[SOLVED] Is this budget build/mid-tier build good overall? (Not already built)

TheUltraMarine

Reputable
Sep 24, 2016
63
0
4,640
2
If you want to check out all the components on pcpartpicker, here's the link: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/TheUltraMarine/saved/KGqDxr

However here are the specs laid out below:

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X (3.6 GHZ & 6 Cores)

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition CPU Cooler

Gigabyte B450 AORUS MicroATX AM4 Motherboard

G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4 GB, DDR4-2400)

Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" HDD

XFX Radeon RX 570 | 4 GB RS

Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX/Mini Tower Case

EVGA SuperNOVA G3 550W 80+ Gold | Fully Modular ATX PSU

Windows 10 Home | OEM 64-bit

Total Price: $709.90 (At the time of posting this)

Total Power Consumption: 340W

Now keep in mind that I will be overclocking both the CPU and GPU when the time comes to build the PC, but I do need some advice on what else I should do, I know I should get an SSD to boot my OS with, and I know that I most likely need more RAM as 8 GB is scratching at the minimum, but the max of my budget is $750, feedback would definitely be helpful!
 

logainofhades

Titan
Moderator
Ram configuration is not ideal. Too slow, and you can get the same amount, with 2 sticks. For only a few dollars more, you can get a much faster gaming setup. The stock cooler is sufficient, for now.


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: HP EX900 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($32.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB Phoenix OC Video Card ($228.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($64.00 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Custom: Microsoft Windows 10 Home (G2A Code) ($18.65)
Total: $701.57
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-06 11:12 EST-0500
 

bioax

Proper
Nov 30, 2019
228
40
120
3
I would find a cheaper Windows 10 copy. G2A sells windows 10 codes for like $20, and it's a reliable seller. That should cut around $80 off your build, and I would get an SSD to boot your windows on. Also,, I would upgrade your GPU to a RX 580. My current build cost around $550 and it was a ryzen 5 2600 with a gtx 1660.
 

clutchc

Titan
Herald
For a budget build, it seems a bit expensive. But not a bad combination. The RX 570 8GB I have is adequate for 60 fps at 1080p, and you can always get better when funds allow. If you can't afford more RAM right now, try for faster RAM. 3000MHz works well with Ryzens.

Btw, your partpicker link won't let me in (This part list is private), so I'm going by your above list. 8GB will be fine for now as long as you don't plan on having anything else running while you game.
 
Last edited:
Reactions: TCA_ChinChin

TheUltraMarine

Reputable
Sep 24, 2016
63
0
4,640
2
For a budget build, it seems a bit expensive. But not a bad combination. The RX 570 *GB I have is adequate for 60 fps at 1080p, and you can always get better when funds allow. If you can't afford more RAM right now, try for faster RAM. 3000MHz works well with Ryzens.

Btw, your partpicker link won't let me in (This part list is private), so I'm going by your above list. 8GB will be fine for now as long as you don't plan on having anything else running while you game.
Thanks for letting me know about the list being private, I've unchecked that now. Though I do agree that this may be expensive for a budget build. Even though it's within my budget I guess I shouldn't call it a budget build as it's more so on the edge of being a mid-tier PC. However I do wanna ask, would it be better if I switched down to a 2600 instead of the current 2600X that I am going for as well as using the suggestion bioax provided and buy the Windows 10 code off of g2a so I can have enough money for more RAM and possibly an SSD?
 
Last edited:

bioax

Proper
Nov 30, 2019
228
40
120
3
Thanks for letting me know about the list being private, I've unchecked that now. Though I do agree that this may be expensive for a budget build. Even though it's within my budget I guess I shouldn't call it a budget build as it's more so on the edge of being a mid-tier PC. However I do wanna ask, would it be better if I switched down to a 2600 instead of the current 2600X that I am going for as well as using the suggestion bioax provided and buy the Windows 10 code off of g2a so I can have enough money for more RAM and possibly an SSD?
If you are willing to sacrifice like 5 fps on your games, go with the 2600. In addition, you would rather get an SSD than more RAM, and like clutchc said, try and get faster ram since that is important.
 

