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9 minutes ago, ReLiZe said:

Hi I was wondering if anyone had some PC gaming builds around $1300. I feel that if I use pc partpicker I wont choose correct combinations of parts. Im looking for a build with a 1070 i dont know if I would get a solid build at that price. Any advice will be highly appreciated thank you. From what I hear intel cpus better for gaming? Sorry if im wrong. 

Is $22 more fine? I could cut to get exactly 1300.

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/9QsHPs
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/9QsHPs/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor  ($194.46 @ OutletPC) 
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler  ($34.89 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: Asus - STRIX X370-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($160.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: G.Skill - Flare X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($190.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($98.94 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($45.69 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card  ($419.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: NZXT - S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($86.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($89.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $1322.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-17 03:18 EDT-0400

Hi I was wondering if anyone had some PC gaming builds around $1300. I feel that if I use pc partpicker I wont choose correct combinations of parts. Im looking for a build with a 1070 i dont know if I would get a solid build at that price. Any advice will be highly appreciated thank you. From what I hear intel cpus better for gaming? Sorry if im wrong. 

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What currency? I'll assume US, so here goes:

 

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/K6p6HN
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/K6p6HN/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor  ($194.46 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-AB350-GAMING 3 ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($80.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($162.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($98.94 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($45.69 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card  ($444.89 @ B&H) 
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox 5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($64.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($79.99 @ Amazon) 
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit  ($89.89 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $1262.82
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-17 03:16 EDT-0400

 

(ignore that the page says "mearkat's build", I made this for a dude with a similar budget.)

 

You can change some parts here based on personal preference such as mobo, gpu, and case, but the rest should serve you fine.

HEADS UP, THIS ACCOUNT IS INACTIVE NOW

I'm keeping everything else the way it was for anyone who might check out my answers in future, but I won't be using LTT.

 

 

 

 

Don't forget to quote me when replying to me!

Please explain your question fully, so I can answer it fully.

PSU Tier List Cooler Tier List SSD Tier List  My Specs Below!

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My PC:

CPU: Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.2GHz

Cooler: Stock Wraith Spire

RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 3000mHz 16GB DDR4 (2x8GB) RGB

Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix X370-F Gaming ATX

SSD: Crucial MX500 500GB 2.5"

HDD: Western Digital Blue 1TB 7200rpm

GPU: Asus ROG Strix OC GTX 1060 6GB

Case: Cooler Master H500P

PSU: Corsair RM650i 650W 80+ Gold Fully Modular

OS: Windows 10 Home 64-bit

Fans: 4x Cooler Master Masterfan Pro 120 Air Balance

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Potato Laptop (Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook, 2013):

CPU: Intel Ivy Bridge i5 3337U @ 1.8GHz

RAM: 8GB DDR3 2133mhz SODIMM (1x4GB Samsung, 1x4GB Kingston)

SSD: Kingston 24GB SSD (originally for caching)

HDD: HGST 500GB 5400rpm

GPU: Intel HD 4000 Graphics

OS: Windows 10 Home 64-bit

 

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9 minutes ago, ReLiZe said:

Hi I was wondering if anyone had some PC gaming builds around $1300. I feel that if I use pc partpicker I wont choose correct combinations of parts. Im looking for a build with a 1070 i dont know if I would get a solid build at that price. Any advice will be highly appreciated thank you. From what I hear intel cpus better for gaming? Sorry if im wrong. 

Is $22 more fine? I could cut to get exactly 1300.

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/9QsHPs
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/9QsHPs/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor  ($194.46 @ OutletPC) 
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler  ($34.89 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: Asus - STRIX X370-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($160.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: G.Skill - Flare X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($190.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($98.94 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($45.69 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card  ($419.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: NZXT - S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($86.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($89.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $1322.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-17 03:18 EDT-0400

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Ryzen 5 1600, Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo, Gigabyte X470 Gaming 7. TeamGroup Viper 4133mhz 16gb, XFX RX 480 8 GB (1000mhz cause dying), Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB M.2 SSD, An old 1tb 5400 rpm 2.5" HDD, TeamGroup 480gb & Kingston 480gb ssds (May RAID 0), 1TB Western Ditigal HDD, EVGA 750W G2 PSU, Phanteks P400s

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Just now, Thibi said:

I made a list for you if you would like to go the intel route of things, I strongly advise you too look into RYZEN Cpu's

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/zjDC7h

whats up will the liquid cooler on the locked cpu?

Build

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Ryzen 5 1600, Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo, Gigabyte X470 Gaming 7. TeamGroup Viper 4133mhz 16gb, XFX RX 480 8 GB (1000mhz cause dying), Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB M.2 SSD, An old 1tb 5400 rpm 2.5" HDD, TeamGroup 480gb & Kingston 480gb ssds (May RAID 0), 1TB Western Ditigal HDD, EVGA 750W G2 PSU, Phanteks P400s

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Yes its fine doesnt have to be exactly 1300 lol thank you. 

