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Entry Level AMD Gaming Build

Description

CPU

Our CPU of choice is the Ryzen 5 1600. This powerful CPU found itself in much higher budget builds when it released in 2017. These days, while its performance hasn't gone down, its price has. We'll use that to our benefit here.

The Ryzen 5 1600 includes a CPU cooler, so a 3rd-party cooler isn't necessary.

If you'd prefer to consider a similar build, but instead using an Intel processor, be sure to check out our Entry Level Intel Gaming Guide.

Motherboard

We're using a parametric filter to constantly select the best-priced motherboard while meeting selected criteria. In this case, we are filtering for mATX form factor B450 chipsets, which will allow us to overclock the CPU without breaking the bank. The compatibility engine will filter out anything not compatible with the build.

Memory

For this build and most machines outside of the top end we opted to go with 16GB of DDR4 memory. The parametric filter finds the best price on 2x8GB kits of memory that are within AMD’s recommended specifications. We've limited it to DDR4-2800 to DDR4-3200 as Ryzen CPUs scale well with higher frequency memory.

Storage

We're also using a parametric filter to select the best priced SSD available that is at least 480GB. Everyone's storage needs are different, so feel free to change drive capacity or add a drive to fit yours.

GPU

We have set a parametric filter for the best-priced Radeon RX 570, which will let you play any popular game available today, including Fortnite, PUBG, and Apex Legends.

Case

The Cougar MX330 is an ATX mid tower case with 2x USB 3.0 front panel ports, which is a bit of a rarity in the budget sector. It's especially uncommon to have those ports accompanied by 2x USB 2.0, which this case has as well. It fits full-length video cards, and this version actually features a tempered glass window. It also provides numerous cable managment holes.

PSU

For the PSU, we're using a parametric selection of a few well-reviewed semi-modular and modular units, which are all rated for good power efficiency and can provide plenty of power for this build.

Intel Version

Here is the Intel version of our Entry Level Gaming Guide.

Compatibility: No issues or incompatibilities found.

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CPU AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor
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Motherboard Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard

From parametric filter: Socket / CPU: AM4; Chipset: AMD B450; Memory Slots: 4 - 16

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Memory G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory

From parametric filter: Speed: DDR4-2800, DDR4-2933, DDR4-3000, DDR4-3200; Form Factor: 288-pin DIMM; Modules: 2 x 8GB

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Storage Team GX1 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

From parametric filter: Capacity: 480 GB - 15360 GB; Type: SSD

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Video Card MSI Radeon RX 570 4 GB ARMOR OC Video Card

From parametric filter: Chipset: Radeon RX 570

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Case Cougar MX330-G ATX Mid Tower Case
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Power Supply Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply

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Base Total: €516.01
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Total: €535.91

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Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 39 points

This isn't on PCPP yet, but there are Ryzen 5 1600 AF's which are zen+ (12 nm instead of 14) and only 85 bucks new, on Amazon.

  • 4 months ago
  • 9 points

Similar perf to a 2600 iirc.

  • 4 months ago
  • 4 points

+1

  • 4 months ago
  • 4 points

Is now $100

  • 4 months ago
  • 4 points

:( think they ran out of stock; hope it'll go back down to $85

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

It wont for a long time sadly. Since it sold out so quickly, I bet they will mark it between the Ryzen 5 1600 and the Ryzen 2600.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

It's back to $85

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

And its gone

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Is this an upgrade to the current build or is it just a cheaper option?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

When it used to be in stock, it was both an upgrade AND cheaper than the 1600. Good luck finding one for $85 now though, it seems to be OOS everywhere lol

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the quick reply and the info. That’s unfortunate though but it makes sense

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

Possible to use the 3600?

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Yes, you can use the 3600 in this build, however you might need to update the bios, I don't know if this board is 3rd gen compatible out of the box.

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

Recently built a PC with this board, and I didnt get problems with 3200 speed. I dont know about 3600, but gskill's and corsair's 3200 speed are really cheap as well. I think the aegis 16 gb kit I got was 49 bucks or something

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

I think they were talking about the Ryzen 5 3600, not the Ram speed lol, though if he was talking about ram speed, yes 3600mhz should work on this motherboard out of the box

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

o yeah sometimes im like extremely dumb

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

Can this pc run 144 hz?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

What game are you playing? If you're going to play an eSport game like CSGO, Rocket League, Overwatch, or R6, Yes. However, if you're playing AAA titles like RDR2 and etc, then you will not get 144. fps.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

could you get 144 hz running minecraft?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I'd assume because of Minecraft's quality, But if you try to use shaders, Well it may be a different story

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

Completely Vanilla with not highest settings most likely, but it really depends on what server you're playing on, how much players there are and how much builds there are in a certain area. Also, modded MC fps will vary, really depends a lot on which mods you have.