TheUltraMarine

Reputable
Sep 24, 2016
63
0
4,640
2
If you are willing to sacrifice like 5 fps on your games, go with the 2600. In addition, you would rather get an SSD than more RAM, and like clutchc said, try and get faster ram since that is important.
After taking both of you guys' advice, I decided to tweak and edit the list: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/TheUltraMarine/saved/GqVhgs

I did "downgrade" to the 2600 as well as include the price of the G2A Windows 10 code, and not only was I able to get 8 gigabytes more RAM for a total of 16 GB, but I was also able to include a 250 GB M.2 SSD for a total price of $662.54, a $47.36 price difference and the only thing that was minorly downgraded was the CPU, I don't think it's that bad, what are your thoughts on that?
 

bioax

Proper
Nov 30, 2019
228
40
120
3
After taking both of you guys' advice, I decided to tweak and edit the list: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/TheUltraMarine/saved/GqVhgs

I did "downgrade" to the 2600 as well as include the price of the G2A Windows 10 code, and not only was I able to get 8 gigabytes more RAM for a total of 16 GB, but I was also able to include a 250 GB M.2 SSD for a total price of $662.54, a $47.36 price difference and the only thing that was minorly downgraded was the CPU, I don't think it's that bad, what are your thoughts on that?
I think that's great. However, if you are able to spend another $30-40, I would upgrade my GPU to the RX 580 for better performance. Other than that, everything looks great.
 

TheUltraMarine

Reputable
Sep 24, 2016
63
0
4,640
2
I think that's great. However, if you are able to spend another $30-40, I would upgrade my GPU to the RX 580 for better performance. Other than that, everything looks great.
I'm trying to find an RX 580 to upgrade to right now, but the bare minimum that I could find for just THREE cards was over $160 (I was looking for new, I kinda draw the line when it comes to used) unless you are able to link me an RX 580 that is below that, I think I'll just stick with the 570. Thanks!
 

logainofhades

Titan
Moderator
Ram configuration is not ideal. Too slow, and you can get the same amount, with 2 sticks. For only a few dollars more, you can get a much faster gaming setup. The stock cooler is sufficient, for now.


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: HP EX900 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($32.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB Phoenix OC Video Card ($228.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($64.00 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Custom: Microsoft Windows 10 Home (G2A Code) ($18.65)
Total: $701.57
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-06 11:12 EST-0500
 

TheUltraMarine

Reputable
Sep 24, 2016
63
0
4,640
2
Ram configuration is not ideal. Too slow, and you can get the same amount, with 2 sticks. For only a few dollars more, you can get a much faster gaming setup. The stock cooler is sufficient, for now.


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: HP EX900 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($32.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB Phoenix OC Video Card ($228.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($64.00 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Custom: Microsoft Windows 10 Home (G2A Code) ($18.65)
Total: $701.57
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-06 11:12 EST-0500
Two things that I want to point out, one being that since my budget is $750, then that means that I could indeed add the CPU cooler correct? Secondly, the reason I wanted to include the cooler was so that I could overclock it to around 3.9 GHz (maybe 4.0), I know that the Ryzen 2600X has a much better stock cooler which is why many pick it so they don't have to squander more for an aftermarket cooler, while the 2600 has a worse stock cooler, unless of course, I can still overclock it even with the stock cooler, I would definitely like to know.
 

TheUltraMarine

Reputable
Sep 24, 2016
63
0
4,640
2
You can add a cooler, if you wish, and is probably a good idea, for the speeds you are targeting.
Well I've gone and updated the list with the cooler as well, (https://pcpartpicker.com/user/TheUltraMarine/saved/GqVhgs) however, even though pcpartpicker states that there aren't any compatibility issues, the notes below say they can't determine restrictions regarding physical dimensions, could that affect my build in any way?
 

logainofhades

Titan
Moderator
The 212's fan may have clearance issues, with the ram. I remember using the older 212 plus, on a 3570k system, and the fan pretty much set right on top of the ripjaws ddr3 I was using. If you want some RGB, I would maybe choose the cheaper Deepcool Gammaxx GTE.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX GTE 56.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.89 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: HP EX900 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($32.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB Phoenix OC Video Card ($228.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($64.00 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Custom: Microsoft Windows 10 Home (G2A Code) ($18.65)
Total: $731.46
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-06 12:56 EST-0500
 

TheUltraMarine

Reputable
Sep 24, 2016
63
0
4,640
2
The 212's fan may have clearance issues, with the ram. I remember using the older 212 plus, on a 3570k system, and the fan pretty much set right on top of the ripjaws ddr3 I was using. If you want some RGB, I would maybe choose the cheaper Deepcool Gammaxx GTE.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX GTE 56.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.89 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: HP EX900 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($32.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB Phoenix OC Video Card ($228.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($64.00 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Custom: Microsoft Windows 10 Home (G2A Code) ($18.65)
Total: $731.46
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-06 12:56 EST-0500
Can the 1.6 mm difference between the two coolers really make space for the RAM? Cause pcpartpicker is still listing that there might be some physical restrictions still.
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS