Build advice for gaming/streaming (mainly CS) -Updated: Final question

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I am currently building a PC. I’ve already got the case, the RAM (4*4GB DDR4), the SSD. The PC will be mainly for playing CS and streaming it if possible, might play/stream other games, but I’ll prioritize streaming CS over 200 constant fps (1080p)

First build:
Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor
Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
MSI - Z370 GAMING PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Asus - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Dual Video Card
EVGA - SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rvcHGG

Second build:
AMD - Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4GHz 8-Core Processor
Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard
Asus - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Dual Video Card
EVGA - SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/BBHGP3


So which one of these should I pick? Any other suggestions around this price would be appreciated, and if you could answer with a why on the cpu you pick would be even better.

Update:

Finally , I've increased my budged and I'm going for a 1800X.
This is what I'm thinking for my final build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1800X 3.6GHz 8-Core OEM/Tray Processor
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-U12S SE-AM4 CPU Cooler ($59.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B350-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial - 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory
Memory: Crucial - 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory
Memory: Crucial - 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory
Memory: Crucial - 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Video Card: NVIDIA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Founders Edition Video Card ($424.94 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Thermaltake - Smart RGB 700W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($63.49 @ Amazon)
Total: $638.32
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-02 05:01 EDT-0400

I'm just have two questions:
- Is the Noctua - NH-U12S SE-AM4 CPU Cooler enought for the Ryzen R7 1800X. I'm not planning to OC.
- I can't afford more than 70$ for the Power supply? Is the Thermaltake good?
 

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I'd go 2600X, with the Wraith cooler you should be able to get a good overclock and with the extra threads it will work great for streaming and is cheaper which allows you to get a better motherboard & PSU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus - STRIX B350-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($99.89 @ B&H)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Dual Video Card ($289.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $669.85
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-05-26 15:52 EDT-0400

If your RAM is under 2666mhz then you'll want to consider overclocking it to around 3000/3200 if possible/stable as Ryzen performs much better with it.
 

choldi

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Thanks, I'll take a look
 

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Remember, you have to update the BIOS if you go for 2600X and B350. AMD Does provide a BIOS update kit. The boot kit is part of AMD's warranty service. To request one, you have to visit AMD's warranty claims page and fill in your contact and product details. In the problem description field, AMD asks that you write "Boot kit Required" (minus the quotes).

An A6-9500 costs around $60. AMD isn't just giving these things away—it's only intended to be used long enough to flash your BIOS, and once you swap it out for one of the new Ryzen APUs, AMD wants the older chip back.
 
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Hi, If I were you I would change the CPU to the ryzen series 2 5 2600x, the 5 2600x is a 6 core 6 thread CPU that is very good at handling streaming at gaming,

Take away the cooler master as the ryzen 2600x comes with the ryzen wraith spire with pre-applied thermal paste.
The Ryzen 5 2600X and GTX 1060 6 gb along with the b350 tomahawk would easily give you over 200 fps with pretty good settings while streaming, I would keep the power supply, the case wont really matter but if u do change the cpu to the 2600X you would be able to afford a pair of intake fans which would help overclocking your ram, gpu and cpu and would help u stream a lot better. Also consider changing the ram to 2x8 ram sticks because rams getting more and more needed and if u do upgraded u can just add 2 more to make it 32 gb's of ram

 

choldi

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Hello,
thanks to all. Finally , I've increased my budged and I'm going for a 1800X.
This is what I'm thinking for my final build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1800X 3.6GHz 8-Core OEM/Tray Processor
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-U12S SE-AM4 CPU Cooler ($59.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B350-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial - 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory
Memory: Crucial - 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory
Memory: Crucial - 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory
Memory: Crucial - 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Video Card: NVIDIA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Founders Edition Video Card ($424.94 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Thermaltake - Smart RGB 700W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($63.49 @ Amazon)
Total: $638.32
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-02 05:01 EDT-0400

I'm just have two questions:
- Is the Noctua - NH-U12S SE-AM4 CPU Cooler enought for the Ryzen R7 1800X. I'm not planning to OC.
- I can't afford more than 70$ for the Power supply? Is the Thermaltake good?

BR,
Jordi

 


1. Yes.

2. No. Take this:
PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/QVhPCJ
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/QVhPCJ/by_merchant/

Power Supply: EVGA - 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ B&H)
Total: $69.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-02 09:12 EDT-0400
 

choldi

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I'm going for the EVGA.
Thanks to all for your help.

BR,
Jordi
 

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