$1k for nephew's first PC - gaming, multimedia

Uncle Humjaba

Limp Gawd
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Hey guys

My nephew is turning 13 and is interested in gaming, animation, maybe some graphics design. My sister has asked me to help her buy something around $1k that will last him a good while. I didn't find anything prebuilt that seemed like a good value, and he's pretty savvy, so we're going to ship the parts to them and I will help build via Facetime. We need everything down to the mouse and keyboard. I'm thinking a Win10 license from the FS section will get us going. I'd like to keep it from one retailer, and Amazon is a royal PITA to use for buying PC parts, so here's my list from Newegg. Please advise.


Qty.Product DescriptionSavings
Total Price
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$39.99

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$79.99

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13-157-953-V04.jpg ASRock B550M-HDV AM4 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #:N82E16813157953
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$79.99

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$79.99
$69.99

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$179.00

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$199.99
$174.99

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$74.99
$69.99

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14-932-224-V08.jpg GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER DirectX 12 GV-N166SOC-6GD Video Card
Item #:N82E16814932224
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$239.99

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AGBA_132053753042864789D64yiBAHK2.jpg XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 Solid State Drive ASX8200PNP512GTC
Form Factor: M.2 2280 Capacity: 512GB Memory Components: 3D NAND
Item #:9SIAJNU95S3647
Sold by ADATA Technology (USA) CO., Ltd
$79.99

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Grand Total:
$1,013.92​

Thanks guys!
 

Niner21

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Aug 26, 2018
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It looks good, but the power supply seems a bit on the low side for any future upgrades.
 

Ready4Dis

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Looks pretty solid. The 512gb will be a good start, but i'm sure you'll need a secondary HDD at some point.

You can get something like an EVGA 600w for $60 to keep in your budget. It's not semi modular though like the one you were looking at.
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/evga-6...us-power-supply-black/8511029.p?skuId=8511029

That said, Antec PSU's in general are pretty good, not positive on each model, just overall they tend to decent.
 

Niner21

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I've read some good things about them. Also being a gold certified PSU over a bronze is a plus.
 

Smoblikat

Weaksauce
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Looks like a solid build. Ive used Antec PSUs for a while (a couple neo eco units too) and theyve always been great to me, I still use the 400W version in one of my servers.
 
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