Question $850 Gaming PC

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Hi, I'm looking to build a gaming around December for $850 ($1200 in Australia). I need help in getting specs for my rig. I would use it for Twitch streaming and 1080p gaming. I'd like to go Ryzen, for the Price to Performance. I'm thinking an R5-2600 and RX570/580?
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Thanks.
 

Bob Bobson

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Hi, I'm looking to build a gaming around December for $850 ($1200 in Australia). I need help in getting specs for my rig. I would use it for Twitch streaming and 1080p gaming. I'd like to go Ryzen, for the Price to Performance. I'm thinking an R5-2600 and RX570/580?
If possible could you leave a PC Part Picker link?
Thanks.
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
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CPU | AMD - Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $314.00 @ Shopping Express
Motherboard | ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard | $127.19 @ Amazon Australia
Memory | Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $124.01 @ Amazon Australia
Storage | Crucial - MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $145.00 @ Shopping Express
Video Card | MSI - Radeon RX 580 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card | $298.00 @ Shopping Express
Case | Phanteks - P300 ATX Mid Tower Case | $89.00 @ PCCaseGear
Power Supply | SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $134.10 @ Newegg Australia
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1231.30
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-18 21:33 AEST+1000 |
 

ConanLock

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My take:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($314.00 @ Shopping Express)
Motherboard: MSI - B450-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard ($143.00 @ Centre Com)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($108.11 @ Amazon Australia)
Storage: Intel - 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($95.39 @ Amazon Australia)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.50 @ Shopping Express)
Video Card: PowerColor - Radeon RX 590 8 GB RED DRAGON Video Card ($337.60 @ Newegg Australia)
Case: Deepcool - TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($97.00 @ Shopping Express)
Total: $1208.60
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-18 22:35 AEST+1000


Very similar to the one above. It will perform better in almost everything you do. However, there is less SSD storage in change for a faster SSD and more overall storage. In addition, the GPU is faster while the PSU is only slightly lesser, and the case is cheaper but probably as good in my opinion. Lastly there is slight slower RAM, but it won't be too noticeable.
 

ConanLock

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Honesty, wait untill december and then ask again.
The tech industry moves fast anf there may be better cpu anf gpu options available then.

Im thinking like additions to the radeon 5000 series
I agree. I did look to see if there was space for a 5700, but unfortunately it would mean to many cutbacks. However, six months down the line it will be very likely to be in budget.
 
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Hi, I'm looking to build a gaming around December for $850 ($1200 in Australia). I need help in getting specs for my rig. I would use it for Twitch streaming and 1080p gaming. I'd like to go Ryzen, for the Price to Performance. I'm thinking an R5-2600 and RX570/580?
If possible could you leave a PC Part Picker link?
Thanks.
Get a B450 board from MSI since their BIOS' can be flashed with an USB stick. The overall quality and VRM's on the Tomahawk/Pro Carbon AC are great for the price as well.
Personally I'd add a little bit more to the budget to get a significantly better GPU.

This is my cart matching your "requirements" around $900 USD

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600, AM4, 3.6 GHz, 6-core
GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX 580 NITRO+ 8GB GDDR5
SSD: 480GB Kingston A400
MOBO: MSI B450 Tomahawk
RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury 2x8GB 3200Mhz
PSU: Super Flower Leadex lll 650w Gold+
Case: Corsair Carbide 270R

Not sure if the Vega 56 drops in price even more as time goes by, but It's a stellar card when undervolted for even the current 280€ish "discounted" price.
 
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DSzymborski

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Honestly, it's futile to make a part list now for six months in the future. Lots of prices and availability and sales and models change. Even your budget or your needs may change. The best time to make a list is in six months.
 

ConanLock

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Get a B450 board from MSI since their BIOS' can be flashed with an USB stick. The overall quality and VRM's on the Tomahawk/Pro Carbon AC are great for the price as well.
Personally I'd add a little bit more to the budget to get a significantly better system and I'm actually buying one in a few.

This is my cart matching your "requirements" around $900 USD

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600, AM4, 3.6 GHz, 6-core
GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX 580 NITRO+ 8GB GDDR5
SSD: 480GB Kingston A400
MOBO: MSI B450 Tomahawk
RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury 2x8GB 3200Mhz
PSU: Super Flower Leadex lll 650w Gold+
Case: Corsair Carbide 270R

Not sure if the Vega 56 drops in price even more as time goes by, but It's a stellar card when undervolted for even the current 280€ish "discounted" price.
That is not significantly better. It is actually worse than both systems performance wise, yet costs more.
 
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That is not significantly better. It is actually worse than both systems performance wise, yet costs more.
I did not mean the system I posted below. Meant in general. Like add some more and go for a Vega 56 or 2060/5700.

My suggestion was built using the local prices and barely differs from the ones above performance-wise. Except the 590 build. The price difference in here between the 580 and 590 is too great to consider the later option since the performance difference is so low that it's not even remotely rational.

Also reflecting on your build, some of the components I chose are better.
 
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I have to agree that it's probably worth waiting until you are about to buy parts to decide on what components to get. By December, I suspect AMD will have filled out their RX 5000-series graphics card lineup with a full range of options at different price points. And existing cards may be priced lower to match. Something like Vega 56 probably won't even be on the market by that point, since I don't believe they are being manufactured anymore.

You might also see an updated CPU lineup from Intel by then, and perhaps somewhat better prices for AMD's 3000-series processors. B550 motherboards may be available as well. It's possible that you could get more for your money on the storage and memory fronts too, and the system might end up quite different from what's getting recommended now.
 
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Thank you for all your replies. I think I will check again in December as you ask but I appreciate all your answers, they were close to what I was thinkin.
 

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