[SOLVED] Need Help With Build

Which one should I get

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WildCard999

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Not bad but I'd change a few parts around to save money and use it for a SSD, better PSU & better GPU. Also this build is just under $1100 before mail in rebates.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor ($132.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B450-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($109.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($105.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: SanDisk - SSD PLUS 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($39.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB GAMING Video Card ($219.99 @ B&H)
Case: NZXT - H500 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($71.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.39 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Dell - SE2717H 27.0" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor ($138.95 @ Adorama)
Keyboard: IOGEAR - Kaliber Gaming IKON Wired Standard Keyboard ($11.53 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Redragon - COBRA M711 Wired Optical Mouse ($19.89 @ Amazon)
Total: $1075.27
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-25 13:23 EDT-0400


The stock cooler works quite well but if it's too loud then the next investment would be the CM EVO 212 Black and maybe a couple of 120 or 140mm fans in the front as intake.
 
You should get a better GPU on an $1100 system. I would also go with a 144hz monitor over 75hz. 144hz monitors are a lot cheaper these days. This comes with a mechanical keyboard with good switches and a decent mouse. But a lot of that is the feel, so get a keyboard and mouse that feels good in your hands.

You can run an unlicensed copy of windows till you can get the cash and you can always add more storage later. But 500gb will hold all of the games you listed without issue.

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/pYZZYT
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/pYZZYT/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.95 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB XC BLACK GAMING Video Card ($274.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($75.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($63.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer - GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor ($174.95 @ Walmart)
Keyboard: Corsair - K70 LUX Wired Gaming Keyboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer - DeathAdder Elite Wired Optical Mouse ($37.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1107.71
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-26 10:44 EDT-0400
 
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WildCard999

Titan
Herald
What about this, I changed it just a little. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/GVy4bX
Neither 1600 or 2600 requires a $70 cooler as that money can be better spent on a SSD. You could also run Win10 unactivated for now which allows you to get a CPU cooler, excellent SSD & a 1660 ti 6gb.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor ($132.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler ($31.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B450M-A/CSM Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($81.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($69.85 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GAMING Video Card ($278.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT - H500 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($71.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Dell - SE2717H 27.0" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor ($139.95 @ Adorama)
Keyboard: Cooler Master - Lite L Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($55.85 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1087.38
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-26 10:53 EDT-0400
 
Yeah, I wouldn't get an expensive cooler for these CPUs. Even if you want the CPU to be quiet when overclocking, you could do so on a 120mm tower cooler priced around $35 or less.

And like Froggy said, there are lots of 24 inch 144Hz monitors priced around $180 or less, so they're definitely worth considering, especially for competitive multiplayer games where you could push high frame rates with a graphics card like this. I would look for one that supports FreeSync though, as both Nvidia and AMD support adaptive sync on FreeSync monitors now. Just make sure the monitor supports FreeSync over a DisplayPort cable for Nvidia cards, and you should be able to enable "G-Sync" from Nvidia's control panel.

I tried my hand at a build suggestion as well. In this example, I ditched the mechanical hard drive in favor of moving up to a 1TB SSD. 1TB mechanical hard drives are priced poorly relative to larger capacities, so they're not worth including alongside an SSD, in my opinion. If you need lots of bulk storage for video or an extended game library, move up to at least a 2TB hard drive for just a little more. Otherwise, you can put the money toward getting a larger SSD, where you will probably want your games installed for faster load times.

I also included a 750 watt Seasonic Focus Plus Gold PSU. You wouldn't actually need anywhere near that capacity, but it's possible to get it for less than the cost of lower capacities at the moment (at least after rebate). If you don't want to mess with a rebate, the 550 watt model would be perfectly fine though.

As for the peripherals, I went with the mouse you selected, though there are a lot of options around this price range. I did move up to a proper mechanical keyboard with brown switches though. This one has red backlighting, though if you don't like that there are some mechanical keyboards with RGB backlighting around this price range as well. Or ones with no backlighting, for that matter. : P

Also, I had it just under your budget, but then decided to swap out the motherboard I had listed for one with better reviews for about $15 more. So, it's slightly over budget now. You might also need to figure sales tax into the prices of these builds, depending on where you are located, if you want to keep it under $1100.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B450M-A/CSM Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel - 660p Series 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($114.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB OC Video Card ($274.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks - Eclipse P300 Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: MSI - Optix MAG241C 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: G.Skill - Ripjaws KM570 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Redragon - COBRA M711 Wired Optical Mouse ($19.89 @ Amazon)
Total: $1114.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-26 15:19 EDT-0400
 
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Yeah, I wouldn't get an expensive cooler for these CPUs. Even if you want the CPU to be quiet when overclocking, you could do so on a 120mm tower cooler priced around $35 or less.

