Question Help with budget build

David Mather

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Hello!
So i helping a friend with parts for a tight budget build.

This is in Denmark so the pricing is obviously a bit different but this is the parts that i have come up with so far - https://de.pcpartpicker.com/list/Wbb2hy
Now this is actually a little over budget, as he is looking for a budget $600-$900 with the $900 being the absolute max, including windows 10, where this is around $925 here in denmark.

Is there anyway to get the price down some more down without it hurting performance, since i am not sure how much other equipment he has (screen, keyboard etc.).

He is going to be playing Apex Legends and a couple of other games, but he is big on gaming so it doesnt have to be perfect quality.
 

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the ryzen 2600 ships with a cooler the gammax is not needed at this time and can be delayed until and if the stock cooler does not perform as needed.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (€133.89 @ Mindfactory)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (€82.83 @ Mindfactory)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (€66.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€68.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Video Card: Sapphire - Radeon RX 580 8 GB PULSE Video Card (€168.93 @ Mindfactory)
Case: Thermaltake - Versa H21 ATX Mid Tower Case (€29.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - 520 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (€66.79 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit
Total: €618.14
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-15 20:45 CEST+0200


some funds can be shaved off the system by changing cases and getting a different RX 580. the changes I proposed will not affect performance.
I would also drop the HDD to 1TB and try to get an SSD (minimum 240GB. smaller are slower) for the OS and a few games. the SSD will make daily use snappier and more enjoyable.
 
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icedog

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Is he going to overclock the cpu bacause if not then the ryzen stock cooler will do the job well and shave of 20 bucks og skål
 

David Mather

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the ryzen 2600 ships with a cooler the gammax is not needed at this time and can be delayed until and if the stock cooler does not perform as needed.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (€133.89 @ Mindfactory)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (€82.83 @ Mindfactory)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (€66.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€68.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Video Card: Sapphire - Radeon RX 580 8 GB PULSE Video Card (€168.93 @ Mindfactory)
Case: Thermaltake - Versa H21 ATX Mid Tower Case (€29.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - 520 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (€66.79 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit
Total: €618.14
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-15 20:45 CEST+0200


some funds can be shaved off the system by changing cases and getting a different RX 580. the changes I proposed will not affect performance.
I would also drop the HDD to 1TB and try to get an SSD (minimum 240GB. smaller are slower) for the OS and a few games. the SSD will make daily use snappier and more enjoyable.
Thank you! i had another look around and this is the updated version which still goes a bit over the budget yet i feel like going to a ryzen 3 or downgrading the GPU would not really be worth it. https://de.pcpartpicker.com/list/G4FXjy

So i will try and show this to him and hopefully he likes it so we can get building! :)
 

David Mather

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the ryzen 2600 ships with a cooler the gammax is not needed at this time and can be delayed until and if the stock cooler does not perform as needed.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (€133.89 @ Mindfactory)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (€82.83 @ Mindfactory)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (€66.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€68.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Video Card: Sapphire - Radeon RX 580 8 GB PULSE Video Card (€168.93 @ Mindfactory)
Case: Thermaltake - Versa H21 ATX Mid Tower Case (€29.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - 520 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (€66.79 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit
Total: €618.14
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-15 20:45 CEST+0200


some funds can be shaved off the system by changing cases and getting a different RX 580. the changes I proposed will not affect performance.
I would also drop the HDD to 1TB and try to get an SSD (minimum 240GB. smaller are slower) for the OS and a few games. the SSD will make daily use snappier and more enjoyable.
Quick question though, would everything be able to fit in the case? thinking mostly of the GPU... i cant seem to find any dimensions for the Versa H21 :(
 

David Mather

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UPDATE: So i advised the above mentioned parts and the price, yet it seems like he feels it is unneccery to get such a pc. He wants to play some CS (like Condition Zero and Original) and age of empires and then maybe apex legends and just normal web use etc.

So this is the newest updated list of parts i am going to suggest and would just like to make sure it should be able to play fine with those mentioned games but also maybe some upcoming games at atleast medium settings with no worries?
 

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for their consideration.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor (€118.89 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B450M-K Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (€66.41 @ Alza)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (€66.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Kingston - A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (€29.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€37.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Video Card: ASRock - Radeon RX 570 8 GB Phantom Gaming X Video Card (€158.80 @ Alza)
Case: Thermaltake - Versa H21 ATX Mid Tower Case (€29.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - 520 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (€66.79 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit
Total: €575.67
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-16 18:56 CEST+0200


I changed the CPU to last generations but still a good performer with lots-o-cores.
https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/AMD-Ryzen-5-2600-vs-AMD-Ryzen-5-1600/3955vs3919
results for general idea only, old parts compared to the new price friendly parts.
 

David Mather

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Now i see i forgot to put in the list of parts in my last post.

But here is the 2 builds i am going to present him, one as a cheaper option which i feel is still decent enough for him to get something out of: https://de.pcpartpicker.com/list/T384r6

And the other which should be a bit more pricey yet also within budget by some and still can perform decently: https://de.pcpartpicker.com/list/fn2bBb

The prices are quite different than in the pcpartpicker website, but they are withing budget both of them, its just so that he can get the 2 options and then can make the decision of how much he wants to spend. Will also say that there is the 4gb card instead of the 8gb card of the 570 which is cheaper by a decent bit.

This is just for any last tips before i present it :)
 

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Judicious
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revision to the first list. a snip here and there, should be a bit better performing.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor (€72.89 @ Mindfactory)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B450M-K Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (€66.41 @ Alza)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (€47.00 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Crucial - BX500 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (€28.58 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€39.75 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3 GB SC GAMING Video Card (€156.11 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Case: Thermaltake - Versa H21 ATX Mid Tower Case (€29.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 620 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (€56.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit
Total: €497.63
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-16 22:07 CEST+0200


faster main storage, the same CPU for a few Euros less. performance of the 2200g and the 1300x is identical. why pay for a GPU you are not going to use? different motherboard, slightly less expensive and more PCIe slots to boot while having the same chipset. the 1060 is a tad faster than the rx 570, even with 3GB of ram.
 

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