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Hello! I am around 15 years old and I am trying to build a gaming PC with around a $700 to $750 budget. I have done a lot of research on this subject and watched many $600 and $700 budget build videos trying to figure out what I need. What I'm trying to do is be able to play Overwatch on High Settings, record PC game play (Overwatch, Subnautica, Battlefield 1, etc.), and I also might want to live stream in the future. These are the PC parts that I have found online for my build, but I'm not sure if they will all be able to do what I'm wanting. (Thank you for reading this.)
1. Case- AZZA COSMAS ( I found out about this case from a YouTube video called "$600 Ryzen 5 Gaming PC")
2. PSU- EVGA 500 WATTS (I chose this PSU because the Newegg PSU Calculator told me I would need around 364 Watts for these PC parts. Was choosing this too much or is it good to have more?)
3. Memory- WD Blue 1TB 5400 RPM (This was the most recommended 1TB drive, but I'm not sure if I should get the Blue or the Black.)
4. Motherboard- MSI B350M GAMING PRO Micro-Atx (I found out about this motherboard from the "$600 Ryzen 5 Gaming PC" video.)
5. RAM- HyperX FURY 16GB Kit(2x8GB) 2133MHz (I found out about these RAM sticks from multiple budget build videos.)
6. GPU- ASUS Republic of Gamers Strix Radeon RX 470 (I found out about this GPU from the "Ryzen 5 Gaming PC" video.)
7. CPU- AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 4-Core 3.5 GHz (I found out about this CPU from the "Ryzen 5 Gaming PC" video.)
All together this adds up to around $682.21 (without tax, and as of 4/19/17). This is cheaper than $700 but if I had to buy more expensive parts to meet my requirements I would do so.( Also for the live steaming part I talked about earlier that's not a main requirement, but I would like to be able to do that.)
Thank you for reading this far and I would really like to hear what you guys think about these specs and what I should change about it.
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  1. which country will you be purchasing from ?
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  2. Do the effort to get RX 480 4GB. you can find them bellow 200$. much better card.
    If you still have budget left, get better PSU. like Corsair CX550M or Seasonic G 550
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  3. PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/RP9NFd
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/RP9NFd/by_merchant/

    CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($217.89 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master MasterAir Pro 4 66.7 CFM CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($108.29 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 480 4GB NITRO D5 OC Video Card ($184.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT S340 (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.90 @ Newegg)
    Total: $743.92
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-21 21:54 EDT-0400
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  4. adiec said:
    which country will you be purchasing from ?

    I will be purchasing from the United States, the parts are located on Newegg, Amazon, and BHPhotoandVideo.
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  5. n0ns3ns3 said:
    Do the effort to get RX 480 4GB. you can find them bellow 200$. much better card.
    If you still have budget left, get better PSU. like Corsair CX550M or Seasonic G 550

    What's the difference between the two graphics cards? Also the ASUS graphics card is worth around $180 on BHPhotoandVideo.
    How much would those PSU's be?(Corsair, Seasonic.)
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  6. adiec said:
    PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/RP9NFd
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/RP9NFd/by_merchant/

    CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($217.89 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master MasterAir Pro 4 66.7 CFM CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($108.29 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 480 4GB NITRO D5 OC Video Card ($184.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT S340 (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.90 @ Newegg)
    Total: $743.92
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-21 21:54 EDT-0400


    Is there anything wrong with buying the two 8GB RAM sticks? I thought those would help with recording game play? Also why should I choose the NZXT Case over the AZZA COSMAS Case? Thank you for the help!
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  7. Also thanks for helping me decide what I need, keep the answers coming I want my PC to be good for the price I'm paying.
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  8. The RX 480 is noticeably faster.
    here is one for 181$ https://pcpartpicker.com/product/qbL7YJ/asus-radeon-rx-480-4gb-dual-video-card-dual-rx480-4g

    The PSUs are in 40-60$ range depending on the day you pick. the one suggested above is a good one, especially if you can use the rebate and get it for 30$
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  9. That Graphics card looks really nice, I like the white. Also it's VR Ready too!(Not that I'm getting VR anytime soon xD) Which out of those two PSU's would you recommend? By the way, what case would you recommend? And lastly, since I'm still new to this Gaming PC stuff, what does rebate mean in PC terms?
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  10. the ryzen cpu works much better with faster ram . i chose 2 x 4gb so that i could stay within your budget and give you a superior cpu for your intentions of streaming . yes it would be better to have 16gb ram but the 16gb slower ram speed is not going to allow the cpu to perform at its peak .