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  • 4 months ago
  • 5 points

Also consider that an 8 gb version of the 570 (twice the memory) can be had for $140, only $20 more, and that the GTX 1650 super benchmarks very aggressively in comparison yet is at the tall end of this price segment at $160.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The rx 570 outperforms the gtx 1650 slightly, so the rx 580 for around $160 right now is a good choice if you want to spend a little more I’d say

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Sorry if a dumb question but what would the extra memory help with? Better frame rates?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

it depends on the games you play. the way vram and ram work is when the gpu doesn't have enough vram it overflows into the ram, thus dropping the fps. you will not notice a difference in frame rates between the 4 gb version and the 8 gb version until it overflows. edit: also btw don't use the cpu in this list. this is the Ryzen 5 1600, but a while ago they ran out of 14 nm wafers, so they started using 12 nm wafers, making a newer version called the 1600 af. it is basically a 2600 but its only 85$. it will not show up in the search bar due to a bug, so you need to go to forums, go to cpu, and search inside the forums. somebody posted a link to the 1600 af inside a couple of them

  • 4 months ago
  • 4 points

This may be obvious to some, but it was not to me (this was my first AMD build and only my 2nd build ever): get specific sticks of memory that the motherboard manufacturer and/or the memory manufacturer says works with the motherboard. My mboard is an ASRock B450M PRO4. I initially got some Corsair 3200 that was on the PCPP list [CMK16GX4M2B3200C16] and I tried quite a few things and could never get it stable above 2133. I ran memtest and the memory was 100% fine - no errors. Then I switched to some G. Skill that was on G Skill's list for the Asrock mboard [F4-3200C16D-16GVGB] and it took one click and a reboot to get it to 3200.

Wish I'd known that up front, and wish PCPP (which I love) would put that in the recipe. I also ordered both from Newegg and wish they'd warned me too. It shouldn't be that hard for them.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Have you got XMP Profile ( or XMPP) mode on? You will need that on.

  • 2 months ago
  • 4 points

How well would this build support upgrades? I am looking to build my first PC to upgrade from this heat hungry nightmare of an MSI laptop.

I want to build something cheap to have similar performance or better. i7 8700, 1050 ti (notebook with 4gb) , 16gb RAM, with temps previously reaching 95 constantly on the CPU. I have cleaned and repasted, breaking a fan in the process, but temps are way down now and I'm getting much better performance. But all the research I did that went into fixing the issue made me realize it's time to build a platform that I can improve over time, and avoid the big one time purchases.

Im scoring 2500ish on TimeSpy and running an avg 40fps on Final Fantasy 15 with serious drops to the 20s in combat. How would this build stand up?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

final fantasy is a cpu bound game, so I would assume your current laptop would be doing better, seeing as this list has a worse cpu even though it has a better gpu

  • 28 days ago
  • 3 points

Notes to Builders

  1. Go 1600 AF, or 2600. Either works and both are better. CPUs can be much cheaper

  2. Get a better graphics card, go for a 590, it's like $20-40 more

  3. Actually do get this EXACT mobo, you definately want the 4 Ram slots and 2 PCI-E slots is great

  4. Your gonna need an HDD, so dont skimp on storage, a 1tb SSD will also work for some time.

  • 26 days ago
  • 3 points

Definitley replace the 1600 with the 3300x

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I’m looking to play games such as GTAV, R6, and maybe PUBG. Does anyone know if those will do a good job at performing at high with good FPS? And if so, would I be able to stream or record while playing at high settings? The (I think is called the modest AMD build) looks more appealing but the pricing on this one is much better. Thanks to anyone in advance that can respond.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

While this build will be able to play those games at 60fps (might be able to stream, but would definitely take a hit) the $250 more is definitely worth it for the modest AMD build once they update the GPU to the 5600xt (similar performance to an rtx 2060)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely, my build is a Ryzen 3 2200G, 8Gb DDR4 RAM, and a 1Tb 7200RPM HDD. GTAV runs around 60FPS standard settings, Rainbow 6 Siege runs 60FPS medium settings. With the Ryzen 5 1600 and RX 570, they will likely run perfectly at high settings 1080p.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Apparently the cheapest way to get into streaming is with the newest x60 cards; the 1660 Ti and the RTX 2060 are the 2 cheapest cards with a medium-quality hardware encoder. If you play on these cards there is virtually ZERO slowdown from streaming. You can probably get by with a fast 4-core 8-thread machine with these cards. We got a AMD Ryzen 3600 about were about to buy a 5600XT when we learned that THAT CARD was useless for streaming.

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  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I currently have a ps4 pro and 4ktv with HDR. Would this build or the next tier up be equivalent to that?

  • 3 months ago
  • 4 points

PS4 upscales to 4k since it isn't actually powerful enough to render native 4k. If you really want 4k, the answer is no. 1440p is about the max you'll get with this build, that's mostly because of the GPU. A GTX 1080, RX Vega 64, or RX 5700 XT would be minimum cards if you want to run 4k 60FPS. Although the Ryzen 1600 will bottleneck those GPU's a little, so you may want a Ryzen 5 3600 instead.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply!

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

This build should perform better than a ps4

  • 3 months ago
  • -1 points

Woah! Not so fast! Maybe an entry level ps4, (MAYBE) but I'm still eyeing that rx 570 with only 4gb of VRAM, won't outperform your PS4 Pro, but still a solid Gaming machine. Don't get too hasty.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

What monitor would you recommend for this build - budget kept in mind. Thanks

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Acer SB220Q bi 21.5 inches Full HD Is an extremely good budget monitor

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

With this build would I be able to run a 6k+ population in Cities: Skylines?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi all, I've mostly always played console games and only play computer games with friends on a small hp laptop.

I've never built a PC before and currently on a tight budget.

I was wondering if this build would safely play games Like monster Hunter World and other Open-world RPGs like Skyrim(modded), dark souls and various other AAA titles.

