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Yalderas 25 days ago

This is my first ever time buying and assembling my own PC I'm getting ready to take the plunge I have had some good recommendations and I've tweaked them slightly to cater my desires. I would just like to have knowledgeable eyes look over my build to see if there are any glaring issues or minor discrepancies that may be better if tweaked before I start purchasing parts.

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Primary use is gaming. My main game of interest is World of Warcraft. I also would like to play other games. My budget is $600.

Of course I will have to go over a little to get the OS, although I remember someone from this site telling me about a free way to get it, with a watermark though. It seemed a little complicated and slightly seedy although I didn't think it was against any rules. Anyone have any insight to this?

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ImperiousBattlestar 1 point 25 days ago

Well, for the OS, you’ll have to buy a proper licence, as per the TOS

That being said, your list looks pretty good, except for a few changes

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $129.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - B360M DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.99 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $49.99 @ Adorama
Storage Mushkin - Source 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage *Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card *Zotac - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB Mini Video Card $149.99 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake - Versa H18 Tempered Glass MicroATX Mini Tower Case $47.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply BitFenix - Formula Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $69.00 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $615.84
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-25 01:02 EDT-0400
  • Upped the PSU a little (so you have a bigger power window for a better card)
  • Having a larger case and a smaller motherboard isn’t exactly going to look great, and m-ATX cases are slightly cheaper too (this one also has better airflow, thanks to a meshed front panel)
mark5916 1 point 25 days ago

although I remember someone from this site telling me about a free way to get it, with a watermark though.

Even if that's true, that's not the way of using a OS, and isn't approved from Microsoft either.

So just forget that guy, buy a genuine Windows copy, activate it and have a infinite warranty support.

As for the build...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor $132.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard $89.99 @ Newegg
Memory Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $84.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Inland - 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card PowerColor - Radeon RX 570 4 GB RED DRAGON Video Card $129.99 @ Newegg
Case Cougar - MX340 ATX Mid Tower Case $40.50 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 450 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Cooler Master - SickleFlow (Red) 69.69 CFM 120mm Fan $6.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Cooler Master - SickleFlow (Red) 69.69 CFM 120mm Fan $6.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $597.22
Mail-in rebates -$15.00
Total $582.22
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-25 01:19 EDT-0400

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor $132.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $83.98 @ Newegg
Memory Team - Vulcan 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $55.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Inland - 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card PowerColor - Radeon RX 570 4 GB RED DRAGON Video Card $129.99 @ Newegg
Case DIYPC - DIY-F2-W MicroATX Mini Tower Case $39.95 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 450 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $113.59 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $661.26
Mail-in rebates -$15.00
Total $646.26
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-25 01:23 EDT-0400

And YES, both build configurations would be faster than your build. :)

I have had some good recommendations

Well, i wouldn't consider a i3-8100, a GTX 1050Ti and 8GB of Ram a good recommendation, or just the best bang for your buck for a $600 build. :-P

ImperiousBattlestar 1 point 25 days ago

For World Of Warcraft, a 1600 isn’t really the best choice, as the game’s engine is still not optimised very well for those chips

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-ryzen-wow-patch-performance,38586.html

mark5916 1 point 24 days ago

lol, and what's about the link you posted about the: AMD Ryzen Gets 35% Performance Increase in WoW's Latest Patch!

ImperiousBattlestar 1 point 24 days ago

They did get somewhat of a performance boost, but the game engine still favours faster cores over a high latency chip.

mark5916 1 point 24 days ago

Oh! OK. :)