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u/BenderRodriguez14 · 2 pointsr/buildmeapc
This should work perfect, tiny bit over budget but completely worth it and you can't really get much smaller than this without paying big money on the case. I own this case and it's fantastic - picture of it here for size (yes I know the floor needs a sweep lol!):

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor | £175.19 @ Aria PC
Motherboard | Gigabyte - GA-AB350N-Gaming WIFI (rev. 1.0) Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard | £103.97 @ Ebuyer
Memory | G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | £135.51 @ Amazon UK
Video Card | Zotac - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Mini Video Card | £674.99 @ Ebuyer
Case | Silverstone - Sugo SG13B Mini ITX Tower Case | £39.95 @
Power Supply | SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | £77.47 @ Amazon UK
Other | Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-3000 PWM | £21.95 @
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £1229.03
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-16 12:16 GMT+0000 |

1600 and 1080TI is going to do great for 4K, with 16GB of RAM at high frequency which is good for Ryzen, full modular (v. important for this game) and gold PSU that's small enough to give a bit of space. The fact the 1080 TI is a mini version will be a big benefit for space.

I have this exact case (with an i5 6600K and GTX 970) and it's fantastic, and tiny - if I'm right it's the smallest case you can build a proper gaming PC in with apart from the really expensive custom made stuff like DANCase and MCase. Exact same dimensions as an A4 sheet of paper and at 7" tall (7.5" with the little rubber stub legs) it's about as tall as a can of beer or large smartphone; it's basically a shoe box but less deep and an inch or so taller. It only has room for one 3.5" HDD (or 2.5" HDD/SSDs) so be warned there, but also has a dedicated slot for an SSD tucked into the corner and I believe the motherboard has an m.2 slot for another one. My GPU is full sized but I did a budget version as a gift with a 1050 TI mini and the difference having a small GPU in there is great for space and cabling, but also for mitigating any heat issues and for if you ever need to take it out (a full sized one requires taking half the parts out before you can slide it out the front; a mini one you can just pop out of the slot and it will fit out the top immediately without need to remove anything else..

One issue I noticed recently though was in CPU demanding games like Total War: Warhammer or Civ VI that inside the case was getting way, way too hot - but switching to the mesh version of the front of the case and adding the case fans completely got rid of that... I left a RealTemp on and played TW:W for a good 3 hours and the hottest any one core got to at any point was 62c. The reason for this is that stagnant, warm air was building and building and building up near the front of the case with nowhere to go. Due to all the mesh on the back and sides though, the fan (acting as an intake) meant that any warm air now immediately gets pushed out all over the back and sides and has zero chance to build up or hide anywhere with cool air also constantly blasting the RAM, motherboard and back end of the GPU (which is great because 1080 TIs are supposed to be pretty hot). I also have this second case fan rigged onto the side mesh by the CPU using zip-ties, it's really thin which is important for this specific fan because space is extremely tight in the case, that said I bought both together than think the one at the front would have been fine -

The case is only sold with the solid front or the mesh front - I was just lucky that I could switch over the case with the budget one I did as a gift (it's a G4560/1050 TI so heat won't be an issue there). So I would say make sure to get the mesh one which looks a lot better in person or on video than in pictures - quick vid with it here:

Ignore PCPP saying the wraith stock cooler won't fit, I have a Noctua one that's about 30mm shorter and have a good 40-50mm of space above it due to the smaller 'SFX' rather than 'ATX' PSU (which also frees up space for the second case fan) on the side. See picture 12 here for the stock cooler in the case -

You'll be able to fit the full case, mouse, all wires, gamepads and a mini keyboard in a backpack with ease. Mine doubles as a HTPC that along with the projector basically replaced my TV and apart from Civ/X-Com/TW type games (which this keyboard works excellently for) I always use a gamepad. If that's how you might be using it then this is a great little wireless keyboard for it at a really low cost -

* Because there's no windows you don't need to worry about cable management etc much, just buy a bag of zip ties for a fiver and bundle them all together as tight as possible (the mini GPU is going to make this so much easier).

