[SOLVED] Budget Build for my friend (A different one), how good is it?

TheUltraMarine

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Hey everyone! So this is another part list I put together for another friend, this time the budget was a decent bit lower, the absolute max budget is $600 (A comfortable budget for him is $500-$550), and just like my other friend, he wanted 16 GB of ram, the capacity to overclock his CPU with no overheating, as well as 1 TB of storage, here's the part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/CMZDXv

Just wanted to see how good this build is overall.
 
Ah forgot about that.

Any B450 motherboard will work, however they need to have a BIOS update. Its not easy to know which have this update, although at this point they all SHOULD have it.

The MSI - MAX motherboards like the one below are designed for 3rd generation CPUs so they WILL NOT need a bios update.

Price is a little higher than normal for that board however.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
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CPU | AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor | $94.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $89.99 @ B&H
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $39.88 @ Amazon
Video Card | XFX Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS XXX ED Video Card | $169.99 @ Best Buy
Case | Thermaltake Versa H17 MicroATX Mini Tower Case | $44.99 @ Best Buy
Power Supply | EVGA GD (2019) 500 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply | $76.98 @ Newegg
Custom| Windows 10 G2A| $21.63
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $608.44
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-29 18:53 EDT-0400 |

PCPP will bark at you unless you shell out for a $150+ X570 motherboard however any MSI B450 max will work just as well for a 3200g
 

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You can get a 1600AF (not the one in list, you need the 12nm version) for about the same price (it really should be $85 but prices are mental right now), and you also wouldn't need an aftermarket cooler as it comes with a pretty decent one. So that would give you another $30 to spend elswhere. I'd suggest on the PSU, as 350w is...cutting it fine to say the least. I've put a 450w one in, but even that could be a little better if he can afford another $10-15. Also included a better GPU, which will deliver about 15-20% better performance. I've gone a little overbudget as I really wanted to get a SSD in there for booting Windows, but if budget is really that tight you could just stick with the standalone 1Tb drive and/or get a slightly cheaper GPU:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
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CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor | $98.00
Motherboard | Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $73.00
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $76.98 @ Amazon
Storage | TCSunBow X3 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $33.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $39.88 @ Amazon
Video Card | XFX Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS XXX ED Video Card | $169.97 @ Amazon
Case | Raidmax Vortex ATX Mid Tower Case | $48.79 @ Amazon
Power Supply | EVGA BR 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply | $51.39 @ Amazon
Custom| Windows 10 G2A| $21.63
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $613.63
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-29 09:59 EDT-0400 |
 
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TheUltraMarine

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You can get a 1600AF (not the one in list, you need the 12nm version) for about the same price (it really should be $85 but prices are mental right now), and you also wouldn't need an aftermarket cooler as it comes with a pretty decent one. So that would give you another $30 to spend elswhere. I'd suggest on the PSU, as 350w is...cutting it fine to say the least. I've put a 450w one in, but even that could be a little better if he can afford another $10-15. Also included a better GPU, which will deliver about 15-20% better performance. I've gone a little overbudget as I really wanted to get a SSD in there for booting Windows, but if budget is really that tight you could just stick with the standalone 1Tb drive and/or get a slightly cheaper GPU:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
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CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor | $98.00
Motherboard | Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $73.00
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $76.98 @ Amazon
Storage | TCSunBow X3 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $33.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $39.88 @ Amazon
Video Card | XFX Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS XXX ED Video Card | $169.97 @ Amazon
Case | Raidmax Vortex ATX Mid Tower Case | $48.79 @ Amazon
Power Supply | EVGA BR 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply | $51.39 @ Amazon
Custom| Windows 10 G2A| $21.63
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $613.63
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-29 09:59 EDT-0400 |
May I ask what's wrong with the 14nm version of the CPU? Besides the price of course.
 
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The 14nm version is slower. The 12nm is basically an r5 2600. Also that PSU is very poor quality. Do not skimp on that. If you have to, run win 10 unlicensed, for awhile, until the ability to afford a legit key is something that can be done. You are going to want an SSD.

PCPartPicker Part List

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($72.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Silicon Power Ace A55 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($35.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.88 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 570 4 GB GAMING Video Card ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Case: DIYPC MA01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($37.97 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA GD (2019) 500 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($76.98 @ Newegg)
Custom: AMD CPU RYZEN 5 1600 AM4 ($139.98)
Total: $586.77
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-29 17:39 EDT-0400
 
1600af is basically a Ryzen 5 2600 with maybe 100mhz difference. The 14nm version is older, performs worse, and has a worse memory controller.

