Best PC build for 800-850 $?

Aeacus

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Here's best i could do:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-7400 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($178.09 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI - B250M PRO-VDH Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($63.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Team - Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($162.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.69 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Dual Video Card ($302.44 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Case: Deepcool - TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $840.68
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-14 10:28 EST-0500

Few words.

Build above can play today's games on high/ultra settings @ 1080p with 60+ FPS.
Also, when you get more money, buy a SSD and put your OS onto it for considerably faster loading times.
 

gussrtk

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put another 100$ into it, you'll be much happier

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($198.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($65.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA - Ultimate SU800 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($78.50 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.69 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Dual Video Card ($302.44 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Case: DIYPC - J180-W ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.68 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - EVO Edition 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $942.16
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-14 10:54 EST-0500
 
Aeacus's build is old platform, I won't recommend for new builds, case is no good
gussrtk's build is better but exceeding budget by 100 and case is not very good

If only gaming, I will get this instead:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($73.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($108.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.69 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($336.17 @ PCM)
Case: NZXT - S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $850.69
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-14 11:59 EST-0500

after $ 60 rebate.

Gaming performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fY8esjRV_g

If you can wait, Zen 2 is releasing April and will be 12 nm instead of current 14 nm chips, will be at least 10% faster.
 

batgeorgiftw7

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Mmmh I dont know nothing about AMD CPU its that good? And the RAM its not enough, at least 16 gb.
 

Aeacus

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Unless you'd give the OP the extra $51 to buy your build, there's no way OP can afford it.
Thing with mail-in rebates is that you must pay the full amount upfront and after that, you can ask some of it back. And for that reason, most of us here exclude mail-in rebates in suggested builds, unless OP specifically states that he/she is aware of mail-in rebates and those can be included.
 
Per OP's request for 16 gb ram, here is the build after 50 rebate:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($73.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($191.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.69 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Dual Video Card ($302.44 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 5 ATX Mid Tower Case ($40.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $791.06
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-14 14:07 EST-0500

Add ssd later once the rebate comes in. Gaming performance: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Tat5JiTFhJA
 

Aeacus

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Just for comparison, my suggested Kaby Lake build as a baseline and vapour's latest build as an alternative:

Userbenchmark PC Build Comparison

Baseline Bench: Game 61%, Desk 55%, Work 40%
CPU: Intel Core i5-7400
GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB
HDD: WD Blue 1TB (2012)
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB
MBD: MSI B250M PRO-VDH (MS-7A70)

Alternative Bench: Game 61%, Desk 53%, Work 38%
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 1200
GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB
HDD: WD Blue 1TB (2012)
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
MBD: Asrock AB350 Pro4

Note 01: Had to pick a bit different RAMs for both comparisons since UserBenchmark site don't have those RAMs used in the builds. But i kept the RAM speed and CAS Latency same as within suggested builds.
Note 02: Despite my suggested build being "old", it doesn't mean it's slow. According to the comparison, it's actually a bit better.
 

gussrtk

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the ryzen 1200 is a great CPU, but honestly, in a couple of years time it'll be a slow piece of hardware.

OP is looking good with his budget! if, lets say money is extreme problem, then look at my initial build, and take away the SSD, You will be in your price range, you can always buy an SSD later on. It's best to try end up with a good CPU right off the start, otherwise, a few years later, you'll find yourself needing to upgrade your CPU + GPU instead of just the graphics card (which will get quite expensive.)
 

Aeacus

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If OP would take SSD out of your build suggestion then your build will still be over the budget by $51 since you also included mail-in rebates. Unless you're willing to give OP $51 so he can go for your suggested build, i don't see that happening.
 

gussrtk

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With your budget, no reason to aim low at the Ryzen 1200/i5-7400......

Here you go

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($198.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($65.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.69 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Dual Video Card ($302.44 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Case: Azza - SIRIUS ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.84 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $843.82
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-14 16:23 EST-0500



Aeacus, try and help out. Don't get so uptight, you know very well that this budget is noth locked to the only thing you say. OP's budget will result in a nice system and we don't have to resort to "send op money for your suggested build" , That's just rude and childish. You can help OP by suggesting something that will last him much longer as a build, regardless of 50-100$ extra (we aren't talking about going to i7, so don't bring it up). But, we Can discuss his choices. Stop being a one track mind and let your 7th Gen Intel CPUs go to rest.
 

Barty1884

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OP, how do you feel about mail in rebates?

More money spent initally, but can sometimes net you better hardware* for the same net result (after you send in the barcodes, fill in some forms and wait a few weeks).