    NZXT make very good quality pc cases with decent airflow and cable management options . the azza cosmas is just a very cheap case , with terrible airflow , little room for cable management and it's the kind of case that will be ok for someone who is using a low end pc and doesn't game or own a gpu that is going to create much heat . it's also got optical drive bays which you don't require .
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  11. i chose that rx 480 as it is one of the faster clocked 4gb models but i would not deter you from getting a different rx 480.
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  12. CarnivorousCashew said:
    That Graphics card looks really nice, I like the white. Also it's VR Ready too!(Not that I'm getting VR anytime soon xD) Which out of those two PSU's would you recommend? By the way, what case would you recommend? And lastly, since I'm still new to this Gaming PC stuff, what does rebate mean in PC terms?


    mail in rebate . it means that if you pay $40 for something and it has a mail in rebate of $15.. you fill in a form and attach your receipt and send it to the manufacturer and they then reimburse you the $15 (give it back to you)
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  13. adiec said:
    CarnivorousCashew said:
    That Graphics card looks really nice, I like the white. Also it's VR Ready too!(Not that I'm getting VR anytime soon xD) Which out of those two PSU's would you recommend? By the way, what case would you recommend? And lastly, since I'm still new to this Gaming PC stuff, what does rebate mean in PC terms?


    mail in rebate . it means that if you pay $40 for something and it has a mail in rebate of $15.. you fill in a form and attach your receipt and send it to the manufacturer and they then reimburse you the $15 (give it back to you)

    Oh ok, thank you for clearing that up that mail in rebate thing! Also so if I'm able to stream Overwatch, Battlefield 1, etc. That means I would be very capable of just recording game play correct? That RX 480 looks good and sounds like it will be worth the money from what you and n0ns3ns3 have said, so I'll definitely try to buy that one. As for the case, it's more expensive than the AZZA case, but if I want a good PC I guess I'll get that one. Thank you for your help! This is really good advice and I'm glad that I now know more about what I should get. The main reason I'm going for a budget build is because I'm starting a job soon and I want to try to get some of the parts before I start work. Right now I have about $30 so I was leaning towards that cheaper case, but you shown me a better quality case so I should definitely buy it.
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  14. the cases I can recommend are a bit expensive. those are Fractral Design Define series.
    for streaming, pick 6 core ryzen.
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  15. n0ns3ns3 said:
    the cases I can recommend are a bit expensive. those are Fractral Design Define series.
    for streaming, pick 6 core ryzen.

    By 6-Core Ryzen you mean the one that adiec recommended?(AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor) Also thanks for the feedback!
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  16. Best answer
    yeap, that one. streaming puts additional load on CPU, so you do want more than 4 cores as even i7-7700K struggles with streaming due to "low" core count.

    Here is the list of what i'd get for that budget:
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($217.89 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-AB350M-Gaming 3 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($93.89 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: GeIL EVO X 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 480 4GB Dual Video Card ($181.69 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.90 @ Newegg)
    Total: $723.24

    if you intend to overclock, get some aftermarket cooler like CM 212 EVO. This one is awesome: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/93Crxr/cryorig-cpu-cooler-h7
    next upgrade would be getting a 240-500GB SSD.
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  17. you could remove the cpu cooler from my build and use the stock cooler that the ryzen comes with.. using the money saved on the cooler to get the 16gb from the above build.

    if you are going to go with the seasonic psu that we have both suggested then i would stick with the nzxt s340 case due to the unsightly nature of fully wired power supplies! the nzxt s340 has a cover over the power supply unit that helps to hide away those awful looking cables !
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  18. ^ I edited your list exactly with the parts that are better suited for this build - IMHO.
    NZXT case is fine, but at that price there are much more functional cases like Define S or Define C. All those options are too expensive.
    Your suggested MB is too expensive and comes from low tier manufacturer - MSI is one though they try to convince you otherwise through marketing.
    I don't see a reason to overpay even 5$ on the GPU.

