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is this what i want for a light gaming/ graphic design first build?

jigmancometh

5 months ago

would be using corel suite. no video editing. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8 GHz 6-Core Processor $220.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus - TUF H370-Pro Gaming (WI-FI) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $125.05 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston - 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $150.99 @ Amazon
Storage Kingston - A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $36.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.85 @ OutletPC
Case Deepcool - TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $35.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $24.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Lite-On - iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer $13.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $683.72
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $653.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-16 00:17 EST-0500

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  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $159.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $109.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Kingston - A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $36.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.85 @ OutletPC
Case Deepcool - TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $35.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $24.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Lite-On - iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer $13.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $531.57
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $486.57
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-16 00:40 EST-0500

Anything the 8400 can do, the 2600 can do just as well. The 2600 is cheaper and has more threads too in case you need them.

H370s should be avoided. Most people shouldn't consider them at all with Intel, it's B360 or Z370/Z390.

Cheaper and faster RAM.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, forgot to mention, there isn't a built-in GPU with the 2600, so you need to add a GPU to the build.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks. i appreciate the feedback.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

For graphic design like Corel and Photoshop that don't rely on 3D much, this is good. However, I wouldn't expect to see any decent performance in basically any game with the iGPU of the i5. In this list specifically, you are spending a bit more than you need to on the motherboard and the RAM. I think that this would probably be a bit better: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $199.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $83.98 @ Newegg
Memory Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $109.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Team - L5 LITE 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $29.99 @ Newegg Business
Storage Hitachi - Ultrastar 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $38.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB SC GAMING Video Card $109.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox E300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case $34.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - S12II 520 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Lite-On - iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer $13.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $706.70
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $661.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-16 01:01 EST-0500
  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

8400 is overvalued right now - 2600 or 9600k would be better options

dont need a TUF board - too overpriced (especially for an H chipset)

you can get the same ram for about $50 less

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