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Hi there,i am building a pc for a friend and i was wondering if you guys can tell me if its good.
He wants to play on MAX settings every game on 1080 p.Here are the parts : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Xxttcc
note: the pcu i chose is SEASONIC SS-620GB BRONZE but they didnt have it on partpicker.
He also wants to overclock it.
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  1. It is a very good build. With a Ryzen it will give a balanced gaming and multi-tasking with a bias towards multi-tasking. I would strongly urge you to include some sort of SSD.

    If gaming is the only goal, this one will be faster.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
    CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.89 @ B&H)
    Motherboard: MSI - Z370-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($111.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($214.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($104.00 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($41.89 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB DUKE OC Video Card ($514.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: SHARKOON - VG4-W Red ATX Mid Tower Case
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - EVO Edition 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1247.72

    Changed the CPU to an Intel Coffeelake and the motherboard to match.
    Added a Samsung m.2 SSD
    Switched your GPU from a 2 fan to a 3 fan which will allow better overclocking and generally run cooler with less noise. I left it a 1080 in case he is planning to upgrade to a faster montor (144hz) or a higher res one, or add HDR or some combination of these.
  2. what monitor does he have? If 1080p 60Hz, 1060 6gb/RX580 is good enough. SS620 is budget psu, decent but lack some modern protections. I will spend more to be safe on Seasonic focus point. Add SSD for faster booing and game loading. Case can be better too, no OS? total budget? In US?
  3. vapour said:
    what monitor does he have? If 1080p 60Hz, 1060 6gb/RX580 is good enough. SS620 is budget psu, decent but lack some modern protections. I will spend more to be safe on Seasonic focus point. Add SSD for faster booing and game loading. Case can be better too, no OS? total budget? In US?


    His monitor is 1080p 75 hz,he will buy ssd shortly afrer he gets the pc and he already has windows 10,the budget is very complicated because we live in Bulgaria and the prices for every part is diffrent here.So you are recomending to go with the PSU that i chose on pcpartpicker?
  4. bjornl said:
    It is a very good build. With a Ryzen it will give a balanced gaming and multi-tasking with a bias towards multi-tasking. I would strongly urge you to include some sort of SSD.

    If gaming is the only goal, this one will be faster.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
    CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.89 @ B&H)
    Motherboard: MSI - Z370-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($111.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($214.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($104.00 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($41.89 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB DUKE OC Video Card ($514.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: SHARKOON - VG4-W Red ATX Mid Tower Case
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - EVO Edition 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1247.72

    Changed the CPU to an Intel Coffeelake and the motherboard to match.
    Added a Samsung m.2 SSD
    Switched your GPU from a 2 fan to a 3 fan which will allow better overclocking and generally run cooler with less noise. I left it a 1080 in case he is planning to upgrade to a faster montor (144hz) or a higher res one, or add HDR or some combination of these.


    Thank you for your suggestion,my friend will buy the 960 evo ssd a bit later after he gets the pc,i am trying to convince him to spend a little more on 3 fan gpu right now,but i am afraid we cant go with your build since it costs 200 leva more in our country and he is really on a tight budget right now.
  5. IcEVeX said:
    bjornl said:
    It is a very good build. With a Ryzen it will give a balanced gaming and multi-tasking with a bias towards multi-tasking. I would strongly urge you to include some sort of SSD.

    If gaming is the only goal, this one will be faster.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
    CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.89 @ B&H)
    Motherboard: MSI - Z370-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($111.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($214.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($104.00 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($41.89 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB DUKE OC Video Card ($514.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: SHARKOON - VG4-W Red ATX Mid Tower Case
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - EVO Edition 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1247.72

    Changed the CPU to an Intel Coffeelake and the motherboard to match.
    Added a Samsung m.2 SSD
    Switched your GPU from a 2 fan to a 3 fan which will allow better overclocking and generally run cooler with less noise. I left it a 1080 in case he is planning to upgrade to a faster montor (144hz) or a higher res one, or add HDR or some combination of these.


    Thank you for your suggestion,my friend will buy the 960 evo ssd a bit later after he gets the pc,i am trying to convince him to spend a little more on 3 fan gpu right now,but i am afraid we cant go with your build since it costs 200 leva more in our country and he is really on a tight budget right now.