Avoid the Thermaltake litepower 350w, especially at that price. That is a truly bad power supply and will leave NO room for upgrades. The BeQuiet Pure Power 11 600W PSU is pretty solid and with inflated PSU prices right now you dont have much of a selection.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
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Motherboard | Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $72.99 @ B&H
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $76.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial P2 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $64.99 @ B&H
Video Card | XFX Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS XXX ED Video Card | $169.99 @ Amazon
Case | Aerocool Cylon ATX Mid Tower Case | $46.23 @ Amazon
Power Supply | be quiet! Pure Power 11 600 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply | $79.90 @ B&H
Custom| Ryzen 5 1600 AF| $85.00
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $596.09
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-29 17:55 EDT-0400 |
May have to wait for the CPU to come back in stock at that price.
 

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The 14nm version is slower. The 12nm is basically an r5 2600. Also that PSU is very poor quality. Do not skimp on that. If you have to, run win 10 unlicensed, for awhile, until the ability to afford a legit key is something that can be done. You are going to want an SSD.

PCPartPicker Part List

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($72.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Silicon Power Ace A55 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($35.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.88 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 570 4 GB GAMING Video Card ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Case: DIYPC MA01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($37.97 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA GD (2019) 500 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($76.98 @ Newegg)
Custom: AMD CPU RYZEN 5 1600 AM4 ($139.98)
Total: $586.77
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-29 17:39 EDT-0400
Well what's the problem with including the G2A Windows 10 Key, I should've clarified earlier that 600 was the max for any big parts, if it only went over about 10 dollars then that's fine.
 

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1600af is basically a Ryzen 5 2600 with maybe 100mhz difference. The 14nm version is older, performs worse, and has a worse memory controller.

Avoid the Thermaltake litepower 350w, especially at that price. That is a truly bad power supply and will leave NO room for upgrades. The BeQuiet Pure Power 11 600W PSU is pretty solid and with inflated PSU prices right now you dont have much of a selection.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
Motherboard | Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $72.99 @ B&H
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $76.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial P2 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $64.99 @ B&H
Video Card | XFX Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS XXX ED Video Card | $169.99 @ Amazon
Case | Aerocool Cylon ATX Mid Tower Case | $46.23 @ Amazon
Power Supply | be quiet! Pure Power 11 600 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply | $79.90 @ B&H
Custom| Ryzen 5 1600 AF| $85.00
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $596.09
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-29 17:55 EDT-0400 |
May have to wait for the CPU to come back in stock at that price.
Like that build but can the AF handle 3600mhz?
 
You never know the source of cheap keys. This leads to some potential issues. The key can just flat out not work. Sometimes they work but then Microsoft revokes the keys since they were obtained by the seller illegally. It's a bit of a risk with a cheap key.

Most of these cheap keys are volume license keys, or bulk keys that a company bought at a hefty discount and then sold off the keys to companies like G2A. They are legitimate keys however they are not intended to be resold. A bit of a grey area on their validity.

My experiences are that most of the cheap keys I have bought work right away, and if they don't, I tell the seller and get a new key. I have never had a key revoked. My main pc is using a $14 W10 key that has never given me issues going on 2 years now.

This is relevant:
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/get-windows-10-free-or-cheap,5717.html
 

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It's not 80 bux anymore. It was before Covid-19. You should know that the system in my signature would cost me around 400 more dollars If I were to build it right now compared to when I built it a month and a half ago.
This has already been addressed. Its price should be $85 but because of a scarcity of pieces due to the world climate, its popularity etc. the price has gone right up. So it might be worth holding off until it's available at the price it should be.
 
This has already been addressed. Its price should be $85 but because of a scarcity of pieces due to the world climate, its popularity etc. the price has gone right up. So it might be worth holding off until it's available at the price it should be.
I only answered the OP post he did 5 minutes ago. If this was already addressed then why did he say that?

"Okay so I don't know where you guys are getting your prices for the 1600, I researched and only found at around $140-$150, so I don't know how it could be$80."
 

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This has already been addressed. Its price should be $85 but because of a scarcity of pieces due to the world climate, its popularity etc. the price has gone right up. So it might be worth holding off until it's available at the price it should be.
I had an issue at one of the resellers like CDKeys or someone like that. A game I bought flat out didn't work. I got my money back via a Paypal dispute because after several emails all they would say is that hey they sent me a working key.
 

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The Ryzen 5 1600af as i said is basically a Ryzen 5 2600.

My brother has a Ryzen 5 2600 working with 3600mhz ram on a rather basic Asus B450. It can work with 3600mhz.

