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Modest Gaming Build

by manirelli

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Description

CPU/Motherboard

Our Modest Gaming Build is built around the Ryzen 5 1600. Using the stock cooler you should be able to achieve moderate overclocks on this unlocked processor. We paired the R5 1600 with a parametric list of B350 motherboards that supports up to 64GB of DDR4 memory, 6x SATA6 devices, and front panel USB3.0.

Memory/Storage

For this build and most machines outside of the top end enthusiast realm we opted to go with 8GB of DDR4 memory. The parametric filter finds the best price on 8GB kits of memory that are within AMD’s recommended specifications. We've limited it to DDR4-2800 and DDR4-3000 as Ryzen CPUs scale well with higher frequency memory. At the current time, using memory rated over 3000mhz is not advised without doing extra research as DIMM support can be hit or miss. AMD is working on releasing additional BIOS updates to add better compatibility for higher frequency memory. We're use parametric filters to incorporate an SSD with at least 500GB of space. Everyone's storage needs differs, so feel free to add or remove capacity to your heart's desire.

GPU

On an 800 dollar budget, we would normally recommend the AMD RX 580. Unfortunately, due to a recent surge in cryptocurrency mining the availability of RX 570s and 580s is extremely low. As a replacement, we suggest using the Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB edition. The performance across most games will be similar to the AMD offerings. We've created a parametric filter to show you the lowest priced, full sized GTX 1060 which will be powerful enough for most AAA games.

Case/PSU

All of the components are housed in the Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 MicroATX mid Tower. This case is an affordable option that has a large side panel window, front panel USB3.0, room for full size graphics cards, and cutouts in the motherboard tray for easy cable routing. For our power supply, we're using a parametric selection of well-reviewed fully and semi-modular units, all of which will provide more than enough power for this system.

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Estimated Wattage: 261W
Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
CPU €196.59 €196.59 Amazon Italia Buy
Motherboard
From parametric filter
  • Form Factor: Micro ATX
  • Chipset: AMD B350
€66.41 €66.41 Amazon Italia Buy
Memory
From parametric filter
  • Speed: DDR4-2800, DDR4-3000
  • Type: 288-pin DIMM
  • Size: 8GB (2x4GB)
€66.34 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime €66.34 Amazon Italia Buy
Storage
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 480GB - 12TB
  • Type: SSD
€128.00 €128.00 Amazon Italia Buy
Video Card
From parametric filter
  • Chipset: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
  • Length: 224mm - 403mm
€280.72 €280.72 Amazon Italia Buy
Case €43.99 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime €43.99 Amazon Italia Buy
Power Supply €107.92 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime €107.92 Amazon Italia Buy
Total: €889.97
* Using your selected merchants and only including nearby in-store pickup prices)
* Some physical dimension restrictions cannot (yet) be automatically checked, such as cpu cooler / RAM clearance with modules using tall heat spreaders.

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Ya8meman@gmail.com 1 point 3 hours ago

it could be a 800 dollar pc if you switched the ssd with a 1 TB hard drive, thou the title is modest gaming build. still...

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