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lowfat_cheese 3 days ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $189.89 @ OutletPC
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver - 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5 g Thermal Paste $6.39 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus - PRIME B450M-A/CSM Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $81.99 @ B&H
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $49.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Green 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB MINI ITX OC Video Card $345.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case $44.45 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $50.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.39 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte - GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $35.90 @ OutletPC
Case Fan be quiet! - Pure Wings 2 140 61.2 CFM 140mm Fan $13.49 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan be quiet! - Pure Wings 2 140 61.2 CFM 140mm Fan $13.49 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor Sceptre - E225W-1920 22.0" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor $79.00 @ Amazon
Keyboard Kensington - K72357US Wired Slim Keyboard $24.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech - G203 Prodigy Wired Optical Mouse $27.00 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1182.72
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $1147.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-15 13:54 EDT-0400

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pcbldragain 1 point 3 days ago

Ryzen needs 2 sticks of memory to work well or it is slower. I would probably try for a 1tb nvme and get a hdd later, the intel 660 is around 100 and makes a fast budget OS drive, or get the 512 version. That mobo has no sinks on the VRM, may not be good for any overclock.

lowfat_cheese submitter 1 point 3 days ago

Thanks for the advice! This is my first PC build, so I'm just guessing at a lot of the compatibility. Is there a mobo you would suggest that would work within my build?

Steam_Works 1 Build 1 point 3 days ago

probably either the Asrock B450M Steel Legend or the MSI B450M PRO-VDH

pcbldragain 1 point 2 days ago

MSI B450 Tamahawk is also a good lower cost board, it depends on features and budget you want pick one of suggested. 2 intake 1 exhaust is usually good, figure the PSU blows a little out also but usually not a lot.

Steam_Works 1 Build 1 point 2 days ago

for micro atx

pcbldragain 1 point 2 days ago

I missed that, matx selection is more limited.

mark5916 1 point 3 days ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $189.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 AORUS PRO WIFI (rev. 1.0) ATX AM4 Motherboard $120.73 @ Amazon
Memory Team - Vulcan 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $50.88 @ OutletPC
Storage ADATA - XPG SX850 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $34.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB VENTUS OC Video Card $349.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $50.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.49 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan be quiet! - Pure Wings 2 120 51.4 CFM 120mm Fan $10.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor LG - 24M47VQ 24.0" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor $99.00 @ Amazon
Keyboard Kensington - K72357US Wired Slim Keyboard $24.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech - G203 Prodigy Wired Optical Mouse $27.00 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1188.71
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $1153.71
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-15 14:17 EDT-0400
lowfat_cheese submitter 1 point 3 days ago

Thanks for the edits! I'm kinda fumbling about in the dark in regards to optimal part compatibility, so this is great. I was reading that you're supposed to have at least two case fans, one for intake and one for outflow. What are your opinions on this?

mark5916 1 point 3 days ago

Yep, one intake and one exhaust fan will do the job just fine.

Having a positive pressure (more intake than exhaust) sometimes achieves better results.

lowfat_cheese submitter 1 point 3 days ago

Thanks! I just realized that the case comes with 2 fans so your edit to the case fan parts makes sense now.

mark5916 1 point 3 days ago

Yep, it comes with two 120mm intake LED fans but no exhaust fans.

So, i added one! :)

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