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TwitchRedd17

9 months ago

I'm planning on building for the first time. I've looked into everything a lot but some things still confuse me parts wise.

I want to game, stream, and edit videos. Would this be considered a good list or should some items be switched for something else?

I'm trying to stay close to $1,000.

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/TwitchRedd17/saved/PTWgwP

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  • 9 months ago
  • 4 points
  • I personally would not get the i5 if you're wanting to edit video and stream. The i5 is a 6 core and 6 thread CPU so it won't really be able to handle either of those tasks. You would ultimately want an i7 (6C/12T) or jump over to the dark side and get a Ryzen 5 2600 (6C/12T).

  • I wouldn't worry about getting an AIO with an i5 or even Ryzen 5. I'd stick with a good air cooler personally. The R5 comes with a pretty decent one. The i7 will not include one at all.

  • If you stick with Intel, I'd personally opt for 2666mhz RAM and if you go with Ryzen, get nothing less than 3000mhz.

  • I would get a new RTX 2060 over the 1070ti. Performance wise, they are about the same, however, the 2060 has more features like DLSS and DXR plus it's also cheaper so may as well. However, there's no price for the 1070ti - is that something you already have?

  • That's a pretty expensive case considering the rest of your build. I would stick with a ~$80 case that way you can invest the extra money into your hardware and experience.

  • I don't think the sound card will be worth it. Most motherboards have pretty bangin audio. Maybe not as bangin as what a $130 sound card does but again, choose what is most important to you.

  • Absolutely get an SSD.

  • Do you need the optical drive? If you're okay with an external optical drive, it would really open up your options for a PC case. A lot of cases made now don't have the option for an optical drive.

  • Also, if you don't need the specific advantages with W10 Pro, Home is quite a bit cheaper.

Here are my revisions:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $164.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $139.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $94.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $67.95 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card -
Case Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400S TEMPERED GLASS ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $82.90 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $124.79 @ OutletPC
Other LG 6x Blu-Ray Rewriter 8x DVD±RW USB 2.0 Slim External Disc Drive BP50NB40 (Certified Refurbished) $70.95 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $946.34
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $896.34
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-11 16:16 EST-0500
  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Like I said I don't know much as this will be my first time, so I appreciate all the suggestions.

I didn't know that about the CPU and I've head alot about Ryzen so I'll definitely make the jump over to Ryzen as I'm not committed to anything yet.

I didn't even notice it didn't have a price. I can't find the RTX 2060 at all. Would a RTX 2070 suffice? I had found the 1070Ti on Amazon so I was copying my Amazon wish list onto here when compiling this build list.

With The Casing, I kind of just grabbed one as I'm not sure what case I want yet for it.

The Sound Card was just a little something extra I was thinking about getting. If not the initial build I was going to add it in later.

I didn't know they made External Optical Drives, I just have a large DVD Collection so I figured I'd occasionally still watch my movies and whatnot.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point
  • RTX 2070 is closer to a 1080, in terms of performance, it probably would be a good step up (unless you're planning to stick with 1080p). The 2060 is closer to a 1070TI, so you could stick with that

  • Case-wise ,the one you picked is OK, bu you can get cheaper housings (that offer better airflow)

  • Onboard audio has gotten better, so you probably won't need a sound card

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $164.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX AM4 Motherboard $139.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $94.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $67.95 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card *Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB OC Video Card $349.99 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake - Versa J24 TG RGB ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $119.99 @ Dell
Other LG Electronics 8X USB 2.0 Super Multi Ultra Slim Portable DVD+/-RW External Drive with M-DISC Support, Retail (Black) GP65NB60 $28.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1186.76
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-11 16:38 EST-0500
  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Would a 2070 or a 2060 be better to play in 1440p?

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

2070, hands down. (2060 will be fine, but you'll have to turn some settings down)

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely 2070. With my 2070 and 1440p monitor, most games average around 110FPS on high settings.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

No worries!

Ryzen is fantastic - especially for the price. The only downside is the single core performance when compared to Intel but they're great CPUs regardless. Plus, if you plan on playing in 1440p, single-core performance doesn't matter as much since the higher resolution, the more GPU-bound games become. I chose the R7 2700X because it's $80 less than the i7-8700K, has two more cores, 6 more threads and includes an RGB air cooler. Definitely more value there if you ask me. I don't mind losing a few FPS in return.

Your list with a good 2060 is below.

No worries. Cases are personal preference. Just get one that is relatively new, has a tempered glass side panel, has USB 3.0 ports, decent airflow and you'll be good. I can list several good options for you if you'd like.

Gotcha. They aren't exactly worth in my opinion. They used to be... many years ago but not so much anymore.

You can definitely get an internal one but like I said, it really narrows down your choices for cases. Most case manufacturers are not including the optical bay anymore due to DVDs/CDs getting to the point of becoming obsolete. In a few more years, it's probably going to be almost difficult to find a relatively modern case with one. If I were you, I'd get an external one that way I can still get a sweet case for my PC.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $164.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $139.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $94.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $67.95 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card $379.99 @ B&H
Case Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400S TEMPERED GLASS ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $82.90 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $124.79 @ OutletPC
Other LG 6x Blu-Ray Rewriter 8x DVD±RW USB 2.0 Slim External Disc Drive BP50NB40 (Certified Refurbished) $70.95 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1326.33
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1276.33
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-11 20:30 EST-0500

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