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My misstake, I picked the 7500 instead of the 7600k.

The watercooling would be a bit overkill instead, I did include a copy of wwindows in my link.

If you ware to leave that out, you 'll have enough money for the cpu.

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Just now, Thibi said:

My misstake, I picked the 7500 instead of the 7600k.

The watercooling would be a bit overkill instead, I did include a copy of wwindows in my link.

If you ware to leave that out, you 'll have enough money for the cpu.

then why the b250 mobo?

Build

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Ryzen 5 1600, Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo, Gigabyte X470 Gaming 7. TeamGroup Viper 4133mhz 16gb, XFX RX 480 8 GB (1000mhz cause dying), Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB M.2 SSD, An old 1tb 5400 rpm 2.5" HDD, TeamGroup 480gb & Kingston 480gb ssds (May RAID 0), 1TB Western Ditigal HDD, EVGA 750W G2 PSU, Phanteks P400s

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6 minutes ago, DeezNoNos said:

Is $22 more fine? I could cut to get exactly 1300.

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/9QsHPs
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/9QsHPs/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor  ($194.46 @ OutletPC) 
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler  ($34.89 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: Asus - STRIX X370-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($160.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: G.Skill - Flare X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($190.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($98.94 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($45.69 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card  ($419.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: NZXT - S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($86.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($89.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $1322.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-17 03:18 EDT-0400

I have a question may sound dumb would a water cooler for cpu be better or the investment wouldn't change much? 

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It should not be a problem, but if you prefer, you can pick a Z170 mobo instead.

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Just now, ReLiZe said:

I have a question may sound dumb would a water cooler for cpu be better or the investment wouldn't change much? 

with a 1600 much. Hell a high end air cooler is enough for a r7 cpu. Ryzen is crazy effient. But like the only benefit would be better look and a cpu which max out at 50-60 instead of 65-75. Dont worry about. 

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Ryzen 5 1600, Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo, Gigabyte X470 Gaming 7. TeamGroup Viper 4133mhz 16gb, XFX RX 480 8 GB (1000mhz cause dying), Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB M.2 SSD, An old 1tb 5400 rpm 2.5" HDD, TeamGroup 480gb & Kingston 480gb ssds (May RAID 0), 1TB Western Ditigal HDD, EVGA 750W G2 PSU, Phanteks P400s

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Just now, Thibi said:

It should not be a problem, but if you prefer, you can pick a Z170 mobo instead.

u cant oc the 7600k then

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Ryzen 5 1600, Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo, Gigabyte X470 Gaming 7. TeamGroup Viper 4133mhz 16gb, XFX RX 480 8 GB (1000mhz cause dying), Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB M.2 SSD, An old 1tb 5400 rpm 2.5" HDD, TeamGroup 480gb & Kingston 480gb ssds (May RAID 0), 1TB Western Ditigal HDD, EVGA 750W G2 PSU, Phanteks P400s

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I thougt you can overclock on a b series mobo

 

 

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1 minute ago, Thibi said:

I thougt you can overclock on a b series mobo

 

 

only on amd

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Ryzen 5 1600, Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo, Gigabyte X470 Gaming 7. TeamGroup Viper 4133mhz 16gb, XFX RX 480 8 GB (1000mhz cause dying), Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB M.2 SSD, An old 1tb 5400 rpm 2.5" HDD, TeamGroup 480gb & Kingston 480gb ssds (May RAID 0), 1TB Western Ditigal HDD, EVGA 750W G2 PSU, Phanteks P400s

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So this may sound really stupid in my part so I should leave as it is because the water cooler would just change the peripherals not do a big difference for the added price correct. Im not sure if im being told to switch something.

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For just gaming, the 8400 is significantly better than the 1600, even overclocked. And the 1080 is obviously better than the 1070. Though what resolution and framerate will you play at?

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor  ($199.89 @ B&H) 
Motherboard: MSI - Z370 PC PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($126.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory  ($134.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Storage: Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K3000 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($68.95 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video Card  ($529.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Fractal Design - Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case  ($99.98 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($67.89 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1306.66
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-17 03:35 EDT-0400

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Just now, ReLiZe said:

So this may sound really stupid in my part so I should leave as it is because the water cooler would just change the peripherals not do a big difference for the added price correct. Im not sure if im being told to switch something.

Ok, the watercooler wont have a huge added benefit. I rather a better monitor or mouse than a CLCooler. 