EDIT: I have the wrong PSU there (a full ATX one), this is the SFX one I have, only about £2 more - . A full ATX will fit in there but I'd recommend going SFX because it is situated near a lot of the mesh gives more room for the air being pushed by the CPU fan and case fan(s) to escape out the top and sides.
u/NorthStarPC · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

So this new build I came up with is towards the top of your budget. But this shit is extremely beautiful. 2080 Ti, Full RGB, OC'able, all complete with 2.5 TB of SSD storage.


The Ryzen 7 3700X is an extremity of value and power. This processor can easily shred gaming tasks and can even handle heavy workstation. 8 Cores and 12 Threads give you a lot of space for multi-tasking, streaming, and editing.


How about a liquid-cooled GPU? The Gigabyte AORUS 2080 Ti Xtreme Water Force is a really beautiful and high-performing 2080 Ti. It is cooled by an included 240mm liquid AIO and will yield superb thermals compared to cheap base models. The 2080 Ti Xtreme will also add more RGB to your build.


Keeping the Corsair-based RGB theme. The Vengeance RGB is a very popular series of RAM, and it's hard to not see why. As Ryzen now supports native 3200MHz RAM clocks, there is no reason not to buy RAM faster than 3000MHz. This kit is also a 32GB Kit, which will be more than enough for gaming as well as excelling in any memory heavy tasks (Chrome...).


The EX950 is one of the fastest SSDs out there, at a very reasonable price. The EX950 will function as your primary boot drive.


Why not go with pure SSD storage since you got a mighty budget? The 660p provides 2TB of fast storage at a decent price, definitely worth considering.


The MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge motherboard is a great motherboard, with hundreds of positive reviews. It will allow for easy overclocking. It also features on board wifi, so no wifi card bullshit.

Power Supply:

As usual, it is EVGA stealing my recommendation as the PSU choice. The SuperNOVA 750 G5 is a very high quality PSU with Japanese capacitors as well as a ten year warranty. 750 is enough to power the system, even with the RTX 2080 Ti and the Ryzen 7 3700X at Overclocked or Boost speeds.

CPU Cooler:

The H100i will provide great thermals, even under OC temps. The H100i Platinum also features full RGB fans, which will sync with your motherboard, RAM, GPU, Case, and LL120s.


Nothing to explain here, just an extra fan to fill the 680X with all RGB fans.


This case will certain look and work will with your build. The 680X has enough space to build in as well as above-average ventilation. The 680X also has three LL120 fans included, which will sync with your other components, read the reviews on Amazon.

Monitor (Suggestion): You need a decent monitor to take full advantage of the hardware, try a 144hz 2K monitor.

u/brownenotbrown · 1 pointr/buildmeapc
Do you need peripherals (keyboard, mouse, monitor, mousepad)? I will edit this comment with a build that won't include peripherals, but please do let me know if you need them.

EDIT: This build comes with some money left over for peripherals, and I'll post my recommendations at the bottom. The case is all white, but all of the visible interior components (including the cables from the PSU) are black (and the RAM has white LEDs on it):

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor | $294.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard | $81.98 @ Newegg
Memory | Corsair - Vengeance LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $154.88 @ OutletPC
Storage | Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $144.99 @ B&H
Storage | Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $45.87 @ OutletPC
Video Card | EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card | $424.98 @ Newegg
Case | NZXT - S340 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case | $89.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply | EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $99.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan | Cooler Master - JetFlo 95.0 CFM 120mm Fan | $13.51 @ Amazon
Case Fan | Cooler Master - JetFlo 95.0 CFM 120mm Fan | $13.51 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1364.59
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-07 21:13 EDT-0400 |

You can add on these Bitfenix lights to illuminate your case with some lights to be able to see your components better. Since you play CS:GO, I would recommend a 144Hz monitor like this one. I would recommend a mechanical keyboard, so watch this video to see the types of switches available to help you decide on a keyboard. Finally, a mouse like this one will suffice for your gaming needs.