    With a 1080p 75hz monitor, a gtx 1080is overkill. I suggest you save some money and get a GTX 1060 6gb or a 1070.
  6. IcEVeX said:
    Hi there,i am building a pc for a friend and i was wondering if you guys can tell me if its good.
    He wants to play on MAX settings every game on 1080 p.Here are the parts : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Xxttcc
    note: the pcu i chose is SEASONIC SS-620GB BRONZE but they didnt have it on partpicker.
    He also wants to overclock it.


    Everything you have listed will work.
    SSD is not a must just gives faster boot times.
    You could lower the video card to a GTX 1070ti if the price difference is enough to matter.
    Overall a good build as is. The video card listed will work fine and has good cooling their no need for 3 fans.
  7. For 1080p 75 Hz, both Ryzen 5 and 8400 can handle, but Z370 is super crazy price. Judging from this website, 1070-1080 has little price diff. My suggestion:

    377 BGN CPU: https://most.bg/amd-ryzen-5-1600-3-2ghz-am4.html
    168 BGN B350 MB: https://most.bg/asrock-ab350-pro4-am4.html
    359 BGN 16 gb ram: https://most.bg/pameti/za-desktop-kompiutri/2x8g-ddr4-3000-xpg-z1-adata.html
    1047 BGN GTX 1080: https://most.bg/video-karti/palit-gtx1080-gamerock-prem-8g.html
    156 BGN SSD: https://most.bg/diskove/ssd-diskove/adata-ssd-su650-240gb.html
    87 BGN HDD: https://most.bg/diskove/1t-sg-sata-6g-7200-64m-sed.html
    91 BGN Case: https://most.bg/kutii/fd-focus-g-red-window.html
    208 BGN PSU: https://most.bg/zahranvashchi-moduli/psu-seasonic-ssr-750fx-gold.html

    total: 2493 BGN, plus 20% VAT is ~3000 BGN and divide by 1.6 for currency ratio -> $1870

    Vega56 if the monitor has freesync: https://most.bg/gb-rx-vega56-8gd-b.html

    How much is the budget in BGN?
  8. vapour said:
    For 1080p 75 Hz, both Ryzen 5 and 8400 can handle, but Z370 is super crazy price. Judging from this website, 1070-1080 has little price diff. My suggestion:

    377 BGN CPU: https://most.bg/amd-ryzen-5-1600-3-2ghz-am4.html
    168 BGN B350 MB: https://most.bg/asrock-ab350-pro4-am4.html
    359 BGN 16 gb ram: https://most.bg/pameti/za-desktop-kompiutri/2x8g-ddr4-3000-xpg-z1-adata.html
    1047 BGN GTX 1080: https://most.bg/video-karti/palit-gtx1080-gamerock-prem-8g.html
    156 BGN SSD: https://most.bg/diskove/ssd-diskove/adata-ssd-su650-240gb.html
    87 BGN HDD: https://most.bg/diskove/1t-sg-sata-6g-7200-64m-sed.html
    91 BGN Case: https://most.bg/kutii/fd-focus-g-red-window.html
    208 BGN PSU: https://most.bg/zahranvashchi-moduli/psu-seasonic-ssr-750fx-gold.html

    total: 2493 BGN, plus 20% VAT is ~3000 BGN and divide by 1.6 for currency ratio -> $1870

    Vega56 if the monitor has freesync: https://most.bg/gb-rx-vega56-8gd-b.html

    How much is the budget in BGN?


    Thank you for picking the parts from a bulgarian site,can i ask you why do you chose the asrock motherboard,is it better or just personal preffrence and i like the gpu that you chose but is there something wrong with the gpu i chose and can we go with the cheaper psu Seasonic M12II-620 EVO or not
  9. Zerk2012 said:
    IcEVeX said:
    Hi there,i am building a pc for a friend and i was wondering if you guys can tell me if its good.
    He wants to play on MAX settings every game on 1080 p.Here are the parts : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Xxttcc
    note: the pcu i chose is SEASONIC SS-620GB BRONZE but they didnt have it on partpicker.
    He also wants to overclock it.