I was wondering if this build would be right for me or if I should wait and save up for the "modest" or maybe even the "great" build?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey DabieBabie, I would say that this build can run those, but not 100% sure what graphical settings. For monster hunter world, I have never played it or owned it so I cannot comment about that. If I where you, I would save up a bit more and get the AMD Modest build. But I would aslo wait for COVID-19 to disappear (yes that may be a year) since part prices have increased here in Australia due to that and I would think it would be the same in other parts.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

What wireless network adapter would you recommend to complement this build?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

swap to a 1600 af and upgrade to an rx 580

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Hello, I'm looking into building PC of the first time, forgive me as I'm am completely new to this and know literally nothing. Would this be able to run gta 5, bf1, Bf5, Apex legends, or cod modern warfare? My budget is right around the 650~ mark, and would be open to suggestions for upgrades. If the games could run at a very minimum of 100 fps that would be great.

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 points

suppose i finished building this pc, then what should i do like i watch some utube videos and they do some overclock and other setup things.i am new to pc so plz leave a reply if u know something

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

Meh, someone like Jayz2cents might help you OC the graphics card a little bit. But you build it, then you need to install windows, update windows install chrome, buy windows, and then have fun. Overclocking is totally doable, but using something like MSI afterburner will get you a good advantage.

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 points

This pc seems amazing but they don't have the case in France, but in the U.S they have it, i wonder when it will be available. Maybe after the pandemic ?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

will this run games like CSGO, fortnite, and GTA well

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

CSGO and gta v are very well optimised games so most likely. CSGO 100%

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

what about minecraft?

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

Yes definitly. Make sure to get Optifine for maximum performance.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this build good for Escape from tarok or should i get different one

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Escape from Tarkov isn't optimized well, so I would say go to the mid-level build instead.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sure it will run it just fine. Do some research online and see what the minimum requirements are. Maybe youtube as well.

  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

Get a different one escape from tarkov is very demanding

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Would this be a good build for securities trading?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

yes

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

i would use a 1600 af, 16gb ram and add a 1tb hdd.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

possibly upgrade the gpu too

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Nah the RX 570 is more than enough.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

nah. you want the 8gb version

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel that 8 Gb would be a better starting point if you are going for a cheaper build

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Can this build play modern warfare smoothly and if so at what frame rate should I expect? Thanks for any input!

  • 4 months ago
  • 4 points

This PC is just under the recommended requirements for that game... but maybe on low/medium settings at 1080p you should be able to get 60fps. Just an estimate... I may be wrong

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

One issue with that build, it uses a G processor, don't get one of those if you have a GPU, as the APU uses some RAM

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Would this build be able to run blizzard games as well as apex? I currently am looking to get into pc but dont have any peripherals so price is nice. But i would like to be able to run discord efficiently while playing a multitude of fps games and mmorpgs. Would this be able to handle it until i can upgrade parts later or should i just save up for the modest build?

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

this will do just fine. the horsepower for cpu is about the same its the graphics card is where the cost is cut. extra threads like discord don't affect the gpu at all. It will run apex just fine. If you dont care about settings im sure at the default it will play 60fps no problem

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

will this play overwatch and fortnite

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes to both. It will be able to run both, not so sure on performance, as i dislike both games. 1080p should be all good.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

yo chill we get it fortnites not good

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Will this run tarkov? New to pc and really dont wanna waste money on something that wont run it (for the 2nd time)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Go for the mid-level build. This one will be able to run it on low settings but will have some struggles on mid/high.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I want to BUY my first new gaming pc..... just want to know if it can run battlefield 5 and other games with high graphics and also PUBG.... (LOOKING AT THIS PC RIGHT NOW).. please help : )

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

This will be able to run them around medium settings. If you want the best possible settings, you'd want a Ryzen 5 3600 and an RX 590. A bit more expensive, but will guarantee high settings 60FPS on those titles.

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

It should be able to handle those games 60fps@1080p

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

How well does it run vr?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Which games will you be playing and which VR headset are you planning on using?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

It should run okay with a HTC vive or Oculus Rift, but you may want to upgrade the GPU to an RX 580 instead of a 570

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Will the PSU be sufficient? The website for the GPU says the minimum wattage is 500.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi, all PSUs in the list's parametric selection will be sufficient for the build.

That minimum wattage is just an estimate that errs even more on the safe side in leiu of knowing what CPU is used and the quality of the PSU used.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey do you think this of can run 240fps in fortnite and if not what pc will that is a budget?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know why you want that amount of FPS unless you have a monitor with a greater refresh rate than 144Htz. But this build will run Fortnite greater than 60FPS, but I'm not sure exactly how much greater. Unless you are using a monitor with a refresh rate greater than 60, it really doesn't matter.

  • 2 months ago
  • -1 points

The human brain cannot distinguish FPS differences above 150fps, which is still at the upper threshold of the capabilities of the brain's visual processing power. On average you can't tell anything above 80fps (the speed dogs see connected movement at). A normal cable TV broadcast is 60fps.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Will this run Escape from Tarkov looking for a pc for it (1st time buying a pc)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Very new to PCs in general. Will this build run games like Rivals of Aether, Doom Eternal (not out yet, but maybe you have a guess), and Forza Horizon at 1080p/60fps? I'd also like to be able to upgrade the CPU/GPU in the years down the road. Will that be possible? Thanks.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The motherboard is great for future upgrading. If you plan on doing more, I would go for a 650W or 800W PSU instead of the one above. As for Forza, it might be able to run it on Low, but it is below the minimum recommended settings for the game. The mid-level build should run Forza at 60fps at 1080p.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

What are the options of upgrading this in the future? Im considering building this, but im not sure what would need to be upgraded later down the road.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes you will be able to upgrade components for this PC (but To be honest, get the MSI b450 Tomahawk MAX as it is really good for further upgrades without issues). But from here you can get a Ryzen 7 CPU if wanted as the B450 is a really good compatibility motherboard, just be careful with the Motherboard if your going up to a 3000 series CPU as it may need a bios update.