My 2600 is running with 3200mhz but i have overclocked it to 3466mhz
Fair enough, I didn't have experien ce of this myself it was just a old Reddit thread I remembered reading a week or so ago - https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/en00yi View: https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/en00yi/ryzen_1600_af_with_ddr4_3600mhz/
 

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I only answered the OP post he did 5 minutes ago. If this was already addressed then why did he say that?

"Okay so I don't know where you guys are getting your prices for the 1600, I researched and only found at around $140-$150, so I don't know how it could be$80."
I don't know, and sorry I thought I was quoting him and not you. The very part you highlighted, in fact. :)
 
In my list if you cannot find the 1600af for a reasonable price you could drop the GPU to an RX570 to accommodate the inflated CPU price.

Forget running 3600MHz RAM on a 1600. 2933MHz/3000MHz.
Remember, its architecturally a Ryzen 5 2600 and has the same memory controller. It can work with 3600 and should work at that frequency. If you cant get it stable just downclock it to 3200mhz and its easy enough.
 

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Sometimes Ryzen can be a little finicky with ram, however, the G.skill there should be pretty Ryzen friendly.

No guarantees but it SHOULD be fine.
Okay so here are the changes I made, I went down to a 3200 mhz version of the G.Skill instead, I upgraded to a RX 580, as well as upgraded the PSU, the person this list is for said they will add an SSD down the line but they just need hard, big storage as they are a game developer and need space rather than speed, here's the link by the way: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JZctq3

So how does it look so far?
 
In my list if you cannot find the 1600af for a reasonable price you could drop the GPU to an RX570 to accommodate the inflated CPU price.


Remember, its architecturally a Ryzen 5 2600 and has the same memory controller. It can work with 3600 and should work at that frequency. If you cant get it stable just downclock it to 3200mhz and its easy enough.
You're right. I built a 2600 a month ago for a friend and it had no problems DOCP to 3200MHz.
 
Needed changes:
PSU is very poor quality and inefficient.
Recommended changes:
I would get a slightly cheaper case to save costs.
Changed Ryzen 3 1200 to the newer and superior Ryzen 3 3200g that is $5 less.

I had a Ryzen 3 1200 for awhile. I paid $100 for it back in early 2018 and it really isn't worth it anymore. Strong performance for the sub $50 you can find them for now, but not a good value at $100.

I would recommend a new $129 Ryzen 5 2600 if you can stretch to that, but the 3200g can work.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/AMD-Ryzen-5-2600-3-9-GHz-Six-Core-YD2600BBM6IAF-Processor/313066222130?epid=245303238&hash=item48e4337232:g:Dw8AAOSwsrBepzTC&LH_BIN=1
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor | $94.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $72.99 @ B&H
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $39.88 @ Amazon
Video Card | XFX Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS XXX ED Video Card | $169.99 @ Amazon
Case | Thermaltake Versa H17 MicroATX Mini Tower Case | $44.99 @ Best Buy
Power Supply | EVGA GD (2019) 500 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply | $76.98 @ Newegg
Custom| Windows 10 G2A| $21.63
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $591.44
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-29 18:45 EDT-0400 |
 

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Needed changes:
PSU is very poor quality and inefficient.
Recommended changes:
I would get a slightly cheaper case to save costs.
Changed Ryzen 3 1200 to the newer and superior Ryzen 3 3200g that is $5 less.

I had a Ryzen 3 1200 for awhile. I paid $100 for it back in early 2018 and it really isn't worth it anymore. Strong performance for the sub $50 you can find them for now, but not a good value at $100.

I would recommend a new $129 Ryzen 5 2600 if you can stretch to that, but the 3200g can work.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/AMD-Ryzen-5-2600-3-9-GHz-Six-Core-YD2600BBM6IAF-Processor/313066222130?epid=245303238&hash=item48e4337232:g:Dw8AAOSwsrBepzTC&LH_BIN=1
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor | $94.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $72.99 @ B&H
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $39.88 @ Amazon
Video Card | XFX Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS XXX ED Video Card | $169.99 @ Amazon
Case | Thermaltake Versa H17 MicroATX Mini Tower Case | $44.99 @ Best Buy
Power Supply | EVGA GD (2019) 500 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply | $76.98 @ Newegg
Custom| Windows 10 G2A| $21.63
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $591.44
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-29 18:45 EDT-0400 |
May I ask, in PcPartPicker, whenever I chose the 3200g, regardless of the motherboard, it always gives me the compatibility issue that's about possibly downgrading to an older BIOS? Could you explain that cause I don't know what it's talking about.
EDIT: Also, will he be able to overclock it to 3.8-4.0 GHz with the stock cooler? Also, a lot of the reviews are mainly saying the 3200g is good for office tasks and can only run 1080p/30 FPS, I was wondering why this would be the case?
 
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