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tomwittkower 8 months ago

I always build my own work computers, video editing machines, camera system servers, etc. I've never built a gaming PC before.

This is a gaming build for my sons first gaming computer, he has been console and has been gaming more and more on my pc, mainly fortnite but he wants to get into overwatch.

I went a little overboard, but I want something that will be good for him and last a good amount of time. Where can I trim this down to $600-$800 and still give him a great system?

Thanks!

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/tomwittkower/saved/#view=p4wgwP

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esotken 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $149.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard $74.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $96.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial - MX500 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $64.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $43.90 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card $179.99 @ Amazon
Case Deepcool - TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $700.83
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-26 21:50 EDT-0400

Did some tweaking. Since your goal is a first computer for your kid and Fortnite is the goal, we can do some cuts.

  1. You will probably not overclock, even if you do, the stock cooler the 1600 comes will do the trick for moderate overclocks, removed cooler.
  2. A much chesper mobo
  3. Changed out the ssd for a Crucial unit that preforms just as well
  4. Ram, dropped you to 8gb. 16 maybe a bit overkill for now.
  5. Added a decent, cheap case and a good psu if needed.
  6. Did not add windows liscense
  7. Changed gpu to the 1050ti, should be more than enough for Fortnite.
tomwittkower submitter 1 point 8 months ago

Awesome! Thanks for the help!

Buildtimeboys 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

High end of the budget:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $149.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $74.49 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $137.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $67.82 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $43.90 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - Radeon RX 580 8GB ARMOR OC Video Card $229.99 @ Amazon
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case $39.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $794.16
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-28 18:30 EDT-0400

Low end of the budget:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor $109.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - H310M-HDV/M.2 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $58.89 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $69.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial - MX500 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $67.82 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $43.90 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor - Radeon RX 570 4GB Video Card $204.98 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case $39.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $45.00 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $640.56
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-28 18:35 EDT-0400