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New to PC's, need some advice on parts

winona78

33 months ago

Hi Guys... New to the PC gaming world and finally looking to get into it. I was going off of some budget idea builds I found online and was wondering if there is anything that should be changed on the list, or included. Here is what I have for the PC parts themselves...

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1500X Processor with Wraith Spire Cooler
  • MSI B350M GAMING PRO Amd Ryzen B350 Ddr4
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB - 06G-P4-6163-KR
  • Ballistix Sport LT 8GB Single DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC4-19200) DIMM 288-Pin
  • EVGA 600 B1, 80+ BRONZE 600W
  • Seagate 1TB BarraCuda SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive (ST1000DM010)
  • Samsung SATA 1.5 Gb-s Optical Drive, Black SH-224DB/BEBE
  • Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-ALPHA Mid-Tower Gaming Case, Black/Red
  • Samsung CF391 Series Curved 32-Inch FHD Monitor (C32F391)

I'm looking to try and stay around that ~$800 mark, minus the monitor. Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks in advance!

Edit: This is pretty close, but the Ryzen 5 includes the Wraith Spire Cooler and the case is just a bit different than my Amazon cart. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/hnLwXH

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  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

What you've got: (not including to optical drive)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $188.98 @ NCIX US
Motherboard MSI B350M GAMING PRO Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $78.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $58.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SC GAMING Video Card $239.99 @ Amazon
Case Corsair SPEC-ALPHA (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $74.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Samsung LC32F391FWNXZA 32.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $299.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1034.30
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-23 19:41 EDT-0400

What I would recommend:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $188.98 @ NCIX US
Motherboard MSI B350M MORTAR Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $93.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $101.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA SU800 128GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $48.98 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 580 4GB PULSE Video Card $204.98 @ Newegg
Case Corsair SPEC-ALPHA (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $74.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $56.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $818.39
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-23 19:46 EDT-0400
  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! What is the reasoning behind the Radeon video card vs. the GTX 1060? Completely new to this so just me not knowing.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

The RX 580 is better.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

That Samsung monitor isn't worth it if you're only getting a gtx 1060 graphics card. Personally, I'd get an AMD RX 580 card and a Freesync enabled monitor no bigger than 25 inches.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the response! Why do you recommend a screen 25 inches or less? Is the Samsung a bit overkill?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd agree that a 480 or 580 with a Freesync monitor is the way to go. The Samsung one isn't overkill, but it will have awful pixel density. I think 27" is the biggest you want to go with 1080p, otherwise the individual pixels really start to become apparent.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

For the 1060, IMO yeah it would be. Personally, If I wanted to have a 32 inch monitor, I'd get a GTX 1070, 1080, or Titan depending on my budget. For a GTX 1060, RX 480/580, or anything like that, 25 inches is plenty big.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, thank you to all that responded!

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