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Guide

Modest AMD Gaming Build

Description

Introduction

The Modest AMD build guide is focused on providing the best performance per dollar on a mid range gaming PC. The components are straightforward to install and the system will run games at 1080p or higher without issue. If you are looking for more of a budget build you can take a look at our Entry Level AMD Gaming Guide

CPU

Our Modest AMD Gaming Build is centered around the Ryzen 5 2600. Using the included CPU cooler you will be able to achieve moderate overclocks on this unlocked processor.

Note: If you’re looking for a similar build using an Intel processor, check out our Modest Intel Gaming Build Guide.

Motherboard

We've paired the R5 2600 with a parametric filter of Micro ATX B450 motherboards that support up to 64GB of DDR4 memory, multiple SATA6 ports for storage drives, and front panel USB3.0 ports. The parametric filter is constantly updating to show the best priced product based on the specifications we have set.

Memory

We are filtering for a 2x8GB kit of DDR4 RAM with a speed of at least DDR4-3000 as Ryzen CPUs scale well with faster memory.

Since the parametric filter picks the lowest priced option available (regardless of color/design), click the "From parametric filter" link to view other options that might better suit your aesthetic preference.

Storage

We're also using a parametric filter that will actively select the best-priced SSD of at least 500GB capacity. Solid states drives are significantly faster than hard drives and one of the easiest ways to improve system responsiveness and load times for both applications and games. Additionally, we're including a 2TB mechanical hard drive in a parametric filter for things like storing media and extra games. Everyone's storage needs differ, so feel free to change the capacity to your usage.

GPU

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is an excellent mid-range graphics card that will let you play any popular game available today at 1080p or 1440p, including Fortnite, PUBG, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Apex Legends.

To keep the noise and temperatures down, the filter requires a minimum length to avoid "mini" versions of the card, which prioritize fitting into small builds, such as an ITX case. It also requires a minimum number of 2 fans to avoid "blower" style cards, which usually do not cool the card as well. You can choose to use this filter instead, if you want to include the smaller cards for any reason. Note that smaller cards will be louder or hotter - or both.

Case

The Fractal Design Focus G Mini is a Micro ATX mini tower case with one USB2 port, one USB3 port, and fits full-size graphics cards without issue. It provides several cable management holes and patterned magnetic dust filters for easy removal and cleaning as well as a mesh front panel for better airflow.

PSU

For our power supply, we're using a parametric selection of well-reviewed fully and semi-modular units, all of which will provide more than enough power for this system.

Intel Version

Here is the Intel version of our Modest Gaming Guide.

Compatibility: No issues or incompatibilities found.

Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor
Base
€159.00
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€9.95
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Price
€168.95
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Motherboard MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard

From parametric filter: Socket / CPU: AM4; Form Factor: Micro ATX; Chipset: AMD B450; Memory Slots: 4 - 16; Onboard USB3.0 Headers: Yes

Base
€78.78
Promo
Shipping
Tax
Price
€78.78
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Memory G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory

From parametric filter: Speed: DDR4-3000, DDR4-3200, DDR4-3300, DDR4-3400; Type: 288-pin DIMM; Modules: 2 x 8GB

Base
€89.00
Promo
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€9.95
Tax
Price
€98.95
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Storage Western Digital Blue 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

From parametric filter: Capacity: 500 GB - 15360 GB; Type: SSD

Base
€79.00
Promo
Shipping
€9.95
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Price
€88.95
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Storage Toshiba P300 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

From parametric filter: Capacity: 2000 GB - 15360 GB; Type: 7200RPM; Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s

Base
€69.96
Promo
Shipping
Tax
Price
€69.96
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Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB ARMOR OC Video Card

From parametric filter: Chipset: GeForce GTX 1660 Ti; Length: 223 mm - 403 mm; Cooling: 2 Fans, 3 Fans

Base
€339.00
Promo
Shipping
€9.95
Tax
Price
€348.95
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Case Fractal Design Focus G Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case
Base
Promo
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Tax
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No Prices Available
Where
Buy
Power Supply Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply

From parametric selection: Show

Base
€119.00
Promo
Shipping
€9.95
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Price
€128.95
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Buy
Base Total: €933.74
Shipping: €49.75
Total: €983.49

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Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 34 points

I think the 1660 super would be a better choice than the 1660 Ti.

  • 15 days ago
  • 2 points

Way better value! (Super)

  • 2 months ago
  • 12 points

You need to set an upper limit for the CAS on the RAM. That crucial stuff is CL22 and shouldn't, imho, be recommended.

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Is there a recommendation?

  • 2 months ago
  • 10 points

um why the 1660 ti?

  • 2 months ago
  • 12 points

its either 1660 super or 5600 xt

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

where can you buy the 5600 xt

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

XFX RX 5600 XT Thicc II PRO 6GB GDDR6 available from Amazon for $280. But you will need to update the vbios immediately.

