Build Advice 1,400$ Gaming System

Apr 25, 2019
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Hey,

I want to build a gaming pc and my budget stands on 1,400$. I need to suggestions for my build and want to see if it's good or not :

CPU : Intel Core i5 9600K 3.7Ghz 9MB Cache s1151v2 - Tray
Cooling : Arctic Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2 CPU Cooler
Motherboard : Asus TUF B360M-PLUS GAMING LGA1151v2, Intel B360, DDR4, PCI-E, DVI, HDMI
Memory : HyperX FURY Black 2x8GB DDR4 2400MHz CL15 Kit
GPU : Gigabyte RTX 2060 6GB OC GDDR6 HDMI 3xDP
Hard Disk : Western Digital Caviar Blue 2TB 64MB Sata III WD20EZRZ
SSD : Kingston UV500 2.5 Inch SUV500/240G 240GB SSD
PSU : Corsair 650W Active PFC 80+ Bronze CX650 PSU
Case : Corsair Carbide 275R Tempered Glass Mid-Tower Case Black No PSU.

If it can be cheaper with the same performance it will be better of course but the max budget is 1,400$.
Thank You.
 

BringerOfTea

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9th generation CPU might need a BIOS upgrade to work on a B360 motherboard.

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Q6DKw6
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Q6DKw6/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($264.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI - Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($119.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($120.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Pro 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($139.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($478.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair - Carbide SPEC-06 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.99 @ Corsair)
Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1488.40
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-25 08:26 EDT-0400
 

BringerOfTea

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Dec 17, 2015
1,437
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5,690
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PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rjwVxY
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rjwVxY/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor ($294.99 @ Walmart)
Total: $294.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-25 08:39 EDT-0400

the above mentioned would work with a b360 motherboard.





PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/RYdfw6
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/RYdfw6/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor ($223.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($124.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($120.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($77.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.78 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Video Card ($489.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair - SPEC-05 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1319.47
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-25 08:38 EDT-0400
 
You'll get way more triple A gaming longevity out of this amd system that has 10 more threads and a RTX 2080:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor ($223.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus - TUF X470-PLUS GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($131.52 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA - XPG SX8200 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($162.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB Dual Advanced Video Card ($669.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair - Carbide Series 275R (Black w/Tempered Glass) ATX Mid Tower Case ($78.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1419.45
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-25 09:25 EDT-0400


This system has NVME and Adata's controller has been known to out perform samsung nvme evo series giving you great performance for the money. If I had $1400 and needed a new gaming system, this would be the one. I'd gladly find a way to come up with the $19.45 difference in cost.
 
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PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rjwVxY
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rjwVxY/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor ($294.99 @ Walmart)
Total: $294.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-25 08:39 EDT-0400

the above mentioned would work with a b360 motherboard.





PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/RYdfw6
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/RYdfw6/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor ($223.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($124.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($120.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($77.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.78 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Video Card ($489.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair - SPEC-05 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1319.47
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-25 08:38 EDT-0400
Look, I've done some research.
I live in a country that the parts are more expensive than US so if you can aim to a 1,200$ system it would be nice.
 
Apr 25, 2019
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You'll get way more triple A gaming longevity out of this amd system that has 10 more threads and a RTX 2080:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor ($223.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus - TUF X470-PLUS GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($131.52 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA - XPG SX8200 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($162.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB Dual Advanced Video Card ($669.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair - Carbide Series 275R (Black w/Tempered Glass) ATX Mid Tower Case ($78.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1419.45
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-25 09:25 EDT-0400


This system has NVME and Adata's controller has been known to out perform samsung nvme evo series giving you great performance for the money. If I had $1400 and needed a new gaming system, this would be the one. I'd gladly find a way to come up with the $19.45 difference in cost.
There is a reason that the system that i suggested in the beginning wouldn't work ?
 

DSzymborski

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There is a reason that the system that i suggested in the beginning wouldn't work ?
The motherboard for one. As noted in the very next post, you'd likely need a BIOS update before running the CPU.

You're in a budget area where you'll get far more PC for the buck with an AMD than an Intel build.

At least, in America. The problem is that it isn't just things are more expensive in other countries in many cases but that it's not consistent. So it's not enough to just build a $1200 US build and hope it's under the $1400-equivalent in your country, it would be far more useful to know your actual country. You've had people working on builds for you but left out some very important information!
 
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The motherboard for one. As noted in the very next post, you'd likely need a BIOS update before running the CPU.

You're in a budget area where you'll get far more PC for the buck with an AMD than an Intel build.

At least, in America. The problem is that it isn't just things are more expensive in other countries in many cases but that it's not consistent. So it's not enough to just build a $1200 US build and hope it's under the $1400-equivalent in your country, it would be far more useful to know your actual country. You've had people working on builds for you but left out some very important information!
Well, I live in Israel so i hope it will help to build the pc with a better price
 

DSzymborski

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That's the link for the store:

https://ksp.co.il/
So we're looking around 5,000 ILS? Knowing that you're in Israel is extremely helpful. Intel has a strong presence in Israel and does manufacturing there and AMD's significant price savings in the US mostly evaporates in Israel.

Looking at your budget, you should be targeting the 9600K, the Gigabyte Z390 motherboard they list, 2x8 GB of RAM if possible, but 2400 is a bit slow. The GPU prices are much less optimistic there, so I'd be targeting the RX 580 over the 2060, simply because of the price you're paying. The Corsair CX series is a perfectly adequate budget line; while I would probably suggest something a tier up in quality in the US in this budget range, you're also paying more for your parts than we are (sad, but true) and that really eats up the budget.
 
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So we're looking around 5,000 ILS? Knowing that you're in Israel is extremely helpful. Intel has a strong presence in Israel and does manufacturing there and AMD's significant price savings in the US mostly evaporates in Israel.

Looking at your budget, you should be targeting the 9600K, the Gigabyte Z390 motherboard they list, 2x8 GB of RAM if possible, but 2400 is a bit slow. The GPU prices are much less optimistic there, so I'd be targeting the RX 580 over the 2060, simply because of the price you're paying. The Corsair CX series is a perfectly adequate budget line; while I would probably suggest something a tier up in quality in the US in this budget range, you're also paying more for your parts than we are (sad, but true) and that really eats up the budget.
How is this build for example ?
https://ksp.co.il/m/uin/27961
 
If you do not intend to overclock on the system, the i7-8700 might also be a good option. It's not unlocked for overclocking, but offers the same stock boost clocks as an i5-9600K, and additionally has Hyperthreading to better handle more than 6 threads, which could potentially help smooth performance in future games down the line. It should also be guaranteed to run out of the box on less expensive B360 motherboards.

Or, going with a locked i5, such as an 8400, could allow you to put more of your budget toward graphics hardware. In most games, the graphics card will have more of an effect on performance than the CPU.
 

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