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Is this a good budget build for gaming at 1080p with high/ultra settings?

Greetings, experienced PC user or any computer expert out there.
I'm going to build my first gaming PC with specifications..

Gigabyte AB350 Gaming 3
Ryzen 5 1500X
HIS RX 580 IceQ 8GB
G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4 8GB
Evga 430w

Is it a good build for gaming? I've seen reviews but i want to hear from you guys. Also i'm planning to upgrade the ram to 16GB in the future, that's why i leave it single kit. Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks
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  1. The only thing you should change about the build is go for a 6 or 4 Gb graphics card and definitely get 16 Gb of ram.

    If you only get 8 Gb of RAM it will really hold back the rest of your system.

    And I personally have a 6Gb card and I run VR on the Vive at 90-120 FPS so I dont see a need for anything higher then that.
    Reply to Fastcharlie
  2. Fastcharlie said:
    The only thing you should change about the build is go for a 6 or 4 Gb graphics card and definitely get 16 Gb of ram.

    If you only get 8 Gb of RAM it will really hold back the rest of your system.

    And I personally have a 6Gb card and I run VR on the Vive at 90-120 FPS so I dont see a need for anything higher then that.

    Thanks for quick reply, i'll consider that. What's your graphic card by the way? Is it GTX 1060 6Gb?
    Reply to JusticeF
  3. Can be vastly improved, VRAM isn't that important.
    What's your budget @OP?
    Reply to Chugalug_
  4. Chugalug_ said:
    Can be vastly improved, VRAM isn't that important.
    What's your budget @OP?


    About $750.
    Reply to JusticeF
  5. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-AX370-Gaming ATX AM4 Motherboard ($91.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Team - Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($102.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.88 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GAMING Video Card ($264.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair - Carbide SPEC-04 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($26.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $764.80
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-12 10:41 EDT-0400
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  6. Chugalug_ said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-AX370-Gaming ATX AM4 Motherboard ($91.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Team - Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($102.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.88 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GAMING Video Card ($264.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair - Carbide SPEC-04 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($26.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $764.80
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-12 10:41 EDT-0400

    Nice, but isn't pairing ryzen with gtx 1060 a bad idea? Heard some people mention it, is it? I mean pairing amd with nvidia won't get me much performance?
    Reply to JusticeF
  7. No, nothing wrong with it, not sure what they're on about...
    Reply to Chugalug_
  8. Chugalug_ said:
    No, nothing wrong with it, not sure what they're on about...


    Alright, i'll just save your build for now. Thanks
    Reply to JusticeF
  9. JusticeF said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-AX370-Gaming ATX AM4 Motherboard ($91.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Team - Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($102.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.88 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GAMING Video Card ($264.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair - Carbide SPEC-04 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($26.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $764.80
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-12 10:41 EDT-0400

    Nice, but isn't pairing ryzen with gtx 1060 a bad idea? Heard some people mention it, is it? I mean pairing amd with nvidia won't get me much performance?


    No issues here with Ryzen 1700X and dual Gtx 1080s.. Sounds like you heard a bad rumor. :)

    The above looks like a great build.
    Reply to Faux_Grey
  10. Faux_Grey said:
    JusticeF said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-AX370-Gaming ATX AM4 Motherboard ($91.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Team - Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($102.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.88 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GAMING Video Card ($264.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair - Carbide SPEC-04 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($26.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $764.80
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-12 10:41 EDT-0400

    Nice, but isn't pairing ryzen with gtx 1060 a bad idea? Heard some people mention it, is it? I mean pairing amd with nvidia won't get me much performance?


    No issues here with Ryzen 1700X and dual Gtx 1080s.. Sounds like you heard a bad rumor. :)

    The above looks like a great build.


    I see, thanks. Not even driver issue?
    Reply to JusticeF
  11. No.
    Reply to Chugalug_
  12. you're low on ram and gfx. all else seems okay. ssd is rather debateable with equal amount of people feeling a 7200 rpm hdds being as decent as an ssd. ryzen 5 and 1060 don't usually conflict... check out this thread.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-3441637/ryzen-1600-good-match-gtx-1060.html
    Reply to MasterChief86
  13. MasterChief86 said:
    you're low on ram and gfx. all else seems okay. ssd is rather debateable with equal amount of people feeling a 7200 rpm hdds being as decent as an ssd. ryzen 5 and 1060 don't usually conflict... check out this thread.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-3441637/ryzen-1600-good-match-gtx-1060.html


    Thanks.
    Reply to JusticeF
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