[SOLVED] Ryzen vs Intel


Feb 22, 2015
Current rig:
Cpu: I7 7700 (non k sku)
Gpu: GTX 1060 3GB
Ram: Adata 16GB ddr4
Power Supply: Corsair cx650m
SSD: Adata 120GB
HDD: 2x 1TB western digital blue
Motherboard: asus not sure model, system was originally a prebuilt.

I want to get the rtx 2060/2070 with presidents day sale i can get the 2070 for $444.99 on newegg. at the same time i wan't to build a second pc for the kids to use for their homework, maybe some light gaming or netflix, and youtube. My rig i use for gaming and some gameplay recording and editing video for youtube channel i started. I was going to give them the gtx 1060 in my system when i upgrade. But should i just give them my rig and build myself a new one or would it be more cost effective and worthwhile to upgrade what i have and build them a budget pc? I've seen some recent builds going for around $500 for a basic ryzen build with no graphics cards. would want to spend maybe $1000 at most. What do you guys think? nothing is set in stone so i'm definitely open to all suggestions and options one way or the other. thanks for the time and support.


Mar 14, 2018
So if you got a GTX1060 for the, I think your build should come in around $400.

$100 for the CPU
$60 for the mobo
$50 for 2 x 4GB of DDR4

and that still leave $190 for whatever you like for PSU, case, SSD.
So you can go for stuff like
$40 for 256GB SSD
$50 for PSU something like a Corsair CXM650
$50 for any cheap case
And that will still leave you $50 for incidentals taxes, etc.


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

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($94.99 @ Newegg Business)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($57.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.89 @ OutletPC)
Case: Phanteks - Eclipse P350X (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($67.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $500.72
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-16 11:47 EST-0500

CPU: For light gaming, netflix, and youtube, the r5 1600 seemed overkill. That deal from microcenter is nice, but assumes that you live near a microcenter. The 2200G has onboard graphics, which can be used until you give them the 1060. The cooler it comes with should be good enough

Motherboard: I have had no problems with ASRock personally and honestly, it just needs to work.

Memory: Again, for their needs 16 GB is probably overkill, but I find it helpful when you do multiple tasks to have more RAM. Also pretty cheap for 16 GB.

Storage: Probably way overkill. Might be able to get away with a single 500 GB SSD or maybe even 250 depending on the games. Still find SSD+HDD best combo though and the 1 tb could be used as a backup for school work.

Case: Cheap. Fancy. RGB. Easy to build in. Hard not to love

PSU: Cheap for fully modular and I trust EVGA.

This is just my opinion for a build.