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So I wanted to know how low one could go for RTX while still getting a reasonable experience, is this it?

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eesti 4 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $160.98 @ Newegg Business
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $54.99 @ Newegg
Memory ADATA - XPG GAMMIX D10 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $102.99 @ Newegg
Storage Gigabyte - UD PRO 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $34.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - AV-GP 2 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Zotac - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Video Card $499.99 @ B&H
Case Rosewill - FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $19.99 @ Newegg Business
Power Supply Rosewill - 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $32.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Acer - K272HUL Ebmidpx 27.0" 2560x1440 60 Hz Monitor $179.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Redragon - K552 Wired Gaming Keyboard $29.99 @ Amazon
Headphones Creative Labs - ChatMax HS-620 Headset $23.47 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1195.36
Mail-in rebates -$5.00
Total $1190.36
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-27 13:56 EST-0500

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mark5916 1 point 4 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $160.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI - B450M PRO-VDH Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg Business
Memory ADATA - XPG GAMMIX D10 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $117.99 @ Amazon
Storage Gigabyte - UD PRO 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $34.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - AV-GP 2 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card $499.99 @ Newegg
Case DIYPC - Cuboid-R MicroATX Mini Tower Case $44.88 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Acer - K272HUL Ebmidpx 27.0" 2560x1440 60 Hz Monitor $179.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Redragon - K552 Wired Gaming Keyboard $29.99 @ Amazon
Headphones Creative Labs - ChatMax HS-620 Headset $23.47 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1262.25
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1232.25
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-27 15:38 EST-0500
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Brett_5s 0 points 4 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $160.98 @ Newegg Business
Motherboard MSI - B450M PRO-M2 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $69.73 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $109.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston - A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.49 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $39.99 @ Monoprice
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card $499.99 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake - Versa H18 Tempered Glass MicroATX Mini Tower Case $49.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
Monitor AOC - G2460PF 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $199.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Redragon - K561 VISNU Wired Gaming Keyboard $39.99 @ Amazon
Headphones Logitech - G430 7.1 Channel Headset $29.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1290.12
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1270.12
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-27 14:08 EST-0500
eesti submitter 1 point 4 months ago

This parts list is literally less for more, what's wrong here?

The Motherboard is literally worse, the RAM is the same for more, the SSD is also worse, and the hard drive has less space. As for the GPU, I went with the blower because of airflow concerns, the case is decent but I was aiming for the lowest, the power supply, I understand the concerns but I wanted something closer to the suggested PSU for the GPU, the semi-modular nature helps with cable management in the cheaper case. As for the monitor, I prefer higher resolution over higher refresh rate, and the display is freesync anyways.

Brett_5s 0 points 4 months ago

The Motherboard is literally worse

How?

the RAM is the same for more,

Only like $8 and it is a better company

the SSD is also worse

Although gigabyte may be a reputable company, I haven't seen any builds with them. There is a reason for that

and the hard drive has less space.

It is a more reliable hdd and 1tb is more than enough for 90% of the population. If you need more add in the future.

As for the GPU, I went with the blower because of airflow concerns,

That thing is going to sound like a jet engine. 3 fans is better for cooling anyway.

the case is decent but I was aiming for the lowest,

Dont cheap out ok n the case. Bad cable management and sharp edges. Bad looks and performance. No USB 3.0 and no side window. The h18 is decently priced and looks and performs good. If you really want cheap then here

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/qNnG3C/diypc-case-ma08bk#viewImages

And with the price drop you can switch out the 1tb for the Seagate 2tb. Should be around $50

the power supply, I understand the concerns but I wanted something closer to the suggested PSU for the GPU, the semi-modular nature helps with cable management in the cheaper case

Suggested psu for gpu? They are both semi modular and the pc is projected about 300W before overclocking. Upgrade in the future because no <$40 PSU is going to last forever. There is a PSU shroud in the h18. Wouldn't see any wires.

As for the monitor, I prefer higher resolution over higher refresh rate, and the display is freesync anyways

Ok. That's fine. Feeesync does not matter, this is a Nvidia gpu... If you care about picture quality instead of refresh then here

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/C4Crxr/acer-monitor-umkh7aa001

It is a 1440p IPS panel. Does not have freesymc or gsync. Freesync is useless for a Nvidia card and dont expect gsync in any monitor <$300

eesti submitter 1 point 4 months ago

The motherboard is lower end, whoever makes the ram dies is more important than who sells the RAM, 5400RPM is fine to me for mass storage, and the whole point of this was to make something cheap that worked and supported RTX

Brett_5s 0 points 4 months ago

The motherboard is lower end,

https://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/hpRzK8,tGw7YJ/

whoever makes the ram dies is more important than who sells the RAM,

Better customer service. It's worth the $9 difference

5400RPM is fine to me for mass storage

Ok?

and the whole point of this was to make something cheap that worked and supported RTX

Yes, but it isn't going to be perfect. Why do you even want RTX? Ray tracing isnt even supported on most places.

eesti submitter 1 point 4 months ago

The motherboard supports less ram, and is more expensive, I do understand the customer service concerns, but I'm not sure it's worth $9. And there are other benefits to RTX, like DLSS, and better NVENC encoding.