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

yes

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

GTX 1660 Super is 12% better value

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

GTX 1650 super is 35% better value than GTX 1660 ti

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

and 43% cheaper

  • 2 months ago
  • 9 points

5600xt should replace the 1660ti

  • 2 months ago
  • 11 points

The 5600 XT was just released, we don't immediately add new products to guides as there may be driver or stock issues.

  • 2 months ago
  • 4 points

Ah ok, that's understandable.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Around when do you consider new products?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

A month, I'm guessing?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

exactly

  • 2 months ago
  • -1 points

The cost of that card is like $120 more than the 1660 ti which throws off this builds price.

  • 2 months ago
  • 5 points

Did you mean $20 instead of $120? The 1660 ti for me is 260 while the 5600xt's are 280.

  • 2 months ago
  • 8 points

Apologies, I read 5700XT not 5600XT haha my bad.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Understandable since 5600xt just released.

  • 1 month ago
  • 6 points

The 1660 Ti is a $30 premium over the 1660 Super and offers only 5% more performance, which I'm not sure is worth it. Next month, maybe we'll see the RX 5600 XT up there instead. The new R5 1600 AF is another place to save without sacrificing meaningful performance for next month's build. It's basically on par with the 2600, potentially saving $35 for negligible performance penalty. Could that $35 saved go instead towards an RTX 2060 KO?

The Focus G is outdated by now, and its stock airflow is not that great for a mesh-front case. Glad more options near this price point are on the horizon from the CES show floor. In the meantime, I would have splurged a bit more for the Thermaltake Versa H18, or better yet, the Cooler Master MasterBox NR400.

  • 1 month ago
  • 4 points

All good points - I'm making a budget SFFPC build - the 1660 super and 1600AF have made their way into my parts list for the reasons you've listed. 1600AF is $85. 1660 Super from evga has MIR this month, plus another 5% of with an affiliate code.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 4 points

Sorry if this sounds dumb, but these builds are complete and if I buy just the parts on the list it will be fully functional?

  • 2 months ago
  • 4 points

You just need an operating system (Windows 10), keyboard, mouse, and monitor and you’re all set.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

How do you buy windows 10 I have never built a pc before.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Go here to buy Windows 10.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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  • 7 days ago
  • 2 points

I would not recommend this build

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Why?

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

It does not use the best parts it could for the price, MOBO, RAM, GPU.

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  • 7 days ago
  • -1 points

The sale of those keys violate Microsoft ToS, and the keys may be unexpectedly disabled. Recommending, suggesting, advising, encouraging, hinting, or in any way implying these keys as a solution or option is not allowed on this site.

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  • 7 days ago
  • -1 points

It absolutely is not.

https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/wiki/keyresellers

Additionally, key resellers are explicitly forbidden in our user code of conduct.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm not very experienced with building a pc. Can anyone suggest one for me I have a $1000 budget can be a bit more but I just want to be able to play games like Rust while being able to stream smoothly. Thank you.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

You may be looking for the Create a Parts List For Me forum.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You might want a more expensive cpu like the Ryzen 3700x as it has more cores which is more ideal for streaming.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Does it come with screws or do I have to buy them myself? If so, what screws do I need?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

All screws will be included with your parts.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright thanks

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Should I be worried about thermal paste? As I was scrolling through comments of other pc builds some people mentioned it so I am just curious.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

You can always get an extra tube but the cooler comes with it pre-applied.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Will the parts change anytime soon I might not buy it at the moment.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Guides generally change every month or two depending on hardware releases.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Do I have to buy windows 10?

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

You will need a copy.

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Any objections to upgrading to the Ryzen 7 2700x or even Ryzen 5 2600x?? The difference in price is only $55 and $10 respectively.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

It is entirely up to you and your budget.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

CPUs are usually best for streaming while GPUs are good for gaming. Obviously one doesn't do everything for streaming or gaming, but they do a good chunk of it. I would upgrade if you're planning to stream or video edit, but other than that, there's no reason to upgrade since the CPU isn't bottlenecking the GPU.

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

So im new to pc building and i want to buy a powerful but affordable pc. Would this pc be able to run games like assassins creed odyssey or forza horizon 4 on atleast medium settings?

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

I really love this build, but my only hold back on getting it is the case. Having only 1 USB 2.0 port and 1 USB 3.0 port is not enough for me. Not the best PC Builder, any suggestions on how to achieve more ports while keeping the same build?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Alright so looked a little bit more into it and the motherboard seems to have 4 USB 3's and 4 USB 2's but doesnt seem to have a display port, jesus man this PC building is a pain. Will the HDMI port be able to run a 144hz monitor?

