Build Advice $800-1000 RGB gaming/streaming build

Mar 22, 2019
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I've got a friend who needs a PC to stream and to play, and I was trying to help him figure out parts to get but I am too busy as of right now so I came here yet again for help.

He can't live without unicorn vomit, unlike me (I don't think rgb is necessary as long as it performs well). He wants to be able to use OBS without any sort of lag, as well as play games with probably about a solid 144 fps.

He uses ethernet as well, so no wifi card or motherboard with wifi included necessary.

Thanks a ton! (if you end up helping me, you don't have to)
 

Phaaze88

Admirable
Herald
Budget isn't big enough to accommodate all those demands. RGB everything, or as much as possible, adds to the cost.
The following is over-budget, but I still wanted to give you an idea of how much is needed to meet all those demands(game + stream + 'lots of rainbows').
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.79 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX AM4 Motherboard ($169.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Team T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($71.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H510 Elite ATX Mid Tower Case ($169.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.88 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.89 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer XFA240 bmjdpr 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor ($160.98 @ Newegg Business)
Keyboard: Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Corsair SCIMITAR PRO RGB Wired Optical Mouse ($66.28 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1593.66
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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This can be made a little cheaper, but the RGB will be next to nonexistent.
 
Mar 22, 2019
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Budget isn't big enough to accommodate all those demands. RGB everything, or as much as possible, adds to the cost.
The following is over-budget, but I still wanted to give you an idea of how much is needed to meet all those demands(game + stream + 'lots of rainbows').
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.79 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX AM4 Motherboard ($169.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Team T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($71.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H510 Elite ATX Mid Tower Case ($169.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.88 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.89 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer XFA240 bmjdpr 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor ($160.98 @ Newegg Business)
Keyboard: Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Corsair SCIMITAR PRO RGB Wired Optical Mouse ($66.28 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1593.66
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-15 04:55 EDT-0400



This can be made a little cheaper, but the RGB will be next to nonexistent.
I guess I should have added that he already has a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and I have the OS.
 
Here is the list:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.79 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($73.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($59.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB MECH OC Video Card ($424.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1001.52
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-15 13:48 EDT-0400


I would recommend this over weak rgb build for same price. All high quality components. No compromise on quality and performance.
 

g-unit1111

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Budget isn't big enough to accommodate all those demands. RGB everything, or as much as possible, adds to the cost.
The following is over-budget, but I still wanted to give you an idea of how much is needed to meet all those demands(game + stream + 'lots of rainbows').
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.79 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX AM4 Motherboard ($169.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Team T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($71.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H510 Elite ATX Mid Tower Case ($169.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.88 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.89 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer XFA240 bmjdpr 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor ($160.98 @ Newegg Business)
Keyboard: Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Corsair SCIMITAR PRO RGB Wired Optical Mouse ($66.28 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1593.66
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-15 04:55 EDT-0400



This can be made a little cheaper, but the RGB will be next to nonexistent.
You do realize that's $500 outside the budget right? And RGB can easily be done on a system for less than $1000:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 8 GB Video Card ($349.89 @ OutletPC)
Case: Phanteks ECLIPSE P350X ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1004.63
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-15 13:51 EDT-0400
 
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Here is the list:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.79 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($73.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($59.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB MECH OC Video Card ($424.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1001.52
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-15 13:48 EDT-0400


I would recommend this over weak rgb build for same price.
I'll try to talk about less RGB with my friend, last time I gave a list like this he said 'RGB?'
 
You do realize that's $500 outside the budget right? And RGB can easily be done on a system for less than $1000:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 8 GB Video Card ($349.89 @ OutletPC)
Case: Phanteks ECLIPSE P350X ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1004.63
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-15 13:51 EDT-0400
I hope you do realize that R5 3600 and RX 5700 XT combo will outperform R7 2700 and RX 5700 by a decent margin and specially at 1080p that difference of gain is worth spending on performance over RGB
 

g-unit1111

Titan
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I hope you do realize that R5 3600 and RX 5700 XT combo will outperform R7 2700 and RX 5700 by a decent margin and specially at 1080p that difference of gain is worth spending on performance over RGB
Yeah I would definitely include a 5700XT and 3600. But then you get into the whole compatibility issue with the 3600 and B450 motherboards if you decide to go that route. I'd personally rather eliminate that issue right out of the box.
 

Phaaze88

Admirable
Herald
You do realize that's $500 outside the budget right? And RGB can easily be done on a system for less than $1000:
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I already mentioned that to the OP in my initial post.
I wanted to give them an idea of the cost of trying to RGB everything - I was under the impression that the OP's friend loves RGB - the more, the better.
Your build is more affordable, sure. But it does not contain as much RGB as the one I put together.

I guess I should have added that he already has a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and I have the OS.
Now that brings mine to $1146.52.
King Dranzer's is more affordable, but next to no 'bling'.
It comes down to how much that friend of yours really favors their 'rainbows'.

Both @G-unit's and @King Dranzer's are better in value over what I put together.
 
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g-unit1111

Titan
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I already mentioned that to the OP in my initial post.
I wanted to give them an idea of the cost of trying to RGB everything - I was under the impression that the OP's friend loves RGB - the more, the better.
Your build is more affordable, sure. But it does not contain as much RGB as the one I put together.
The case, motherboard and RAM all have RGB and all sync with the Asus controller on the motherboard. I would include more but budget restrictions would prevent me from doing so.
 

Phaaze88

Admirable
Herald
The case, motherboard and RAM all have RGB and all sync with the Asus controller on the motherboard. I would include more but budget restrictions would prevent me from doing so.
Yeah, budget isn't big enough for an RGB gpu and fans also. They can have some bling, just not all of it. That was the point I wanted to get across.
Sorry for any confusion.
 

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