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So I am building another gaming pc, my budget is $780 USD max. I already have monitors and keyboard and mouse. This is what I have so far. Any suggestions?

pcpartpicker.com/user/matlicari5/saved/tFZf99
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Took a few minutes to nuke your build and give you a more feature rich, performance and actual performance per $$ build. I've been out of the PC building scene for quite some time so I'm sure ma dudet 21 will sure find a few flaws with my build but currently, it's a brand new CPU that AMD has just released which will get you much better performance than your 1700 that you had in there per core anyway. Whacked in some fast speed, lower latency RAM to compliment that new CPU and a x570 board which will give you the new features we was talking about earlier. All the for less money that you were originally wanting to pay

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ZcR2q4

Oh and you're missing some storage. Unsure if you wanted it so I left it out.
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Adam wroteTook a few minutes to nuke your build and give you a more feature rich, performance and actual performance per $$ build. I've been out of the PC building scene for quite some time so I'm sure ma dudet 21 will sure find a few flaws with my build but currently, it's a brand new CPU that AMD has just released which will get you much better performance than your 1700 that you had in there per core anyway. Whacked in some fast speed, lower latency RAM to compliment that new CPU and a x570 board which will give you the new features we was talking about earlier. All the for less money that you were originally wanting to pay

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ZcR2q4

Oh and you're missing some storage. Unsure if you wanted it so I left it out.


Thank you. And I already have storage, but thank you. Looks good!!
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Would be useful if we knew what storage you're using in the system exactly.
Also, what the system is actually going to be used for, and what monitor(s) are being used with it is kinda crucial information.

From the parts list and budget alone though, I'd honestly be aiming to fit something better than an RX 580 in there.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($197.85 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB OC Video Card ($269.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox NR600 (w/o ODD) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 450 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($64.90 @ Amazon)
Total: $785.71

I definitely wouldn't bother with an R7 1700 any more. I personally would be aiming for Ryzen 3000 for the IPC increase over 1st and 2nd gen, so an R5 3600 or 3600x is a solid shout IMO. That said, if you're going to benefit from more than 6C/12T, then an R7 2700(x) is also a good option since Ryzen 2000 is silly cheap right now.

I'd probably stick with a nice B450 motherboard with a more mid ranged CPU though, especially to fit a better GPU within budget. If you are interested in an X570 motherboard for whatever reason though, I'd be looking at the Asus X570 TUF- most of the cheaper X570 boards aren't that great, but the X570 TUF has the same VRM set-up as the $300-350 Strix X570 boards, so it's a solid buy if you're gonna go X570. Either way, definitely don't bother buying a shitty A320 motherboard.

For RAM, spend the extra $25 for the RGB stuff if you like, or go for some higher speed RAM. A 3200MHz kit would actually be the best choice IMO, since most 3200MHz kits shouldn't have much issue(if any) running at that speed on a B450 mobo with Ryzen 3000. With a 3000MHz kit, you'll be running at 2933MHz which can hurt performance a little, but shouldn't be too bad- anything less than 2933MHz is kind of a no-no with Ryzen IMO since that's when it will really start to hinder your performance. The 3600MHz kits are still a bit pricey IMO, and don't really offer enough of an improvement, but a 3600MHz kit is probably your 'best' option with Ryzen 3000 to be fair.

Case and PSU are up to you. 450W is sufficient, so I like the Gold rated Seasonic unit, but the grey label Corsair CXM units are good quality, so if you'd rather spend the extra $5 and get the CX550M, it's a fine choice too. The NR600 is a great value case, and is my favourite(currently) in it's price range, but you have plenty of other options if the NR600 doesn't take your fancy. I would avoid those cheaper MasterBox cases from CM though, they were cranking out tons of those changing small things very slightly with each revision so there are a bunch of higher end MasterBox/MasterCase units that are actually pretty good, but most of the cheaper ones are absolute trash.

With these changes, I've managed to up the RX 580 to a GTX 1660Ti which will be a fairly nice improvement since the 1660Ti is about on par with a GTX 1070Ti/Vega 56. If it's a bit too expensive, then you can save some cash and grab yourself a GTX 1660. It'll still be better than the RX 580. However, if you go for a GTX 1660, I would definitely recommend overclocking it, at least the VRAM since it uses GDDR5 and that can really hinder the cards performance.
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21 wroteWould be useful if we knew what storage you're using in the system exactly.
Also, what the system is actually going to be used for, and what monitor(s) are being used with it is kinda crucial information.

From the parts list and budget alone though, I'd honestly be aiming to fit something better than an RX 580 in there.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($197.85 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB OC Video Card ($269.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox NR600 (w/o ODD) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 450 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($64.90 @ Amazon)
Total: $785.71

I definitely wouldn't bother with an R7 1700 any more. I personally would be aiming for Ryzen 3000 for the IPC increase over 1st and 2nd gen, so an R5 3600 or 3600x is a solid shout IMO. That said, if you're going to benefit from more than 6C/12T, then an R7 2700(x) is also a good option since Ryzen 2000 is silly cheap right now.

I'd probably stick with a nice B450 motherboard with a more mid ranged CPU though, especially to fit a better GPU within budget. If you are interested in an X570 motherboard for whatever reason though, I'd be looking at the Asus X570 TUF- most of the cheaper X570 boards aren't that great, but the X570 TUF has the same VRM set-up as the $300-350 Strix X570 boards, so it's a solid buy if you're gonna go X570. Either way, definitely don't bother buying a shitty A320 motherboard.

For RAM, spend the extra $25 for the RGB stuff if you like, or go for some higher speed RAM. A 3200MHz kit would actually be the best choice IMO, since most 3200MHz kits shouldn't have much issue(if any) running at that speed on a B450 mobo with Ryzen 3000. With a 3000MHz kit, you'll be running at 2933MHz which can hurt performance a little, but shouldn't be too bad- anything less than 2933MHz is kind of a no-no with Ryzen IMO since that's when it will really start to hinder your performance. The 3600MHz kits are still a bit pricey IMO, and don't really offer enough of an improvement, but a 3600MHz kit is probably your 'best' option with Ryzen 3000 to be fair.

Case and PSU are up to you. 450W is sufficient, so I like the Gold rated Seasonic unit, but the grey label Corsair CXM units are good quality, so if you'd rather spend the extra $5 and get the CX550M, it's a fine choice too. The NR600 is a great value case, and is my favourite(currently) in it's price range, but you have plenty of other options if the NR600 doesn't take your fancy. I would avoid those cheaper MasterBox cases from CM though, they were cranking out tons of those changing small things very slightly with each revision so there are a bunch of higher end MasterBox/MasterCase units that are actually pretty good, but most of the cheaper ones are absolute trash.

With these changes, I've managed to up the RX 580 to a GTX 1660Ti which will be a fairly nice improvement since the 1660Ti is about on par with a GTX 1070Ti/Vega 56. If it's a bit too expensive, then you can save some cash and grab yourself a GTX 1660. It'll still be better than the RX 580. However, if you go for a GTX 1660, I would definitely recommend overclocking it, at least the VRAM since it uses GDDR5 and that can really hinder the cards performance.


I want to extend a huge thank you to you Mr.21, You are a godsend, I finally got all the parts in the mail, Put it together and it runs like a charm... This is the 3rd build you have helped me with(and I have built all of them) and I couldn't be happier.. Thank you!!
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Nice 1 x. Glad you're enjoying it. Should get some pics up here at some point if you can be bothered lol;
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