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First Build - Gaming and Work Station

Benji101

8 months ago

Budget: <$1800 including peripherals

Location: Ontario, Canada

Use: Gaming (league, apex, mount & blade mainly), work stuff (lots of coding and excel)

Peripherals required: need gamer keyboard & mouse, and a preferably large monitor

Operating System required: Linux preferably because I want to learn it, but I'm fine with Windows 10

Other: I want to be able to run some intense MATLAB scripts without waiting years (like on my 10-year-old laptop currently). I don't need fantastic FPS but at least like 60 on decently high settings. 500 GB SSD would be preferable too

I'm very new to building computers so any help/recommendations are appreciated. I'd be happy to answer any questions.

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  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Tidy red and black build for 1080p gaming and really anything else you'd like to do with it. This should have no issues getting beyond 60FPS.

2600X on a Tomahawk board, one of the best price/performance pairs available right now w/ 16GB 3200Mhz ram. The black with red LEDs is strictly to bring a little life to the black and red build.

Loads of storage, 1TB SSD for boot/main apps & games, 2TB HDD for media and whatever else you choose to store.

8GB RX580 that both carries forward the aesthetics, as well as performs really nicely.

Neat and clean H500 black and red to bring everything together. I built my machine in the all black variant, and this is a very solid, very nice enclosure for your machine, and looks great sitting on or under your desk. Threw a couple black and red intake fans as well to assist with thermals and the black/red theme.

Tons of power in the 650W Gold Fully modular PSU.

I included the cost of the Windows 10 license, if you opt for Linux, that's $115 or so bucks you can put towards whatever you like.

Keyboard uses Gateron Red switches and should serve you well, if you're more function than gaming you may want to find something using Brown switches instead, but it's very much a personal preference.

The rival 110 is a very solid mouse, I've been using one for a couple years now and I really like it. Great product at that price point.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $259.99 @ Newegg Canada
Motherboard MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $146.94 @ Newegg Canada
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LED 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $119.88 @ Canada Computers
Storage Intel - 660p Series 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $137.00 @ Mike's Computer Shop
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $72.99 @ Amazon Canada
Video Card PowerColor - Radeon RX 580 8 GB Red Devil Video Card $302.35 @ Amazon Canada
Case NZXT - H500 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Memory Express
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G1+ 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $116.99 @ PC-Canada
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $113.00 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fan Thermaltake - Riing 14 LED Red 51.15 CFM 140 mm Fan $9.99 @ Memory Express
Case Fan Thermaltake - Riing 14 LED Red 51.15 CFM 140 mm Fan $9.99 @ Memory Express
Monitor ViewSonic - XG2401 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $263.99 @ PC-Canada
Keyboard Cooler Master - CK530 Wired Gaming Keyboard $94.99 @ Memory Express
Mouse SteelSeries - Rival 110 Wired Optical Mouse $39.58 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1787.67
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-15 12:02 EDT-0400
  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much for the build and the explanations. I really appreciate that you wrote some detail on the pieces because I feel like I don't know what I'm doing yet.

Cheers :)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome. =)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

how do you format it like that

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

what the parts list?

click the share list option, and just copy and paste the wall of text

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you going to be using Polyspace?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope! I haven't used it before and I don't think I'll need to in the future!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

hey man I made you this great build with 1 big monitor and 1 144hz gaming monitor that is 24 inches whilst the other monitor is 31 inches the pc in general is great with 1 tb of super fast m.2 ssd storage much faster than a mechanical drive or a regular ssd and you get some great peripherals and a super nice graphics card and a powerful cpu all inside a nice mini itx case making your build super nice and compact https://pcpartpicker.com/list/2Td4cY

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

That build looks fantastic but it's out of my current price range. I'll definitely look at yours if I'm trying to upgrade!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

What is your exact budge because I can definitely whittle down the price

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

he said 1800

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

$1800 Canadian Tire dollars.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

If you don't mind getting the 2nd (bigger) monitor later on: this would be around $1890:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor $303.67 @ Amazon Canada
CPU Cooler Corsair - H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $149.99 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard ASRock - B450 GAMING-ITX/AC Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $153.35 @ Vuugo
Memory Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Intel - 660p Series 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $137.00 @ Mike's Computer Shop
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card $634.00 @ Newegg Canada
Case Fractal Design - Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case $73.96 @ Mike's Computer Shop
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $78.99 @ Powertop
Monitor LG - 24MP59G-P 23.8" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor $158.93 @ Mike's Computer Shop
Monitor Dell - D3218HN 31.5" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor $224.99 @ Newegg Canada
Keyboard AZIO - L70 Wired Gaming Keyboard $39.99 @ Canada Computers
Mouse Logitech - G Pro Wired Optical Mouse $69.99 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2134.85
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $2114.85
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-15 15:06 EDT-0400
  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

This build looks great! Just to compare it to the other ones I've seen and to learn a little: - what is the cut-off/when do you know to get a cpu cooler over cheap fans? Thanks!

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