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I'm trying to build a budget gaming rig that also looks very elegant.

Hello, everyone! I'm new to Tom's Hardware!

I'm a foreigner who lives in South Korea, and buying a PC can be too pricey. I need a PC that is around less than 900,000 won (roughly $900 or less) that performs well, reliable, overclockable, and very elegant. It needs to glow nicely in the dark (not the LED strips- can be tacky at times.)

The chipset should be an AMD Ryzen build. I built a PC that had an Intel build (back in US), and this thing costed a fortune (don't remember the specs), and I had to give it away to a family member. I had to Despite the fact that it was reliable, I don't want to spend $1700 for the PC this time.

In addition, the RAM should be 16GB, with a modest, but well- performing video card. No need to be overly expensive.
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  1. Do you mean 900 usd or which currency?
  2. gmmichaeljiang said:
    Do you mean 900 usd or which currency?


    900,000 won (the currency in Korea), which is roughly $900. I'm sorry! :(
  3. I suggest looking up this build in your area:

    i5 8400

    asus dual 1060 6 gb or any gtx 1060 that is cheap in your area

    Gigabyte B360 Aorus Gaming 3 WIFI ATX LGA1151

    Team - T-Force Delta RGB 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory

    Deepcool - TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower CasePOWER SUPPLY

    EVGA - B3 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power SupplyCASE FAN

    Cooler Master - MasterFan Pro 120 Air Flow RGB 48.8 CFM 120mm Fan

    Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

    optional SSD(Inland - Professional 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive)

    You will need to find a separate way to get windows 10. This build will run all games at high-ultra settings 1080p 60fps+
  4. Best answer
    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/PghwCb This is a link to the build
  5. gmmichaeljiang said:
    I suggest looking up this build in your area:

    i5 8400

    asus dual 1060 6 gb or any gtx 1060 that is cheap in your area

    Gigabyte B360 Aorus Gaming 3 WIFI ATX LGA1151

    Team - T-Force Delta RGB 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory

    Deepcool - TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower CasePOWER SUPPLY

    EVGA - B3 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power SupplyCASE FAN

    Cooler Master - MasterFan Pro 120 Air Flow RGB 48.8 CFM 120mm Fan

    Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

    optional SSD(Inland - Professional 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive)

    You will need to find a separate way to get windows 10. This build will run all games at high-ultra settings 1080p 60fps+


    Thanks for the suggestions! :)
  6. the 450w a little low on power. look at the seasonic older s line in 520/620w. with windows 10 you can leave in unregistered and it work fine or he can join windows insiders. as long as he gets the test builds they give you a windows 10 code. drop the hard drive use the funds for a larger ssd. you dont want to move os from one drive to another it can cause issues.
  7. Maybe something like this?

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: ARCTIC - Freezer 33 TR (Black/White) CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: MSI - B450M MORTAR TITANIUM Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($99.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: ADATA - XPG SX6000 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($54.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte - Radeon RX 580 8GB Gaming 8G Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design - Focus G Mini (Black) MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($55.71 @ Walmart)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($63.62 @ Amazon)
    Total: $904.15
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-23 22:07 EDT-0400

    Maybe other better available cooler,
    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/CbmxFT/deepcool-gammaxx-400-white-743-cfm-cpu-cooler-gammaxx-400-white
    has also white led fan.
  8. Does anyone know how to use Danawa Website (http://www.danawa.com)? Many of these components that ware suggested aren't available on this site. In South Korea, this site is the best site for computer parts; other sites are unreliable. If not, could you give me tips on how to pick the reliable parts? (Yes... the site is in Korean, you might not know... :( ) This is better than having to suggest components for me... thanks! :)
  9. Vic 40 said:
    Maybe something like this?

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: ARCTIC - Freezer 33 TR (Black/White) CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: MSI - B450M MORTAR TITANIUM Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($99.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: ADATA - XPG SX6000 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($54.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte - Radeon RX 580 8GB Gaming 8G Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design - Focus G Mini (Black) MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($55.71 @ Walmart)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($63.62 @ Amazon)
    Total: $904.15
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-23 22:07 EDT-0400

    Maybe other better available cooler,
    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/CbmxFT/deepcool-gammaxx-400-white-743-cfm-cpu-cooler-gammaxx-400-white
    has also white led fan.


    Ahh, thanks! :) But some of the components aren't available in Korea. Instead, could you give me tips on how to pick the reliable parts? It's fun to choose on my own...
  10. Choose a cpu that is compatible with your motherboard. Memory will not be an issue. Also, the Ryzen has a cooler already in the box, so that will not be necessary. For Graphics card, a GPU that is around the same performance as a gtx 1060 will be fine. Power supply will only need to be just a 100W more than your system. Case fans will be required, with 2 being the minimum.
  11. gmmichaeljiang said:
    Choose a cpu that is compatible with your motherboard. Memory will not be an issue. Also, the Ryzen has a cooler already in the box, so that will not be necessary. For Graphics card, a GPU that is around the same performance as a gtx 1060 will be fine. Power supply will only need to be just a 100W more than your system. Case fans will be required, with 2 being the minimum.


    Thank you! :):):)
  12. krelidas_34 said:
    Does anyone know how to use Danawa Website (http://www.danawa.com)? (Yes... the site is in Korean, you might not know... :( )

    You could link parts here and we could take a look. Or link for each part it's own tab ,make sure prize from low to high. As you said it's in Korean and when taking a quick look did i not get even a little wiser.
    Saw one gtx 1060 3gb which seemed more expensive than what you want to spend on the whole pc .... ?

    You could put your chosen parts into the partpicker and let it decide if things are compatibel.Like said most cpu's come with stock cooler,but you wanted to overclock as well.Stock coolers aren't really for overclocking.
  13. Vic 40 said:
    krelidas_34 said:
    Does anyone know how to use Danawa Website (http://www.danawa.com)? (Yes... the site is in Korean, you might not know... :( )

    You could link parts here and we could take a look. Or link for each part it's own tab ,make sure prize from low to high. As you said it's in Korean and when taking a quick look did i not get even a little wiser.
    Saw one gtx 1060 3gb which seemed more expensive than what you want to spend on the whole pc .... ?

    You could put your chosen parts into the partpicker and let it decide if things are compatibel.Like said most cpu's come with stock cooler,but you wanted to overclock as well.Stock coolers aren't really for overclocking.


    I can't link you, the site has tight security, and it is tied heavily to my account. I can list you the ones that I picked from what's available in danawa:

    MSI B350 Tomahawk
    NZXT H500 Matte White
    Samsung 860 EVO(250GB)
    MSI GeForce GTX1060 OC D5 3GB
    AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Pinnacle Ridge- incompatible with Tomahawk as of now.
    CORSAIR CX650 80PLUS BRONZE
    G.SKILL DDR4 8G PC4-19200 CL15 AEGIS-too cheap: I may need G.Skillz DDR4 16G PC-419200 CL15 Trident Z RGB (8Gx2) instead...

    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3790715/amd-ryzen-2600-pinnacle-ridge-cpu-motherboard-compatible.html

    You can look at these threads also...

    And oh, yeah. I might need a Noctua cooler (or the one you suggested) for oveclocking, but I'll do it later...
  14. Make sure you get the cpu that ends with 2600x. You will definitely need high frequency ram if you don't get the 6gb version of the gtx 1060.
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