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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-26-2019, 12:52 PM - Thread Starter
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Gaming/VR rig 1500$CAN budget

I need some help building a gaming rig for my cousin.

Prioritize CPU and GPU

Do not include mouse/keyboard/monitor

1500$ canadian dollars budget

I have always been a pro-Intel guy but i don t know if thats still the best thing in 2019 especially when it comes down for the "best bang for buck".

Hes planing on buying the VR kit later, i have no clue what a pc needs to run that kind of thing if yall got some extra info on what is needed to include in the build please let me know. example: does VR only work/better with Nvidia gpus

love using if you could create the build on that site that be nice.

Thanks for your time

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Wait for Zen 2 in july

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Wait for July, this is what you the best you can get..

PCPartPicker Part List:

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($259.00 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock - Fatal1ty B450 GAMING K4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($100.76 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($359.00 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: ADATA - XPG SX8200 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($119.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Seagate - Constellation CS ISE 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($124.70 @ Amazon Canada)
Video Card: Sapphire - Radeon RX VEGA 56 8 GB PULSE Video Card ($416.43 @ Amazon Canada)
Case: Corsair - SPEC-04 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ PC-Canada)
Custom: Corsair Starter Bundle
Total: $1549.86
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July, you will be able to get the Zen2 and also the Navi or Nvidia super card what offers better performance.
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3600 or 3700X, Vega 56 or some used GPU etc. what ever offers the best bang/buck in a month.

I made a whole list of SSDs in another thread because there doesn't seem to be great recommendations overall even in updated guides not a week old...

Silicon Power P34A80 1TB, M.2 (SP001TBP34A80M28)
Corsair Force Series MP510 960GB, M.2 (CSSD-F960GBMP510)
Patriot Viper VPN100 NVMe SSD 1TB, M.2 (VPN100-1TBM28H)
TeamGroup PCIe SSD MP34 1TB, M.2 (TM8FP4001T0C101)
PNY XLR8 CS3030 M.2 NVMe SSD 1TB, M.2 (M280CS3030-1TB-RB)
LiteOn MU X1 1TB, M.2 (PP5-GD1024)
Seagate FireCuda 510 SSD 1TB, M.2 (ZP1000GM30011)
Gigabyte Aorus RGB AIC NVMe SSD 1TB, PCIe 3.0 x4 (GP-ASACNE2100TTTDR)
MyDigitalSSD BPX Pro 960GB (not in EU yet, if ever, been on market a while now elsewhere, their only EU distributor's site is dead too)

These all should be based on Phison E12 8 channel PCIe 3.0x4 and Toshiba memory chips. They cost almost the same as old SATA drives (MX500, 3D Blue, ...). But some models do cost double that, for nothing gained, so browse them all and see, the Seagate and GB are expensive for sure, the rest not really usually. Around $125 for 1TB 3400/3000MB/s.

You could go with an X470 or wait for B550 board because those nice beefy 16 core capable X570 with PCIe4 are gonna be expensive.

$359 for 16GB RAM? What the hell. Didn't RAM drop down by now? That's some damn expensive RAM.
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