Feel free to ask any questions.
u/LoneKrafayis · 4 pointsr/buildmeapc


>AMD has [...] a CPU microarchitecture with higher performance per clock than Intel's leading architecture. Zen 2 finally achieves this symbolic mark by a hair’s margin, with the new core improving IPC by 15-17% when compared to Zen+.

The AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive Review


>I would also like if the case could have some LEDs in it.

The computer will have a few small LEDs, but there is no window (to save money). The Rosewill SRM-01 is used in this LTT step-by-step PC build video: No Dollar Wasted. When they made this video, Ryzen 3000-series processors were not released.

Building PCs

>I am brand new to building PCs

You do not need anything specific to build a PC. If you want to make it easy on yourself, get a magnetic screwdriver with a magnetic pickup tool. The long and thin pickup tool will help you retrieve screws that wander into cracks.

GreatNeck SD7C 8-in-1 Screwdriver with Magnetic Telescoping Pick-Up Tool

Once you have it all screwed together, watch this video: First Five things to Do with a New Computer

About lists

The high-priced build will be able to run at much higher frame rates and higher detail level then the low-priced build. Some compromises were made in the high-priced system to keep costs under control. Feel free to use the larger and faster Memory and Storage lines from the low-priced build in the other builds, if your budget somehow grows.

High priced

u/Lonxu · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

>Will a mATX limit how much you can upgrade? I am willing to go down to the i3-6100 or up to the i5-6600k if that is better for my situation. I am willing to put in more money for the ability to upgrade easier.

The h110m motherboard is not really for i5-6600k as it's an overclocking CPU so that would need to be paired with Z170 motherboard. Otherwise you might just rather stick to the i5-6500 as it's not too far off the 6600k performance at stock clocks.

>I noticed that most ATX mobos have 4 memory slots and most mATX have 2 memory slots. Does this mean that I would have to buy a 1x8GB GPU for the mATX if I wanted to upgrade later on?

Well, that build already has 16GB RAM. I think it's enough RAM for the next 6+ years or something. The motherboards RAM doesn't have that much to do with the GPU VRAM, other than you want to have at least as much on the motherboard as on the GPU.

>Overclocking? Is that only for computer enthusiasts/ extreme gamers? Or is it a way to get the best bang for your buck out of buying computer components? (No worries if you can’t comment on this. I’m sure it will be a long one)

Overclocking is about as easy as microwaving food. At the basic level it's two dials, CPU core voltage and CPU multiplier (or GPU core voltage and GPU clock speed). you can see some guides there on the sidebar and read the WIKI too.

That build can't really be overclocked. i5-6500 is locked CPU (meaning no overclocking) and h110m motherboard doesn't have support for overclocking. Also the RX 480 doesn't really seem like an overclockable graphics card at this point, especially the current reference versions.

>Memory? I am very confused how to pick the optimal memory for this rig. Most of what I have read that is similar to what I am building have either a DDR4 or a DDR3, but have no idea where to go from there.

Currently I recommend everyone to buy those Intel Skylake CPUs like i3-6100, i5-6500, i5-6600k, i7-6660k etc. those support DDR4. And also the Skylake motherboards 95% of the time only accept DDR4 memory.

With that h110m motherboard the maximum support memory speed is the 2133Mhz DDR4, which you already have on that build so nothing needs to be changed. Picking higher speed memory would give no advantages on that motherboard.

For wifi you can add this or the more expensive version with 5Ghz support.

Maybe this for monitor, 23" IPS 60HZ,%20LLC-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

u/broken1997 · 7 pointsr/buildmeapc

I'd actually recommend something more like this.

Far more power for around the same price. As for peripherals, don't spend too much. You're wasting money if you go out and spend 150 on those things. For the headset, get the Mpow EG3. I have that headset, and it is tremendous value. As for keyboard and mice, that choice is up to you. Look around and research a bit and get one with the features, keys, and buttons that you like. But I wouldn't spend more than 40 on the keyboard and more than 35 on the mouse.


