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Question Help with $1000 gaming build

Copperbad

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I'm helping a friend build a new Gaming PC, he's got a budget of around $1000 USD. I'd love some imput on this build he came up with, linked below. I was thinking an i5-9600K and a RX 5700 might be a big boost for a small increase in price. Any feedback or suggestions are appreciated!

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/ontograsstown/saved/L4cp23


Approximate Purchase Date: Within one Month

Budget Range: $1000 USD Tower only. Monitor will be separate.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: AAA Gaming on medium settings with high FPS (at least 45FPS)

Are you buying a monitor: Yes. Not included in budget. Would love some recommendations

Do you need to buy OS: Yes.

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Parts Preferences: Whatever is most effecient

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Old PC is ancient
 
Here is the list:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($166.89 @ Walmart)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($59.95 @ B&H)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define C ATX Mid Tower Case ($86.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.99 @ Corsair)
Total: $1008.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-07 15:42 EDT-0400


Little bit more expensive but far superior in performance.
You can run Windows10 perfectly fine without activation. No need to spend that huge amount on it while compromising on performance which really matters.
 

kevinburrow

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Yes, I'd definitely forget intel for now as AMD is price to performance king atm. I'd wholly agree with the build above, aside maybe from 1gb of SSD or NVME disk space if you can afford it, or an addition of a standard HD for storage.
 

DSzymborski

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Wait, is this US or Canadian currency? You gave us a list that already had US prices and requested $1000 US, but are also in Vancouver; are you buying from Canadian stores? Knowing what the situation is will help us get you the right list.
 
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Copperbad

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Hah, yes my friend is in Canada. He went ahead and made some changes to the build here to reflect that and pressed go. Hopefully it works out but i think it will.
Thanks so much for the help!
 

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