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Starting College and Wanting to Build a Decent PC

Juniper0480

4 months ago

So like the title says im starting college and i wanted to get a desktop to game on. I put something together right here and wanted to know what changes should be made if any. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ysHCRJ

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  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks fine except for the low rent PSU, I'd want something a bit more trustworthy, Seasonic is my preference but most mid to high end EVGA, Corsair or Seasonic based Antecs are good.

For me though, remembering those days, something a bit more portable can be a life saver in terms of space and travelling so I threw together this an idea.

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 ASRock - B450 GAMING-ITX/AC Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $89.99 @ Newegg
Memory ADATA - XPG GAMMIX D10 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $79.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $62.95 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 2 TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $74.98 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card $229.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Node 202 HTPC Case $59.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS SGX 450 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply $91.70 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $854.48
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-17 15:53 EDT-0400
  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor $116.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Deepcool - GAMMAXX 400 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler $24.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $129.99 @ Newegg
Memory Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $97.49 @ Amazon
Storage Intel - 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $65.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $42.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card $219.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair - 270R ATX Mid Tower Case $64.16 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Amazon
Wireless Network Adapter Asus - PCE-AC51 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $28.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $866.47
Mail-in rebates -$15.00
Total $851.47
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-17 15:58 EDT-0400
  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

You will find a lot of similar comments here so lets walk through it:

1) Go for the 2600. Its worth it.

2) The Hyper 212 will be the same as the stock cooler. I suggested a cooler in the $40 to $50 range

3a) I like good VRMs (Voltage Regulator Module). Pretty much the majority of B450 boards have a 4 phase Vcore VRM (Thats the VRM that delivers power to the CPU). I recommend getting a more expensive board that has a 6 phase.

3b) I also agree that a tiny pc is better for college. Been there done that and it was a pain to lug a atx mid tower around. Im also a fan of mini ITX builds

4) RAMs fine. A good entry point if you want RGB. You could go cheaper without the RGB

5) Samsung drives are nice but expensive. Get a M.2 to save space and have similar or better performance with a NVMe drive instead of SATA.

6) Good choice of GPU

7) My recommendation for tiny case

8) Also agreed get a better PSU

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $164.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Scythe - FUMA Rev.B 79 CFM CPU Cooler $46.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B450I GAMING PLUS AC Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $126.00 @ Amazon
Memory Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $97.49 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial - P1 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $69.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Constellation ES 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $57.50 @ Amazon
Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB GAMING Video Card $219.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design - Focus G Mini (Black) MicroATX Mini Tower Case $46.23 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $889.17
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-17 16:00 EDT-0400

Also note that the motherboard has wifi onboard so you wont need a separate card. About $43 over your budget but worth it

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Small build the cooler is 29 bucks at Newegg.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kDbBKB

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