Question Building my sister a white/black themed build. Budget around $1300-1400 including monitor, keyboard and mouse. Thoughts? Any other suggestions?

Aug 21, 2020
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Budget (including currency): $1300-$1400
Country: Norway
Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Gaming, Streaming using game capture from PS4 (not sure how it works, would like to have someone explain this part to me)
Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc):

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/yTYnHz

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600
COOLER (already owned): H100x
Motherboard: Asus PRIME B550-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB (2x8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18
Storage: Crucial MX500 500GB M.2-2280 SSD
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card
Case: NZXT 510 ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply Unit: Corsair TXM Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply
Case Fan: Corsair LL120 63 CFM 120 mm Fans 3-pack
Monitor: AOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor
Keyboard: G.Skill KM360 Wired Standard Keyboard
Mouse: Glorious PC Gaming Race MODEL O Wired Optical Mouse
Cable Extensions: Phanteks Sleeved White Cables (24pin, 8pin cpu, 2x8pin PCIe)

Total: $1356.96
 
Hi Maloz1995.

I took that system and kinda forgot about your black and white build BUT just take a look at what you could have for around the same price.

A 3700X instead of a 3600.

A better board.

3600MHz RAM at CL16 instead of CL18.

A better NVMe SSD. SN7500 > MX500.

No RGB fan but 3 good fan. These can be replaced by whatever you want to fit in the 1400 dollars budget.

A good PSU. RMx is a lot better than a TXM and it's almost the same price.

It leaves 63 dollars for a keyboard and mouse OR more if you replace the 3 fan by cheaper ones. Like you could get 3 15 dollars fan instead of 3 25 dollars adding 30 dollars to the 63 dollars for a mouse and keyboard. Let me know what you think and sorry for not following a white and black and rgb build. I'm all about performance and good parts ;p

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100x 57.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (Purchased For $0.00)
Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($174.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($78.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital SN750 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($62.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card ($249.00)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($103.49 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: be quiet! Silent Wings 3 50.5 CFM 120 mm Fan ($25.90 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: be quiet! Silent Wings 3 50.5 CFM 120 mm Fan ($25.90 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: be quiet! Silent Wings 3 50.5 CFM 120 mm Fan ($25.90 @ Amazon)
Monitor: AOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor ($178.90 @ Amazon)
Custom: "Phanteks PH-CB-CMBO_WT 19.68"" Cables - Internal Power Cables" ($30.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1337.01
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-27 00:47 EDT-0400
 
Aug 21, 2020
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Hi Maloz1995.

I took that system and kinda forgot about your black and white build BUT just take a look at what you could have for around the same price.

A 3700X instead of a 3600.

A better board.

3600MHz RAM at CL16 instead of CL18.

A better NVMe SSD. SN7500 > MX500.

No RGB fan but 3 good fan. These can be replaced by whatever you want to fit in the 1400 dollars budget.

A good PSU. RMx is a lot better than a TXM and it's almost the same price.

It leaves 63 dollars for a keyboard and mouse OR more if you replace the 3 fan by cheaper ones. Like you could get 3 15 dollars fan instead of 3 25 dollars adding 30 dollars to the 63 dollars for a mouse and keyboard. Let me know what you think and sorry for not following a white and black and rgb build. I'm all about performance and good parts ;p

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100x 57.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (Purchased For $0.00)
Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($174.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($78.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital SN750 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($62.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card ($249.00)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($103.49 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: be quiet! Silent Wings 3 50.5 CFM 120 mm Fan ($25.90 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: be quiet! Silent Wings 3 50.5 CFM 120 mm Fan ($25.90 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: be quiet! Silent Wings 3 50.5 CFM 120 mm Fan ($25.90 @ Amazon)
Monitor: AOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor ($178.90 @ Amazon)
Custom: "Phanteks PH-CB-CMBO_WT 19.68"" Cables - Internal Power Cables" ($30.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1337.01
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-27 00:47 EDT-0400
Hey! Thanks for the reply! As I said, the main focus of the build is the aesthetics, the performance comes later. My sister is not that much of a hardcore gamer and will barely notice any performance differences anyway. The focus of the build is mainly aesthetics, but I still want her to get some juice out of the money she's putting into it. She mainly plays on her PS4, but will be using the PC to stream her gameplay to Twitch. I will be keeping the RGB and white aesthetics, but will look into the parts you listed and swap out the non-visible parts with cheaper ones. Thanks again! :)
 

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