[SOLVED] Building a cheap i7 and 16gb ram pc

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Hi I currently have a macbook air (2013) that i run windows on using bootcamp and it is unable to handle my daily tasks. It has 8gb ram, i5 processor and 128 gb storage. It constantly hits 70-80% cpu usage and same with ram when i have all the things that i need to have open. I would also like to use obs to record my screen which i currently cannot do. Is it possible to build a 16gb ram, i7 pc with 128gb storage for less than 600$?. Thank you
 

kiss-method

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You might be able to find a used PC for that price... But it would only be 3rd... Or if lucky 4th gen

But building?

I assume you don't game

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($184.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($73.98 @ Newegg Business)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($72.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GT 730 2 GB Video Card ($64.00 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill - SRM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($26.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA - 600B 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($32.77 @ B&H)
Total: $554.72
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-01 13:32 EST-0500

Just as good as i7
 

kiss-method

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Oct 26, 2018
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You might be able to find a used PC for that price... But it would only be 3rd... Or if lucky 4th gen

But building?

I assume you don't game

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($184.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($73.98 @ Newegg Business)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($72.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GT 730 2 GB Video Card ($64.00 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill - SRM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($26.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA - 600B 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($32.77 @ B&H)
Total: $554.72
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-01 13:32 EST-0500

Just as good as i7
 

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