Question Looking to build a complete system


Nov 22, 2010
Hello, my son’s friend was really interested in building a new gaming PC, so I offered to help. The community helped me build my PC a long time ago, and it is still running well (thank you!). He prefers first person shooters such as Fortnite and Apex Legends. I completed the new build questionnaire below, but please let me know if I missed anything. I am looking for a comprehensive list of everything needed, including thermal paste and anything else to complete the build. Thanks in advance for your help!

  • Approximate Purchase Date: This week
  • Budget Range: ~$650 after rebates
  • System Usage from Most to Least Important: Almost exclusively for gaming (Fortnite, Apex Legends, etc.)
  • Are you buying a monitor: No
  • Parts to Upgrade: Need all parts, including the case
  • Do you need to buy OS: Yes (Windows 10)
  • Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No preference
  • Location: Oakland CA
  • Parts Preferences: No preference
  • Overclocking: No (this is for a friend with limited computer expertise)
  • SLI or Crossfire: No
  • Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200
  • Additional Comments: A quiet computer that isn’t a huge power hog would be preferred.
  • Why Are You Upgrading: My friend has a really old PC (8-10 years old) that cannot run any recent games very smoothly.


Oct 28, 2014
Very decent 1080p gaming PC.

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3 GHz 8-Core Processor ($159.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! - SHADOW ROCK LP 51.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($43.38 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.95 @ Amazon)
Video Card: ASRock - Radeon RX 570 4 GB Phantom Gaming D Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair - 100R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - 520 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $623.16
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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