  • 1 month ago
  • 5 points

To elaborate on what stiffy said; the motherboard display outputs are for using integrated graphics (using the CPU) if you have a GPU you will want to plug the monitor into that.

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

Ahhh got you, thank you guys! Looking forward to building my new PC!

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points
  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Is it loud? If so, what can I do to minimize the noise?

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

It shouldn't be loud at all.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

If i wanted to play this setup on high settings should I go with a 144 hz monitor or 75 hz?

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

I would definitely go with 144 hz. A great cheap 144 hz monitor is the viewsonic vx2458

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

If I wanted to add Bluetooth capability and wireless, what would be the best choice?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I would recommend this adapter if you would be building with an ATX motherboard like this modified version of the build guide(On MATX board the X1 slot is usually blocked).

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Any recommendations for MATX, then? For the most part I'm copying this build, and already have the Focus G Mini case so I don't imagine I can go to an ATX now. Thanks!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You probably would be able to fit the card in with a motherboard where the X1 is about the X16. I am pretty sure you can not fit the card below the GPU as it is 2 slots thick. Here are the 3 motherboards that fit the pre-existing filters and have a top X1 slot. However, if you don't need 4 ram slots, this 2 slot motherboard has a top X1 as well. I hope this helps and happy building! Also, feel free to DM me if you have any further questions!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

That's quite helpful, thank you! I was planning on the PRO4 anyway so that looks like it will work well.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

If the graphics card fits within 2 actual slots (it seems to based on the picture) you should be able to throw a normal wifi card in the bottom slot. There's a chance it could obstruct airflow a little, but I have a very similar board with that setup and I've never had any thermal issues.

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

I would go with the Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCLE card, it offers great wifi and bluetooth at $36 https://pcpartpicker.com/product/tTdqqs/gigabyte-wireless-network-card-gcwb867di

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm sorry if it's a stupid question but why isn't there a CPU cooler? Isn't it necessary?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

It’s included with the CPU.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

thermal paste is as well, so don't spend extra money on that because stock paste is enough for most people

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm wondering how good is this as a starter build as I've never built a pc but I need an upgrade, and a lot of the numbers and parts and what does what confuses me.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Me too

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

This is a great starter pc, but I would opt for 1660 Super instead of 1660 Ti, as it is 30 dollars cheaper but only about 5% slower. And don't worry, the product naming, especially Nvidia's, confuses a lot of beginners. Parts that are recommended obviously vary depending on your budget, but this is a good $760 build, or if you opt to go with the 1660 Super, it will be a $730-ish build. As you keep increasing or decreasing your budgets, parts change.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Why do you choose the 1660 Ti over the RTX 2060, or 5700 for that matter? They're all in the same price range.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I bought this motherboard and noticed there is only one system fan header, but the case comes with two. Is one fan enough or do I need to get a splitter?

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

The case doesn't appear to have a fan splitter so you most likely would

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Case isn't the Q300L anymore

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, that was a typo from the previous guide and it has now been updated.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Get the ryzen 5 1600 at instead as it is only 85$ and has the same performance minus 1 or 2 fps. Then get the 1660 super as it is much cheaper and has near the same performance. Then get a 60 or 65$ pay from thermaltake or EVGA, coursair etc. Then buy another fan for exaught and maybe a fan splitter so you can connect it.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

We have no plans to include that CPU in a build guide at this time as it is only available from a single retailer in the USA for retail price, significantly higher prices outside the USA, BIOS issues with 300 series boards, its confusing to new builders who are the target of these guides, and it doesn't have a product page from AMD. For more experienced builders it is an option to consider if you are in the USA. The AF is also no longer available from a 1st party seller and ranges from 105-170 on Amazon.

The 1660S has been addressed above.

  • 22 days ago
  • 2 points
  • Can get a 1600AF instead of a 2600
  • You want a better parametric filter for mobo to get a good choice that includes lan chip / sound chip, or other small things
  • You have no CL in the memory parametric filter
  • The parametric filter for the SSD doesnt consider DRAM SSDs, Thus a DRAMless SSD can be picked, which is bad. By default it already shows a DRAMless one as of now
  • GPU isnt 1660 Super? Despite being 1% slower for $80 USD less. bad choice there
  • Case is acrylic and you can get tempered glass cases for the same price
  • Parametric filter for PSUs is bad. CXM has coil whine, G3 has OTP/OPP issues, Focus FM has issues with certain high powered GPUs like some 1080Ti/2080S+
  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, thanks for this. I've built high-end or enthusiast builds for over a decade and I'm now getting customers coming to me for budget builds and I was kinda lost. That was very helpful and gives me a great base to start. Noticed that you changed to case to Fractal Design, I guess, a better choice. Have a good day!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey would this system be overkill for single player games like fallout 4? Or any changes of parts I should consider?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I don't think overkill is in the vocabulary of this site. I imagine Fallout 4 would be pretty demanding so you should be fine.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

