Question Help me build a system for my friend

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Hi everyone. It's been years since I built a PC and one of my friend just asked me to build one for him. His budget is around 800 Canadian. He has around 200 dollars for a 1920x1080 60-100hz monitor.

Anyone can build a Ryzen system for that amount? Not too sure on what to buy to be quite honest. He doesn't play intensive games and his current PC is like 12 years old without any GPU so anything really will be night and day for him.

Thanks a lot! :)
 

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is the 200 for the monitor part of the 800?
or is the total 1000 for everything?
The 200 is not part of the 800 and the 800 can go to 850 if needed. So it's 1000 total with some extra possible. He doesn't have a good case with his 12 years old PC. I just want all new parts.

Thanks a lot for helping.
 
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I'd probably look at something like this to begin with:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($94.75 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Crucial MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($84.46 @ shopRBC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 570 4 GB ROG STRIX Video Card ($193.26 @ Amazon Canada)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($72.05 @ Vuugo)
Power Supply: Antec Earthwatts Gold Pro 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($76.98 @ Amazon Canada)
Total: $766.48
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-22 18:15 EST-0500


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Sorry Boss I haven't jumped to the new Ryzen's and that's where the good stuff is at the moment.

The awesome troupers who have made the leap will and have given good advice on your side build. I would love to hear what you choose and later how it went.
 

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Sorry Boss I haven't jumped to the new Ryzen's and that's where the good stuff is at the moment.

The awesome troupers who have made the leap will and have given good advice on your side build. I would love to hear what you choose and later how it went.
I will :)

I think I will just tell my friend to keep saving for a bit and go for a 3600/tomahawk max board combo with a better GPU but I will still let you know about this 800/900 dollars build and what happened with it if he buys it and I build it. Later!
 

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My friend told me that he was able to put around 1200 now.

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/VH3ZzN

Is there anything I should change in that? or Tweak. I think it's good but what do I know. If I could shave some dollars from this by replacing some stuff I would appreciate it. Maybe a cheaper but good PSU? The case I have no idea if this one is good or not. As for the motherboard I took the tomahawk max because it supports the 3600 out of the box but if there is another good one like that cheaper let me know.
 
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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Memory Express)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($148.50 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($94.99 @ Memory Express)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB GAMING X Video Card ($338.50 @ Vuugo)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($77.05 @ Vuugo)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Memory Express)
Total: $1119.01
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-26 18:59 EST-0500


You should get an m2 drive as they cost the same
 

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If your friend isnt into intensive gaming then scrap that 1660 super and get something cheaper. Where you getting his operating system from ? Get rid of that RIP jaws to as some brands have been known to not be ryzen ready get the corsair vengeance lpx 3200 the white one on amazon is like 102.99
 
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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Memory Express)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($148.50 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($94.99 @ Memory Express)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB GAMING X Video Card ($338.50 @ Vuugo)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($77.05 @ Vuugo)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Memory Express)
Total: $1119.01
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-26 18:59 EST-0500


You should get an m2 drive as they cost the same
Thanks for that :)
 

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If your friend is into intensive gaming then scrap that 1660 super and get something cheaper. Where you getting his operating system from ? Get rid of that RIP jaws to as some brands have been known to not be ryzen ready get the corsair vengeance lpx 3200 the white one on amazon is like 102.99
Well he isn't really into intensive gaming he has a 1080p monitor 60Hz but I just want to buy him a card where he would be able to play at 60fps in 1080p for a while. Do you think that 1660 super is a good choice? Since he never really played good games with his old 12 years old PC he might be playing semi intensive games but he won't be playing modern FPS like COD or Battlefield that's for sure.

Can you link the RAM from newegg.ca and amazon.ca for me and do they come in black instead of white?

He already has a Windows 10 made with Media Creation Tool and he will be using his Window 7 key he used when he upgraded from 7 to 10.
 
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Well he isn't really into intensive gaming he has a 1080p monitor 60Hz but I just want to buy him a card where he would be able to play at 60fps in 1080p for a while. Do you think that 1660 super is a good choice? Since he never really played good games with his old 12 years old PC he might be playing semi intensive games but he won't be playing modern FPS like COD or Battlefield that's for sure.

Can you link the RAM from newegg.ca and amazon.ca for me and do they come in black instead of white?

He already has a Windows 10 made with Media Creation Tool and he will be using his Window 7 key he used when he upgraded from 7 to 10.
The 1660 would be overkill. It also depends on the game too
 

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($159.97 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($148.50 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($101.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Seagate FireCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($87.50 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 570 4 GB ROG STRIX Video Card ($190.33 @ Amazon Canada)
Case: DIYPC Ranger-R8 ATX Mid Tower Case ($60.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ Memory Express)
Total: $844.27
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-26 21:42 EST-0500
 
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I showed this one to my friend.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Memory Express)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($148.50 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($101.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB GAMING X Video Card ($338.50 @ Vuugo)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($77.05 @ Vuugo)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ Memory Express)
Total: $1141.01
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-26 21:55 EST-0500


I think he is happy with this and I am too. He will buy an HDD later. Something like WD Black. He might decide to change the case too. Now should I buy an afterstock cooler or keep the stock 3600 cooler? He lives in Canada and it's like -15C right now. So the ambient temperature isn't too hot.
 

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The wraith that comes with the CPU should be fine if hes not planning to overclock anything and his cable management is good and has enough intake and exhaust fans as well.
 

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The wraith that comes with the CPU should be fine if hes not planning to overclock anything and his cable management is good and has enough intake and exhaust fans as well.
He won't overclock and I will do a good job on the cable management. I intend to put 2 fans at the front as intake. 1 big one at the top for exhaut and 1 at the back exhaust. 2 intake 2 exhaust. It will be close to a neutral pressure but on the positive pressure side a bit.
 

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He won't overclock and I will do a good job on the cable management. I intend to put 2 fans at the front as intake. 1 big one at the top for exhaut and 1 at the back exhaust. 2 intake 2 exhaust. It will be close to a neutral pressure but on the positive pressure side a bit.
Then you shouldnt have any problems at all. But just be careful with the 1660 super I'm seeing a lot of posts here with problems regarding that GPU.
 

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Then you shouldnt have any problems at all. But just be careful with the 1660 super I'm seeing a lot of posts here with problems regarding that GPU.
Except whine coil which could happen what kind of problems? That card should be working perfectly if you get one without any problems. I have been active a lot of this forum to help people with tech problems and I have not seen a lot of threads with the 1660 super having problem. I can be totally wrong tho.
 

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If you do just a quick search you'll see what I mean. There have been a bit popping up as to be expected as more and more people are buying it as its price is dropping
 

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If you do just a quick search you'll see what I mean. There have been a bit popping up as to be expected as more and more people are buying it as its price is dropping
I'm asking you because I am well used to troubleshoot computers and I have not seen any threads for the last month about the issues you're talking about. Even Linustechtip, Gamernexus and Jay2cents are recommending it.

Like I said. Unless it's a whine coil a GPU should be working perfectly. If it's not you RMA it.
 

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I'm asking you because I am well used to troubleshoot computers and I have not seen any threads for the last month about the issues you're talking about. Even Linustechtip, Gamernexus and Jay2cents are recommending it.
No you're right it's the Rtx 2080 I'm.thinking of not the 1660
 

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