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Budget Gaming Build

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Hello all, looking for some opinions on my new build. As you can see I'm running a 144hz monitor at the moment which I love. So I hope this build will be able to take advantage of it even more than my current one. Looking to do some light streaming, perhaps video editing on my Youtube channel. I currently have: i5 3570K @ 4.2ghz, 8GB DDR3 Ram @ 2400mhz. Works nicely, but struggles on CPU intensive games like BF1. I will be getting Destiny on launch and plan on playing that mostly and take advantage of all the beautiful frames lol. 

 

I know the RAM is alittle extra..but the current build I have is actually a friends old computer that I bought cheaply. It has no flash or personality, and this time around I wanted to get an RGB strip to go along side the RAM to switch it up whenever I felt like it.

 

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/L7mdyf


Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/L7mdyf/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor  ($169.99) 
Motherboard: MSI - X370 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($108.00 @ Newegg) 
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($178.88) 
Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($117.60 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($66.88 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: XFX - Radeon RX 480 8GB GTR Video Card (Current PC)
Case: Phanteks - Eclipse P300 Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Case  ($66.98 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($75.98 @ Newegg) 
Monitor: ViewSonic - XG2401 23.6" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor  (Current PC)
Total: $765.42
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-16 21:52 EDT-0400

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This is a rather controversial opinion but if you're going to be playing at 1080p 144Hz, you'd ideally want an Intel processor to push for those high framerates as opposed to Ryzen.

 

Instead of opting for more "bling", I suggest that you invest in faster memory instead.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

 

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor  ($199.89 @ B&H) 
Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($111.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($148.55 @ Newegg Marketplace) 
Storage: SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($66.88 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: XFX - Radeon RX 480 8GB GTR Video Card 
Case: Phanteks - Eclipse P300 Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Case  ($66.98 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: BitFenix - Whisper M 450W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($66.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Monitor: ViewSonic - XG2401 23.6" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Total: $739.26
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-16 22:38 EDT-0400

'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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I would go intel but if you go ryzen get faster ram

QUOTE ME TO SEE MY REPLY!:D

 

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2 minutes ago, BubblyCharizard said:

what about the stock limitations? not many places here have much stock

 

 

With the new coffee lake processors additional stock should be coming in the next few months. You may have to wait a little more, but you would be getting the newest release.

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Just now, warned said:

With the new coffee lake processors additional stock should be coming in the next few months. You may have to wait a little more, but you would be getting the newest release.

I have a 7700k, so no need to upgrade there for  me yet, but my roommate might be upgrading his 4790k soon

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1 hour ago, BubblyCharizard said:

what about the stock limitations? not many places here have much stock

It's a waiting game at this point, but it's eventually going to be available sometime "soon™".

 

If it means getting better performance, I suggest OP should wait.

'Fanboyism is stupid' - someone on this forum.

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

Spoiler

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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wait a bit if coffeelake availability is scarce in your place. but must go with intel in your case as suggested by @HKZeroFive

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