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Entry Level Intel Gaming Build

Description

CPU

Our CPU of choice is the Intel Core i3-8100. This quad-core CPU will run games like Fortnite, Rainbow Six Siege, and CSGO without issue. It includes a stock cooler, so a 3rd-party cooler isn't necessary.

Motherboard

We're using a parametric filter to constantly select the best-priced mATX motherboard while meeting selected criteria. In this case, we are filtering for B360 chipsets and 4 DDR4 DIMM slots for future expansion. The compatibility engine will filter out anything not compatible with the build. The motherboards are also capable of using the CPU's integrated GPU, in case you need to RMA your GPU or are waiting for a sale or upgrade.

Memory

A parametric filter is being applied to choose the best priced 2x4GB kit of memory within Intel's recommended specifications. With this selection, we have space on the motherboards for 2 more sticks of RAM, leaving room for future expansion.

Storage

We're also using a parametric filter to select the best priced SSD available that is at least 240GB. The SSD can be used for your OS and a handful of games. Additionally, we're using a parametric filter to select the best-priced 1TB drive. Everyone's needs are different, so feel free to increase capacities or remove a drive to fit yours.

GPU

We have set a parametric filter for the best-priced Radeon RX 570, which will let you play any popular game available today, including Fortnite, PUBG, and Apex Legends.

Case

The Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L is an mATX mini tower case with 2x front panel USB 3.0 Gen 1 ports and fits full-size graphics cards without issue. It provides several cable management holes and a couple patterned magnetic dust filters for easy removal and cleaning. If you so wish, you can also move the I/O panel to up to six different locations on the case.

PSU

For the PSU, we're using a parametric selection of a few well-reviewed semi-modular and modular units, which are all rated for good power efficiency and can provide plenty of power for this build.

AMD Version

Here is the AMD version of our Entry Level Gaming Guide..

Compatibility: No issues or incompatibilities found.

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CPU Intel Core i3-8100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor
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Motherboard MSI B360M PRO-VDH Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

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Memory G.Skill Value 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory

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Storage ADATA SU630 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

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Storage Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

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Video Card MSI Radeon RX 570 4 GB ARMOR OCV1 Video Card

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Case Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case
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Power Supply Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply

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Base Total: $698.21
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Total: $668.21
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Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 23 points

You guys have probably received a message like this before, but have you guys ever considered creating a recommended peripherals list for these build guides. That correspond with the budget of course.

  • 8 months ago
  • 5 points

What is better for money and performance, an Intel or AMD PC? I've been told AMD is better also because some monitors have Free-Sync. But what about the performance?

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

AMD at this current point (Mid 2019)

  • 4 months ago
  • 5 points

Definately AMD for budget right now Ryzen is killing it!

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

so the i3-8100 is 120 dollars and its a quad core chip. the ryzen 5 2600 is a 6 core 12 thread chip is 127 and unlocked the r5 2600 is 127 . for the money amd gets you a lot further. plus freesync monitors you can get for under a 100. cheapest i could find for gsync is 315.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

It just depends on whichever is cheaper, it's also good to note that if you stream, the QuickSync protocol on Intel iGPUs can be a boon

  • 7 months ago
  • 0 points

Depends on what your a hardcore gamer dead set on gaming and streaming then go Intel but if you wanna be cheaper and do more than gaming then go with AMD.

  • 4 months ago
  • 14 points

It's 2019, AMD is beating Intel

  • 8 months ago
  • 4 points

I'm new to building pc's so forgive me if this is a stupid question but wouldn't you need an operating system in the part list for the pc to even work?

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

yes, but decided not to include :D

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

No, you could use the free version of windows or linux. Steam OS is also a free operating system built on a linux platform.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

whats the catch with the free OS (windows)

  • 7 months ago
  • 0 points

you cannot use certain features such as backgrounds, and you have to make sure that version of windows will allow you to use it without a key because some of them will kick you off after 14 days, I have used my PC like that for nearly half a year before though and never had any real issues aside from inconveniences such as no background and it telling you to activate.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

You can get around that background image limitation by right-clicking any image file and clicking, "Set as desktop background" Haven't activated my copy of Windows at all, and it still works. But changing taskbar and color settings is still disabled.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

You can also enable certain features like the dark theme for windows apps by editing the registry.

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  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

You will need to have a version with making your PC though, get a USB that you can boot windows off so you can just use the free version without having to pay $80 for the disks.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

You can change your background with having the free version of windows by using firefox and right clicking on the image you want your background to be and selecting background

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

You could use linux which is free.

  • 7 months ago
  • 4 points

Has anybody bought these parts and built this pc if so hmu because I wanna know how good it is for my first gaming pc thanks

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm also new to the pc gaming community so what I basically did was search on YouTube for the CPU and GPU then looked at the benchmarks. All the games like BFV, CSGO, etc... played pretty well at pretty good settings. I might be mistaken but I'm thinking about building this PC with all the parts and upgrading them later. I've been looking for my first job and it's pretty hard so I'll have to wait before posting anything else related to this build. Good Luck.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay. But don't get it with that HDD, the SSD is looking good, but again - no reviews. There are other cheap/good SSD's go for them. The problem with HDD is thats it's slooow bcs of Sata3 connection. You better should get one with Sata6 connection.

