Question Need help planning out a gtx 1060 build 400$

Mar 24, 2019
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Is it possible? I already have a monitor (1360 x 768 resolution, I don't wanna upgrade it yet), peripherals, a 240gb Kingston SSD and a 1TB WD Blue.

All I need now is a Case, PSU, RAM( 2x4gb DDR3/DDR4 , mobo and CPU to pair with a GTX 1060 3gb, and that's where I need help.

Thank you in advance for all those who will answer this thread.
 

RCFProd

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I'd suggest an RX 570 4GB for your budget. Performs better than a GTX 1060 3GB and It's cheaper and more easily managable to reach the 400$ target. A B450 board will allow you to be able to upgrade to any upcoming Zen 2 CPU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: AMD - Athlon 200GE 3.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor ($57.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI - B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: GeIL - EVO SPEAR 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($43.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte - Radeon RX 570 4 GB Gaming 4G Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake - Versa H18 Tempered Glass MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($47.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $399.72
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-25 07:35 EDT-0400
 
Mar 24, 2019
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I'd suggest an RX 570 4GB for your budget. Performs better than a GTX 1060 3GB and It's cheaper and more easily managable to reach the 400$ target. A B450 board will allow you to be able to upgrade to any upcoming Zen 2 CPU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: AMD - Athlon 200GE 3.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor ($57.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI - B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: GeIL - EVO SPEAR 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($43.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte - Radeon RX 570 4 GB Gaming 4G Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake - Versa H18 Tempered Glass MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($47.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $399.72
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-25 07:35 EDT-0400
I've done some research and, it seems you're right. The RX 570 is a better choice. Thanks for the recommendation. I have one last question, though. I currently have an AMD A8-5600k 3.60 GHz. Can I use this as a substitute CPU, and will it bottleneck? I understand it will have less room for upgradeability, thus buying again a new mobo and CPU, but is it possible?

Thanks for the help. :D
 

RCFProd

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Hmm, it is possible, but as you said you'd have to buy a motherboard that is a little outdated and won't support any good upgrades. You could do that, but when you upgrade you would need a new CPU, new motherboard and new DDR4 RAM as the A8-5600 will work only with DDR3 motherboards. You could go that way, it is your choice. You could also sell the A8 and focus on buying parts you won't need to replace for a long time.
 

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