[SOLVED] Opinions on new PC build ?

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Hi everybody!

I'm building a PC for pretty much everything, work, pleasure and for gaming (nothing huge aaa games, just simple games like some indie games).

My budget is 1600€ and here's the list of what i'm thinking for my setup:

Speakers- Logitech Z533 (80€)
Headphones- Audio-Technica ATH-M40x (100€)
Keyboard- Ryzer Ornata Chroma V2 (70€)
Mouse- Ryzer Mamba Elite Chroma (70€)
Mouse Pad- SteelSeries Qck Heavy Medium 2020 Edition (15€)
Monitor- Asus TUF Gaming VG279QM (370€)

CPU- AMD Ryzen 5 5600G (265€)
CPU Cooler- Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO V2 (35€)
GPU- i will not buy one for now but maybe in the future
Motherboard- Asus TUF Gaming B550-M Plus (129€)
Memory- G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB(2x8GB) DDR4-3200MHz CL16 (74€)
Storage- SSD Crucial Mx500 1TB 2.5" (90€)
Storage- HDD Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" (47€)
PSU- Corsair TXM Series 650W 80+ Gold (94€) or a 550W for 82€
Optical Drive- Asus BC-12D2HT (70€)
Case- Sharkoon VG6-W RBG (55€)

What do you guys think overall ? Do you think i should make some changes ?
 

geofelt

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Your build will work, but I have some thoughts:

The new I5-12400 might be a better processor:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-i5-12400-Desktop-Processor-Cache/dp/B09NMPD8V2/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2HSFET2VY6J1N&keywords=i5-12400+processor&qid=1643038110&sprefix=i5-12400,aps,192&sr=8-2
You would need a lga1700 motherboard.
A B660 chipset and MATX size will usually be cheaper.
Here is an example:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-B660-PLUS-D4-Motherboard-Thunderbolt/dp/B09NWDQ1TH/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1XVDLFWSIY4HO&keywords=b660+motherboard&qid=1643038510&s=computers&sprefix=b660,computers,185&sr=1-1

Both the 5600G and 12400 come with an adequate cooler.
I would try that first. If you later want a good cooler, the noctua NH-U12s or the cheaper redux version would be my choice.

On ram, 16gb dual channel kit is about right. But, processors with integrated graphics will perform better with faster ram. I suspect that 3600 speed would not cost you much more. ryzen processors are particularly sensitive to ram speed.

On storage, I buy nothing except Samsung.
They will have 5 year warranties and are highly thought of by Puget systems:
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/hardware-reliability-puget-systems-2021

I would buy a single 1 or 2tb m.2 ssd up front.
Defer on any hard drive until you actually need capacity.

Buy a psu sufficiently strong enough to handle your future discrete graphics card.
Here is a handy chart:
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
650w can handle up to a 3070.
I have no problem overprovisioning a PSU a bit. Say by 20%.
It will allow for a stronger future graphics card upgrade.
It will run cooler, quieter, and more efficiently in the middle third of it's range.
A PSU will only use the wattage demanded of it, regardless of it's max capability.
You will often find that 750w will not cost much more than 650w.

Buy only a quality psu. The easiest way to tell quality is to look at the warranty. Look for 7 to 10 years.
Here is a seasonic GX650 as an example:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seasonic-Efficiency-Cable-Free-Connection-Performance/dp/B077J9QTDR/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3J6KK2E2KCU1Q&keywords=seasonic+gx+750&qid=1643039057&s=computers&sprefix=seasonic+gx,computers,206&sr=1-3&th=1
 

geofelt

Titan
Your build will work, but I have some thoughts:

The new I5-12400 might be a better processor:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-i5-12400-Desktop-Processor-Cache/dp/B09NMPD8V2/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2HSFET2VY6J1N&keywords=i5-12400+processor&qid=1643038110&sprefix=i5-12400,aps,192&sr=8-2
You would need a lga1700 motherboard.
A B660 chipset and MATX size will usually be cheaper.
Here is an example:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-B660-PLUS-D4-Motherboard-Thunderbolt/dp/B09NWDQ1TH/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1XVDLFWSIY4HO&keywords=b660+motherboard&qid=1643038510&s=computers&sprefix=b660,computers,185&sr=1-1

Both the 5600G and 12400 come with an adequate cooler.
I would try that first. If you later want a good cooler, the noctua NH-U12s or the cheaper redux version would be my choice.

On ram, 16gb dual channel kit is about right. But, processors with integrated graphics will perform better with faster ram. I suspect that 3600 speed would not cost you much more. ryzen processors are particularly sensitive to ram speed.

On storage, I buy nothing except Samsung.
They will have 5 year warranties and are highly thought of by Puget systems:
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/hardware-reliability-puget-systems-2021

I would buy a single 1 or 2tb m.2 ssd up front.
Defer on any hard drive until you actually need capacity.

Buy a psu sufficiently strong enough to handle your future discrete graphics card.
Here is a handy chart:
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
650w can handle up to a 3070.
I have no problem overprovisioning a PSU a bit. Say by 20%.
It will allow for a stronger future graphics card upgrade.
It will run cooler, quieter, and more efficiently in the middle third of it's range.
A PSU will only use the wattage demanded of it, regardless of it's max capability.
You will often find that 750w will not cost much more than 650w.