...and if you really want to and you can do it with your budget, then better get other video card something like Rx580 8gb or better Gtx1660ti.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

All in all this is a nice Entry Level Intel Gaming Build, but i would agree with Shatijs. I would change the HDD to the Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB. it uses the Sata6 connection and it has the 64MB Cache so faster writing speeds all for a buck more. when you get extra cash i would get a better Video Card then a better CPU down the road. with gaming i been told 1st thing you want is a strong Video Card then worry about the CPU .

  • 4 months ago
  • 4 points

theres no amd version?

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I clicked on amd version and it doesn't work either. Someone made an error with the amd link?

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

Hey, this is my first time building a pc and need some advice. I want to run games like GTA at 60fps and 1080p. I don't know ANYTHING about computers and I just want something with a good bang for your buck. My budget is about $400 - $700 USD without things like a monitor, keyboard, mouse and headset. The less important the item the cheaper it can be. Things like cases are less important to me and can be cheaper, I still want good cooling though. If someone can help me that would be great. I like this build but I also don't know what it can do. Thank you.

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

Hello! I’ve created two part lists that would work for you. One is $900 but you will get EXTREME performance, RGB lights, over clickable, fast boot times, and more! I’ve also created another part list that’s $650 that has no special lights, not over clockable, etc.

Here’s the $650 build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/m44sD2

And here’s the $900 build. - https://pcpartpicker.com/list/tfXfQZ

If you have any questions please email me at relaystudiosco@gmail.com

Best Regards Tristen

  • 5 months ago
  • 4 points

Your supposed to say “X-TREME” and not include the E so it’s even more extreme.

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

The link to the AMD version is broken.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I see almost no reason to go with a build like this. You can get a R5 2600 for $25 less. And that HDD is absolutely terrible. I have the same exact one.

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

25?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

At the time, yes it was 25.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

The AMD build links to nowhere. Something like this could work. Better components for same price point.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $126.71 @ B&H
Motherboard ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $74.89 @ OutletPC
Memory *G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $40.99 @ Newegg
Storage Hyundai Technology - Sapphire 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $26.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $43.03 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire - Radeon RX 570 4 GB PULSE Video Card $119.99 @ Newegg
Case Cougar - MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $552.58
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $532.58
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-22 18:25 EDT-0400
  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Please can someone give me feedback on the following parts list and if the parts I picked are reliable and won't fail within a few months? My Parts List

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

The only thing that I don't know about is the XFX Power Supply, all the other parts seem fine, I have some of your parts in my PC, particularly the Ryzen 3 1200, the WD Hard Drive, and the Corsair RAM, although my RAM is 1x8 GB and it's DDR4 2400, but it's the same name, Corsair Vengeance LPX. I'm fairly confident that besides the PSU your system should last, as mine has lasted 2 years now. Happy Building!

  • 8 months ago
  • 3 points

do u think theres a way to cut the price down to 500?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, that is very helpful :)

  • 8 months ago
  • -3 points

Well you have added a ryzen 3 1200 which is an APU so it might not perform so well with your RX570

  • 8 months ago
  • 4 points

A Ryzen 3 1200 is not an apu.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

You are right, it is a CPU.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

The Ryzen 3 1200 is a CPU. It isn't an APU. Please refer to this article, which makes clear that you will need a discrete graphics card if you buy it:

https://techreport.com/review/32301/amd-ryzen-3-1300x-and-ryzen-3-1200-cpus-reviewed

I believe that the Athlon 200GE, Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 2400G are the only desktop APUs that AMD makes at the moment. I may be wrong on that, but the 1200 is certainly not one of them.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryzen

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

ik what an APU is, but why would it not perform so well with an rx570?

  • 8 months ago
  • -3 points

Well an APU is a CPU with a GPU chipset. so there might be problems between the APU and the RX570 that is a GPU and performs like a 1050

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

APUs have an iGPU, or integrated graphics. The R3 1200 doesn't have that, but the 2200g does.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

you might as well go with a ryzen 3 2XXX instead of 1st gen the b450 motherboard is built for it otherwise you can get a cheaper board (b350). In my country the 2nd gen cpu is cheaper for some reason.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I noticed the PSU you picked is extremely unreliable.

You can use the following list as a dummies guide for quality of PSU Manufacturing: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/986897-psu-tier-list-30/

I would recommend spending the extra money and getting a high quality PSU such as: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/dDH48d/corsair-txm-gold-550w-80-gold-certified-semi-modular-atx-power-supply-cp-9020133-na

Good luck!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

It's good, but might I suggest you get the 22000g. It might be to late though.

  • 8 months ago
  • -3 points

The only issue is the Power Supply, Go name brand for that. It's worth the extra couple dollars to make sure you have enough Watts. Always make sure you PSU is twice what you need. So if your system uses 250watts then get a 500 watt PSU. It comes down to Efficency and heat. The more electricity the PSU uses the more heat it makes making your case hotter and all PSUs don't provide exactly what they say they do. The better the PSU and the less strain it has the better the poswer supply. Most PSUs will say on the box. Never go under 85% efficency and always double the Watts you need for future use as well.

