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$1500 Gaming/Streaming Build!

Tb0x

21 months ago

Hey Guys,

I am looking to upgrade my pc for higher quality streams and better frame rate.

  • Budget: $1500
  • Location: Georgia
  • Use (gaming, rendering, etc): Gaming, Streaming
  • Peripherals required (monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc): Not needed
  • Operating System required: Not needed.

Right now this is my current build:

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor

Motherboard: ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard

Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory

Storage: PNY - CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card: Gigabyte - Radeon RX 580 4GB Gaming 4G Video Card

Case: NZXT - S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Comments

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Everything looks fine. The only things I’d see you could upgrade are the storage, GPU and cooling.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor Purchased For $0.00
CPU Cooler Thermalright - TRUE Spirit 140 Direct 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler $41.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard Purchased For $0.00
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Storage PNY - CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Crucial - MX500 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $121.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.18 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card $614.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $0.00
Case Fan ARCTIC - Arctic F14 PWM 77.3 CFM 140mm Fan $8.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan ARCTIC - Arctic F14 PWM 77.3 CFM 140mm Fan $8.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan ARCTIC - Arctic F14 PWM 77.3 CFM 140mm Fan $8.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan ARCTIC - F12 PWM 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan $7.29 @ SuperBiiz
Other SilverStone PWM Fan Hub System Cables, Black (CPF04) $14.21 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $871.21
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-04-23 23:28 EDT-0400
  • Added a whole bunch of Arctic Cooling PWM fans, to improve airflow (the 120mm is rated at 74CFM, and the 140mm at 77.3CFM, compared with the 45CFM of the stock NZXT fans). I’ve also added a PWM hub, to avoid eating up all of your motherboard’s fan headers
  • More capable GPU
  • Added a 500GB SSD (for the larger files) and an extra HDD (you can run them in RAID, to create a 2TB space, which can be utilised for stream footage). The SSD you have can stay for the OS
  • Upgraded the CPU cooler to a beefy Thermalright unit, which will improve CPU temps vastly, and give you some room for a mild OC.
  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply!

If I went with the 1080 would my CPU bottleneck?

Also, would my power supply be able to handle all the new parts?

Thanks!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Short Answer: No

In the future when it ages of course there will be a bottleneck like every system, we cant fully the CPU intensive titles, more than likely it will be GPU intensive and you can possibly run into either as a bottleneck but realistically you don't need to worry about this combo, imho its GPU > CPU in terms of performance.

1080 as it stands can handle 144fps 1440p without issues for many many titles, careful on Triple A titles but its a beast of a card with a amazing price/performance ratio. AMD is also better at handling streaming simultaneously while gaming with less overall fps dips (more consistent).

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

ImperiousBattlestar is correct you are not far off with your current build. If you want to spend more you could go with latest generation Ryzen as follows. Added some RGB fans (more expensive) but will make system feel newer and the fans will sync with the RGB header.

Out of interest what monitor/s are you driving. I added a GTX 1070ti which is great for 1440p, but could go lower depending on your set up.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz 8-Core Processor $329.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - X470 Master SLI/AC ATX AM4 Motherboard $143.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Storage PNY - CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Crucial - MX500 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $121.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.18 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card $529.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT - S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $0.00
Case Fan Cooler Master - MasterFan Pro 140 Air Pressure RGB 46.2 CFM 140mm Fan $20.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Cooler Master - MasterFan Pro 140 Air Pressure RGB 46.2 CFM 140mm Fan $20.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1222.01
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1212.01
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-04-24 03:22 EDT-0400
  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, thanks!

Just curious, how much of an increase of performance would I see going with the new CPU listed.

Was the added motherboard needed?

Thanks for the storage addition, definitely needed to add that as well.

What would be the selling point between the 1080 and the 1070 ti?

And to answer your question about the monitor, I am in the market for a new gaming monitor as well. Would like to buy one around $200- $300 range. Would love to hear your recommendation.

Thanks for the help!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Core by core you may see a 7-10% up lift in performance from the r5 1600, but the extra cores and threads of the 2700x will really help push boundaries if intending to game and simultaneously stream. The motherboard completes the package with its added features and strong vrms, though you could stick with the b350 pro4, you might just not be able to execute the full performance of the cpu. As i mentioned Battlestar gave a cost conscious upgrade whilst i pushed that budget further to give you an alternative idea. You can always take a hybrid approach of bith. The gtx 1070ti is currently a slightly better value proposition than the 1080, as you can get close to if not same performance as a stock 1080 with some overclocking. I'll look into monitors.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points
  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd recommend the 27 inch dell D27 with 1440p, 144hz (gsync to allow for best streaming performance matching to GPU refresh rate.)

Edit: Currently going for $450 USD but it goes on sale alot at $400 and $350 sometimes, 400 sale just ended. List below is filtered for 1ms, 144hz 1440p gsync results.

2nd Edit: You can always go lower on size of monitor to 24" obviously.

https://pcpartpicker.com/products/monitor/#W=2690,5500&T=1&H=144,240&sort=price&A=1&r=344001440,256001440

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

is this the smaller version you are referring to?

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/CwgPxr/dell-s2417dg-238-165hz-monitor-s2417dg

I have always been a bigger fan of a smaller screen.. is the rice jump worth a 3 inch increase?

Cheers

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

If you wait for it to go on sale for $400 again, its definitely worth the value. That 3 inches is quite a bit when it comes to your new monitor for years to come.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Crofter,

I believe I am going to splurge a bit and go with the new processor :)

Do you know much about the motherboard you recommended? I am trying to do some research, but can't find much.

Thanks!

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

AsRock made fine Ryzen 1 x370 series motherboards and from the details on the AsRock website for the above board I see they have kept up the feat based on details alone. If in doubt I would hope reviews are released soon.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Would the two added fans with the case fans as well keep the system pretty cool?

Also how will th epsu hold up at only 550w?

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  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Await 2019 for ryzens final installment of cpus before the 2020 switch over. Minimal increase with the newly release of zen+.

You said streaming+gaming why in heck did people say more storage

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