Good rig? Tried to keep it cheap. Is everything compatible?

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The FX chips weren't good when they launched and they aren't good now, you won't be doing your friend a favor by building him that. That list you made doesn't even meet the minimum requirements of the FX9 series: http://support.amd.com/en-us/search/faq/295

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/qHd9kT Here's what I would go for. The R5 stock cooler is very good, so there's no need to get a custom cooler. Stretching the budget to fit an SSD would be much more worth it, because reinstalling the OS won't be necessary if that upgrade was made later.
 

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Thanks! I like it. :)
I managed to get the price down to just under $700.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/CF7wd6
 

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Sacrifing some things (fans , case) , you go with gtx 1060 and a R5 1600 :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($196.74 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($76.81 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.69 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB GAMING Video Card ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Deepcool - TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($35.89 @ Newegg)
Total: $672.10
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-23 05:11 EDT-0400
 

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Very, very nice.
My friend is very intrigued by the aesthetics, so I will replace the current case you chose with one that I personally like; it is very sleek and cool looking B)

Instead of one fan the case I have uses (which feels like a hazard on its own), I think I'll stick with buying 3 of those cool red lookin guys ;-)

Here's a hybrid of my aesthetics and your more powerful rig.
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/sHdqjc


edit edit:

the thing is though, I don't think the lass will be playing any very intensive games , i.e: battlefield 4, crysis 3, the witcher ...

I think I should stick with my ~$700 one, with the 1050Ti and the quad core.
That should be able to run most games from 2000-2015 on high right?

Let me know as soon as possible. Thanks :)
 

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This is the best I could get it as. I chose a similar set of memory sticks, but they're 2133 instead of 2600. That's fine, because the speed is not crucial for the build and I saved her $20.

I stuck with the 1050ti and Ryzen 5 quad-core because I know that this lad won't be playing any demanding games anytime soon.

I also found a cheaper model of the nice fans I've been using, which provides even more CFM, which is great. It's probably louder though and more crappily made. Hell if I know. $6 makes a difference I guess.

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/konichiwah89/saved/#view=Qrb8K8

There you are. I saved it even.
Please let me know what you think.
 
Cutting your components & spending silly money on led fans makes little sense to me honestly.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($196.74 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($93.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot - Viper Elite 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.69 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB GAMING Video Card ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Zalman - Z1 Neo ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.24 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($23.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $726.61
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-23 05:58 EDT-0400
 

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I see your point now. The money I would save from cutting the fans would invest towards a better GPU/CPU.

as much as the lass wants cool LEDs, it was 4AM when I was tinkering around, so I guess I should explain the new idea. lol

I think I should get myself some LED strips though.. just for ~some~ effect; you know? Only $7 per strip as well.


Edit:
Here's my finished idea, with the more updated GPU/CPU and a touch of changes. I don't think the lass will need 16GB so I downgraded to 2x4GB sticks.
https://pcpartpicker.com/user/konichiwah89/saved/#view=mBV7hM


Edit2:
I still believe that upgrading from the 1050ti to the 1060 and the older Ryzen to the newer one is a waste of money; primarily because the lass probably won't play those high-end, new games from 2017. I will need an opinion on this, because I've been scratching my head over it recently.
 
Maybe, but as the system ages, the 1600 should hold up better. Say in 2 years it should be more capable than that 1400. You can upgrade gpu later if needed. As far as fans, if LEDs are that big a deal, I think I paid about 10 for 2 led fans on eBay. Grab some cheapos off there. Long as they for air decently, and don't die that's what they need to do.
 
Re - what ohiou_grad_2006 said

The ryzen 1600 is 50% more CPU , with a full compliment of l3 cache & a better cooler

It costs roughly 25% ($40) more , to me its honestly a no-brainer whether you think you need that CPU horsepower now or not .

Its just so close win price & so much better you'd be doing yourself a disservice dismissing it an an option

If you go with the versa n21 you need to budget for at least 1x120mm fan (it only comes with an exhaust prefitted)

I prefer led strips myself to led fans , you get a much more uniform case lighting than fans because you have the otion of where to fit them.

When all the b350 boards come with 5050 rgb headers which are configurable from within windows they make sense to me.

Just buy enough 5050 splitters /extenders to run what you need - most boards supply upto 12w from these headers which is enough to run around 30 inch of strip lighting.
 

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Alright. I'll spend the extra $40 for the more updated CPU. It does make a lot more sense since the CPU is more long-lasting, compared to the already slowly-dating Ryzen that I chose.

I can definitely agree on your opinion regarding the versa N21. I'm currently only using the stock fan (no freaking idea why I haven't replaced it yet), and the heat is definitely consistent. Nearly damaging, even.

Wanting to know more info on the strip lighting too, mainly the cabling
;-)


update:
I'm gonna give the solution pick to the guy that lead me into the right build first; but I must say that all of you were very helpful.
Thanks!
 

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So, here's the finished product.

I decided that it would be far more beneficial to go for this other case I recently found called the SPEC-ALPHA, by Corsair, because the stock fans are powerful and quiet. I would also save $5 when compared to the N21 with the 3 extra (and very needed) fans. I would also get the benefit of excellent cable management and cooling.

The lass doesn't play too many games, and she's on a bit of a budget, so I decided to save an extra $25 and go for a reliable WD 500GB harddrive that read/writes at 5400RPM.

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/konichiwah89/saved/Qrb8K8

Any further opinions?
 

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