Buy only a quality psu. The easiest way to tell quality is to look at the warranty. Look for 7 to 10 years.
Here is a seasonic GX650 as an example:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seasonic-Efficiency-Cable-Free-Connection-Performance/dp/B077J9QTDR/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3J6KK2E2KCU1Q&keywords=seasonic+gx+750&qid=1643039057&s=computers&sprefix=seasonic+gx,computers,206&sr=1-3&th=1
 
I would avoid Razer products like the plague. I love some of the shapes of their mice but they break, a lot. I'm talking double left and right clicks and tracking issues. Their keyboards are fine but then you have to use Razer Synapse which is a nightmare all on its own. Personally, I prefer Corsair peripherals and iCue. I have had 1 Corsair mouse break on me, however, that is in comparison to 3 Razer headsets, 6 mice, and 1 keyboard.
 
Jan 23, 2022
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So guys i've decided on a few things but i stilll need some help.

In terms of peripherals i'm going with what i chose, i know some people say that razer products aren't the best but i've always want it to try a razer keyboard and mouse so i'm going for it and then we'll see.

In terms of computer parts, i'm going to be honest, i wish i could afford a gpu but it's difficult for me to buy, even if i could buy one later this year or even next year would be nice but it's going to be hard for me, that being said, the ssd Crucial as 5 years of warranty and it costs 90€ and the Samsung one as 3 yeas of warranty and it costs 110€, so i'm gonna stick with Crucial.

Now the memory i chose G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB(2x8GB) DDR4-3200MHz CL16 (74€), should i go for a 3600MHz CL18 (73€) or a 3600MHz CL16 (80€) ?

The psu, i'm going with Seasonic Focus GX 80+ Gold Full Modular, but now comes the confusing part for me, should i buy a 550W for 85€ or a 650W for 80€, i dont understand why the 650W it's cheaper than a 550W but okay.

Thank you.
 
So guys i've decided on a few things but i stilll need some help.

In terms of peripherals i'm going with what i chose, i know some people say that razer products aren't the best but i've always want it to try a razer keyboard and mouse so i'm going for it and then we'll see.

In terms of computer parts, i'm going to be honest, i wish i could afford a gpu but it's difficult for me to buy, even if i could buy one later this year or even next year would be nice but it's going to be hard for me, that being said, the ssd Crucial as 5 years of warranty and it costs 90€ and the Samsung one as 3 yeas of warranty and it costs 110€, so i'm gonna stick with Crucial.

Now the memory i chose G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB(2x8GB) DDR4-3200MHz CL16 (74€), should i go for a 3600MHz CL18 (73€) or a 3600MHz CL16 (80€) ?

The psu, i'm going with Seasonic Focus GX 80+ Gold Full Modular, but now comes the confusing part for me, should i buy a 550W for 85€ or a 650W for 80€, i dont understand why the 650W it's cheaper than a 550W but okay.

Thank you.
your location?
 
Portugal.
Something like this should be good. The card is available at the time of posting...

Intel

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-12400F 2.5 GHz 6-Core Processor | €196.14 @ PC Componentes
CPU Cooler | ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports DUO CPU Cooler | €36.51 @ Globaldata
Motherboard | Asus PRIME Z690-P D4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard | €215.90 @ Globaldata
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory | €79.90 @ PCDIGA
Storage | SanDisk EXTREME PRO 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | €89.90 @ PCDIGA
Video Card | EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB KO ULTRA GAMING Video Card | €473.39 @ PC Componentes
Case | Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case | €49.90 @ PCDIGA
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS GX 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | €82.83 @ PC Componentes
Monitor | Asus TUF GAMING VG249Q 23.8" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor | €199.00 @ Globaldata
Keyboard | Corsair K55 RGB PRO Wired Gaming Keyboard | €59.99 @ Corsair
Mouse | Razer DeathAdder V2 Wired Optical Mouse | €44.90 @ PCDIGA
Headphones | Kingston HyperX Cloud II 7.1 Channel Headset | €70.90 @ PCDIGA
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | €1599.26
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-01-26 13:18 WET+0000 |


AMD

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor | €294.68 @ PC Componentes
CPU Cooler | ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports DUO CPU Cooler | €36.51 @ Globaldata
Motherboard | Gigabyte B550M AORUS ELITE Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | €111.90 @ Globaldata
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory | €79.90 @ PCDIGA
Storage | SanDisk EXTREME PRO 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | €89.90 @ PCDIGA
Video Card | EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB KO ULTRA GAMING Video Card | €473.39 @ PC Componentes
Case | Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case | €49.90 @ PCDIGA
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS GX 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | €82.83 @ PC Componentes
Monitor | Asus TUF GAMING VG249Q 23.8" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor | €199.00 @ Globaldata
Keyboard | Corsair K55 RGB PRO Wired Gaming Keyboard | €59.99 @ Corsair
Mouse | Razer DeathAdder V2 Wired Optical Mouse | €44.90 @ PCDIGA
Headphones | Kingston HyperX Cloud II 7.1 Channel Headset | €70.90 @ PCDIGA
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | €1593.80
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-01-26 13:22 WET+0000 |
 
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Inthrutheoutdoor

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I would avoid Razer products like the plague. I love some of the shapes of their mice but they break, a lot. I'm talking double left and right clicks and tracking issues. Their keyboards are fine but then you have to use Razer Synapse which is a nightmare all on its own. Personally, I prefer Corsair peripherals and iCue. I have had 1 Corsair mouse break on me, however, that is in comparison to 3 Razer headsets, 6 mice, and 1 keyboard.
Agreed, Razer anything = crapola :)
 

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