Second AMD is good for the price except one thing. They run hot because of how the circuty it created. No clue why is hasn't been fixed but it runs hot and the money you save buying AMD usually goes to a better cooling unit anyway so in the end you don't save anything.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I disagree on the AMD part, and I believe that the stock AMD coolers would be good enough for most people that aren't doing crazy overclocking.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi there, I am a complete noob. I basically play World of Warcraft, League and the odd game of APEX. This will be my first ever build, I am sure this will run the games I wish to play just fine. Just wondering, if you could choose 1-2 things to upgrade with my max budget probably being around the $1,200 mark, what would you recommend? Thank you for helping newbies like me.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Classicalfredo is right, you can even opt. for an 8gb 580, save a little money, and be more than fine with what you're going for.

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  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

At that Price point on the GPU I would go for the Nitro 590 over the 4GB 580. I just built on the card and it has been phenomenal for the games hes going to be playing. Im assuming at 1080.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello. First, thanks for putting this together! I'm looking to build a gaming computer for my son; he's about to turn 11, mostly plays roblox, but wants to play subnautica, and will probably eventually get into games with more requirements.Also, would eventually probably like to run VR (Oculus or something similar). I've already got an HDD and power supply, so want to spend the leftover money where it would be most beneficial. Will prob go with a more name brand SSD & RAM. Is an i5 worth the performance gain if I can afford it? What i5 would you recommend for this budget build? I made some guesses/tweaks at a build here: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/complete_n00b/saved/NTrKBm, thoughts? Thanks!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wBPThy

this would be a good build i made some tweaks to your list so i hope you like it if you get it but this pc will perform really well between the ryzen 5 and the 1050 ti. also on your original list you were missing a power supply.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

I would recommend going with an Rx card since at the same price point it mostly outperforms the 1050ti. If you go with 570 8gb or 4gb it come with 2 free games from the promotional offers.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, this was my thought too. Looked at some comparos/reviews and the RX 580 seems to blow the GTX 1050 out of the water.

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  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

This is misinformation: M.2 is a form factor.

SATA or PCIe are types of computer bus interfaces. Basically the method of communication between the drive and the rest of the computer. PCIe is significantly faster than SATA.

In summary a m.2 drive will use either SATA or PCIe (aka NVMe) interface. The m.2 SSD (SATA) and a 2.5" SSD (SATA) are the exact same speed and price.

For most users I would recommend the following SSD's: Samsung 860 EVO, Crucial MX500 or the WD 3D Blue.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Is the speed difference between the m.2 and the traditional 2.5" SATA that noticeable? There appears to be a significant cost difference for the same amount of storage.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope you can't see the difference. Only by measuring. For ordinary use take the sata ssd.

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  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Boot time? I switch on my PC once a day.. The difference are seconds. But it's your decide how do you spend on your money.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 8 months ago
  • 0 points

Actually you could get a Ryzen 7 2700X which performs better than an i5 and is cheaper

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

What's a good monitor that you would recommend? I'm interested in this build but wouldn't know how to pick out a monitor for it?

  • 8 months ago
  • 3 points

It will come down to two things, 1: Your Budget, and, 2: What is more important, Color Accuracy or Fast Response. My preference is color accuracy, so my monitor is an Acer SB220Q, the Amazon link is: https://www.amazon.com/Acer-SB220Q-Ultra-Thin-Frame-Monitor/dp/B07CVL2D2S/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1550959364&sr=8-2&keywords=acer+sb220q It has IPS technology, so I get good color from all viewing angles, and it's at $90, so it's at a good price for a monitor, and decent response time at 4ms. It's all you really need for a build like this, because you won't be gaming at anymore than 1080p 60fps for most titles. It also has freesync so if you have a compatible AMD Radeon GPU, you can use that. If you need anymore help, let me know and I'll be glad to give it to you

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, this was actually the perfect response. I'm just getting into PC gaming and I don't know that much about hardware yet. I was hoping that I wouldn't get recommended a high end monitor that would be overkill. This is good on budget and seems to still be high quality so thank you. Only question I have. Is this a good entry level build? I've been looking into them but of course I can't tell much apart among them. Is this a quality entry build, or do you recommend another one? Thanks so much!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

To be honest, yes and no, for yes, it's got all the core components to make a good 1080p 60fps Medium/High settings for most AAA titles. There's only one knock, and it's not really a big one, but, the case is a little small, it might be a little more difficult to manage cables in it, but that's just a general assumption. One helpful tip is to look at the case and see it's reviews and see if it mentions cable management and if it's good/bad. Also you could look at the case and see if it has a good amount of holes for cable management. And of course, it comes to personal preference and if cable management is a deal breaker.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

