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Posted 14 February 2019 - 05:17 AM

Budget Range: $1400

System Usage - Most to Least Important: Gaming, Streaming, Work, Watching Youtube, surfing the internet

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Parts Not Required: OS

Preferences:

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Additional Comments: Quiet with a window and some RGB

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 09:36 AM

I'm guessing you've already got a monitor?

 

This is what I'd suggest: https://classic.pric...st.php?l=290609 Comes out to ~$1370 buying from PC Force and Ascent. The extra ~$30 could probably replace the CPU heatsink with something quieter.

 

The case, RAM, GPU and mobo all have RGB lighting, and mostly that hasn't done much (if anything) to the price.

 

The real problem is, to get a decent GPU in to $1400 requires a cheap CPU. Fortunately though cheap CPUs are nowadays quad core, which are adequate.

 

You could save about $50 on a SATA SSD instead of PCIe. If you got a smaller one you'd probably need to add an HDD, which probably wouldn't reduce the price overall, but would give more total storage.


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 10:36 AM

Agree with Linux on the SATA SSD, it will be cheaper and the speed drop of loading files won't be noticeable in real life. Large games maybe a bit slower but no where near HDD speed, so worth the compromise in my opinion.

I would also suggest waiting till Easter weekend when stores do their sales.
Over the years I have saved hundreds of dollars by just waiting for the sales, don't get me wrong sometimes stores do random sales on certain pc parts and you pick things up then, but you have to be subscribed to their newsletters or follow them on the social media's to know when sales are happening.
Also create your list on price spy and have your alerts activated on products so then you get notified of when prices drop.

With the extra savings you can put that money towards better cpu/gpu if you want to.


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 11:06 AM

A better CPU needs about $100 more (i5 8400 or R5 2600), and a better GPU needs about $200 more (1070 / 2060). Waiting for sales might enable that.

 

On sales, I think at least PC Force has something on today. But definitely try to get stuff on sale if it is reasonable to do so.


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 02:13 PM

Sata SSDs are still perfect for most people. I recently went to a M.2 NVMe drive for boot from a Sata 3 SSD and noticed basically no difference in anything I do. Boot times are maybe a little better.


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 05:29 PM

I swapped the PCIe drive in that list for a SATA one, and that dropped the price a bit more than I was thinking – I've now got an i5 8400 in there with it meeting the budget. I've left the previous components there with quantity zero, as well as an alternative SATA drive.


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