But if it were me, get a Ryzen 7 CPU, a RX 5600XT (For 1080p), a RX 5700XT (For 1440p), or even a RTX 2080ti (For 4k) and maybe another 16gb of RAM

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking for a first computer with options to upgrade later, will this build be able to upgrade individual components in future or will it run into incompatibility issues as new generations of parts come out?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes you will be able to upgrade individual components for this PC. It should be good for the next 5 years or so, not 100% sure about that though as the PC world is all over the place to be honest. but from here you can get a Ryzen 9 if wanted as the B450 is a really good compatibility motherboard, just be careful with the Motherboard if your going up to a 3000 series CPU as it may need a bios update.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

whats a good wifi adaptor that will fit in this build.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Any PCIe should be all good, but try to aim for one with the AC protocol as that is the faster one. Just be careful as not all routers use AC or certain protocols.

Here is a good one: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/kz8j4D/tp-link-archer-t4e-pcie-x1-wi-fi-adapter-aa528899

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

How much fps will this run on fortnite

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

60+ Fps

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, Planning to get a new basic gaming P.C and I am quite liking this build. But can someone please tell me how much FPS can this PC reach in Fortnite, CS, Minecraft. Thanks :)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

If I'd just like to do sim racing, would this handle it better or worse than it's intel counter part?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

AMD would probably be better, and it is easier to upgrade, but it would be up to you as people don't like AMD or Intel.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

if i would to change the video card to a zotac gtx 1650 super would it be worth it

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The 1650 Super is better than the RX 570, but is more expensive, it is up to you if you think it is worth the cost. I would go for it if you can afford one that has at least 2 fans.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I'm currently a console gamer and is looking to transfer over to PC gaming sometime soon. I have a couple of questions that I would like to ask real quick.

1.) I don't mind having low graphics, but how well will triple A titles run on this build, such as Overwatch and R6S?

2.) What is a good monitor that will go well with this build?

3.) How well do games run with video recording software like OBS?

4.) How well do editing software run on this build?

And that's about all what I've got to ask at the moment. I know that these questions may seem pretty dumb or something along the lines of that, but they are genuine questions. Thank you for your time and I'm looking forward for your replies.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey that_one_asian, This PC should be really good as a first time Gaming PC. 1. For AAA games it should be able to runs these med(ish) at about 60fps 1080p, but I'm not 100% sure about overwatch as I don't play it.

  1. A good monitor would be: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/FsgzK8/aoc-24v2q-238-1920x1080-75hz-monitor-24v2q This monitor is really good, has good image quality (1080p IPS) and can display FPS up to 75 (but still can go beyond, but won't be able to see it)

  2. when recording games while playing them it may use more RAM and processing power, but this computer should be able to handle it, but you may see a slight drop in FPS while playing. Just be careful when using certain recording software as some may use more RAM the others, I have an issue with OBS where it kills SCP:SL for some reason when playing.

  3. By software I hope your meaning Video editing and rendering stuff, like Adobe Premier Pro and CAD. It should run those fine, but may take a while when exporting your videos as it likes your RAM and CPU.

And don't worry about the questions being dumb, everyone here who knows stuff learnt from others. It may take a while to get used to some of the slang we use and other aspects of PC stuff.

Note: If I was you I would go for a MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX or MSI B450 Mortar MAX so then you have a very good upgrade line, if you do get one of those motherboards get a better CPU right off the bat, like a Ryzen 5 2600 or 3600, but be careful when getting the 3000 series CPU's from AMD, as some of the motherboards need a new BIOS for those Chips. But if you ever need help just ask on a Hardware Forum for some help, or ask here! Another tip is that you won't need more RAM until you hit high end graphic required games, as most will never need more than 16 GB.

If you have anymore questions just reply to this and I will help ASAP, and sorry for this late reply.

Brandon

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

That was really helpful! Thank you! So in your opinion, would this be a good purchase for a first-time gamer/ first time PC builder? Lol.

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Yes, it is, but it also really depends on your budget. If you do have a high enough budget I would go for 3000 Series processor but if this list is as high as your budget can go, just go with this. But you may have to be a little bit careful as if you would want to upgrade this you've got to make sure you can. But at this current point in time, I would not buy any PC componets due to COVID-19, as that has appeared to raise prices for alot of parts, at least for me here in Australia.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

can this build achieve 120fps on minecraft with everything on? Modded? IF not will adding a 2060 super fix that? :D

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey jokerevo, I've got the slight feeling this is a joke but i'll answer anyways, this pc should be fine for that, but if your having issues don't get a 2060 Super unless you have the money, getting a RX 5600XT would be a big upgrade from the 2060 Super and is about the same price.

