Question What 700$ system should I buy?

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The Ryzen 5 3600 for a minimal increase in price is definitely worth every penny. Especially now that games and video cards are so CPU intensive and can be bottlenecked.

As for the 1660 Super vs 2060 video cards, that's a tougher question to answer. The 1660 Super is more than capable of playing at 1080p maxed over 60fps and often over 100fps. The 2060 is approximately 15% faster. You would be looking at 110fps rather than 90fps in a game. Would you notice that difference?

For the value I would definitely get the Ryzen 5 for best gaming performance. And the 1660 Super video card is a steal right now and performs great for 1080p. With a good 1080p Gsync/Freesync monitor you would have a pretty nice gaming rig.

My gut feeling says stick to the 1660 Super for value, and if you want to go beyond 1080p such as ultrawide or 1440p then I would look into the 2070 series and bypass the 2060 altogether. All of this depends on your monitor and possible future monitor upgrades.
 
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Here is the configuration for a $700 gaming PC. It is very efficient and provides very good performance. You can game at 1440p and also stream.Here are the parts:
MOBO:
Asus TUF B450M-Plus Gaming

CPU:
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 6-Core, 12-Thread

RAM:
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 3200 MHz DDR4 DRAM Desktop Gaming Memory Kit 16GB (8GBx2)

GPU:
Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB

SSD:
Inland Premium 512GB 3D NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive

PSU:
Thermaltake Smart BX1 550W Bronze

Case:
Cooler Master MasterBox MB311L ARGB Airflow Micro-ATX Tower

If you want you can swap the SSD for a HDD but I don't recommend that as you cna buy a HDD later.
 

Boris12341

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The Ryzen 5 3600 for a minimal increase in price is definitely worth every penny. Especially now that games and video cards are so CPU intensive and can be bottlenecked.

As for the 1660 Super vs 2060 video cards, that's a tougher question to answer. The 1660 Super is more than capable of playing at 1080p maxed over 60fps and often over 100fps. The 2060 is approximately 15% faster. You would be looking at 110fps rather than 90fps in a game. Would you notice that difference?

For the value I would definitely get the Ryzen 5 for best gaming performance. And the 1660 Super video card is a steal right now and performs great for 1080p. With a good 1080p Gsync/Freesync monitor you would have a pretty nice gaming rig.

My gut feeling says stick to the 1660 Super for value, and if you want to go beyond 1080p such as ultrawide or 1440p then I would look into the 2070 series and bypass the 2060 altogether. All of this depends on your monitor and possible future monitor upgrades.
Wow thanks. Will do so.
 

Boris12341

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Here is the configuration for a $700 gaming PC. It is very efficient and provides very good performance. You can game at 1440p and also stream.Here are the parts:
MOBO:
Asus TUF B450M-Plus Gaming

CPU:
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 6-Core, 12-Thread

RAM:
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 3200 MHz DDR4 DRAM Desktop Gaming Memory Kit 16GB (8GBx2)

GPU:
Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB

SSD:
Inland Premium 512GB 3D NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive

PSU:
Thermaltake Smart BX1 550W Bronze

Case:
Cooler Master MasterBox MB311L ARGB Airflow Micro-ATX Tower

If you want you can swap the SSD for a HDD but I don't recommend that as you cna buy a HDD later.
thanks very much!
 

Boris12341

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The Ryzen 5 3600 for a minimal increase in price is definitely worth every penny. Especially now that games and video cards are so CPU intensive and can be bottlenecked.

As for the 1660 Super vs 2060 video cards, that's a tougher question to answer. The 1660 Super is more than capable of playing at 1080p maxed over 60fps and often over 100fps. The 2060 is approximately 15% faster. You would be looking at 110fps rather than 90fps in a game. Would you notice that difference?

For the value I would definitely get the Ryzen 5 for best gaming performance. And the 1660 Super video card is a steal right now and performs great for 1080p. With a good 1080p Gsync/Freesync monitor you would have a pretty nice gaming rig.