Build

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Ryzen 5 1600, Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo, Gigabyte X470 Gaming 7. TeamGroup Viper 4133mhz 16gb, XFX RX 480 8 GB (1000mhz cause dying), Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB M.2 SSD, An old 1tb 5400 rpm 2.5" HDD, TeamGroup 480gb & Kingston 480gb ssds (May RAID 0), 1TB Western Ditigal HDD, EVGA 750W G2 PSU, Phanteks P400s

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1 minute ago, seon123 said:

For just gaming, the 8400 is significantly better than the 1600, even overclocked. And the 1080 is obviously better than the 1070. Though what resolution and framerate will you play at?

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor  ($199.89 @ B&H) 
Motherboard: MSI - Z370 PC PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($126.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory  ($134.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Storage: Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K3000 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($68.95 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video Card  ($529.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Fractal Design - Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case  ($99.98 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($67.89 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1306.66
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-17 03:35 EDT-0400

Ok. The performance improvement shows up when you want more than 150fps. The 1600 will catch up if the ram is overclocked and the timings dropped. The performance gain is not really worth the locked cpu with has no decent upgrade path to it. 

 

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Ryzen 5 1600, Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo, Gigabyte X470 Gaming 7. TeamGroup Viper 4133mhz 16gb, XFX RX 480 8 GB (1000mhz cause dying), Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB M.2 SSD, An old 1tb 5400 rpm 2.5" HDD, TeamGroup 480gb & Kingston 480gb ssds (May RAID 0), 1TB Western Ditigal HDD, EVGA 750W G2 PSU, Phanteks P400s

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2 minutes ago, DeezNoNos said:

Ok, the watercooler wont have a huge added benefit. I rather a better monitor or mouse than a CLCooler. 

Yeah i have to get a better monitor aswell any recommendations the one I have is a asus 1ms 1080p 60hz so i need to upgrade either way the hdmi broke so i have been using dvi to hdmi 

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Just now, DeezNoNos said:

Ok. The performance improvement shows up when you want more than 150fps. The 1600 will catch up if the ram is overclocked and the timings dropped. The performance gain is not really worth the locked cpu with has no decent upgrade path to it. 

 

We don't know if OP plays at 4K 60 FPS or 1080p 240 FPS. In single threaded and poorly optimised games, the 8400 has a significant advantage. Samsung B-die RAM can't make up all the difference, even if it helps. I'd say that the 8700K is a decent upgrade path, should OP decide to upgrade. Having a locked CPU doesn't matter, the performance does. 

Here, Techspot tested both CPUs with Samsung B-die RAM, the 8400 is way better in games. 

https://www.techspot.com/review/1502-intel-core-i5-8400/page3.html

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1 minute ago, ReLiZe said:

Yeah i have to get a better monitor aswell any recommendations the one I have is a asus 1ms 1080p 60hz so i need to upgrade either way the hdmi broke so i have been using dvi to hdmi 

Lol i use hdmi to dvi. Old as monitor here lol. I would say something 144hz. If you can afford it get the a g-sync one too. 

Build

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Ryzen 5 1600, Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo, Gigabyte X470 Gaming 7. TeamGroup Viper 4133mhz 16gb, XFX RX 480 8 GB (1000mhz cause dying), Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB M.2 SSD, An old 1tb 5400 rpm 2.5" HDD, TeamGroup 480gb & Kingston 480gb ssds (May RAID 0), 1TB Western Ditigal HDD, EVGA 750W G2 PSU, Phanteks P400s

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1 minute ago, seon123 said:

We don't know if OP plays at 4K 60 FPS or 1080p 240 FPS. In single threaded and poorly optimised games, the 8400 has a significant advantage. Samsung B-die RAM can't make up all the difference, even if it helps. I'd say that the 8700K is a decent upgrade path, should OP decide to upgrade. Having a locked CPU doesn't matter, the performance does. 

Here, Techspot tested both CPUs with Samsung B-die RAM, the 8400 is way better in games. 

https://www.techspot.com/review/1502-intel-core-i5-8400/page3.html

well true. But hey we have the option. And ryzen is fine till 144. After than I would say stick to intel. 

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Ryzen 5 1600, Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo, Gigabyte X470 Gaming 7. TeamGroup Viper 4133mhz 16gb, XFX RX 480 8 GB (1000mhz cause dying), Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB M.2 SSD, An old 1tb 5400 rpm 2.5" HDD, TeamGroup 480gb & Kingston 480gb ssds (May RAID 0), 1TB Western Ditigal HDD, EVGA 750W G2 PSU, Phanteks P400s

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Just now, Fardin said:

@ReLiZe what resolution & refresh rate of your monitor? 

Im looking to get 144hz I currently have asus 1ms 60z but hdmi broken so ima upgrade either way. 

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