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Any ways I could make this cheaper?

Steam_Works

11 months ago

I have a friend looking into building a Mitx system, and his budget would be $1750 canadian. I was hoping that someone could help bring the price down without compromising the overall power of the system too much.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $248.65 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard Asus - ROG Strix B450-I Gaming Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $221.45 @ Amazon Canada
Memory Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $160.44 @ Newegg Canada
Storage ADATA - XPG 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $90.26 @ Canada Computers
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB OC Video Card $531.08 @ Memory Express
Case Phanteks - ENTHOO EVOLV SHIFT Mini ITX Tower Case $157.05 @ Powertop
Power Supply Corsair - SF 450 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply $124.28 @ Amazon Canada
Monitor MSI - Optix MAG241C 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $327.68 @ Memory Express
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1860.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-15 10:48 EST-0500

Comments

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Be a friend, and get him an RTX 2070.

Ultimately, your original build put a premium on the looks of the machine, so you're sacrificing a bunch of performance already. I love the Evolv Shift, but if you're working with a budget sacrificing performance for it, you gotta really love it, you know? Google "Best b450 itx motherboard".

spoiler that ASUS board aint it and is a lot more expensive.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $220.05 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard ASRock - B450 GAMING-ITX/AC Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $164.99 @ Newegg Canada
Memory Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $141.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage ADATA - XPG 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $79.88 @ Canada Computers
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card $658.50 @ Vuugo
Case NZXT - H200 (White) Mini ITX Tower Case $111.99 @ Amazon Canada
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Canada Computers
Monitor MSI - Optix MAG241C 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $289.99 @ Memory Express
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1787.38
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1767.38
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-15 10:59 EST-0500
  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Not bad, i'll definitely consider it when moving to the final part list.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Same exact performance for a lot less and doubled the SSD isze. A bit bigger case.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $220.05 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard MSI - B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $109.99 @ Newegg Canada
Memory Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $141.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Crucial - MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $178.50 @ Vuugo
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB OC Video Card $469.99 @ Memory Express
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case $49.50 @ Vuugo
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 450 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $76.99 @ PC-Canada
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte - GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $44.99 @ Memory Express
Case Fan Cooler Master - SickleFlow (Blue) 69 CFM 120mm Fan $9.75 @ Vuugo
Case Fan Cooler Master - SickleFlow (Blue) 69 CFM 120mm Fan $9.75 @ Vuugo
Monitor MSI - Optix MAG241C 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $289.99 @ Memory Express
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1601.49
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-15 10:59 EST-0500
  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's what I'd do:

-Ditch RGB memory for plain memory at the same speed.

-Go for a different 2060--the Zotac one is at $349.

-Change the case to a Fractal Design Define Nano S.

I would make those changes on the part list, but they don't appear to be listed on the Canadian site.

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