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Hi, I'm still a novice when it comes to building computer systems and I wanted to make sure all of the parts for my build is compatible. I want to build the best gaming computer I can with a budget of about $1000. I want to get my money's worth so let me know if I'm over spending on one part that won't be able to run at peak efficiency because other parts of the system can't handle it. If you'd use different parts please let me know and why. I'd also like to compare this build to a prebuilt system I found to see whether it's worth building my own system at all. Here are the parts that I've picked out so far

Processor: AMD RYZEN 5 1600 6-Core 3.2 GHz (3.6 GHz Turbo) Socket AM4 65W YD1600BBAEBOX Desktop Processor https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113435&ignorebbr=1

Video Card: PowerColor RED DEVIL Radeon RX 580 DirectX 12 AXRX 580 8GBD5-3DH/OC 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support ATX Video Card https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131713&ignorebbr=1

Motherboard: ASUS Prime X370-Pro AM4 AMD X370 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 HDMI ATX Motherboards - AMD https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132964&ignorebbr=1

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2666 (PC4 21300) Desktop Memory Model CMK16GX4M2A2666C16R https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233835&ignorebbr=1

HDD: WD Black 2TB Performance Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD2003FZEX https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236624&ignorebbr=1

Case: Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-03 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case with Red LED Fans ATX Power Supply (Not Included) https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139040&ignorebbr=1

Power Supply Unit: CORSAIR CX Series CX650 650W ATX12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139200&ignorebbr=1

Here's a prebuilt system for about the same price that's running the same video card I have:
CyberpowerPC Desktop Computer Gamer Master 2020 Ryzen 3 1300X (3.50 GHz) 16 GB DDR4 1 TB HDD AMD Radeon RX 580 Windows 10 Home 64-Bit https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883230256

Thanks for helping me out with this. I value your input
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  1. Ryzen 5 1400 should be eunogh for gaming or i5 7600(K)* , and adding an ssd (for Windows and some games) and swapping cheaper motherboard if you arent gonna use like m.2 , overclocking , and SLI.
    For ryzen full power you need 3000+ ram speed Intel doesnt require faster ram than 2666 or 2400, (Just my opinion).
    Reply to Robert Ban
  2. to begin,

    a Ryzen 1600 CPU is a great chip for gaming. It's delivers good performance in it's price range as well as it's got 6 cores to handle the things you throw at it. DO NOT, go for 7th gen intels, why would you go for a 4 core? when a 6 core is so easily attainable? ... Next viable CPU would be the i7-8700 (skip the i5-8600k).

    Ram: Ryzen likes to run on 3000Mhz ram (or 2933 to be exact to ryzen standards, this you will have make sure that whichever motherboard you choose, can run either 2933 or 3200mhz - if you do choose 3200mhz that is)

    HDD: SSD is really a must, especially in your price range, with a secondary HDD for storage

    Motherboard: Anything that can overclock, is your pick.

    GPU: Here you're right around GTX1060-6gb and RX580-8gb cards. Again, it's your preference. each has their advantage. The GTX card delivers great constant performance, although in some ways slightly weaker than the AMD counterpart at this tier. The 580 is a little stronger mainly because of it;'s software optamization, this GPU can also be paired with a FREESYNC monitor which is a much cheaper option than the GSYNC from nVidia. So it's just a little bit more flexible. And Please... do not choose POWERCOLOR with your budget... I would say grab a GTX1060 MINI over that RED DEVIL card (make sure you check WARRANTY coverage to choose GPU for YOU)

    PSU: any good 500-650watt PSU will do you good. Here I chose a seasonic 520w, more than enough.

    Threw in windows into the list, because I assume you'll need it.

    You could make this build slightly cheaper, but currently sits at around 1200$, This is what you should be considering.


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($198.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($73.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($184.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($139.99 @ B&H)
    Storage: Western Digital - Blue 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($63.29 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: MSI - Radeon RX 580 8GB GAMING X Video Card ($308.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair - 270R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($37.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1138.10
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-12-07 23:37 EST-0500
    Reply to gussrtk
  3. An Intel option with room for a 8700k and a 1070ti upgrade :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i3-8350K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.56 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    CPU Cooler: Scythe - Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.2 CFM CPU Cooler ($47.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z370 AORUS Gaming 5 (rev. 1.0) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($151.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Team - Night Hawk RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($181.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SC GAMING Video Card ($269.99 @ Best Buy)
    Case: Inwin - 703 BLACK ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($52.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1089.46
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-12-08 00:14 EST-0500

    Suggested monitor https://pcpartpicker.com/product/rkphP6/asus-monitor-vg248qe

    Team Red with freesync monitor :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($198.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Team - Night Hawk RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($181.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: XFX - Radeon RX 580 8GB GTS Black Core Edition Video Card ($294.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair - 270R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($52.98 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: MSI - Optix G24C 23.6" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor ($220.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $1214.39
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-12-08 00:24 EST-0500
    Reply to Lucky_SLS
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    GPU: Here you're right around GTX1060-6gb and RX580-8gb cards. Again, it's your preference. each has their advantage. The GTX card delivers great constant performance, although in some ways slightly weaker than the AMD counterpart at this tier. The 580 is a little stronger mainly because of it;'s software optamization, this GPU can also be paired with a FREESYNC monitor which is a much cheaper option than the GSYNC from nVidia. So it's just a little bit more flexible. And Please... do not choose POWERCOLOR with your budget... I would say grab a GTX1060 MINI over that RED DEVIL card (make sure you check WARRANTY coverage to choose GPU for YOU)


    Not really preference here, the benchmarks do all the talking. There's no reason to buy a RX-580 at this point when the GTX 1060 outperforms it on almost every level. Also don't buy Cyberpower - that rig in the OP is a ripoff.

    I would do something like this;

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.89 @ B&H)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming (rev. 1.0) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($119.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SSC2 GAMING Video Card ($314.99 @ B&H)
    Case: NZXT - S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($66.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12G 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($71.89 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1195.50
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-12-08 00:42 EST-0500
    Reply to g-unit1111
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