Strictly gaming - Intel is the way to go.
If you usually have your browser open and other applications during gaming, probably the AMD will be better as it has more threads.
If you take performance on strictly gaming - then Intel is better.
Evo 212 is the best budget cooler you can get if you don't want to use the stock one or you want to overclock a bit.
Sure, if you are looking for a better price/performance the 5-- series are a great option!
The motherboard has a build in ethernet (RJ45 interface) that you can use to plug in your ethernet cable, but if you want to use Wifi, you will need to buy a separate Wifi adapter.
Don't know this game, but looking at the "recommended" sys requirements on their website this is definitely enough to run the game. :)
Pure gaming? Probably the Intel one - ANYTHING else, go AMD.
For example if you only do gaming and nothing else (i.e. browsing the web, multi screen, alt+tabbing during gaming) then the Intel would be performing better.
If you do a lot of multitasking the AMD will be better as it has more threads and will handle multiple stuff at once + gaming.
How is the 650W PSU holding up?
Hope you and your son have an awesome time building this!
If you bought all necessary components to run the PC, then no.
Just go on YouTube and search for the CPU / GPU combo. I am sure there are videos out that have benchmarks for these two components together.
If you are not based in the US , then it most likely does not matter anything.
If you are, that just means that you can get an amount of money back from the supplied where you purchased the item when you mail in either a coupon or something similar.
It can, the difference between the 4gb and 8gb is main textures in games, but there is some marginal improvement. If you budget allows it, I would def go for the 8gb version. Here in the UK the two versions are actually almost the same price so it would be crazy not to go for the 8Gb.
Make sure everything is connected up properly.
If it is, try another SATA connector.
If you rule out everything else and none of the connectors on the Mobo work, then it might be DOA.
Another option is to try the hard disk somewhere else - for example on an external enclosure and see if it works.
It is usually hard to figure out which part is wrong but make sure everything is connected the right way first before coming to conclusions.
Should be able to, at lower settings.
You should be, but streaming is very CPU intensive and this quad core cpu will probably not enough for your needs.
I don't see why not. You might want to run this at 1080p and maybe lower settings.
It is - to an extent. And that extent depends on you requirements.
What resolution are we talking about here?
At 1080p maybe around 60-90 depending on the settings.
Yes, not a bad budget build for a kid. Depending on what they will play, you could even get away without a GPU and run a 2400/3400G. :)
No obvious questions, we don't expect anyone to know all of these things right out of the gate. Happy that you came here to ask instead of doing it right away.
First off, the above configuration should be able to run FF14 at 1080p -
based on this - https://www.finalfantasyxiv.com/media/recom/na/pc.html
Maye you will need to turn some settings down to medium or low, but you should be able to get some smooth gameplay.
In terms of your second question - the reason why the above configuration has one SSD and one HDD is that most people install their Windows on the SDD in order to get faster loading times and then use the HDD which has a higher capacity to install their games on there. Technically speaking you can use whatever storage you want / can afford and there isn't a "right" way to do it. If you want to use 2 SSDs then go ahead, no problems there. If you want to use 2 HDDs no problem. You can also use just one SSD with a higher capacity if you can afford it to have everything on there. The main difference between the SSD and HDD is that the SSD loads you system and games faster - IT DOES NOT INCREASE PERFORMANCE. - just slight improvements on loading times.
If you have people telling you to buy a SSD - it is because of the faster load times and nowadays, they are very affordable as well.
There is really no guide on how to build the computer. This is just showing you the list of components that go together at the specific price point. Everything else you would need to do yourself.
There are loads on resources on the internet - especially YouTube where you can learn everything you could possibly need in order to put these components together or any other PC for that matter.
Start off by researching each separate component and how it connects with the other parts in the system - learn the basics and then go from there in terms of building it as a whole.
Had a quick search and this showed up on the fandom page for Runescape:
Processor: Intel i5 or i7 or AMD Athlon X2
Graphics: ATi Radeon HD, 512MB Nvidia GeForce G 100 or better
Memory: 4GB DDR3
Video Settings: Graphic Details on High. All options turned on.
Renderer: DirectX or OpenGL [ DirectX (32-bit/ 64-bit) or OpenGL (64-bit only) ]
The build above will be sufficient enough to run those requirements no problem. Assuming the information above is correct.
No, not really. But there are a lot of good guides on YouTube on how to put a PC together when buying separate components such as these above.
Feel free to PM me and I will be happy to help you out and go through every single component and where it should go.