*some of the really good MiR' s have a short window they apply for though (like 24-48hr)
 

Turb0Yoda

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@gussrtk
Aeacus is not uptight his points are valid:
-OP did not state how much he can go over by. MIRs are a hassle, and unless OP explicitly states that MIRs are allowed, I would not bother.


(also @vapour)
-7th gen intel is ONLY a gen behind. Literally no point in arguing about "Oh, 7th gen is old since 8th gen came out". The performance difference is neglible, only core count, and most games don't use more than a few cores. On top of that, Everything is hit by meltdown/spectre either way. Even if most of the performance difference will lie in syscall operations(virtualization), both get that small penalty in general usage.There's nothing wrong with staying one gen old. If a Haswell Chip was suggested, that's another story.

-A gen old i5 is VASTLY better than the r3. Making the r3 a low aim is fine, but I would think you put too much faith in single generation gaps to call a i5-7400 a low shot.


@OP

-My suggestion would be a Ryzen 5 based build, but I would wait out for Zen two, which launches in a month or two. As stated above, the performance increase should be atleast 10%, due to AMD fine tuning how Memory works with the CPU. Ryzen loves fast RAM, Ryzen 2 will allow for much faster RAM that is actually stable.

Back to the actual Original Question:

-I assume you are in the U.S, since you used the $.
-You have not yet made any mention of your hard budget cap(with MIR, no MIR)
-No statement of whether you need a copy of Windows, a mouse, a keyboard, or a monitor. All of these vastly impact the build you get.
-16 gigs of RAM isn't needed for more than gaming. I don't think you need 16 unless you plan on more than just general gaming. This was not stated, so I went with 8 gigs.

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8Pbz8K
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8Pbz8K/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1400 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($154.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($74.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: *Team - Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($102.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.69 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: *Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($336.17 @ PCM)
Case: Fractal Design - Focus G Mini (Black) MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($54.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($66.59 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $836.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-15 00:10 EST-0500


This build falls under 850, has no MIR, and provides upgradeablility. Add a SSD or more RAM later on.
 

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https://pcpartpicker.com/list/
CPU: Ryzen 5 1400
Motherboard: MSI b350 PC MATE
Memory: Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
GPU: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Mini Video Card
Case: Deepcool - TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case
PSU: Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Price: $802.61 with mail in rebates.

 

batgeorgiftw7

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In Bulgaria 850-800$ are 1300-1370 leva (BGN)
 

lewis02

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So you want a build for $800-$850 leva?

 

batgeorgiftw7

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No. I want a build for 1300-1370 leva which in USD is 800-850
 

Aeacus

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If you'd order your components from the USA, the shipping alone can cost you $200 USD. You'd be far better off by buying all the components within European Union so that the shipping doesn't cost you a fortune nor will it take a long time to ship it.

Since we have Euros in use here, 1300-1370 BNG = 665-700 EUR.

I modified my initial build a bit to fit within the budget:
(all parts are taken from Germany shops)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-7400 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor (€161.90 @ Caseking)
Motherboard: MSI - B250M PRO-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (€51.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Memory: Crucial - 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (€84.84 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€46.60 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Mini Video Card (€249.00 @ Caseking)
Case: BitFenix - Nova ATX Mid Tower Case (€32.90 @ Caseking)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (€66.90 @ Caseking)
Total: €694.13
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-15 12:52 CET+0100

Few words.
Since component pricing and availability is a bit different on this side of the pond, i put in only one 8GB RAM stick. You can add 2nd RAM stick on later date when you have more money. I also switched out the MoBo, GPU and PC case to fit the budget. As far as PC case goes, feel free to pick any that you like since PC case is completely a personal choice.
 
Built in your Websites for Bulgaria:

http://shop.sky.bg/index.php?route=product/product&path=1_14&product_id=10161

http://nikem-bg.net/computer-components/XFX-TS-650W-GOLD-P1-650G-TS3X/

http://shop.sky.bg/index.php?route=product/product&path=1_11&product_id=13030

http://shop.sky.bg/index.php?route=product/product&path=1_12&product_id=13077

http://shop.sky.bg/index.php?route=product/product&path=1_13&product_id=13273

http://nikem-bg.net/computer-components/Intel-Core-I5-7400-3.0GHz-6MB-LGA1151-box/

http://shop.sky.bg/index.php?route=product/product&path=1_6&product_id=15483

Over, but good quality parts. The 1060 is what raised the price. Followed Aeacus's build, which is quite good.
 

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