If you can maybe wait a month or two and bump your budget up to around 800, then you get a far more well rounded build.


That keyboard has clicky blue switches, so they may be loud for your taste. Look around for what you may like.


Logitech just makes quality mice.


Probably the best bang for your buck headset. I've got it and it's pretty decent. Gets loud. Base is a little on the low side, but for gaming/watching videos, it's great. Mic is actually quite nice. About above average.

And if you need WiFi/BT, then just slap one of these on as well.

u/shmedfood · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

Things i changed:

  1. a better gpu; u can run max settings at about 144 fps in many games, at least a hell of a lot better than the other card.

  2. 3600x is the 3600 with a slightly better stock cooler, but since u already have a cooler it makes no diff and is 50 bucks cheaper

  3. i gave u a nvme ssd as it is faster

  4. the new ryzen chips like faster memory so i gave u that (u still have rgb)

  5. this monitor is better in my opinion.

  6. better power supply and it is fully modular which makes cable management a lot easier.

    Ps u can probably jump to 1440p if u want

    Build: (without monitor) PCPartPicker Part List

    CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $194.79 @ OutletPC
    CPU Cooler | Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler | $38.99 @ Amazon
    Motherboard | MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard | $114.99 @ B&H
    Memory | Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $99.99 @ Amazon
    Storage | Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $169.89 @ OutletPC
    Storage | Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $64.89 @ OutletPC
    Video Card | Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card | $418.99 @ SuperBiiz
    Case | NZXT H700 ATX Mid Tower Case | $149.98 @ NZXT
    Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $89.98 @ Newegg
    Wired Network Adapter | TP-Link TG-3468 PCIe x1 1000 Mbit/s Network Adapter | $14.89 @ OutletPC
    Wireless Network Adapter | Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter | $33.89 @ OutletPC
    Case Fan | be quiet! SilentWings 3 PWM 50.5 CFM 120 mm Fan | $22.49 @ SuperBiiz
    Case Fan | be quiet! SilentWings 3 PWM 50.5 CFM 120 mm Fan | $22.49 @ SuperBiiz
    | Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
    | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1456.25
    | Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
    | Total | $1436.25
    | Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-06 12:32 EDT-0400 |

    The monitor is which is $260
    So about $1696 usd.

    I would still check with other though about this build. Also go to r/monitors for monitor help
u/hovercraftii · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

Looks good, but you'll want a larger SSD like the one below. It is also much faster because it is a pcie nvme drive. Also, the ram below is cheaper but has the same performance.
The deal on the memory ends Tomarow but it is still a good deal.

ADATA XPG SX8000 PCIe 512GB 3D NAND MLC NVMe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 Solid State Drive (ASX8000NP-512GM-C)

Here is a great deal on the GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Desktop Memory Model GPR416GB3000C15ADC ,
I found.

u/Comma-Bot-9000 · 2 pointsr/buildmeapc

My pleasure!

See how cheap that is? Crazy easy upgrade, and installation is going to be super easy just hit up YouTube and you can do it no problem. Just remember, this isn't necessarily the only upgrade you need, it's just the easiest and cheapest upgrade you could get on right now. You'll definitely see improvement though!

Let me know how it goes!

u/rjaydo2 · 3 pointsr/buildmeapc

So, although I would recommend the AER RGB or the Corsair LL's as well, there's actually a great set of RGB fans for cheap if that's what you're looking for. UpHere Case Fans. I bought these but realized after speaking with Gigabyte (manu of my mobo) the only boards these work on from them are the X470 series and, would ya look at that, works perfectly for you. They've been reviewed by tons of youtubers and, especially for the price point, they recommend them as well. Give it a shot. There's a few different styles, I just sent you one to get you started.

u/CN14 · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

ah cool, thanks. - For comparison, The Gtx 660 has a TDP of 140W and the GTX 970 has a TDP of 145W. It seems as if a GTX 970 would work off the bat without you needing to upgrade your PSU.