Sure can! Make sure to run your RAM at ~3000 and do a slight overclock on the CPU to get the most of it. You can also play around with the 580 and bring up the clocks a bit higher as well.
I am assuming you meant 60fps at 1080p, right?
What are you looking for? I mean this can be tweaked (depending on whether you are US or EU) for better performance / price.
Ryzen 5 is a solid choice, even with the new generation being out. I am actually looking at building a Ryzen 1600 machine myself as that is enough for 1080p for me personally.
The games you listed are playable by this build, but don't expect to run 100+ fps at 1440p. At 1080p, it should be plenty to run these at medium and good frame rates.
I would guess it should be able to run it, but probably not quite smooth. Should be playable at 1080p no problems, but as you know that game is very heavy on the CPU so the quad core might be little bit stressed.
Looking at the product page for that MSI motherboard, it does not look like it offers bluetooths connectivity.
You will have to buy a separate adapter for that. Alternatively, if you are also buying a WiFi adapter, there are some on the market who have both WiFi and bluetooth within the same adapter.
You are talking out of your ***.
Did you even read what I said? Quoting one part of the senses, taking away from the actual meaning.
You obviously are not aware of how prices, availability and what items are offered work in the EU. All I said was put a note on your comment to say US/Canada related. Why post a build that someone less knelwedable from- for example Sweden, will see and go buy outright when there are better/cheaper alternatives available here.
Also, from your build: "The 2060 is the most cost effective card out on the market" - WRONG xD
Here is a guy running AC Unity with a 2200g and a RX 570 4gb - the settings are the beginning all seem to be on high and he is running the game at a nice stable 50-60-ish FPS.
So technically if you down the graphics to medium you might even get higher frames than that.
Same thing goes for similar games, if you have real expectations that this machine is not going to run games at 100 fps on ultra, then you will be pleasantly surprised.
"Streaming" is a very vague definition of what you want to do for people on here to give you a concrete answer that will be helpful.
That being said - you can stream with this PC no problem.
You might see some increased productivity vs the 2600, but also might have higher temps which is normal with a faster CPU, but I see now issues replacing it. But if you are looking to overclock, might be a good idea to look for a MB with better VRMs.
You should have a look at the case manual from the manufacturer, that should give you the exact answer you are looking for.
When picking up a good case fan, don't look at the brand name and more towards the design of the fan and whether it will actually have a nice static pressure - check what case fans you have available to purchase near you and do some research on your top 2-3 picks.
And based on your link above I need to pay 250$ customs on the Ryzen CPU because I don't live where you do.
This is the case for many people here, don't just post a build here without properly explaining where you might get these parts.
Usually you do need Windows (or Linux, etc.) to run it yes.
Uneducated comment that does not bring anything to this discussion.
Why lose on GPU performance to "upgrade" the MB that will not gain anything of value?
The list says you have bought pretty much all parts? If you have not yet, see my recommendations below.
Two main things:
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/dQgzK8/asrock-b450m-pro4-micro-atx-am4-motherboard-b450m-pro4 - good budget option that is 10 bucks more and better.
No way you are saying a 2200g with a 4gb 570 is better than a 2600 with a 8gb 580???
Also, you are listing something from Australia and excluding the monitor you have a 800$ build, whereas the above one (which IS better) is only 550 where I am at.
Prices and retailers would be different for everyone here so no point in posting this here.
This is better with prices and retailers available to you in your country in your budget / currency. Not the same for everyone else on this website.
Hi, build looks solid, not bad.
Are you planning to OC the CPU (and maybe the GPU)? Might consider getting a 650W PSU instead of the 550W to give you a little bit of a headroom for better stability and longevity of your components.
Other than that, looks good. Also, it is worth to wait a few more weeks until both the AMD and nVidia refreshes hit the shelves, some prices might come up.
I don't see why not, should be plenty enough to handle the macOS.
And your substantial research evidence on this statement?
Very clean! Well done!
I am actually building something very similar, but inside an NZXT H400 case and the only difference is the GPU (and RAM, but not important) as I will be using an older 980 from a friend for now.
Strangely enough, I also have this weird this with how GPUs look on the side when in the case, most new ones that have come just ruin the whole esthetics with either nothing on the side or no backplate, so I am currently looking for something that both performs well and looks good. Maybe the new RTX refresh or the new AMD cards.
Ya bro, hit me up, I will probably be online at some point today or tomorrow.