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Dievalkyrie207 1 month ago

Hi all,

I'm looking to do my first build, and I'm planning on blowing it out a bit. Definitely prefer AMD for the multi-threaded performance, and I'd like to go for maximum cooling without using water. This build will be used for a combination of gaming (likely using a monitor like the Samsung CHG90, but possibly a smaller 1440p ultrawide), BOINC, and content creation (UX design + video creation). I did look at Threadripper 2950X or a 2080 Ti but didn't feel like splurging quite that hard (tough call though)!

I've been iterating on this list for a while now and trying to incorporate advice from guys like Linus, Jay, Paul, Kyle, and of course Steve from Gamers Nexus. Any thoughts/suggestions? Thanks!


*Note: I know I'll need a copy of Windows 10, but I already have a spare Pro license

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kschendel 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

The list could be fiddled a bit, but all in all it looks good. The one thing I might change is the CPU cooler; the Fryzen comes up in reviews as being a bit noisy for the performance. I'd consider a Scythe Mugen 5, either rev B or for extra quiet the PCGH edition; Cryorig H5; Thermalright Macho; beQuiet Dark Rock 4 to name a few. The 2700X is not a super hot chip compared to some Intel CPU's so I don't think you need the giants such as an NH-D15.

Dievalkyrie207 submitter 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks! Great catch on the Fryzen noise. I must have missed that it can run over 50dB under high stress. I'll definitely look at your list and a few others.

ImperiousBattlestar 2 points 1 month ago

In addition to kschendel’s recommendations, you could also shave some dollars off (and not affect performance by much)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor $288.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Thermalright - Macho Rev.B 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler $49.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX X470-F Gaming ATX AM4 Motherboard $189.00 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $200.98 @ Newegg
Storage HP - EX920 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $159.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB DUKE Video Card $829.99 @ Walmart
Case Cooler Master - MasterCase H500M ATX Mid Tower Case $189.89 @ B&H
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Phanteks - PH-F120SP_BBK 54.4 CFM 120mm Fan $14.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Phanteks - PH-F120SP_BBK 54.4 CFM 120mm Fan $14.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Phanteks - PH-F120SP_BBK 54.4 CFM 120mm Fan $14.99 @ Amazon
Other Phanteks PH-FF120DRGBA_BK01 120mm Halos Lux Digital RGB Fan Frames $19.03 @ Newegg
Other Phanteks PH-FF120DRGBA_BK01 120mm Halos Lux Digital RGB Fan Frames $19.03 @ Newegg
Other Phanteks PH-FF120DRGBA_BK01 120mm Halos Lux Digital RGB Fan Frames $19.03 @ Newegg
Other Phanteks PH-FF140DRGBA_BK01 140mm Halos Lux Digital RGB Fan Frames $21.45 @ Newegg
Other Phanteks PH-CTHUB_DRGB_01 Digital Controller Hub $23.76 @ Amazon
Other CableMod Classic ModMesh C Series Corsair AXi, HXi and RM Cable Kit - Black $69.90 @ Amazon
Other Cablemod V​​ertical G​P​U Kit, D​P ​+ HDMI $59.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2295.80
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-17 01:41 EDT-0400
Dievalkyrie207 submitter 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks so much for going line by line - even swapping out the Cablemod kits! I do see a few items on your list I'd like to talk through:

Motherboard - Strix X470-F I actually really like this motherboard, and I'd actually prefer Asus over MSI (Steve Burke noted some annoyances with the MSI BIOS design). The only hang-up is that I need WiFi due to the layout of cable hookups in my house, and the Crosshair VII Hero was a bit pricey. Even stepping down to the Prime comes out to $220ish after adding a WiFi card. Maybe this (https://pcpartpicker.com/product/4D7v6h/msi-x470-gaming-plus-atx-am4-motherboard-x470-gaming-plus) plus an add-in card?

Storage - HP EX9120 1TB I honestly had no idea HP was in the NVMe market. That price looks awesome! Consider it done.

Power Supply - Corsair RMx (2018) 750W 80+ Gold, Fully-Modular The PSU selection is a tricky one for me. I've been leaning hard on JonnyGuru for this one. I definitely want fully-modular, and without going into Jonny's level of detail here, generally good clean power on the rails. BOINC throws in a bit of a wrench though. I'm expecting that anywhere from 16-24 hours out of a 24-hour duty cycle will be spent running all-out in BOINC, both CPU and GPU. This will be the case 24/7/365. Because of that, Platinum and Titanium seem to make more sense than they would for a typical gaming PC. I'm pretty sure I'd be happy with Seasonic, Corsair, or EVGA, though I'm open to others. Any suggestions in these higher 80+ tiers?

Case Fan - Phanteks PH-F120SP Interesting choice here. I'm definitely trying to go for premium fans, hence the Phanteks frames (MF120R's may look nice but sleeve bearings? come on). Those Phanteks fans do look pretty sweet. The SP's don't seem to have PWM, so I guess I'd be looking at XP's. How are the rifle bearings when it comes to longevity & noise?

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