Question New budget gaming PC ~$800

AtotehZ

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Hello, I'm putting together a gaming PC for a relative.
  • The main focus will be value. For now only the PC itself is relevant.
  • I'll take care of monitor and peripherals later.
  • I live in Denmark so US/UK rebates won't carry over.
I've made a build you can use as a starting point. Please tell me if anything could be better:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450M BAZOOKA MAX WIFI Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($169.94 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL19 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($64.00 @ B&H)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400A ATX Mid Tower Case ($71.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CV 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $795.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-05 06:08 EDT-0400


The 2 things I'm in doubt about is:
  • If I should sacrifice a bit more on the GPU... but the step from 1650 Super to 1660 Super is a bit expensive
  • If I could get a better mobo. The threads I read about MOBOs were not very helpful with B450 boards(Bazooka Max Wifi is $100 here). I don't like building Micro ATX in an ATX case either. I remember seeing a hierarchy for MOBOs. The main criteria are B450 and under $100.
... I'm open to any suggestions for changes.
 
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PCPartPicker has an option for Denmark in the drop down menu for locations/region on the top right hand corner. You can modify your list and check back with us, instead of having to jump through hoops for parts ;) unless you're not getting the same parts in Denmark...?

I'd try and pick something from Seasonic as opposed to that CV unit, SSD could use a change, maybe more budget oriented, to get their feet wet.
 

AtotehZ

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The Danish version is very lacking in details. Half the hardware has no price at all.
In Denmark we use:
edbpriser.dk
pricerunner.dk
or just google shopping.

None of them are very convenient, but that's how I got the build I have now. You're absolutely right that I have to jump through hoops, but I'm used to it. If I don't keep it relatively simple it becomes tough for others to weigh in. The prices are mostly for your reference. The ones I get are different, even for other people in Denmark.

Do you have a suggestion for a different SSD? I chose that one to avoid going ssd+hdd.
Seasonic is pretty expensive here, but I'll see if I can find one.

EDIT: Seasonic Core GC-500 for 78 USD maybe.
 
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AtotehZ

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I was just wondering.. How would my old system fare against this one?

MOBO Z390(don't remember model)
i7-3930k@4Ghz
GTX 980
16GB DDR3-2133Mhz

The CPU is obviously slower, but the GPU should be faster.
Don't dismiss the CPU entirely because of its age though. When overclocked I haven't seen a game it couldn't run at decent graphics and framerate yet. I ultimately upgraded because I wanted to play at 4k and with VR.
 

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Taken from Denmark...

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (1590.00kr @ Alternate)
Motherboard: ASRock B550M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (955.00kr @ Dustin Home)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL19 Memory (584.00kr @ Alternate)
Storage: Crucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (504.00kr @ Alternate)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (353.00kr @ Alternate)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon RX 580 8 GB Video Card (1504.00kr @ CDON DK)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400A ATX Mid Tower Case (628.00kr @ CDON DK)
Power Supply: be quiet! System Power 9 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (528.00kr @ Alternate)
Total: 6646.00kr
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-09 06:22 CEST+0200


Some improvements, mobo, SSD, added HDD, better GFX and PSU.
 

AtotehZ

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Thanks a lot for your input ocer9999 :)
Helped me tweak a few pieces. I don't need 600W or extra storage though. The user is a 10 year old who plays 1 game at a time. Can save 450kr there and another 550kr by buying at the cheapest vendors.

PCPartPicker really doesn't find the stores very well in Denmark. Actually, none of the stores it found are Danish companies. CDON and DustinHome just have a Danish department and Alternate is a German store that ships to Denmark.
Popular Danish hardware stores would be: Proshop.dk | computersalg.dk | fcomputer.dk | compumail.dk | komplett.dk
Retail stores with hardware are: elgiganten.dk | power.dk | merlin.dk

The 3 stores it chose from are definitely viable. It's just not often they have the best price and they definitely don't have the widest selection.
 
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