    16GB of fast ram are much more important for the OP purpose.
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  19. n0ns3ns3 said:
    yeap, that one. streaming puts additional load on CPU, so you do want more than 4 cores as even i7-7700K struggles with streaming due to "low" core count.

    Here is the list of what i'd get for that budget:
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($217.89 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-AB350M-Gaming 3 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($93.89 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: GeIL EVO X 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 480 4GB Dual Video Card ($181.69 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.90 @ Newegg)
    Total: $723.24

    if you intend to overclock, get some aftermarket cooler like CM 212 EVO. This one is awesome: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/93Crxr/cryorig-cpu-cooler-h7
    next upgrade would be getting a 240-500GB SSD.

    Probably not going to overclock anytime soon, I like having nice graphics and good fps and stuff like that but I don't wanna go overkill on my first PC.
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  20. Honestly, 3.2GHz is a bit low. you do need this CPU to be closer to 4Ghz to have smooth gameplay without freezes and stuttering
    you can always do it later if you don't feel like doing it right now :)
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  21. n0ns3ns3 said:
    yeap, that one. streaming puts additional load on CPU, so you do want more than 4 cores as even i7-7700K struggles with streaming due to "low" core count.

    Here is the list of what i'd get for that budget:
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($217.89 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-AB350M-Gaming 3 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($93.89 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: GeIL EVO X 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 480 4GB Dual Video Card ($181.69 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.90 @ Newegg)
    Total: $723.24

    if you intend to overclock, get some aftermarket cooler like CM 212 EVO. This one is awesome: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/93Crxr/cryorig-cpu-cooler-h7
    next upgrade would be getting a 240-500GB SSD.


    n0ns3ns3 said:
    ^ I edited your list exactly with the parts that are better suited for this build - IMHO.
    NZXT case is fine, but at that price there are much more functional cases like Define S or Define C. All those options are too expensive.
    Your suggested MB is too expensive and comes from low tier manufacturer - MSI is one though they try to convince you otherwise through marketing.
    I don't see a reason to overpay even 5$ on the GPU.

    16GB of fast ram are much more important for the OP purpose.


    Thanks! This list looks really nice(going through some of the parts as we speak.) Here's some quick questions to clear thins up for me.
    1. So you think the Gigabyte Motherboard would be the better buy?
    2. So since I'm on a budget should I go for NZXT case instead of those more expensive ones, and if later I need to upgrade in the future I could try those Define cases? Also I think I'm probably going to pass on the Corsair Red Case because it doesn't have a window. The NZXT will still be able to fit all these parts correct?(Meaning from both aidec's PC part list and your PC part list.)
    3."16GB of fast RAM are more important for the OP purpose." What does OP mean?
    Thank you both for your time, this really does mean a lot. I might be going to sleep soon, but I will hopefully have decided which parts I am going with tonight.
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  22. n0ns3ns3 said:
    ^ I edited your list exactly with the parts that are better suited for this build - IMHO.
    NZXT case is fine, but at that price there are much more functional cases like Define S or Define C. All those options are too expensive.
    Your suggested MB is too expensive and comes from low tier manufacturer - MSI is one though they try to convince you otherwise through marketing.
    I don't see a reason to overpay even 5$ on the GPU.

    16GB of fast ram are much more important for the OP purpose.



    the gpu has a higher clock speed but i did say changing it for a different version wouldn't be a problem .
    i can't agree that the corsair case is better suited for this particular build .
    i've been using MSI motherboards for well over 15 years and not encountered any major issues and i as i have already stated if the OP wishes to go with 16gb ram which i agree would be more beneficial then he can just use the stock cooler. my issue over the original 16gb was it being 2133mhz
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  23. CarnivorousCashew said:
    n0ns3ns3 said:
    yeap, that one. streaming puts additional load on CPU, so you do want more than 4 cores as even i7-7700K struggles with streaming due to "low" core count.

