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Hey Gals and Gents,

I'm new to building PC's and would like to not break the bank... I am wanting to stream to twitch/fb/yt, interact with my followers, and utilize a webcam all at the same time. I used my general knowledge of computers (which is more like intermediate than novice) to create a list on pcpartpicker.com and would like opinions on what I can modify to be better and most definitely to cut the $13k+ down to a more reasonable price (i.e. 8 or 9). So anyone who can help please give me some advice!!!

Part List
 

ElectrO_90

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OK I am looking at your system and there are few strange things I think you have picked, especially if you want to GAME. A 1050 is a bit crappy considering such a powerful CPU. Wildcard would be able to knock you up something really good, but I will see what I can do.
Also you need a monitor to play the game on or just you got 2 monitors for looking at stuff?
 

WildCard999

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For streaming your users will want to see good visuals/graphics so I'd recommend changing the monitors to 1080P & the GPU to the RX 580 as it outperforms the 1050 ti for about the same price. The stock cooler that comes with the 2700X is excellent and is about equivalent to a $30-$35 cooler so there's no need to use that Arctic. Also Ryzen performs better with faster memory so you'll want to change it to 3200mhz. The PSU isn't bad but you can get a better quality unit for cheaper and 550W is plenty. And as long as your smart about your browsing AVG isn't needed, also changed Win10 Pro to Win10 Home as the difference is minimal and saves some cash. 16gb is plenty for gaming/streaming.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B450M-A/CSM Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($79.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($134.95 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor - Radeon RX 580 8 GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
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 ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.39 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer - R240HY bidx 23.8" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Acer - R240HY bidx 23.8" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1204.16
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-27 09:07 EDT-0400
 

ElectrO_90

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See, you call his name and he comes running!
Personally, from MY experience, I have never had a problem buying Windows Pro for $15 or less from places such as Guru3d recommends - https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/urcdkey-spring-sale(up-to-86-off)-windows-10-pro-11,1.html Others will scorn and say its a scam, but I have purchased many many and never had a problem
So that can save you another $70

If you want a cheaper system than what WildCard recommends, then its going to be not so great.#


You could change the CPU to a 2600(x) which would save you another $100



 

WildCard999

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thanks for the part suggestions... is there anyway to make it cheaper?
Change the SSD to the 500gb version and then use a 1TB HDD for storage. You could also change the CPU to the 1700 as that will save quite a bit of cash.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3 GHz 8-Core Processor ($158.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B450M-A/CSM Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($79.89 @ OutletPC)
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 ($69.95 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PowerColor - Radeon RX 580 8 GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
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 ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.39 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer - R240HY bidx 23.8" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Acer - R240HY bidx 23.8" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1052.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-27 09:21 EDT-0400
 

WildCard999

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Those cheap keys are a hit or miss, MS can invalidate those keys at anytime if they think there fraudulent or stolen. If you where just gaming then I'd just say the Windows unactivated but since your streaming I doubt your followers will want to see a "Activate Windows" on the bottom right of your screen.
 

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