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AustinTrouble 1 month ago

Component Selection Price
CPU

Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $118.99 Buy Motherboard

Gigabyte - B360 HD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $89.84 Buy Storage

Inland - 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.99 Buy Video Card

MSI - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card $279.99 Buy Operating System

Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $119.98 Buy Wireless Network Adapter

Asus - PCE-AC51 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $28.89 Buy Total: $687.68

So this is what I have left to purchase. I already have my tower, PS (450W bronze certified), and my RAM (Team-Dark DDR4-3000) I would love to hear what people think of this. I am looking to run Rust on it. First time build, so please give me some tips! I have been told that the i3 processor is sufficient, that is one area I would like some input though.

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ComradeBorris 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Can you please clarify your budget and use case? This is your build as is: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $118.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - B360 HD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $89.84 @ Newegg
Storage Inland - 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card $279.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $100.00 @ B&H
Wireless Network Adapter Asus - PCE-AC51 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $29.65 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $668.46
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-19 15:04 EDT-0400

Several other questions that you should consider:

  1. Do you have a preferred form factor? Is there a reason you went for an ATX motherboard etc

  2. If it was your tower, which tower did you purchase?

  3. Is wifi connectivity a necessity? Onboard versus add in card.

  4. What is your target resolution for gaming? I.e. 1080p, 1440p, etc

Based on all that, the only significant change I would say to consider is an upgrade to an i5-9400F for two extra cores for an additional $50 versus the i3-8100. Be aware that PCPartPicker has a warning that 9th gen intel CPUs may not work with B360 motherboards without a BIOS update. They should though as the B360 chip set was made to handle both 8th and 9th gen. I also upped to a better B360 motherboard with built in WIFI.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor $169.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - B360 AORUS Gaming 3 WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $118.98 @ Newegg
Storage Inland - 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card $279.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $100.00 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $718.95
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-19 15:11 EDT-0400

Its a net increase of about $30 that I think is worth it for the performance gain

LIVE_AMMO 2 points 1 month ago

I agree with the above (although you'll need a B365 board for out-of-the-box compatibility, B360 requires a BIOS update using an older gen compatible CPU)

Its a net increase of about $30 that I think is worth it for the performance gain

To the OP - thats $30 very well spent!! the 9400F is a 6-core nippier chip (single-thread compute performance) and games nowadays are no stranger to utilising more than 4 cores for some added feat + the faster single cores translate to better in-game performance (FPS, scalability, etc).

ComradeBorris 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

That's a good call on compatibility. Looking at this Tom's Hardware Review you get a more expanded chipset at the cost of integrated wifi and a roll back to 22nm purportedly instead of 14nm for the chip set. Shouldn't be an issue just need to add the wifi card back in, if thats a must.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor $169.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - B365 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $98.98 @ Newegg
Storage Inland - 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card $279.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $100.00 @ B&H
Wireless Network Adapter Asus - PCE-AC51 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $29.65 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $728.60
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-19 17:08 EDT-0400
Zerk2012 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

I would look for a board that supports the 9400F without having to have the very latest BIOS version since he will have no way to update it.

The 2200G from AMD matches the i3 8100 for a lower price.

AustinTrouble submitter 1 point 1 month ago

As far as budget I am trying to keep it as low as I can without sacrificing too much. I'm kind of building around the GPU. So here is my tower DIYPC - J180-W ATX Mid Tower Case

Are there any reasons why I should not go with a full ATX?

WIFI is a necessity for me as I wont have wired access to the router where I am moving.

Resolution is not something that I know anything about! Perhaps that is something I should research a bit.

Awesome! thank you for the suggestions! I think I will be going with what you have laid out.

ImperiousBattlestar 1 point 1 month ago
  • There’s no reason why you shouldn’t go ATX, but having a smaller board in a larger case doesn’t exactly look great (and mounting it might be a hassle)

  • For resolution-wise, 1080p is the base point (the GPU will determine what refresh rate monitor you go for. e.g a 120Hz panel would be optimal for the 1660TI)

As for the rest of the list, you culd get better quality components

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor $169.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - B365 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $95.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Team - Dark 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Storage Intel - 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $69.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB OC Video Card $274.99 @ Amazon
Case DIYPC - J180-W ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply Purchased For $0.00
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $119.99 @ Dell
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte - GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $33.64 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $764.39
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-19 18:10 EDT-0400
ComradeBorris 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

With regards to the ATX question: Agreed in that for the list of available B365 motherboards (There are only four in existence that I am aware of) you would only save $10 going mATX. As a general trend, micro atx boards tend to run cheaper than full atx. Its irrelevant in this case.

With regards to ImperiousBattlestars comment on better components, I can't speak to wifi card, however he is correct that your SSD is a budget option. It will work fine if you want to save the $20 to $30 in that area. That said there are better SSDs for that much more cash. I would propose that you would be better off going with a SSD with a large cache (i.e. something like the Crucial - MX500 500 GB). Cache means that programs you use often will launch faster.

From lowest speed to highest - mechanical hard drives, sata ssd, M.2 PCIE ssd, and M.2 NVME ssds (like the intel 660p). Performance wise you really wont notice a difference (in terms of seconds) between fast and very fast.

AustinTrouble submitter 1 point 1 month ago

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/AustinTrouble/saved/r83V6h

Ok, here is what I think I'm going with based on you guy's suggestions. Thank you so much! Really looking forward to this.