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Which would be a better build for under $600 (CAD)

fakeghost

23 months ago

Hi,

I'm trying to decide between these two systems. I'm wondering which would be a better system for future upgrades. Any suggestion or improvements are welcome. I'm on a tight budget so I'm looking to make a good base system that can be upgraded in the future.

Edit: I already have a bunch of hard drives and an old GPU, so I won't be buying these right now. Thanks

Build One: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $262.95 @ Amazon Canada
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - Hyper T2 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $18.06 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard Asus - B85M-G R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $85.57 @ Vuugo
Memory Kingston - 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $85.86 @ Amazon Canada
Case Deepcool - TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $50.83 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply EVGA - 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $54.80 @ Vuugo
Case Fan Rosewill - RFA-120-K 74.5 CFM 120mm Fan $9.02 @ Newegg Canada
Case Fan Rosewill - RFA-120-K 74.5 CFM 120mm Fan $9.02 @ Newegg Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $591.11
Mail-in rebates -$15.00
Total $576.11
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-12-18 20:03 EST-0500

Build 2: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $263.85 @ Vuugo
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $28.08 @ Vuugo
Motherboard ASRock - A320M-DGS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.75 @ Vuugo
Memory Crucial - Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $99.14 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fractal Design - Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $39.53 @ Memory Express
Power Supply EVGA - 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $54.80 @ Vuugo
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $570.15
Mail-in rebates -$25.00
Total $545.15
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-12-18 20:08 EST-0500

Comments

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

ryzen since it's the latest and I would recommend you also use dual channel ram

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $134.99 @ Memory Express
Motherboard ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $84.50 @ Vuugo
Memory Crucial - Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $87.74 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.99 @ Newegg Canada
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1050 2GB OC Video Card $155.50 @ Vuugo
Case Deepcool - TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply EVGA - B3 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.75 @ Vuugo
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $650.46
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $620.46
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-12-18 20:12 EST-0500

If there’s a reason why you didn’t include a GPU / storage please say so.

But this build is way better and only slightly only budget

Obviously if you already had a GPU, then remove the 1050 and get a Ryzen 1600

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks. I updated the description. I already have a HDD and an old GPU.

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