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chickstoef
  • 5 months ago

My 15 year old wants to build his first gaming PC. His cart is in the $2000 range, my budget is the $1600 range not including the monitor. Can anyone help this Mom get his budget closer to mine???

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  • 5 months ago
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This topic has been moved from "General > General Discussion" to "Systems > Create A Part List For Me".

  • 5 months ago
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Can anyone out there put together a parts list for around the $1600 range? My son is thinking Intel over AMD, but is he right? He’s mostly going to be gaming maybe some video editing in the future. Thanks

  • 5 months ago
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PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $471.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H80i v2 70.69 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $94.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock Z390 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $159.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $64.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Crucial MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $32.99 @ Amazon
Video Card PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Red Devil Video Card $439.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $98.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $96.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1560.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-13 01:48 EST-0500
  • 5 months ago
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Depends on a huge number of factors. Peripherals Included? OS? What monitor and Hz? What is he trying to do?

  • 5 months ago
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Mainly play Sea of Thieves. He already has a keyboard, mouse and headphones.

  • 5 months ago
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So... Include monitor and OS?

  • 5 months ago
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Not including monitor or OS

  • 5 months ago
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https://pcpartpicker.com/list/P8LJn7

This will outperform pretty much anything you could get in a similar price range. I'd be interested to see what your son has in his cart, to compare and see if modifications need to be made. I can also recommend a monitor if you'd like.

Enjoy, and reply with any questions :)

  • 5 months ago
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A monitor recommendation would be great. He wants to go Intel over AMD.

  • 5 months ago
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Pretty much whatever tops this list is what I would recommend for a monitor.

I would strongly recommend AMD over Intel for this price range, but if he needs Intel: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/qL3mCL

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