But it may also be a CPU issue, so keep that in mind.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

probably a joke but just go for the 1660 super or 1660 ti if you're just playing minecraft

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

there's a 1600 on amazon canada going for around 100 dollars less than the one posted here. What can i put the extra 100 dollars into instead? Is there a better video card that is available, or should i get more ram?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I would get a 1660 super instead of the rx 570 as you will get much better performance and they are going for around $220

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

What is more better Vid Card? “Asus Radeon RX580 8gb” “MSI RX 580 gaming X 8gb” “MSI Gaming radeon RX 580 Armor OC” and “XFX radeon rx580 GTS Black Edition”

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The XFX RX580 GTS Black Edition is better, it has higher clock speeds, but be careful as it may get hotter because of that.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I just bought just about all the items on the list except the memory. When I went to buy it, it was out of stock. Is there a good alternative or should I just wait until it gets back in stock?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Any 2 x 8GB kit should do, make sure its the same speed

  • 2 months ago
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i don't know if i should get this or save up for a Modest AMD Build, is there an in-between that preforms well in games but also doesn't cost over $1000 CAD?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

i would not recommend using any of pcpartpicker's build guides as something to try to follow. the purpose of the build guides is more to show off the features of pcpp tools (like sorting by clock speeds and pricing across multiple vendors). find a youtube tutorial or go to the buildapc subreddit to find help piecing out your computer given your budget

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

550w psu, fine but bronze efficiency??!!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

nothing wrong with bronze efficiency my guy. if it aint gonna blow up its fine

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought all the parts of this build, then the next day all the parts changed, my build wont boot through windows now!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Ask for help on reddit r/buildapc

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

The windows installation media i created through bootcamp was the issue. In the end I partitioned my MAC hard drive and created windows installation media through the windows website, my PC booted right up with that.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello! I was wondering if this build would be a good build for me. I exclusively intend to play Dota2 and maybe some shooting games but mostly likely only dota on it. I’m not going to stream or do editing and stuff on it either. I’ve never built a pc before and I’m comeplety oblivious as to what’s good or not. Seeing as this is an entry level build and I’m only starting out, I thought this would sufice, keeping in mind that I’ll only be playing 1 game lol. if you have better Advice and suggestions on what I should buy instead (preferably somewhere around the same price range of 600-700 or cheaper if possible lol) pls feel free to help me out and I’ll be really grateful. Thanks in advance!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

aight dota 2 is not demanding at all. this would be fine. swap the cpu for this: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8HqBD3/amd-ryzen-5-1600-12nm-32-ghz-6-core-processor-yd1600bbafbox it's effectively a 2600 for 85$. other than that, go for it.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a question, can this run fortnite and rust with good FPS?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

For fortnite it should run at 60+ fps at 1080p epic. Rust is more demanding so it should run at 30-50 fps at 1080p medium.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, this is my first ever build and I know nothing at all so any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated lol. I want to play planet zoo and the sims as well as download adobe software like photoshop and be able to use them effectively too. Would this build be the best build for me? I’m looking for an affordable option, preferably under $1000? Thanks :)

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

swap out the cpu for this: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8HqBD3/amd-ryzen-5-1600-12nm-32-ghz-6-core-processor-yd1600bbafbox possibly upgrade the gpu to the 8 gb version

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this good for sims 3 modded or twitching?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I am new to this whole PC gaming world. I have been looking for something rather straight forward to start out with and I came across this one. I was just wondering, do I NEED a CPU cooler for this specific one? I am getting mixed answers on this.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

there is a stock cooler with it so unless you are overclocking, no. swap the cpu for this though: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8HqBD3/amd-ryzen-5-1600-12nm-32-ghz-6-core-processor-yd1600bbafbox maybe upgrade the gpu to a 580. it depends on what games you play

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you do video editing on this PC?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

should be fine, but i suggest upgrading the gpu to a 580 or at least the 8 gb version of the 570. change the cpu to this: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8HqBD3/amd-ryzen-5-1600-12nm-32-ghz-6-core-processor-yd1600bbafbox it is effectively an 85$ Ryzen 5 2600

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey Guys,

I am looking to build a PC, for some video editing, just in 1080 at the moment for youtube, but want something that can last me a while. We already have an external USB storage from WD 4TB. Would this build be suitable for editing in Premiere Pro?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

change the cpu to this: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8HqBD3/amd-ryzen-5-1600-12nm-32-ghz-6-core-processor-yd1600bbafbox change the gpu to the 8gb version of the 570 or the 8 gb 580. otherwise it should be good

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Newbie here. Can this run dota 2 atleast 120+ fps?

  • 1 month ago
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  • 2 months ago
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Can this run cod mw decently? Sorry if I sound stupid it’s my first time buying a pc so wanted to go budget

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

change the cpu to a 2600X, 3600, 3600X, or 1600 af (https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8HqBD3/amd-ryzen-5-1600-12nm-32-ghz-6-core-processor-yd1600bbafbox) change the gpu to the 8 gb version or change in to 8gn rx 580

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey everyone! What are maybe 1 to 2 upgraded parts that could be changed out to really upgrade this build? Thanks!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

i made this computer and the fans and lights turned on but i got no beeps and no hdmi output signal. I did all the basic stuff like turn on and off change hdmi cords. I took of 1 ram and still wouldn't go into bios i took out the gpu still didnt work. Any tips to solving the problem and get to bios. I know that the cpu has a good connection and motherboard is off from the case. Any ideas?? wish it would boot

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

not sure it will work with this motherboard but some can flash the bios

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I’m looking to start pc gaming but don’t want to break the bank so thought this was a good option. Will this be able to run games like Iracing and cod warzone better or about the same as my PS4?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I am planning on building my first PC for my wife and I. We both are looking to do different things on it, she is looking to play the Sims on it and I am looking to get back into coding and recording/editing videos of gameplay from my PS4. Just wondering if this build would work for all that. Thank you very much!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Very disappointed with the suggested storage drive for this build. Given that the storage of systems tends to be the slowest component, it makes sense to maximise it where possible. Compare it to the following options, with benchmarks, and prices (UK):

Passmark:

Adata SX6000 Pro M.2 NVME - 15,683 (+505%);

