SPEC build for a $400 budget MB/RAM/CPU.[solved]

piscian18

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I'm doing a gaming build as a present for a Friend. My budget is $400 or less. The goal is playable Battlefield V on 1080P.

No OC ever needed. Videocard is GTX1060. He'll never do dual card.

Basically I'm a little out of date but from what Ive read the AMD 2600 is the best value right now, but I can go intel too.

Can anyone talk me into cheaper parts or tell me if this is a bad direction? $400 is right around my max.

Ryzen 5 AMD 2600
Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4
Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory
 

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BoiseTech

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Per my signature I have two of this exact same build except my strix is an itx and I have 1050ti's instead of a 1060

You can't go wrong with this build!

Gaming PC - R5 2600, 16gb 3200, 1050ti, 500gb M.2 Sata (2 of these)
 

ReaperX22

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I'm doing a gaming build as a present for a Friend. My budget is $400 or less. The goal is playable Battlefield V on 1080P.

No OC ever needed. Videocard is GTX1060. He'll never do dual card.

Basically I'm a little out of date but from what Ive read the AMD 2600 is the best value right now, but I can go intel too.

Can anyone talk me into cheaper parts or tell me if this is a bad direction? $400 is right around my max.

Ryzen 5 AMD 2600
Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4
Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory

Looks perfect to me. Spring for the 2600X if you want it to boost a bit higher with a slightly better cooler, as a better 'set and forget' chip. The 2600s value is in it's lower TDP (for running at stock), or cheaper price overall if you plan to OC/already have a cooler you'll use anyway to replace the stock regardless.
 

piscian18

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Thanks guys, I ended up hitting Microcenter for

800755

MSI B450 TOMAHAWK AM4 ATX

84.99

AMD AMD RYZEN 5 2600 WRAITHS

159.99

IPSG 16GB 2X8 DDR4 3000 KIT

104.99

total+tax=
$379.05

I had to go DDR3000 to keep it under budget :(
 
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