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kastep1 2 days ago


This is my first time building a PC and I'd like to optimize the power/price. One of the major things bothering me is what to do about the graphics card. I've heard that running 2 can be good, but that the difference isn't always noticeable. I don't mind spending more money, but I don't want to spend more if the difference isn't worth the upgrade.

The idea is to use it mostly for playing MOBA/FPS/RPG games... But I would probably want to run some modeling software like CAD or Autodesk.

Any suggestions or improvements are much appreciated! Thanks!

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Steam_Works 1 Build 2 points 2 days ago


  • Removed aftermarket cooler, basically the same as the one that comes with the 2600
  • Better Motherboard
  • Better Ram
  • Better Gpu
  • Changed to a good, cheap case
  • Better Psu
  • Removed sound card, with lower end headphones you won't be able to see the difference.
  • Removed CD drive, basically useless in this day and age
  • Better Keyboard
  • Better Headphones
  • Dropped the speakers, not really useful for most people, plus if you really need them a bunch of lower end monitors have inluded speakers
  • Changed hhd to a ssd, so you can potentially add a hard drive later on

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $164.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ B&H
Memory Crucial - Ballistix Sport AT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $78.69 @ Newegg
Storage Team - L5 LITE 3D 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $54.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Zotac - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING Video Card $348.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Phanteks - Eclipse P350X (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $83.98 @ Newegg Business
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.49 @ SuperBiiz
Keyboard Redragon - K552 Wired Gaming Keyboard $34.99 @ Amazon
Headphones Kingston - HyperX Cloud II 7.1 Channel Headset $89.58 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1140.48
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-16 14:34 EDT-0400
kastep1 submitter 1 point 2 days ago

Thank you! The keyboard and headphones were thrown in there as an after thought, but I like the ones you picked. Also, that's good to know about the sound card because I didn't realize there wouldn't be a noticeable difference.

Zerk2012 1 Build 1 point 2 days ago

I don't think a single 480gb SSD will get it.

Most people like speakers.

Buy the OS on a USB stick.

The cooler is sold at Newegg.

7 bucks over what you had with a lot better balance and performance.


kastep1 submitter 1 point 2 days ago

Thanks! Yeah, I had a feeling my balance would be off but knowing how to optimize the system falls a little out of my general knowledge. Thanks again for your feedback.

Zerk2012 1 Build 1 point 2 days ago

The main things were the video card much better performance.


No name power supply made by Andyson if I remember right.

The slow single stick of memory, AMD loves fast memory and dual channel is much faster.

The sound card not needed unless your running a very expensive speaker system then you would get a much better one.

Windows comes on a USB stick and the full version can be used on more than one PC. You just install the 64 bit version it will ask you what to install.