And I just took a look at the case, it should be good enough for an entry level build. Bigger cases generally have better airflow and cable management, but smaller cases that are well designed can have good marks in both. Bigger cases tend to be better but slightly more expensive, so it comes down to how big the mobo is, and what your space/budget is.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Two extra parts to consider before you purchase, a WiFi Card, either internal or external, and a cd drive. TP-Link is a good brand to consider for WiFi, and LG is a good brand for cd drives. You need to buy the WiFi card if you intend to use wireless internet with this, if you use ethernet, it's not a problem. CD drives you need to buy if you use cd/dvd's at all. I will put links down here for the parts that I use.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Could this run Fallout 4 decently? And could it handle its Creation Kit?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey! Just looking to know if this computer would work for me. I’m streaming my Xbox through the computer to twitch or mixer! Would this work for me? Thanks!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Why would you do that when you can already stream to twitch and mixer to Xbox with just the Xbox itself? Seems like a waste of money to me tbh.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Streaming straight from my Xbox to mixer does not allow for customizing my stream. Such as layovers, donation messages and new followers notifications that pop up as others are watching. Having a good PC that can handle the CPU usage that the Xbox live app uses and any OBS on windows will do this form me. I appreciate the feed back but no need to comment if you’re unsure of what I’m attempting to do. Thanks in advanced

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

The iGPU can encode the stream pretty well, but you want a capture card

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Great Idea

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I was wondering if this pc would be a step up compared to an xbox one frame rate wise. Also with this build will I be able to connect to wifi or would I need an adapter? I am new to pc building and would like to try it while on a budget around this price range. Thanks

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

You'll need a wifi card or a usb wifi adapter. Reading the reviews of the motherboard on Amazon though, it looks like if you're going to get a double wide video card (as in the description), you're likely to run into space issues if you also get a wifi card (quick note: most wifi cards will only need the PCIe X1 slot, thought they can be plugged into any.)

I'm doing this build with the Asus - TUF Z390M-PRO GAMING (WI-FI) motherboard which has onboard wifi. It's about 100 bucks more expensive, a bit more than I would spend on a wifi card but I won't have to worry about fitting the card in.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for this build. I just purchased most of what you have here. I'm using ram from my other computer (Ballistix Sport LT 8GB Single DDR4 2666), and different 1T (SSD) & 4T HD's. I don't know too much about this stuff, only how to put it together, which is why I'm just buying what your recommending here. I have a couple questions for you, even though it's probably too late since I already ordered everything like 5 min ago... :)

  • 1) I was wondering how you felt about the on-board graphics on the mother board? I use this for home / family use, so not planning on using it for much games, per say. Should the on-board be sufficient?
  • 1.1) Silly question about the onboard graphics. I have an old graphics card (ASUS EN210 SILENT/DI/1GD3/V2(LP) GeForce 210 Video Card). Would the on-bard graphics be better than this old card, or should I use this card?
  • 2) Why do you recommend the (Patriot - 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory) RAM here, when you are recommending faster RAM on your home / office build (Patriot - Viper 4 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory)? Not critiquing. I'm sure there is a reason, just wondering why.

Again, thank you fur putting this build together and making my life much easier.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

yes, no, and it's just whatever is cheapest

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 1) The iGPU should be fine as long as you are not gaming, it supports UHD monitors and can do basic tasks well.
  • 1.1) Don't use your old card. The iGPU in this build is 550% faster then it.
  • 2) The home/office build uses 3000Mhz RAM because Ryzen works best with 2933Mhz+ RAM. Intel works best with 2666Mhz+ RAM, which is a little bit cheaper (and slightly slower).
  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Could this possibly run Rainbow Six Siege? I am pretty sure it can but I'd rather be safe than sorry.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

yes

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

yes, at 100fps for decent graphics, it runs very smooth

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello guys, I'm new to pc building and I just want to know, will I be able to mod games like GTA:5, edit and upload videos with this build?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

yes

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Total noob here, but I am looking to build my first PC, going to do primarily gaming, but would also need it for work/school. Can I get some direction possibly?

  • 8 months ago
  • 0 points

A few things I have to say for you.

1)Go for a higher end GPU off the bat so you don't have to waste more money later. I would recommend a 1050ti. 2)Go for the i3 8350k instead. 3)Get corsair Vengance. 4)I would get Inland Professional SSDs instead. 5)Not that it matters, but i would want a Hyper T2 6)Also, this really doesn't matter ,but get a bigger PSU for future expansion.

Hope this helps, DREWSRIGS.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, and go for Nvidia

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! This really helps, sorry for the late reply. Any other tips? Looking at the CPU, says with the one you recommended I'd need a cooler. Really appreciate it, and any other further help you can give if possible.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this computer completed?

  • 8 months ago
  • 4 points

Like IKEA furniture, some assembly is required

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I honestly think that the 240 Gb SSD should be replaced with maybe a 120, as the SSD would be used mostly a boot drive as the HDD is used for major storage. I would also personally go for a Pentium G4560 or 4400, as the difference between you would be paying close to $130 for an i3, but the Pentium has relatively the same performance, even though it has a lesser core count, but it is much less money to spend. And honestly, the RX 570 is a great choice, but I feel like you should base it off of other games like Overwatch, or CS:GO, not just the games that are part of a fad. Otherwise, this is a pretty solid build.