How long do you guys think that this PC should last as I am new to building PC's and would love to save money, and is there a way to transfer windows 10 from my old computer to this PC.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

This PC should last you a bit, and I think you can transfer your windows 10 key.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Sorry also new to building a custom pc but would this build be enough to run World of Warcraft on high setting?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

you could probably run WoW on 8k high settings with this build

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Would this run escape from tarkov with any issues?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yes, the 1660ti should be able to run it 60fps@1080p

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Um it says that the Q300L has 1 USB 2 and 1 USB 3, I have that case and it's got 2 USB 3 ports, no USB 2.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, that was a typo from the previous guide and it has now been updated.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Completely new to pc building, just want to know how much 'better' this build is compared to the entry level amd build. What aspects of this computer perform better than the entry level? Is the extra $250~ (CAD) worth it? if not, what are some things that i may want to remove or change? for example, removing one of the storages or having 8gb of ram instead of 16gb

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

It is a lot better, the 1660ti outperforms the rx 570 by a lot, getting twice as many FPS in some games.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

If I wanted to go for this https://pcpartpicker.com/product/RGyV3C/msi-geforce-gtx-1660-ti-6-gb-ventus-xs-video-card-gtx-1660-ti-ventus-xs-6g-oc Instead of the other one would there be any big difference?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I don't see why it would be that different, they're basically the same card.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I've got a Toshiba Samsung 860 ECO 500GB SSD. Will that be fine for my storage alongside some extra gb, or do I have to buy one of those thinner SSD?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

That will be fine for this build

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hi guys! Right now I'm looking at the Ryzen 5 3600 instead of the 2600, as there's a pretty good deal for it right now (Germany). However if I customise the part list it shows me some compatibility issues. Is this something I should worry about? Any tipps? Thanks for your help! Cheers

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Depending on the motherboard in your part list it may not be compatible with the 3600 out of the box and will require a compatible CPU to update the BIOS for use with a 3600.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hey, thank you for the response!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Are there any cases I can substitute this with For example NZXT. Might be a stupid question but I am very new to this.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

If you click customize this part list you can change out any of the components including the case.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

newb to building computers. full time mechanic part time gamer. WoW, Destiny 2, Diablo3 soon 4. flight simulator. this is in my price range. i have a C305B-200UN i would like to utilize. i have 2 hard drive's in my old laptop(Rip) win exe error. i want to use. i do have a work buddy to help put it all together. (told me to use this website)

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

what do i need to do to add a external optical drive to this set up?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I have this same question I assume it would fit in the tower, this is also my first time trying to do this. Thanks.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You should not need an optical disc drive

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hey guys I'm looking at this for my first build and was wondering thoughts in how well it will run world of Warcraft?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You will be able to run World of Warcraft 60fps@1440p

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Would the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X fit into this build? If so, should I use its stock cooler or get a new cooler for it?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

You use the 2600X without issue and the stock cooler will be fine.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

What if i change the cpu with a ryzen 7 2700x? I want to develop for vr so i need a really good processor. Can i also change the case with a CiT F3 MicroATX? Would it make problems for space or cooling?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

How many frames could I get on fortnite with this

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

For fortnite what would the FPS be for low video settings and max settings

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

For the USB 2.0 slot, would it be possible to attach an extender with multiple usb ports into that one? [the 2.0] ? Just asking, since plugging in a mic, keyboard, and mouse would difficult without the extender, due to there being only one 2.0 USB slot.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I looked up some reviews and videos, and it seems compatible with an extender, but please let me know if you guys find otherwise. Otherwise, I look forward to make this pc ! I am a streamer and youtuber, and I'm really excited to make this my computer for the next few years.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

There are a number of USB ports on the rear of the case but you can always use an extender or usb hub.

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 point

New to PC building and I have the case but don’t see extra USB ports on the back of it. Does something else have to be installed to have more USB ports?

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 point

There are USB ports on the motherboard.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

How often are these guides updated? Are the older guides archived somewhere?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hi, how well can this build run League of Legends in max settings, and can this build handle streaming? Thanks in advance!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

This build will very easily run LoL and stream the gameplay.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Do you have like an estimate of what FPS I should be getting with max/high settings?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

150-160+ at 1080p

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Can anyone comment on VR performance (prob the rift) for sim racing with this sort of build?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I am 100% new to this. I’ve never gamed on pc and someone told me building your own is way more worth the money. So a couple questions: 1) Is there a video on how to build this exact setup?

2) should I get a bigger tower as I slowly put higher performing parts in.

3) can I just use my 32” LED LCD 1080p tv as a monitor? Pros and cons?