However, if you do feel like getting a new PSU - My suggestion in your price point (based on what I can see on, I'm from the UK so not so familiar with pricing or good PC part shops in the US) the $60 Modular Corsair CX500 is a good shout. I myself have used both the Corsair CX600 and CX750 myself, and am currently using the Corsair RM850 at the moment.

Of course, Corsair isn't the be all, end all of PSU's, but they're the ones I've a lot of experience with and have had a positive experience with. EVGA and Coolermaster do great PSU's too. This one from EVGA and is $40 and more than meets your power requirements. It isn't modular, however, which means more cable clutter (though makes no performance difference as far as I am aware)

u/sensilla · 2 pointsr/buildmeapc

Thanks for your reply! I agree about the PSU and now that you mention it, I have been getting the Blue Screen of Death randomly lately. Would this PSU work with this setup:
Maybe I'll forget about the DVD drive and upgrade the PSU.

And yeah I know my budget is super low but it's all I can afford at the moment. As for performance, I plan on playing pretty casually once in a while so hopefully this fits the bill. Thanks again!

u/BunnyBoy157 · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

Scratch your build.

Much better CPU. Faster RAM. Much better motherboard. More and faster storage. Better GPU.

You don't need to pay the full price for Windows 10. Just download Windows 10 Home for free at Microsoft website and activate it by buying an OEM activation key for 15$.

if you need RGB here's a link for an RGB case fan pack. You do need another 3-4 case fans.

u/Biscuit642 · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

The Seagate Barracuda ( and the WD Blue HDDs are pretty decent, whichever is the cheapest of the two in your region is what I would go for. Just make sure its 7200rpm and sata 6Gb/s (most are).

As for WiFi cards, anything that is ac wifi (wifi 5 I believe) and is from a trusted brand should work just fine. for example, or .

u/RedStonedPanda · 2 pointsr/buildmeapc

Amd Ryzens are pretty nice at the moment and cheap. Ryzen 1600 is a good choice. I recommend a SSD disk and a second one HDD so you have a faster system and also an storage disk. Graphic card will be the hardest. Maybe a cheap 1050 2 gb will do.

Processor: Ryzen 1600 -

Hard disk (hdd): barracuda works -

Graphic card (gt 1050; 2 gb) -

Motherboard: B350 for ryzen -

Ram: corsair vengeance 8 gb -

Heatsink from artic -

Power supply: standard -

Case: also standard stuff -

The total is around 700. You may need to add some more things put this is enough for full functionallity. Also, I wouldnt buy the parts on amazon, but this way you can search them in a good electronics shop from your country which adds the assembly. Standards can be changed easily, that depends on what you preffer.

u/zander4 · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

Good to know. For this build it looks like I'd be good to have Windows 10 ready to install on a USB as there will be no disk drive (which I'm OK with). This looks like what I would need.

u/Ihaveaclownsuit · 1 pointr/buildmeapc
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor | $318.44 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler | CRYORIG C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler | $29.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | Asus STRIX Z270-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $189.99 @ Amazon
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $109.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | Asus Radeon RX 480 8GB Dual OC Video Card | $234.95 @ Jet
Case | NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case | $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply | EVGA BQ 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply | $49.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1000.23
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-17 18:44 EDT-0400 |

Will be able to play any game at 1080p, you can get windows for free using the guide at the top of the sub, if you want a non watermarked version you can replace the i7 with a i5 7600k or 6600k.

Also for about $100 more you could pick up a GTX 1070 that will outperform the Rx 480 by a notable margin.

I5 6600k- Intel Core i5 6600K 3.50 GHz Quad Core Skylake Desktop Processor, Socket LGA 1151, 6MB Cache (BX80662I56600K)

GTX 1070- EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition, 8GB GDDR5, LED, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC) 08G-P4-5173-KR
u/lifestrashTTD · 1 pointr/buildmeapc Id highly recommend this monitor, i use it in my set up and it blows everything away. The only problem i've had with this is having to change the color/gamma out of box other than that its a perfect 1080p 144hz 1ms monitor.