    Here is the list of what i'd get for that budget:
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($217.89 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-AB350M-Gaming 3 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($93.89 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: GeIL EVO X 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 480 4GB Dual Video Card ($181.69 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.90 @ Newegg)
    Total: $723.24

    if you intend to overclock, get some aftermarket cooler like CM 212 EVO. This one is awesome: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/93Crxr/cryorig-cpu-cooler-h7
    next upgrade would be getting a 240-500GB SSD.


    n0ns3ns3 said:
    ^ I edited your list exactly with the parts that are better suited for this build - IMHO.
    NZXT case is fine, but at that price there are much more functional cases like Define S or Define C. All those options are too expensive.
    Your suggested MB is too expensive and comes from low tier manufacturer - MSI is one though they try to convince you otherwise through marketing.
    I don't see a reason to overpay even 5$ on the GPU.

    16GB of fast ram are much more important for the OP purpose.


    Thanks! This list looks really nice(going through some of the parts as we speak.) Here's some quick questions to clear thins up for me.
    1. So you think the Gigabyte Motherboard would be the better buy?
    2. So since I'm on a budget should I go for NZXT case instead of those more expensive ones, and if later I need to upgrade in the future I could try those Define cases? Also I think I'm probably going to pass on the Corsair Red Case because it doesn't have a window. The NZXT will still be able to fit all these parts correct?(Meaning from both aidec's PC part list and your PC part list.)
    3."16GB of fast RAM are more important for the OP purpose." What does OP mean?
    Thank you both for your time, this really does mean a lot. I might be going to sleep soon, but I will hopefully have decided which parts I am going with tonight.


    op means orignal poster ie. yourself :p
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  24. n0ns3ns3 said:
    Honestly, 3.2GHz is a bit low. you do need this CPU to be closer to 4Ghz to have smooth gameplay without freezes and stuttering
    you can always do it later if you don't feel like doing it right now :)

    I'm going to be playing a lot of Overwatch with this PC, but do you think I should go ahead and go for the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 4 GHz 6-Core Processor right now? My birthday is soon (probably next month) so that money could go towards more expensive parts. Also let me tell you both something real quick, my PC that I have currently get 25 FPS on Overwatch so the freezes and stutters they you guys may experience may not even be noticeable to me since I'm so used to major freezes and extreme stuttering. Also I live in the middle of nowhere so I have terrible internet.
    And I've decided that I will go with the NZXT Case, the WD 1TB drive that nonsense mentioned, the seasonic psu. And that's about it so far.
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  25. CarnivorousCashew said:
    n0ns3ns3 said:
    Honestly, 3.2GHz is a bit low. you do need this CPU to be closer to 4Ghz to have smooth gameplay without freezes and stuttering
    you can always do it later if you don't feel like doing it right now :)

    I'm going to be playing a lot of Overwatch with this PC, but do you think I should go ahead and go for the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 4 GHz 6-Core Processor right now? My birthday is soon (probably next month) so that money could go towards more expensive parts. Also let me tell you both something real quick, my PC that I have currently get 25 FPS on Overwatch so the freezes and stutters they you guys may experience may not even be noticeable to me since I'm so used to major freezes and extreme stuttering. Also I live in the middle of nowhere so I have terrible internet.
    And I've decided that I will go with the NZXT Case, the WD 1TB drive that nonsense mentioned, the seasonic psu. And that's about it so far.



    it is nonsensical to suggest you'll get stutters with a ryzen cpu playing overwatch combined with an rx 480!
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  26. adiec said:
    you could remove the cpu cooler from my build and use the stock cooler that the ryzen comes with.. using the money saved on the cooler to get the 16gb from the above build.

    if you are going to go with the seasonic psu that we have both suggested then i would stick with the nzxt s340 case due to the unsightly nature of fully wired power supplies! the nzxt s340 has a cover over the power supply unit that helps to hide away those awful looking cables !

    I'm probably going to not get a cooler for my PC right now, but if I get the amount needed to buy that cooler I would definitely buy it. Thanks aidec!
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  27. adiec said:
    CarnivorousCashew said:
    n0ns3ns3 said:
    Honestly, 3.2GHz is a bit low. you do need this CPU to be closer to 4Ghz to have smooth gameplay without freezes and stuttering
    you can always do it later if you don't feel like doing it right now :)

    I'm going to be playing a lot of Overwatch with this PC, but do you think I should go ahead and go for the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 4 GHz 6-Core Processor right now? My birthday is soon (probably next month) so that money could go towards more expensive parts. Also let me tell you both something real quick, my PC that I have currently get 25 FPS on Overwatch so the freezes and stutters they you guys may experience may not even be noticeable to me since I'm so used to major freezes and extreme stuttering. Also I live in the middle of nowhere so I have terrible internet.
    And I've decided that I will go with the NZXT Case, the WD 1TB drive that nonsense mentioned, the seasonic psu. And that's about it so far.



    it is nonsensical to suggest you'll get stutters with a ryzen cpu playing overwatch combined with an rx 480!

