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$500-$700 Budget gaming build w/ path to streaming

cander799
  • 8 months ago

Hey, I'm looking to finally build my first gaming pc. I'm currently running a gaming laptop connected to dual monitors, so no peripherals or OS is needed.

Being that summer is coming close to an end and the semester is starting soon, as of right now the pc will be mainly used for esports games only. Sometime towards the end of the semester I plan on upgrading so I can stream with my end goal eventually being liquid cooled. If adding some RGB is possible now I'd like to do that, but if not, I can add that in when I do my first upgrades towards the end of the year.

Budget - $500-$700

Gaming - Eventually used for streaming with liquid cooling my main end goal

Location - US

OS - Windows 10

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  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

You can fit a Ryzen 5 2600 in a $750 budget all day long, especially with third gen being recently released. If you have a Micro Center near, they have bundle deals of CPU and motherboard to save $30 in addition to the already reduced prices.

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

There are not many locations, but luckily I have one 40 minutes away. CPU/motherboard bundles are really the only big bonus though, everything else is actually marked up it seems. They do price match, so the markup is not an issue. Convenience is huge, nice to have the ability to shop a full spectrum of products in stock.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

36% more frames https://www.gpucheck.com/en-usd/compare/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1660-ti-vs-amd-radeon-rx-570/intel-core-i5-9400f-2-90ghz-vs-amd-ryzen-3-2200g/high/high/-vs- PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor $149.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard *ASRock B365M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.99 @ Newegg
Memory *Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $63.99 @ Newegg
Storage Mushkin PILOT 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $63.99 @ Amazon
Video Card *Asus GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB Phoenix OC Video Card $249.99 @ Newegg
Case *Cougar MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply *SeaSonic EVO Edition 620 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $46.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $704.82
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $684.82
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-25 08:54 EDT-0400
  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

This should be all you need. Now you could definitely get this cheaper, by looking for bundles, for the cpu and motherboard. Also you could get the gpu reused. If you do that I recommend adding 2 extra fans and you will be golden. Even be able to add a rx 5700 in the future, just resell the 580.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $133.00 @ B&H
Motherboard MSI B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $84.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $70.38 @ Amazon
Storage Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $94.99 @ Adorama
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 580 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card $159.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case $49.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $78.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $692.32
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $672.32
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-25 11:03 EDT-0400
  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

This are fans I recommend for cheap, plus they match the case. PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
Case Fan Cooler Master SickleFlow (Blue) 69 CFM 120 mm Fan $10.39 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Cooler Master SickleFlow (Blue) 69 CFM 120 mm Fan $10.39 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $20.78
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-25 11:07 EDT-0400
  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

This should do the trick, I decided to make the big motherboard investment now so it doesn't have to be done later with the CPU. As for the GPU, I highly suggest getting a used GTX 1070 (like this https://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1070-8GB-/254308998597?nav=SEARCH) instead PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor $85.48 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $123.03 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $74.88 @ Amazon
Storage Lexar NS100 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $48.13 @ B&H
Video Card ASRock Radeon RX 580 8 GB Phantom Gaming X Video Card $181.88 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks P300 ATX Mid Tower Case $64.18 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA BQ 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $82.79 @ Walmart
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $139.08 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $799.45
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-25 08:19 EDT-0400
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