Thank you so much in advanced

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Will windows 7 run okay on this?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

It is actually a pretty large hassle to get Windows 7 installed on newer hardware as it is no longer officially supported.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, I will try to find good build for 7.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hey there idk if anyone will see this , but I have never built a pc and have really been looking at this one. I seen comments about another part that is newer so my two questions are 1. Is this a good build to game and potentially stream on for starters. And 2 does these builds change every month or so and should I wait for like an updated parts list if so? Thanks everyone! (Sorry for sounding so ignorant)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The builds do change every 1-2 months. You will be able to game without issue and should be able to stream as well.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I think I’m gonna go ahead and commit to it haha just one last question i swapped out the case to a Corsair SPEC-DELTA RGB ATX Mid Tower Case it looks like it should fit everything (I guess) due to the other case being a mini. I did see that the video card will fit so I’m assuming I’m good to go unless it’s not this easy haha

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

You are all set. If there are no compatibility warnings about the case on your new part list its time to click purchase. Good luck!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thats an over kill power supply. For this build i recommend an 500-600 watt 80+ bronze power supplys. So with the extra 30-50 dollars you can buy better gpu, motherboard,cpu.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

This is my first build and I’m wondering what hz monitor would be best for this?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

144hz will change your life

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

what he said. almost done saving up to make the 240hz switch

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

just get an rx 5600 xt or rtx 2060 ko, enough said (rx 5600 xt for slightly cheaper for the same performance) (rtx 2060 ko to pay a bit extra to not deal with navi drivers)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Greatly appreciate the time taken to put this build together for novices like me. I’m seeking a build that can run Fallout 4 on Ultra settings, 60fps@1440p, without stuttering whilst supporting heavy modding. May sound odd, but this pretty much my sole goal for converting to PCMR.

Would this be able to support my goal (or perhaps a slight variation of this list)?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I am trying to go Ultra 60fps@ 1080p with Fallout 4. I know that will work based on the various pc benchmarks i have run. I am not sure about 1440p.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

This won’t run 1440p 60hz ultra.Ur gonna need a RTX 2060 or even better 2060 super

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Dude, I've been on ca.pcpartpicker but it showed the prices as american still, and when I went to checkout the price was like 200 over. Came back here and raged on a comment I never ended up posting, because I realized that for some reason you gotta select your reigon after going to the canadian client

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

If I wanted to budget a little more could i just remove the 2tb hard drive for now and just use the 500gb ssd and eventually buy more storage later when i need it?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

If you are only going to use one SSD I'd try to get 1TB.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

For $20 more you can get an RTX 2060

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I am in desperate need of help with this exact build. I turn on the pc and everything starts running and lights up, but my monitor keeps saying it's not reading anything and goes back to sleep after searching for an output. I just built it so all i'm trying to do is open my motherboard menu at least but I can't even get there. I'm convinced it's either my graphics card or monitor that is the issue because everything else is working fine.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Please make a post on the troubleshooting forum.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I'm in the UK looking to build something similar. Would you recommend any changes to the following? - https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/KhhtL2

  • 1 month ago
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https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Yg8hvW I made these changes. a little bit better memory (ryzen loves faster memory) and a little bit higher psu for future proofing. a better well known mobo and a better looking case.

  • 29 days ago
  • 2 points

Unbelievably the only bits I already have so can't be swapped haha. This is a link to my current plan https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/shJ7Mc

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I realistically just want to be able to stream playing super smash bros melee and sunshine + other games of that nature. I'm also an ultra n00b at building PCs as this is my first build. Is this build sufficient enough or should I look at something more powerful. I'm at a $1000 budget, give or take a hundred ish. I also do need a monitor, keyboard, and mouse. If anyone could help a brother out that would be appreciated. Thanks!!

  • 1 month ago
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All my parts got here today. Does anyone know if there’s any video tutorials on how to assemble this build or a similar one? I have never put a PC together before.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

We have a number of builds that will be nearly identical in terms of the actual building process: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQpf5LtNl7dbmZlxlFIO_w

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Would I just look for another AMD one essentially and try and follow along?

  • 1 month ago
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  • 1 month ago
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i am new to pc building, but would this build be able to run games like Rainbow Six Siege and such?

  • 1 month ago
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Yep, without issue.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I'm looking at building my first PC and Im trying to keep it to a relative budget. This looks great and I've seen some comments explaining the capabilities in terms of gaming but how well would this work with software like blender, photoshop, cad and other basic engineering software? Should I just assume to start with more RAM running some of these more complicated software?

Also, is the case partially chosen for aesthetics because I would be fine with any case as long as it will do its job. I don't plan on showing this printer off so I'm not worried about the look.

