Question Best bang for the buck PC that

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So, I am looking to build a decent gaming and programming machine, running games like forza horizon 3 and 4, rocket league, subnautica, etc. I currently have an upgraded lenovo h50-55 that is beginning to go on its way out. so I don't really have a set budget but I would like to stay in the reasonable field (hopefully well below $1k). The reason I ask for below $1k while asking for a smooth experience in games like forza is, I already have an excellent graphics card (RX 580 8GB), a 500GB Samsung evo SSD, and a 2TB HDD (7200RPM), but I don't have the processor, PSU, mobo, cooler, or case required. I already have 12 GB of RAM (one 12gb stick and one 4gb stick), but I would like to upgrade to 16GB. So, with all of that information, and any more on request, what PC parts would you recommend?
Thanks in advance for any and all help, Asher.

EDIT: this is the current (tentative) build that I have https://pcpartpicker.com/list/WDmVpG
 
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Ryzen 2600
Ram has to be removed - you need DDR 4 and DUAL (meaning same size not 12gb 8gb and 4gb)
Seasonic 520 and any case you fancy
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($93.88 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Team - T-Force Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - 520 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg Business)
Total: $403.75
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-05 21:22 EDT-0400


I like full size ATX boards rather than mini, but they are essentially the same thing
 
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This maybe below $1k
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/

PC case is a choice, peoples may have different thought. But I suggest you to wait till mid 2019 for Ryzen 300 series and newer AMD X570 chipset featured PCIE gen 4.0.
that sounds like a good idea, to wait... but the PC part picker list has only two items on it, a rx 580 8gb, and a samsung evo SSD, nothing else. did you accidentally post the non shareable link?
 
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Ryzen 2600
Ram has to be removed - you need DDR 4 and DUAL (meaning same size not 12gb 8gb and 4gb)
Seasonic 520 and any case you fancy
sorted


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($93.88 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Team - T-Force Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - 520 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg Business)
Total: $403.75
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-05 21:22 EDT-0400


I like full size ATX boards rather than mini, but they are essentially the same thing
I like the looks of the list (I haven't done any research on those specific parts, but they seem reasonable. the CPU is rather expensive, but IK that they do cost money for preformance)
 
I like the looks of the list (I haven't done any research on those specific parts, but they seem reasonable. the CPU is rather expensive, but IK that they do cost money for preformance)
You said 1k so I put a decent one in. It's nice to have 6 core and 12 threads. It is enough for the next 4+ years.
4 core 8 thread is enough for todays games, but I think they will start to struggle within 18-24 months.
4 core 4 thread just doesn't cut it really in a lot of games today, they still operate fine, but just not as good as a couple of years ago.
Cores and Threads are the future..

You can of course change what you want from that list. Everything can be changed, but should it... depends on your budget. Just don't get a cheap crappy PSU. Motherboards and such, are generally of similar quality.
 
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You said 1k so I put a decent one in. It's nice to have 6 core and 12 threads. It is enough for the next 4+ years.
4 core 8 thread is enough for todays games, but I think they will start to struggle within 18-24 months.
4 core 4 thread just doesn't cut it really in a lot of games today, they still operate fine, but just not as good as a couple of years ago.
Cores and Threads are the future..

You can of course change what you want from that list. Everything can be changed, but should it... depends on your budget. Just don't get a cheap crappy PSU. Motherboards and such, are generally of similar quality.
ok, I agree with what you said, but I have to research it before I go buy it on a whim.
 
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do you think fancy cooling is necessary? I have couple ld fans lying around, and I might be able to salvage my CPU heatsink from an older PC, but is that a good idea?
 
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Ryzen 2600
Ram has to be removed - you need DDR 4 and DUAL (meaning same size not 12gb 8gb and 4gb)
Seasonic 520 and any case you fancy
sorted


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($93.88 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Team - T-Force Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - 520 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg Business)
Total: $403.75
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-05 21:22 EDT-0400


I like full size ATX boards rather than mini, but they are essentially the same thing
I am not sure if that motherboard is a good choice, as the reviews on amazon out of only 9, half were 1 star saying that it is defective
 
I am not sure if that motherboard is a good choice, as the reviews on amazon out of only 9, half were 1 star saying that it is defective
never trust "normal" reviews. It's a specialist subject. Trust the specialists.
If you have cancer, you don't ask someone who is the gardner... and that is exactly what "public" reviews are on specialised items.

Always use the cooler that comes with the CPU unless you really want to spend money on something you don't need.
 
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You can get a ryzen 1600 right now for quite cheap, which will perform nearly the same as a 2600 if you're willing to overclock it.

The MSI gaming plus included in your list looks like a good motherboard to me.
I don't yet know if I am willing to overclock anything yet, but I will keep it in mind
 

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