    Well that's great to know, thanks aidec! I really do appreciate you guys helping me, I've learned a lot more about GPU's and PSU here than I did on those tech channels.
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  28. 1. The MB has same functionality for 20$ less.
    2. I don't like the S340 due to relatively restricted front intake. here is the windowed version of Define S
    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/yLDzK8/fractal-design-case-fdcadefsbkw
    If you can stretch your budget without changing other components do it.
    The corsair's spec-01 does have a window and has better cooling options than S340. not to mention it is cheaper :)
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  29. n0ns3ns3 said:
    1. The MB has same functionality for 20$ less.
    2. I don't like the S340 due to relatively restricted front intake. here is the windowed version of Define S
    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/yLDzK8/fractal-design-case-fdcadefsbkw
    If you can stretch your budget without changing other components do it.
    The corsair's spec-01 does have a window and has better cooling options than S340. not to mention it is cheaper :)

    I didn't see the window this looks great! I was actually going for a red/black setup originally, but then thought that I would just go with whatever I could find cheap. So this case is like getting my cake and eating it too!
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  30. CarnivorousCashew said:
    n0ns3ns3 said:
    1. The MB has same functionality for 20$ less.
    2. I don't like the S340 due to relatively restricted front intake. here is the windowed version of Define S
    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/yLDzK8/fractal-design-case-fdcadefsbkw
    If you can stretch your budget without changing other components do it.
    The corsair's spec-01 does have a window and has better cooling options than S340. not to mention it is cheaper :)

    I didn't see the window this looks great! I was actually going for a red/black setup originally, but then thought that I would just go with whatever I could find cheap. So this case is like getting my cake and eating it too!



    if it suits your colour scheme and you're happy with it then go for it :p
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  31. This is one of next big questions and it's about the graphics cards you guys both chose. Which Radeon GPU should I get out of the two you guys put in your lists? And update to PC parts I'm probably going with.
    Storage-Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
    Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-AB350M-Gaming 3 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard
    Memory- GeIL EVO X 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
    Still waiting to see if I need the 3.2Ghz Rhyzen or the 4 Ghz Rhyzen.
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  32. they are both equally decent cards. I picked the cheapest with decent cooling.
    As for the ryzen, you should get the 3.2GHz and overclock it if you need 4GHz :) note, you need aftermarket cooler to do so.
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  33. CarnivorousCashew said:
    This is one of next big questions and it's about the graphics cards you guys both chose. Which Radeon GPU should I get out of the two you guys put in your lists? And update to PC parts I'm probably going with.
    Storage-Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
    Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-AB350M-Gaming 3 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard
    Memory- GeIL EVO X 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
    Still waiting to see if I need the 3.2Ghz Rhyzen or the 4 Ghz Rhyzen.




    do you have any intention of water cooling , buying extra fans for your case or the love of fancy leds and bright colours coming from within your case ?
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  34. n0ns3ns3 said:
    they are both equally decent cards. I picked the cheapest with decent cooling.
    As for the ryzen, you should get the 3.2GHz and overclock it if you need 4GHz :) note, you need aftermarket cooler to do so.


    when it comes to a choice between the two gpus .. flip a coin. one is slightly faster.. the asus i prefer it's cooling too and design.
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  35. n0ns3ns3 said:
    they are both equally decent cards. I picked the cheapest with decent cooling.
    As for the ryzen, you should get the 3.2GHz and overclock it if you need 4GHz :) note, you need aftermarket cooler to do so.

    Ok so go with the 3.2Ghz one. Also again I'm a PC noob what exactly is overclocking, I kinda understand it but it's still a little fuzzy. Also Aftermarket cooler for the 4Ghz(Whatr do you mean?)
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  36. adiec said:
    CarnivorousCashew said:
    This is one of next big questions and it's about the graphics cards you guys both chose. Which Radeon GPU should I get out of the two you guys put in your lists? And update to PC parts I'm probably going with.
    Storage-Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
    Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-AB350M-Gaming 3 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard
    Memory- GeIL EVO X 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
    Still waiting to see if I need the 3.2Ghz Rhyzen or the 4 Ghz Rhyzen.




    do you have any intention of water cooling , buying extra fans for your case or the love of fancy leds and bright colours coming from within your case ?