Edit: you could get a cooler that's not stock for relatively cheap, as the Intel stock cooler is not super pleasing to the eye, and you wouldn't be overclocking anyways.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

1: Some people like having games load in a reasonable time 2: Some workloads like quad core processors more than dual core ones, including games 3: The stock cooler is more than enough, and looks are up to the individual

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

It would still be an SSD, but it would be less space, as to use for a boot and smaller storage. Granted, you have a point on the cooler, though you can pick up a better one for less than $10.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

but why would you spend an extra $10 when the cooler in the box is good enough

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not that you HAVE to change it, but it is more aesthetically pleasing, and I personally would not mind paying 10 extra bucks.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Good enough is not good enough though. I went for a Hyper t2 totally worth it. But you don't have to.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi there I’m a complete noob and have played on a console all my life and want to know a good list of parts with a budget of around $800

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello! I’ve created two part lists that would work for you. One is $900 but you will get EXTREME performance, RGB lights, over clickable, fast boot times, and more! I’ve also created another part list that’s $650 that has no special lights, not over clockable, etc.

Here’s the $650 build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/m44sD2

And here’s the $900 build. - https://pcpartpicker.com/list/tfXfQZ

If you have any questions please email me at relaystudiosco@gmail.com

Best Regards Tristen

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Why would you ever buy micro ATX? Mid-Towers aren't that much larger and you don't have to worry about parts not fitting in the case.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

A mid tower won't fit under my desk.

  • 8 months ago
  • 0 points

Because it's cheaper

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Actually not. You can buy a mid case for $25. They work great.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

what case?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this build going to last 2 or 3 years with minor upgrades? I was going to do an intel i5 8600k as my gpu as i want to use this as a workstation too.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Cpu sorry

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

What’s your budget? I’ll put you a full build together.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi! Thanks for taking the time to make this. This will be my first build and I have a couple of clarifying, noob questions. First, our modem is upstairs hooked up to my brother's xbox, so will this build be able to get on wifi, or will I need to add that? I would like to rip my CDs to the computer, so do I need an external optical drive? I plan on mostly using the PC for Minecraft modpacks, namely Sky Factory 3, and some older games like FFX. Thanks for the help!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

as long as you have some sort of adapter that can plug into your PC then you should be ok, if you want to make your wifi faster you should definitely choose ethernet although its a lot more expensive

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Corsair CXM for entry level? I would rather take the FSP Hexa+.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I’m a noob at pc and I’m going to get one but I don’t know if a intel core i3 or a amd Ryzen 3

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

The i3 is faster, but the AM4 platform the Ryzen 3 is on will be supported until 2020

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

An i3 has equal performance to a 2200G, and a 2200G has better integrated graphics and is cheaper.

If you like Intel, go for the i3. (Generally, Intel CPU's have better gaming performance.) If you aren't getting a dedicated graphics card or on are on a tight budget, a Ryzen CPU would be better.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm new to building computers and I was wondering if this build comes with an OS or if I need to get one? I really want this build and it looks like the best fit for me because I grew up playing on laptops and wanted a better computer for a lower price.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

You will have to buy a copy of Windows, or install a Linux distribution

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Would this build be able to run RPG's like The Witcher, Mass Effect, and others on medium or high settings?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, it very much can!

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

You're more than welcome to disagree with choices and provide alternatives, but please don't spread misinformation in the process. None of what you've said in this comment is true at all. I urge you to look into benchmarks before saying such things.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh I know facts lol 8 gigs of ram is not enough and you will get stutters. This is not disinformation. This is knowledge from experience.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

While I disagree with you on that as well, that wasn't your only statement, and those others were patently false.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you sure that this all runs well with 450 W of power?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I put a bit more ram in there. I'm kinda noob in all off this but I think this is som good ram for value: G.Skill - NT Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

This looks good. read here that the motherboard is a bit small if you need extra cooling in the future. What motherboard would be good if you want some upgrade possibilities in the future.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you need a sound card with this build?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

The sound card is integrated

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

hey im new to pc build and i have no clue how to build one does anybody know and if yes could they help thx

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm willing to spend more money on a bigger case and a better video card and CPU. What would you recommend?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

The modest build

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

The modest build is a little out of my budget. Im mostly worried about the case’s size limiting future upgrades. Will this be a problem? What other cases would you recommend if it is? Thanks.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this pc good for music production, light gaming, photoshop multitask? If not which one is good for around 500

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

i would suggest building a pc with the intel i5 instead of the i3 as its more powerful. and get a bigger SSD

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I play games that are hardly taxing, even on my current laptop (Minecraft, Transistor, Shovel Knight, Stardew Valley), but I also do occasional art, design, and layout work in programs like Photoshop, GIMP, Scribus, and Inkscape (and maybe Krita after I have a new computer). I'd also like to explore Android app development, and my current laptop, with an AMD processor, has issues running Android device virtual machines.

Would this build be suitable for a jack-of-all-trades approach to gaming, art and design, and development/VMs? I'm not going deep into any of these hobbies, so I don't need anything particularly specialized.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there a reason why you are using enterprise hard drive?? Are you planning on RAID?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Would this work with a medium tower such as a NZXT S340 Elite?

