Would getting a different case leave enough room in the budget for an SSD? I guess it really depends on how much storage space is needed, because removing the 1TB HDD would also leave room for an SSD.
Both of the systems already recommended are good in different ways.
If you want to go for the Ryzen setup, it's going to give you slightly lesser performance today, but can be easily upgraded just by throwing in a GPU.
The Intel setup will perform better right now, but if you want more performance, you're going to have to change more parts. You'll likely need a better CPU to keep up with any other GPU you'd want to put in.
So really, it's up to you. There's no right or wrong answer. Either build is good.
Yeah, can't really go wrong with this setup. That'll do anything you want it to for a long time, haha.
I would say she probably doesn't need the integrated graphics of the 2200G. A Kaby Lake Pentium would do perfectly. After replacing the CPU, I had enough room in the budget for an SSD which is going to make the computer feel so much faster versus having a normal HDD.
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I would HIGHLY recommend having an SSD versus a normal HDD. The computer is going to feel so much faster. Get a smaller, cheaper SSD for now (like a 240GB) and throw in an extra 2TB HDD later. That's my opinion.
I'd go with a WD HDD, IMO. But yeah, no significant disadvantage performance wise for your motherboard.
It's either the RAM or the motherboard. Have you tried putting just one RAM stick in? If neither RAM sticks work in any combination of slots, then it's likely the motherboard. If you have a friend who can loan you a stick of RAM to test in your machine, that would also tell you for sure.
The beauty of playing on PC is being able to use any peripherals that you want :)
Very nice. Vents on the top would definitely help out, not sure why they didn't add those in the first place. Kinda weird.
The 4770k still kicks butt. Holds up just fine in 2018, especially overclocked.
That's awesome. Great deals! I need to use Craigslist more often...
Very clean, looks great.
Just realized I didn't specify ADDITION in the title. My bad.
Looks like you didn't really make any compromises. Pretty beastly build.
If it's in your budget, go for it. You pretty much have top of the line everything.
Storage is the easiest thing to upgrade in a computer, so no worries!
I upgraded my i7-3770 to an 8700k and it was worth every penny.
Super overkill build that's in your budget.
If I were you, I would try the onboard sound first and see how you like it. I left a little room in your budget to add in a card if you want later. I'd read up some reviews on a good one.
Anyways, pretty much everything is RGB here. This thing is gonna glow, haha.
Very nice. Love the Define C.
No problem. Good luck!
There's no 1060ti. Next step up is the 1070, which is unfortunately out of your price range.
250GB might not last long, but it's always very easy to add in another HDD. Save a bit of money now so you can get your most important components first. Once you run out of space, grab a HDD.
The RAM from your old build is not compatible, unfortunately. Your old build is DDR3, the i7-7700 takes DDR4.
3GB of VRAM will probably only allow you to play at 1080p for a bit longer. 6GB of VRAM would be a much better investment.
4GB VRAM is the sweet spot nowadays.
You really don't need a liquid cooler for an 8400. It's a locked CPU, so you won't be doing any overclocking and there's no need for a cooling solution like that. The stock cooler should do just fine.
After removing that and the 2TB HDD (you can always add that down the road to save money now) I was able to upgrade you to a 1060.
That processor is awesome, but you are sacrificing 3GB of VRAM on your GPU and 8GB of system RAM. That build also has a smaller SSD lesser PSU, and an unreliable hybrid drive.
I'd go with the Ryzen + 1060 6GB if I were you, unless you can try just buying the CPU and MOBO off of him because those are nice.
Here's a full part list I put together that includes the parts that you already have. This should run PUBG and pretty much any game you throw at it 1080p 60FPS. For just about $800.
Geez, I had no idea it was that old. I need to do some more research on PSUs. Looks like I have a bit more to learn.
I'd go for this one. Nice part list!
Here's what I came up with. Red color scheme, hope that's okay. It's just the easiest to find parts for, haha.
At this point, I would say a system overhaul is due. You'll definitely be able to keep the CPU cooler, HDD, case, and PSU.
What kind of price range are you going for?
Looks pretty solid.
At your price point, I would get a slightly higher quality PSU, one that's at least 80 PLUS Gold rated.
A 1060 and a Ryzen 5 can absolutely play GTA V on high settings at 1080p.
Very clean build and setup.
Very nice. Perfect office/light workload machine way better than any computer you could buy at Best Buy for the same price.
That is awesome. I love test bench cases.
Very nice work! Just have to watch out for dust, haha.
AMD was behind the game for quite a bit, but Ryzen is really good. I know during their release, there were a lot of RAM frequency compatibility problems. They've fixed a lot of bugs since it first released.
Hah, whoops. The 7980XE has 36...
Nice build and very clean setup. What do you use it for?
36 threads and 2 Titans? I guess that's a decent build... good budget starter rig.
Good partslist, but at your budget, I would definitely recommend 16GB of RAM over 8GB. Games nowadays can eat that up pretty quickly. Maybe get a slightly lower budget PSU to make room? Or possibly a cheaper motherboard? It's up to you.
Looks like there might be a bit more room in his budget to have both. Lowered the PSU a bit to save money.
Welcome to the world of custom PCs! Always exciting building your first.
I wouldn't worry too much about the motherboard since you have a locked processor and aren't overclocking. Just find one that looks nice and has enough USB ports, audio ports, etc.
For your GPU, I would recommend the 1050ti 4GB edition for that extra GB or video memory. It will benefit you more in the long run, I believe.
Also, I would do some research on Ryzen processors vs your Intel for streaming. The extra cores Ryzen offers can help a lot with that, and Adobe suite products as well.
Sounds like a steal to me. The 1050TI is a great card.
Same here. PCPP all the way.
This is a nice build.
Awesome CPU. Nice build!
An RX 580 for $279... I miss those days...
Very clean. Nice work!
Very nice. First gen i7s still pack a punch!
Way to make do with what you have.
Awesome rig, I love it.
That was a monster back in its day and that i7 can still definitely hold its own, for sure. Way to pass it on to your brother. I'm sure it keeps up with that 970 no problems at all.
Nice build! Thanks for sharing!