    No intentions of water cooling as of now, maybe in the future if I build another PC. Extra fans would be that cooler thing you talked about earlier, but that's just if I have the money. And I watched a video about how to put an LED strip inside of a PC to make it light up so it's a maybe on the LED thing. LED thing is like the thing I'm least concerned about.
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  37. Overcklocking means that you can set higher clocks for the device than what it shipped with. in computers, it mostly applies to CPU, GPU and RAM.
    CPU overclocking means going to BIOS and changing few settings. you can search youtube for guides for your specific CPU.
    Aftermarket cooler is the one that you buy separately as the one included with the CPU will not be able to deal with heat caused by increased CPU clocks.
    this one is what i posted earlier https://pcpartpicker.com/product/93Crxr/cryorig-cpu-cooler-h7
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  38. adiec said:
    n0ns3ns3 said:
    they are both equally decent cards. I picked the cheapest with decent cooling.
    As for the ryzen, you should get the 3.2GHz and overclock it if you need 4GHz :) note, you need aftermarket cooler to do so.


    when it comes to a choice between the two gpus .. flip a coin. one is slightly faster.. the asus i prefer it's cooling too and design.

    Well since I'm not going to have as much cooling in my PC as of now should I go with the ASUS? I don't need the fastest GPU out of the too I just want something that can make my games look nice and be able to look nice while I record as well.
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  39. n0ns3ns3 said:
    Overcklocking means that you can set higher clocks for the device than what it shipped with. in computers, it mostly applies to CPU, GPU and RAM.
    CPU overclocking means going to BIOS and changing few settings. you can search youtube for guides for your specific CPU.
    Aftermarket cooler is the one that you buy separately as the one included with the CPU will not be able to deal with heat caused by increased CPU clocks.
    this one is what i posted earlier https://pcpartpicker.com/product/93Crxr/cryorig-cpu-cooler-h7

    Oh! That makes a lot more sense. I probably won't be doing that then xD. I'm in no need of overclocking on my Overwatching right now.
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  40. CarnivorousCashew said:
    n0ns3ns3 said:
    they are both equally decent cards. I picked the cheapest with decent cooling.
    As for the ryzen, you should get the 3.2GHz and overclock it if you need 4GHz :) note, you need aftermarket cooler to do so.

    Ok so go with the 3.2Ghz one. Also again I'm a PC noob what exactly is overclocking, I kinda understand it but it's still a little fuzzy. Also Aftermarket cooler for the 4Ghz(Whatr do you mean?)



    CarnivorousCashew said:
    adiec said:
    CarnivorousCashew said:
    This is one of next big questions and it's about the graphics cards you guys both chose. Which Radeon GPU should I get out of the two you guys put in your lists? And update to PC parts I'm probably going with.
    Storage-Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
    Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-AB350M-Gaming 3 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard
    Memory- GeIL EVO X 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
    Still waiting to see if I need the 3.2Ghz Rhyzen or the 4 Ghz Rhyzen.




    do you have any intention of water cooling , buying extra fans for your case or the love of fancy leds and bright colours coming from within your case ?

    No intentions of water cooling as of now, maybe in the future if I build another PC. Extra fans would be that cooler thing you talked about earlier, but that's just if I have the money. And I watched a video about how to put an LED strip inside of a PC to make it light up so it's a maybe on the LED thing. LED thing is like the thing I'm least concerned about.



    the tomahawk motherboard has 4 fan connectors an rgb led connector for an led strip and a water pump connector . but if you're not going to use any of those then the gigabyte will be a better choice .

    the gigabyte has 2 fan connectors no rgb connector and no water pump connector .. apart from the leds on the tomahawk.. thats about the main differences in terms of functions

    i'm not sure about the overclocking abilities of either motherboard as they are pretty new to the market in terms of the ryzen r5

    gigabyte seems the better solution for you
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  41. Also I'm probably going to stay up for one more hour just because I want to get as much information on this as possible from you two. You guys are really helpful and I wish I could somehow repay you, I guess if I make a video on my the building of my PC I could throw shout outs to you guys for helping me.
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  42. CarnivorousCashew said:
    adiec said:
    n0ns3ns3 said:
    they are both equally decent cards. I picked the cheapest with decent cooling.
    As for the ryzen, you should get the 3.2GHz and overclock it if you need 4GHz :) note, you need aftermarket cooler to do so.


    when it comes to a choice between the two gpus .. flip a coin. one is slightly faster.. the asus i prefer it's cooling too and design.

