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First Build AMD 3700X under £2,000

msauntson

2 months ago

Hi All,

I'm trying to complete a nice AMD build based on the 3700X with spending under £2,000 if possible.

Any suggestions / improvements on this? I note the case comes with 2 case fans. Do you think I should add anymore? If so any suggestions on which ones?

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor £312.98 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler £51.59 @ More Computers
Motherboard Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard £189.38 @ Amazon UK
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory £68.21 @ CCL Computers
Storage Sabrent Rocket 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive £109.99 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card £443.46 @ Ebuyer
Case Phanteks Eclipse P400A ATX Mid Tower Case £64.17 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply £88.98 @ AWD-IT
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-AC55BT B1 PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter £36.98 @ Aria PC
Monitor AOC CQ32G1 31.5" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor £339.95 @ Amazon UK
Keyboard Redragon K555 INDRAH RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard -
Mouse Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse £56.60 @ Amazon UK
Headphones Kingston HyperX Cloud II 7.1 Channel Headset £78.98 @ Amazon UK
Speakers Creative Labs Sound BlasterX Kratos S3 0 nW 2.1 Channel Speakers £57.63 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1898.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-23 16:41 BST+0100

Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great! Few suggestions:

  • While the Mugen 5 is one of the best coolers for the price, it's pretty overkill. The 3700X doesn't have much overclocking headroom so you shouldn't really need a massive cooler for it even if you were planning to OC. The stock cooler will be sufficient but you're also welcome to go with a smaller aftermarket cooler if you wanted to. The Mugen is massive.

  • You might look at 3600mhz RAM. That's the 'sweet spot' for Zen 2 CPUs. Depending on what you're doing, it could benefit you. I only consider this as an option if pricing is reasonable. Don't do it if 3600 costs way more.

  • You might also look at motherboards with built in WIFI. For one, it will look way cleaner not having an adapter but often enough, a motherboard with WIFI will often cost as much as a motherboard + WIFI adapter. Just something to consider.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for those.

What other cpu cooler would you recommended? I also was looking at the Freezer 34 eSports DUO. But read some reviews that put me off a bit.

I plan on OC'ing the ram it's really good for that apparently I've been reading should easy do 3600.

I was looking at the TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) mobo but changed to this as looked slightly better separate.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

How about this?

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor £313.00 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports DUO CPU Cooler £36.99 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard £226.46 @ More Computers
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory £68.21 @ CCL Computers
Storage Sabrent Rocket 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive £109.99 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card £418.53 @ CCL Computers
Case Phanteks Eclipse P400A ATX Mid Tower Case £64.17 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply £88.98 @ AWD-IT
Monitor AOC CQ32G1 31.5" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor £320.64 @ CCL Computers
Keyboard Redragon K555 INDRAH RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard -
Mouse Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse £56.60 @ Amazon UK
Headphones Kingston HyperX Cloud II 7.1 Channel Headset £78.98 @ Amazon UK
Speakers Creative Labs Sound BlasterX Kratos S3 0 nW 2.1 Channel Speakers £57.63 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1840.18
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-23 19:57 BST+0100
  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor £313.00 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports DUO CPU Cooler £36.99 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard £226.46 @ More Computers
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory £68.21 @ CCL Computers
Storage Sabrent Rocket 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive £109.99 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card £418.53 @ CCL Computers
Case Phanteks Eclipse P400A ATX Mid Tower Case £64.17 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply Corsair RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply £94.00 @ AWD-IT
Monitor AOC CQ32G1 31.5" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor £320.64 @ CCL Computers
Keyboard Redragon K555 INDRAH RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard -
Mouse Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse £56.60 @ Amazon UK
Headphones Kingston HyperX Cloud II 7.1 Channel Headset £78.98 @ Amazon UK
Speakers Creative Labs Sound BlasterX Kratos S3 0 nW 2.1 Channel Speakers £57.63 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1845.20
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-23 20:00 BST+0100

750W PSU to get rid of the connector issue, only 5 more pounds, so why not? :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Great minds haha

Yep thanks will switch the PSU.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

How about this?

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor £313.00 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports DUO CPU Cooler £36.99 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard £226.46 @ More Computers
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory £68.21 @ CCL Computers
Storage Sabrent Rocket 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive £109.99 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card £418.53 @ CCL Computers
Case Phanteks Eclipse P400A ATX Mid Tower Case £64.17 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply Corsair RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply £94.00 @ AWD-IT
Monitor AOC CQ32G1 31.5" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor £320.64 @ CCL Computers
Keyboard Redragon K555 INDRAH RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard -
Mouse Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse £56.60 @ Amazon UK
Headphones Kingston HyperX Cloud II 7.1 Channel Headset £78.98 @ Amazon UK
Speakers Creative Labs Sound BlasterX Kratos S3 0 nW 2.1 Channel Speakers £57.63 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1845.20
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-23 20:09 BST+0100
  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

As far as I know, good to go. let's see what others think before dropping the hammer.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

No, i would not change the Mugen 5 with the ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports for spending £14 less.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor £313.00 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler £51.59 @ More Computers
Motherboard Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard £226.46 @ More Computers
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory £68.21 @ CCL Computers
Storage Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive £100.74 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card £418.53 @ CCL Computers
Case Phanteks Eclipse P400A ATX Mid Tower Case £64.17 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply £88.98 @ AWD-IT
Monitor AOC CQ32G1 31.5" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor £320.64 @ CCL Computers
Mouse Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse £56.60 @ Amazon UK
Headphones Kingston HyperX Cloud II 7.1 Channel Headset £78.98 @ Amazon UK
Speakers Logitech Z333 40 W 2.1 Channel Speakers £39.99
Keyboard Redragon K552-RGB £39.49
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1867.38
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-23 20:33 BST+0100

Keyboard: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mechanical-K552-RGB-Redragon-illuminated-ABS-Metal/dp/B019O9BLVY/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Gaming+Keyboard+Mechanical+Keyboard+K552-RGB+by+Redragon+87&qid=1569266646&sr=8-2

Speakers: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Logitech-Z333-Multimedia-Speakers-Black/dp/B00YR92VMA/ref=sr_1_4?crid=2C4AC4C1RRVHS&keywords=logitech+speakers+pc&qid=1569266384&sprefix=Logitech+speakers%2Caps%2C197&sr=8-4

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers will look at those they do look better from first glance.

How about this cpu cooler? For another option https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/FRYLrH/be-quiet-dark-rock-4-cpu-cooler-bk021

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Getting there how about this?

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor £313.00 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler £54.78 @ Aria PC
Motherboard Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard £226.46 @ More Computers
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory £68.21 @ CCL Computers
Storage Sabrent Rocket 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive £109.99 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card £418.53 @ CCL Computers
Case Phanteks Eclipse P400A ATX Mid Tower Case £64.17 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply Corsair RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply £94.00 @ AWD-IT
Monitor AOC CQ32G1 31.5" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor £320.64 @ CCL Computers
Keyboard Redragon K552-R KUMARA Wired Gaming Keyboard -
Mouse Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse £56.60 @ Amazon UK
Headphones Kingston HyperX Cloud II 7.1 Channel Headset £78.98 @ Amazon UK
Speakers Logitech Z333 40 W 2.1 Channel Speakers -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1805.36
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-23 22:12 BST+0100
  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Anymore suggestions or am I good to go? :)

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