[SOLVED] $850 budget with RX580?

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Hi,

I'm actually writing this for a friend. He's on tight budget but wish to get a good build.
The only 2 parts that I chose till now are:

CPU:
Intel Core i5-8600K Desktop Processor 6 Cores up to 4.3 GHz unlocked LGA 1151 300 Series 95W

Graphic card:
MSI Gaming Radeon Rx 580 256-bit 8GB GDRR5 HDMI/DP DirectX 12 VR Ready Crossfire Freesync Graphics Card (RX 580 8GT)


now this leaves us with approximately $361

Is it possible to build a decent build with this amount?
I need your suggestions for the remaining parts.

Approximate Purchase Date:
planning to buy one part (or 2) a month.

Budget Range:
$850

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Editing videos (he's a youtuber) , General use,

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, gonna need 1

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon only

Location:
Oman, which means we don't have good PC stores

Overclocking: The GPU is OC

SLI or Crossfire: hmm, SLI since he prefers Nvidia actually. He might upgrade later.

Your Monitor Resolution:
1024x768 is alright, though he wants 1080

Additional Comments: Just the best budget friendly parts out there.



Any help is highly appreciated.
 

WildCard999

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The Ryzen 2600 would be better as it has the extra threads for editing. The 1660S, with a DisplayPort cable should work with the Freesync monitor (directions below build), performs better then RX 580. The 1660S doesn't support SLI and I wouldn't recommend it anyways as support is poor nowadays.

PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($67.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston A400 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($52.88 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB DUAL EVO OC Video Card ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($66.23 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($64.98 @ Amazon)
Monitor: AOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $832.03
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-21 15:31 EST-0500


https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/how-to-run-gsync-on-freesync-monitor,6072.html

In two months some parts may change so you may want to re-ask about two weeks prior to ordering.
 

WildCard999

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The Ryzen 2600 would be better as it has the extra threads for editing. The 1660S, with a DisplayPort cable should work with the Freesync monitor (directions below build), performs better then RX 580. The 1660S doesn't support SLI and I wouldn't recommend it anyways as support is poor nowadays.

PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($67.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston A400 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($52.88 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB DUAL EVO OC Video Card ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($66.23 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($64.98 @ Amazon)
Monitor: AOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $832.03
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-21 15:31 EST-0500


https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/how-to-run-gsync-on-freesync-monitor,6072.html

In two months some parts may change so you may want to re-ask about two weeks prior to ordering.
 

4745454b

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I'm not sure this is really doable. Not with quality parts. Your basic 1080 monitor is going to be around $100, so you really only have $261 for everything else. Using USA prices you will need ~$70 for ram, $30 for a HSF, $60 for a PSU, $60-80 for a drive of some sort, $40 for a case which uses up the last of your money. This leaves you with nothing for a board or anything that pops up like a keyboard/mouse.

I agree with the above. Moving to AMD is a much better idea. It is cheaper, performs well in games, and comes with a HSF. I recently had to rebuild my system after a natural disaster took my last one. I went from the Intel 3770K and a 7950/R9 280 to a 2600 with the 570. I did step up to a Freesync monitor. Performance is great in the games I've played. I'm not sure why you are limiting yourself to the CPU and GPU you picked but I'd start looking at other options.
 

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I'm not sure this is really doable. Not with quality parts. Your basic 1080 monitor is going to be around $100, so you really only have $261 for everything else. Using USA prices you will need ~$70 for ram, $30 for a HSF, $60 for a PSU, $60-80 for a drive of some sort, $40 for a case which uses up the last of your money. This leaves you with nothing for a board or anything that pops up like a keyboard/mouse.

I agree with the above. Moving to AMD is a much better idea. It is cheaper, performs well in games, and comes with a HSF. I recently had to rebuild my system after a natural disaster took my last one. I went from the Intel 3770K and a 7950/R9 280 to a 2600 with the 570. I did step up to a Freesync monitor. Performance is great in the games I've played. I'm not sure why you are limiting yourself to the CPU and GPU you picked but I'd start looking at other options.
I understand, I didnt include the monitor here because we wont be ordering it from Amazon, we'll get 1 from shops around here. And for the tight budget, were not getting 1080 monitor just yet. Just a cheap one will do right now (1024x768 is alright like I said).


AMD is good. He did ask for Nvidia but for the tight budget, AMD will do. Haha, I actually chose these 2 because they were used in my build (I'm fairly new to this whole thing too) so I trusted these 2 by experience that's all.
 

dihleez.m.a

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The Ryzen 2600 would be better as it has the extra threads for editing. The 1660S, with a DisplayPort cable should work with the Freesync monitor (directions below build), performs better then RX 580. The 1660S doesn't support SLI and I wouldn't recommend it anyways as support is poor nowadays.

PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($67.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston A400 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($52.88 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB DUAL EVO OC Video Card ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($66.23 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($64.98 @ Amazon)
Monitor: AOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $832.03
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-21 15:31 EST-0500


https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/how-to-run-gsync-on-freesync-monitor,6072.html

In two months some parts may change so you may want to re-ask about two weeks prior to ordering.
This sounds really good.

Just noticed this and while it may be ok for like the Case, PSU, maybe storage I wouldn't advise going this route for the other parts as recommendations could change months from now depending on what's out and pricing.
I'll go with your advice then. We'll start with the basic parts then move to the bigger ones.
So, for now, I'll stick to this list. I mean get the case, PSU and storage. It's great for the budget.
 

4745454b

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Here in the USA I'm not sure they even make 1024x768 monitors anymore. And you don't really save anything by buying a smaller one. With cheap 1080 monitors at ~$100 there just isn't any point in making anything for less. Please don't buy a used CRT, "tube type" monitor for $20. He has to look at this while doing work and we've moved on from that ancient tech.
 
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Here in the USA I'm not sure they even make 1024x768 monitors anymore. And you don't really save anything by buying a smaller one. With cheap 1080 monitors at ~$100 there just isn't any point in making anything for less. Please don't buy a used CRT, "tube type" monitor for $20. He has to look at this while doing work and we've moved on from that ancient tech.
Man dont worry, were not taking any ancient stuff. All I was trying to say, monitor can wait. Like im using a TV for a while now and haven't got a monitor yet. For me it's no problem. But for him, sure he'll get a good monitor later on. That's all.

Anyway, he gave me this build asking if it's good.
I'll post in the next reply.
 

DSzymborski

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How long do you think it would be until your friend gets a 1080p monitor? Does he already have a PC? Because if he has a working PC and is building to play things at 1024x768, there's a lot of wasted performance that could be much cheaper when it's actually needed.
 
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Ignore the monitor. We'll get a 1080p monitor as well with the build budget. But give me ur opinion on the list in the comment above.

That's his response.
 

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