I'm a first timer when it comes to PC building, and i'm worried if these items wouldn't fit inside a larger tower

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

if the case is an MATX then yes, go ahead

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi . I'm looking to build a PC that has more power & better graphics than the original PS4. So how does this build compare to PS4 ? Better or same ? I will be playing mostly Fighting games like Street Fighter V & Fighting EX Layer & also Conan Exiles .

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

getting this PC, or any other PC with a graphics card will most likely outrun the ps4 and other consoles

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, new to the pc build scene here. Would this build be able to run Insurgency: Sandstorm and Rising Storm 2: Vietnam at medium?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi all! Just wondering, if I wanted to lower this computer to a budget of lets say, 850? How would I go bout doing it with whay part?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this good for Garry's Mod, Town of Salem, Left4Dead2 and Minecraft, or is it too good? im new to building PCs.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, I am new to pc gaming and this would be my first build. I was wonder if anyone knew how good FPS this pc could run Rainbow Six Seige on medium to high settings? Also if I’m just using the pc for gaming would this pc or the AMD pc be better?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Any other cheaper options for the case? if so could someone please link them, cheers.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Another typo (Or filter error). It says the filter is for the best priced 2tb drive, yet the filter is showing 1tb drives in the build.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm tired of laptop gaming and planning on getting this build soon. I need advice on what changes to make to this build if I live in an area with far too much dust, regular power outages and occasional voltage fluctuations. These power outages and voltage fluctuations are the reason I didn't get a pc in the last 10 years after my motherboard fried again. Laptops tend to work reasonably fine without frying and the only problem they face is dust regularly clogging within. So anything I could do to the pc to make it dust resistant and maybe ensure its resistant to voltage fluctuations?

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd recommend looking into dust filters that could be added to the selected case or looking for a case that comes with dust filters already. Cases that come with dust filters already installed tend to be a little more premium, but that's not a hard-and-fast rule.

Regarding voltage fluctuations, I will always recommend picking up a good Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS). Those are by far the best protection you can give yourself.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Can i change the motherboard to like an H310M-HDV MicroATX LGA 1151? Would it affect anything? Plz help, i am looking to get the pc in the next 2 weeks

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Motherboards don't really matter if the CPU is non overclockable.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

can someone help me with a beginner build for gaming /streaming computer. my budget is $400? i already have the bit penix nova tg case.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Try going over here - https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/forum/27-create-a-part-list-for-me/

Just an FYI that budget will be tight to create a build that will stream well.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

if you were doing budget builds then an AMD CPU is so much better price for performance and the 2000 series CPU's have really good integrated graphics in case your dedicated GPU fails.

  • 7 months ago
  • 0 points

The only 2 APU's from AMD are the 2200G and the 2400G (not including the 200GE since that is quite poor value IMO), and building with them as a just in case isn't a good enough reason. The 8100 is roughly the same cost and will have similar/better performance in a majority of games.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

If I replaced the CPU with the Intel Core i5-8400 would I be doing any thing wrong or missing out on anything?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope, in fact in games that can saturate up to 6 cores, you would see an uplift in gaming performance. Other than 2 additional cores, the 2 would perform the same.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I’m so new to this I don’t even know what half of these stuff means but I’m looking to build a pc I was wondering if someone could make me a list with everything my budget is 500

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

So to be clear, you made a comment on a parts list AND guide for $500, asking for someone to make you a parts list for a $500 build? You're playing 4D chess now my friend

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Would this build be able to run 4d chess at 1080p? ;)

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe. Try turning off AA and post fx.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm completely new to PC building and I'm trying to switch from console, I was wondering if anyone could tell me how easy this build will be to assemble? should I get a professional to do it or just watch some videos and wing it?

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Just watch a couple of guides, the physical installation isn't that challenging. My main advice would be to use common sense and be methodical.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

What Power Supply Should I Choose? I read one question about the power supply and i forgot who but someone said you could get better for a better price.Thanks!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

You can probably get a PSU for cheaper, but those usually are really sketchy. Only buy one from a reputable brand.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

i am getting this build and i am getting a EVGA 450w br.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Do i need a sound and wifi card for this setup?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

It has onboard audio and ethernet.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

it has onboard ethernet and audio but if you dont have an ethernet cable to plug into you could always use a wireless adapter, it might run a little bit slower but it does the job

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

It says it can run CS:GO smoothly and I am currently playing on a crappy laptop that only gets around 30 frames per second with low graphics for CS. I was wondering at what it would be around for FPS on this pc (Highest Graphics). Also with the stock cooler is it possible to overclock w/o problems.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a non K processor and thus cannot overclock. Also, the board is non overclockable, so if you want to upgrade to an overclockable CPU in the future then get a Z series board.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I built a modification of this system with some parts salvaged from my last PC.

One thing to note here: this case only comes with one fan.

