Updated computer specs for which one I should buy?

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by steveP, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. steveP

    steveP New Member

    This is a newer version of the post I did last week for everyone to give me an opinion on which computer system would be better for me to buy on my budget of $1300 CAD. The input I got last week was that it would be more cost effective for me to build my own system. Since I don’t know much about hardware I would not build one on my own but I have since last week found a a few places online that do custom builds. As I said last week, when I run apps like Pinnacle studios 19, my fan is really loud or even when it does a scan with AVG it is loud. I mainly use my computer for downloading music and movies, watching movies, listening and organizing music and creating and editing videos etc. and browsing the internet using only Firefox.

    So here is my new list of systems and specs for everyone’s input on what’s good and what’s not.

    Place #1 is just a ten minute drive from my house. They have quoted me the following system which I could pick up and does not have any delivery charge attached.
    Intel i5-9400F Six-Core CPU (9TH Gen)
    Asus H310ME Mainboard w/ HD Audio/LAN
    16GB DDR4 RAM
    1TB Western Digital HDD
    ThermalTake MidTower Chassis
    EVGA 500W Power Supply
    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
    Nvidia GTX1060 3GB Video Card (HDMI)
    1 Year Warranty
    $1327 + HST

    They suggested that I use Windows 10 mhome instead of pro to save $50 off the above price and also if I am not doing any gaming, I could go with a less costly video card like a GTX 1050 2GB and save an additional $70. That would bring my total to $1207 + HST.

    Place #2 is 4 hours west of me and would incur a delivery charge.
    AMD Ryzen 5 2400G Up to 3.9GHz Processor with Radeon RX
    Vega 11 Graphics
    12009 YD2400C5FBBOX $1,299.00 $1,299.00
    1 Gigabyte B450M DS3H Desktop Motherboard - (AMD Ryzen
    AM4/M.2/HMDI/DVI/USB 3.1/DDR4/Micro ATX/Motherboard)
    10110 B450M DS3H
    1 Corsair 16GB Kit (2x 8GB) DDR4 Vengeance 2400Mhz
    Desktop Memory
    11002 CMK16GX4M2A2400C16
    1 14005 Crucial P1 500GB Turbo NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD CT500P1SSD8
    1 18030 In-Win EFS052 Black Mini Tower Case 450W & DVD SuppoErtFS052.CH450TB3
    1 Microsoft Windows 10 Professional Digital Licence OEM New -
    No Media
    TOTAL:1299 before shipping

    And finally place #3 is in the United states and there would be shipping charges and even possibly duty charges which they have not told me what that would be yet.
    Case:X2 case
    Motherboard: ASUS PRIME B360M-A
    Processor: Intel® Six Core™ i5-8400 Processor Six Core 4.00GHz
    Memory: DDR4 2666MHz Memory - 16GB
    Power Supply: SEASONIC S12III 500W BRONZE
    Optical Drive: 24X DVD-RW Combo
    Sound Cards: Onboard Audio
    Graphics Card: RADEON RX 570 4GB
    HDD/SSD: Western Digital Blue 1TB - 7200RPM 3.5" HDD
    CPU Cooling: Default Cooler
    CPU Paste: Standard CPU Thermal Paste
    GPU Paste: Standard Graphics Card Thermal Paste
    OS: Windows 10 Home Premium 64-Bit
    Anti-Virus: Virus & Malware Protection
    TOTAL: $1336.45 before shipping and possibly duty charges.

    So I think these have a lot better specs then the previous post I made and I appreciate everyone’s input on these ones too.
  2. Cisco001

    Cisco001 Well-Known Member


    Wait for Ryzen 3000

    If I have to choose one, #1, but downgrade GPU and get a 480GB SSD

    BTW, is self-built an option?

    PCPartPicker Part List: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/CP87mq

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon Canada) OR wait for Ryzen 5 3600
    Motherboard: ASRock - Fatal1ty B450 GAMING K4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($100.76 @ Vuugo)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($87.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Storage: Intel - 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($75.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB XC GAMING Video Card ($193.00 @ Vuugo)
    Case: Corsair - 270R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($128.75 @ Vuugo)
    Total: $986.45
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-25 08:55 EDT-0400
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2019

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