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Just build my first PC

Observersssss

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The build is a modern one, although, me personally, I am a big fan of repurposing older corporate machines for everyday use and buying used GPUs. You could have probably got a more powerful GPU ( these days I just bought a 4GB RX 480 for 100 cad ).
Lately I prefer my systems to have a fast boot drive, 250/500 GB SSD, with an external drive on usb 3.0 for mass storage, presently I have a 4 TB portable drive.
It is really debatable how much computing power a home user really needs but in general an older Core i5 does the trick. You have a hex core system, a solid foundation, that will allow easy expansion in case you feel you will need it! Your next upgrade target should be the SSD, it will make the system so much faster.
Buy used gpu isn't reliable for me. I think beter was to buy new with guarantee.
 

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Try getting the RAM's speed a little higher. Like 3000Mhz Ryzen favour faster RAM but 2666mhz is too slow for the CPU. SSD are the best choice try getting a 256gb or 128gb just for the OS and some games you will feel the difference though.
 

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Try getting the RAM's speed a little higher. Like 3000Mhz Ryzen favour faster RAM but 2666mhz is too slow for the CPU. SSD are the best choice try getting a 256gb or 128gb just for the OS and some games you will feel the difference though.
Hi, pls tell me, what will be better to buy:
1. Kingston SSDNow A400 480GB 2.5" SATAIII TLC (SA400S37/480G) ~ $66
2. Kingston SSD A1000 480GB NVMe M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0 3D NAND TLC (SA1000M8/480G) ~ $92
3. Kingston SSD UV500 480GB M.2 2280 SATAIII 3D NAND TLC (SUV500M8/480G) ~ $85
4. Kingston A2000 500GB NVMe M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 3D NAND TLC (SA2000M8/500G) ~$95
 

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The build is a modern one, although, me personally, I am a big fan of repurposing older corporate machines for everyday use and buying used GPUs. You could have probably got a more powerful GPU ( these days I just bought a 4GB RX 480 for 100 cad ).
Lately I prefer my systems to have a fast boot drive, 250/500 GB SSD, with an external drive on usb 3.0 for mass storage, presently I have a 4 TB portable drive.
It is really debatable how much computing power a home user really needs but in general an older Core i5 does the trick. You have a hex core system, a solid foundation, that will allow easy expansion in case you feel you will need it! Your next upgrade target should be the SSD, it will make the system so much faster.
I am the same I Buy used older system change a few things like GPU ,SSD larger Hard drive for storage maybe more ram but in the end I can still play my games fine my used laptop is used for Kodi and web surfing ,emails
 

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1. Kingston SSDNow A400 480GB 2.5" SATAIII TLC (SA400S37/480G) ~ $66
2. Kingston SSD A1000 480GB NVMe M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0 3D NAND TLC (SA1000M8/480G) ~ $92
3. Kingston SSD UV500 480GB M.2 2280 SATAIII 3D NAND TLC (SUV500M8/480G) ~ $85
4. Kingston A2000 500GB NVMe M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 3D NAND TLC (SA2000M8/500G) ~$95
So what's your budget anyway? That will help determine the best you can buy. Right off the bat, you can exclude the SATA drives. That leaves A2000 and A1000, out of the two, I will go with A2000. If your budget allows, I say Samsung 960 EVO, 970 EVO, or WD Black SN750.
 

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Judging by your choices you are trying to stay under $100, correct? In that price range every $ that you spend has benefits. Samsung and wd sn750 are great, but if you are on a budget they won’t fit in without downsizing. I recommend sticking with 480-512gb models.

Looking at current prices I recommend you take a look at hp ex920 or ex950 (a bit more money, but a bit faster). Nearly the same drive as ADATA sx8200/SX8200 pro, however, right now the hp are notably cheaper.

Sales can make other drives better purchases as well...silicon power, sabrent rocket, Corsair mp510, the Adata drives mentioned above...and I am sure there are more.

Personally I would pass on the ones you mentioned.
 

MvSlainXVII

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Hi, pls tell me, what will be better to buy:
1. Kingston SSDNow A400 480GB 2.5" SATAIII TLC (SA400S37/480G) ~ $66
2. Kingston SSD A1000 480GB NVMe M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0 3D NAND TLC (SA1000M8/480G) ~ $92
3. Kingston SSD UV500 480GB M.2 2280 SATAIII 3D NAND TLC (SUV500M8/480G) ~ $85
4. Kingston A2000 500GB NVMe M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 3D NAND TLC (SA2000M8/500G) ~$95
XPG-sx8200 Pro 256gb SSD M.2 ~ $50
I suggest you this one
Since you also have an HDD, just keep the important software and the OS in the SSD. For other's like picture movies games video install it in the HDD.Since you only play a single game why dont you install it in the SSD if it is small and under 100GB.
 

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So what's your budget anyway? That will help determine the best you can buy. Right off the bat, you can exclude the SATA drives. That leaves A2000 and A1000, out of the two, I will go with A2000. If your budget allows, I say Samsung 960 EVO, 970 EVO, or WD Black SN750.
I have no budget. It's just: ok i need it, how much? the cheapest? maybe little better? XD it's to much.
At this point i think what to buy, and then work to receive it.

Judging by your choices you are trying to stay under $100, correct? In that price range every $ that you spend has benefits. Samsung and wd sn750 are great, but if you are on a budget they won’t fit in without downsizing. I recommend sticking with 480-512gb models.

Looking at current prices I recommend you take a look at hp ex920 or ex950 (a bit more money, but a bit faster). Nearly the same drive as ADATA sx8200/SX8200 pro, however, right now the hp are notably cheaper.

Sales can make other drives better purchases as well...silicon power, sabrent rocket, Corsair mp510, the Adata drives mentioned above...and I am sure there are more.

Personally I would pass on the ones you mentioned.
Hi, nope not under $100, i'm looking for best and cheapest, the cheapest with lower price in my country.

XPG-sx8200 Pro 256gb SSD M.2 ~ $50
I suggest you this one
Since you also have an HDD, just keep the important software and the OS in the SSD. For other's like picture movies games video install it in the HDD.Since you only play a single game why dont you install it in the SSD if it is small and under 100GB.
Hi. 256 GB is not enough. I think i need onle m.2 ssd with ~500GB
 

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Which country are you in? Most of us are in US and Canada and our recommendation usually revolve around what's available to us. Without a budget, the phase "best and cheapest" is a bit vague. The Kingston stuff you mentioned wouldn't even make to it to my list, along with any DRAM-less NVME SSD. Right now, A1000 is $10USD more than the EX920 but the EX920 got better performance.


The Ryzen R5-2600 with B450 board and 8GB RAM are good combo for the price. You can probably upgrade to a R7-3700 later when Ryzen Gen 4 comes out.
 

Observersssss

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Which country are you in? Most of us are in US and Canada and our recommendation usually revolve around what's available to us. Without a budget, the phase "best and cheapest" is a bit vague. The Kingston stuff you mentioned wouldn't even make to it to my list, along with any DRAM-less NVME SSD. Right now, A1000 is $10USD more than the EX920 but the EX920 got better performance.


The Ryzen R5-2600 with B450 board and 8GB RAM are good combo for the price. You can probably upgrade to a R7-3700 later when Ryzen Gen 4 comes out.
I'm from Ukraine, and yes DRAM-less NVME SSD is bad, but for me it's hard to find info about ssd, its DRAM-less or not. Why Kingston wouldn't make to yours list? it's bad?
 
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