[SOLVED] Building with a budget

Alex__

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SO i've done some "Research" and i am looking to build the best i can for around 550 USD and with black friday right now the deals aren't looking that great but i've seen some and ive made a list of what i think would be a computer computer but would like some advice [this will be a gaming/streaming computer] https://pcpartpicker.com/list/qC9jhy
 

WildCard999

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The issues with that are that Ryzen performs much better with faster memory in dual channel. Also even if you add in a identical stick you have no idea if it will even work, memory is finicky and is why it's tested to work together when sold in a kit.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-AB350M-DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($70.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston - A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($39.49 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus - Radeon RX 580 4 GB Dual Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake - Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($31.72 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $542.15
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-16 14:01 EST-0500

^^^This board has 4 memory slots.
 

Alex__

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i was picking the one stick for now just in case in later time i wanted to upgrade without buying a new motherboard
 

WildCard999

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The issues with that are that Ryzen performs much better with faster memory in dual channel. Also even if you add in a identical stick you have no idea if it will even work, memory is finicky and is why it's tested to work together when sold in a kit.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-AB350M-DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($70.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston - A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($39.49 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus - Radeon RX 580 4 GB Dual Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake - Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($31.72 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $542.15
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-16 14:01 EST-0500

^^^This board has 4 memory slots.
 
That's such a great system for the money. If you can squeeze a 2 x 8gb kit it will make all the difference. There are already games that utilize more than 8gb system memory. I'd hate to see you purchase this only to realize all your system memory is being used up. Hopefully you will get a better deal for black Friday.
 

Alex__

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if i may ask why did you switch out the psu
 

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