Question Final touches on gaming pc build

chris96993

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Hello, any help is very appreciated since im not familiar with current tech. My budget is around $1000, all im trying to do is build a pc that can handle Fortnite well while streaming it (nothing special, just for friends and a handful of viewers). Also i don't know anything about overclocking so i probably wont be doing that. If you would change any parts or have any tips/adjustments please let me know, as I am not current with prices and trends.

CPU: Ryzen 7 2700 - https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Ryzen-Processor-Wraith-Cooler/dp/B07B41717Z/ref=as_li_ss_tl?tag=georiot-us-default-20&s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1545162891&sr=1-8&keywords=ryzen&linkId=49282e93bfb9aa720c0830205996f932&language=en_US&ascsubtag=tomshardware-9076367247484080053-20

Mobo: GIGABYTE B450M DS3H - https://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-B450M-DS3H-Ryzen-Motherboard/dp/B07FWVJSHC/ref=as_li_ss_tl?tag=georiot-us-default-20&s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1545162904&sr=1-13&keywords=b450&linkId=89ff296bba5a9b1a2cbc8b19f57fac17&language=en_US&ascsubtag=tomshardware-6554313973501447155-20

RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3200MHz - https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-2666MHz-Desktop-Memory/dp/B0143UM4TC/ref=as_li_ss_tl?tag=georiot-us-default-20&s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1545162904&sr=1-17&keywords=b450&th=1&linkId=7e695b9d9f21799c096360940684ff3c&language=en_US&ascsubtag=tomshardware-4329245609898477242-20

GPU: Radeon RX 580 8GB - https://www.amazon.com/XFX-Radeon-1386MHz-Graphics-RX-580P8DFD6/dp/B06Y66K3XD/ref=as_li_ss_tl?tag=georiot-us-default-20&s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1545162936&sr=1-2&keywords=rx+580&linkId=9b696b7a13b1039c8a3bef58151a4057&language=en_US&ascsubtag=tomshardware-3073818507668995121-20

SSD: Samsung Evo 250GB - https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-250GB-Internal-MZ-76E250B-AM/dp/B07864WMK8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1545199412&sr=8-2&keywords=250gb+evo

PSU: EVGA 650 BQ, 80+ Bronze - https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Bronze-Modular-Warranty-110-BQ-0650-V1/dp/B01FYDU8X6/ref=as_li_ss_tl?tag=georiot-us-default-20&s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1545162967&sr=1-4&keywords=650+watt+power+supply&linkId=f6db89627ba92bc3723743153806021b&language=en_US&ascsubtag=tomshardware-4808949880850648113-20

Total: $770

My friend made a slight adjustment, here is his idea: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/CmmwXP

Im trying to make smart purchases. Lastly, im selling my current rig, here it is if it matters, im hoping this new pc will be a decent upgrade:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($188.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $707 (all prices from 2014)

Thanks for reading, can't tell you how much people responding on this forum has helped me make decisions
 

Zephyl

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Your friend's build is more powerful and may seem like a good deal, but the price of the GTX 1070 is left out in the list, and his build would cost something more along the lines of $900 to build. The RAM in his list, though, I would go with, as it is a better deal than the RAM in your list. Everything else looks fine, just remember to get an adequate CPU cooler and a good case. If there's room left in your budget at the end, though, an upgrade to the GTX 1070 would be a substantial performance boost. Another thing I would advise you to do is get a 1TB hard drive to go with that SSD, or just a bigger SSD like the one in your friend's list. 250GB isn't much, and after just regular software and other files you'd probably have only about 200GB left for games, which is only enough room for 3 or 4 big titles.
 

chris96993

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Your friend's build is more powerful and may seem like a good deal, but the price of the GTX 1070 is left out in the list, and his build would cost something more along the lines of $900 to build. The RAM in his list, though, I would go with, as it is a better deal than the RAM in your list. Everything else looks fine, just remember to get an adequate CPU cooler and a good case. If there's room left in your budget at the end, though, an upgrade to the GTX 1070 would be a substantial performance boost. Another thing I would advise you to do is get a 1TB hard drive to go with that SSD, or just a bigger SSD like the one in your friend's list. 250GB isn't much, and after just regular software and other files you'd probably have only about 200GB left for games, which is only enough room for 3 or 4 big titles.
Thanks, my friends list is around 1k, which I can spend if its worth it. He also listed a case and coolers, so if you think that whole list is good ill probably go with it (and i already have an ssd 500gb forgot to mention)
 

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