[SOLVED] I have done 2 builds, something in between?

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Hi all,

I am pretty new to this, but I have been watching many videos to give me some basics. I have done two build, the first one is a bit below my budget and the 2nd one a little bit over. Of course I could spend more $ for some RGB, but I do not want to spend on aesthetic.
I will be playing some AAA games on this pc, such as Witcher 3, AC, Cyberpunk 2077 and SOTR. Is my cheapest build fine or can you help find something in between? THX

Build #1:
CPU : AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $189.88
Motherboard: MSI - B450M BAZOOKA V2 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $109.50
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $99.99
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $76.99
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $79.99
Video Card: Sapphire - Radeon RX 580 8 GB PULSE Video Card $224.88
Case: Phanteks - Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case $50.99
Power Supply: Cooler Master - MasterWatt 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $68.88

Build #2:
CPU : AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $189.88
Motherboard: ASRock - B450 Steel Legend ATX AM4 Motherboard $126.75
Memory: G.Skill - Flare X 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $108.99
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $76.99
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $79.99
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING AMP Video Card $439.99
Case: Phanteks - Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case $50.99
Power Supply: Cooler Master - MasterWatt 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $68.88

* Prices in CAD
 

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This is about in the middle. Does it fit how much you wanted to spend?

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($189.88 @ Mike's Computer Shop)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M Pro4-F Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($80.25 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Patriot - Scorch 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($73.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda Computer 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.95 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card ($359.00 @ Canada Computers)
Case: DIYPC - F2 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 520 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.98 @ Mike's Computer Shop)
Total: $978.03
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-20 12:15 EDT-0400

The case has better airflow, and I believe the PSU is of better quality.
 
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That should nail it...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $189.88 @ Mike's Computer Shop
Motherboard | ASRock - B450M Pro4-F Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $80.25 @ Vuugo
Memory | G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $79.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage | Crucial - P1 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | $79.99 @ Amazon Canada
Storage | Seagate - Barracuda Computer 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $69.95 @ Vuugo
Video Card | Sapphire - Radeon RX 5700 8 GB Video Card | $454.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case | Phanteks - Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case | $50.99 @ Amazon Canada
Power Supply | Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $99.99 @ Newegg Canada
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1131.03
| Mail-in rebates | -$25.00
| Total | $1106.03
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-20 12:19 EDT-0400 |
 
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Jul 20, 2019
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This is about in the middle. Does it fit how much you wanted to spend?

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($189.88 @ Mike's Computer Shop)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M Pro4-F Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($80.25 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Patriot - Scorch 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($73.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda Computer 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.95 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card ($359.00 @ Canada Computers)
Case: DIYPC - F2 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 520 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.98 @ Mike's Computer Shop)
Total: $978.03
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-20 12:15 EDT-0400

The case has better airflow, and I believe the PSU is of better quality.
I did not think of the Ti model, but it is indeed a good idea. I would save a significant amount and not lose too much performance. However, I noticed the m.2 SSD are near the same price as SATA SSD that is why I took a m.2 instead.
About the micro ATX, would you consider that I would be shooting in my foot for future upgrades?
Thx a lot :)
 
Jul 20, 2019
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That should nail it...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $189.88 @ Mike's Computer Shop
Motherboard | ASRock - B450M Pro4-F Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $80.25 @ Vuugo
Memory | G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $79.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage | Crucial - P1 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | $79.99 @ Amazon Canada
Storage | Seagate - Barracuda Computer 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $69.95 @ Vuugo
Video Card | Sapphire - Radeon RX 5700 8 GB Video Card | $454.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case | Phanteks - Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case | $50.99 @ Amazon Canada
Power Supply | Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $99.99 @ Newegg Canada
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1131.03
| Mail-in rebates | -$25.00
| Total | $1106.03
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-20 12:19 EDT-0400 |
Indeed the RX 5700 is probably the best bang for the buck and it is the basically the same price as the 2060. I noticed you and Conan cut on the price of the motherboard and the memory. What am I losing by downgrading those?
 

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I noticed you and Conan cut on the price of the motherboard and the memory. What am I losing by downgrading those?
Not much really. The memory is same speed and same timings as your lower budget build, yet with cheaper. With a small overclock, you could get it to 3200 MHz should you wish. In addition, the cheaper motherboards shouldn't make much of a difference, as the only way they would suffer is lesser power delivery. With the 2600x, this wouldn't make a difference.
I also chose an M.2 NVMe drive, it was just a few $ cheaper.
Lastly, the Micro ATX board I suggested shouldn't sacrifice much. It has 2 M.2 ports, 2 full size PCIE slots and a smaller one, as well as 4 ram slots should you want to upgrade in the future.
 

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