What Parts Can I Cut Down on to Make this Builder Cheaper?

WildCard999

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: ADATA - XPG GAMMIX D10 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi - Ultrastar 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($29.99 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB SC GAMING ACX 2.0 Video Card ($179.99 @ B&H)
Case: Cougar - MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($29.49 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($95.89 @ OutletPC)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link - TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter ($38.83 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Corsair - Air Series Purple 2 pack 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($21.71 @ OutletPC)
Total: $669.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-13 22:08 EDT-0400
 

punkncat

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A couple of suggestions I make.

Reduce the proc to the 1200, as above. Eliminate the aftermarket cooler until an upgrade. The stock cooler will easily allow a 3.6+-ish OC.

Find a mobo with integrated WiFi, and certainly stick with your B chipset.

Go with a lower wattage PSU. You 'need' just at 400 with that card. Otherwise, if you are thinking to the future, I might still look for a lower cost/refurb unit there for now.

Ditch that platter and budget in an SSD. I am sure you have some kind of HD sitting around you can use for storage or salvage from current build, etc.

Technically you could wait the case fans for a moment as well, but of course it could change your ability to OC as high on air. Not so much a concern until or if you step up to a higher power proc.

That GPU may or may not be a budget way out with pricing right now. Might consider the used market for a 960-esce something until prices correct some, or the new gen comes out?

All in all, I still think you selected a good start for a build.
 

punkncat

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Limited functionality and then it starts doing a notification about activating. Totally not worth the hassle if you are considering keeping the OS beyond the "see if it works" stage.

 

punkncat

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^sometime you gotta do what you have to, I guess.

As to the card, I have a 750ti that runs like a scalded dog with a 1200 at 720P, and they are cheap as Cdog mentioned
 

deanthakid

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Will the EVGA 500B Power Supply do the job instead of the EVGA SuperNova G3 650? I went with the G3 solely for the modular feature so I don't have to use the excess cables.
 

punkncat

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Without going to look, power wise, for sure. Go make sure it has all the proper connectors you need.

I also forgot to mention, with Ryzen...whatever mobo you select, make SURE your RAM is on the approved list.
 

deanthakid

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I appreciate your alternatives! I am currently deciding on whether I want the B350 PC Mate or the B350 Pro 4. I think the overall factor will be the bios for me. Since the 2 motherboards are similar, and I like the look of the MSI Bios, I think I will go with the PC Mate. However, I like the water cooler than you added to the build so I can overclock the CPU to get more performance from it. The only thing that I would really add is an ssd but the budget is so tight
 

ronsonjames7

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Ok, I'll try again to make an Intel alternative of same or better performance PC with as low budget as I can, keeping lowest from 600 to a max 750 $ And I'll also keep an eye out for Ryzen cheaper, more powerful builds if you prefer AMD over Intel. :d
 

ronsonjames7

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Okay, so a 726$ Intel build with 10% better performance: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wYCTMZ
pros are that in includes the liquid cooler and has a 120 GB ssd.
cons are that its a bit higher priced.

Another on at 674$ with 5% less performance and includes the same ssd and cooler : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/CV9gnH

Ryzen 5 build 678$ with ssd (might require you to purchase parts individually from external sites) https://pcpartpicker.com/list/vQHcxG

Core i5 625$ build (external purchase required): https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fvX8QZ

Finally done :d
Overall I was browsing the net when I found this: http://www.raidmax.com/chassis_viper-gx-ii.html it's really gonna make you're PC look like a beast (2 fans included :lol:).
 

WildCard999

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Intel option.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor ($178.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - H310M-HDV Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($56.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot - Viper Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($78.70 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi - Ultrastar 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($29.99 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card ($169.99 @ B&H)
Case: Cougar - MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($29.49 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($95.89 @ OutletPC)
Wireless Network Adapter: Gigabyte - GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter ($33.99 @ B&H)
Total: $698.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-14 14:17 EDT-0400



120gb for a SSD is too small even for just Windows after updates and such, also there's no reason to put a AIO on the 8100 as it runs fairly cool.
 

deanthakid

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Thank you for your options! These builds are all great but I am certain that I want to stay towards Ryzen CPUs. I checked out the Ryzen build suggested from ronsonjames7, but I don't think that I want an APU. The Inland SSD seems great but I don't think that 120GB will be enough after frequent updates. I believe that I will go with the B350 Chipset and the Ryzen 3 1200. I hope that the stock cooler will be good enough so I can overclock the cpu to 3.5GHZ until I upgrade the cooler to a liquid cooler.
 

ronsonjames7

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Ok :)
 

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