Question good $750 PC

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I have $750, and this will be my first time building a gaming PC, but I don't know what parts I should get to get the most performance out of my money.
I have a few part lists on PCPartpicker, but I don't know which ones are good and which ones aren't
Here are some:
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/whVvMZ
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/QJkYxG
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/2gsG8Y ($160 over budget)
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8xJ3xG
https://pcpartpicker.com/user/someone7833/saved/3yG3t6

I have a small youtube channel that I upload videos to, and sometimes stream.

What I need:
WiFi
low bottleneck
Parts strong enough to stream and for slight video editing
 
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Eximo

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Here is my take on it:

Same CPU, same board, 16GB of DDR4 3000 (instead of 8GB or slower unmatched pairs) and replaced the GTX1070 with a GTX1660Ti (A loss of a few percent performance in most titles, but a small savings), Nicer power supply, and a larger SSD.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($87.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($62.95 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB OC Video Card ($279.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($44.44 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $749.28
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-17 14:15 EDT-0400


If you wanted to prioritize differently, you could also change out the R5-1600 for an R5-2600 and keep the smaller SSD, or upgrade the motherboard (maybe go ATX, and get a larger case) If you do stream, you might end up wanting more room for upgrades inside the chassis and the slots to do it.
 

Karadjgne

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Ugh, the Seasonic just went back to $75 for me, whole build comes to closer to $800. Gonna have to seriously watch the sales for equitable parts, like a R5 1600 is currently $119, but I doubt that will last long before going back to regular pricing.
 
Apr 17, 2019
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Here is my take on it:

Same CPU, same board, 16GB of DDR4 3000 (instead of 8GB or slower unmatched pairs) and replaced the GTX1070 with a GTX1660Ti (A loss of a few percent performance in most titles, but a small savings), Nicer power supply, and a larger SSD.
How about the mini ITX list, is there any way I could improve on it?
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/NHPP4q
I was thinking more high frequency ram and a power supply with black cables
 

Eximo

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You could make basically the same changes. Though if the power supply is out (it is $75 with a $25 MIR), but many of the components in the list are also Newegg MIR, so it would be quite a bit more up front, but you would get a lot of it back.

I would forgo the hard drive, wait for the rebates, and then use that to buy one. Maybe even splurge on an M.2 drive so that you don't take up any volume in the chassis.

There is also one cheaper ITX motherboard, but I didn't like that some of the minor power phases didn't have heatsinks. Not the end of the world. On the plus side, X370 board is cheaper than the B450 board you had picked out. Also a nice Gigabyte Aorus motherboard that is $120.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - X370 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($113.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($87.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston - A400 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB OC Video Card ($279.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design - Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case ($65.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $768.86
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-17 14:55 EDT-0400
 
Streaming and video editing should all benefit from a stronger CPU versus GPU. This is what I would build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant


CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: OLOy - 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($62.95 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.44 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB OC Video Card ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($44.44 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $753.77
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-17 21:05 EDT-0400


Like the other builds, you would need to add a Wifi card.
 
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Is there a noticable difference between the r5 1600 and the 2600
And I watched a few videos and they all said don't get the 1660, just get a 1060 6 GB
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/AMD-Ryzen-5-1600-vs-AMD-Ryzen-5-2600X/2984vs3235

www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFtRvhuXGmY

www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmFBjNV62iU



You won't see such a difference in frame rates though, because they are using a much higher end GPU and you will be GPU limited. You can always lower your settings though, but if you are CPU limited there is nothing you can do to improve it. The higher end CPU will help with video editing and streaming, though.


Well, the 1660 is better than the 1060, but of course, not as good as the 1660ti.

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gpu-hierarchy,4388.html
 

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