WD Blue 500GB WDS500G2B0B M.2 SATA - 4,766 (+54%);

Crucial MX500 512GB 2.5" SATA - 4,736 (+53%);

Kingston A400 480GB 2.5" SATA - 3,769 (+21%);

WD Green 480GB WDS480G2G0B M.2 SATA - 3,104


Userbench (Sorted by rank, out of 1,018 drives, highest to lowest):

Adata SX6000 - 70th;

Crucial MX500 - 185th;

WD Blue - 215th;

Kingston A400 - 490th;

WD Green - 846th


Best PCPP Price (from list of reliable retailers used in the two years):

WD Green - £58.27;

Kingston A400 - £59.98 (+ £1.71);

Adata SX6000 - £64.08 (+ £5.81);

WD Blue - £64.15 (+ £5.88);

Crucial MX500 - £66.78 (+ £8.51)


So there you have it. For an extra £6, you could have a drive 5x faster, if you want to dip your toe in the NVME waters. If not keen, there's the WD Blue M.2 SATA option, which is also £6 more cash, for a 50% improvement in performance.

Then there's the 2.5" SATA options. Frankly, unless determined to go for NVME, there's little point in opting for M.2 SATA in my humble opinion. A 2.5" drive is easier to remove, should you want to, but there is the SATA cable to consider, which might be an issue for some. While M.2 seems a great idea, unless it has an appreciable advantage over the 2.5" alternatives, it's pointless. The only advantages tend to be speed, and zero cabling.

The WD Green in this build is the worst of all worlds, other than penny pinching pedantry, and no cable. But here's the summary:

WD Green - Cheapest by £2-8, M.2, Slowest of all. No cables.

Kingston A400 - Almost as cheap as the Green. Slow for an SSD SATA drive, and will need a cable.

Adata SX6000 - Searing fast compared to others. NVME might not be wanted for compatibility / driver issues for some. No cabling.

WD Blue - Similar to the Green in form factor, but a fair bit faster. No cabling.

Crucial MX500 - The fast, inexpensive 2.5" SATA drive. Again, with a cable.

Unless determined to have the Adata NVME option, I'd go with the Crucial MX500 for the greatest performance. A cable-free setup is not the point of this particular type of build.

I didn't focus on any other parts, other than to note the CPU is of sensible performance, with 6 cores. I don't use AMD GPUs, and would probably opt for a Gold 500W EVGA PSU (£10 less here), given the price of the Bronze one listed.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

PCPP post formatting is awful. Listed items got pulled into single paragraph.

Sigh

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I'm planning to build something just like this, but with M.2 SSD Kingston KC2000 250 GB + HDD 1TB, because i already have that SSD, and HDD for bigger files. I will use it for some car design programs and some games like FIFA, NBA 2k, Need For Speed, Forza Horizon... Can this handle it?

  • 1 month ago
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  • 1 month ago
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Looking to build this budget PC as my old computer is heavily outdated. Was wondering if I can put the fit these parts into a smaller case? I want to put it in a mini case.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

should be able to. this should be able to fit into any non-sff microAtx compatible case

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Can this handle beamng.drive?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

if i upgrade the graphics card too raedon 580x with 8gb will it be able to run escape from tarkov

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Looking into a first ever build that could run something like X-Plane 11 or Microsofts Flight Simulator. Would this handle things alright even with things like a yoke, thrust control and pedals attached? Any monitors recommendations are helpful too! Any info is a huge help!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

After doing some research I have decided this will be my first pc build as I am a broke college student but I saved up what I could. Would you guys recommend buying a hard drive as well? And can you overclock the 1600 AF's?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

get the hard drive if you have the budget.

The 1600 AF is overclockable, but it's not really worth it because for this build, the GPU will be the bottleneck

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

thanks for your input! One question though, what is bottlenecking?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

when either the cpu is holding back the gpu or the gpu is holding back the cpu

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

would it really? would the 580 also be a bottleneck?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

hi Ive never built a pc before and i was hoping to start getting into pc gaming. i stream on twitch as well and want to know if this pc will allow me to stream and play COD MW. im currently streaming from xbox but the prices of the new consoles are pushing me towards pc plus the ability to upgrade down the line instead of having to buy a whole new machine. thanks!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

So im going with the same CPU build if this is the 1600 AF? iv gone with the gigabyte 450 d3sh Mother board and 16 gb (2x8) corsair vengeance 3000 ram I got a rx 580 off friend for 100

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Should be fine, just make sure the that 450 MB is updated with the latest drivers.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I am very new to pc, I dont know how to build, but am trying to learn. Will this pc run destiny 2, modern warfare, etc comfortably.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I believe it will run at 60fps 1080p on low, use youtube to look up benchmarks of games using the graphics card.

pretty much use youtube for getting an idea of specs, how to build, etc. and use reddit for any additional info.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Why dont they put a ryzen 5 2600 on this build instead of the 1600? It seems to be cheaper and better. I'm pretty new to this so sorry if it's a dumb question.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

actually the normal 1600 is more expensive. it's the 1600 af that's cheaper and better, which is basically an 85$ 2600. they most likely didnt have it becasue some bug makes it not really be in the system. I have a link if you want it

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

How well does it perform on R6S?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I'm thinking of building something similar, but my understanding is that AMD came out with an updated version of this in 12nm architecture, the YD1600BBAFBOX. It's also cheaper at $99. Maybe there's an advantage to the CPU you have listed here? Anyone know?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

no there is no advantage to it. the actual price of the 1600 af is 85$ on amazon and at release. there is a bug that makes it not be completely in the system. here is a link to the af version (which if you didn't know is basically a 2600) https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8HqBD3/amd-ryzen-5-1600-12nm-32-ghz-6-core-processor-yd1600bbafbox

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Since there are superior Ryzen processors out there for significantly less money, isn't this build guide dying for an update?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

well the 1600 af is 85$ and is basically a 2600, but it is not completely in the system for some reason.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Will this run and stream Rocket League well? Also want to play Kerbal space program, not necessarily stream that one.