    Everything you have listed will work.
    SSD is not a must just gives faster boot times.
    You could lower the video card to a GTX 1070ti if the price difference is enough to matter.
    Overall a good build as is. The video card listed will work fine and has good cooling their no need for 3 fans.


    Thank you for your reply,my friend is insisting on gtx 1080 so he will probably go with 1080.
  10. bjornl said:
    IcEVeX said:
    bjornl said:
    It is a very good build. With a Ryzen it will give a balanced gaming and multi-tasking with a bias towards multi-tasking. I would strongly urge you to include some sort of SSD.

    If gaming is the only goal, this one will be faster.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
    CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.89 @ B&H)
    Motherboard: MSI - Z370-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($111.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($214.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($104.00 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($41.89 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB DUKE OC Video Card ($514.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: SHARKOON - VG4-W Red ATX Mid Tower Case
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - EVO Edition 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1247.72

    Changed the CPU to an Intel Coffeelake and the motherboard to match.
    Added a Samsung m.2 SSD
    Switched your GPU from a 2 fan to a 3 fan which will allow better overclocking and generally run cooler with less noise. I left it a 1080 in case he is planning to upgrade to a faster montor (144hz) or a higher res one, or add HDR or some combination of these.


    Thank you for your suggestion,my friend will buy the 960 evo ssd a bit later after he gets the pc,i am trying to convince him to spend a little more on 3 fan gpu right now,but i am afraid we cant go with your build since it costs 200 leva more in our country and he is really on a tight budget right now.


    With a 1080p 75hz monitor, a gtx 1080is overkill. I suggest you save some money and get a GTX 1060 6gb or a 1070.


    My friend is stronly insisting on gtx 1080 so i am pretty sure he wont agree on 1060 ot 1070.
  11. Best answer
    Tomahawk has too many bad reviews, you can see those on newegg.com, you can pick other good b350 MBs too, just check reviews carefully :)
    All 1080 performance similarly, I read some reviews and the one I picked is good and cheap. You can pick any model you like, just make sure cooling is good, no obvious quality issue and quiet.
    For PSU, you get what you pay. M12II is decent but old model, lacks some modern protections but the one I picked has most protections. GTX1080 does not draw that much power, so 620M12II is still decent to go with, I am using 520M12II, pretty good. your call.
  12. vapour said:
    Tomahawk has too many bad reviews, you can see those on newegg.com, you can pick other good b350 MBs too, just check reviews carefully :)
    All 1080 performance similarly, I read some reviews and the one I picked is good and cheap. You can pick any model you like, just make sure cooling is good, no obvious quality issue and quiet.
    For PSU, you get what you pay. M12II is decent but old model, lacks some modern protections but the one I picked has most protections. GTX1080 does not draw that much power, so 620M12II is still decent to go with, I am using 520M12II, pretty good. your call.


    We are going with your build,the only diffrence will be the psu which will be the seasonic 620m12.
    Thank you and everyone else for the suggestions!!!Have a good day!
  13. good luck :)
  14. vapour said:
    Tomahawk has too many bad reviews, you can see those on newegg.com, you can pick other good b350 MBs too, just check reviews carefully :)
    All 1080 performance similarly, I read some reviews and the one I picked is good and cheap. You can pick any model you like, just make sure cooling is good, no obvious quality issue and quiet.
    For PSU, you get what you pay. M12II is decent but old model, lacks some modern protections but the one I picked has most protections. GTX1080 does not draw that much power, so 620M12II is still decent to go with, I am using 520M12II, pretty good. your call.

    I don't take much stock in user reviews their a ton of people that have no business trying to build a PC.
    7 pages of that board that works . 4.6 average on parts picker. AM4 Boards are very picky on memory I always recommend buying it from the QVL of the board. The Intel boards are very forgiving on memory.
    https://pcpartpicker.com/builds/by_part/Y4kwrH
    Read the 1st and 3rd post from newegg I went no further.
    Working fine upgraded CPU now dog due. Probably bent pins when changing processors or just need to reset CMOS after the CPU change. 3rd review not performing as expected, they perform like any other board with the same parts. Both of those are 1 egg reviews.
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