580 also can use freesync, which is MUCH cheaper than gsync, which the 1060 uses.

 

Also, clockspeed is not equal for different GPUs, for example a GTX 980 ti can go up to 1500mhz on air while a 1060 can go up to 2100mhz on air, but a GTX 980 ti is still faster than a GTX 1060.

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Ah I see, thanks for clarifying about 580 vs 1060 everyone!

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18 minutes ago, Ayrus said:

Thanks for the replies so far!

 

One question I have is why the RX 580 is being recommended over the GTX 1060. I'm seeing that the 1060 has more core clock than the 580, so wouldn't the 1060 be better? Or does core speed mean nothing to GPUs?

 

I also do not plan on overclocking my GPU, just to clarify.

they're pretty much dead even, but the 580 has 2gb more vram(not that it matters much) and freesync monitors are only a few bucks more than a regular monitor.

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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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor  ($280.25 @ shopRBC) 
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($117.98 @ NCIX) 
Memory: Team - Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($149.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Storage: Western Digital - Blue 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($114.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($64.05 @ Vuugo) 
Video Card: Gigabyte - Radeon RX 580 8GB Gaming 8G Video Card  ($328.50 @ Vuugo) 
Case: DIYPC - DIY-BG01 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($49.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($39.98 @ NCIX) 
Total: $1145.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-05 02:03 EDT-0400

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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9 minutes ago, herman mcpootis said:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor  ($280.25 @ shopRBC) 
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($117.98 @ NCIX) 
Memory: Team - Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($149.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Storage: Western Digital - Blue 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($114.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($64.05 @ Vuugo) 
Video Card: Gigabyte - Radeon RX 580 8GB Gaming 8G Video Card  ($328.50 @ Vuugo) 
Case: DIYPC - DIY-BG01 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($49.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($39.98 @ NCIX) 
Total: $1145.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-05 02:03 EDT-0400

Where's the cooler he said he was gonna overclock it :|

I don't think Stock coolers are that good for overclocking

My Rig : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/MTBd2R

My VM Server : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rPR6gL

My Backup Server : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/cRQYYr

My Storage Server : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/tzzR9W

My Router : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bMPN4C

My Laptop : Lenovo Z575 with 6 GB RAM (1866 MHz), Crucial MX300 525 GB & Western Digital 2 TB (Removed optical drive)

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1 minute ago, domandric034 said:

Where's the cooler he said he was gonna overclock it :|

I don't think Stock coolers are that good for overclocking

the stock cooler is enough for an overclock to 3.8-3.9ghz.

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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