Fans are kinda cheap and I had some to salvage, but it's worth noting.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I really like your build, I plan to make a pc to game and stuff. As I am very new to pcs i came up with build after watching many youtube vids can i have your thoughts and suggestion thanks https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/xCryMZ

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Z370 is fine if you want to upgrade later on but since you're using a non overclockable CPU you probably want a B360 board. Plus, that H100i is way too overkill.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I literally know nothing about PC’s, can this run Escape From Tarkov with decent FPS and graphics?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Can/How well can this PC run Fortnite/Overwatch?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

at medium settings around 100fps

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I’m planning on using this as a guide for my first pc I have a friend whose helping me but I’m wondering do I need a monitor with 144 hz to be worth it or is a 60 hz ok

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

144hz is kind of overkill unless you're playing at lowest settings. I would look at lower refresh rates, like maybe 75 hz.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

DO u thin kit would run apex?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

yes, very smoothly at low-medium settings

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Does this build require the purchase of of wifi card to be able to connect to the internet? It may be a silly question as I don´t really know much about PC building. Thank you.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes but it has an RJ45 jack.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you stream with this PC? Awesome build btw

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

With only 4 cores, it would be fine for gaming, but I would look at Ryzen builds if you really want to stream using one machine.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking to switch from ps4, how does this system run Rainbow Six Siege

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

yes, very smoothly at 100fps

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

What FPS would fornite run at with this kind of build? Would they ever drop below 60fps?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

using epic max settings, you might drop to 40-50 at most but on lower settings this build runs games including fortnite very smoothly

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

i am trying to help my moms ex put together a pc for his talk show that he streams on XPlit and i was wondering if this will be powerful enough for professional streaming and home office work/multitasking

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

You might want to check out Ryzen

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

what can this run like triple a games at medium to high settings?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Would I be able to stream @1080p60 with this build? I have good internet too so maybe?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

4 cores probably isn't enough.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

you are able to stream a little less than 1080p

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

does anyone know how fast this will run fortnite with all epic settings? (get your virgin jokes out now)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

60 fps-ish

  • 6 months ago
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  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

It would be great to see the CPU for this build bumped to the i3-9100. Currently it's the same price as the i3-8100 AND it turbos to 4.2 GHz (better for gaming and single threaded performance). The i3-8100 does not turbo and is limited to 3.6 GHz.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Would this build be able to play total war games? or would the AMD version be better, I'm a noob about this never built a pc before, also how easy is it to set up when you build it and got all accessories you need? im worried about getting the setting up of the operating wrong and making sure it running smoothly when playing games.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello. I am a college student (also PC gaming noob) that has been saving up money to buy parts to make a gaming PC.

I have experience actually building PCs however, my issue is that I don't know exactly what parts to choose. I have been gaming with consoles my entire life (I have a PS4) and I am done with consoles after seeing just how much better PC truly is and I don't want to be held back anymore lol.

For someone like me, I really only care about high framerate and I want to make sure that I can upgrade the PC easily.

I am mainly looking forward to play upcoming games (like Crash Team Racing) at an amazing silky smooth framerate (since the console versions appear to run at 30).

Can I get a solid idea for a good build? Keep in mind my budget is around 500-700$. Also, an idea of the best type of monitor for someone like me would be amazing as well.

Thank you for your time and attention.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

if you need a good budget build i have the same sort of parts in my favorite list. I've done a lot of research and for the price the PC build is very simple and can run all the games you want, the difference of the builds is the choice of HDD, SSD and RAM sticks. this one will work but if you'd like something similar just check my page out

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Very good build!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

How many fps will it run on fortnite epic settings?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

on epic around 60fps

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I did this build and it's a lot better than I expected it to be. Don't expect good 4k performance, but expect high performance at 1080p. The only things I did different is 16gb ram and switched out the 250gb SSD for 500GB. No regrets!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello everyone! Im new to this Building Pc Process and I'm looking to get a pc mainly for streaming! Whats a good pc that I can get for $500-$700 usd? Thank you in advance!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

What settings could I run over watch on with this? Will it even run? Can it support streaming and gaming simultaneously?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I need a very fast USB transfer speed. For work I run windowd from an external SSD. So I need a fast usb connection for it to run smooth.

I saw this build has 3.0 ports. If needed can I later on replace those by 3.2 gen 2 ones? Does the motherboard allow this?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello! I have an important question. This would be my first PC and the build fits my budget, but I think I will want to stream and game on it eventually. I was thinking of upgrading the ram to the same brand and everything but 2x8 gb so it can handle the streaming and gaming. Would that work? Or would I need to get a stronger processor too? (Same question goes for video editing, but its not that important.) Looking forward for your help!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I’m 13 and don’t have much money but I’m trying to get a summer job at a snow cone shack do you think this pic would be good for me I make around 7.50 a hour... I just want a pc that can run fortnite on 720p low setting at a decent FPS

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

If you can get around $500, I would recommend this parts list: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/mrkim42/saved/3s8zNG It'll be able to handle fortnight at med-high settings at 1080p at very playable fps of at least 60. If you are looking help for pc building and configurations, I would highly recommend youtube channels like Bitwit, Joey Delgado, and Techsource. Good luck w/ your pc!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

The 9100 is now out

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/HGgszY I need some help in configuring this PC, It's actually a little overpriced for my budget. (600-800 dollars.) If anyone tech savvy enough to give me some suggestions please give me some. And probably the dimensions, because I'm afraid that the cooler, CPU, and CPU might not fit...

