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Sub $700 Gaming PC Build - Looking for feedback based on parts that might be available for Cyber Week Discounts

getoutside2play

2 months ago

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/VYhkJb

I ordered the parts above but am looking for possible substitutions based on any deep discounts I might have missed or other recommendations. I am building this with my 13 yr old son and it's our first PC build together. Thanks in advance!!!!

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I would do it that way...

I don't know the exact price of that SSD drive. so i can't recommend a different one.

But I'm pretty sure, there should be better alternatives.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $139.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 Blue 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler $19.79 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock B450 Steel Legend ATX AM4 Motherboard $79.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY CS900 960 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Video Card XFX Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS Black Video Card $159.99 @ Best Buy
Case Cooler Master MasterBox MB511 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case $77.95 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CXM 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $89.98 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $642.68
Mail-in rebates -$15.00
Total $627.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-03 15:27 EST-0500
  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

@Mark5916 - Thanks for the reply. I wish I had your list before I ordered. It looks fairly close. Is there anything dramatic that would be worth the hassle of returning and re-ordering? The SSD was $90. Is the 3.6 GHz processor vs. 3.4 GHz going to be noticable? Is there a difference in the RAM?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The SSD was $90.

Well, you could get an M.2 form factor SSD (that doesn't need an additional data and power cable) and be obviously faster, but in overall that wouldn't make your PC particular faster as loading times concerns, so not a big deal actually.

Examples: https://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/pxKcCJ,4XjJ7P,9vWBD3/

Is the 3.6 GHz processor vs. 3.4 GHz going to be noticeable?

Not by much, but still the 2600X has the greater boost clocks. Also not a great performance difference, but nice to have if its within your budget.

https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/9qrXXLB2zAVnRTYeHY3xaA-650-80.png

Is there a difference in the RAM?

I haven't changed the Ram, so the ram stays. lol

A worthwhile change as performance concerns, would be the RX 580 vs the RX 570.

Last but not least, $120 for an older Seasonic PSU model isn't a great choice ether.

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