And like Froggy said, there are lots of 24 inch 144Hz monitors priced around $180 or less, so they're definitely worth considering, especially for competitive multiplayer games where you could push high frame rates with a graphics card like this. I would look for one that supports FreeSync though, as both Nvidia and AMD support adaptive sync on FreeSync monitors now. Just make sure the monitor supports FreeSync over a DisplayPort cable for Nvidia cards, and you should be able to enable "G-Sync" from Nvidia's control panel.

I tried my hand at a build suggestion as well. In this example, I ditched the mechanical hard drive in favor of moving up to a 1TB SSD. 1TB mechanical hard drives are priced poorly relative to larger capacities, so they're not worth including alongside an SSD, in my opinion. If you need lots of bulk storage for video or an extended game library, move up to at least a 2TB hard drive for just a little more. Otherwise, you can put the money toward getting a larger SSD, where you will probably want your games installed for faster load times.

I also included a 750 watt Seasonic Focus Plus Gold PSU. You wouldn't actually need anywhere near that capacity, but it's possible to get it for less than the cost of lower capacities at the moment (at least after rebate). If you don't want to mess with a rebate, the 550 watt model would be perfectly fine though.

As for the peripherals, I went with the mouse you selected, though there are a lot of options around this price range. I did move up to a proper mechanical keyboard with brown switches though. This one has red backlighting, though if you don't like that there are some mechanical keyboards with RGB backlighting around this price range as well. Or ones with no backlighting, for that matter. : P

Also, I had it just under your budget, but then decided to swap out the motherboard I had listed for one with better reviews for about $15 more. So, it's slightly over budget now. You might also need to figure sales tax into the prices of these builds, depending on where you are located, if you want to keep it under $1100.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B450M-A/CSM Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel - 660p Series 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($114.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB OC Video Card ($274.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks - Eclipse P300 Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: MSI - Optix MAG241C 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: G.Skill - Ripjaws KM570 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Redragon - COBRA M711 Wired Optical Mouse ($19.89 @ Amazon)
Total: $1114.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-26 15:19 EDT-0400
It's fine thanks, I can go a little over budget.
 

WildCard999

Titan
Herald
Good build! If you want to save some money the 550W version of that PSU is $49.99 after MIR and is plenty of power for your system.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $49.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-27 09:09 EDT-0400
 
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This is what I ended with, I added a headset and some speakers. https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Mshuto1/saved/zKYpGX

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI - B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($101.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel - 660p Series 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($114.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB OC Video Card ($279.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks - Eclipse P300 Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: MSI - Optix MAG241C 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor ($204.89 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: G.Skill - Ripjaws KM570 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Redragon - COBRA M711 Wired Optical Mouse ($19.89 @ Amazon)
Headphones: iDeaUSA - S409 7.1 Channel Headset ($39.32 @ Walmart)
Speakers: Logitech - Z213 7 W 2.1ch Speakers ($26.19 @ Amazon)
Total: $1227.11
 
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They both seem like fine enough builds. You might want to mix and match them though, based on the current pricing of components. I notice that Crucial Ballistix RAM is no longer on sale at the price it was in the build I listed for example, so I would probably go with the Ripjaws V Series RAM right now, out of those two options. And while the Samsung 860 Evo is a good SATA SSD, the Crucial MX500 from Froggy's build offers similar performance, and is priced about $8 less currently, if you are looking for a 500GB drive.

As for the graphics card, that will effect gaming performance more than anything. Both the RX 580 and GTX 1660 Ti are good options, but a 1660 Ti is definitely faster. On average, it should be somewhere around 40% faster in today's games, but costs around 50% more. Personally, I would try to work the faster card into the build when going with a high refresh rate screen. The recently released GTX 1660 (non-Ti) is also another option to consider, as it should be around 20% faster than an RX 580, with prices starting around $220, placing it in between the two in terms of pricing. For optimal gaming performance, I would probably spend a little less on the motherboard, and a bit more on graphics.
 
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My final build is this:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! - Pure Rock Slim 35.14 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI - B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($101.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Intel - 660p Series 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($109.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB OC Video Card ($274.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks - Eclipse P300 Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill - 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: MSI - Optix MAG241C 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor ($204.50 @ Adorama)
Keyboard: G.Skill - Ripjaws KM570 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Redragon - COBRA M711 Wired Optical Mouse ($19.89 @ Amazon)
Headphones: iDeaUSA - S409 7.1 Channel Headset ($39.32 @ Walmart)
Speakers: Logitech - Z213 7 W 2.1ch Speakers ($26.19 @ Amazon)
Other: Quality Selection Comfortable Mouse Pad (Black) ($4.88 @ Amazon)
Total: $1241.48
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-28 14:45 EDT-0400
 

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