2 months ago
i am looking to get a new rig soon and put this together. any opinions to make it cheaper or is it pretty good as is? i will be primarily gaming and watching movies. link to build is below, thank you.
For a gaming build, a Ryzen 5 3600 / 3600X would perform better. Zen 2 is far better for gaming than previous generations. Also, the T2 cooler wouldn't be much better than the stock cooler that the 2700X comes with, plus it doesn't have RGB.
32GB of RAM is rather overkill. 16GB will be more than enough. You will also want to increase RAM speed. I would suggest 3600mhz if you go with a Zen 2 CPU, otherwise 3000/3200 is just fine. Ryzen thrives off of fast RAM and 2400 would not cut it.
Just throwing this out there but for the price, the AMD 5700 XT outperforms the 2070 and even competes with the RTX 2080 Super in some cases. It's also cheaper.
I would definitely get a better power supply. The one that you chose looks a bit sketchy to me due to lack of reviews and also the price. The PSU is certainly not something to cheap out on. I would suggest nothing less than a Corsair, EVGA, SeaSonic or Whisper PSU.
I would also suggest a better case just because of your budget and the hardware that will be inside but that's purely up to you. I know it can be hard finding a case that still supports an optical drive. Maybe an external one would be something to consider that way you could get a relatively new and more premium case?
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Definitely quite a few changes I'd suggest.
CPU - You're not going to see any added benefit from more cores for gaming. Change this to a Ryzen 5 3600. Likewise, the cooler you've picked isn't worth the money at all. Spend a little more on a better air cooler, or run stock. Thermal paste isn't needed either.
Motherboard - Not sure how good a bargain B450 board will be. I'd look at the MSI Tomahawk as it's one of the best budget friendly options for a B450 board.
RAM - Definitely don't need 32GB of RAM, and in addition you want to get faster stuff as Ryzen CPU's scale much better with faster RAM. Something like 3200mhz would be a good start.
Storage - Definitely would be a good idea to tweak for better storage. You can get faster SSD's for not much money these days.
GPU - Definitely spring for a 2070 Super with this budget. It's just a better GPU.
PSU - Just no. This is a very poor area to try and cheap out in a PC build. Get a PSU from a reputable manufacturer.
This has a newer and faster CPU, faster memory, a better motherboard, better storage, a better GPU, and a much, much better PSU. It's also slightly cheaper.
thanks guys i appreciate it very much. still new to building pcs
ok played around a little more. took suggestions from both how does this look?
changed some things do to pcpartpicker compatibilty issues.