You can find a monitor mount on amazon to ship with it prime 2 day shipping free :)

u/GeneralDon · 2 pointsr/buildmeapc
These came out way under your budget, so it's up to you if you want me to change them to be even better. As they are they'll do great, especially the first build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor | $204.29 @ Amazon
Motherboard | ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard | $74.29 @ SuperBiiz
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card | $249.99 @ Newegg
Case | Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case | $49.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply | $53.99 @ Amazon
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) | $86.43 @ SuperBiiz
| | Total
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $823.96
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-27 16:54 EST-0500 |

And here's the second one:

I'm not sure how much memory you'll want so I put in 4GB, if you need more then go with what I listed for the other build.

I went with a small form factor for this, should look pretty natural by a TV.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor | $180.94 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard | Asus H97I-PLUS Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard | $94.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory | Kingston 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | $31.45 @ SuperBiiz
Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $49.99 @ Amazon
Case | Silverstone RVZ01B Mini ITX Desktop Case | $79.99 @ Directron
Power Supply | Silverstone Strider Gold 450W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply | $82.49 @ SuperBiiz
| | Total
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $519.84
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-27 17:10 EST-0500 |

Also, we ask if you're near a MicroCenter because they often charge less if you can pick a component up from their stores.

Edit: Have you considered a Chromecast instead of a second pc? It won't be able to do as much but it can stream Chrome tabs to your TV or pull videos (like YouTube) straight from your wifi.
u/jungjai153 · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

The CPU Cooler is optional because the R5 1600 comes with a pretty decent heat sink that is RGB and you could try picking up a different variant of 1070 to save some money. Lastly you could try looking for faster ram which helps Ryzen performance a bit but all this is down to personal preference.
Brand: Zotac
Brand: EVGA

Both brands are great

u/usa4life · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

In that case, I'd go with [an i7-6700 paired with an RX 480 (once the 480 is back in stock)] ( I'd make a change to the power supply though and go with the EVGA 600B. That puts you almost perfectly at $700, throw in a [nice 24" monitor] (, Windows 10 at $86. That leaves you $90 for an extra HDD, a nice set of speakers, whatever you wish. You'll need a case, but in the MicroATX range you shouldn't have trouble finding one that appeals to you for $30-40.

With regards to performance, this should run GTA V on high to very high settings, may need some configuring, at 1080p and 60Hz. It's a bit GPU beefy, but that should let you turn up some other settings and probably improve load times a bit.

u/NakedAndBehindYou · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

Probably not close to top tier performance, but this deal on Amazon is the best value I have found.

Any faster than that seems to get much more expensive for each little bit of extra performance.

u/mistersprinkles1983 · 2 pointsr/buildmeapc

What did you pay for this thing? FX-6300 is from 2012 (and was horrible already in 2012). This computer is worth MAYBE $200 on like a really really good day. Return it immediately and get something decent. You can do way better for $700.

Here are some computers that are 100x better than what you bought for $700ish



u/BearsEatGrub · 1 pointr/buildmeapc
Monitor: I would recommend the ASUS VG248QE and nothing else.

Keyboard: Any mechanical keyboard; the Tomoko mechanical keyboard is a great budget board. If you have a bit more money to spend, the razer blackwidow and corsair k70 are great keyboards.

Mouse: I'd recommend the logitech g402 or g502 for a great ergonomic, gaming mouse. You can also go with any of the many razer mice if you don't need so many buttons.