Finally, I'll still have to buy windows if I intend on using it correct?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The RTX 2060 (non-super) is only $60 more and gives you way better performance than the GTX 1660 Ti.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

No lie focus g is one of my favorite cases. Great build btw 👍

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Is there any cheaper gpu that runs these game at the same quality

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

How well could this build run fortnite? Estimate fps on competitive settings?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

It can hit 100fps maybe probably 1080p

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

100+ without issue

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Remove HDD u dont need that if ur getting SSD and use it towards RTX 2060

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I'm looking to play fort it's and cod on this, how much fps will it run at

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Fortnite will get higher fps and should easily 100+ on competitive settings. CoD will highly depend on your settings and resolution.

  • 1 month ago
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This is my first build so sorry for the dumb questions. 1. Does this come with everything except the windows 10, keyboard, mouse, and monitor? 2. Who is a Youtuber that is good and easy to follow for this build? :)

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Correct. We have many similar builds on our channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQpf5LtNl7dbmZlxlFIO_w

  • 1 month ago
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Thank you so, so very much. I really appreciate it!
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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

This is cool and all, but can it run DOOM?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Without issue

  • 1 month ago
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One more thing, is there any added info I need to know about this build?

  • 1 month ago
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just bought the parts for this build today ... gpu is on backorder but im excited to move in 1080p gaming

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You can customize the part list and click "from parametric filter" under the GPU to see other compatible options that are in stock. Good luck!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I am brand new to pc building and need some help with parts and a reasonable price range for a reliable entry level pc that can run rainbow six siege and other games like gta 5 at ok graphics

  • 1 month ago
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This is a real nice economical build. I was building one similar, came out higher in price, for just recording online game play for what my friends and I do via internal elgato card. I may have to jump on this build, nicely done and thanks!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Does this need software?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You would need an operating system.

  • 29 days ago
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Yes, I now know that thank you very much. (///^)

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  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I'm new to pc building and aren't too knowlagable in the area. Out if curiosity, why would a 5600 xt be better than a 1660ti?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

At this point with driver and memory issues I wouldn't get a 5600XT over the 1660Ti

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I made some adjustments. This would probably be a better go to IMO. Would be using this for strictly a streaming pc. Might change out the cpu and mobo for 3xxx and x570.

  • 1 month ago
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https://pcpartpicker.com/list/n6cQK4 If you can save an extra $90, you get 2 extra cores, and a bit faster memory

  • 29 days ago
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Will this build be compatible with the new NZXT H1 case? I was going to use this build guide as a baseline and just replace the case and fan with the H1 case.

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

No, it will not.

  • 29 days ago
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Ah that's a shame :( is there a specific part that won't fit it? Because NZXT advertise how it should fit most components. I'm guessing it would be the RAM as there have been height clearance issues for taller RAMs.

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

Well for starters, its only compatible with ITX motherboards. The case also comes with a power supply and cpu cooler. You'd need to adjust several components which the create a part list for me or part list opinions wanted forums can help you with.

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I´m kinda new at this, but how well will this run overwatch?

  • 29 days ago
  • 2 points

1080p Ultra you are looking at 120ish FPS and 1440p 90-100.

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

This looks like a great starter pc for me, i was just wondering how well this setup would run the newer total war games? (Warhammer 2 and three kingdoms)

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

How much FPS are you getting in games with this PC build?

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

Why is there an RMx in this build? You could save $50 by putting the CX or CXm in it while not sacrificing quality and performance.

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

Hello, i'm from Brazil. I want to buy this pc, but at the final step of selling, the page tell's me what "AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor" has not on Amazon's stock. So, i want to know if you can warn me when is availiable, or what processor can be the successor of this "AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor".

Ps: sorry for my terrible english.

  • 27 days ago
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I don't want to escape this price range.

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

All prices seem to be rising/parts going out of stock due to the Cornovirus production shortages. It might just be a temporary thing.

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. If you can't get it now, it could be a long wait before things return to normal.

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Hi

I bought this build in the last few weeks, except for a different case due to a long lead time on the suggested one.

I have built it and when I switched it on the CPU and the case fan came on but nothing else. There was a orange light on the the motherboard.

Any suggestions on what may be the problem and how to solve it?

many thanks Kerry

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Huh. No 5600 XT? Or even 2060 KO? ...

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

I see the motherboard has a built-in LAN input. I will need a Wi-Fi connection, any recommendations for this build?

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Not bad. A few things that could be done better by waiting for sales but overall impressive!

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Personally I feel like this build could be a lot better. I made my own version tell me if I should change anything I'm open to suggestions if you have any leave them below. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/LPCDn7

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

Big yikes on the hard drive. For an extra ten bucks you can move up from 5400 RPM to 7200 RPM, and get 2 TB instead of 500 GB

  • 23 days ago
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I feel ashamed of making such a huge and stupid mistake and i have changed it tell me bout it now https://pcpartpicker.com/list/XH2Dn7

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 point

It's all good. What a difference ten bucks can make, though.