    Well since I'm not going to have as much cooling in my PC as of now should I go with the ASUS? I don't need the fastest GPU out of the too I just want something that can make my games look nice and be able to look nice while I record as well.



    yeah go with the asus.. there really isn't a difference that is noticeable .
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  43. CarnivorousCashew said:
    Also I'm probably going to stay up for one more hour just because I want to get as much information on this as possible from you two. You guys are really helpful and I wish I could somehow repay you, I guess if I make a video on my the building of my PC I could throw shout outs to you guys for helping me.


    i help because i can. i personally don't need to be thanked :p it's a hobby .
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  44. adiec said:
    CarnivorousCashew said:
    adiec said:
    n0ns3ns3 said:
    they are both equally decent cards. I picked the cheapest with decent cooling.
    As for the ryzen, you should get the 3.2GHz and overclock it if you need 4GHz :) note, you need aftermarket cooler to do so.


    when it comes to a choice between the two gpus .. flip a coin. one is slightly faster.. the asus i prefer it's cooling too and design.

    Well since I'm not going to have as much cooling in my PC as of now should I go with the ASUS? I don't need the fastest GPU out of the too I just want something that can make my games look nice and be able to look nice while I record as well.



    yeah go with the asus.. there really isn't a difference that is noticeable .

    Thank you very much adiec and nonsense you've both been very helpful! I'm really enjoying talking with you guys.
    Well I think we've settled what parts I should get so far. I also have another big question. What peripherals should I get for my PC? Right now this is setup-
    Mouse-aLLreli Gaming Mouse(It was cheap and I was low on money and needed a gaming mouse so I bought it. http://www.ebay.com/itm/aLLreLi-SK-T2-4000DPI-Optical-Gaming-Mouse-w-6-Programmable-Buttons-Omron-Mi-/322399557672?hash=item4b1082d828:g:wSQAAOSw-0xYhVuq
    Keyboard-Razer BlackWidow Chroma V1, Clicky RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard.
    Mousepad-Razer Firefly
    Microphone-Blue Snowball iCE Microphone
    Monitor- Dell E2314H
    Speakers-Not in Use as of Now
    Headset- Cheap $20 Gaming Headset by SADES.
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  45. adiec said:
    CarnivorousCashew said:
    Also I'm probably going to stay up for one more hour just because I want to get as much information on this as possible from you two. You guys are really helpful and I wish I could somehow repay you, I guess if I make a video on my the building of my PC I could throw shout outs to you guys for helping me.


    i help because i can. i personally don't need to be thanked :p it's a hobby .

    Well that awesome man! Still probably will shout out you though xD.
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  46. i won't be of any use when it comes to peripherals. i'm using a $5 mouse and a $10 keyboard from microsoft . both wired . oh and a gioteck gamepad . i really could not offer you advice on this ha!
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  47. unless mr nonsense knows anything about peripherals.. and i suspect he may... but if not.. it might be better to wait on those till closer to buying time .
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  48. adiec said:
    i won't be of any use when it comes to peripherals. i'm using a $5 mouse and a $10 keyboard from microsoft . both wired . oh and a gioteck gamepad . i really could not offer you advice on this ha!

    Lol I feel ya, by the way with this pc work with my monitor? Or should work with any monitor from 2015 and up?
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  49. CarnivorousCashew said:
    adiec said:
    i won't be of any use when it comes to peripherals. i'm using a $5 mouse and a $10 keyboard from microsoft . both wired . oh and a gioteck gamepad . i really could not offer you advice on this ha!

    Lol I feel ya, by the way with this pc work with my monitor? Or should work with any monitor from 2015 and up?



    it will work. is your monitor 1080p ?
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