[SOLVED] A build guide for my friend. He has a budget of around 700 USD and would like to build a portable gaming setup to run decent games in 1080p

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He would like to build a Micro ATX portable gaming setup that can run comparatively newer titles at medium to high settings at 1080p for 30-45 fps

What are the list of parts that he can make use of (preferably AMD)
 

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Why would you go mATX for a portable rig though? That seems like even it would be a bit large and cumbersome. I think mini ITX would be the way to go:


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($141.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($94.50 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB THICC II Pro Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Node 202 HTPC Case ($87.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair SF 600 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply ($112.50 @ Newegg)
Total: $939.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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That's a little bit on the more expensive side but would definitely meet the portability requirements.
 

PrinceTexasLoaf

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He would like to build a Micro ATX portable gaming setup that can run comparatively newer titles at medium to high settings at 1080p for 30-45 fps

What are the list of parts that he can make use of (preferably AMD)
I hope this's a good build AHHA. https://pcpartpicker.com/user/PrinceTexasLoaf/saved/#view=cvGzf7

16gb Cl14 3200mhz ram oooh yeah, rx 5500xt 8gb vram, same max fps as an rx580 but it maintains a much better average fps in games. 2tb harddrive 512gb m.2, and moooore for $768. ohhhh man I'm so proud.
That cpu comes with a cooler and not bad pre-applied thermal paste so that saves chonks of cash. And it's 6 core ryzen power that has the capability to be overclocked up to 4.1GHz sometimes higher. (with an aftermarket cooler, unless you're like me and just buy a 5800rpm 80mm fan instead of replacing the cooler)

It comes with a 200mm fan preinstalled fan, and it has space for more fans but I decided to leave the fans up to you.
ONE last thing, this computer I'm sorry to say this but it won't run at the fps that you wanted... It will run at an even higher fps LOL!
 
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g-unit1111

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Why would you go mATX for a portable rig though? That seems like even it would be a bit large and cumbersome. I think mini ITX would be the way to go:


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($141.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($94.50 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB THICC II Pro Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Node 202 HTPC Case ($87.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair SF 600 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply ($112.50 @ Newegg)
Total: $939.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-29 11:34 EDT-0400


That's a little bit on the more expensive side but would definitely meet the portability requirements.
 

PrinceTexasLoaf

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Why would you go mATX for a portable rig though? That seems like even it would be a bit large and cumbersome. I think mini ITX would be the way to go:


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($141.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($94.50 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB THICC II Pro Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Node 202 HTPC Case ($87.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair SF 600 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply ($112.50 @ Newegg)
Total: $939.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-29 11:34 EDT-0400


That's a little bit on the more expensive side but would definitely meet the portability requirements.
I'm confused It's a $768 computer build, and I didn't notice it was mATX my bad. I thought mATX was small though and it offers good space. and people in reviews etc said it was small form factor and it seemed small, is it not optimal?
 

g-unit1111

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I'm confused It's a $768 computer build, and I didn't notice it was mATX my bad. I thought mATX was small though and it offers good space.
I'm not saying it's bad, but on a portable rig you definitely want to go as small as possible. I have an ITX rig and I will say it is a bit of a pain to build in and maintain but once it's done the payoff is worth it.
 
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I'm not saying it's bad, but on a portable rig you definitely want to go as small as possible. I have an ITX rig and I will say it is a bit of a pain to build in and maintain but once it's done the payoff is worth it.
There I fixed it with a mini itx case. all parts still thankfully compatible. Thank you for telling me about that. Here's the case https://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Computer-Chassis-Interchangeable-CA-1B8-00S1WN-00/dp/B00M2UKGSM?tag=edit-tech-round-up-20&ascsubtag=06CXRJPcjT3e3u3ygd3ZCcS

I love these cube cases haha.
 

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