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 point

Yeah fr

  • 24 days ago
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Could this run gta fivem

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

Yes.

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

These days you could maybe get away with a 12 nm Ryzen 5 1600 and overclock to 2600-like performance if you need it. Just some food for thought.

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

I just read the other comment about this, never mind!

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

do you guys think this would be a good pc for music production & video editing.

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

Gud

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

Don't get a hhd and get a 3600

  • 23 days ago
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I'm wondering if this will Rust, CS:GO while streaming?

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 point

so I started building this pc today and (I am new to building pcs) I do not know where the ssd go into the motherboard help please.

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 point

via SATA, bottom right on the board. socket 2 worked for me to allow space for graphics card to fit

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for this recommendation! Any tips on overclocking the Ryzen 5 2600?

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 point

What monitor works with this pc build? i just bought it and my hp monitor will not fit

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

Does the cpu work with the motherboard right out of the box or do it need a bios update thanks

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

Hello i'm trying to make a budget pc is this a good one, looking to play all types of games from csgo to overwatch but most importantly fortnite and I play fortnite compeptively so will this pc run endgame meaning will it affect the frame rate so much ?

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 point

This PC will have no issue playing any of those games.

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 point

Hi, i literally know nothing about pc's and parts and all that but always wanted to get into pc gaming. My friend recommended my this website to buy good complete builds instead of building it on my own for obvious reasons. would this be a good starter gaming pc? it fits my budget fairly well, and can be flexible if you have any other suggestions. a response would be appreciated.

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 point

This is a fantastic starting PC. Good luck!

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 point

I accidentally ordered the Gigabyte B450M DS3H Ultra Durable Motherboard. Is that compatible with the case? The screws don't seem big enough

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 point

Yes, it is compatible.

  • 18 days ago
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Is there anyone to contact for help with installation? Or a video? I can't seem to secure it in there. I'm a first timer and I'm having a bit of difficulty lol

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 point

Make a post on our troubleshooting forums or come chat on our discord where you can share pictures http://discord.gg/pcpartpicker

  • 18 days ago
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Hello all I would like to build a config not having enough money which of the components I can buy first

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 point

Are all these aud ?

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

If you are viewing the Australian version of the site, yes. Check the country in the top right corner.

  • 16 days ago
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Hey, would this pc be enough to run games like destiny 2, the division 2? And would this pc be a good choice for someone to go in app/software development?

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

Hey everyone, I'm new to the PC world, I'm trying to put together a gaming PC. I dont need nothing fancy and out of this world, I just wanna be able to run games without issue. Any help would be appreciated.

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

As someone new to building would the 1660 Ti have any bottle necking issues when paired with this CPU

  • 16 days ago
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This is my take on a modest AMD build. Got 2 Corsair 140mm fans for intake. Such a great experience and had no problem with it while building it or after. Got plenty of ports plus I have a ViewSonic 144hz monitor that has 4 USB slots where I keep my keyboard, mouse, headset charging cable and graphic tablet. It is my very first build from zero with no prior experience.

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

Hello. The Adata SSD is proving impossible to buy in Ireland. Could you tell me if there are any good alternatives or would a 256gb SSD do for games such as dayz?

Also the 2 sticks of 8gb ram are out of stock. Could you advise me if a one stick of 16gb would be compatible. And finally the micro motherboard is also impossible to ship to Ireland, but I cant find the micro version available in Europe. Could you tell me if any other version would do or does it have to be the micro for space issues

Thanks

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

You can click customize this part list and then the "from parametric filter" link under the SSD to see other compatible options

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

get a cx 550w and a red dragon 5600 xt

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

Would this build be able to run Xplane 11 at high settings?

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

How many fps would this set up be able to get on Rainbow Six Siege?

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

get 3600 instead of 2600

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

I don't really want to run anything demanding. Overwatch, LoL, etc. I havent build a pc before and I am eager to save up for this build. Would an RX 580 work just as well for the games I am gonna play ? Money is abit of an issue for me and I really want a nice rig that will last.

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

What wireless network adapters would fit into this build without too much issues? I am new when it comes to PC building and very curious on how an adapter would fit into this.

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

Haha not hattin but this is so so so similar to my current list like almost to the brand similar but I'm happy that others agree this setup is a great idea

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

Do I need a wifi card for this build?

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

You would need to add an adapter or select a motherboard with it built in.

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

Which adapter would you recommend to fit with the MicroATX board? Moreover, which motherboard would you also recommend if I were to not buy an adapter. Thanks.

  • 8 days ago
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Should this get me higher than 60 FPS in Minecraft?

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

Guys, Do I need a cooler for this build?

