Split Between Two Builds

ChiefStevy

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I'm planning on building my second PC in a few days. I'm still relatively inexperienced when it comes to PC gaming and hardware, but I've managed to come across two different builds that I'm very interested in. I'm honestly content with both, but my first PC build could have gone a lot better than it did, so I'm taking extra precaution to make sure I'm as prepared and certain when I do make my second one.

This is the first build I found:
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
Motherboard: ASUS Prime B350M-A/CSM AM4
Graphics card: Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 3GB EVGA
RAM: Ballistix Sport 8GB DDR4
Power Supply: EVGA 450 B1
Hard Drive: WD Blue 1TB

This is the second one:
Processor: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200
Motherboard: MSI B350M Gaming Pro
Graphics card: ZOTAC GTX 1060 6GB
RAM: Team T-Force 8GB 2400Mhz
Power Supply: EVGA 500W
Hard Drive: WD 1TB HD

Both builds have almost the same price value at around $700, which is the budget I'm working on, and they were both made at around the same time frame. Like I said, though, I'm taking extra precaution in my second build given that I don't have much experience in this particular area, so any insight or recommendations to other parts would be greatly appreciated.

Also, what can I expect while gaming using either of these systems, given that I'll be gaming on a 1920x1080 resolution and how would either of these systems compare in performance to a PS4, which I normally game on? Thanks!
 

VirtualLarry

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I would probably go with the 1500X system, but then there's the 1060 3GB versus 6GB issue too. Either would be good for games, perhaps not "great" though. (Med/High, not Ultra settings in modern AAA games.)

Better add an SSD in there somewhere, though.
 

Ken g6

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Not having thoroughly investigated the parts, here's an idea for the best of both builds:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-AB350M-DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot - Signature Line 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($78.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Patriot - Ignite 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GT OCV1 Video Card ($259.00 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill - FBM-X1 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($22.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($23.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $699.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-10 23:08 EDT-0400
 

whm1974

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Not having thoroughly investigated the parts, here's an idea for the best of both builds:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-AB350M-DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot - Signature Line 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($78.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Patriot - Ignite 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GT OCV1 Video Card ($259.00 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill - FBM-X1 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($22.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($23.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $699.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-10 23:08 EDT-0400
Not bad for $700 with a SSD and a very decent video card, but I'm thinking that the 1600/2600 might be a better deal and longer lasting.
 

ChiefStevy

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Not having thoroughly investigated the parts, here's an idea for the best of both builds:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-AB350M-DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot - Signature Line 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($78.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Patriot - Ignite 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GT OCV1 Video Card ($259.00 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill - FBM-X1 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($22.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($23.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $699.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-10 23:08 EDT-0400

I'm definately considering this build, but the video card, which you listed as $259 is $309.99 on Newegg. Part-picker says there's a -$50.99 promo code that will bring it down to $259, but I don't know where to use it. I've never used Newegg a lot in the past.
 

Ken g6

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I'm definately considering this build, but the video card, which you listed as $259 is $309.99 on Newegg. Part-picker says there's a -$50.99 promo code that will bring it down to $259, but I don't know where to use it. I've never used Newegg a lot in the past.
It's a 10% off promo code, plus $20 mail in rebate. You enter the promo code from the product's page at checkout. There's a box near the bottom that tells you to enter promo codes.

You have to mail in a card later to get the other rebate.
 

ChiefStevy

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It's a 10% off promo code, plus $20 mail in rebate. You enter the promo code from the product's page at checkout. There's a box near the bottom that tells you to enter promo codes.

You have to mail in a card later to get the other rebate.

Also, would I be okay with buying some of these parts off ebay? Even if some of them are from other individuals and may have been lightly used?
 

whm1974

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Also, would I be okay with buying some of these parts off ebay? Even if some of them are from other individuals and may have been lightly used?
While you may save money doing that, you will also be buying other people's problems.