New PC Build - Low Budget - Have I made the right decision?

Jul 28, 2021
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Below is the PC that is being built for me.

I paid -

$1653 AUD

$1,216 USD

Where could I improve? Have I paid too much for this build?


WARRANTY PACKAGES : 2 Years Warranty (Pickup and return from your location)

CHASSIS : BOLT : BOLT MESH High Airflow Chassis | Tempered Glass Design - SLATE BLACK

DESKTOP MOTHERBOARD : For AMD - GIGABYTE B550 GAMING X V2

CPU : DESKTOPS : AMD RYZEN 5 3600 | 4.2 GHZ | 6 Cores 12 Threads

GRAPHICS CARD : PERFORMANCE : ZOTAC GTX 1660 Super - 6GB

THERMAL COMPOUND : Premium Enthusiast Grade Thermal Compound

RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY (RAM) : DESKTOP : 16GB DDR4 3733MHz Gigabyte Aorus RGB Memory (2X8GB | Dual Channel | RGB, 18-22-22-42)

CPU COOLING SYSTEM (DESKTOP) : AIR COOLING : Aftershock Frost Cooler (fan dependent on chassis fan selection)

PRIMARY M.2 SSD : DESKTOPS : 512GB AFTERSHOCK M.2 NVME SSD (R: 3300 | W: 2400)

SECONDARY SOLID STATE DRIVE BAY : None

FIRST HARD DRIVE : DESKTOP : 1TB WD/Toshiba/Seagate 7200RPM HDD 3.5"

CHASSIS FANS : AFTERSHOCK S1 ARGB Fans x 4

CASE LIGHTING : None

WIRELESS LAN : DESKTOP : None

CUSTOM CABLE SLEEVES : Standard Cable Setup

POWER SUPPLY UNIT : FSP 650W 80+ Bronze

OPERATING SYSTEM : Windows 10 Home 64bit ***(Unactivated)***

MICROSOFT OFFICE : None

VIRUS PROTECTION : None

DESKTOP KEYBOARDS : None

PRECISION GAMING MOUSE : None

PRECISION MOUSE MATS : None

SOUND SYSTEM BUNDLES : None

PRIMARY MONITOR : None

SHIPPING : Registered Courier - Desktop (Signature Required on Delivery)
 
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Not bad tbh. I would have went with something like this but you got a solid build imo when you include Windows 10 along with warranty and labor.

Fractal Design Focus G $85.00

Exhaust fan for that case.

https://www.pccasegear.com/products/53192/arctic-p12-120mm-pressure-optimised-silent-fan
Arctic P12 120mm Case Fan $12

https://www.pccasegear.com/products/47167/super-flower-leadex-iii-gold-550w-power-supply
Super Flower Leadex III 550W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply $109

https://www.bpctech.com.au/mag-b560m-bazooka-msi-mag-b560m-bazooka-intel-lga-1200-matx-motherboard.html
MSI MAG B560M BAZOOKA $159.00

Intel Core i5 11400F $269.00

https://www.mwave.com.au/product/deepcool-gammaxx-400-pro-cpu-air-cooler-ac42830
Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 PRO CPU Air Cooler $49.00

https://www.mwave.com.au/product/crucial-ballistix-16gb-2x-8gb-ddr4-3200mhz-memory-black-ac32987
Crucial Ballistix 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR4 3200MHz CL16 $139.00

https://www.bpctech.com.au/wds100t2b0c-wd-blue-sn550-1tb-m-2-2280-nvme-ssd.html
WD Blue SN550 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe SSD $139.00

https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/graphics-cards/nvidia/78926-dual-rtx2060-o6g-evo
ASUS DUAL GEFORCE RTX 2060 OC EDITION EVO DDR6 6GB $699.00

Total: $1561

A better look at that board.

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-B560M-BAZOOKA

A better look at that case.


Review of that cpu w/benchmarks.

https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/intel-core-i5-11400f-processor-review,1.html

 

Kaamos_Llama

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As I recall not all Ryzen 3000 series CPU's can run RAM at 3600, let alone 3733 and you might find you have stability problems (crashing, freezing) if they haven't tested it properly.

Why_Me has posted a better performing build, with better quality components all round if you can spend a bit of time watching videos to build it yourself.
 

Colif

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Have I paid too much for this build?
sounds like its bought already

Not sure what infinity fabric clock setting would be for 3733 ram. 3733 is max stock speed of infinity clock with ryzen 3600 anyway. I know Ryzen 5000 series runs it faster at 1:1 speed or something

3600 is okay as I seen that with that CPU, and its divisible by 2 so its not as troublesome.
the gains from having 3733 over 3600 are tiny - https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/amd-ryzen-ram-scaling-effect-in-games,5.html

If Gigabyte could make the CPU you could have an all Gigabyte PC at this rate.

looks at case/PC Build - https://www.aftershockpc.com.au/welcome/Productinner/bolt-new-1

Home brand m.2, thats new... for me anyway, I generally just get known brands.

I went to compare to my pc but it cost almost double his - https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/sLbY7X (GPU price no longer included as you can't get them anymore)
 
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