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mjaj
  • 10 months ago

Hi guys,

I recently updated my rig with a new GPU and PSU. I didn't want to sell them as they still kick ***. So I'm thinking of re-purposing them and giving it to my dad.

The SG13B case is set as it fits the dimensions on his desk. I know there's some potential incompatibility of the PSU and GPU not fitting this case but upon research, it should fit just right.

$500 is my budget, might be able to stretch it to $600. But lets just say decent 1080p gaming is a good goal to be had. Other than that, he just do basic stuff. Would an i5-8400 be overkill? What about AMD variants?

Here is my current draft:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Cooler Noctua - NH-L9i 33.84 CFM CPU Cooler $39.95 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston - HyperX Fury 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $112.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $67.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 970 4 GB Twin Frozr V Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case Silverstone - Sugo SG13B Mini ITX Tower Case $50.50 @ B&H
Power Supply SeaSonic - G 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $271.43
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-31 21:42 EDT-0400

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  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Pure gaming/single core speeds, Intel wins out

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor $159.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Silverstone - AR11 55.76 CFM CPU Cooler $37.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard *ASRock - Z390M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $123.98 @ Newegg
Memory *ADATA - XPG GAMMIX D10 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $77.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $67.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 970 4 GB Twin Frozr V Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case Silverstone - Sugo SG13B Mini ITX Tower Case $50.50 @ B&H
Power Supply SeaSonic - G 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $0.00
Case Fan Silverstone - FW122 76.5 CFM 120mm Fan $18.28 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $536.62
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-31 23:03 EDT-0400

However, AM4 is also a good option, as an all-rounder (chips are unlocked, and have hyperthreading)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU *AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $164.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard *MSI - B450I GAMING PLUS AC Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $119.49 @ SuperBiiz
Memory *Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $83.69 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $67.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 970 4 GB Twin Frozr V Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case Silverstone - Sugo SG13B Mini ITX Tower Case $50.50 @ B&H
Power Supply SeaSonic - G 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $0.00
Case Fan Silverstone - FW122 76.5 CFM 120mm Fan $18.28 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $504.84
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-31 23:05 EDT-0400
  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for suggestions! I am looking at the AM4 platform as well. you pointed good on both sides. I'm still conflicted lulz

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