Question What would be a cheap mid-range build with specs

Mar 11, 2020
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Im looking at building a computer and looking for a cheap mid range build that will do a good job, i have a build in mind with Ryzen 7 2700X and a 1060 GPU. The thing is, I found the parts on PC Part Picker and the prices vary to much, i need to know a build that doesn't vary to much in price, I have set my budget to anything under $1300
 
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WildCard999

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With the Ryzen 2700X prices going back up significantly it's not something I'd recommend currently unless you need the extra cores/threads. For the budget I'd probably go 3600/RX 5700 XT or 2070S but it also depends if your budget also requires monitor(s), peripherals and the OS.
 

Wolfshadw

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Prices are bound to fluctuate with whatever is happening in the world. It really cannot be avoided. However $1300 should be enough to get you any decent system.

A good mid-range system would start around here:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450-A PRO MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($66.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB OC Video Card ($279.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ B&H)
Total: $926.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-11 23:20 EDT-0400


You can start here and increase as much as your budget allows.

-Wolf sends
 
Mar 11, 2020
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With the Ryzen 2700X prices going back up significantly it's not something I'd recommend currently unless you need the extra cores/threads. For the budget I'd probably go 3600/RX 5700 XT or 2070S but it also depends if your budget also requires monitor(s), peripherals and the OS.
I already have a case and a monitor and all i need is just the parts for the desktop
 
Mar 11, 2020
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Prices are bound to fluctuate with whatever is happening in the world. It really cannot be avoided. However $1300 should be enough to get you any decent system.

A good mid-range system would start around here:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450-A PRO MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($66.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB OC Video Card ($279.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ B&H)
Total: $926.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-11 23:20 EDT-0400


You can start here and increase as much as your budget allows.

-Wolf sends
This will help me decide and i can throw all of this into the website but the price would be a little more because of conversion rates (Australian Conversion)
 

WildCard999

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler ($39.67 @ B&H)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB Video Card ($499.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($97.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ B&H)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($106.99 @ Other World Computing)
Total: $1269.58
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-11 23:44 EDT-0400
 
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Wolfshadw

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(Australian Conversion)
That makes quite a difference. Try this:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($193.00 @ Shopping Express)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M S2H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($101.00 @ Skycomp Technology)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($124.00 @ Shopping Express)
Storage: Crucial MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($98.00 @ Umart)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.00 @ PC Byte)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB OC Video Card ($447.00 @ Skycomp Technology)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($149.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Total: $1169.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-12 14:59 AEDT+1100


Dropped the case and down to a 1TB SATA drive. Also swapped out the 3rd gen Ryzen for 2nd Gen and moved to a plain B450 (non-MSI Max).

-Wolf sends
 
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