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Posted 10 February 2018 - 10:53 AM

Budget Range:  
​Thinking about $1500 including desktop, monitor and keyboard

 

System Usage - Most to Least Important:(e.g.: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)
Gaming(LOL, battleground etc), surfing web

Monitor Resolution:(e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)
Full HD. Heard IPS panels are good so preferably IPS? But I want to spend most on building the desktop then leftover, maybe buy a second hand monitor from trademe.

Parts Not Required:(e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS)
​Mouse, OS, speakers

Preferences: (e.g.: AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a Samsung 24" LCD)

Ryzen 5 1600 seems to be cost-effective option at the moment.

Monitor >23 inch in size

Need fast and stable wifi support

Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe
No

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe (State which)

What's this? so no I guess

Additional Comments:(e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC)
Not into blingbling LED type of desktop. I prefer something more simple.

Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts.
Example:

Case: Not sure yet but something for around $50?

Powersupply: not sure but maybe get a 80+ gold rated 550W-600W? thinking about $100 from trademe?

MOBO: Asus Prime B350-Plus - only because it supports AM4 and ranked 1st on pricespy.. recommendations welcomed

CPU: Ryzen 5 1600

GPU: GTX 1050TI

HDD: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB

RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 PC19200/2400MHz 2x8GB - only because it is DDR4 and ranked 1st. Thinking of just getting 1x8GB for now and add later when I save up a bit.

WIFI: Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I - only because it's ranked 1st on pricespy.

 

So using the pricespy as a guideline for price, this build will cost me around $1300..? So I have around $200 to spend on secondhand monitor and keyboard

 

Any swaps from what I've picked? And buying each parts from the cheapest retailer listed on pricespy is the best way to get the deal? Is there another method?

 

Thanks for reading.



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Posted 10 February 2018 - 02:21 PM

The Ryzen 1600 is good (~$300). However, if you wanted to spend more on the mobo (~$215, unfortunately cheaper boards aren't around yet), the Intel i5 8400 is the same price and almost definitely better.

 

Motherboard... Nearly any would be suitable, so you're probably just as well off with something like https://pricespy.co....t.php?p=4186276 (~$130) Could probably even drop down to something like https://pricespy.co....t.php?p=4279094 or https://pricespy.co....t.php?p=4594621 (~$110)

 

For RAM, I'd probably go for https://pricespy.co....t.php?p=3054293 (~$150) as about the cheapest 8 GB module listed – since you're mainly gaming and such you probably don't need any more than that, and if you do it is easy to upgrade later.

 

The GPU (1050 Ti) is good too. With regards to individual models, I'd probably go for https://pricespy.co....t.php?p=3967355 or https://pricespy.co....t.php?p=3967524 (~$300)

 

The SSD is good, but go for its replacement model, the 860 Evo (https://pricespy.co....t.php?p=4655178, ~$160).

 

For the power supply, I'd suggest https://pricespy.co....t.php?p=4251530 (~$90). It is possible to get something reasonable for less if needed. Avoid Trade Me unless you know what you're getting is a good model in reasonable condition at a good price.

 

For the case, it doesn't really matter but a really cheap one can be not only flimsy, but also have sharp edges and/or poor accuracy making for a bad fit of trays and/or components. I'd probably suggest https://pricespy.co....t.php?p=2315307 (~$60)

 

For WiFi, I'd go for either https://pricespy.co....t.php?p=1034881 (~$26) or https://pricespy.co....t.php?p=3712027 (~$65), depending on your router. If your router supports 802.11ac, or will be replaced with one that does in the (near) future, you might want the second.

 

That comes out at about $1200 to $1260, plus shipping.

 

For a monitor, definitely check Trade Me. https://pricespy.co....t.php?p=3547691 is a definite possibility, and is IPS too.

 

For a keyboard, it really depends what you want. If you're happy with a cheap one, you can probably even pick one up at a local second-hand shop for very little (e.g. $10 or less), or get one new from around $20 to $50. If you want a cheap mechanical keyboard, you're looking at more like $130+ – just depends on exactly where the build ends out, what monitor you can find, and how flexible the budget is.

 

Don't just buy from the cheapest shops, because you could easily end out spending a small fortune on shipping. The cheap shops normally have higher shipping costs, and they mount up quickly. If you spend a bit more at a different shop, you can get free or at least cheap shipping. Also, some of the cheap stores don't exactly have the best reputation. I'd probably either ask one of the good stores for a price on the system (they may substitute different parts), or buy from up to about 3 stores.


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 03:33 PM

Thanks so much.

I will start building based on your suggestion!



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Posted 10 February 2018 - 03:39 PM

Not a problem. If you have any difficulties, or further questions, just ask away!


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 09:57 PM

Which mobo should I get if I want to get a coffeelake cpu?



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:49 AM

Probably the cheapest, as long as it fits inside the case (i.e. for the case I suggested, is a miniATX board). Unfortunately, there are only Z370 boards out yet, which are more expensive than what you actually want...


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 03:59 PM

Would Asus Strix B250H support coffeelake cpu's? It's got Z370 chipset and 1151 socket.

Or do you need 1151-2 socket?



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Posted 14 February 2018 - 04:52 PM

Are you sure you've got the right board? The one you name has a B250 chipset (as shown in its name), not Z370, and does not support them. Anything with Z370 should support them just fine.

 

As far as I know, the "-2" part of "LGA1151-2" is just a PriceSpy designation to differentiate between incompatible sockets with the same name ("LGA1151"), rather than something official. So assuming everything in categorised correctly and you're looking on here, the 1151-2 is what you need.


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 12:04 PM

Oops. Must read it wrong.
I actually decided to order some stuff from US.
Got some new motherboard, RAM, SSD and GPU quite cheap from there.
With the CPU, I'd love to have coffeelake but mobos are too expensive so decided to just go with ryzen and maybe spend extra on case and gpu. (Thinking of getting meshify c)
I will get back to you once I get the components from US!
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Posted 16 February 2018 - 01:17 PM

Was that a single order, or multiple? If only one, I hope you don't get charged GST by Customs... If they do, you may well find that it wasn't worth it. If it was multiple orders then each one may well be small enough to not get charged.


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 01:26 PM

Got them as multiple orders, less than the taxed values for each order ;)
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