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$600 PC Build

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Building a $600 PC for one of my friends. I think this list is pretty solid, but I thought it would be good to run it by a forum. 

 

Some notes: 

He has a 500GB HDD from his old Alienware, so I'm just adding the 128GB SSD.

Wanted for him to have a good case, so splurging a bit on the Phanteks.

Not doing mail in rebates.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

Skyggeis Specs:

 

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor

CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler  
Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" Hard Drive 
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 8GB AMP! Extreme
Case: Phanteks ECLIPSE P400S ATX Mid Tower Case Satin Black
PSU: Corsair RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular PSU
WiFi Card: Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I REV 4.2
Case Fan: Aerocool DS 140mm Black 93.4 CFM
Case Fan: Aerocool DS 140mm Black 93.4 CFM
Case Fan: Aerocool DS 140mm Black 93.4 CFM
Other: Coolermaster VGA Holder
Other: Phanteks LED Strip 1M
Other: Phanteks Fan Splitter

Monitor: Dell S2716DG

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Could spend a little extra for 1 more ram module.

Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.9 Ghz  | Gigabyte AB350M Gaming 3 |  PaliT GTX 1050Ti  |  8gb Kingston HyperX Fury @ 2933 Mhz  |  Corsair CX550m  |  1 TB WD Blue HDD


Inside some old case I found lying around.

 

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@rphawks either go 4 Gb x 2 or find a way to work 8 Gb x 2 into the build. 6 Cores/12 Threads and single channel is going to bottleneck under most loads.

 

 

Is what I'd try to work if you can. If not, 

 

 

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@Bleed_4_Me @Taf the Ghost Thanks. I was on the fence about that one. I think I'll try to push for 2x8GB. Everything else looks good?

 

Skyggeis Specs:

 

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor

CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler  
Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" Hard Drive 
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 8GB AMP! Extreme
Case: Phanteks ECLIPSE P400S ATX Mid Tower Case Satin Black
PSU: Corsair RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular PSU
WiFi Card: Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I REV 4.2
Case Fan: Aerocool DS 140mm Black 93.4 CFM
Case Fan: Aerocool DS 140mm Black 93.4 CFM
Case Fan: Aerocool DS 140mm Black 93.4 CFM
Other: Coolermaster VGA Holder
Other: Phanteks LED Strip 1M
Other: Phanteks Fan Splitter

Monitor: Dell S2716DG

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1 minute ago, rphawks said:

@Bleed_4_Me @Taf the Ghost Thanks. I was on the fence about that one. I think I'll try to push for 2x8GB. Everything else looks good?

 

It's fine for a 2600 Build. Pretty much any B450 is fine for a 2600, even under high OC. It's the 2700 builds that'll fry a VRM if you get stupid with it.

 

But it's a 6 core processor and Dual Channel memory really matters. 8 Gb x2 is the most optimal, especially for basic Near-Term proofing. If you have to cut, seeing if you can get a cheaper RX 570 is an option. It's about 10% down on the RX 580, but upwards of 50USD cheaper. If that's what it takes to sneak in a build, so be it. The CPU will outlast the GPU.

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3 minutes ago, Taf the Ghost said:

It's fine for a 2600 Build. Pretty much any B450 is fine for a 2600, even under high OC. It's the 2700 builds that'll fry a VRM if you get stupid with it.

 

But it's a 6 core processor and Dual Channel memory really matters. 8 Gb x2 is the most optimal, especially for basic Near-Term proofing. If you have to cut, seeing if you can get a cheaper RX 570 is an option. It's about 10% down on the RX 580, but upwards of 50USD cheaper. If that's what it takes to sneak in a build, so be it. The CPU will outlast the GPU.

He's switched to 2x8 GB. Thanks for the tip about cutting to an RX570 if I need to.

Skyggeis Specs:

 

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor

CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler  
Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" Hard Drive 
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 8GB AMP! Extreme
Case: Phanteks ECLIPSE P400S ATX Mid Tower Case Satin Black
PSU: Corsair RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular PSU
WiFi Card: Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I REV 4.2
Case Fan: Aerocool DS 140mm Black 93.4 CFM
Case Fan: Aerocool DS 140mm Black 93.4 CFM
Case Fan: Aerocool DS 140mm Black 93.4 CFM
Other: Coolermaster VGA Holder
Other: Phanteks LED Strip 1M
Other: Phanteks Fan Splitter

Monitor: Dell S2716DG

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34 minutes ago, rphawks said:

He's switched to 2x8 GB. Thanks for the tip about cutting to an RX570 if I need to.

Truth is we'll have a new generation of GPUs by late next year or early 2020, all on the 7nm node. 1080p/Ultra is going to be CPU bottlenecked for 60Hz gaming from that generation onward. The RX570 should be able to handle anything at 1080p/60Hz on High settings that'll be coming out. (This exact same thing happened to 720p a few generations ago.)

 

1080p_BFV.png

You can see here why. Any GTX 1070 owner has no reason to upgrade their GPU for at least 2 more cycles if they don't move to either 1440p or high-refresh rate panels.

 

Frankly, 1440p/144Hz is the actual "Holy Grail" for PC Gaming. There's only room for improvements in visual quality from there, just given the reality of human eyes. We're rapidly approaching a functional saturation point, which will be great for everyone as it'll drive prices down.

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11 hours ago, Taf the Ghost said:

Truth is we'll have a new generation of GPUs by late next year or early 2020, all on the 7nm node. 1080p/Ultra is going to be CPU bottlenecked for 60Hz gaming from that generation onward. The RX570 should be able to handle anything at 1080p/60Hz on High settings that'll be coming out. (This exact same thing happened to 720p a few generations ago.)

 

1080p_BFV.png

You can see here why. Any GTX 1070 owner has no reason to upgrade their GPU for at least 2 more cycles if they don't move to either 1440p or high-refresh rate panels.

 

Frankly, 1440p/144Hz is the actual "Holy Grail" for PC Gaming. There's only room for improvements in visual quality from there, just given the reality of human eyes. We're rapidly approaching a functional saturation point, which will be great for everyone as it'll drive prices down.

So are you suggesting I switch for a RX570? Bit lost. 

 

Also... 1070 and 1440p144hz user here ?

Skyggeis Specs:

 

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor

CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler  
Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" Hard Drive 
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 8GB AMP! Extreme
Case: Phanteks ECLIPSE P400S ATX Mid Tower Case Satin Black
PSU: Corsair RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular PSU
WiFi Card: Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I REV 4.2
Case Fan: Aerocool DS 140mm Black 93.4 CFM
Case Fan: Aerocool DS 140mm Black 93.4 CFM
Case Fan: Aerocool DS 140mm Black 93.4 CFM
Other: Coolermaster VGA Holder
Other: Phanteks LED Strip 1M
Other: Phanteks Fan Splitter

Monitor: Dell S2716DG

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1 minute ago, rphawks said:

So are you suggesting I switch for a RX470? Bit lost. 

 

Also... 1070 and 1440p144hz user here ?

Haha.

 

No, just suggesting the RX570 is a perfectly adequate option, and the next cycle in 9-18 months there should be reasonably priced upgrade options. Thus, if there is a place to cut in a budget gaming build, dropping from a 580 to a 570 makes a lot of sense.

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