  • 1 month ago
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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

New to all this so I don’t know much. Will this support an MSI MAG27C monitor? And could it run games like Apex?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

hi wanted to know if this would be a great 1st gaming pc to buy i wanted one for a long time and now my question is if it is an good 1st gaming pc i wanted to play GTA 5, PUBG, CS GO, Minecraft and maybe some rainbow 6 is that possible with this computer?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

aight ima spread some facts. the build lists pcpp puts down suck and are in dire need of an upgrade. change the cpu to at least a 1600 af (https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8HqBD3/amd-ryzen-5-1600-12nm-32-ghz-6-core-processor-yd1600bbafbox). change the gpu to at least an 8gb rx 580

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Why not a 3200G (same clock, 4 cores instead of 6) for $50 less?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

why not the 1600 af, 15$ less, better clock, 6 cores?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hello, thank you for making this website, for me and other new pc builders, we need lots of help bc they all need to be compatible with eachother, also is this good for R6 lol

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

no these lists suck. change the cpu to https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8HqBD3/amd-ryzen-5-1600-12nm-32-ghz-6-core-processor-yd1600bbafbox

change the gpu to at least an 8b rx 580

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

On Rainbow six seige what is the FPS

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

about 100 fps on ultra settings (I think)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I really hope anyone see's this but I really just want to know how much FPS r6 has on this build

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

How many fans come with this build?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I want to buy my first gaming pc. currently, I only play the Sims because that's what my current laptop can handle (though I don't have all the expansion packs). I do want to expand into other games, like red dead redemption, final fantasy, and other games that have stories. My budget is $800 will this handle all that or should I change somethings

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I’m new to PCs and kinda confused would this build be good for games such as Apex, Modern Warfare, Overwatch, Valorant, and r6? Would they run smooth at a good FPS? If anyone could help that’ll be great.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

can you stream a game like rainbow 6 siege on it?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I hope you guys don't mind me asking, but what kind of games am i allowed to play decently here? Say I want to play a game like Total War Warhammer 2 at a high fidelity without suffering to much on the fps would it be possible using this rig. If not, what should i aim for instead, im just lookin for comparison right now.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Does this build need a cpu cooler?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The Ryzen 5 1600 comes with a cooler, so it isn't necessary. If you want to overclock, however, you might need one depending on the thermals of your case

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I am not the smartest person on the topic of computers but I want to know if this a good option to this PC can run games, such as call of duty, pubg, Fortnite, and other games well.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

This build will be able to run Apex and Fortnite high settings no problem. You will probably have to turn a few settings down in Modern Warfare but it should still be able to run it pretty well

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

yes it can, look at the parts descriptions

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

How well would this pc be able to run Minecraft?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

What makes the modest AMD build better than this one?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

was wondering if the case could be switched with an NZXT H510 case. Also wondering what a good monitor would be for this preferably under 600 dollars

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

1st Question - Yes

2nd Question

Step 1. Open Chrome Step 2. Type "Amazon" in search bar Step 3. Click enter Step 4. Open Amazon.com Step 5. Type "144hz Monitor" Step 6. Click enter Step 7. Look at all the monitors under $350, find well rated ones, purchase monitor

So yes, good 144hz monitors totally exist, and if the NZXT H510 is a mid tower or full tower, yes it'll work more than fine

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

tysm, i was looking into the viotek-gn27d-270-2560x1440-144hz-monitor because I'm looking for something like it at 27", do you think that that monitor is a good fit

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I'm probably going to go with these mods to this build later this month: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/7Mfksk

  • Ryzen 5 1600 AF
  • RX 580 w/ 8GB
  • M.2 drive (I haven't built a PC in ages, M.2 blows my mind! Is this going to work?)

Any feedback welcome. Thanks!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

hi, I've owned numerous laptops, none specifically for gaming, & i wanna get this. whats the upgradability for this system?

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 points

Any self built PC can be easily upgraded, however, if your going to buy this, and would be just at budget, go

1600 af or 2600 on CPU 590 on GPU And remember you need more storage.

Otherwise, as someone who just built a VERY similar system, I can say this runs beautifully

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 points

All self built PCs are completely upgradable, and you can swap in whatever you like whenever.

I will note, someone around here had a slightly update build idea using a 590 instead of a 570 for the GPU, and the 1600 AF instead of the 1600 for CPU, which is a great set of upgrades.

  • 28 days ago
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very nice

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

Agreed

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

What other cases would be compatible?

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

Will this run post scriptum at 30-60 FPS?

  • 25 days ago
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Can this PC run post scriptum at 30-60 FPS?

  • 24 days ago
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Will this pc be able to run csgo and valorant on high fps, on the best possible graphics?

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

yes

  • 24 days ago
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Can this pc run a 75hz monitor too?

  • 17 days ago
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if the game you're playing can run at 75 fps, yes

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

Could this run modern warfare? That’s really the only “big” game I’d be playing

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 point

So I am completely new to building and I don’t even own a pc. I’d like to play path of exile and other low end games binding of Isaac, age of empires etc better than my Xbox one.

