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Help Picking A Pc (Im really new to picking parts)

Hello,

I am very new to picking parts and I have chosen a list out but im not sure if this would be suitable.

I want to run games like Rust, Garrys Mod, Ark Survival and maybe Arma 2? or most steam games. and get roughly 60 frames or no lag? but im not sure if these parts would do that.
I am extremely new to picking pc and currently am using a mac and I am sick off it.

what i have chosen - https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8TJjsJ

Please dont make fun of me xD

- Lachlan
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  1. Best answer
    Refined your build according to your needs.
    (Btw, fancy case.)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($182.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI B150M BAZOOKA Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($55.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Hitachi Travelstar 1TB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 480 4GB ARMOR OC Video Card ($169.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Xion XON-560 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($30.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $836.88
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-27 18:49 EST-0500

    All parts are from Newegg only.

    Changes made
    RAM: 1x 8GB -> 2x 4GB
    SSD: none -> Samsung 850 Evo (250GB)
    HDD: Seagate 1TB -> Hitachi 1TB
    GPU: GTX 1050 Ti -> RX 480
    PSU: EVGA 500B -> Seasonic G-550
    ODD: none -> DVD-RW

    Reasons why
    RAM: With 1 stick, your RAM runs in single channel; with 2 sticks your RAM runs in much faster dual channel.
    comparison: http://ram.userbenchmark.com/Compare/HyperX-Fury-DDR4-2133-C14-1x8GB-vs-HyperX-Fury-DDR4-2133-C14-2x4GB/3555vs3554

    SSD: Added it to be as an OS and applications drive. SSD is about 10 times faster than HDD. You can kick it out to save some money if you like.
    Video comparison between SSD and HDD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j84eEjP-RL4

    HDD: Seagate HDDs have high failure rates. Replaced HDD with very reliable Hitachi (HGST) HDD. If you keep SSD then you can use your HDD as storage drive (music, pics, vids, docs etc).
    Further reading: https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-reliability-stats-q1-2016/

    GPU: With GTX 1050 Ti, you're looking low to medium settings @ 1080p with 60+ FPS. Decided to give you better gaming performance. With RX 480, you're looking high to ultra settings @ 1080p with 60+ FPS.
    comparison: http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-1050-Ti-vs-AMD-RX-480/3649vs3634

    PSU: EVGA 500B series PSUs are mediocre quality (Tier three) PSUs. Replaced PSU with good quality (Tier two) Seasonic unit. PSU is also semi-modular to ease your work in cable management.
    PSU Tier list: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html

    ODD: Your Win 10 is OEM version and comes on a DVD. Without ODD, you can't install your Win 10, so put one good ODD in that can read and write CDs and DVDs.
  2. Aeacus said:
    Refined your build according to your needs.
    (Btw, fancy case.)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($182.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI B150M BAZOOKA Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($55.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Hitachi Travelstar 1TB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 480 4GB ARMOR OC Video Card ($169.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Xion XON-560 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($30.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $836.88
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-27 18:49 EST-0500

    All parts are from Newegg only.

    Changes made
    RAM: 1x 8GB -> 2x 4GB
    SSD: none -> Samsung 850 Evo (250GB)
    HDD: Seagate 1TB -> Hitachi 1TB
    GPU: GTX 1050 Ti -> RX 480
    PSU: EVGA 500B -> Seasonic G-550
    ODD: none -> DVD-RW

    Reasons why
    RAM: With 1 stick, your RAM runs in single channel; with 2 sticks your RAM runs in much faster dual channel.
    comparison: http://ram.userbenchmark.com/Compare/HyperX-Fury-DDR4-2133-C14-1x8GB-vs-HyperX-Fury-DDR4-2133-C14-2x4GB/3555vs3554

    SSD: Added it to be as an OS and applications drive. SSD is about 10 times faster than HDD. You can kick it out to save some money if you like.
    Video comparison between SSD and HDD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j84eEjP-RL4

    HDD: Seagate HDDs have high failure rates. Replaced HDD with very reliable Hitachi (HGST) HDD. If you keep SSD then you can use your HDD as storage drive (music, pics, vids, docs etc).
    Further reading: https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-reliability-stats-q1-2016/

    GPU: With GTX 1050 Ti, you're looking low to medium settings @ 1080p with 60+ FPS. Decided to give you better gaming performance. With RX 480, you're looking high to ultra settings @ 1080p with 60+ FPS.
    comparison: http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-1050-Ti-vs-AMD-RX-480/3649vs3634

    PSU: EVGA 500B series PSUs are mediocre quality (Tier three) PSUs. Replaced PSU with good quality (Tier two) Seasonic unit. PSU is also semi-modular to ease your work in cable management.
    PSU Tier list: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html

    ODD: Your Win 10 is OEM version and comes on a DVD. Without ODD, you can't install your Win 10, so put one good ODD in that can read and write CDs and DVDs.


    Thanks For The Detailed Response!

    Could I lower the SSD to 120gb To Save Money? Since I should only have my windows on my ssd for example this sdd - https://pcpartpicker.com/list/7Mpbr7
  3. You're welcome.

    You can go for smaller SSD but 120GB is a bit less though. Also, Samsung SSDs are the best out there.
    Comparison: http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Samsung-850-Evo-250GB-vs-PNY-CS1311-120GB/2977vs3614
    (Site doesn't have PNY C1211 so went with close match of PNY C1311.)

    With 250GB SSD, you can put some of most played games on SSD too that helps to reduce game loading times quite a lot. But as i said, you can go for 120GB if you feel it has enough size and you need to save money.
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