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

i swapped a few things out but this is a better build for less. loost a bit of storage but got faster read and write speeds with the m.2 over the ssd. then i got better frame rates with the rx570 over the 1050 gpu. then i swapped the case for one with led lighting and comes with more preinstalled fans.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $210.25 @ shopRBC
Motherboard ASRock - Fatal1ty B450 GAMING K4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $101.98 @ Vuugo
Memory Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Intel - 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $79.99 @ Amazon Canada
Storage *Seagate - Barracuda Computer 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $64.99 @ Newegg Canada
Video Card Sapphire - Radeon RX 570 4 GB PULSE Video Card $174.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case Phanteks - Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case $50.99 @ Amazon Canada
Power Supply Rosewill - Capstone 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Newegg Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $863.17
Mail-in rebates -$25.00
Total $838.17
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-14 13:38 EDT-0400
  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

why get the extra cpu cooler the one that comes with the 2600x works great even if you oc it a bit.

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  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Could this handle video editing?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have gone with a Ryzen 5 1600 or 1600x but otherwise nice build!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe that the 9100f is 50 dollars cheaper and a much faster CPU for this build!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I have this case. Airflow isn't great, definitely will need more case fans.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a bad build but I would change that to a Ryzen 2600 that is 119 right now with a cheap B450 for around the same price as your intel board and use that extra money you saved on the processor towards the RX 580 8GB instead.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this build VR compatible? I'm new to all of this and didn't know where to check for VR compatibility.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Does anybody have any recommendations for a pc that runs premiere pro and runs decently on games like fortnite?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

This CPU is a horrible buy for that price today. 9400f costs the same.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I honestly think that PCPartpicker needs to up their parts lists. There is an incompatibility listed in this parts list, and the storage selection is not what I would recommend. The parametric filters are not the best way to put together configurations, and I would definitely put in extra time to modify these parts list to include more reputable brands and better parts.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Would it be possible to stream using this pc? And if so what quality are we looking at?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

i think that the r5 2600 would have been aa better choice of the 8100, personally at least

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Recently built this as my very first PC, and it runs very well! Though, I have a feeling the single fan in the case isn't enough. Should I get more fans? Where do I look to get more fans? This is all new to me and I don't want to make any mistakes.

  • 8 months ago
  • 0 points

You know, the i3 8350k is better and not that much more expensive

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

The 8350K doesn't come with a cooler, and one of its strengths - overclocking - requires a Z chipset motherboard. This means you need to swap out the CPU and motherboard and add a cooler. At that point you'll very easily have to spend at least $100 more. That may be worth it to some, but my opinion is that that extra money could be better spent elsewhere, not to mention it grows the budget out of scope for this guide.

  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

bUT WhY nOT UsE aMD LiKE iTS thE OnLY tHInG FOr 2018

  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

RX 570 is not compatible with the Intel processors. Try a new card, or switch out your CPU to a Ryzen 3 2200g with a compatible motherboard. Hope this helps.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

This isn't true at all. Please don't spread this kind of incorrect info.

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  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

The RX 570 will perform considerably better than the GTX 1050 in games.

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Feedback is very much welcome, but please keep it constructive. For example, what would you like to see different?

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  • 8 months ago
  • 4 points

Keep in mind that the goal with this guide isn't to cut cost at the expense of all else. Cheaper PCs can always be had. This guide seeks to provide good performance and build experience for roughly $500.


Intel K CPUs cannot be overclocked on B360 motherboards, so I'm not sure what you're getting at there. Chipset selection is not solely about CPU overclockability. I think that misconception may be coloring your view here. The H310 chipset is not even capable of dual channel memory support. It's also far more limited on PCI-E lanes, both in number and generation (PCI-E 3.0 vs PCI-E 2.0). There are several other reasons to choose B360 motherboards over H310 ones for gaming, but suffice to say, the differences I mentioned are more than worth the $15 price difference between the B360 board in the list and the H310 A you're recommending.


I'm not quite sure I'm following you here. You're saying a 240GB SSD is useless but then recommending a 250GB SSD at over 50% increased price and saying that would be enough for a typical user.


Cases are very much a personal choice. Cheaper cases can entirely be justified, but I prefer to recommend cases that will be a little easier and more pleasant to build in, especially for newer builders. The Q300L also, in my opinion much nicer to look at - both inside and out.


I assume you're speaking of the Rosewill ARC 450. I only add PSUs to the list that have reviewed well, as I and the community take PSU quality very seriously. I don't operate off assumptions with this. Unfortunately, I've not yet found any reviews of the ARC 450.

Additionally, the CXM (2015) 450 is $5 cheaper at $30 at MIR, though of course MIRs aren't for everyone.


I would be careful citing speculation and rumor as fact when it comes to future releases.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the work you do here, i've used this site for 4 years now and started my very first build off of one of your build guides from back then. Without it I would have probably put a bomb in for my power supply lol

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! That's always nice to hear :)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

That is too confusing for me

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this supposed to be a joke? If so I don't get it

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