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I made a Bargain Box!

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#1
Hiya.

Recently I sold my entire PC because I need a bit of money really quickly. Welp. I had a 2600X and Vega 64 Red Devil with MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard. So I figured I'd just sell it and start again but this time I would do it differently. Adequate performance for the lowest price I could find!

I would call it the Bargain Box. Because honestly I really want to build a great PC that gives me the FPS I need but for the best possible price (or near to..) instead of just getting what I usually buy at a certain price point.. Here's my part list and price: (prices may well have changed though).

AMD Ryzen 5 1400 Quad-Core processor: £92 from Amazon.co.uk Marketplace (it was brand-new, and sealed! I was expecting B -grade but this was a nice surprise).

Asrock AB350M: £50 from Amazon.co.uk

8GB (2x4GB) TeamGroup 2400 Mhz C14 DDR4: £70 from Overclockers UK

Sapphire Radeon RX 570 8GB (+Resident evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5 for free!): £150 from Overclockers UK (this is an amazing deal, it cost the same as the 1050 Ti).

WD green 240GB SATA M.2 SSD: £43 from Overclockers UK

I found a Hitachi 1TB HDD in a broken PC I was given from college xD (it still works fine). Free is the best price :3

Fractal Design Focus G mATX
case: £45 from Scan.co.uk (I already had this in my attic for a while but I will list the price I paid for it)

EVGA 500W Bronze powersupply: £20 second hand from a friend*

I reused my Windows 10 license but apparently I can get these for really cheap if I shop around.

So, all fits in just under £500 for a solid 1080p gaming PC. I am really happy with it! I've decided to challenge myself to buy value parts from now on. Funnily enough in games I am actually playing it isn't that different from my old PC at 1080p high settings. A bargain! =^-^=

I plan to poke it a bit over the next few months and change a few things / add some stuff to it. So I think I will get a new 3000 Ryzen CPU when the release, if that new leak is true then R3 3300 will be for me. Hopefully not that much more than what I paid for the 1400. Maybe Navi too, but honestly the 570 has me covered for now (my main game is warframe, and the 570 even manages 1440p with VSR. Awesome).

*Thanks to my awesome friend for this deal. And I know it's been looked after and still has 1 year warranty :love:

Also lower PC parts cost also is less stress for me. Since I like to fiddle and poke my PC a lot and I'm always getting new parts to play with second hand or as gifts :3

So what do you think about my bargain basement PC? xD
 
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#2
Awesome.
If it's for gaming, an R3 1200 could do the job just fine too, but if the deal was for the 1400 only, then even better.
I have the same SSD, it's not great, but it does its job just fine.
Overclock those RAMs like hell.
 
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#3
Awesome.
If it's for gaming, an R3 1200 could do the job just fine too, but if the deal was for the 1400 only, then even better.
I have the same SSD, it's not great, but it does its job just fine.
Overclock those RAMs like hell.
I did see R3 1200 for £65 second hand from marketplace, but I figured I would get the 1400 for the 8 threads. (I had a bad experience with i5 7300HQ in the past). But you are right it would've been fine for Warframe for sure with an overclock. :D

Oh yeess I have the RAM running at 3000 Mhz C16-16-16-35 1.35V right now and it appears to be solid. CPU is at 3.7 on the stock cooler but I am getting a new cooler soon from my friend (Rajjintek Leto PRO RGB!).
 

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Nice little box! Ability to stretch a dollar is top notch!
 
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#6
Eerily similar to my build, I have r5 1600, asrock ab350m, 16gb teamgroup ddr4 3000 (also from oc £99 a few days ago), rx 580 and I also have the raijintek leto Pro :laugh: it performs brilliantly BTW and barely exceeds 60c at 3.9ghz. Asrock released a new bios a few days ago 5.0 with agesa Pi 1.0.0.6 just a heads up if you didn't already have it. The ab350m is a great little board for the price and has no issues overclocking I've had my 1600 at 4.1ghz though that requires too much voltage so isn't any good for 24/7 though my 3.9ghz only takes 1.375v and has been rock solid at those clocks for the best part of a year. I have really good airflow in my case with 3x120mm fans hooked up to a controller and of course the push and pull of the leto Pro, if you haven't got as good airflow I'd recommend a fan directed at the vrms.
 
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Move along people, nothing to see here. You can't build a gaming system for less than a thousand! ;)
 
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pics or it didn`t happen.
Haha okay. Well here's the thing. I got some new parts, a 1000W gold powersupply from my other friend for free, it had a broken fan so I took it out and put in my own 140mm fan (the stock is 135 so only one hole lines up but it works so shrug). it's an old unit but been looked after well and works fine. I am going to use the 500W in another pc I am going to build out of parts :D

I also got a deal on Asrock b450m pro4 (£70) which has three things I needed over the AB350M ( am still keeping that board for my other pc). It has 4 memory slots and 2x m.2 slots. Also 3 pcie slots so I can use my wireless card, GPU and soundcard together. Yes I kind of messed up planning this one but it's been fun and I didn't really spend a lot of money either. I got another 2x4GB kit to run for 16GB (multitasking hooray!) in total about 120 quid for both kits and they run 3000 Mhz c16 even with 2 dims per channel on R5 1400, pretty nice huh?.

Leto pro is installed and looks amazing, I love it. It's also a really good cooler. Prime95 max temps are 60c at 3.8 Ghz 1.38V on the 1400. Its quiet too. And finally I am using my old case (which is just the ATX version of the Focus G) and it's red = AMD so i'm happy. Yes Pusheen stickers add more FPS. xD

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You did a nice job, I was going to say that if you went used maybe you could have saved some cash but to be honest you got some good prices and made some good selections and its nice to have new parts so you know the system will last a long time under your care.
 
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Nice work mate :) Glad it's all come together :D
 
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Well done. I just built my mini-ITX rig before Christmas. 2400G, B450 WiFi board, 16GB PC3000, same PSU as you, Thermaltake Core V1. Once I threw in a used RX 480, I came in just under $600. I already had an SSD.

What are your temps running heavy CPU load? My 2400G gets damned hot using the Wraith Stealth doing encoding.
 
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All these mini-itx builds around makes me want to buy a m-itx and go with a portable ryzen system haha
 
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#13
Well done. I just built my mini-ITX rig before Christmas. 2400G, B450 WiFi board, 16GB PC3000, same PSU as you, Thermaltake Core V1. Once I threw in a used RX 480, I came in just under $600. I already had an SSD.

What are your temps running heavy CPU load? My 2400G gets damned hot using the Wraith Stealth doing encoding.
Hey thanks. the 1400 doesn't get that hot but it is soldered whereas 2400G is using paste I think
 

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Looks like a nice ITX build. I would caution you about the motherboard as I looked at Newegg and Amazon reviews and they were not great. Both site reviews I looked at had just as many 1 stars (eggs) as there were 5 stars (eggs). Just my two cents...
 
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