The i5 7500 and GTX 1060 will be able to play the most demanding FPS games at 60FPS+ at ultra or almost ultra settings at 1080p. I also included a 120GB SSD for your OS and games. You really don't need the aftermarket cooler on there, but stock cooler might get a bit too loud and too hot under heavy load.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor | $196.33 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler | CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler | $34.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | MSI B250 PC MATE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $94.99 @ B&H
Memory | G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory | $52.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Sandisk SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $43.74 @ B&H
Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $49.33 @ OutletPC
Video Card | EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SSC GAMING Video Card | $254.98 @ Newegg
Case | NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case | $64.99 @ B&H
Power Supply | EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $80.99 @ Newegg
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $88.58 @ OutletPC
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1001.80
| Mail-in rebates | -$40.00
| Total | $961.80
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-19 13:14 EST-0500 |
u/That_Gui27 · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

I would just buy a WD 1tb 72000rmp drive for storage

and the mouse I have is the Logitech g703 wireless which I love but is like $80 but the wired version the g403 is only $30

u/missingbonobo · 3 pointsr/buildmeapc

Wait a minute! I redid the build using Amazon instead of PCPartPicker. Better build for cheaper. Give me a second!

Here is the build:

u/Buckedpants · 2 pointsr/buildmeapc

there are some good deals on amazon for ram right now, if you really want RGB, the ram you chose is the best, but if you don't care about that, just get the corsair memory below on amazon, save 25 dollars. Other than that, you have a solid build.

​ (corsair 16gb ram no RGB)

u/shanedn · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

Ok, good to know. I just realized that I purchased a replacement power supply a year and a half ago. Do you see any issues with using the 500watt one I already have or would you recommend a new unit?

u/stormfreeman · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

Oh wow looks like I'll have a few extra hundred, do you think this would be a viable video card upgrade ? Or where should I put that money if not

u/Tobiiik · 1 pointr/buildmeapc
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU | Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor | £241.98 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler | Corsair - H60 (2018) 57.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | £59.99 @ AWD-IT
Motherboard | Gigabyte - Z390 UD ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | £106.79 @ Amazon UK
Memory | Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | £72.29 @ CCL Computers
Storage | Kingston - A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | £26.98 @ PC World Business
Storage | Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | £36.78 @ Aria PC
Video Card | MSI - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card | £259.96 @ Box Limited
Case | Phanteks - P300 ATX Mid Tower Case | £41.99 @ Aria PC
Power Supply | Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | £70.68 @ Amazon UK
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £917.44
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-25 13:15 BST+0100 |

Edit: a little under the max price so you could add a pack of fans like these to make your build look better :
u/kshucker · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

CPU - Intel i5 8600k $239.

CPU Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO $30.

Motherboard - MSI Z370-A PRO $100.

RAM - Patriot Viper Elite Series 8GB DDR4 2400MHz $81.

SSD - PNY CS1311 240GB $70.

HDD - Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB $44.

Video Card - Zotac GeForce GTX 1050-Ti 4GB mini $200.

Case - NZXT S340 Black $70.

Power Supply - EVGA SuperNOVA G3 80+ Gold 550W $70.

Total Price: $904. Throw in Windows for an additional $90-$100. It's really hard to get a decent PC to be under $1,000 nowadays with the price of RAM and GPU's :( I think this build will suit you best though. It's definitely not bad,

u/FastCarsAndSlowWomen · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

I would be looking at something like this:


Anything 27+ inches with 144hz + freesync and good reviews would do it.


Also I would get a desk mount so I could get it in just the right spot and have tons of room for an XL mousepad

u/Cocktailprof · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

As a monitor I would suggest R240HY, it’s awesome.

u/SamNorledge · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

Corsair CMK16GX4M2B3000C15 Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2x8 GB) DDR4 3000 MHz C15 XMP 2.0 High Performance Desktop Memory Kit - Black

Something more like this seams better. Reaching a higher price now but I think it's worth it. Was thinking of upgrading the graphics card to the one below also, is this the best 1080 for under 550? This one is also factory overclocked would it still be compatible?

Asus ROG Strix GeForce STRIX-GTX1080-A8G-GAMING 8 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card - Black

u/ChilliHam1 · 1 pointr/buildmeapc
Skylake Gamer (1080p ultra gaming / 1440p medium high) (i5-6600, 16 GB DDR4, R9 390, 250GB SSD, 2TB HDD, NZXT S340)&amp;gt; <br />

Does anyone think this setup can run two of these monitors

Monitor 1


Of course I will not be gaming on both at the same time, most likly I will have Teamspeak or youtube up on the second one.