  • 8 days ago
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Hi everyone, i’m thinking about saving up to buy my little brother a pc but i’m not familiar with any of this stuff. He plays on a regular ps4 and mostly plays fortnite. Do you guys know how this pc would run fortnite & the fps? Thank you.

  • 7 days ago
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150-200fps on competitive settings.

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Okay cool, and which is better intel or ryzen?

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

Should switch to the 1660 Super and the 1600 AF. The money could go towards a more known SSD brand.

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Would this build be VR ready?

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

You'd need to check your specific system and games but it should support most hardware.

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

If I buy this build and I'm supposed to hook it up to a monitor, should i hook it up to a 60 hz monitor or a 144 hz monitor because I already have a 60 hz monitor and I want to make sure if I hook it up to the monitor that it doesn't undergo screen tearing.

Also how much fps does it run at? Thanks, :D

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

144hz would be better. Tearing generally happens when your FPS is greater than the hz of the panel. I'd also look into g-sync compatible monitors. Many freesync panels are g-sync compatible and will completely remove tearing.

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Do I need to adjust the build if I want to run two monitors? Thanks

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

i wanna build a good affordable pc so i can stream and game. i was wondering if this specific build can run 150+ frames on fortnite or cod mw

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

Yes to fortnite, MW will heavily depend on settings/resolution as it is a much more intensive game to run.

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

i can upgrade the hz this runs right (just making sure)

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

I also am a high school student looking to build these parts, are there any discounts on these?

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

Get a Ryzen 5 1600 af instead of the 2600 its cheaper by like 30$ and its the same with 6 cores and 12 threads and 12nm

  • 4 days ago
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1600 AF?

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

Please see other responses already made addressing this CPU.

  • 3 days ago
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Hello! I'm new to the world of pc gaming. How easy is it to build the pc yourself at home? Is there a build guide included with the order? Thanks!

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

I have a question and I'm completely new to PC building and have never done it before. So I apologize if this sounds dumb

But if I were to go with this build would it be possible to omit the Seagate hard drive?

From what I've seen this already includes an SSD in the build that are better and the other builds I'm looking at on the site do not include the extra hard drive.

So my question is would omitting that mess with performance/cause issues? Or is it included just for extra space?

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

This is probably a dumb question, but does this come built or do we have to put it together ourselves?

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

You will need to order all the parts and assemble the machine yourself.

  • 2 days ago
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To everyone thinking about getting this build, please do yourself a favor and get a rx 5600 xt instead on a gtx 1660 ti. Same price but sooooo much better performance

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

What's the benefit of pairing a 1660 Ti with a 2600?

  • 1 day ago
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I've switched my case to the Fractal Design Meshify C Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case and added in a [Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac] Wi-Fi Adapter. I hoping anyone has a conclusive answer if I'm going to be able to fit that adapter in? This is my first build and I have no prior knowledge to go off of. A USB Dongle is not a choice for me as my wifi is crap and the higher end ones are out of my price range and I'd like to keep my selected case and Motherboard for price as well.

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

nice price for it

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

5600xt is same price and much faster 1600af is cheaper and practically same as 2600

  • 16 hours ago
  • 1 point

Does it need cooling?

  • 12 hours ago
  • 1 point

hi

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

1600 AF (12nm) model in place of the 2600? Basically the same CPU for $40 less. Use that $40 for moving up to the 2060 EVGA KO or Zotac model.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

We have no plans to include that CPU in a build guide at this time as it is only available from a single retailer in the USA for retail price, significantly higher prices outside the USA, BIOS issues with 300 series boards, its confusing to new builders who are the target of these guides, and it doesn't have a product page from AMD. For more experienced builders it is an option to consider if you are in the USA.

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Will this build run escape from tarkov? This is will be my first build sorry for all the questions but will I need anything else with these parts and is it simple to install do I need to soldering? Please help thanks

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yes and well too. For other parts just a keyboard, mouse, and monitor, and it is simple but would recommend a tutorial on youtube. also, no soldering is needed, it's just screws and plugs mainly.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the answers I am so excited to build my first pc I am gonna go with this modest amd build super excited!

  • 2 months ago
  • -2 points

With the money saved by going with a 1660 Super and 1TB hdd you could spend the extra 6 dollars or so and go to 3200mhz memory and a better case. Seems odd to suggest a case with external ODD and no drives in list.

  • 2 months ago
  • 9 points

There's no reason to sacrifice performance and storage space to change the memory which will have a minimal at best increase in FPS. The case has excellent airflow and is flexible based on user needs.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yes there is.1660 Super is like the 1660ti and u dont need 2TB 1TB is enough.Case and ram could be better to fit with the looks.

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

How long does this pc last for performance

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  • 1 month ago
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Don't spam.

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  • 29 days ago
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Please keep feedback polite and constructive.

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  • 21 days ago
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