Is this the gaming pc for me? ( I’m not looking for the latest AAA games at max settings, and the price point is perfect for me )

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

yes

  • 20 days ago
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Would it be okay to use a spinning hard drive in this pc? I want the extra space but solid state drives are so expensive

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

yes

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 point

How well does this PC run games like Warzone or Fortnite? Also how may USB ports does it have? I am looking for my first PC, switching from a ps4, and was wondering if this was a safe way to go.

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

Is this good for to play games such as like GTA V, RDR 2, Sims 4, ROBLOX, Minecraft, etc? I know nothing about building PC and I would like to learn before I dive in.

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

It all depends on the resolutions and refresh rates you expect. Any "entry-level" build will typically aim for 1080p 60fps at low-medium settings; this build should do more than that. I would say 90-120fps on low-medium setting and a solid 60fps for high settings (at 1080p of course). At higher resolutions, you'll probably be dipping into a..."cinematic" experience.

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 point

Got this and running low on memory. First time with a PC so asking advice on how to increase my memory without taking much of hit to anything else.

  • 17 days ago
  • 2 points

make sure both sticks of ram are properly installed into the motherboard

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

They are I just downloaded too many games.

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

Would this be a option for streaming? It wont be running the game, my console will.

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

Case seems to be always out of stock, any others that work?

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

any other case would work fine

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

What FPS does this support

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

Could this pc run rust well?

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

I'm a new on a pc world so i just want to ask you this pc bulid what the games can you play with it And what about the fps in most games and thx

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

Is there any good cheaper alternatives I can use for the cpu

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely. The 3100 and 3300X recently came out and imo are a much better option. You'll lose two cores, but for a gaming centric build, the much faster 4c/8t system of either of those two options would be much better. MSRP for 3100 is $100 and 3300X was $130 I believe. I've seen 1600 AFs go for $85 though, so I think it mostly comes down to whatever isn't being price-gauged at the time, which is hard to avoid currently.

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks it’s my first time ever building a pc

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

Hello, noob here. This will be the first PC I will be building, and I want to be able to use it for streaming and productivity; I mainly play games through console. Is there any part in this list that could be considered outdated or unusable for this goal? Are there any parts that could be added to this build for the same purpose? Thanks if you take the time!

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

A decent amount of these parts aren't great value. I would ask in this forum on this site for more help. However, this build is pretty half decent. However, streaming on here would likely warrant an NVIDIA GPU like the 1650S to make use of NVENC.

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

Could i play most games (mainly Fortnite) at 144fps on low setting at 1080p? Cheerz

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

I think you would more likely be getting 90-120 fps.

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Will this be able to run games at 60fps constantly? Games like Minecraft, Paladins, 2k, and FIFA are what I play. Also, what types of upgrades should I look to do if I were to build this?

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

If you're playing those game at 1080p, then 60 fps shouldn't be a problem.

For CPU: The 1600 AF is the same CPU but a different model which was built differently (12nm vs 14nm), it functions much closer to the 2600. Or, fur a gaming centric build, I would suggest the 3100 or 3300X.

Everything else, I would simply look at the higher levels of build guides since this is the "entry" level one.

  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

at 207$, the ryzen 3 1200 is clearly not the best choice. Maybe change the filter for cheapest Ryzen available.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Unfortunately it's much cheaper outside Canada. Currently, we don't want to use a parametric filter that would swing such large choices as changing out CPUs.

A nitpick: the list uses a Ryzen 5 1600, not a Ryzen 3 1200.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh right! My bad! Thanks for clarification

  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

Does this build run Grand Theft Auto five?

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  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

For almost the same price at present a 2600 with a reputable SSD would be much better.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Prices change between country's.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, that would make sense.

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

How many frames can this pc run fortnite at? I’m trying to get a pc for mainly fortnite and want to be able to run 240fps. If this build won’t be able to can you recommend a build that can?

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

be aware that the human eye can not distinguish anything above 150 fps so don't pay for more than you need.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

If you already bought a monitor with 240 Hz refresh rate then I'm sure you can move up from the cheaper builds. Doesn't take much to get a good fps reading in fortnite anyway. I used to get high reading on an A10 apu and a AMD 7870 on a 60 Hz screen when I turned V-Sync off. I suspect some fortnite trolling going on so, this will probably be my first and only reply to questions like this.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you mean I can move up from cheaper builds I don't have a lot of money and am trying to get good quality for a affordable price. I'm only 14

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Then this would be a great build for playing most games. It would also give you a decent platform to improve upon. The amount of fps that can be actually displayed vs. emulated (which to me is a waste of processing power), ends at the thing you will be looking at, the monitor, when you find one. Keyboard, Mouse, Controller, Sound are also things you'll have to consider. I hope you do enjoy building any pc, I know I enjoyed my first build when I was 12 but, it was probably easier because CompUSA used to throw out tons of good parts back then. Research on how to do this and parts are much cheaper now and no longer do we dial to a bbs for any hope of getting what we need so, it really comes down to the full system and questions on "does this do this fps in this program/game" really comes down to how you build, setup, and maintain said system. Good Luck and Have Fun, Rune

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man that really helps!

James

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

And I don't have the monitor yet

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fYktk6

Isn't this a better deal?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

God yes but I would pay a little more and get a Kingston a400 240gb and a Seagate Barracuda 1tb https://pcpartpicker.com/list/

  • 26 days ago
  • -1 points

how is this a guide, it is more of a cheap parts list

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