My gut feeling says stick to the 1660 Super for value, and if you want to go beyond 1080p such as ultrawide or 1440p then I would look into the 2070 series and bypass the 2060 altogether. All of this depends on your monitor and possible future monitor upgrades.
So basically I should get Ruzen 5 3600 1660s?
 

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Would really urge you to get a better quality psu. Me myself would rather use the Ryzen 3300X with a better psu.

Since the bios that supports the cpu is one year old might you expect that he motherboard has it, but if it is old stock could you be in trouble and would you need an older type cpu to update it.
 

Boris12341

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Would really urge you to get a better quality psu. Me myself would rather use the Ryzen 3300X with a better psu.

Since the bios that supports the cpu is one year old might you expect that he motherboard has it, but if it is old stock could you be in trouble and would you need an older type cpu to update it.
Really? I will do so but the bios should be ok
 

Boris12341

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Would really urge you to get a better quality psu. Me myself would rather use the Ryzen 3300X with a better psu.

Since the bios that supports the cpu is one year old might you expect that he motherboard has it, but if it is old stock could you be in trouble and would you need an older type cpu to update it.
Can you send your reccomended psu?
 

ocer9999

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Seasonic would be a good choice.
Also a 5600 XT def is worth the price difference.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3300X 3.8 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($110.00)
Memory: GeIL EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: ASRock Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB Challenger D OC Video Card ($273.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair SPEC-DELTA RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12III 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($78.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $851.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-01 22:17 EDT-0400
 

Vic 40

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Seasonic would be a good choice.

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He has a $700 budget and the psu is already going to push him over if he stays with the Ryzen 3600 he chose.

For psu's under $100,
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/zphmP6/antec-neoeco-gold-zen-500-w-80-gold-certified-atx-power-supply-ne500g-zen
or this one (no reviews yet so it's abit of a guess how quality turns out to be),
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/zdvqqs/evga-b5-550-w-80-bronze-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-220-b5-0550-v if it's the "B3" without that major flaw should it be decent.

If you really want something good,
https://www.newegg.com/seasonic-focus-sgx-ssr-500sgx-500w/p/N82E16817151230?Item=N82E16817151230
comes with an ATX bracket, downside is the short cables.

There are more options, but most are back ordered.
 
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Boris12341

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He has a $700 budget and the psu is already going to push him over if he stays with the Ryzen 3600 he chose.

For psu's under $100,
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/zphmP6/antec-neoeco-gold-zen-500-w-80-gold-certified-atx-power-supply-ne500g-zen
or this one (no reviews yet so it's abit of a guess how quality turns out to be),
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/zdvqqs/evga-b5-550-w-80-bronze-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-220-b5-0550-v if it's the "B3" without that major flaw should it be decent.

If you really want something good,
https://www.newegg.com/seasonic-focus-sgx-ssr-500sgx-500w/p/N82E16817151230?Item=N82E16817151230
comes with an ATX bracket, downside is the short cables.

There are more options, but most are back ordered.
So what build would you reccomend for my budget
 

Boris12341

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Seasonic would be a good choice.
Also a 5600 XT def is worth the price difference.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3300X 3.8 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($110.00)
Memory: GeIL EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: ASRock Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB Challenger D OC Video Card ($273.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair SPEC-DELTA RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12III 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($78.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $851.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-01 22:17 EDT-0400
Over budget but thanks
 

Vic 40

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So what build would you reccomend for my budget
Really keeping to your budget,

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: PNY CS900 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($41.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB Twin Fan Video Card ($159.99 @ B&H)
Case: GameMax Muted ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.54 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA B5 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($92.28 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: ARCTIC P12 PWM PST 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan ($9.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair CO-8950006 67.43 CFM 140 mm Fan ($4.99 @ Corsair)
Total: $700.74
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-02 22:11 EDT-0400


the Ryzen 3300X would be better pure for gaming and doesn't cost much more
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/NvCFf7/amd-ryzen-3-3300x-38-ghz-quad-core-processor-100-100000159box

Probably not the powerfull build you wanted, well mean that gpu. Might want to take a look at the used market and see what you could get there for roughly the same money.

Some extra info, the two fans since the case comes without them. And see now that this psu is really more expensive when truly looking at Amazon. Hard to find something that is available.
 

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