If so, which monitor do you recommend out of the two?

P.S I plan on playing GTA V and Fallout 4 with this gaming setup.

u/Paranoid_Llama · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

Thank you!

The PSU I have is specifically this one:;psc=1

Would this be okay to use for the build?

u/JamAwesome · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

Is there anything wrong with getting a Thermaltake smart 600W to save a few bucks?

u/Varrock · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

why not a ryzen 3600?

is a 144 hz monitor really necessary? I was thinking of gettin this monitor since it is nearly 100 bucks, slim bezels, 60 hz, and more importantly IPS display so accurate colors for photoshopping

u/sammyjay_18 · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

Assuming you’re gaming, you should be fine with any 1080p monitor at 144hz

Not sure what your budget is but this is the cheapest I could find. Surprised it’s AOC since they usually make premium products imo.

u/DuRazziK · 2 pointsr/buildmeapc

I'd recommend the Acer R240HY for 1080p 60fps gaming at around $100.

u/Astealoth · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

R9 270X 98 pounds, Webuy

i5 4460 105 pounds, Webuy

Asrock H97M 64 pounds, Amazon

WD Blue 1tb 7200RPM 36 pounds, Amazon

303 pounds total. If you order a used drive from Webuy you're about as likely to get a 5400rpm drive from a crappy brand with 100,000 spin hours on it as a good desktop drive. A brand new 7200rpm drive from a reputable manufacturer is 36 pounds, a used one is silly.

u/michaelcowin · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

You can order a flash drive from Amazon.
Microsoft Windows 10 Home USB Flash Drive

u/audqyee · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

You may want to take a look at this. I will be attempting my first build based on the list from the link below. Roughly $1k.. + you may want to just buy a network card in addition to the ones below, roughly $30-40. Looking at the motherboard, you still have an extra port for the network card after the GTX 1070 installation.

Monitor (had a hard time deciding going for a 1440p monitor vs a 1080p, in the end I chose this due to the specs for gaming; and that 1080p on a 24" still looks nice... and it's cheaper);amp;psc=1

Network Card:;amp;psc=1

u/IndifferentPotatoAim · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

Your build is mostly good, but you could get a faster RAM for around the same price as 2133Mhz is poor value for a Z version motherboard.

Also, your setup with GTX 1080 is a huge overkill for an 1080p 144hz monitor. Either cut the price and go for the GTX 1070, or upgrade your monitor to a 1440p 144hz one, so you could fully utilize your build.

u/Harlodchiang · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

I wouldn't get 1440p for now, the 1660Ti can't handle 1440p 144Hz.

I would get a 1080p 144Hz monitor, like the AOC G2590FX or 24G2 if you don't mind the input lag.

u/gero_martz · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

Also there isn’t any notable difference between 3000MHz ram and 3200MHz. So i would choose the cheaper option.

here i have some recommendations,
Corsair LPX
Crucial Balistix

u/dududu_or_riot · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

CPU: i5-4460

RAM: Corsair Vengenace 2x4GB (8GB)

Motherboard: Asus H97-PLUS ATX

Storage: MX100 256GB SSD and WD Caviar Blue 1TB

Video Card: MSI GTX 970

Case: Corsair 500R

Windows 8.1

Couldn't quite navigate properly since search results only allowed Japanese characters, so I couldn't find appropriate choices for a monitor or a good WiFi adapter (which is necessary if you want to use WiFi). I'm also not familiar with Japanese PSUs, so I didn't recommend one. I wouldn't want to suggest something low quality, since bad PSUs can ruin your entire system.

Also, the 'English' version of the website always reverted back to the Japanese version after you left that specific link, so I couldn't quite use the sorting function so there can be some components I chose that are overpriced. I would really recommend double checking the parts I chose on Amazon to see if there are cheaper alternatives.

If the build is way over budget, I would suggest you get a cheaper R9 290 instead.